Considered as one of the best single-core Android phones, the Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 has been fed an Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean ROM, ported from build JRO03H of Android 4.1 for the Galaxy Nexus. Thanks to the efforts of XDA Developers member iall5star for bringing this amazing ROM to the Galaxy S.
Running this ROM on our phones would mean getting Jelly Bean features like advanced performance, smoother interface, voice recognition, search functionality, and many more
According to the dev, the ROM is stable enough for daily use, even in its current development stage (beta 8). Though, it might still have some bugs or issues. Nevertheless, developers are working on improving the ROM more to eliminate the current bugs.
If you want to try this ported ROM, read on to learn how to upgrade the Galaxy S I9000 to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean via a ported stock official ROM.
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the Samsung Galaxy S, model number GT-I9000. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
- The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no 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 guide first before actually performing the instructions.
- A rooted Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 running either stock XXJVU firmware or an ICS-based custom ROM and with ClockworkMod Recovery installed.
- Download one of the following beta 8 builds of the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean ROM for the Galaxy S:
- Make sure that your phone's battery is charged 60% or more. This will ensure that your phone will not turn off on the installation process.
- Backup all personal data on your phone to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.
- Backup your phone's EFS folder/directory.
- Copy the ROM file to your phone's internal SD card. Do not extract the ZIP file.
- Turn off your Samsung Galaxy S.
- Boot your phone to ClockworkMod Recovery. You can do this by pressing and holding down the Power, Volume Up, and Home buttons until recovery boots.
- NOTE: Once in recovery, you can use the Volume buttons to navigate and the Power button to select an option.
- Select Wipe data/factory reset. Select Yes to confirm the wipe. Wait until the data wipe is completed.
- Select Wipe cache partition and confirm the action on the next screen.
- Go to the main menu and select Advanced. From there, select Wipe Dalvik cache and confirm the action on the next screen.
- Select Install ZIP From SD Card then select Choose ZIP From SD Card. Locate the ROM file and select it. Confirm the action on the next screen to flash the ROM.
- Once the installation is completed, select Go back and select Reboot system now to boot your phone to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean.
Kudos! Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean is now running on your Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000. You may now enjoy the smoother interface and all other Jelly Bean features that this ROM brings you.
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