Manual Update Galaxy S I9000 with Jellybean 4.3 Android OS – Guide

Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 Android smartphone can now be updated with the Jellybean 4.3 Android OS and all thanks to the custom ROM firmware of Super Nexus. Though Samsung won’t be coming out with the Official version of jellybean 4.3 Android OS, you can still apply this update. So, before we check out a detailed guide on how to apply this firmware update, you will need to follow the list of quick pre requisites.

Jellybean 4.3

Quick Pre Requisites:

  • All the essential data in your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 should be backed up including the WhatsApp data and all the data which is mentioned below;

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.
  • As this is a custom ROM, you need to make sure that your phone is rooted and installed with the custom recovery image. Just in case if your phone is not rooted, you need to root the same from the below mentioned steps;

Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 – Steps to Install Gingerbread 2.3.5 XXJVT Firmware

How to Root Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 on Gingerbread 2.3.5 XXJVT Firmware

  • To check on whether the device is rooted or not, check the same with the help of “Root Checker” app.

So assuming that you are done with all the above mentioned steps, you can now proceed to the next page where we have mentioned the detailed guide which will help you update the device with the latest Jellybean 4.3 Android OS.


  1. everytime i turn onmy fone it says clock stopped what should i do?

  2. The language has support Chinese Traditional ??
    I want to upgrade my I9000 phone.

  3. Rom is smooth,but battery drains a lot….its almost 1% every 60 second with normal usage.
    Any solutions for this ?

  4. Works like a charm, flashed it last night and so far everything looks up and running, thanks for this update, great work!!

  5. Will i be able to update korean galaxy s with these instructions???

  6. finally a jellybean wit promising battery life..pretty has got few lags…but best part is it does not hang… i am happy..only thing is when it formats mobile before update….
    u cant view ur priviously stored jph images in gallery.
    pradeep any solution for this…..?

    • you should be able to see the images in jpeg format, were they clicked from the phone or are infused via USB?

  7. this won’t work. it fucks up with the media.

  8. I tried 4.3 but I have to tell you that 4.2.2 was much better. I found so many bugs and camera freezed quite often.

  9. hey pradeep will u plz give me ur cell no…..i never update a phn. so i will need ur hlp….

    • hey anurag, you can drop a comment here, we are always there to help you out. you can do send a tweet at @androidadvices

  10. Hello,
    I have a galaxyS with
    I tryed to done this update and I received those fault messages:
    E:failed to verify whole-file signature
    E:signature verification failed
    Installation aborded

    Can you help me please?

  11. Will this work for xxjw4???

  12. Is there also for s+ ( i9001)???

  13. tell me about it , XXJVT better or XXJVU better ?
    2.3.5 or 2.3.6 suit for this ROM 4.3 ?

  14. If we have version 4.2.2 how we can update? We must return to version 2.3.5 and then root?. That version can not download because the link given is no longer valid. You tell us how we can do but not offer real link….
    Why you dont post all my question?????? you love only to be praised?????

  15. Well … is there something for S+ (i9001)?