An official custom build of Resurrection Remix ROM, which is based on AOKP, CyanogenMod, ParanoidAndroid, OmniROM and original Remix ROM builds, is now available for Galaxy S with model number GT-I9000.
The custom release offers a great combination of performance, customisation, power and most new features. Besides, it adds numerous customiesd features.
Resurrection Remix ROM (v5.0.3) changelog
Add preference for EdgeGesture service.
Update all translations
SmoothProgressBar: User Custom ProgressBar Setting
Configurable up to user (LTE or 4G)
LS Notifications: Custom Background color
LockScreen Notifications by AOSPAL
5 status bar clock font style
Statusbar clock customisation options
Fix active display keyguard derp
Make fit active display lockscreen layout
Fix appwidgets not updating
USbDebuggingManager: Fix multiple NPEs toggling USB debugging
Fix memory leak in PatchCache
Fix up Wifi Display tile for screencasting and reenable it
Rename WiFiDisplay to RemoteDisplay
Add support for translucent volume panel
Updated lockscreen blur added Redius option
Show live wallpaper in recents view on high-end devices
Add RR style status bar clock font
Update pb wallpapers
Fix volume panel more button transparency
Galaxys2: sdcard config update Commit adds parameters specific to kk4.4
Update camera overlays
Updated camera app - base on slim camera2
Fixed front camera video record for galaxy s2
Camera fixes for all devices
Camera pitch black theme
Updated navigation buttons for pitch black
Updated pull down notification panel for pitch black
Lot of media and sound fixes
Added back vibrator intensity option
N7100 device source updated
Remove download notification after preview
Added noise suppression option for i9300
Add support for import contacts to local phone storage
InCall full screen photo
Head over to the development thread to learn more about the latest release of Resurrection Remix firmware.
Interested users, who wish to install Android 4.4.2 KitKat on their Galaxy S using Resurrection Remix ROM, may follow our step-by-step guide.
IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held responsible for any mishap. Before following the installation guide, users are advised to verify their devices meet following requirements.
1) Install USB Drivers for Galaxy S to transfer files between the Android device and the computer.
2) Enable USB Debugging Mode on the phone to connect it with the computer and use Android SDK with it. [Press Menu>> Settings>> Applications. From there navigate and click on Development option and then check the USB Debugging Mode.]
3) As the tutorial might wipe out all data of the phone, create backup. If the device is having any custom recovery such as ClockworkMod or, TWRP then backup data using the same.
4) If the Android phone powers off due to lack of battery during the process, it could damage the device. Therefore, the Galaxy S should have charge above 80% battery charge.
5) The phone should be rooted and have latest version of ClockworkMod recovery.
6) Android 4.4.2 KitKat Resurrection Remix ROM works only with Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000. As applying this to any incorrect variant might brick the device, verify the model number of Galaxy S by navigating to Settings>> About phone>> Model number.
7) After flashing the ROM if the device gets stuck on Booting animation or experience boot loop then perform wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache for a few times before rebooting the device.
8) Once the ROM is installed, users are advised to give 10 minutes to the ROM after the device boots up for the first time for a better user experience.
Resurrection Remix ROM [File name: Resurrection_Remix_KK_v5.0.3-20140219-i9000.zip]
How to install Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Galaxy S GT-I9000 with Resurrection Remix
Step-1: Connect Galaxy S to the computer using USB cable, and then move the downloaded zip files to the internal storage of the phone. But do not extract/unzip the files
Step-2: Unplug the USB cable from the phone and switch it off
Step-3: Place the phone into CWM recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up, Volume Down and Power buttons together. Release the buttons when the main recovery menu appears
Note: In recovery mode, use Volume buttons to scroll between options and Power button to select the desired option.
Step-4: Create a Nandroid backup of the existing ROM which can be restored later if the new ROM does not work or users wish to go back to the previous ROM.
Select backup and restore, name the file and save it on the phone. Go back to main recovery menu when the backup is completed
Step-5: Perform a Factory Reset. This will wipe all data from system partition, which means the device will lose installed apps data and all the other system files [Factory Reset does not delete contents from internal or external storage.]
Select wipe data/factory reset and confirm the action
Step-6: Install the Resurrection ROM on Galaxy S I9000.
Select install zip from sdcard then select choose zip from sdcard. Now browse to the location where Android 4.4.2 ROM file is saved. Select it and confirm installation
Step-7: Once the ROM is installed, select again choose zip from sdcard and flash the Gapps file
Step-8: When the installation process is completed, go back to the main recovery menu and reboot the phone. Note that the first boot will take a few minutes to load all files, therefore do not press any button until the process is completed and wait until Resurrection Remix KitKat screen appears.
Use your Google Account info when the new home screen appears.
Galaxy S should now be updated with Resurrection Remix ROM featuring Android 4.4.2. Head over to Setting>> About phone to verify the new software version of the device.
[Source: Android Geeks]