Manual Update Galaxy S I9000 with Jellybean 4.2.2 Android Firmware – Easy Guide

Remics JB AIO 4.2.2 Android Firmware for Galaxy S I9000 is finally out and can be applied. So, for all those who are waiting for the most stable and best Android custom ROM firmware, the wait is finally over. So, before we move on to the detailed instructions which will help you update, you will need to follow the list of pre requisites which are summed up below. Unfortunately, Samsung won’t be coming up with any official firmware update for I9000 as its already an End Of Life as per Samsung.

The best part of this is that it comes with the much needed stability without compromising on the features which are obviously higher than what you get in the Stock firmware.

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Quick Pre Requisites:

  • Not with the KIES, but create a backup of all the data with the help of below mentioned steps only. Also, don’t make use of the ROM Manager to back up the data as it may brick the device.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • Enable the USB Debugging Mode in your computer from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. Also, the minimum battery life should be a minimum of 40% or else there is a risk of device getting turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
  • Since this is the custom ROM firmware, you will need to makes sure that your phone is rooted. To check on whether your phone is rooted or not, you will have to download the “Root Checker” app from the Google PLAY Store. Just in case if your device is not rooted, with the help of below mentioned instructions you can root the same;

Procedure to Update Galaxy S GT I9000 with XXJW4 Firmware

Procedure to Root Galaxy S GT I9000 on XXJW4 Firmware

Assuming that you are done with all the above mentioned steps, lets head over to the next page where we have mentioned the detailed guide which will help you update the device.


  1. hi there, my phone stucked at Mackaly Kernel logo and I cannot go to recovery mode. please help. thank you

  2. I followed step by step everything that you wrote here but after choosing the Android zip file it started to upgrade then it rebooted and opened the phone to a screen that shows a RED android icon which says :
    powered by
    Mackay Kernel

    What happened? What should I do now?
    Phone doesn’t even want to close when I hold the power button and doesn’t restart or start in recovery mode anymore.

    Please answer asap.

  3. After I updated I get the message invalid imei and mobile network does not work help me enjoyed the release Congratulations. I await a response

  4. IM ON XXJVU DO I NEED TO BE ON XXJW4 BEFORE I PROCEED TO Manual Update Galaxy S I9000 with Jellybean 4.2.2 Android Firmware

  5. Works like a charm!

  6. Nice!!! Fast and stable…Thnx

  7. my phone is stuck on the powered by mackaly kemel screen and when i take the battery out and put it back in it goes back it every time.. help!!

  8. Go to part 2….

  9. How to do download file?

  10. Hello
    Do your have (update HTC sensation xl to Android 4.2.2)

  11. Can I apply this firmware directly if the device is running Cyanogenmod Android 4.2.2?

  12. unable to load the file during setup. Bad file error pops up….

  13. can someone give me feedback on this one in terms of ability to play games and free ram?I need to know if i can install it on my gf’s phone(which is my ex phone)