Seize Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for Samsung Vibrant [How-To]
If you own a Samsung Vibrant and want to taste something new, you’re on the right platform, here’s fantastic new for you, the latest version of Google mobile operating system the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has been ported to your Samsung Vibrant, Jelly Bean comes with bunch of useful apps and improved features.
The ROM is still in beta stage and has some bugs like some things aren’t working currently such as WiFi, GSM (no calls or SMS) and Audio. The ROM isn’t ready for the daily use but if you really want to taste the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, follow the below guide to install it on your Samsung Vibrant.
Before you start first make sure you’re coming from an Ice Cream Sandwich ROM and ClockworkMod recovery is installed on your Samsung smartphone. Make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or get damaged following this guide.
Step #1: Download the latest version of ROM from here [XDA Link] to PC.
Step #2: Plug the device to PC using USB cable.
Step #3: Transfer the downloaded file to SD card of device.
Step #4: Disconnect the device from PC.
Step #5: Turn the device off.
Step #6: Reboot the device into recovery mode by holding down volume up, volume down and power buttons until screen turns on (Note: In recovery mode use volume keys to navigate and power button to select).
Step #7: In recovery mode, create a nandroid backup of your current ROM, it’s important because if anything not work out that you expect from this ROM, you’ll be able to easily revert back to your current state. To create backup select “Backup and Restore”, and then select “Backup” again.
Step #8: Perform full wipe, first select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen then select wipe cache and confirm on the next screen.
Step #9: Select “Install Zip from SD Card” then “Choose Zip from SD Card” and locate the downloaded file that you’ve transferred in above step and confirm installation. Wait till installation complete.
Step #10: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now.”
That’s it, enjoy Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on your Samsung Vibrant. You can also visit the original XDA thread link given in first step and comment below for queries.