Galaxy S I9000

Update Galaxy S GT I9000 with McKay Jellybean 4.3 Android Firmware – Guide

Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 Android smartphone can now be updated with the latest version of Jellybean which is 4.3 which ropes in the tons of features and functionalities without compromising on the RAM Consumption. So, before we head over to the detailed list of procedural instructions, you will have to follow the list of pre requisites which are mentioned below. Unfortunately, Samsung won’t be coming up with the Official Jellybean  4.3 update for Galaxy S and all thanks to the McKay for coming out with this all new custom ROM firmware which comes with the below mentioned features;

Jellybean 4.3

  • SLQB memory allocator (default, should be slightly faster)
  • XZ compression of kernel & initramfs
  • 396MB RAM
  • SIOplus scheduler
  • Added Lagfree governor
  • ROW scheduler (tweaked, default scheduler)
  • FIOPS scheduler (tweaked)
  • XZ compression of kernel & initramfs
  • many improvements to IO schedulers in general
  • Deadline tuning (thanks to DerTeufel)
  • Ondemand tuned (updated based on code of stratosk)
  • SmartassV2 governor
  • OndemandX governor

Quick Pre Requisites:

  • All the data in your Galaxy S i9000 smartphone should be backed up with the help of below mentioned manual steps. Make sure that you are not backing the data with the help of KIES as it may not detect the device in 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

  • Enable the USB Debugging Mode in your computer from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. Additionally, make sure that the battery left in your device is not less than 50% or else it may get turned off in the process of firmware update.
  • Since this is the custom ROM firmware, you will need to make sure that you have rooted your Galaxy S first. To check on whether your phone is rooted or not, you can check the same with the help of “Root Checker” app. If your device is not rooted, with the help of below mentioned steps you can root the same;

Procedure to Update Galaxy S GT I9000 with XXJW4 Firmware

Procedure to Root Galaxy S GT I9000 on XXJW4 Firmware

Assuming that you are done with all the above mentioned steps, let’s head over to the next page where we have mentioned the detailed guide which will help you update the device.

Procedure to Update Galaxy S GT I9000 with Jellybean 4.3 Android Firmware:

  • Once downloaded, connect your Galaxy S to the computer with the help of original USB cable and place the two zip files in your device, preferably in the external sd card.
  • Disconnect the device from computer so that it can be entered in the Recovery mode.
  • Recovery mode in Galaxy S GT I9000 can be entered by pressing the Volume Up Key + Menu Button and then press the Power button. Just in case if the device gets turned ON in the normal mode, then you will have to retry the process of entering the device in the Recovery Mode.
  • In recovery Mode, clear the cache & wipe the data by selecting the appropriate options and then select “Install Zip from SD Card’ and select the Jellybean 4.3 Firmware Package then the Google Apps Package which you have placed in your device to apply the update.
  • Once both the packages are selected, you will need to select the option of “go back” and select the “reboot system now” for rebooting the device in the normal mode. Please note that it might take more than 4 -5 minutes for applying the update.

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.

To check on whether the firmware is updated successfully or not, you need to check the same from the path “Settings > About Phone” where the current firmware update will be mentioned as Jellybean 4.3 Android OS. So there you go, you have now successfully applied the update of Jellybean 4.3 Android OS.

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