There are no chances to get official Android 4.4 KitKat update on the good old Samsung Galaxy S (GT-I9000); however, you can enjoy this new OS on this phone by installing a custom ROM based on Android 4.4. Thanks to the XDA Developer pawitp for creating an unofficial CM 11 custom ROM (Android 4.4) for Galaxy S.
This unofficial CyanogenMod 11 custom ROM allows users to run Android 4.4 on their Galaxy S GTI-9000. Here is how to install CM 11 ROM on Galaxy S.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. We can’t take responsibility for anything that goes wrong. This guide is intended for technically talented users only.
– Backup your phone data (contacts, sms, etc.) and also make Nandroid Backup
– Samsung Galaxy S must be rooted and CWM Custom Recovery installed
– CM 11 ROM zip file (download) and Gapps zip file (download)
1. Download the latest CM 11 ROM zip file and the Gapps zip file and transfer both to your Galaxy S’s SD card.
2. Turn off your device and boot into recovery mode, then perform “wipe cache partition” and then “wipe data/factory reset”.
3. Now, from recovery select “install zip from SD card”, then “select zip from SD card” and then choose the CM 11 ROM zip file.
4. Once reboot your phone, boot it again into recovery mode, choose “install zip from SD card” and then “select zip from SD card” and choose the Gapps zip file.
After the installation is complete, reboot your device. You have successfully installed CM 11 ROM (Android 4.4) on your Samsung Galaxy S (GT-I9000). Enjoy!
Note: The ROM is still in preliminary stage and does contain many bugs. [Full changelog and source – XDA]