Galaxy S I9000

How To Update Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 with Simply Honey 5.1 Custom ROM Firmware

Galaxy S LogoAfter the tremendous response last time for the stability of Simply Honey ROM 5.0 version which we saw last time, you will now be even more happy to know that a much more stable version of Simply honey has arrived and this time it’s much more stable with almost equal to Zero Force close errors. So, in the due course of the article we will see on how you can easily install this latest update of Simply Honey 5.1 version. So, in the due course of this article we will check out on how you can easily update the version of Simply Honey to the 5.1 version.

Also, we will see in the due course of the article on what are the enhancements which this version of ROM comes along. For your simplicity we have broken this article into different sections which we will see in the due course of the article that is the list of enhancements in this section followed by the pre upgrade instructions and then in the third page we will see on the procedure to apply this update of Simply Honey 5.1 on your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000.

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible in any manner if anything happens to your device as which is a very unlikely case if you follow each and every instruction which is mentioned below in this article. Also, these instructions should only be applied to the Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 only and if applied to any other similar looking or other devices then you will be bricking the device.

Rooting Information:
In the process of this update, the device will be rooted and note that rooting the phone will void the phone straight away. So, ensure that you know this before proceeding to apply this process. Though the warranty will be void you can anytime revoke the root access and can claim back the warranty easily. To know more on how you can easily reclaim the warranty is that you can easily do so by following the instructions which are mentioned below.

Procedure to Revoke Root Access and Reclaim warranty:
To revoke the root access, all you need to do is to just update your device with any of the Stock firmware updates which you can easily get from AndroidAdvcies.com site by selecting the “Samsung > Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000” category from the list of options. You need to update with any of the latest Stock ROM versions like XXJVP, XXJVQ, XXJVR or say XXJVQ so as to release the rooting access.

Important: Please note that just in case if any of the Voodoo components are installed in your phone then you will have to ensure that all of these are removed from the recovery mode. If you are unable to remove the Voodoo lag fix then you need to disable the same from the recovery mode which you will find an option in the advanced options.

The best part of this firmware is that everyone who has the Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 can perform this update of Simply Honey version 5.1 easily as all you need to do is simply follow the procedure that is mentioned below, or it is a high probability that you may end up bricking the phone. Anyone from any part of the world can follow the procedure to apply this update of the custom ROM, the only condition being is that you will have to follow the instructions carefully.

Supported Languages: English, Greek, Suomi, Espanol, Deutsch, Irish, Russian, Korean, Turkce, Nederlands, Kazak, Francais etc. Arabic language is not yet supported as of now but a patch is there to add the language which we will see over the coming days.

So, lets get started and see on what are the enhancements and add ons this version of firmware comes along.

Enhancements and Add Ons:

  • Blue themed Gingerbread 3D Launcher,
  • Pre loaded Polaris Office (the one which is loaded in Samsung Galaxy S2),
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3, Fancy Widgets, MIUI Music THREAD, Samsung Program Monitor Widget, Windmill 2 Live Wallpaper Pre loaded, Aldiko ebook, Voice dialer with Recorder, Home switcher, Social Hub etc.
  • Kernel tweaks enabled,
  • Multi touch  fix with 3D Maps support Optimization, Fix for SIP, Buttons Backlight and better 3D performances
  • Gallery Bug fixed as previously it used to take longer time to load the stored photo.
  • Converts the file system to the EXT4 from the laggy RFS.

You can refer to the below screen captures of the Simply Honey 5.1, its same as that of the one which we saw on the Simply Honey 5.0 article as in 5.1 version there are only fixes which have been done.

Screen Shots of Simply Honey:

Simply Honey Version Simply Honey Market Simply Honey Dialer Simply Honey Apps Simply Honey 1 Simply Honey 2

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77 Comments

77 Comments

  1. Akoyadunknow

    July 15, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    is the phone restarting whilst on incoming calls problem fixed yet ?

  2. kabilan

    December 1, 2011 at 1:22 am

    hi,neal..i just updated this..one small info… there is a small mistake in the last page of ur post….to enter into recovery mode u mentioned volume down key

    The recovery mode can be entered by pressing the Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. You can also refer to the video below to know more on how you can enter into the recovery mode. Just in case if the phone starts in the normal mode then you will have to again start the phone into the recovery mode.

    thank you….

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 1, 2011 at 12:54 pm

      thanks a lot, we have fixed the mistake!

  3. ashwen

    October 25, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Great update really like it but im am facing 1 issue.

    When i receive a call, after for about 30 seconds the phone restarts by itself….but if i make the call then its not a problem.
    Kindly help as i really like this room and i want to use it, but this is a big problem for me

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 29, 2011 at 12:22 am

      It will be fixed int he next release!

  4. Oliver

    October 20, 2011 at 6:39 am

    hi neal any solution on the ringer? thats the only problem im facing and liitle bit of battery drain….

  5. ericb

    October 16, 2011 at 5:36 am

    I have updated my SGS to 2.3.4 XXJVS. Can I apply this update directly or install XXJVR first.
    Thanks

  6. Mike

    October 13, 2011 at 12:43 am

    Had Simply Honey 5.1 installed for about a week now and everything seems to be fine, except…When my phone rings and I pick it up or move it then the ringtone goes very quiet! Is this supposed to happen? I know it is a feature on some other mobile phones but is it supposed to happen with this ROM? I dunno, please help.. Thanks

  7. dr.pramod

    October 11, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Dear Neal….
    how do you rate cyanogen mod 7.1 as compared to simply honey 5.1

    secondly you had also indicated S.H.5.2 would also be rolling out soon…..when do we expect that?

    thanks…

  8. Jan

    October 10, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Does this ROM also work on Gingerbread 2.3.5 XXJVT Firmware?

  9. sandY

    October 6, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Thanks a LOT pradeep.. i have never used a custom ROM this smooth and crash free.. but only thing i wasnt expecting was “missing of swype keyboard”

  10. yan

    October 6, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Hi Neal,

    I already success update this rom..why when people call, my ringtone sound loud at the first time and then 2sec after that it`s become small…any advice or solution for my problem?..it`s also happen in SH 5.0.

    Thanks.

  11. Ebby211

    October 5, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Hi Neal,

    Any custom ROM for 2.3.5? Currently on this version and not keen to downgrade. Would appreciate if you could also look into the updates for HTC Flyer. Tq

  12. Peewo

    October 4, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Hi Neal,

    Any custom ROM for 2.3.5? Am already on it so reluctant to downgrade. Really appreciate if you could also look at updates for HTC Flyer? Tq

  13. Colpro

    October 4, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 4, 2011 at 7:11 pm

      we are looking into it, will be fixed soon!

  14. Nikki

    October 4, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Not sure whats going on!
    i am just having trouble actually finding the link to download. Kies is saying its updated, but im only on version 2.3.3

  15. Nikki

    October 4, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Hi Neal,

    I am having great difficulties in downloading the latest version for my galaxy. could you please provide me with a link to download.

    Thank you

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 4, 2011 at 1:15 pm

      what is the error message?

      • Nikki

        October 4, 2011 at 1:17 pm

        i am just having trouble actually finding the link to download. Kies is saying its updated, but im only on version 2.3.3

  16. raju

    October 3, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    hi neail i just tried to update this rom as per your instructions but i am facing some unique problem at last step
    that is after installing this firmware at last step when i go for wipe and clear cache ( as per instructions) at end( after installing this firmware but before installing applications) my phone start animating Samsung logo in endless manner and then this firmware never loads ( that it get stuck at Samsung logo and never starts).

    all this happens only when i wipe and clear cache only.
    i flashed this firmware 3 times but every time it does same ( i also download zip file 3 time to check they might have problem but all in vain.
    so plz comment about this problem

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 3, 2011 at 2:05 pm

      kindly again follow the instructions!

    • Balaji S

      October 3, 2011 at 2:57 pm

      Also try to flash this ROM via the Odin route. It should work.

    • Mahmud Koya

      October 3, 2011 at 11:31 pm

      Hi Raju,
      I had the same experience. I was on XXJVR 2.3.4 also rooted with same root package and BlockBuster5.5 ROM. When I tried to update with this ROM, my phone started responding exactly in the same way as that of yours. Then I went into recovery mode and there I wiped cache and did factory reset. After that I started everything from beginning like downloaded XXJVR 2.3.4 firmware and the same root package and updated following the instructions here. I did not install the ROM Manager as mentioned here because once the phone is rooted the ‘Super User’ and ‘CWM’ were there automatically in the applications. Then downloaded and applied the .zip files as instructed and I successfully updated my SGS GT-I9000 with this ROM. Now it is working smoothly without any problem at all except may be a less quadrant score. But it dosn’t matter. It is worth trying. Best of luck.

      Mahmud K

  17. Vijalapur Kumaar

    October 2, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Hi Neal,

    I can download SamsungGALAXY_SH_5.1_Light CWM.zip only upto 149 MB, after that it doesnt download. Something wrong with the link?

  18. Robert

    October 2, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Is there a custom ROM for Gingerbread 2.3.5, mine is not working very well.

  19. euchye

    October 2, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Have flashed 5.1 multiple times and have issues with BT And Google Pinyin IME. Going back to Blockbuster 5.5 until SH5.2 is released.

    • Balaji S

      October 3, 2011 at 2:53 pm

      For Bluetooth issues with SH5.1, do the following steps: Disable Wifi and bluetooth on your phone-> Reboot-> Now enable bluetooth and Wifi. Bluetooth should work. I found this on the original post on XDA. 🙂 It worked for me. I guess its a one-time thing.

    • callisto

      October 3, 2011 at 8:16 pm

      Hello Neal can i update a phone running eclair to jvr + root and then to simply honey 5.1?

      • NeaL Pradeep

        October 4, 2011 at 10:37 am

        yes callisto!

        • callisto

          October 4, 2011 at 6:18 pm

          Thanks Neal

  20. Balaji S

    October 2, 2011 at 10:58 am

    I tried updating through CWM mode for SH5.1 Lite. It did not work. I was on GB 2.3.5 the leaked firmware version. Although it showed that the update was successful, it kept going into bootloop, i.e. the Samsung Galaxy S I9000 screen kept popping on and off. Removing battery and replacing did not help. Then I took battery off, got into download mode, and flashed 2.3.5 via Odin. That got it working. I downloaded the Odin version of SH5.1 lite from XDA and flashed it via Odin. This worked. Then flashed the full version via CWM.The theme looks much better than the stock ROM. Takes some time to get used to. But I used to get a Quadrant score of close to 2200 in GB2.3.5 with CF root kernel. This has now dropped to 1988 in SH5.1 with included Speedmod kernel. Will try with Talon kernel and check scores. Phone performance is good though.

  21. Jenni

    October 2, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Nice looking rom 🙂 will try this one out.

    Neal if you got time, can you look into Baldoz Rom Legend and provide a tutorial on the same? 😀 Much appreciated!

    Your detailed guides are the most comprehensive that I have seen so far. Keep up the good work and more power to androidadvices!

    Peace out!

  22. Mike

    October 2, 2011 at 5:07 am

    Updated with 5.1 and everything seems to be fine! Quadrant scores are a lot lower than gingerbread 2.3.4 though! Only hitting around 1400 now. I was hitting over 2000 previously.

  23. Karesz

    October 2, 2011 at 12:13 am

    Hi…i have gingerbread 2.3.5 ….this wil work with my version???

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 4, 2011 at 10:37 am

      no you will have to downgrade and then update as mentione din the insturctions!

  24. Ton Ang

    October 1, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    hi neal,

    so far the only issue i’ve seen with this rom is that sometimes android market gives an error… cannot install app due to memory full (even if it’s not). Found a temporary solution, I downloaded a copy of android market from the other page and installed it. Wait for a minute or 2 then i can download and install apps again. Weird but at least it works for the mean time…

  25. euchye

    October 1, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    completely start from scratch 2.3.4>root>phonefix>5.0>5.1, problem resolved.

  26. Mahmud Koya

    October 1, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Hi Neal,
    Thank you for the Simply Honey 5.1. I updated and working smoothly. In the procedures, you said first to update sgs I9000 with XXJVR 2.3.4 and then root it with the same root package, then down load from Android Market the ‘Rom Manager’ in order to get the ‘Super User’ and ‘CWM’. But once the phone is rooted, both the ‘Super User’ and ‘CWM’ plus ‘Tweaks’ are there automatically in the applications.

    I applied Simply Honey5.1 without downloading the ‘Rom Manager’ and did not face any problem. But now there are no ‘CWM’ or “Tweaks’ in apps, only ‘Super User’ is there. Is it Okay? Should I do something more?

    Thank you once again and awaiting more magic from you soon.
    Mahmud K.

  27. Mahmud Koya

    October 1, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Hi Neal,
    Thank you for the Simply Honey 5.1. I updated and working smoothly. In the procedures, you said first to update sgs I9000 with XXJVR 2.3.4 and then root it with the same root package, then down load from Android Market the ‘Rom Manager’ in order to get the ‘Super User’ and ‘CWM’. But once the phone is rooted, both the ‘Super User’ and ‘CWM’ plus ‘Tweaks’ are there automatically in the applications.

    I applied Simply Honey5.1 without downloading the ‘Rom Manager’ and did not face any problem. But now there are now ‘CWM’ or “Tweaks’ in apps, only ‘Super User’ is there. Is it Okay? Should I do something more?

    Thank you once again and awaiting more magic from you soon.
    Mahmud K.

  28. euchye

    October 1, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    I had a bluetooth headset that worked with 5.0, now I can’t even turn on BT in 5.1. Will try to reinstall 5.1. Do I still need to run the who process i.e. both Zip files or just the 2nd zip file will do?

    • euchye

      October 1, 2011 at 3:16 pm

      ok, reinstalled 5.1 using the complete process didn’t help. BT still cannot turn on. Any ideas?

  29. Princezapps

    October 1, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    mine, oh mine…
    All the way from Ghana in west Africa,
    I say this is the best thing that happened to my samsung galaxy.

    The look is so different and so cooool!!!!!
    I dont think I will want some thing elsewhere for my GT I9000.

    But tell me, do you have a way of helping me get a better deal out of my LG GT540
    which is running on firmware version 2.1 update.

    The kernel version is
    2.6.29
    lg-electronics@si-rd10-ubld01 #1
    and the soft ware verssion is GT540-V20c-Dec-09-2010.

    Thank you.

  30. Ton

    October 1, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Hi neal,

    I ran out of memory to install apps? But i used to have twice the apps before i installed this rom? What to do please, cant install the rest of my apps. Thanks!

  31. darwin

    October 1, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Thanks Neal

    just updated mine and it works smoothly, the best one so far….
    only encounter force close on MIUI music when i use with lyrics and forward to the next song but not a big issue.

    i would recommend this ROM to everyone…

    Thanks Again

  32. miks1141

    September 30, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Dear Neal I have 5.5 Blockbuster Tom. Now should I move to 5.1 simply honey.
    please advice.
    capt

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 1, 2011 at 12:35 am

      yes you can move to this, its recommended!

  33. Ton Ang

    September 30, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Hi Neal,

    I’m stuck at “Proceeding with Wipe Version” what do I do?

    • Ton Ang

      September 30, 2011 at 9:37 pm

      Never mind, just did it again and it worked! so far, this seems to be the best i’ve tried in a loooooong loooooong time! will give more feedback once i get to play with it more…

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 1, 2011 at 12:35 am

      update with Simply honey 5.2 version
      !

      • euchye

        October 1, 2011 at 11:02 am

        5.2?

      • Ton

        October 1, 2011 at 11:29 am

        Where is the link and instructions for 5.2? Also, while reinstalling apps, market suddenly tells me that device ran out of memory… I tried rebooting and checking, my device has more than enough memory. I only installed 40+ apps so far… What to do please…

  34. Hightower

    September 30, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Hi Neal,

    Just prepared phone wiped cache and rebooted back into recovery mode. Install update from sdcard using the light cwm pack starts up but aborts giving a message “E Signature verification failed”. Installation aborted.

    Something wrong with the download file?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 1, 2011 at 12:53 am

      root the phone, phone is not rooted!

      • Hightower

        October 1, 2011 at 12:56 am

        Yes it is! I have CWM and superuser app plus i use titanium backup. all require root.

        • Hightower

          October 2, 2011 at 5:39 pm

          everything was done over again including new xxjvr and root again. now simply honey 5.1 installed but my phone is very sluggish and laggy and the toughscreeen doesnt respond all the time, even had FCs. . Not sure why others get no lag or FCs. What now? Revert to xxjvr? or xxjvs?

          • NeaL Pradeep

            October 11, 2011 at 11:21 pm

            you can revert back to any version!

  35. jayesh

    September 30, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Hi neal thanks for ur update.

    Is there any chance to get worked in kies in this version.

    jayesh

  36. Amit Saini

    September 30, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Update went smoothly as directed by Neal 🙂 a bit of lag but i can live with that seeing the bravo interface and graphics 🙂

    One issue which was there when i updated to 5.0 and still exist is the abrupt restarting of phone

    Neal Sir… plz help

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 1, 2011 at 12:42 am

      have you tried clearing the cache?

      • Amit Saini

        October 2, 2011 at 6:15 am

        yes did that twice but of no help…

        plz help!!

  37. euchye

    September 30, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Yes, completed 5.1. Thanks!

  38. euchye

    September 30, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Thanks for sharing the ROM, I have been running SH5.0 for a week or so. I will download and update immediately.

  39. dhondup

    September 30, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Hi there, can’t download the SamsungGALAXY_SH_5.1_FullPack.zip. please help

  40. jack

    September 30, 2011 at 10:21 am

    hi,neal
    may i update it from SamsungGALAXY_SH_5.0 basd on jvr

  41. Kartik Iyer

    September 30, 2011 at 9:07 am

    It gives me not found error when i try to download the ***_FULL_PACK.ZIP file.

    Not Found, Error 404
    The page you are looking for no longer exists. Perhaps you can return back to the site’s homepage and see if you can find what you are looking for. Or, you can try finding it with the information below.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 30, 2011 at 9:28 am

      hey kartik, sorry for the error we have fixed the link, try downloading now!

  42. jack

    September 30, 2011 at 7:32 am

    hi,neal
    why i can’t download the SamsungGALAXY_SH_5.1_FullPack.zip?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 30, 2011 at 9:28 am

      hey jack thanks for letting us know about the issue, we have now fixed the issue!

  43. Kavita

    September 30, 2011 at 7:25 am

    Neal : Not almost equal to zero FC’s.. I would say ZERO FC’s .. Much better than the 5.0 build and the Talon SH 5s kernel just makes the phone super zippy… must try for any one who wants to use a custom ROM on their phone.. Stable battery too … Go Simply Honey!!!! 🙂

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 30, 2011 at 9:25 am

      Thanks Kavita for your feedback! 🙂 Just hoping that it works well with everyone!

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