Galaxy S Gets Official Value Pack Firmware — XXJW4. Includes TouchWiz 4!

I’m not gonna waste time discussing how Samsung decided to say no to updating Galaxy S, including other single core Galaxy phones to Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0, citing hardware limitations. Needless to say, fans were not pleased, resulting in a petition for Samsung to change their minds. Reeling under fan pressure, Samsung decided to release a value pack update that would try to bring some features from ICS, to keep customers happy. Soon after, a value pack firmware was leaked, which bought along a few nice features and additions.

Well, after almost 3 months, Samsung has made good on their promise and finally officially released the final value pack firmware with XXJW4, based on Android 2.3.6. And for those that wanted it, Samsung have finally included TouchWiz (TW) 4, their improved TW UI that debuted with the Galaxy S2. Other additions and improvements are also pretty good, showing that Samsung actually worked hard to give users something they’ll like.

Here’s a look at all the features and improvements in the firmware:

  • Face Unlock
  • New Kernel with huge RAM (Total RAM: 364 MB)
  • Galaxy S II ICS Lockscreen
  • Photo Editor
  • Built-in TouchWiz 4
  • Improved Camera UI + Can capture pictures while shooting a video
  • Auto-Rotation is fast – Fast switching from portrait to landscape
  • Overall speed improvements
  • GPU Performance slightly increased

Now, without further ado, lets take a look at how you can flash the new XXJW4 value pack firmware on your Galaxy S.

Compatibility

This firmware and the guide below are compatible only and only with the Samsung Galaxy S, model number GT-i9000. It’s not compatible with any other device and may render an incompatible device unusable. Check your device model in Settings » About phone.

Warning!

The methods and procedures discussed here are considered risky and you should not attempt anything if you don’t know completely what it is. If any damage occurs to your device, we won’t be held liable.

Pre-Installation Requirements

  • This procedure will wipe all your apps, data and settings (but it will NOT touch your SD cards, so don’t worry about those). Backup your Apps and important data — bookmarks, contacts, SMS, APNs (internet settings), etc. This Android backup guide would help you.
  • If you have Samsung’s PC software Kies installed, un-install/shut it down completely from the taskbar first because it may interrupt the flashing process.
  • Drivers! — it’s important you’ve the proper drivers installed. Download links below:

How to Install XXJW4 Value Pack Firmware on Galaxy S

  1. Download the XXJW4 firmware.
    Download Link  |  Filename: I9000XXJW4_I9000OXAJW4_XEU.zip  |  Size: 170 MB
  2. Now, extract the downloaded file I9000XXJW4_I9000OXAJW4_XEU.zip (from step 1) to any folder, you’ll get these 2 files:
    1. JW4_JW4_JW4.tar
    2. SS_DL.dll (ignore this file)
  3. Download Odin which we will be using to flash XXJW4 on the phone.
    Download Link  | Filename: Odin3 v1.7.exe
  4. Disconnect your phone if it’s connected to PC.  Then switch it off. Wait 5-6 seconds for vibration to confirm complete switch off.
  5. Boot into recovery. To do this, press and hold the Volume_UP + Home + Power till the screen turns on, then let them go. You will boot into recovery soon enough.
  6. Now, using the volume keys to navigate and the home/power key to select options, select wipe data/factory reset, then select Yes on next screen to confirm. After the data wipe is complete, remove and re-insert the battery, but don’t power it back on.
  7. Now, put the Galaxy S in Download Mode — press and hold these keys together: Volume_DOWN + Home + Power until a screen saying Download Mode comes up.
  8. Open Odin (downloaded in step 3) — Odin3 v1.7.exe.
  9. Connect your phone to PC now. You should get the message “Added!!” under Odin’s message box in the bottom left. If you don’t get this message, then probably there is a problem with drivers. Make sure you’ve proper drivers installed. See point 3 above under Pre-Installation Requirements.
  10. Now, in Odin, click the PDA Tab, and select the file JW4_JW4_JW4.tar (from step 2.1)
  11. Important! Do not touch any other button or make any other changes in Odin except selecting the required file as given in step 10.
  12. Now, hit the START button to begin the flashing process. When it finishes, your phone will automatically reboot, upon which you can unplug the cable. Plus, you’ll get a PASS (with green background) message in the left-most box at the very top of the Odin.
    IMPORTANT Note: If ODIN gets stuck at some stage and doesn’t seem to be doing anything, do this — disconnect the phone from the PC, close ODIN, remove battery, re-insert it, turn phone on in Download mode again, and do the procedure again from Step 8. Same if you get a FAIL message in Odin.
  13. In case you encounter any roadblocks flashing XXJW4, let us know in the comments below and we’ll try to help you out.
  14. Also, in case you wanna root it and install (cwm) clockworkmod recovery on your Galaxy S with XXJW4 firmware, check this page.

Once the phone boots up (first boot will take up to 5 minutes), you’ll be running the official value pack firmware on your Galaxy S i9000, with access to all the new features as listed above. Do let us know how the firmware works and whether you like it or not, in the comments below.

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829 Comments

  1. 1) this is not touchwizz4 but bumped touchwizz3

    2) Auto-Rotation is fast – Fast switching from portrait to landscape / Overall speed improvements/ GPU Performance slightly increasedAre total bullshit of xda idiots with no basic knowledge – speed increase comes from A FRESH SYSTEM INSTALL
    as for download links use fast download not hotfile waiting files / speed depended on overall hotfile traffic

    i advise to use torrent liks or dirrect server download from:
    http://samsung-updates.com/device/?id=GT-I9000

  2. I am from india running 2.3.3 DDJV9, so can i upgrade to this firmware straightway ??

    1. Hi kapil, thanks for replying. However the procedure above says to select one file PDA, what about other files like CSC or Modem etc ..are those not required ? Secondly, if i flash this thru odin, will kies recognize this when i’ll plug my phone to lappy ? Please let me know …m bit worried as this is first ever time i m goonna try n flash thru odin .
      Thanks

    2. yeh, when using odin you can upgrade from any ROM. backup your data and apps(if you want to) & follow the instructions mentioned above.

    3. See, the other files, Phone, CSC, etc. are not required with this one. XXJW4 is meant for some countries only (I guess, UK, Ireland, etc.) so if you are not from tat country, or if it wasn’t launched yet in your country, you may lose Kies update. You can get the Kies update back, by flashing a firmware meant for your country. And don’t worry, Odin is pretty easy.

    4. Your saying is giving me confidence and i feel i should give it a try now. Btw is it worth upgrading from 2.3.3 to 2.3.6? Is it better in performance and no lags n all ? Can you please tell me some noticeable peformance increment in this firmware ?

  3. Waiting for the rooting guide 😛 I’m currently on an AOKP build 22 (JVU). Looking to upgrade to XXJW4 with AOKP build 28. 

  4. if you are flashing 4 files (ie PDA, Phone, CSC & pit) then you need those 4 files. However if you are flashing a tar file then only one file selection is needed (ie PDA). Make sure kies is closed. kill the ‘kies’ process in the task manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del).

    1. Hey. I’m coming to this ROM from the CM7 stable mod for i9000. While flashing with odin, it’s getting stuck at SetupConnection. Is there something in particular i’m missing/overlooking here? please help me out as I wanna try this ROM out ASAP. Thx in advance 🙂

  5. can’t downloat the zip file from hotfile…only 155mb…then it say “interrupted”… i tried 3 times  🙁

  6. i will wait for the root kernel before i will flash this ROM i want to install back my apps..

  7. If I flash this, my phone will be pre-rooted or are you going to make a post of how to root this version? 😀

    1. get rooted kernal here
       [KERNEL] GT-I9000 ROOTED STOCK Kernels + TOOLS KIT by stock+ Team 

  8. Incredible, never tried this before but followed the guide to the letter, now im running 2.3.6 on my i9000 =)

  9. 1) this is not touchwizz4 but bumped touchwizz3

    2) Auto-Rotation is fast – Fast switching from portrait to landscape / Overall speed improvements/ GPU Performance slightly increasedAre total bullshit of xda idiots with no basic knowledge – speed increase comes from A FRESH SYSTEM INSTALL
    as for download links use fast download not hotfile waiting files / speed depended on overall hotfile traffic

    i advise to use torrent liks or dirrect server download from:
    http://samsung-updates.com/device/?id=GT-I9000

  10. 1) this is not touchwizz4 but bumped touchwizz3

    2) Auto-Rotation is fast – Fast switching from portrait to landscape / Overall speed improvements/ GPU Performance slightly increasedAre total bullshit of xda idiots with no basic knowledge – speed increase comes from A FRESH SYSTEM INSTALL
    as for download links use fast download not hotfile waiting files / speed depended on overall hotfile traffic

    i advise to use torrent liks or dirrect server download from:
    http://samsung-updates.com/device/?id=GT-I9000

  11. I am from india running 2.3.3 DDJV9, so can i upgrade to this firmware straightway ??

      1. Hi kapil, thanks for replying. However the procedure above says to select one file PDA, what about other files like CSC or Modem etc ..are those not required ? Secondly, if i flash this thru odin, will kies recognize this when i’ll plug my phone to lappy ? Please let me know …m bit worried as this is first ever time i m goonna try n flash thru odin .
        Thanks

        1. See, the other files, Phone, CSC, etc. are not required with this one. XXJW4 is meant for some countries only (I guess, UK, Ireland, etc.) so if you are not from tat country, or if it wasn’t launched yet in your country, you may lose Kies update. You can get the Kies update back, by flashing a firmware meant for your country. And don’t worry, Odin is pretty easy.

          1. Your saying is giving me confidence and i feel i should give it a try now. Btw is it worth upgrading from 2.3.3 to 2.3.6? Is it better in performance and no lags n all ? Can you please tell me some noticeable peformance increment in this firmware ?

  12. I am from india running 2.3.3 DDJV9, so can i upgrade to this firmware straightway ??

      1. Hi kapil, thanks for replying. However the procedure above says to select one file PDA, what about other files like CSC or Modem etc ..are those not required ? Secondly, if i flash this thru odin, will kies recognize this when i’ll plug my phone to lappy ? Please let me know …m bit worried as this is first ever time i m goonna try n flash thru odin .
        Thanks

        1. See, the other files, Phone, CSC, etc. are not required with this one. XXJW4 is meant for some countries only (I guess, UK, Ireland, etc.) so if you are not from tat country, or if it wasn’t launched yet in your country, you may lose Kies update. You can get the Kies update back, by flashing a firmware meant for your country. And don’t worry, Odin is pretty easy.

          1. Your saying is giving me confidence and i feel i should give it a try now. Btw is it worth upgrading from 2.3.3 to 2.3.6? Is it better in performance and no lags n all ? Can you please tell me some noticeable peformance increment in this firmware ?

  13. if you are flashing 4 files (ie PDA, Phone, CSC & pit) then you need those 4 files. However if you are flashing a tar file then only one file selection is needed (ie PDA). Make sure kies is closed. kill the ‘kies’ process in the task manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del).

  14. if you are flashing 4 files (ie PDA, Phone, CSC & pit) then you need those 4 files. However if you are flashing a tar file then only one file selection is needed (ie PDA). Make sure kies is closed. kill the ‘kies’ process in the task manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del).

    1. Hey. I’m coming to this ROM from the CM7 stable mod for i9000. While flashing with odin, it’s getting stuck at SetupConnection. Is there something in particular i’m missing/overlooking here? please help me out as I wanna try this ROM out ASAP. Thx in advance 🙂

  15. Updated more smooth , radio fast. Better performance, dont know about battery life yet.
    but get hotter? Right or wrong, didnt felt it before.

  16. Hi,

    I’ve just installed this version on my Gt i9000. And it works fine!!! Thank you a lot. You are the best!

    1. Hi, could you please tell me whether there is Bulgarian (Български) in the list of Swype languages? Thanks!

  17. can’t downloat the zip file from hotfile…only 155mb…then it say “interrupted”… i tried 3 times  🙁

  18. can’t downloat the zip file from hotfile…only 155mb…then it say “interrupted”… i tried 3 times  🙁

  19. i will wait for the root kernel before i will flash this ROM i want to install back my apps..

  20. i will wait for the root kernel before i will flash this ROM i want to install back my apps..

    1. get rooted kernal here
       [KERNEL] GT-I9000 ROOTED STOCK Kernels + TOOLS KIT by stock+ Team 

    1. get rooted kernal here
       [KERNEL] GT-I9000 ROOTED STOCK Kernels + TOOLS KIT by stock+ Team 

  21. Incredible, never tried this before but followed the guide to the letter, now im running 2.3.6 on my i9000 =)

  22. Incredible, never tried this before but followed the guide to the letter, now im running 2.3.6 on my i9000 =)

  23. Updated more smooth , radio fast. Better performance, dont know about battery life yet.
    but get hotter? Right or wrong, didnt felt it before.

  24. Updated more smooth , radio fast. Better performance, dont know about battery life yet.
    but get hotter? Right or wrong, didnt felt it before.

  25. Hi,

    I’ve just installed this version on my Gt i9000. And it works fine!!! Thank you a lot. You are the best!

    1. Hi, could you please tell me whether there is Bulgarian (Български) in the list of Swype languages? Thanks!

  26. Hi,

    I’ve just installed this version on my Gt i9000. And it works fine!!! Thank you a lot. You are the best!

    1. Hi, could you please tell me whether there is Bulgarian (Български) in the list of Swype languages? Thanks!

  27. Hello,
    Right now i am on AOKP Custom ROM so should i update to this one or stick to AOKP only?
    please reply.

    1. Stay on AOKP because XXJW4 is Android 2.3.6 which is no good for those who have used Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

    2. Ok but i am facing too much “Force Closed” and “Close This app is not responding” issues in my AOKP ROM so can you tell me what to do? and even the dial pad also gets hang while opening first time.

  28. Hi again,

    I would need to root this I9000XXJW4 for modifying the file spn-config.xml and detect corretly my ISP connection without entering in “Roaming” and keeping enable the itinerance. How can I root I9000XXJW4 please?

    Thank you 🙂

    1. Update: Ok, I got past the setup connection issue, but now i’m having a boot loop problem. It’s not going past the boot screen. Can you please help me out here?

    2. Remove battery, place it back and see if boots up. Otherwise, also do a factory reset from recovery and then it should boot.

    1. Stay on AOKP because XXJW4 is Android 2.3.6 which is no good for those who have used Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

      1. Ok but i am facing too much “Force Closed” and “Close This app is not responding” issues in my AOKP ROM so can you tell me what to do? and even the dial pad also gets hang while opening first time.

    1. Stay on AOKP because XXJW4 is Android 2.3.6 which is no good for those who have used Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

      1. Ok but i am facing too much “Force Closed” and “Close This app is not responding” issues in my AOKP ROM so can you tell me what to do? and even the dial pad also gets hang while opening first time.

  29. Hi again,

    I would need to root this I9000XXJW4 for modifying the file spn-config.xml and detect corretly my ISP connection without entering in “Roaming” and keeping enable the itinerance. How can I root I9000XXJW4 please?

    Thank you 🙂

      1. Update: Ok, I got past the setup connection issue, but now i’m having a boot loop problem. It’s not going past the boot screen. Can you please help me out here?

        1. Remove battery, place it back and see if boots up. Otherwise, also do a factory reset from recovery and then it should boot.

  30. Hi again,

    I would need to root this I9000XXJW4 for modifying the file spn-config.xml and detect corretly my ISP connection without entering in “Roaming” and keeping enable the itinerance. How can I root I9000XXJW4 please?

    Thank you 🙂

  31. Hey. I’m coming to this ROM from the CM7 stable mod for i9000. While flashing with odin, it’s getting stuck at SetupConnection. Is there something in particular i’m missing/overlooking here? please help me out as I wanna try this ROM out ASAP. Thx in advance 🙂

  32. Update: Ok, I got past the setup connection issue, but now i’m having a boot loop problem. It’s not going past the boot screen. Can you please help me out here?

    1. Remove battery, place it back and see if boots up. Otherwise, also do a factory reset from recovery and then it should boot.

  33. I got the bootloop problem aswell. Removed battery, tried wipe/factory reset but this keeps getting red msg: E:format_volume: rfs format failed on /dev/block/stl10

    I guess this is the issue cause I still can’t get past the boot screen.

    1. i think, this is an essential step (you should add in your tutorial)….i also went into bootloop, tried everything. Then i Went back to xxjvu and then to xxjw4. That solved my problem.

      Thanks kapil.
      Is there anyway to convert to ext4?

  34. well guys if u are having any boot problems, then google for sock ROMs eg. ‘JVS’ or ‘JVT’ thereafter get the appropriate CF Root for the ROM extension as downloaded. You gotta do the long way..trust me even i had to do this way when i skipped one of the step where I was earlier on ICS for my galaxy S..i1900. Once u have root it then go to recovery and do a factory/data reset and once done just remove of the batt as no need to reboot. Afterwhich place back ur batt and then go to update ur Odin to the latest XXJW4 ROM upon reset from the previous ROM..once u placed the ROM into the PDA tab then go to ur phone into download mode and subsequently hitching it thru ur USB to get Odin to recognize it..once added..just hit the start button..once done successfully the phone will reset..into the latest ROM and once again go to Odin for rooting…hope this short illustration helps…

  35. Hey. I’m coming to this ROM from the CM7 stable mod for i9000. While flashing with odin, it’s getting stuck at SetupConnection. Is there something in particular i’m missing/overlooking here? please help me out as I wanna try this ROM out ASAP. Thx in advance 🙂

  36. Update: Ok, I got past the setup connection issue, but now i’m having a boot loop problem. It’s not going past the boot screen. Can you please help me out here?

    1. Remove battery, place it back and see if boots up. Otherwise, also do a factory reset from recovery and then it should boot.

  37. I got the bootloop problem aswell. Removed battery, tried wipe/factory reset but this keeps getting red msg: E:format_volume: rfs format failed on /dev/block/stl10

    I guess this is the issue cause I still can’t get past the boot screen.

      1. i think, this is an essential step (you should add in your tutorial)….i also went into bootloop, tried everything. Then i Went back to xxjvu and then to xxjw4. That solved my problem.

        Thanks kapil.
        Is there anyway to convert to ext4?

      2. i think, this is an essential step (you should add in your tutorial)….i also went into bootloop, tried everything. Then i Went back to xxjvu and then to xxjw4. That solved my problem.

        Thanks kapil.
        Is there anyway to convert to ext4?

  38. I got the bootloop problem aswell. Removed battery, tried wipe/factory reset but this keeps getting red msg: E:format_volume: rfs format failed on /dev/block/stl10

    I guess this is the issue cause I still can’t get past the boot screen.

      1. i think, this is an essential step (you should add in your tutorial)….i also went into bootloop, tried everything. Then i Went back to xxjvu and then to xxjw4. That solved my problem.

        Thanks kapil.
        Is there anyway to convert to ext4?

  39. well guys if u are having any boot problems, then google for sock ROMs eg. ‘JVS’ or ‘JVT’ thereafter get the appropriate CF Root for the ROM extension as downloaded. You gotta do the long way..trust me even i had to do this way when i skipped one of the step where I was earlier on ICS for my galaxy S..i1900. Once u have root it then go to recovery and do a factory/data reset and once done just remove of the batt as no need to reboot. Afterwhich place back ur batt and then go to update ur Odin to the latest XXJW4 ROM upon reset from the previous ROM..once u placed the ROM into the PDA tab then go to ur phone into download mode and subsequently hitching it thru ur USB to get Odin to recognize it..once added..just hit the start button..once done successfully the phone will reset..into the latest ROM and once again go to Odin for rooting…hope this short illustration helps…

  40. well guys if u are having any boot problems, then google for sock ROMs eg. ‘JVS’ or ‘JVT’ thereafter get the appropriate CF Root for the ROM extension as downloaded. You gotta do the long way..trust me even i had to do this way when i skipped one of the step where I was earlier on ICS for my galaxy S..i1900. Once u have root it then go to recovery and do a factory/data reset and once done just remove of the batt as no need to reboot. Afterwhich place back ur batt and then go to update ur Odin to the latest XXJW4 ROM upon reset from the previous ROM..once u placed the ROM into the PDA tab then go to ur phone into download mode and subsequently hitching it thru ur USB to get Odin to recognize it..once added..just hit the start button..once done successfully the phone will reset..into the latest ROM and once again go to Odin for rooting…hope this short illustration helps…

  41. kapil help me yr i install many updates 2.3.5 .2.3.6 bt evry  update has wifi bug issue tell me ta safe  update without any prob 

  42. I am unable to download I9000XXJW4_I9000OXAJW4_XEU.zip cant you plz mirror it to 4shared or mediafire?

  43. kapil help me yr i install many updates 2.3.5 .2.3.6 bt evry  update has wifi bug issue tell me ta safe  update without any prob 

  44. kapil help me yr i install many updates 2.3.5 .2.3.6 bt evry  update has wifi bug issue tell me ta safe  update without any prob 

  45. Hi,

    I have a Galaxy S with baseband version I9000XXJVO (2.3.3)
    Kernel version  : 2.6.35.7-I9000BOJV9-CL404614, and
    Build number : GINGERBREAD.BOJV9

    Can I flash JW4 on my phone via Odin without the previous firmwares? (e.g. JVT, JVU…)

    I’m new to flashing and all this stuff, so I wanna be very careful with my phone. 🙂 

    Thanks a lot!

  46. I am unable to download I9000XXJW4_I9000OXAJW4_XEU.zip cant you plz mirror it to 4shared or mediafire?

  47. I am unable to download I9000XXJW4_I9000OXAJW4_XEU.zip cant you plz mirror it to 4shared or mediafire?

  48. Hi,

    I have a Galaxy S with baseband version I9000XXJVO (2.3.3)
    Kernel version  : 2.6.35.7-I9000BOJV9-CL404614, and
    Build number : GINGERBREAD.BOJV9

    Can I flash JW4 on my phone via Odin without the previous firmwares? (e.g. JVT, JVU…)

    I’m new to flashing and all this stuff, so I wanna be very careful with my phone. 🙂 

    Thanks a lot!

  49. Hi,

    I have a Galaxy S with baseband version I9000XXJVO (2.3.3)
    Kernel version  : 2.6.35.7-I9000BOJV9-CL404614, and
    Build number : GINGERBREAD.BOJV9

    Can I flash JW4 on my phone via Odin without the previous firmwares? (e.g. JVT, JVU…)

    I’m new to flashing and all this stuff, so I wanna be very careful with my phone. 🙂 

    Thanks a lot!

  50. hi, would i be able to do the same with my GT I9001, s plus? if not, can u please make a tutorial for that?

    1. No man…. don’t try it on i9001, it’s not for your phone. You’re out of luck right now.

    1.  So this only replaces the “PHONE” part of the phone :). I won’t have any issues with connectivity to my network here in Australia??

    2. I don’t think you will have any problem with network in Australia… but be sure to backup your current rom using clockworkmod recovery so that you can restore things to exactly how they are right now if you don’t like the new rom.

  51. hi, would i be able to do the same with my GT I9001, s plus? if not, can u please make a tutorial for that?

  52. hi, would i be able to do the same with my GT I9001, s plus? if not, can u please make a tutorial for that?

      1.  So this only replaces the “PHONE” part of the phone :). I won’t have any issues with connectivity to my network here in Australia??

        1. I don’t think you will have any problem with network in Australia… but be sure to backup your current rom using clockworkmod recovery so that you can restore things to exactly how they are right now if you don’t like the new rom.

      1.  So this only replaces the “PHONE” part of the phone :). I won’t have any issues with connectivity to my network here in Australia??

        1. I don’t think you will have any problem with network in Australia… but be sure to backup your current rom using clockworkmod recovery so that you can restore things to exactly how they are right now if you don’t like the new rom.

  53. i currently have 2.3.5 XXJVT (Bought secondhand) and it has rfs converted to ext4. do i need to change it to rfs before attempting to flash XXJW4.

    Cheers

  54. i currently have 2.3.5 XXJVT (Bought secondhand) and it has rfs converted to ext4. do i need to change it to rfs before attempting to flash XXJW4.

    Cheers

  55. i currently have 2.3.5 XXJVT (Bought secondhand) and it has rfs converted to ext4. do i need to change it to rfs before attempting to flash XXJW4.

    Cheers

  56. Kapil can i use odin to go to stock rom? currently on ICS 4.0.3 from team SGSICS?

  57. Rom works great now( at the beginning I had some issues with Titanium Backup), but the play store won’t let me purchase any apps( not even free). Anyone knows anything about this?

  58. Rom works great now( at the beginning I had some issues with Titanium Backup), but the play store won’t let me purchase any apps( not even free). Anyone knows anything about this?

  59. Rom works great now( at the beginning I had some issues with Titanium Backup), but the play store won’t let me purchase any apps( not even free). Anyone knows anything about this?

  60. OOh i got , just took out battery and , ope odin, plug phone to pc and pres down volume , power and menu and reset the battery it worked.

  61. OOh i got , just took out battery and , ope odin, plug phone to pc and pres down volume , power and menu and reset the battery it worked.

  62. Got mine working with no problem but the touch wiz hangs and leaves the phone blocked. I ended up replacing the touchwiz with Go Launcher. It works great now!

  63. Got mine working with no problem but the touch wiz hangs and leaves the phone blocked. I ended up replacing the touchwiz with Go Launcher. It works great now!

  64. Got mine working with no problem but the touch wiz hangs and leaves the phone blocked. I ended up replacing the touchwiz with Go Launcher. It works great now!

  65. Hey, I followed the mentioned instructions. And after flashing XXJW4, the phone rebooted. The Galaxy S logo appears for a while, then disappears and then reappears. There is no further progress. What to do?

  66. Hey, I followed the mentioned instructions. And after flashing XXJW4, the phone rebooted. The Galaxy S logo appears for a while, then disappears and then reappears. There is no further progress. What to do?

  67. Hey, I followed the mentioned instructions. And after flashing XXJW4, the phone rebooted. The Galaxy S logo appears for a while, then disappears and then reappears. There is no further progress. What to do?

  68. can i use it in india without losing warranty?also how do i backup my current rom in case something bad happens

    1. You can get warranty back by restoring an Indian firmware anytime. Backup can be had only from clockworkmod recover, which requires root, which voids warranty.

    2. can rooting be uninstalled so as to get back warranty?also where can i get to download official indian rom for galaxy s like ddjv9?

  69. can i use it in india without losing warranty?also how do i backup my current rom in case something bad happens

    1. You can get warranty back by restoring an Indian firmware anytime. Backup can be had only from clockworkmod recover, which requires root, which voids warranty.

      1. can rooting be uninstalled so as to get back warranty?also where can i get to download official indian rom for galaxy s like ddjv9?

  70. can i use it in india without losing warranty?also how do i backup my current rom in case something bad happens

    1. You can get warranty back by restoring an Indian firmware anytime. Backup can be had only from clockworkmod recover, which requires root, which voids warranty.

      1. can rooting be uninstalled so as to get back warranty?also where can i get to download official indian rom for galaxy s like ddjv9?

  71. I installed  XXJW4 Value Pack to upgrade my Galaxy S to Gingerbread 2.3.6. from Android Geeks so my query may not be relevant.

    The RAM on the phone is 320 MB and not 364 MB ?

    By the way running Launcher Pro seems to run phone smoother and faster than Touchwiz ?

    Please comment.

  72. I installed  XXJW4 Value Pack to upgrade my Galaxy S to Gingerbread 2.3.6. from Android Geeks so my query may not be relevant.

    The RAM on the phone is 320 MB and not 364 MB ?

    By the way running Launcher Pro seems to run phone smoother and faster than Touchwiz ?

    Please comment.

  73. I installed  XXJW4 Value Pack to upgrade my Galaxy S to Gingerbread 2.3.6. from Android Geeks so my query may not be relevant.

    The RAM on the phone is 320 MB and not 364 MB ?

    By the way running Launcher Pro seems to run phone smoother and faster than Touchwiz ?

    Please comment.

  74. Hi,
    I’m running stock 2.3.6 with voodoo kernel, root and ext4 enabled. Is there anything apart from disabling ext4 that I have to do before following the above steps to flash this Rom. Thanks 

    1. Since it’s a firmware, I guess you can install it even without disabling the ext4. But if you’ve already disabled it, no problem, your are more safe.

      Other than that, make sure you’ve disabled the pin security thing on sin card change in settings. Some people set the pin and then forget which causes problems.

  75. Hi,
    I’m running stock 2.3.6 with voodoo kernel, root and ext4 enabled. Is there anything apart from disabling ext4 that I have to do before following the above steps to flash this Rom. Thanks 

    1. Since it’s a firmware, I guess you can install it even without disabling the ext4. But if you’ve already disabled it, no problem, your are more safe.

      Other than that, make sure you’ve disabled the pin security thing on sin card change in settings. Some people set the pin and then forget which causes problems.

  76. Hi,
    I’m running stock 2.3.6 with voodoo kernel, root and ext4 enabled. Is there anything apart from disabling ext4 that I have to do before following the above steps to flash this Rom. Thanks 

    1. Since it’s a firmware, I guess you can install it even without disabling the ext4. But if you’ve already disabled it, no problem, your are more safe.

      Other than that, make sure you’ve disabled the pin security thing on sin card change in settings. Some people set the pin and then forget which causes problems.

  77. kapil im on darky rom 10.2.2 extreme edition and mobile is rooted … can u telme i should follow the same steps tht u told us here or should i be doing this 
    1) Put your phone into Recovery mode (Vol up + Home + Power button) and perform a Wipe data/Factory reset, then a Wipe cache. When done pull the battery out for around ten seconds then re-insert.2) Put the phone into Download mode (same procedure as Recovery but substitute Volume up for Volume down. 

    and after doing this i do the steps u told us here …. please answer and i ve heard tht some people saying tht 2.3.6 have lil bugs like battery issue and wifi problems :S ?

    1. You can simply follow the guide above. It’s okay you are on Darky’s rom, procedure remains same.

    2. SO I HAVE TO GO TO REVEOERY MODE AND DO ALL THT CACHE CLEARED AND THN GO WITH THE PROCEDURE YES ? 
      AND IS THIS JW4 ROOTED ? AND HOW MUCH RAM ARE WE GETTING IN JW4 2.3.6 ? PLEASE TELME SO I GO AND DO THIS 

    3. Yes. It’s not rooted, but you can root it if you want, search here. I forgot how much RAM it gets you, maybe around 340MB.

  78. kapil im on darky rom 10.2.2 extreme edition and mobile is rooted … can u telme i should follow the same steps tht u told us here or should i be doing this 
    1) Put your phone into Recovery mode (Vol up + Home + Power button) and perform a Wipe data/Factory reset, then a Wipe cache. When done pull the battery out for around ten seconds then re-insert.2) Put the phone into Download mode (same procedure as Recovery but substitute Volume up for Volume down. 

    and after doing this i do the steps u told us here …. please answer and i ve heard tht some people saying tht 2.3.6 have lil bugs like battery issue and wifi problems :S ?

      1. SO I HAVE TO GO TO REVEOERY MODE AND DO ALL THT CACHE CLEARED AND THN GO WITH THE PROCEDURE YES ? 
        AND IS THIS JW4 ROOTED ? AND HOW MUCH RAM ARE WE GETTING IN JW4 2.3.6 ? PLEASE TELME SO I GO AND DO THIS 

        1. Yes. It’s not rooted, but you can root it if you want, search here. I forgot how much RAM it gets you, maybe around 340MB.

  79. kapil im on darky rom 10.2.2 extreme edition and mobile is rooted … can u telme i should follow the same steps tht u told us here or should i be doing this 
    1) Put your phone into Recovery mode (Vol up + Home + Power button) and perform a Wipe data/Factory reset, then a Wipe cache. When done pull the battery out for around ten seconds then re-insert.2) Put the phone into Download mode (same procedure as Recovery but substitute Volume up for Volume down. 

    and after doing this i do the steps u told us here …. please answer and i ve heard tht some people saying tht 2.3.6 have lil bugs like battery issue and wifi problems :S ?

      1. SO I HAVE TO GO TO REVEOERY MODE AND DO ALL THT CACHE CLEARED AND THN GO WITH THE PROCEDURE YES ? 
        AND IS THIS JW4 ROOTED ? AND HOW MUCH RAM ARE WE GETTING IN JW4 2.3.6 ? PLEASE TELME SO I GO AND DO THIS 

        1. Yes. It’s not rooted, but you can root it if you want, search here. I forgot how much RAM it gets you, maybe around 340MB.

  80. Hi
    I’m running XXJVU (rooted).
    Can I just follow the above instructions to install / root the value pack ? nothing else needed?
    I saw on another posting that after flashing it, phone should be put into recovery mode and select wipe data/factory reset and cache/partition – to remove old firmware. Is this step needed please?
    Thank you
    nomadic

    1.  Kapil
      thanks for the quick reply. Just one more question pse.
      If I need to, how can I switch back from value pack to XXJVU? Do I just flash and root XXJVU as per instructions in this forum? or are there any additional steps needed?
      thank you
      eddie

    2. Just flash xxjvu back to go back. Yes you can root xxjvu after installing xxjvu firmware first.

      It’s all pretty easy.

    3.  flashed value pack – went smoothly, no issues. All working OK.
      Not a great improvement over xxjvu.
      Thanks for the help.
      nomadic

  81. Is this firmware installed english or language captured on the picture above? Thank you .

    1. I’ve installed this on my SGS. Nice firmware! Thanks for posting this update! Cheers!

  82. Hi
    I’m running XXJVU (rooted).
    Can I just follow the above instructions to install / root the value pack ? nothing else needed?
    I saw on another posting that after flashing it, phone should be put into recovery mode and select wipe data/factory reset and cache/partition – to remove old firmware. Is this step needed please?
    Thank you
    nomadic

      1.  Kapil
        thanks for the quick reply. Just one more question pse.
        If I need to, how can I switch back from value pack to XXJVU? Do I just flash and root XXJVU as per instructions in this forum? or are there any additional steps needed?
        thank you
        eddie

        1. Just flash xxjvu back to go back. Yes you can root xxjvu after installing xxjvu firmware first.

          It’s all pretty easy.

      2.  flashed value pack – went smoothly, no issues. All working OK.
        Not a great improvement over xxjvu.
        Thanks for the help.
        nomadic

  83. Hi
    I’m running XXJVU (rooted).
    Can I just follow the above instructions to install / root the value pack ? nothing else needed?
    I saw on another posting that after flashing it, phone should be put into recovery mode and select wipe data/factory reset and cache/partition – to remove old firmware. Is this step needed please?
    Thank you
    nomadic

      1.  Kapil
        thanks for the quick reply. Just one more question pse.
        If I need to, how can I switch back from value pack to XXJVU? Do I just flash and root XXJVU as per instructions in this forum? or are there any additional steps needed?
        thank you
        eddie

        1. Just flash xxjvu back to go back. Yes you can root xxjvu after installing xxjvu firmware first.

          It’s all pretty easy.

      2.  flashed value pack – went smoothly, no issues. All working OK.
        Not a great improvement over xxjvu.
        Thanks for the help.
        nomadic

  84. Is this firmware installed english or language captured on the picture above? Thank you .

        1. Oh yes it is official, anyone succeeded yet installing this version on your glaxy s?

          1. I’ve installed this on my SGS. Nice firmware! Thanks for posting this update! Cheers!

  85. Is this firmware installed english or language captured on the picture above? Thank you .

        1. Oh yes it is official, anyone succeeded yet installing this version on your glaxy s?

          1. I’ve installed this on my SGS. Nice firmware! Thanks for posting this update! Cheers!

  86. I was using Dark knight based on 4.0.4. When I have install this firmware, I am having an starting screen again n again and it won’t getting home screen. After having a Pass status from Odin, I was having an errors: “Fail to mount / dbdata (File exist)” , “copy_dbdata_media: Can’t mount / dbdata your storage not prepared yet. Please UI menu for format and reboot action”. 
    Please advice asap. Thanks!!!

  87. I was using Dark knight based on 4.0.4. When I have install this firmware, I am having an starting screen again n again and it won’t getting home screen. After having a Pass status from Odin, I was having an errors: “Fail to mount / dbdata (File exist)” , “copy_dbdata_media: Can’t mount / dbdata your storage not prepared yet. Please UI menu for format and reboot action”. 
    Please advice asap. Thanks!!!

  88. I was using Dark knight based on 4.0.4. When I have install this firmware, I am having an starting screen again n again and it won’t getting home screen. After having a Pass status from Odin, I was having an errors: “Fail to mount / dbdata (File exist)” , “copy_dbdata_media: Can’t mount / dbdata your storage not prepared yet. Please UI menu for format and reboot action”. 
    Please advice asap. Thanks!!!

  89. My galaxy s is just rebooting and rebooting after following all the steps, i am running on xxjvu, please help 

    1. Remove battery for 4-5 seconds and then place it back. Reboot to recovery mode and do factory reset, then restart phone.

  90. My galaxy s is just rebooting and rebooting after following all the steps, i am running on xxjvu, please help 

    1. Remove battery for 4-5 seconds and then place it back. Reboot to recovery mode and do factory reset, then restart phone.

  91. My galaxy s is just rebooting and rebooting after following all the steps, i am running on xxjvu, please help 

    1. Remove battery for 4-5 seconds and then place it back. Reboot to recovery mode and do factory reset, then restart phone.

  92. Didn’t work Kapil:
    E:failed to mount/dbdata (invalid argument)
    E:copy_dbdata_media:Can’t mount/dbdata your storage not prepared yet. Please UI menu for format and reboot actions.
    Media files copy failed.

    Please help. 🙁

  93. Didn’t work Kapil:
    E:failed to mount/dbdata (invalid argument)
    E:copy_dbdata_media:Can’t mount/dbdata your storage not prepared yet. Please UI menu for format and reboot actions.
    Media files copy failed.

    Please help. 🙁

  94. Didn’t work Kapil:
    E:failed to mount/dbdata (invalid argument)
    E:copy_dbdata_media:Can’t mount/dbdata your storage not prepared yet. Please UI menu for format and reboot actions.
    Media files copy failed.

    Please help. 🙁

  95. Dear Kapil, 

    Thank you for your useful tutorial.
    But unfortunately  I can not connect my Galaxy S to odin. 

    I have downloaded all the necessary drivers and software as per your suggestion and install. 

    After rebooting as download mode, odin didn’t recognize the phone (although I have install the drivers for windows).

    But charging through USB is ok. 

    I do not have Kies (though i tried with kies but it can’t recognize my phone and after that i uninstall kies and re-install windows). 
     
    My windows version is win7.

    Can you help me in this regard. 

    Waiting for your reply.

    Sharif
    (shariful.alam@gmail.com)

    1. Restart PC. Power off phone. Remove battery for 5 seconds and then place it back and then go to download mode. Now, try again. Also, try other USB ports on PC, if the above didn’t work, otherwise you’ll have to use somebody else’s PC.

    2. Dear Kapil,

      Thanks for your reply. I tried everything. Even I use other USB cables also. Nothing happened. I tried with win XP also. But no result. Is it possible to update through Bluetooth or wifi? 

      Recently I see my display blinkig. I don’t understand this is for hardware problem or not. I tries reset and remove the batter for while. But nothing happened. 

  96. DEAR KAPIL,

    Sorry to bother you again.

    This is in connection to my below query. 

    My firmware version is 2.1-update-1, Kernal – 2.6.29 root@SE:disqus -S603#2, Build num-ECLAIR.

    Can I update to XXJW4. 

    Waiting for your reply.

    Sharif

    1. That’s okay… your device is compatible with xxjw4, as long as it is model number i9000.

    2. how much ram we get ? :S some saying 367 ur saying 340 and some says 337 =/ i wanna do but i wanna know if we get more ram thn the previous roms 

  97. Dear Kapil, 

    Thank you for your useful tutorial.
    But unfortunately  I can not connect my Galaxy S to odin. 

    I have downloaded all the necessary drivers and software as per your suggestion and install. 

    After rebooting as download mode, odin didn’t recognize the phone (although I have install the drivers for windows).

    But charging through USB is ok. 

    I do not have Kies (though i tried with kies but it can’t recognize my phone and after that i uninstall kies and re-install windows). 
     
    My windows version is win7.

    Can you help me in this regard. 

    Waiting for your reply.

    Sharif
    (shariful.alam@gmail.com)

    1. Restart PC. Power off phone. Remove battery for 5 seconds and then place it back and then go to download mode. Now, try again. Also, try other USB ports on PC, if the above didn’t work, otherwise you’ll have to use somebody else’s PC.

      1. Dear Kapil,

        Thanks for your reply. I tried everything. Even I use other USB cables also. Nothing happened. I tried with win XP also. But no result. Is it possible to update through Bluetooth or wifi? 

        Recently I see my display blinkig. I don’t understand this is for hardware problem or not. I tries reset and remove the batter for while. But nothing happened. 

  98. Dear Kapil, 

    Thank you for your useful tutorial.
    But unfortunately  I can not connect my Galaxy S to odin. 

    I have downloaded all the necessary drivers and software as per your suggestion and install. 

    After rebooting as download mode, odin didn’t recognize the phone (although I have install the drivers for windows).

    But charging through USB is ok. 

    I do not have Kies (though i tried with kies but it can’t recognize my phone and after that i uninstall kies and re-install windows). 
     
    My windows version is win7.

    Can you help me in this regard. 

    Waiting for your reply.

    Sharif
    (shariful.alam@gmail.com)

    1. Restart PC. Power off phone. Remove battery for 5 seconds and then place it back and then go to download mode. Now, try again. Also, try other USB ports on PC, if the above didn’t work, otherwise you’ll have to use somebody else’s PC.

      1. Dear Kapil,

        Thanks for your reply. I tried everything. Even I use other USB cables also. Nothing happened. I tried with win XP also. But no result. Is it possible to update through Bluetooth or wifi? 

        Recently I see my display blinkig. I don’t understand this is for hardware problem or not. I tries reset and remove the batter for while. But nothing happened. 

  99. DEAR KAPIL,

    Sorry to bother you again.

    This is in connection to my below query. 

    My firmware version is 2.1-update-1, Kernal – 2.6.29 root@SE:disqus -S603#2, Build num-ECLAIR.

    Can I update to XXJW4. 

    Waiting for your reply.

    Sharif

      1. how much ram we get ? :S some saying 367 ur saying 340 and some says 337 =/ i wanna do but i wanna know if we get more ram thn the previous roms 

  100. DEAR KAPIL,

    Sorry to bother you again.

    This is in connection to my below query. 

    My firmware version is 2.1-update-1, Kernal – 2.6.29 root@SE:disqus -S603#2, Build num-ECLAIR.

    Can I update to XXJW4. 

    Waiting for your reply.

    Sharif

      1. how much ram we get ? :S some saying 367 ur saying 340 and some says 337 =/ i wanna do but i wanna know if we get more ram thn the previous roms 

  101. Dear Kapil,
    Thanks for your reply. I tried everything. Even I use other USB cables also. Nothing happened. I tried with win XP also. But no result. Is it possible to update through Bluetooth or wifi? 
    Recently I see my display blinkig/lines on my display always moving. I don’t understand this is for hardware problem or not. I tries reset and remove the batter for while. But nothing happened. 
    Can you help me in this regard?
    Best Regards,
    Sharif

  102. Dear Kapil,
    Thanks for your reply. I tried everything. Even I use other USB cables also. Nothing happened. I tried with win XP also. But no result. Is it possible to update through Bluetooth or wifi? 
    Recently I see my display blinkig/lines on my display always moving. I don’t understand this is for hardware problem or not. I tries reset and remove the batter for while. But nothing happened. 
    Can you help me in this regard?
    Best Regards,
    Sharif

  103. Dear Kapil,
    Thanks for your reply. I tried everything. Even I use other USB cables also. Nothing happened. I tried with win XP also. But no result. Is it possible to update through Bluetooth or wifi? 
    Recently I see my display blinkig/lines on my display always moving. I don’t understand this is for hardware problem or not. I tries reset and remove the batter for while. But nothing happened. 
    Can you help me in this regard?
    Best Regards,
    Sharif

    1. Nope.. only when you use .pit file in PIT box, should you tick repartition box, not otherwise.

    2. so the video tutorial is correct tht i dnt need to tick the repartition button ? can i follow it ? 

    3. i dnt understand wht u mean as the vdo tutorial also used the .pit file but didnt ticked the repartition button thts where im confused alot =/

    4. Then there is some mistake in video. What I said above is 100% right.

      And if pit file is selected but repartition is not ticked, then Odin ignores the pit file, and no harm done. But if you don’t select pit file but rock repatition, that’s a problem then, Odin will get stuck.

    1. Then there is some mistake in video. What I said above is 100% right.

      And if pit file is selected but repartition is not ticked, then Odin ignores the pit file, and no harm done. But if you don’t select pit file but rock repatition, that’s a problem then, Odin will get stuck.

    2. ahan thnks 🙂 alot i think il go with ur steps il do tick the repartition option coz same i ticked the repartition option whn i flashed to darkys rom 🙂 
      but still i didnt understand one thing wht exactly is repartition do ? 

    3. ohhh and i almost forgot onething too tht if i wanna go to xxjw4 after installing this do i have to go to recovery mode and clear factory and cache or just i put my cellphone in downloading and do the procedure as told by u by odin 🙂

    4. You know, it’s very simple. just follow the steps above and forget everything else. Don’t do anything extra, don’t do anything less.. just do all steps above and you’ll be fine.

      That said, just in case and only if Galaxy S doesn’t boot up after you get PASS in Odin, reboot to recovery mode and do factory reset from there. Then, restart the device.

      1. so the video tutorial is correct tht i dnt need to tick the repartition button ? can i follow it ? 

      2. i dnt understand wht u mean as the vdo tutorial also used the .pit file but didnt ticked the repartition button thts where im confused alot =/

        1. Then there is some mistake in video. What I said above is 100% right.

          And if pit file is selected but repartition is not ticked, then Odin ignores the pit file, and no harm done. But if you don’t select pit file but rock repatition, that’s a problem then, Odin will get stuck.

      1. so the video tutorial is correct tht i dnt need to tick the repartition button ? can i follow it ? 

      2. i dnt understand wht u mean as the vdo tutorial also used the .pit file but didnt ticked the repartition button thts where im confused alot =/

        1. Then there is some mistake in video. What I said above is 100% right.

          And if pit file is selected but repartition is not ticked, then Odin ignores the pit file, and no harm done. But if you don’t select pit file but rock repatition, that’s a problem then, Odin will get stuck.

      1. ahan thnks 🙂 alot i think il go with ur steps il do tick the repartition option coz same i ticked the repartition option whn i flashed to darkys rom 🙂 
        but still i didnt understand one thing wht exactly is repartition do ? 

      2. ohhh and i almost forgot onething too tht if i wanna go to xxjw4 after installing this do i have to go to recovery mode and clear factory and cache or just i put my cellphone in downloading and do the procedure as told by u by odin 🙂

        1. You know, it’s very simple. just follow the steps above and forget everything else. Don’t do anything extra, don’t do anything less.. just do all steps above and you’ll be fine.

          That said, just in case and only if Galaxy S doesn’t boot up after you get PASS in Odin, reboot to recovery mode and do factory reset from there. Then, restart the device.

    1. Then there is some mistake in video. What I said above is 100% right.

      And if pit file is selected but repartition is not ticked, then Odin ignores the pit file, and no harm done. But if you don’t select pit file but rock repatition, that’s a problem then, Odin will get stuck.

      1. ahan thnks 🙂 alot i think il go with ur steps il do tick the repartition option coz same i ticked the repartition option whn i flashed to darkys rom 🙂 
        but still i didnt understand one thing wht exactly is repartition do ? 

      2. ohhh and i almost forgot onething too tht if i wanna go to xxjw4 after installing this do i have to go to recovery mode and clear factory and cache or just i put my cellphone in downloading and do the procedure as told by u by odin 🙂

        1. You know, it’s very simple. just follow the steps above and forget everything else. Don’t do anything extra, don’t do anything less.. just do all steps above and you’ll be fine.

          That said, just in case and only if Galaxy S doesn’t boot up after you get PASS in Odin, reboot to recovery mode and do factory reset from there. Then, restart the device.

    1. Then there is some mistake in video. What I said above is 100% right.

      And if pit file is selected but repartition is not ticked, then Odin ignores the pit file, and no harm done. But if you don’t select pit file but rock repatition, that’s a problem then, Odin will get stuck.

  104. I cannot get gmail working properly, it wont show notifications when new email arriwes. what could be wrong?
    Allthoug I’m very happy this new version, works like a dream! Thanks!

  105. I cannot get gmail working properly, it wont show notifications when new email arriwes. what could be wrong?
    Allthoug I’m very happy this new version, works like a dream! Thanks!

  106. I cannot get gmail working properly, it wont show notifications when new email arriwes. what could be wrong?
    Allthoug I’m very happy this new version, works like a dream! Thanks!

  107. Hi Kapil. I’m currently using the latest CM9 nightly (22/04/2012). In your opinion should I stick with CM9 or try this stock firmware?
    Thanks 🙂

  108. Hi Kapil. I’m currently using the latest CM9 nightly (22/04/2012). In your opinion should I stick with CM9 or try this stock firmware?
    Thanks 🙂

  109. Hi Kapil. I’m currently using the latest CM9 nightly (22/04/2012). In your opinion should I stick with CM9 or try this stock firmware?
    Thanks 🙂

  110. Hello, can someone help me with a little problem..the soft works perfect by the way..how do i rename the folders in aplications menu???? So can i get some help?

  111. Hello, can someone help me with a little problem..the soft works perfect by the way..how do i rename the folders in aplications menu???? So can i get some help?

  112. Hello, can someone help me with a little problem..the soft works perfect by the way..how do i rename the folders in aplications menu???? So can i get some help?

  113. Hello, After I installed the firmware following all the steps, it just reboots and reboots. How can i fix this?

    1. You surely missed some steps. Try again. And make sure you are trying this on Galaxy S i9000, and not on any other phone.

  114. I did the complete installing process, but when it reboots the touch screen doesnt work … :(. Can you help me please?

  115. Hello, After I installed the firmware following all the steps, it just reboots and reboots. How can i fix this?

    1. You surely missed some steps. Try again. And make sure you are trying this on Galaxy S i9000, and not on any other phone.

  116. Hello, After I installed the firmware following all the steps, it just reboots and reboots. How can i fix this?

    1. You surely missed some steps. Try again. And make sure you are trying this on Galaxy S i9000, and not on any other phone.

  117. I did the complete installing process, but when it reboots the touch screen doesnt work … :(. Can you help me please?

  118. I did the complete installing process, but when it reboots the touch screen doesnt work … :(. Can you help me please?

    1. Yes for me as well. WiFi disconnects frequently. Can some one please help?

    1. Yes for me as well. WiFi disconnects frequently. Can some one please help?

  119. complete installation. but phone be not started only resart and restart.
    my phone in befor ics rom installed

    1. Remove battery and then place it back. Then boot to recovery mode and do factory reset. Then reboot from there. This should work.

  120. complete installation. but phone be not started only resart and restart.
    my phone in befor ics rom installed

    1. Remove battery and then place it back. Then boot to recovery mode and do factory reset. Then reboot from there. This should work.

  121. complete installation. but phone be not started only resart and restart.
    my phone in befor ics rom installed

    1. Remove battery and then place it back. Then boot to recovery mode and do factory reset. Then reboot from there. This should work.

  122. is this rooted already? if not, how could i root this? can u give me a link? tnx…

  123. is this rooted already? if not, how could i root this? can u give me a link? tnx…

  124. is this rooted already? if not, how could i root this? can u give me a link? tnx…

  125. Brilliant! Didn’t work first time but just went back and repeated the steps… It works great, thanks!

  126. Brilliant! Didn’t work first time but just went back and repeated the steps… It works great, thanks!

  127. Brilliant! Didn’t work first time but just went back and repeated the steps… It works great, thanks!

  128. hi kapil my Bluetooth seems like not pairing with my pc……any suggestion
    ?

  129. hi kapil my Bluetooth seems like not pairing with my pc……any suggestion
    ?

  130. I cannot send or receive mms, mms worked before updating just fine with same settings.
    Any idea?

  131. I cannot send or receive mms, mms worked before updating just fine with same settings.
    Any idea?

  132. I cannot send or receive mms, mms worked before updating just fine with same settings.
    Any idea?

  133. Everything was great but after i made a factory reset i can’t use my network providers data(internet). So what’s the problem any suggestion will be appreciated.
    best,

    1. Fill in the APN settings of your carrier under mobile and networks settings.

  134. Everything was great but after i made a factory reset i can’t use my network providers data(internet). So what’s the problem any suggestion will be appreciated.
    best,

  135. Everything was great but after i made a factory reset i can’t use my network providers data(internet). So what’s the problem any suggestion will be appreciated.
    best,

  136. how long it takes to complete the flashing, because at me when the “SetupConnection..” appears after that nothing happen, i just waiting and waiting, i followed the steps from “Important Note” i even restarted the pc and closed all the apps, but didn’t helped…

    1. Well, in case you are still stuck, remove battery for 4-5 seconds and then place it back, don’t restart phone, restart PC, use PC another USB plug to connect phone to computer (if you have desktop, try the USB plug at the rear), Open Odin, Boot phone into download mode and try again.

  137. how long it takes to complete the flashing, because at me when the “SetupConnection..” appears after that nothing happen, i just waiting and waiting, i followed the steps from “Important Note” i even restarted the pc and closed all the apps, but didn’t helped…

    1. Well, in case you are still stuck, remove battery for 4-5 seconds and then place it back, don’t restart phone, restart PC, use PC another USB plug to connect phone to computer (if you have desktop, try the USB plug at the rear), Open Odin, Boot phone into download mode and try again.

  138. how long it takes to complete the flashing, because at me when the “SetupConnection..” appears after that nothing happen, i just waiting and waiting, i followed the steps from “Important Note” i even restarted the pc and closed all the apps, but didn’t helped…

    1. Well, in case you are still stuck, remove battery for 4-5 seconds and then place it back, don’t restart phone, restart PC, use PC another USB plug to connect phone to computer (if you have desktop, try the USB plug at the rear), Open Odin, Boot phone into download mode and try again.

  139. When you do a reset it asks for a password on reboot.
    What is the password???

    1. I hope you can help?
      I also used your ROOT setup as well and now when I do a full reset it boots to a screen asking for a password???? (It is not a password I have added)

    2. If the problem still persists let me know. Btw, just hitting ok with any password would reset it.

    1. I hope you can help?
      I also used your ROOT setup as well and now when I do a full reset it boots to a screen asking for a password???? (It is not a password I have added)

    1. I hope you can help?
      I also used your ROOT setup as well and now when I do a full reset it boots to a screen asking for a password???? (It is not a password I have added)

  140. please give us another download link because hotfile can not even resume and it not this much download speed please mediafire or any other

  141. it works very good on my galaxy S thanks for the instructions and links awesome 🙂

  142. please give us another download link because hotfile can not even resume and it not this much download speed please mediafire or any other

  143. please give us another download link because hotfile can not even resume and it not this much download speed please mediafire or any other

  144. it works very good on my galaxy S thanks for the instructions and links awesome 🙂

  145. it works very good on my galaxy S thanks for the instructions and links awesome 🙂

  146. is it language specific like turkish shown in the image…or will it support english?

  147. is it language specific like turkish shown in the image…or will it support english?

  148. is it language specific like turkish shown in the image…or will it support english?

  149. I tried everything as you described. but the phone doesnt automatically go on reboot mode after “PASS” appears on Odin. also, when I manually select the reboot on mobile, it keeps on rebooting. it has been more than 20 mins and it is still rebooting

  150. I tried everything as you described. but the phone doesnt automatically go on reboot mode after “PASS” appears on Odin. also, when I manually select the reboot on mobile, it keeps on rebooting. it has been more than 20 mins and it is still rebooting

  151. I tried everything as you described. but the phone doesnt automatically go on reboot mode after “PASS” appears on Odin. also, when I manually select the reboot on mobile, it keeps on rebooting. it has been more than 20 mins and it is still rebooting

  152. works fine…thnx a lot…bt dint like da 2 vibrations on clicking screen buttons

  153. @itskapil:disqus .. dude help me out… em using 4.0.3 with miui rom on my samsung galaxy s.. want to get rid of these,, want to degrade to a ofiicial update.. please get a link wich wil work perfectly in my galaxy s.. asap.. please nd thankss

    1. The above guide is really all you need. Just install the XXJW4 firmware and that’s that.

  154. @itskapil:disqus .. dude help me out… em using 4.0.3 with miui rom on my samsung galaxy s.. want to get rid of these,, want to degrade to a ofiicial update.. please get a link wich wil work perfectly in my galaxy s.. asap.. please nd thankss

  155. @itskapil:disqus .. dude help me out… em using 4.0.3 with miui rom on my samsung galaxy s.. want to get rid of these,, want to degrade to a ofiicial update.. please get a link wich wil work perfectly in my galaxy s.. asap.. please nd thankss

  156. I can’t get this to work. When I try to restart the phone in Download Mode i get a picture of the Android mascot digging something and a message saying “Downloading do not turn off the target” and no action…please help!

    1. Well, that’s that — it is the download mode. Your step 7 is over. Now, connect to Odin (step 8).

  157. I can’t get this to work. When I try to restart the phone in Download Mode i get a picture of the Android mascot digging something and a message saying “Downloading do not turn off the target” and no action…please help!

  158. I can’t get this to work. When I try to restart the phone in Download Mode i get a picture of the Android mascot digging something and a message saying “Downloading do not turn off the target” and no action…please help!

  159. I have a problem to connect the google play (google market after I had installed
    JW4_JW4_JW4.tar and update value pack

  160. I have a problem to connect the google play (google market after I had installed
    JW4_JW4_JW4.tar and update value pack

  161. I have a problem to connect the google play (google market after I had installed
    JW4_JW4_JW4.tar and update value pack

  162. hii..
    is it possible to downgrade from dark knight ics to this update???
    as m facing problems with music player and contacts…
    is it official update from samsung??
    if not will u please update which is official rom from samsung.. and i need the same..
    please HELP!!!

  163. hii..
    is it possible to downgrade from dark knight ics to this update???
    as m facing problems with music player and contacts…
    is it official update from samsung??
    if not will u please update which is official rom from samsung.. and i need the same..
    please HELP!!!

  164. hii..
    is it possible to downgrade from dark knight ics to this update???
    as m facing problems with music player and contacts…
    is it official update from samsung??
    if not will u please update which is official rom from samsung.. and i need the same..
    please HELP!!!

  165. hii..
    is it possible to downgrade from dark knight ics to this update???
    as m facing problems with music player and contacts…
    is it official update from samsung??
    if not will u please update which is official rom from samsung.. and i need the same..
    please HELP!!!
    pls

  166. hii..
    is it possible to downgrade from dark knight ics to this update???
    as m facing problems with music player and contacts…
    is it official update from samsung??
    if not will u please update which is official rom from samsung.. and i need the same..
    please HELP!!!
    pls

  167. hii..
    is it possible to downgrade from dark knight ics to this update???
    as m facing problems with music player and contacts…
    is it official update from samsung??
    if not will u please update which is official rom from samsung.. and i need the same..
    please HELP!!!
    pls

  168. grate rom no problems bar 1 i cant use google navigation as it wont pick up a gps for it but on the maps it find streets withinn a mile of me do u no how to sort this out please thank you

  169. grate rom no problems bar 1 i cant use google navigation as it wont pick up a gps for it but on the maps it find streets withinn a mile of me do u no how to sort this out please thank you

  170. grate rom no problems bar 1 i cant use google navigation as it wont pick up a gps for it but on the maps it find streets withinn a mile of me do u no how to sort this out please thank you

  171. does the installation delete all ma internal memory data …. im using bvjv7 update tru kies

  172. does the installation delete all ma internal memory data …. im using bvjv7 update tru kies

  173. does the installation delete all ma internal memory data …. im using bvjv7 update tru kies

  174. Just updated my Galaxy S and have no problems at all. I was hesitant to update it because of all the problems others have faced but did it anyway. Works great!

  175. Just updated my Galaxy S and have no problems at all. I was hesitant to update it because of all the problems others have faced but did it anyway. Works great!

  176. Just updated my Galaxy S and have no problems at all. I was hesitant to update it because of all the problems others have faced but did it anyway. Works great!

  177. i didnt lik ics 4.0.4 so i again installed xxjvu through odin ma mobie isnt workin its join entering into cwm… what should i do pls help!!!!!

    1. and if it doesn’t work perfectly in my samsung can i get the previous version ?

  178. i didnt lik ics 4.0.4 so i again installed xxjvu through odin ma mobie isnt workin its join entering into cwm… what should i do pls help!!!!!

  179. i didnt lik ics 4.0.4 so i again installed xxjvu through odin ma mobie isnt workin its join entering into cwm… what should i do pls help!!!!!

    1. and if it doesn’t work perfectly in my samsung can i get the previous version ?

    1. and if it doesn’t work perfectly in my samsung can i get the previous version ?

  180. The Link for ODIN doesnt seem to work!!! can yu update it please so that i can carry on with the flash process and i have downloaded the other files…Thanks in advance !!

  181. The Link for ODIN doesnt seem to work!!! can yu update it please so that i can carry on with the flash process and i have downloaded the other files…Thanks in advance !!

  182. The Link for ODIN doesnt seem to work!!! can yu update it please so that i can carry on with the flash process and i have downloaded the other files…Thanks in advance !!

  183. Boot loop solved:
    if you guys are stuck in boot loop after flashing xxjw4, you need to flash dbdata.tar as well.
    i uploaded it here:
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/80130275/dbdata.tar
    after flashing xxjw4 go to download mode and flash dbdata.tar and thats it, your phone will boot normally.
    i had the same problem on my SGS I9000 and it is solved now.

    Flashing another firmware:

    if you dont want xxjw4 anymore, root and install cwm as shown here:
    http://nerdschalk.com/xxjw4-root-and-clockworkmod-recovery-for-galaxy-s/
    now you can install everything else

    1. Hey, I installed it, but now i’m stuck at the big S logo saying Galaxy S under it. If i restart it stops at the same place

  184. Boot loop solved:
    if you guys are stuck in boot loop after flashing xxjw4, you need to flash dbdata.tar as well.
    i uploaded it here:
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/80130275/dbdata.tar
    after flashing xxjw4 go to download mode and flash dbdata.tar and thats it, your phone will boot normally.
    i had the same problem on my SGS I9000 and it is solved now.

    Flashing another firmware:

    if you dont want xxjw4 anymore, root and install cwm as shown here:
    https://nerdschalk.com/xxjw4-root-and-clockworkmod-recovery-for-galaxy-s/
    now you can install everything else

    1. Hey, I installed it, but now i’m stuck at the big S logo saying Galaxy S under it. If i restart it stops at the same place

  185. Boot loop solved:
    if you guys are stuck in boot loop after flashing xxjw4, you need to flash dbdata.tar as well.
    i uploaded it here:
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/80130275/dbdata.tar
    after flashing xxjw4 go to download mode and flash dbdata.tar and thats it, your phone will boot normally.
    i had the same problem on my SGS I9000 and it is solved now.

    Flashing another firmware:

    if you dont want xxjw4 anymore, root and install cwm as shown here:
    https://nerdschalk.com/xxjw4-root-and-clockworkmod-recovery-for-galaxy-s/
    now you can install everything else

    1. Hey, I installed it, but now i’m stuck at the big S logo saying Galaxy S under it. If i restart it stops at the same place

  186. Boot loop solved:
    if you guys are stuck in boot loop after flashing xxjw4, you need to flash dbdata.tar as well.
    i uploaded it here:
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/80130275/dbdata.tar
    after flashing xxjw4 go to download mode and flash dbdata.tar and thats it, your phone will boot normally.
    i had the same problem on my SGS I9000 and it is solved now.

    Flashing another firmware:

    if you dont want xxjw4 anymore, root and install cwm as shown here:
    http://nerdschalk.com/xxjw4-root-and-clockworkmod-recovery-for-galaxy-s/
    now you can install everything else

    1. Hey, I installed it, but now i’m stuck at the big S logo saying Galaxy S under it. If i restart it stops at the same place

  187. I couldn’t get my phone into recovery (i9000) but was able to get into download mode (weird). My phone accepted the download, it installed and is rebooting as i type. I will post if I experience any problems, but it looks like I took a chance and it worked.

    1. After the update my phone kept looping the S logo. I did the three button combo for recovery mode and it worked. i wiped the cache then factory reset then rebooted and my phone booted up prefectly.

  188. I couldn’t get my phone into recovery (i9000) but was able to get into download mode (weird). My phone accepted the download, it installed and is rebooting as i type. I will post if I experience any problems, but it looks like I took a chance and it worked.

    1. After the update my phone kept looping the S logo. I did the three button combo for recovery mode and it worked. i wiped the cache then factory reset then rebooted and my phone booted up prefectly.

  189. I couldn’t get my phone into recovery (i9000) but was able to get into download mode (weird). My phone accepted the download, it installed and is rebooting as i type. I will post if I experience any problems, but it looks like I took a chance and it worked.

    1. After the update my phone kept looping the S logo. I did the three button combo for recovery mode and it worked. i wiped the cache then factory reset then rebooted and my phone booted up prefectly.

  190. Will this work with my Galaxy S I9000B? (Not the international version) …what features could I loose? If it is only the TV then I don’t really care, I never use it

    1. I did it and almost screwed my phone as the touch screen did not work. I SOLVED IT by flashing only the kernel with one compatible with this rom and my device I9000B. I used this kernel: Semaphore 2.7.4 for the i9000b.

  191. Will this work with my Galaxy S I9000B? (Not the international version) …what features could I loose? If it is only the TV then I don’t really care, I never use it

    1. I did it and almost screwed my phone as the touch screen did not work. I SOLVED IT by flashing only the kernel with one compatible with this rom and my device I9000B. I used this kernel: Semaphore 2.7.4 for the i9000b.

  192. Will this work with my Galaxy S I9000B? (Not the international version) …what features could I loose? If it is only the TV then I don’t really care, I never use it

    1. I did it and almost screwed my phone as the touch screen did not work. I SOLVED IT by flashing only the kernel with one compatible with this rom and my device I9000B. I used this kernel: Semaphore 2.7.4 for the i9000b.

    1. I was trying to upgrade my i9000 using the Kies and apparently the upgrade failed and my phone for soft bricked… obviously Kies could not recover (shitty software) and my phone was stuck on Download mode. Ended up here using google and decided to give this a go as my phone was out of warranty anyways.

      This worked brilliantly and was pretty easy to do too. Now my cellphones a lot faster then before and GUI looks better to the eye too. No problems faced here at all after the upgrade.

    1. I was trying to upgrade my i9000 using the Kies and apparently the upgrade failed and my phone for soft bricked… obviously Kies could not recover (shitty software) and my phone was stuck on Download mode. Ended up here using google and decided to give this a go as my phone was out of warranty anyways.

      This worked brilliantly and was pretty easy to do too. Now my cellphones a lot faster then before and GUI looks better to the eye too. No problems faced here at all after the upgrade.

  193. I was trying to upgrade my i9000 using the Kies and apparently the upgrade failed and my phone for soft bricked… obviously Kies could not recover (shitty software) and my phone was stuck on Download mode. Ended up here using google and decided to give this a go as my phone was out of warranty anyways.

    This worked brilliantly and was pretty easy to do too. Now my cellphones a lot faster then before and GUI looks better to the eye too. No problems faced here at all after the upgrade.

  194. I was trying to upgrade my i9000 using the Kies and apparently the upgrade failed and my phone for soft bricked… obviously Kies could not recover (shitty software) and my phone was stuck on Download mode. Ended up here using google and decided to give this a go as my phone was out of warranty anyways.

    This worked brilliantly and was pretty easy to do too. Now my cellphones a lot faster then before and GUI looks better to the eye too. No problems faced here at all after the upgrade.