Galaxy S I9000 – Overclock & Increase Volume by 300% with Semaphore Kernel on XXJVT 2.3.5

Semaphore KernelOne of the highest Selling smart phone ever by Samsung and most customizable phone of the lot when it comes to the availability of the custom ROM firmwares, yes you have guessed it right its none other than the mighty Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000. So, it was the last time when we saw on how you can easily install the latest version of Gingerbread 2.3.5 firmware and now in this article we will see on how you can easily update your phone with the most powerful ever custom kernel which is called as the Semaphore kernel.

This update comes as a fix for all those who were experiencing issues even after installing the latest version of Gingerbread 2.3.5 version of firmware. This kernel comes with a host of advantages to wrap it up in short, this kernel will empower your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 with the following benefits:

Over Clocking facility: With the help of this Semaphore Kernel you can easily and safely over clock the processor speed to speed / clock new highs when it comes to the processing speeds. You can also measure the clocking speeds with the help of the benchmarking tool called the Antutu tool and also this gives rise to the higher quadrant ranks for better performance than ever.

Voodoo Sound Control:
When you will be updating with this kernel which we will see in the due course of the time, you will be able to experience up to 300% higher volume than what you currently hear in your headphones providing you a louder music even when compared with the Apple iPhone or say iPods. This Voodoo Sound control capability comes by default with this kernel.

Color temperature:
With the help of this Semaphore ROM you will be easily able to increase / decrease / modify the color temperatures which you see in your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 and can experience the Bravia engine kind of experience which is the proprietary of the Sony Electronics.

Pre Requisites before flashing Semaphore kernel

  • So after following the pre requisites from the above link, you now will have to proceed to follow the instructions in the next page. Please note that it’s very important to ensure that you are on XXJVT 2.3.5 Gingerbread firmware, you can find the same from the path Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version where you will find the version of Android OS where it will show XXJVT 2.3.5. If it doesn’t show this version then you will have to update the same from the below link,

Procedure to update Samsung Galaxy S with XXJVT 2.3.5 Gingerbread

  • Ensure that the phone is charged with the minimum of 60% so as to just ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned Off in the process of the Kernel installation.
  • Please note that in this process you need to disable any Voodoo lag fixes if applied from the recovery mode or else it will brick your phone. The recovery mode can be entered by pressing  Volume UP on Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. You can refer the below mentioned video on how you can enter into the recovery mode. In the recovery mode, select Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select Wipe Cache partition and then reboot your device by selecting reboot system now option.

63 Comments
  1. Reply não quero spam May 30, 2013 at 1:59 am

    are you an idiot? 300% more volume is useless if the sound quality isn’t there. only and idiot would care about loud music and not quality.
    also, color temperature is not a “sony bravia” thing. it’s a light thing. any light.

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  4. Reply Mike February 14, 2012 at 2:55 am

    I just replaced a older kernel for this one and wow! It’s so much faster. I just used SGS Kernel Flasher instead of Odin and it only took about 2mins to do. Thanks for the great work.

  5. Reply mike February 7, 2012 at 10:20 am

    hey to flash xxjvu i need to remove this right???so how do i do that???

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 7, 2012 at 10:57 am

      YOU NEED TO DISABLE THE LAGFIXES FROM RECOVERY AND THEN APPLY WITH THE STOCK FIRMWARE OF xxjvu

  6. Reply kiang December 22, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Hi Neal,

    Do you know what’s the safest overclock speed for I9000? and what tool to use for this?

    Thanks a lot!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 22, 2011 at 7:37 pm

      ROOT YOUR PHONE FIRST AND USE SET CPU APP!

  7. Reply boyot December 15, 2011 at 10:36 am

    my phone gone blank once ODIN is at \ zImage\ stage
    …you said it takes about 5 mins…but mine gone blank for 10 mins…

  8. Reply Ivo December 15, 2011 at 3:15 am

    Hi Neal,
    I add this version of kernel to my xxjvt, can I now upgrade semaphore with higher version (1.9, 2.0, 2.1) with this procedure?


    Thanks

  9. Reply Hemal December 15, 2011 at 1:34 am

    Hello Neal.

    Can I update on 2.3.6 xwjvx. If yes than how it can update ?

  10. Reply David December 14, 2011 at 4:53 am

    how to adjust the Semaphore room?

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  12. Reply Kevin December 11, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Hello Neal
    I already installed xxjvt 2.3.5 firmware, rooted, and also installed Force Close & Performance Fix. Can I installed this one?

    • Reply Kevin December 11, 2011 at 12:11 am

      If I install this , do I have to clear Dalvik Cache? and please tell me what Dalvik Cache does?

      • Reply Pradeep Neela December 25, 2011 at 5:16 pm

        its actually a type of cache file which gets settled in the phone!

    • Reply Pradeep Neela December 29, 2011 at 2:30 am

      YES YOU CAN INSTALL THIS!

  13. Reply mohammad December 5, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    I have installed the kernel but the sound didnt icrease at all so how can i increase it?
    help please

  14. Reply mohammad December 4, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    should i root my phone first or not?
    reply as fast as you can please

  15. Reply Masakyo December 2, 2011 at 10:43 am

    No fix for this? What other kernels can I use on XXJVT which supports Voodoo Sound Control free version?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 3, 2011 at 11:59 pm

      yes but you need to be on stock xxjvt firmware!

  16. Reply Masakyo November 29, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Gone back to XXJVT now, rooted and loaded semaphore. lemme try it out n see. will comment l8r.

  17. Reply Masakyo November 29, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Is there any other way to increase volume in CM7.1? I don’t really need a 300% volume increase but a healthy 20% would be nice. :)-

  18. Reply Masakyo November 27, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    I was on XXJVT when I flashed CM7.1 Stable rom. Now my Baseband version is I9000XXJVK. I’m quite keen on the ‘Volume increase’ feature. Will this work on my CM7.1 or do I need to go back to XXJVT? Neal?

  19. Reply keith November 14, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    This onli supports on gingerbread?

  20. Reply keith November 14, 2011 at 4:50 am

    How do i go into setting my volume higher? is there any guide?

    • Reply Keith November 14, 2011 at 8:04 am

      Here again, its all done. COOL SYSTEM ! This WEBSITE IS AWESOME !

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 14, 2011 at 10:48 am

      you can make use of voodoo app! follow this article!

  21. Reply Jaspreet November 13, 2011 at 8:57 am

    already on 2.3.5 semaphore …. how to install voodoo lag fix…………?????

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 13, 2011 at 10:29 am

      you can install this semaphore kernel and then you can install the voodoo!

  22. Reply Arvin November 12, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Is it safe to overclock my phone? Can you post a tutorial on how to do it?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 13, 2011 at 12:48 am

      it all depends on your usage and customization!

  23. Reply Jaspreet November 12, 2011 at 11:30 am

    brother i have done all this semaphore stuff and still getting low quadrant benchmark of about 2000 something…….even at 1.2 ghz …… i saw a guys video at youtube he got 3000+ marks at default 1ghz

    but he was using semaphore with voodoo lagfix……….tell us can i use the voodoo lagfix at this firmware also at 2.3.5 xxjvt……..

    i saw ur article but that voodoo lagfix was for 2.2.1…..

    can i install it now also in rooted 2.3.5xxjvt semaphore ……?????

    waiting answer quickly……..!!!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 12, 2011 at 2:51 pm

      please follow the instructions, you need to first update to xxjvt!

  24. Reply Arvin November 11, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Can voodoo control plus fix my Bose OE2i problems. I can’t use my headphones. Can somebody answer me, how to fix it? Can this app fix it?

  25. Reply abbas November 11, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    do i have to backup my contacts and apps before installin this KERNEL??????

  26. Reply Sharks November 7, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Well done Neal, I am happy with the Samsung Rom at the moment with this Semphore kernel I have just flashed brilliant. Please advise me how I can put lagfix on so i its runs even better.

    Cheers
    Sharks

  27. Reply Sharks November 7, 2011 at 2:05 am

    Hi Neal,
    First of all let me tell you friend, your site is fab and I have just updated my Galaxy S, after having numerous problem with it.

    I have fallowed your advise to t from here and thanks to you now I have Galaxy S XXJVT and rooted as well. Every thing seems to be running fine. Specially all the familiar stuff like Swype and Samsung Market App. My question is why do I have issue of lagging sometime specially when I am using Go launcher and some teething problems with my apps and today I had major issue with my stock dial pad which did not ring out and I had to reboot 3 times.

    Please advise would this kernel sort this problem out as well as make my phone Zippy. Would I still have the swype and other Samsung Stock rom fav. Is this Kernel similar to CynaogenMod7.1 as I have been told that this rom has similar feature of overclocking as well Increasing volume. Would appreciate if you can advise the stability as well as how good is this kernel compare to any other custom Rom.

    Thanks in advance for all your technical ability for Android community and look forward to hearing from you very soon.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 7, 2011 at 2:36 pm

      XXJVT is btteer one as of now as it has improved modem and improved features like over scroll glow and other tweaks in internet broser in terms of flash. Custom ROMs are try and keep kind of thing, it all depends on the individual likings as every custom rom has additional utilities and User interface, so i would request you to update by checking out the respective screen captures of the custom roms which we have covered as we also mention the screen captures in the custom rom articles!

  28. Reply Mihai November 5, 2011 at 1:06 am

    Until now this version is qiute stable, but the battery drains out more quicly than XXJVR: ~12h comparing to 2 days.

  29. Reply Mihai November 1, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    I have installed XXJVT, root and Semaphore. It seems to work fine until now (only 2 days old).
    But when I move the apps from phone to SD the app size become smallest (e.g. ExtensiveNoteLite from 4.00Mo -> 2.04Mo); this happens to all apps I have checked; they seems to still work with this small size. Does anybody know what happens ? Thanks

  30. Reply Albert October 24, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    I have the I9000 and installed the upgrade as described. When I installed the Semaphore kernal update the internet is now almost at a standstill, the app market and other data dependant items will timeout.
    Is there anything I can do/ settings that I need to change?

  31. Reply ratul October 20, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    i have installed this semaphore kernel……but now i want to install speedMOD kernel……how to do that ?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 21, 2011 at 8:10 pm

      we will soon come up with the procedure for installation of speed mod kernel!

  32. Reply Jarvis October 18, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Will it work for Samsung Galaxy S GT i9003???

    • Reply Rash October 23, 2011 at 5:04 am

      @jarvis
      As it clearly states as above for SGSI9000, ONLY

  33. Reply gigidel October 18, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    how install arabic language on this firmware? my base language is english just i want to read sms or mail arabic or persian.

    • Reply Mahmud Koya October 19, 2011 at 12:44 am

      Hi gigidel,
      You can download an application ‘Arabic reader’ from the Market Place and install just to read Arabic sms.
      Mahmud

  34. Reply Ghamaraj Luitel October 17, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Hi Neal,
    I have upgraded with Ice Cream Sandwich Candy Amestris 5.1 Custom ROM on XXJVT in my GT I9000.

    Please give me suggestion, can I update it remaining Ice Cream Sandwich Candy Amestris 5.1 Custom ROM?
    Thank you.

  35. Reply gigidel October 17, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    does it support arabic or persian?

  36. Reply Amith October 17, 2011 at 12:21 am

    When will the voodoo lagfix or any file system conversion hit xxjvt???

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