CM10 and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS are available and ready to be updated to the Samsung Galaxy S Plus handsets, so for the suitable step by step guide check the following lines. By completing the present tutorial you will be able to power up the performances of your phone as CM10 is one of the most popular and complex custom ROM available for the Android users. The firmware is being based on the latest Android 4.1 platform, so for updating your S Plus GT I9001 to the same perform the steps from below.
For those who don’t know, CM10 isn’t an official update, meaning that it is not released and offered by Samsung. In fact it has nothing to do with the mentioned company, the software being developed by third party devs. That’s why, when you decide to install the CM update on your Galaxy S Plus, you will add features that cannot be found in the default version of the Android system. Furthermore, more capabilities will be flashed on your handset, so the performances will be easily improved as the OS will be optimized and customized; the battery life will be improved, you will gain more speed and a lot more.
The present version of CM10 has the following list of features (only the main ones are being displayed) which will offer you a more proper view about the update you are about to apply. Unfortunately, according to our sources and to the users who had already tried the ROM on their SGS Plus, there are also some bugs with the camera and with the handset audio. These capabilities are currently not working but don’t worry as the CM team will update the system as soon as the bugs are being removed. You will not have to manually install the next versions of the software, you will receive them automatically.
If you decided to flash the CM10 update, then you must first backup the data from your SGS Plus. As you are about to perform a complex operation, the personal info which is being saved on the internal storage memory of your phone might get wiped out. Furthermore, this method is being considered risky, so in order to avoid any unpleasant situations, it will be a good idea to backup the data. This task should only take a couple of minutes from your time as there are numerous apps (you can download them for free from Google Play store) that can be used for the backup; for suitable tips and indications, I recommend you to take a look over our how to section (search for backup guides).
Now, after we have ensured that the data are in safe hands, you should know that you most root the Galaxy S Plus before heading to the steps from below. CM10 will work only on a rooted system that has no factory restrictions installed, so you must gain root access first. The warranty will get void once you perform such operation, so be careful in what you do, as you don’t want to brick your smartphone. For the future, if you will want or need to restore the warranty, you will have to downgrade to the stock ROM, or to update to an official firmware released by Samsung for your S Plus.
A custom recovery image must be installed and running on your phone too as it will be used when you will try to flash the update file. Other pre requisites are referring to the following: make sure you have access to a Windows running computer, to your SGS Plus model number GT I9001 (don’t apply this tutorial or try to install CM10 on a different device as you can brick it) and to its USB cord; on both computer ad handset deactivate all the security programs or deactivate the antivirus and Firewall protection; enable the USB debugging option from here: “Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging”; make sure that your phone has enough battery life left (at least 60%) or else charge it first. Don’t forget to backup the data and root the system.
You can now safely complete the steps; be careful though and try not to mess things up by applying things by yourselves. Remember that this is considered a risky operation, so take your time and read everything twice.
How to Update Galaxy S Plus GT I9001 to CM10 Custom ROM
- The first thing to do is to download the update file and the Google apps package.
- The download link for CM10 is here.
- The download link for Google apps is here.
- Save these files to your computer.
- Then, connect the phone with the PC via USB cord.
- Copy all the downloaded files to your handset (to its SD card).
- Unplug the USB cord and turn off the S Plus.
- Enter your phone into recovery mode.
- You can do this by pressing on the Volume Up and Home buttons while powering on.
- From recovery first of all, select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition” (this is why you need to previously backup the data).
- Then, return by selecting “+++go back+++”.
- Select “install zip from sd card” and “choose zip from sd card”.
- Pick the update file first, install it and then do the same for applying the Google Apps package.
- In the end, select “+++go back+++” and end with “reboot system now”.
There you have it guys; you are now able to use your SGS Plus once more, as it was successfully updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. Of course, you had to install the CM10 custom ROM on if for this, but the process wasn’t that hard after all. Now, test the new firmware and tell us how you find it. Share the possible issues, bugs or things that aren’t working with us and with other users (use the comments area from below) and do tell us if there were problems with the tutorial.