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
Resurrection Remix ROM featuring Android 4.4.2 KitKat is available for Galaxy S I9000. XDA

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

Kernel updates

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.

Download files

Resurrection Remix ROM [File name:]

Alternative link

Gapps file

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]