How To Update Samsung Galaxy S I9000 With Android 4.2 JellyBean Firmware

Now the Samsung Galaxy S I9000 smartphone users can now enjoy the features of Android Jelly bean firmware features. Along with many interesting features it brings many bug fixes.

This guide will give you the step-by-step instructions to update the Samsung Galaxy S I9000 With Android 4.2 Jellybean using the Avatar Rom 2.15b. While following this instruction you may encounter some minor bug issues because this ROM is still in the development stage.

DISCLAIMER : We won’t be held responsible for any damages that occurs to your device while following this procedure. So, do everything at your own risk.

Update Samsung Galaxy S I9000 With Android 4.2 JellyBean


  • This ROM will work only on the Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 smartphone. So, don’t try it on other models or variants. If you do so, it will brick your device. To know about your device model number go to Settings>> About phone>> Model number.
  • Before starting to follow this rooting procedure, backup all your personal stuffs. If anything goes wrong, you can recover all your data’s with the help of backup
  • Next charge your device fully or at least up to 80%.
  • Then enable USB Debugging mode on your phone so that you can connect it with the computer.
  • Next install the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S to transfer the files between the android device and computer.
  • After flashing this ROM if your device gets stuck on the booting animation or if you get into the boot loop, then perform the wipe dalvik cache and wipe cache partition for 6-7 times and then reboot the device.
  • We advise you to wait for about 5-10 minutes after the device boots for the first time to enjoy a better user experience.

Related Tutorials: Root Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 | Unroot Samsung Galaxy S I9000 Smartphone

Procedure Update Samsung Galaxy S I9000 With Android 4.2 JellyBean Using AvatarROM 2.15b:

1. First download the AvatarROM 2.15b Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean custom firmware from here to your computer. [Alternative link]

2. Next download the Google Apps package from here.

3. So, once you download the above mentioned files connect your device to the computer via USB cable. Then copy the downloaded files to your SD card. But do not extract the files anyway.

4. After that disconnect your android smartphone from the computer and turn OFF the device. Wait for few seconds for the vibration to confirm the phone is completely power off.

5. Next boot your phone into the recovery mode. To enter into that, you need to press and hold the Volume Up button, Home button and Power button together until the screen of the device flashes. After that release the buttons.

6. In recovery mode use the Volume key to scroll between the options. To select the particular option use the power key.

7. If you do not already backup your data’s, now perform the Nandroid backup of the existing ROM. This will be useful if in case the newly updating ROM doesn’t works, or else if you want to go to the previous firmware. To perform this select the “backup and restore” option. Then on the next screen select the backup again. When the process is completed just return to main recovery menu.

8. After that, you need to perform the data wiping task. It will avoid the crash between the previous ROM and the new ROM.

9. Select wipe data/ factory reset and then select Yes on the next screen to confirm the same. After that, wait for sometime until the process is finished. After that go back to the CWM recovery menu.

10. Select wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache under the advance option to perform the Dalvik cache wiping. After that return to the recovery menu.

11. Now, select the “install zip from SD card” and then choose the firmware zip which you have already copied in the root of your SD card.

12. Press the power button to select it and confirm the installation by selecting the YES on the next screen. That’s it, the ROM installation should begin  now.

13. Once, the ROM is installed repeat the same procedure (Step 11-12) to install the Google apps package.

14. When the flashing process is finished, go back to the main recovery menu and reboot the phone. To do that just select the “Reboot system now” option. Keep in mind that the first boot after updating the ROM will take few minutes. So, wait patiently.

To check whether your device is updated with the latest firmware go to “Settings>About Phone”.

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