Galaxy S I9000

How to Update Galaxy S GT I9000 with Orange Amestris v7.3 ROM Custom Firmware

Samsung Galaxy S Blue LogoThe Orange Magic for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 returns and this time it’s much more powerful and high on feature list. This all new firmware of Amestris ROM is dubbed as the version of JW1 and is a v7.3 version. This firmware is a March series firmware and solves all the bugs which were there in the earlier version. Please be informed that this is not an Official firmware version released by Samsung Electronics. We recommend you to follow all the instructions mentioned in this article so as to ensure that this firmware is updated successfully. Apart from the mentioned steps, we don’t recommend you to follow any other steps.

Over a period of this article we will also be checking out on what are the list of pre requisites you need to follow along with a detailed article on what is the detailed procedure on how to apply this update with a detailed tutorial in the next page. For your convenience we have also posted the images on how this firmware will look like in your Samsung Galaxy S.

Orange 1

Features of Amestris ROM v7.3:
Based on JW1 Official Samsung’s Firmware.
Fully Zipaligned
Odex and Deodexed versions.
Semaphore Kernel 2.5.
Voodoo Colors + Sound
Thunderbolt Scripts Version 2.6.1
Supercharger V6
10 Lockscreen [TSM Parts] [ Best Lockscreen porting forever !]
Extended Power Menu
Smooth Scroll Mod Hack
Froyo GPU Drivers [2.3.6 GPU Drivers is on add-on list]
BLN patch
Sony Bravia Engine
HTC Audio Beats Engine
Auto Zipalinger and SQL database vacuum on boot
Auto Ext4 Convertor on FullWipe Version. [Better Converting than Cf-Root]
Disabled The Semaphore Auto Installation
Semaphore Dark State Brightness
Dialer with DTMF Sounds.
jKay’s full customizable Statusbar.
Orange themed Status bar.
RTL + Persian Support [also Arabic,Urdu and Hebrew]
European Keyboard is pre-installed. [Amestris Keyboard v1.2]
Extended Settings Options [Sound,Dock,Additional Data, Development]
ICS Fonts
Hacked JVU Camera [Removed the Screenshot’s button, while recording movies ]
Transitions [Mixed] [ICS Style]
Non-increasing ringtone.
JVU modem on Nowipe versions, JVT on Full Wipe versions. [Accidental]
Orange Percentage Battery
2.3.5 JVT Sms, because of problem on sent time on 2.3.6 applications. you can choose 2.3.6 version from add-on list.
Sip/VoIP Enabled.
CRT Off Effects.

Disclaimer: Neither we, nor developer should be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article. It’s very unlikely that there will be any issues but just in case if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.

Note: For applying this firmware, you will need to root your device and once the deivce is rooted, the warranty will get void. The only way with which you can get back the lost warranty is by re applying the firmware update of XWJW1 or XXJVU Firmware.

Pre Requisites:

  • Before proceeding, you need to Download the Amestris v7.3 Firmware Package from here to your computer.
  • All the data present in your phone should be backed up as in the process of applying this update, the data might get either lost or corrupted. With the help of below mentioned steps you can easily backup the same. After updating with this release, the KIES won’t recognize the device as it’s a custom ROM firmware.

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

  • Minimum charge left in the device should be at least 60% so as to ensure that device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
  • Disable all the antivirus suites in your computer and uninstall the same in your device as these tools generally tend to interrupt the process of firmware update.
  • Irrespective of the current firmware you are ON, you need to ensure that you have rooted the same as this firmware can only be applied on the rooted firmwares.

Special Instructions to Users on Custom ROM Firmware:
It’s very important for you to be on the XWJW1 Firmware, it’s not recommended to update from your current custom ROM firmware to this Amestris Custom ROM Firmware. Ensure that you disable the Lag fixes if any installed from the recovery mode. You also need to ensure that the Dalvik Cache in your phone too is wiped off so as to ensure that just in case if any data cache is there that too is wiped off completely.

The Galaxy S I9000 can be entered into recovery mode by holding the Volume Up button + the Home key button (the middle button). While holding these both buttons, you need to turn ON your device.

So, assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions you can now proceed to the next page where detailed instructions on how to update with the Amestris ROM v7.3 release is summed up.

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  1. foux76

    May 13, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    thanks for this wonderful update for amestri rom the only prob that i face on this rom is :we can,t apply the live wallpaper on .so i hope it will be fixed for the next update .

  2. zeeshii

    April 29, 2012 at 1:59 am

    pardeep my samsung galaxy s on this rom cannot connect to kies plz help i do everythng but mobile cannot connect with kies

  3. Ian McCluskey

    April 22, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Hello all, I did a full wipe/deodexed update and it worked fine. I start from a rom I install via Odin and never have problems with installing updates. This rom is great BUT it loses all of my STATUSBAR settings on rebooting – can this be made to retain these as they’re important to how I use it?

    Can it have live wallpapers (would they be worth it, would they drain resources too much)?

    But I’d recommend this as a pretty stable and slick rom 🙂

  4. osama

    April 20, 2012 at 5:34 am

    plz help

  5. osama

    April 20, 2012 at 5:30 am

    IT Does not get uptadet E:signature vertification failed
    red error appear why?

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 21, 2012 at 11:52 am

      please root the phone and check!

  6. Nadeem

    April 19, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Dear.. I have updated Gingerbread 2.3.6 XWJW1 in GT-I9000. After this when I am installing Amestris_V7.3_JW1_ODEX_WIPE_CWM it is showing E:signature verification failed. Please help.

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 19, 2012 at 11:28 pm

      root the phone, as it works only on the rooted firmware!

  7. Vikriti

    April 15, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Hi again,

    Without power or without going into Recovery mode or Download mode how could I revert back to XXJVU??? As my SGS is having problem to power on in any mode…

    Thank u

  8. Vikriti

    April 12, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Hi Neal,

    Thanks for the reply, but my problem still exist.. My phone does not work now. It won’t power up in any mode.. Is my SGS is damage now?? What could I do now to turn on my SGS??

    Would be so thankful to u for you any help/suggestion on this..

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 13, 2012 at 12:22 am

      revert back to XXJVU Firmware, things will be fixed!

  9. Tim

    April 12, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    This is the message I get as well.

    Your help/ advice is welcomed.


  10. Trishank Bhimjiani

    April 11, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Hey Neel,

    I have followed the steps perfectly but when i go into recovery mode, its android recovery and it shows a not enough space error! please help!
    i flashed cwm recovery through rom manager as per the rooting article too!

    • Trishank Bhimjiani

      April 11, 2012 at 11:24 pm

      E:Short write of /tmp/sideload/ (No space left on device)

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 12, 2012 at 1:22 am

      wats the error message you are getting?

  11. Vikriti

    April 11, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Hi Neal!

    While updating to XWJW1 2.3.6 Gingerbread u mentioned to follow Quick Pre Requisites where the page shows Samsung Galaxy SL i9003-Steps to install official Gingerbread XXKPQ 2.3.6 Firmware.
    And I followed that to update XXKPQ and in the process its says Operation incomplete (write) faild..
    After this my SGS doesnt even start, no lights, no recovery mode, no download mode.. 🙁

    Is my SGS dead now or wat??

    Waiting for ur positive reply..

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 12, 2012 at 1:36 am

      follow the instructions to update with XXJVU!

      • Vikriti

        April 13, 2012 at 12:12 am

        Hi Neal,

        I have no option to update with XXJVU because my phone doesn’t even start.. My SGS doesn’t power up in any mode.. wat do I do in such condition??

        Please help me out of this…

        Thank u for your all the help and support!

        • Pradeep Neela

          April 13, 2012 at 12:29 am


  12. Vikriti

    April 11, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Hi again 🙂

    The above mentioned info was my Build number and M on AMESTRIS IceCandy Version 7.1 Full

    Do I need to follow whole procedure u mentioned or directly update the Amestris 7.3 on my SGS GT-i9000 ??

    Thank you 🙂

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 12, 2012 at 1:35 am

      please follow all the instructions!

  13. Vikriti

    April 11, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Hi again!

    M on Amestris Rom|ODEX|XWJW1@1/3/2012|By M.Javad.Nazari. Do I need to follow the whole procedure or I can directly apply the update??

    Thank you for ur kind support and informations!

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 12, 2012 at 1:34 am

      yes you can apply the update! please follow the instructions!

  14. Tim

    April 11, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    I also can’t flash the rom. I get certificate error when verifying. Have tried all 4 roms with same error. Tried other option and got the not enough spa e message.

    • Tim

      April 11, 2012 at 9:06 pm

      Guys, any thoughts on this?

  15. Lexis Dreamz

    April 10, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    I have rooted ma phone, whenever i try to flasn with the amestris 7.3 it reads ‘install sd card’ and ‘not enough space’ help

  16. Tim

    April 10, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Hi. Is this a better option than XXJW4 Firmware released a couple of weeks ago?



    • Pradeep Neela

      April 12, 2012 at 7:01 pm

      yes you can try the same!

  17. Michael

    April 10, 2012 at 5:13 am

    Fantastic ROM! though one slight issue, 3G is not working all the time.
    Sometimes i need to reboot the device to get it working, Any solutions?

    Thank You.

  18. razib

    April 9, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    im used (2.3.6) this room, gamarz-9 ninja, this r slow charging mood n super first heavy battery drain, 4 times in 24 hrs. i think most stable n slow battery drain like jw4 is hybrid 13 wipe vir ( im also used ics coad nameandroid 1.5.5. dark night 3, elite 7.1 but rc 4.2 is m0st stable.

  19. Derek

    April 9, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Hi I have firmware i9000xxjvk and ver 2.3.7 it is a custom rom whould it be possible just to update you rom with my old firmware because if not it means a have to try and find previous roms updates to get to your firmware, Cheers

  20. Norman

    April 9, 2012 at 6:10 am

    I am on XXJW4 rooted. when I install a ROM specially this Amestris Orange, it won’t install. A message: “E:signature verification failed” appear. Whats wrong? I need help. Thanks in advance.

  21. scott

    April 9, 2012 at 4:27 am

    see the features:
    RTL + Persian Support [also Arabic,Urdu and Hebrew]

  22. scott

    April 9, 2012 at 4:25 am

    as see the pictures, the Arabic is supported, the eyes is first tool. lol

  23. Usman

    April 8, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Is this support the Arabic Language

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 8, 2012 at 11:37 am

      it doesnt support arabic language!

    • scott

      April 9, 2012 at 4:23 am

      yes , it has fully supported Arabic language.

      the best version is ODEX Full Wipe.

  24. Daniel Amaral

    April 8, 2012 at 4:50 am

    work on Galaxy S GT I9000b?

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 8, 2012 at 10:58 am

      its for only I9000!

  25. mahir

    April 8, 2012 at 2:41 am

    Can I apply it on new value pack XXJW4 which I have rooted?

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 8, 2012 at 11:07 am

      yes you can apply but please follow the procedure strictly

  26. Princezapps

    April 7, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    What is the DIFFERENCE between the

    Build 17 of the cyanogen mod

    and Orange Amestris v7.3 ROM?

    And to the user, which is better?

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 8, 2012 at 11:33 am

      both are made by different developers!

      • Princezapps

        April 9, 2012 at 5:08 pm

        In addition to being made by different people, what differences will a user notice in using the AMESTRIS??

  27. nawaz zac

    April 7, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    whts de diff. btw deodexed and odexed??

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 8, 2012 at 11:32 am

      deodexed doesnt clear the data after update! odex wipes all the data!

  28. nawaz zac

    April 7, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    whts de diff. btw deoxed and oxed romz??

  29. Trishank Bhimjiani

    April 7, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    What is the difference between no wipe and full wipe version???

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 8, 2012 at 11:35 am

      wipe wipes all the data and non wipe won’t wipe the user data!

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 8, 2012 at 11:36 am

      wipe wipes all the data and non wipe won’t wipe the user data!!!!

  30. meran

    April 7, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    is this version has the touch wiz4 and based of 2.3.6?

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 8, 2012 at 11:38 am

      yes its a tw based firmware!

  31. Manish

    April 7, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    What do you recommend? Gamerz rom or this one or any other ?

    So far very much happy with Gamerz rom, but i dont mind giving new roms a try, however, plz suggest!

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 8, 2012 at 12:28 pm

      you can install any one of these!

  32. Dashi

    April 7, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Hi, I am on Value pack of XXJW4 2.3.6 and rooted. May I apply this update? Thank you.

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 8, 2012 at 12:23 pm

      yes you can apply the update!

  33. A.K i9000

    April 7, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Hello ny friend,
    Can i update with the new Value Pack XXJW4 2.3.6 then flash the Orange Amestris Rom or what do you think??
    thanks for all that helps and support from your team at Android Advices 🙂
    Appreciate your shortly reply.
    SGS I9000

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 8, 2012 at 12:15 pm

      please follow the instructions carefully!

  34. Princezapps

    April 7, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Please can you tell me which virsion is the most current OFFICIAL virsion and how I can get it on my SMG GT I9000 phone?

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 8, 2012 at 12:25 pm

      its XXJVU Firmware

  35. Paddy

    April 7, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Hi which version do you recommend to download.
    1) deodexed or
    2) Odexed. and what is the difference.


    • Pradeep Neela

      April 7, 2012 at 11:54 am

      go with odexed as it will clear all the data!

  36. Paddy

    April 7, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Hi which version do you recommend to download.

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 7, 2012 at 11:54 am

      you can update with this version!

  37. sothi

    April 7, 2012 at 7:07 am

    i have not seen team icssgs roms in ur galazy s. it has very easy installation and is surprisingly stable. any reason for that ?

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 7, 2012 at 12:00 pm

      it depends on different rom develoeprs!

  38. GAG

    April 6, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Your site has a bug.
    It says “Sorry … Page Not Found” every time when I enter your site, but pages are here now I am writing on it

    • Neela Pradeep

      April 6, 2012 at 9:07 pm

      please check with the same at your end! we have no such issues!

      • jayesh

        October 1, 2012 at 8:59 pm

        Cannot found page to download firmware package. please check at your end also

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