Tutorials

How to update Samsung Galaxy S+ to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean – Part 2

As I haven’t even been able to record the second part of my tutorial yet (and I think I’m not gonna do that anyway), I mad a written tutorial.

  1. Before you start, you should backup your Apps, SMS and maybe also your Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks and Calendar. You can do that with the App Super Backup from PlayStore. Yeah, it only says “SMS and Contacts” in the title, but you can backup everything I listed above with it.
  2. Download these files and save them on the internal SD-Card of your phone (you can also use external if you want; DO NOT EXTRACT!):
  3. Switch off your phone and get into Recovery Mode as shown in the video.
  4. Backup And Restore -> Backup
  5. Wipe Data / Factory Reset
  6. Wipe Cache Partition
  7. Advanced -> Wipe Dalvik Cache
    • Install zip from SD-Card -> Choose zip from SD-Card -> cm-10-20130211-ivendor-beta1-ariesve.zip
    • Install zip from SD-Card -> Choose zip from SD-Card -> gapps-jb-20121011-signed.zip
    • (Install zip from SD-Card -> Choose zip from SD-Card -> gapps-jb-picasa-20121011-signed.zip)
      NOTE: If you saved the files on your external SD, you have to choose „Install zip from external SD-Card“ instead of „Install zip from SD-Card“!
  8. Advanced -> Fix Permissions
  9. Advanced -> Wipe Battery Stats
  10. Reboot system now

Congrats, you just successfully installed Android 4.1.2 alias Jelly Bean. If it’s not working, go to Recovery Mode again and choose „Backup And Restore -> Restore“. If you can’t enter Recovery Mode any more, download one of these files and flash it with Odin (just as you flashed Recovery in the first part; those are the official Android Firmwares for SGS+ by Samsung):
Samsung Update Center – GT-I9001

Extract the .zip file and you’ll get a .tar.gz archive. Extract that again and flash the file you get out of it with Odin. Then you can start again if you want, or just let it go and enjoy your official Samsung Firmware 😀

Of course you can flash any other kind of Custom ROM like this, for example Android Open Kang Project, SlimBean and so on. Those are all nothing but Firmwares that were modified by developers.

Edit (2013-03-10): Xistance and Doomsday really made it: They both released Android-4.2.2-Builds with working camera! But there are many little problems left (the biggest issues are that Bluetooth and VSync are not working), so I’m not gonna put the link in here for now, but you can look it up on XDA if you want.

If you don’t like CyanogenMod 10, you can look for other Custom ROMs in here:
GT-I9001 Android Development

And if you want to have some more information about our great device, have a look in here:
GT-I9001 Wiki Page

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