Galaxy S I9000

Update Galaxy S GT I9000 with Galaxy S4 Looking ExtraOrdinary ROM – Guide

GALAXY_S4JDQ39 build is all up and is available for Galaxy S GT I9000 smartphone, this means that you can now have the looks of Galaxy S4 right in your device without any hassles. While some of you might be well versed with the instructions to flash the custom ROM firmware, but still we recommend you to follow all the instructions mentioned in this article to make sure that there are no issues of bricking the device. The custom ROM which will help your device look like S4 is the “Extraordinary” ROM, so to apply this, you first need to follow all the list of quick pre requisites mentioned below and then you need to proceed on to the next page for a detailed guide on how to apply with this ROM.

Quick Pre Requisites:

  • All the data in your Galaxy S GT I9000 should be backed up with the help of below mentioned steps so as to make sure that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be restored with the help of below mentioned steps. Don’t backup the data with the help of KIES as it won’t help you to restore the data.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • Enable the USB Debugging Mode in your computer from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. Also, the minimum battery life should be a minimum of 40% or else there is a risk of device getting turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
  • As this is a custom ROM, you need to make sure that your phone is rooted and installed with the custom recovery image. Just in case if your phone is not rooted, you need to root the same from the below mentioned steps;

Procedure to Update Galaxy S GT I9000 with XXJW4 Firmware

Procedure to Root Galaxy S GT I9000 on XXJW4 Firmware

  • Custom Recovery image can be installed from the “ROM Manager” app which you can download from PLAY Store. Once downloaded, flash the Clock Work mod Recovery in your device by selecting the first option in the ROM Manager.

Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions mentioned in this article as if there is any damage caused due to not following instructions then we shall not be held liable or responsible. Just in case if you face any issues then we will try our level best to address the same.

Once you are done with all the above mentioned steps, you can now had over to the next page where we have detailed the tutorial to help you upgrade the firmware of your Galaxy S.

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  1. weheee

    September 22, 2013 at 10:48 am

    i wish this rom has no problems because i always wanted a galaxy s4

  2. Abdul Aziz

    June 28, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Can you give a solution for 3G video calling

    • Pradeep Neela

      October 4, 2013 at 9:00 pm

      you need to have a 3G Network for the same

  3. Abdul Aziz

    June 25, 2013 at 11:47 am

    It do not support 3G video call

    • Abdul Aziz

      July 2, 2013 at 10:56 pm

      Please help me with a solution for 3G videocall

      • Pradeep Neela

        July 19, 2013 at 12:13 pm

        what is the error message?

        • Abdul Aziz

          July 26, 2013 at 10:52 pm

          There is no option for 3G video call

  4. Abdul Aziz

    June 22, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    This version also do not have FM radio??

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 23, 2013 at 12:06 pm

      yes you need to make use of Spirit FM

  5. Abdul Aziz

    June 21, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Where is the video call option in this 4.2.2?

    how to go back to GB 2.3.6?

    I tried to re-install Value Pack XXJW4 Firmware but failed! what to do now?

    Please answer

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 22, 2013 at 4:29 pm

      yes this option is there in the version, why you want to go back to 2.3.6?

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 22, 2013 at 4:29 pm

      you can go back by clearing the cache and wiping the data from the recovery mode

      • Abdul Aziz

        June 22, 2013 at 5:38 pm

        I want to go back b/c this version do not support video call and have no proximity sensor function

        I tried clearing case and wiping data in recovery mode and also tried to reinstall Value Pack XXJW4 Firmware but failed

        Please help me

        • Pradeep Neela

          June 26, 2013 at 12:30 pm

          you can follow the procedure of that particular firmware to which you wish to go back in Galaxy S GT I9000 section from

  6. fuzzex

    June 2, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Which package should i download the 4.2.2 or 4.1.2 google apps?

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 2, 2013 at 3:38 pm

      4.2.2 can be applied

  7. Balaji

    May 30, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Hi Pradeep,

    Unable to download the .ZIP file. Please HELP

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 1, 2013 at 11:52 am

      kindly re try , the link is perfect

  8. Westley Paynter

    May 29, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    You say the firmware is 4.1.2 but after flashing the phone says it is 4.2.2

  9. Pavan

    May 27, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Is this for galaxy s2 or galaxy s?…..but the model number is gt i9000?

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 28, 2013 at 9:19 pm

      this is for Galaxy S

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