New XXJVU Galaxy S Firmware Leaked. Updates Phone with Value Pack (Face Unlock, Photo Editor and New Lock Screen)

XXJVU

It’s time again, time for another leaked firmware from Samsung for the Galaxy S i9000. This time it’s another 2.3.6 firmware, dubbed as XXJVU, a successor to XXJVT for Open Europe region.

But it’s still not just another firmware for lovely Galaxy S1. Yep! It packs in new Lock Screen from Galaxy Note, a photo editor app from Galaxy S2 and lastly the Ice Cream Sandwich special Face Unlock feature, all besides the usual Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread. Check here to know more about what and what has changed with XXJVU firmware.

We know none of you, if not most of you, are happy with Sammy’s blunt announcement to not support Galaxy S with Android 4.0, but the XXJVU update is a major one which you’ll really enjoy, and should bring smiles on a bit choked faces of many Galaxy S users.

Yeah, we know you wanna try it, so we have a detailed guide right here on how to flash it.

Compatibility

This guide is applicable only for Samsung’s Galaxy S international version (GT-i9000). Check your phone’s version in Settings – About Phone. It has to be “GT-i9000” for this firmware to be compatible with your phone. If it’s not GT-i9000, simply don’t try this ROM on your android handset — don’t even think about it if you care about your android device.

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 you or your device, we won’t be held liable — you only will be responsible, you’ve been warned!!!

Pre-Installation Tips:

  1. Installing/Flashing this ROM will erase your apps and data. So, it’s very important you back them up, before proceeding further. To backup your apps and important data — bookmarks, contacts, SMS, APNs (internet settings), etc. Restore APN settings if Internet isn’t working for you. This Android backup guide would help you. And if you’ve rooted your Galaxy S, you can save application’s data too, using Titanium backup(free app on android market) to backup apps with data. And use this this app only  again to restore those apps with data.
  2. Drivers! — it’s important you’ve the proper drivers installed. Download links below:
  3. If you have Samsung’s PC software Kies installed, un-install it first because it may interrupt the flashing process. If you’ve installed it for sake of drivers which otherwise weren’t working, make sure you exit the Kies completely before beginning the procedure below.


How To Install XXJVU on Galaxy S i9000 (for experienced users)

Well, it’s pretty easy if you’ve already had fun flashing using Odin a decent number of times already. Download XXJVU (password: samfirmware.com) and install it using Odin3 v1.7. Put the *CODE* file in PDA tab, *Modem* file in Phone tab and *multi CSC* file in CSC tab. Put the .pit file in PIT tab and make sure Re-Partition is ticked too. Hit Start!

If you didn’t get what was said above, don’t worry one bit, a detailed guide for you is just below.

Step-By-Step Guide (for not so experienced users)

Although the guide below is very much detailed, step-by-step and sufficient for you to easily flash the XXJVU firmware on your Galaxy S, but in case if you want to watch a video of how you are going to do it, that is, flashing the XXJVU firmware is flashed using Odin, check out this video showing installation of an earlier firmware ‘XWJVB’ on Galaxy S. The procedure is same, so it would be helpful for those who are new.

  1. Download XXJVU firmware first. Filename: I9000XXJVU_I9000OXAJVU_OXA.rar. Size: 225.9 MB. Download Link. (password: samfirmware.com)
  2. Also download this PIT file: s1_odin_20100512.pit
  3. Extract the downloaded file ‘I9000XXJVU_I9000OXAJVU_OXA.rar’ to get these 3 files:
    1. CODE_I9000XXJVU_CL851880_REV03_user_low_ship.tar.md5
    2. GT-I9000-CSC-MULTI-OXAJVU.tar.md5
    3. MODEM_I9000XXJVU_REV_00_CL1059471.tar.md5
  4. Download Odin PC Software which we will be using to flash the XXJVU Android 2.3.6 ROM on Galaxy S. Filename: Odin3 v1.7.zip. Size: 192.55 KB. Download Link.
  5. Extract Odin3 v1.7.zip to get .exe file – Odin3 v1.7.exe. Run it when asked in step 8 below.
  6. Disconnect your phone if it’s connected to PC.  Then Switch it Off. Wait 5-6 seconds for vibration to confirm complete switch off.
  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 (from step 5) — Odin3 v1.7.exe.
  9. Connect your phone to PC now. You should get the message “Added! !” under the Odin’s message box in the bottom left. If you don’t get “Added! !” message, than probably there is a problem with drivers. Make sure you’ve drivers installed (links given above under heading ‘Pre-Installation thoughts’).
  10. Now, in Odin, select these files at respective tabs (for visual help, see the screenshot at step 11 below):
    1. Click the PDA Tab, and select CODE_I9000XXJVU_CL851880_REV03_user_low_ship.tar.md5 (from step 3.1)
    2. Click the Phone Tab, and select MODEM_I9000XXJVU_REV_00_CL1092175.tar.md5 (from step 3.3)
    3. Click the CSC Tab, and select GT-I9000-CSC-MULTI-OXAJVU.tar.md5 (from step 3.2)
    4. Click the PIT Tab, and select s1_odin_20100512.pit (from step 2)
  11. Make sure the ‘Re-Partition’checkbox in ODIN is selected. Also, Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes should be selected too. Leave everything else on Odin untouched.
  12. Double check everything said in step 10 and 11 above. Your Odin’s screen, after selecting all the files and ticking and not-ticking the checkboxes, should look like this:
  13. 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. (Check screenshot below)
  14. When it restarts, your Galaxy S will be running the Android OS, v2.3.6 XXJVU firmware.
  15. Off the screen and then open with the all new Galaxy Note ported lock screen. Find the Photo Editor app in app drawer, a port from Galaxy S2. And check the options for Face Unlock set up — go to Settings » Location and Security » Set Screen Lock. Enjoy!
  16. Lastly, if internet isn’t working, fill in the correct APN settings under mobile networks settings, under wireless and network settings.

Root and CWM for XXJVU

And before you ask, root for XXJVU isn’t out yet, which it should be in a matter of hours. We’ll update you with same as sson as we come to know of it.

Link to Root Galaxy S on XXJVU (also installs Clockworkmod recovery)

IMPORTANT NOTE: If Odin doesn’t seem to be progressing/doing anything for more than a minute, do the following:

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 6.

Share your thoughts, observations and improvements (and disappointments) you see in the XXJVU firmware in comments below. If you face a problem in installation, don’t hesitate to ask us below.

Via XDA

1,133 Comments

  1. great guide as always Addi 😉

  2. A job well done guys! It runs perfectly. Now up to the root part and restoring my back-up 🙂

    1. Root posted. See the post above, it’s linked.

    2. Please, tell me if Bulgarian (u0411u044au043bu0433u0430u0440u0441u043au0438) is included in Swype’s languages list? Thanks a lot, mate!

    3. Please, tell me if Bulgarian (Български) is included in Swype’s languages list? Thanks a lot, mate!

  3. great guide as always Addi 😉

  4. great guide as always Addi 😉

  5. A job well done guys! It runs perfectly. Now up to the root part and restoring my back-up 🙂

    1. Root posted. See the post above, it’s linked.

    2. Please, tell me if Bulgarian (u0411u044au043bu0433u0430u0440u0441u043au0438) is included in Swype’s languages list? Thanks a lot, mate!

  6. A job well done guys! It runs perfectly. Now up to the root part and restoring my back-up 🙂

    1. Root posted. See the post above, it’s linked.

    2. Please, tell me if Bulgarian (Български) is included in Swype’s languages list? Thanks a lot, mate!

  7. Seriously? Those corner cutters can only manage an update to 2.3.6? Gingerbread updated to 2.3.7 ages ago… Samsung seriously need a kick up the behind. OK, so one core at standard frequency is not enough to run ICS with Touchwiz- but to keep all of us (who bought our handsets in good faith, expecting them to be kept updated for more than a year) happy and well served, they could have worked with Google to port the stock ICS experience of the Nexus S to the Galaxy S. Thank goodness for CyanogenMod and others, for bringing Android 4.0 to the I9000 and related variants…

    1. It’s not the CPU, but the RAM that’s the problem. The new Touchwiz 4 on SGS 2 etc needs quite a lot of RAM to run smoothly with the stuff they add like video calling, so Samsung is only updating phones with 1 GB :/ That’s the thing. Samsung’s custom UI is officially the most bloated that it needs 1 GB of RAM to run smoothly.

      But again, the SGS is just too old to deserve a 3rd major Android upgrade. Newer phones like Galaxy W should get it too if the SGS is eligible. 

    2. It’s not the CPU, but the RAM that’s the problem. The new Touchwiz 4 on SGS 2 etc needs quite a lot of RAM to run smoothly with the stuff they add like video calling, so Samsung is only updating phones with 1 GB :/ That’s the thing. Samsung’s custom UI is officially the most bloated that it needs 1 GB of RAM to run smoothly.nnBut again, the SGS is just too old to deserve a 3rd major Android upgrade. Newer phones like Galaxy W should get it too if the SGS is eligible.u00a0

  8. does this rom support arabic language or only ME firmwares support arabic language ?

    1. it’s a European leak so i highly doubt if it would support Arabic.

    2.  HEY . i was not aware of these thing  and i upgraded to this package. and now there is no arabic font support . can you tell what can be done . or which o flash to so that i can get arabic font ?

  9. Jon moonbeamsyndicate

    Seriously? Those corner cutters can only manage an update to 2.3.6? Gingerbread updated to 2.3.7 ages ago… Samsung seriously need a kick up the behind. OK, so one core at standard frequency is not enough to run ICS with Touchwiz- but to keep all of us (who bought our handsets in good faith, expecting them to be kept updated for more than a year) happy and well served, they could have worked with Google to port the stock ICS experience of the Nexus S to the Galaxy S. Thank goodness for CyanogenMod and others, for bringing Android 4.0 to the I9000 and related variants…

    1. It’s not the CPU, but the RAM that’s the problem. The new Touchwiz 4 on SGS 2 etc needs quite a lot of RAM to run smoothly with the stuff they add like video calling, so Samsung is only updating phones with 1 GB :/ That’s the thing. Samsung’s custom UI is officially the most bloated that it needs 1 GB of RAM to run smoothly.nnBut again, the SGS is just too old to deserve a 3rd major Android upgrade. Newer phones like Galaxy W should get it too if the SGS is eligible.u00a0

  10. Jon moonbeamsyndicate

    Seriously? Those corner cutters can only manage an update to 2.3.6? Gingerbread updated to 2.3.7 ages ago… Samsung seriously need a kick up the behind. OK, so one core at standard frequency is not enough to run ICS with Touchwiz- but to keep all of us (who bought our handsets in good faith, expecting them to be kept updated for more than a year) happy and well served, they could have worked with Google to port the stock ICS experience of the Nexus S to the Galaxy S. Thank goodness for CyanogenMod and others, for bringing Android 4.0 to the I9000 and related variants…

    1. It’s not the CPU, but the RAM that’s the problem. The new Touchwiz 4 on SGS 2 etc needs quite a lot of RAM to run smoothly with the stuff they add like video calling, so Samsung is only updating phones with 1 GB :/ That’s the thing. Samsung’s custom UI is officially the most bloated that it needs 1 GB of RAM to run smoothly.

      But again, the SGS is just too old to deserve a 3rd major Android upgrade. Newer phones like Galaxy W should get it too if the SGS is eligible. 

  11. does this rom support arabic language or only ME firmwares support arabic language ?

    1. it’s a European leak so i highly doubt if it would support Arabic.

      1.  HEY . i was not aware of these thing  and i upgraded to this package. and now there is no arabic font support . can you tell what can be done . or which o flash to so that i can get arabic font ?

  12. does this rom support arabic language or only ME firmwares support arabic language ?

    1. it’s a European leak so i highly doubt if it would support Arabic.

      1.  HEY . i was not aware of these thing  and i upgraded to this package. and now there is no arabic font support . can you tell what can be done . or which o flash to so that i can get arabic font ?

  13. memory utilization is high…is der any way to reduce the memory usage

  14. memory utilization is high…is der any way to reduce the memory usage

  15. memory utilization is high…is der any way to reduce the memory usage

  16. very nice thankssssssssssssss

  17. CRT file link plzzzzzzzzzz

  18. What are possible options to convert RFS to EXT4?

  19. After I put everything at its place I hit the start button appear  that is beginnig to install but suddenly appear setup connection and is stuck…Help please.
    I used odin vers 1.7 and 1.85 and its happend the same thing.

    1. remove the battery, put it in download mode again & re-flash. make sure you have the 4 required files

    2. It’s mentioned at the bottom of the guide as an Important Note on what you need to to do when Odin gets stuck. 🙂

  20. After I put everything at its place I hit the start button appear u00a0that is beginnig to install but suddenly appear setup connection and is stuck…Help please.nI used odin vers 1.7 and 1.85 and its happend the same thing.n

    1. remove the battery, put it in download mode again & re-flash. make sure you have the 4 required files

    2. It’s mentioned at the bottom of the guide as an Important Note on what you need to to do when Odin gets stuck. 🙂

  21. very nice thankssssssssssssss

  22. very nice thankssssssssssssss

  23. CRT file link plzzzzzzzzzz

  24. CRT file link plzzzzzzzzzz

  25. What are possible options to convert RFS to EXT4?

  26. What are possible options to convert RFS to EXT4?

  27. After I put everything at its place I hit the start button appear u00a0that is beginnig to install but suddenly appear setup connection and is stuck…Help please.nI used odin vers 1.7 and 1.85 and its happend the same thing.n

    1. remove the battery, put it in download mode again & re-flash. make sure you have the 4 required files

    2. It’s mentioned at the bottom of the guide as an Important Note on what you need to to do when Odin gets stuck. 🙂

  28. After I put everything at its place I hit the start button appear  that is beginnig to install but suddenly appear setup connection and is stuck…Help please.
    I used odin vers 1.7 and 1.85 and its happend the same thing.

    1. remove the battery, put it in download mode again & re-flash. make sure you have the 4 required files

    2. It’s mentioned at the bottom of the guide as an Important Note on what you need to to do when Odin gets stuck. 🙂

  29. Hi Abhijeet, Kapil and All,

    I Had XXJVS 2.3.5 Installed and works GREAT! And then I Installed XXJVU 2.3.6 ( it was only 3 files CODE, MODEM and CSC without the PIT ) and I unchecked the Re-Partition because I had no Pit file included. Flashing and ROM was perfect, but I noticed that my phone was worming up more than usual. So I turned off and took the battery out for a few minutes until it cool down. When I turned back on, it’s still warmed up after a few minutes. So, I installed back to XXJVS and it’s good :-). Just FYI. Thanks for the GREAT work to ALL THE DEVELOPERS. I will try again this firmware later 🙂

    1. Hey moh a,
      The pit file can be downloaded from this thread! It’s in the description at step 2. Re-partition must be selected.
      Tip: make a backup of everything on the forehand using Titanium Backup from the market

    2. I did install with PIT file as well…and GREAT RESULTS 🙂

    3. Thanks Basjoo…I didn’t see it hehehe my bad!

    4. That heating up problem is random and can be caused by any ROM version on any phone. Usually goes away after flashing to another ROM and then flashing it back to the ROM that is causing the heating problems. 🙂

  30. Hi Abhijeet, Kapil and All,nnI Had XXJVS 2.3.5 Installed and works GREAT! And then I Installed XXJVU 2.3.6 ( it was only 3 files CODE, MODEM and CSC without the PIT ) and I unchecked the Re-Partition because I had no Pit file included. Flashing and ROM was perfect, but I noticed that my phone was worming up more than usual. So I turned off and took the battery out for a few minutes until it cool down. When I turned back on, it’s still warmed up after a few minutes. So, I installed back to XXJVS and it’s good :-). Just FYI. Thanks for the GREAT work to ALL THE DEVELOPERS. I will try again this firmware later :-)n

    1. Hey moh a,nThe pit file can be downloaded from this thread! It’s in the description at step 2. Re-partition must be selected. nTip: make a backup of everything on the forehand using Titanium Backup from the market

    2. I did install with PIT file as well…and GREAT RESULTS 🙂

    3. Thanks Basjoo…I didn’t see it hehehe my bad!

    4. That heating up problem is random and can be caused by any ROM version on any phone. Usually goes away after flashing to another ROM and then flashing it back to the ROM that is causing the heating problems. 🙂

  31. will this work on i9003n

    1. No, it won’t. You can’t use any I9000 ROM on I9003 🙂

  32. will this work on i9003

    1. No, it won’t. You can’t use any I9000 ROM on I9003 🙂

  33. Hi Abhijeet, Kapil and All,nnI Had XXJVS 2.3.5 Installed and works GREAT! And then I Installed XXJVU 2.3.6 ( it was only 3 files CODE, MODEM and CSC without the PIT ) and I unchecked the Re-Partition because I had no Pit file included. Flashing and ROM was perfect, but I noticed that my phone was worming up more than usual. So I turned off and took the battery out for a few minutes until it cool down. When I turned back on, it’s still warmed up after a few minutes. So, I installed back to XXJVS and it’s good :-). Just FYI. Thanks for the GREAT work to ALL THE DEVELOPERS. I will try again this firmware later :-)n

    1. Hey moh a,nThe pit file can be downloaded from this thread! It’s in the description at step 2. Re-partition must be selected. nTip: make a backup of everything on the forehand using Titanium Backup from the market

      1. Thanks Basjoo…I didn’t see it hehehe my bad!

    2. I did install with PIT file as well…and GREAT RESULTS 🙂

    3. That heating up problem is random and can be caused by any ROM version on any phone. Usually goes away after flashing to another ROM and then flashing it back to the ROM that is causing the heating problems. 🙂

  34. Hi Abhijeet, Kapil and All,

    I Had XXJVS 2.3.5 Installed and works GREAT! And then I Installed XXJVU 2.3.6 ( it was only 3 files CODE, MODEM and CSC without the PIT ) and I unchecked the Re-Partition because I had no Pit file included. Flashing and ROM was perfect, but I noticed that my phone was worming up more than usual. So I turned off and took the battery out for a few minutes until it cool down. When I turned back on, it’s still warmed up after a few minutes. So, I installed back to XXJVS and it’s good :-). Just FYI. Thanks for the GREAT work to ALL THE DEVELOPERS. I will try again this firmware later 🙂

    1. Hey moh a,
      The pit file can be downloaded from this thread! It’s in the description at step 2. Re-partition must be selected.
      Tip: make a backup of everything on the forehand using Titanium Backup from the market

      1. Thanks Basjoo…I didn’t see it hehehe my bad!

    2. I did install with PIT file as well…and GREAT RESULTS 🙂

    3. That heating up problem is random and can be caused by any ROM version on any phone. Usually goes away after flashing to another ROM and then flashing it back to the ROM that is causing the heating problems. 🙂

  35. will this work on i9003n

    1. No, it won’t. You can’t use any I9000 ROM on I9003 🙂

  36. will this work on i9003

    1. No, it won’t. You can’t use any I9000 ROM on I9003 🙂

  37. I’m a complete newbie to this, but managed to upgrade using this great guide. The only problem I have is that now some apps (just a few, not all) from the Android market won’t install, stating “This item is not compatible with your device”. They loaded OK when I was on XXJVO. Thanks for the guide.

  38. wifi bug. wifi connection crash once in a few minutes.

    1. Mine is running smooth…no problems at all so far.

  39. I’m a complete newbie to this, but managed to upgrade using this great guide. The only problem I have is that now some apps (just a few, not all) from the Android market won’t install, stating “This item is not compatible with your device”. They loaded OK when I was on XXJVO. Thanks for the guide.

  40. I’m a complete newbie to this, but managed to upgrade using this great guide. The only problem I have is that now some apps (just a few, not all) from the Android market won’t install, stating “This item is not compatible with your device”. They loaded OK when I was on XXJVO. Thanks for the guide.

  41. wifi bug. wifi connection crash once in a few minutes.

    1. Mine is running smooth…no problems at all so far.

  42. wifi bug. wifi connection crash once in a few minutes.

    1. Mine is running smooth…no problems at all so far.

  43. Hey everyone……the wifi connection is not caused by the firmware. This can be solved by changing the DCHP lease period from “infinite” to any value (1 day – few weeks) on your router

  44. Hey everyone……the wifi connection is not caused by the firmware. This can be solved by changing the DCHP lease period from “infinite” to any value (1 day – few weeks) on your router

  45. Hey everyone……the wifi connection is not caused by the firmware. This can be solved by changing the DCHP lease period from “infinite” to any value (1 day – few weeks) on your router

  46. Why my phone always forced closed mostly on contacts and dials

  47. Thank you for the great guide. Worked like a charm for me.

    There is just one thing that doesn’t seem to work. I tried to restore a backup (created it after installing XXJVU) via CWM. What I got is a boot loop. I can’t even boot into recovery anymore. Tried this again after reinstalling XXJVU nd I get the same result with using the recovery console and the CWM manager.

    Any suggestions?

  48. Why my phone always forced closed mostly on contacts and dials

  49. Why my phone always forced closed mostly on contacts and dials

  50. Thank you for the great guide. Worked like a charm for me.

    There is just one thing that doesn’t seem to work. I tried to restore a backup (created it after installing XXJVU) via CWM. What I got is a boot loop. I can’t even boot into recovery anymore. Tried this again after reinstalling XXJVU nd I get the same result with using the recovery console and the CWM manager.

    Any suggestions?

  51. Thank you for the great guide. Worked like a charm for me.

    There is just one thing that doesn’t seem to work. I tried to restore a backup (created it after installing XXJVU) via CWM. What I got is a boot loop. I can’t even boot into recovery anymore. Tried this again after reinstalling XXJVU nd I get the same result with using the recovery console and the CWM manager.

    Any suggestions?

  52. First time flasher here! 

    I flashed the firmware and then rooted it according to the next post. Well, all good but some issues.

    1) When I access the gallery, the phone says there are no photos. I had to install ES File Explorer to be able to see the photos I have.
    2) If I take a photo, I cannot see it by pressing the preview on the bottom right hand corner on the camera screen.   
    3) I use the phone in Finnish and there are some language mixed ups sometimes in the menus. For example, when finished charging the battery, it says “vaihdettu” in Finnish which in English means “changed”. Quite funny. 
    4) A couple of times an Android application has crashed. I don’t remember the name exactly but it is one of those main applications, which always consume a lot of battery. The phone loses all the signal, I get an error message on the screen and I have to restart the phone. Once it happened after a call. 

    About backing up before flashing, I used Backup Master. It was a bit disappointing that it did not back up my phone book. I lost all my contacts as the phone was wiped clean. Well, I should have known this would happen because it didn’t say “contacts” in the back up options. Have to blame myself for that. 

    But putting aside the things above, with rooting, the phone is faster than before. The battery life is much better and as I am a newbie in all this, it’s all really exciting to me. Will go for a custom rom soon! 

    Cheers! 

  53. First time flasher here! 

    I flashed the firmware and then rooted it according to the next post. Well, all good but some issues.

    1) When I access the gallery, the phone says there are no photos. I had to install ES File Explorer to be able to see the photos I have.
    2) If I take a photo, I cannot see it by pressing the preview on the bottom right hand corner on the camera screen.   
    3) I use the phone in Finnish and there are some language mixed ups sometimes in the menus. For example, when finished charging the battery, it says “vaihdettu” in Finnish which in English means “changed”. Quite funny. 
    4) A couple of times an Android application has crashed. I don’t remember the name exactly but it is one of those main applications, which always consume a lot of battery. The phone loses all the signal, I get an error message on the screen and I have to restart the phone. Once it happened after a call. 

    About backing up before flashing, I used Backup Master. It was a bit disappointing that it did not back up my phone book. I lost all my contacts as the phone was wiped clean. Well, I should have known this would happen because it didn’t say “contacts” in the back up options. Have to blame myself for that. 

    But putting aside the things above, with rooting, the phone is faster than before. The battery life is much better and as I am a newbie in all this, it’s all really exciting to me. Will go for a custom rom soon! 

    Cheers! 

  54. First time flasher here! 

    I flashed the firmware and then rooted it according to the next post. Well, all good but some issues.

    1) When I access the gallery, the phone says there are no photos. I had to install ES File Explorer to be able to see the photos I have.
    2) If I take a photo, I cannot see it by pressing the preview on the bottom right hand corner on the camera screen.   
    3) I use the phone in Finnish and there are some language mixed ups sometimes in the menus. For example, when finished charging the battery, it says “vaihdettu” in Finnish which in English means “changed”. Quite funny. 
    4) A couple of times an Android application has crashed. I don’t remember the name exactly but it is one of those main applications, which always consume a lot of battery. The phone loses all the signal, I get an error message on the screen and I have to restart the phone. Once it happened after a call. 

    About backing up before flashing, I used Backup Master. It was a bit disappointing that it did not back up my phone book. I lost all my contacts as the phone was wiped clean. Well, I should have known this would happen because it didn’t say “contacts” in the back up options. Have to blame myself for that. 

    But putting aside the things above, with rooting, the phone is faster than before. The battery life is much better and as I am a newbie in all this, it’s all really exciting to me. Will go for a custom rom soon! 

    Cheers! 

  55. I new in this….can i try this on my i9000T???

    1. men, i do that with my i9000m and work’s fine!
      but i’m not change my modem! still the same GKG3 
      try this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1379650

  56. I new in this….can i try this on my i9000T???

    1. men, i do that with my i9000m and work’s fine!
      but i’m not change my modem! still the same GKG3 
      try this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1379650

  57. I new in this….can i try this on my i9000T???

    1. men, i do that with my i9000m and work’s fine!
      but i’m not change my modem! still the same GKG3 
      try this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1379650

  58. hi, im newbie here..i already flash this firmware XXJVU, unfortunately my phone can’t detect my packet data when i tried to connect to internet. but for calling i can. pls advise and help me..

    1. As told in pre-installation tips above, you gotta fill the right APN settings (related to your carrier) in mobile network settings.

  59. hi, im newbie here..i already flash this firmware XXJVU, unfortunately my phone can’t detect my packet data when i tried to connect to internet. but for calling i can. pls advise and help me..

    1. As told in pre-installation tips above, you gotta fill the right APN settings (related to your carrier) in mobile network settings.

  60. hi, im newbie here..i already flash this firmware XXJVU, unfortunately my phone can’t detect my packet data when i tried to connect to internet. but for calling i can. pls advise and help me..

    1. As told in pre-installation tips above, you gotta fill the right APN settings (related to your carrier) in mobile network settings.

  61. alright i did everything then i was supposed to do and then it wasnt going anywhere and so i disconnected from the computer took the batter out and then my phone locked up with the phone and triangle and computer symbols but odin still read my phone so i was about to restart it and it passed but now my phone wont turn on at all HELPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE

  62. alright i did everything then i was supposed to do and then it wasnt going anywhere and so i disconnected from the computer took the batter out and then my phone locked up with the phone and triangle and computer symbols but odin still read my phone so i was about to restart it and it passed but now my phone wont turn on at all HELPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE

  63. alright i did everything then i was supposed to do and then it wasnt going anywhere and so i disconnected from the computer took the batter out and then my phone locked up with the phone and triangle and computer symbols but odin still read my phone so i was about to restart it and it passed but now my phone wont turn on at all HELPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE

  64. Hey all! I think I have bricked my phone. 

    I tried to flash XXJVU from samfirmware using Odin3 v1.7 as told. I came from a Ginger Real rom. However, while flashing Odin got stuck. So I disconnected my phone from the PC, removed the battery and proceeded to flash again. However, I found that I was unable to turn on my phone anymore. It cannot power up or go intro recovery mode or go into download mode.

    Any advice? Or is my phone bricked 🙁

    1. Oh.. it skipped my attention earlier. How is the phone now? You sure your phone was i9000 (modem number, that is).

      Anyway, since you mentioned you can no longer boot into download mode, I would advise you to buy USB Jig (from ebay, perhaps) and boot into download mode using that, and flash a firmware again. Jig doesn’t cost much.. just 2-3 dollars, I guess.

      Let us know if you need any more help.

    2. Its still bricked! I sure it’s GT-i9000. It says so in the settings as well as in the sticker beneath the battery. I did some research on the usb jig and it appears to be useful only for those with a soft-brick. My phone should be in a hard brick since it doesn’t on, go into download mode or recovery. It just shows a black screen. 🙁

      I’m now looking at Jtag but it’s really complicated. sigh

    3. USB Jig will help you. You should really buy a USB Jig and give it a try. I believe it will help you boot into download mode and then you can flash a firmware using Odin.

    4. Hi there, this is easy , i will give you few advices let me know if they work
      1. Turn off you device until u hear it vibrating
      2. take out your battery, Press Menu, Down Volume and restart button 
      3. Insert your battery it should be on Download mode, plug it to your PC then Windows will recognize you USB. 

      Hope i make sense.

  65. Hey all! I think I have bricked my phone. 

    I tried to flash XXJVU from samfirmware using Odin3 v1.7 as told. I came from a Ginger Real rom. However, while flashing Odin got stuck. So I disconnected my phone from the PC, removed the battery and proceeded to flash again. However, I found that I was unable to turn on my phone anymore. It cannot power up or go intro recovery mode or go into download mode.

    Any advice? Or is my phone bricked 🙁

    1. Oh.. it skipped my attention earlier. How is the phone now? You sure your phone was i9000 (modem number, that is).

      Anyway, since you mentioned you can no longer boot into download mode, I would advise you to buy USB Jig (from ebay, perhaps) and boot into download mode using that, and flash a firmware again. Jig doesn’t cost much.. just 2-3 dollars, I guess.

      Let us know if you need any more help.

      1. Its still bricked! I sure it’s GT-i9000. It says so in the settings as well as in the sticker beneath the battery. I did some research on the usb jig and it appears to be useful only for those with a soft-brick. My phone should be in a hard brick since it doesn’t on, go into download mode or recovery. It just shows a black screen. 🙁

        I’m now looking at Jtag but it’s really complicated. sigh

        1. USB Jig will help you. You should really buy a USB Jig and give it a try. I believe it will help you boot into download mode and then you can flash a firmware using Odin.

    2. Hi there, this is easy , i will give you few advices let me know if they work
      1. Turn off you device until u hear it vibrating
      2. take out your battery, Press Menu, Down Volume and restart button 
      3. Insert your battery it should be on Download mode, plug it to your PC then Windows will recognize you USB. 

      Hope i make sense.

  66. Hey all! I think I have bricked my phone. 

    I tried to flash XXJVU from samfirmware using Odin3 v1.7 as told. I came from a Ginger Real rom. However, while flashing Odin got stuck. So I disconnected my phone from the PC, removed the battery and proceeded to flash again. However, I found that I was unable to turn on my phone anymore. It cannot power up or go intro recovery mode or go into download mode.

    Any advice? Or is my phone bricked 🙁

    1. Oh.. it skipped my attention earlier. How is the phone now? You sure your phone was i9000 (modem number, that is).

      Anyway, since you mentioned you can no longer boot into download mode, I would advise you to buy USB Jig (from ebay, perhaps) and boot into download mode using that, and flash a firmware again. Jig doesn’t cost much.. just 2-3 dollars, I guess.

      Let us know if you need any more help.

      1. Its still bricked! I sure it’s GT-i9000. It says so in the settings as well as in the sticker beneath the battery. I did some research on the usb jig and it appears to be useful only for those with a soft-brick. My phone should be in a hard brick since it doesn’t on, go into download mode or recovery. It just shows a black screen. 🙁

        I’m now looking at Jtag but it’s really complicated. sigh

        1. USB Jig will help you. You should really buy a USB Jig and give it a try. I believe it will help you boot into download mode and then you can flash a firmware using Odin.

    2. Hi there, this is easy , i will give you few advices let me know if they work
      1. Turn off you device until u hear it vibrating
      2. take out your battery, Press Menu, Down Volume and restart button 
      3. Insert your battery it should be on Download mode, plug it to your PC then Windows will recognize you USB. 

      Hope i make sense.

  67. if i flash XXJVU can i install cyanogenmod 7 over it

  68. if i flash XXJVU can i install cyanogenmod 7 over it

  69. if i flash XXJVU can i install cyanogenmod 7 over it

  70. HELPPPPPPP!!! cant see my file manager…. pics and videos are visible thru gallery. there is no other icon from where i can access my SD cards

  71. HELPPPPPPP!!! cant see my file manager…. pics and videos are visible thru gallery. there is no other icon from where i can access my SD cards

  72. HELPPPPPPP!!! cant see my file manager…. pics and videos are visible thru gallery. there is no other icon from where i can access my SD cards

  73. hy… i have modified the picture of lockscreen and i wanna go back to stock, but i can’t do that!!!
    someone can help me?

  74. hy… i have modified the picture of lockscreen and i wanna go back to stock, but i can’t do that!!!
    someone can help me?

  75. hy… i have modified the picture of lockscreen and i wanna go back to stock, but i can’t do that!!!
    someone can help me?

  76. hello, I did the first step with the XXJVU Firmware, but when the phone reboot, the touch stopped to work. My phone is the I9000B, I was with a firmware 2.3.3.

    Someone know if is possible to my touch screen works again?

    1. my phone is with the same problem, my touch stopped to work … what do I do?

  77. hello, I did the first step with the XXJVU Firmware, but when the phone reboot, the touch stopped to work. My phone is the I9000B, I was with a firmware 2.3.3.

    Someone know if is possible to my touch screen works again?

    1. my phone is with the same problem, my touch stopped to work … what do I do?

  78. hello, I did the first step with the XXJVU Firmware, but when the phone reboot, the touch stopped to work. My phone is the I9000B, I was with a firmware 2.3.3.

    Someone know if is possible to my touch screen works again?

    1. my phone is with the same problem, my touch stopped to work … what do I do?

  79. Thank you , it works perfectly :’)

  80. Thank you , it works perfectly :’)

  81. Thank you , it works perfectly :’)

  82. my phone was running xxjvp custom rom, and rooted…can i flash this rom? 

    1. Yes you can 🙂

  83. hi i just installed  this rom,but after that i can not access the internet by google.but i can watch youtube and access the android market and other internet option.only thing i cant open the google browser.please help me,

  84. Hi there, m new on flashing my phone. my phone model is gt-i9000 with firmware version 2.3.5 & gingerbread.xxjvt WILL xxjvu will work properly work on my phone?

    1. and you said for “Open Europe region” i am in asia will my phone will work here? waiting for you reply and any tips then i will work on 2.3.6

    2. Yes it will. You can flash it.

  85. my phone was running xxjvp custom rom, and rooted…can i flash this rom? 

  86. my phone was running xxjvp custom rom, and rooted…can i flash this rom? 

  87. hi i just installed  this rom,but after that i can not access the internet by google.but i can watch youtube and access the android market and other internet option.only thing i cant open the google browser.please help me,

  88. hi i just installed  this rom,but after that i can not access the internet by google.but i can watch youtube and access the android market and other internet option.only thing i cant open the google browser.please help me,

  89. Hi there, m new on flashing my phone. my phone model is gt-i9000 with firmware version 2.3.5 & gingerbread.xxjvt WILL xxjvu will work properly work on my phone?

    1. and you said for “Open Europe region” i am in asia will my phone will work here? waiting for you reply and any tips then i will work on 2.3.6

    2. Yes it will. You can flash it.

  90. Hi there, m new on flashing my phone. my phone model is gt-i9000 with firmware version 2.3.5 & gingerbread.xxjvt WILL xxjvu will work properly work on my phone?

    1. and you said for “Open Europe region” i am in asia will my phone will work here? waiting for you reply and any tips then i will work on 2.3.6

    2. Yes it will. You can flash it.

  91. the only way i can hear people is with speaker phone whats up with that

  92. the only way i can hear people is with speaker phone whats up with that

  93. the only way i can hear people is with speaker phone whats up with that

  94. Where is the Face Unlock ????

    1. Under settings, I guess in security settings.

  95. Where is the Face Unlock ????

    1. Under settings, I guess in security settings.

  96. Where is the Face Unlock ????

    1. Under settings, I guess in security settings.

  97. if I delete everything from my phone(GT-I9000) with a hard reset by using the usual combination of keys (
    Volume_UP+Home+Power) will I be able to follow the steps above without troubles?Thank you!

    1. Even if you don’t delete anything, it will work — just follow the steps carefully.

  98. if I delete everything from my phone(GT-I9000) with a hard reset by using the usual combination of keys (
    Volume_UP+Home+Power) will I be able to follow the steps above without troubles?Thank you!

    1. Even if you don’t delete anything, it will work — just follow the steps carefully.

  99. if I delete everything from my phone(GT-I9000) with a hard reset by using the usual combination of keys (
    Volume_UP+Home+Power) will I be able to follow the steps above without troubles?Thank you!

    1. Even if you don’t delete anything, it will work — just follow the steps carefully.

  100. Thank you very much this work like a charm!!!

  101. Thank you very much this work like a charm!!!

  102. Thank you very much this work like a charm!!!

  103. Hi there, I just upgraded my I9000 to XXJVU, everything seems to be OK except one: I don’t have packet data when phone is in “GSM only” (GPRS/EDGE) mode.  When using WCDMA (3G/HSPA) it’s OK. Any ideas? Thank you!

    1.  Yeah its okay

  104. Hi there, I just upgraded my I9000 to XXJVU, everything seems to be OK except one: I don’t have packet data when phone is in “GSM only” (GPRS/EDGE) mode.  When using WCDMA (3G/HSPA) it’s OK. Any ideas? Thank you!

    1.  Yeah its okay

  105. Hi there, I just upgraded my I9000 to XXJVU, everything seems to be OK except one: I don’t have packet data when phone is in “GSM only” (GPRS/EDGE) mode.  When using WCDMA (3G/HSPA) it’s OK. Any ideas? Thank you!

    1.  Yeah its okay

  106. This download link not working for me can u plzzzz make a direct link or another website where i can download from. 🙁

  107. This download link not working for me can u plzzzz make a direct link or another website where i can download from. 🙁

  108. This download link not working for me can u plzzzz make a direct link or another website where i can download from. 🙁

  109. Every ROM that is downloaded is showing unexpected end to file no matter what computer is used if winrar is used or 7zip!

    1. Redownload it, files sometimes get corrupted with downloading.

  110. I upgraded to 
    XXJVU following the steps above and so far everything seems to work just fine,but sometimes, randomly, the phone restarts,not like a “full” restart,(when you get the logo,you have to enter your pin,loading all the widgets),but I only get the logo sound(not the logo however),and then when I press the power button I get the lock screen.Does someone know what is this about?Thanks

  111. Every ROM that is downloaded is showing unexpected end to file no matter what computer is used if winrar is used or 7zip!

    1. Redownload it, files sometimes get corrupted with downloading.

  112. Every ROM that is downloaded is showing unexpected end to file no matter what computer is used if winrar is used or 7zip!

    1. Redownload it, files sometimes get corrupted with downloading.

  113. I upgraded to 
    XXJVU following the steps above and so far everything seems to work just fine,but sometimes, randomly, the phone restarts,not like a “full” restart,(when you get the logo,you have to enter your pin,loading all the widgets),but I only get the logo sound(not the logo however),and then when I press the power button I get the lock screen.Does someone know what is this about?Thanks

  114. I upgraded to 
    XXJVU following the steps above and so far everything seems to work just fine,but sometimes, randomly, the phone restarts,not like a “full” restart,(when you get the logo,you have to enter your pin,loading all the widgets),but I only get the logo sound(not the logo however),and then when I press the power button I get the lock screen.Does someone know what is this about?Thanks

  115. If your internet (not wifi) doesn’t work look here for the solution

    http://www.androidworld.nl/forum/showwiki.php?title=Tutorial:APN+lijst+Nederland 

    (for dutch people)

  116. If your internet (not wifi) doesn’t work look here for the solution

    http://www.androidworld.nl/forum/showwiki.php?title=Tutorial:APN+lijst+Nederland 

    (for dutch people)

  117. If your internet (not wifi) doesn’t work look here for the solution

    http://www.androidworld.nl/forum/showwiki.php?title=Tutorial:APN+lijst+Nederland 

    (for dutch people)

  118. Worked like a charm! Just performed my very first manual update, from 2.3.3 to 2.3.6, with no trouble whatsoever. Very clear and easy to follow instructions, thank you!

    1. o meu ñ consegue digitar mais nada. Fiquei impossibilitado de entrar no meu celular pq ele ñ ta digitando nada.

  119. atualizei, mas não ta digitando nada. O q ocorreu?

  120. ñ consigo digitar minha senha. ñ ta digitando nada.

    1. eu tenho o mesmo problema, eu falo espanhol espero você compreenda meu português ruim. Se encontrou a solucao por favor escrever no meu correo: [email protected]

    2. Does this flashing procedure wipe internal sdcard?

    3. No, your data on internal sdcard will not get deleted.

  121. Worked like a charm! Just performed my very first manual update, from 2.3.3 to 2.3.6, with no trouble whatsoever. Very clear and easy to follow instructions, thank you!

    1. o meu ñ consegue digitar mais nada. Fiquei impossibilitado de entrar no meu celular pq ele ñ ta digitando nada.

  122. Worked like a charm! Just performed my very first manual update, from 2.3.3 to 2.3.6, with no trouble whatsoever. Very clear and easy to follow instructions, thank you!

    1. o meu ñ consegue digitar mais nada. Fiquei impossibilitado de entrar no meu celular pq ele ñ ta digitando nada.

  123. Meu galaxy s i9000 ñ ta digitando nada depois q eu o atualizei. Aparece a tela pra colocar o PIN mas ele ñ ta digitando nada. O q deu errado??? Me ajudem!!!

    1. Cara eu tô com o mesmo problema, funciona tudo beleza mas nao passa da primeira tela, nao digita nada. pra mim estamos o kernel da ROM nao é o correto pro I9000B…

  124. atualizei, mas não ta digitando nada. O q ocorreu?

  125. atualizei, mas não ta digitando nada. O q ocorreu?

  126. ñ consigo digitar minha senha. ñ ta digitando nada.

    1. Ricardopillacaburga

      eu tenho o mesmo problema, eu falo espanhol espero você compreenda meu português ruim. Se encontrou a solucao por favor escrever no meu correo: [email protected]

    2. Does this flashing procedure wipe internal sdcard?

      1. No, your data on internal sdcard will not get deleted.

  127. ñ consigo digitar minha senha. ñ ta digitando nada.

    1. Ricardopillacaburga

      eu tenho o mesmo problema, eu falo espanhol espero você compreenda meu português ruim. Se encontrou a solucao por favor escrever no meu correo: ricardopillacabur[email protected]

    2. Does this flashing procedure wipe internal sdcard?

      1. No, your data on internal sdcard will not get deleted.

  128. How long does it take to get the files done in “Odin3″? I’ve been waiting for almost an hour. It’s stuck at ” SetupConnection..”. HELP PLEASE!?

    1. Turn phone out off usb, and then take out he battery of the phone. Try to do everything again. It worked for me.

    2. Worked but now it need a password that I don’t even have…

    3. Hi, this sometimes happens on some phones with some firmware. I suggest you do not enter that password, and try out the JW4 firmware → http://nerdschalk.com/galaxy-s-gets-official-value-pack-firmware-xxjw4-includes-touchwiz-4/

      Let me know if it works 🙂

    4. Hi, this sometimes happens on some phones with some firmware. I suggest you do not enter that password, and try out the JW4 firmware → https://nerdschalk.com/galaxy-s-gets-official-value-pack-firmware-xxjw4-includes-touchwiz-4/

      Let me know if it works 🙂

    5. Yup, work all perfect, I just failed all password and work and nothing format.
      Thank y’all!
      Big up to The Android Soul, for this awesome detailed tutorials!! 5*

  129. Excellent instructions, good step by step, no assumption of previous knowledge, thank you VERY much indeed: Richard,  New Zealand.

    1. How long does it take to get the files done in “Odin3”? I’ve been waiting for almost an hour.

    2. Shouldn’t take more than 5 mind…. retry.

    3. Verify that you have the correct drivers on your PC.

  130. Meu galaxy s i9000 ñ ta digitando nada depois q eu o atualizei. Aparece a tela pra colocar o PIN mas ele ñ ta digitando nada. O q deu errado??? Me ajudem!!!

    1. Cara eu tô com o mesmo problema, funciona tudo beleza mas nao passa da primeira tela, nao digita nada. pra mim estamos o kernel da ROM nao é o correto pro I9000B…

  131. Meu galaxy s i9000 ñ ta digitando nada depois q eu o atualizei. Aparece a tela pra colocar o PIN mas ele ñ ta digitando nada. O q deu errado??? Me ajudem!!!

    1. Cara eu tô com o mesmo problema, funciona tudo beleza mas nao passa da primeira tela, nao digita nada. pra mim estamos o kernel da ROM nao é o correto pro I9000B…

  132. How long does it take to get the files done in “Odin3″? I’ve been waiting for almost an hour. It’s stuck at ” SetupConnection..”. HELP PLEASE!?

    1. Turn phone out off usb, and then take out he battery of the phone. Try to do everything again. It worked for me.

      1. Worked but now it need a password that I don’t even have…

        1. Hi, this sometimes happens on some phones with some firmware. I suggest you do not enter that password, and try out the JW4 firmware → https://nerdschalk.com/galaxy-s-gets-official-value-pack-firmware-xxjw4-includes-touchwiz-4/

          Let me know if it works 🙂

          1. Yup, work all perfect, I just failed all password and work and nothing format.
            Thank y’all!
            Big up to The Android Soul, for this awesome detailed tutorials!! 5*

  133. How long does it take to get the files done in “Odin3″? I’ve been waiting for almost an hour. It’s stuck at ” SetupConnection..”. HELP PLEASE!?

    1. Turn phone out off usb, and then take out he battery of the phone. Try to do everything again. It worked for me.

      1. Worked but now it need a password that I don’t even have…

        1. Hi, this sometimes happens on some phones with some firmware. I suggest you do not enter that password, and try out the JW4 firmware → http://nerdschalk.com/galaxy-s-gets-official-value-pack-firmware-xxjw4-includes-touchwiz-4/

          Let me know if it works 🙂

          1. Yup, work all perfect, I just failed all password and work and nothing format.
            Thank y’all!
            Big up to The Android Soul, for this awesome detailed tutorials!! 5*

  134. Excellent instructions, good step by step, no assumption of previous knowledge, thank you VERY much indeed: Richard,  New Zealand.

      1. How long does it take to get the files done in “Odin3”? I’ve been waiting for almost an hour.

        1. Shouldn’t take more than 5 mind…. retry.

        2. Verify that you have the correct drivers on your PC.

  135. Excellent instructions, good step by step, no assumption of previous knowledge, thank you VERY much indeed: Richard,  New Zealand.

      1. How long does it take to get the files done in “Odin3”? I’ve been waiting for almost an hour.

        1. Shouldn’t take more than 5 mind…. retry.

        2. Verify that you have the correct drivers on your PC.

  136. Installed several time without any problems, but, wifi connection seems to have problems. Connect and disconnect the wifi randomly. I think this should be fixed somehow. With old firmware this doesn’t happen, even with new Icecream for Samsung GT-I9000.
    Thx.

  137. Installed several time without any problems, but, wifi connection seems to have problems. Connect and disconnect the wifi randomly. I think this should be fixed somehow. With old firmware this doesn’t happen, even with new Icecream for Samsung GT-I9000.
    Thx.

  138. Installed several time without any problems, but, wifi connection seems to have problems. Connect and disconnect the wifi randomly. I think this should be fixed somehow. With old firmware this doesn’t happen, even with new Icecream for Samsung GT-I9000.
    Thx.

  139. I m  very much thankfull to the team who built this,,,,,,,,,

    its awesome and i felt it easy to upgrade the OS at my first attempt smoothly…………..

  140. I m  very much thankfull to the team who built this,,,,,,,,,

    its awesome and i felt it easy to upgrade the OS at my first attempt smoothly…………..

  141. I m  very much thankfull to the team who built this,,,,,,,,,

    its awesome and i felt it easy to upgrade the OS at my first attempt smoothly…………..

  142. browser isn’t working….can someone help?? please!

  143. browser isn’t working….can someone help?? please!

  144. browser isn’t working….can someone help?? please!

  145. after i install this XXJVU to my samsung galaxy s I9000,my phone like to restart itself.. why? and how to going back to my previous official firmware? before this i always update with kies.TQ if u read this.

  146. after i install this XXJVU to my samsung galaxy s I9000,my phone like to restart itself.. why? and how to going back to my previous official firmware? before this i always update with kies.TQ if u read this.

  147. after i install this XXJVU to my samsung galaxy s I9000,my phone like to restart itself.. why? and how to going back to my previous official firmware? before this i always update with kies.TQ if u read this.

  148. Works like a charm….Very easy procedure for first time updater like me…

    1. Cool. Thnx!

    2. Kapil, i have seen one turorial To Update Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 with Extra Ordinary ROM v 3.3.
      In this tutorial it says that  your gingerbread version should be XXJVQ 2.3.4 {
      http://androidadvices.com/update-samsung-galaxy-gt-i9000-extra-ordinary-rom-33/2/}how can we downgrade from xxjvu to xxjvq?

    3. Don’t go back to that rom, xxjvq is not good enough…. you can go to xxjvs if you want. Just search on this site for all of them to get links and guide.

    4. Kapil, what is your view point on 
      Extra Ordinary ROM v 3.3
      Can you guide me, how to upgrade to Extra Ordinary ROM v 3.3, once i am on xxjvu ?

  149. Works like a charm….Very easy procedure for first time updater like me…

      1. Kapil, i have seen one turorial To Update Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 with Extra Ordinary ROM v 3.3.
        In this tutorial it says that  your gingerbread version should be XXJVQ 2.3.4 {
        http://androidadvices.com/update-samsung-galaxy-gt-i9000-extra-ordinary-rom-33/2/}how can we downgrade from xxjvu to xxjvq?

        1. Don’t go back to that rom, xxjvq is not good enough…. you can go to xxjvs if you want. Just search on this site for all of them to get links and guide.

          1. Kapil, what is your view point on 
            Extra Ordinary ROM v 3.3
            Can you guide me, how to upgrade to Extra Ordinary ROM v 3.3, once i am on xxjvu ?

  150. Works like a charm….Very easy procedure for first time updater like me…

      1. Kapil, i have seen one turorial To Update Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 with Extra Ordinary ROM v 3.3.
        In this tutorial it says that  your gingerbread version should be XXJVQ 2.3.4 {
        http://androidadvices.com/update-samsung-galaxy-gt-i9000-extra-ordinary-rom-33/2/}how can we downgrade from xxjvu to xxjvq?

        1. Don’t go back to that rom, xxjvq is not good enough…. you can go to xxjvs if you want. Just search on this site for all of them to get links and guide.

          1. Kapil, what is your view point on 
            Extra Ordinary ROM v 3.3
            Can you guide me, how to upgrade to Extra Ordinary ROM v 3.3, once i am on xxjvu ?

  151. winRAR asking for password…? heLp…

    1. It’s given above.

  152. winRAR asking for password…? heLp…

  153. winRAR asking for password…? heLp…

  154. can i have this on my Galaxy S with Android 4.0? I really love the photo editor 🙂

    1. Yes of course.

  155. can i have this on my Galaxy S with Android 4.0? I really love the photo editor 🙂

  156. can i have this on my Galaxy S with Android 4.0? I really love the photo editor 🙂

  157. i have 2.3.4  I9000XXJVR on my galaxy S, while i try to update i didn’t 
    get the message “Added! !” under the Odin’s message box . HELP 

    1. Try connecting to different port of your PC/laptop. Try rebooting the phone and PC both. Reinstall the drivers. Otherwise, try friend’s PC/laptop.

  158. Dont have to select the PIT file since it can use the the partition already in the ROM..doing a re-partition is only recommended when firmware demands such a change or if u want risk ur phone getting bricked 🙂

  159. i have 2.3.4  I9000XXJVR on my galaxy S, while i try to update i didn’t 
    get the message “Added! !” under the Odin’s message box . HELP 

    1. Try connecting to different port of your PC/laptop. Try rebooting the phone and PC both. Reinstall the drivers. Otherwise, try friend’s PC/laptop.

  160. i have 2.3.4  I9000XXJVR on my galaxy S, while i try to update i didn’t 
    get the message “Added! !” under the Odin’s message box . HELP 

    1. Try connecting to different port of your PC/laptop. Try rebooting the phone and PC both. Reinstall the drivers. Otherwise, try friend’s PC/laptop.

  161. Dont have to select the PIT file since it can use the the partition already in the ROM..doing a re-partition is only recommended when firmware demands such a change or if u want risk ur phone getting bricked 🙂

  162. Dont have to select the PIT file since it can use the the partition already in the ROM..doing a re-partition is only recommended when firmware demands such a change or if u want risk ur phone getting bricked 🙂

  163. hi there i have updated my galaxy s i9000 from the 2.3.3 to the 2.3.6 now my fone just randomly resets and dont no how to sort it now i have tryd to download the 2.3.3 to re install that but the link stopt working could any1 help as its not just my fone its doing it to now thanks ricky

  164. hi there i have updated my galaxy s i9000 from the 2.3.3 to the 2.3.6 now my fone just randomly resets and dont no how to sort it now i have tryd to download the 2.3.3 to re install that but the link stopt working could any1 help as its not just my fone its doing it to now thanks ricky

  165. hi there i have updated my galaxy s i9000 from the 2.3.3 to the 2.3.6 now my fone just randomly resets and dont no how to sort it now i have tryd to download the 2.3.3 to re install that but the link stopt working could any1 help as its not just my fone its doing it to now thanks ricky

  166. Works just fine!! Very detailed tutorial!! Worked on mi SGS I9000T

  167. my phone is stuck on setupConnection..

  168. wait all fixed i forgot to put the PIT in and it came up as fail so i had to restart my phone and ODIN and now its working like a babe 😛 thnks 

  169. Works just fine!! Very detailed tutorial!! Worked on mi SGS I9000T

  170. Works just fine!! Very detailed tutorial!! Worked on mi SGS I9000T

  171. my phone is stuck on setupConnection..

  172. my phone is stuck on setupConnection..

  173. wait all fixed i forgot to put the PIT in and it came up as fail so i had to restart my phone and ODIN and now its working like a babe 😛 thnks 

  174. wait all fixed i forgot to put the PIT in and it came up as fail so i had to restart my phone and ODIN and now its working like a babe 😛 thnks 

  175. all works ine , ecsept the face unlock..

  176. Everything worked fine except for face recognition

  177. all works ine , ecsept the face unlock..

  178. all works ine , ecsept the face unlock..

  179. Everything worked fine except for face recognition

  180. Everything worked fine except for face recognition

  181. The device is not beeing recognized by windows after i connect it in DL mode. Reinstalled drivers, uninstalled kies. Anyone got any ideas? I am really stuck but want this done so badly. Please help if someone knows a soultion!

  182. The device is not beeing recognized by windows after i connect it in DL mode. Reinstalled drivers, uninstalled kies. Anyone got any ideas? I am really stuck but want this done so badly. Please help if someone knows a soultion!

  183. The device is not beeing recognized by windows after i connect it in DL mode. Reinstalled drivers, uninstalled kies. Anyone got any ideas? I am really stuck but want this done so badly. Please help if someone knows a soultion!

  184. I can’t extract this file:  I9000XXJVU_I9000OXAJVU_OXA.rar

    1. Use 7-zip software to extract it. And make sure you are entering the password rightly.

    2. I don’t have to enter any password..

  185. my phone is taking long…it is stuck on ” DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!!” and there is downloading progress being shown on my phone’s screen. What is happening (should it be taking this long)?

  186. OK, finally extracted it, now I’ve clicked start and it’s stopping by SetupConnection.. Did I do something wrong? Who can help?

    1. I think we have to do the as stated above: 

      IMPORTANT NOTE: If Odin doesn’t seem to be progressing/doing anything for more than a minute, do the following: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 6.

  187. I can’t extract this file:  I9000XXJVU_I9000OXAJVU_OXA.rar

    1. Use 7-zip software to extract it. And make sure you are entering the password rightly.

      1. I don’t have to enter any password..

  188. I can’t extract this file:  I9000XXJVU_I9000OXAJVU_OXA.rar

    1. Use 7-zip software to extract it. And make sure you are entering the password rightly.

      1. I don’t have to enter any password..

  189. my phone is taking long…it is stuck on ” DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!!” and there is downloading progress being shown on my phone’s screen. What is happening (should it be taking this long)?

  190. my phone is taking long…it is stuck on ” DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!!” and there is downloading progress being shown on my phone’s screen. What is happening (should it be taking this long)?

  191. OK, finally extracted it, now I’ve clicked start and it’s stopping by SetupConnection.. Did I do something wrong? Who can help?

    1. I think we have to do the as stated above: 

      IMPORTANT NOTE: If Odin doesn’t seem to be progressing/doing anything for more than a minute, do the following: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 6.

  192. OK, finally extracted it, now I’ve clicked start and it’s stopping by SetupConnection.. Did I do something wrong? Who can help?

    1. I think we have to do the as stated above: 

      IMPORTANT NOTE: If Odin doesn’t seem to be progressing/doing anything for more than a minute, do the following: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 6.

  193. when i try to extract the file XXJVU firmware. Filename: I9000XXJVU_I9000OXAJVU_OXA.rar and i type in the code it give me a feed back that extraction failed. I really need help please

  194. when i try to extract the file XXJVU firmware. Filename: I9000XXJVU_I9000OXAJVU_OXA.rar and i type in the code it give me a feed back that extraction failed. I really need help please

  195. when i try to extract the file XXJVU firmware. Filename: I9000XXJVU_I9000OXAJVU_OXA.rar and i type in the code it give me a feed back that extraction failed. I really need help please

  196. my mobile is nt switching on pl help

  197. after the firware updation my mobile is nt working

  198. my mobile is nt switching on pl help

  199. my mobile is nt switching on pl help

  200. after the firware updation my mobile is nt working

  201. after the firware updation my mobile is nt working

  202. after the complete proces my mobile is not working

  203. Thank you i fix my phone the battery problem. wifi is working

  204. after the complete proces my mobile is not working

  205. after the complete proces my mobile is not working

  206. Thank you i fix my phone the battery problem. wifi is working

  207. Thank you i fix my phone the battery problem. wifi is working

  208. Tried this a few times, each time I get up fine ’till I press start on Odin… Then it just sticks on ‘Please wait…” after a little while I get an error message saying it’s stopped responding. Any ideas as to what could be wrong?

    Thanks in advance!

  209. Fantastic stuff…!!! Thanks a Ton.. I am enjoying 2.3.6 but taking huge time to charge my battery any reasons??, and soon going to ICS from this very own website. No FM radio in ICS??? 

  210. Tried this a few times, each time I get up fine ’till I press start on Odin… Then it just sticks on ‘Please wait…” after a little while I get an error message saying it’s stopped responding. Any ideas as to what could be wrong?

    Thanks in advance!

  211. Tried this a few times, each time I get up fine ’till I press start on Odin… Then it just sticks on ‘Please wait…” after a little while I get an error message saying it’s stopped responding. Any ideas as to what could be wrong?

    Thanks in advance!

  212. Fantastic stuff…!!! Thanks a Ton.. I am enjoying 2.3.6 but taking huge time to charge my battery any reasons??, and soon going to ICS from this very own website. No FM radio in ICS??? 

  213. Fantastic stuff…!!! Thanks a Ton.. I am enjoying 2.3.6 but taking huge time to charge my battery any reasons??, and soon going to ICS from this very own website. No FM radio in ICS??? 

  214. Fantastic stuff…!!! Thanks a Ton.. I am enjoying 2.3.6 but taking huge time to charge my battery any reasons??, and soon going to ICS from this very own website. No FM radio in ICS??? 

  215. Thanks a ton for this very detailed tutorial! Worked like a charm 🙂

  216. Thanks a ton for this very detailed tutorial! Worked like a charm 🙂

  217. Thanks a ton for this very detailed tutorial! Worked like a charm 🙂

  218. Thanks a lot for this advice. I’m about to flash my SGS1 for the first time using Odin, and I’m worried about doing something wrong. 
    Just curious if I can flash XXJVU (2.3.6) directly on my I9000 with baseband version I9000XXJVO (2.3.3). 

    Should I flash each and every in-between firmwares (XXJVP, XXJVQ, …etc.) one by one? 

    OR 

    Should I just flash the XXJVU on top of XXJVO?

    I’d appreciate anyone’s help!!

  219. By the way, my Kernel version is : 2.6.35.7-I9000BOJV9-CL404614
    and Build number is : GINGERBREAD.BOJV9

    in case these info might help? 🙂

  220. Thanks a lot for this advice. I’m about to flash my SGS1 for the first time using Odin, and I’m worried about doing something wrong. 
    Just curious if I can flash XXJVU (2.3.6) directly on my I9000 with baseband version I9000XXJVO (2.3.3). 

    Should I flash each and every in-between firmwares (XXJVP, XXJVQ, …etc.) one by one? 

    OR 

    Should I just flash the XXJVU on top of XXJVO?

    I’d appreciate anyone’s help!!

  221. Thanks a lot for this advice. I’m about to flash my SGS1 for the first time using Odin, and I’m worried about doing something wrong. 
    Just curious if I can flash XXJVU (2.3.6) directly on my I9000 with baseband version I9000XXJVO (2.3.3). 

    Should I flash each and every in-between firmwares (XXJVP, XXJVQ, …etc.) one by one? 

    OR 

    Should I just flash the XXJVU on top of XXJVO?

    I’d appreciate anyone’s help!!

  222. By the way, my Kernel version is : 2.6.35.7-I9000BOJV9-CL404614
    and Build number is : GINGERBREAD.BOJV9

    in case these info might help? 🙂

  223. By the way, my Kernel version is : 2.6.35.7-I9000BOJV9-CL404614
    and Build number is : GINGERBREAD.BOJV9

    in case these info might help? 🙂

  224. I installed the firmware but quite iften am getting the message android process stopped unexpectedly….the network goes off and returns back after a couple of seconds…this happens 3-4 times in a day…..ny suggestions

    1. Do Factory Reset from settings.

    2. Hi, Kapil. Can I flash XXJVU on XXJVO? Thanks in advance!

    3. Yes you can.

  225. I installed the firmware but quite iften am getting the message android process stopped unexpectedly….the network goes off and returns back after a couple of seconds…this happens 3-4 times in a day…..ny suggestions

    1. Do Factory Reset from settings.

      1. Hi, Kapil. Can I flash XXJVU on XXJVO? Thanks in advance!

  226. I installed the firmware but quite iften am getting the message android process stopped unexpectedly….the network goes off and returns back after a couple of seconds…this happens 3-4 times in a day…..ny suggestions

    1. Do Factory Reset from settings.

      1. Hi, Kapil. Can I flash XXJVU on XXJVO? Thanks in advance!

  227. 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. Nope again.

  228. my Samsung Galaxy S is XXJPY on 2.2.1 (FROYO) and my kernel version is 2.6.32.9, [email protected] #1 WILL THIS WORK? 

    1. Yes, it will work.

  229. Doing step 9 and it hasnt said its ‘added’ its come up with ‘Found new hardware’, maybe the drivers aren’t updated like you said or maybe the found new hardware is important dont want to ‘turn off the target’ what should I do please. Thanks for help

    1. Windows is detecting your phone right now…. after it successfully detects your phone, you should get Added in Odin. Otherwise, restart both phone and PC and then try again.

    2. its been about 15 minutes and Odin hasnt changed would you advise restarting it or wait a little longer

    3. Restart both of them. Btw, you’ve installed drivers, right?

    4. im not sure my pc says its 32-bit operating system so didnt think i needed to im downloading it now and phone seems fine after restart thanks for this help man really appreciate it

  230. on step 12 now ive realised mines says ‘COM4’ instead of ‘COM7’ what should I do?

    1. It’s okay… COM is different for everyone.

    2. thanks for all the help ill inform you if all is well or I find any problems thanks again 😛

    3. yepp it looks gurd hahaa thanks bro really appreciate it 😛

    4. ive upgraded to the 4.0.3 ICS using the CyanogenMod 9 i think but i wanna go back to this is there a way to reverse the process

    5. Follow the process above.

  231. 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?

  232. 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?

  233. my Samsung Galaxy S is XXJPY on 2.2.1 (FROYO) and my kernel version is 2.6.32.9, [email protected] #1 WILL THIS WORK? 

  234. my Samsung Galaxy S is XXJPY on 2.2.1 (FROYO) and my kernel version is 2.6.32.9, [email protected] #1 WILL THIS WORK? 

  235. hello

    odin stops at get pit for mapping…is that normal?

    Added!! Enter CS for MD5.. Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable.. Please wait.. CODE_I9000XXJVU_CL851880_REV03_user_low_ship.tar.md5 is valid. MODEM_I9000XXJVU_REV_00_CL1092175.tar.md5 is valid. GT-I9000-CSC-MULTI-OXAJVU.tar.md5 is valid. Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully.. Leave CS.. Odin v.3 engine (ID:7).. File analysis.. SetupConnection Initialzation.. Set PIT file.. DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!! Get PIT for mapping..

    1. Restart PC. Then, remove phone’s battery and then place it back. Go to download mode, and then do the process again. Make sure you follow the steps carefully.

    2. i done that. at least 5 times ;))

      im installing drivers and restart the whole process with another xp xomputer maybe it will work

    3. done….i think i should reinstall windows on my laptop too:D

      thank you kapil im going on with next tutorial for the 4.0.3 android

      and sorry for my english

    4. Cool. Ya go for it. Good luck!!

  236. Doing step 9 and it hasnt said its ‘added’ its come up with ‘Found new hardware’, maybe the drivers aren’t updated like you said or maybe the found new hardware is important dont want to ‘turn off the target’ what should I do please. Thanks for help

    1. Windows is detecting your phone right now…. after it successfully detects your phone, you should get Added in Odin. Otherwise, restart both phone and PC and then try again.

      1. its been about 15 minutes and Odin hasnt changed would you advise restarting it or wait a little longer

        1. Restart both of them. Btw, you’ve installed drivers, right?

          1. im not sure my pc says its 32-bit operating system so didnt think i needed to im downloading it now and phone seems fine after restart thanks for this help man really appreciate it

  237. Doing step 9 and it hasnt said its ‘added’ its come up with ‘Found new hardware’, maybe the drivers aren’t updated like you said or maybe the found new hardware is important dont want to ‘turn off the target’ what should I do please. Thanks for help

    1. Windows is detecting your phone right now…. after it successfully detects your phone, you should get Added in Odin. Otherwise, restart both phone and PC and then try again.

      1. its been about 15 minutes and Odin hasnt changed would you advise restarting it or wait a little longer

        1. Restart both of them. Btw, you’ve installed drivers, right?

          1. im not sure my pc says its 32-bit operating system so didnt think i needed to im downloading it now and phone seems fine after restart thanks for this help man really appreciate it

  238. on step 12 now ive realised mines says ‘COM4’ instead of ‘COM7’ what should I do?

    1. It’s okay… COM is different for everyone.

      1. thanks for all the help ill inform you if all is well or I find any problems thanks again 😛

        1. yepp it looks gurd hahaa thanks bro really appreciate it 😛

          1. ive upgraded to the 4.0.3 ICS using the CyanogenMod 9 i think but i wanna go back to this is there a way to reverse the process

          2. Follow the process above.

  239. on step 12 now ive realised mines says ‘COM4’ instead of ‘COM7’ what should I do?

    1. It’s okay… COM is different for everyone.

      1. thanks for all the help ill inform you if all is well or I find any problems thanks again 😛

        1. yepp it looks gurd hahaa thanks bro really appreciate it 😛

          1. ive upgraded to the 4.0.3 ICS using the CyanogenMod 9 i think but i wanna go back to this is there a way to reverse the process

          2. Follow the process above.

  240. FirstDayWithAndroid

    hello

    odin stops at get pit for mapping…is that normal?

    Added!! Enter CS for MD5.. Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable.. Please wait.. CODE_I9000XXJVU_CL851880_REV03_user_low_ship.tar.md5 is valid. MODEM_I9000XXJVU_REV_00_CL1092175.tar.md5 is valid. GT-I9000-CSC-MULTI-OXAJVU.tar.md5 is valid. Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully.. Leave CS.. Odin v.3 engine (ID:7).. File analysis.. SetupConnection Initialzation.. Set PIT file.. DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!! Get PIT for mapping..

    1. Restart PC. Then, remove phone’s battery and then place it back. Go to download mode, and then do the process again. Make sure you follow the steps carefully.

      1. FirstDayWithAndroid

        i done that. at least 5 times ;))

        im installing drivers and restart the whole process with another xp xomputer maybe it will work

        1. FirstDayWithAndroid

          done….i think i should reinstall windows on my laptop too:D

          thank you kapil im going on with next tutorial for the 4.0.3 android

          and sorry for my english

          1. Cool. Ya go for it. Good luck!!

  241. FirstDayWithAndroid

    hello

    odin stops at get pit for mapping…is that normal?

    Added!! Enter CS for MD5.. Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable.. Please wait.. CODE_I9000XXJVU_CL851880_REV03_user_low_ship.tar.md5 is valid. MODEM_I9000XXJVU_REV_00_CL1092175.tar.md5 is valid. GT-I9000-CSC-MULTI-OXAJVU.tar.md5 is valid. Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully.. Leave CS.. Odin v.3 engine (ID:7).. File analysis.. SetupConnection Initialzation.. Set PIT file.. DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!! Get PIT for mapping..

    1. Restart PC. Then, remove phone’s battery and then place it back. Go to download mode, and then do the process again. Make sure you follow the steps carefully.

      1. FirstDayWithAndroid

        i done that. at least 5 times ;))

        im installing drivers and restart the whole process with another xp xomputer maybe it will work

        1. FirstDayWithAndroid

          done….i think i should reinstall windows on my laptop too:D

          thank you kapil im going on with next tutorial for the 4.0.3 android

          and sorry for my english

          1. Cool. Ya go for it. Good luck!!

  242. hi kapil, i have upgraded my cell i9000 in 4.0 ICS by above process. but i wanna go back to previous version.  is there any way to get back 2.3.6.
    pls help me……..

    1. Install XXJVU linked above. Or if you want, install latest Samsung firmware for Galaxy S — XXJW4 ( nerdschalk.com/galaxy-s-gets-official-value-pack-firmware-xxjw4-includes-touchwiz-4/ )

    2. Thanks kapil i get back 2.3.6 from 4.0.3 ICS.
      Now tell me that CWM is necessary after installing on 2.3.6.
      Actually i cant restore backup now by backup master apk. I created backup when ICS.   can i restore sms via anyway. Backup master apps show backup files but when i restore it shows that no data to restore.

    3. Whether root access is required or not depends on the app you are using. We usually suggest Titanium Backup to take backup of apps, which requires root access.

      Also, we had suggested you take backup using sms backup and call logs apps by Ritesh Sahu… if you didn’t use those apps, we couldn’t help you with that.

      I don’t think Backup Master can restore apps’ data, you need titanium backup or my backup pro apps with root access for that.

  243. i tried to upgrade my phone but odin showed fail. i disconnected my phone and switched it off. i removed the battery and tried to switch it on but it is no longer coming on again whether in download mode or normally. please help cos i have not used the phone at all…..

    1. You sure your phone is Samsung Galaxy S international version, i9000. And not any other version.

    2. yes it is. Galaxy S I9000

    3. do you think i need to flash it?. i a really scared o. i have not even used it for a week

    4. If you can’t go to download mode, you can’t flash any firmware on it. So, can you go to download mode (by holding 3 buttons together – VolumeDown+Home+Power)?

  244. hi kapil, i have upgraded my cell i9000 in 4.0 ICS by above process. but i wanna go back to previous version.  is there any way to get back 2.3.6.
    pls help me……..

    1. Install XXJVU linked above. Or if you want, install latest Samsung firmware for Galaxy S — XXJW4 ( nerdschalk.com/galaxy-s-gets-official-value-pack-firmware-xxjw4-includes-touchwiz-4/ )

      1. Thanks kapil i get back 2.3.6 from 4.0.3 ICS.
        Now tell me that CWM is necessary after installing on 2.3.6.
        Actually i cant restore backup now by backup master apk. I created backup when ICS.   can i restore sms via anyway. Backup master apps show backup files but when i restore it shows that no data to restore.

        1. Whether root access is required or not depends on the app you are using. We usually suggest Titanium Backup to take backup of apps, which requires root access.

          Also, we had suggested you take backup using sms backup and call logs apps by Ritesh Sahu… if you didn’t use those apps, we couldn’t help you with that.

          I don’t think Backup Master can restore apps’ data, you need titanium backup or my backup pro apps with root access for that.

        2. Whether root access is required or not depends on the app you are using. We usually suggest Titanium Backup to take backup of apps, which requires root access.

          Also, we had suggested you take backup using sms backup and call logs apps by Ritesh Sahu… if you didn’t use those apps, we couldn’t help you with that.

          I don’t think Backup Master can restore apps’ data, you need titanium backup or my backup pro apps with root access for that.

  245. hi kapil, i have upgraded my cell i9000 in 4.0 ICS by above process. but i wanna go back to previous version.  is there any way to get back 2.3.6.
    pls help me……..

    1. Install XXJVU linked above. Or if you want, install latest Samsung firmware for Galaxy S — XXJW4 ( nerdschalk.com/galaxy-s-gets-official-value-pack-firmware-xxjw4-includes-touchwiz-4/ )

      1. Thanks kapil i get back 2.3.6 from 4.0.3 ICS.
        Now tell me that CWM is necessary after installing on 2.3.6.
        Actually i cant restore backup now by backup master apk. I created backup when ICS.   can i restore sms via anyway. Backup master apps show backup files but when i restore it shows that no data to restore.

        1. Whether root access is required or not depends on the app you are using. We usually suggest Titanium Backup to take backup of apps, which requires root access.

          Also, we had suggested you take backup using sms backup and call logs apps by Ritesh Sahu… if you didn’t use those apps, we couldn’t help you with that.

          I don’t think Backup Master can restore apps’ data, you need titanium backup or my backup pro apps with root access for that.

  246. i tried to upgrade my phone but odin showed fail. i disconnected my phone and switched it off. i removed the battery and tried to switch it on but it is no longer coming on again whether in download mode or normally. please help cos i have not used the phone at all…..

    1. You sure your phone is Samsung Galaxy S international version, i9000. And not any other version.

      1. yes it is. Galaxy S I9000

      2. do you think i need to flash it?. i a really scared o. i have not even used it for a week

        1. If you can’t go to download mode, you can’t flash any firmware on it. So, can you go to download mode (by holding 3 buttons together – VolumeDown+Home+Power)?

  247. i tried to upgrade my phone but odin showed fail. i disconnected my phone and switched it off. i removed the battery and tried to switch it on but it is no longer coming on again whether in download mode or normally. please help cos i have not used the phone at all…..

    1. You sure your phone is Samsung Galaxy S international version, i9000. And not any other version.

      1. yes it is. Galaxy S I9000

      2. do you think i need to flash it?. i a really scared o. i have not even used it for a week

        1. If you can’t go to download mode, you can’t flash any firmware on it. So, can you go to download mode (by holding 3 buttons together – VolumeDown+Home+Power)?

  248. thnx i ws done,
    bt hav a small prblm abt titanium bckup, i instald it and had taken all da bck up … nw my phone start wrking on dis version bt da prblm is i dnt knw hw to gt da contact bck?
    plz help

  249. thnx i ws done,
    bt hav a small prblm abt titanium bckup, i instald it and had taken all da bck up … nw my phone start wrking on dis version bt da prblm is i dnt knw hw to gt da contact bck?
    plz help

  250. thnx i ws done,
    bt hav a small prblm abt titanium bckup, i instald it and had taken all da bck up … nw my phone start wrking on dis version bt da prblm is i dnt knw hw to gt da contact bck?
    plz help

  251. i just finished the odin process and after reboot, before booting to the OS my phone asks for a password. any ideas?

    thanks in advance

    1. Try 4 random passwords and you’ll start a format process that will help you get over this stage!!

  252. Nikos Zacharopoulos

    i just finished the odin process and after reboot, before booting to the OS my phone asks for a password. any ideas?

    thanks in advance

    1. Den Einaidoyleiasas

      Try 4 random passwords and you’ll start a format process that will help you get over this stage!!

  253. Nikos Zacharopoulos

    i just finished the odin process and after reboot, before booting to the OS my phone asks for a password. any ideas?

    thanks in advance

    1. Den Einaitoonomamou

      Try 4 random passwords and you’ll start a format process that will help you get over this stage!!

  254. The download works fine but how does one disable the face recognition after setting it up ?

    1. please remove as I have found the answer to this query

  255. The download works fine but how does one disable the face recognition after setting it up ?

    1. please remove as I have found the answer to this query

  256. The download works fine but how does one disable the face recognition after setting it up ?

    1. please remove as I have found the answer to this query

  257. After you finish ask’s for Pass What is it ??
    THANX

  258. After you finish ask’s for Pass What is it ??
    THANX

  259. After you finish ask’s for Pass What is it ??
    THANX

  260. I did flash tom3.2.6 with no probs, but now I can’t connect to the internet through 3G. what should I do?

    1. Make sure you have filled the APN settings suited for your carrier in: settings – mobile and networks.

    2. I had to set it up manually, but i works after I rebooted, and i have 3G internet now. Thanks, I think i’m in love. One more question, the dictionary doesn’t show my language (Danish) is there a place I can download a language pack 

  261. I did flash tom3.2.6 with no probs, but now I can’t connect to the internet through 3G. what should I do?

    1. Make sure you have filled the APN settings suited for your carrier in: settings – mobile and networks.

      1. I had to set it up manually, but i works after I rebooted, and i have 3G internet now. Thanks, I think i’m in love. One more question, the dictionary doesn’t show my language (Danish) is there a place I can download a language pack 

  262. I did flash tom3.2.6 with no probs, but now I can’t connect to the internet through 3G. what should I do?

    1. Make sure you have filled the APN settings suited for your carrier in: settings – mobile and networks.

      1. I had to set it up manually, but i works after I rebooted, and i have 3G internet now. Thanks, I think i’m in love. One more question, the dictionary doesn’t show my language (Danish) is there a place I can download a language pack 

  263. Hi! How long time does the process take? I’ve waited almost an hour now. It is stuck at:
    Set PIT file..
    DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!!

    1. It’s stuck, won’t work. Close Odin. remove the battery, place it back, reboot phone and make sure you have USB debugging ON under settings – applications – development. Reboot phone in download mode, start Odin, connect phone and try again.

  264. Hello, I’m a bit of a newb at this, my GT-i9000 is locked to a network (Vodafone), is it possible to flash my phone despite this? Thanks!

    1. Yes you can flash this.

  265. Hi! How long time does the process take? I’ve waited almost an hour now. It is stuck at:
    Set PIT file..
    DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!!

    1. It’s stuck, won’t work. Close Odin. remove the battery, place it back, reboot phone and make sure you have USB debugging ON under settings – applications – development. Reboot phone in download mode, start Odin, connect phone and try again.

  266. Hi! How long time does the process take? I’ve waited almost an hour now. It is stuck at:
    Set PIT file..
    DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!!

    1. It’s stuck, won’t work. Close Odin. remove the battery, place it back, reboot phone and make sure you have USB debugging ON under settings – applications – development. Reboot phone in download mode, start Odin, connect phone and try again.

  267. Hello, I’m a bit of a newb at this, my GT-i9000 is locked to a network (Vodafone), is it possible to flash my phone despite this? Thanks!

    1. Yes you can flash this.

      1. Thanks!!

  268. Hello, I’m a bit of a newb at this, my GT-i9000 is locked to a network (Vodafone), is it possible to flash my phone despite this? Thanks!

    1. Yes you can flash this.

      1. Thanks!!

  269. Hi I have a H3G Three network locked i-9000 can I use this update?

  270. Hi I have a H3G Three network locked i-9000 can I use this update?

  271. Hi I have a H3G Three network locked i-9000 can I use this update?

  272. hi all, might seams ridiculous but I can’t extract the 3 files after the download, only give me one which is I9000XXJVU_I9000OXAJVU_OXA[1].rar not the other 2….help pls

    1. Extract the file you downloaded to get other files.

  273. hi all, might seams ridiculous but I can’t extract the 3 files after the download, only give me one which is I9000XXJVU_I9000OXAJVU_OXA[1].rar not the other 2….help pls

    1. Extract the file you downloaded to get other files.

  274. hi all, might seams ridiculous but I can’t extract the 3 files after the download, only give me one which is I9000XXJVU_I9000OXAJVU_OXA[1].rar not the other 2….help pls

    1. Extract the file you downloaded to get other files.

  275. HI?PLS I NEED HELP I FORGET TO MAKE REPERTION ON THEN THE PHONE IS FAILED TO OPEN AGAIN WHAT I HAVE TO DO….

    1. Do the above procedure again. Go to download mode, open Odin, connect phone to PC, select files and all that…
      . Let me know after you’ve done all steps given above, again.

  276. HI?PLS I NEED HELP I FORGET TO MAKE REPERTION ON THEN THE PHONE IS FAILED TO OPEN AGAIN WHAT I HAVE TO DO….

    1. Do the above procedure again. Go to download mode, open Odin, connect phone to PC, select files and all that…
      . Let me know after you’ve done all steps given above, again.

  277. HI?PLS I NEED HELP I FORGET TO MAKE REPERTION ON THEN THE PHONE IS FAILED TO OPEN AGAIN WHAT I HAVE TO DO….

    1. Do the above procedure again. Go to download mode, open Odin, connect phone to PC, select files and all that…
      . Let me know after you’ve done all steps given above, again.

  278. i’m stuck at 

    SetupConnection..

    1. Remove battery for 4-5 seconds… place it back.. then try again. Close Odin too then restart.

  279. i’m stuck at 

    SetupConnection..

    1. Remove battery for 4-5 seconds… place it back.. then try again. Close Odin too then restart.

  280. i’m stuck at 

    SetupConnection..

    1. Remove battery for 4-5 seconds… place it back.. then try again. Close Odin too then restart.

  281. What are the languages on this ROM? Only English or other languages too?

    1. There are many other languages.

  282. What are the languages on this ROM? Only English or other languages too?

    1. There are many other languages.

  283. What are the languages on this ROM? Only English or other languages too?

    1. There are many other languages.

  284. Hiii 

    i had updated my Galaxy S GT I9000 to Gingerbread XFJVA 2.3.5 . it updates correctly but i’m facing a problem while receiving Calls. my network signals gone on every incoming call what should i do plz help me.. :/

  285. kapil i have flash this rom according to the above procedure and now i have want to flash to xxjw4 please telme wht to do ? and do i have to go to recovery mode and wipe factory and cache first and thn go to download mode to flash to xxjw4 or simply i just go to download mode and flash to xxjw4 ?????

    1. Just follow the instructions at xxjw4’s page, nothing else.

  286. Hiii 

    i had updated my Galaxy S GT I9000 to Gingerbread XFJVA 2.3.5 . it updates correctly but i’m facing a problem while receiving Calls. my network signals gone on every incoming call what should i do plz help me.. :/

  287. Hiii 

    i had updated my Galaxy S GT I9000 to Gingerbread XFJVA 2.3.5 . it updates correctly but i’m facing a problem while receiving Calls. my network signals gone on every incoming call what should i do plz help me.. :/

  288. kapil i have flash this rom according to the above procedure and now i have want to flash to xxjw4 please telme wht to do ? and do i have to go to recovery mode and wipe factory and cache first and thn go to download mode to flash to xxjw4 or simply i just go to download mode and flash to xxjw4 ?????

    1. Just follow the instructions at xxjw4’s page, nothing else.

  289. kapil i have flash this rom according to the above procedure and now i have want to flash to xxjw4 please telme wht to do ? and do i have to go to recovery mode and wipe factory and cache first and thn go to download mode to flash to xxjw4 or simply i just go to download mode and flash to xxjw4 ?????

    1. Just follow the instructions at xxjw4’s page, nothing else.

  290. I succesfully updated this rom in my galaxy s T959d but my home key not working properly. I want to go in recovery mod for install updates from sd card but I couldn’t plz. help.

    1. T959d isn’t the international galaxy s, which is i9000. You shouldn’t have tried this. Anyway, how did you enter download mode? Because the method given above wouldn’t work for you because you don’t have the hard Home key i9000 has.

  291. I succesfully updated this rom in my galaxy s T959d but my home key not working properly. I want to go in recovery mod for install updates from sd card but I couldn’t plz. help.

    1. T959d isn’t the international galaxy s, which is i9000. You shouldn’t have tried this. Anyway, how did you enter download mode? Because the method given above wouldn’t work for you because you don’t have the hard Home key i9000 has.

  292. I succesfully updated this rom in my galaxy s T959d but my home key not working properly. I want to go in recovery mod for install updates from sd card but I couldn’t plz. help.

    1. T959d isn’t the international galaxy s, which is i9000. You shouldn’t have tried this. Anyway, how did you enter download mode? Because the method given above wouldn’t work for you because you don’t have the hard Home key i9000 has.

  293. My phone is getting heated everytime while using internet
    Please help me out.

    1. Try the xxjw4 firmware, it was official release from Samsung, distributed via Kies. Link — http://nerdschalk.com/galaxy-s-gets-official-value-pack-firmware-xxjw4-includes-touchwiz-4/

    2. Try the xxjw4 firmware, it was official release from Samsung, distributed via Kies. Link — https://nerdschalk.com/galaxy-s-gets-official-value-pack-firmware-xxjw4-includes-touchwiz-4/

  294. My phone is getting heated everytime while using internet
    Please help me out.

    1. Try the xxjw4 firmware, it was official release from Samsung, distributed via Kies. Link — https://nerdschalk.com/galaxy-s-gets-official-value-pack-firmware-xxjw4-includes-touchwiz-4/

  295. My phone is getting heated everytime while using internet
    Please help me out.

    1. Try the xxjw4 firmware, it was official release from Samsung, distributed via Kies. Link — http://nerdschalk.com/galaxy-s-gets-official-value-pack-firmware-xxjw4-includes-touchwiz-4/

  296. help, y does it ask 4 password after rooting?

    1.  (password: samfirmware.com) READ THE INSTRUCTIONS IT ON THERE

  297. help, y does it ask 4 password after rooting?

    1.  (password: samfirmware.com) READ THE INSTRUCTIONS IT ON THERE

  298. help, y does it ask 4 password after rooting?

    1.  (password: samfirmware.com) READ THE INSTRUCTIONS IT ON THERE

  299. hey hi, I’ve succeed to upgrade XXJVU 2.3.6 in my Galaxy S, but after showing PASS my phone is not booting I tried Vol Up , Vol Down + Home + Power but its not working either can anyone suggest what should I do ?

    1. Isn’t using the power button only booting up the phone?

      Do this: remove the battery for 5 seconds and then place it back. Then, hold the power button until you see the Galaxy S logo to boot the phone.

    2. I did try everything to boot up by using power button, Up Volume key + Home + power button, Down Volume key + Home + power button for recovery mode and download mode but it isn’t responding just dead. My galaxy S is GT-I9003

    3. My phone also too, Is there any thing suggestion for not responding?

    4. I have this problem as well..I tried two other updates before this one, but nothing can make him pass that ‘GALAXY S’ screen…fucking phone….btw I had to switch my mainboard (100$) already because internal memory was busted (it’s welded to a mainboard so when that shit is gone you have to change whole damn thing), because it used to loop S animation endlessly, I just got it back from service and now this. Should I just put it up my ass since it already fucked me so much? Sorry, had to let my anger somewhere. Any solution on all this would be awesome tho.

    5. Hehe, it’s okay you used this page to unleash your anger, and frustration.
      Sometimes, this problem could be solved pretty easily by doing this; remove battery for 4-5 seconds and then place it back. Reboot to recovery and do factory reset and wipe cache twice. Now reboot from recovery and it should boot fine. If not, umm, try flashing the latest xxjw4 firmware or maybe the old good firmware xxjvs (you can search both these firmwares on this site to get links and guides). Good luck!!

  300. hey hi, I’ve succeed to upgrade XXJVU 2.3.6 in my Galaxy S, but after showing PASS my phone is not booting I tried Vol Up , Vol Down + Home + Power but its not working either can anyone suggest what should I do ?

    1. Isn’t using the power button only booting up the phone?

      Do this: remove the battery for 5 seconds and then place it back. Then, hold the power button until you see the Galaxy S logo to boot the phone.

      1. I did try everything to boot up by using power button, Up Volume key + Home + power button, Down Volume key + Home + power button for recovery mode and download mode but it isn’t responding just dead. My galaxy S is GT-I9003

        1. My phone also too, Is there any thing suggestion for not responding?

          1. I have this problem as well..I tried two other updates before this one, but nothing can make him pass that ‘GALAXY S’ screen…fucking phone….btw I had to switch my mainboard (100$) already because internal memory was busted (it’s welded to a mainboard so when that shit is gone you have to change whole damn thing), because it used to loop S animation endlessly, I just got it back from service and now this. Should I just put it up my ass since it already fucked me so much? Sorry, had to let my anger somewhere. Any solution on all this would be awesome tho.

          2. Hehe, it’s okay you used this page to unleash your anger, and frustration.
            Sometimes, this problem could be solved pretty easily by doing this; remove battery for 4-5 seconds and then place it back. Reboot to recovery and do factory reset and wipe cache twice. Now reboot from recovery and it should boot fine. If not, umm, try flashing the latest xxjw4 firmware or maybe the old good firmware xxjvs (you can search both these firmwares on this site to get links and guides). Good luck!!

  301. hey hi, I’ve succeed to upgrade XXJVU 2.3.6 in my Galaxy S, but after showing PASS my phone is not booting I tried Vol Up , Vol Down + Home + Power but its not working either can anyone suggest what should I do ?

    1. Isn’t using the power button only booting up the phone?

      Do this: remove the battery for 5 seconds and then place it back. Then, hold the power button until you see the Galaxy S logo to boot the phone.

      1. I did try everything to boot up by using power button, Up Volume key + Home + power button, Down Volume key + Home + power button for recovery mode and download mode but it isn’t responding just dead. My galaxy S is GT-I9003

        1. My phone also too, Is there any thing suggestion for not responding?

          1. I have this problem as well..I tried two other updates before this one, but nothing can make him pass that ‘GALAXY S’ screen…fucking phone….btw I had to switch my mainboard (100$) already because internal memory was busted (it’s welded to a mainboard so when that shit is gone you have to change whole damn thing), because it used to loop S animation endlessly, I just got it back from service and now this. Should I just put it up my ass since it already fucked me so much? Sorry, had to let my anger somewhere. Any solution on all this would be awesome tho.

          2. Hehe, it’s okay you used this page to unleash your anger, and frustration.
            Sometimes, this problem could be solved pretty easily by doing this; remove battery for 4-5 seconds and then place it back. Reboot to recovery and do factory reset and wipe cache twice. Now reboot from recovery and it should boot fine. If not, umm, try flashing the latest xxjw4 firmware or maybe the old good firmware xxjvs (you can search both these firmwares on this site to get links and guides). Good luck!!

  302. Hi, thanks for the update. I managed to do everything as mentioned. I now have the face unlock and the like options but a couple of problems…
    1. I don’t see the theme option in the settings
    2. I can’t get any reception for my 3G sim, but my 2G seem works fine for text and call
    P.S it works fine on wifi

  303. Hi, thanks for the update. I managed to do everything as mentioned. I now have the face unlock and the like options but a couple of problems…
    1. I don’t see the theme option in the settings
    2. I can’t get any reception for my 3G sim, but my 2G seem works fine for text and call
    P.S it works fine on wifi

  304. Hi, thanks for the update. I managed to do everything as mentioned. I now have the face unlock and the like options but a couple of problems…
    1. I don’t see the theme option in the settings
    2. I can’t get any reception for my 3G sim, but my 2G seem works fine for text and call
    P.S it works fine on wifi

  305. it says to confirm password?

    “samfirmware.com” doesnt wrk

    1. worked it out 🙂

    2.  I just installed it and it’s asking for password!! And “samfirmware.com” doesn’t work!!

    3. Try any password again and again until it stops asking password.

  306. it says to confirm password?

    “samfirmware.com” doesnt wrk

    1. worked it out 🙂

      1.  I just installed it and it’s asking for password!! And “samfirmware.com” doesn’t work!!

        1. Try any password again and again until it stops asking password.

  307. it says to confirm password?

    “samfirmware.com” doesnt wrk

    1. worked it out 🙂

      1.  I just installed it and it’s asking for password!! And “samfirmware.com” doesn’t work!!

        1. Try any password again and again until it stops asking password.

  308. hi kapil i press vol down+power+home and nothing happen!! it just turn on !! my phone is galaxy s 9000

    1. Maybe then, download mode isn’t available on your phone (by mistake). Btw, you are pressing and holding them 3 buttons together, right? If nothing else works, you can a low-costing small hardware tool called USB Jig, search for it on your local eBay, it should cost you some 3-4 US dollars. Plugging in this tool starts download mode on Galaxy S and other Samsung Android devices.

  309. hi kapil i press vol down+power+home and nothing happen!! it just turn on !! my phone is galaxy s 9000

    1. Maybe then, download mode isn’t available on your phone (by mistake). Btw, you are pressing and holding them 3 buttons together, right? If nothing else works, you can a low-costing small hardware tool called USB Jig, search for it on your local eBay, it should cost you some 3-4 US dollars. Plugging in this tool starts download mode on Galaxy S and other Samsung Android devices.

  310. hi kapil i press vol down+power+home and nothing happen!! it just turn on !! my phone is galaxy s 9000

    1. Maybe then, download mode isn’t available on your phone (by mistake). Btw, you are pressing and holding them 3 buttons together, right? If nothing else works, you can a low-costing small hardware tool called USB Jig, search for it on your local eBay, it should cost you some 3-4 US dollars. Plugging in this tool starts download mode on Galaxy S and other Samsung Android devices.

  311. Now I’ve gotta try!

  312. Now I’ve gotta try!

  313. Now I’ve gotta try!

  314.  I have just upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S from Froyo to Gingerbread 2.3.6
    , XXJVU, on my GT-I9000 and then rooted XXJVU and installed
    Clockworkmod Recovery (CWM). I am with Virgin Mobile. I had NO problems
    at all and my phone is working better than ever. I simply followed as above. This was the very first time I had attempted any such update on a mobile phone, albeit I have many times  partioned and formatted PC hard drives along with updating and installing operating systems. Most problems arise because we do not read/digest instructions carefully before attempting to do the quest. Take your time, read thoroughly then read thoroughly again and make sure you have all of the files to hand. Then check and double check your progress with the intructions and diagrams provided. You will be suprised how often you will make that one error/mistake because you did not check and double check.

    1. Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts, man. Really appreciate it. After reading the instructions carefully, it was pretty easy thing, right?

  315.  I have just upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S from Froyo to Gingerbread 2.3.6
    , XXJVU, on my GT-I9000 and then rooted XXJVU and installed
    Clockworkmod Recovery (CWM). I am with Virgin Mobile. I had NO problems
    at all and my phone is working better than ever. I simply followed as above. This was the very first time I had attempted any such update on a mobile phone, albeit I have many times  partioned and formatted PC hard drives along with updating and installing operating systems. Most problems arise because we do not read/digest instructions carefully before attempting to do the quest. Take your time, read thoroughly then read thoroughly again and make sure you have all of the files to hand. Then check and double check your progress with the intructions and diagrams provided. You will be suprised how often you will make that one error/mistake because you did not check and double check.

    1. Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts, man. Really appreciate it. After reading the instructions carefully, it was pretty easy thing, right?

  316.  I have just upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S from Froyo to Gingerbread 2.3.6
    , XXJVU, on my GT-I9000 and then rooted XXJVU and installed
    Clockworkmod Recovery (CWM). I am with Virgin Mobile. I had NO problems
    at all and my phone is working better than ever. I simply followed as above. This was the very first time I had attempted any such update on a mobile phone, albeit I have many times  partioned and formatted PC hard drives along with updating and installing operating systems. Most problems arise because we do not read/digest instructions carefully before attempting to do the quest. Take your time, read thoroughly then read thoroughly again and make sure you have all of the files to hand. Then check and double check your progress with the intructions and diagrams provided. You will be suprised how often you will make that one error/mistake because you did not check and double check.

    1. Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts, man. Really appreciate it. After reading the instructions carefully, it was pretty easy thing, right?

  317. Good day sirs! :] Just to make sure, that my phone is compatible with
    this method, I am on a Samsung Galaxy S i9000 international edition.
    with Android version 2.3.3

    Gingerbread [ PDA: JV9, PHONE, JV9 , CSC : JV9 (XTC) ] Baseband version: i9000DXJV9

    Kernel version 2.6.35.7-i9000DXJV9-CL216763 [email protected] # 2

    Buildnumber GINGERBREAD.DXJV9

    1) Is it compatible & stable for this upgrade? :]

    2) If I want to root my phone, do I need to root first? THEN do this firmware upgrade?

    1. Your phone is compatible. You don’t need root to install a firmware, so simply go ahead and install XXJVU using the instructions above. And btw, the latest firmware is XXJW4 — nerdschalk.com/galaxy-s-gets-official-value-pack-firmware-xxjw4-includes-touchwiz-4/– and I think you should try that in place of XXJVU.

  318. Good day sirs! :] Just to make sure, that my phone is compatible with
    this method, I am on a Samsung Galaxy S i9000 international edition.
    with Android version 2.3.3

    Gingerbread [ PDA: JV9, PHONE, JV9 , CSC : JV9 (XTC) ] Baseband version: i9000DXJV9

    Kernel version 2.6.35.7-i9000DXJV9-CL216763 [email protected] # 2

    Buildnumber GINGERBREAD.DXJV9

    1) Is it compatible & stable for this upgrade? :]

    2) If I want to root my phone, do I need to root first? THEN do this firmware upgrade?

    1. Your phone is compatible. You don’t need root to install a firmware, so simply go ahead and install XXJVU using the instructions above. And btw, the latest firmware is XXJW4 — nerdschalk.com/galaxy-s-gets-official-value-pack-firmware-xxjw4-includes-touchwiz-4/– and I think you should try that in place of XXJVU.

  319. Good day sirs! :] Just to make sure, that my phone is compatible with
    this method, I am on a Samsung Galaxy S i9000 international edition.
    with Android version 2.3.3

    Gingerbread [ PDA: JV9, PHONE, JV9 , CSC : JV9 (XTC) ] Baseband version: i9000DXJV9

    Kernel version 2.6.35.7-i9000DXJV9-CL216763 [email protected] # 2

    Buildnumber GINGERBREAD.DXJV9

    1) Is it compatible & stable for this upgrade? :]

    2) If I want to root my phone, do I need to root first? THEN do this firmware upgrade?

    1. Your phone is compatible. You don’t need root to install a firmware, so simply go ahead and install XXJVU using the instructions above. And btw, the latest firmware is XXJW4 — nerdschalk.com/galaxy-s-gets-official-value-pack-firmware-xxjw4-includes-touchwiz-4/– and I think you should try that in place of XXJVU.

  320. Is this room support chinesewording?

  321. Is this room support chinesewording?

  322. Is this room support chinesewording?

  323. I update my phone with this soft but i dont why i lost signal for a few times and then comes back….anyone knows what happen??

  324. I update my phone with this soft but i dont why i lost signal for a few times and then comes back….anyone knows what happen??

  325. I update my phone with this soft but i dont why i lost signal for a few times and then comes back….anyone knows what happen??

  326. hi I’ve used this site for all my updates to date , but with this latest updated my gps keeps dropping and losing conection now? any ideas 
    many thanks

  327. I followed all the steps, odin completed with a pass and the green thing, then the phone stars up and says, “confirm password” and has a qwerty screen up with numbers above it. Just pressing ok doesnt bypass this, what is this? My phone had no pw.

    1. dude is your phone not brand new when u bought it? the phones first user might have encrypted it.

  328. hi I’ve used this site for all my updates to date , but with this latest updated my gps keeps dropping and losing conection now? any ideas 
    many thanks

  329. hi I’ve used this site for all my updates to date , but with this latest updated my gps keeps dropping and losing conection now? any ideas 
    many thanks

  330. I followed all the steps, odin completed with a pass and the green thing, then the phone stars up and says, “confirm password” and has a qwerty screen up with numbers above it. Just pressing ok doesnt bypass this, what is this? My phone had no pw.

    1. dude is your phone not brand new when u bought it? the phones first user might have encrypted it.

  331. I followed all the steps, odin completed with a pass and the green thing, then the phone stars up and says, “confirm password” and has a qwerty screen up with numbers above it. Just pressing ok doesnt bypass this, what is this? My phone had no pw.

    1. dude is your phone not brand new when u bought it? the phones first user might have encrypted it.

  332. hii..i m samsung vibrant user..currently using 2.2 froyo..kindly share how can i install stable 2.3 gingerbread on samsung vibrant..

  333. hii..i m samsung vibrant user..currently using 2.2 froyo..kindly share how can i install stable 2.3 gingerbread on samsung vibrant..

  334. hii..i m samsung vibrant user..currently using 2.2 froyo..kindly share how can i install stable 2.3 gingerbread on samsung vibrant..

  335. worked a treat, too easy

  336. Will it work on my Galasy S GT-I9000B that is not the international version?

    1. It should work but you might lose some features specific to Brazilian Galaxy S i9100B.

  337. worked a treat, too easy

  338. worked a treat, too easy

  339. Will it work on my Galasy S GT-I9000B that is not the international version?

    1. It should work but you might lose some features specific to Brazilian Galaxy S i9100B.

  340. Will it work on my Galasy S GT-I9000B that is not the international version?

    1. It should work but you might lose some features specific to Brazilian Galaxy S i9100B.

  341. Hi there! my GT-19000 is running 2.3.4 firmware. and baseband version I9000XXJVQ. is this compatible with this firmware update? Im scared to try it but i would love to. Thanks!

    1. Yes, perfectly compatible. Do take backups as said above under pre-installation tips, point number 1.

  342. Hi there! my GT-19000 is running 2.3.4 firmware. and baseband version I9000XXJVQ. is this compatible with this firmware update? Im scared to try it but i would love to. Thanks!

    1. Yes, perfectly compatible. Do take backups as said above under pre-installation tips, point number 1.

  343. Hi there! my GT-19000 is running 2.3.4 firmware. and baseband version I9000XXJVQ. is this compatible with this firmware update? Im scared to try it but i would love to. Thanks!

    1. Yes, perfectly compatible. Do take backups as said above under pre-installation tips, point number 1.

  344. Hi , i just updated my GT-i1900 galaxy s Vodafone NZ with the xxjvu firmware and it worked fine but when i get a call or make a call the phone leaves a notification in the top left corner that looks like the sd card scanning icon (but smaller and grey) and also leaves a notification in the drop down from the home screen which cannot be deleted and only goes away when the phone is turned on and off ….is there a fix for this ?

    1. Maybe a factory reset from recovery mode would fix it. Try that. To boot into recovery mode, power off phone and then hold Volume UP + Home + Power keys together till you see the Samsung logo.

  345. Thanks for the suggestion Kapil but i still have the same problem ….its annoying having it just sit there and not being able to clear it arrgh

    1. Can’t help!
      🙁

    2. Btw, give me a screenshot or pic of that. I’ll see into it later.

  346. Is it possible to go back to gingerbread.xwjvh   2.3.3 ?

    1. Of course you can back to xxjvh, but I would suggest you to go back to one better firmware, XXJVS — nerdschalk.com/download-install-xxjvs-firmware-update-galaxy-s-i9000-to-android-2-3-5/

  347. Hey Kapil …Here is the screen shot …when i turn on the phone its like there is 2 media scans running but both dissapear once they are finished …this grey one only reappears when i make a call or recieve a call …hope that helps …thanks for your help.

    1. Where’s the screenshot? You can upload it on tinypic.com and give me a url of it.

  348. Thanks again …will wait and see if there is a fix otherwise will go to xxjvs as per your advise ..cheers

    1. Hmm.. no idea, man. you can try the latest samsung firmware, XXJW4, which includes TouchWiz 4 too from here — nerdschalk.com/galaxy-s-gets-official-value-pack-firmware-xxjw4-includes-touchwiz-4/

  349. ohh stink one ….will give xxjw4  a go.

  350. hey …installed xxjw4 but still have the annoying icon in top left after calling …hopefully there will be a fix …do you think its a sim problem?

    1. Yes. It seems a sim problem. Maybe that contacts are saved on your sim and that’s why that icon shows up. Try saving a contact in phone itself, or better, on your Gmail account, and then test call that number. Does it appear then too?

  351. ok will try ..importing numbers from my sim to phone and will only display phone and gmail contacts…just tried but no different … 

    1. Remove one contact from sim so that it remains exclusively on phone or Gmail account. Or better, create one test contact with a test number and then place a call to it.

  352. Hi , i just updated my GT-i1900 galaxy s Vodafone NZ with the xxjvu firmware and it worked fine but when i get a call or make a call the phone leaves a notification in the top left corner that looks like the sd card scanning icon (but smaller and grey) and also leaves a notification in the drop down from the home screen which cannot be deleted and only goes away when the phone is turned on and off ….is there a fix for this ?

    1. Maybe a factory reset from recovery mode would fix it. Try that. To boot into recovery mode, power off phone and then hold Volume UP + Home + Power keys together till you see the Samsung logo.

  353. Hi , i just updated my GT-i1900 galaxy s Vodafone NZ with the xxjvu firmware and it worked fine but when i get a call or make a call the phone leaves a notification in the top left corner that looks like the sd card scanning icon (but smaller and grey) and also leaves a notification in the drop down from the home screen which cannot be deleted and only goes away when the phone is turned on and off ….is there a fix for this ?

    1. Maybe a factory reset from recovery mode would fix it. Try that. To boot into recovery mode, power off phone and then hold Volume UP + Home + Power keys together till you see the Samsung logo.

  354. Thanks for the suggestion Kapil but i still have the same problem ….its annoying having it just sit there and not being able to clear it arrgh

    1. Can’t help!
      🙁

    2. Btw, give me a screenshot or pic of that. I’ll see into it later.

  355. Thanks for the suggestion Kapil but i still have the same problem ….its annoying having it just sit there and not being able to clear it arrgh

    1. Can’t help!
      🙁

    2. Btw, give me a screenshot or pic of that. I’ll see into it later.

  356. whats the password?? i key in bt they say the password could be wrong!

    1. When is it asking for password, on reboot?

    2. Hi mine is asking for password on reboot too, i didn’t have a password on it, how can i fix this

  357. Is it possible to go back to gingerbread.xwjvh   2.3.3 ?

    1. Of course you can back to xxjvh, but I would suggest you to go back to one better firmware, XXJVS — nerdschalk.com/download-install-xxjvs-firmware-update-galaxy-s-i9000-to-android-2-3-5/

  358. Is it possible to go back to gingerbread.xwjvh   2.3.3 ?

    1. Of course you can back to xxjvh, but I would suggest you to go back to one better firmware, XXJVS — nerdschalk.com/download-install-xxjvs-firmware-update-galaxy-s-i9000-to-android-2-3-5/

  359. Hey Kapil …Here is the screen shot …when i turn on the phone its like there is 2 media scans running but both dissapear once they are finished …this grey one only reappears when i make a call or recieve a call …hope that helps …thanks for your help.

    1. Where’s the screenshot? You can upload it on tinypic.com and give me a url of it.

  360. Hey Kapil …Here is the screen shot …when i turn on the phone its like there is 2 media scans running but both dissapear once they are finished …this grey one only reappears when i make a call or recieve a call …hope that helps …thanks for your help.

    1. Where’s the screenshot? You can upload it on tinypic.com and give me a url of it.

  361. Thanks again …will wait and see if there is a fix otherwise will go to xxjvs as per your advise ..cheers

  362. Thanks again …will wait and see if there is a fix otherwise will go to xxjvs as per your advise ..cheers

    1. Hmm.. no idea, man. you can try the latest samsung firmware, XXJW4, which includes TouchWiz 4 too from here — nerdschalk.com/galaxy-s-gets-official-value-pack-firmware-xxjw4-includes-touchwiz-4/

    1. Hmm.. no idea, man. you can try the latest samsung firmware, XXJW4, which includes TouchWiz 4 too from here — nerdschalk.com/galaxy-s-gets-official-value-pack-firmware-xxjw4-includes-touchwiz-4/

  363. ohh stink one ….will give xxjw4  a go.

  364. ohh stink one ….will give xxjw4  a go.

  365. hey …installed xxjw4 but still have the annoying icon in top left after calling …hopefully there will be a fix …do you think its a sim problem?

    1. Yes. It seems a sim problem. Maybe that contacts are saved on your sim and that’s why that icon shows up. Try saving a contact in phone itself, or better, on your Gmail account, and then test call that number. Does it appear then too?

  366. hey …installed xxjw4 but still have the annoying icon in top left after calling …hopefully there will be a fix …do you think its a sim problem?

    1. Yes. It seems a sim problem. Maybe that contacts are saved on your sim and that’s why that icon shows up. Try saving a contact in phone itself, or better, on your Gmail account, and then test call that number. Does it appear then too?

  367. ok will try ..importing numbers from my sim to phone and will only display phone and gmail contacts…just tried but no different … 

    1. Remove one contact from sim so that it remains exclusively on phone or Gmail account. Or better, create one test contact with a test number and then place a call to it.

  368. ok will try ..importing numbers from my sim to phone and will only display phone and gmail contacts…just tried but no different … 

    1. Remove one contact from sim so that it remains exclusively on phone or Gmail account. Or better, create one test contact with a test number and then place a call to it.

  369. whats the password?? i key in bt they say the password could be wrong!

    1. When is it asking for password, on reboot?

      1. Hi mine is asking for password on reboot too, i didn’t have a password on it, how can i fix this

  370. whats the password?? i key in bt they say the password could be wrong!

    1. When is it asking for password, on reboot?

      1. Hi mine is asking for password on reboot too, i didn’t have a password on it, how can i fix this

  371. Hi Kapil ..so i deleted one contact from the sim and the phone ..turned the phone on and off to errase the stubborn icon ….and called the number but it reappeared .

    When i turn the phone on it runs 2 seperate media scans …one with the stock scanner and one with this Mystery one in grey (which starts first if that helps ) .

    1. No idea then, man. Try XXJW4 or XXJVS and see if it gets lost.

  372. Hi Kapil ..so i deleted one contact from the sim and the phone ..turned the phone on and off to errase the stubborn icon ….and called the number but it reappeared .

    When i turn the phone on it runs 2 seperate media scans …one with the stock scanner and one with this Mystery one in grey (which starts first if that helps ) .

    1. No idea then, man. Try XXJW4 or XXJVS and see if it gets lost.

  373. Hi Kapil ..so i deleted one contact from the sim and the phone ..turned the phone on and off to errase the stubborn icon ….and called the number but it reappeared .

    When i turn the phone on it runs 2 seperate media scans …one with the stock scanner and one with this Mystery one in grey (which starts first if that helps ) .

    1. No idea then, man. Try XXJW4 or XXJVS and see if it gets lost.

  374. have tried xxjw4 and it is still on there …it has something to do with the sd card scanner …and it is also draining my battery -only lasts an hour …

  375. have tried xxjw4 and it is still on there …it has something to do with the sd card scanner …and it is also draining my battery -only lasts an hour …

  376. have tried xxjw4 and it is still on there …it has something to do with the sd card scanner …and it is also draining my battery -only lasts an hour …

  377. found some stuff on this ..says its a sim tool kit issue ….

    1. Great! Thanks for sharing.

  378. found some stuff on this ..says its a sim tool kit issue ….

  379. found some stuff on this ..says its a sim tool kit issue ….

    1. Great! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Great! Thanks for sharing.

  380. hello, i’ve put this soft on my samsung galaxy s1, but i have a  problem, when i try to move apps on the phone’s usb storage it tells me “failed to move the application. Not enaugh memory”, but i formated the storange and it’s  empty. Can anybody help me please? 

  381. hello, i’ve put this soft on my samsung galaxy s1, but i have a  problem, when i try to move apps on the phone’s usb storage it tells me “failed to move the application. Not enaugh memory”, but i formated the storange and it’s  empty. Can anybody help me please? 

  382. hello, i’ve put this soft on my samsung galaxy s1, but i have a  problem, when i try to move apps on the phone’s usb storage it tells me “failed to move the application. Not enaugh memory”, but i formated the storange and it’s  empty. Can anybody help me please? 

  383. Wooo! It worked! Thank you!!! 😀

  384. Wooo! It worked! Thank you!!! 😀

  385. Wooo! It worked! Thank you!!! 😀

  386. thanks a ton ……….its working fine i like it

  387. thanks a ton ……….its working fine i like it

  388. thanks a ton ……….its working fine i like it

  389. Nice! It worked fabulously!

  390. Nice! It worked fabulously!

  391. How long shall this take? After I pressed start, nothing seems to be loading or what… 😐

  392. DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!!

    ^^ this is the last post off the log file, am I making any progress or what? 🙁

    1. i do have the same problem any solutions??

    2. Try again. Restart both PC and Phone and use any other USB port. This should solve it.

  393. How long shall this take? After I pressed start, nothing seems to be loading or what… 😐

  394. DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!!

    ^^ this is the last post off the log file, am I making any progress or what? 🙁

    1. i do have the same problem any solutions??

      1. Try again. Restart both PC and Phone and use any other USB port. This should solve it.

  395. How long shall this take? After I pressed start, nothing seems to be loading or what… 😐

  396. DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!!

    ^^ this is the last post off the log file, am I making any progress or what? 🙁

    1. i do have the same problem any solutions??

      1. Try again. Restart both PC and Phone and use any other USB port. This should solve it.

  397. After instalation Android 4.0.3. for Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 i don’t have connection via usb. Information on pc: usb not recognized. What should i do now, if i want to install any android via odin? Maybe someone has zip with 2.3.5. (2.3.6.) to install from sdcard or anybody knows the links. I’ll be glad for any informations. my email: [email protected]
    thx

    1. There is a link above for drivers. Download the drivers and install them. Then go to download mode and your PC will recognize the phone even if it doesn’t in normal connection. Let me know.

    2. thx for the answare but this solution is not work. i have install this drivers and its stil no change.
      can you help me??

    3. Try with another USB port on your laptop or PC (try the ones in the back of desktop, too). Also, power on the phone and enable USB Debugging under Settings » Applications. This should help.

  398. After instalation Android 4.0.3. for Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 i don’t have connection via usb. Information on pc: usb not recognized. What should i do now, if i want to install any android via odin? Maybe someone has zip with 2.3.5. (2.3.6.) to install from sdcard or anybody knows the links. I’ll be glad for any informations. my email: [email protected]
    thx

    1. There is a link above for drivers. Download the drivers and install them. Then go to download mode and your PC will recognize the phone even if it doesn’t in normal connection. Let me know.

      1. thx for the answare but this solution is not work. i have install this drivers and its stil no change.
        can you help me??

        1. Try with another USB port on your laptop or PC (try the ones in the back of desktop, too). Also, power on the phone and enable USB Debugging under Settings » Applications. This should help.

  399. After instalation Android 4.0.3. for Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 i don’t have connection via usb. Information on pc: usb not recognized. What should i do now, if i want to install any android via odin? Maybe someone has zip with 2.3.5. (2.3.6.) to install from sdcard or anybody knows the links. I’ll be glad for any informations. my email: [email protected]
    thx

    1. There is a link above for drivers. Download the drivers and install them. Then go to download mode and your PC will recognize the phone even if it doesn’t in normal connection. Let me know.

      1. thx for the answare but this solution is not work. i have install this drivers and its stil no change.
        can you help me??

        1. Try with another USB port on your laptop or PC (try the ones in the back of desktop, too). Also, power on the phone and enable USB Debugging under Settings » Applications. This should help.

  400. thank you very much for your guide!!you just saved my phone!thank you..

  401. thank you very much for your guide!!you just saved my phone!thank you..

  402. thank you very much for your guide!!you just saved my phone!thank you..

  403. hello tell me how can do this i don’t no
    tell me in facebook or in email the email is
    [email protected]
    plis add me and tell how install android 4.0.3 plisssssss .

    1. Just follow the guide above to update your Galaxy S i9000 to Ice Cream Sandwich. It’s all the help you would need.

  404. hello tell me how can do this i don’t no
    tell me in facebook or in email the email is
    [email protected]
    plis add me and tell how install android 4.0.3 plisssssss .

    1. Just follow the guide above to update your Galaxy S i9000 to Ice Cream Sandwich. It’s all the help you would need.

  405. hello tell me how can do this i don’t no
    tell me in facebook or in email the email is
    [email protected]
    plis add me and tell how install android 4.0.3 plisssssss .

    1. Just follow the guide above to update your Galaxy S i9000 to Ice Cream Sandwich. It’s all the help you would need.

  406. Its good and working but wifi is not working properly! why?

  407. Its good and working but wifi is not working properly! why?

  408. Its good and working but wifi is not working properly! why?

  409. You saved my SGS tonight. Your foolproof instructions are without comparison (and I spent hours searching). Thank you so much!

  410. You saved my SGS tonight. Your foolproof instructions are without comparison (and I spent hours searching). Thank you so much!

  411. You saved my SGS tonight. Your foolproof instructions are without comparison (and I spent hours searching). Thank you so much!

  412. I Followed above steps and my phone is working perfectly fine with this version, Thanks !!

  413. I Followed above steps and my phone is working perfectly fine with this version, Thanks !!