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Root and Install CyanogenMod 10.1 RC2 Firmware on Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000

(Last Updated On: June 4, 2014)

We have neither written an article for Samsung Galaxy S nor provided a ROM. Thus, I’m getting continuous requests to add some more devices to the list say, Galaxy S, S II, S III etc. So, I have started searching for the same and promise, you can expect the tutorials and ROMs for those phones too. By the way, here I’m explaining how you can install latest CyanogenMod 10.1 (Android 4.2.2) on your Galaxy S GT I9000.

I think most of you might be knowing about CyanogenMod ROMs and in fact, I will be wasting my time to introduce it again as it’s the most popular 3rd party Android ROM developers. Unarguably, CM is the most preferred ROM after stock firmwares and it’s been even accepted by the developers itself. CyangogenMod focuses on quality over quantity and they ensure maximum output for your time.

In this tutorial, the first step is to root your galaxy S and proceed to CM 10.1 installation. Those who have already rooted their device can easily jump to the installation section. Make sure you have taken enough backups before moving ahead and it’s always recommended to take backups of contacts, messages, APNs , memos, notes, calender etc.


TechBii will not be responsible for any damage during the procedure and you hereby certify that all the following steps are thoroughly understood by you and we shall not be held liable or responsible for the final outcome. However, you can seek our help at anytime during the clause.

How to Root Samsung Galaxy S GT-i9000

We are going to root Galaxy S foremost. Hope you have followed the above mentioned precautions and disclaimer. Keep battery level more than 50 % to get rid off power failure during the process.

Here’s our part.

  • Download the Galaxy S rooting 
  • Extract the file to your desktop and install “Odin” from the folder.
  • Now switch off your phone and enter into “Download Mode ” by pressing Volume down Key, Center button and power button simultaneously. If it’s not entering to Download Mode, just do the same key combination again.
  • Hope you have got Download Mode now. It’s time to connect your phone to computer. Make sure you have installed proper drivers for your phone. You can either install Samsung Kies package or download and install other drivers from the net. In case of Kies, Go to  Settings > Wireless & Network > USB Settings and ensure that “Samsung KIES” option is checked before connecting the phone to the computer.
  • Now in Odin tool, after detection of your phone, the “ID : COM ” section will turn yellow. If not, re-install the drivers again and try again. Never proceed further unless you get the yellow light on the ID:COM section.
  • Now click on “PDA” button in Odin and choose the file in the extracted folder.
odin tool fter phone detection
odin tool fter phone detection
  • Hope you checked the above screen shot. Now click on “Start” and let it proceed . After successful rooting , you will get a “Pass” message. Lucky you, you have rooted your Galaxy S. Enjoy. 😀

We have completed our first task, rooting the device. Now it’s time to install the super cool CyanogenMod 10.1 to rock on . For this, follow the below steps carefully.

How to Install CyanogenMod 10.1 Android 4.2.2 on Galaxy S i9000

  1. Download the CM file from Here and GApps from Here. Copy both of these files to your SD- Card . 
  2. Enter your phone into “Recovery Mode ” by pressing Volume Up Key + Menu Button and then press the Power button after turning off your phone.
  3. First of all, clear all cache and wipe dalvik and battery data. It’s a must do procedure to avoid “Force Close” errors.
  4. Now choose “Install ZIP from SD Card” on recovery menu and load the CM file. After that, again do the same but instead of the CM file, choose GApps file.
  5. Finally, “Reboot System Now” and wait for some minutes. The first boot will take approx. 5-10 minutes. Don’t worry about that.  See the magic after the reboot.

Hallaballa. Your phone now runs on the most powerful yet feature fledged CyangogenMod. Can’t believe your eyes? Yeah, it’s true. As I said earlier, in case you have already rooted your phone, you could have installed the CM file directly. Anyway, in this tutorial, you have rooted your Galaxy S and installed CyanogenMod 10.1 RC2 Firmware which is running on latest Android 4.2.2

Now tell me, which was the toughest part in this guide and I will try my best to clear out your doubts and difficulties. 😀



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