How to Update Galaxy S GT I9000 with NEW Value Pack XXJW4 2.3.6 Firmware

After much fuss about the Value Pack, Samsung now seems to have become serious in rolling out the same and in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how you can install this all new Value Pack firmware which is dubbed as XXJW4 and is the Gingerbread which ropes in the 2.3.6 firmware version. Over a period of this article we will be checking out on how you can apply this update irrespective of the current firmware you are on.

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As of now this update is not yet pushed via KIES officially in most of the countries but it’s expected to be pushed soon.

Caution: please note that this process should be only applied to the GT I9000 smartphone and not on any other model of Galaxy S.

New Features:

  • Face Unlock
  • New Kernel with huge RAM (Total RAM: 364 )
  • Galaxy S II ICS Lockscreen
  • Photo Editor
  • Built-in TouchWiz 4
  • Improved Camera UI + Can capture pictures while shooting a video
  • Auto-Rotation is fast – Fast switching from portrait to landscape
  • Overall speed improvements
  • GPU Performance slightly increased
  • Some Google Apps updated

Special Instructions to Users on Custom ROM Firmware:

  • If you are on any of the custom ROM firmwares, then you first need to back up all the data which you can do by following the list of pre requisites and then turn Off your device so as to enter the device in the recovery mode.
  • 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.
  • In recovery mode, select Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select Wipe Cache partition and then reboot your device by selecting reboot system now with the help of Volume rocker keys.

Also, you need to get into the “Advanced Settings” and clear the “Dalvik Cache” too if any along with that also disable the “Voodoo Lag fix” if installed any. Once it’s done, you then will have to select the option of “reboot system now” for restarting the device.

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.

Rooting Information: Applying this update doesn’t mean that you need to root the device before & also the device will not get rooted after applying this update. Just in case if your device is rooted, after applying this update the rooting access will be revoked. We will soon come up with an all new article which will help you to Root Galaxy S GT I9000 on XXJW4 2.3.6 Firmware.

So assuming that you have followed all the above instructions mentioned above, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up the list of pre requisites you need to follow.

363 comments

  1. Please, something is wrong. I received the positive message from Odin and waited for the boot. Everything was fine until I had to type in my PIN code. At that point I realized my touchscreen was not working anymore. Buttons work but touchscreen doesn’t. What should I do, please?

  2. My Model No. is GT-i9000 Firmware version is 2.3.6 and Baseband version is I9000DDJV7. shall i first install XXJW4 2.3.6 Firmware and after that shall i Install Kit Kat 4.4 Cyanogen Mod 11 Package. Is it will work. Advance Thanks with regards
    S. Shanmugam
    Bangalore, INDIA

  3. Hotfile Link is not working. . need new link

    “This file is either removed due to copyright claim or is deleted by the uploader.”

  4. link does not work
    pls refresh it…

  5. link does not work
    pls refresh it…

    • source link has been changed, please check now..

      • It says,
        The URL you requested has been blocked as per instructions from Department of Telecom(GRG). URL = adf.ly/1market.php?p=MRGDIM24NcjDQM5kIRiTwYijZFCmIM6wNYzjEM00MEzTkMs5IEmm4NiiOBjjYY51NQDjII56MISCwdiiZwmixIhxcI2igOiiOMj2EcsiIwmi1Ivt

        pls help

        • I’ve just downloaded the XXJW4 file and install it on my phone via odin3+v1.81 and it doesn’t work. The following appear on my screen
          –copying media file…
          E:failed to mount /dbdata (File exists)(this is in red)
          E:copy_dbdata_media:Can’t mount /dbdata (this is in red)
          your storage not prepared yet. please use UI menu for format and reboot actions (this is in red)
          Media files copy failed (in yellow)

          #MANUAL MODE#

          –Applin Multi-CSC…
          Installing Multi-CSC
          Aplied the CSC-code ‘KOR’.
          Sucessfully apllied multi-CSC.

          –Wiping data…
          Formatting /data…
          Formatting /dbdata…
          E:format_volume: rfs format failed on /dev/block/st110 (This is in red)

          Deleting meta Data
          Formatting /cache…
          Data wipe complete.

          Please tell me what is wrong. i have followed each and every step as explained.
          Please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • hi guys, this link is not working and has not been working for ages. I’ve checked many times but still no luck. Please post a link that works. Thanks!!

  6. please refresh the link. any idea how I can make my i9000 faster. it’s taking forever to download a webpage. Thanks

  7. sandeep gaidhani

    This tricks will works or not pls reply me My model no GT 9003i

  8. hey plz help me when i root samsung galaxy s gti 9000 by odin and before complet process i discconect mobile to pc at that time my mobile is lock how i unlock this mobile plz tell me

  9. The hotfile link does not work.
    Please reload

  10. please refresh the link. i am unable to download it

  11. Please reload the link. It doesn’t work now.

  12. I’ve just downloaded the XXJW4 file and install it on my phone via odin3+v1.81 and it doesn’t work. The following appear on my screen
    –copying media file…
    E:failed to mount /dbdata (File exists)(this is in red)
    E:copy_dbdata_media:Can’t mount /dbdata (this is in red)
    your storage not prepared yet. please use UI menu for format and reboot actions (this is in red)
    Media files copy failed (in yellow)

    #MANUAL MODE#

    –Applin Multi-CSC…
    Installing Multi-CSC
    Aplied the CSC-code ‘KOR’.
    Sucessfully apllied multi-CSC.

    –Wiping data…
    Formatting /data…
    Formatting /dbdata…
    E:format_volume: rfs format failed on /dev/block/st110 (This is in red)

    Deleting meta Data
    Formatting /cache…
    Data wipe complete.

    Please tell me what is wrong. i have followed each and every step as explained.
    Please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. I already installed the 2.3.6 but here’s a problem that when i installed a facebook i can open it .. force close all time :S what should i do ?! help me please..

  14. please provide the correct link :(

  15. how long does it takes to download? It’s been downloading for half an hour and it stopped at almost the end

  16. This file is either removed due to copyright claim or is deleted by the uploader.

  17. I cannot download the value package xxjw4 2,3,6
    This file is either removed due to copyright claim or is deleted by the uploader.

    can you check please

    jai

  18. Link is broken with message “This file is either removed due to copyright claim or is deleted by the uploader”…
    please fix..thanks.

  19. When I click on the link it takes me to an external site and says that the file is no longer available. What should I do?

  20. Please help me with the package link has been deleted
    is there any other link?

  21. The link has been deleted Please help!

  22. no link available Pradeep..

    • its there in the procedure section

      • hi neela!! buddy whenever i click on the link to download the firmware the hotfile error displays on the screen i.e. ” This file is either removed due to copyright claim or is deleted by the uploader. ” so whats the update in that ????

        and to apply any new updates as far as custom roms are concerned u have prefered the same firmware. so what to do please help!!

  23. Neel the link is seems to be deleted.

  24. Whenever I try downloading the firmware, the link takes me to the “adfly” website and starts downloading “Hotfile” which loads a bunch of crap into my browser.
    What’s up with that?

  25. link is broken plz fix

  26. Neel, the download link is longer available, can u fix it pls…

  27. Hi there, I am unable to download the file. Says’File does not exist’ Is there an alternate link? Thanks.

  28. Thanks, really easy to follow instructions!
    Just waiting for it all to finish up and see whether it works… Currently sat on the “S” screen and I’m hoping it’s not intending to stay there.

  29. Kumar Dev Shrestha

    i have samsung galaxy S from Korea model number SHW-M110S. My current firmware version is 2.3.3, can i use this update to my phone? if not is there another way to update it?

  30. Hi, i wanted to go back from jellybean to gingerbread and used odin. now the phone is stuck on reboot. you see the galaxy s logo starting and its rebooting all the time. what to do?

  31. after completing the installation in galaxy S I9000 using odin i didn’t get the network bar…couldn’t access the network… my sim remains inactive…. can anyone please help me in this regards…???

  32. XXJW4 ZIP PACKAGE HAS BEEN REMOVED.
    NOW FROM WHERE WE CAN INSTALL THIS PACKAGE?

  33. Download the XXJW4 2.3.6 Value Pack Zip package from here to your computer.
    File has been removed? Cannot download

  34. ‘Download the XXJW4 2.3.6 Value Pack Zip package from here to your computer.’
    This download is no longer available?

  35. Yes the download package is not available. Giving error :This file is either removed due to copyright claim or is deleted by the uploader.”.

    Secondly, i am on base version I9000XWJw1 build number GINGERBREAD.XWJW6. i am facing many problem with this version. Phone is very slow and even hangs during call. Please suggest me with any version that I can update with. I just require that my phone should function properly first.

  36. The download package is no longer available. pls help

  37. The download link is broken..

  38. hi , i m on baseband version xwjw1 and kernel version i9000xwjw6-cl1086604dpi@DELL133#2 , now i want to know dat. is it possible to directly flesh jellybean without fleshing xxjw4 frimware. ?

  39. The zip file is removed Message”” This file is either removed due to copyright claim or is deleted by the uploader.” Pls help

    • Same problem here Neal as with Amit Dubey. I always see the message “This file is either removed due to copyright claim or is deleted by the uploader”. Can you help us on this Neal? Can you send another link to access the File? I really wanna upgrade my phone. Thanks a lot in advance!!! More power!

  40. How much time does this update normally take ?

  41. Hi ! I am not able to download the files. It says the file is removed from here. Please help.

  42. This file is either removed due to copyright claim or is deleted by the uploader.

  43. hello bro.
    the link to download the firmware does not have any thing and report on hotfile that This file is either removed due to copyright claim or is deleted by the uploader from where do i downlaod the firmware

  44. Is the download link here still valid?

  45. Hi Neal,
    I tried to update my phone, but the software is not present at the link provided by you. Its deleted somehow. Please provide the package. I am waiting for that.

    Regards
    Dileep

  46. when i open the link for XXJW4 2.3.6 Value Pack Zip package it says the file has been deleted.

  47. Is KIES required for this upgrade?

  48. Please consider uploading the files on Mediafire.

  49. Hey Neela !!! Just 20 min ago I have upgraded my phone wich was on 2.3.3 Gingerbread stock firmware. Everything is FANTASTICLY-PERFECTLY GOOD!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! Just one question… How to find FACE UNLOCK future ?
    All the best and thanks again!!!

    • Hi again! Neela,you dont need to answer me,because I found it myself:)
      But I’ll thank you one more time with huge respect!

  50. Hi so I have a SGS GT-I9000T DVJW1 running 2.3.6. I really want to root and I was just wondering if this will work for me if I install this firmware? Thanks

  51. # sorry I didnt finish my previous message – I tried to download it again and again, wiped all cache and factory reset and I didnt get it right! The phone just keeps on rebooting!! Why is this??

  52. I have Codenameandroid 1.5.6 installed on my Galaxy S and tried according to your instructions to install this Value Pack, but it just keeps on rebooting and doesnt even enter the Home page. I’ve tried many

  53. great update all working well with my i9000, not rooted or unlocked cheers :)

  54. I loaded the XXJW4 – The screen shows the S logo and after few seconds automatically restarts..non stop. Can you help m to fix this ?
    Many thanks.

  55. I have installed this update … the problem i am having is that its not having Arabic support … ?? PLz help !!

  56. will it support all the fonts, like Bangla?

  57. great succes thanks

  58. please help… after flash encounters bootloop. i remove battery then flash again, it fails. now i cant seem ti boot my phone again. what will i o next?

  59. hey pradeep!i upgraded my firmware which was 2.3.3 to 2.3.6 version xxjvu..but unfortunately m bluetooth n 3g data doesnt work…do you think upgrading my galaxy S to version xxjw4 will help me fix bluetooth and data bugs???

  60. what u said abv is called XXJW4 2.3.6 Value Pack Zip package. what i download is I9000XXJW4_I9000OXAJW4_XEU.rar. is it the same?

  61. Hi Pradeep I am using xxjva 2.3.5 can I install this value pack ? and please tell me if any issues with battry lyf for this update

  62. HI pradeep.i am using gingerbread XXJW4 2.3.6.now i want to install
    Darkyrom 10.2.2.can you please help me out how to clean install darky
    rom.

  63. HI pradeep.i am using gingerbread XXJW4 2.3.6.now i want to install Darkyrom 10.2.2.can you please help me out how to clean install darky rom.

  64. HI pradeep..i am using XXJW4 2.3.6 gingerbread.now i want to install Darky rom 10.2.2.can you please help me out how to clean and fresh install darky rom

  65. no Arabic support

  66. i upgraded my samsung galaxy s I9000 from 2.3.6 to 4.0.4 n i had some problems with photos, musics and contacts having duplicate files so i did factory reset. after factory reset my phone didn’t boot  what should i do ? even boot option dosen’t work please suggest me…..

  67. i upgraded my samsung galaxy s I9000 from 2.3.6 to 4.0.4 n i had some problems with photos, musics and contacts having duplicate files so i did factory reset. after factory reset my phone didn’t boot  what should i do ? even boot option dosen’t work please suggest me…..

  68. i installed ICS 4.0.4 Brightside Evolution Custom ROM Firmware and now i am trying to come back to Update Galaxy S GT I9000 with NEW Value Pack XXJW4 2.3.6 Firmware. My mobile is just struck, it goes in loop and never starts. I am able to go to the download menu, where when i try to install Update Galaxy S GT I9000 with NEW Value Pack XXJW4 2.3.6 Firmware, ODIN says successfull, but again i cant start my mboile, the galaxy S logo goes in loop. Please help

    • Installed XXJVU first, then i installed XXJW$, recovered my mobile from being a brick.

      Thanks for support and such a lovely website. I must say everything is available here for novices like me and Pros.

      Keep Publishing

  69. I am using gingerbread 2.3.4 i9000xxjvq version..to use 2.3.6.i need to root to the firmware or not…

  70. my phone will no longer start. In previosly had XXJVU dark knight custom rom.

  71. A few weeks ago I posted a comment about Swype not working. In the text of this article you state ” if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.”

    Well, can you please commit to fixing my issue.

  72. Added!!
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:8)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..

    >>>>>>>>>>stopped here<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
    id com is yellow and even checked the usb cable everything is fine but it has stucked in setup connection only plz help me out neela….!!!

  73. Works beautifully except it doesn’t handle my virtual network operator properly, instead it shows a perpetual roaming sign despite being connected to the correct home network. Is there a straight forward way to fix this that doesn’t require rooting the device?

    Cheers!

  74. Hi Pradeep! I folowed the steps you mentioned. ie : “Go to the Path “Settings > Wireless & Network > USB Settings” and ensure that “Samsung KIES” option is ticked before connecting the phone to the computer.” but in firmware I have (XXJVU vith Android 4.0.4 and Kernel 3.1.10 Skorpion_s2 #2 there is not such a path…and my Galaxy S is not recongnised by the computer, Odin is not yellow and I don’t know what to do…. Any sug? Tks!

  75. Hi I am using based version I9000XXJVK is it advisable to root the phone through XXJW4 2.3.6.
    MY android OS is ICS 4.0.4

    Please suggest

  76. Hey Pradeep, sadly you still havent responded to my previous query.

  77. Hello bro. please reply its urgent.
    I tried installing this update but odin right at start says ..complete write failed .. and the phone goes into soft brick. with phone and pc exclamation icon. i then downloaded i9000xxjvs 2.3.5 and i was successful. Please help me to update to this value pack.

    • try XXJVU 2.3.6 and make sure you’re using latest odin v1.82, from there it’s easier to go to JW4, but I would upgrade from JVU to Elite’s IMM76K RC1.2, smoothest and fastest most stable rom out there.

  78. Yes. Wifi range decreased and battery drain is a fact.

  79. I also had the problem with the boot loop… But it wasn’t hard to fix… In my case I think it happened because I was coming from ICS ROM… So… what I did was to go back to Gingerbread 2.3.5 and then I followed the instructions in here and it worked perfect. It’s very good, thank you for the tutorial ;)

  80. Hi Pradeep,
    i did update my gt i9000 but after the update when connected on wifi it gets disconnected frequently. Could you please help me to fix this issue

  81. hey neal im having massive problems with TwLauncher.,,, i even cleared the cache n all but still im having the problem ,, any suggestions on how i can get past it ???????

  82. Works beautifully except it doesn’t handle my virtual network operator properly, instead it shows a perpetual roaming sign despite being connected to the correct home network. Is there a straight forward way to fix this that doesn’t require rooting the device?

    Cheers!

  83. Its really awesome and my phone is very fast now. Thanks…………

  84. i finally got that idcom thing fixed..
    but now i started it and for around 1 and a half hours i let the process go on.. but nuthing happened and it was stuck at setup analysis or sumthing like that.. not even a single bit of progress bar moved so i removed the phone and turned it on again and its wokring now.. but i want this firmware so plz can u tell me the estimated time for it complete… plz i need ur help..
    thanx in advance.
    REGARDS

  85. hey that idcom is not getting any colour.

    what should i do?
    i have all the usb drivers

  86. hey that idcom is not getting any colour…
    what should i do…?
    i have all the usb drivers…

  87. Can anyone else confirm the decrease in battery life and wi-fi range please?

    • As previously said, I confirm battery drain and wifi range issues. Just went back to stock rom from Vodafone.

  88. hi
    i was in the firmware XXJVU….and i wanted to install this rom
    but at first when i deleted data factory…wiped cache and dalvik cache….
    ts not going to my previous stock rom…i am stuck in the boot logo
    pls help me…what to do?

  89. Thanks for the detailed steps! You make lot of peoples lives easier! Please keep doing the good work…

  90. Is this update wipe all my data or not tell me ..

  91. Is this update will erase my internal sd card data? … i have backed up my internal phone data .. should i also backup internal sd card data?..reply plz…

  92. hey neal im having massive problems with TwLauncher.,,, i even cleared the cache n all but still im having the problem ,, any suggestions on how i can get past it ??

  93. I have done a few updates over the past year, not JW4 yet. But so far JVT has been the best.
    Can anyone tell me what the value pack is that has recently appeared for these updates. What is ‘Value Pack’??

  94. How long does this takes?
    I have started it about 15 minutes back but nothing’s happening… Please guide

  95. It seems I’m having antenna issue after upgrade. Phone shows “Emergency Call only” everyday. Need to reboot to get normal calling. I have upgraded from, XXJVU to XXJW4

    Is it knows issue or only I’m getting it.

  96. Can the data usage be limited now with this new upgrade?

  97. Will somebody give that guy Bilal a strong sedative…….

  98. how to roll back from ics to gingerbread neel?

  99. hey iv updated my i9000 to dis value pack first of all its reely awsm i jst love ma phn aftr it….but my question is that after doing factory reset n clear cache partition in recovery mode n reebooting d phn all ma data is still intact i mean music n pictures r still der in internal mem. though all apps contacts logs n messages are lost but still music n pictures that iv clicked be4 are there….plzz tell me wethr its all right or not…???? or do i have to factory reset it again cuz its all der cuz of improper factory reset..? plzz do reply ASAP….thnx sir…. :)

  100. Hi Pradeep,

    I was wondering if there will be other versions of 2.3.6 with daily briefing?

  101. can or will voodoo lagfix be able to work on this?

  102. After updating, Swype input method does not work and Swype settings just gives a blank screen. Is there are fix for this?

  103. Hi Neela ,
    Just upgraded to 2.3.6 from the official 2.3.3.Everything is absolutely as you promised the only issues i’m facing is that the phone hangs with SPB shell 3D and live wallpapers and the battery is draining very fast.
    Should I do a hard reset or root my phone to block unwanted apps.I still have 2 months of warranty left.

  104. Neel xwjw4 is full of touchwiz4 bug when using internet app is not responding at all and also the titanium back i can t restore all of them at 1 time i have to restore 5 apps after 5 apps switch the phone because is not responding xxjvu is better?please tell me when theses issues will be solved

  105. Neel titanium back uo is very buggy on xwjv4 after restoring 5 apops i am to switch off the telephone and also when i am using the inetrnet apss the home menu is buggy touchwiz4 is full of bugs xxjvu was good i am going back xxjvu is better than xwjw4 for everiday use i will try the official bump charging trick on xxjvu!!!!!please tell me when all theses issues will be solved?

  106. Hi

    I upgraded to this new value pack 2.3.6 XXJW4 and have no problems with the update. The phone lacks alot as if the CPU is to slow. What can I do it enhance this? I use whatsapp with the latest version and its extremely slow with that app. What can I do to better this?

    regards

  107. Just Wanna Say thanks

  108. neal after dis update i cant roll back to the kies version>it says the device is not compatible..:(

  109. Can anyone confirm if there are any problems with WiFi or battery life with this version? Thanks!

  110. hi…
    i have flashed my phne wid xxjw4 15 days before…now facing problems wid TW Launcher its restartng again n again plz help wat can i do now??

  111. Hi,
    this version is great, best of all previous. Battery life is also great.
    Thanks.

    NOTE: if you are facing with errors while updating this version of gingerbread, that is because you are on ICS rom, you need to be on gingerbread to update this one.

  112. Neel please help how to solve touchwiz 4 bug isuues do i need to reupdate?

  113. hi neel,

    when i was doing this update, it hangs on “SetupConnection..” in Odin window. its not proceeding with reboot.
    i tried even after doing wipe data. no use!
    please help. Urgent

    • after trying two three times, i downloaded succesfully.
      BUT my mobile is not getting booted. The Samsung “Galaxy S” start up screen is continuously reloaded in loop!

  114. hi neela,

    does this ROM supports unicode fonts (Tamil, Telugu, etc)??

  115. ਕਮਲਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ

    PUNJABI HINDI SUPPORT IN THIS UPDATE

  116. Hello Pradeep i just update to this firmware. But i getting the wi-fi problem it automatically disconnects after certain intervals and it irritating me alot :(. Can you provide any fix to this issue. :)

  117. is this officialy supported by touchwiz4 ui?

  118. How to solve touchwiez bug issue neela?

  119. i am thinking of upgrading to this and rooting it with cf-root.just one question-can i simply flash official indian rom to get back warranty or do i need to uninstall cf-root somehow?if so how?

  120. Hi,
    can you upload this soft in other place cause here download speed is <50K?

  121. It has been successfully installed to my 9000, it if fabulous. thanks a lot, man

  122. Is this official?

  123. I changed from 2.3.3 to the 2.3.6 value pack about 10 days ago. There were no issues whatsoever with installation, but post-install, I have some observations:

    1. If ‘waking’ from flight mode or idle for over 20mins, the screen is very laggy, sometimes taking 30+secs to unlock the screen…. not good. Even worse using GO Launcher, sometimes needing 2mins recovery!!

    2. Wi-Fi range is definitely reduced…..but not too bad.

    3. MAJOR ISSUE with battery life. In normal use, always with WI-Fi & GPS on, ( for me – 5/6 phone calls, 10 texts, some browsing & video, checking e-mails, using google maps & navigation ) I was getting 18 – 26 hours per day. Having installed 2.3.6 Value Pack, I am lucky to get 7 – 11 hrs per day! I deliberately did not use my phone for the last two days (no phone/texts/internet/maps/navigation – but left wi-fi & GPS on as normal, so received some emails)…..I am only getting 12 hours!!!

    Do you know if there is anything I can do to improve this?? (I have tried your advice on battery ‘bumping’, to no avail!). Is there a custom ROM which would improve this or should I return to my original 2.3.3 or….?

    Any help/advice would be much appreciated.
    Thank you :)

  124. Moreover we in India have the stock firmware DDJV9 2.3.3 which has the hindi fonts available with stock. With the update of XXJW4 hindi fonts not working
    please suggest what should i do

  125. *** FACE UNLOCK IS A DUMMY FEATURE ***
    Tried out the face unlock feature. Unlocks my phone with a blink of my eyes.. Superb!
    Tested it out by having my friends trying to unlock the phone and to our surprise it says “FIT and APPROVED..ACCESS GRANTED”…. PATHETIC!!

  126. Neela,

    i have followed the instructions, after upgraded with this firmware you said that we need to go to the recovery mode and clear factory reset, when i choose this option my galaxy S asked a password, can you inform me what is the password?

    • All ,

      sorry it is solved right now, by entered many wrong password until the system give a warning, i think it was happened because i have done for do factory reset with sdcard pluged, cheers

  127. It works fine although a little bit slow. I’ll keep you posted. No battery drain issue up till now.

    Expected more speed but need to root to get rid of some undesirables and then I’ll coment more.

  128. after upgrade use packet data is automaticlly getting checked and my internet is ON.
    How do i set it off?

    what is face recognition..
    whats new in this version

  129. Added!!
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:8)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..

    >>>>>>>>>>stopped here<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
    id com is yellow

  130. will this work in Sweden?

    why isnt this available on kies yet?

  131. PEOPLE THERES NO MISTAKE, JUST FOLLOW THE TUTORIAL!! AND YOUR SMARTPHONE WILL BE OK Mines installed well.

  132. Meanwhile, whats the alternative solution.
    m not able to access my fone whatsoever!

  133. Neela Need your help:

    I had tried to apply this updated twice (i was on gamerz rom, later updated to MIUI)
    i m not able to reboot my fone, getting following errors:

    E: failed to mount /dbdata (invalid arguement)
    E:failed to mount /dbdata (File exits)
    E: copy_dbdata_media”can’t mount /dbdata
    your storage not prepared yet, please se UI menu for format and reboot actions.
    Media files copy failed.

    plz help me get over this error.. have seen my phone’s menu for lot of time.

    • yes there are issues with some users including me this time! trying to find a workaround!

      • Neel, It was happening with me aswell. The solution I found is that, Custom ROMs user are facing this issue. Just update with any older official version from XDA like 2.3.4 (I did this) and then update it… It will fix the issue.

        The Problem I think is in the ODIN, Cuz I tried ODIN that is attached with this ZIP, it didnt work. Then I try another copy ODIN taken from your other ZIPs Packages. It worked and my phone is working very fine….

        • Neel, Why my messages are not getting posted? I did my post many times.. but never saw them on the site…just got this message ..Your comment is awaiting moderation.. and then the message dis apperared.. Please let me know what I am mistaken that my comments are not getting published?

        • So Dashi, you want me to update it with XXJVU stock first(without rooting) as Neela said and then try updating this version?
          M I getting it right?

  134. Instaled well.
    Everythings ok beside wifi range, it became worse, Ithink the battery too, but im not sure.

  135. Hi Buddy the same problem with me as umer described!

    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.

  136. Neela please answer is this last value pack update for gt-i9000 or there will be more update for gt-i9000 value pack?

  137. Neal before neela you r name was neal pradeep is you r name changed

  138. Touchwiz4 is full of bugs neal don t know whyy i even clear the cache???is the last update of value pack???

  139. Hi Neela,
    This is a good stuff you are doing here. I haven’t updated my I9000 yet,but planning to do it end of this week.
    Is there anything I should be worried during the process?
    Does the updates fixed the ‘force close’ errors (on viewing the picture gallery)that comes up on version 2.3.3 ?
    Does it really rock our I9000..
    thanks

  140. has been any Arabic version till now plz i installed the ROM its magnificent but the problem is i cant use it cause of Arabic language heeeeeeeeeeelp plz

  141. What’s the difference with XXJVU and this one? And will there be any further firmware for Galaxy S i9000?

  142. What’s the difference with XXJVY and this one? And will there be any further firmware for Galaxy S i9000?

  143. Dark knight 4 or value pack which is better?

  144. It’s working! Thanks for the guide Neela Pradeep!

  145. Hello sir, pls help me in this regard i got a galaxy s gt i9000 which was a UK network locked mobile i bought to india and got it unlocked but after applying this update my airtel sim card is not getting detected what to do???????????

    • we have no clue for locked devices as we don’t give our support to the locked devices as of now! please get it unlocked!

  146. I am currently on Amestris ROM 7.1. How do I know if there is any lagfix installed, and if yes then how to disable it? Please help….I am very much excited to flash this ROM….!

  147. please help my device galaxy s i9000 is geting recognise in kies and usb debug mode in my xp laptop but unfortunately in download mode it fails to update the driver for gadget serial. hence I am unable to use odin please help..

  148. Battery life has come down after the update.

  149. Do you know what firmware 2.3.6 work on I9000b?… I’m Brasil

  150. am on rooted custom rom ICS 4.0.3 I9000xxjvu on my galaxy S, can I downgrade my phone to this valuepack with the same above instructions ??

  151. Hi,
    After following through all the steps and rooting.
    Have found a big problem with TwLauncher.
    Have clear the cache, factory and wipe cache at recovery still cannot help.

  152. hi everyone thanks for all the efforts but can any one help me with the arabic version i will be very great full
    thanks in advanced

  153. work on galaxy s gti9000b?

  154. Rodrigo Venancio

    Hey Neal, i’d like to know if it’s possible to get Galaxy S2 widgets for Galaxy S i9000.. It’s the only thing i missed in this update besides the lack of wallpapers, which can be downloaded from the internet.
    Thanks a lot!

  155. Arunsankar Karan

    Neal
    I have not yet updated this version. Im now in DDJV9 Indian version which supports my mother tongue Tamil without any problem. Will the latest XXJW4 version support tamil??? Pls reply yaar. I am excited to update this version if theres support for Tamil.

    Bye

  156. Hey Pradeep. I’m having issues with my touchwiz launcher. if i run an app like the browser and then press the home button. the browser will close .and the launcher will also take some time to reload. all in all i have no multitasking capability. please help me preadeep. ive been having this issue with various samsung roms. but it was solved with a CM7 Rom. also the reason im asking is because i like stock rom.

  157. i flashed the ROM its amazing but importunately doesn’t support Arabic , so is there any est time to have one with Arabic support
    thanks

  158. Its working fine me except the twLauncher. It keeps freezing & crashing but when it works its awesome. Battery life seems to have improved a lot (with the usage of wifi). face-unlocker is more stable that what it was in JVU but it stills looks like a beta feature. Even though total available RAM is now 364, my used ram is higher that what it used to be with JVU (with similar usage). JVU did not allow me to download citibank india app (it used to say that my device is not compatible) but I could install it with JW4. tWLaunch/touchwiz has alot of new features including cool way way creating shortcuts and widget but twLauncher is so unstable that I can not even use it. Unfortunately I had to go back to adwlauncher as twLauncher is too unstable ( I have tried wiping cache etc).
    Thanks to chainfire, I could root it and installed audio-video version of gtalk. But its not working well, I can see other persons video but my video does not go to the other user. Also gtalk does not display that video icon next to my name.
    For installing JW4, I downloaded firmware from SamMobile and did not use pit file while installing from ODIN.

    Any clue on how to make gtalk video/audio work (it used to work fine on CM7.1 when I installed from same zip file) ?
    Is there any update with more stable twLauncher ?

  159. My battery life has come down like crazy after this update..

  160. Hey there again.

    Question: How do I get into the “Advanced Settings” and clear the “Dalvik Cache”?

    thanks.

  161. Hi Neela,

    I tried applying this update, now my phone is stuck in boot loop.

    I have followed all the instructions. Please help

  162. haider khan kashmiri

    NOTE: If you are on a custom rom and you want to flash this firmware please before flashing download xxjvu or xxjvt firmware and flash them.After you can flash xxjw4 firmware or else u phone will be stucked on boot( S logo)..
    THIS PROBLEM HAS HAPPENED TO MANY USERS WHO WERE ON CUSTOM ROMS.IT IS NOT 100% SURE THAT THIS WILL HAPPEN TO YOUR PHONE.

    THANKS NEAL FOR THIS FIRMWARE.

    • Yeah i didnt know this….my phone is stuck on a Galaxy S logo bootloop……so now ll flashing to XXJVU or XXJVT work??

      • remove the battery, reinsert and then you will have to reapply the xxjvu update!

      • remove the battery, reinsert and then you will have to reapply the xxjvu update!!!!

        • thanks…i reapplied the xxjvu update and it worked…then i installed 2.3.6 … works brilliantly .. thanks a lot

  163. what about the remaining SS_DL.dll file

  164. NEAL AFTER THE LAST OFFICIAL VALUE PACK WILL BE MORE UPDATES OF FIRMWARE?

  165. NEAL PLEASE REPLY THIS IS THE LAST VALUE PACK OR MORE VALUE PACK WILL COME?

  166. Can I apply this week on rooted 2.3.6 xxjvu?

  167. Can I apply this… I’m currently on rooted value Pack leak??

  168. its says failed the comment that umer left sayin that the screen get stuck and phone is unable to start … i am facing the same problem …. please help me my phone seems screwed

  169. Hi there,

    I’ve tried downloading again, but the file which loads is I9000XXJW4_I9000OXAJW4_XEU.rar.html and hence I am never getting the .rar file.

    Help please!

    Thanks.

  170. After apply this update over ICS build 16, it stuck in loops during boot…what is the way to recover.

  171. Rodrigo Venancio

    Man, THANKS A LOT! I’ve been waiting for this for a long time… Everything works perfectly here, with no problems!! Touchwiz 4 is great, battery life is longer, everything is smoother. Just missed new wallpapers, but no problem..
    Thanks a lot :)

  172. hy neal.can i use custom rom amestris v.7.1 with this firmware?

  173. So full of bugs mre than xxjvs oh my god except this all are fantastic i even wipe cache and wipe cache partition are this the last value pack or one more value pack will come?

  174. Hey guys, Just upgraded my phone to the latest firmware and it worked perfect. The update went smooth and had no issues during or after install. Love the new features on my phone now. Great stuff guys. Much appreciated.

  175. Will be more value pack uodate for gt-i9000 or this is the last????

  176. to download the firmware from ur link, the file is 153 mb. but the same software on xda, its 170 mb
    (Link REMOVED by Moderator)

    whats the difference or is there an error

    • we have compressed it further, file downloaded from here is genuine. we have no clue of other sites

  177. just updated….thx neel for superb guide

    droid is now smoother…..like the new launher….face recng. is totally kool…..good photo editor….awesome RAM (364)…..

    could have more feature and some nice wallpapers……

    STILL PLZ BRING FULL ICS ON SAMSUNG SAMMY….PLZ

  178. can i update this form xxjvr??

    are there any bugs is this update,,,neal??

  179. Hey neela, thanks for the update.

    Question: Do my galaxy become network locked again if I install this firmware?

    answer pl0z

    Hope for more feedback ppl!

  180. When connecting to market, it shows – Error retrieving information from the server. [DF-PFA-02]

    Most of the time it can’t connect prompt for re-try

  181. Moreover we in India have the stock firmware DDJV9 2.3.3 which has the hindi fonts available with stock. With the update of XXJW4 hindi fonts still be available or not..

  182. please also let us know that the stock firmware xxjw4 for galaxy s i9000 consist of daily breifing and ginnie widget or not..

  183. XDA is giving xxjw4 file with 170 mb and your zip is only of 150 mb please specify.

  184. Is this one the official update from Samsung or another leaked update?
    Thank u…

  185. Hye neal are the batterie improves from the last xxjvu?

  186. is there all the language in this value pack (arabic hebrew …

  187. IF I UPDATE THIS ARTICLE TO MY GT-I9000 THERE WILL NO PROBLEME NORMALLY OR THERE ARE SOME PROBLEME AND ALSO WITH THE ROOTING

  188. Hi there,

    I am unable to download the file: XXJW4 2.3.6 Value Pack Zip package as it appears as in HTML format. Are there any other ways that I can download the file?

    Thanks.

    • please check with the same again as from here its perfect!

      • Yes I have tried downloading the file many times, but it still downloads as I9000XXJW4_I9000OXAJW4_XEU.rar.html and hence, I am unable to open it. Would you be able to share the file elsewhere?

        Thanks so much.

  189. after flashing xxjw4 massive problems with TwLauncher.
    fallow step by step the instalation.
    need Help

  190. does it support arabic language

  191. 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.
    This is not the 1st time I am doing this kind of stuff but can not understand the problem with this particular one.

    Thanks & Regards

    • is your problem solved now?

    • i am facing the same damn problem … please help me

    • I’m having the same problem. lots of red text on the phone at the end of installing the firmware through odin; I do a factory reset and wipe data cache, and it gets stuck in a loop of the S logo at startup.

      Before this, I was using the ICS RC 4.2 firmware (rooted). could it have something to do with trying to migrate to an official rom afterwards?

      Graham

      • Furthermore, when wiping data, i’m getting this error:
        E:format_volume: rfs format failed on /dev/block/stl10

        • even m gettin d same things..

          • Your phone’s death, I mean really gone. I had the same trouble in mine when I interrupted a flashing process and destroyed the internal flash memory. You need to have it checked by proper repair agent. Sorry about the bad news.

        • same and here…E:format_volume:rfs format failed on/dev/block/stl10

    • i am also facing the same problem …it stuck at galaxy s logo ..i am worried ..please help me :(

      • You all need to get your phone fixed by an expert, someone who can either fix the partition tables or format it all or something like that. Mine needed a new board that costed 177€.
        Good luck.

  192. Hi Neela Pradeep,
    Is the firmware stable than the previous one?
    Any other problems with the firmware?
    I heard that the battery gets drained very fast..Is it true?

  193. Can I run gamers rom with it?

  194. It’s buttery smooth… and has touchwiz 4! Sweet! Thanks for the guide!

  195. Thank you, no problem update new firmware

  196. Is this official firmware or leaked/beta?

  197. Neal i updated my SGS with MIUI We UI v0.8.5 custom ROM Firmware yesterday…
    but today i found that while i attend calls the other person is unable to hear me.. :(
    so i am thinking to changeover to this latest update… can i update it directly from where i am now??!

  198. Hi Neal,

    The .zip file (XXJW4 2.3.6 Value Pack Zip package) fails to open as it’s in HTML format. Please let me know if the issue can be rectified. Thanks.

  199. hi
    i am on offical 2.3 version, can i directly apply this firmware
    thanks

  200. Do I need specify only PDA (no phone, csc, pit etc) if I am on custom ROM (CM7.1) ?

  201. Thank you for this update, it works perfectly!! And feels and looks better than XXJVT :)

  202. My Galaxy S is currently on ICS Android 4.0 Build 17 Firmware, can I straightforward update to this or do I need other pre requisites?

    • Ok, I did the update without returning to XXJVU and the phone just wouldn’t start. So after 5 minutes of shitting my pants i went back to XXJVU and then updated with this. Works fine so far :)

    • YES YOU CAN APPLY THE UPDATE BY FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS!

    • YES YOU CAN APPLY THE UPDATE BY FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS!!!!

  203. I recently upgraded my GSG with XXJVU which has a supposedly value pack. Is it the same as this or is this firmware superior enough to warrant yet another upgrade? If so, I’ll be waiting for root instructions since I have Titanium Backup to restore contacts and settings. Any idea when?

    Also, I didn’t download the files but in the XXJVU download Odin3 v1.0 was included and the upgrade got stuck on bin.boot. It wasn’t until I replaced it with Odin3 v1.7 from another source that I was able to flash the firmware.

    The huge RAM on this firmware intrigues me, does it help reduce lag? thx

  204. Is it official?