You can update Samsung Galaxy S to Android 4.4.2 KitKat by flashing your phone with the custom ROM named – EHNDROIX ROM. This custom ROM is based on the source code of CyanogenMod 11 and Android KitKat OS. It doesn’t have the same user-interface which you could get from the original Android KitKat OS, it does has different but cool UI named Fluid UI so that your phone didn’t lag a lot which might happen with the original UI. However, as it is custom ROM so it might contain some bugs but you can report those bugs and get that solve as soon as possible via updates, and the best part is you could update your phone over OTA (Over the Air), it contain app named GooManager which can be used for OTA updates.
It could be risky for your phone to flash with any custom ROM. Custom ROMs might contain bugs and many other problems too. Also trying this ROM on any other phone except Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 could be risky, even don’t try on any other carrier locked I9000 device. When you flash and root your device, your phone’s warrantee will automatically be void.
We or the developer of the ROM will not responsible if you did anything bad with your phone. If you do follow the tutorial correctly than you might not get any problem, however if anything happen bad with your phone than don’t blame us; try this at your own risk.
- Make sure that your phone’s battery is at least 80% charged.
- You should backup all the data which you want back, such as Contacts, Messages, and other files.
- Your phone should be rooted and must have latest CWM installed. Read: How to Install CWM on Samsung Galaxy S?
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on your phone.
- Download and Install Samsung Drivers on your Computer (to follow rooting steps)
Rooting Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000:
Step 2 – Open Odin Tool and then connect your phone to the computer.
Step 3 – Now click on PDA (AP) button on it.
Step 4 – Select the downloaded Root File. And then click on Start button.
Step 5 – After it complete, your phone should be rooted.
Update Samsung Galaxy S to Android 4.4.2 KitKat:
Step 2 – Turn off your phone and boot into Recovery Mode; you can do so by pressing and holding following buttons: Volume Up + Home + Power Key.
Step 3 – After your phone is on Recovery Mode, you have to wipe up the following – Wipe Cache Partition, Wipe Dalvik Cache and Wipe Data / Factory Reset.
Step 4 – Now after it, in the Main Menu of Recovery Mode simply select Install from SD Card and select the downloaded ROM file.
Step 5 – To install Google Apps, repeat the Step 4 but this time choose the Google Apps file instead of the ROM. Wait for it to complete and after it you’re done.
Now as you have Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 you can install many of apps which are compatible only with the Android KitKat OS. Also remember to share your experience of Samsung Galaxy S with Android KitKat OS and also share it with your friends and family so they also could enjoy the latest taste of Android OS, KitKat.