11 Dec 2015

Update samsung galaxy s i9000(galaxysmtd) to marshmallow using omni rom

Samsung started making its flagship s device with the launch of galaxy s i9000 way back in 2010.Since then we have seen 6 of its generation.Though the hardware of this device doesn't even match up with the low end offerings from samsung right now it still received lot of unofficial custom firmware which made it to stand out in the development community for a long time.

Till now we have seen some good number of custom roms for this device which used android lollipop as a base.Everyone might have thought that lollipop could be the final firmware that it might receive as the hard itself being underpowered for later updates.But as you know legends never die and if you still own galaxy s i9000 aka galaxysmtd then there is a good news for you.You can now update it to latest version of android which is 6.0 aka marshmallow.

Though the rom is somewhat buggy you can still use it as a daily driver for sometime though but not forever.If you are here to update galaxy s i9000 to android marshmallow then proceed further but if you know how to update it then don't worry we are here to help you out.

But as you know this rom is still early stages of development and might become stable for couple of releases.If you don't mind using this omni custom rom with some bugs as a daily driver look ahead.As flashing is a risky process,we hold no responsibility at all if this has bricked you device,so proceed at your own risk.

Update galaxy s i9000 to marshmallow via Omni rom:

Update  galaxy s i9000(galaxysmtd) to marshmallow using omni rom
Update  galaxy s i9000(galaxysmtd) to marshmallow using omni rom
About omni rom:
Omni rom is a custom android firmware which is based on google's open source code of android.This rom for galaxy s i9000 aka galaxysmtd uses android marshmallow as a base and is still in development which means you will finds some bugs here and there.All basic functionality like call,messaging,Internet,wifi ,bluetooth are working fine without any errors but the only issue as of now is sdcard is not working and it causes bootloops.This might get fixed in  future updates but till then use your internal storage properly.
android marshmallow features:
  • System ui tuner: This is new feature that let you tweak ui a bit but has been hidden just like developer option.If you want to add it to setting app,swipe down the notification panel and on top you will notice a gear icon.Press and hold it and you will notice that it starts spinning.Just leave it once you notice the vigorous spin and you will see a toast message "system ui tuner" added to settings.
  • There are ton of brand new wallpapers.
  • Google launcher now has vertical scrolling instead of horizontal.
  • Multi window: Google finally introduced multi window concept in tablet version of os.You can run two apps in a single window.Activating multi window is also too easy.When you open recents you will notice there is another option beside the closing button on cards.Press on it and activate multi window.But this multi window is not configurable which means adjust width of apps that are running.
  • Phone short cut on lock screen is replaced with google now.
  • Search bar in settings menu.
  • New volume panel: You can now adjust volume of media, call and notification from single window .This feature is absent in previous versions of android though present in most of the oem provided firmwares.
  • Auto rotation on home screen is also added which you can find in launcher settings.
  • Now on tap: If you use google now frequently this feature might help you a lot.Usually when you press and hold on home button it will take you to google now.If you enable this feature when you try to access google now on any app it load some related suggestions along with some google now card.
  • Screen shot notification will also have delete button along with share option.
  • Memory option: This is available in settings .It gives you memory usage on your device from last "3hrs or 6 hrs or 1 day".
  • App permission manger is the major thing in android m.This lets you to block certain permission so that the app cannot access them.like if you don't want facebook to access your bluetooth you can now do it with out rooting your device.

These are the features of android marshmallow alone and you will find more features of omni custom rom too which are not mentioned here.You can explore the same by flashing this custom rom on your samsung galaxy s i9000 aka galaxysmtd.
But before going further:
  • Check you samsung galaxy s model number by going into about device and confirm that you are using I9000 variant of the device with device codename as galaxysmtd.
  • Make sure that kies is already installed on your computer.If you don't have then do install them.
  • You must have updated it to official software that is already available if you are starting from scratch.
  • Root: You need to have root access on your samsung galaxy s to install omni custom rom.If not you have to follow the whole guide.
  • Backup:Backup all your data which includes contacts,apps,photos videos etc everything to computer or any cloud networks as updating galaxy s i9000 to marshmallow will erase all the data on the device.
  • Backup Efs partitions: This is for those who already have twrp installed.Backup all your efs partition of your samsung device on existing rom.Just in case if you loose signal or imei  you can just restore it back.
  • Battery: Charge your galaxy s to 100% so that you wont encounter any battery related problems while updating it.
  • Downloads: Android marshmallow for samsung galaxy s i9000 (androidfilehost mirror) on your computer or device itself.If you want gapps download them too.
  • Recovery: You need a custom recovery like twrp already installed on your galaxy s i9000.

Flash marshmallow based omni rom on galaxy s using twrp:

  • Download resurrection remix rom for galaxy s  i9000 (omni-6.0-20151206-galaxysmtd-HOMEMADE.zip)and Gapps transfer them to sdcard or internal storage of device.
  • Power of the device completely and wait for few seconds to confirm that it is completely off.
  • Using button combinations reboot into recovery or use quick boot app to enter recovery.
  • Once you are in twrp recovery click on backup and choose all the partitions and make backup first. It might about 5 to 10 minutes for backup to complete and do not interrupt backup process.
  • Now click on wipe and select system,data,cache and dalvik cache options.Don't select internal storage.
  • Once you have wiped required partitions go back and click on install.
  • Navigate to location where you have placed your marshmallow zip file and select it.
  • Swipe to confirm flash and wait for 5 minutes for process to complete.
  • Again click on install and select gapps this time,swipe to confirm to flash.
  • Once gapps are flashed reboot to system.Wait at least 15 minutes for initial boot to complete and once done you can explore its features.

By following the above procedure you will be to update samsung galaxy s i9000 aka galaxysmtd to android 6.0 i.e marshmallow without any issues.If you have any other queries please do leave a comment below.
Update samsung galaxy s i9000(galaxysmtd) to marshmallow using omni rom Reviewed by Radha Krishna on 02:07 Rating: 5 Samsung started making its flagship s device with the launch of galaxy s i9000 way back in 2010.Since then we have seen 6 of its generatio...

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