Update Samsung Vibrant SGH-T959 to Slim Bean Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Custom Firmware

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Slim Bean has released their Android 4.2.2 based custom ROM for the T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant SGH-T959 that you can install on your phone and enjoy the stock Android experience along with tons of new tweaks and features added by the Slim Bean team. This custom ROM has been built directly from the AOSP source which means you get to enjoy the latest Android 4.2.2 on your Samsung Vibrant. This is not an official release by Google, but just a custom ROM which would require a custom recovery like ClockworkMod in order to flash the ROM zip file on your phone. You will be able to update Samsung Vibrant SGH-T959 to Slim Bean Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean custom firmware with our tutorial.

In this tutorial, we will tell you how to install Slim Bean Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on Samsung Vibrant SGH-T959 with complete steps using CWM recovery. We also have several tips on how to backup your phone data and also some more tips that you have to keep in mind before proceeding to the tutorial on the next page. You will have to wipe your previous personal data and apps as usual when installing this custom ROM, like always. Let’s begin with the tutorial below.

Slim Bean Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial 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 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean ROM Details:

This Slim Bean custom ROM looks like all stock, but contains a number of amazing features under-the-hood. The ROM comes with the following options, that extend to a whole new list of options that you can customize:

  • Device Options – Samsung Vibrant Settings
  • Interface – Majority of customization options are here
  • OTA – Update Me
  • Performance – CPU, voltage, tweaks etc
  • Profiles – Set up various profiles for different occasions/environments such as work, home, evening etc
  • Quiet hours
  • Themes – Theme engine
  • About Slim

T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for T-Mobile Galaxy Ace properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

T-Mobile users can also back up data using T-Mobile KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving T-Mobile Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

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All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Samsung Vibrant SGH-T959 to Slim Bean Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean custom firmware.


  • Tee

    Can I try this with the wind mobile version of the Samsung galaxy s (what you call the vibrant)?

  • guest

    Update works, wifi, gapps don’t, add account does not. any ideas?