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.

151 comments

  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,

    Thanks.

  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 ))
    Nice1

  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

  21. your links are not working… it says “The server at downloads.androidadvices.com is taking too long to respond.”

  22. I used CWM to backup data ,but when I Wiped data/factory reset my backup disappear, so I can’t restore. Please tell me how I should do to backup and restore data?

  23. Hi Neal ,

    Is it stil so that the download servers are down ?

  24. This version has the problem whit shut down screen although the battery is full? I have 2.3.5 JVT and sometime the phone shots down the screen… I want to know if the problem is still there in this update?

  25. You do realize that your download servers are still fubar?!

  26. the download is not working plz amend coz i realy want this update

  27. HI neal
    my phone is dead pls tell what to do next

  28. is there no way for me to go back to samsung kies frimware ?

  29. hi master NeaL
    the amazing NeaL
    first thanx ooooooooooooooooo much u r the best really caz u help every one and u r update day by day
    so thanx
    second master help help help plez
    i found all of these thing which made me baaaaaaaaaaaaa
    confused

    I9000XWJVW|2.3.6|SER|

    I9000XWJVW|2.3.6|AUT|

    I9000XWJVX|2.3.6|ERA|

    I9000XWJVX|2.3.6|PLS|

    I9000XWJVZ|2.3.6|OXA|

    WHAT IS THAT ALL
    what i have to do what to update what is better master plez help
    and why u chose XWJVX plez tell me what to do what to chose and do i have to update to the new update (XWJVX )
    now am in XFJVA 2.3.5 Firmware and its super amazing fast slim smoky (thanx to u 4 it)
    help
    help
    help

  30. Hi,

    I can’t download the update, link isn’t working …?

  31. i am trying to download but its not downloading why?

  32. link dead

  33. pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee work on the problem…………

  34. can any one please give the working link for download…………

  35. Hi Neal,

    Does this version support Turkish language, and also if i do the upgrade i have a bunch of paid programs, can i load them back?

  36. Wifi bug still exist. please recomend any workable solution

  37. Hi Neal,

    I am not able to download anything from your site..

    Can you please check..

    Best Wishes..

    Sonal..

  38. Hello Neal,

    First of all, Great Job… I really appreciate the hard work You & your team are providing to all the Samsung GT i 9000 users.. A heartiest Thanks… :) :)

    Now the issue, there is a problem while downloading the Firmware from the link provided… I am encountering the following error:

    The web page at http://downloads.androidadvices.com/S/GalaxyS_GTI9000_XWJVX_2.3.6.rar might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.

    Please check & Update..

  39. Hi neal,

    The wifii bug still exist..When will you guys find a solution to it..

  40. I installed Gingerbread xxjvp from your advice but now my phone is not recognised when in download mode by odin only when not in this mode is it recognised also kies says this device is incompatible what has happened?

  41. Hi Neal,

    what is the new in this update?
    i have already have the XFJVA version.

  42. Hi Neal. I too had the T mobile splash screen but not until after I had a whole series of error messages as the update tried to install, including unable to load disk. In the end, the phone just kept on cycling between the T mobile screen and the Samsung power up screen to the extent I had to remove the battery to stop it.

    I tried it again, same result, and in a bit of a panic, I revert back to XXJVT and all is well, phew. Thought you might like to know.

    As I’ve installed a number of your upgrades before without any problems, I wondered if this might have been caused because I recently updated to Ext-4, what do you think?

    Best regards

    Tim

  43. The T mobile screen is coming at startup. It doesnt asked for language selection but softwareversion showing 2.3.6.
    All things are same no change seems in this version.Two new applications came named navi and ipla which opens in another language not in english hence no use of them.

  44. sir when will i get the root for this firmware..

  45. hey what is the difference between official version and leaked version???? is there any significant difference between this and xxjvt???

  46. dont try to update this rom….its a T-Mobile Poland and Siberia firmware release. thats y u see T-mobile home page.
    its not for all country, juz a firmware release of T-Mobile SGS Gt-I9000.
    Also it has got no improvements that you can actually notice. So Useless.

    Check XDA.

  47. Hi Neal ,
    hows the battery performance on this firmware ,

  48. Hi NEAL,

    During this update its stopped at analyzing, then i restarted the phone nothing happens,even removed the battery and restarted it remains calm in download mode pls help………..

  49. Hey, does this version support romanian language? It has multi CSC?

  50. What’s new in this version 2.3.6? I’m using 2.3.5, Is there any new changes?

  51. I’m on XXJVT Gingerbread 2.3.5 Firmware. which 2.3.6 firmware should I update?

  52. sir, after installing version 2.3.5, i lost my battery backup(now only 16 hrs) and if i try to install any program i got a message like \ sorry, the application mail(process com.yahoo.mobile.client.android.mail has stopped unexpectedly. please try again) version 2.3.6 is the solution for this problem? ya i can go back to my original factory setting. what is the solution for this problem? please help me…

  53. For some reason after i upgraded to this firmware……
    There is a new T-mobile splash screen before the usual samsung one.
    There is a Polish sat nav called naviexpert that i cannot delete (it does not show up as an app and has no uninstall button) .
    A new internet icon that leads to the polish T-mobile home page when i try to connect to the net.
    I’m Irish so these things are of little use to me, how do i get rid of them?
    Or did i do something wrong.
    Firmware says its updated to 2.3.6 jvx
    thanks in advance

  54. Hey I’m from Guatemala in Central America, and my Galaxy S is running Gingerbread.XXJVS which I enable the 850Mhz WCDMA band, if I flash this update, will my phone be able to use the 850Mhz WCDMA band, do you know..?
    My network carrier is on 850 band by the way so i need your advise please.. thank you.

  55. HI NEAL,

    WHAT IS NEW IN THIS VERSION? AS WE ARE WAITING FOR THE REVISED VERSION OF 4.0. CAN WE UPDATE THE REVISED VERSION OF 4.0 THROUGH 2.3.6 OR 2.3.5 XXJVT? HAS THIS VERSION HINDI OR DEVNAGARI SUPPORT?
    THANKX.

  56. Hi Neal,

    Do I have to do anything extra if I’ve rooted and overclocked my I9000?
    Thanks.

  57. HYE NEAL I AVE UPDATED SUCCESFULY JUST 2 OBJETS THAT I DON T LIKE ONE WHEN HE BOOT THUS IS NOT THE SAME LIUKE XXJVT IS RIGHT T WHEN IT BOOOT AND THE SECOD THE INTERNET APPLICATION WHO NAME IS CHANGED NOW IS WWW THE NAME AND JUST ONE QUESTION XXJVT XFJVA AND THE THIS NEW XWJVX WHO IS THE NETHER ROM WAITING FOR YOU R ?ASWER IS URGENT AND IMPORTANT FOR ME TO KNOW THAT WHO IS THE BEST ROM BETWEEN XXJVT XJVA AND THE 2.3.6 THANKS IN ADVANCE???

  58. Everything seemed fine until:

    Added!!
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..
    File analysis..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    factoryfs.rfs

    It’s stuck at factoryfs.rfs. Been waiting for 15 minutes.

  59. whats new in this update?
    Is it custom rom or like xxjvt official rom?

  60. I am on XXJVT firmware which was official firmare as you said earlier but not official for India.

    Is this update release by samsung over n above XXJVT 2.3.5 or its we can say custom ROM

  61. in final step repartition should not checked???/

    n what is pre requisite before flsh this… we have to on stock rom….?

  62. SO NEAL I UNDERSTAND THAT WE NEED JUST OF THE ODIN AND PDA I DON T UNDERSTAND WHY YOU GUYS ARE UPLOAD SS_DL.dll so please answer me why we have this file????

  63. I WILL JUST WAIT THE ROOTING PACKAGE

  64. THANKS NEAL I WAS RIGHT MY HEART WAS RIGHT THAT THE UPDATE COME TODAY OR TOMORROW THANKS VERY HAPPY I WILL CHECK IT AND INFORM YOU THE ISSUE THANKS

  65. Hey Neal

    Right now I’m on 2.3.5 XXJVT and I want to upgrade to 2.3.6 …. there is one thing not clear for me… after the update to 2.3.6, is it obligatory to enter into recovery mode and wipe data/factory reset and clear the cache, or not? Can I keep and use the apps that I have now with 2.3.5? Thank You in advance. Regards, Dejan

  66. Dear Neal,
    It’s really a happy piece of news about another FW for the SGS GT-I9000.
    There is a confusion when the ‘Quick Pre Requisites’ link in this article is taking us to the article ‘Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 – Steps to Install Official Gingerbread XXKPQ 2.3.6 Firmware’, where it talks about the update of SGS SL I9003.
    Would you comment a little more in details.

    Thanks,
    Mahmud K.

  67. I am currently on cyanogen mod 9 with ics on top . how do I get this update
    do I need to uninstall it and how can I remove the mod
    I am new to this

  68. Hey what is the difference betn this and 2.3.5… heard the pinch zoom in and zoom out does not work in this… is it true???

  69. i hav official 2.3.5 should i go for this upgrade!!! plzzz telll…. thanxxxxxxxx a lot for this by the way..this site rocks…wats diff in the upgrade

  70. Is it Official Gingerbread 2.3.6 version of I9000?

    • its not an official, its the leaked version!

      • NEAL I WANT TOSAY YOU THT I AM THYE ONE WHO WAS WAITING EAGERLY FOR 2.3.6 BUT I XFJV IS BETHER BEACUSE WHEN 2.3.6 BOOT IS TMOBILE 2 THERE 2 APPLICATIONS THAT I DON T NEED I WANTED MOEZ FUNTIONS AND ALSO GOOD PERFORMANCE IN WIFI NAND BATTERY I WILL JUST WAIT THE NEW ROM WITH BETHER PERFORMANCE THAN XFJVA AND WHEN HE BOOT IS SAMUNG NOT TMOBILE AND I JUST WANTED TO SAY YOU THAT I WILL WAIT AN NEW CUSTOM ROM XFJVA THERE ARE NOT CUSTOM ROM FOR GT-I9000 SINCE XXJVT SEMAPHORE KERNEL I WANT AN GOOD CUSTOM ROM WITH BTHER BATTERY AND WIFI PERFORMANCESND I WILL WAIT FOR AN STA2BLE CUSTOM ROM AND ROM AND ALSO I WANT BOTTLE ANIMATION OF BATTERY FOR THE CUSTOM ROM THANKS..

      • HYE NEAL I WAS WAOTING EAGERLY FOR 2.3.6 BUT NOT IMPRESSED BECAUSE WHEN HE BOOT IS TMOBILE SO CHANGE IT ON SAMSUNG 2 APPLICATION WE FON T NEED HIM NOT STABLE ONE XFJVA IS TGE BEST BATTERY WIFI NOT MORE FUNTIONS AND ALSO AFTER XXJVT THERE ARE NO CUSTOM ROM LIKE THE PREVIOUS ONE EXTRAORDINARY AMESTRY… SO PLEASE I WANT AN STABLE CISTOM ROM WITH 48 HOURS BATTERY WIFI EXCELLENT AND AMAZING PERFORMANCE I WANT AN CUSTOM ROM FOR XFJVA LIKE THIS ONE AND PLEASE SERIOUSLY I DON T LIKED THE 2.3.6 WITH TMOBILE NO BETHER FUNCTIONS PERFORMANCES THAN XFJVA SO PLEASE I WANT AN CUSTOM ROM FOR XFJVA AND AN BETHER ROM PLEASE PROGRESSED MORE AND ALSO WILL BE THE 2.3.7 FOR GT-I9000 PLEASE ANSWER ME FOR ALL MY QUESTIONS IN THIS FEEDBACK THANKS

      • HYE NEAL WILL BE AN KERNEL FOR FOR HIGH VOLUMR SPEAKER LIKE SEMAPHORE KERNEL BUT NOT FOR THE HANDSET FOR TE SPEAKER AND THE SECOND QUESTION WILL BE THE ANDROID 2.3.7 FOR SGS THANKS

      • HYE NEAL I HAVE JUST ONE PROBLEME WITH MY ANDROID GT-I9000 IS THT WHEN I CONNECT HE ALWAYS SAY TO ME THAT THEY ARE OBTAINING THE ADRESSE IP BUT THE WIFI WORK WITH FEW WIFIS BUT THEY ARE MANY WHO DON T WORK PLEASE SAY ME THAT WHAT I HAVE TO DO TO FIX THS PROBLEME AND I BUY THIS PHONE FROM PARIS WAITIUNG YOU R ANSWER POR JUST SAY ME AN ROOM TO FIX THIS PROBLEMER THANKS AND BYE

        • check with the settings of the wifi as there are no issues reported in this version of firmware!

        • HYE NEL I ALL CHECKED FROM 2 WEEKS I AM TRYTING I BUY FIW MY WIFIAPPLICATION TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEME BUT STILL THE SAME PROBLEME HELP ME PLESAE ALWAYS SAY ME THAT THEY ARE OBTAINING THE ADRESSE IP AND THE SECOND QUESTION WILL BE THE ANDROID 2.3.7 FOR GT-I9000 PLESAE SOLVE THIS PROBLEME I TRY WITH XXJVT AND THE 2.3.6 SAME RESULT PLEASE ANSWER ME FOR THESE 2 QUESTION

      • when is the official version expected to release?
        Thank you in advance