Galaxy S I9000

How To Update Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 with Jellybean Custom ROM

JellyBean LogoAndroid loves Deserts and so does all the names of Android versions are named after the leading Deserts alphabetically like C for Cupcake, D for Doughnut, E for Eclair, F for Froyo, G for Gingerbread, H for honeycomb, I for Ice cream and the next version of the Android is Jellybean, no we are not talking about the arrival of the Jellybean commercial update but a custom ROM which is named after this name for your favorite smart phone Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000. Just in case if you missed then we saw on how you can taste the alpha release (unstable) of Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 for your phone, the ICS for SGS will soon arrive though we cannot give you exact time frame on the same but be rest assured that as soon as it comes we will be among the firsts to come up with an article on the same.

So, lets check out on whatโ€™s there in this Jelly Bean update for Galaxy S GT I9000 which is the custom ROM and not the official Stock ROM. Over a period of this article we will see on what are the steps one has to follow before the user tries to update the phone for a safe updation of the phone. The best part of this firmware is that anyone with their Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 phones can follow this procedure to update, the only condition being is that you should not have a network locked Galaxy S device as we cannot comment on the phoneโ€™s status if you apply this custom ROM in your Galaxy S GT I9000.

Disclaimer: At Android Advices, we have made sure in all respects that all the information regarding the firmware update is mentioned correctly in this article. We hold no responsibility in any manner just in case if any damage happens to your Samsung Galaxy Tab which is a very unlikely event if you follow the instructions carefully.

This update is not the Official update which is released by the Samsung Electronics Ltd. and is the custom ROM which is released by the third party developer. Before proceeding to the list of pre requisites we will also see on what are the list of enhancements as well as the screen captures on how this all new custom ROM will look like in the next page.

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  1. rockstar

    September 10, 2012 at 10:20 am

    hi, there’s no file to download from the link. it states “file has been removed”. please help!!!!!

  2. Puru

    February 27, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    The Jelly bean package link doesnt seem to work?

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 7, 2012 at 1:51 am


  3. Pankaj

    January 12, 2012 at 9:03 am

    NO Addon Links

  4. Byron

    December 17, 2011 at 10:17 am

    hi neal. . .

    how long does it take to update to this custom rom?
    does this custom rom have lag fix?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 20, 2011 at 7:30 pm


  5. sayed

    November 30, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    does it support arabic language? i hav XFJVA………rooted?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 1, 2011 at 4:12 pm

      no it doesnt support arabic language

  6. vanthi

    November 24, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Does it work inXFJVA

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 24, 2011 at 10:15 pm

      Yes it will but please follow the procedure!

  7. pavan

    November 23, 2011 at 9:42 am

    hey neal
    i have reapplied the update but it still does not work
    is it related to hardware or software
    if u give some idea then possibly i may be able to narrow down on the issue of ’emergency cals only’

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 23, 2011 at 11:38 am

      ITS A software issue, try updating with some other firmware !

  8. pavan

    November 21, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    hey Neal
    my phone is unable to conect to network. it says ’emergency calls only ‘ can u help me in this issue…
    I have installed the jelly bean and it did not solve the issue wat shud i doo ???

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 21, 2011 at 8:42 pm

      you will have to re apply the update!

  9. Keith

    November 13, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Hi Neal can i ask, now that i have XXJVT 2.3.5, should i stick with it or upgrade to jellybean or any other version? im confuse with this and cyan ?_?

  10. callisto

    November 10, 2011 at 5:31 am

    After reading xda,there are multiple problems with this ROM,hjere is already another version,i have gone back to simply honey

  11. callisto

    November 8, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    After a week i have found this ROM quite buggy/laggy especially on youtube

  12. Taim

    November 8, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Hi Neal
    I installed the Jellybean update, but my phone starts lagging when someone calls me.. could you give me a short tutorial how to uninstall this?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 8, 2011 at 4:27 pm

      have you cleared the cache from the recovery mode?

      • Taim

        November 8, 2011 at 7:21 pm

        Just cleared the cache from recovery mode and it worked, thanks Neal!

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  14. Pavan Reddy

    November 7, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Hi Neal , i think there is already XXJVU version in the market , when will you update the same , waiting for that , and also please post what are the differences b/w XXJVT and XWJVU

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 7, 2011 at 2:34 pm

      we will check and if there is anything latest then we will update the site within the next 24 hours!

  15. mohammed

    November 6, 2011 at 9:39 am

    brother how to use tw4 how to use or start it please help

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 6, 2011 at 2:10 pm

      you need to press the center button to get the launchers!

      • mohammed

        November 8, 2011 at 1:52 pm

        should i clear/ wipe data & clear cache after installing this rom or reinstall. because after installing this rom i dont find the tw4. i followed every instructions carefully.

  16. callisto

    November 6, 2011 at 12:22 am

    I like this ROM the battery life is much better and the UI is very smooth

  17. pravee

    November 5, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    hi neal bro i have a doubt, im already install this rom, then i face one problem that force close e mail, n also bro after i root my phone then im going to recovery mode my screen (options) are yellow colour letters,b4 rooting that options are blue colour,so i wan to ask u what is the wrong?if it is normal or me have any mistake?,i am alwys reading ur article and following every actions with ur comments also,so can u give me the answer……………….thnx bro advance

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 6, 2011 at 1:39 am

      get into recovery mode and then clear the cache!

  18. Sarath

    November 5, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Hie Neal… i want to know which is the best latest update for Samsung Galaxy S…and which is the best Custom ROM for the same…
    Thanks Dude… ๐Ÿ™‚

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 5, 2011 at 2:07 pm

      you can try all the custom roms which are listed, only best ones are listed here on

  19. Rash

    November 5, 2011 at 3:41 am

    What software to use to move from pc to phone??

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 5, 2011 at 2:12 pm

      you can copy the zip file to your phone! select phone to mass storage and move the files!

  20. Rash

    November 5, 2011 at 3:37 am

    I’m on xxjvt & rooted..
    Do I have to
    1. Wipe data/factory reset & 2. Wipe cache partition BEFORE FLASHING
    Just download package & flash
    can i flash romantic as normal

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 5, 2011 at 2:13 pm

      yes before proceeding you need to wipe, please follow the instructions!

  21. Umer

    November 4, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Its nice and smooth BUT as usual YOUTUBE does not work. Always with almost every custom ROM, this issue comes. I really request developers to fix this bug.
    Person is enjoying the whole CUSTOM ROM experience but when he opens up YOUTUBE, all the fun just vanishes.

    This bug really puts me off from custom ROMs

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 6, 2011 at 11:38 pm

      it will be solved in the next version!

  22. Matevz

    November 4, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    How can I go back to the normal Android 2.3.5 system? I tried doing the factory reset and wiping the cache, but it didn’t help ๐Ÿ™

    • Matevz

      November 4, 2011 at 5:40 pm

      And how can I un-root the phone at the same time? Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • NeaL Pradeep

        November 5, 2011 at 6:04 pm

        YOU NEED TO install XXJVT to unroot!

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 5, 2011 at 6:06 pm

      yes you cn go back to any version!

  23. francis

    November 4, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Some included live wallpapers not loading.. force closed… what can I do about it.. I like the beach live wallpaper though.. but it is not loading.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 4, 2011 at 1:03 pm

      have you cleared the cache after updating the firmware!

      • Kartik Iyer

        November 4, 2011 at 7:01 pm

        Yes I have cleared cache, even after that following live wall papers get force closed:
        1> Aurora
        2> beach
        3> blue sea

        Other LWP’s works as usual.


        • NeaL Pradeep

          November 5, 2011 at 12:15 am

          clear the cache of that particular app from manage applications!

      • francis

        November 4, 2011 at 8:51 pm

        yes.. and tried it again.. still thesame problem.. force close together with the mail..

  24. francis

    November 4, 2011 at 1:11 am

    Thanks.. I have updated my firmware only question is where is the SGS apps??? can’t find maps on my device… aldiko book reader… etc… at the end of this thread there is a bonus app?? where is it??? I will be waiting for you reply.
    thanks guys

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 4, 2011 at 1:13 am

      kindly check now, the links have been updated!

      • Kartik Iyer

        November 4, 2011 at 1:14 pm

        I just downloaded the bonus apps package and installed them but I still do not see Think droid office, Unified Inbox & Write and Go plus Maps with Street View, etc…

        Also after applying the bonus app patch, I have started getting force close errors for EMAIL application.

        • NeaL Pradeep

          November 4, 2011 at 1:23 pm

          clear the cache of the apps from manage applications option!

        • Kartik Iyer

          November 4, 2011 at 1:26 pm

          Clear cache button for EMAIL app is disabled in the manage applications option, there is no cache, it says 0.0 KB size.

  25. Mike

    November 3, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Hi. Why network locked galaxy s can not apply this firmware?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 4, 2011 at 1:10 am

      its not recommended for n/w locked phones!

  26. Umer

    November 3, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Hi Neal,

    I can not find the BONUS PACKAGE anywhere in this link, can you kindly let me know….??

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 4, 2011 at 1:12 am

      links have been updated, please check now!

  27. sam

    November 3, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Hey NeaL,

    Its nice ….. :

  28. francis

    November 3, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    one question where is the bonus app??? cant find it..please help.. your reply will be appreciated

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 6, 2011 at 11:43 pm

      bonus app is there at the end of the article!

  29. francis

    November 3, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    hello neal..

    just updated to the custom firmware.. testing it out..

    • bilal pratab

      November 9, 2011 at 4:15 pm

      i have updated on jelly but how to remove him please help me

      • NeaL Pradeep

        November 10, 2011 at 10:14 am

        you can update with anY of the stock roms like XXJVT, XXJVS, XXJVR etc.!

        • BILAL PRATAB

          November 12, 2011 at 11:10 pm


        • BILAL PRATAB

          November 13, 2011 at 12:10 am


          • NeaL Pradeep

            November 13, 2011 at 12:47 am

            please follow the procedure!

        • bilal pratab

          November 13, 2011 at 1:23 am

          ok neal nut please say me who is the rom more powerful for xxjvt and with battery like bttle

          • NeaL Pradeep

            November 13, 2011 at 10:34 am

            XXJVT is more stable than Jelly bean ROM!

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