How To Update Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 with Extra Ordinary ROM v3.4

ExtraOrdinary LogoWant a normal ROM or an Extra Ordinary ROM for your extra ordinary ROM? So, let’s proceed and check out on how you can make use of an all new latest version of Extra ordinary ROM which is dubbed as 3.4 version, last time we saw on how you can update your Galaxy with the 3.3 version of ROM and some of the users faced issues while downloading the applications from the Android Market Place. This all new ROM which is named after Extra Ordinary ROM is truly stands by its name and is the ROM which makes your devices Vroom at a blazing speed with an extra midas touch of smoothness as all thanks to its all new fresh, lite and fast user interface. Just like its former version of the update, this update comes along with a huge list of enhancements.

The last version of the Extra Ordinary ROM which was version 3.3 was based on the XXJVQ ROM and this version of 3.4 version is based on the XXJVR, so it would require you to first update with the XXJVR version of Gingerbread and then you need to proceed for the same to instructions to update your phone with this ROM.

CAUTION: It’s very important to follow the instructions which are mentioned below or else there is a very high probability that you may even end up bricking up your phone. So, note that you follow every single instruction which is mentioned over here. We hold no responsibility if you mess up with your phone which is very unlikely if you follow each and every single instruction which is mentioned below. Additionally, note that this update is strictly only for the users who are having the Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 and not for any other similar looking phones like Samsung Galaxy S I9000M, I900T or Captivate, Mesmerize or even other phones like Vibrant etc. If you still proceed to update the device then you may even end up bricking up your phone or some keys won’t be responding as per the functions which these keys are meant to do.

This custom ROM too is a very stable version of firmware which comes with a huge list of enhancements and also comes along with the tons of other functionalities which no other custom ROM has in the store as of now. So, from the house of the Custom ROM, here comes the smart one for your smart phone Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000. So, let’s proceed for the list of enhancements which this phone comes along and also we will see on how exactly you need to proceed in a very simple to follow instructions with which even a newbie can proceed to update.

237 Comments
  1. Reply ajay tomar March 10, 2012 at 11:44 am

    I have recently upgraded to xxjvu (value pack) and rooted too. How to switch to extra ordinary ROM 3.4. Do i need to follow same procedure or something different.

  2. Reply sushant October 24, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Hi Neal,

    An ardent fan of Extraordinary ROM… I have come across 2 problems. Please help…

    1. The version 3.4 has a black background for text which is also black, in most of the options. Any way to make the same more visible?

    2. While adding new numbers to contacts I am getting a FORCE STOP due to “android.process.acore”. Any ideas how to overcome this?

    Waiting eagerly for GYAN…

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 24, 2011 at 4:02 pm

      hey sushant we will soon come up with the update!

  3. Reply Niranjan October 21, 2011 at 8:19 am

    how can i re install stock apps like think free office which came for free?
    thanks

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 21, 2011 at 11:25 am

      YOU CAN INSTALL FROM THE ANDROID MARKET!

      • Reply Niranjan October 21, 2011 at 12:06 pm

        ..But think free office full version was along with the stock now i would have to buy!

  4. Reply Rimi October 10, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Hi Neal,

    Miki has released two updates to EO rom (the latest based on XXJVT) and I was wondering if you have tested them yet and are they still in beta or can I download and flash version 4.0 from miki’s site? Also, are you going to feature the updates anytime soon in Android Advices? Your instructions are so much easier to follow .

    Thanks, rimi

  5. Reply BSBhat September 30, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Hi Neal,

    Am unable to find the link for How to update Samsung Galaxy S gt i9000 with Extra Ordinary ROM V3.5.

    Could you please help me in getting the link.

    Many Thanks.

  6. Reply Sarath September 22, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Neal, how to change to EXT4 format??
    I just nw successfully upgraded my SGS with the Extra Ordinary ROM 3.4v & am thankfull for your support.. :)

  7. Reply Rimi September 14, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Hi Neal,

    From where can I download EO v3.5? Its not there at miki’s community release page or over at xda.

    Thanks, rimi

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 14, 2011 at 10:28 pm

      you can simply follow the procedure to update the phone! download links are there in the procedure section!

      • Reply Rimi September 18, 2011 at 6:23 pm

        still can’t find it Neal. Can you post a link?

  8. Reply Vandan September 11, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Hi neal,
    i have successfully updated my galaxys to 3.4 version only one thing i forgot to take the backup of my APN
    I am a vodafone user and i have asked custoer care to send it 3 times but havnt received the settings plz help me i m vodafone user from CG..
    THANX IN ADVANCE.

  9. Reply PyroPhreak September 9, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Hi Neal

    You have mentioned to many people here that they can update to EO 3.5, but i can’t find EO 3.5 anyway on androidadvices. Only Amestris ROM v3.5 – could you please give a link to the EO 3.5 update!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 17, 2011 at 11:29 am

      as of now EO 3.5 is not yet arrived, it will be updated sooon,

  10. Reply Abdel Wahab Suleman September 6, 2011 at 4:22 am

    would you please please please reply my above query !!! It is turning off in every call after i did this, and after every 5 minutes or so ! Very troubled ! :-(

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 6, 2011 at 9:51 am

      kindly update with the 3.5 version of EO!

  11. Reply Abdel Wahab Suleman September 5, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Hey Neal,

    I did it successfully and was enjoying it so much the first day. But After that i have been facing problems. It is continuosly shutting down automatically and restarting again. some times it just turns off, and i have to take the battery out and then put it in again to make it work. Any solutions for that please ?

  12. Reply Kevin September 5, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    After applying this ROM, I’m not able to restore contacts. Neither from Titanium Backup, nor from Mcafee Mobile Security. I do not have a backup with google. Any ideas?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 5, 2011 at 2:45 pm

      what is the error message?

      • Reply Kevin September 5, 2011 at 4:37 pm

        There is no error message. Titanium Backup goes through the motions but my contacts have not been restored. Mcafee Mobile Security simply says ‘0 of 1500 contacts restored’ after some time.

        • Kevin September 6, 2011 at 7:59 am

          OK this ROM has too many issues. Neal, I want to change back to 3.3. But since this ROM doesn’t have the option to disable voodoo lagfix, can I still go ahead and use odin to install XXJVQ and then proceed to 3.3? Or do you suggest waiting for Extraordinary 3.5?

        • NeaL Pradeep September 6, 2011 at 9:48 am

          YOU CAN GO FOR 3.5 DIRECT VERSION!

        • Kevin September 6, 2011 at 12:01 pm

          Can you post the link Neal. Thanks.

  13. Reply janno September 4, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    MOAR UPDAAATES!

  14. Reply salmANDROID September 4, 2011 at 11:30 am

    i am having a problem .. since i installed EO 3.4 when ever i put phone on charing it never gets charge complete 100%

    it always give the message of charging complete on 97% or sumtimes 98% .. not more then that … i tried the other way too .. by switching off my phone then letting it charged completely .. but again the same problem …

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 5, 2011 at 4:19 pm

      it will take few charge cycles to stabilize the battery!

  15. Reply callisto September 3, 2011 at 2:47 am

    I just love this rom no issues at all,the phone is fast n smooth.The app effects on the screen are awesome

  16. Reply jitesh September 2, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    hey after getng d update dne if we wnt d orignal one back
    how to get it?
    and this upgrading wont afect the calling and msging ryt

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 4, 2011 at 10:23 am

      what is the exact issue you are getting?

  17. Reply Tom September 1, 2011 at 7:52 am

    Can someone please post a link to the upgrade procedure as I have been looking for it amongst all of these comments but can’t find the actual procedure.

    Cheers,

    Tom

    • Reply Tom September 1, 2011 at 8:20 am

      Another thing,

      Just wondering if you have to root the SGS first?
      If so could you please provide instructions on how to do this, I have Odin but don’t know how to use it.

      Cheers,

  18. Reply Abdel Wahab Suleman September 1, 2011 at 5:16 am

    Hey Neal. Im doing this the first time, so need help on this one ASAP. i currently have XWJVH 2.3.3 and now im installing XXJVR 2.3.4, according to oyur given method. Now before applying all this, do I have to Root the fone too? if so, how to do that??? Please reply ASAP

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 2, 2011 at 5:35 pm

      Just follow the instructions, please don’t use shortcuts!

  19. Reply elorm August 31, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Hi Neal,
    I don’t know what i did but for some time now when i open an application and i try going back to the home screen it keep going back n forth…ie black screen shows and the home screen try to load the widgets and it goes back n forth till i reboot it again..

    please help me out..i really love this ROM..don’t want to go back to stock..Thanks

  20. Reply ababa August 31, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    upgrades

  21. Reply Janno August 31, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Still waiting for more EO UPDATE! WE WANT MOAAAAAARR!!!!

  22. Reply Baski August 31, 2011 at 9:46 am

    After installing this ROM, my 3G/HSDPA is not working. I have tried three times but stll the same isse. I also made sure that the cache is cleared everytime. Please help.

  23. Reply Radi August 31, 2011 at 1:00 am

    Hi Neal,

    Is anybody going to reply my message of August 28 ?? Still waiting for moderation ???

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 31, 2011 at 1:07 am

      sorry for issues, we are clearing the comments which are not moderated as soon as possible, inconvenience is regretted!

  24. Reply Simon August 31, 2011 at 12:56 am

    Hi Neal,

    I upgraded to v3.2 when it was offered through this site – I have just downloaded the XJR 2.3.4 it looks to be identical to what I downloaded at that time. Is this the case (it shows as XJQ in the about phone bits as per notes at that time) ??
    If so, I presume I can just flash the 3.4 version ??

    Cheers

    Simon

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 5, 2011 at 4:48 pm

      kindly follow the instructions carefully

  25. Reply BiLLY August 30, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    After the “EXTRAordinary_3.4.zip” was installed, I am not able to enter recovery mode anymore. The phone is stucked on boot screen with Galaxy S GT-i9000 logo and phone won’t boot. Any idea?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 30, 2011 at 11:49 pm

      kindly apply the update again!

    • Reply BiLLY August 31, 2011 at 12:33 am

      The only think I can do is to enter Download mode and update regular XXJVR 2.3.4 + root firmware and do this process again. But again, after the restart, phone won’t boot. Stuck on Galaxy logo, and recovery doesn’t work, download mode only. I have no clue what may cause this problem.

      • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 31, 2011 at 12:49 am

        remove the battery and then retry turning ON the device, if the problem persists then kindly re apply the update

        • BiLLY September 1, 2011 at 3:29 pm

          Tried everything, did not help.

        • Pradeep September 3, 2011 at 1:19 am

          I am also facing the same problem

          any help will really give some relief.,

          Regards,
          Pradeep

        • NeaL Pradeep September 3, 2011 at 1:32 pm

          which issue you are facing exactly!?

  26. Reply Yasser August 29, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    I am using an Arabic ROM JHJV8, is it possible to update these ROMs with ExtraOrdinary Rom or I just have to install a European firmware (XXJ##).
    Thanks Neal

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 29, 2011 at 10:09 pm

      yes you can update but kindly follow the instructions!

  27. Reply dilruk August 29, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Why do I keep getting a restart loop on the kernel loading screen. I followed the steps to the letter many times. But same result. Help plz!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 31, 2011 at 1:04 am

      try clearing cache / wipe data and then apply the update again!

  28. Reply Ananth1985 August 28, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Your comment is awaiting moderation. what is this???

  29. Reply Janno August 28, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Hi Neal! Just wanna ask if this rom isnt compatible for psx4droid emulator. I cant play my final fantasy viii :(

    any suggestions for this application? does this rom affect it?

    thanks neal hope u reply!!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 28, 2011 at 6:15 pm

      Yes it should be compatible with the psx4droid emulator , there shouldnt be any issues!

  30. Reply Ananth1985 August 28, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Hi the ROM is gr8. but i cant see the text for options as the background is black and the text too. i tried applying themes from ADW launcher but still its the same. please help.

  31. Reply D August 28, 2011 at 10:42 am

    I followed the instructions to the letter. But no matter how many times I try the phone goes to a restart loop from the kernel loading screen… Please help!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 31, 2011 at 1:09 am

      Kindly get the admin rights and then re try updating the phone again!

  32. Reply Radi August 28, 2011 at 1:51 am

    I am a newcommer to this site and am getting confused readind all messages. As far as I understand, to upgrade the Galaxy S I9000 one has to replaced the internal ROM by a new one. Is this ROM sold by Samsung? Where one can buy it and at what price. Will the handset be still under warranty after being opened and the internal components replaced??
    I thought that only the software could be updated using Samsung KIES, but now I see there is also a firmware upgrade possiblity. I would also like to know what is the “rooting” people mention on this site. Is there a place where a newcommer can get an explanation of all these terms used here and the procedures employed or upgrading. There are many thousands of Samsung Galaxy users and I doubt if just a few percent are aware of what is ongoing on this site to which I happened to come via Google search > :).

    Best regards,Radi

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 5, 2011 at 4:57 pm

      your warranty will be void but can be claimed once you unroot the device!

  33. Reply Janno August 27, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Hi neal! will there be another EO rom update available? or this is the last? :(

    thanks for reply

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 28, 2011 at 12:08 am

      yes, there will be very soon!

      • Reply krk September 2, 2011 at 7:57 pm

        neal, by when can we expect the update,..eagerly waiting for it!

        • NeaL Pradeep September 2, 2011 at 8:31 pm

          there is no ETA but soon!

  34. Reply Black Al August 27, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Works super fast without hanging at all!!! However, why are the menu options written in black font on the black backgroud, so that you can’t see anything at all! No one has actually addressed this problem, am I the only one, who has experienced this issue? I have re-installed both, the custom XXJVR and the EX 3.4, several times and always got the same problem…

    Can anyone help in this regard or did somebody solved it?

    Thx in advance!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 5, 2011 at 4:58 pm

      you can apply the update of 3.5 as it has solved all the issues!

  35. Reply Sunil August 27, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Hi neal,

    thanx a lot for the detailed post. I have installed this ROM but while start up it is showing Galaxyia R and also not able to get the CWM icon after flashing from the ROM manager. Plx help.

  36. Reply zeny August 27, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Hi Neal

    After installed the Addon EO3.4, i could see Superuser, SGS Tools apps in it, ext4 , busybox and CWM apps are missing.. MIA..Missing in Action? i would like to try the ext4….

    Plz advice. Thank You

    • Reply zeny August 28, 2011 at 7:18 am

      I have also downloaded the ROM Manager, so how do i go about fromt here?

      • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 28, 2011 at 10:50 am

        from ROM manager, install the CWM!

        • zeny August 28, 2011 at 3:48 pm

          Thx for the reply Neal.From the Rom Manager, i can see- Flash cwm recovery, reboot into recovery , install ROM frm SD Card and so on, i don’t see install CWM…

          can i re-root it by using XXJVQ Odin1.7?

          Please advice

          Thank You.

          Luv d EO!

        • NeaL Pradeep August 28, 2011 at 6:16 pm

          yes zeny you can re root the device!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 5, 2011 at 5:00 pm

      update with the 3.5 version on androidadvices.com

  37. Reply akshay gupta August 27, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    i went to cwm mode, install from zip
    selected ea 3.4v and then yes

    but wen it reboots , it gets hung on samsung 1900 page
    doesnt go further at all
    twice i tried

    i have gingerbread and rooted as well
    first 2 required steps are done, this dosnt happen

  38. Reply Ananth1985 August 27, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Hi the ROM is gr8. but i cant see the text for options as the background is black and the text too. i tried applying themes from ADW launcher but still its the same. please help. thanks in advance.

  39. Reply razvan August 27, 2011 at 1:27 am

    Dear Neal you were right….3.4 it is much better than 3.3…also the batery lasts 1 day with normal to intensive usage…
    It is the best wersion i have tried so far….very fast in the menu and in opening aplications…..so far i am more tha happy…..
    Thank you again….
    Should we wait for another version soon???3.5???

  40. Reply Yasser August 26, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Thanks for the info, great web site.
    I have a Cynagen(mod) rom installed with Baseband version I9000XXJVK and android version 2.3.4. Can I switch to this ROM as you have described? (I can’t find a way to make the version XXJVR).
    Thanks

  41. Reply Nick August 26, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    please does anyone know how to change the blue theme?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 5, 2011 at 5:59 pm

      you can apply themes!! we will shortly tell on how!

  42. Reply kim August 26, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Please let me know if its possible to delete the two zip folders, in the external sd after the updates, to create more space??

    thanx

  43. Reply Ananth1985 August 26, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    how do i check if my file system is ext4 or rfs?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 26, 2011 at 5:02 pm

      in cwm you will see an option, if its in ext4 you will get an option to convert to rfs and eitherwise!

  44. Reply Ananth1985 August 26, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    go to CWM and then convert to EXT4. could u please explain how to convert please.

  45. Reply Oliver August 26, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Hi Neal,

    I have updated but is there a way to change the theme from blue? I personally don’t like the blue keyboard.

    Thanks

  46. Reply Callisto August 26, 2011 at 3:41 am

    Hello Neal I’ve noticed the battery life is not brilliant. The phone also says its charged. 100% but as soon as I unplug the charger it drops to 98%.There is also the odd blank screen when pressing the menu button

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 26, 2011 at 11:17 am

      it will take some charge cycles to tune the battery!

    • Reply vicious August 26, 2011 at 12:40 pm

      I am also having the same issue, with battery and also a dark black screen, you see the icons but u can not see the label of the icons? is there a way to change that?

      • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 26, 2011 at 12:51 pm

        you need to apply the theme!

        • vicious August 26, 2011 at 1:08 pm

          download from Market like Go Launcher Contact Theme? where do I find this theme that you are talking about?

        • NeaL Pradeep August 26, 2011 at 1:20 pm

          you can install from the market!

  47. Reply arinder August 25, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Thanks Neal ur the best I love ur site. I have uploaded with extra order. Tom it looks great but I m facing one problem. That is I have lost Samsung apps can I get it back if yes then how with this Tom help plz thanks in advance

  48. Reply Ash August 25, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Niel, to add on,

    “””Just to further enhance the phone, you will have to convert the file system manually to ext4 which you can do by first selecting the app of “ext4” from the Applications and then you need to tap on the option of “convert to ext4” after which you will see that the device will be rebooting in the recovery mode automatically and all the system level changes are done accordingly.”””

    I was not able to perform the above part. in applications which application should i choose, everything that i choose does not have anything saying ext4??

  49. Reply Ash August 25, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Hi Niel,

    Thanks for the very clear instructions, followed every thing step by step. Rom has very nice interface but i am facing some issues.i even installed the add on.

    after everything i got the 3G settings sent to my phone via my network provider and i installed them and the 3G symbol is showing next to the battery. I can browse the next from the phone.

    but the problem is i cant setup my google/gmail account on the phone. After entering all my credentials i click next and it says checking the server and after along wait it says unable to connect to google server, and try again. And i also realized that during that process, data is being sent but not received.

    I tried adding exchange server email and the same thing is happening.

    So what i did is enter back to recovery mode, factory rest/wipe cache/ wipe partition. Installed the 3G setting again, able to browse but same problem.

    I also realized that after installing the add on, my phone started going a bit mad, it restarts by itself and it is abit laggy.

    I did follow every step carefully from upgrading the firmware version to rooting it and adding the rom on top of that.

    I am really dissapointed as i am not even able to open market due to not being able to setup gmail.

    Another thing is when i installed the added and setup everything via wireless network, i wanted to added the 3d gallery and marked mod etc, but i was asking me to install Busybox. market has busybox and busybox installer. was not sure which one so i tried busybox installer, installed the later version .19 i think and even after that it is still asking me to install busybox. so i installed the other busybox from the market andstill the same error.

    How do i go about this.

    How do i go about all this problems, really appreciate your prompt reply as i am feeling very regretful for doing this upgrade right now.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 25, 2011 at 10:58 pm

      Have you tried clearing the cache and checked?

      • Reply Ash August 25, 2011 at 11:17 pm

        Yes i did….any other suggestion?

  50. Reply Simon August 25, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Hi. I have upgraded as per instructions and my Galaxy is much better. But two things. First I have lost things like ThinkFree Office which comes installed by default. But also more worryingly the options menu now comes up with Black Text on a Black background which is nearly impossible to read. It there a way to fix this??

  51. Reply Umer August 25, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    thanks neal working now, just flashed everything again :)

  52. Reply Umer August 25, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Hi Neal,,why on earth YOUTUBE is not working, i mean it does open but whenever I play any video,,just only one video comes up PERIODIC TIMETABLE something, have updated YOUTUBE as well still to no effect.

    Is this a buy? tried to clear cache as well

    Thanks

  53. Reply bp August 25, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    just installed and liking it.. great looks, better performance… n pretty fast.

    pls tell the procedure to capture screenshot on this.

  54. Reply Hussain August 25, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Hi Neel
    thanks for the wonderful support for the android users. Regards the Extraordinary 3.4, everything went fine for me. I am just missing the ThinkFreeOffice application that comes as default in Stock Rom on Galaxy S I9000. Can we get it in Extraordinary Rom somehow? Thanks

  55. Reply razvan August 25, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Hello Neal,
    Thank you for the effort you are putting in creating this extraordinary ROM’S which are extremely different than the official updates.
    I have extraordinary rom 3.3 and the problem is that the battery doesn’t last more than half a day without even touching it. I’ve had more than 20 cycles of charging the battery on it with full charge and discharge also recalibrated the battery and still nothing.
    I have charged last night until 20.00pm when it was full and this morning at 06.00am i have had 48% left. I didn’t touch it at all since last night.
    The phone gives also lot’s of crashed, force closes on the LG home application….
    Could you please tell me if the battery last longer on this 3.4 version….since 3.3 it is killing me.
    Again thanks for all your efforts

  56. Reply nisarg August 25, 2011 at 9:48 am

    hii..
    i am using amestris rom right now and have speedmod kernel….do i have to follow the same procedure or i have to do some extra work???do i need to disable lagfix??or simply by wipping all i can instal this rom??

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 25, 2011 at 9:52 am

      you need to wipe first and then you need to follow the instructions! Kindly follow the instructions which are mentioned in the article! let us know if something is stopping you!

      • Reply nisarg August 25, 2011 at 10:29 am

        thnks neal for u r reply….this is the place where i learn the most…

        • nisarg August 25, 2011 at 8:29 pm

          i done according to the procedure first i instal xxjvr and then i root by using odin after that i instal extraordinary zip file and device is not rebooting it displays galaxy s GT-9000 samsung……tell me what to do???i tried twice but i am getting same result

        • NeaL Pradeep August 25, 2011 at 11:00 pm

          kindly follow the instructions again from the start!

  57. Reply Kasunman August 25, 2011 at 1:48 am

    hi Neal
    In EO ROM 3.4 some menues are not visible at all how to fix it…..

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 25, 2011 at 10:04 am

      kindly clear the cache and check from the recovery mode!

  58. Reply krk August 24, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    When I touch the Menu key, the options are not visible clearly, think its cos of the default theme of this ROM(Had updated the add-on package for this ROM too), only the items(Add,wallpaper,etc.,) are visible but the letters under it are not clear as the background is completely black.

  59. Reply salmANDROID August 24, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Hi neal,

    when we install this ROM fresh , what is the filesystem by default after isntalling this ROM ?

    for e.g i mean to say that .. before installing this ROM i converted my system and filesystem to ext4 from CWM .. there an error came that system cannot be converted as not enough space on SD card but filesystem got changed .. after then i installed this ROM having in mind that i installed the ROM on ext4 filesystem ..

    my point is after installing the ROM does the filesystem again converts back to RFS ? and we have to do the conversion again ? or it remains on ext4 if we have converted it before installing the ROM?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 24, 2011 at 11:27 pm

      by default its RFS only!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 24, 2011 at 11:28 pm

      you can convert the file systems either ways that is from rfs to ext4 or from ext4 to rfs!

      • Reply salmANDROID August 24, 2011 at 11:44 pm

        What would u recommend ?

        • NeaL Pradeep August 26, 2011 at 1:21 pm

          you can update with this!

      • Reply salmANDROID August 25, 2011 at 1:08 am

        NEal,

        what wud u recommend ? RFS or ext4 for this ROM ?

        • NeaL Pradeep August 25, 2011 at 10:05 am

          i recommend EXT4!

  60. Reply Paul August 24, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Hi Neal

    Have done this twice without problem. However, when I press the menu key I can see the icons but the text is very faint and is only visible when I press the actual icon. Any ideas/fixes?

    Thanks for the good work so far

    Paul

  61. Reply elorm August 24, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    hi neal..is there a way to make the lettering in the options menu more clear..i can hardly see anything when is open over a dark background…pls help..thanks.

  62. Reply Eric August 24, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Wonderful explanation thanks a lot Neal.

    2 questions:
    1. Is blue color interchangeable with regular stock color? I saw the picture of your android market, it’s differnt and I still have the old one with blue color, everything is blue…HELP!
    2. My battery drains as fast as before, is there something wrong with my battery (physically) as I sometimes forgot to plug out after full recharge / not fully drained before charging / plug in and plug out constantly to powersource?

    Appreciate your kind guidance. Cheers

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 26, 2011 at 5:44 pm

      1. no, but for this you need to change the theme!
      2. it will take some time to further fine tune the battery, you will have to wait and see after few charge cycles or you will have to re calibrate the battery!

  63. Reply Ahsan August 24, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Hey,
    there is no ext4 app in the applications list. Plzzzz help!!!!

  64. Reply hamsheed August 24, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Hey Neal ,

    Can you post some screen shots of how the UI is …Or is it like the 3.3 with few advantages…

  65. Reply Umer August 24, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Hi Neal, got it done running very smoothly. you have mentioned for ext4 application, when I 1st flashed the ROM, ext4 was there in applications but when i copied and installed the zip file for the ADD ON, rebooted my device, ext4 app is gone.?? SGS tools is there now, did i miss a part ? should have first converted it to ext4 then install the zip???

    Thanks

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 26, 2011 at 5:46 pm

      no, you can convert from the cwm app!

      • Reply zeny August 27, 2011 at 5:07 pm

        Hi Neal

        I am having the same proble, u said ‘ you can convert from the cwm app!
        may i know where is this apps?

        • NeaL Pradeep September 5, 2011 at 5:01 pm

          it will be there in your applications!

  66. Reply Chitty August 24, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Hi Neal..this version really rocks….Great job!!
    With the addon installed, the SGS Tools never work…It says BusyBox not installed…When i installed busy box it say it cannot install, as it is already there…How can i solve tis problem to use the SGS tools..

    • Reply Chitty August 25, 2011 at 8:56 pm

      Hey Neal,

      I see you answered may people..Any solution for my query:(

  67. Reply Anima August 24, 2011 at 8:24 am

    Hi neal,
    Thanks for the article..
    Extra ordinary ROM was really Extra ordinary. It gives better look and wonderful user friendly!!!
    Small doubt want to clarify, Actually when selecting menu, i cant able to see the menu descriptions because of black background.
    Any possible way to change the appearance???
    And ofcourse, Good work!!!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 26, 2011 at 5:24 pm

      yes you can make use of themes!

      • Reply Ryan October 26, 2011 at 12:33 am

        Hey Neal,

        I know this is an old posting and you’ve moved on to better things, but HOW exactly does one look for these themes in the Market ? The launcher is TW from what I gather, but there are no TW themes in the Market as far as I’m aware

  68. Reply azmi August 24, 2011 at 5:48 am

    Hi Neal,

    This rom is soooo stable&fast..no error or problem so far. Better than 3.3 or Amertris. Memopad preinstalled.Camcorder one of my favorite.Really easy to choose pic with Quickpic.Add-on are superb.CRT-tv effect…cool! Best rom so far… tq so much.

  69. Reply daniel August 24, 2011 at 3:12 am

    Hi Neal,
    Can we have this rom or amestris rom as versions that can be installed via odin?i almost briked my phone with cwm and now i have cwm-phobia.in other words what rom you recomend gor stability and long batterylife?.
    thanks for all your efort.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 26, 2011 at 5:58 pm

      yes buty you again will have to follow the instructions from the scratch!

  70. Reply pyrophreak August 24, 2011 at 1:41 am

    Hi Neal

    I have a question about EO3.4, I updated and after update I run the ext4 app and it says “Warning no CF-ROOT kernel detected, might not function properly”
    I updated it twice and the same thing happend every time.

    Also there are no voodoo lag fix options in the Recovery menu like the previous version.

    Am i doing something wrong? Or is this normal? I followed the instructions 100%

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 26, 2011 at 5:50 pm

      it is normal, you can clear the cache and then can proceed to apply the update again!

  71. Reply 1Pin August 23, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    I notice the sub menu text cannot be read. example choose a contact and press menu. all the text is black. how can i fix this. Pls advice.

  72. Reply raju August 23, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    dont install this rom, very poor one, hangs quiet often, and very low quadrant score. even less than 3.3 extra ordinary rom

  73. Reply Jerry August 23, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    I have SGS GT-i9000 in CynogenMod 7.01 ROM, can I use this EO RoM on this phone?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 5, 2011 at 6:13 pm

      yes, you can but follow the procedure carefully!

  74. Reply BobbyCrucq August 23, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    I followed the instructions, but got stuck at the part “Once you enter … as “EXTRAordinary_3.4.zip”.
    this is what my phone says:
    “E: Short write of /tmp/sideload/package.zip (No space left on device) ”

    I’m a noob at updating, rooting and such. Got 2.3.4 this afternoon, using SGS I9000 (last version used is 1.9, upgraded to 2.3.4 few houres ago.)

    What can I do? thx

    • Reply BobbyCrucq August 24, 2011 at 5:31 am

      Allright, figured out what went wrong. Fixed the issue by installing cwm, but got stuck at a new problem.
      I installed XXJVR 2.3.4, rooted my sgs1 with cwm, placed EXTRAordinary_3.4.zip on the SDcard, made a backup, ran the EXTRAordinary_3.4.zip, wiped all the cache and cleared the partition as this will clear off all the cache files. I didn’t proceed to clear the “DALVIK CACHE”, then selected “reboot device” and after that my phone doesn’t startup any further than: “Galaxy S, GT-I9000. SAMSUNG”
      I tried three times running the zip, but the result remains the same.
      I’m running out of solutions..

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 5, 2011 at 6:14 pm

      device is not rooted, kindly root the device and then try updating with this version!

  75. Reply Nilesh August 23, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Hey Neal
    I am regularly reading ur article regularly, its really pool of info. Increadible work.
    I am new user to Galaxy S GT I9000 & on firmware version of 2.3.3 , base band version I9000DDJV5 , Kernel version2.6.35.7-I9000DDJV9-CL312456root@SE-S605#2,Build number Gingerbread.DDJV9. If I upgrade to EO 3.4 will my warranty be broken. Will I be at advantage over current firmware & what advantage. Also is it sfe to play with phone firmware.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 5, 2011 at 6:11 pm

      warranty will not be void if the firmware is updated!

  76. Reply Callisto August 23, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Another great update Neal,v v smooth II.I haven’t found any bugs or problems.keep up the good wotk

    • Reply Callisto August 25, 2011 at 2:53 am

      The only problem I have had is the phone locking up on the gallery once

  77. Reply mOusE August 23, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Hi.
    I updated my Galaxy S GT9000 with XXJVQ 2.3.4 and Extraordinary Rom 3.3 and it was working working fine.
    I tried to upgrade to XXJVR / Extraordinary Rom 3.4 followed exactly the instructions above but rebooting after installing ExtrRom 3.4 my phone hangs stucked with the GalaxyS GT-9000 logo forever…
    What did i wrong? :-(
    Thanks

  78. Reply Alberto August 23, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Hi Neal, keep up the good job.

    I proceeded with the upgrade of the extra ordinary rom v3.4 as you carefully instructed above and all went smooth.

    Stange it is, anyway, that some of the applications turned into Chinese language…. how is this possible?

    Any way to restore it into US English?

    Thanks for the attention.

    Alberto.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 5, 2011 at 7:09 pm

      thanks buddy for your appreciation! yes you can do that from locale and text!

  79. Reply umair tariq August 23, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    this rom seems to be a bit stable have flashed it need to play with it a little more specially after recovering my applicatins but there is 1 big mess up on the interface, if u go to contacts and open options menu go to more settings u only see black menu coming up with no text cuz the background and text both are in black color same happens in messaging menu as well so neal please can u get this fixed and provide us with an update else it is very annoying…
    keep up the great work i will post the feedback on the rom in a day…

  80. Reply Satish Nayak August 23, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    I was facing force close error just after a call on XXJVR. So i went back to stable XXJVO. Now if i upgrade to this rom will i face same force close problem after call like XXJVR since this rom is build on XXJVR? Plz suggest. I don’t want to take a risk again.

  81. Reply janno August 23, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Hi neal! Using 3.4 EO rom, will there be a chance that “samsung apps” can be installed?

    thanks fr reply!

  82. Reply sam August 23, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Hey neal,

    Everything is fine, My Bluetooth is working, but worse colored theme ever (Black Text Black BG) :(

    I’ll backup the Voice dialer and go back to 3.3 …. :)

    Thanks dude ….

  83. Reply sat August 23, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Can I directly install this ROM on rooted GT-i9000 on XXJVR with out instaling prior version (3.3) of extra odinary ROM ?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 23, 2011 at 4:15 pm

      follow the instructions as all are mentioned in it.

  84. Reply Paul August 23, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Neal
    Is battery life better on extra ordinary rom 3.4 than on 3.3?
    I just got version 3.3

  85. Reply Richard August 23, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Hi Neal, why after I clear / wipe all the cache and clear the partition all the installed apps are gone?
    Is it normal?
    This happened everytime I flashed the custom rom.

  86. Reply yed46 August 23, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    how do i can update touchwiz 4.5 manually??
    hope u can help me clearly…

  87. Reply Davide August 23, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Bonjour, j’a la version Du Galaxy S GT i 9000 … Version du Micrologiciel ; 2.3.3 …

    Version de la bande base ; i9000XXJVO …

    Version Kernel ; 2.6.35.7-i9000XWJVH-CL184813 root@DELL101 #2 …

    Numéro de version ; GINGERBREAD.XWJVH …

    J’utilise KIes pour mes mises à Jours !!!
    Ma question est …!!! Dois-je faire cette mise à jour !!! et si je la fait … ! Pourrais-je continuer à utiliser les mises à jours sur KIES, par la suite ???

    Merci D’avance pour votre site !!!

  88. Reply Nick August 23, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    does this rom have the voice and assasins creed theme like with 3.3? i did not quite enjoy that

  89. Reply Roderick Viado August 23, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Which is better, extra ordinary rom v3.4 or juwe’s smart edition v5.3?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 23, 2011 at 2:36 pm

      as of now extra ordinary is better!

      • Reply Roderick Viado August 23, 2011 at 3:32 pm

        Thank you for the info

  90. Reply Mihai August 23, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Is it possible to convert also the esternal SD card to EXT4? Thank you

  91. Reply Raj August 23, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Hey Neal,

    Im having SGS I9000. Im a good enough Darky ROM’s fan. But the problem remains the battery life being the same. 8 hours on 3g and 12 hours on wifi. Does this ROM actually give 48 hours of battery life with average usage? I assume if its 48 hours on avg usage it would give atleast 12 hours of 3g browsing. Is that so !?

    If Yes,

    Currently Im on I9000XXJVE, 2.6.32.9 # Dark_core_1.4
    What would the procedure for me be to upgrade to the EXTRA Ordinary ROM. Cause i infer that ull need XXJVR first and then the rest is pretty much simple.

    Please let me know ASAP.

    Hardcore Galaxy Lover.
    rishiraj60@hotmail.com

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 23, 2011 at 2:29 pm

      yes raj you are true!

      • Reply Raj August 25, 2011 at 12:16 am

        Alright Thanks mate.

        So now whats the procedure to change to the ExtraOrdinary ROM !?
        COuld you please answer the 2nd half of my above message.

        Thanks alot.

        • NeaL Pradeep August 25, 2011 at 10:35 am

          Simple, just follow the procedure!

        • Raj August 28, 2011 at 8:34 pm

          Im aware I have to do that.But I dont need to get it back to the Custom Froyo ROM right ?! I can start from step 1. Even tho I have JVE?

        • NeaL Pradeep September 5, 2011 at 4:28 pm

          the new version has arrived, you can update with the same!

  92. Reply hamsheed August 23, 2011 at 11:07 am

    hey Neal,

    I have installed the EXTRAordinary ROM 3.3 with XXJVQ …..can I directly upgrade to 3.4 …or should i unroot the phone or is there any flashing back to be done..

    Or can I just update XXJVR and then continue…

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 23, 2011 at 11:22 am

      no, as mentioned in the article you need to first update to XXJVR, root the same and then proceed to update with this firmware!

      • Reply hamsheed August 23, 2011 at 12:15 pm

        Ok Neal ,

        Thank means i have to clear cache and the other files you mentioned …then disable the voodoo lag fix and the update to XXJVR rite ?..

        • NeaL Pradeep August 23, 2011 at 2:31 pm

          yes, as mentioned in this article!

  93. Reply mark August 23, 2011 at 10:37 am

    can you give me a firmware of samsung spica gt i5700 to update into froyo version. . im nowm using version 2,1 eclair

  94. Reply Umer August 23, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Hi Neal,

    You just keep us making happy :)
    Have not flashed it yet, wanted to ask, the UI is same as 3.2 OR 3.3? as a samsung fan, would love to have TW 4.5 which you have already mentioned the update will be there. 3.2 was close enough. If you could give us some screen shots.

    Thanks

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 23, 2011 at 11:02 am

      its changed a bit! TW 4.5 needs to be separately installed!

      • Reply Umer August 23, 2011 at 12:23 pm

        knocking your door again :) ,, TW 4.5 is available in SGS tools?

        • NeaL Pradeep August 23, 2011 at 2:28 pm

          no, need to update manually!

        • vicious August 24, 2011 at 3:38 pm

          I tried to use SGS tools and did an TW Launcher upgrade but kept giving me error, good thing, I downloaded an extra LAUNCHER to be in a safe side if there is something that will go wrong which it did. It kept giving me an error something busybox, kept saying that I don’t have it or it is not detected. I have installed both busybox from the market and it is still giving me error. Am I installing this wrong?

        • NeaL Pradeep August 26, 2011 at 5:44 pm

          no, its correct!

  95. Reply mark August 23, 2011 at 10:20 am

    my version is 2.1 eclair. . .
    can you give and idea how to fix my phone

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 23, 2011 at 11:15 am

      yes you can follow the instructions to update the phone!

  96. Reply vicious August 23, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Did everything on this ROM, even EXTRA BONUS ENHANCEMENT. Will let you guys know if I do find something wrong/bug/glitch. Thank Again for this ROM, so far it is good.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 23, 2011 at 10:14 am

      what error you are facing?

      • Reply mark August 23, 2011 at 10:25 am

        can you give some link on how to update mu samsung spica 2.1 to 2.2 froyo.. .

      • Reply mark August 23, 2011 at 10:31 am

        i want to update my phone into froyo version
        plzzzz give some link of that. . .tnx. .

        • NeaL Pradeep August 23, 2011 at 11:01 am

          you can update with XXJPY version of froyo!

  97. Reply Dan August 23, 2011 at 8:16 am

    Good one guys!
    Could you please post a changelog when doing your “version upgrade” articles, like this one ? It’d be excellent to be able to judge whether it’s worth the hassle of upgrading..
    Thanks !

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 23, 2011 at 9:19 am

      its already mentione din the article buddy! :)

      • Reply Dan August 23, 2011 at 9:46 am

        Whoops, it is indeed ! Looks like I “skipped” that page entirely ..
        Sorry about that Neal !

        • NeaL Pradeep August 23, 2011 at 10:15 am

          hey! dan you can again follow the instructions!

  98. Reply Manix August 23, 2011 at 6:55 am

    So frustrating.i downgraded now I have to upgrade again.haha.but oh well. I love the rom and I love my phone.

  99. Reply Janno August 23, 2011 at 6:36 am

    Hi neal! before i update this 3.4 EO rom is it necessary that i have 3.3 EO rom from XXJVQ or if i have Rooted XXJVR i can just go directly with the update?

    Hoping for ur reply! THANKS! GODSPEED!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 23, 2011 at 9:21 am

      yes you can now directly go to the version! hoping that your phone is rooted!

      • Reply Janno August 23, 2011 at 9:33 am

        Already installed it! It was EPIC FAST!!!! Got 2013 score on quadrant :)) but got a little problem when updating my TWlauncher using SGS tools. now i have to restart all over to XXJVR again..

        Thanks Neal!!

        • Umer August 24, 2011 at 10:19 am

          Hey Janno, the UI is an upgrade to 3.3 OR 3.2? as 3.2 was closer to TWlauncher 4.5

          Thanks

        • Paddy Padmanabhan August 25, 2011 at 5:25 pm

          HI
          After the upgrade, my quadrant score has dropped to below 1500. I used to get 1750.
          I don’t know the reason.

  100. Reply elorm August 23, 2011 at 3:27 am

    hi neal….does it comes with the touch wiz 4.5…

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 23, 2011 at 9:30 am

      no, but you can install it separately! we will soon come up with the procedure!

      • Reply elorm August 23, 2011 at 4:27 pm

        tnx..i installed it yesterday n so far so gud..i actually love it..is there a well to the options areas in applications more clearly..cos i can hardly see them..thanks

    • Reply yed46 August 25, 2011 at 12:13 pm

      juz download go launcher
      better than ever..

  101. Reply Sushant August 23, 2011 at 3:02 am

    Anyone please comment on the performance as compared to Extraordinary ROM v 3.3?????

    • Reply manix August 23, 2011 at 7:35 pm

      yes. does it still have the robotic theme etc?…

      • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 5, 2011 at 7:06 pm

        no, you need to apply the same again after rooting!

    • Reply Janno August 24, 2011 at 1:09 pm

      SLICK for performance of 3.4 EO compared to EO 3.3. a must have rom UPDATE IT NOW! :)

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