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

Galaxy S ICS LogoIt was last time when we saw on how you can apply the Gingerbread 2.3.6 XWJVX version of firmware and now in this article we will check today on how you can apply the latest XWJVZ version of Gingerbread 2.3.6 firmware. This update brings In just one improvement compared to the last version. There were some graphic rich games like NFS Shift HD and others which when played used to heat up the phone terribly. This bug has been fixed in this version of firmware. So, let’s proceed to the quick pre Requisites first which you need to follow and then followed by the procedure to apply this update.

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 with the Odin which we have mentioned in this article.

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 it’s 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.

Caution: If you are having any sorts of lag fixes then you need to disable all of them from the Recovery mode as if you proceed without disabling the same then there is a possibility that you may face issues in updating the phone.

Quick Pre Requisites

So assuming that you have followed the above list of pre requisites, you now need to proceed to the next page where we will see on how you can apply this update of XWJVZ in your Galaxy S GT I9000.

  • Farhan Younus

    Hey Neel,
    I have samsung s gt-i9000 with gingerbread 2.3.6 XXJVU and CSC: XXJVU(KOR). Can I install your mentioned ROM on my cell?

    I want it to be recognized by KIES for future firmware updates, would that be possible after this installation?

    Thanks in advance,

  • Minihalo

    Bricked, Samsung Galaxy S 4g. Wont Turn on, or go into download mode, recovery nothing. Odin said Failed… BLACK SCREEN

    • Neela Pradeep

      this update is not for GALAXY S 4G, its strictly mentioned! Sorry we cant help it!

  • nomadic

    Hi
    my device is a galaxy S GT I9000
    I’m currently running amestris 3.5 XXJVR (your tutorial = upgrade to Xtra long life battery amestris 3.5 Sep 2011).
    I’m considering upgrading to amestris 7.1 (your tutorial = upgrade to Xtra long battery amestris ROM 7.1 Jan 2012).
    Tutorial says to install XWJVZ. Thats OK. However, the pre-requisites for XWJVZ include a step to install XXKPQ on galaxy SL I9003 ???? Is this correct? galaxy SL I9003 ?
    thank you
    nomadic

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neela Pradeep

      you need to strictly follow the instructions!

  • jed

    hye neal!

    ive tried re-install this firmware for the second time. on the screen, appears all the options: ‘reboot the system now, Wipe data/factory reset, Wipe Cache partition’. do i need to select the first option or wait for the phone to automatically reboot?? another thing is the phone takes such a long time to start up. how long will it usually takes to start up normally where it would appear the language settings, etc.

    Thanks

  • abdollah

    that was one great guide! i am on 2.3.6 and its workin well! keep it ooooooooooooon!

    • http://www.amitbhawani.com/blog/ Amit Bhawani

      Glad it worked for you. Share this with your friends.

  • feh

    After firmware update is completed in Odin, my phone does not automatically reboots. I go to the recovery mode page and am prompted to click reboot now. After clicking, phone restarts, theme song plays and then the letter S just keeps getting highlighted and that’s all, phone does not even start! Help pls!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      just pull off the battery and re apply the update!

  • reshma

    greetings

    the t9 does not happen to be working after upgrading the phone in my Samsung Galaxy S
    i tried clearing the cache as well

    can u pl suggest

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      have you tried clear the cache!?

  • Ben

    I noticed that XXJVU is described as not fully stable, so is this still a good option to go for, or are you expecting a final version of the value pack to come out that I should wait for?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      Yes there are few bugs of force close errors!

  • Ben

    Hi, could you please tell me what the most stable firmware would be for the GT I-9000. Or is there going to be a complete and stable version of ICS that I should wait for?

    Thanks

    Ben

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      you can update with XXJVU as of now!

  • J

    I was putting Gingerbread to my vibrant. My Home button doesn’t work anymore. (actually Home button and Search button move selection left to right) Hence, I couldn’t select Wipe Data/Factory Reset from recovery mode. It cannot find T-mobile network. What should I do? Please help.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      this update was not for locked phones!

  • Balint

    Downloading webpage not available. I’ve tried it in the last few hours, but the firmware is not downloadable… Please help!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      we are having temporary issues with the server, we are in the process of fixing!

  • Bikpity

    The update file is not accessible, download.androidadvices.com is not responding… Just wanted to update my phone, thx for your quick response!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      we are in the process of fixing the same!

  • Lara

    Hello,

    Is there also a update available for the Samsung Galaxy S I9003?

    Regards,
    Lara

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      yes you can update your I9003 phone!

  • Serkan

    Does this support Turkish language?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      no it doesnt support turkish!

  • sam

    Does this rom suport chinese language?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      no, this doesnt support chinese language!

  • James

    Hello Neela,

    Thank you for all the assistance thus far. I was able to finally install the 2.3.6 XWJVZ.

    I downloaded the next file for rooting XX_OXA_JVZ-4.3 But when unzipping there is only \zImage\ and it is not recognized by Odin.

    Please let me know if there is another download file for rooting my new 2.3.6 XWJVZ

    Thanks!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      extract the files for just once and not twice, please follow the procedure!

  • James

    I will try updating with XXJVT Firmware. IF this is successful, will I be able to upgrade from XXJVT to ICS 4.0.3?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      yes but from MIUI you need to update as mentioned in the article!

  • James

    Hello Neela,

    I was able to get the phone rebooted before you replied. I went through the install process from the beginning again and this time it all loaded correctly.

    When I rebooted the phone, it kept rebooting over and over again in a loop. So I took out the battery and pressed volume up + menu + power, then I cleared the cache and did factory reset.

    Next screen is asking for password. I tried ‘androidadvices’, ‘androidadvices.com’ and now it says:

    \Sorry, try again : If you fail one more time, you can lose data in SD card.\

    Do you know the password? Password? Cannot go further until you reply since I don’t want to lose my data.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      password is androidadvices.com

  • James

    Hello Neela,

    My phone did not have any response after waiting half an hour with Odin. Message log is:

    Added!!
    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..

    So then I tried to reboot but now have on my screen an image showing an old phone icon then alert triangle in yellow, then an icon of a computer. Please let me know what to do. I tried rebooting, also volume up + menu + power key, also I tried entering download mode as well but still the same. I have also taken out the battery and reinserted with same result.

    Need your help ASAP. Thanks

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      update with XXJVT FIRMWARE!

  • James

    Hello Neela,

    My phone froze on the download stage:

    Added!!
    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..

    And waited more than half an hour. So I restarted the phone and all I see is an icon of a phone, then an alert triangle, then a computer, meaning that there is no connection between phone and computer.

    I’ve tried the Volume Up Key+ Menu+ Power but I still come to the same screen. What do I do from here?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      stick to instructions, follow the same again!

  • Dejan

    Hello Neal!
    Can I flash this JVZ rom directly over some older 2.2 version of rom?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      yes directly you can update!

  • Ahmed

    Dear Neal,
    After I updated my Galaxy S, there were some contacts that were written in Arabic now are written in a weird form. How Can I fix this ? Hope you reply soon and MERRY CHRISTMAS.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      you can change the language from locale and text!

      • Ahmed

        No! I didnt find Arabic …….. can you help ???!!!!

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

          IT WILL SOON BE LAUNCHED!

  • android

    plz help me..my phone brickedni thought…my fren install i9003 firmware to.mine gs i9000…now the phone cant start…i tried to put jig but still the same…

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      sorry to hear that but you can install the XXJVT Firmware to unbrick the same!

  • Manuel

    Hi Neal, If i have xxjvt 2.3.5, can I get this theme????? I know its for 2.3.6 ,,but i like to use in 2.3.5.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      YOU NEED TO BE ON XXJVZ!

  • Gaurav

    Dear Neal,
    Please tell me, which is the best software to backup all the data for the Samsang Galaxy GT-I9000 with version 2.3.3? Also whether Root is required for the same?
    Thanks in advance.

  • Ramunas

    HI! I try upgrade to this version gingerbread but always get failed message in odin.i can install 2.3.5 version . this one i try maybe 6 times its the same.can someone help me to solve it.thank you

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      WHATS THE EXACT MODEL NUMBER OF YOUR DEVICE?

      • Ramunas

        samsung galaxy gt-I9100. I using before this version of gingerbread ,but decided reinstall because one kernel keeping my screen brighter

        • Ramunas

          I can install only 2.3.5 zip update using odin other version dosent work

          • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

            yes you can install any version!

  • shez

    Hi Neil currently my i9000 is having eclair is it gonna be okay if I directly upgrade to this post version ???

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes shez, you can directly apply the update!

  • Bryan

    Hey Neal, after updating my phone to 2.3.6. i’m having issues with xt9 predictive text. none of the settings work when i choose one. hope you can help me! Thanks

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      please clear the cache, it will be solved!

  • Bryan

    Hey Neal, after updating my phone to 2.3.6. i’m having issues with xt9 predictive text. none of the settings work when i choose one. hope you can help me

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      clear the cache from recovery!

  • Ashish

    hi neal m currently on xxjvk 4.0.1 icecream hackish but this has lot of issues and i wish to go back to xxjvt 2.3.5 can i do this

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes you can go back to any version!

  • Dejan

    Neal,I have updated to 2.3.6 XWJVX, but somehow my battery life sucks… Can I go back to 2.3.5 XXJVT without having problems? Thanks

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes you can go back to XXJVT!

  • Mima

    Hi.I tried to update, but after starting odi, bringing my phone in download mode and connecting the phone to my PC, I see nothing in ID:COM. What am I doing wrong. I know it worked before.

    Thanks
    mima

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      PLEASE INSTALL SAMSUNG USB DRIVERS!

  • Vikriti

    Hey Neal, M on xxjvt with Galaxy s GT-i9000, is there any better stock rom after this??

    Thank you for all the information u r providing ;)

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      thanks buddy for your appreciation! you can go with xxjvt, its my favorite!

  • Mohit Ghawari

    i’ve tried to update several times but it shows the same error everytime
    i’ve also tried restarting the phone and re-inserting the battery

    Added!!
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..
    File analysis..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    MD5 hash value is invalid.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

    can anyone tell how to fix this error

    thankx

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      check by clearing the cache from recovery mode!

  • Artpickers

    Anyone else noticed that when you set the portrait keypad type to 3×4 keypad, that it types numbers instead of letters, the qwerty keyboard setting woks OK but not the 3×4 one

  • empoy

    works fine great job ser…i will just w8 for the stable 4.0 ICS.. XWJVZ is working stable on my I9000..great job :hail: Ser Neal..thanks a lot

  • Shiv

    Neil- The T9 dictionary doesn’t work in this ROM.

  • matthias

    Hi NeaL

    Will there be a final version of the 2.3.6 firmware without bugs?
    And so, do you know when ?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      yes there will be a new version!

  • Karim

    Did you know that you can still use semaphore kernel 1.8.0 after updating with the latest firmware of XXJVZ. I have done it on my samsung gt i9000 and only tweaks application is replaced with the semaphore kernel and everything is running fine.

  • bäm li

    My Phone too, its impossible how fast that energy level get down.

  • cristianb

    guys help please..the password has 18 characters and there it says only 16…i have one more try what shall i do?!?!?! please answer asap

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      pass is androidadvices.com

  • Manvith

    I tried with the Pre Requisites first. But i was getting error while
    The process stuck at
    Added!!
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:26)..
    File analysis..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Leave CS..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Leave CS..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Leave CS..

    So I removed the cable. The device remained in Download mode. But when I restarted the device got bricked :( !!

    Now it does not power-up, nor can I start the device in Download mode or recovery mode.

    Im using the international I9000 model

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      UPDATE WITH xxjvt firmware, it should be fixed!

  • Anks

    hey neal,

    I updated my phone with this version. All works fine but somehow the XT9 predictions are not working. so auto complete text is not working in SMS. Let me knw wt needs to be done. FYI i hv activated word completion is advanced settings of XT9…

  • Rudeboy

    Hi Neal

    I have followed all the instructions to the point. The I notice that the NaviExpert is in a weird language I don’t understand. Can you please assist to change it to English.

    Thank You.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      CHANGE THE LANGUAGE FROM LOCALE AND TEXT!

  • Tapan

    stuck at the same point & and the phone won’t start. show a icon of phone & computer with \!\ mark inbetween. what to do?? please help

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      is your phone a n/w locked device?

  • Ivo

    Hi Neal,
    currently I’m on XXJVT with semaphore kernel 1.8.0 and my phone is rooted. If I upgrade XWJVZ will my phone still be rooted?


    Thanks

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no, the device will be un rooted!

  • Tim

    Any thoughts on this?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      THOUGHTS ON?

      • Tim

        Neal, sorry, I had made two earlier posts but they are still showing as awaiting moderation. Here they are again:

        1. Does this release still have the pink T-mobile splash screen?

        2. Guys, for the past couple of weeks it’s been impossible to load and read your update pages in Internet Explorer. I get script errors and IE just hangs up. Tried this from 3 machines now and all the same. It seems to be related to your pop up subscribe page. I have had to download Firefox which seems to work OK. Can you let me know what I have to do get IE working with your site again please?

        Many thanks

        Tim

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          no, this doesnt have that issue
          we are facing some issues with the server, we are fixing it! we really apologize for the same!

  • Remco

    What is the difference between this and XXJVZ? I am still using XXJVT, but I have a big battery problem.
    Normally I had to charge ones per day (just at night), but since XXJVT my battery is during the day already totally empty..
    I dont play games only whatsapp and nothing more…

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      we will soon come up with the XXJVZ, we are waiting for the feedback!

  • Anks

    this is also leaked version??? is this as stable as XXJVT???

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no, there are some issues!~

  • stefan

    hi,
    Can I apply the update to my SGS gt I9000 whatever the firmware have been flashed previously, I meant even froyo or different versions of gingerbread ? Or do i have yo first flash with a specific firmware? Thanks.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      YES YOU CAN APPLY ANY FIRMWARE!

  • pankaj

    Neal

    Still the phone is always little warm bacside near to camera. This problem was not seen in 2.3.5.
    This is my feedback you can convey to developers.

  • Tim

    Guys, for the past couple of weeks it’s been impossible to load and read your update pages in Internet Explorer. I get script errors and IE just hangs up. Tried this from 3 machines now and all the same. It seems to be related to your pop up subscribe page.

    I have had to download Firefox which seems to work OK.

    Can you let me know what I have to do get IE working with your site again please?

    Thx

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      there is an issue with the server, we are fixing the same!

  • Rukshan

    works great! rooted easily… no lags so far… even i see an improvement in wifi connectivity, stock music player and the graphics…

  • Zul

    Hi,

    The process stuck at \boot.bin\. Is this normal?
    Added!!
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:26)..
    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..
    boot.bin

    Thanks

    • Tapan

      I was alos stuck at the same point, than i restarted the phone in download mode by pressing Vol up + Vol Down + Power than wait for screen to flash back & than leave power button… than u’ll enter in power mode. Repeat the above process in download mode..

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

        re insert the battery and then try updating!

  • Tim

    Neil, does this version still give the Pink T-Mobile splash sreen?

    Thx

    Tim

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      it has been fixed in this version!

  • Usman

    There are two main issues in this update:

    1. Battery life is extremely low.

    2. WiFi bug still exists.

    Any solutions for these issues?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      it will be sorted in the next version!

      • bilal

        YOU ARE RIGHT USMAN MY BIG PROBLEME ARE THE BATTERY AND WIFI JUST XFJVA IS GOOD BECAUSE I EVEN TRYED XXJVT BUT XFJVA IS GOOD AS OF NOW!!!!! NEAL JUST WAIT BATTERY BACK UP AND WIFI WITH 2.3.6 OFFICIAL VERSION

      • bilal

        YOU RE ABSOLUTEL RIGHT USMAN THE BATTERY IS VERY POOR WITH ALL FIRMWARE WITH EVEN XXJVT XFJVA AND THERE ARE SOME WIFI BUGS??????!!!!

  • Bahdur

    Does this rom suport Arabic language?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no, not as of now!

      • razib

        is it support bangla language.i just root my phon. any link plz send a mail

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neela Pradeep

          AS OF NOW IT DOESNT SUPPORT BANGLA!

  • Leon

    This version still has Homescreen Lockup Hang Bug when wifi connection is active. Experienced this since 2.3.4 till 2.3.6.

  • paul

    Worked fine for me, rooting also worked. I am on Bell in Canada.

    Thanks, great job once again.

  • Pankaj

    You guys are rocking. The way you describe procedure and keep up updated us….Hats off. keep it up……..

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      thanks pankaj!

  • BILAL

    HYE NEAL THIS IS 2.3.6 ROM OR AN CUSTOM ROM THANKS IN ADVANCE?? IN WHA ARE THE ENHANCEMENTS SINCE THA LAST 2.3.6

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      it is a stock rom!

      • bilal

        THERE ARE 2 BIG PROBLEMES FOR ME WITH ANDROID GT-I9000 1)THE BATTERY PLEASE WE GUYS NEED MINIMUM 12HOURS BATTERY AND ALSO I DON T USE WIFI BLUETOOTH GPS AND ALSO THE BRIGHTNESS IS ZERO AND 15SEC FOR THE SCREEN WITH OFFLINE MODE SO PLEASE WITH EVEN THIS SETTINGS WITH BATTERY DEFENDER ULTIMATE I CAN T HAVE IN TOTAL 5HOURS OF BATTERY!!!!!!!!! SO PLEASE PROGRESSE FOR THE BATERY AND THE 2)THE WIFI IS NORMAL BUT WE NEED MORE POWERFUL WIFI I AM WITH XFJVA ROOTED ALL FUNCTIONS PERFORMANCE ARE GOOD BUT BATTERY AND WIFI IS THE BIG PROBLEME FOR ME AND ALSO I HAVE MINIMUM 30 APPS AND I HAVE SOME BUGS!!!!! PLEASE PROGRESSE I HAVE A LOT OF DREAM WITH THE OFICIAL 2.3.6

  • BILAL

    HYE NEL WANTED TO ASK YOU TRHAT THIS IS AN FIRMWARE ROM 2.3.6 OR CUSTOPM ROM THANKS?K???

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      it is a firmware rom and not a custom rom!

  • dylan

    the file does not extract properly when unzipping;(

    • Dany

      Download it again, works fine for me …

    • raman

      you need to download it again.

  • http://androidadvices.com cutest

    When does the 2.3.6 xxjvt arrive?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      there is no eta on the same! it should come soon!

  • dylan

    neal how do i backup apps

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      you can backup apps on rooted phone, its given in the article on how to backup apps!

      • razib

        How long does it take to get the files done in “Odin3″? I’ve been waiting for almost an hour.

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neela Pradeep

          no it just takes less than 15 minutes!

        • Taruvar

          @razib, same here !!!
          dunnoe whether it will work or not ??

          • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neela Pradeep

            IT WILL WORK!