Samsung's first Galaxy smartphone (S GT-I9000) users can now enjoy the best Jelly Bean features ported from popular custom ROMs such as CyanogenMod, AOKP and ParanoidAndroid, thanks to the release of Android 4.3 based C-ROM Final build firmware via TEAMCarbon source code. In order to install the custom firmware, it is necessary to have the baseband firmware (I9000XXJVT) in the handset.
NOTE: The new version of C-ROM software will repartition system to 600MB from the previous 400MB to fit the larger Android system file size. There may be loss of data during repartition process and the first installation will fail with a warning that your /data will be wiped (just select the .zip again and install process will continue. You can restore /data from backup via Advanced Restore option in ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery, provided you backed up your data before installation.
Android 4.3 C-ROM Final Features
Here is the complete list of new features and enhancements ported into the latest build of C-ROM series:
- Added HALO
- New Power Menu Settings
- Halo Toggle
- Dark C-RoM Toggle
- Added notification rows transparency
- Port notification drawer custom background
- Port Forward: Custom Carrier Label
- TRDS new 4.3 png's
- Several bug-fixes
Key Points to Note
- The C-ROM Final build firmware and the instructions given in this guide are meant for the Galaxy S I9000 model only. Verify the device model number by navigating to Settings > About Phone.
- Back up data and settings using a recommended custom recovery tool such as ClockworkMod (CWM) or TWRP, as it creates a complete image of the existing phone setup.
- Verify correct USB drivers for the phone are installed on the computer (download Samsung Galaxy S I9000 USB drivers)
- Ensure USB debugging mode is enabled on the phone, by navigating to Settings > Developer Options (if device is running Android 4.0 or later) or Settings >Applications> Development (if device is running Android 2.3 or earlier). Otherwise if device is running Android 4.2, perform the following steps:
- Go to Settings > About Phone
- Scroll to the bottom of the screen and select Build Number
- Tap the phone's Build Number seven times to unlock or reveal the hidden Developer Options under Settings. Then select the checkbox to enable USB debugging mode under Settings > Developer Options.
- Make sure the phone has at least 80% battery charge to prevent unexpected device shutdown (due to battery drain) while installing the ROM.
- Ensure the device is unlocked (not locked to a specific carrier) and rooted with ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) installed
- If the device is stuck at booting or experiencing boot loop issues, perform Wipe Cache Partition and Wipe Dalvik Cache a few more times before rebooting.
- Allow newly installed ROM to stabilise for five minutes before you start working on it.
- If you encounter a Status 7 error message while flashing the firmware, then it could be due to an incompatible device or a necessary kernel may be missing (for instance, a Jelly Bean Kernel must be installed before installing any Jelly Bean ROM).
- IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held liable for any device damage during ROM installation. Users are advised to proceed at their own risk.
How to Install Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on Galaxy S I9000 via C-ROM Final Build
1. Connect and mount the phone's USB mass storage on computer with USB cable.
2. Without extracting, copy the downloaded ROM and Google Apps zip files to the root folder on the phone's SD card.
3. Once the file transfer process is complete, power off the phone and disconnect its USB cable from computer.
4. Boot the phone into Recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up, Home and Power button together until the screen flashes. Then release all three buttons. NOTE: Use Volume buttons to navigate between options and Power button to select an option in recovery.
5. Take a Nandroid Backup of the phone's current ROM so that it can be restored later, if the new ROM fails to boot or you want to return to the previous ROM. To do a data backup, choose Backup and Restore and then hit Backup on next screen. Return to main recovery screen once backup is done.
6. Perform a full data wipe task to eliminate conflicts between the newly installed ROM and the original ROM. First, choose Wipe Data/Factory Reset and then click Yes on next screen to confirm. Wait for a few minutes until the data wipe process completes and then return to the CWM recovery main menu.
7. Perform Wipe Cache Partition and wait until the process completes. Then do Wipe Dalvik Cache under advance option. Once the wiping process completes, proceed to the next step.
8. Choose Install Zip from SD card and then click Choose Zip from SD card. Now, locate the C-ROM Final zip file that you copied earlier in Step 2 and select it by tapping Power button. Confirm the ROM installation on next screen and soon the installation process will begin.
9. Once the ROM installation is done, repeat Step 8 but choose Gapps zip instead of ROM zip file to install Google Apps. Once Google Apps is also installed, return to the main recovery menu and hit reboot system now. The phone will now reboot into the newly installed ROM. The first boot may take about five minutes to complete. So, leave it alone.
Restoring the Previous ROM: To restore the original ROM: boot the phone into recovery, choose Backup and Restore and then restore your previous ROM by choosing it from the list.
Galaxy S I9000 is now successfully updated to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean via C-ROM Final build. Go to Settings > About Phone to verify the firmware version installed.
[Source: XDA Developers]