Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 users can now rejoice as in the due course of this article we will be guiding you so that you can then upgrade the firmware to the latest Jellybean 4.1 firmware, all credits to the nasif619 user of XDA developers for porting this fantastic update on Galaxy S GT I9000. Please note that this update can only be applied to the devices which have the model number as I9000 and not for any other similar devices like I9070 or say I9003 as it may even brick the device.
Over a period of this article we will be checking out on how this custom ROM firmware looks like in your Galaxy S and also the instructions which you need to follow so as to apply this update. Before you proceed, you need to ensure that you follow the pre requisite instructions. Unfortunately, there won’t be any Official firmware update of Jellybean 4.1 for Galaxy S. In the next few coming days there are many more custom ROM firmware arriving which will be coming up very shortly.
- All the data in your device should be backed up with the help of below instructions so that just in case if the data gets deleted / wiped off, the same can be restored with the help of below steps.
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”
- Your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 should be updated with the XXJW4 firmware and also your Galaxy S should be rooted on the XXJW4 firmware. You can update and root with the help of mentioned links. Once the device is rooted, the warranty will be lost. To get back the lost warranty, update with XXJW4 by following the instructions.
Minimum battery charge left in your device should not be less than 40% or else the device may get turned Off in the middle of firmware update. Disable all the security suites in your phone. Minimum battery left in your device should be at least 60% so as to make sure that Galaxy S doesn’t get turned Off.
Disclaimer: Please note that this is not an official firmware and it’s a custom ROM firmware. Also, we should not be held responsible for any damage happened to your device due to not following the instructions mentioned.
Let’s head to the next page where we have summed up a detailed guide on how to apply this firmware update in your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000. We hope that you have followed all the above mentioned essentials.