Considered as one of the best single-core Android phones, the Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 has tasted Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, and Ice Cream Sandwich. And, just recently, it's now being fed some Jelly Bean.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has been finally ported to the Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000. Thanks to XDA Developers senior member mkalter for making it possible even after Samsung denied Jelly Bean — or even Ice Cream Sandwich — support for the device. With the developers' effort and hard work, the ported ROM is finally available for the Samsung Galaxy S.
Keep in mind that the ROM is still under development, so a few features might not work properly. Examples of these are Bluetooth, calls, SMS, data, GPS, FM radio, and microSD storage. The developers, however, assured users that the lapses will be fixed soon.
Nevertheless, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the Galaxy S I9000 works smoothly even in the early stages of its porting. In fact, features like the touchscreen, Wi-Fi, GPU, softkeys or hardkeys, ADB, USB, internal SD card, and camera work smoothly under the current version of the ported ROM.
Have some Jelly Bean on your Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000. Follow our guide to upgrade Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
- The instructions for this guide are intended for use with the Samsung Galaxy S, model number GT- I9000. Applying these instructions on another device may produce undesired outcomes.
- The information on this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is not guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
- Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
- Read and understand the whole guidelines first before actually performing the instructions.
- Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 running firmware version XXJW4 and with ClockworkMod Recovery installed. For help, check these:
- Make sure that your phone's battery is charged to 60% or more. This will ensure that your phone will not turn off while on the process of installation.
- Backup all personal data on your phone to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Wi-Fi passwords and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases some data.
- Download the Galaxy S port of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (JellyBean-MKalter-V0.45.zip, 163 MB).
- Copy the downloaded ZIP file to your phone's SD card.
- Turn off your Galaxy S, and wait until it shuts down completely. Wait for the slight vibration confirmation and check that the capacitive button lights have turned off.
- Boot your phone to ClockworkMod Recovery by pressing and holding the Volume Up, Home, and Power buttons simultaneously. Once the screen turns on, let go of the three buttons. Within few seconds, ClockworkMod Recovery will appear.
- In CWM Recovery, use Volume keys to scroll up and down, and the Power button to select an option.
- Backup your existing ROM by creating a NANDroid backup. This will help you restore the ROM in Recovery in case the ROM does not work properly on your phone.
- To make a backup, select Backup and Restore. On the next screen, select Backup again, and wait until it finishes.
- Perform a full wipe.
- Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset, and click Yes to confirm.
- Select Wipe Cache Partition to wipe all your cache files.
- Select Wipe Dalvik Cache from the Advanced menu.
- Select Install ZIP From SD Card. From here, select Choose ZIP From SD Card. Locate the ZIP file for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Confirm installation by clicking Yes.
- Once the installation is complete, go back to the main menu, and do step 5 again.
- From the Advanced menu, select Fix Permissions.
- Select Go Back and tap Reboot System Now to boot up your phone to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Congratulations! Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is now running on your Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000. You can now try out this new ROM and enjoy its features!