[How to] Update Samsung Galaxy S to Android 5.1

Samsung Galaxy S I9000 was Samsung’s first entry into its Galaxy S series of Android smartphones. The Galaxy S features a 480×800 Super AMOLED touchscreen display, a 5 MP rear camera, a 0.3 MP VGA front-facing camera, and a 1 GHz processor. It came with Android 2.1 Eclair and was upgradable to Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

A few days back, we saw a guide on how to install Omni ROM running on Android 5.1 on the Samsung Galaxy S2. The same ROM is available for the Galaxy S also. It will update the Galaxy S to Android 5.1. This ROM offers the best Lollipop features taken from top Android custom ROMs such as CyanogenMod, SlimROMs and ParanoidAndroid ROM. Follow this guide to install it on the Galaxy S.

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[How to] Install CM 11 (Android 4.4.2) on Samsung Galaxy S

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.

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[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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[How to] Install CM 10.2 (Android 4.3) on Samsung Galaxy S

Samsung’s famed S series started with the Samsung Galaxy S. The Galaxy S features a 480×800 Super AMOLED touchscreen display, a 5 MP rear camera, a 0.3 MP VGA front-facing camera, 512MB RAM and a 1 GHz processor. At it’s times of release, it was one of the best phones in the market.

Initially it came with the Android 2.1 Eclair OS and it was upgradable to the Android 2.3 Gingerbread. After this, Samsung stopped pushing out official updates to this phone. However it can still be upgraded to the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS with the CM 10.2 custom ROM. If you want to install CM 10.2 on your device, follow the instructions given below.

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[How to] Install Official CM 10.1 (Android 4.2.2) on Samsung Galaxy S i9000

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Samsung Galaxy S was the first flagship device from Samsung. It was launched a long time ago so obviously Samsung did not update it with the Ice Cream Sandwich and the Jelly Bean OS. This did not stop the developers from creating the custom ROMs for this device. XDA developers have managed to create the CM 10.1 custom ROM for this device running on the Android 4.2.2 OS. It should be noted that this tutorial must only be used for Samsung Galaxy S i9000 and not any other firmware or variants. Follow the instructions given below.
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