Galaxy S I9000 Gets Updated to Android 4.3 via Official SlimBean Stable ROM [How to Install]
SlimBean Stable ROM offers a fast, stable and lightweight Jelly Bean experience for Galaxy S I9000

SlimROMs team has rolled out its first iteration of Android 4.3 SlimBean stable ROM for the first smartphone in Galaxy S series, the S GT-I9000. The SlimBean ROMs are based on popular custom ROM releases such as Android Open Source Project (AOSP), CyanogenMod (CM), ParanoidAndroid and Android Open Kang Project (AOKP).

The SlimBean stable ROM continues to offer the latest custom Android 4.3 features in a small and lightweight package. This is a great choice for older devices like Galaxy S that have limited memory capacity.

Instructions provided in this guide are meant for reference purpose only. IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held liable for any device damage during or after firmware installation. Users are advised to proceed at their own risk.


    • The SlimBean stable ROM and instructions provided in this guide are meant for Galaxy S GT-I9000 model only. Do not attempt installing the firmware on any other model, as you might end up bricking the device.
    • Ensure the device is factory unlocked and rooted with ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery or TWRP installed on it.
    • Backup the important data and settings on the phone via one of the custom recovery tools such as CWM or TWRP to prevent data loss during firmware installation.
    • Ensure the device has at least 80% battery charge to prevent unexpected device shutdown (due to battery drain) during firmware installation.
    • Enable USB Debugging mode by navigating to Settings > Developer Options (if phone is running Android 4.0 or later) or go to Settings > Applications > Development (if running Android 2.3 or earlier). If the device is running Android 4.2, then perform the following steps:
        • Go to Settings > About Phone
        • Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and select Build Number
        • Tap Build number seven times to unlock or reveal hidden Developer Options. Now, select the checkbox to enable USB Debugging mode under Settings > Developer Options.

How to Install Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on Galaxy S I9000 via SlimBean Stable ROM

    • Connect the phone to computer with original USB cable and copy the downloaded SlimBean Stable ROM and Google Apps zip files to the root folder on the phone's SD card.
    • Power off the phone and boot it into Recovery mode. To do so, press and hold Volume Up and Home buttons together and then simultaneously tap the Power button until the green robot icon with a triangle appears on the screen. This confirms entry into Recovery mode.
    • Before flashing the new ROM do the following steps in CWM recovery:
      > wipe data/factory reset
      > wipe cache
      > go to "advanced" and perform wipe dalvik cache
      > go to "mounts and storage" and format system
    • In CWM recovery, click Install Zip from SD card and select the ROM zip file copied earlier to the phone's SD card (repeat this step for installing Google Apps as well). After selecting the ROM file, allow the ROM to be installed on the device. This process may take about five minutes to complete.
    • After the device is updated, hit Reboot System Now to reboot the phone into the newly installed ROM.
    • SlimBean Stable ROM is now successfully installed on your Galaxy S GT-I9000. Go to Settings > About Phone to check the firmware version installed.

[Source: Android Geeks]