Galaxy S I9000

How To Update Samsung Galaxy S I9000 to stable Gingerbread XWJVB 2.3.3 Firmware

Galaxy S 2.3.3 LogoFor all those who are eagerly waiting for the official Gingerbread release of 2.3.3, the time has come, so let’s check out on how you can install with the latest Gingerbread release. As of now Samsung is reportedly only pushing the Gingerbread 2.3.3 release foe Galaxy S GT I9000 only in the parts of Europe, but soon it will be released in other parts of the World. But unlike other leading websites which just believe in spreading the news, we take extra effort and ensures that you get the complete coverage on all the firmware releases for your Samsung Galaxy S. So, before we proceed for updating the Galaxy S GT I9000, the great news is that irrespective of country from where you have bought your Galaxy S GT I9000, you can update this firmware of Gingerbread 2.3.3.

Also, updating with this firmware won’t mean that your phone’s warranty will not be void and also most importantly if you have rooted your Galaxy S then too you can proceed and update this firmware. Since there are many users who update their phones for the first time, irrespective of your current Galaxy S firmware version like 2.1, 2.2 or 2.2.1 or 2.3.2 or even beta release of 2.3.3 XXJVK, you can comfortably update your phones with this firmware release.

Many of the users also would like to ask about the stability and credibility of this firmware update, but you will be happy to know that this is not any beta or the leak release but in fact this Gingerbread 2.3.3 version is a KIES release which has been just released for some of the European countries.

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  1. aldrin

    May 25, 2012 at 1:42 am

    hi Pradeep

    the link of XWJVB2.3.3 firmware is dead?

  2. Harshit Kishnani

    May 11, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Hi Neal i am getting following error while upgrading to 4.0.3 any thoughts
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    GT-I9100_INU_I9100XXLPQ_I9100ODDLP7_I9100DDLP8.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..
    File analysis..
    Can’t open the serial(COM) port.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    GT-I9100_INU_I9100XXLPQ_I9100ODDLP7_I9100DDLP8.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..
    File analysis..
    Can’t open the serial(COM) port.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

  3. sean

    October 10, 2011 at 1:47 am

    i have 2.3.5 xxjvs and i have problems with that ,so i want to go back to official gingerbread 2.3.3 ,can i install this on the 2.3.5 ?

  4. orlando

    October 8, 2011 at 10:40 am

    If I apply this 2.3.3 upgrade will I still have the Samsung apps like Keyboard swipe?

  5. Amit

    October 3, 2011 at 3:50 am

    I followed your advie on my Samsung Galaxy S GT I9003. Everything went fine until the phone rebooted after I saw the “Pass Message”. My Phone is not rebooting at all and it is just a black screen of death. Before doing this, my battery had 100% power and I never unplugged the USB cable. In fact, I followed each and every step but my phone is not booting at all.

    I tried booting by long pressing the power key and then pressing the power, Volume down and home button but it does not work at all. Tried all possible combinations, but nothing works

    I have three questions

    1. How can I boot my phone?
    2. Have my Phone completely damaged?
    3. Should I take the device to a nearby Samsung service centre and get the device replaced (Phone age is only 6 months). Wil they replace the device is the phone does not boot at all (with full battery)

    I am eagerly waiting for your response

  6. Zahra

    September 27, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    ok so I upgraded Galaxy S yesterday to your version Gingerbread.. all seemed ok.. but now I am having voicecall problems… i place a call… it connects …i do not hear the other person [they hear me] … if i put on speaker it works… if i put head phones in it works..i can hear the call. If I receive a call there is no problem. Thinking there is something wrong with the receiver speaker.

    Any suggestions for what is going wrong…could it be the upgrade?

    Also now in Keis says : Firmware S/W version in your phone is not official version. Upgrade of unofficial version is not supported. What does this mean in practical terms?

    current firmwar version: PDA:JVK/PHONE:JVK/CSC:JVK (XXX)

  7. Prateek Pandey

    September 26, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    HEY NEAL…. i bought Galaxy s I9000 wid android 2.2 now i want to upgrade it…
    please tell me wich is the best android version for this device??? …which works perfectly…& improves the device rather than causing problems…THANX…help appreciated !!

  8. KN

    September 8, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    I just downloaded the zip file, but the CSC file doesnt seem to be in the folder. I Have downloaded it twice.
    Am i blind, or missing something.

    Do you have a separate link for the CSC i could download?


    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 8, 2011 at 5:55 pm

      just follow the procedure, everything is mentioned!

  9. Rohit S

    September 2, 2011 at 12:42 am

    Hi Neal!
    i updated as per your instructions but the phone isn’t going past the samsung galaxy s logo!
    please help!

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 2, 2011 at 12:54 am

      kindly apply the update once again or try removing the battery and re inserting the same!

  10. Abhaiy

    August 31, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    I’ve got a UK (orange) galaxy s in india.when i try to update the os using kies,the software says that there are no updates available for your phone,even though 2.3 is out in the market.please help

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 31, 2011 at 10:23 pm

      you cant get updates in india as the product code will stay of UK!

      • Abhaiy

        September 1, 2011 at 10:14 am

        what do you suggest i do in order to upgrade to gingerbread?

        • NeaL Pradeep

          September 1, 2011 at 11:23 am

          you can update with the XXJVR 2.3.4 version of firmware!

  11. Michael

    August 28, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Hello, just upgraded and all seems to have worked fine. However, the phone neither shows nor has a data connection anymore (no Edge, 3G, 2G or any other data connection). I don’t have any notification of this in the pull-down menu where there used to be a button to start/stop data networks in Froyo. No idea if that’s new in Gingerbread or if there’s something wrong on my side.

    I’m in Switzerland, using Orange as a provider. Any idea what to do?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 5, 2011 at 4:51 pm

      check with the service provider for the settings!

  12. Tablet Android

    August 25, 2011 at 9:12 am

    I would like to express my appreciation to the writer for rescuing me from this scenario. Just after surfing through the online world and meeting advice which were not pleasant, I thought my entire life was gone. Existing without the presence of strategies to the problems you’ve sorted out through your good report is a crucial case, and the kind which could have negatively damaged my career if I had not noticed your blog post. Your actual ability and kindness in taking care of the whole lot was very helpful. I’m not sure what I would’ve done if I had not encountered such a subject like this. It’s possible to now relish my future. Thank you very much for your professional and results-oriented guide. I won’t think twice to recommend your web sites to any person who would need recommendations on this issue.

  13. xia

    August 17, 2011 at 1:48 am

    perfect article to upgrade 2.2 froyo to 2.3.3 gingerbread in Saudi Arabia. I just upgraded mine without any hicups!
    thansk dude, you rock!

  14. Victor

    August 16, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Dear All

    Since I have my Galaxy S since December, I had the chance to perform (through Kies) 3 firmware upgrades. All were good, except for the last one (2.3.3), who looks good, in terms of graphics, but overheats my phone. My phone is permanently hot, especially on the top side, and the battery goes in less than one hour. Before, using an app from the market, I was able to keep it for 10-12 hours without charging, but now my phone is almost useless. Is there any solution for this?

    Thank you,

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 16, 2011 at 8:03 pm

      you can update with XXJVR 2.3.4 to get rid of phone heating!

      • Victor

        August 18, 2011 at 5:31 pm

        Thank you for your answer. I have connected my phone today with Kies, and apparently there is no firmware update available. Can you please let me know how can I update it to 2.3.4?
        Thank you,

        • NeaL Pradeep

          August 18, 2011 at 5:55 pm

          you can find the XXJVR 2.3.4 for your SGS FROM ANDROIDADVICES.COM

  15. Paolo

    August 15, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Thank you Neal! I appreciate the help.

  16. Paolo

    August 15, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Thanks Neal,

    Should I do that before the 1st step of this process?


  17. Paolo

    August 15, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Hi Neal,

    I was just wondering if this will work if I have a custom ROM and I decide to have this 2.3.3 firmware installed on my phone.

    I’m from the Philippines and I have a MIUI MCGv 7.6 build.


    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 15, 2011 at 10:28 pm

      clear everything that is the cache and data from recovery mode before you proceed to update this!

  18. Yannis

    August 15, 2011 at 2:46 am

    after update Facebook and whatsup cannot run! any idea why?

  19. Mike

    August 13, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Thanks. My galaxy s became much faster with this rom. Amazing work.

  20. dimples

    August 13, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    could i follow and use this firmware when i’m in asia-philippines? details of my phone as follows:

    PDA: I9000DXJP8
    PHONE: I9000DXJP8
    CSC: I9000OLBJP8
    BUILD INFO: 2010.10

    i bought my phone with eclair 2.1 and have it upgraded to an accredited samsung service center. but after upgrade, phone really got slow and lags. i’ve read that gingerbread is faster so i’d like to upgrade it by myself since the service center only has the froyo update. hope you could help me on this. thanks.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 13, 2011 at 2:45 pm

      you can update witht he superfast XXJVR 2.3.4 or Extra ordinary ROM!!

  21. Naveed

    August 9, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    OMG>… It was stuck on
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)…
    Switched Off,, remove batterty.. put it back.. is was showing Broken Computer…
    Entered in Downloading Mode again…..
    Unchecked Re-Partition..
    All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 11, 2011 at 11:51 am

      that is why i always mention that kindly follow all the instructions carefully!!

  22. Ahmedhs

    August 9, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    i am stuck in the med.way
    i follow every step,, when i click start in the odin ,, it started
    but after this message (in odin’s message section) :

    “Enter CS for MD5L..
    leave CS..”

    it repeated same message 3 times .. Then No thing!!
    it has been 20 minutes since th last message
    I don’t know wht to do??

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 11, 2011 at 12:32 pm

      kindly restart the update by restarting the device and the computer!

  23. Ahmedhs

    August 9, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    it took me 6 hrs to find such website with latest firmware for my Galxy S
    Finally i find this,, Thanx,,, I ll try it right now

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 11, 2011 at 12:32 pm

      thanks ahmedhs for the find, we will try our level best to fix all the issue s which you are facing!

  24. harsh

    August 7, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    thnx a lot buddy….it works perfectly…:-)

  25. Petr

    August 5, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Thanks for detailed quideline and files!! My only problem was that Odin3 v1.0 didn’t recognize my phone with previous 2.3.3 version. I had to get later version of odin (1.3) and it went fine then.

  26. George

    August 3, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Does it work fine on a I9000XXJPP baseband version?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 4, 2011 at 12:30 am

      yes it will work! Do let us know if you face any issues!

      • George

        August 4, 2011 at 8:38 pm

        well as first it failed. i don’t know why but when i clicked start in odin’s main screen it got stuck there and no status bar appeared. after half an hour i gave up, disconnected my phone and surprise! my phone was not finding its android system. after that i got my laptop, installed kies, updated it, installed the drivers again, and then everything went just fine. thanks for everything. i ended up doing this update because when i tried via kies i got a “no sim card detected” error and then it was unable to update my android

  27. alex

    August 2, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    i updated as u explained but now i need to ad hebrew fonts(i am from israel), how can i do that?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 2, 2011 at 4:37 pm

      as of now you cant update with the requested language!

  28. Sami

    August 1, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Hey, thanks for the info on here, but when I click “Start” on Odin, the messages get stuck on:

    Odin v.3 engine (ID:5)..
    File analysis..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Leave CS..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Leave CS..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Leave CS..

    Can you please tell me why that happens and if there’s a solution? Thanks 🙂

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 2, 2011 at 11:11 am

      remove the battery and retry the flashing process!

  29. Dumplin360

    July 31, 2011 at 2:12 am

    I was stuck with Eclair for so long and wanted to update but was so scared of bricking my lovely Gal S…so many complicated-looking steps and downloads of programmes talks of rooting and flashing…what do those things mean anyway?? This guide was just great. Screenshots were a huge help. It took me around 20 minutes or so (because I made a mistake) but I now have Gingerbread and love it. Phone is noticeably faster. Not sure about battery life yet, only did this 2/3 hours ago, but it’s looking good. Thanks a million, guys!! 🙂

  30. Hannah

    July 29, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Hi Neal, did the update today, two things wonder if you can please help me.

    1, swype does not seem to be working.
    2, will not conect to keis so can’t upload all music and pictures back on to my phone.

    Please help.
    Thank you Hannah

    • NeaL Pradeep

      July 29, 2011 at 9:47 pm

      you can update to XXJVQ for Swype support or any other version!
      KIes issue too will be solved in XXJVQ or in XXJVP!

  31. Eddie

    July 28, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    It’s the bootloaders, found a fix.

    Follow this guide and you should be able to flash a new rom

  32. tammy

    July 27, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    I did everything according to instructions and my phone is now only flashing the galaxy s screen over and over againn……oh god

    • NeaL Pradeep

      July 27, 2011 at 9:36 pm

      update the device with the XXJVQ 2.3.4 and try!

  33. vizzi

    July 27, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Hi Neal ! Good Morning !

    I tried to day with my galaxy s according Ur valuable instructions..

    after its add after the process its showing succeed 0 / failed 1 — what is this meaning
    i scared ! after that its moving the process
    i eject the cable ! i restart the phone ! its working normally in previous version..
    what is that MSG? ! can i try again.. ! is it works sure.. Plz lead me…
    have a nice day dear….

    • NeaL Pradeep

      July 27, 2011 at 11:49 am

      just restart the pc and phone to re apply the update

  34. Zed

    July 27, 2011 at 7:25 am

    The damn GT-I9000T from Telcel Mexico is back with new problems !

    Odin stuck on the sbl.bin.

    I first thought it was bricked with the lights on and kind of “circle” in the screen, then I tried different buttons and had a crazy multi-color frozen screen but finally download mode came again. I tried again Odin and check Re-Partition but stuck once more on sbl.bin.

    I can read herea guy from Mexico has the same problem, constantly. I can’t understand the fix.

    I never spent so much time on the computer trying to make this trap phone to work.

  35. vizzi

    July 26, 2011 at 9:57 am

    hai ! to every neil..this is vizzi ! can i ask one question. i have galaxy I9000 .. wen i bought its with Eclair.. aft that i updated to Froyo via Kies.. now iwant to update Gingerbread.. if it not sucess can i get back froyo..
    2. wen updateing time if hangs or not complete phone wil be working or not ?
    3. if there any problem in updateing time phone works with previous version .
    4. if i sucess with ginger bread can i update future version of android via kies.
    plz give me ur valuble good sugesstions…

    • NeaL Pradeep

      July 26, 2011 at 10:16 am

      yes there will be future releases!
      yes if the version is not updated then there will be the last version loaded only!

  36. Christopher

    July 24, 2011 at 4:15 am

    Hi there, I have just followed the process and everything is looking good except for the fact my phone doesn’t read my sim card for some reason, is there any possible reason for this. Thanks

    • Christopher

      July 24, 2011 at 4:56 am

      Dont worry about it, you wont believe it but I had my SIM in the wrong way lol, it works perfectly! thanks for supplying New Zealanders with this update I’m sure we would have had to wait another 4 months.

  37. shariq

    July 23, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Hi there,
    i Just plugged my device through USB and start the process as advise by you, everything is alright, bt it is not showing anything after


    in the message box..

    what do i do???

  38. johlee2

    July 23, 2011 at 2:02 am


    i have att captivate and Freyo 2.2; after i followed the instructions it went well. i waited for the Odin3 showed green/pass and the phone showed blue top:

    Android system recovery
    Enter: OK Key, Select: vol UP / vol Down
    –reboot system now
    –apply update from sdcard
    –wipe data/factory reset
    –wipe cache partition

    and yellow at the bottom:
    –Copying media files…
    Successfully copied media files.


    –applying Multi-CSC …
    Installing Mutil-CSC

    can’t access to ‘/system/csc/ATT/system/’

    Successfully applied multi-CSC.


    the ‘reboot system now’ was high-lighted, but when i tried to press the power buttom. it would not execute.


    I took out the battery/back on and still doing the same thing.

    how do i go to the download mode again?

    pls help.


    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 2, 2011 at 4:23 pm

      have you checked re inserting the battery and then tried?

  39. Bernard Kinney

    July 21, 2011 at 3:54 am

    Will this update work for New Zealand mobile phones with Telecom?

  40. xResound

    July 20, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    I don’t trust this at all. I don’t know why, but I’m constantly thinking that I will ruin my phone by going through this procedure. And I tried the download mode, but instead of the yellow thing, I got tiny yellow letters saying something about updating or something, and then the letters disappeared, and my phone didn’t start! So I just removed the flap on the back, took the battery-thing out and put it in again. I was like: GOSH, IT STILL WORKS, after I saw that my phone started, so this is no done for me.

    • Neal

      July 21, 2011 at 11:48 pm

      have you cleared the cache and tried again!

  41. Tulio

    July 19, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Worked for me!


  42. ltc1211

    July 18, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Im new to all of this as i have not done anything to any of my phones except update via kies…So if this is a silly question i do apologize..Im just so sick of the freezing and crashing issues on froyo 2.2 and dont want to wait to long for update as i am located in australia and it could still be a while.
    Was just wanting to make sure that i am not rooting my phone at all. I dont want to void my warranty..I have been told that if you do flash your phone then that is what they call rooting it and it voids the warranty.
    Thanks for your help..

  43. GsmXplorer

    July 15, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    thank you very much its help me
    Do the best

  44. Luke

    July 15, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Hey if you can reply i flashed and unplugged after the flash and now my tab is stuck at a black screen and the flash is on. Is there anyway to fix. Plz replay, and thx.

    • Neal Pradeep

      July 15, 2011 at 10:38 am

      this procedure is for galaxy s n not for tab. kindly find the appropriate fw version for your tab.

  45. Adrian

    July 12, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Man, I just want to thank you, worked like a charm. I had a problem entering Recovery Mode (the Download Mode worked fine), but I used ADB REBOOT RECOVERY and finished the job.

    Thanks again (if you don’t have a Paypal account that we can use to re-compensate you for all these advices you should think opening one).


  46. natarajY

    July 10, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    But Swype is not working what to do

    • Neal Pradeep

      July 10, 2011 at 11:42 pm

      you can update with the Galaxy with XXJVQ 2.3.4 to solve the issues!

  47. natarajY

    July 10, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Man this is great Thanks i have Upgraded my Galaxy without any probs thanks for an nice step by step guide

    • Neal Pradeep

      July 10, 2011 at 11:42 pm

      thanks buddy for the appreciation, we look forward for your support!

  48. rod

    July 4, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    i have entered the download mode, but nothing is added. my os is froyo 2.2.1

  49. Utkarsh

    July 3, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Hi Neal,

    When I connected to Odin I am seeing two yellow blocks in ID:COM section as below
    0:[COM6] and 1:[COM4]

    and message as

    Can I still go with this update? Just wanted to check since this differs the screenshot you have put.


    • Utkarsh

      July 4, 2011 at 1:40 pm

      Hey Neal, Please reply ASAP, waiting for your response before I go with flashing.

      Also, please let me know if XXJVQ 2.3.4 is official release by Kies or the leaked one. I will flash this or XXJVQ 2.3.4 based on your input.


  50. chris

    July 2, 2011 at 12:32 am

    So after flashing with odin my mobile network no longer works and i cant make any phone calls but my phone is super fast please help.

    • Neal Pradeep

      July 2, 2011 at 2:58 am

      Update phone with the latest 2.3.4 XXJVQ Firmware to solve all the issues!

    • Neal Pradeep

      July 2, 2011 at 3:22 am

      update with XXJVQ 2.3.4 for your Galaxy s. Refer for more!

  51. Venkat

    June 17, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Neal, I followed your steps for the 2.3.2 and the 2.3.3 and the steps and all the other useful links and downloads were flawless! I would recommend your website to any other android users out there and that I know of.

    In my case – Samsung Galaxy S i9000 – swype still does not seem to work after everything, porting to 2.3.3 too. Am i missing any settings OR is there a patch or download needed?

    Could you help here pl?

    • Neal Pradeep

      June 17, 2011 at 8:16 pm

      hey venkat, install XXJVP 2.3.4 to solve all the issues!

  52. alex

    June 16, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Guys…. Mayday Mayday…

    I am in a dessert country having the following when i did *#1234#
    PDA: I9000JPJPF
    Phone: I9000JXJPD
    CDC: I9000JPJPF

    Build info: 2010.11

    i want to try new ROMS (stable), i dont have android market installed.. What to do? i dont care warranty

    Please help…

    • Neal Pradeep

      June 16, 2011 at 5:49 pm

      update with the latest xxjvp 2.3.4 all issues will be solved!

  53. Ahamed

    June 16, 2011 at 2:06 am

    my phone is loading for more than 5minutes after installation….any prob

  54. Angel

    June 10, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Hello man, how r u?? well firs of all your doing a great job with all this post.

    Well in witting you because i having problems with my phone GT-I9000 i got my cellphone upgraded to gingerbread, was very easy, but now, my phone can get connect to my service provide signal?? Why this could be happen??

  55. Tom

    June 6, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    You Sir are a legend.

    thanks for this easy step by step guide.
    great work

    • Neal Pradeep

      June 6, 2011 at 3:12 pm

      hey tom we are not legends, we are just here to help you guys! 🙂 thanks for the appreciation!

  56. marc

    June 5, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    ANY NEWS??????????

  57. adrian

    June 4, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    the given password doesnt work anymore

  58. rick

    June 1, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    hi update worked great but ive lost mobile ap which was on before update is there anyway to get it back thanks for update

    • Neal Pradeep

      June 2, 2011 at 3:10 am

      @rick as mentioned in the article you would have been taken a note of all the settings! Contact your mobile operator for settings!

  59. modustollens

    June 1, 2011 at 2:33 am

    Great site.

    I bought my galaxy phone in Saudi Arabia. It does not come with market installed, or at least its supressed or not enabled.

    I tired changing the region setting as suggested on a few other sites. But none of the methods worked.

    During my search for a solution I found this tutorial. Not only did this work flawlessly it also removed all the restrictions placed on the phone. Hurray! Market is there, maps, navigation and so on.

    Thanks for the files and the advice!


  60. shenoyjoseph

    May 29, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    i have battery drain issue after upgrading to gingerbread 2.3 on my samsung galaxy s. My main problem brightness is taking 52% from overall process and i set brightness to 0 but the still the problem exits. Can anybody give me solutions please 🙁

  61. Rajesh Acharya

    May 28, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Hi Neal,

    Going thru ur update process.. i started it but i m stuck on the Leave CS process for almost an hour now… nothing’s happening. Should I start the process again…. if i remove the USB cable will it harm my handset?

    Please advice.


  62. Bulent

    May 27, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Hi Neal,

    I have installed everything according to your instructions, and it all works well. I had two problems though:

    1. I had to ask for APN settings from my provider, which were send by sms, an installed automatically, so problem solved.
    2. My default whether and finance widgets are actually gone! Do you know how I can get these back.

    Other than that everything works great;

    Swype Works,
    Better battery optimization,
    Better overall fluid like Animation effects,
    Phone is faster then before,
    New Home Screen UI (drag down),
    Connects with KIES Successfully &
    Wi Fi / 3G and Packet data connects absolutely fine

    Looking forward to your valuable response.



  63. Mario

    May 27, 2011 at 5:18 am

    Just upgraded my phone with the help of your tutoria.All i have to say is that everything west soooo smoothly!You did a great job explaining step by step as of what should and should not do, and you were a great deal of help.Phone works like a charm and you can “feel the change”! 😀
    Τhanks again!Thumbs up!!!

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 27, 2011 at 5:31 am

      @Mario thanks for your appreciation, looking forward for your association in future too and do spread a message about this site to your fellow friends who have Android phones! 🙂

  64. Ashraf

    May 27, 2011 at 3:21 am

    Would you please tell me what is the zip password for ‘complete 2.3.3 XWJVB Package’? i can’t open it without password.

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 27, 2011 at 5:27 am

      @ashraf kindly check with the article its mentioned clearly wat the password is!

  65. Lee Roberts

    May 25, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Hey all i thought i would ask like all of you guys have already done so before me, but one thing i like to make sure is that i am sure 100% before attempting anything like this.

    So after hours and hours of carefully reading the questions and replies not just from on here but other sites too is that one thing that would make this all easier to do is if it were clearer more about what is the zone of the updates themselves ie, UK/Europe, USA, Asia etc; because frankly i’m still none the wiser lol

    All i seem to read is everyone has different firmware to mine and with them all stating errors of some sort i am still a little apprehensive in going through with it. So all i ask is which firm-ware do i use to upgrade with regards to my own UK Model which is as follows :

    PDA: I9000BVJS4
    PHONE: I9000BVJP4
    CSC: I9000ORAJS4
    BUILD: 2011.02
    Kernel root@DELL104#1

    So i await patiently for any help that comes my way..big props to this site too…ansolute God send!

    Kind Regards,


  66. hamed

    May 24, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Hi man . thks for update file. I do Updating but after I update the phone.I lost My native languge (PERSAIN)
    foryo version supported persian language. but this version of gingerberd doesnt.CAn u help me with that.

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 24, 2011 at 12:56 pm

      hey @hamed it will be difficult to check with the language but you can try in the XXJVO 2.3.3 version of Gingerbread for SGS which is the latest!

      • hamed

        May 31, 2011 at 11:58 am

        hi. There is another question. I root my phone after updating. If I update to XXJVO , should I root it again?

        one more question, is there any software (free) or any way to move ringtone from sdcard to system folders?

  67. Bulent

    May 23, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Hi Neal,

    I saw a video on youtube about a guy who already installed honeycomb 3.0 on his galaxy S. When do you think you will have this available for us, to flash?

    Thanks in advance for your response.



  68. Haroon

    May 22, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Hi Neal,

    I’m having an issue. Sometimes the battrey drains over night from like 70% to 10%, while doing no activity whatsoever (no calls, no internet, screen totally off) and when I check the battrey graph and see what has been eating up my battrey, it says ‘Android OS – 80%’ . What is the issue? I didn’t get it.

    Kindly guide me.


    • Neal Pradeep

      May 22, 2011 at 11:10 am

      @haroon try the new firmware of xxjvo 2.3.3.

  69. Luka S

    May 21, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    ok i hate that i can use my phone for only 5hours then its dead…

    i have read some forums and they say that xxjpy 2.2.1 is very stable and has better battery life…

    i wanna try the xxjpy 2.2.1 …. how do i go form xwjvb 2.3.3 to xxjpy 2.2.1…


  70. Simon

    May 21, 2011 at 7:45 am

    I installed this on my Galaxy S and everything has been great, except that my phone is unable to use cellular data, or receive mms. I’ve checked with my carrier, optus, and it’s nothing on their part. I was just wondering if you know of any solution to this?

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 21, 2011 at 9:08 am

      @SIMON configure the APN Settings as mentioned in the article!

  71. Luka S

    May 20, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Hey again…

    is it normal that battery emptyes in like 9hours of moderate usage? i don’t have wifi turned on if i don’t use it… mobile data is off…gps is off… screen brightness on almost low… network set to GSM only…

    today i played games for like 30min and made 4 calls… the phone has been charging all night… i unpluged it at 8am today…now it’s 16:32 here and i have only 14% of battery…

    any suggestion how to fix it or should i try XXJVO, XWJVH?


  72. Chinon

    May 20, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Hi Neal,
    I have upgraded my Galaxy S to the OS based on your guidelines. Thanks a million. It works real smoooooooth!
    My one question, in “About Phone” in the settting, I see:
    Firmware version: 2.3.3
    Baseband version: I9000xxjvk
    Kernel version :
    Build number: GINGERBREAD.XWJVB

    Am I having the latest version?

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 20, 2011 at 9:08 am

      @chinon you can check with the XXJVO 2.3.3 version!

  73. salman

    May 20, 2011 at 5:04 am

    I followed the guidelines and everything went perfectly fine. I have successfully flashed my SGS i9000 to 2.3.3 XWJVB but my sim is blocked now. My fone came from UK and I had to get it unlocked. Can u please guide on how to unlock it again.

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 20, 2011 at 9:10 am

      @salman go to the local mobile phone vendor and unlock the phone!

  74. Ajith Babu

    May 19, 2011 at 11:59 am


    You did an awesome job…the steps were crystal clear…A lay man like me can update just by going through your instructions….expecting more help from you as we get new firmwares….

    YOU ROCK!!!

    Guys…also go through the comments if you have any doubts…Neal has answered to many questions…

    Thanks again Neal

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 19, 2011 at 12:39 pm

      @Ajith Sure, looking forward for assisting you!

  75. Luka S

    May 19, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Me again…

    Just wanted to say Thankssss for the reply … i started again after shutting down my pc and my phone and worked like a charm…

    Speed is better, although i haven’t installed any apps so far…
    The only thing missing is my language which is Slovenian but it doesn’t bother me that much…

    I got quadrant score 998 after the update with nothing on the phone… pretty good 🙂

    Just one last question…is my warranty still valid after this update?

    Thanks for the tutorial and your help… will defenetly be checking this site regulary 🙂


    • Luka S

      May 19, 2011 at 10:58 am

      oh another thing…

      KIES is showing me firmware update to JVH… is it the same version as the one that is posted in this site (the JVH version on the site)

      should i update via KIES or through odin?

  76. Mizaan

    May 19, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Hi I guess my questions was deleted and there wasnt a reply given…. I did this whole procedure which worked great but im having the issue of when i go to the app market to install all the apps i previously had they are all gone… there are other apps but none that i used to have…. is there anyway that i can fix this???? Ive upgraded to this version of gingerbread and ive rooted my device as per your instructions but still nothing. please help!!!!!

  77. Luka S

    May 18, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Hy I just started to update my sgs using this site…

    First of all congats for such a great tutorial for us noobs 🙂


    Now i did all steps and started the process with odin3 v1.30
    but now odin is sitting at

    Leave CS..

    and its been like that for 15min…

    how long does odin take to finish??

    what shoud i do now? will i brick my phone if i unplug usb and start over or what?

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 19, 2011 at 5:15 am

      @Luka just repeat the procedure you will get through!

  78. Gabriel

    May 18, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Hi Neal,

    Thanks for your dedication to helping all of us! I had used your previous instructions in the past to upgrade my Samsung Galaxy S i9000 to version XXJVK 2.3.3; and I read most of the posts here before trying to install this newer more stable release. I downloaded the complete 2.3.3 XWJVB Package you have posted here and proceeded to follow all your instructions here.

    Everything worked well, and the phone is working fine. One thing I notice is that when I check my About Phone information in my settings, my phone still shows Gingerbread.XXJVK as the build number and not Gingerbread XWJVB as it should.

    Are there separate instructions for upgrading from the previously leaked version, or am I doing something wrong. As I sated before, it seems to be working fine; just not upgrading to this version.

    I would appreciate your thoughts and suggestions. Thank you.


  79. Andrey

    May 17, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Hi there.
    just finished all the steps..everything seems to work fine but! i’ve noticed that my live wallpaper is lagging :/ which is very annoying 🙁 cleared cache..and done everything step by step.. any ideas what could be a problem/ :/
    thank you.

    by the way..when i connected the phone to Kies, it said that there is a newer version of software available.. ? what does it mean?

  80. michael

    May 17, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    brilliant!! but why there is no chinese word can be type? is there any way to install it?? plz hlp><

  81. Indian

    May 17, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Hi Pradeep,

    Thanks for the update 2.3.3 documentation.

    I have upgraded but got the Internet connection issue. if i use market or any other internet connecting apps, I am getting network error. Normal incoming and outgoing call are working.

    1) I have the 12gb monthly dataplan, it is also not working. Signal is fine.
    2) when on try to enable wifi, it is trying to find wifi networks, failing to identify and disabling wifi. At home having broadband and wifi not able to discover it.

    Please help to identify the issue. Advance thanks.

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 18, 2011 at 4:37 am

      @Indian have you configured the APN Settings for Internet?
      Wi Fi should work fine!

  82. azmi

    May 16, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Hi Neal,

    After the fifth try…success!!!! Maybe u might to add some tips for those who have stuck in S logo.
    What i do :

    1. After got PASS from Odin…my galaxy s some error/invalid/cant unmount but got Recovery mode…
    2. wipe my data/factory reset
    3. Wife cache partition
    4. Reboot
    5. Then now my galaxy s have the language settings….

    Hope this help others….Thank q Neal. Subscribed & will wait for another upgrade.

  83. azmi

    May 16, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    HI Neal,

    I upgraded my galaxy s to 2.3.2 with you guides in here without any problem. Today i tried upgrade to 2.3.3 xwjvb (need this to upgrade to xwjvh) and follow your step by step guides. But i’m stuck in S logo after more than 20 minutes. Reflash again for 4 times now (after restart pc & take out battery – 4 times) but still stuck in S logo. Really need your help…pls. What should i do? Can i just upgrade straight to 2.3.3 XWJVH eventhough i’m still stuck with S logo?

    Thank q..

    • eagle117

      May 19, 2011 at 11:01 am

      Got the same problem. Cannot even factory reset. PLEASE HELP!!!!

  84. Bulent

    May 16, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Hi Neal,

    I am very new to this forum, and also new to performing a FW flash using Odin software. Normally, I would just use the KIES software to upgrade my FW, however your instructions seem very clear, and most of the people who have tried it, managed to install this properly.

    My questions to you are the following:

    1. If I install this FW upgrade, using Odin, and following your instructions, will I still be able to use Kies, if a newer version gets out?
    2. If something goes wrong, and it doesn’t work satisfactory, or whatsoever, will I be able to connect to Kies to install the current FW that I am running?

    I just want to make sure, that if something happens, I am not stuck with a useless phone.

    Looking forward to your response.



    • Neal Pradeep

      May 16, 2011 at 11:07 am

      @bulent yes kies will run,
      not to worry, just report the issues here in the comments and we will help you for sure!

  85. Mark

    May 15, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Hi Neal,

    Ive got a few questions im hoping u can help me out with. I want to update my galaxy s from 2.2 to 2.3, but its rooted and has a voodoo lagfix. Wondering if i need to unroot it and remove lagfix before doing so? I know how to unroot it but not sure what voodoo version i have or how to remove it.

    Looking to root and lagfix fix once upgrade also. Would a lagfix root my phone, or would i have to root it also? Can u suggest any?


  86. Chinon

    May 15, 2011 at 8:03 am

    I have followed every steps you mentioned in this website and everything went smoothly until I clicked the “start” button. Nothing happened except in the message box which stated :
    v.3 engine(ID:4)

    I have tried 4 times but still having the same problem. Please help.

  87. Harold

    May 14, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    hi blue rage (if odin says pass then: ) when the phone is showing the s logo enter into recovery mode, and then clear cache and factory reset (i m not sure, it MAY work coz it worked for me)
    btw after u hv successfully installed ur fw can u pls tell me that is the menu the froyo one and what bout the keyboard thank u!!!

    • blue_rage

      May 15, 2011 at 11:59 am

      Hi Harold,

      First off all thanks for the tip. I worked on the issue I am having. Happy to get that fixed.

      As for your inquiry, the UI is still similar to Froyo UI. Not much changes, the keyboard is already gingerbread which supports multitouch. Hope this helps!!!

      Again thanks a lot for your help!

      • blue_rage

        May 15, 2011 at 1:12 pm

        BTW… I also upgraded to the XWJVH FW version that Neal have provided. I can see that the phone is faster than before which is a good improvement.

        Thanks for the new FW Neal!

        • neiL

          May 15, 2011 at 11:32 pm

          Hi blue rage,

          are the capacitive buttons/led lights okay? they don’t stay glowing all the time?
          I’m thinking about upgrading my phone but afraid ‘coz of this issue.


        • blue_rage

          May 16, 2011 at 3:11 pm

          Hi Neil,

          I don’t seems to notice as I have not really paid much attention to it. The new keyboard layout is ok in terms of spacing…

          why dont u give it a try… I think u can still go back to the old fw if need too

  88. JD_Edd

    May 14, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    -in “Android System recovery ” after successfull installation of GB 2.3.3 as per ur instructions, I move between “reboot system now, wipe data etc” options but can’t select any. why?

    – I’ve a T Mobile I9000 which I bring along from USA and using with non US-mobile operators but after this flash my sim didnot work. so need an urgent solution please.

  89. anxios guy

    May 14, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    oh man i am so glad that went well, after a hour use all seems perfect, no issues with any of the features. all apps are supported and very happy. thank you neal thank you. lets hope i am not speaking too soon

  90. anxios guy

    May 14, 2011 at 11:36 am

    ok, i am about to have a panic attack here but i must have 2.3.3, i flashe to 2.2.1 when i couldnt wait any longer for optus in oz to get around to it, all went well but i nearly needed all my xanax so wish me a calm smooth trip ok? i will need it

  91. blue_rage

    May 14, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Hi Neal,

    I upgraded my phone using the firmware update. It successfully loaded all the required files but when my phone restart it only shows the Galaxy S Screen and nothing happens. Anything I need to do?

    • blue_rage

      May 14, 2011 at 11:24 am

      btw… Odin say’s it passed and I still have not removed the USB cable. do I need to manually reboot the phone?

  92. foor

    May 14, 2011 at 9:56 am

    does this fw is odexed or deodexed?

  93. Harold

    May 14, 2011 at 5:28 am

    Hey Neil,
    The led lights or whatever are lit all the time. I never noticed it before u asked me. I also didnt know that it was a malfunction of the os. I dont think it is a problem though, it depends on different android OSs (according to me!!). ps when i lock the phone the lights turn off (i noe its obvious, jst fr ur info.)
    And ya i hv nt downloaded the fw from this site bt downloaded it
    My pda – …xwjvb
    csc – …xeejf3

    By the way did u see my video posted on youtube. these probs r makin me irritated pls help me.

  94. Harold

    May 13, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Neal i hv this posted on youtube the url is
    i hope u will b able to help me!!!!!!!!!!

    • neiL

      May 14, 2011 at 3:41 am

      Hi Harold,

      I’d like to ask you something.
      Are the capacitive buttons (the back and options button) working well? They don’t stay lit all the time?
      i really want to upgrade to gingerbread but having second thoughts as i’ve read in previous comments that the capacitive buttons are always glowing.


      • Harold

        May 14, 2011 at 5:24 am

        Hey Neil,
        The led lights or whatever are lit all the time. I never noticed it before u asked me. I also didnt know that it was a malfunction of the os. I dont think it is a problem though, it depends on different android OSs (according to me!!). ps when i lock the phone the lights turn off (i noe its obvious, jst fr ur info.)

  95. Harold

    May 13, 2011 at 10:38 am

    however i also mentioned that when i switch off the phone it does not have sound and the S animation is very fast, it is not the way like it should be also it is nt smooth (when switching on as well as when i am switching off).
    And also the lockscreen is nt at all good when i open it, the lock screen again comes back to its position and then opens (nt like b4!!) this makes me very irritated. pls help me.

  96. Harold

    May 13, 2011 at 10:20 am

    btw uhh what do u mean by “all those are will be there as its
    a Galaxy S phone!!”

  97. Harold

    May 13, 2011 at 9:46 am

    PDA I9000XWJVB
    CSC I9000XEEJV3

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 13, 2011 at 9:47 am

      @Harold all those are will be there as its a Galaxy S phone!!

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 13, 2011 at 9:48 am

      but everything is perfect, why you want to flash the same again and again! @harold!

      • Harold

        May 13, 2011 at 10:17 am

        actually i hv noticed that many ppl at youtube hv a black coloured menu and a better keyboard why dont i hv it…???

        • Neal Pradeep

          May 13, 2011 at 12:05 pm

          @hoarold have you updated your You tube?

  98. Ajinkya Prakash Hivare

    May 13, 2011 at 4:42 am

    does android market work for this version of android 2.3.3.
    i m from india.

  99. shan

    May 13, 2011 at 3:05 am

    i am from India. using indian galaxy s. i try to update my phone…… its showing like this
    wat to do?

    ID:0/003> Added!!
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..
    File analysis..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Leave CS..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Leave CS..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    MD5 hash value is invalid.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 13, 2011 at 4:59 am

      @shan report the firmware upgradation process.

  100. Vikram

    May 12, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    I am a naive user and want to go to 2.3.3. Last time, i tried to move 2.1 to 2.2 using ODIN, my phone got bricked. I had to go to samsung service center, who were kind enough to correct it without charging anything. Therefore, I am very scared to update this. Can you please tell me if this update can be safely updated in Indian version. what steps I should follow apart from guide described above. And also, can you tell me how can I go back to my official version, in case I don’t like the current update as it is not mentioned anywhere.

    Any vague idea when the official gingerbread update will come to india?

    Thanks in advance! i’ll wait for your instructions 🙂

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 12, 2011 at 7:33 pm

      @Vikram there is still no ETA of the 2.3.3 Update in India but expect the same withing the next 1-2 months!

      • Vikram

        May 17, 2011 at 9:45 am


        I did it without getting it bricked time. Thanks a lot.

  101. spotless

    May 11, 2011 at 8:24 am

    Hi Neal. I´m pretty new to this Android thing. I live in Sweden, what update should I use?

    XXJVK 2.3.3 or XWJVB 2.3.3.

    What is the diffrens between them?

    Which is the newest?

    Kind regards

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 11, 2011 at 6:42 pm

      @spotless jvk is the newest!

      • Chinon

        May 20, 2011 at 8:09 am

        Hi Neal,
        I have upgraded my Galasy S to the OS based on your guidelines. Thanks a million. It works real smoooooooth!
        My one question, in “About Phone” in the settting, I see:
        Firmware version: 2.3.3
        Baseband version: I9000xxjvk
        Kernel version :
        Build number: GINGERBREAD.XWJVB

        Am I having the latest version?

  102. Andy

    May 10, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    I have downloaded the version twice, however, i still don’t see the PDA file,

    The odin application doesn’t recognize any file to be a PDA one .

    Please help.


  103. Sidhu

    May 9, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Hi, I am in Saudi Arabia now and i just purchase Samsung Galaxy GT-I9000 s 16GB, but when i try to update my galaxy s through Kies there is no update option its shows “This Version of device cannot be update” my current firmware version: PDA:JPF/PHONE:JPD/CSC:JPF (XSG) and i check my galaxy from setting there also not appear update software, its shows Firmware version 2.2 and baseband version: I9000JXJPD kernel version: and Build Number: Froyo.JPJPF. Now my question is, why i can not able to update from kies? and may I update this firmware of Gingerbread 2.3.3 at saudi arabia?? Please help me…..if yes how can i update? because my galaxy samsung s is very slow and battery also not durable.

    • alex

      June 16, 2011 at 2:13 pm


      i am also in the same boat, did you find your answer? help me as well

  104. Helder Lopes

    May 8, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Simply Perfect! Thank you for the excellent instructions, I followed every step and it works perfect. I now have android 2.3.3 in the UK :)))) very pleased, Keep up the good work mate

  105. Scott

    May 7, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Hey I am unable to get data unless in wifi as well, and how do you clear the cache when you turn your phone off? It doesnt work when I hold volume up menu button and power button any help would be great thanks.

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 7, 2011 at 8:08 pm

      @Scott its not a known issue, just reflash the device once again!

  106. khuram

    May 7, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    I have samsung galaxy S GT i9000and i live in uk i am trying to get the latest firmware of gingerbread but after getting the first dialog box when we need to extract the files i got the error msg and the top first block turned red the error msg is regarding bout ” unablt extract (COM)” i dont remember exact msg but its something like this……..please help me how to go through thanks


    • Neal Pradeep

      May 7, 2011 at 7:08 pm

      @khuram we have updated the site with the latest 2.3.3 version, check with the same!

      • khuram

        May 7, 2011 at 8:16 pm

        Dear Neal,
        Can you tell me the website….nad y i am facing that issue any problem with my system???

        • khuram

          May 7, 2011 at 9:06 pm

          hi neal,
          I am done with all upgrade its reallly amazing ..thnx mate cheerss 😛

  107. sankar muthur

    May 7, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    After update 2.3.3 i cannot able to connect internet iam in india through edge videocon network

    • TF

      May 8, 2011 at 10:49 am

      get the APN data from edge videocon (and throw that data inside Definitions > Wireless and network connections). they should have that info on their website, at least Vodafone Portugal has (someone even created a free app on the market called “APN Portugal” that auto detects the portuguese provider and configures everything).

  108. SAM

    May 7, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Hi Neal,

    Thanks for the update-it has definitely sped things up from the last version. The only problem I seem to be having is that my phone will not access data when not in wifi. I have checked the Roaming settings etc and they are switched on. I am in Australia and on the Optus network.

    Thanks for any help that you can give me.

    • Scott

      May 7, 2011 at 8:00 pm

      I am having this problem as well, any help would be appreciated.

      • Scott

        May 7, 2011 at 8:14 pm

        Hey dude I figured it out you just got to go into ur wireless and network settings, go to APNs and enter all the info for your service provider. I easily found mine via google for bell in a forum you can do the same.

        • Sam

          May 9, 2011 at 12:49 pm

          Cheers mate. haha. Didn’t see this post till after I had sorted it out, but thanks for the info

        • Gcr

          May 17, 2011 at 3:47 pm

          Is this stock rom compatible to samsung galaxy s i9000m?

    • Sam

      May 9, 2011 at 12:46 pm

      Hi Neal…all sorted. Just had to put the APN’s in. If anyone for Australia is having the same issue, please check out this site.

      • Scott

        June 2, 2011 at 8:25 am

        thanks mate just what i was searching for

  109. TF

    May 7, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Everything went smoothly, but I lost the Import/Export to SD option for my contacts! 🙁 had a vCard with all that backed up, but can’t load my contact from there. Any solution?

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 7, 2011 at 12:14 pm

      @tf have you tried the xml way?

      • TF

        May 7, 2011 at 12:27 pm

        how do i do that? can you link me up or explain please? thanks 🙂

  110. krish

    May 6, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Hi Neil,

    I was using this build from many days and was happy….

    today i connected to kies after maany days and surprisingly I got a update…I updated and the version now is xxjvo wxjvh

    is this official gingerbread for uk ?


    • Neal Pradeep

      May 6, 2011 at 7:59 pm

      @krish no not yet!

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 7, 2011 at 4:20 am

      @krish we are coming out with the version very soon! Stay tuned!

      • krish

        May 8, 2011 at 1:03 am

        Hi neil…

        thanks for tbe reply….what is the build xxjvo i am updated with automatically on kies now?


  111. chander malhotra

    May 6, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    day before yesterday I upgraded my samsung galaxy i9000 to stable 2.3.3 gingerbread and it was done successfully in my first attempt. I thank you. it has improved battery life as well as phone became faster and more responsive. now i have one question that is rooting is necessary.
    I fear about it . please tell me the benefits of rooting so that i collect the courage to do it.
    once again accept my thanks and also request you that please tell me that i can video talk on skype from my moile galaxy i9000.

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 6, 2011 at 4:32 pm

      @chander the video part will be updated in 2.3.4, stay tuned to androidadvices for more!

  112. L3v1

    May 6, 2011 at 4:37 am

    Great update man, 1000% better and i get more 3g connections now 😀

  113. Viv Richards

    May 6, 2011 at 7:43 am

    If i use this update to go from 2.2 to 2.3 if /when 2.4 comes out could i use Kies to update from this version of 2.3 to 2.4 as this is a Kies release but updated using odin? Thanks.

  114. Lee Tae Kyung

    May 5, 2011 at 11:33 am

    do you know when the hell this 2.3.3 is coming out on singapore?? cause.. it is so slow..

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 5, 2011 at 2:37 pm

      @Lee Tae Kyung you can install for your phone by following above procedure!

  115. Hendrik

    May 5, 2011 at 11:03 am

    I have used your info and updated ther firmware on my phone with 2.3.3. I was not sure about this, but I did it anyway. It went thru with no problem at all. I am from South Africa and we only have update to 2.2.1. Thank you.

  116. ajinkya

    May 5, 2011 at 10:05 am

    hi what is password of above given file pls help

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 5, 2011 at 2:38 pm

      @ajinkya is the password!

  117. rylan

    May 5, 2011 at 5:45 am

    Hi neal, the ginger bread update is working superbly on my phone. Thanks a lot:-)

    i have observed that the battery indicator doesnt change colour, it remains green through out. Is there any fix for this??

  118. giovanni cecchi

    May 3, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    I have flashed my phone with 2.3.3 JVK and I would like to go to JVB, however I found the JVB firmware only with bootloader and these would not be needed because I already have them. Information on the web says that flashing bootloaders is risky. Is there any place where to find JVB without bootloaders?

  119. Bilal Awan

    May 3, 2011 at 10:43 am


    Can I use the above update to upgrade my G-I9003 that comes with a LCD instead of Super Amoled. Thanks alot!

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 3, 2011 at 1:03 pm

      @Bilal no as of now there is no update for 9003, as soon as it arrives we will post the same and will update you.

  120. Blu-heart

    May 3, 2011 at 3:07 am

    I have just bought samsung i9000 of my friend which has 2.1 firmware. I like this because the new galaxy i9003 thats coming in India had LCD and samsung wont be able to produce any AMOLED displays this year for galaxy models as they are reserving amoled displays for Nexus. I am happy. Think of flashing it tonight and will let u know of any problems.
    Thanks for this firmware.

  121. Nitin

    May 2, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    This is wonderful i hope you will also provide the Indian rom once out..

    now that my phone is running 2.3.3 i have lost the animation tone when the phone shuts and switched on… 1st thing i notice i got the phone on running

    could you suggest


    • Nitin

      May 5, 2011 at 6:35 pm

      Well some how i am force to believe 2.2.1 was working much better … as this OS takes a lot of time to boot and some lag…

  122. blauersalon

    May 2, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    I have some questions for you.
    1. Am I able to change the language to german?
    2. Is there a chance to save my existing 2.2.1 and back it up if 2.3.3 doesn’t work for me so my warranty is still there?
    3. Is this a Version with many bugs inside? If yes, what are the main disadvantages?

    It would be nice from you if you could answer my questions. You’ve done great work with this tutorial

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 2, 2011 at 1:02 pm

      1. NO as of now,
      2. no..,
      3. This version is closed to the stable release, if there are any issues then do let us know about the same, we will help you in solving them. You might face 10% less battery issues, keeping it apart there are no major issues!

  123. abhi

    May 2, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Hi Neal, I found this rom pretty interesting but havnt installed yet. Please clarify my doubts:

    1. Since its not rooted how CWM works like back-up and restoration etc.

    2. How mode can be activated so that all commands which i used to enter in my 2.2.1 sgs i9000, would start getting work on this 2.3.3 rom also

    3. Are you using the stock rom for 2.3.3?

    Best Regards

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 2, 2011 at 10:59 am

      1. its not a CWM ROM, its a normal stock ROM!,
      2. Just read the article and you are there with the new firmware,
      3. yes am using the same!

      Do, let us know if you face any issues!

      • abhi

        May 2, 2011 at 11:04 am

        If it is not rooted then AdFree and other apps for Rooted phone will not work with this rom?

        and one last question

        how will i do the backup and restore activity which i am performing frequently with CWM boot screen.

        Thanks for the quick reply Neal. Love your work and fast reply.

  124. JERE

    May 2, 2011 at 8:34 am

    HI Pradeep,

    sorry, i’m not sure how i can explain to you, but i’m not able to activate my 3g network, is there anything i miss out?

  125. JERE

    May 2, 2011 at 8:24 am


    thanks for reply, bluetooth no issue now however i still have problem with 3g data network. i have already checked mobile network and ensure it was ticked “use packed data” hoever the ‘3g logo doesnt appear on the top right hand corner where it used to be, any idea??

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 2, 2011 at 8:28 am

      @JERE 3G Logo never is displayed on top right as on the top right side time is displayed!

  126. JERE

    May 2, 2011 at 2:45 am


    i have huge issue! i’m from singapore and after flashing this rom i can use my 3g network! i even have issue with bluetooth! please help!!!!

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 2, 2011 at 4:00 am

      @JERE have you checked the bluetooth settings? And also since you have installed the new firmware you will have to configure the internet APN settings. Kindly follow the article carefully.

  127. Sankar muthur

    May 2, 2011 at 7:51 am

    2.3.3 does not connect to internet give a solution

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 2, 2011 at 8:27 am

      @sankar kindly read the article carefully!

  128. Warren

    May 1, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Hi there,

    What is the advantage of installing gingerbread over froyo other than having the latest ??

    I often have people complining about my mic quality when on phone call …..lack of clairy – speaker phone is better but not always convenient. Not using a phone case and now trying to speak more directly towards the mic
    Would the gingerbread OS fix the poor microphone speech quality on galaxy I9000 ?

    any help much appreciated

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 2, 2011 at 4:01 am

      @Warren gingerbread won’t affect mic quality, it’s the look out of service provider, we can’t control the mic quality as a user. Gingerbread brings in better User experience with greater battery life!

  129. Mohammad

    May 1, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    I bought i9000 in Iran market and with Persian keyboard installed. But I have some problems I hope you help me to solve:

    1.however I sign in with my primary account I don’t see my device in android market(my android is upper than 1.5).

    2.I cannot install 90% of application and games that I download with torrent(is that my device problem or it is because of torrent files nature?)

    I need to add that as I find out Galaxy s I9000 it comes originally with android 2.1 but when I check the “About phone” it was like below:
    “Firmware version” –> 2.2
    “Baseband Version” –> I9000JXJPB
    “Kernel version”–> root@SE-S606 #53
    “Build number” –> FROYO JPJPA


  130. Sankar muthur

    May 1, 2011 at 8:53 am

    thx for 2.3.3 i had updated sucessfully thnk u very much working well auto detects apn,i am using 2g network videocon, edge symbol glows with up down arrow but i cannot able to browse th page cannot able to display in google search. phone works very fast,high volume in other side,give an idea for browsing in videocon sim in manual network search videocon displays as 405840

  131. kamal

    April 30, 2011 at 2:27 am

    thx all help, when ever i try to install any theme etc from recovery mode, i get installed but after that same thing happens and cant get past the boot screen,

  132. kamal

    April 29, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    also how i can deoxided this rom thanks

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 29, 2011 at 6:07 pm

      since this is the Odin based one and the Stable one’s deoxided ROM is not explained here!

  133. kamal

    April 29, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    can i used custom kernal and themes from xda with this update?

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 29, 2011 at 6:08 pm

      @kamal it depends on what you are trying, as everything has certain requirements!

  134. Kostadin

    April 29, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Just wanted to say thank you.It was my first time using Odin.Everything is OK.Thank you so much 🙂

  135. Haris

    April 28, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Neal, I have a T-Mobile USA SGS Vibrant T959. Does this 2.3.3 update apply to my phone as well and would it be network compatible. I am currently on 2.2. I am ready to install it on my phone but just making sure.


    • Neal Pradeep

      April 28, 2011 at 6:12 pm

      hey @haris its not recommended for your phone!

      • Haris

        April 28, 2011 at 6:22 pm

        Thanks for your advise. But thats made me really sad. Do you know when will the 2.3 be available for my phone.


        • Neal Pradeep

          April 28, 2011 at 7:33 pm

          @haris it’s country specific, which country you have bought your Galaxy S?

    • Haris

      April 28, 2011 at 5:39 pm

      My Baseband Version in T959UVKB5. Please Help

  136. dread

    April 28, 2011 at 9:37 am

    hi followed the instructions but the phone now goes into infinite reboot mode. Please help.

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 28, 2011 at 10:12 am

      @dread reflash the device again!

  137. Timmey

    April 28, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Alright Neal, thanks a bunch! I’ll wait for the updates on this matter. Hope I can update to Gingerbread and still keep at least English and Chinese.

    Thanks for your hard work!

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 28, 2011 at 8:09 am

      @Timmey sure!

  138. Lee Tae Kyung

    April 27, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    after doing all the steps,, my phone won’t get to the language setting thingy. and i got frustrated and disconnected my phone from my computer. then i tried the steps all over again.. i think my phone got crashed.. i cannot on my phone.. onlything they show is a warning sign.. what do i do??

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 28, 2011 at 4:43 am

      @Lee Tae Kyung pull off the battery, restart pc and follow the above procedure again after which go to Locale and text to choose your preferred language!

  139. Timmey

    April 27, 2011 at 3:27 am

    Hi Neal!
    I’m new to Androids, just got my SGS few weeks ago. I got it from HK, and i’m running on 2.1.1, baseband version I9000ZSJPG. I have a question regarding the languages – will I have a choice of different languages after flashing to 2.3.3? I need chinese as I’m living in China atm, and also Russian if possible (and English of course). Will I be able to install those languages on my phone, or its English only atm?
    Thank you in advance!

    PS: and thanks for this great website, tons of useful info here.

    PPS: What is the difference between your post from March 27th (Update Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 to Stable Gingerbread XXJVK 2.3.3), and this one? Is this version more stable/latest?

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 27, 2011 at 9:54 am

      @timmey yes its close to stable, but frankly a thumbs up for this firmware! Go ahead and install it!

      • Timmey

        April 28, 2011 at 1:01 am

        Neal, but what about the languages? Its quite important for me to have at least chinese on my phone, please let me know if there is a way to install it, or if I can choose chinese & english after flashing my phone.

        • Neal Pradeep

          April 28, 2011 at 4:39 am

          @Timmey sure we have taken down your request, will cover the same in coming days!

  140. Sid

    April 26, 2011 at 1:42 am

    Hi Neel
    thanks for your previous reply. i just installed 2.3.3xwjvb on my i9000 noticed a few things.
    1. the back and menu keys at the bottom of the screen stay lit all the time, is this normal n will it affect the battery?

    2. i noticed the ram usage was higher than with 2.2.1xwjs7 firmware and also the quadrant score was lower (950 compared to 1024). Does this mean the 2.3.3 upgrade makes the phone have a lower performance maybe also higher battry comsumption? and also is the higher ram consumption gonna affect the phones multitasking capability?

    i know i have quite a few questions, but i would really appreciate it if you could answer them to the best of your ability.


    • Neal Pradeep

      April 26, 2011 at 5:00 am

      you need to set the backlight time, as by default it’s set to none.
      The performance of this fw is much more better than others and also RAM consumption won’t mean that phone’s slower as this one optimizes the speed in a much more better manner!

      • Sid

        April 26, 2011 at 6:33 am

        Hi neel thanks for the quick reply.
        I looked around in the settings and can’t see a backlight option. Can you please help me with this. Also will the reduced quadrant scores affect me in any way.
        Thank you

        • Neal Pradeep

          April 26, 2011 at 6:55 am

          hey @sid actually quadrant rank sometimes doesn’t showcase the speed of the device efficiently as there are many types of file systems which changes the parameters!

  141. Pav Dhande

    April 25, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Awesome! Tried the unstable version which bricked my phone but this has worked fine! Cheers buddy!

  142. Razvan

    April 25, 2011 at 7:34 am

    Help please my phone doesn’t work…i have followed the ste[t above and now the phone doesn’t start any more…..o onlt get the logo image and that is it….enters download mode …..
    what should i do ……
    if i start it it keeps on rebooting..over and over again…

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 25, 2011 at 8:31 am

      @razvan flash it again and be patient as it hangs up for sometime on the “S” Logo.

      • Misco

        April 28, 2011 at 9:23 pm

        Please see my previous post. I solved it using the method described.

  143. Radu Popescu

    April 24, 2011 at 7:41 am

    Please help me !!!Odin gets stuck at SetupConnection.And when I try starting my phone i see a computer!android picture…HELPPP!!

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 24, 2011 at 8:14 am

      @radu juz try restrtng pc n phone and retry the process..

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 25, 2011 at 7:16 am

      @Radu just restart the computer as well as phone and then re do the process!

  144. Javidan

    April 24, 2011 at 6:02 am how to update to this FW ?this differs with kernel ?

  145. Xtrimode

    April 24, 2011 at 2:10 am

    Hi Neal

    Thank you so much for a very well made instruction, I really appreciate it. I’ve successful updated my phone without any error. Performance is really fast compare to the previous stock version of 2.2.1 even without installing any lagfix…etc…one thing i have notice is the keys below the screen are always on unlike before that it will automatically turn off in a matter of seconds specially when watching movies or playing games…but overall… A great firmware. ^^

  146. Misco

    April 23, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    For people who are thinking about doing this – be careful! I am stuck on the Galaxy S window and seems theres no way out – multiple reflashes and waiting for hours.

    Think twice … dont wreck your phone like I have. Just wait for the official update.

    • Misco

      April 23, 2011 at 8:03 pm

      Right… I may have spoken too soon!

      What I did to get this working was…

      1. I left it stuck on the Galaxy S screen for 10 minutes after ‘Pass’ came up.

      2. The I removed the battery to switch it off.

      3. Restarted in in the menu mode. – long press the volume up key, press Menu as holding both the buttons press the power button to start.

      4. Wipe data/factory reset

      5. Wipe Cache partition

      6. Reboot system now


    • Neal Pradeep

      April 24, 2011 at 5:24 am

      @misco hi can u pls tell me the exact issue.? if you follow the exact procedure given above then theres no way tht u will wreck or brick ur phone. it takes bit longer time on s logo. you need tp be patient.

      • Misco

        April 28, 2011 at 9:22 pm

        Hi, yes, I understand. Unfortunately, a “bit” longer for me was too long… I waited 40 minutes before realising that I wasnt getting anywhere – so I had to do the above.

        yeh, not bricked the phone.

        After a few days of running it – I can report as being most obvious to me…

        1. Speed is excellent!
        2. The GPS is snappy! (at last!)


        1. Wifi is less powerful.
        2. most of the ram is taken up.

        • miaco

          May 3, 2011 at 9:03 pm

          I note one more problems.

          1. The two led buttons are always on when the screen is on. There is no way to solve this issue.

          • Neal Pradeep

            May 4, 2011 at 3:15 am

            @miaco set the time for the backlight display to 15 seconds or say 30 seconds!

        • miaco

          May 4, 2011 at 5:18 pm

          The setting of backlight time doesn’t work. Rather than Neal repeating the same thing, I suggest people follow this method that actually sorts the button problem.

  147. Gourab

    April 23, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Hi Neal,

    I did went through all your procedures couple of times…The PDA download stopped at 125MB out of 183 MB. Any issue in the download or in the package?

  148. Shreenidhi

    April 23, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Hi Neal.. i have been following androidadvices for quite some time now. I am in India on Airtel. everytime i upgrade to New firmware , even in this latest GB release. I seem to have a lot of data connection problems.

    I always have to manually deactiavte data connection and then activate inorder to my 3G work.

    Can u gimme a fix for this, any stable release in which this problem is not there. i am really pissed off as i use data services alot on my phone.

    Thanks and regards,
    Shreenidhi [Bangalore ]

  149. Ton

    April 23, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    hi Neal,

    I want to try your tutorial and this firmware update but i also want to be able to get back to my original firmware so that i may be able to update through keis when the official gingerbread firmware arrives for my region. as of the moment, when i do *#1234# what comes out is (PDA: I9000ZSJPK / Phone: I9000ZSJPG / CSC: I9000ZSJPG). I there a way you could send me instructions and links to for me to be able to go back to that firmware and files so that i can download already before taking the leap and upgrading? Thanks so much in advance for your help!

    The only reason I am itching to try this is because my current firmware drains battery so much when wifi is on and i can’t enjoy the phone anymore because of this. I hope the gingerbread option your presenting solves this issue=)


  150. Gourab

    April 23, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Well, I dont see any replies from you yet…Gingerbread is amazin…i saw almost everything…Now help me in one last stuff neal!

    See before i went for the upgrade, i backedup my files…and that saved in .spb format. Got it!

    Now when i logged in Kies…first thing i see is that..i need to find .sbu file to restore…

    What i should do neal to overcome this problem

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 24, 2011 at 5:26 am

      U shld have used the backup methods which are mentioned in the post.. u can try connecting to kies and thn restore the same.

  151. Gourab

    April 23, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Hey you rock man! I rebooted my well as mob…it all happened correct!! I am so happy 🙂 Thanks Mate….Heartful wishes to u

  152. Willing Tan

    April 23, 2011 at 10:48 am


    1) I didn’t notice this before, but in the APN settings, after adding a new APN and saving it, I didn’t see it listed in the APN setting page (?)

    2) Also, when I tried to Enable MOBILE DATA (with Quick Settings App), it doesn’t disconnect (after displaying “Disconnecting …” for 2-3mins, it eventually goes back to Connect I unlock the phone.

    Any suggestions?


    • Willing Tan

      April 23, 2011 at 11:02 am

      It’s ok. Its because Quick Setting App is yet to be fully compatible with Android 2.3.3 yet. Thanks!

  153. Gourab

    April 23, 2011 at 4:08 pm


    Dear, I fear nothin happened!! Crossin my fingers… I did exactly what u said…

    When i pressed “START”. i saw the following in the message :

    Odin v.3 engine (ID:8)..
    File analysis..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Leave CS..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Leave CS..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Leave CS..

    Datz it..

    It stopped..Now am not sure..should i unplug…or wot?? Please assist me Neal!

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 24, 2011 at 5:30 am

      @gourab just pull off the battery and restart the pc as well as phone and then retry the process

  154. Laukik

    April 22, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Can u please let me know…
    1. Does using this europe ROM brings problems in call drop, SIM reject, no GPS locks???
    2. It is better the 2.2.1??
    3. Do i have to uninstall lagfix and unroot to go ahead??

    Thnx in advance. 🙂

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 23, 2011 at 3:06 am

      @laukik its a better rom altogether wthno major bugs….yes its btter than 2.2.1……no there is no compulsion though but its recommended to disable lagfix n proceed.

  155. Apoorv

    April 22, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Tnx bro….m lvng it..till now no problems….nd in btw for d first tym i have been able to cnnct my phone to lappy via kies…:)..
    nd shld i root my phone???…wht do u say abt tht??

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 23, 2011 at 3:07 am

      @apoorv hey if u really gonna mke use of root thn go ahead.

  156. Toni

    April 22, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Hi Neal Pradeep
    Thanks a million 4 ur showing and tutorial. To be honest, ur instructions r simple and reliable; otherwise I ‘ m really stucked and my attempt to change 2.2 for 2.3 is totally a mess. As u know, I’ ve to resume again and again from the beginning till the last step 3 times. But I’ can’t turn on 3G. Please give me a hand, Neal.

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 23, 2011 at 3:10 am

      Hey @toni thanks a ton for the appreciation… you need to configure the internet settings whixh you can get frm ur operator.

  157. dreqs

    April 22, 2011 at 10:47 am

    hey neal,just want to ask wether galaxy s still can make native 3g video call or not after upgraded to 2.3 gingerbread?? thanks champ!

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 23, 2011 at 3:11 am

      Hey @dreks there are no issues being reported in video calling service.

  158. 4593

    April 22, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Hi Pradeep,

    i tried to install 2.3.3 firmware on my SGS i9000, it tooks more than 30 mins the downloading screen on my phone so i decided to reboot it manual. after that my phone it’s not booting at all and it shows the mobile and pc icon and hungs it there. Please help how to restore the phone on it;s original os.


    • dahlan

      April 23, 2011 at 2:52 pm

      i tried this and working well now..but i faced a little problem at the first time. Getting stuck at S symbol after install FW and reboot it. What i doing is :

      1. reinstall it again..using ODIN. follow straightly the direction above
      2. when it come to the PASS, i rebooted manually and enter the recovery boot startup.
      3. i wipe the cache and wipe partition at the same time. then reboot device.
      4. restart again n i did get stuck at S logo anymore. take around 2 minutes and language screen appear. follow all steps to set-up the phone..

      thank you mate for the article

  159. mac

    April 22, 2011 at 5:05 am

    Hi Neal! What is the password for clearing the cache? doesnt work. Maximum number of password chracrter is only 16. Please advice. Thanks

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 22, 2011 at 5:47 am

      hi @mac for clearing the cache it won’t ask for the password!

  160. Roderick Viado

    April 21, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    I have succesfully updated my firmware to 2.3.3 on my galaxy s i9000 and it works well, i just noticed one thing, why is it that the menu key and return key were always on when the screen is on and it doesn’t automatically shut off unlike before, it automatically shuts off even after maybe a couple of seconds while the screen is still on, it really hurts my eyes specially when i’m watching a movie in dark places because those buttons are always on. What can i do about it? Thank you.

    • Billy

      April 28, 2011 at 2:56 pm

      I am facing the same problem… i really wish Neal can figure out this problem… but, apart from that, great going Neal… The instructions were really easy and nicely laid out… Great Job!!!

      but, please help me out with this problem… Much appreciated… 🙂

      • Neal Pradeep

        April 28, 2011 at 4:14 pm

        hey @billy restart pc as well as phone and then retry the process, firmware will be successfully updated! without any issues!

        • Billy

          April 28, 2011 at 7:31 pm

          hey….. i restarted my computer, and phone then i switched it off again, removed the sim card, and then put in on download mode… did the whole process again…. but, alas…. the problem persists…. is there any other way for those two lights to turn off before the screen? it seems now like those lights are connected to the screen.. (when the screen turns off, so do the lights.) 🙁

          • Neal Pradeep

            April 28, 2011 at 7:34 pm

            @billy go to backlight settings and set the time for the backlight, by default its selected to “NONE”

        • Billy

          April 28, 2011 at 7:36 pm

          by the way.. i went into the recovery mode and wiped out all the cache and did a factory reset too…

          • Neal Pradeep

            April 28, 2011 at 7:37 pm

            @billy is problem solved now?

        • Billy

          April 28, 2011 at 7:52 pm

          Neal, im sorry, i hate to be a git… but, could you please tell me as to where those settings are… cos i am not able to find them.. and i’m sorry to put you thru this trouble… but, Thank you very much.

          • Neal Pradeep

            April 28, 2011 at 7:56 pm

            @Billy its not the question of trouble as we are here to help you! Just go to settings and then select display backlight time.

        • Billy

          April 28, 2011 at 8:01 pm

          Neal, thanks for the kind words…. but, under settings<display< ( i have wallpapers, font style, brightness, auto-rotate screen, animation, screen timeout, power saving mode, tv out and horizontal calibration… ) i dont have back-light time at all…. ( i dont remember having backlight time either before this… ) so.. if there is a way….

          • Neal Pradeep

            April 28, 2011 at 8:07 pm

            @billy check screen time out and choose 15 seconds preferably!

        • Billy

          April 28, 2011 at 8:11 pm

          yes neal.. i did that.. the whole screen is switching off after 15 seconds, but, the two lights, like i said, are somehow linked to the screen… watching videos and stuff… the two white lights are becoming a pain… but, as far as i can understand, you have a galaxy s too… how do you have the option of backlight settings when i dont??

          • Neal Pradeep

            April 28, 2011 at 8:12 pm

            @Billy sorry for saying backlight time as am using another ROM and not on 2.3.3 XWJVB currently. Do one thing flash your device again, things should be sorted out!

        • Billy

          April 28, 2011 at 8:19 pm

          ok.. i’ll flash it again… but, i doubt that it will make any difference… and you have to tell me how to do a lagfix on it… without rooting the device, (is it possible..?)

          I will let you know how the flash went.

      • Billy

        April 28, 2011 at 8:55 pm

        ok… i flashed it again.. but, in odin, the “reset” never changed to “pass” even though i flashed it some 4-5 times… i mean, is this normal or is something wrong?? and those 2 lights are still on….

        • Billy

          April 28, 2011 at 9:11 pm

          ok.. the “reset” changed to “pass” but after the reboot of the phone and stuff.. but, still the problem of the two lights persists… Please do something about it… Thanks…

  161. sasa77ar

    April 21, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Hello one question ..I put gingerbread 2.3.3 from your instruction .and I have a BIG problem ..I clean chache twice and my battery barely endure 6 hours.overnight without wireless with 40% in 6 hours emptying the phone.until I had frojo 2.2.1 Battery me through the night fell 1%. and held the two days

    can you help me please

    what I can do

  162. nikhil

    April 21, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    help guys
    pla somebody

  163. nikhil

    April 21, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    help guys

  164. Dave

    April 21, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Dear Neal Pradeep,

    I’ve gone through the entire step, and finally Odin3 managed to run through till I get the “PASS” stage.
    However, on my phone, I get several error message as such:

    E:copy_dbdate_media:Can’t mount /dbdata
    your storage not prepared yet. please use UI men
    u for format and reboot actions.
    Meida files copy failed.

    Deleting files…
    E:failed to mount /dbdata (Invalid argument)
    E:delete_data_files:Can’t mount /dbdata
    your storage not prepared yet. please use UI men
    u for format and reboot actions.

    Updating filesystem…
    E:failed to mount /dbdata (Invalid argument)
    E:discard_filesystem_for_rfs:Can’t mount /dbdata

    Wiping cache…
    Formatting /cache…
    Cache wipe failed.

    Applying Multi-CSC…
    Installing Multi-CSC
    Can’t access to ‘/system/csc/TMB/system/’.
    Successfully applied multi-CSC.

    Is something wrong? What can I do? Appreciate your advice.

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 21, 2011 at 1:34 pm

      restart the process @dave, i mean computer as well as phone and then retry

      • mac

        April 22, 2011 at 5:49 am

        Hi neal, i have the same issue as Dave. I did restart my computer removed the battery of the phone but i still got the same message. Odin did say pass though. But after rebooting it kept on lopping at the Galaxy S logo. i reflashed my unit twice and still got the same result.

    • mac

      April 22, 2011 at 5:46 am

      Hi Dave

      Have you got a solution? my phone displays the same to after flashing the firmware. Thanks

      • Dave

        April 22, 2011 at 3:24 pm

        Hey Mac, Neal,

        I had the same problem as Mac. But my problem only started when I clicked on CWM and tried backing up. Was stuck @ Galaxy S logo. I used Odin to re-flash again everything from the beginning, and this time it worked.

        However, I’m still stuck with System Recover 3e. I tried using ROM Manager to backup, again there was an error, but thankfully it did not brick my phone.

        Any advice Neal? I found some advice that I should flash a CWM compatible recovery to replace the 3e. How do I do that and will that help the resolve the errors?

        • mic

          April 27, 2011 at 1:59 pm

          Dave ….
          Your err same as mine ….
          just try to redo it again with all select show in the guide + select the re-partition …. then is will back to normal…but all data will gone..

          Neal Pradeep,
          Im from asia country… after install I select the US eng … but the chinese input is gone, ant ware to get it back ?

          • Neal Pradeep

            April 28, 2011 at 4:48 am

            @mic go t Locale and text to choose language!

  165. jeremy

    April 21, 2011 at 10:41 am

    i updated my SGS i9000 to XWJVB 2.3.3 Firmware and at the moment it’s working fine. i trust your article. thank you very much. can i update my SGS i9000 to cyanogen mod 7?

  166. sheree

    April 21, 2011 at 8:51 am

    Hi, need some support for the 2.3.3 firmware update

    I’m currently waiting for Odin to input the files that you provided in this post but it has been over 30 minutes and still previews the message “please wait” . Should I wait for the PASS message, or is there somthing wrong?

    Please help.

  167. julian

    April 21, 2011 at 8:28 am

    very good guide mate:)
    all worked fine for me
    no hiccups what so ever.
    Still my quadrant benchmark was only 902 🙁 hehe

  168. nikhil

    April 21, 2011 at 5:50 am

    dude… it’s a issue ,
    the yellow screen is not appearing

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 21, 2011 at 9:43 am

      @nikhil first open the odin and then connect the phone with usb

    • nikhil

      April 21, 2011 at 5:52 am

      pls help guys….
      i hav tried everything that i can….
      full night i was awake . for this update. now it’s not showing the yellow screen…
      pls help guys………

  169. Javidan

    April 20, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Hi Neal,how to lagfix SGS for this FW ?it is the same as instructions for froyo 2.2.1 ?

  170. Alin

    April 20, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Pot sa fac update la i9000 de la 2.2.1 la 2.3.3 Orange ROMANIA? Multumesc

  171. Alin

    April 20, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Daca am telu de la ORANGE ROMANIA pot sa fac actualizare de la 2.2.1 la 2.3.3 ? Multumesc

  172. mic

    April 20, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Hi, maybe I am the unluckly one.
    after reboot I saw few error message failed to mount /dbdata (invalid argurment)???
    then select the reboot system now it keep looping at the SamSung “S” logo.
    please advise what is the next step I can do..

  173. Dave

    April 20, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Dear Neal,

    Thanks for the files and post. I’ve tried the procedures and managed to get to the point where I “Start” Odin. However, it gets stuck at this:
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:9)..
    File analysis..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Leave CS..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Leave CS..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Leave CS..

    It’s been like this for about 30 mins and nothing happens. Any idea what went wrong?
    Appreciate the advice.


    • Vibushan

      May 9, 2011 at 2:31 am

      Same thing for me.. But it goes in to firmware update start and freezes.. Whats happening?

  174. russel

    April 20, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    hey thanks the update went smoothly

  175. 4593

    April 20, 2011 at 12:59 pm


    I would like to try this firmware but is there a way to return the previous firmware froyo 2.2 with orange welcome/exit screen? or is there a way to backup the current firmware before flashing it gingerbread 2.3.3


  176. Ashish Mishra

    April 20, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Hey Neal, I have reinstalled firmware but problem still persist.
    Can you please guide as how I can downgrade to official android 2.2 for india.


  177. Praveen Mewar

    April 20, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Dear Mr. Neal Pradeep ,

    First of all, Thanks a lot for providing your valuable guidence for upgrading software for galaxy s . With the help of your article , i have sucessfully upgrade the version of my samsung galaxy s ( Indian Version ) to Gingerbread 2.3.2 & then Gingerbread 2.3.3 . I have also rooted this 2.3.3 OS Also . Now My SGS is working excellent .
    I just wants to know that in version 2.3.2 , swype was not working . Could you please tell me how to download keyboard skin for this version. I like the keyboard skin of 2.3.2 OS .

    All the the best for your future plans for upgrading the android softwares.

    Again Thanks for guiding us in very right & simple manner.

    with warm Regards

    Praveen Mewar
    New Delhi.

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 20, 2011 at 12:37 pm

      hey @Praveen you can now install the latest 2.3.3 version of Gingerbread in which Swype works! try the same. Also, am really sorry to say that you can’t download the keyboard skin!

      • Praveen Mewar

        April 21, 2011 at 6:32 am

        Dear Neal Pradeep,

        I have already Install Latest version of Gingerbread 2.3.3. & swype is working fine. What about NFC feature in this version ? , & how I am going to install this feature.


        Praveen Mewar.

  178. sasa77ar

    April 20, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    thank you man….

  179. Ashish Mishra

    April 20, 2011 at 5:40 am

    Hey Neil, Thanks for the post. after reinstalling update works.

    I have following issue.
    When I checked in About Phone>Status then
    1. Phone number is showing as Unknown
    2. Even though I am in roaming area it shows Not Roaming in Roaming


    • Neal Pradeep

      April 20, 2011 at 7:22 am

      @ashish its actually an operator issue!

      • Ashish Mishra

        April 22, 2011 at 5:44 am

        Hey Neal, It was working fine before but not after update.
        Can you please guide me how can I move to Official India Android 2.2 ans wait official indian gingerbread version.


  180. Aaron

    April 20, 2011 at 1:52 am

    You are a legend!

  181. Ashish Mishra

    April 19, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Works Perfect after reinstalling.
    But I am in network roaming area but in phone it is showing “not roaming” and Mobile number is not showing.

  182. Ashish Mishra

    April 19, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    I have run update again. this time it was successful.
    Need one clarification about what means “New Home Screen UI (drag down)”?

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 19, 2011 at 5:36 pm

      the user interface of the home screen when you drag down the screen, which is shown in the screen shot over there!

  183. Ashish Mishra

    April 19, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    I have got following message while updating: there were two failed option but was successful. Please let me know failed means what?

    Odin v.3 engine (ID:18)..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:11)..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:18)..
    File analysis..
    File analysis..
    File analysis..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Leave CS..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Leave CS..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Leave CS..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Leave CS..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Leave CS..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Leave CS..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Leave CS..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Leave CS..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Leave CS..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    Can’t open the serial(COM) port.
    Can’t open the serial(COM) port.
    All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 2)

    • Ashish Mishra

      April 19, 2011 at 6:44 pm

      successfully able to upgrade after reinstall. I am facing following issues:
      1. I am in roaming area but it still showing “Not Roaming”
      2. Mobile no. is showing “Unknown”

      Please help me to resolve this issue.

      • Neal Pradeep

        April 19, 2011 at 6:47 pm

        @ashish it depends on your service provider! This may be a temporary issue with the service provider, just check by inserting the other service provider’s sim.

        • Ashish Mishra

          April 20, 2011 at 5:47 am

          Hey Neil,

          I have tried inserting Vodafone Sim but still Mobile Number is shows “Unknown” and Roaming as “Not Roaming”.

  184. Haroon

    April 19, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Thanks Neal! 🙂

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 19, 2011 at 4:53 pm

      hey @haroon we at work as a team and looking forward for your support ahead too!

  185. yong cho

    April 19, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    after updating to gingerbread how do i apply the root again

  186. Loek

    April 19, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Nice update, works fine only my 3G connection is not working anymore… 🙁

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 19, 2011 at 2:31 pm

      hi @Loek you will have to configure the settings!

  187. Sid

    April 19, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Hi neel
    great posts mate, helped me upgrade from 2.2 to 2.2.1
    with this upgrade ive noticed that it uses 512 pit file. my question is that will the 803 pit file used for the XWJS7 2.2.1 upgrade and will it work better?

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 19, 2011 at 1:56 pm

      @sid pit won’t affect the performance in any manner!

  188. sgs

    April 19, 2011 at 10:23 am

    how come all the phones in the world works with out clicking re partition i triad many times and bricked it cant get back into download mode luckily i had a jig for helping me even with one file if i don’t click re partition wont work i have to have it on to work auto reboot on reset time on so on i have a Australian sgs i download the one up there and followed the steps and got bricked then triad second time this time with re partition auto reboot reset time PIT – s1_odin_20100512.pit PDA – PDA_XWJVB_Sbl.tar.md5
    Phone – PHONE_XXJVK.tar.md5
    CSC – CSC_XEE_JV3.tar.md5 and it worked so my q how come every ones is working with out clicking re partition pissing me off im ready to smash some one if no replays

  189. dushideng

    April 19, 2011 at 4:39 am

    after successful upgrade to xwjvb , sgs startup no sound, what is the problems

  190. kaposa

    April 19, 2011 at 3:47 am

    After ungraded to 2.3, I can’t find the Chinese input, how to install it.Thanks a lot.

  191. Mike

    April 19, 2011 at 2:40 am

    Hey Neal, great guide. I hope i didn’t miss it up there but I wanted to ask if this ROOTS it as well. Or if there are good guides to rooting after the fact.

    I am dying for gingerbread but don’t want to lose my launcher pro!

    Thanks 🙂

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 19, 2011 at 10:53 am

      no @mike it doesn’t root the device!

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 19, 2011 at 10:53 am

      @mike you can download the launcher pro again, 2.3.3 supports

    • Mike

      April 19, 2011 at 8:27 am

      re-read it. it doesn’t root. got it.

      another problem i am hearing about is the backlight on the bottom keys. this plus the fact that there are no speed.mod kernels for it make it a double bummer. will keep on waiting i guess….

  192. Martin

    April 19, 2011 at 1:42 am

    Cheers once again Neal had a few hiccups. First time tried to flash ODIN said fail and wouldnt go into download mode straight away took a couple attempts but eventually got into download mode aqnd 2nd flash attempt was successfull.
    Initial impressions seems to run much smoother wont know about battery until after a couple charges.
    The only downside I noticed was that there doesnt seem to be Youtube widget even after downloading the latest version of youtube off the market.
    For those about to flash firmware It did take longer to flash this time than it has fopr me in the past, sat at the reset screen for a long time few minutes and took about 10 min on Samsung boot screen.
    So if seems like taking longer than it should don’t panic it does takes a while when booting for the first time.

  193. Oliver Rodrigues

    April 18, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Thanks for all the support provided I have a question I was on 2.2 XXJP3 and I upgraded on the above version my question is the kernel version is not the same as the above screen shot what I have is root@DELL102 #2

    Experience that i keep getting these process stopped errors force close and display distorted and phone reboots , I have flashed it several times. Its an new hardware as is quiet stable on 2.2 XXJP3. Do I need to root my phone and then apply the above update.

    Also noticed that when i get into recovery mode it says — applying multi-csc…
    installing multi-csc
    cant access to ‘/system/csc/NEE/system/’.
    sucessfully applied multi-csc

    Kindly Assist .

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 19, 2011 at 10:55 am

      @oliver try re flashing the device!

  194. Oliver Rodrigues

    April 18, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Thanks for all the support provided I have a question I was on 2.2 XXJP3 and I upgraded on the above version my question is the kernel version is not the same as the above screen shot what I have is root@DELL102 #2

    Experience that i keep getting these process stopped errors force close and display distorted and phone reboots , I have flashed it several times. Its an new hardware as is quiet stable on 2.2 XXJP3. Do I need to root my phone and then apply the above update.

    Also noticed that when i get into recovery mode it says — applying multi-csc…
    installing multi-csc
    cant access to ‘/system/csc/NEE/system/’.
    sucessfully applied multi-csc

    Kindly Assist .

    Thanks For all your Efforts !!


  195. Martin Rodger

    April 18, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    So no repartition required if using the 3 files I’m coming from WJS5

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 18, 2011 at 7:40 pm

      @Martin no, don’t select any!

  196. Krish

    April 18, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Hi Neil,


    I am from UK, I installed 2.3.3 beta before and had some problems, you previously advised me to go back to xxjpy 2.2.1 and I did it following the instruction and is working fine. I have following doubts eating me

    1. Can you please tell me what is the difference between gingerbread XWJVB and official gingerbread from kies when it arrives?
    2. When the official gingerbread for uk be released ? as I have seen the user guides on samsung website
    3. Once the official gingerbread is released for UK how to get that one ? is it just connect and it will auto update ? or since I am on 2.2.1xxjpy from your files I can never again get original firmware for my phone?

    PLEASE answer

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 18, 2011 at 7:36 pm

      hey @krish really thanks for the appreciation.
      1. there are some performance changes like Swype is now working in the new version, better battery support, etc.
      2. there is no exact ETA given by Samsung but we expect the same to arrive for UK by the end of April. Will only be able to comment about the difference after the arrival of update in UK.,
      3. No, since you are not on the official factory version, you won’t be able to update auto. but we will surely help you update with manually once the update arrives!

      • Krish

        April 19, 2011 at 1:41 pm

        HI Neil,

        Many thanks for the clarity. Is there a way to get official factory 2.2.1?

        Cheers !

        • Neal Pradeep

          April 19, 2011 at 1:57 pm

          @krish may i know from which region you have purchased your GALAXY S?

        • Ashish Mishra

          April 20, 2011 at 5:15 am

          Hi Neil,

          I am from India. Can you please forward official factory 2.2.1 for I9000?


          • Neal Pradeep

            April 20, 2011 at 5:28 am

            hey @ashish in India as of now 2.2.1 is not yet arrived!

        • Krish

          April 20, 2011 at 1:15 pm

          My phone is bought in Romania but is being used in UK, atleast thats what the seller told me. But is ther a way to findout from imei or anything where we can find the phone belongs to ?

          thanks neil


        • Krish

          April 21, 2011 at 9:40 am

          Hi Neil

          I am using this new version gingerbread from above for 2 days now, I am seriously losing battery very fast. I have tried clearing the cache, stoppend background application….

          the log shows android system using 49% …wifi 6% rest few 2% nothing more

          Can I get samsung official 2.2.1 froyo for the UK ?

          Many thanks

  197. Prabhpreet

    April 18, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    I have samsung i5700 also, but after pressing volume down + call button + end button, I ddnt get any recovery mode, what should I do to come in recovery mode. I want to update it also to 2.3

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 18, 2011 at 7:37 pm

      @Prabhpreet i5700? i din get you, this update is for I9000!

      • Prabhpreet

        April 19, 2011 at 4:05 pm

        I know its for i9000 and I have installed it, and its working perfectly, thanks for that man.
        But I have also samsung i5700, and I read ur i5700 post also and want to update my i5700 also.

  198. Drizzle

    April 18, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Further to my earlier post I’d like to thank you for your advice. Pulling the battery from the phone and rebooting my computer worked! Now upgraded to Gingerbread XWJVB 2.3.3.


  199. Josh

    April 18, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Hi there,

    Since the upgrade to this new firmware Gingerbread 2.3.3 it seems that the Portugese dictionnary has disappeared from XT9 and Swype. It’s very annoying, in the 2.3.2 it’s there.

    Anybody knows if we can add a dictionnary?

  200. Ronald

    April 18, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Thanks for this! Kies firmware update let me down (again).
    Your detailed instructions worked perfectly, only the System Recovery reboot option didn’t work for me.
    My phone is noticably faster!

  201. Drizzle

    April 18, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Everything has gone OK until clicking on Start. My PIT, PDA, PHONE and CSC are all showing as per your image, but when clicked on start the process, as shown in the message box, has stopped at ” Leave CS..” – it’s been like that for 5 minutes now. What should I do?

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 18, 2011 at 10:30 am

      @drizzle pull off the battery, restart the computer and re try the process.!

    • Drizzle

      April 18, 2011 at 10:57 am

      Here is the complete contents of the message box:

      Odin v.3 engine (ID:7)..
      File analysis..
      Enter CS for MD5..
      Leave CS..
      Enter CS for MD5..
      Leave CS..
      Enter CS for MD5..
      Leave CS..

      The program has not moved on for 15 minutes – please help (btw – my firewall is disabled)

      • Josh

        April 18, 2011 at 12:19 pm

        I get the same message, just restart your device in download mode again, unplug-plug your USB cable and start again

        • Neal Pradeep

          April 18, 2011 at 12:33 pm

          @JOSH Yes!

  202. Lahi

    April 18, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Nope, my bad. Reflashed and worked 🙂

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 18, 2011 at 8:46 am

      @Lahi glad that problem is now solved!

  203. Lahi

    April 18, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Stuck at the Glowing S…

  204. Venu

    April 18, 2011 at 7:35 am

    Hey Neal,

    I updated 2.3.2 previous gingerbread version from your website. Now, Whenever i connect to Keis, It says, this device can’t be upgrade with firmware.

    My question is
    1) If i upgrade this new released version, will my warranty be restored and in future will I be able to get update from Keis
    2) If I need to update thru Keis with my 2.3.2 version , what is the process.Please explain

    3) How exactly I can back up your apps, specially the ones installed from the market place.??

    Venu India

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 18, 2011 at 7:42 am

      hey @Venu actually in India the official update has still not arrived and tht’s the reason on why you are not getting any update via KIES.! You can follow the above mentioned tutorial to update your phone with 2.3.3. To backup, there are links which are mentioned, follow them to backup the data.!

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 18, 2011 at 7:43 am

      @Venu the update through KIES is expected very soon, once that comes we will surely update with the same!


    April 18, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Hi, Please let me knaow that this fw is also compatible with samsung galxy sl 9003 or not .

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 18, 2011 at 7:27 am

      @monu no but soon you we will come out with procedure, stay tuned to android advices

  206. Asim1003

    April 18, 2011 at 7:14 am

    After update my phone I discover those:
    1. VPN conection doesnt work !
    2. Some app like 3cx doesnt work ! and
    3. Support for more aplicaton is worst than froyo 2.2.1


  207. Simon

    April 18, 2011 at 6:08 am

    hello, there. thanks for sharing very usuful infomation with us..i’m considering to upgrade my galaxy s from 2.2 to 2.3 now..and i’m living in sydney and my mobile’s company is optus…is there any problem at all to do this? my mobile model is also i9000…

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 18, 2011 at 6:42 am

      no @simon go ahead! We are here if anything goes wrong in an unlikely event!

    • Uday

      April 20, 2011 at 8:45 am

      Simon, I live in Sydney too and my provider is Optus as well. I have updated and have no regrets. I am sure you will enjoy it. Cheers Uday

  208. Sachin

    April 18, 2011 at 5:26 am

    I get “cant open serial port” when i click on start

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 18, 2011 at 6:42 am

      @sachin it’s a known issue, just restart the computer and phone!

  209. rohit

    April 18, 2011 at 1:17 am

    the process went smooth 🙂 thanks a ton for everything. just a question though – after this upgrade, i’m not able to view any indic fonts on my phone. is this due to the fact that this is a nordic specific update? also if i want to ‘downgrade’ to froyo, what is to be done? i guess the singe file on samfirm won’t work. thanks a bunch again!

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 18, 2011 at 6:43 am

      @rohit thanks for the appreciation, looking forward for your support in future too!

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 18, 2011 at 6:43 am

      @rohit thanks for the appreciation, looking forward for your support in future too!

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 18, 2011 at 6:43 am

      @rohit thanks for the appreciation, looking forward for your support in future too!

  210. Uday

    April 18, 2011 at 12:37 am

    Hi Neal,

    This is a terrific site and you guys do great work. Keep it up.

    I used your help to update my i9000 to 2.3.3 XXJVK. I just did it last week. Now, do I need to update to 2.3.3 XWJVB ? Is 2.3.3 XWJVB better than 2.3.3 XXJVK and if yes, then in what way? Does 2.3.3 XWJVB get better quadrant scores compared to 2.3.3 XXJVK ? Look forward to your reply. Cheers Uday

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 18, 2011 at 6:44 am

      @uday go ahead and update the phone with this version, you will love it for sure, better battery and better overall support etc.!

  211. Can

    April 18, 2011 at 12:32 am

    I have just tried this update and my Smsung GT has gone. It’s flaslight is on (on back), but there is no other sign of live on screen. Is there a way to recover from this disaster?
    Thank you.

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 18, 2011 at 6:45 am

      @can it takes very long time sometimes like more than 5 minutes to show up the home screen from “S” Logo!

    • deb

      May 19, 2011 at 4:58 pm

      @Can samsung GT 19000 should not have flash light on back. I think you tried into a different version

      • Can

        May 19, 2011 at 9:14 pm

        Yes, I sholuld be more specific. My device was a Galaxy Tab P1000. I have found this page by searching “rom update for Galaxy Tab”. Without noticing I9000, I tried to install ROM by directions above (at 02:30 A.M. in a sleepy condition :).) Because I have installed another ROM before without problems, I didn’t expect any problems.
        I think ODIN should check the device and ROM compatibility, but it did not. I couldn’t recover and had to go service. Fortunately they installed latest official ROM (within warranty, though I have described how it happened). My device is OK now, and I’m waiting official 2.3 update impatiently.
        Thank you for your interest.

        • Neal Pradeep

          May 20, 2011 at 9:11 am

          @can sure we too will be looking forward for giving you support for 2.3

  212. rvdeijk

    April 17, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    I have a question: I installed the rom, but after the reset, I didn’t receive a language screen but a password confirmation??? what’s going wrong.. Don’t know the password..

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 18, 2011 at 6:45 am

      @rvdeijk password is

  213. Luke

    April 17, 2011 at 9:46 pm


    I previously updated to 2.3.3 xxjvk.

    Is there much difference between this version and xxjvk.

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 18, 2011 at 6:46 am

      @Luke yes there are many changes ranging from Swype to better battery, better speed etc.

      • Luke

        April 20, 2011 at 7:14 am

        thanks for the reply,

        Since updating my phone no longer opens https websites. If I wanted to go back to old firmware, do I just need to follow that procedure?

        • Neal Pradeep

          April 20, 2011 at 7:53 am

          hey @luke you should be able to access all the sites, there must be some problem with the website! Just based on this its personally not advised to go back to older version of firmware!

  214. Parampreet

    April 17, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Hi !
    I’ve flashed the 2.3.3 update as given in the steps above. My phone is now running 2.3.3.
    Everything seems to be working fine except the Camera app which keeps showing a black screen, and keeps hanging.
    Can you please check at your end if the Camera is working fine after the update?
    Thanks in advance !

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 18, 2011 at 6:47 am

      hi @parampreet its absolutely fine at my end, have you tried clearing the cache and wipe option?

      • Parampreet

        April 20, 2011 at 7:24 am

        The issue got resolved automatically and the camera app is working fine now.

        The phone works a lot more smoothly with this release than Froyo.

        Thanks a lot for your help man, the instructions provided are very simple, straightforward and precise and I had the update flashed and working on my phone within minutes.

        Assuming that Samsung is using the same crappy RFS filesystem as on the previous releases, a lag fix will really speed things up even further.
        I’m looking forward to your instructions on rooting this update and applying lag fixes like Voodoo, OCLF etc.

  215. Umer

    April 17, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    hey neal how are you,, just want to know how exactly you can back up your apps, specially the ones installed from the market place.??



    • Neal Pradeep

      April 18, 2011 at 6:47 am

      @umer you can make use of Astro File manager or Gmail to backup all data!

  216. youlee

    April 17, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    my first android bought it on 15 april and now i get the gingerbread update.this is nice 🙂 i didn’t even feel the need to root it. thanks a lot for this guide because kies didn’t show me the update.
    however my problem was after starting the update from Odin at some point there is a step called param.lfs and here it got stuck, nothing happened for about 25 minutes. although i was worried i’ve disconnected the phone and started again. This time the hole process took for me 2 minutes (literally).
    So for other people who run in this problem don’t worry your phone it’s not bricked just sometimes Odin hangs. when updating there is a loading bar also on your phone in download mode. for me the 1st time it didn’t show
    thanks again for this guide and keep up the good work

    • Apoorv

      April 22, 2011 at 1:04 pm

      Thanks bro…i was stuck at d same problem…disconnected it twice…wrkd at d thrd time…dont knw how…:)

      • JRoefs

        May 28, 2011 at 7:27 pm

        Thanks guys, it nearly gave me a heart attack when this happend to me…
        It seems the way to avoid this, is change the order in which you do things:
        – Start Odin,
        – Prepare all the files (odin, phone, csc, pda)
        – Start your phone in download mode
        – THEN connect the phone via USB
        – As soon as you see “added!”, press Start.

        This seemed to work every time, doing it the other way around as the tutorial says, sometimes gave me the param.lfs-hang.

        – Joris

  217. Robby

    April 17, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Worked like a charm… always
    Thanks Neal

  218. Cliff

    April 17, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    After I opened Odin, the first box of “ID:COM” didn’t changed yellow. Then I can’t go on the upgrading. Would you help me?

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 17, 2011 at 6:34 pm

      @Cliff you will have to first open the Odin and then connect the phone via USB to the computer and after upto 1 minute, the ID:COM block will glow yellow!

      • Gourab

        April 23, 2011 at 3:50 pm


        Somehow i managed to unzipped the file…but alas…struckd here!! ID:COM doesnt show Yellow…means it is not detecting
        :(( Help please

  219. emkas

    April 17, 2011 at 5:45 pm


    Thanks for all the work man. I saw has a single tar file. Since I’m already on JVK could I just run the tar file without CSC and Modem as previously on Froyo??

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 17, 2011 at 5:47 pm

      @EMKAS its recommended to flash with all the files as mentioned above!

  220. Orlando

    April 17, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Hi Neel

    I need to root my phone. Can you help me?… The procedure described in works for this firmware?


    • Neal Pradeep

      April 17, 2011 at 5:47 pm

      No @Orlando it will not root your phone for XWJVB!

  221. shihab

    April 17, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    i did the same as you said but my galaxy s enter an infinite reboot mode????? what is the problem ????????? please help me

    this is my facebook send me the message please

  222. Bryzar

    April 17, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Oh also I noticed in a post above the csc file thing was mentioned as being of Nordic origin, correct? I was wondering if it possible to use an Australian (its apparently out here down under also) one or does it really not matter? Reason im asking is i’ve tried using KIES but have had no luck with it (user error, software, something im not sure really) originally updating my phone to Froyo with it and it doesnt come up with this either, im still running stock Eclair. Thanks again!

  223. Shreyas

    April 17, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Can this update be applied to Samsung Galaxy S-LCD I9003???

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 17, 2011 at 3:47 pm

      @Shreyas No you can’t apply this to I9003

      • Ayush Gupta

        July 6, 2011 at 9:43 am

        hey i did it and now phone is nt starting…….what to do helpppppppppppppppp……………………..

        • Neal Pradeep

          July 7, 2011 at 12:25 pm

          follow the procedure to install XXJVQ 2.3.4

  224. karthik

    April 17, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    I installed the ROM today, everything works fine except, my SIM card is not getting detected, i tried using other SIMs but they are not getting detected as well, i updated to this from Darky v9.5 stable.

    any suggestions?

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 17, 2011 at 3:47 pm

      @Karthik try re installing the firmware again!

  225. Usman

    April 17, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    I installed xxjvk from, can I use the above steps to install this version?
    from the naming convention xxjvk seems to be newer than xwjvb?

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 17, 2011 at 2:51 pm

      sure @usman, you can use the above process to upgrade!

  226. Bryzar

    April 17, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Hey just doing this for the first time and have a query. Does the firmware thing in the update zip package have the new bootloader with or is it the one without? Thanks and really appreciate what you guys and all the devs in the community do!

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 17, 2011 at 2:53 pm

      actually @Bryzar there are two ways of updating an SGS phone, 1. via Recovery mode ( method) and 2. via Odin which is the safest, don’t go for method for Galaxy S. Go with the above mentioned safe version! Do, let us know if there are any problems!

      • Bryzar

        April 20, 2011 at 2:34 am

        Ah.. Sorry I wasnt clear at all. I meant its the first the phone will be updated so its still running the default Eclair firmware it initially came with and with obviously the old bootloaders, so I need to install the new ones with the Gingerbread update i’ll be doing because apparently there are a few glitches with Gingerbread if utilizing an old bootloader like graphic corruption and not being able to enter recovery mode etc. So I was wondering if your package contains the PDA file with or without the new bootloader and where I might in you awesome guide (which I inteand on using) fit that step in? Thanks for your response!

      • Bryzar

        April 20, 2011 at 2:47 am

        I posted this futher down the the page course I didnt realise i could reply to my own posts doi. “Oh also I noticed in a post above the csc file thing was mentioned as being of Nordic origin, correct? I was wondering if it possible to use an Australian (its apparently out here down under also) one or does it really not matter? Reason im asking is i’ve tried using KIES but have had no luck with it (user error, software, something im not sure really) originally updating my phone to Froyo with it and it doesnt come up with this either, im still running stock Eclair. Thanks again!”

  227. JoeC

    April 17, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Just updated with the provided ROM. Can notice immediate speedier launch and browsing.

  228. Suneesh Nair

    April 17, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    hi Neal,

    i am back to JS7 since the battery life in XXJVK was very bad… due have any update on the battery life on this version compared to the XXJVK version?

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 17, 2011 at 2:53 pm

      hey @suneesh have you cleared the cache and all?

      • Suneesh Nair

        April 19, 2011 at 5:43 pm

        @ Neal Cleared the cache a few times but still getting about only 6 hrs of battery life so switched back to 2.2.1… please let me know if u have something on the battery life for this version of 2.3.3

  229. ViRuS

    April 17, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Thanks for the official update files. As i already had the beta/unofficial Gingerbread installed i couldn’t use kies to update, so this did the trick.

    Like JoeC said, this seems to be quicker in many areas. I also found the other version to be a battery drainer so hopefully that has been sorted. Another top post as always. Thanks again.

  230. shrinikketh

    April 17, 2011 at 11:10 am

    the PDA file isnt getting it supposed to or should i try re downloading the file

  231. shrinikketh

    April 17, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Hi im unable to unzip the PDA it normal or is the file corrupted??

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 17, 2011 at 2:54 pm

      @shrinikketh everything is perfect and tested, do let me know if there are any issues!

  232. Javidan

    April 17, 2011 at 7:35 am

    Neal i must upgrade my SGS froyo 2.2.1 to 2.3.2 gingerbread after that to this FW or i can directly do that?and 1 question ,you wrote we must root SGS before upgrading,but it need 2.3.2 gingerbread version,what i must do?

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 17, 2011 at 8:39 am

      @javidan upgrade with the new firmware 2.3.3 which i posted few hours back!

  233. john

    April 17, 2011 at 6:45 am

    what is the csc file, and what’s the difference between nee and xee?

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 17, 2011 at 8:39 am

      @john its just that its nordic based, no significant changes!

      • john

        April 18, 2011 at 1:18 am

        thank you very much!

      • Vijit Jain

        May 3, 2011 at 7:50 am

        dude i heard that the update was pulled back because it had some issues with vodafone carrier… this gonna affect us in any way??….coz i use vodafone….and this is my frst dig at updating my phone…so please help

        • Justin Sturdee

          May 10, 2011 at 11:36 am

          what phone or customer DOESN’T have a problem with Vodaphone. these roms work fine its Vodaphone that sucks and has done since it started.

  234. Prabhpreet singh

    April 17, 2011 at 5:25 am

    hi, I have Three Quedtion for you:-
    1) according to u should I go for this fw to b install, or should I wait for the Officialy release for India.
    2) Is this a stable version?
    3) I have first installed your js7 fw that is 2.2.1, its working perfectly, now my question is, may I b able to upgrade it to Official fw which will b coming in india in next few days through Kies? If yes then HOW?

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 17, 2011 at 5:41 am

      @prabhpreet 1. There is still no ETA of 2.3.3 for India and compared to Indian version, EU versions is quite stable, so go ahead and try the same,
      2. Yes, its a stable version,
      3. With the help of KIES you will be able to update it, but for that when the official 2.3.3 for India comes you need to first go back to DDJP6 2.2 Indian version and then you will get update via KIES, anyways we will guide you to update with the same via Odin!

      • shrinikketh

        April 17, 2011 at 10:12 am

        will i lose my warranty if i go aheadwith this??

        • Neal Pradeep

          April 17, 2011 at 10:16 am

          @shrinikketh no, warranty will be intact!

      • ostas daniel

        April 19, 2011 at 8:34 am

        i flashed my phone with your firmware and till now everything works great.i notice that i have the same froyo keyboard,but i’m ok with it,otherwise the phone works just like in te bugs till now and i will report them if they come my way.
        i would also want to try the official version when it comes out,but i dont know how to get back to the version i used to have,i think i have to give this information in order to have an ideea about my phone and sistem:1 it was bought from england and the product key ended with XEU
        2i live in romania and in december i updated the phone to 2.2.1 froyo official version via kies
        3at the moment i have this firmware installed via odin
        The question is how to use samsung kies to get back to the oficial 2.2.1 froyo version in order to be able to use KIES to instal the official gingerbread firmware via kies.,couse i got the news that vodafone uk released the oficial version,if that dissapoints me be sure i will get back to your firmware version.
        Looking forward to read your answer,regards!
        P.S. please be as clear in explanations as in the tutorial above as it was verry helpfull and verry easy to understand things the way you described the whole process,i’m new to this kind of activietie with my phone

        • Neal Pradeep

          April 19, 2011 at 10:51 am

          @ostas daniel you can’t go back to previous version with KIES! JUST let me know to which version you want to go, we will help you out with the same!

        • ostas daniel

          April 21, 2011 at 9:36 am

          i would like to get to the version froyo 2.2.1 released by vodafone uk via kies(i remember that when it was conected to kies and had the oficial FROYO2.2.1 at THE CURENT FIRMWARE VESION it was written this way for PDA:JPY,PHONE:JPY,CSC:JPY (XEU)a ,i think this is the version i need. i want this becouse after that i want to be able to update via kies the oficial gingerbread realesd by vodafone uk. this way i will be able to keep updating via kies,am i right?thank you again!

        • ostas daniel

          April 21, 2011 at 10:00 am

          i want back to PDA:JPY,PHONE:JPY,CSC:JPY(XEU) because this is what i got the last time through kies.thank you after getting this version i will be able to uptade to gingerbread realeasd by vodafone uk via kies?

      • ostas daniel

        April 21, 2011 at 10:11 am

        i want to go back to PDA:JPY,PHONE:JPY,CSC:JPY(XEU) because this is what i oficaly got the last time through kies.thank you After getting the version i mentioned will i be able to uptade to gingerbread realeasd by vodafone uk via kies?

      • ostas daniel

        April 21, 2011 at 11:57 am

        i want back to PDA:JPY,PHONE:JPY,CSC:JPY(XEU) because this is what i got the last time through kies.thank you after getting this version i will be able to uptade to gingerbread realeasd by vodafone uk via kies???

      • ostas daniel

        April 21, 2011 at 12:02 pm

        sorry about the comment reapeat,i couldn’t see what i wrote(not even my coment with the tag” Your comment is awaiting moderation”so i kept posting, BIG SORRY for the inconvinience:((

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