Galaxy S I9000

Force Close & Performance Fix for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 on XXJVT Gingerbread 2.3.5 Firmware

Samsung Galaxy LogoUpdated your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 with the Official firmware which is XXJVT Gingerbread 2.3.5 firmware version and encountering the force close errors? If yes then we will sort out this issue in this article. It has been found that despite clearing the cache data as well as Wiping the data, the force close errors are being found. Please note that to fix this issue, you first need to Root the phone so that the Fix can be applied. If you are worried about the warranty then we will guide you too on how to get the same back as we know that rooting voids the warranty and not most of you like this fact. Please note that this should be strictly applied by the users of Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 only. There were many issues which were reported like the screen blackout, phone.apk error and other issues with the frequent force close errors with many other applications.

Rooting Information:
Rooting Voids the warranty, the only way to get it back is by applying the original stock firmware back in t =he device which in this case is XXJVT. So, to get the warranty back and to revoke the root access at any point of time, you can simply update with XXJVT 2.3.5 Firmware again and the rooting will get revoked.

Disclaimer: At Android Advices, we have made sure in all respects that all the information regarding the firmware update is mentioned correctly in this article. We hold no responsibility in any manner just in case if any damage happens to your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 which is a very unlikely event if you follow the instructions carefully.

So, before you proceed there are some quick pre fix instructions which you need to follow before proceeding to the procedure to apply the fix.

Pre Fixing Requisistes:

  • In the due course of the process, the data which is there in the phone may get corrupted or lost, so you need to ensure that you have created a backup of all the data which is there in the phone memory. With the help of below mentioned tips you can easily  backup and restore things.

Notes – Backup in the mail so that you can then restore manually
SMS Messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts Stored in Phone Memory – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Videos, Images, Videos & Files etc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • Ensure that you have enabled the USB Debugging from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging”.
  • This procedure should not be applied by the users who are on XXJVT based custom ROM Firmwares. Additionally, close all the tools like Antivirus, Firewall and PC Suite in your computer as these tools generally interrupt the process of the firmware update.
  • Just in case if you are not sure of the version on which version the phone is updated to then you can have a check the same. All you need to do is to just go to the path in your phone that is Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version where you will find the version of Android OS where it will show XXJVT 2.3.5.

Let’s proceed to the procedure with which you can fix the force close error which you are facing in your XXJVT Gingerbread 2.3.5 firmware which is mentioned in the next page.

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120 Comments

120 Comments

  1. Nishath

    May 6, 2012 at 1:10 am

    Hello Dear i got a big problem. when i update my galaxy s. its got struct. now i couldn’t switch on. charging also not deducting. please help me.

  2. J

    April 12, 2012 at 2:49 am

    Do i need to download xxjvt again?
    My phone is not working at all.
    I downloaded xxjvu and now the force close keeps popping up constantly and my screen does not load and it says there is an error with the setup wizard?

    What should i do?
    At which step should i start the procedure again?

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 12, 2012 at 6:20 pm

      you need to follow the whole procedure again!

  3. J

    April 11, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    I have downloaded the xxjvu firmware and the force close problem is still persisting.
    Do i need to follow the steps above again?

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 12, 2012 at 1:44 am

      JUST TRY FOLLOWING THE STEPS AGAIN!

      • J

        April 12, 2012 at 2:38 am

        do i need to root again as well?

        • Pradeep Neela

          April 12, 2012 at 6:19 pm

          no, just once you need to root!

  4. J

    April 10, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    This is very silly!! My phone does not work at all after i rooted it!! I cannot copy the phone fix file…it keeps saying it has been disconnected or stopped responding. My phone does not work at all!! It keeps coming up with force close!!

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 11, 2012 at 12:20 am

      clear the cache from the recovery mode!

      • J

        April 11, 2012 at 12:55 am

        i did clear the cache. Please help. My phone is not working at all!!

        • J

          April 11, 2012 at 1:08 am

          I am on this step..

          After this you need to copy the zip file which you have downloaded in your computer to your phone and then disconnect the phone from the computer and turn Off the phone.

          Wheni go to copy the file from my laptop to my phone it looks as if it is working and then it stops and says it has either been disconnected or stopped responding.

          I am copying it to my phone, my phone is on and force close for all apps keep popping up.
          It is much worse than before!
          Before i could at least make calls and txts.
          I am really stuck as i do not have a warranty, the phone is not on contract.

          • Pradeep Neela

            April 11, 2012 at 1:55 am

            UPDATE WITH THE xxjvu FIRMWARE AS ITS STABLE AND OFFICIAL

          • J

            April 11, 2012 at 3:24 pm

            I have already rooted the phone.
            How do i update with the xxjvu firmware?

            Will i then need to root again and complete all the steps as decribed in the article?

            Not very phone technical being a woman!

  5. marino joseph

    April 7, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Have an issue with my galaxy y
    ………..email me………thank you

  6. marino joseph

    April 7, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Have an issue with my galaxy y
    ………..email me………thnx

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 8, 2012 at 11:10 am

      may we know what is the exact issue?

  7. milek

    January 28, 2012 at 3:17 am

    i have one question.

    1 root phone
    2. install zip from cwm
    3. im not sure about 3, do i have to do factory reset

    i had 2.3.6 but fc fix was not working, then i tried to do factory reset i i couldnt. i got some error WIth
    E:format_volume: rfs format failed on /dev/block/mmcblk0pk”

    so i installed 2.3.5 jvt and error is gone.

  8. prashant

    January 23, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Download link is not working for XXJVT Fix Zip file.
    Pls help !!

    • Amit Bhawani

      January 23, 2012 at 10:26 pm

      Prashant, its fixed now. Check out again.

      • prashant

        January 24, 2012 at 11:36 am

        It’s working 🙂
        I didn’t do wipe cache partition and factory reset after installing the update package and the issue got resolved.
        It’s working flawless.
        Thanks Neal for your great support 🙂

  9. feh

    January 10, 2012 at 10:27 am

    hi i tried to click the link to download XXJVT Fix Zip file, however the page says:

    No data received
    Unable to load the webpage because the server sent no data.
    Here are some suggestions:
    Reload this webpage later.
    Error 324 (net::ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE): The server closed the connection without sending any data.

    Same problem when I was trying to download the Desire Gingerbread 2.3 Package from http://androidadvices.com/update-htc-desire-gingerbread-23-firmware/3/

    Not sure if it is my Google chrome which is causing the problem, but in any case, pls help! Thx.

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 10, 2012 at 11:23 am

      as of now download server is having some issues! we are in the process of fixing!

  10. Byron

    January 6, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    it worked!. . .thanks! 🙂 no more FCs yahoo! . . .

    next up. . how to convert RFS to EXT4 and speed up my phone? (i9000 2.3.5 XXJVT)

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 6, 2012 at 4:16 pm

      you need to root the same! you can install voodoo!

  11. Niamh

    January 3, 2012 at 3:08 am

    Hi!

    I want to apply this fix. My phone is rooted and i am on the 2.3.5 JVT version. The problem is i dont have an ‘install zip from SD card’ option within the recovery mode. I have apply update from sdcard but when i use this and select the files i get the E:Signature verification failed errors.

    Can you tell me how i can apply this fix

    (I noticed in the screenshot above you use Android E recovery (2e) my screen reads (3e)

    Thank you!

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 5, 2012 at 9:52 am

      you need to root the phone before you follow this process!

  12. Calvin Lau

    December 30, 2011 at 12:55 am

    I’ve already did that~ but the problem still persist~ any other solution?

    • Pradeep Neela

      December 31, 2011 at 4:45 pm

      no there is no other solution apart from this!

  13. Calvin Lau

    December 29, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Hi, I just upgraded my i9000 with this firmware. I’m experiencing an big issue here. I have problem connecting my data network with apps and android market. However, using browser is not a problem. Only apps such as android market, gmail, facebook, twitter etc etc not working!! Please help.

    • Pradeep Neela

      December 29, 2011 at 11:51 pm

      CLEAR THE CACHE FROM RECOVERY, IT WILL BE FIXED!

  14. Byron

    December 24, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    will this update fix my problem with regards to force close errors everytime i use my Bluetooth headphones?. . .i can only use it for 1 call and then it shows force close error. . i need to restart the phone again so that i can use the bluetooth headphone again. . .

    • Pradeep Neela

      December 25, 2011 at 10:52 am

      yes it will fix the force close errors!

  15. Kole Hoellwarth

    December 18, 2011 at 1:09 am

    Hey I just wish to give a huge thumbs up for the nice data you have right here on this post I can be coming back to your blog for more soon

  16. MeetFamily

    December 14, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    I am having Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 Model with android 2.3.5 Gingerbread Version. But from past few days I am facing problem that Phone automatically get restarted every time and it seems the OS got corrupted. As Initially while switching On phone itself, I can see only Samsung galaxy S GT-I9000 in white color and immediately it getting restarted.

    Do anyone have any clue what to do in such situation? Is there any links of OS where I can reinstall the same version for my phone? Kindly update me with relevant info.

    Thanks in advance.

  17. David

    December 14, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Never mind brother I did install. is it gonna be ok?

  18. David

    December 14, 2011 at 2:40 am

    I was on xxjvt, rooted and also installed semaphore kernel. Do I need to proceed this fix

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 14, 2011 at 10:32 am

      NO, IT ONLY WORKS ON THE STOCK ROM!

      • Keven

        December 15, 2011 at 10:44 am

        I don’t have to, Did the issue sort out when I install the semaphore?

        • NeaL Pradeep

          December 19, 2011 at 3:15 pm

          yes its solved as its a different kernel!

  19. ke

    December 13, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    I was on xxjvt 2.3.5, rootedand also installed semaphore kernel . Can I procced this fix?

  20. Alex Smith

    December 10, 2011 at 10:15 am

    The download XXJVT Fix Zip file dont work. Could you help me with this?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 10, 2011 at 5:53 pm

      we are having issues with the download server, it will be fixed v soon!

  21. Sourabh K

    December 7, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Today I saw 2.3.6 I9000XWJVW in some websites for download. Can I push it to my I9000 in India? At present I am using XFJVA.

  22. saqib

    December 7, 2011 at 10:26 am

    hi neal….
    i updated few weeks bk 2.3.5 and was facing same issues like phone was going on in the morning and screen black out force close etc….. but as far as i know it was not rooted and what i did i just copied this update zip file into sd card and followed your procedure i dnt know i done the right thing kindly tell me whether it was right or i have to root my phone cos i dont want to make it complicated i want to stick with stock rom thanks

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 9, 2011 at 7:30 pm

      yes you need to root the phone! you can refer to the simple instructions!

  23. Ketton

    December 6, 2011 at 8:29 am

    thank neal
    this fix worked really good.
    After I installed this fix. everything work fine . no lag at all

  24. ammad

    December 6, 2011 at 12:29 am

    hi . i m on XXJVT . i m facing issue that when sometime sms recived and i want to check and press ok key then screen turn dead black nothing happen . the only way to pullout battery then insert . . after inserting battery when i start the phone i m unable to send sms . the only way to do factory reset . then fone become normal . this happen after every week . . . i m suck of it . . .

    please help me to get rid of it . .

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 6, 2011 at 1:24 am

      please clear the cache from the recovery mode!

  25. ace

    December 6, 2011 at 12:25 am

    goof day neil,
    just wondering, can i just update the fix zip without delete/ wipe cache id dont want to reinstall all the apps again

  26. David

    December 4, 2011 at 3:25 am

    after done this can i restore or start every over like a new phone?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 4, 2011 at 11:08 am

      yes david, the issues will be sorted out!

  27. salim

    November 30, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    hey Neal I m on XXJVT now can I follow ur article “update ur sgs to 2.1 eclair from any firmware”

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 1, 2011 at 1:00 pm

      yes why not, you can apply the update!

  28. Min Han

    November 29, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    ice cream sandwich is not available connection. so, i redo the process when i update XXJVT 2.3.5.But it can’t complete for a long time.it idle at boot.bin stage. moreover, now when i reboot my phone, it appear an exclamation mark between phone and computer link on the screen.what should i do?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 29, 2011 at 9:03 pm

      please stick to the procedure!

    • salim

      November 30, 2011 at 6:48 pm

      itz because once u put ur phone in d downloading mode then u have to download(install) using odin
      other wise ur phone will not boot

  29. Min Han

    November 29, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    i wanna know which version is later between alpha and beta.
    And then which version has been released after alpha7

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 29, 2011 at 8:00 pm

      XXJVT IS THE BEST AS OF NOW AND LATEST TOO!

  30. AlonZ

    November 27, 2011 at 4:15 am

    Hi Neal,

    If CM7 is not recommended, what other ROM would you recommend me using instead of the stock rom?

    Will i need to apply the the fix?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 27, 2011 at 1:58 pm

      as of now you can use XXJVT, a new optimized and recommended version will come soon!

  31. sujay shenoy

    November 26, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    pls realease 2.3.6 or 2.3.7 for galaxy s……do u have date confirmation !!!!?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 26, 2011 at 11:22 pm

      WE WILL SOON COME UP WITH THE ARTICLE!

  32. sujay shenoy

    November 26, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    ya updated…thnk u.

  33. sujay shenoy

    November 26, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    its 3.3.11

  34. sujay shenoy

    November 26, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    New market app sometime, when the network is not stable like network is changing mode from 2G to 3G automatically/Suddenly suppose internet is dis connected, it will keep force closing………it will only happening when the market app is open and same time if the above mentioned activity will happened.
    Pls give some tips…….thanks.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 26, 2011 at 1:52 pm

      which version of market you are on?

  35. sujay shenoy

    November 26, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Hi Pradeep,
    I went through ur instructions and successfully flashed XXJVT ROM and rooted XXJVT CF KERNEL with this fix.Meantime as guided by u i applied EXT4 file format, now certainly everything working flawlessly.Though the new market app sometime, when the network is not stable like network is changing mode from 2G to 3G automatically/Suddenly suppose internet is dis connected, it will keep force closing………it will only happening when the market app is open and same time if the above mentioned activity will happened.
    Pls give some tips…….thanks.

  36. AlonZ

    November 26, 2011 at 3:43 am

    Hi Neal,

    I upgraded to XXJVT a few days ago but i want to apply the CW7 rom on my phone, do I still need to apply the fix first or just apply the CW7 will also fix this?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 26, 2011 at 12:35 pm

      CM 7 is not recommended by us as there are some issues!

  37. Sujay Shenoy

    November 25, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    which will work better ? Ext4 or Default RFS ..!!

  38. KARIM

    November 25, 2011 at 3:55 am

    Hi Neal,
    I am on XFJVA on my gt i9000 with the semaphore kernel and i haven’t encountered any force close errors.Do i need to update with the XXJVT zip fix?
    Everything on my phone works fine…is this zip fix really necessary?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 25, 2011 at 10:56 am

      yes, please follow the instructions!

  39. sujay shenoy

    November 24, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    just i flashed XXJVT and rooted then applied this fix… now my question is can i go for ext4 file format !!!!! pls guide which WILL WORK better EXT4 or stock RFS…????

  40. Sujay Shenoy

    November 24, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Pls clarify whether i can update CF Root SGN_XX_AUT_KKA-v5.0-CWM5.zip KERNAL..!? which is recently released for Samsung Galaxy Note handset by Chain Fire DEVELOPERS..!.
    Right now iam using Galaxy S GT9000, which is running on latest GB XXJVT…

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 24, 2011 at 5:49 pm

      no, its just for Galaxy S GT I9000 Model!

      • Sujay Shenoy

        November 24, 2011 at 6:11 pm

        Neal what i am asking, can i flash my Galaxy S GT9000 with CF Root SGN_XX_AUT_KKA-v5.0-CWM5.zip KERNEL….?!! which is basically released for Galaxy S Note handset by chain fire developers.

        Right NOW MY GALAXY S GT9000 IS RUNNING XX JVT GB ROM..

        • NeaL Pradeep

          November 24, 2011 at 6:14 pm

          WHEN IT IS MEANT FOR GALAXY NOTE, HOW CAN YOU FLASH IT FOR I9000, you cannot apply it for I9000

  41. Fábio Belo

    November 24, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Thanks for awsering…the ip is 10.0.0.26?!…what does it mean?! Please help…this is my work´s wi-fi network.

  42. Fábio Belo

    November 24, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Hello, Neal, i recentle updated to the version 2.3.5 XXJVT, the Kernel version is 2.6.35.7-I9000XXJVT-CL617736 se.infra@SEI-22#2, i installed the update and at frist the wi-fi worked great but now is only says that it can´t not get an network adress (IP).can you help me?!

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 24, 2011 at 4:09 pm

      check with the IP Settings!

      • Fábio Belo

        November 24, 2011 at 5:10 pm

        Fábio Belo says:
        November 24, 2011 at 5:09 pm
        Your comment is awaiting moderation.

        Thanks for awsering…the ip is 10.0.0.26?!…what does it mean?! Please help…this is my work´s wi-fi network.

        • Fábio Belo

          November 24, 2011 at 5:19 pm

          Mr. Neal, at first i installed the version i9000XXJVT, then i installed the update “CF-Root-XX_OXA_JVT-v4.3-CWM3RFS”, as it has on the page, and my wi-fi at home worked for a couple of min. them it keep´s giving me the message that it can´t aquire an IP adress…i hope i geting the picture for you…Thanks.whaiting for a reply…

          • NeaL Pradeep

            November 24, 2011 at 5:48 pm

            there are issues with the dynamic ip!

        • NeaL Pradeep

          November 24, 2011 at 5:50 pm

          we couldn’t get you, can you please be precise on what is the issue?

        • Fábio Belo

          November 24, 2011 at 8:56 pm

          Tell me something…the version XXJVR is the version 2.3.4 or 2.3.5?! Thanks!…can i re-white (flash) the version that i have and see if my problem is solved?!…I try do do a hard resert and whip out de data and it didn´t work…so far no wi-fi for no one…

          • NeaL Pradeep

            November 25, 2011 at 11:07 am

            its 2.3.5 version!

      • Fábio Belo

        November 24, 2011 at 6:07 pm

        my issue is that i can´t connect to any wi-fi network…and the message that gives is “obtinning an IP” and it stays like that for ever…Help…The system and every thing is 110% fine, and i love it.

        • NeaL Pradeep

          November 24, 2011 at 6:15 pm

          Check with some other Wifi connection!

        • Fábio Belo

          November 24, 2011 at 6:22 pm

          I´m trying…at home i get the same message at work the same, will try at my mother´s home…thanks, if doesn´t work, can i do a downgrade, and witch version to you recomend, i live in portugal.Thanks

          • NeaL Pradeep

            November 24, 2011 at 6:24 pm

            go with XXJVR if the problem persists!

        • Fábio Belo

          November 24, 2011 at 7:36 pm

          oks…i will try and a will replay to you later on.Thanks.

        • Fábio Belo

          November 24, 2011 at 9:02 pm

          Tell me something…the XXJVR is ginger 2.3.4 ou is 2.3.5?!Thanks

  43. dylan

    November 24, 2011 at 8:48 am

    I downgraded to xxjvt i want xfjva back can i do this safely..

  44. Dejan

    November 23, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Neal, I really need your help… something strange is happening with my galaxy s (gt-i9000). This morning when I woke up, I found my phone on the table turned off, although it was with full battery. So, last night it was working, and this morning found it switched off. This has happened few times till now…. it has also switched off in my pocket…. by itself … I have the latest android version, 2.3.5 xfjva, updated it from this web site which I really like… Can you give me some advice and help me, what might be causing the problem? Thank You very much in advance. Regards, Dejan

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 23, 2011 at 7:51 pm

      hi dejan, it happens sometimes, you can update with XXJVT Firmware!

  45. Rash

    November 23, 2011 at 6:07 am

    Is this fix zip file also for custom rom..??
    Im on DarkyRom firmware xxjvt so this applicable for stock rom only or for custom rom too..??

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 23, 2011 at 11:39 am

      no, there is no fix for custom rom!

  46. Pankaj

    November 22, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Hi,

    I applied this firmware and after reboot, I also got Force close error at the language selection screen itself but rather than going further setup, I switched off phone and cleared cache as well as done factory data reset then rebooting done. the error not came and I selected language and done further android setup.

    I think this procedure is working its not even required to apply this fix also. We have installled this version on 3 I9000 phones and done same thing NO ERROR.

  47. Jbone

    November 22, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Are you absolutely sure you must do \Wipe Data / factory Reset\ not only cache clean???
    This would remove all user data and need a restore- or reconfig!?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 22, 2011 at 8:49 pm

      yes this will remove the user data!

  48. phanse

    November 22, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    I flashed the above update but even after doing that, the force close error still exists!!

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 22, 2011 at 4:24 pm

      clear the cache from the recovery mode! it shouldnt come!

  49. phanse

    November 22, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    From where do I download the XXJVT Fix Zip file?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 22, 2011 at 3:27 pm

      you can download the same from the procedure section!

  50. Rukshan

    November 22, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    i was actually on XXJVT before i update it to XFJVA, u mean i should downgrade it again with XXJVT?

  51. Rukshan

    November 22, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    I’m currently on XFJVA rom, though my baseband version is I9000XXJVT… can i use this update? my phone is already rooted as well

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 22, 2011 at 2:24 pm

      yes, update with XXJVT first and then proceed with this fix!

      • bilal

        November 24, 2011 at 3:27 am

        Hye neal i an just waiting for an semaphore kernel on xfjva the oficial update and an rom with 526ram memory can you just tell me how many days or months that i have to wait

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