`` Update Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 with Gingerbread XWJVX 2.3.6

Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 – Steps to Install Gingerbread 2.3.6 XWJVX Firmware

Samsung Galaxy S Blue LogoFinally it’s here. Yes, the most awaited (not more than Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0) Gingerbread 2.3.6 version has arrived for the Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 has arrived. So, in the due course of this article we will check out on how you can apply this update. This update comes at a time when most of the users faced some issues with the last few firmwares like XFJVA etc. which didn’t match the expectations of the users. Also, just in case if you are a Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 user then an all new Official Gingerbread 2.3.6 is in the making and the same will be released very soon. We will soon come up with the rooting process for the same too.

Last but not the least, this firmware of Gingerbread 2.3.6 is dubbed as XWJVX. This update comes at a time when in the last article we saw on how to update Galaxy SL I9003 with Gingerbread 2.3.6. We will also come up with the next version of Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 which will enter into the beta stage on AndroidAdvices.com, so stay tuned for the action for your Galaxy S GT I9000 and other Android devices. Please note that this procedure should not be applied on network Locked devices and since its a Global update, anyone with their Galaxy S GT I9000 device can apply this update.

Disclaimer: At Android Advices, we have made sure in all respects that all the information regarding the firmware update is mentioned correctly in this article. We hold no responsibility in any manner just in case if any damage happens to your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 which is a very unlikely event if you follow the instructions carefully.

Note: Please note that this is not the Official firmware released by Samsung Electronics Ltd. and also after applying this update you will not be able to make use of KIES tool as this is the beta firmware. The only way you can install the firmware is

So, before proceeding you need to first ensure that you have followed all the pre Requisites which are mentioned in the below link. It’s very important for you to follow the instructions which are mentioned in the below link so as to facilitate the smoother, safer & faster firmware update.

Quick Pre Requisites

So assuming that you have followed the list of pre requisites which you need to follow, let’s proceed to the list of instructions to update Galaxy S GT I9000 with Gingerbread 2.3.6 in the next page.


  1. hi guys, am using i9000 but i’ve been stuck on AT&T logo for a long time i culdnt go into download mode. Now i get into a download mode after using home made jig. but my problem is odin cannot detect id com, not even yellow colour.. :( plsss any idea? wat shuld i do? i mis my i9000.

  2. hi guys, am using i9000 but i’ve been stuck on AT&T logo for a long time i culdnt go into download mode. Now i get into a download mode after using home made jig. but my problem is odin cannot detect id com, not even yellow colour.. :( plsss any idea? wat shuld i do? i mis my i9000.

  3. Hello Dear,

    Please guide me with the upgrade. My GT-I9000 has 2.3.5 Gingerbread with XXJVS firmware. KIES is not supporting upgrade, why?

    Which upgrade should I use which will be supported by KIES?

    Awaiting your reply,


  4. HI Neela,
    my device is galaxy s GT I9000 firmware 2.3.4 build no. gingerbread xxjvr baseband version I9000 XXJVR kernel version 2.6 35.7 – I9000XXJVR – ch425308 se. infra@ SEP – 63#2

    My problem:
    I was having force close and device freezing.
    I did hard reset and then connected device to computer using usb cable. I then did data restore using KIES. Information latter came on saying there is a new update for my device so I carried out the update process.On the computer the updated version was given as firmware: PDA: JVR / PHONE: JVR / CSC: JVR(SWC).
    When I finished I checked the firmware on the device and it was still firmware 2.3.4 and XXJVR.
    I also observed the following:-
    1. I say an application is uninstalled and after putting device off at night you switch on next day the application re install by it self.
    2. If you copy say music on device and next day you switch it on the music is deleted.
    3. Cannot access whatsapp and skype applications and also cannot download and install any application from android market.

    However all phone functions are working.

    Please advice.

  5. hey guys can i ask
    how to update my samsung galaxy s i9000 android 2.1 jxjg2 to android 2.3.6 XWJW1 ???? please replyyyy

  6. Hey,

    I did this update and its working fine, only issue is that everything is in polish. Is there a way for me to get the update in the English language? Sorry I was unaware that this is a polish launch but I had the XXJVT and my signal strength was terrible I always restarted my phone to get signal or to get off emergency call only. So Im hoping this update would fix that problem? Please let me know as soon as you can man thanks!

  7. I am trying to install 2.3.6 xxjvx and have downloaded the firmware package. However, when I try to extract files & it asks for password and I put androidadvices.com ( as told in the instruction page), it doesnt goes forward & the password window again pops up! what am i doing wrong?

  8. HI,
    I have firmware version 2.3.4 installed on my i9000 with baseband version gingerbread xxJVQ. Can I convert to 2.3.6 XWJVX Firmware? and how?

  9. Hi there.
    Running Gbread 2.3.3 and wanna upgrade to 2.3.5 or 6 via keis on my i9000
    I cant get the CSC code right for Lithiuania tho so wont upgrade ((
    Can you pm/email me and ill explain more ))

  10. Hi, can you tell me what is the most stable and complete firmware version to go with for the GT-I9000? I’m on XXJVP at the moment but it’s really slow and unstable. Thanks

  11. hi neal
    is this upgrade support arabic language (2.3.6)

  12. hey neal is it compulsory to root the phone or not?

  13. After installing this I can not pick up cell service?
    any ideas?

  14. i had a 2.3.3 gingerbread on my GTI9000 can i straightly go with this update? or should i had to update it first to 2.3.4 or 2.3.5 before to proceed? please i need an answer..thanks

  15. Hey,

    Does this solve the Wifi dropping issue on 2.3.5?

  16. its T mobiles leaked version…i hav applied the update…my start screen says t mobile whenever i on\off my fone

  17. every time he is coming with this text wat is the problem

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  18. Hi, got some questions.
    I’m currently on XXJVQ (as it was most stable out of 2.3.x releases, tested till ‘T’ version) – can it be upgraded directly to this XWJVX?
    Does it have a polish language (2.3.5 official, from your site, didn’t have it, so it was quite a problem for my friend, which does use this phone)?
    Thanks in advance for reply.

  19. HI NEAL

    whats the difference between 2.3.5 and 2.3.6

    and by the way ..is the lock screen delay will be solved after the update? thx a lot neal

  20. Hi Neal,
    unable to download the zip file since 2 days, please solve this ASAP. Tq

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