[How To] Install Official CM 11 ROM on the Samsung Galaxy S (GT-I9000)

Custom ROMs act as a major upgrade from stock ROMs especially for users with devices that have stopped receiving official updates from their carriers or manufactures. Take the Samsung Galaxy S (GT-I9000) for example. Launched in 2010, the now antiquated device was Samsung’s first smartphone from the flagship S series but stopped receiving official updates after Android 2.3. By flashing custom ROMs however, users can experience the latest Android OS on it. And the CyanogenMod team have also released their latest ROM for the device based on the Android 4.4 KitKat OS.

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. We had previously seen how you can install Android 4.4 on it by flashing an unofficial version of the CM 11 ROM. Let us now see how to install the official CM 11 ROM on it.

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[How To] Install CM 11 ROM (Android 4.4) on Samsung Galaxy S (GT-I9000)

Many Android devices that have a very little chance of getting an official Android 4.4 update are fortunately getting custom ROMs build for them. As a result, its users are thankful to the developers for letting them experience the latest Android OS on their devices. And seems like the users of Samsung Galaxy S (GT-I9000) have XDA Recognized Developer pawitp to thank for developing an unofficial CM 11 custom ROM which allows users to run Android 4.4 on the Galaxy S.

The Galaxy S was Samsung’s first device from its flagship S series that was launched in 2010. The smartphone paved the way for Samsung to become the powerhouse that it is in the mobile market by developing many more such devices. It 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, a VGA front facing camera and originally ran on Android 2.1 with an Android 2.3 update made available later. Let us now see how you can install Android 4.4 on it.

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