Galaxy S I9000

How To Update Samsung Galaxy S I9000 to JPJV6 (Arabic) 2.3.3 Firmware

Galaxy S LogoIt was the version 2.2.1 Froyo which we saw for the dedicated Arabic version dubbed as JPJPM and now we will see on how you can install the latest version of Gingerbread 2.3.3 in the Arabic version for your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000. Many of the users wanted to know on how they can install the Gingerbread 2.3.3 version after knowing on how to install the Froyo 2.2.1 Arabic Froyo version. So, let’s proceed and see on how you can easily update your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 with the same. If you are new to all these firmware updation process then you will have to know everything in detail so that you don’t brick your phone. Just follow the below mentioned pre requisites as well as the procedure on how to update the firmware and you will be easily able to upgrade the version. To facilitate smoother firmware update you will have to follow the below said instructions carefully.

There are several improvements which have been done. Please note that there are no changes if you compare with the version of XXJVO Gingerbread 2.3.3. The best part of this update is that irrespective of on what firmware you are on currently that is on Eclair 2.1 or even Froyo 2.2, 2.2.1 or say in any Gingerbread 2.3.3 version, you can directly proceed for the firmware update for your Galaxy S just by following the below procedures carefully. Please note that many users keep repeatedly address the issue of NO INTERNET CONNECTION working after the firmware update, for all those i would like to say that since the firmware upgrade process will be undergone all the APN Settings which are responsible for the Internet access will be wiped and you will have to reconfigure them all to get an Internet access and in the same way you will also have to configure all the MMS settings to be able to send the MMS from your phone after the firmware update.

There are several improvements which have been solved in this update of Arabic 2.3.3 JPJV6 as the problems of frequent force close errors of some of the applications have been sorted out and also many applications were facing the compatibility issues including the Adobe flash 10.3 version which is now have been fixed and is optimized for better overall processing speed. So, let’s proceed and see on how you can easily update your Galaxy S GT I9000 with the latest update of XXJVO 2.3.3. Just follow the below mentioned procedure to avoid problems and just in case if due to any issues the software update refuses to happen due to power failure than just re try the whole procedure from start and never try to manually interrupt the updation process as this may harm your device. Also, updating this firmware in any manner will not void the warranty or spoil the phone as long as you are following every single instruction which is mentioned below. Please note that in any manner that is in part or in whole we can’t be held responsible for anything and this firmware is not recommended for all those whose phones are network locked.

Pre requisites for Firmware update:

  • Please note that before proceeding to the updation of the Galaxy S, ensure that your phone is having the model number as Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 and not any other similar looking phones like Captivate, Mesmerize, SL I9003 or any other phones as if you install with this firmware then some of the functionalities won’t run and could even lead to serious damage to your phone.
  • Ensure that all data which is present in your phone is backed up in your computer which can be done by using the Astro File Manager application. Also, you can manage all contacts by syncing all of them with the Gmail.
  • Next up ensure that you have removed the SIM card as well as the external SD cards if any in the phone,
  • After this, ensure that you keep some things like USB cable which you have got with your Galaxy S GT I9000 and also the Galaxy S device,
  • Most importantly you need to ensure that your phone has atleast75-80% of battery power left, this is just an advisory which if followed then you will not experience any difficulties as while updation of the device the battery consumption is at a maximum,
  • Ensure that your computer / laptop which runs on a XP, Vista or Windows 7 OS the firewall and other antivirus programs are disabled and also you should have admin privileges to download and install the software including the drivers and also along with this you will be requiring the USB port on your computer which supports USB 2.0.
  • (Optional) Many of the Galaxy S users have reported the problem that they are unable to get into the download mode which is the top most necessity for updating your device, so for all those we came up with a tutorial here, just follow the given instructions and you can easily fix the download mode and also the recovery mode bug. This procedure is only for those whose devices unable to get into the download mode and the recovery mode.
  • Please note that flashing with the firmwares doesn’t mean that you are ROOTING Galaxy S. If you have flashed with Voodoo Lag fixes then too you can easily flash your device with this firmware.
  • Ensure that you have closed the KIES completely and also disable any firewalls, antivirus if any. Be rest assured as all the files which are mentioned in this article are safe and virus free.

Procedure to install Gingerbread 2.3.3 (Arabic) JPJV6:

  • First of all you will have to download the Gingerbread 2.3.3 JPJV6 Zip file from here and need to unzip the same to get a tar file named “jv6_jv6_jv6.tar”and also the flash tool Odin. Please note that in the process of extraction, if you are prompted to enter any password then enter the password as “androidadvices.com” without the inverted comas. Preferably, extract to the desktop so that you can easily find the file for flashing it to your phone. Please note that you should not rename the file in any manner or else the files won’t be recognized by the flashing tool which is Odin in this case.
  • JPJV6 Extracted Contents

  • Now you will have to put your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 in the download mode which can be done by holding the Volume Down button + the Home key button (the middle button). While holding these both buttons, you need to switch ON your device. If you have successfully entered into the download mode then you will see a green screen which is shown below. Also, additionally note that if the device boots in the normal mode with the home screen then you will have to again switch off the device and retry the process and if despite retrying you are unable to get into download mode then you will have to fix the download mode error for your phone. You can see the download mode screen on how it looks like.
  • download mode

  • Now, after putting the Galaxy S in the download mode it’s time to open the Odin flash tool which is there in the extracted contents of the firmware folder. Just click on the Odin to open the same and after this you will have to connect the phone with the computer with the help of USB cable which you have got at the time of purchase of your Galaxy S GT I9000.
  • At this moment, as soon as you connect the phone, the ID : COM block will turn yellow as you can see in the below screen shot and also in the message box you will see that it will show ADDED as shown in the below screenshot.
  • Phone Connected

  • So, after following the above steps carefully, it’s time to proceed ahead for selecting the file to downgrade the software version to the official DDJG4 Eclair 2.1. Ensuring that the phone is connected, you will have to click on the PDA option id Odin and then you will have to select the tar file which you have downloaded and extracted which is jv6_jv6_jv6.tar. After selecting the file, you will not have to change any other parameters like the Re partition etc. Also, most importantly you don’t have to choose any files in the PIT, Phone as well as CSC in the Odin.Please note that set all the parameters as shown in the below screenshot.

JPJV6 Add file

PDA – jv6_jv6_jv6.tar

  • Please note that after adding this file, just simply click on the “Start” option to start the firmware update process. After clicking on the start, you will see that the firmware will be installed in your phone within a time of not more than 5 minutes.

Flashed Successfully

  • After the Galaxy S reboots, you will have see the home screen and then choose the options accordingly and then after you see the home screen and after the completion of Media scanning, you will have to go in the recovery mode wherein you will have to delete the cache memory so that all unwanted files are removed if there are any left in the phone.
  • For this you will have to first turn off your device, long press the volume up key, press Menu as holding both the buttons press the power button to start. You can see that after device gets switched ON, you will find options like clear cache data. You can clear that by selecting options Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select Wipe Cache partition after which you need to reboot your device by selecting reboot system now after which your Galaxy S will be rebooting and again you will have to set up your Google accounts etc. Doing this will not only optimize the battery but will also remove all the data flux from your phone.

recovery mode

  • So, there you go, you have now successfully installed the latest firmware for your Galaxy S which is the Arabic Gingerbread version. To check on which firmware you are currently on, you will have to go to the Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version where you will find the version of Android OS where it will show 2.3.3. As you can see above that we have shown some of the images of latest Gingerbread update. You will see that the version will be 2.3.3 and the version name will be JPJV6.

Note : 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 which is Verizon Wireless to get more info on the APN Settings. Not to forget also configure the MMS Settings.

Do, let us know if you come across any issues or problems as we will see to it that all the issues are resolved.

135 Comments

135 Comments

  1. upgrade-firmware.

    January 24, 2015 at 9:03 am

    link not working……………………..

  2. AB

    November 6, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Links not working

    Please post a working Link

  3. Mehdi Sbai Idrissi

    July 11, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    please could you post a video as tutorial 

  4. Mehdi Sbai Idrissi

    July 11, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    please could you post a video as tutorial 

  5. nawazac

    March 20, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    hi….im on froyo 2.2.1 jpjpm…..can i use this procedure to update to 2.3.3.???

  6. faisal

    February 20, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    i have GT 19000 i want to install this update 2.3.3 JPJV6
    but i need to know one thing that, my phone Baseband I9000XXJVT

    and if i install this JPJV6 so, it will works ?

    plz suggest

  7. TArek

    February 2, 2012 at 1:01 am

    yes i did before and after the update

  8. TArek

    February 2, 2012 at 12:52 am

    is it ok to go back to jpjv6 ?

  9. TArek

    February 2, 2012 at 12:42 am

    what do you mean by apply the fix? my question is that is changing my firmware often causing my phone to freeze or the firmware in putting has a malfunction? thx for you cooperation

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 2, 2012 at 12:54 am

      HAVE YOU CLEARED THE CACHE FROM THE RECOVERY MODE?

  10. TArek

    February 2, 2012 at 12:17 am

    I was on jpjv6 then i updated to the new value pack but i found that it freezes alot, and now i am on xxjvt and i found that it also freezes, so i want to get back to jpjv6. my question is that what im doing is making my phone freeze or it is just the firmware?

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 2, 2012 at 12:37 am

      you need to apply the fix for XXJVT which we covered!

  11. TArek

    February 2, 2012 at 12:00 am

    neal i just wanted to ask that if i change my phone’s firmware often does it affect my phone’s functioning?

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 2, 2012 at 12:04 am

      to which firmware you have updated to?

      • TArek

        February 2, 2012 at 12:10 am

        I was at JPJV6 then i updated to value pack but i found that it freezes alot, and now i am on xxjvt but it also freezes alot so i am thinking of getting back jpjv6. Is what i am doing the cause of the phone’s freezing or it is just the firmware?

  12. Raphi

    January 26, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Thanks Neal . well explained.

    have a doubt. i have already installed XXJVU 2.3.6. can i directly install this version 2.3.3 JPJV6 ?

    and should i select repartition if i have PIT ?

    actually i need Arabic support. that why i would like to go for this .

    Thanks Again !!

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 26, 2012 at 8:22 pm

      yes you can directly install this!
      arabic support in ics will be launched v soon!

  13. android lover

    October 18, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Thank you for this wonderful tutorial. worked like a charm. 🙂 keep up the good work.

  14. David

    October 14, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Thanks – I finally succeeded in wiping the Chinese apps from my Galaxy S (bought in Beirut) and teaching it to speak read and write Arabic. The upload to the phone didn’t quite work right the first time I tried – so I did it again as instructed, and now I’m very happy with my Gingerbread phone 🙂 🙂

  15. Mahmoud

    October 13, 2011 at 1:45 am

    Hi
    First of all thank you Niel, Great article

    I’m using Samsung Galaxy SL I9003. I want to be able to browse Arabic websites. can i go ahead and follow the steps you have explained, or do i have to approach this in a different way

    If not then what should i do.

    Thanks in advance

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 13, 2011 at 10:13 am

      yes you can follow this procedure to update!

  16. nadim

    October 6, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    help step num4 is hard

  17. Mustafa Nidal

    September 28, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Hello Muniruddeen,

    Please can u send me detailed email to update my phone to have arabic version of 2.3.3 gingerbread. i tried as per the above instruction and i could not succeed. i dont know what i am missing. you can see my thread below all the details. my phone is Samsung Galaxy s GT I9000, and the current version is Gingerbread XXJVO 2.3.3. i have download the zip file from this site to my my device Arabic, but when i open Odin and try to open other files it does not show any Tar.PDA and CSC files instead of theses files i can only see some srf and bin files which the odin does not load because of the difference in file type. please help me
    thanks and kind regards

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 28, 2011 at 2:07 pm

      the zip file is not properly downloaded, kindly download the same once again!

    • Nagib

      September 29, 2011 at 6:16 am

      pardon me if i ask a silly question but did you unzip the zip file??

      • NeaL Pradeep

        September 29, 2011 at 9:21 am

        yes nagib you will have to unzip the file!

    • Nagib

      September 30, 2011 at 5:20 am

      I did unzip which is why it worked for me but my comment was meant for Mustafa Nidal…

  18. Nagib

    September 28, 2011 at 4:29 am

    hello, I did part of the process but I have two problems, not sure if related:
    1. clear cache: it says to turn off, then volume up, press Menu and with both down, press power. I tried this and I don’t get any option like clear cache data. Do we agree that the Menu button is the one on the left of the OK button?? (I tried either and I didn’t get the clear cache option).
    2. I do see Arabic/French/English among the display languages but when I tried to define the keyboard languages that I like to choose from (using the space key), I got a message that the Samsung keyboard application was having a problem and needed to close… BUT BUT I just thought I better type the error message exactly so I tried it again, and sure enough, it is now WORKING!!
    Not sure how much the 1st item is important (you replied to someone that it was and if it is, could you please clarify the keys to be pushed?)
    THANKS a lot for your great work!

  19. zaid

    September 24, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    WILL this arabic version work on samsung galaxy ace

  20. Ash

    September 24, 2011 at 9:19 am

    I have rooted Galaxy S (GT-I9000, Firmware 2.3.4, Kernel 2.6.35.7-I9000XXJVP. how can I enabe arabic? appreciate your response,
    regards,

  21. ramy sleem

    September 21, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    i tried and it works done , just there’s some issue about voice input in message it show to me ( connection error ) , i was had 2.3.3 and was work on it perfectly …..

    kindly advice ….

    • ramy sleem

      September 21, 2011 at 3:21 pm

      sorry i forget to inform u 2.3.3 English only (not supported Arabic )

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 21, 2011 at 4:15 pm

      check with the USB Ports, its not able to connect with your phone!

  22. scoor

    September 20, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    i try to install it…it is not working with me

  23. syed

    September 19, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Dear Neal,

    My current version of the samsung galaxy S i9000 is as follows:
    Build Number:FROYO.JPJPM ,
    VERSION IS: 2.3.1,
    BASEBAND VERSION I9000JXJPF

    AND my mobile made in is VIETNAM, SO PLEASE guide me and give me the URL to upgrade my mobile to latest version.

    Thanks in Advance,

    Syed

  24. syed

    September 19, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Dear Neal,
    My current version of the
    firmware FROYO.JPJPM ,
    VERSION IS: 2.3.1,
    BASEBAND VERSION I9000JXJPF

    AND my mobile made in is VIETNAM, SO PLEASE guide me and give me the URL to upgrade my mobile to latest version.

    Thanks in Advance,

    Syed

  25. SYED

    September 11, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    please let me know While connecting mobile to PC which mode i have to select option 1) Samsung Kies 2) Media Player 3) Mass storage– Thanks in Advance

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 11, 2011 at 8:45 pm

      you can select any option as your choice!

  26. Binoy

    September 10, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Can you tell me how to root 2.3.3 JPJV6 ?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 16, 2011 at 6:11 pm

      hey binoy, there is no rooting facility for this, update with another firmware say XXJVS 2.3.5 and root the same!

  27. Binoy

    September 7, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Thanks a lot Mr. Pradeep, I entered the download mode & followed your instructions, result was.. success. It is my luck that i saw this website. From today I will become a part in giving publicity to this website…

  28. Binoy

    September 7, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Hello friend, I have SGS GT-i9000 with jpjv6 already, but when I tried to root my device it shows FUGU MOD and restarts. I think my phone is bricked. I can enter download mode. How can i recover… Please help me

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 7, 2011 at 7:33 pm

      have you tried removing thqa battery and entering into the download mode?

  29. Ali

    September 3, 2011 at 1:12 am

    please neal,
    i had 2.3.4 XXJVR can i use the previous steps in oder to have an arabic support firmware

  30. James

    September 2, 2011 at 1:03 am

    Ok I need help, ive tried downloading the new firmware 2.3.3 gingerbread and its not downloading, why im not sure. the reason why im updating is because my sms is not working im only thinking that somewhere down the line i lost some firmware somewhere, any help would be great. Thanks

  31. mahmoud

    September 1, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    please can any one tell me why after update i cant use gsm only wcdma why ?>?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 2, 2011 at 1:02 am

      kindly check with your operator but it should work!

  32. Rayner

    August 29, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Hi can i update directly ? im on XXJVK

  33. bassem

    August 26, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    is it odexed

    • bassem

      August 26, 2011 at 5:50 pm

      or deodexed

  34. shameer

    August 15, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    helloo plzz anybody helip i have allready 2.3.4 without arabic i wana downgrade 2.3.3 jpkg2 its possible?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 15, 2011 at 10:38 pm

      yes but again that will be in the English language!

  35. Anees

    August 7, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    I have previously updated my Galaxy ACE 5830 with 2.33 GingerBread .XXKPE. Can I use above to update my galaxy ace , and will it support Arabic / Urdu RTL support.Do I need to downgrade or just apply this software.

    regards

    Anees

    • Anees

      August 7, 2011 at 10:51 pm

      I hope this will also helpful for Galaxy ACE., if not please advise me what should I do to get Arabic / Urdu support for 2.3 for my phone

      regards

      • NeaL Pradeep

        August 8, 2011 at 11:06 am

        as of now there is no update on the urdu / arabic language but as soon as it arrives we will surely come with an article!

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 8, 2011 at 11:12 am

      yes this one supports arabic, go ahead and install with this!

  36. Ossama

    August 6, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Hi there,
    I just followed all instructions above, and I got the msg FAIL in Odin3!! and when I restarted my phone Galaxy S 2 , it gives me a black screen with mobile connected to PC and ATTENTION mark,

    any idea??

    Thanks,

    Ossama

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 6, 2011 at 4:40 pm

      Please note that this update is for Galaxy S and not for Galaxy S2 As you mentioned in the comment above!

  37. yousef abo

    August 5, 2011 at 8:57 am

    thank you for sharing and many thanks for you

    god bless you

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 5, 2011 at 10:26 am

      thanks buddy for the appreciation!

    • Sameer Khojla

      August 6, 2011 at 7:56 am

      Your Welcome 🙂

  38. Sameer Khojla

    August 4, 2011 at 12:11 am

    Hi All i want to Share some thing To All of You……. When ever i update or upgrade my Galaxy S i9000 i use Two application 1 ) My Backup Pro which can backup Every thing on my Phone external SD or Online at your choice and any time can be restore easily

    2) App Backup & Restore which backup all my application on external SD card and can be easily restore after Wipe data/factory reset and Wipe Cache….

    You Never loose You Data anymore 🙂

    You can find this application on Android market Free and Pro Edition

    Thanks You

  39. Sameer Khojla

    August 3, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Hi Neal i have Successfully Updated to Gingerbread 2.3.3 JPJV6 From Gingerbread 2.3.3 PDA:JVH/PHONE:JVO/CSC:JV3 and now i can Read Arabic Writing its support Arabic and Urdu as well very smooth fast and looks stable thank you for your hard work and helping us every step thanks Well after update i didn’t ” Wipe data/factory reset Or Wipe Cache Is it Important to Do ??????? i am waiting for your reply because phone is working good not look like need any further steps ? but off course you know better than me i am very new in this plz reply me should i wipe data n cache ????

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 4, 2011 at 12:53 pm

      yes its important to do as this will clear all cache files of last version!

      • Sameer Khojla

        August 6, 2011 at 8:00 am

        Ok got it and its done many thanks 🙂

  40. Sam

    August 1, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    hi,
    i updated my samsung galaxy s to gingerbread 2.33 firmware, and the arabic language is cool. However, i ran into a problem. My service provider is T-Mobile, and i am unable to receive any signals back for data or voice? Any idea how to fix that, as i already contacted T-Mobile, and they just informed me that I should go back to Froyo 2.2. Anyone, please help…Thanks in advance.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 1, 2011 at 1:26 pm

      to which froyo version you wish to move to as there are many froyo versions!

  41. Maximus

    July 24, 2011 at 7:57 am

    Thanks my friend !

  42. Ahmed

    July 23, 2011 at 4:17 am

    Hi Neal,
    I have just upgraded my new Galaxy S to Gingerbread 2.3.4 XXJVP, but was surprised it doesn’t support Arabic.
    I now want to downgrade it to 2.3.3 JPJV6. Can I proceed directly, or do I need to go through an intermediate step, and if yes, which.
    Thanks.

  43. Irfan

    July 20, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Hi Neal,

    Thanks for all the hardwork, Just one question – If I install the arabic firmware will I still be able to read arabic even though my selected language is english

    Thanks again

    • NeaL Pradeep

      July 20, 2011 at 9:47 pm

      HEY IRFAN WE WILL SOON come out with an article for the same!

  44. brinjy

    July 18, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    hi neal
    can i proceed with jbjv6 while i did upgrade my Samsung GT-I9000 to firmware 2.3.4? My baseband version I9000XXJVQ Kernel version is 2.6.35.7-I9000XXJVQ-CL281085 and build number GINGERBEARD.XXJVQ.

    • Ahmed

      July 23, 2011 at 3:55 am

      Hi brinjy,
      I’m in your same situation, i.e. on firmware 2.3.4, and would like to install Arabic.
      I wonder if you did it, and if it worked.
      Thanks.

      • NeaL Pradeep

        August 2, 2011 at 4:13 pm

        as o now arabic is not there but as soon as arabic version comes we will surely update witht he same!

  45. Omar

    July 18, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    nevermind 🙂
    i got this update,it’s working great! thanks,and waiting for the 2.3.4 with arabic 🙂

    • Neal

      July 22, 2011 at 12:40 am

      sure buddy, as soon as it arrives, we will surely update with an article on the same

  46. Omar

    July 18, 2011 at 3:01 am

    hi,can you please make a torrent file 🙂
    because my internet is really slow,it will cut my download in it’s half 🙂
    btw here are my phone’s f.w …can I do the update?

    PDA:i9000JPJPM
    PHONE:i9000jxjpf
    CSC:i9000ojpjpl
    build info:2011.02

    thanks for your guide 🙂

  47. Bassam

    July 10, 2011 at 1:41 am

    Hi Neal,
    Thanx alot for this update works perfectly.I need to root the device next, can i use the rooting method mentioned for the 2.3.3 update?
    Thanx again

    • Neal Pradeep

      July 10, 2011 at 1:00 pm

      no as of now you cant root this version via CF Root or with Odin option!

  48. hamid

    July 5, 2011 at 11:09 am

    hey, many many thanks.. simple and very great tutorial :^) right to the point i did my Galaxy and it works like a charm .. thanks again

  49. sad

    July 4, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    hi neal
    thx for this framework ,,, but there is a problem with the battery ,, i t cant hold for 1 day ,, the android system used 40 percent of the battery ..

    i need a solution ,, and if u have another version of it ..
    thx again

    • Neal Pradeep

      July 5, 2011 at 4:28 am

      you can install xxjpy to get more battery life.

  50. shafaqouj

    June 23, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    hiiii neal i have a prb when any one send masseg to me the phone is not vaibration i dont no why??
    can u help me plsss

  51. Bassel

    June 20, 2011 at 4:55 am

    PLease I have Rogers Samsung captivate Galaxy S I896 (canada) , can I use this firmware on it?? or this model is different from I9000, though it’s same in the shape.

  52. FADI

    June 16, 2011 at 7:18 am

    Did anyone update ever using ODIN without having to factory reset the phone and reinstall everything? please help i need to do the update. thanks

  53. Mohammad Atif

    June 14, 2011 at 5:30 am

    Thank you works great but there seems a wifi problem. The saved networks doesn’t connent automatically if with in range at times or if the signal drops it doesn’t reconnect usually until you open the Wifi setting menu? Anyone else facing this issue? Is this original gingerbread problem or only this rom?

  54. islam

    June 13, 2011 at 11:46 am

    thank u for ur great efforts but does it need to be rooted
    or kernal or what

  55. bassem

    June 13, 2011 at 9:49 am

    hi neal

    i rooted this version the jpjv6 its working perfect but the battery went from 90% to 10 % in 9 hours on standby when i was sleeping is that because of the root or what. second thing the problem of ” boot screen sound that doesnt work” i told you before that happened just after i rooted

    thanx

  56. bassem

    June 12, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    thank you its working perfect

    but there is only one minor problem the boot screen sound doesnt work , all other sounds working perfect
    i dont know why or how to fix it thanx

    • Neal Pradeep

      June 13, 2011 at 2:29 am

      if your phone is in silent then the boot sound will not come!

      • bassem

        June 13, 2011 at 12:18 pm

        it was not on silent

  57. FADI

    June 12, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Can i update without doing a reset and reinstall and configure all over again, just like doing the update from kies?

    • Neal Pradeep

      June 12, 2011 at 2:51 pm

      yes fadi you can very easily!

    • FADI

      June 12, 2011 at 2:54 pm

      as in i don’t want to do back up and recovery for all my contacts, messages, call records, media files, and messages, apps.

      is that possible or it hard to flash then put the phone into factory settings?

      • FADI

        June 16, 2011 at 7:15 am

        Did anyone update ever using ODIN without having to factory reset the phone and reinstall everything?

  58. Mahmoud ibrahim

    June 12, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    i updated my phone as mentioned above and it is working fine and smooth .. thnk u very much

  59. Mohamed

    June 12, 2011 at 5:18 am

    Thank you Neal very much , it works perfectly without any problems.

    May you kindly advise if we can root this version with any of the previous methods you mentioned before for other Gingerbread versions ?

    • Neal Pradeep

      June 12, 2011 at 6:54 am

      it may or may not work! we will come out with the article very soon!

  60. Mohamed Tarek

    June 11, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Thank you very much Neal , it works perfectly with no issues .
    only one thing can I root my device using any of your previous methods you described for other Gingerbread versions ?
    let me know please.

  61. bassem

    June 10, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    thanks i will try and tell you

  62. FADI

    June 10, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Can i update without resetting the phone and doing the backups and restorations all over again?

  63. Salim

    June 10, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Hi, When i open Odin and connect my phone in downloading mode, the yellow block is not coming in Odin. i restarted my Pc twice and phone thrice still i face the same problem. The odin version which i downloaded from here was : Odin3. [Android + SLP]. Please help.

    Thanks

  64. Salim

    June 10, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Hi, Neal sorry i forgot t tell you the current version of my SGSI9000: it is Firmware version 2.3.3 Basedband Version : I9000XXJVO, Kernel Version : 2.6.35.6-I9000XXJVO-CL182937, Build Gingerbread.XXJVO. My previous version was Froyo 2.2 Arabic Version, after updating to this new gingebread version my phone does not support Arabic.

    • Neal Pradeep

      June 11, 2011 at 5:45 pm

      have you put your phone in the download mode?

      • Salim

        June 13, 2011 at 4:12 am

        Yes, i had put my phone in download mode and it is Samsung Galaxy S I9000, please help. after updating to a non Arabic Version i am in deep problem. Please help.

        • Salim

          June 13, 2011 at 4:42 pm

          Hello Neal, i have downloaded firmware from this site “JPJV6 2.3.3. as instructed by you. and when i opened the Zip folder with the password it has the following files inside it:

          Odin3v1.3.exe and another winzip folder titled “jv6_jv6.tar and which consists of Boot.bin, cache.rfts ,factoryfs.rft, modem bin, and when i opened and tried but these files are not loading.

          thanks

  65. Salim

    June 10, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Hi Neal, i tried to upgrade my SGS I9000 Arabic Version, and when i open the zip file to JV6 folder it does not have PDA, PHONE CSC files are not there instead of theses I could only see some : bin and lfs files and it cannot be loaded in the Odin in Odin 3. please help. i need to upgrade to gingerbread 2.3.3 arabic version.
    thanks

  66. orqade

    June 9, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    that was awesome thaaaaaaaank you great website

  67. bassem

    June 9, 2011 at 10:57 am

    hi neal

    i want to upgrade from froyo 2.2.1 to gingerbread 2.3.3

    i am on froyo.jpjpm , can i use your version the jpjv6 ????

    and whats the difference between them since both support arabic

    thanks for your effort

    • Neal Pradeep

      June 9, 2011 at 2:11 pm

      yes bassem you can go ahead for the update!

  68. Laurence

    June 8, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Thank you so much for this – after ages trying to get Kies to work, this was simple and easy – brilliant walkthrough and information.

    Laurence

  69. Anas

    June 8, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Neal, this is a great firmware! i tried it today and it works perfect. Thank you

  70. imad

    June 8, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Hi Neal
    updating was successful. Thank you for this version

    • muniruddeen

      June 10, 2011 at 6:43 am

      Hi Neal,

      Thank you for your support. I have previously updated the phone to gingerbread 2.3.3 XXJVO. Now, will this update turn the phone into an arabic version, or it is still in English version, and i can read the arabic letters, which I could not now.

      Thanks again for your support.

      Munir

      • muniruddeen

        June 11, 2011 at 4:07 am

        Successfully installed and worked. I can read the Arabic letters .. Thanks again, and appreciate this support..

        • Salim

          June 14, 2011 at 4:55 am

          Hello Muniruddeen,

          Please can u send me detailed email to update my phone to have arabic version of 2.3.3 gingerbread. i tried as per the above instruction and i could not succeed. i dont know what i am missing. you can see my thread below all the details. my phone is Samsung Galaxy s GT I9000, and the current version is Gingerbread XXJVO 2.3.3. i have download the zip file from this site to my my device Arabic, but when i open Odin and try to open other files it does not show any Tar.PDA and CSC files instead of theses files i can only see some srf and bin files which the odin does not load because of the difference in file type. please help me. my email is : salimta@gmail.com.
          thanks and kind regards

      • Neal Pradeep

        June 11, 2011 at 5:47 pm

        yes it will! go ahead!

  71. umair

    June 8, 2011 at 7:05 am

    hi bro, keep up the good work. cuz of u i have learned alot about androoid and samsung galaxy, now just one question, i lost all my apps when i updated 2.3.3 xwjv1 to xxjvo. i m pretty ahppy with ths firmware but need arabic language, so thinking to change it to this one….will i lose all the apps agian or no….backing up contacts and other htings are ok but what about the collection of apps when some of them are paid a well…

  72. Imad

    June 7, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Hi Neal
    thank you very much for this arabic version which i am going to install it right now
    if i encounter any problems i will let you know
    keep on the excellent job

  73. Rabie

    June 7, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    im on gingerbread 2.3.3 XXJVO , i need arabic can i proceed or i have to downgrade first ?!!

    • Neal Pradeep

      June 7, 2011 at 2:08 pm

      you can directly update!

      • Rabie

        June 8, 2011 at 9:02 am

        updated , works great smooth and all 🙂 thank u so much

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