Sunday, January 6, 2013

Yeah for an old Galaxy S i9000!

So, the middle son gets the new Nexus 4, and I get his old GS.  It is the fate of us old guys, but I'm happy, since it is so much better than his previous old phone!  I had great hopes of rooting it, but none of the instructions worked, and you have to get the stuff from sleazy sites that want to load on a ton of adware.  I don't think old phones can take new upgrades.

Still, not too shabby if you can still get all the bells and whistles.  I got a great Jellybean keyboard designed for clumsy thumbs and poor eyesight.  My g+ can still check in and I can use Instant Upload.  Wow!  The kids are just using all the modern stuff for games anyway.  :)  For that I have my Nexus 7.

3 comments:

Gus83 said...

Cyanogenmod is a good ROM to get you started and is available up to Android 4.2 (CM 10.1) for select devices.

They have a wiki for rooting and installing a custom recovery on i9100. Just make sure you select the wiki for your specific model. http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/index.php?title=Install_CM_for_i9100

Also, xda-developer forums are a good source for info and ROMs.

Harold Asmis said...

I gave up when I had to use Windows. :(

Gus83 said...

The link was a windows/linux/OSX method to root and install a recovery. I accidentally gave you the link for the i9100 though. Here's the general device link:

http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/index.php?title=Devices