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Update Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 with Custom ROM based on Android 4.2.2 Jellybean Firmware, Stable and Fastest

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If you want to install a stable and faster custom ROM based on Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 firmware on Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000. We will teach you how you can apply this custom firmware.


Samsung has not pushed the ICS Jelly Bean Android firmware for Samsung Galaxy S I9000 device which solves the issues and 512 MB RAM restriction.


  • Take the back-up of all of the data stored on the Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 on the internal device’s memory.
  • For a safe backup for your important data, make sure you’ll save your SMS using the SMS Backup and Restore application, sync your contacts with your Gmail account, save your Call Logs history using the Call logs and restore application. Also save your images, songs, documents, videos and all other important files for you.
  • Save the APN and MMS settings from the following path: “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names” and make sure you note down the settings customization.
  • From the path: “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging” make sure you will need to enable the USB Debugging Mode.
  • Make sure the minimum battery level for the power left is more than 65% or else your device cat get a forced power off in the middle of the installation process.
  • This firmware is a custom ROM and for installing the same, make sure the Android device is rooted and has installed a custom recovery image such as CWM or TWRP recovery on it.
  • Also, you can install a custom recovery image from the “ROM Manager” app downloaded from the Google Play Market Store.  For checking if your device is rooted or not you can use Root Checker app.

Disclaimer: All instructions are here only for educational and instructional purpose, so we shall not be held liable or responsible in case you lose any data or damage your device.

Update Galaxy S GT I9000 with the Android 4.2.2 Jellybean OS using a stable and fastest custom ROM:

  1. First, download custom ROM based on official Android 4.2.2 Firmware packfile.
  2. Second, download Google Apps Pack from here and save it in your PC.
  3. Now, download Add On Package and Touch Wiz Apps Package files and save them in your PC.
  4. Connect the Android device to the PC using the original USB cable.
  5. Move  all downloaded files in the smartphone.
  6. Now power off the Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000.
  7. Boot it into Recovery Mode, to do this press the Volume UP + Menu Button + Power button simultaneously.
  8. Note: Alternatively, you can put the smartphone into recovery mode using ROM Manager App. In case, you receive any error you’ll need to install a custom recovery image using ROM Manager App.
  9. Now, from recovery Mode you have to clear the cache and wipe the data using appropriate option
  10. Next, select “Install Zip from SD Card’ and browse and select the Official Jellybean 4.2.2 Firmware Package, Google Apps Package, Add On Package and Touch Wiz Apps Packages one after other which you have copied in the device to install the custom ROM and its applications.
  11. Now, wait around 10 minutes for installing the custom ROM firmware.
  12. Once the custom ROM firmware is installed successfully, select “reboot system now” for rebooting the device in the normal mode.


In case, the Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 gets into the boot loop or it stuck on the first reboot, you have to remove the device’s battery and after that repeat the entire above steps.

Congratulations, you successfully learnt how to apply the latest custom ROM firmware based on officially Android 4.2.2 on Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 device.




  1. Jaimon Dharmajan

    July 11, 2013 at 1:49 am

    Working Perfectly on My Samsung Galaxy S I9000. 4.2.2 version As Galaxy S4. Nice Work Bro…..

  2. matty

    July 16, 2013 at 12:15 am

    everything went as it should, installed the google apps, and the two addons and then i clicked the rom and it was going good and then it said checking device ID and then it restarted and it is now stuck on a screen with a red android logo and it says powered by Mackay Kernal , nothing else is happening, help.

    • ry

      July 17, 2013 at 12:34 pm

      if u havnt fixed get odin1.85 and download GT-I9000_XEU_I9000XXJW4_I9000OXAJW4_I9000XXJW4 unzip it theres 2 files put phone into dl mode press pda find rom press start

  3. ry

    July 17, 2013 at 11:23 am

    not work for me i got mackay red logo too but put it in download mode used odin restored o well cheers anyway maybe i did something wrong

    • Dany

      August 30, 2013 at 10:06 pm

      how did you restore please tell me

  4. ry

    July 18, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    tried again and got it working , i just took battery out at logo then restarted took me to a install menu followed instructions and by the way best rom ive seen so far keep up the good work

  5. Guri

    July 20, 2013 at 4:17 am

    got error signature verification failed. can u help m. m current using andriod 2.2……

  6. Habib-ur-Rehman Mushtaq

    July 21, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    hi guys.. i tried this latest rom for samsung galxy s GT-I9000. Now i am so happy that this rom is very fastest and stable for samsung mobile. Its looks is very different from other custom roms. It looks very beautiful and all the essential requirements are available with this rom. If you are having samsung galaxy s GT-I9000,quickly apply the said rom. It is much and more stable from other roms. Thanks the google team who has shared this fastest rom and i specially want to say thanks to the creator of this rom.

    Habib-ur-Rehman Mushtaq
    Gilgit Pakistan

  7. maher

    July 26, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Hi , what you mean by Move all downloaded files in the smartphone ?? where i must add the files ?? where i will make a paste of them ???

  8. mior muhammad aiman

    July 28, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    xcuse me…the camera is fully function ??

  9. Vincci

    July 28, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    it is a great rom ,but i have no network after flash it on my gt-i9000.please i won’t change to other rom

  10. Júnior

    July 29, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    tem o idioma português do brasil?

  11. amal

    August 1, 2013 at 9:38 am

    working fine !

    grt work !!!
    n thanks a lot

  12. ghanshyam patel

    August 4, 2013 at 12:03 pm

  13. Michael McGowan

    August 11, 2013 at 2:47 am

    I cant get it to work, do I need to completely erase the internal sd card? It doesnt say install zip from sd card. it just says update from sd card, what am I doing wrong?

    • Marc

      August 16, 2013 at 7:13 pm

      this pisses me off as wll

      • Michael McGowan

        August 24, 2013 at 9:32 pm

        did you find a solution?

        • michele

          September 20, 2013 at 9:20 am

          this is happening to me too – how do I get the install .zip – do I need to rename the files

      • michele

        September 20, 2013 at 9:20 am

        did you find solution

  14. yaniv

    August 11, 2013 at 10:22 am

    cant see wireless dispaly in this rom… or I miss something?


  15. nivpulsar

    August 12, 2013 at 1:34 am

    Thanks a lot my old gt i9000 is now Live and vibrant excellent work…….

    • Shaikh Mohd Amin

      August 12, 2013 at 8:57 am

      we have to move the files on memory card or internal storage…….

      • rammohan

        August 25, 2013 at 6:12 pm

        files move to internal storage external SD card

  16. Shaikh Mohd Amin

    August 12, 2013 at 8:56 am

    we have to move the files on memory card or internal storage

  17. Shaikh Mohd Amin

    August 12, 2013 at 9:30 am

    heyyy my phone stuck on mackay kernel red android symbol

    • samir

      August 16, 2013 at 12:31 pm

      try clearing cache, and reinstalling again. It happened to me.

      • Katja

        August 19, 2013 at 3:41 pm

        I got the mackay kernel red symbol too, so i took out battery and rebooted. Got into the menu, but it seems the files i saved onto the sdcard are gone. I cannot find them anywhere. Any idea how I can search using Mackay, so I can hopefully find the files to install. I’ve got no OS now and Odin won’t even recognize for me to restore anything.

        • Katja

          August 19, 2013 at 5:54 pm

          I managed to get it all installed by putting the files back on the SD card. Any idea how to get the play store app, so that i can redownload my apps?

  18. Murtala

    August 12, 2013 at 11:49 am

    it stop at a stage after installing the first software showing me mackay recovery and it cannot continue

  19. samir

    August 16, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    My one recognises wifi once then has problem connecting after it’s be turned off or phone rebooted. It also doesn’t have video call option.

  20. mike16

    August 19, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    ssucceeess thanks for this step by step guide i love my s1 now follow and retry guys

  21. Corky

    August 21, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Works perfectly but can not open Google play to reinstall my apps, Please help, i do not want to have to install another kernel as this one is fast an s stable.

  22. Prince Rameez

    August 23, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Working Perfectly on My Samsung Galaxy S I9000 thanks

  23. Athphane

    August 25, 2013 at 1:14 am

    Do I have to extract the winRaR files and out them in the phone memory?

  24. Rammohan Rao

    August 25, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    hi…guys I have install Mackay kernel ROM on my Samsung galaxy s …it works perfectly stable and official I am so happy …many more thanks to Mackay kernel ROM ..I am enjoyed it

  25. Dany

    August 30, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    I wiped data and i started to install official jellybean and it rebooted and now it’s stuck in a screen mackay kernel

  26. Scott

    September 3, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Looks great – hooks to wifi great – however none of the actual phone abilities work. Can not make calls or send texts. Seems unable to find the network or any network. I really want to use this. It looks so smooth. CAN YOU HELP?

  27. hamza

    September 10, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    its take too much time to power on

  28. Sprus

    September 16, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    great, it works very well.
    The only problem is that i cannot see my external card.

  29. muneeb

    September 24, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    i have installed but my mobile phone is not accepting no single sim,when i go to setting so it says try again later.i have changed so many sims but failed.plz solution for it

  30. Wedlyn

    September 25, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Completed all the step but stuck when reboot the system…it showing me galaxy s quite a long time ad, I try to take out by battery and reboot again, but still face the same problem…Help please!

    • khan

      October 14, 2013 at 11:06 am

      same problem for me please sort it out

  31. arnold

    September 30, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    failed to verif whole-file signature

  32. Rudolph

    September 30, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    super, great work. everything works fast and fine.

  33. Dragoş

    October 6, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Hi! When i try to install Jellybean 4.2.2. it says Checking device ID, then “E:Error in /mnt/sdcard/

  34. ezequiel

    October 17, 2013 at 3:36 am

    I cant download the playstore

  35. jajanaja

    October 19, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    installation aborted on my phone

    • naza

      October 19, 2013 at 6:20 pm

      it happened to me signature failure installation aborted

  36. i9000

    October 25, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    My 32GB external memory card is not showing up in the file manager. But i can view the photos and videos in the Gallery. is there any setting to make it visible? Please help

  37. peer

    October 25, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    hi, when i was doing root on my phone (GT I9000)i forgot to put deblugg now my mobile is not yet recover …..can you help me pls….

  38. Mart

    November 6, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Worked for me, super lux, thanks for the effort!

  39. King

    November 8, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Work 😉 Just FINE Goood Work

  40. Ali Husnain ch

    November 10, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    My Samsung galaxy s i9000 hang at start message where write GALAXY S GT-I9000 during updated jelly bean firmware what should i do?

  41. Ahmad

    November 17, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Thank you so much for your effort. It works smoothly and perfectly on my I9000 origin SFR.

  42. adil

    December 14, 2013 at 10:47 am

    simple to install and better than my ex. thank you bro

  43. Srabon

    December 15, 2013 at 11:27 am

    success fully updated…. but after 1/2 minute it show a message like “Unfortunately, THE PROCESS ANDROID.PROCESS.MEDIA HAS STOPPED” so all media related program are not working.. what can i do???? please help

  44. Cristian Chende

    January 18, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    having some trouble with cento apps…it keeps giving me the new update available screen every time i open it…s i can’t use cento apps…any ideas anyone

  45. shaji

    February 4, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    got error signature verification failed. can u help m. m current using andriod 2.2.

  46. Adis

    May 20, 2014 at 9:41 am

    thank you very much it is working perfect

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