Update Galaxy S I9000/I9000B to Android 4.2 via official CyanogenMod nightlies
The Galaxy S won’t get Samsung attention as Samsung said good bye to smartphone after a Gingerbread update but it’s still a powerful devices and Android development community is paying the attention to phone, CyanogenMod team has officially released the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean based CyanogenMod 10.1 nightles for the Galaxy S I9000.
CyanogenMod 10.1 has numerous customizable features to customize the interface, the nightly build makes new builds automatically to add new improvements while Android 4.2 comes with many new useful features such as gesture-based keyboard, panorama photography mode in camera app, improved Google now app and more. Keep in mind that nightly build may brings bugs.
Read on how to install CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies for Galaxy S I9000/I9000B. Your Galaxy S I9000 must be on stock XXJW4 firmware with ClockworkMod recovery installed. You can follow our this guide to install official XXJW4 firmware and this guide to install ClockworkMod recovery. Be sure to back up everything 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 gets damaged following this guide.
Step #2: Transfer downloaded zip files to the internal SD card of device.
Step #3: Turn the device off.
Step #4: Reboot the device into recovery mode by holding down volume up, home and power buttons.
Step #5: 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 #6: Perform wipe, select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen.
Step #7: Return to main menu by selecting “Go Back”.
Step #8: Select “Install Zip from SD Card” then “Choose Zip from SD Card” and locate the downloaded ROM zip file that you’ve transferred in above step and confirm installation.
Step #9: Repeat the previous step and install the Google Apps package in the same manner.
Step #10: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now” to reboot phone.
That’s it, enjoy the Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean on your Galaxy S. If you experience any error, holler in comment section.