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. Reply Jojo November 20, 2013 at 12:54 am

    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. Reply Shanmugam November 18, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    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. Reply Byron October 31, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Hotfile Link is not working. . need new link

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

  4. Reply Dingo October 25, 2013 at 12:02 am

    link does not work
    pls refresh it…

    • Reply correon February 7, 2014 at 4:05 pm

      hotefile had been shut down because considered as violating the copyright.
      any suggestion

  5. Reply saish September 25, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    link does not work
    pls refresh it…

    • Reply Pradeep Neela October 1, 2013 at 12:40 pm

      source link has been changed, please check now..

      • Reply saish October 4, 2013 at 9:44 pm

        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

        • saish October 21, 2013 at 12:50 pm

          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!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Reply Jacques October 27, 2013 at 11:33 am

        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. Reply john August 26, 2013 at 6:54 pm

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela August 28, 2013 at 8:07 pm

      please check the same now, the download link has been changed

      • Reply Djura September 3, 2013 at 9:01 pm

        Download link is dead again :(

  7. Reply sandeep gaidhani August 19, 2013 at 8:43 am

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

  8. Reply brijesh August 13, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    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. Reply Sunny August 13, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    The hotfile link does not work.
    Please reload

    • Reply Pradeep Neela August 28, 2013 at 8:17 pm

      download link has been changed by Mediafire

  10. Reply Amir Sohail August 12, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    please refresh the link. i am unable to download it

    • Reply Pradeep Neela August 13, 2013 at 12:04 am

      the same has been done, please check now

  11. Reply Janki July 28, 2013 at 6:43 pm

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela July 31, 2013 at 11:41 am

      the link has been refreshed

      • Reply SUSHANT July 31, 2013 at 11:11 pm

        The link does not open. :(

  12. Reply Rudeboy June 28, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    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. Reply Imer June 2, 2013 at 8:28 am

    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..

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 2, 2013 at 10:33 am

      just re instal the fb app by deleting all the cache data

  14. Reply Faiz May 30, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    please provide the correct link :(

  15. Reply alan May 28, 2013 at 2:11 am

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

    • Reply alan May 28, 2013 at 3:28 am

      it’s stopping in Sbl.bin :( what can I do? please help!

  16. Reply raj May 21, 2013 at 4:28 pm

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

  17. Reply jai May 20, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    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. Reply Dave May 19, 2013 at 10:07 pm

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 22, 2013 at 5:23 pm

      the link has been fixed, kindly check now

      • Reply Faiz May 30, 2013 at 6:02 pm

        the link is not fixed yet @pradeep neela
        Please provide us the correct link i am dying to get this update :(

  19. Reply San May 11, 2013 at 4:46 am

    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?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 22, 2013 at 4:36 pm

      yes its a download link given by developer

  20. Reply Faiz May 3, 2013 at 7:15 pm

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 22, 2013 at 4:43 pm

      we will update the same very soon

  21. Reply Faiz May 3, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    The link has been deleted Please help!

  22. Reply Nitesh April 13, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    no link available Pradeep..

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 13, 2013 at 1:34 pm

      its there in the procedure section

      • Reply Anas Rehmani April 23, 2013 at 12:25 am

        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. Reply sub.g March 30, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Neel the link is seems to be deleted.

  24. Reply DonJ March 8, 2013 at 10:29 am

    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?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela March 8, 2013 at 4:33 pm

      its a link provided by developer…

  25. Reply Maaz February 28, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    link is broken plz fix

    • Reply Pradeep Neela March 2, 2013 at 10:01 am

      kindly update the latest firmware

  26. Reply sub.g February 21, 2013 at 5:31 pm

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela March 4, 2013 at 6:37 pm

      yes we will fix the same

  27. Reply Adiboy November 25, 2012 at 1:02 am

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

  28. Reply ES November 19, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    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.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela November 19, 2012 at 5:52 pm

      yes, it will stay there for a longer period of time!

  29. Reply Kumar Dev Shrestha November 19, 2012 at 11:28 am

    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. Reply ebbe November 19, 2012 at 4:39 am

    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?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela November 19, 2012 at 11:22 am

      you will have to re apply the update from the recovery mode

  31. Reply Robin Ahmed November 18, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    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…???

    • Reply Robin Ahmed November 18, 2012 at 7:28 pm

      i have installed jelly bean … then i m facing this problem…can any1 give me any suggestion pls??

  32. Reply zaid November 14, 2012 at 11:06 am

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela November 19, 2012 at 12:06 pm

      you can apply this update

  33. Reply RR November 13, 2012 at 6:14 am

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

  34. Reply RR November 13, 2012 at 6:09 am

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

  35. Reply Nikhil October 26, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    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. Reply AnthonyChow October 20, 2012 at 11:45 am

    The download package is no longer available. pls help

  37. Reply Sujan Karki October 12, 2012 at 8:14 am

    The download link is broken..

  38. Reply viren.s September 28, 2012 at 9:50 am

    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. ?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela September 28, 2012 at 3:15 pm

      yes you can apply this update

      • Reply Asad September 30, 2012 at 8:20 am

        dear neela the file is not there any more…… plz help this

  39. Reply Amit Dubey September 27, 2012 at 9:48 pm

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

    • Reply Winer Azedra September 29, 2012 at 11:09 pm

      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. Reply keyur62 September 27, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    How much time does this update normally take ?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela September 29, 2012 at 4:12 pm

      it takes around 4 – 5 minutes

  41. Reply Rahul Agrawal September 20, 2012 at 2:10 pm

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

  42. Reply Sharath September 20, 2012 at 10:26 am

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

  43. Reply Naveen September 19, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    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. Reply Anthony September 18, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Is the download link here still valid?

  45. Reply Dileep September 17, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    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. Reply Ahmad September 17, 2012 at 4:02 pm

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

  47. Reply joe September 10, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Is KIES required for this upgrade?

  48. Reply Sanchit Goyal September 6, 2012 at 12:38 am

    Please consider uploading the files on Mediafire.

  49. Reply ROB VANES September 2, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    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!!!

    • Reply ROB VANES September 2, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      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. Reply Jack August 31, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    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. Reply Linete August 30, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    # 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. Reply Linete August 30, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    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. Reply JamesD August 29, 2012 at 7:32 pm

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

  54. Reply Arindam August 28, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    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. Reply Zain August 22, 2012 at 9:10 am

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela August 22, 2012 at 5:55 pm

      we haven’t tested it but you can install the language pack

      • Reply Usman August 26, 2012 at 7:52 pm

        How this language pack can be installed? Can you please explain in little detail?

      • Reply Usman August 29, 2012 at 2:34 pm

        Can you guide how it can be done

  56. Reply Ranga Megh August 12, 2012 at 10:05 am

    will it support all the fonts, like Bangla?

  57. Reply agung July 18, 2012 at 12:01 am

    great succes thanks

  58. Reply Erwin Doria July 8, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    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. Reply harshaqtr July 2, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    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. Reply JC June 22, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    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. Reply Pramod June 20, 2012 at 10:46 am

    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. Reply sakesh s June 15, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    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. Reply max June 15, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    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. Reply max June 15, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    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. Reply Wasi_16 June 13, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    no Arabic support

  66. Reply Sagunsakya June 9, 2012 at 3:48 am

    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. Reply Sagunsakya June 9, 2012 at 3:48 am

    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…..

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 9, 2012 at 10:04 am

      Clear the cache and wipe the data again or you need to again apply the update

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 9, 2012 at 10:04 am

      apply the update again, the issue will be solved!

  68. Reply Deepak Chadha June 6, 2012 at 12:06 am

    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

    • Reply Deepak Chadha June 6, 2012 at 8:51 pm

      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. Reply max May 30, 2012 at 12:47 am

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

  70. Reply Alex May 29, 2012 at 2:58 am

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 30, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      re insert the battery and re apply the update of xxjvu

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 30, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      re insert the battery and re apply the update of xxjvu

  71. Reply Dave May 25, 2012 at 3:49 am

    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. Reply raaghu May 18, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    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. Reply Impigritas May 17, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    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. Reply Sergio May 17, 2012 at 1:10 am

    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. Reply Ashish G May 16, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 16, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      No, you need to update to XXJW4

  76. Reply Arun Gopinath May 14, 2012 at 5:16 pm

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 14, 2012 at 6:05 pm

      we are looking into this!

  77. Reply amit May 13, 2012 at 8:31 am

    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.

    • Reply John May 14, 2012 at 6:23 pm

      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. Reply Pedro May 12, 2012 at 1:51 am

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

  79. Reply Yeiker May 11, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    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. Reply Shobz May 8, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    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. Reply abi May 8, 2012 at 4:54 am

    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. Reply Impigritas May 6, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    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. Reply Srinivas May 6, 2012 at 2:06 am

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

  84. Reply rajan May 1, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    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. Reply rajan May 1, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    hey that idcom is not getting any colour.

    what should i do?
    i have all the usb drivers

  86. Reply rajan May 1, 2012 at 7:00 pm

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

  87. Reply Karan L April 29, 2012 at 10:58 pm

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

    • Reply Pedro May 12, 2012 at 2:29 am

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

  88. Reply sayak April 29, 2012 at 12:48 am

    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. Reply Jai April 27, 2012 at 7:18 pm

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

  90. Reply doc April 26, 2012 at 10:46 pm

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

  91. Reply doc April 26, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    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. Reply abi April 26, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    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. Reply Peej April 26, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    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. Reply RealAB April 26, 2012 at 5:29 pm

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

  95. Reply Suresh Patre April 26, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    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. Reply Zelda April 25, 2012 at 6:29 pm

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 25, 2012 at 6:38 pm

      yes you can upgrade the firmware version!

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 25, 2012 at 6:52 pm

      yes you can upgrade the firmware version!!!!

  97. Reply Peej April 24, 2012 at 7:18 pm

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

  98. Reply harish April 24, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    how to roll back from ics to gingerbread neel?

  99. Reply aman April 23, 2012 at 12:31 am

    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. Reply Nitish April 22, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Hi Pradeep,

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

  101. Reply joshua April 22, 2012 at 2:15 pm

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 22, 2012 at 2:29 pm

      yes voodoo will help!

  102. Reply Dave April 21, 2012 at 7:09 am

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

    • Reply Dave April 23, 2012 at 8:08 am

      Anyone?

  103. Reply Amit April 20, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    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.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 21, 2012 at 11:05 am

      you can try hard resetting first, if the issue persists then re apply the update and check!

  104. Reply bilal April 20, 2012 at 11:28 am

    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. Reply bilal April 20, 2012 at 11:20 am

    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. Reply W.Salie April 19, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 19, 2012 at 11:28 pm

      clear the cache from the recovery, it should fix!

      • Reply Rade April 21, 2012 at 12:14 am

        Should I remove the SIM card or not during update?
        Thx!

  107. Reply Chher April 18, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Just Wanna Say thanks

  108. Reply dylan April 18, 2012 at 11:23 am

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

  109. Reply Rade April 17, 2012 at 9:20 pm

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

  110. Reply Tarun April 17, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    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. Reply Ivo April 17, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    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. Reply bilal April 17, 2012 at 12:07 am

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 17, 2012 at 2:25 pm

      yes it will be solved in the coming updates!

  113. Reply Shyam April 16, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    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

    • Reply Shyam April 16, 2012 at 9:36 pm

      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. Reply Shyam April 16, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    hi neela,

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

  115. Reply ਕਮਲਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ April 15, 2012 at 3:50 am

    PUNJABI HINDI SUPPORT IN THIS UPDATE

  116. Reply shenoyjoseph April 14, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    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. Reply dylanf April 14, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    is this officialy supported by touchwiz4 ui?

  118. Reply bilal April 14, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    How to solve touchwiez bug issue neela?

  119. Reply dbzgoku April 13, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    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?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 13, 2012 at 2:51 pm

      just follow the instructions to root the device!

  120. Reply Dingo April 13, 2012 at 2:05 pm

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 13, 2012 at 3:11 pm

      yes!

      • Reply gagan April 15, 2012 at 1:11 pm

        please uploads this on mediafire or megaupload
        hotfile link is too slow

  121. Reply Kent April 13, 2012 at 1:21 am

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

  122. Reply dylan April 11, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Is this official?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 12, 2012 at 1:34 am

      yes its an official update!!!

  123. Reply kevin stanley April 11, 2012 at 10:13 am

    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 :)

    • Reply rade radenkovic April 14, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      Can anyone else confirm problem with wifi or battery?
      thnx

      • Reply Pradeep Neela April 15, 2012 at 10:07 pm

        THERE ARE SOME ISSUES WITH THE BATTERY!

  124. Reply kunal April 10, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    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. Reply saqib April 10, 2012 at 12:27 am

    *** 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. Reply Andy April 9, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    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?

    • Reply Andy April 9, 2012 at 9:40 pm

      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. Reply Pedro April 7, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    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. Reply shobha April 6, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 6, 2012 at 5:56 pm

      it unlocks after recognizing your phone!

  129. Reply anwer April 6, 2012 at 1:33 am

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

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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 6, 2012 at 1:34 am

      CHECK WITH THE USB PORT!

  130. Reply Darren April 6, 2012 at 1:05 am

    will this work in Sweden?

    why isnt this available on kies yet?

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 6, 2012 at 1:13 am

      yes it will work in sweden!

  131. Reply dido April 6, 2012 at 12:00 am

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

  132. Reply Manish April 5, 2012 at 2:18 pm

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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 5, 2012 at 3:22 pm

      update with XXJVU Firmware!

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 5, 2012 at 3:47 pm

      update with XXJVU Firmware!!!!

  133. Reply Manish April 5, 2012 at 11:23 am

    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.

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 5, 2012 at 11:37 am

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

      • Reply Dashi April 5, 2012 at 12:58 pm

        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….

        • Dashi April 5, 2012 at 1:08 pm

          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?

        • Neela Pradeep April 5, 2012 at 3:16 pm

          all the comments are under moderation! sorry for delay!

        • Manish April 5, 2012 at 4:07 pm

          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?

        • Neela Pradeep April 5, 2012 at 4:15 pm

          yes you can try the same!

        • Neela Pradeep April 5, 2012 at 4:17 pm

          yes you can try the same!!!!!

  134. Reply dido April 5, 2012 at 2:37 am

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

    • Reply Dashi April 5, 2012 at 1:06 pm

      No my friend, Everything is perfect that you mentioned..

      • Reply dido April 5, 2012 at 11:58 pm

        Nop, my 2.3.3 ginger wifi range was better then this one. And I think that with touchwiz the baterry drais faster.

  135. Reply Dashi April 4, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    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. Reply bilal April 4, 2012 at 5:53 pm

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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 5, 2012 at 4:04 pm

      there may be new value packs in future!

  137. Reply bilal April 4, 2012 at 2:26 pm

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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 5, 2012 at 4:10 pm

      my name is neela pradeep!!!!

  138. Reply bilal April 4, 2012 at 2:23 pm

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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 5, 2012 at 6:26 pm

      there may be updates in the future!

  139. Reply Faizol April 4, 2012 at 7:22 am

    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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 5, 2012 at 11:35 pm

      yes it fixes most of the issues!

  140. Reply meran April 3, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 5, 2012 at 3:48 pm

      arabic is not there as of now!

  141. Reply Calvin April 3, 2012 at 7:28 pm

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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 5, 2012 at 3:50 pm

      there are minor fixes which have been added to this firmware!

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 5, 2012 at 3:51 pm

      there are minor fixes which have been added to this firmware!!!!!

  142. Reply Calvin April 3, 2012 at 7:27 pm

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

  143. Reply satish nayak April 3, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Dark knight 4 or value pack which is better?

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 6, 2012 at 12:57 am

      GO WITH vALUE pACK!

  144. Reply zali April 3, 2012 at 6:16 pm

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

  145. Reply smats April 3, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    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???????????

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 6, 2012 at 11:48 am

      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. Reply Jeet April 3, 2012 at 12:10 am

    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….!

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 6, 2012 at 12:24 pm

      you can check from the recovery mode!

  147. Reply Praveen April 2, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    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..

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 2, 2012 at 11:11 pm

      just check in some other pc!

  148. Reply Shiv April 2, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Battery life has come down after the update.

  149. Reply Daniel Amaral April 2, 2012 at 7:41 pm

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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 6, 2012 at 12:28 pm

      IT WONT WORK ON I9000B

  150. Reply A7med Bahaa April 2, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    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 ??

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 6, 2012 at 12:37 pm

      yes you can follow the instructions!

  151. Reply vintay68 April 2, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    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. Reply meran April 2, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    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. Reply Daniel Amaral April 2, 2012 at 9:05 am

    work on galaxy s gti9000b?

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 2, 2012 at 11:19 am

      no it doesnt work on i9000b

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 2, 2012 at 11:20 am

      no it doesnt work on i9000b model

  154. Reply Rodrigo Venancio April 2, 2012 at 9:01 am

    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. Reply Arunsankar Karan April 2, 2012 at 1:46 am

    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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 7, 2012 at 12:54 am

      no it doesnt support tamil

  156. Reply Arun Gopinath April 1, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    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. Reply meran April 1, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 7, 2012 at 1:48 am

      NO IT DOESNT SUPPORT ARABIC!

  158. Reply anil April 1, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    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. Reply Shiv April 1, 2012 at 7:08 pm

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

  160. Reply dido April 1, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Hey there again.

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

    thanks.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 7, 2012 at 1:20 am

      from the recovery mode!

  161. Reply Nitin Gupta April 1, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Hi Neela,

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

    I have followed all the instructions. Please help

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 7, 2012 at 1:31 am

      PLEASE REINSERT THE BATTERY AND CHECK WITH THE SAME!

  162. Reply haider khan kashmiri April 1, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    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.

    • Reply Paul Gomes May 5, 2012 at 1:30 pm

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

      • Reply Pradeep Neela May 5, 2012 at 2:39 pm

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

      • Reply Pradeep Neela May 5, 2012 at 2:41 pm

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

        • Paul Gomes May 6, 2012 at 7:12 pm

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

  163. Reply haider April 1, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    what about the remaining SS_DL.dll file

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 7, 2012 at 1:47 am

      YOU NEED TO IGNORE THAT FILE!

  164. Reply bilal April 1, 2012 at 2:29 pm

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

  165. Reply bilal April 1, 2012 at 2:28 pm

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

    • Reply Princezapps April 7, 2012 at 2:17 pm

      He has replied already and said something new MAY come up later.

      • Reply Pradeep Neela April 8, 2012 at 12:25 pm

        yes there will be a new update soon!

  166. Reply Nii Addo April 1, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Can I apply this week on rooted 2.3.6 xxjvu?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 7, 2012 at 1:58 am

      YES YOU CAN APPLY THE UPDATE!

  167. Reply Nii Addo April 1, 2012 at 2:14 pm

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 7, 2012 at 2:01 am

      yes you can apply the update!!!

  168. Reply Rikey April 1, 2012 at 11:23 am

    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. Reply Ms V April 1, 2012 at 11:20 am

    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. Reply Kabir April 1, 2012 at 10:07 am

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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 1, 2012 at 10:56 am

      have you followed all the instructions? Please follow them!

  171. Reply Rodrigo Venancio April 1, 2012 at 9:26 am

    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. Reply liau April 1, 2012 at 9:22 am

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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 1, 2012 at 11:03 am

      no, not as of noW! you need to change the base firmware for it!

  173. Reply bilal April 1, 2012 at 3:43 am

    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. Reply Sumit April 1, 2012 at 3:31 am

    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. Reply bilal April 1, 2012 at 2:06 am

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 7, 2012 at 2:09 am

      may be there will be a new update!

  176. Reply sots March 31, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 1, 2012 at 1:14 am

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

  177. Reply nawaz zac March 31, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    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. Reply nawaz` March 31, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    can i update this form xxjvr??

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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 1, 2012 at 1:16 am

      yes you can update from any version!

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 1, 2012 at 1:17 am

      yes you can update from any version! please follow the instructions!

  179. Reply dido March 31, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    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!

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 1, 2012 at 1:18 am

      no, it wont be locked if your phone has a model number of i9000

  180. Reply vintay68 March 31, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 1, 2012 at 1:24 am

      just clear the cache from market, it will be solved

  181. Reply Praveen March 31, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    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..

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 1, 2012 at 1:31 am

      yes it will support

  182. Reply Praveen March 31, 2012 at 3:39 pm

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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 1, 2012 at 1:28 am

      no, its not there!

  183. Reply Praveen March 31, 2012 at 3:35 pm

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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 1, 2012 at 1:12 am

      all files are at the same! compression used is different!

  184. Reply kNt March 31, 2012 at 2:55 pm

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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 1, 2012 at 1:32 am

      its an official update!

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 1, 2012 at 1:33 am

      its an official update! you can apply this!

  185. Reply bilal March 31, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Hye neal are the batterie improves from the last xxjvu?

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 1, 2012 at 1:35 am

      yes the battery life is improved!

  186. Reply bob March 31, 2012 at 1:26 pm

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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 1, 2012 at 1:10 am

      arabic language is not yet supported!

      • Reply ron May 2, 2012 at 2:19 pm

        The hebrew is included ?

  187. Reply bilal March 31, 2012 at 1:26 pm

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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 1, 2012 at 1:42 am

      there ill be no issues what so ever!

  188. Reply Ms V March 31, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    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.

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 1, 2012 at 1:11 am

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

      • Reply Ms V April 2, 2012 at 11:48 am

        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.

        • Neela Pradeep April 6, 2012 at 12:50 pm

          just check downloading again, tyhere are no issues from our side!

  189. Reply Eddie March 31, 2012 at 10:47 am

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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 31, 2012 at 12:44 pm

      have you cleared the cache?

  190. Reply meran March 30, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    does it support arabic language

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 1, 2012 at 1:09 am

      it doesnt support arabic as of now!

  191. Reply Umer March 30, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 1, 2012 at 1:09 am

      is your problem solved now?

    • Reply Rikey April 1, 2012 at 11:24 am

      i am facing the same damn problem … please help me

      • Reply Pradeep Neela April 7, 2012 at 2:04 am

        what is the issue you are facing?

    • Reply Graham April 4, 2012 at 8:35 am

      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

      • Reply Graham April 4, 2012 at 8:39 am

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

        • pankaj April 7, 2012 at 11:12 pm

          even m gettin d same things..

        • Pedro April 24, 2012 at 4:41 pm

          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.

        • iulian April 22, 2012 at 6:39 pm

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

    • Reply katel April 9, 2012 at 6:50 pm

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

      • Reply Pedro May 12, 2012 at 2:31 am

        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. Reply Mohit March 30, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    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?

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 1, 2012 at 1:08 am

      this version is better than all other previous versions!

      • Reply Mohit April 1, 2012 at 9:20 am

        Thank Buddy!! Appreciate your work!

  193. Reply Ido March 30, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Can I run gamers rom with it?

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 1, 2012 at 1:08 am

      no not as of now as it needs to be optimized for this version!

      • Reply Ido April 1, 2012 at 8:04 am

        Thanks Neela, appreciate the quick response.

        Ido

  194. Reply Frank March 30, 2012 at 6:42 pm

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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 1, 2012 at 1:07 am

      thanks for your feedback!

      • Reply Mo April 5, 2012 at 6:21 pm

        Amazing, galaxy becomes much better with this.

        Thx.

  195. Reply Hendrik March 30, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Thank you, no problem update new firmware

  196. Reply Solomon March 30, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Is this official firmware or leaked/beta?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 8, 2012 at 12:47 pm

      its official for some countries!

  197. Reply Sarath PS March 30, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    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. Reply Ms V March 30, 2012 at 11:58 am

    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. Reply vivek pathak March 30, 2012 at 11:11 am

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 8, 2012 at 10:34 pm

      yes you can directly apply the update!

  200. Reply anil March 30, 2012 at 6:35 am

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 8, 2012 at 10:29 pm

      please stick to instructions!

  201. Reply Remco March 30, 2012 at 2:53 am

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

  202. Reply Opteee March 29, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    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?

    • Reply Opteee March 30, 2012 at 1:16 am

      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 :)

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 8, 2012 at 12:37 pm

      YES YOU CAN APPLY THE UPDATE BY FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS!

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 8, 2012 at 12:38 pm

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

  203. Reply John March 29, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    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. Reply Pankaj March 29, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Is it official?

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 1, 2012 at 1:07 am

      yes its an official update!

      • Reply senthil May 6, 2012 at 12:54 pm

        can i update form xwjvz 2.3.6

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