The Samsung Galaxy S 4G is the latest Android smartphone from T-Mobile. It has a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen, a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, two cameras. Personal hotspot software, Wi-Fi calling and a 16GB memory card. All these runs on Android OS 2.2, wrapped up with Samsung’s TouchWiz interface. The phone is also known as T-Mobile Vibrant Plus, Vibrant 4G.
The users of this device have a point to rejoice as they can update it with Android 4.2 Jellybean via CyanogenMod customROM.The ROM brings along with it customization and performance expected from CyanogenMod ROMs. CM10 is based on Android 4.1.2, which includes features such as expandable and actionable notifications, smooth and responsive interface, Google Now, resizable widgets on stock Android launcher, offline voice typing, faster browsing, and improved performance over Android 4.0. The essential requirement for applying this ROM onto your device it must be rooted and a descent custom recovery must be installed in it.
Head with the article carefully to learn how to apply this ROM onto your Galaxy S 4G.
Issues with ROM:
- Earpiece for calls not working, calls are being routed through speaker.
- Bln is broken.
- Wi-Fi is not working.
- Data works on 2G but not on 4G (it reboots).
- Camcorder doesn’t work.
Warning: Neither we nor the developer will hold any responsibility if you damage or brick you phone in the process following this article. Therefore, please proceed at your own risk.
What to do before installing ROM or Rooting your device?
Step 1: We always suggest a full backup of your Android device before you go for rooting or installing custom ROM. Backup all your SMS, Backup/Export Contacts, Backup APN settings. You can also follow our Tutorial on creating backup of Android device without root access.
Step 2: You should also Backup all apps, if you have not rooted your device yet then follow this procedure to backup apps. If you have a rooted device then use Titanium to Backup and restore apps and cache data.
Step 3: Enable USB debugging on your device, Go to settings>>Developer options and check the USB debug box. If you are not able to get it check our detailed guide on enabling USB debugging on Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread.
Step 4: Always check your battery before performing rooting procedure or installing ROM.If you have low battery status then you may face interruption while the procedure and it may brick your device. Check our tutorial on how to get battery percentage on Status bar.
Step 5: If you are going to install Custom ROM then it’s better to create a full Nandroid Backup of your device. You can also use Custom recovery to create Nandroid backup.
Step 6: We would also suggest disabling security apps and programs like Antivirus and Firewall on your Android device as it may interrupt the procedure.
I am sure that if you take care of above mentioned steps carefully then there is lot less chance of issues. If you face any issues with ROM then you can revert back to previous Nandroid Backup. Also you have all SMS, settings and apps data with you that can be restored anytime.
Procedure to Update Samsung Galaxy S 4G with CM 10 based on Android 4.1 Jellybean:
Step 1: Reboot your phone so to enter it in ClockworkMod Recovery. To do so, when your phone is OFF, press and hold the Volume Up + Volume Down + Power buttons together until the screen turns ON. When the screen turns ON, keep holding the Volume Up + Volume Down buttons till the phone boots into recovery.
Step 2: Now, from the recovery menu, select “wipe data/factory reset”, then select “Yes” on the next screen to confirm your action.
Step 3: Next, select “mounts and storage”, then select “format /system” to format the system partition. Select “Yes” on the next screen to confirm your action.
Step 4: Again from the main recovery menu, select “install zip from sdcard” then select “choose zip from sdcard” and then select the ROM file you’ve placed on the SD card.
Step 5: Your phone will reboot once and then continue installing the ROM automatically.
Step 6: As soon as the installation process has finished, flash the Google Apps Package in the same manner as you’ve flashed the ROM file.
Step 7: Lastly, select “++++Go Back++++” and then select “reboot system now” to reboot your phone.
Congratulations! You’ve successfully updated your Samsung Galaxy S 4G with CM 10 ROM based on Android 4.1 Jellybean. Do let us know if you have any issues, we here to help you always.