How to Update Galaxy S I9000 with Paranoid Jelly Bean 4.1 Custom ROM

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The tablet UI based Paranoid Jelly Bean 4.1 custom ROM firmware can now be updated to the Samsung Galaxy S I9000 handsets as the xda-developers had made available the platform for the mentioned device. This OS improvement is coming perfectly, especially if we consider that there won’t be any Ice Cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean future official updates released for the Galaxy S smartphones (due hardware limitation) , so by applying this tutorial you will be able to install and test an Android 4.1 based ROM on your own device.

It’s important to clarify that the Paranoid update is just a beta firmware and not an official version of the Android system provided by Samsung for the Galaxy S I9000 handsets. By knowing this, you can figure it out that there are some pre requisites that have to be completed before starting the basic installation guide. Anyway, this variant of Paranoid brings the latest Android OS, the Jelly Bean one, so its features (along with numerous extra ones) will be flashed to your Galaxy S. This is the perfect way in which you can power up the performances of your phone, so you should consider in performing this tutorial.

Before beginning with the preparation things, you should know that there are many custom ROMs developed and suitable with your smartphone; you can easily take a look over the ROMs and decide which one is better for you and for your Galaxy phone. For that you head to our Samsung Galaxy S I9000 dedicated section and select the guide that suits with your demands. If you don’t find anything interesting then, the Paranoid update should be your answer.

You should start the present task by rooting the Galaxy S. If your handset has been previously rooted then you can skip this part. If not, use one of our root procedures and learn how to unchain your S. This is a custom ROM and by rooting the warranty will be void. Unfortunately, the only way in which you will be able to restore the lost warranty will be by downgrading to the stock ROM. Also, you can find a manual guide from where you can learn how to apply the last official update on your I9000. As soon as your device is rooted, you should download and install a custom recovery image, a tool that will be used during the steps from below.

A backup must also be completed as the data which is being saved on the phone’s internal storage memory, will be wiped out. Without wiping the system you will not be able to install the Jelly Bean 4.1 Paranoid update on your Galaxy S. Don’t worry, because the backup is an easy operation and for the same you have tips explained here on Android.gs. Therefore, you can learn how to backup and restore the current ROM, the contacts, the SMS texts, the call logs, the internet settings, the EFS folder and almost everything you need to.

After saving the data, you must make sure that a computer is near you. You should also have access to an USB cord and to your smartphone. The process will not work unless you first deactivate the security tools that run on your computer and on your device. Furthermore, the battery should be fully charged or else your handset might get turned off in the middle of the installation operation. Go here “Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging” and enable the USB debugging option. Finally you must complete the below steps only if you own the Samsung Galaxy S model number I9000. If you do the same for a similar device then you will probably end up in bricking the handset.

How to Update Galaxy S I9000 with Paranoid Jelly Bean 4.1 Custom ROM Firmware

  1. First of all, download the Paranoid file from here and save it to your computer.
  2. Then, connect your phone with the computer via USB cable.
  3. Select the downloaded file from the PC and copy-paste (drag and drop) it to your phone’s SD card.
  4. Unplug the USB cable and turn off the device.
  5. You should now reboot in CWM recovery.
  6. For that press and hold the Volume Up button and the Home key button while pressing on the Power one.
  7. The first thing to do once you have reached the recovery menu is the wipe.
  8. So, select “wipe data factory reset” and then “wipe cache partition”.
  9. In the end return to the main menu (“+++go back+++”).
  10. Up next, from the same recovery select “install zip from sd card” and “choose zip from sd card”.
  11. Select the update file which you have downloaded before.
  12. Then flash the file.
  13. Don’t make any other changes; just wait for the process to end.
  14. Finally, when the update is flashed, you should select “+++go back+++” and “reboot system now”.

That’s it for today; that was the step by step guide from which you can learn how to safely and manually update the Samsung Galaxy S I9000 with the Paranoid Jelly Bean 4.1 custom ROM firmware. All you need to do now is to test the new software and check if there are bugs or things that aren’t working properly. If you do find something that is not stable enough just use the comments area from below and share your impressions with us and with other users as well.

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