Galaxy S I9000

Force Close & Performance Fix for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 on XXJVP / XXJVQ / XXJVR Gingerbread 2.3.4 Firmware

Samsung Galaxy LogoOver a period of days after updating with the latest versions of Gingerbread 2.3.4 XXJVP, XXJVQ and also XXJVR it has been found that many users are complaining of frequent force close errors and also many issues even with the dialer which is the basic stuff which is used by the users. So, from now not any more you need to bear it as we will now tell you on how you can fix this issue in a very simple manner. It was previously found that after the installation of many applications, the phone used to encounter with many other issues like the screen blackout, phone.apk error and other issues with the frequent force close errors with many other applications.

So, in the due course of this article we will see on how you can easily fix the same. But please note that to fix this issue, you will have to root your phone which too we will guide you in a simple to understand steps. Please note that though rooting the phone will void the warranty, this process is reversible and the rooting process is reversible process. So, you can revoke the root access at any point of time, all you need to do is to just apply any of the firmware update for your Galaxy S GT I9000 with XXJVP / XXJVQ / XXJVR and then you will be easily able to revoke the root access.

Please note that since this process involves the rooting of the phone, you need to make sure that you are Ok with the warranty voiding part. Though we will guide you to reclaim the warranty and just in case if you face any issues then you can anytime mention the same in the comments section below and we will address this issue as soon as possible.

Note : Please note that in the process of updation you will be losing all the data which is SMS, Contacts, Music, Videos and Pictures if they are stored in the phone. All the contents stored in your external SD Card will stay intact and no contents will be modified in the external SD card. Additionally, all the APN Settings as well as the MMS Settings too will be erased, so you need to ensure that you are noting all this settings somewhere so that you can then restore the same by configuring it manually once the firmware updation process is done. To know on how you can back up all your data, kindly refer to the “Pre Upgrade Instructions” which are mentioned in the due course of this article.

Disclaimer : We take no responsibility in any manner if any damage occurs with your phone which is a very unlikely event if you follow each and every single instruction which is mentioned in the due course of this article. Although if at all there are any issues then do report us in the comments section and we will help you in solving the same.

So, let’s proceed and see on how you can apply this fix on your phone.

Procedure to Fix Force Close Errors in XXJVP / XXJVQ / XXJVR 2.3.4 firmware:

  • So, before you proceed to the further process, you will have to fist root your devices on your respective firmwares. As we understand that you are on any of the firmwares which are XXJVP, XXJVQ and XXJVR versions. If not, then first you need to update your devices to the respective firmware versions and once you are done with the firmware updation then you will have to proceed to root the same from the below links where the simple rooting instructions are mentioned.

Instructions to Root Galaxy S GT I9000 on XXJVP

Instructions to Root Galaxy S GT I9000 on XXJVQ

Instructions to Root Galaxy S GT I9000 on XXJVR

  • Now, you will have to download the Patch Zip file from here to your computer and need to place the same in your phone. Please note that you should not rename or modify this patched zip file or else it will not be detected. Ensure that you are not placing this zip file deep into the folders or else the same won’t be detected. You can move this file by connecting the phone to your computer with the help of the USB Cable.

  • So, once you are done with the rooting process, you now have to clear the cache and data from the recovery mode. To enter into the recovery mode, you will have to press down on Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button.
  • Now in the recovery mode, you will have to now 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 “phonefix.zip”.
  • Now, after applying the update file, you now need to again go to the recovery mode after which you will have to choose the options Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select Wipe Cache partition and then reboot your device by selecting reboot system now option.
  • We have also come up with the short video on how you can enter into the recovery mode just in case if you are not well versed on how you can enter the recovery mode above.

Note: Please note that after clearing the cache you will have to reconfigure the APN settings after updating the firmware to access the data services and the Internet services as all the Internet APN settings will be reset. You will have to contact your Service provider to get more info on the APN Settings. Not to forget also configure the MMS Settings.

That’s it you have now successfully updated your phone with the patch and also the issues pertaining to the stability of the firmware. Do let us know just in case if the issues are still pertaining as we will try our level best to solve them all.

45 Comments

45 Comments

  1. Shailesh jain

    December 15, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Ok I done all the procedure and all done but I some time find the same force close and also my phone pad closes automatically even after pressing two to three times same with the messaging app

  2. Shailesh Jain

    November 26, 2011 at 10:37 am

    hello..
    while unzipping phonefix.zip it says E: signature vitrification failed Installation aborded..
    why so please suggest as i m on Galaxy S GT I9000 XXJVR 2.3.4

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 26, 2011 at 12:22 pm

      phone is not rooted, first root the phone and then apply this!

  3. erick omar

    November 7, 2011 at 2:37 am

    ‘m from mexico which is better to download and the one with fewer errors XXJVP / Q / R?

  4. rahul

    October 12, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Hi Neal,

    At the last step could not see any zip files. Could only see folders.
    Do i need to unzip it. And i have not changed the name.

    Thanks

  5. rahul

    October 12, 2011 at 1:31 am

    Hi Neal,

    At the last i am not able to see any any zip files. Only folders are appearing. And i have not changed the name.

    thanks

  6. Mihai

    October 6, 2011 at 11:53 am

    On XXJVS I encounter bluetooth problems: it doesn’t always start. The phone reboot solve the problem for a while, but after one or two days the same happened.

  7. theo

    September 30, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Small run down of what i did and if anyone can help me get it up.
    I was running 2.3.3 and updated to the unofficial 2.3.4 using odin and simply honey 5.0 revenge by sgt. That’s when i noticed that the phone does not connect to the bell network.The rest of my phone works perfectly even the wifi…but not like i said i can t seem to connect to the net work anymore…..
    runnng 2.3.4/baseband i9000xxjvr/kernel version2.6.35.7hardcore@speedmod/build number 5.0

    i ve tried some stuff that i have read in these forums like

    1. Put apn info my self….tried that nothing.
    2. Called tech support and they told me to take the battery out and then the sim
    put it back , nothing again

    My question is do i have to go back to stock rom to get the network back or is there something else i can try….
    information on this subject is sketchy, when i do a google search …any help would be appreciated…thanks in advance

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 1, 2011 at 12:39 am

      go to recovery mode and clear cache as well as data,
      after that update with XXJVS 2.3.5 to enjoy your phone back!

  8. sam

    September 21, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Hey Neal,

    After applying this fix, some call message is changed like;

    while calling it display ‘Voicemail Number” at top of the screen
    when number is busy ‘Cdma callwaiting’ ….. though i have gsm number and not even calling to any cdma number ..

    why so ???

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 22, 2011 at 9:54 am

      its a bug but you will not experience any issues with it, as soon as the call is connected you that message will be disappeared.

      • sam

        September 22, 2011 at 12:12 pm

        yup 🙂 no issues as all ……. Thanks Neal

  9. billy

    September 21, 2011 at 3:19 am

    press down on Volume Down Key or up key

  10. Bojan

    September 15, 2011 at 2:13 am

    It doesn’t work on JVR, the problem persists after flashing this upgrade to the phone.

  11. Bambang

    September 13, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    neal,
    i have a problem like this, after i download the Patch Zip file, i follow your procedure to turn the device and then press UP on Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button.
    select phonefix.zip and then shown E:signature verification failed
    Why can show like that? which part that i skip?
    or i must update Galaxy S GT I9000 with Block Buster 5.5 first?

    thx
    bambang

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 16, 2011 at 5:52 pm

      the phone is not rooted, root the phone first and then apply this file!

  12. Bambang

    September 13, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    neal,
    i have a problem like this, after i download the Patch Zip file, i follow your procedure to turn the device and then press UP on Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button.
    select phonefix.zip and then shown E:signature verification failed
    Why can show like that? which part that i skip?

    thx
    bambang

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 16, 2011 at 5:53 pm

      the phone is not rooted that is why you are getting that error, root the phone and then apply the update!

  13. Peewo

    September 10, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    I have the same problem after installing Blockbuster 5.5, phone restarts on its own and the battery last only a day. I will reapply the firmware again to see if there is any improvement.

  14. Izahasmin

    September 8, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Hi,

    I already update my phone with “BlockBuster 5.5 Custom ROM Firmware”… do i need to install this one?

    Regards,
    -Mint

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 8, 2011 at 2:36 pm

      no, you should not install!

      • Izahasmin

        September 8, 2011 at 3:19 pm

        Thanks a lot Pradeep.. just to let you.. i just update my phone with the “BlockBuster 5.5 Custom ROM Firmware” and i really love it….

        But just wanna ask you.. are you experience some time your phone automatic restart after install the “BlockBuster 5.5 Custom ROM Firmware”?

        • NeaL Pradeep

          September 8, 2011 at 4:12 pm

          not as of now but you can re apply the firmware if you feel that its having any issues!

  15. Mihai

    September 7, 2011 at 11:56 am

    After this upgrade the following situation happened: the phone screen remains black as in standby, whatever I have pressed. It rings on call, I was able to answer using the home button and get the call, but the screen was still black; the conversation was ok in booth ways. I get the battery out to restart it. It happened only once, otherwise it works fine.
    Regards

  16. Darwin

    September 6, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Is it neccessary to apply this patch to the XXJVP/Q/R baseband before updating to custom rom?
    or
    updating alone to custom rom without this patch to the baseband will fix those bugs?

    Thanks…

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 7, 2011 at 2:49 pm

      yes! it works on the plain vanilla firmwares of XXJVP/Q/R

  17. zulkifli

    September 6, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Question on the samsung galaxy s GTi9000, with my ram showing 329MB with is sapose to be 512MB, Why? and how i can get back to 512 MB?

  18. Troco

    September 5, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    After following all the instructions I still get the force close error when I’m calling someone and I turn the screen off and the other person doesn’t pick up or hangs my call.

    XXJVP firmware.

  19. Tao

    September 4, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    First of all thank you for this great site for the tidyness and clearness of all steps together with great support.
    i just wanna ask which distrib of Gingerbread 2.3.4 XXXJVP or XXJVQ or XXJVR ? should be better for galaxy S. Or the question in a better way: What are the differences btw those; which one should i prefer?

  20. kuber chib

    September 4, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Do I need to disable voodoo lagfix before applying this??

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 4, 2011 at 2:11 pm

      no, its not necessary!

      • kuber chib

        September 4, 2011 at 7:20 pm

        done…will give the feedback in 2-3 days…thanx!

  21. baddie

    September 4, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Iam on rooted jvr i applied the update and have lost the dailer from the home screen.how do i get it back.pls help.

    • Mihai

      September 5, 2011 at 5:37 pm

      It’s happened the same to me, but with DiallerOne. Go to Application icon, press Menu – Edit and drag any icon you want down to the home menu.
      For me I am not sure it’s happened because of backup/restore or something else, but finaly everything was ok.

      • baddie

        September 5, 2011 at 6:27 pm

        Issue is that there is no phone icon in the applicaton list

  22. Rakesh

    September 4, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Hey,

    Could you please elaborate whats in the phone fix.zip for little more curious/advanced users?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 4, 2011 at 9:52 am

      you need to apply this fix as there are some bugs in XXJVP/Q/R update release!

  23. Navneet

    September 3, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Should I apply this before loading ExtraOrdinary ROM 3.4 or after?

    thanks in advance

  24. sasa77ar

    September 3, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    I put it and will see ……

  25. Umer

    September 3, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    hey man,
    currently on Extra Ordinary Rom 3.4, can I copy this to my phone and install the zip file in RECOVERY MODE ???

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 3, 2011 at 11:45 pm

      no, its not for the custom rom, its just for the Stock ROM!

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