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Galaxy S GT I9000 : Upgrade to Jellybean 4.2.2 Firmware

Galaxy S GT I9000 : Upgrade to Jellybean 4.2.2 Firmware

by TDC TeamFebruary 25, 2015

If you are the owner of Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 and looking for new upgrade, So this is the right place. This firmware used by Galaxy Note 2 and Nexus devices successfully, now Galaxy S GT I9000 user can also use this firmware. This firmware comes with new feature like  new Camera setting, All new fresh native UI present in Jellybean 4.2.2 and bugs are fixed related to battery and issue of force close. So follow the given steps and enjoy with new features and high performance.


Important Note: This Firmware is taken from a very reliable developer from XDA Forum and is completely safe to install on your device.Yet we would advice you to go for this upgrade at your own risk as neither this site nor the author can be held responsible for any problem in upgradation such as bricking of Device. However, this happens only in rare cases.Also you would lose warranty of the hardware(if any) after upgrade.

To make it easier for layman users, the entire upgradation process has been divided into two easy to understand parts:

  • Pre-Upgardation Steps.
  • Final Upgradation Steps.

Please follow all the steps with extra care and donot miss even a single step.

Pre-Upgradation Steps for Galaxy S GT I9000

  • First of all make sure that your device is Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 Contract(Check at Settings> About Phone). Donot try to run this upgrade on any other version.
  • Also, this upgrade can only be executed on unlocked boot loader devices, and is not for devices which have model number I9000.
  • We would advice the users to first take a complete backup of the existing ROM by using Nandroid Backup and Restore App.
  • Important data such as SMS, Contacts etc.can also be backed-up on PC or any other device .
  • Also make sure that your Galaxy S GT I9000 is at-least 55% charged as the upgrade will be done on the battery power.
  • Next, we would recommend to disable all the anti-virus(if any) which are running on your Device. Also uninstall the Kies package from the computer which will be used to upgrade.
  • Now th important step,enable USB Debugging on your cellphone (The option available at Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging ).
  • With this, your Galaxy S GT I9000 is now ready for upgradation to Jellybean 4.2.2 Firmware.

Final Upgradation

  • For final upgrade, you need to install the following two files:
    1. Jellybean 4.2.2 Firmware Package . [The firmware file]
    2. Odin 3.07 [The tool to be used for upgrade]
  • First extract the Firmware Zip file which you’ve downloaded on your PC.
  • The file you’ve downloaded would be a file of TAR extension.
  • Now extract the Odin Zip file in a separate folder. This will contain Odin 3 v3.07.exe file and some support files.
  • Now power off your Galaxy S GT I9000.
  • Now restart your Galaxy S GT I9000 in debugging mode (By pressing volume down key and home key together while switching on).
  • This will give you a warning and press Volume down to enter debugging mode.
  • Now right click the Odin3 v3.07.exe which was extracted earlier and select Run as Administrator.
  • Now connect you Galaxy S GT I9000 to PC using original USB cable. This will pop=up a message in Odin saying “Added!!”.
  • You’ll also see COM port with a number written in Yellow which means the device is ready to be upgraded and rooted.
  • Now Click the PDA Tab in Odin, and select the tar file from the above extracted folder.
  • Also make sure that Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes are selected in Odin.
  • When done with all above process steps, click START button.
  • This will start flashing your phone. Once it is completed, phone will restart automatically.
  • Once PASS message appear in Odin, remove Galaxy S GT I9000 from USB connection.

With this, you’ve successfully upgraded to Jellybean 4.2.2 Firmware. Enjoy your cellphone with more efficiency. If you face any issues during upgradation, feel free to ask us in the form of comments below.

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