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Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 – Steps to Install Gingerbread 2.3.5 XXJVT Firmware

Samsung Galaxy PLUS LogoHold your breath as another update arrives this time in the form of Gingerbread 2.3.5 which is dubbed as XXJVT which is the successor version of XXJVS 2.3.5. It was last time when we saw on how you can apply the update of Gingerbread 2.3.5 but unfortunately most of the users faced some issues like force close errors and also the issues pertaining to the battery life. Since the firmware has just arrived and we thought to right away come up with the article so that you can experience one more FIRST from us to you from Android Advices rather than taking time in knowing the firmware enhancements at our end. So, let’s get started and see on how you can easily apply this all new Gingerbread release from the Samsung.

Please note that this firmware update which we will be seeing is not an official release from the Samsung, so it’s not recommended to use the KIES as a tool to backup all your data as this XXJVT 2.3.5 firmware as after the firmware update, it may or may not support the KIES tool. You can make use of other tips which we have mentioned to backup all your data. Also, there is no ETA on exactly when this update will be pushed via KIES tool but as soon as this update arrives, we will cover that one as well if at all there are any changes.

For your simplicity we have broken this article into different pages wherein in this page you will see the list of enhancements which this firmware comes along, in the next page you will find the list of pre requisites which you need to follow and then after that you will find the procedure to apply the update on your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 phone. The best part of this update is that anyone from any part of the globe can proceed and apply this update, the only condition being is that you need to have a GALAXY S GT I9000 phone which is an unlocked one.

Rooting Information:
Applying this firmware update in no manner will be rooting the device, so there is no fear of losing the warranty. Also, just in case if you have already rooted the device then after applying this update the rooting access will be revoked. To root the phone again, we will be coming up with a  fresh new article wherein we will check out on how you can root the same.

Please note that we should not be held liable or responsible in any manner if anything wrong happens to your device which is the most unlikely if you follow the instructions as prescribed in the due course of this article.

Special instructions to users on Custom ROM:

  • Just in case if you are on the custom ROM like Simply Honey, Extra Ordinary, Amestris or any other custom ROM then you will have to  first turn Off the phone and then you will have to enter into the recovery mode. The recovery mode can be entered by pressing  Volume UP on Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button.

Please note that if you are using any other kernels apart from the default ones or if you are using the Voodoo kernels then in the recovery mode you will have to select the “advanced” tools and then you will have to disable the Voodoo options if at all if there are any. Alternatively, to get the best battery life, you can also clear the battery stats which too will be there in the advanced tools.

  • Upon getting into the recovery mode, you will have to select options Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select Wipe Cache partition after which you need to reboot your device by selecting reboot system now after which all the cache files will get deleted. So, once you are done with the above procedure you are now all set to proceed with the instructions to proceed to the next page where we have listed all the pre requisites one has to follow before proceeding to the firmware update.


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  4. xjva is better or xxjvt please be fast i am waiting you re answer


  6. very bad link there is no file plz give the correct link to download the package

  7. Im having problems with my GPS after updating to 2.3.5 on my Galaxy S1
    Anyone know to fix this

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  9. i just now started upgrading process for my smsung galexy s I9000 mobile,firmware 2.3.5 XXJVT,on downloding option going on & its take so long time 15-20 minites.what should i do now stop or cont. with this situation

  10. I have Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9003

    is it different from I9000???

    Can I use this same upgrade for GT-I9003?

    I will be glad, if u can also reply

  11. hi Pradeep, i was using 2.3.3, i updated with XFJVAfollowed steps properly (cleared cache). and i tried rooting it.
    then my device is having problem with wifi. wifi turns off with in few seconds.
    could i go for this firmware? which kernel shall i use?

    please advice…

    thanks in advance,


  12. hi,
    i was using 2.3.3 firmware. i updated with XFJVA, i followed every step carefully (as exactly in the article), cleared cache too..
    But after update my wifi is giving problem. when i turn on wifi, with in few seconds it turns off automatically itself !

    could i update with this XXJVT ?
    i fed up with these, and want to stop experimenting and want to use stable version, in which all the futures work.
    Please advice..
    which kernal i shall use and which firmware?

    Since my device is giving issues, please advice as earliest as possible.
    Thanks in advance.


  13. Hi Neal,

    On the previous page it says “You should have the ADMIN privileges along with the full access of the USB Read / Write access so that all the data can be read / written from / to the phone”

    How do I find that whether I have admin privileges on my phone or not?

    I am able to read/write normal data to/from my internal / external SD card through USB. Is that enough?

  14. Hi Neal,
    I have installed the firmware and it’s working fine. The firmware is very stable and I can clearly see the battery improvements.I am Indian galayx S user.
    The only problem I am facing is the com.android.phone process stops working very often specially after the end of a call. According as the instructions I did clean the cache partition and factory reset after installing the ROM.
    Please help me solving the issue.

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