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 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.

  15. Hi Neal,

    I have a problem with my S9000. whenever i connect the phone to any computer, its gives an error as “USB not recognized, install drivers”. I have also tried downloading latest drivers from net but its still the same.

    Last week I went to Samsung customer care and they will install / flash my phone (or something) and the problem will disappear, but they are charging too much money for it.

    Can I do it myself? I need to upgrade it to 2.3.5 from 2.2 froyo.

    Please advise.

  16. Hi Pradeep Neela,

    As a pre-requisite it is mentioned that i need to have Admin priviledges on my phone. How do u check that?
    Also, after this upgrade, will i need to re-install all the Apps from Android market again?

  17. Hi Pradeep,

    Currently upgrading my Samsung Galaxy S firmware usign Odin 3.

    Has been stuck on the below step for at least 30 minutes.

    Firmware update start..

    Any advice?

  18. The download link for the zip file is not working, please fix the link.


  19. Hi Pradeep Neela,

    Can you tell me is 2.3.5 XXJVT the latest firmware for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 UK customers or is any other firmware available?

    I guess XXJVT is the UK official firmware, right?

  20. Hiii

    I have updated my galaxy s to 2.3.6 with i9000xxjvt.
    I have lost my hindi fonts, pls help me to download it.


  21. After a disappointing 2.3.4 JJVR (dialer & messaging problem, overheating & phone hangs a lot) i have decided to go to official 2.3.3 , which is very-very slow. So dont understand what to do as indian official 2.3.4 DDJV6 is very slow. After seeing this 2.3.5 as official version i have updated my sgs but again as some people mentioned wifi is a problem that means it is not official? Do we have any official /leaked stable and fast firmware for sgsi 9000. i am losing faith in sgs and in android.

    kindly guide.

  22. my phone is stuck on boot.bin plz help!!!

  23. Pass word to long max length 16 characters. Phone Samsung I9000. Please help

  24. Hi, i need help. Since yesterday i’ve nbeen trying to download the above links. But its always in .rar extension. I’m using google chrome vista 64 bit. I/m from asia.

  25. Yup….I’m just realized that I’m in a wrong page…lol sry ’bout that….

  26. Hey, Neal can I update the firmware from my phone?! :

    Phone: Galaxy S Plus I9001 DXKG1 (Gingerbread 2.3.3) Rooted


  27. after the auto reboot it ask for a password. why? what i did wrong?

  28. hai ! neal … ihave galaxy s2l, with gingerbread 2.3.5, JPKJ2, in my device 1. videos plays little bit contrast and dark i swith screen modes alsoo. 2. face boook not open. its shows recent notifications.. but page not displyied.. plz …solve it

  29. hai ! neal,

    sorry for repeted post sir ! plz tel
    acording ur suggestion i buy new galaxy s2 I9100 16 gb with android 2.3.5. gingerbread…jpkj2
    its nice but it showing internal sd memory 11.75 gb but manufracturer mentiond 16 GB internal .. but it shows 11.something .. how it possible plz clarify .. and in my s2 face not open but it shows msg and update notificatoins …

    thanQ brother…
    have a nice day …

  30. People checking their phones in the middle of the road, I applaud you for taking part in this urban adventure sport.

  31. hai ! neal, acording ur suggestion i buy new galaxy s2 I9100 16 gb with android 2.3.5. gingerbread…
    its nice but it showing internal sd memory 11.75 gb but manufracturer mentiond 16 GB internal .. but it shows 11.something .. how it possible plz clarify ..

    thanQ brother…
    have a nice day …

  32. Hi,

    I’m new to this and seem to be stuck. I am trying to update my phone to i9000XXJVT but the phone does not go any further than the below mentioned screen. I need you help please. I am having trouble updating.

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

    I don’t want to turn anything off but how long should it sit in this state? It’s been about 20 minutes now and am concerned I will mess the phone up if I turn it off. Any suggestions?

  33. trying to update 2.3.5 to 4.0 from last 2 days but downloads unavailable, whats the problem

  34. Hi there seems to be something wrong with the download… Anny ideas of why? Sais internet can not display this webpage when i press tre link, thou yesterday it worked fine… =/
    Same error with the downloadlink here: plz help, wold be great to have this rom for my galaxy s!


  35. hai ! neal ! i need ur valuble suggestion.. ihave galaxy s I9000 its works gr8 with xxjvt as ur instructions.. now iwant up grade to galxy sII I9100 ….
    ist better than galaxy s … plz which is the best one .. galaxy s or galaxy sII ..i waiting for valuble suggestion.. plz

  36. i flashed XXJVT . i m facing issue that my phone doesn’t wakeup when i press ok button . . phone is in dead sleep . it happen when txt msg or missed call i want to check . . only way to put battery out and reinsert . then work fine but some time sms are not sent then after factory format phone become ok . it also happen when i m on xxjvs .

    please help me

  37. Hi Neal,

    I/ve upgraded to JVT. And I want to have the original Chinese samsung IME. downloaded the following file: Samsung IME update, containing the following folder:
    1. META-INF, which contains : update-binary, and updater-script.
    2. SYSTEM, which contains: SamsungIME.apk,

    Can you let me know how can I install these files into my phone?


  38. Neal, iv been using my samsung galaxy for a while but since yesterday the phone has been asking me to enter a network lock control key, i can access everything on the phone except make and receive calls, this happened after i tried using a car charger yesterday, can you please help me out

  39. Hi Neal,

    Just updated to 2.3.5 XXJVT, and wanted to include also the original Samsung IME into the firmware. Have downloaded the following file:
    I9000_SamsungIME, which contains the following folder:
    1. META-INF, which contains: update-binary, updaterscript, CERT.RSA, CERT.SF, and MANIFEST.MF
    2. System, which contains: SamsungIME.apk, and

    please tell me how do I incorporate these files into my phone?

    Thanks a lot mate!!

  40. But the problem is the phone cannot be on right now…

  41. hey neal I have updated my sgs gt i9000 to xxjvt now i cant use my wifi properly
    the thing is that when I was on froyo I used only one wlan network n after updating that networkis not working n other network r working properly on xxjt on my phone which I have never used when I was on froyo
    plz reply.!

  42. Hi Neal, i updated this firmware to an i9003 on mistake and the i9003 cannot be turn on anymore, is there any advice on what i can do now?

  43. Hi Neal, I recently mistook a Samsung Galaxy S i9003 for an i9000 as I was helping a friend update it to 2.3.5 and I uploaded the software for i9000 instead. Currently, the phone is unable to be switched on. Is this due to the conflict in systems? Is there any way I can resolve this matter?


  44. Hey neal, i mistook an i9003 to i9000 while helping my friend to upgrade to this firmware n the phone cannot be on right now, is there anyway i can solve it?

  45. ETA on how to root this release article? Impatient for rooting it without messing with it that cause wifi do shits only. And also that I wasn’t unable to access this website, I think it was kinda down or something and now the download link for the firmware doesn’t work for me!

  46. ETA on how to root this release article? Impatient for rooting it without messing with it that cause wifi do shits only

  47. hey Neal, i was on XXJVT for quite sometime til today when i wanted to use Mobile AP to share my internet connection to my friend’s mobile, it showed Error, is there anyway to fix it?

  48. i was trying to update my samsung galaxy but odin3 says FAIL (cant open serial (com)port) with Red background and my mobile is still is downloading mode. What does this mean and is there any thing i can do?

  49. i have succesfully installed new firmware…..itz very easy….
    i was not able to upgrade ma phone through kies…
    thnx you vry munch….ANDROIDADVIDES>COM..
    love u

  50. So if I update to XXJVT, it will no longer be an INU ROM. So when 2.3.5 is available in India, it won’t upgdate to Indian version. Is that right? So if and when you notify that Indian version of 2.3.5 is available, will I need to roll back to DDJV9 amd then connect to Kies? Or will zipped files for manual update be made available here? Please clarify.

  51. What I want to know is XXJVT Zipped files available on your site are same as what the official firmware in UK is based on.

  52. Is this XXJVT same as the official version of 2.3.5 released in UK a couple of days ago? Does it support Hindi and other Indian languages?

  53. Hi Neal

    I’m on 2.3.3 version I9000XXJVK, Can I go ahead and update this version.


  54. how long does it usually take to download unto the phone?

  55. HELP ! What should i do? after i install updates of v4, i realise its for developer and i tried going into download mode to change it back to 2.3.5, my phone now cannot on. It just appears with a phone on the left, middle with triangle shape with exclaimation mark and on the right a desktop picture. all i can go into is download mode now

  56. Hello Neal,

    I have one question, that I have galaxy I9000, recently I upgraded my phone’s version to gingerbread 2.3.3 BVJV7. I have checked trough the videos that this version BVJV7 is not available please do informed me that is it suitable for me to upgrade 2.3.3 BVJV7 to 2.3.5 XXJVT.

    Also my phone battery drain very immediately so tell me how can I improve it all.

  57. how do i back up my samsung galaxy s ?

  58. hi neal. Like with some people i also have trouble accessing internet and market using 3G network.

    Can you help me out please

  59. Operation failed… and now i can’t even reboot my phone… HELP!

    Odin v.3 engine (ID:10)..
    File analysis..
    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..

    Complete(Write) operation failed.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

  60. which is better?..Samsung Galaxy S I9000 with Official Gingerbread 2.3.5 XFJVA Firmware or Gingerbread 2.3.5 XXJVT Firmware… pls rply bros:-)

  61. hi
    i got backup with appmonster
    will restoring the backup of this app cause any problem in XXJVT??
    now i have 2.3.3 and after upgrading to 2.3.5 i wanna restore my apps with this appmonster cuz u said backing up with kies might not work
    plz tell me wat to do now :(

  62. u mentiones in ur instruction “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 should I do that?! is enabeling usb debugging enough???

  63. sry neal :\>
    another problem :((
    I cant enter recovery mode by pressing volum up & down & ok button a the same time :|
    is there any problem with my GT i9000?!! :-s

  64. sry, but one more request, how can I enter recovery mode? :s

  65. Hi
    Before every thing I have to thank u for ur best advices
    I want to upgrade my i9000 firmware to 2.3.5 but XXJVT seems to not support persian language. I heared that after installing this firmware I can install some custome rom that supports Persian language. Can u explain to me is that true or not and if its true, how should I do that and witch rom is compatible with this language?!!

  66. Hi NeaL:

    My first time here, and i want to thank you for a clear post on the setup instructions. Everything went well & working fine.

    I have probs setting up my sip/voip on my sgs – any ideas as to why in sip settings it will not save the input ?
    you might be wondering how i got to the sip settings on the ph. . . . i used a program called any cut to create a shortcut

  67. HELP ! What should i do? after i install updates of v4, i realise its for developer and i tried going into download mode to change it back to 2.3.5, my phone now cannot on. It just appears with a phone on the left, middle with triangle shape with exclaimation mark and on the right a desktop picture. all i can go into is download mode now

    • Sorry with the flood of comment and replies ! As i was anxious about my phone going dead. All fix now. Thanks NEAL and everyone here ! TRUSTED SITE EVER !

  68. oh..nooo, please can you tell me if there is an arabic support in the future or when i update it to ice cream sandwich 4.0 will get this support or like XXJVT doesnt have arabic support .. thank you neal.

  69. i m updated successfully but there is no support for Arabic language in the list of language options, did this update support arabic language or not. and what to do if not??

  70. my galaxy i9000 has firmware 2.1 update1 eclair.jpjg8, can i update it to gingerbread 2.3.5xxjvt or not.

  71. hi neal,
    installed and works perfectly .. but i’ve lost the arabic language in both the keyboard as well as messages and other apps … any advice ??

  72. Hi Neal,

    Am planning to update firmware of my Samsung Galaxy S GT-i9000. Which is the latest stable firmware i shall update?


    • Install with XXJVT Firmware!

      • Hi Neal,

        Thanks for you response. I installed this XXJVT. At first everything worked fine, but now the internet is very slow, youtube not at all buffering any videos but a circle plays in the middle indicating buffering. When i try to download any app from market, it often throws error as “connection timed out” with an option “retry”. What’s wrong with my phone? Awaiting for you response.

        Thanks! :)

  73. Just flashed my Vibrant from 2.2.1 to 2.3.5. Everything works great – but the phone won’t connect to T-mobile. Wifi works fine. I don’t think my phone is a GT variant (4G??) I bought my phone Nov 2010. Any ideas?

  74. what is the passord please help me it’s not


  76. Before connecting my device to the pc should I have to check mark on usb debugging?

    • yes you need to enable the usb debugging!

      • Thank you and two more question :

        1) While updating my firmware is it necessary that my PC should have access to the internet i.e. Internet connection is required?
        2) above here mentioned is that after your updating procedure is over you have to go in to the recovery mode so will i have to disconnect my phone or while the devices is connected i have to go in to recovery mode?

        Sorry but i will be doing this for first time.

        • no, you need to just download the zip file!
          please follow the instructions step by step, as all the instructions are very detailed!
          you need to remove usb cable and then you need to get into the recovery mode!

  77. Hello,

    I switched back to FROYO.JPJPM firmware 2.2.1 but kies keeps sying that the version cannot be updated. I am trying to install the latest and official arabic version, which one is it? Thank you for your help.

  78. my dl always gets interrupted! 2.3.5 XXJVT zip file

  79. thank alot … another device of my friend equipped with gignerbread .

    neal u made lot of ppl day … with powerful gingerbread .

    well done without any error .

  80. hi Neal, is it possble to update from 2.3.3 to 2.3.5?

    my GT i9000 is 2.3.3 gingerbread no custom firmware…not rooted…

    also is there any other way to download the files? like torrent? thanks.

  81. hi,
    Does this support hindi ?

  82. I have troubling downloading the file.. It stops downloading after 13 – 14 MB…

  83. Hi.. I got my mobile updated with 2.3.5 successfully. But now I’m not unable to view tamil fonts and guess I ve updated my mobile with an update which is not in sync with my model as mine is for India. Now How can I make the tamil fonts appear in mobile. Also when I connect Kies, it says this firmware version cannot be updated.

  84. i rooted my samsung galaxy s on gingerbread 2.3.5 xxjvt firmware and now i wanted to unroot my device. so i started the installation of gingerbread 2.3.5 xxjvt firmware again. i did everything according to the instructions and the problem is that the firmware update started in the Odin 3 V1.00 but thats it . the second last command said “firmware update start ” and the last command said “boot.bin” and after this nothing is happening . please help.

  85. how can i get my internet back!
    please help me!!

  86. Hi I Am On XXJVK With root and CWM Recovery if i install this Firmware Will It Be Gone ?

  87. I found an issue with both 2.3.5 XXJVS and XXJVT, I found dhcp requests logged in my wireless router’s system log every min. I didn’t have this problem with 2.3.4. Did anyone else encounter the same?

  88. I upgraded to 2.3.5 but I want to go back to version 2.3 or 2.2.1, how can I do that, please help. thank you

  89. I’m not able to download the XXJVT zip file and the rooting package, did anyone else encounter the same issue?

  90. oh no!

    During the download, the computer restarted and now my phone shows a mobile linked to a computer with a yellow ”error” mark in the middle when I turn it on the normal way. :/

  91. Hey Neal!

    I know this has been asked already, but didn’t really get the answer!

    Odin does not recognize the phone, and I have samsung Kies installed on my computer. What should I do? :)

    I have the Gingerbread 2.3.3 installes at the moment by the way!

  92. Update my phone using this new firmware (XXJVT). Phone runs smoothly with no issues.

    One problem I encountered though…. Android Market limits installation of the applications. Is says phone memory is full. Download apps from Samsung Apps.. no issues at all. Guess it’s one bug for this firmware…

    Still using it and monitoring what other issues it has. I’ll post any issues I found.

    BTW… for those having issues connecting to internet… update ur APN settings. As for the WiFi’s, I don;t see any issues on this. Just follow the instructions carefully. Do a factory rest and wipe cache. Everything should work fine.

    • as of now there are no such issues with the market, you can go to manage apps and clear the data and cache!

    • Hi Jhun

      where can I find latest / new firmware (XXJVT)? I had upgraded to this firmware latly..
      Also installation/uninstallation I have lost my Marathis fonts. Due to which I can see blocks when I goto net, mails.
      How can that be fixed?

  93. Hi,

    I have recently upgraded my i9000 (Galaxy-S) to 2.3.5 XXJVT. After that I have 2 observation
    1. Battery is going down often.
    2. tethering was working as expected but now as soon as I tick Mobile AP with “Use data pocket” on am getting “Error”

    Please can some 1 help me fix this?

    Thanks in advance

  94. the id com doesnot come yellow??????

  95. Hi Neal, i am trying to update my version from XXJVS, but when i connect the phone to computer, it starts to look for driver of “gadget serial”, and odin does not recognize the phone. What should i do?

  96. Hi
    I follow u guys for quite some time now. I did updates on my galaxy 1 and galaxy 2 now. This update fucked up my galaxy 2 and nothing helps. Can’t start, can’t go in download mode and jig don’t help. :(

  97. Hi All,

    Just like Theo said, there has been so many negative comments about this update but I haven’t had any of the above mentioned issues so far… I have updated my phone to all the firmwares that has been released from this site and I have not come across any firmware that was as reliable as the 2.3.5 XXJVT… 2.3.3 DDJV9 (Asia Pacific) version was stable too but lags most of the time… Initially I found problems when signing into the Market (Connection Error) but later realized that my phone keeps switching between EDGE and HSDPA frequently and that’s the reason why the Market gives an error when it lost internet connectivity… When I have a stable network connection, the market works just fine… WiFi works smooth too and talking about smooth, I should say that this firmware is smoother than butter. I haven’t rooted my phone because I feel the phone is working just fine and I don’t want to mess it all up… I had a factory reset on the phone before I applied the update and I ticked the re-partition (risky) option in ODIN, the rest I followed whats mention in the site… No force close, no lag and the best so far…

    Thanks Neal…

    Imran Ithisham (Sri Lanka)

  98. Hi Neal sorry for late comment..

    What are major enhancements to to xxjvt..?
    And from your own experience is xxjvt stable..?
    I’m about to flash from xxjvs to xxjvt (just wondering if it’s worth it)

  99. Many have posted negative comments here about this update. I just recently updated the phone yesterday and I found no issues at all. Everything works fine and great! It has a great difference from my previous Froyo version. Right now, i enjoyed more faster performance. Thanks for this update!

  100. its all done!!!!

    thank u verymuch,….

  101. Is this OK for I9000 M? I ask because i’m not sure fore the last letter “M”

  102. I am on stock XXJVO 2.3.3 on my samsung galaxy s i9000.facing no issue current firmware.can i update directly to XXJVT 2.3.5 thru ODIN? and howz this it stable?

  103. i used to have firmware 2.2 and it worked good then started to force close and giving alot of errors
    so i downloaded this firmware and it was totally successful …
    i rooted the phone then used galaxy s unlock to unlock my sim….
    but still have “mobile network not available” !!!
    my imei is present and i can’t know whats the problem!!!
    i tried my sim on another phone it worked !!!

    NB: i have galaxy s gt-i9000 international

    plz help me

    • Get into recovery mode (Vol Up + Home Button + Power) then select wipe cache partition and wipe data / factory reset… I have had the same problem and this solved it… You might want to format your external memory card as well if your device is slow at start up but that is not always necessary…

      Imran Ithisham (Sri Lanka)

  104. hi Neal,
    i’m now on 2.3.4xxjvq… so many forced close.. frankly which is the most stable one to update to? xxjvr, 2.3.5xxjvs or xxjvt?
    or should i just stay with the current one?

    waiting for your answer..

  105. I’ve followed all the steps one by one, I’m now on this step :

    “So, once the firmware update is done, you will see that the phone will be re started and then you will be asked to enter the Google account credentials as well as the Language preferences. Now, after this you need to turn Off the phone so that you can then enter into the recovery mode. The recovery mode can be entered by”

    But it doesn’t take my credentials even if they’re correct :s

    how can i fix it ??

    Thank you in advance !

  106. dear neaL,
    I have a samsung galaxy S 9000 v2.2.1 but while trying to update to 2.3.5 it gets stuck at
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    CODE_I9000XXJVT_CL617736_REV03_user_low_ship.tar.md5 is valid.
    MODEM_I9000XXJVT_REV_00_CL1064602.tar.md5 is valid.
    GT-I9000-CSC-MULTI-OXAJVT.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:14)..
    File analysis..
    Set PIT file..

    please help

  107. hey i have a samsung galaxy s 9000 with firmware 2.2.1, i wanted to update it to 2.3.5. i downloaded ur software but the ID: COM section did not turn yellow even after 15 min, any problems?

  108. Hi the android os is draining my battery it %s was up at 40% why is this.


  109. Hi Neal,

    Please help to fix the WiFi issue with my Galaxy S I9000. It stopped working since I did the 2.3.5 updates.My phone was using 2.3.4 with SH 5.0.

    Please advise on this.


  110. Hi Neal.. after i update my phone with this firmware.. it make my wifi signal is very weak and always disconnected even i’m at home.. it never happen before.. do you have any idea about it…??

    thanks neal…. -Mint-

  111. Hey there, I’m having some issues with my wireless turning on and off. Can I apply the same fix used for the XXJVS?

  112. Hi NeaL,
    i followed the instructions completely, but with there is this issue with me not beeing able to edit som eof the old contacts, or add new one (each of this causes android.process.acore to stop unexpectedly) do you have any clue what might have had gone wrong?

  113. I am using a Hebrew galaxy s gt I9000 version 2.3.3. i would like to upgrade to version 2.3.5.
    Would i be able to restore my Hebrew fonts and Hebrew keyboad?
    Thanks in advanve!

  114. i have a samsung GT-I5800l still running factoery firmware i would love to get 2.2 on it but havent found any place to do it could you please mail me somthing that could help please i would really love to try somthing new. Thank you for your time

  115. Hello, My SGS I9000 is currently on 2.3.4 XXJVR with amestris rom 3.6.1 . Can i update directly to 2.3.5 XXJVT ?

  116. Here ya go. The forced error which causes the fault I have described above is It turns off all my wireless comms by switching on the airplane mode.

  117. And yes, the cache was cleared from recovery mode like the instructions say

  118. Well here we go again. Only a week ago I dowloaded and setup XXJVS, only to find it had a heap of problems, most of which I listed here under I9000 XXJVS speak your mind. So JVT comes along, again saying its fixed the bugs……and it hasnt. I described the previous firmware problem as being the bluetooth drops out when a force close error comes up. This drops my headset out which then takes 5 minutes of me rebooting the phone and headset and repairing eveything. On JVT ist does the same thing but I found out why, the force error appears to come from or forces the airplane mode to turn on which shuts of course all wireless activity, being 3G, Wifi and bluetooth. This software is a bit faster but a bigger pain in the backside than JVS and now im thinknk of going back to JVO. Any body got any ideas. Why cant samsung just get this right.

    • I didn’t find any problems mate, try the procedure again but this time do a factory reset before you update and format your external SD card. Once you finish with the update do not setup your phone, switch the phone off right from the setup screen and get into recovery mode and do a factory reset + wipe cache partition… Your phone will be free of conflicts from previous versions and applications… I don’t have any force close errors and it has been a week since I updated, don’t go back to XXJVO or XXJVS, they all have their own problems since I have had both on my phone… Good Luck….

      Imran Ithisham (Sri Lanka)

  119. And same question pls, is it possible to Install Gingerbread 2.3.7 CyanogenMod 7.1 ROM with the version update 2.3.5 XXJVS ????

  120. Can I uppload my fone with 2.3.5 XXJVT , I have Samsung Galaxy S SGH T959 unlocked.

  121. Dear Neil ,

    please answer my question what if update my firware version XXJVT it is posible to Install Gingerbread 2.3.7 with CyanogenMod 7.1 ROM ?

    thank you neil

  122. i have uploaded my phone with the 2.3.5 XXJVT firmware but in my settings about phone it still shows 2.3.4 XXJVP

    • How did you update new firmwahow did you update your firmware was it through Odin..
      because you will not be able to update through kies..
      This update from Odin only.. Try update again and make sure you rest & wipe cache

  123. i have uploaded my phone with the 2.3.5 XXJVT firmware but in my settings i still see the firmware as 2.3.4 XXJVP….

    • You need to reboot check firmware..if not follow procedure and update again..

      • sir, i tried doing that but the firmware shows the same thing …. however the changes are surely experienced… but the firmware shows the same thing

  124. plz upload 2.3

  125. I hav samgalaxyGt-I9000M

  126. Installed it and works great! I like all the little new thinks in the new firmware.

  127. My comments:

    I installed this one and wifi issue reamains…. from XXJVS, moved back again to 2.3.4, I found it fast and no issues with google accounts, but….. big but….. wifi disconnects every 30 seconds, confirmed, tried even rooting with the XXJVS which worked by the way and then applying the fixes you provided in the earlier version… (applied succesfully) but then again nothing happened, wiped cache, even wiped data… no change.

    2.3.4 XXJVR with phonefix is working for me now, hoping for 2.3.6 :) to fix most of this issues!

  128. Dear Neal,

    I had rooted my galaxy S with CF-Root-XX_UNK_JVQ-v3.7-CWM3RFS. Now I am trying to update my phone to i9000XXJVT but the phone does not go any further than the below mentioned screen. I need you help please. I am have trouble updating.

    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..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..



  129. Hi Neal,
    I have tested most of the updates you presented here since I owned my SGS GT-I9000 wherever required by Odin3. The PC at my home with OS Windows XP/SP2 does not recognize my SGS in Odin3 while other PCs with the same OS have done the job by Odin3 successfully. What could be the reason? I tried many ways ( restarted PC, installed KIES and even reinstalled a fresh copy of WinxXP/Sp2 and again installed KIES ect.) but no luck till now. Could you suggest something else?
    Mahmudk K

  130. Battery Drains…………………………..

  131. Hi
    Does this support ARABIC ?

    Thank you

  132. If I apply this 2.3.5 upgrade will I still have the Samsung apps like Keyboard swipe?



  134. I found this firmeware a little bit slow…..
    XXJVS 2.3.5 was really fast
    Plus issues with market and google account, Took many restarts to finally sign in to google account so could access market !
    Plus sometimes software downloading from market fails.
    Lag also
    Well waiting for comments from more users….
    I am also thinking to downgrade back to XXJVS it was quick and had no issues or what so ever !

  135. When will the official 2.35 come out.
    Also can we root this version



  138. how to root this release?

  139. I think ill wait for a custom rom built on jvt