How to Update Galaxy S GT I9000 with Stable Jellybean 4.1.1 Firmware – Video Tutorial

Jellybean LogoFor all Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 users, here comes the good news for you as in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how you can install the latest version of Jellybean 4.1.1 firmware in your Galaxy S GT I9000 device. All thanks to the recognized XDA developer aways who has come up with this firmware update. Please note that this is not an Official firmware update released by Samsung Electronics and unfortunately after the recent Value Pack of Gingerbread 2.3.6 firmware officially, Samsung is in no mood to either push the ICS or Jellybean 4.1 update for Galaxy S which was the first flagship device of Galaxy Series by Samsung.

In the due course of this article we will be checking out on what are the brief features which come along with this update along with the screen captures of this firmware. This custom ROM firmware is one of the most stable custom ROM firmwares and also it comes with all the features, apps and other user interface jolly in an improved format. For applying this update, you will have to root the device, we will be guiding you with the detailed list of instructions on how to apply this update.

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.

  • All the data in your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 should be backed up 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. Don’t use KIES to back up the data as it will not detect the custom ROM firmwares.

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

  • From the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”, enable USB Debugging Mode in your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000. Also, you need to ensure that the minimum battery charge left in your phone is not less than 40% or else the phone may get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.

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Please note that just in case if you haven’t updated rooted your device then with the help of below links you can easily update and root the device.

How to Update Galaxy S GT I9000 with XXJW4 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware

How to Root Galaxy S GT I9000 on XXJW4 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware

So once you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now head to the next page where we have summed up a detailed guide on how to apply the C-RoM TeaM Jelly BeaN firmware in your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 smartphone.

Tutorial for this Upgrade

  • zahid

    i like this

  • Ashish G

    Re-forwarding the comment.

    Hi Pradeep,

    I am using Device GTI9000, Rom version RC_12_S(Aug 30, 2012 10:00 AM), ROM JR003L
    OTA Updater ID elitemovil.

    I am receiving OTA uploader but not able to update custome rom.
    Please help.
    It is giving message download fail. Available update is showing following message.
    New Updates: [JZ054K] 4.1.2RC 14 [Official Stock ROM] (4.1.2) [10/10/2012] (Version JZ054K)
    During download it is giving message (“There was an error with the download”)

  • Ashish G

    Hi Pradeep,

    I am using Device GTI9000, Rom version RC_12_S(Aug 30, 2012 10:00 AM), ROM JR003L
    OTA Updater ID elitemovil.

    I am receiving OTA uploader but not able to update custome rom.
    Please help.
    It is giving message download fail. Available update is showing following message.
    New Updates: [JZ054K] 4.1.2RC 14 [Official Stock ROM] (4.1.2) [10/10/2012] (Version JZ054K)
    During download it is giving message (“There was an error with the download”)

  • santy

    links are dead … neither of the hotfile links mentioned are working :(

    • Pradeep Neela

      we will renew the links, in the meanwhile you can refer the source link

  • cody

    links are dead…

  • Dingo

    Very nice, and very stabe this. One small problem with external card. Thanks.

  • alvinkplim

    i have upgraded to jellybean of this version but the videocall function was not available. please help me out.

  • Ovais Akhter

    can i install it on my galaxy s korean(shw-m110s)???

  • Harsh Poddar

    i have updated to this update and my phone is not picking up any network..

    i tried reverting back to XXJW4 but it did not work…

    i am stuck on this version and there is no network..
    please help me out.. :(

    • Pradeep Neela

      just retry applying the update

  • sandy

    mY phone is not able to get mobile network.. please assist

  • wahyat

    how to root s1

    • Pradeep Neela

      on which firmware your device is on?

  • Usman

    Which is the best rom till now?

  • Brent Prince

    I have upgraded my phone with this rom yesterday, i am sad to say that it is not stable at all, my phone randomly reboots itself. also it does not pick my sim card up at all either

  • Pradeep Neela

    just re apply the update from the recovery mode, it should fix the issue

    • Pradeep Neela

      just root the device and then apply this update

      • Pradeep Neela

        are you facing any issues?

    • Pradeep Neela

      thanks jade for the receipt!

  • jugraj singh

    This update is not stablen problems and phone freezes so on..

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes but its more of a beta build

  • alfonso

    I told you AWAYS is not a developer, he is a professional thief, he always gets the works of others and claiming his… He was banned in XDA-S2 and now he is in XDA-S1, beware

  • lancer

    all of ROM that out and from AWAYS, beware, it is not him, he just copied it and claiming it was him, he was banned in S2 now he is S1… BEWARE of his dirty works

  • Srinz

    full of bugs……

  • Yojimbo

    Luckily i had backed up my efs folder. After flashing this rom it erased my imei.

  • bernie327

    Hi follow instruction from
    mahmudk69 it works. flash and root wwjvu, then flash and root xxjw4. then installjelly bean and google apps. restart and network is working.

  • bernie327

    no network ,sitll trying to find out how to solve the problem

  • Siddanth

    i just flashed a new rom based on the same kernel and build no fantastically stable

  • Chirag

    I have used 3 days this rom and i have installed 4 games and also used fb then after this rom is very slow. sorry for my previous comment. I am really upset. :(

  • Rufu

    Data works Wifi Works gallery wont show old pics, music player not work. Network no showing and not able to receive or make calls. FIX IT please

  • Lucky

    My sim card not working? is this normal?

  • mahmudk69

    Those who come from any custom ROM may have network or some other problems after installing this JB update. I had also the network issue. Then I did a factory rest and wiped cache and through Odin updated GB XXJVU and rooted with the root package of XXJVU. After that again through Odin updated XXJW4 and rooted with its root package. Again did a factory reset and cache wipe and installed the Jellybean 4.1.1. My SGS GT-I9000 is working now now without any problem.

    • jovi

      Hi well it’s a long process to update this..but can youlet us know if the phone slows down? Does it give better performance than ics Rom?

  • Siddanth

    damn even i am facing network issues from yesterday night..;(

  • ETW

    how to change default system font????
    Help me!!!

  • Bernie327

    Same here network not working, everithing else is fine!

  • Siddanth

    i am on this rom only but once u setup google now then, it crashes very stable build everything works…

  • Pramod

    No network ..Please help ……..

  • emmanuel

    can i install it on my galaxy s (shw-m110s)???

  • Gollu Singla

    same problem

  • Anant Kansal

    Not getting the network, phone is not working as a primary device to make calls!!

    • zangao

      Same problem for me!

  • sub_null

    Well installed today and so far everything is 110%…nothing to report…best cfw ROM so far, batery is not dairning…same current time when i was running gingerbreath 2.3.6…regards and keep doing the very best for all the android community.thanks

    • Anand Kapadia

      hey, do u get network ?

  • Anand Kapadia

    Where have developers gone ? They should respond to comments. After rooted and deployed jelly bean, network is not seen. And also by re-installing gingerbread, phone is unable to even start. Its restarting infinitely. Now what to do ?

    • zangao

      Exactly the same here! Please help us.

    • zangao

      Everything works fine until now except the no network!

  • slaj76

    This is as stable as other jelly bean roms like cm10 ,TAJB ,Helly bean, Slim bean, ………

  • sasa77ar

    Good, but flash player not working

  • Asad Jawed

    YOU guys are doing a great job .God bless you all as well as XDA-developers.. i have acouple of questions. 1. i installed the ICS4.0.3 almost 4months ago…but i again went back to my official ginger bread..the reasons were two….. a. the file manager was quit awekward… b. the radio was absent…. now do u know whether these issue have been targeted in this version????

    • Trishank

      Whats the latest official update fr sgs? Plz provide a link… Thanx

      • Pradeep Neela

        official is Gingerbread and the unofficial one is the Jellybean

  • Jovi

    Jelly bean looks awesome..but this update slows down the phone drastically..did try increasing the ram to 302 but still no change in performance.. Have gone back to ics stable rom update which works brilliantly anf gives nearly 200 mb ram free..

    • Prashanth

      Can you share the ICS ROM details?.Even.I switched back.. This one almost bricked my phone!

  • andy

    can anyone help me? after i installed this ROM i cant play games like asphlat 6 keep displaying i dont have enough memory space. but in my internal memory still have more than 4GB, pls help me

  • Prashanth

    Neal, I wanted to go back to XXJW4 (network wasn’t proper), and I applied the XXJW$ update via odin, now at the boot screen the samsung logo is being repatedly appearing and i am not able to get through. I also tried wiping cache and rest data using recovery mode and tried applying the update again (after removing batttery). Still stuck at the same screen. Please can you reply. URGENT!

    • mindist

      Hi, before you can update this version of jw4, you need to be on gingerbread rom, I suggest that you first update to jvu and than to jw4

      • Prashanth

        Thanks I flashed back with another data file since my
        Db was corrupted. More back to xxjw4. I am still facing antenna issues. Any idea?

    • subnull

      Try to install via odin v1.81 a diferent version and apply the root of it…and them try to install this custom rom ;) hop it help.

  • Chirag

    awesome rom and cool feature I like very much,,, Nice work I am waiting for v2 ;)


      wats the password

      • jade

        no password. I got that message at first, asking for password. but after I did factory reset, wipe cache and Dalvik cache, then flashed the ROM again, it worked fine.

  • Prashanth

    not able to find my network, tried everything.. help appreciated.

    • gauresh10

      same problem with my phone

      • Anand Kapadia

        not getting netweork. what to do. need assistance

    • sandy

      same problem

  • Prashanth

    I am stuck at the animation screen. Need help urgently1

  • rafik shaikh

    wht is not working in this stable

    • Chirag

      all are working fine and i am really happy with this rom

  • rafik shaikh

    wmt is not working in this stable

  • slaj76

    How do you call this stable while it’s based on cm10 alfa repeat alfa alfa …..

  • Crisstine

    awesome.. hope to have one of this phone nice features n cool

  • yusoff

    I was stuck at c-rom animation. Had to flash back to XXJW4