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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