How to Update Galaxy S GTI9000 with Stable Jellybean 4.1.1 Firmware

Galaxy S ICS New logoIf you are having the Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 smartphone and are wondering on why in the race of Android, not many of the users are bothering about the jellybean 4.1 update for the SGS then you got to think a bit on this thought as developers are working hard to come up with the stable Jellybean ports for SGS and on the similar lines we will be checking out on how you can easily install this all new Jellybean 4.1.1 port which resembles more of a Galaxy Nexus port and is the stable update. Please note that this is not an Official firmware update released by Samsung Electronics and unfortunately there won’t be any official Jellybean update for I9000 device.

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible or liable for any damage happened to your device due to not following the instructions. It is very unlikely that there will be any damage to your device if you follow all the instructions.

In the due course of this article we will be checking out on what are the change logs of this firmware along with the detailed pre requisites and a simple guide which will assist you to apply this firmware in your device.

Change Log of RC 10 Update:

– Faster & smooth
– Yaos updater by Dexafree
– Fix bright
– Fix wifi
– G.Settings integrated in settings
– external Sd on Pc
– Compass
– Log cat
– Fix “omv (r)” thanks to Javipm (htcmania)
– Improved Ril
– Kernel Semaphore 2.0.6
– Optimized script
– Various minor fixed’s

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With the help of below mentioned steps, you will have to back up all the user level data present in your phone. Don’t make use of the KIES PC Suite for backing up the data as sometimes you may face issues with the tool. Manual backup is the safe backup, once you back up the data, move the target files to your computer.

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

Antivirus tools may interrupt the process of firmware update process iny uor phone, so its better to disable / uninstall the same. From the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”, you will have to enable the USB Debugging Mode. Also, ensure that you have a minimum of 40% battery charge left so as to make sure that the device doesn’t get turned off in the middle of rooting process.

So assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now head over to the next step where we have summed up a detailed guide on how to apply this firmware update.

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Procedure to update Galaxy S GT I9000 with Jellybean 4.1.1 Firmware:

  • First up check on whether your device is rooted or not. To check, download “Root Checker” app from the PLAY Store and check on whether the device is rooted or not. 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

  • Now, assuming that you have rooted your phone successfully, you can now head over to downloading the Jellybean 4.1.1 Package and Google Apps Package from here to your computer. Once you have downloaded, connect your device to the computer with the help of USB cable and place these two zip files in your computer. Once placed, disconnect the Galaxy S smartphone and turn Off the device so that it can be entered in the recovery mode.
  • Samsung Galaxy S can be entered in the recovery mode by pressing the Volume Up Key, Center button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. If the device boots up in the normal mode, then try again the above process to get your Galaxy S I9000 in recovery mode. Please note that if you apply on any other Galaxy S variant then there is a possibility that you might just brick the device.
  • In recovery mode, select Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select Wipe Cache partition and then reboot your device by selecting reboot system now with the help of Volume rocker keys so that all the cache data will be wiped Off completely.
  • Select “install zip from sd card” > “choose zip from sd card” and then choose the Jellybean 4.1.1 firmware package and then the Google Apps Package to select “Yes” with the help of Volume rocker keys and Menu button. Once the file is selected, it will take around 5 – 7 minutes for applying the same. Once the update is applied, select “go back” and then “reboot system now”.

Note: If the device gets into the boot loop sequence or say gets stuck in the welcome screen, just re insert the battery and re follow the above instructions so as to again follow the above mentioned instructions.

Do share with us in the comments section so that just in case if you face any issues faced in the process of applying this update as we will try our level best to sort out the same. Congratulations, you have now successfully updated your Galaxy S GT I9000 with the latest Jellybean 4.1.1 firmware version.

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143 comments

  1. I am not able to install G Maps. Its not part of this rom. Is there any way to get that. Not only G Maps other G App is not available. I have installed G App pack suggested in this post, still no luck

  2. When I try to shoot a video using the stock camera, the app closes giving an error: “Unfortunately, Gallery has stopped”. However the strange thing is that Video with front camera works fine. Please help. I tried the same thing with Camera Zoom FX App and I get the same error message, but only with the Rear Camera.

    • I found the answer to my question myself. I had enabled Bigmem in Semaphore and that was causing this problem. BY disabling it, the rear camera is working fine.

      Bigmem

      When the kernel boots, it reserves some RAM to be used by some drivers (video, capture, JPG) for DMA (Direct Memory Access). In Linux kernel this reservation have to be done only during boot. It was found that using less reserved memory for video capture, the kernel can operate normally without issue with the only regretion that 720p video recording is not possible. Enabling this option will leave ~13MB more available RAM.

  3. This software is great. update is working with no glitches,however a lot of apps don’t work and cannot download apps it says “your device is not compatible with this version” some help with this would be great.Thanks

  4. Hi,

    When my phone started up after installing this it gave me some message like “Semaphone super user is requesting access blah blah blah”. THere was a countdown of 10 seconds and it reached 0 and the message disappeared before I had decided what to do. I didn’t click anything. Is this OK?

  5. Prince Edem Zapps

    Kindly help me.
    Anytime I try to download the files, the link opens at hot files and I am told the files are no longer there.
    But i really need to update my Galaxy S from the XWJW1 to help correct someproblems I am having.
    Please any solutions?

  6. i installed this rom and its perfectly running smoothly on my sgs.. it’s so fast, all apps are running fine like camera and everything, the animation is the best, and also my ram becomes 420mb.. yah!!!! unbelievable but it just happened.. however, i’m just wondering why YOUTUBE, VIBER, SUPERSU isn’t compatible with this rom. it say’s ” YOUR DEVICE IS NOT COMPATIBLE ON THIS VERSION !!!!! ” is there anything that we can do about this? we all need those app right? so pls, do something.. thanks alot and more power!!!

  7. Smooth…Flowless….From firs try… Thanks mate!

  8. Thank for Update JB 4.1.1 Successfull
    I have update my mobile using Extra update from the application
    after Retarting mobile it stuck on boot

  9. Hi Pradeep

    I have installed the “Stable Jellybean” using your instructions – 3 weeks ago.

    So far no major problems detected – except that now when I connect the phone to a USB port to transfer photos to the computer, the phone is not detected by the computer as mass storage. I need this urgently so please advice how to achieve this.
    I read the next article to install the “Most Stable Jellybean” but I cannot transfer via USB. Yuor urgent help will be greatly appreciated…..

    Thank you & keep up the good work.

    Regards,
    Niraj Kapadia

  10. Most of the Google Apps are not compatible with this version.

  11. Can I go from stock (Eclair 2.1) directly to JB 4.1.1? The reason i’m asking is,
    I could do a hard reset, go back to stock and upgrade with a clean slate.

  12. After installing 4.1.1 I cannot get any signal or even add an APN to the Network settings.
    After adding an APN it simply disappears.
    Have tried both 4.1.1 version, same deal.

  13. Have been using it over a week now. Overall its a pretty good firmware with two major problems.
    1. My phone network keeps disappearing.
    2. Many of the applications from Play store not supported probably due to dpi settings.

  14. Coooooool and Awesome Firmwire ! Its fast indeed !
    No probs so far
    Thanks for your effort to make our phone more and more lively !

  15. are you able to access existing photos and music ?

  16. Installed it and seems to be working good, only problem is that, photo Gallery wont show any existing photos , also same with music.
    Any idea how can we fix that ?

    • what i did is clean catch partition and delvik catch from cwm recovery and reboot.. u’ll see the difference..

  17. Hello…installed today and so far everything is fine…going to check de batery consum and network test…installed the release 12.1 avaiable on the goo.im…great work and carry on droid geek´s :) case i´m 1 to…thanks for the good work

  18. neela, i wanted to have some of my inbuild apps. would you like to suggest a method to install inbuild stock apps. How can i install apps like snote, smemo, svoice ,allshare to my galaxy s i9000

  19. Download links doesn’t work anyhmore. Can anyone share it again ? (I mean android 4.1 and google apps)

  20. Hi Pradeep,
    I have installed the [JRO03L]_OFICIAL_ANDROID_4.1.1_B9r_(DATADATA)_WIPE_ALL.zip according to the instructions in the i9000 update to 4.1.1 article. Having read through the comments, I have not come across any problems mentioned (loss of IMEI#; no front camera etc). However, I have noticed that if I factory-reset to remove all my personal details before I return the phone; when it is rebooted, it gets stuck at the ‘X’ of the welcome screen. I then have to remove the battery and reload the ROM. Since I am loading this O/S for a friend who will not have the expertise toreload the ROM, is there a workround to stop it getting stuck in the loop?
    Thanks.

  21. Hi Pradeep, I am currently on 2.3.4 with XXJVR. I follow your blog quite a lot and every time I want to upgrade the firmware, I get confused with so many options. Could you please suggest me a stable and fully working version that I should go for? (2.3.6, 4.0, 4.1.1?)

    Many thanks and really appreciate your work here.

  22. How do I get colour on my mods?

  23. Dude, I am on it.. But most of the apps on Google Play store are not compatible anymore.. Any tweak?

    • Have the same problem. waze and Facebook both give me a error on Google play that my phone is not compatible

      • check with the data connectivity

        • Its not data connectivity. Most of the apps are saying not compatible with your device in play store and there is no install button. Also, If i search for “Viber” for instance, it just won’t appear.

          • Its not data connectivity. Most of the apps are saying not compatible with your device in play store and there is no install button. Also, If i search for “Viber” for instance, it just won’t

        • have the same problem. Can you explane what means “check with the data connectivity”

  24. Is it safe to upgrade from gingebread to jellybean directly? I read on XDA that there can be some issues of phone losing its imei code if it is upgraded directly from gb to jellybean?

  25. all works well.. but while calling phone hangs.. but if handsfree attached to the phone than its working perfact… whats the solution????

  26. finally managed to install the rc10 and now the phone has network. world perfectly.
    Just need help with 2 issues. can’t install Facebook and waze as market gives error message application not compatible with this device. is there any solution to this?

  27. What is d difference between the package with (datadata) and (nodatadata)

  28. I am already running rc10 package. Can i directly apply rc12 package over it!!??

  29. I had success in installing JB without a glitch.
    do appreciate your efforts in bringing in the latest OS to GT I9000

    Cheers. Ravi

  30. Hi

    I installed this ROM to my Galaxy s device and it is working fine now. But when I connect my device to PC, my external SD card is not detecting. Only my phone internal memory is get detected. What should I do for this? Is this a bug or what?

    Please reply

  31. installing… installed – Testing…….. done and everything is working perfectly and STABLE
    Thanks Neela for the great job!!

  32. I tried installing the rc10 package but no n/w detected.
    Can i install “[jro03l]_android_4.1.1_rc12.zip-signed.zip” package.??

  33. Hi in deep problem need urgent help.. I updated the DataData file as mentioned here but didnt like the interface so tried to install the RC10 which is the semaphore kernel update in this process phone got bricked. So i reinstalled gingerbread ddjv9 then value pack and then rooted value pack. TIll this the phone was getting network. Post that if i update ICS or Jelly bean RC10 or Jelly bean DataData file the phone doesnt get any network can anyone please help

  34. Have updated the RC10 but the phone doesnt get any network

  35. The best that ive tried. fast and very smooth. This is the only rom that have network coverage here in the Philippines. I tried cm10 and remics they are all very good roms but no sim card detected or could be no network coverage.
    im at RC10 will update to RC11 later. Thanks ! :D

  36. Hii

    Currently my phone has 2.3.6 jvb firmware. If I upgrade to jellybean and have to rollback later would I have to rollback to jw4 via odin? Would it be safe to do so? And also is this firmware rooted?

  37. Hi Neela,
    Many Many Thanks….My SGS GTI9000 is stable with 4.1.1
    No issues at all….all apps,wifi,camera back/front working fine…
    Battery life is good…..My phone is faster now then 2.3.6
    But Just need to know how can I take screen capture now?
    Redards
    Deb

  38. Does this update have devils kernel coz when i updated it it shows devils kernel and has apex launcher as default.. can someone please confirm

  39. Can this be installed on XXJVU?

  40. which functions will not work after update from 2.3.3 to 4.1.1????? and my mobile has baseband DDJV6 and kernel is DDJV9 then how to update to 4.1.1???
    also if process will stuck at middle then how to restore ??

  41. My phone have basebande version I90000 DDJV5 & kernal version I9000 DDJV9 .can i upgrade with those files?? & which functions will not work after upgrade ?

  42. Hi Neal!!! Good work.. but can u include mobile tracker in this version.. or else just tell a good working app for it… THanks a lot… Great work!!

  43. can this update be used on galaxy sl gt-i9003???

  44. can this update be used on galaxy s sl gt-i9003???

  45. hii pradeep……..i tried this rom for two times but wifi is not working……….

  46. HI,
    The installation was successful but the phone is not able to detect any network.
    I tried checking with 2-3 operators but still it’s not able to connect to any network.
    Pls help!

  47. does fm radio work in this rom?

  48. Hi Neal!
    Thanks for the gr8 update. Everything works fine but I my wifi doesn’t get turn on. When from the wifi settings I turn it on it keep on saying wifi turning on but nothin happens but my data network(3g) works fine.

    I don’t want to move back now so please suggest me wat to do??

    Thank you for your all the help/support.

  49. How do i down grade back to gingerbread XWJW6 2.3.6?
    I’m having issues with the camera and apollo music player. The camera force closes on me most of the time & it lacks features.. Apollo just doesn’t work at all. I prefer gingerbread but i don’t know to get it back. when i try down grading it myself i keep getting stuck at system recovery 3e. please help!
    But Neela you are doing a great job keep it up!

  50. Hi Pradeep, I recently installed CM9 stable on my galaxy s i9000. Should i just apply ur update or do i need to downgrade to gingerbread first?

  51. Hi Pradeep,

    Will it remain rooted once I update with this package?
    Another request is to port Wi-Fi Direct feature for I9000 which has HW support for the same.

    Thanks,
    Giri

  52. Can I use this JB Update on Galaxy SL GT-I9003???

  53. Great ROM ..thanks ,
    One issue though , my Apollo app keeps on crashing ,also many of the market apps like FB,youtube is incompatible, any way around this?

  54. can apply from xxjvu

  55. I wrote a more easy to follow tutorial on how to do this update to 4.1.1 step by step: http://goo.gl/mOQod

  56. E: verification failed. wat does dis mean..? can u help me…!

  57. When I select the zip from recovery mode it writes installation failed and then writes installation aborted but I have done all of the tips.What should I done?please help me.

  58. Hi Neal, good job as usual, keep it up. However after installing the Jellybean the phone cannot connect to internet through my mobile network and it seems this jellybean only connects via WIFI by default. I have manually configured my APN but when I try to connect to Play store or internet browser it seems to only ask fconnrct by WIFI and I am not prescribed to any

  59. I am waiting update this firmware for Galaxy S GT I 9003

  60. I am waiting update this firmware for Galaxy A GT I 9003

  61. will the update work for sgs running on gingerbread 2.3.6 XXJVU firmware

  62. Hey please give me quick reply.
    After update to 4.1.1 rc10 and also b9r but still I not get network of any network.
    What should I do..???

  63. Hi Pradeep
    One again, thanks for the sterling effort and for the friendly efficient responses, even to the noobs

  64. Hi Neal,
    I want to know is there any solution to back up downloaded games as I have this problem every time I update my phone. I follow all the instructions to backup, but never came across a backup for downloaded games. Can you please help as this is a major problem to download these games again and start playing all over again.

  65. I use your site for update all android phones.
    U done the very great work dude.
    Nice keep it up never leave these work.
    Thanks from bottom of my heart.

  66. Works perfectly fine. :)

  67. Hi there are several packages at that download link – (datadata), (nodatadata) (wipe) (nowipe).
    Which one should I download pse?

    eamnomadic

  68. Which files are included in the jellbean 4.1.1 package. do I need to download and install all of them?

    Thanks, Rick.

  69. thanks for your feedback, do let us know for any more help

  70. Hi!
    Flashed this ROM this morning! Everything seems to work OK so far except the front camera still being missing.
    Anyhow, many THANKS for the great work!
    Cheers Hans

  71. My phone has been updated to xxjw8 not xxjw4 as in the rooting instructions. Will this work for me?

  72. Hi! Neel
    There are many files here, which one is it?
    File Name Modification Time Download Count
    [JRO03L]_OFICIAL_ANDROID_4.1.1_B9r_(DATADATA)_WIPE_ALL.zip
    2012-08-14 9:28:45 PDT 6191

    [JRO03L]_OFICIAL_ANDROID_4.1.1_B9r_(NODATADATA)_WIPE_ALL.zip
    2012-08-14 14:22:14 PDT 1928

    [JRO03L]_OFICIAL_ANDROID_4.1.1_RC10.md5
    2012-08-21 16:26:53 PDT 736

    [JRO03L]_OFICIAL_ANDROID_4.1.1_RC10.zip
    2012-08-21 16:24:38 PDT 6871

    B9r_(DATADATA).md5
    2012-08-14 14:39:41 PDT 449

    B9r_(NODATADATA).md5
    2012-08-14 14:39:38 PDT 221

    RC_11

    • you can download any package of your choice

      • Thank you. What is the difference between these two files; [JRO03L]_OFICIAL_ANDROID_4.1.1_B9r_(NODATADATA)_WIPE_ALL.zip and
        [JRO03L]_OFICIAL_ANDROID_4.1.1_RC10.md5
        Does it support english language?

        • Excuse me! Difference between these files; [JRO03L]_OFICIAL_ANDROID_4.1.1_B9r_(DATADATA)_WIPE_ALL.zip and [JRO03L]_OFICIAL_ANDROID_4.1.1_B9r_(NODATADATA)_WIPE_ALL.zip

  73. hi pradeep. i tried updating my firmware and followed your instructions, now when i was installing the [JRO03L]_OFICIAL_ANDROID_4.1.1_RC10.zip file using the recovery mode, i got stuck in an android logo screen with power by semaphore message. can you help me? thanks

  74. there are 5 more files in `jellybean 4.1.1 package` link…which file I have to download? pls help…

  75. I have updated jelly bean to Galaxy S everything updated but after rebooting the system before opening home screen it is asking type password to decrypt storage but I have not given any password to for the phone or sd card so my phone cant be used further so help me out with this. Thank u

    • yes it will prompt for the password

      • hi the software is updated, google account is sync, wireless and other applications are working, but no network connectivity for sim , hence cannot call or receive call , please help thank you

      • But what is the password? when i tried updating an earlier version of JB rom , when booting it prompted for password, i did not know the password

  76. Hi Neal,

    I am writing after long time. I am in confusing about the right file of Jellybean 4.4.1 for the GT I9000. There are so many files which are as follows. Please could u say which is for GT I9000?:
    [JRO03L]_OFICIAL_ANDROID_4.1.1_B9r_(DATADATA)_WIPE_ALL.zip 2012-08-14 9:28:45 PDT 6160
    [JRO03L]_OFICIAL_ANDROID_4.1.1_B9r_(NODATADATA)_WIPE_ALL.zip 2012-08-14 14:22:14 PDT 1924
    [JRO03L]_OFICIAL_ANDROID_4.1.1_RC10.md5 2012-08-21 16:26:53 PDT 732
    [JRO03L]_OFICIAL_ANDROID_4.1.1_RC10.zip 2012-08-21 16:24:38 PDT 6826
    B9r_(DATADATA).md5 2012-08-14 14:39:41 PDT 447
    B9r_(NODATADATA).md5
    Size: 198 bytes
    MD5: 199b4abd81040c0a19ef11ad70fb48b2
    Link: http://goo.im/devs/elitemovil/B9r_(NODATADATA).md5
    Short Link: http://tinyw.in/qZka
    2012-08-14 14:39:38 PDT 221
    RC_11

  77. Which file should I be downloading and using?

    [JRO03L]_OFICIAL_ANDROID_4.1.1_B9r_(DATADATA)_WIPE_ALL.zip 2012-08-14 9:28:45
    [JRO03L]_OFICIAL_ANDROID_4.1.1_B9r_(NODATADATA)_WIPE_ALL.zip 2012-08-14 14:22:14
    [JRO03L]_OFICIAL_ANDROID_4.1.1_RC10.md5 2012-08-21 16:26:53
    [JRO03L]_OFICIAL_ANDROID_4.1.1_RC10.zip 2012-08-21 16:24:38
    B9r_(DATADATA).md5 2012-08-14 14:39:41
    B9r_(NODATADATA).md5 2012-08-14 14:39:38
    RC_11

  78. Somehow whatever ROM I’ve tried with JB invalidates my IMEI no. and i cannot search for any network, much less connect to it.
    However, whn i flash back to GB or ICS the IMEI no. is restored. Can anyone help diagnose the cause pls? Thanks :)

    • just reapply the update by wiping the data and cache

      • I’ve tried tht … still no difference..
        Another issue i’ve faced is…whn custom ROMs are flashed – my phone keeps keeps typing / opening apps etc by itself…like something from within is touching it. After flashing back to Touchwiz this doesnt occur… so i was wondering if the prob is only wit my phone and if there is a solution to this. Again here ive reapplied the rom by wiping data & cache…
        Thanks!

      • I’ve tried tht … still no difference.. whn i switch the phone on it still says ‘invalid imei do u want to cont.’ :S
        Another issue i’ve faced is…whn custom ROMs are flashed – my phone keeps keeps typing / opening apps etc by itself…like something from within is touching it. After flashing back to Touchwiz this doesnt occur… so i was wondering if the prob is only wit my phone and if there is a solution to this. Again here ive reapplied the rom by wiping data & cache…
        Thanks!

      • Same happens to me, even after updating again, i can not connect to the carrier of my sim, but if i change the sim to another carrier then i can connect. Please advice how to sort this out. rgds

    • Same Problem with me … so please tell me priyanka have u sorted out from dis problem by this method? “reapply the update by wiping the data and cache”