Galaxy S Jelly Bean ROMs Update: Install C-RoM with TW5 Icons, Based on Android 4.1


The Galaxy S continues to live on and possibly is even more famous than the newer Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S3 when it comes to custom Jelly Bean Android 4.1 based ROMs in the Android development community, with almost regular releases of Jelly Bean ROMs for it, and another one has now come out.

XDA Senior Member aways has released C-RoM, a Jelly Bean ROM based on CM10 but with a few additions, including a few scripts and tweaks for even better performance. It also features new animations as well as icons taken from TouchWiz found on the Galaxy S3. Please note that the ROM may have a few bugs and issues and some things may not work correctly as it is not an official Samsung firmware based ROM, and things like the FM Radio or 3G video calling won’t work (video calls via apps like Skype will however work fine).

Let’s take a look at how the C-RoM ROM can be installed on the Galaxy S


This ROM and the guide below are compatible only and only with the Samsung Galaxy S, model number i9000It’s not compatible the GT-i9003 or with any other device and may render an incompatible device unusable. Check your device model in Settings » About phone.


The methods and procedures discussed here are considered risky and you should not attempt anything if you don’t know exactly what you are doing. If any damage occurs to your device, we won’t be held liable.

How to Install C-RoM ROM on Galaxy S i9000

NOTE, Please Read: If you are already running an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or a Jelly Bean ROM on your phone, you DO NOT need to perform steps 3 and 4 below and can skip to step 5 after step 2.

  1. This procedure will wipe all your apps, data and settings (but it will NOT touch your SD cards, so don’t worry about those). Backup your Apps and important data — bookmarks, contacts, SMS, APNs (internet settings), etc. This Android backup guide would help you.
    Important! Don’t forget to at least make a backup of your APN settings, which you can restore later if your data connection does not work after installing the ROM. Use the backup guide to find out how.
  2. Remove sim card lock, if you have set it earlier. Go here: Settings » Location and Security » Sim card lock » checkbox should be clear (not selected).
  3. Flash the stock XXJW4 firmware by using → this guide.
  4. Root XXJW4 to obtain Clockworkmod recovery (CWM) by using → this guide.
  5. Download the latest version of the ROM from its development page.
  6. Download the Google Apps package. This will install apps like Market, Gmail, etc. which are not present in the ROM.
    Download Gapps  |  Filename: 
  7. Copy the zip files downloaded in step 5 and 6 to the internal SD card on the phone.
  8. Turn off your Galaxy S and wait for complete shutdown (wait for vibration and check capacitive button lights).
  9. Then, boot into CWM recovery. To do so, press and hold the Volume Up + Home buttons while powering on the phone. When the screen turns on, let go of all three buttons. The phone will boot up into ClockworkMod recovery in a few seconds.
    In recovery, use Volume keys to scroll up and down and power key to select an option.
  10. Select wipe data/factory reset, then select Yes on next screen to confirm. Wait a while till the data wipe is complete.
  11. Select install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from sdcard. Scroll to the ROM file on the sdcard and select it. Confirm installation by selecting Yes – Install on the next screen. The ROM will start installing.
  12. After the ROM package completes installing, select choose zip from sdcard yet again, then select the file to install the Google apps package.
  13. After installation of the Google apps package is complete, go back to the main recovery menu. Then, select advanced, then select Fix permissions. Then, go back to the main recovery menu and select reboot system now to reboot the phone and boot up into C-RoM ROM.
    NOTE: To go back to a stock Samsung ROM, you can install the XXJW4 ROM by following the guide linked in step 2 above.

C-RoM ROM, based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is now installed and running on your Galaxy S. Visit the development page for more info and to get the latest updates on the ROM. Share your thoughts on the ROM in the comments.

Also try out CM10 (based on Jelly Bean) for the I9000 → here or a stock Jelly Bean ROM → here.

12 Comment

  1. tty says: Reply

    Works great after installation, smooth, no apparent bugs. Will make another comment after a few days of use to see if everything is in order.

    1. levart says: Reply

      Hiw it work?

      1. tty says: Reply

        WOrks fine still, battery is just as good as before, like other user mentioned the booting takes longer than other builds but honestly I don’t care since I don’t turn it off very often.

  2. emnomadic says: Reply

    Hi I installed this rom and gapps with no problems. However, at end when it booted up, it looked for a password to decrypt storage. It would not let me beyond that point without the password. What password please???
    I’ve had to remove it temporarily until this is resolved.

  3. mahmudk69 says: Reply

    I tested this update of JB 4.1.1 and found working fully without any bugs. Almost all other versions of the JB were with the known bug of not mounting the Ext SD card to PC. But this one opens the Ext SD card perfectly both in device and on PC. The only annoying thing I experienced so far after the installation is that the phone takes unusually long time to enter and exit the recovery mode as well as to reboot.
    Anyway it is a great job and many thanks for the hard work of the developers!

    1. tty says: Reply

      I agree with what you said, it is the first build that works fine for me, all the rest had issues with this and that. The slow booting or recovery doesn’t really bother me. My kudos to whoever did this.

  4. jaydeep says: Reply

    After installing this ROM i am having error in the is showing that “error while searching netowrk”…
    What to do nw? plz Reply..

  5. jaydeep says: Reply

    what is the password…plz give me fast..

  6. Martis says: Reply

    I installed this Jelly bean update and after rebooting phone ask me for some kind of descripting storage code, so what is that code? Im not the only having this problem.

  7. Martis says: Reply

    Ok now everything works fine except one big problem, after my galaxy s goes to sleep mode after about 1 min it shuts down without any sign. And if I want to wake it up I need to turn on it again by long pressing power button. Anyone knows how to solve it?

  8. mac says: Reply

    can i use this on my rooted 2.3.6 xxjvu?

  9. After installing this ROM i am having error in the is showing that “error while searching netowrk”…
    What to do nw? plz Reply..

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