Install Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) on Galaxy S I9000

Aug 27th, 2012

The Galaxy S I9000 can handle pretty well Android Jelly Bean. CyanogenMod has some working nightly builds based on Android 4.3, the CM10.2. Now, to be able to install CM10.2, the Galaxy S must run Android 2.3.x or newer and must be rooted with ClockworkMod recovery on it.

Warning!

Backup before starting any of the following.

Installing CyanogenMod 10.2 (Jelly Bean 4.3)

  1. If you are at this point it means your Galaxy S has root with ClockworkMod recovery on it.
  2. Download latest build (ex: cm-10.2-xxxxxxxx-NIGHTLY-galaxysmtd.zip).
  3. Download the latest Google apps for Jelly Bean (ex: gapps-jb-xxxxxxxx-signed.zip).
  4. Copy the 2 downloaded zip files on to the phone.
  5. Charge the battery to full then power of the phone.
  6. Boot into Recovery mode with 3 key combo (press and hold power + home button + volume up).
  7. WIPE (factory reset + wipe cache partition).
  8. Install the ROM from sdcard then the Google apps from sdcard.
  9. WIPE (factory reset + wipe cache partition).
  10. Reboot

 

After this, Android 4.3 will be installed on your Galaxy S I9000 and it will also have root. It may sound difficult, but really it’s not. Just follow the instructions.

That’s it! Enjoy.

PS: for questions, or having trouble installing leave a comment and I will try to help.