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How to Update Galaxy S GT I9000 with Value Pack XWJW6 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware

Value PACK LogoAfter XWJW5 Value Pack update of Gingerbread 2.3.6 for Galaxy S GT I9000, here comes an all new firmware update dubbed as XWJW6. Though there are no major differences between XWJW5 and XWJW6 but JW6 has been officially released for the users of Australia by Samsung Electronics. Very soon we will be coming up with a detailed tutorial on how you can root your device on XWJW6 firmware along with that we will also be coming up with a rooting workaround for rooting your Galaxy S I9000 on XWJW6 firmware. Applying this update will in no manner be rooting the device. Just in case if your device is already rooted and installed with the custom ROM firmware then after applying this update, the root access will be revoked and warranty can be reclaimed.

Disclaimer: We should not 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.

In the due course, we will be checking on what are the list of pre requisites one has to follow along with a detailed guide on how to apply this firmware update in your device.

Caution: This update should only be applied on the Galaxy S GT I9000 device and should not be applied to any other device. Also, you need to ensure that the device is not a network locked device. If you apply on the network locked device, then the device may even get bricked.

Essential Pre Requisites:

  • All the data in your device should be backed up with the help of below mentioned manual steps. Don’t use KIES to back up the data as since this firmware is still not yet globally released, it won’t detect your Galaxy S in KIES.

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

  • If you are on any of the custom Rom firmwares, ensure that you have cleared all the cache and wiped the data from recovery mode. Additionally, you also need to ensure that the Lag fixes too should be disabled in your device.
  • Ensure that the KIES Mode in your Galaxy S is enabled from the path “Settings > Wireless & Network > USB Settings > Samsung KIES”. Apart from this, you also need to enable the USB Debugging Mode in your phone from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”
  • Uninstall or Disable all the security suites installed in your computer & Phone as these tools interrupt the firmware update process.

So assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now proceed directly to the next page where we have summed up a detailed guide on how to apply this firmware update.


  1. Hi there, trying to install it,, what happens is when ODIN finish’s it , the status says PASS with a green box but on the device 2 to 3 times says it shows FAIL and then PASS then FAIL like this onwards. In the end it gives the options like when we get it in RECOVERY MODE, I go for REBOOT, it reboots but gets stuck in a repeating circle, stuck’s up at S logo.
    I have reinstalled it 2 to 3 times
    and it even shows E:format_volume: rfs format failed on /dev/block/stl10 I don’t know what it means …..pl. help and give a immediate reply

  2. Neel how to root the same?

  3. Hi I’m running xwjw1 firmware I believe. Is this a later one? Is it better. Not had phone long.Please can you help me understand better!!

  4. following ur instructions,i had mounted the downloaded file ‘JW6_JV8_JW1.tar’ on the PDA option in odin,but it shows error ‘invalid image type’.the same error pops again on clicking START option.

    pls help………

  5. When can I get rooting package?? It’s been a long time…

  6. I have upgraded this ROM but my problem still persists. My mobile cannot get signals of SIM card in my home but in some places it starts working. i came here with this hope that maybe i can find something helpful but all in vain. I am very disappointed. But i’ll appriciate that if you can solve my problem. actually i flashed a ROM from XDA site that was made by vodafone. Now it wont get any sim signals. but somewhere at some specific place it work. Please help me what can i do??????????

  7. thanx

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