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Flash CM 10.1.0 Stable build for Samsung Galaxy S I9000

CyanogenMod 10.1.0 Final based on AOSP Jelly Bean 4.2.2 is now available for International Galaxy S smartphone. Read this entire post and you should be able to complete the installation easily. Use this post if you’re an advanced Android user.

Use these guidelines in order to prepare your Galaxy S for the installation of CM 10.1.0 Stable build:

  • this how-to guide will work only with the Samsung Galaxy S model number I9000. Do not attempt to update any other Android devices using this post.
  • your phone has to be rooted and running a custom Recovery such as CWM or TWRP. This guide uses the CWM Recovery, but the TWRP Recovery will work just as well if you make sure to apply the correct corresponding actions.
  • use the Custom Recovery mode and create a full NANDROID backup of the ROM that’s currently installed on your smartphone.
  • the tutorial requires you to ‘factory reset’ your device, which is why you should backup all the data you consider to be important. The ‘factory reset’ won’t affect the internal storage, but only the system partition containing installed apps, sms and other similar files.
  • use an app from Google Play Store to backup installed apps. We can’t offer you a reliable tool, but there should a tool that is capable of saving installed apps data.
  • to backup SMS, Call Logs or APN Internet Settings use the following tools for Android: SMS backup & restore | Call Logs backup & restore | APN Settings Backup & Restore.
  • to sync your saved Contacts info you will need to use this guide here and learn how to sync the Contacts data with your Gmail account.
  • enable USB Debugging from Developer Options menu.
  • make sure that the phone’s battery is charged and that it won’t switch off in the middle of the updating process.
  • don’t blame us in case something goes wrong, you lose important files or you brick your device. This is a tutorial that should complete successfully without problems and in under 10 minutes.
  • read all the instructions I’ve listed above and below, and make sure that you won’t skip any steps.

NOTE: Even if your Galaxy S I9000 is already sporting a previous build of CM 10.1, you will still need to ‘factory reset’ the device, as otherwise it won’t boot to home screen. If the phone doesn’t boot then you will be forced to repeat the tutorial without skipping any steps at your second attempt.

Since you’ve read all the guidelines, continue to the next part of this article and update your device. If you’re having problems installing the files, ask for more help in comments.

How to update Samsung Galaxy S I9000 to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean using CM 10.1.0 Stable ROM:

  1. Download the CM 10.1.0 Stable zip from HERE.
    > save the file on your PC and don’t extract its contents.
  2. Download Gapps zip for CM 10.1 and Jelly Bean 4.2.2 ROMs from HERE.
  3. Connect your device with your PC via USB cable. Move both files onto your device’s internal storage, after that you can disconnect it from your device.
  4. Power off your smartphone completely by removing its battery.
  5. Re-insert its battery after 5 seconds have passed and then boot the device into Custom Recovery Mode. Volume Up + Home + Power pressed simultaneously until the custom recovery screen appears.
    > I’ve used CWM Recovery for this guide and, as I told you already, the TWRP will work just fine.
  6. When the custom Recovery mode loads, select ‘backup and restore’. Create a full NANDROID backup of your currently install ROM and then continue to the next step.
  7. Select ‘wipe data/ factory reset’ from the main Recovery screen and confirm. Don’t skip this step.
  8. Next, select ‘install zip from sdcard’.
  9. Select ‘choose zip from sdcard’ and find the CM 10.1.0 Stable zip and confirm that you wish to install it. The process shouldn’t take long.
  10. When the new ROM is successfully installed, you should select once again ‘choose zip from sdcard’. Find the Gapps zip. Confirm the installation.
  11. Return to the main Recovery screen and select ‘reboot system now’. Wait several minutes for the first boot process to complete.
  12. Enter your Google Account info when shown the home screen of CyanogenMod 10.1.0 ROM.

Now you can start testing all its features and see if your Galaxy S works better now that it features the latest CM build.

If the first boot process takes more than 5 minutes to complete or it enters into a boot loop, then you should remove the phone’s battery. Re-insert the battery and then you have to repeat the entire tutorial starting with step 5. Boot the custom Recovery Mode and make sure that this time you won’t skip any steps.

I hope that you’ve managed to successfully flash the new CM 10.1.0 Stable for your Samsung Galaxy S. If you have any other questions, then you should ask for extra help in comments. Make sure to leave a detailed comment so that we will be able to offer you a viable solution for any problems encountered.

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