Galaxy S I9000

How to Update Galaxy S with Nexus IMM76I Elite v11 Custom ROM Firmware

Galaxy S LogoRecently the flagship model of Samsung, the Galaxy Nexus smartphone got an all new update of 4.0.4 series dubbed as IMM76I and for all the Samsung Galaxy users here comes a great news for you as you can now easily install this update in your device by just following a simple tutorial which we will be checking out in the due course of this article. Please note that this is not an official firmware released by Google or Samsung for Galaxy S but is modified by one of the most popular developer Elite from XDA.

Disclaimer: Neither Android Advices, 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: In the due course of this article, phone will have to be rooted and should be on XXJVU Firmware. Be informed that, once you root the device, the warranty will get void. The only way with which you can restore back the warranty is by reapplying the stock or default firmware update. You can also follow the steps to install XXJVU firmware for revoking the root access.

Change Log: IMM76I 4.0.4 v11.0
– Optimized framework .jar & .apk
– Toggles via CWM
– SD in PC
– T9 Dialer via CWM
– GPS Fix
– Face Unlock via CWM
– More RAM mem
– Sim contacts import fix
– Change 2G/3G perfect.
– Bars coverage perfect .
– Perfect Airplane Mode.
– Time Zone perfect
– Fix H /3G in Status Bar automatic
– Integrated and optimized drivers 3D for games (Thanks to Chainfire)
– Last patch for virtual operators “r” (alonso_c & esticbo)
– Build.prop (gsm signal)
– Even smoother and faster system
– Mod media-profiles (720p)
– Big Mem patch thanks to the great job of Fk4….php?t=1575485
– Deep Sleep integrated (Reedited Framework-res.apk, .jar, services.jar)
– Eliminated Titanium Backup due to conflict in the installation with PRO version
– Host file (Adv blockage)
– Integrated TTS
– Mod App’s
– Fix sound & equalizers
– Mod no scroll cache (softer and quick menu)
– No Deep Idle as boot (Deep Idle “via OTA”)
– Galaxy settings (no TV out at the moment, sorry)
– Fix data (only data fix version)
– Sim tool kit

Screen Captures:
Elite v11 Elite v11a

So assuming that you have checked out the features and screen captures of this Elite v11.0 Custom ROM firmware, you now need to head to the next page where we have mentioned the list of essential Pre requisites.

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  1. Zed Ibrhm

    May 13, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Hi…I flash the from thrice & still gets stopped problem…I can’t download from play store & play any media or retrieve anything from my do I troubleshoot?

  2. rafik shaikh

    May 11, 2012 at 11:52 am

    wht abt external SD CARD

  3. shane

    May 11, 2012 at 8:17 am

    i get constant forced closes on every thing. I cannot download any apps to help fix. The install of Elite worked ok (no errors) and i followed all steps. What should i do??

  4. josric

    May 9, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Good evening, i tried to install this rom, however i had a nightmare. it got stuck time and again. i tried to reinstall it over and over and each time the system got stuck. i than reverted to installing the XXJW4 2.3.6 Firmware. After a whole 2 hr this managed to work. Its a gem. Can anyone please tell me how to install this firmware?

  5. ahmed

    May 9, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase dr neal release 2.3.6 all arab people want it please

  6. Piyush

    May 9, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Hi Pradeep,
    I have updated to this ROM and its superbb.. rocking.. thanks for such a nice blog.
    Is there any way to install FM in on this ROM as FM radio is missing ??

  7. Yousuff

    May 9, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    I am currently using XXJW4 firmware, can I direcly apply this ROM or do I need to apply XXJVU first? Please advise
    thanks Neela!!

  8. Oran Burke

    May 9, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    It installed easily but all apps disappeared and when I downloaded them again they didn’t work. I had to uninstall them and re download. Any ideas?

  9. Oran

    May 9, 2012 at 2:23 am

    Upgrade worked fine except all apps were gone and once I downloaded them again they didn’t work. Force close error
    Any ideas?

  10. kobby

    May 7, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Neela, i have successfully installed the rom following all the instructions, but i keep getting the message,”unfortunately, the process has stopped, how do i fix this

  11. chirag

    May 7, 2012 at 12:38 am

    Can you please tell me meaning of Host file (Adv blockage).

  12. John

    May 6, 2012 at 7:07 am


    Elite upgrade is out and it resolves several fixes, out of beta and now RC .. [4.0.4 IMM76K][ROM] Elite RC V1.2 GNEXUS STOCK ROM (04/05/12), suggest you update.

  13. selbow

    May 5, 2012 at 1:28 am

    Im on 404 beta 10 IMM76D dark night.. happy enough. is this new one any better??

  14. Phani

    May 4, 2012 at 12:12 am


    I have tried to install this version. After successful installation, my phone continuously showing samsung Galaxy S home screen. I tried to go back to the recovery mode to do the same process again. but it is not going anywhere. Constantly showing same home screen after reinserting the battery…Please help me with a solution.

  15. John

    May 3, 2012 at 12:36 pm


    Elite just updated this ROM to [4.0.4 IMM76K][ROM] Elite Darkroid V11.1 #Black Edition# GNEXUS STOCK ROM (03/05/12). Please update accordingly. I installed and there are some significant improvements.

  16. efren

    May 3, 2012 at 9:32 am

    i tried all the roms i had…
    but after rebooting,it requires a password to go on installing the rom…
    please help…

  17. efren

    May 3, 2012 at 9:24 am

    this rom works perfectly…
    but when i tried to install the latest amestris rom,the phone requires a passwor after installing…
    i need the password…a little help would be much appreciated..

  18. ahmad

    May 3, 2012 at 4:11 am

    how can i download arabic patch
    give me any website

  19. Иван

    May 3, 2012 at 12:55 am

    The FM-radio is not working, right?

  20. Scott

    May 3, 2012 at 12:15 am

    followed everything to the T and have it installed, but every few seconds it keeps saying Unfortunately, the process has stopped

  21. Ghamaraj Luitel

    May 2, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Dear Neal,
    Is there FM Radio in this version?

  22. btango

    May 2, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Hi there.

    Installed this rom, works well, only problem is that external sd card is not detected. Any advice on this?

  23. 1Pin

    May 2, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    any chance of accessing the external sd data via phone.?

  24. btango

    May 2, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Works fine but external sd card not detected. Any advice?

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 2, 2012 at 7:13 pm

      just try to mount the sd card!

      • John

        May 2, 2012 at 7:34 pm

        ICS is different than gingerbread, external sd is visible in root folder emmc. You might need to download from market directory bind, follow instructions to bind emmc to external_sd. If you get duplicate folders in gallery, go to settings/storage .. bottom and unmount shared storage. Works perfectly.

  25. Phaneeswar

    May 2, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Hi Neela, iam with 2.3.6 gingerbirdXXJVU routed, i downloaded this firmware & tried to unzip the file from recovery mode. Once i did this the extract started & aborted with in 2-3 seconds & samsung home screen is diplayed. this was continuous error. I have spend good amoutn of time on this. Request u to kindly help me out to sort the issue.

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 2, 2012 at 11:20 am

      install the rom manager app and flsh custom recovery in your device!

      • John

        May 2, 2012 at 11:36 am

        Sometimes it goes into bootloop and you need to get back into recovery and flash it a 2nd time (hint you might need to hold down the 3 button combo 10 sec to get into recovery, per Elite). If that doesn’t help you, go back to JVU, make sure re-partition is klicked, and reformat your SD card in recovery (again per Elite, and save anything there beforehand). Once you flash your ROM search for for a better kernel (include NSTools and apply deep idle) and midnight blue theme, combo will save a lot on battery.

        • John

          May 2, 2012 at 11:38 am

          Forgot, once your in this ROM, there is an app called “actualizador” by Elite and the above files are there along with others, just download.

      • Phaneeswar

        May 2, 2012 at 10:08 pm

        Did the same, but the error occured is signature vereification failed, please suggest.


      • Phaneeswar

        May 3, 2012 at 11:40 am

        Hi Neela, did the same installed ROM Manager & flashed custom recovery it says signature verification failed.
        Please suggest.


      • Phaneeswar

        May 4, 2012 at 10:01 am

        Did the same it says Signature verification failed. Please suggest.


  26. Sergio

    May 2, 2012 at 7:17 am

    I reiserted the battery twise with no result. Reinstalling the rom=same situation: re reinstalling the battery, wait 3-4 min, same… something rong with this rom…..

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 2, 2012 at 11:52 am

      you need to be on the clock work mod recovery to install this one!

  27. craig

    May 2, 2012 at 5:56 am

    Hi this rom works well for about 24 hours then system settings & all apps start force closing making it useless. Try to reboot and it gets stuck in the start up process. Any ideas how to fix?

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 2, 2012 at 11:54 am

      you can fix it by installing the clock work mod recovery!

      • Craig

        May 2, 2012 at 2:32 pm

        clock work mod recovery was installed as stated in instructions, so it’s not helping

    • John

      May 2, 2012 at 5:33 pm

      Craig, did you load a ton of user apps?, if so you ran out of space I’m folder data data. It’s a Samsung ICS issue, limits it to ~178MB. There’s another version from Elite, IMM76l data data fix but it’s a little more laggy. Start from scratch, monitor size of folder. Elite recommends you not add data during restore with Titanium, if necessary do it during 2nd restore of apps and only those necessary.

  28. craig

    May 2, 2012 at 5:54 am

    Hi this rom works well for about 24 hours then system settings like gapps & all apps start force closing making it useless. Try to reboot and it gets stuck in the start up process. Any ideas how to fix?

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 2, 2012 at 11:55 am

      try after reinserting the battery, it should be fixed!

  29. Pedro

    May 2, 2012 at 2:41 am

    Hi Pradeep. Can I update with xxjvu 2.3.6 on ext 4 or do I need to go back to old file sytem?


    • John

      May 7, 2012 at 3:28 am

      When you flash jvu repartitioned it installs rfs again, don’t worry because pics uses a different file system.

  30. Manish

    May 1, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Dont understand why my last post was dejected?
    anyways, i have a question, all working fine as of now… only thing that i m not able to do is to deactivate background data…..
    and plus how do i save my battery in this, it eats lot man! hell lot!

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 1, 2012 at 11:08 pm

      its a bug and will be addressed in the next version.

    • John

      May 1, 2012 at 11:24 pm

      Install nstools and activate deep idle, also make sure background apps are closed, install dxbattery booster. My battery is quite excellent.

  31. Dexter

    May 1, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    The link for Elite v11 IMM76I Firmware Package do not work.

  32. bob

    May 1, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    arabic language is supported

  33. Mihai

    May 1, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Is any issue on this firmware?

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 1, 2012 at 11:04 pm

      there are no issues with this firmware!

  34. Swilly

    May 1, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Noted all the JVU pre-install settings. If I am on a rooted XWJW4 (DarkyRom) rom + semaphore 2.7.4, is it still a pre-requisite to go back to JVU. I also have a nandroid backup of JVU with DarkyRom, if XWJW4 cant be used, can that or does it have to be a rooted stock JVU rom ??

  35. Steve

    May 1, 2012 at 9:49 am

    It is annoying to read How To Root/Update Your Galaxy S Phones on this site over and over again only to read the last page and note it is for the i900. Doesn’t anyone realize there are more than one Galaxy S like the i500 for instance?

  36. trishank bhimjiani

    May 1, 2012 at 7:43 am

    Please enlighten about the new scorpion kernel etc. Links, how to flash and all….

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 2, 2012 at 11:58 am

      yes we will talk about it later!

  37. Phaneeswar

    May 1, 2012 at 2:50 am

    Hi Neel, currently iam using GT I900 with 2.3.6 baseband version I9000XXJVU with root access. I downloaded Elite v11 IMM76I Firmware Package & copied it to phone memory. POst which restarted my mobile in recovery mode & tried to unzip the folder after 5-6 sec the process was aborted & samsung login screen displays this was done almost 20min. Then i thought there could be some issue hence & removed battery & again installed 2.3.6. Could you please confirm is there any error while installation i have spend 1hr good time to download this. Waiting for your revert.

  38. Usman

    April 30, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Is this version support Arabic.

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 2, 2012 at 11:55 am

      yes it supports arabic but with a patch update!

  39. Craig

    April 30, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    given up keeps getting stuck on samsung screen had to re flash twice

  40. Craig

    April 30, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Great rom no issues, do yourself a favor.
    Just make sure you flash back to XXJVU, don’t try to flash from your current rom because you will have force close issues.

    • Craig

      April 30, 2012 at 3:45 pm

      spoke to soon all of a sudden I start getting processing stopped msgs, any ideas?

  41. RD

    April 30, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Hey Neela, can I install this ROM from XXJW4 firmware??

  42. lorena

    April 30, 2012 at 4:25 am

    easy to finish th bathery always hang the phone

  43. callisto

    April 30, 2012 at 3:55 am

    I am having problems with both file links to the Rom,the alternative link keeps failing and the first link page is not loading

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 2, 2012 at 12:00 pm

      its working, we have refreshed the links!

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 2, 2012 at 12:01 pm

      its working, we have refreshed the links!!!

  44. Manish

    April 30, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Have installed just now and is buttery smooth!!
    shall update further, if i come across any issue/observations…
    and yeah its better than gamerz rom v10….somehow XXJW has not diluted much! XXJVU works just fine!

  45. John

    April 29, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Been on this ROM since 4/27 when it came out, and all works perfectly, no lag, voodoo sound works, everything is stable.

  46. Omar Jivraj

    April 29, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Hey Neela, plz cud u advice if CM9 Nightlies are better or this Elite 11?

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 2, 2012 at 11:57 am

      yes its better than Elite 11

  47. Prashanth

    April 29, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Does the camera work properly? Like shoot videos in 720p and take pictures

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 29, 2012 at 7:42 pm

      yes camera works perfectly as per the developer!

  48. Craig

    April 29, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    What happened to xxjvu flash instructions?

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 29, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      we have added the XXJVU Firmware links!

  49. John

    April 29, 2012 at 4:28 pm


    Terrific. Single known issue is Facebook sync, you’ll need to uninstall, then re-install via market. Also, please add links for option for toggles, new scorpion 2 kernel and blended blue theme, they truly add value to the ROM.

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 29, 2012 at 7:44 pm

      yes perfect, the new kernel works best with this!

      • John

        June 15, 2012 at 1:57 pm

        Elite just updated to RC1.4 IMM76L with Linaro optimization. Buttery smooth.

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