Jellybean ROMs for Galaxy S i9000 | Android 4.1 Upgrade

Android Jellybean 4.1 has brought many awesome features like Offline Voice Typing, Indic language support, Google Now (Voice command tool) and much more. Though it is released officially for few devices, Galaxy S i9000 can enjoy Jellybean right now thanks to Custom ROMs.

This post is a compilation of Android 4.1 Jellybean ROMs for Galaxy S i9000 which I used.

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GNexus Port Jellybean ROM

It is based on official Jelly bean base developed for Google Nexus. As the name says, it is a Google Nexus Jellybean port for Galaxy S i9000. Everything is working including Wi-Fi, 2G, 3G, Camera and Bluetooth. Though, the development is continuously going on and tagged as beta, it is completely suitable for daily use.

Personally, I switched to this ROM to taste Jelly bean from Slim ICS and I felt battery drain on it. On 2G network, it lasted for some 13 hours.

Installation is quite easy:

  1. Download ROM package and copy it into SD card
  2. Reboot into Recovery
  3. Wipe Data/ Factory Reset
  4. Select Install ZIP from SD Card and select Choose ZIP from SD Card.
  5. Choose ZIP as copied in first step.
  6. Reboot system and you are now on Jellybean.

Hellybean Android 4.1 ROM

Hellybean is a CyanogenMod 10 based Jellybean ROM for Galaxy S i9000. The ROM is still undergoing improvement. Mounting the external SD card to PC is not yet working but you can get around this by switching to MTP mode. Calls, SMS, data, Wi-Fi, camera, Bluetooth and GPS, however, are in working order.

Installation of this one is easy but quite lengthy:

  1. Download Helly Bean Initial
  2. Go to Hellybean ROM directory and download following (step 3 & 4) Click H_B_YYYYMMDD where YYYYMMDD is date, download latest one.
  3. Download HellyBean Base named as
  4. Helly Bean i9000  named as
  5. Download Helly Bean Addons
  6. Copy all the downloaded material into SD Card.
  7. Reboot phone into Recovery.
  8. Wipe Data / Factory Reset.
  9. Select Install ZIP from SD Card and select Choose ZIP from SD Card.
  10. Flash Helly Bean Initial.
  11. Reboot into recovery.
  12. Flash Hellybean_Base followed by Hellybean i9000 package and then Addon.
  13. Select Reboot System.


This is a ROM of which I am a fan since ICS and now we have it on Jellybean too. Based on AOSP source, it is a light weight, fast and smooth ROM.

I faced APN and Data problems with it but it can be fixed. Just Turn ON/OFF Airplane mode and it is alright.

Visit Official site for Installation guide. It is similar to GNexus Port.

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Aniket - August 21, 2012

is there jelly bean update available for sony live with walkman wt19i..
by custom rom


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