Galaxy S I9000

How to Update Galaxy S GT I9000 with Value Pack XWJW5 2.3.6 Firmware

Value PACK LogoXWJW5 update is an all new value pack update which is now available for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 smartphone and in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how one can easily apply this update in your Galaxy S. Please note that this Value Pack is gradually being rolled out across various parts of the Globe. As of now there is no exact date on by when it will be rolled out for all the countries. Over the next few days, we will be checking out on what are the different custom Rom firmwares one can install on XWJW5 firmware. Also, additionally, we will be coming out with an article on how to root Galaxy S on XWJW5 2.3.6 Firmware. It was the last time when we saw on how you can update Galaxy S with XWJW4 Firmware.

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article. It’s very unlikely that there will be any issues but just in case if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.

As of now there are no details about the exact change log of the things which have been added in this firmware version but the battery life has been improved in this firmware update.

Procedure to Update Galaxy S GT I9000 with XWJW5 2.3.6 Firmware:

  • Please be informed that in the process of applying this update, the data in the device may get corrupted or wiped off. So, we recommend you to back up the data so that the same can be restored with the help of below mentioned steps.

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 device should be at least 60% so as to ensure that device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
  • Disable all the antivirus suites in your computer and uninstall the same in your device as these tools generally tend to interrupt the process of firmware update.
  • Enable the USB Debugging in your SAMSUNG Galaxy S GT I9000 from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked.

USB Debugging

So assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to update the device with the Value Pack XWJW5 Firmware of 2.3.6.

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118 Comments

118 Comments

  1. Mike

    October 16, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Hi can someone tell me where the rooted verion of this is please.
    Thanks

  2. Marie

    September 26, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    I can not get my phone to go into download mode at all. I’m doing exactly what it tells me too, is there any other way i can do it?

  3. Pranjal

    September 5, 2012 at 3:42 am

    I’ve downloaded the odin file & the XWJW5 Firmware Zip Package & extracted them too but somehow after trying several times my phone doesnt goes in downloading mode instead it starts….Does the downloading mode only starts in rooted phones.? Pls Help me to fix this problem.

    Pranjal

  4. Noha

    August 22, 2012 at 6:53 am

    Thank you for this value pack, it really is a nice change!
    I’ve already applied it and lost Arabic language on my phone.
    Can I apply the jpjv6 2.3.3 to get the Arabic language support after applying the above value pack?
    Or is there any other way to get the Arabic language back? it turns out that my phone can’t even read websites that are written in Arabic which is really disappointing 🙁
    Can I get Arabic if I root and update to ICS?

    I know I’m asking a lot of questions but I don’t want to brick my phone and I would really like to be able my friends’ messages

  5. Mu

    June 30, 2012 at 4:59 am

    Download link is not working

  6. Mushir

    June 30, 2012 at 4:53 am

    Download link is not working 🙁

  7. protocol

    June 26, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    i was able to upgrade my samsung galaxy s GT-I9000 2.1update1 with Value Pack XWJW5 2.3.6 firmware successfully….thanks alot!!!

  8. Wraith77

    June 15, 2012 at 11:24 pm

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  9. Alex

    June 10, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Will I be able to make calls and send SMS? I read that some users came across this issue. Please answer my questions as i am new at flashing and i trust you the most on these matters!
    Regards Alex

  10. Alex

    June 10, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Will I be able to make calls and send SMS? I read that some users came across this issue. Please answer my questions as i am new at flashing and i trust you the most on these matters!
    Regards Alex

    • Deepak

      September 20, 2012 at 11:45 am

      Yes, you will be able to send sms and call. It is fast,beautiful and smooth. But many of the apps from google play will not work like skype.

  11. Robert

    June 8, 2012 at 11:20 am

    i’d like to uninstall ics 4.0.3 and go back to gingerbread on my gt i9000.
    can you post how to uninstall this ics 4.0.3. thank you

  12. Robert

    June 8, 2012 at 11:20 am

    i’d like to uninstall ics 4.0.3 and go back to gingerbread on my gt i9000.
    can you post how to uninstall this ics 4.0.3. thank you

  13. Latif

    June 6, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Hi,
    Is the rooting software for this one available?

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 6, 2012 at 1:42 pm

      we are working on it and it should be out very soon!

  14. pandronic

    June 6, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    It works fine. It seems to be based on Belgacom’s version (Belgian carrier). The side effect is that it’s preloaded with Hello Proximus, an app which starts every time you boot your phone. This app monitors and reports your data usage, so it might be useful for some. For me it’s kind of annoying because I have to force stop it every time I reboot my phone (as far as I can tell, it can’t be closed normally and it can’t be made not to start on boot).

    Does anyone know of another version of this firmware without this app?

  15. Kyleroodt

    June 5, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    How do we root this firmware? Same as xxjw4??

  16. Paul

    June 5, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Hi, my USB port is broke on my device. So I am looking for a way to upgrade my I9000 to either this value pack or root the phone. Is it possible to do this upgrade without Odin?

  17. Paul

    June 5, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Hi, my USB port is broke on my device. So I am looking for a way to upgrade my I9000 to either this value pack or root the phone. Is it possible to do this upgrade without Odin?

  18. Paul

    June 5, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Hi, my USB port is broke on my device. So I am looking for a way to upgrade my I9000 to either this value pack or root the phone. Is it possible to do this upgrade without Odin?

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 7, 2012 at 4:52 pm

      you need to have the active and working usb port

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 7, 2012 at 4:52 pm

      you need to have the active and working usb port

  19. neville

    May 31, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Can this upgrade be applied to 2.3.7 FIRMWARE?
    I am on CM 7.20 RC3

    THANKS

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 2, 2012 at 2:26 pm

      yes you can update but pls stick to instructions!

  20. nishant

    May 31, 2012 at 11:05 am

    when will the root for this rom be out?

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 2, 2012 at 2:27 pm

      we are working on the same! it should be out v soon

  21. kulas

    May 30, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    when will the root firmware release?

    • Pradeep Neela

      August 21, 2012 at 5:43 pm

      you can get the rooted firmware

  22. Rodrigo

    May 30, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Thanks for the update, it’s working perfectly here! Battery is better!
    When will you come with the rooting package?

    • Pradeep Neela

      August 21, 2012 at 6:08 pm

      we will soon be coming with the rooting package

  23. jojo

    May 30, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    after i updated the baseband version is still xxjw4 but the build no. xwjw5

  24. Prashanth

    May 30, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    What are the new features when compared to XXJW4? Is it worth updating? I am currently on XXJW4 2.3.6

    Reply please, i am posting it for the second time.

  25. Peewo

    May 30, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Am now running on IMM76I. Can I update straight to XWJW5?

  26. Robert

    May 30, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Good Day

    just updated..everything went just fine..the phone works ok..but no 3G connectivity..did i did something wrong( i followed the steps) or is it a setting issue??

  27. Robert

    May 30, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Good Day

    just updated..everything went just fine..the phone works ok..but no 3G connectivity..did i did something wrong( i followed the steps) or is it a setting issue??

  28. max

    May 30, 2012 at 11:41 am

    i am using using 2.3.4 version..to use 2.3.6 firmware i need to root previous firmware or not needed….

  29. ANAS

    May 30, 2012 at 3:01 am

    download link is not working…. 🙁

  30. Jorge Valdes

    May 30, 2012 at 2:25 am

    can this firmware be installed on any
    Galaxy S GT I9000? i have reed on another blog that can only be installed on vodafone s galaxy s only? how many ram with this firmware?

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 30, 2012 at 11:16 am

      yes it can be installed on any i9000 device!

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 30, 2012 at 11:16 am

      yes it can be installed on any i9000 device!

  31. Matevž Špacapan

    May 30, 2012 at 12:40 am

    What’s new/changed between this version and XXJVU? I don’t want to upgrade for no plain reason 🙂

  32. Yashpal Jadeja

    May 29, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    just updated my Samsung Galaxy S Plus with official 2.3.6 for India

  33. Vivek pathakji

    May 28, 2012 at 6:25 pm

     hi gays rc 5 is out, pls give instruction how to flase it

  34. Dylan Fambeck

    May 28, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    official?

  35. Dylan Fambeck

    May 28, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    OFFIcial?

  36. nouninou

    May 28, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    hi brother

    i have twics 3.0.1 cm9 can i apply the update directly with wiping data & cache of course

  37. Abdul Ghani

    May 28, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Seems old comments has been deleted? Why?

    • Amit Bhawani

      May 28, 2012 at 3:50 pm

      You don’t have to worry about them, they will all be back in a day. We are currently moving them to the new interface.

  38. Abdul Ghani

    May 28, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    What happened to all comments? Seems deleted !!

  39. Kyleroodt

    May 28, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Hi Neel,I’m running xxjw4 with semaphore kernel can I update directly? I’m having trouble downloading from hotfile can I download it somewhere else?

  40. Kyle

    May 28, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Hi Neel,I am running xxjw4 with semaphore kernel can I update direcstly?Having trouble downloading from hotfile can I download somewhere else?

  41. Piero

    May 28, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Yes, it is a great firmware in the beginning but if you install a lot of apps like me (400 apps) the firmware starts to crash in the home and every time you close an app you have to wait some seconds before can see the apps reloaded in the menu…so I think there are some bugs yet

  42. Latif

    May 27, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Is the rooting package available for this one?

  43. linuxnas

    May 27, 2012 at 1:29 am

    after this updating, do we need root it in order to use apps alike Titanum Backup?

  44. coffee

    May 26, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    @frans: you can Update with heimdall or Update via cyanogen mod / recovery ob Mac.

  45. Sergio

    May 26, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Hi Neela! Pls tell me if I can update this on my Android 4.04 with baseband v. XXJVU, Kernel v. 3.1.10 Skorpion_s2#2 Build nr. IMM76I or I have to prior update to XWJW4. Thank u very much!

  46. AGhani

    May 26, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Thanks for this. JW4 was having lot of issue. I am on JW5 since last 24 hours and issue as of now. waiting for rooting info so I can try Gamerz ROM 11.
    Can you put an article of pros and cone having on custom rom?

    Regards
    Abdul Ghani

  47. Bakero

    May 26, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    how to root this firmware?

  48. Remco

    May 25, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    I also like to know the answer on what the differences are between XXJW4 vs XWJW5?
    Both are called official Value pack update?

  49. Hendrik

    May 25, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Can you please put this file somewhere other than hotfile, I can not download form Hot File, tryd for two days, and it says I am downloading, but nothing is downloading.

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 25, 2012 at 11:38 am

      we have taken your feedback and will surely act on the same!

      • bilal

        May 25, 2012 at 1:39 pm

        Thanks neal pradeep and also mediafire now working on smartphone!!

  50. Sergio

    May 25, 2012 at 3:21 am

    Hi! Can I update this on my XXJVU firmware? Tks!

  51. prince

    May 25, 2012 at 12:44 am

    what fixes does this value pack bring

  52. VIKRITI

    May 24, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Hi again,

    I have just installed it. I haven’t tried xxjw4 but I directly tried this n it’s so beautiful. Thankx for your help n support.

    I will update with the feedback 😉

    Thanx again.

  53. Kyle

    May 24, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Can i download the update somewhere else as this hot file download is taking for ever?

  54. Amit

    May 24, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    I have Updated.
    but the qwerty keyboard has become azerty. . Q is replaced by A and w by Z. is there any setting that can help me rid of this bug?

  55. Prashanth

    May 24, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    What are the new features when compared to XXJW4? Is it worth updating? I am currently on XXJW4 2.3.6

  56. Kyle

    May 24, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    I’m running xxjw4 with semaphore kernel,can i upgrade directly?

  57. Abhijoy

    May 24, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    I am on Gamerzrom V10 on rooted XWJW4. Can i apply this update directly. Thanks.

  58. VIKRITI

    May 24, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Hey Neal!

    Neal I didn’t get any reply or my post here?? Nyway, wat my question was how do we know if we are on official custom rom?? I’m on Android V. 2.3.3 Can I update directly from this?

    Thank you again.

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 24, 2012 at 12:32 pm

      yes you can directly update..

  59. Navi

    May 24, 2012 at 7:47 am

    What are the updates that have been added in this new release?

  60. frans

    May 24, 2012 at 3:19 am

    Is there an odin version for apple computers? If not how can I use my apple macbook to update the firmware of my phone?
    regards, Frans

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 24, 2012 at 12:51 pm

      no, as of now odin wont work on apple!

  61. raaghu

    May 23, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Hi Neela have rooted my Galaxy S to 2.3.6 firmware can I now install XWJW5 to my phone?????

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 24, 2012 at 12:49 pm

      yes you can install the same!!!

  62. Alen

    May 23, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    The new firmware is based on 2.3.6 for Belgacon mobile !

  63. prashant

    May 23, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Can it be updated on Gamerz rom v11 directly?

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 24, 2012 at 12:47 pm

      yes but you need to clear data and wipe the cache!

  64. Colpro

    May 23, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    karim says:
    May 22, 2012 at 7:00 pm
    What are the differences that this rom “XWJW5″ brings compared to the previous rom “XXJW4″?

    Can someone reply to this sensible question??

  65. Jeet Dholakia

    May 23, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Hello,
    thanks for this tutorials but what is new in this XWJW5 firmware? right now I am on CM9 nightly build so should i go with this or stick to CM9?

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 24, 2012 at 12:44 pm

      many bugs have been fixed which are mentioned in the article!

  66. Piero

    May 23, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Very boring….Samsung released value pack in Korea in march but the rest of the world is still waiting it…Samsung has said that the firmware is in the final test fase so before june we could update, wishing

  67. VIKRITI

    May 23, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Hi Neal!

    Thanks for the update. Is this the official one? N how do we know if our phone have an official android os??

    Thank you again!

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 24, 2012 at 12:39 pm

      yes this is the official one!

  68. Narender

    May 23, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Can i update it on my 2.3.3 official version ?

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 24, 2012 at 12:42 pm

      yes you can apply on the gingerbread 2.3 firmware!

  69. Baldvino

    May 23, 2012 at 5:29 am

    still not rooted

    • Baldvino

      May 23, 2012 at 5:31 am

      at least mine is the same
      what could I have done wrong?

      • Pradeep Neela

        May 24, 2012 at 12:41 pm

        its not the rooted firmware! you need to root the device!

  70. gary

    May 23, 2012 at 3:28 am

    will this work on my vodafone locked galaxy s i9000?
    current version (pda:jvg phone: jv4 csc: jv5) (vod)

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 24, 2012 at 12:39 pm

      no, it doesnt work on locked handset!!!

  71. dido

    May 23, 2012 at 2:49 am

    Thanks for the update. I´ve successfully updated my galaxy.

    This update came in handy, my last firmware (xwjw4) was crashing all the time. Now with this new update I think they fixed that. The laucher inst breaking anymore and touchwix is better. Few fixes but necessary. The visual its the same.

  72. Pankaj

    May 22, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Is it the same which is available on Samfirmware.com

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 24, 2012 at 12:37 pm

      we have no clue about the same!

  73. fadi

    May 22, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    does it support arabic?

  74. Vishnu

    May 22, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Does this work on the tmobile vibrant? How do I get the version into download mode?

  75. Wadadli

    May 22, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Hi Pradeep,

    Thanks for all the great info you put on this site.

    Used the “XWJW5” with the latest “GamerzRom Ninja v11 JW5 Odexed with 388MB RAM” ROM by burakgon@XDA. Super smooth and soo fast to launch. I don’t share often, but this one is really good. I much prefer it to the v10 listed previously. Just remember to do a FULL WIPE.

    Keep up the great work,

    Cheers, Wadadli

  76. bilal

    May 22, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Thanks to go with the hotfile i love you androidadvices.com and also please can you poste thé ne feature and changes in this rom

  77. bilal

    May 22, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    When Will ne the enhancements détails.

  78. meran

    May 22, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    does it support arabic

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 22, 2012 at 11:46 pm

      no, it doesnt support arabic!

      • ahmed

        May 23, 2012 at 4:09 pm

        why all 2.3.6 does not support arabic language and is there any 2.3.6 support arabic language

        • Pradeep Neela

          May 24, 2012 at 12:48 pm

          no it doesnt support arabic!

  79. karim

    May 22, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    What are the differences that this rom “XWJW5” brings compared to the previous rom “XXJW4”?

    • Bas

      May 23, 2012 at 4:20 pm

      Yes I would like to know that as well!

  80. Ganesh

    May 22, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Why nothing for the SL I9003

  81. yash

    May 22, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    What abt galaxy s plus users?

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 22, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      as of now there is no update!

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