Fix Galaxy S Wifi Disconnection & Poor Coverage Issue on XXJVS 2.3.5

WiFi LogoFor all those who have recently installed the latest version of XXJVS Gingerbread 2.3.5 and if you are facing issues on Wi Fi then we will guide you in solving the same. Please note that before you proceed for the fix for the Wi Fi, you should ensure that your phone is on the XXJVS 2.3.5 firmware and also please note that you should also root the phone. For your simple understanding, we have also mentioned the simple to understand procedure which you need to follow before proceeding to the next set of instructions. Please note that its only recommended to follow the below procedure if and only if you are facing issues with the Wi Fi on your Samsung Galaxy S phone powered with XXJVS 2.3.5 firmware.

Procedure to update Galaxy S GT I9000 with Gingerbread XXJVS 2.3.5,

Procedure to Root Galaxy S GT I9000 on Gingerbread XXJVS 2.3.5

Disclaimer : In the due process of this fix, you will have to root your phone which will void the warranty, not to worry the warranty can be reclaimed as soon as you update with any of the Stock firmware version like XXJVS, XXJVP etc. as it will revoke the root access.

Procedure to Fix the Wi Fi on Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000:

  • After updating Samsung Galaxy S to XXJVS firmware and rooting the same from the above links, you will now have to proceed to download the XXJVS Wi-Fi Rooting Fix Package in your computer. Please note that in the process of the unzipping you will be prompted to enter the password, enter the password as “androidadvices.com” without inverted comas.

enter password

  • Once the zip file is downloaded, extract the same to your desktop after which you will see that there are two Zip files as shown in the below screen shot.

Extracted files

  • With the help of the USB cable, just connect the phone with the computer and then you need to copy these two zip files which you have got upon unzipping as it is to your phone. Please note that don’t place these files deep inside any folders in your phone.
  • After this you will have to remove the connected USB cable which is connected with the phone and then simply turn Off the phone so that you can then enter your phone in the recovery mode. The recovery mode can be entered by pressing  Volume UP on Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. You can refer the below mentioned video on how you can enter into the recovery mode.
  • Now in the recovery mode, you will have to choose the option of “install zip from SD card” and then “choose zip from sdcard” after which it will show all the zip files which are present in your phone along with other files. But from the list of files, you need to select the file which is named as “1WifiFix” first and after updating with this you will need to select the file “2WifiFixJVS” and update the same.

Now, as soon as you apply both of these zip files, you will now have to reboot the phone and after that it’s done, your Wi Fi will run without any issues. Do let us know if you still face any issues with your Wi Fi connectivity in the comments section below as we will try to solve them as soon as possible.

120 Comments
  1. Reply Barspurk May 10, 2012 at 4:54 am

    Hi Neal I keep trying the download link but it appears to be dead. Is there any other site i can download the package?

    Thank you!

  2. Reply Michael Lauble April 10, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Hi! This seems to have fixed my wi-fi problems, but I still cant connect to 3g. Any ideas? Thanks.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 11, 2012 at 12:26 am

      check with the apn settings!

  3. Reply Trond April 1, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Hi! My new Galaxy Note GT N7000 has a weak wifi reception. Are there any fixes that works for it?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 7, 2012 at 1:49 am

      THERE ARE NO FIXES FOR THE SAME!

  4. Reply GSG March 24, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    links are not working :((

  5. Reply Talavera March 19, 2012 at 4:10 am

    It wont let me download it, says the site doesnt work anymore! Help please

  6. Reply Bella March 8, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Hi will this work for samasung galaxy pr b7510?? please help

  7. Reply McBacker January 20, 2012 at 5:25 am

    Thank you! That fixed the issue with WiFi disconnecting every 60 seconds.

    I’m using 2.3.6 (XXJVU aka ValuePack)

    • Reply Picky Picker April 1, 2012 at 1:14 am

      Thank you as well! This fixed the wifi on/off issue I experienced on my Samsung GT-I9000 after the last update to XXJVT, firmware 2.3.6.

  8. Reply Harshal January 8, 2012 at 5:07 am

    Try changing the route’rs lease from infinite to finite say 1 day or so. THis fixed my problem. Credits to O-T at XDA.

  9. Reply harshal January 8, 2012 at 2:36 am

    The latest 2.3.6 JVU still the wifi problemhea

  10. Reply William January 2, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Will it work for Galaxy S wifi 5.0 (YP-G70)? After upgrading to Gingerbread (XEKP2 2.3.5), the wifi signal became very poor comparing to its Froyo OS. I also searched XDA forum, the other ROM (2.3.5 XXKPF) got the similiar problem.

  11. Reply Stefano December 31, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Hi Neal,
    I just installed your patch on my SGS with JVS. After installation the Wifi still disconnects about each minute.
    My wifi router (TP LINK TL_WR1043ND) was set to assign a fixed IP to my SGS, I read in some post that \it could be better\ to disable the address reservation on the router. I did not do it because it seemed me very strange. But now, after the depression caused by the unsuccessful fix, I tried and disabled the address reservation for the MAC of my phone. I can not belive but it seems to works, the SGS Wifi connection is stable since 15 minutes! Can someone explain why? Is it the fix+limeted time lease or only the second action?

    Stefano

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 1, 2012 at 10:41 am

      CHECK WITH THE WIFI SETTINGS, IF ALL ARE OK THEN UPDATE WITH XXJVT! IF PROBLEM PERSISTS THEN YOU NEED TO WAIT FOR A NEW VERSION!

      • Reply Stefano January 2, 2012 at 5:07 am

        Hi Pradeep,
        I followed your advice and installed JVT firmware. The situation is the same:
        -If I enable on the wifi router \the address reservation\ so the router DHCP assigns a fixed IP to the mac of the SGS, the wifi connection is lost and then recovered about each minute.
        -If I disable the address reservation for the MAC of the SGS so that the ip assigned to the SGS has a finite lease time the connection is stable.

        The problem of the wifi disconnection is virtually solved because I do not have a real need to have a fixed IP. But I’m still curious. I never tried to disable the router address reservation before Neal fix to JVS firmware, I ought to came back to JVS an try without fix!

        Stefano

  12. Reply Stefano December 31, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Hi Neal,
    I just installed your patch on my SGS with JVS. After installation the Wifi still disconnects about each minute.
    My wifi router (TP LINK TL_WR1043ND) was set to assign a fixed IP to my SGS, I read in some post that it could be better to disable the address reservation on the router. I did not do it because it seemed me very strange. But now, after the depression caused by the unsuccessful fix, I tried and disabled the address reservation for the MAC of my phone. I can not belive but it seems to works, the SGS Wifi connection is stable since 15 minutes! Can someone explain why? Is it the fix+limeted time lease or only the second action?

    Stefano

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 1, 2012 at 10:40 am

      there are some issues with the Wi Fi! update with the XXJVT FIRMWARE OR WAIT FOR AN IMPROVED VERSION OF FIRMWARE IN THE FORM OF VALUE PACK!

  13. Reply Tesss December 28, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Hi sorry
    it didnt work, the link you send shared for XXJVT.
    im having wifi issues not force closing
    thanks

    • Reply Pradeep Neela December 28, 2011 at 6:32 pm

      you need o apply teh XXJVT fix,this is for XXJVS!

  14. Reply Tesss December 28, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Hi thanks so much for your help and your instructions were really good!
    But i tried the link you gave me and followed it word by word, but it still does not work, my wifi still goes on and off every few minutes. Is there any other way i can fix my wifi issue?

    THanks so mcuh

  15. Reply Tesss December 28, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Hi thanks so much for your help, your instructions are really good! but i tried that XXJVT fix from the link you gave me and im still having issues with my wifi going on and off every few seconds. i followed the instructions word by word. Did i miss something or is there any other way to fix this issue?

    THanks

  16. Reply Tesss December 26, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Hi Neal

    I have the same issue with my wifi going on and off but i have the XXJVT version, and this fix didn’t help. is there a fix for the xxjvt version?

    Desperate,
    Thanks!!!

    • Reply Pradeep Neela December 27, 2011 at 9:47 am

      yes there is a fix for xxjvt firmware!

      • Reply Tesss December 27, 2011 at 11:30 am

        Oh cool, may i have the link to try this out?
        I have rooted my phone and tried the instructions mentioned above, but my wifi disconnects and connects every few minutes.

        Model: GT-i9000
        firmware: 2.3.5
        Baseband version- i9000XXJVT
        Kernel Version – 2.6.35.7-I9000XXJVT-CL617736 se.infra@SEI-22 #2
        Build number – GINGERBRED.XFJVA

        • Pradeep Neela December 27, 2011 at 1:03 pm

          yes its there in the procedure section!

        • Tesss December 27, 2011 at 1:15 pm

          Sorry
          the build number is GINGERBREAD.XXJVT

          still not working for me :(

        • Pradeep Neela December 27, 2011 at 1:21 pm

          it only works for XXJVS! FOR XXJVT THERE IS A DIFFERENT FIX!

        • Tesss December 27, 2011 at 1:23 pm

          Then can some one please send me the fix for XXJVT if you know any please?

          Thanks!!

        • Tesss December 28, 2011 at 9:40 am

          Hi Thanks so much for your help and your instructions are really good although I tried this fix but my wifi is still going on and off every few minutes. I did follow the instructions word by word,
          is there any other way that can help? It only happened after i updated to XXVJVT.

          Thanks

        • Pradeep Neela December 29, 2011 at 1:52 am

          update with XXJVT AND APPLYT EH CORRESPONDING FIX

  17. Reply Prakash December 15, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Dear Neal Pradeep ,

    I’m facing wifi connectivity problem in my Samsung Galaxy GT I9000. My configuration are as follow

    Model no- GT-I9000
    Firmware version – 2.3.5
    Base-band version – I9000XXJVS
    Kernal version – 2.6.35.7- I9000XXJVS- CL565837 se.infra@sep-73#2
    Build no.- GINGERBREAD.XXJVS

    i read your post \Fix Galaxy S Wifi Disconnection & Poor Coverage Issue on XXJVS 2.3.5\ where you said that this problem can be solved if i follow instruction in your post. But only my concern is before applying wifi fix i need to Root my phone..

    Now my question is Rooting is necessary to fix wifi issue.
    Is there any problem to my phone if i root my phone
    Now as you know that ICS 4 is coming soon. So is it possible to upgrade my phone to ICS4.0 after rooting my phone or should i wait for ICS 4 ..and also wanted to know is there any bug in ICS 4 .. like once phone is upgraded to ICS 4 wifi will not work or any other issue..

    Deal waiting for you reply

    Thanks in advance

    Prakash

    • Reply Pradeep Neela December 25, 2011 at 10:54 am

      yes rooting is necessary as fixes need root access!

  18. Reply KJ December 11, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Hi Neal, I am unable to download the wifi fix package. Could you send me an alternate link please? Thanks.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela December 25, 2011 at 11:00 am

      all the links are now working, please try now!

  19. Reply Mohit December 8, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    its 2.3.5….which u have told earlier.

  20. Reply Mohit December 4, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Still i am facing the issue. Not able to surf with Wi fi on phone. Can u please tell me any stable release for my phone.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 4, 2011 at 9:14 pm

      on which version of firmware you applied this trick?

      • Reply Mohit December 11, 2011 at 1:24 pm

        any update dear..i have installed 2.3.5 firmware.Still i am having the problem.

        • NeaL Pradeep December 20, 2011 at 12:40 am

          update with XXJVT VERSION!

  21. Reply Mohit December 2, 2011 at 12:18 am

    I am not able to download the package

  22. Reply Rick December 1, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    I already rooted my phone, I already tested apps that needs root and they all worked, still cannot done the procedure. Fuck this. I wanna reflash my phone to XXJVT since rooting XXJVS with this problem is killing my phone, so how do I root XXJVT? and does XXJVT rooted have this issues as well?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 2, 2011 at 12:07 am

      we have sent you the link, kindly refer the same!

  23. Reply Rick December 1, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Is there a way to do this via Odin because CWM seems to be difficult

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 1, 2011 at 12:42 pm

      no, its not difficult as the procedure is mentioned above!

  24. Reply Rick December 1, 2011 at 9:13 am

    It says cannot mount /sdcard

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 1, 2011 at 9:19 am

      try removing the usb cable and then mount!

      • Reply Rick December 1, 2011 at 9:21 am

        I did and still says so.
        E:unknown volume for path [/cache/recovery/command]
        E:unkown vloume for path [/sdcard]
        E:Can’t mount /sdcard

        • NeaL Pradeep December 1, 2011 at 12:42 pm

          first you need to root the phone and then you need to follow the article as mentioned in the procedure too!

  25. Reply Jasmine November 16, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Hello Neal Pradeep,

    I’m using Samsung infuse i997 and now having the same problem with Wifi, it goes on and off every 60seconds. In fact I can check my email, but with Youtube, Live TV or downloading, it’s interrupted all the times since I rooted my Infuse to Gingerbread 2.3.5, and GS1.1.9, would you please suggest the solution for it…. I’m frustrating :((

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 16, 2011 at 7:52 pm

      Jasmine, check with THE WIFI SLEEP SETTINGS!

  26. Reply euchye October 30, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    I had the same issue but it is working fine for me now. I was seeing 60secs dhcp requests to my wireless ap. I did a clean JVS install via ODIN. Used *2767*3855# to reset to factory default (including internal SD). Root it as per the instructions. Install the 2 wifi zip files in the order required. Install the custom ROM (your choice, I used HTCSense_for_SamsungGalaxyS_GTI9000). After rebooting, I returned to recovery mode and installed the 2 zip files again. That fixed the issue. I will be checking the wireless ap log file frequetly to ensure that it is fixed permanently. Otherwise I will revert to 2.3.4 again.

  27. Reply Misledz October 30, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Apparently the same issue has arised for the I9003 aswell. Since this issue has arrived with the 2.3.5 in general. I was wondering if there is any way that the Wifi Fix works for the current I9000 users and anyway that the same could be applied for I9003.

  28. Reply geolag October 9, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    what is the fck password of this download?????

  29. Reply Mike October 7, 2011 at 2:51 am

    Hi,
    Rooted XXJVS as instructed, but the link to “XXJVS WiFi rooting fix package” doesn’t lead to a particular download link. Can you please help?
    Thanks

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 7, 2011 at 9:31 am

      check now, the download links are now working!

  30. Reply otar October 4, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    does not help me ether. WiFi reconnects time to time. not good….

  31. Reply Mima October 3, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Hi,

    Earlier you mentioned that there will be a fix released soon. Do you know a date or an estimate?

    Thanks
    Mima

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 3, 2011 at 12:41 pm

      it will be launched soon! no eta as of now!

  32. Reply T3RII October 1, 2011 at 4:56 am

    i just installed 2.3.5 and rooted it and applied the wifi fix and now when i try to connect my wifi it turns of in like 30seconds and cant pick up any wifi networks. plz help.

  33. Reply Filip September 27, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Hi,
    I have 2.3.5 rooted, wifi working just fine. I have a problem with 3g connection. Sometimes just doesn-t work. In areas where I clearly have 3g coverage. My phone refuses tu make any traffic. After switching to wifi and then back it works… Any suggestions? This update could help?

  34. Reply jas September 27, 2011 at 9:47 am

    release the 2.3.6 firmware now………..!!!!! :-)

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 27, 2011 at 11:37 am

      as of now 2.3.6 for Galaxy S is not there, once it arrives we will surely update you!

  35. Reply Tejas September 26, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    This did not fix my issue

  36. Reply sadique September 26, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    when i tried to install from sdcard it giving me esignature verification failed although i checked that option all all application to be installed…

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 26, 2011 at 5:47 pm

      the phone is not rooted, first root the phone and then proceed with the procedure!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 26, 2011 at 5:47 pm

      the phone is not rooted, first root the phone and then proceed with the procedure!…!!!!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 26, 2011 at 5:48 pm

      the phone is not rooted, first root the phone and then proceed with the procedure which is mentioned above!

  37. Reply Chetan September 25, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Hi Neal,

    I was was very eager for this update, but unfortunately the Wi-fii disconnection bug still exists..You need to check this update once again..

    Thanks!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 26, 2011 at 12:03 am

      is your connection a dynamic or Static IP one?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 26, 2011 at 12:04 am

      is your connection a dynamic or Static IP one??

      • Reply Chetan September 28, 2011 at 1:24 pm

        Hi Neal,
        how do i come to know if my connection is static or dynamic..never tried that option..could u explain where can i chk that..

        thanks

  38. Reply jas September 25, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    CAN U TELL TO FIX WIFI ISSUE WITHOUT ROOTING UR PHONE……!!!!!! WHY DELETED MY EARLIER COMMENT……!!!!!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 25, 2011 at 7:56 pm

      Without rooting it can’t be fixed, your comment is not deleted, its just under moderation!

  39. Reply jassi September 25, 2011 at 8:12 am

    hey i have a bad coverage issue …… can it be resolved without rooting the phone…..i dont want to root and have uneccessary problems….

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 25, 2011 at 8:06 pm

      rooting and coverage issue are both different and are independent! Check with the Service Provider for coverage, rooting won’t help

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 25, 2011 at 8:06 pm

      rooting and coverage issue are both different and are independent! Check with the Service Provider for coverage, rooting won’t help!

  40. Reply DaveP September 23, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Updated to 2.3.5 and rooted. All successful. Wi-fi works on home network. Phone will not pick up on 3g coverage at all. What could be wrong?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 26, 2011 at 9:54 am

      check with the Netowrk configuration, ensure that its in WCDMA mode!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 26, 2011 at 9:54 am

      check with the Network configuration, ensure that its in WCDMA mode and not in GSM Mode!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 26, 2011 at 9:54 am

      check with the Network configuration, ensure that its in WCDMA mode and not in GSM Mode …

  41. Reply Elgui September 22, 2011 at 4:24 am

    Hi, NeaL! Congrats for your great work here at AA.

    I did as indicated and I am still experiencing sistematic WiFi connection/disconnection on Gingerbread 2.3.5 XXJVS. Any clue on why the patch did not work? I wiped the application cache before installing the fix files.

    Thanks!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 22, 2011 at 9:50 am

      hey Elgui thanks for your support and trust on us, its a team work @ Android Advices! Do let us know if you need any help!

      Are you on the default kernel or on any custom kernel!

      • Reply Elgui September 25, 2011 at 8:26 pm

        Hello, NeaL!

        I tried everything again from scratch, but it didn’t work. I am still facing the WiFi disconnection problem.

        My phone has the following info: Kernel 2.6.35.7-I9000XXJVS-CL565837se.infra@2SEP-73 #2.

        I will be grateful if you could give me any support to correct this. Thank you in advance!

        • NeaL Pradeep September 25, 2011 at 8:27 pm

          you are using the Wi Fi on which IP, dynamic or static?

        • Elgui September 26, 2011 at 7:40 am

          I am using my WiFi at home. The phone aways get the same IP: 192.168.1.103. On the other hand, my wireless router/access point get a dinamic IP# from the Internet provider.

        • NeaL Pradeep September 26, 2011 at 9:39 am

          yes, its the same as the configuration is remembered by your phone

        • Elgui September 27, 2011 at 7:24 pm

          Hi, NeaL!

          Unfortunately, critical problems with this release (Gingerbread 2.3.5 for Samsung Galaxy S). WiFi barely works, and now I realized that also 3G does not work well (I usually don’t use 3G, so that’s why I did not note this before).

          Any chance to have a another fix released in the following days? Otherwise I am considering going back to 2.3.4 or even 2.3.3 (this one was the most stable for me). Thank you for your patience and efforts!

        • NeaL Pradeep September 27, 2011 at 7:44 pm

          yes in the coming days a new update will arrive!

  42. Reply Mima September 21, 2011 at 11:53 am

    I installed 2.3.5 XXJVS, rooted the phone and installed this fix still having troubles connecting wireless. It didn’t work. Did the same again but reset to factory, wiped all data from phone still not working. After each “boot”I did some tests. After update tot 2.3.5 wifi worked, but after rooting the device the problem starts. When I start WIFI it is there for a around 20-30 seconds and then is offline again.

    As long as there is no fix, I am going back to 2.3.4

  43. Reply Rajesh Choudhary September 21, 2011 at 11:02 am

    is there a chance to get this 2.3.5 firmware for Samsung Galaxy GT I9003. if yes then by when.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 21, 2011 at 11:23 am

      yes Rajesh, its in the making and the same will be unveiled very soon!

  44. Reply Rajesh Choudhary September 21, 2011 at 11:01 am

    is there a chance to get this 2.3.5 firmware for Samsung Galaxy GT I9003

  45. Reply assdksl September 20, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Hi, it’s not working for me. Wifi keeps recconecting.
    Can you please tell me what kernel do you use?
    Thanks

  46. Reply adicrst September 20, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Is this fix included in the XXJVR 2.3.5 update now or do i have to update then apply the fix ? (currently running on 2.3.3)
    thanks ?

    • Reply Jean October 23, 2011 at 4:16 pm

      Yes youcan :)

  47. Reply elorm September 20, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    hi Neal,
    Updated the Rom, did the rooting and the wifi fix but when i try using latitude or maps all i can see are the location and the rest are tiny boxes, i updated my maps but still has the issue this was not the issue with XXJVR is there a reason for this or if you can please help me out. thanks

  48. Reply miks1141 September 20, 2011 at 9:21 am

    hey neil I installed XXJVS Gingerbread 2.3.5 and root on the very first day this version came out, I have not faced a problem

    since day 1.

    am waiting for rom update for this version .

    thx

  49. Reply Mahmud Koya September 20, 2011 at 2:52 am

    Hi Neal,
    You are great! I did what you said, and it enhanced the WIFI reception. Good job.

    Thanks a lot,
    Mahmud K.

  50. Reply Royal September 19, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Yes, I do the same?

  51. Reply Royal September 19, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    It doesn’t work. WiFi reconnect at every 60-90 sec.

  52. Reply royal September 19, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    It has still reconnecting problem. Every 60-90 sec wifi connection lost and than connect again.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 19, 2011 at 10:37 pm

      have you installed the same by following the instructions?

      • Reply Emilio February 14, 2012 at 3:31 pm

        how come i always come across E:Signature Verification Failed ?

        • Pradeep Neela February 14, 2012 at 11:55 pm

          root your device as its not rooted!

  53. Reply pa September 19, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    This fixed my wifi problem, don’t waste your time!!

    • Reply bilal December 11, 2011 at 6:28 pm

      WILL IT WORK WITH XFJVA?

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