This is a custom firmware update to CyanogenMod 10.1. Do a Nandroid backup first so you don’t run into trouble. To do the Nandroid simply navigate to backup and restore, then select back up.

You may have noticed in the headline it says CM10.1, that is because this is a custom ROM based off of the CyanogenMod 10.1. Yes, it will give users the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean experience, however, you will need root access before you can get started.

The first thing you will notice after you install this little beauty is the green heading when you scroll from page to page from the original homepage. At the top of each one will be some cool writing in an old English style font and looking like a familiar Android green. It’s hard to be instantly attracted to this right from the start.

Moving widgets are easy just like it normally would be. Just press and hold and then move it to where you want it to go. You may notice it’s even better than normal because you don’t need to clear a space for it to join in where you want. What’s equally as nice is the one that was previously there isn’t bumped away to a place that you didn’t want it in. There’s no real notes on this as an area of focus for the developers, it’s just something I noticed right away.

It’s worth mentioning that no Rom will end up being the same replica for a different device. Even if it is the same kind of build, it will vary slightly because it has too. This is a separate thing than the build number which always ends up being different as well for each handset or mobile tablet that it is going towards.

The Google Play store is easier to use than ever. Simply click on the tile on the top right hand corner of the first screen and inside there will be a button that will connect you right away.

To check and make sure you have installed it correctly all you need to do is go to the settings app. From here, scroll your fingers down the long list of things to choose from and towards the very bottom will be an about phone option. Click here and look inside. Now you should see the firmware which it is running around the middle. Once you have finished this guide it should now say 4.2.2 in there. If it for some reason does not say that, then we need to go back and follow the steps again. If you are having trouble with any of the required steps, then shoot us a comment or a message via our social media pages and we can help you.

Don’t forget to back everything up. Many people are all the wiser and do this already. If you already have your unique way that you prefer to do this then that’s great. Many people ignore this area of the handset because it confuses them. If that’s the case for you then we recommend going to the internal storage, or the part otherwise known as the SD card. If you go shopping you can also find an SD card reader from your local retail outlets. It’s this reader that will let you plug the phone into your computer and then create a folder and shift the contents over into here. Now you always have a spare hard copy of all your files. This is our recommended way of doing it. There are many other ways depending on the handset you are using. Most of the Galaxy ones have the Microchip in it these days, so this is a great way to utilize that.

The guide:

How To Install Android 4.2.2 On CM10.1 RC2 Custom ROM On Galaxy S I9000

1. Download the CM10.1 RC2 ROM for Galaxy S I9000 and Google Gapps.

2. Connect the mobile to the Windows computer via USB and mount the storage.

3. Copy the files you downloaded to the SD card of the phone. That’s it, don’t extract them yet or anything else.

4. Now unplug the mobile from the computer.

It will need to put be put into recovery mode. From here is where you upload the files from above. Before doing so make sure you have wiped the cache.