Galaxy S I9000

How to Update Galaxy S GTI9000 with MIUI We UI v0.8.5 custom ROM Firmware

Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 is still battling to get the stable and best custom ROM ICS firmware and in the process of the same, there has now arrived yet another custom ROM firmware which is dubbed as We UI v0.8.5 custom ROM firmware. Prior to this there were many firmware builds but this version comes with a host of changes of which we have mentioned a detailed change log below. Please note that this is not the official firmware version released by Samsung Electronics and also we have no clue on by when there will be an official update of ICS by Samsung or the Value Pack. Please note that this procedure should only be applied to the Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 phones. Also be informed that in the process of applying this firmware, you need to root the device and rooting voids the warranty.

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The only way with which you can reclaim the warranty is by re applying the factory firmware of XXJVU from the corresponding link.

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.

Change Log of We UI v0.8.5 Custom ROM Firmware:
* Updated to 2.3.23

* Updated to Glitch Kernel Beta 6 (Released on March 24th) for all devices

* New Alarm, Clock, and Settings from MIUI

* Fixed Updater FC

* Added Updating support in the ROM from the updater app

* Better installer compatibility if coming from Gingerbread

* Reboot check in the installer

* More app options in the installer

* Another lib from MIUI

* New WeUI logo (thanks to fatjoez/publo)

* New bootanimation from new logo

* Possible performance improvement

* Old gallery as an option on installer

* Misc changes (ROM and installer)

Pre Requisites:

  • Before proceeding, ensure that you are on the rooted XXJVU Firmware and if not then you can update and root the same by following the instructions mentioned below.

Procedure to Update Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 with XXJVU Firmware

Procedure to Root Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 on XXJVU Firmware

  • After rooting, you also need to download the ROM Manager application from the Google PLAY Store and install the custom Mod recovery image in your phone by following the on screen instructions which you will find after opening the app.
  • We recommend you to back up all the data present in your device with the help of below mentioned steps. Don’t use KIES to back up the data as it will not support the phone after this update snce it’s a custom ROM firmware.

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

  • Minimum charge left in the phone should be 80% so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update. (If you don’t follow this step then the chances are more that your phone may get DEAD for which we should not be responsible).
  • Disable all the security suites installed in your computer and uninstall all antivirus tools in your computer so as to ensure that the firmware update is not interrupted in the middle of the process.
  • Enable the USB debugging in your phone from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked. USB Debugging Mode can only be enabled once you disconnect the phone from computer. USB Debugging should be ticked.

USB Debugging

So assuming that you have followed all the instructions, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to apply this firmware in your phone.

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  1. chirag

    April 11, 2012 at 11:59 pm


    I realty like this firmware. Some normal bug is there… one question where is miui redio please replay….

  2. ahmed

    April 10, 2012 at 12:16 am

    hi there i have installed this software successfully but i want to know how to use internet using 3g

    • Yogesh Patel

      April 11, 2012 at 9:23 am

      Contact your network provider.

  3. zeeshii

    April 8, 2012 at 3:45 am

    which is the best rom

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 8, 2012 at 11:04 am

      all the roms here are among the best roms!

  4. keith

    April 1, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    is this stable?

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 7, 2012 at 1:46 am


  5. Truff

    March 30, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    My home screen isn’t coming on, even after removing the batery. It just shows “Icy Glitch Hernel V14 and then the Galaxy S GT-I9000 start-up sreen.


    • Pradeep Neela

      April 8, 2012 at 10:37 pm

      re insert battery, enter into download mode and move to xxjvu firmware!

  6. Sarath PS

    March 30, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    i updated with this MIUI We UI v0.8.5 custom ROM Firmware… but sorry to say that, while attending someone’s call they arent able to hear me… it doesnt happen when i calls someone…

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 8, 2012 at 10:36 pm

      just apply the update once again1

  7. Ronald

    March 29, 2012 at 8:12 pm


    Do i need to be on the XXJVU Firmware when i am running on a miui rom ?
    I am now running Baseband I9000XXJKV
    Build number MIUI-112160


    • Pradeep Neela

      April 8, 2012 at 10:23 pm

      please apply from XXJVU, Follow the isntructions!!

  8. keith

    March 29, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    is the stablity the same as the previous MIUI? can i update straight from the previous MIUI?

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 8, 2012 at 10:16 pm

      its better than earlier version!!

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 8, 2012 at 10:21 pm

      its better than earlier version!!!!!

  9. Trishank Bhimjiani

    March 29, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Dear Neel,

    I am on the build 17 of ICS and would really like to shift but whenever i put my cell into download mode, Odin doesn’t recognize it! ive tried clearing dalvik cache, clearing cache & wiping data, using different usb wires on different PCs with different levels of battery but to no avail… Plz help me asap! ty!

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 8, 2012 at 10:22 pm

      connect the phone in the KIES Mode to the computer!

  10. Aditya Sharma

    March 29, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I have a headphone symbol on the status bar. Am not able to hear anything on the phone…with speaker ON it is working fine. Pls help. Urgent. Thanls & regards

  11. raju

    March 28, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    download link working, android advices slowly moving to dead end by losing many well wishes bcz i am very disappointed with android advices always has problems in link now and many stupid uncheck errors

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 28, 2012 at 7:33 pm

      all the download links in the article are PERFECT! Please check with your internet connectivity!

  12. prince

    March 28, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    no application is workable.

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 28, 2012 at 7:34 pm

      have you tried clearing the cache? and google apps?

  13. prince

    March 28, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    thing is good…. graphics is mind blowing….but there a occurred…and it gives lots of pain on this system.

  14. Trishank Bhimjiani

    March 28, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Can i flash this directly if i am on ICS Build 17???

  15. Ido

    March 28, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Didn’t install properly and bricked my phone. Maybe you should include an explanation of the installer that comes with this rom.

  16. Skunkfumaster

    March 27, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Someone has try this yet?

  17. Leandro

    March 27, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Is there any other mirror to download? I’ts hard to download from this one from Brazil. Already tried from different providers and same problem. The download starts but not finish. Thanks a lot!

  18. Mista

    March 27, 2012 at 12:06 am

    the donwload link for Download ‘MIUI We UI v0.8.5 custom ROM firmware’has problem its only download until app. 160 MB and them pops up an error…tried 3 success….please assist!

  19. z0nY

    March 26, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Hi Neel,

    Your guides are awesome and really helping perfectly SGS GT-I9000 Geeks. Thanks!

    I have recently updated my phone with XWJVZ and rooted in order to install AMESTRIS IceCandy 7.1 (got from your article). I got the benefit of Arabic reading (word connecting) support in SMS, GooglePlay, webs and Emails.

    I am wondering, if this ROM is more better than AMESTRIS? and have arabic reading support only? (I dont need arabic interface, just need reading support, if i receive an arabic SMS or Email.)

    Please advice.

  20. jeffrey

    March 26, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    which build is better? “ICS Android 4.0 Build 17 Firmware” or this one? thank you so much.. God bless you and more power

  21. foux76

    March 26, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    hi .i would like to thanh you for all the efort you made for making this rome .eventually MIUI We UI v0.8.5 custom ROM Firmware should be a very nice one .but i’m wondring if it supported the the tv out function because in all miui rom is not ,and i don’t know why there is no tv out function .
    thanks for your .


    March 26, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    in this miui TV out will work or not,and all video formats will be played or not.because the old rom will not play all formats…plz reply

  23. vivek pathak

    March 26, 2012 at 10:57 am

    i am not able to download,link does not work. one more thing i am presently on officially 2.3 can i apply this update directly or go to jvu. secondly is this update support hindi fonts.

  24. Reehan Malik

    March 26, 2012 at 9:54 am

    ys….first to download….now installing rom

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