If you are a Galaxy S GT I9000 owner, then roll back your sleeve and get down with some Do-It-Yourself tasks. You will love the results when Jelly Bean comes onto your phone. Here is a simple tutorial of upgrading your device to the Android Jelly Bean OS. Remember, do not skip any step.
- Back up your data. Start by synchronizing all emails with the Gmail app. Save your messages with the SMS Backup & restore app. Save your call log with an app that can save logs and restore them to your device. Move all other files in your card.
- Go to settings, then to Applications, and then Development, then USB debugging and finally enable the feature.
- Charge your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 to 100%.
- Connect to your computer.
- Root your device with an appropriate rooting package.
- Switch off anti-virus on your computer.
- Download the Jelly Bean 4.1.1 Firmware Package to your computer.
- Download the Google Apps Package to your computer.
- Transfer the downloaded files to your phone and disconnect it from the computer.
- Press a combination of the Volume Key + (up) and the power button. Your phone will enter into a recovery mode.
- Restore the handsets factory settings. Select “Wipe Cache Partition”, which clears the all caches in the handset.
- Go with the option of “Install zip from SD card”
- Then, pick “zip from the SD card”, which will allow you to select Jelly Bean 4.1.1. Firmware update package then wait for the installation to start and proceed.
- Follow the preceding step in installing the Tweak Package then select “Go Back’ while still in recovery mode, which will give you another option to “immediately reboot your system”.
Those are the necessary steps of upgrading to Jelly Bean. Ensure that your device is ready for the upgrade process. If you have never rooted it, make sure you do so before proceeding with any of the upgrade process. The rooting procedure is similar to the upgrade, but required different file packages and firmware.
When you root your device, you are removing it from its warranty cover. If there is any damage, you will meet the cost of repair from your own pocket. The file you download for the update is a custom ROM firmware as the official firmware of the device is Android Gingerbread.
If there are complications with your new firmware, you will need to undergo the process with a better version. Keep in mind that there is specific firmware for specific devices. Do not try to fit a Jelly Bean firmware file for Galaxy S into a Galaxy S GT I9000 for instance, folks!