Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 may not have received as much hype and publicity as Galaxy S3 or Note 2 but for a mid-range phone it is astonishingly good. That is why a lot of critics feel that its lack of pre-installed Android Jellybean does not justify the Smartphone. Thanks to XDA developer iall5tar, all such disappointments can be done away with. The firmware is ‘super stable’, which means it is glitch free and runs as smoothly as the phone’s own firmware.
Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000
The rooting guide must to be used on Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 only. Using it on any other gadget or model may cause undesired damage. Please read the instructions thoroughly before using the guide. The information is provided solely for educational and instructional purposes, so understand that we cannot guarantee how any individual device will respond to it. Before you start on this guide, though, you should probably learn more about rooting and get a good idea of the glossary of rooting terms. It is important to be thoroughly aware of rooting process and its technicalities before you perform such an overhaul on your tablet. You must understand the liabilities of such a process and the harm it may render to your precious gadget. Only when you are completely sure of the pros and potential cons should you elect to go through the process.
- Backup all your data starting from messages, contacts to APN settings and essentially everything you need.
- Enable USB debugging by going to Settings > Applications > Development> USB Debugging.
- Charge the phone so that at least 80% of the battery remains during charging.
- The device should be rooted; check whether the phone is rooted by downloading the Root Checker app available in Google Play Store.
- Download Super Stable Jellybean 4.1.1 Firmware and Google Apps Package.
- Connect your phone to the PC using the phone’s USB cable. Transfer the downloaded files into the root directory and disconnect the cable.
- Turn off the phone and enter into recovery mode by simultaneously pressing down Volume Up key, Home key and the Power button.
- Once in recovery mode, select ‘Wipe data/Factory reset’ and consequently, select ‘Wipe Cache partition’. Wait till the processes finish.
- After completion of the previous steps, tap ‘install zip from SD card’ and choose the downloaded zip file from SD card using volume keys.
- Similarly, install Google Apps Package and install them.
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