Samsung Galaxy S was the first device in Samsung’s flagship S series. It was released in 2010. The Galaxy S had a 4″ Super AMOLED screen, 1 GHz processor, 512 MB RAM and 8/16 GB internal storage which could be further expanded up to 32 GB via a microSD card. It also had a 5 MP rear camera and a VGA front facing camera.
Samsung stopped giving official update to this phone after Android 2.3 GingerBread. However you can still update this device to the latest Android 4.4.2 with the CM 11 custom ROM. Not only will this update your device to the latest Android version, it will also get rid of all the bloatware on the phone. Follow the steps given below to install it on your device.
Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. The writer cannot be held responsible for any bricked or unusable devices. Even though the chances of your Smartphone getting bricked are negligible, the owner of the device must take full responsibility of it!
Note: This ROM might contain some bugs. But it can be used for day to day purposes.
Pre-requisites and Backing up your Galaxy S:
- Make a Backup of the SMSs, Call logs and Contacts using the Super Backup App
- Make a Backup of the data on your phone
- Enable USB debugging on your device
- Make sure the device has at least 60% charging
- Backup WhatsApp messages on Android Smartphone and Email
Steps to install CM 11 ROM on Samsung Galaxy S:
- Create a Nandroid backup from recovery, in case anything goes wrong.
- Download the CM 11 ROM zip file and Gapps zip file and transfer it to the phone.
- Switch off the phone and boot the phone into Recovery mode.
- Next, wipe the cache and the dalvik cache.
- Now go to “Install zip” and then “Select zip”. Choose the CM 11 ROM zip file.
- Now again clear cache and dalvik cache.
- Go to ”Install zip”, then “Select zip”. Choose the Gapps zip file.
- Then perform full data wipe task. To do so, click “Wipe Data/Factory Reset”, then choose “Yes” on next screen to confirm.
- After the process is complete, reboot the phone.