Samsung Galaxy S I9000 UK gets Official Android 2.3.5 Firmware Update

XXJVT Official LogoIt’s Official! For all users of Samsung Galaxy Users in UK can now smile as Samsung has pushed an all new latest version of 2.3.5 Gingerbread XXJVT through KIES tool which is the PC Suite for the Samsung Android phones. This update comes at a time when all of the Galaxy users thought that Samsung has stopped the support for the Galaxy S. While still Samsung hasn’t clarified or issued any note on by when it will be launching the Ice cream Sandwich Android 4.0 version for the Galaxy S but we came to know from our close sources that the update of ICS for Galaxy S is in the making and the same will be lunched very soon.

The all new update which is dubbed as Gingerbread 2.3.5 XXJVT can be applied manually. The best part of this part is that anyone with their Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000, the only condition being is that the phones should be unlocked ones and should not be the network locked phones. You can update the Galaxy S with this XXJVT Gingerbread 2.3.5 from the below mentioned link just in case if you still didn’t get the update from the KIES tool.

Procedure to Update Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 with Official Gingerbread 2.3.5 XXJVT Firmware

Just in case if you wish to root after updating with XXJVT Gingerbread 2.3.5, then you too can do the same from the below link,

Procedure to Root Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 on Gingerbread 2.3.5 XXJVT Firmware

Do let us know just in case if you face any issues with the firmware update in the comments section as we will ensure that all the issues are solved at the earliest. Please follow the instructions carefully which are mentioned in the above links carefully to get your device updated.



  1. Sandeep Choudhary

    January 30, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Hi I know this is off the topic but I see people here who can probably ans my ques. I came to UK from India. I got Samsung Galxy S and I’m currently running Android 2.3.4. The problem I’m facing is my GPRS connection is not getting activated. I tried vodafone, lycamobile. but none works :(.

    Please help me out of this.

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 2, 2012 at 12:32 am

      you need to unlock the phone as well as boot loader!

  2. Alex

    December 22, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Hi, i am having the same problem as Rodgerbill, my sgs i9000 is unlocked i am currently running 02 network on the phone but it was a t mobile before that, i went throught samsung kies last night to do the update(was currently running os 2.3.3) it said there was an update avilable, so i went ahead and did the update, it said it was successfull but phone is still showing 2,3,3 and now says uptodate firmware, why wont it put the 2.3.5 firmware on the phone??
    Any help

  3. Arun Gopinath

    December 19, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Hey, I just upgraded to this firmware, because the previos one had this particular issue, Sometimes after I use a couple of apps and Press the Home button, the Homescreen is blank for a few seconds and only then do the widgets appear again. And when I open the App tray its the same case theres a circular loading thing for a few seconds before the icons show, Now, I updated to this firmware and am sad to find out that the problem persists.

    Please Help.

  4. ammad

    December 19, 2011 at 12:30 am

    I installed this firmware . I m facing issue that my phone freezes n doesn’t awake from sleep . how can i fix it . it also happen in XXJVS . . please help

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 19, 2011 at 9:52 am

      just clear the cache from the recovery, it will be fixed!

  5. Ted

    December 2, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    does the 2.3.5 firmware include a fix for the GPS problem?

  6. Moi

    November 29, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Do any one know if there is an update for 2.2 Galaxy S GT I9100M.
    This unit really need a face lift
    It gives me so much trouble and the Kies is not working well at all.


    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 29, 2011 at 10:59 am

      yes moi we have taken your request and will come up with the same!

  7. RogerBill77

    November 25, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    That is true, but my SGS is locked to T-Mobile, and I do not want to slip up and brick the phone!!

    I feel the official update thru Kies is most likely the safest way to proceed with the update?

    In any event, I go back to my original question – are you sure that Samsung have actually released 2.3.5 thru Kies in the UK?

    Thanks for your patience


    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 25, 2011 at 5:09 pm

      yes you can revert back to any version of your choice! but this version of firmware is for non locked phones!

  8. RogerBill77

    November 25, 2011 at 1:26 am


    I have been checking Kies for the official Samsung firmware update to 2.3.5

    Still says my firmware version is Gingerbread.XXJVO is the latest version??

    Are you sure that 2.3.5 has been released officially by Samsung in the UK through Kies

    Let me know

    Rogerbill 77

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 25, 2011 at 11:00 am

      you can apply the update manually of XXJVT!

  9. Patrick Tan

    November 24, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Greetings. Just few questions before I attemp to this updates. I’m now on 2.3.5 XXJVS as I’m facing a several issues.
    1. The Android Phone some how force closed after I ended the calls, then my phone freeze.
    2. The Chinese input is gone!
    3. The battery life isn’t lasting long.
    May I know if I upgraded it to XXJVT would be much better and would my problems fixed? BTW, what are the others features would I get?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 24, 2011 at 12:58 pm

      yes it will be solved as XXJVT also have got the fix!

  10. Mohammed Fahim

    November 22, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Hi Frenz,

    I am in India, if I download and upgrade the XXJVT 2.3.5 rom manually, will it void my SGS i9000’s warranty ??

    Plz advise.

  11. Syed

    November 21, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    I am in UK. 2.3.5 does not seems to appear through Kies. Mine phone is unlocked and running 2.3.3. Any help!!!

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 21, 2011 at 8:43 pm

      yes if your phone is unlocked then you can easily update with the same!

    • Rash

      November 22, 2011 at 6:22 am

      Does samsung kies recognise your phone when you connect it..?? Does it sync with your phone??
      Also does it bring any messages stating update available..??

      • NeaL Pradeep

        November 22, 2011 at 9:29 am

        yes for UK customers it will get connected!

  12. Venu

    November 21, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    I\m on 2.3.3 I9000XXJVK, Can I go ahead and update this ?

  13. sumathi

    November 21, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    what are the list of enhancements with official XXJVT than the one posted on androidadvices earlier? can we expect any fix for improved battery backup? Please advice as i am on rooted XXJVT and the only issue now is the battery backup

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 21, 2011 at 1:54 pm

      it has got overscroll glow, menu now navigates in all directions! and also the battery backup is improved!

      • sumathi

        November 21, 2011 at 3:29 pm

        Thanks, But these features were already incorporated in the version provided by androidadviced long back, are they both same? any additional features apart from these?

        thanks again

        • NeaL Pradeep

          November 21, 2011 at 9:08 pm

          yes sumathi, both are the same version!

  14. Mahmud Koya

    November 21, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Dear Mr.Neal,
    I think you want to talk about the SGS GT-I9000 UK, but in your tutorial there is in the second paragraph a mentioning of Samsung Galaxy S GT I9100 and if it is a mistake it may lead the readers to a misunderstanding. Please consider and correct if it is a mistake or is this update applicable to SGS GT I9100 too?
    Mahmud K

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 21, 2011 at 1:57 pm

      it was a typo, thanks for the finding! we have corrected the same

  15. Samy

    November 21, 2011 at 10:53 am


    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 21, 2011 at 1:58 pm

      yes samy, Indians can apply this update!

  16. Jeet Dholakia

    November 21, 2011 at 10:34 am

    But this version update is already provided by you and after that there was another update of 2.3.5 XFJVA.

    • Amit Bhawani

      November 21, 2011 at 11:32 am

      Yes but the UK Mobile Users have got it Officially Now!

      • Jeet Dholakia

        November 21, 2011 at 1:02 pm

        Ok but is there any difference in this official version and the version which you have provided?

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