How to Install Slim Bean Android 4.1.1 on Galaxy S I9000 Jelly Bean

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Samsung Galaxy S I9000 is one of the most popular Android phones of its time which made Samsung what it is today. Samsung dropped support of the Galaxy S I9000 by not releasing Android 4.0 ICS for this phone, instead decided to update its higher-end smartphones Galaxy S2, Galaxy Note. Forget ICS, now you can install Jelly Bean Android 4.1.1 on Galaxy S.

As you continue reading below, we will guide you through the process of how to install Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean (Slim Bean 1.0) on Galaxy S I9000 with complete steps. Remember, your data will be wiped and you will lose all your settings and apps. Make sure you backup your data as given in the coming steps below.

Disclaimer: All the tools, mods or ROMs mentioned below belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial ;-)

Slim Bean 1.0 Features:

  • Fully built from AOSP sources with some cherry picks from CM, AOKP and my changes.
  • Easy to customize features (thanks to AOKP team) via ASS (Advanced Slim Settings)
  • ROM – (54 – 70)MB
  • Slim Common ( Includes Slim Gapps)
  • Extras ( Includes Launcher, Email, Exchange etc)
  • Compiled with small language (5) pack( en, fr, de, it and es. No new languages will be added)
  • Advanced Slim Settings ( ASS similar to AOKP Rom Control)
  • OTA via integrated Update Me with plenty of options
  • Holo Launcher ( stock is in extras zip file)

Make sure you have installed all your USB drivers for the Samsung Galaxy S III to connect it with the computer. Download Samsung Galaxy S3 USB drivers! Apart from just the USB drivers, there are a few more things that you need to take care of.

1. You need to enable USB debugging mode. This helps to connect your Android phone with the PC. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging.

2. Your phone battery should be 80-85% charged. If your phone goes off suddenly because of battery, during flashing ROMs or installing mods and updates — your phone might go dead permanently. See here: How to Check Battery Percentage.

3. Backup all your important data that you might need as soon as your flash a new ROM, or make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below on how to backup data:

Data can also be backed up using Samsung KIES for their devices, but if you backup data manually, you get more options what top choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.

4. Your phone should be factory unlocked. Additional instructions for locked Android devices will be added in the tutorial for unlocking devices.

Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Galaxy S to Android 4.1.1 Slim Bean custom ROM.


  • kiran

    i am having unknown basebrand ….no imei ..plz help me

  • Steven

    i get a black screen when i unlock my phone. I can see the battery and time and stuff.. but no homescreen

  • mihaela

    I lost network signal .. wireless ok, all other features ok. cannot make phonecalls :(