Install Android 4.3 in Galaxy S I9000

We don’t think Samsung will roll official Android 4.3 for Galaxy S GT-I9000 model. But anyways we have got the manual update of Android 4.3 Jellybean on Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000. Actually the firmware is taken from Nexus and ported on the device. The baseband is I9000XXJVT and is SuperNexus-3.0-galaxysmtd-BUILD1 version. The build number is JSS15J.

Before applying the unofficial Android 4.3 on Galaxy S, the user has to update the device with the firmware last available through OTA and then root on that firmware. Rooting is necessary and that voids warranty but you can utilize the fun of latest custom ROMs and apps from Google Play store that requires root access. We won’t be responsible of data loss or non-functioning of zip file because we are not the developers. We would only provide you the help if your get stuck in the process of installation.

The Android 4.3 has several features that are really fun to have. The features are multiuser window, Bluetooth low energy, daydreamer brightness, lockscreen and many others.  Follow the article below to update the software and get the requirements.

Galaxy S GT I9000 with Value Pack XXJW4 2.3.6 Gingerbread Firmware


  1. Rooted Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000
  2. Computer with internet connectivity
  3. Original USB cable
  4. Disable the antivirus program in computer and uninstall the same if any error occurs
  5. Backup of files, sms, videos, music, images and others present in device memory must be done by using backup app and restore them later
  6. The phone battery must be 40% or more to avoid shut down
  7. Enable the USB Debugging from Settings-> Applications-> Development and untick later

Steps to Install Android 4.3 on Galaxy S GT I9000

Step 1: First check the model number by settings->about phone->model number because if install the firmware on other model will give unwanted results.

Step 2: Now download the suitable Android 4.3 pack for GT-I9000 from here and then download the Google App in your computer. Do not extract the both zip files or rename it.

Step 3: Take the phone and connect it to computer via USB cable and save the zip files in the sd card and not in sub folder. Disconnect the cable.

Step 4: Download ROM manager from Google Play store if you find problem to land the device in recovery mode. Through that app select the option reboot system in recovery. Or switch off the device and press Volume Up+ menu+power button for recovery.

Step 5: Select install zip from SD card and choose the android 4.3 package zip file first to flash and then Google apps. Select the file through volume rocker and confirm through power.

Step 6: The flashing will take 3 minutes each and then select reboot system now to boot in normal mode.

If the device got stuck in the boot loop them long press the power button and switch on the power again.

Step 7: Now clean the cache in recovery mode by selecting wipe cache partition and reboot system now.

Voila, you have learned the educational step to update the Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 with unofficial Android 4.3. Several other devices like Galaxy S2 GT-I9100, I9100G, Galaxy S3, Nexus 4 etc got ported with Android 4.3. If you find any trouble then do comment us and like the facebook and Google+ page.

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