Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 smartphone can now be installed with the latest custom ROM Firmware which is dubbed as Paranoid. This Paranoid custom ROM Firmware is based on the tablet UI which is a very popular firmware for Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S3 smartphones. So, over a period of this article we will be checking out on how you can update with this firmware with the help of quick pre requisites and a detailed procedure. Over a period of time we saw various custom ROM firmwares and unfortunately there won’t be any future firmware updates of ICS or Jellybean 4.1 firmware.
Since this is a custom ROM firmware, you will have to make sure that your Galaxy S is on the rooted firmware. To check on whether your device is rooted or not, you will have to download the “Root Checker” app from the Google PLAY Store. Just in case if the device is not rooted then with the help of below mentioned steps you will have to root the same with the help of below steps. Galaxy S can be on any rooted firmware.
- Before proceeding ensure that you have created a backup of all the data with the help of below mentioned steps. Make sure that you are not creating the backup with the help of KIES as it won’t detect the device in the custom ROM firmware.
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 Samsung KIES Mode, which can be enabled from the Settings option and also you need to enable the USB Debugging Mode too from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”.
- Ensure that the minimum battery level is 50% and also you will have to disable the antivirus as well as firewall tools tend to disrupt the firmware update process.
So assuming that you have created a backup of all the data, you can now proceed to the next step where we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to apply this firmware update.