Galaxy S I9000

How to Update Galaxy S GT I9000 to Gingerbread DDJV6 2.3.3 Firmware

Update from Froyo 2.2 DDJP6 to Gingerbread 2.3.3 DDJV6:

  • Now, after rebooting the phone you will have to again connect the phone with the help of USB cable and then open the KIES from your computer.
  • Now, as soon as you connect the phone you will have to open the KIES from your computer and as soon as you open the KIES in your computer, you will be immediately prompted that a new update is available which is nothing but the update of Gingerbread DDJV6 2.3.3 for your Samsung Galaxy S from the current Froyo 2.2 version. So, you will have to update with the same by clicking on the “update” as shown in the below video.

DDJV6 Notification

  • Now, after this depending upon the internet connection and data speed, the updation process will be initiated and then the update process will be commenced in which the official Froyo version will be downloaded.
  • Do note that again the phone will take quite a while to download the update as it has to download the firmware from the Servers of Samsung, so depending upon the Server speed, fetching speed and also depending upon the Internet connection’s data speed the update will be downloaded virtually in your computer.

DDJV6 Update in Process

  • Now, as soon as the firmware is downloaded, this update will be processed in the phone and in the phone you will see that automatically the download mode screen will be started as shown in the Video.
  • So, that’s it as soon as the updation process is completed, the device will be rebooting and here you will have to be patient as the device will take some time to Power ON as it will be fixing the critical issues, so there’s no need to panic what so ever. Just let your phone take its own time in switching ON and as soon as you see the home screen in your phone, you will have to pull the USB cable.

Galaxy S Recovery Mode

  • Now, after pulling the USB cable, you will have to turn off the phone so that you can enter into the recovery mode and can clear the cache and wipe the data. For this after you turn off your device, you will have to long press the volume up key, press Menu as holding both the buttons press the power button to start. Now, you can see that after device gets switched ON and you will find options like clear cache data. You can clear that by selecting options Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select Wipe Cache partition after which you need to reboot your device by selecting reboot system now after which your Galaxy S will be rebooting and again you will have to set up your Google accounts etc. Doing this will not only optimize the battery but will also remove all the data flux from your phone.

DDJV6 Home ScreenDDJV6 2.3.3 version

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  1. pruthvi

    September 24, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    oh sorry those steps are followed when updating to gingerbread 2.3.3

  2. pruthvi

    September 24, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    hi neal can you please help me in this aspect

  3. pruthvi

    September 24, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    hi i followed the steps you mentioned above but it stopped after this
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:54)..
    File analysis..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Leave CS..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Leave CS..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Leave CS..

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 25, 2011 at 8:35 pm

      Check with the admin rights in your pc!

  4. Sarat Bikkina

    September 11, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    My Firmware version says “PDA:JP1/Phone:JP1/CSC:JP2 (INU). Kies says This version cannot be updated. Is there any issue that needs to be resolved. Please help

  5. Yasmine

    August 27, 2011 at 10:36 am


    I’ve tried to update my i9000 with kies but unfortunately an error occurred, i tried the emergency upgrade and an error occurred again. I switch it off overnight and now it doesn’t want to switch on in any mode. The phone is completely dead, even when plugging in the charger, nothing showing on the screen that the battery is charging. Now when i try to re upgrade it by kies it tells me that i don’t have a phone connected since its not on. Not even in recovery mode does it switch on!



  6. Kalai

    July 31, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Hi Neal,
    I am trying to upgrade galaxy s from 2.2 to 2.3. I was able to download the firmware.After that it shows “gt-19000 firmware upgrade in progress” dialog and then that dialog vanishes & i am not able to proceed with the upgrade process. I tried thrice but the same issue happens

    Please help me with this process.


  7. ALOK KR

    July 28, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    AMAZING BATTERY LIFE SUDDENLY”” after 2.33 update my galaxy s faced heavy battery drain that every morning dead battery and i was very frustrated ..once i thought of breaking the phone but things changed 2 days back when i updated the firmware to “baseband version I9000DDJV5 AND BUILD NUMBER IS GINGERBREAD.DDJV9. kernel version i m not writing as its long. i am amazed at the battery now which used 22% battery and on for 1 day 18 hours. I am checking it without charge and seems it will last for 6 days approx. t remind i am not using phone for music or movie or 3g its just plain on with network and remember when my battery never lasted for a day then also i never used anything… MINE IS INDIA UPDATE ON KIES. HOPE ALL GET THE SAME SOON.. JULY 2011

  8. Alok

    July 23, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Hi Neal, Can you please explain the reason why Kies is showing ‘connection to GT-i9000 lost’ as soon as I click the upgrade firmware button? I tried choosing both the options of with or without backup. In both the situations I find ‘connection to GT-i9000 lost’. Please advice. Thanks!

    Also since i am not a techie and cannot try the other ways to install gingerbread, it has to be with Kies only!.

    Many thanks!

  9. Nii OblieGH

    July 18, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    A few days ago I updated my Samsung Galaxy s with the “New PC Studio” from Eclair to Froyo. After that, there always appears an error message that “process has stopped unexpectedly” and most applications are not working; even bluetooth. Once you tap the app the error message pops up after a few seconds. Pls help me fix this problem if you have possible solutions.

  10. GAG

    July 12, 2011 at 4:02 am

    Neal, this update is not found here? To which country does it belong to?

  11. Manajit

    July 2, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Hi Neal,
    I have been trying to upgrade using kies without doing a factory reset as i dont want to go through the backup and restore process. But everytime, i am getting stuck in “Prepare for firmware upgrade” after the download is completed. Also, the internet connectivity is not the problem.
    Is it an absolute must to do the factory reset to upgrade to gingerbread?
    Can you please suggest what would be the best way to backup my apps and home screen settings?

    • Neal Pradeep

      July 3, 2011 at 7:43 am

      its not a compulsion though but an advisory!

  12. uday

    June 18, 2011 at 2:43 am

    hi friends 2 days bac updated sgs froyo to 2.3.3 gingerbread through kies . its wonderful my sgs is more respnsive now smooth running better energy saving …….go ahead…

  13. jayanta

    June 8, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    i am on ddjv6 fromcthe last week and didnot facing any resarting problem but now at the time of that post my resart 3 times without any reason.plz tell me is it a firmware issue? if so plz suggest me a gingerbread firmware which doesnot have such resarting issue.plz suggest me the needful.

    thanks in advance.

    • Neal Pradeep

      June 9, 2011 at 2:34 pm

      hey you can update with XXJVO to fix this issue!

      • Oliver Rodrigues

        June 16, 2011 at 4:10 am

        Hello Neal,

        Hope you are doing well , Thanks for a lovely blog !!

        Question: I was using XXJVP European latest version 2.3.4 in the middle east had no issues , I returned to India My Sim works perfectly fine on roaming , Now I change my sim card to Airtel and it gives me an message ” Mobile network not available” the same sim works fine on a symbian phone samsung innov8

        I downgarded to XXJVO did’nt help.

        Kindly assist !!
        THANKS !!

  14. Aeh

    June 8, 2011 at 3:01 am


    Thanks for this great work. I’ve been trying to update but everytime I’m on the part of downloading the upgrade, the “operation timed out” pop up always appear after some minutes with 0% on the download bar. I’ve tried too many times but still the same.

    Can you please advise me what does it mean?

    Thanks a lot and more power!

  15. washim

    June 7, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    my i9000 has xxjvo. do i need to install ddjp6? which is better? wats new in ddjp6

  16. Girish

    June 7, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Hi ,

    I have tried to update gingerbread from froyo 2.2 version. But due to some reasons its not going through. It pauses for ever on the screen with the message “Preparing upgrade components”.

    Can you please upload DDJV6 version again so that that we can upgrade manually with odin3…?

    • Bogs

      June 10, 2011 at 5:36 am

      Same thing happened to me… it pauses in “Firmware upgrade progress”. the update was from the KEIS. its been HOURS pausing in “Firmware upgrade progress”… do you think i have to DOWNGRADE my Firmware from Froyo to Eclair to Gingerbread?

      please reply so that i can follow your STEPs… hope to get your reply on this one.

      thanks alot!

    • Girish

      June 11, 2011 at 6:09 pm

      I have tried both XXJVK and DDJP6. Both works perfect on my Galaxy s I9000.
      I am in india and i checked connecting my device after upgrading to DDJP6 (Gingerbread 2.3.3) and the kies shows that it is the latest version.

      All happy at the END.

      I also want to say that XXJVK have more features compared to DDJV6

  17. raju

    June 7, 2011 at 7:41 am

    hey gil thanx for showing humble concern

    the methods you are recommending had already been applied by me ( factory reset/ clear cache etc). this problem is not only with me but with many gingerbread users(xxjvo, xwjvx, xxjvb etc) for details refer to xda developer forum. i have done my own testing and restricted Google maps application battery consuming to 3 % now ( originally 47%)( by un checking ,use wireless networks under location and security) but gps has gone very dull now, harldy works now. but still android operting system is consuming 30% of battery which is not acceptable under any circumstances so that is why i want to downgrade to froyo 2.2 then wait for stable gingerbread release.

    • Gil

      June 15, 2011 at 6:56 pm

      theres still no stable gingerbread release?

      not even the ddjv6 or thee arabic 2.3.3?

      thanks for the info Raju


  18. Salim

    June 6, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Hey there;

    When I try to update via Kies (old or newest version) I get the same message saying “This device’s version cannot be updated”.

    So, what should I do?

  19. Vikram Shankar

    June 6, 2011 at 11:06 am


    I have been trying to update to GINGERBREAD for the past 4 days without any success. I have got a Win 7 laptop and when I opened Kies software, it prompted me to upgrade the software first which I did and now my I have the latest version of Kies. Now, when I connected my phone, it took a while to detect my phone (approx 2 mins). And when it detected my phone, I got an automatic notification to upgrade the firmware for my phone. I selected to upgrade and I accepted the T&C where I was taken to the screen asking for backup. I selected backup and selected CONTACTS alone and it took me to a screen saying ‘Preparing for backup’ and it got struck there for a while and threw me an error message ‘Unexpected error had occured’ and the screen went to starting to upgrade and then I got ‘Firmware upgrade Stopped Working’.

    I did the following:
    1) Rebooted the device
    2) Uninstalled all the Home Launcher applications
    3) Removed the SIM card (I do not have a SD Card)
    4) Tried in a different laptop where my friend successfully upgraded to GINGERBREAD.

    Nothing works and all I get is the same error message ‘Firmware upgrade stopped working’.

    Note – I got my GT-I9000 in India and currently I am in the UK.

    Please let me know some solution for my problem and I do not want to root my phone using ODIN.

    Thanks a lot
    Vikram Shankar

  20. emac0880

    June 6, 2011 at 6:15 am

    Hi Neal!

    I 4got to disable the voodoo lag fix before i update to 2.3.3 gingerbread, is that ok?

    Thanks in advance…

  21. karty

    June 5, 2011 at 7:13 am

    Neil will you introduce to update through odin DDJV6 2.3.3 Firmware ?

  22. renjith

    June 5, 2011 at 2:45 am

    i bought my galaxy s I9000 from korea. the auto update command is not showing in the kies while i was trying to update from Eclair to Froyo. hope you can help me out ..

  23. afeeq

    June 5, 2011 at 2:32 am

    thanx a lot for the guides n infos..i’ve safely upgraded from froyo to gingerbread 2.3.3 juz now via Kies using your steps given here..thanx again..=) – afeeq

  24. raju

    June 4, 2011 at 5:44 am

    hey neil i refered to the above mentioned link but the problem is that this link is talking about up gradation not down gradation from gingerbread to froyo.

    i am downgrading gingerbread xwjvh to froyo 2.2 only because maps and android system is consuming nearly 70% of battery alone( specially maps 49% of battery power in this xwjvh firmware ) although my gps is always off and has not installed even single application yet.

    • Gil

      June 4, 2011 at 6:35 pm

      pardon me for butting in but xxjvo is really good. my phone last 12 hours. doing inernet, reading thru acrobat, gps , maps and i got this battery consuming live wallpaper.
      maybe you had’nt made the factory reset and the clear cache thats why your not getting the full potential of the xxjvo.
      try to reset your phone and clear the caches.
      some of this software conflicts and are running twice which makes the battery drains fasts. i think.

      hope you dont get disheartened with the gingerbread firmware release.

  25. Gil

    June 3, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Hi Neal,
    can you please give us a manual update of this formal release of the 2.3.3 DDJV6 so we dont have to struggle updating it over kies. Thanks!

    and, is this Indian release have a specific difference with other releases in Europe, Australia or other parts of the world?

    thanks in advance!!

    and more power!!!

  26. Sandeep

    June 3, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Can we upgrade Galaxy 5 (GT-i5503) from android 2.1 eclair to android 2.2 froyo.

    • angeline

      October 2, 2011 at 8:52 pm

      hi, can you please help me how can i upgrade my galaxy s I-9000 (2.1) to become a (2.2) or (2.3) hope to here from you soon,, thanks….

  27. krish

    June 2, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Hi neil,

    When will kies release for uk be available ?
    please reply

  28. Sanjeev Gupta

    June 2, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    I have Samsung Galaxy S. I have installed DDJV6 using Kies over JP6. But I am feeling absolutely cheated by Samsung as this so called ‘Indian Release’ does not support any Hindi or Indic fonts. I am talking about reading Hindi text. As far as text input is concerned, Hindi is not even shown as a data input language. Shame on Samsung that it cannot use the inherent features of Gingerbread! There were a lot of tall claims that Gingerbread would support 52 languages (both for reading and writing) and here is this Samsung that it can’t even render Indic reading capabilities in Galaxy S based on Android 2.3.3. If Neil is right that XXJVO is better, I am feeling really silly taking all the trouble to first downgrade to JP6 and struggling with Kies to get DDJV6 with a hope that Hindi fonts will be corectly rendered. But that was not to be….

  29. hansraj

    June 2, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    hi neal,
    update not available on kies .why ?where is the problem? galaxy s i9000 v.2.2 foyro,
    kies says current firmware pda jp6/phone jp2/csc jp5 (INU) nothing else

    • Neal Pradeep

      June 2, 2011 at 3:08 pm

      @hansraj u will get an automatic notification!

  30. Anubhav

    June 2, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Hi All,

    I tried updating my Galaxy S I9000 to Gingerbread via kies, but soon after downloading the firmware components, the phone gets disconnected from Kies and error is shown as “Firmware upgrade stopped”. Kies crashes after this. I tried reinstalling Kies but no success. I’m using Windows 7 premium (Licensed Copy).
    My phone is currently running on Froyo 2.2
    Is there anything I’m missing. I don’t wanna use ODIN, ‘ve been waiting for Kies update for so long. Please help me experience the 2.3.3

    Thanks in advance

    • Neal Pradeep

      June 2, 2011 at 2:11 pm

      @anubhav just try one more time may be its an Internet connectivity issue! Or else we will soon bring a manual update for your phone v soon!

      • Anubhav

        June 3, 2011 at 9:09 am

        No it was not the connectivity issue. Nevertheless, I upgraded to JV6 via odin (thanks to Sam Firmware) and it working fine now.
        Initial Analysis:
        • I can see a distinct speed boost.
        • My phone is not lagging anymore.
        • I plugged in to Kies after manually updating the firmware. It is having no problem recognizing my phone and the firmware. It shows – “This is the latest firmware”.

        • Some applications are not working though. When I click on them the screen goes blank for a second or two and then the apps screen appears. Tried updating but to no avail. Is there any specific reason why this is happening?

        • I did not do the Wipe data/Factory Reset from recovery mode. Is it necessary to do that for more speed boost? I’m asking this because I have all my data and settings intact even after flashing. I do not want to loose all that. Please suggest.

        • Chinon

          June 4, 2011 at 4:25 am

          I have experienced the same problem like yours not able to to perform some of the applications after updating the firmware to Gingerbread. Just unstall them and reinstall and it works fine.

  31. Gil

    June 2, 2011 at 6:15 am

    this “official” 2.3.3 version
    if i say i downgrade(2.1) and kies would let me update to 2.3.3?
    im currently in kuwait, and kies would let me update cos when it updated to 2.2, its the release in Europe, i think (it says (EUR))
    so xxjvo aint official sgs firmware? who made it? and outsider from samsung?
    thanks ya’ll

    Thanks Neal, what you do is invaluable. Kudos!

  32. Chinon

    June 2, 2011 at 4:43 am

    Someone must have asked this question before and answered by you. Do you mind telling me what is this term “Android Mobile Rooting” meant? What is it for and is it necessary to do the rooting?

    • Neal Pradeep

      June 2, 2011 at 2:16 pm

      @CHINON rooting basically means getting an access to the Android System files which helps in further customizing things!

  33. kabir

    June 2, 2011 at 12:46 am

    hi neal,

    i upgraded my I9000 to 2.3.3 with the help of your article. that time I had official version of froyo 2.2.1 UK. im in UK london and this phone was also purchased here.

    can I go back to originol state??
    and How?

    • Neal Pradeep

      June 2, 2011 at 3:08 am

      @KABIR which version you wish to go back to? Can you tell me what was your native default version?

      • kabir

        June 8, 2011 at 4:49 pm

        it was uk version.since i bought it from uk.

  34. Ajith Babu

    June 1, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    is it better than XXJVO?

  35. Umer

    June 1, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Hey Neal how are you, as mentioned currently using XXJVO. Do you recommend installing cyanogenMod 7? if yes kindly let me know how exactly. Plus SGS is such a good mobile, help us get some new and exciting themes.

    Thanks in advance.

  36. Ajith Babu

    June 1, 2011 at 7:53 am

    how is this one comapred to XXJVO……XXJVO has the best battery life…

    • Neal Pradeep

      June 2, 2011 at 3:13 am

      @ajith JVO is better than any 2.3.3 as of now!

  37. Bheja

    June 1, 2011 at 6:23 am

    what are the new features that are included in DDJV6 2.3.3 which is not available on XXJVO 2.3.3 ?
    Also, what are the features that are missing in DDJV6 2.3.3 from that of XXJVO 2.3.3 version ?

    • Neal Pradeep

      June 2, 2011 at 3:14 am

      xxjvo is better, DDJV6 is official KIES 2.3.3 release for ASIA that’s it!

      • Arindam

        June 4, 2011 at 7:03 am

        1) My GT I9000 whenever its put on shows the logo of T Mobile. How do i remove it ? Could you guide step by step process. !

        2) Firmware is 2.2.1
        Baseband : XXJPY
        Build No : FROYO.BOJS5

        I find the unit to Ok as far as speed is concerned, however the battery runs down a little fast without any fancy applications (wallpaper etc etc) running.

        Do you advice me to upgrade to Android Gingerbread 2.3.3.


  38. Umer

    June 1, 2011 at 5:43 am

    I think my COMMENT did not get updated on the site…

  39. Umer

    June 1, 2011 at 5:39 am

    I think, I will not be updating my SGS to this firmware. I appreciate your hard work and dedication but as you have said yourself XXJVO version is much better so I will stick with it only.

    It gives me the best performance and battery life of all firmwares.

    Thanks Neal

    • Bheja

      June 1, 2011 at 6:26 am

      With the latest update for Android, Google is now blocking Facebook users from loading their friend contacts to their phone’s address book.

  40. matthew

    May 31, 2011 at 8:54 pm


  41. ?

    May 31, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    how about rooting?

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