While everyone is still waiting for the latest Android OS version, the “Ice Cream Sandwich” update, some third-party developers have decided to make their own custom ROM and called it “Jellybean” – which is probably the next name for the Android OS version after ICS. So what are the features of this Jellybean?

  • Pre-rooted custom firmware with Super User as well as Busy Box added
  • Multi-language support which is derived from the Stock ROM of XXJVT
  • TouchWiz 4.5
  • Custom Theme with Gingerbread elements and colored icons
  • 10 Lock Screens
  • CRT Off Animation
  • App Widget Picker
  • Over Scroll Glow
  • Extended Power Menu
  • SGS2 Stock Keyboard
  • Microbes Live wallpaper
  • Custom Window Animation
  • Nexus S System Sounds
  • Modified Camera App (power button shutter + enabled shooting on < 15% battery)
  • SGS Kernel Flasher, Faster Fix, SGS Tools, CF Root Ext4 Tools added & 3D Blur Fix
  • Galaxian Kernel with better battery backup

Some screenshots of the Jellybean ROM:

If you want to install this ROM on your device, then just follow these instructions:

Note: You may lose your data so back up your data with these apps/steps:

  • Text messages – Use SMS Backup & Restore app
  • Phone Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application
  • Call Log – Call Log and Restore
  • Pictures, Music, Videos, Files etc.– Copy to Internal / External SD Card
  • Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”


  • Samsung Galaxy S GT I900
  • USB Data Cable
  • Computer
  1. First, make sure that your phone’s battery level is at 70% or above.
  2. Next, enable USB Debugging on your phone. From your homescreen, tap Menu > Settings > Applications > Development, then make sure then USB Debugging is checked.
  3. Check if your phone is updated to the latest version of the Gingerbread 2.3.5 XXJVT firmware as well as being rooted.
  4. If your phone is not updated and rooted follow these links: Procedure to Root and Update Samsung Galaxy S with XXJVT 2.3.5
  5. Next, download this file to your computer: Jellybean custom rom Zip file.
  6. Connect your phone to your computer via USB Data Cable.
  7. Tap the “Turn on USB Storage” button on your phone.
  8. Then locate the SDCARD on your computer and copy the file (Jellybean custom rom Zip file) you’ve downloaded into the root of the SDCARD.
  9. Once copied, tap “Turn off USB Storage” on your phone and disconnect it from your computer.
  10. Turn off your phone.
  11. Enter recovery mode by holding the Volume Up Key + OK button while turning the phone on with the power button.
  12. In recovery mode, select the option: “Install Zip from SD card”.
  13. Next, select “Choose Zip from SD Card” then search and select the file “JellyBeanRom_GalaxyS_GTI9000.zip” to begin flashing/updating it.
  14. Once it is finished flashing the ROM, go back to the main menu and select “reboot system now” to restart your phone.
  15. Your phone will have now been flashed to have the the Jellybean ROM. Enjoy!

Bonus Application Packs

Samsung Galaxy S2 Apps Pack:
This includes applications like Reader’s Hub, Weather Clock, Digital Clock, Email, Email Widget, Social Hub (Recovery Zip)

Samsung Galaxy S Stock Apps Pack:
Aldiko, Buddies Now, Days, Dual Clock, Job Manager, Mini Diary, My Files, Press Reader, Samsung Widgets, Think Droid Office, Unified Inbox & Write and Go plus Maps with Street View

To install these bonus apps, just follow steps 10-14 with these respective zip files. Only install one zip file at a time per recovery session. (Install one zip then reboot, then install another then reboot)