Galaxy S I9000

Update Galaxy S GT I9000 with Jellybean 4.2.2 Custom ROM Firmware – Guide

Jellybean 4.2 LogoSamsung Galaxy S GT I9000 smartphone may be a legacy device for some of those but for all those who are using the phone knows that it’s still a brilliant smartphone to have. For all those who are itching to update the same with the Jellybean 4.2.2 firmware version and that too of Cyanogen build can now feel happy as we will be guiding you to update with the same. Before proceeding, you need to make sure that you have followed all the list of quick pre requisites.

Quick Pre Requisites:

  • All the data in your Galaxy S GT I9000 should be backed up with the help of below mentioned steps so as to make sure that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be restored with the help of below mentioned 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

  • 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;

Procedure to Update Galaxy S GT I9000 with XXJW4 Firmware

Procedure to Root Galaxy S GT I9000 on XXJW4 Firmware

  • Custom Recovery image can be installed from the “ROM Manager” app which you can download from PLAY Store.

Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions mentioned in this article as if there is any damage caused due to not following instructions then we shall not be held liable or responsible. Just in case if you face any issues then we will try our level best to address the same.

As soon as you are done with the above mentioned steps, you can now proceed to the next page where we have mentioned a detailed guide on how to apply this update.

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  1. Kirin

    November 29, 2013 at 6:25 am

    Please update the download link , it doesn’t work

    • Pradeep Neela

      December 1, 2013 at 10:46 am

      the link has been updated, please check the same now

  2. Dave

    June 17, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    After following all the above instructions, and installed Jellybean, my phone keep booting into CWM-recovery mode. I’ve removed the battery to redo all necessary but still got stuck at recovery mode. Please help!

  3. emmanuel

    June 13, 2013 at 4:23 pm


    • Pradeep Neela

      June 13, 2013 at 7:15 pm

      you can apply the update

      • emmanuel

        June 17, 2013 at 11:16 pm


  4. Prashant

    June 7, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I think xylon 4.2 is better than this.

  5. NItesh Sunka

    June 3, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    As promised..its much stable and fast.
    Battery is still issue.GUI is much similar to ICS. thats disappointing…
    Picture capture quality is average…I wish the fisr jellybean update was much better

  6. fuzzex

    June 1, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Pradeep neela the dwnload link is broken

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 1, 2013 at 11:31 pm

      Links for both the firmware and Google Apps is working fine. it has been checked just now by us.

  7. James

    May 31, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    I am currently running on my I9000:
    Android ver.: 4.2.2
    Baseband Ver.: I9000XXJVT
    Kernel Ver. : 3.0.70-gb429ec3
    picky-ghost@cyanogenmod #1
    Tue Apr 16 16:36:34 PDT 2013
    Cyanogenmod Ver. : 10.1-20130416-EXPERIMENTAL-galaxysmtd-M3
    Build date : Tue Apr 16 16:22:01 PDT 2013
    Build number : cm_galaxysmtd-userdebug 4.2.2 JDQ39
    eng..20130416.162135 test-keys

    I really like it so far. Is there any difference between that and this update? Is it worth while for me to update?
    Thanks! Keep up with the good work!

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 1, 2013 at 11:44 am

      this is the new release which is RC2

  8. ZlatanT

    May 31, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    When I try to install update from SD card, it writes after verification that “E: failed to verify whole-file signature” and then it aborts the installation process. What should I do? I rooted XXJW4 successfully but I can’t continue the process… Help me!

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 1, 2013 at 11:45 am

      Root the device, Install Custom Recovery Image with the help of ROM Manager and then re apply the custom ROM firmware

  9. Ace

    May 29, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    i mean the xxjw4 update and root im new sorry 🙁

  10. Ace

    May 29, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    sir download link broken 🙁

  11. Takumi Sato

    May 26, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Thanks alot Pradeep Neela , my GT i9000 getting younger n younger with each of your recommendation of the most stable Rom . thank you .

  12. Binod

    May 23, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Everything works perfectly but I’m having a heating problem which ultimately drains battery very quickly.

    Hoping for your any suggestion/help on this.

    And thank you for your continuous update/information on Android world.

  13. Prashanth

    May 21, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Hi Neal,

    Are there any new features ??

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 1, 2013 at 12:47 pm

      yes, all the Jellybean 4.2 features are there

  14. zaw min tun

    May 21, 2013 at 9:13 am

    zaw min tum

  15. lamplighter666

    May 20, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    I’ve been using this ROM for about 5 days, and it’s excellent. Battery ok, never crashed and no problems with ‘over heating’. I’ve never before come across firmware that’s so stable. Practically perfect in every way. 🙂

    • ikbel

      May 31, 2013 at 12:28 am

      link to download rom plz

  16. Salam

    May 20, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    is it Arabic support ?

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 22, 2013 at 5:19 pm

      yes it supports arabic

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