Looks like we jumped the gun on this one - turns out regular 10.1 nightlies aren't actually yet available for the GS, and the solitary build was triggered manually as a test. Sorry to get your hopes up, guys!

Up to this point, we've only seen official CM 10.1 nightlies show up for the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10, but an unlikely device just got its first taste of Android 4.2: the original Galaxy S (I9000). The builds are currently marked as "experimental," so if you're looking for something stable, this probably isn't the best direction to go.


Definition: A "nightly" is a bleeding edge release that is built on a daily basis, usually at night after a full day's worth of new code has been committed.

It could oftentimes be unstable and not properly tested, lacking any changelogs, but eventually evolving into alphas, betas, release candidates, and finally stable releases.

Still, if you'd like to give Android 4.2 a shot, here's your chance. And of course, don't forget to flash the latest GApps.


Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • hyperbolic

    This is amazing they still support this device.

  • Tony Pettinato

    How does this get 10.1 but my Gnex still doesn't...

    • LiamBryant

      That's a great question. I've been holding off on flashing Jelly Belly and the like because I'm waiting for CM10.1...

    • http://www.facebook.com/RSluthor Ricardo Varela

      Because the developers from that phone are faster xD

    • Al

      The Galaxy S was the first "real" (solid, competitive) flagship device for Android and it's still quite usable today. You don't need 1gb ram, a multi-core processor and hundreds of bucks paid to your pimp er... I mean telco.. over many months.

      So, back to your question, it gets it because it deserves it even more than the gnex :P Anyway flashing nightly builds is a pretty unsound decision so.. whatever... you'd probably like to see your phone like this http://images.forum-auto.com/mesimages/386202/206_bad_boys_7.jpg if it was a car so, yeah, nightlies are for you.

    • ntcongit

      it's just the devs didn't accept GNex for nightlies yet (stopper bug, or it's just they have higher standard), the SGS also didn't get accept, it's just a manually trigger for Jenkins. Pawitp has provided pre-nightlies build for a while

    • http://www.change.org/petitions/supporting-the-irish-nation-step-down-from-government Peeed Off

      Currently running Slim Bean from XDA on my I9000, works a treat, nearly 2 days battery life...Everything just works and a lot faster & smoother than the original Samsung skinned software supplied...Have Fast Reboot from the Play store to clear the Ram every once in a while, takes seconds....!!!

      Slim Bean are currently working on 4.2.1 for this phone as well...Looking forward to it...!!!

    • yahyoh

      use Jellybro its cm10.1 nightly kangs with some cherrypicks


    • yay

      Using a 4.2.1 based BeastROM. Man, I sure didn't regret buying this phone. Even if indeed it is not very updated as compared as to other new phones, it sure can still kick ass. It also runs smooth as heck, so I'm not complaining.

      • http://samsung-updates.com/ Krzysztof Bryk

        feel your smoothenesss with 3d live walpaper :) it is not smoooth on i9000 yet more than enought for everyday use :D reason why i m still on i9000 :D

        • http://samsung-updates.com/ Krzysztof Bryk

          my next phone will be foldable

  • Alm0s

    Unlikely? I've been running 4.2 on it for a month now... It was obvious that it will be among the first to receive official CM 10.1.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Unlikely in this case because it got CM10.1 nightlies before even other Nexuses, meaning we weren't expecting this one to be next as opposed to, say, the Nexus S.

  • Alex Fiorani

    What about builds for good old Nexus S?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Not yet officially, but I'm sure it's not far behind.

      • Alex Fiorani

        Well, I know they do this stuff for free, but there are already a few 4.2 ROMs for the Nexus S, a couple of them very, very stable (jellyShot v1.1 for example, my daily drive). CM is getting behind, seen that when they release first CM10.1 it will still be in nightly or experimental, and only in months will be stable enought for daily use. Even the stable CM10 for Nexus S isn't stable enought for me, a lot of reboots and crashes (no OCing, etc)

  • omegavesko

    I'm happy for them, but.. why?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Why what? Why continue bringing the latest Android version to older devices? Huh?

      • omegavesko

        Oh no, I think that bit is swell. I just find it strange that the I9000 is one of the first phones to get it. You'd usually expect this year's (or hell, even last year's) flagships to get it first.

    • Bleakvision

      I will use this device for another 6 months, maybe more. It can run it so why not port it over?

  • Bleakvision

    That's some good news. Breaths new live into my plastic bomber. It will serve me well until the S4 will hit the stores. Given up on the N4...

  • Name

    This article is premature.

    "There's no nightly yet, that was just a test build I've triggered manually."

    • ntcongit

      pawitp: PSA: Starting tonight, nightlies for Galaxy S, Galaxy S B and Captivate will be switched from CM10 to CM10.1.
      Not yet, but it's a test he triggered as a test before the official nightlies start

  • James Barr

    Millions of cheap nerds just went "noooooooooooooooooooooooooo!"

  • Chrisblack757

    All hail pawitp and the i9000 devs still active on xda. Jb 4.2.1 is quite stable and fast on the i9000. Looking forward to cm 10.1 based custom roms with aokp features, just like we got on ICS and JB 4.1
    The support this device still gets is amazing

  • http://samsung-updates.com/ Krzysztof Bryk

    same as i enjoy test build i would like to be able to go from 4.2.1 to 4.1.2 without need to restore nandroid ...

  • Lisa

    I have just inherited my son's original Galaxy S, my 1st smartphone. He now has the Galaxy S3. I didn't set up my google email on the phone but added our home email; don't really need it on here so how can I remove it. When I log into my AT&T acct. it under the text/msg internet tab it shows "phone" for every hr. of the day whether I have used internet or not. I have the wifi "on" so it will not be pulling my 4g. Since I am new to a smart phone, I'd like to just turn off the internet until I need it....is there a way to do this w/a smartphone, or should it stay connected to wifi? Guess it just bothers me when I look @ my acct & see "phone" for every hr like I have been on the internet constantly. We have a fam. plan w/10gb shared mobile but I don't want to dig into this when I'm not actually using it. Please help.....this mom just needs some guidance as to what my settings should be. Thanks for all the help!!!!