Galaxy S I9000

How To Update Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 with HTC Sensation Custom ROM Firmware

HTC Sensation LogoSamsung Galaxy S GT I9000 have a reason to cheer just always as in the due course of this article we will see on how you can make your phone look like an HTC Smartphone with all the interface just a look alike of HTC. All thanks to the custom ROM which is named as the “HTC Sense” which makes it possible. Over a period of time we saw on different custom firmwares for the Galaxy S GT I9000 and we will continue to see the same in future as well. If you have just missed on what is the latest stock version then it was Gingerbread 2.3.5 version of firmware.

So, before we proceed to the actual set of instructions on how you can install this HTC Sense Custom ROM in your phone, you will have to go through the series of instructions which includes the enhancements which come along with this ROM, the pre requisites which you need to follow before the firmware update and then after that the procedure to apply the update of HTC Sense Custom ROM.

The best part of this update is that anyone with their Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 phone can proceed and apply with this firmware update. The only condition being is that the device shouldn’t be the network locked device which means that it shouldn’t be locked with any of the operator.

Rooting Information: In the due course of the firmware update, the phone will be rooted and warranty will get void. The only way you can revoke the root access and the warranty can be reclaimed is by applying the update of stock that is either with XXJVP, XXJVQ, XXJVR or say with XXJVS.

It’s necessary to only proceed with the instructions if and only if the device is rooted. If you still proceed without rooting the phone then you will get an error of the “Signature Verified failed”.

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible in any manner if anything happens to your device as which is a very unlikely case if you follow each and every instruction which is mentioned below in this article. This update should only be applied to the devices which have the model number of Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 and not with any other phones like I900B, I9000T etc.

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  1. raider

    December 8, 2011 at 11:57 am

    My phone has entered ‘safe mode’..? What does this mean, and how can i have it load how its supposed to?

  2. potter

    October 30, 2011 at 10:37 am

    NEAL thnx for posting but where is the link to download file

  3. Kartik Iyer

    October 13, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    I am currently on Simple Honey 5.1. How do you compare this new HTC sensation ROM with Simple honey? Does it provide any new features or enhancements as compared to Simple Honey 5.1? I had the same question for Cyanogen 7.1? How do you compare and contrast these 3 ROM’s?

  4. Kartik Iyer

    October 13, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Hi Neal, I am planning/excited to install this HTC custom ROM but I am worried seeing others mention that gtalk and swpe are missing. Is there some solution to this problem? I am looking forward to this ROM given that I have gtalk and swpe in it…

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 13, 2011 at 12:08 pm

      Gtalk will be there in the applications! If not you can download from market!

  5. jordan

    October 8, 2011 at 4:29 am

    i want to update my firmwear but not sure how to do it. i have got to the odin part and cant open the download??? any help. thanks

  6. sandY

    October 8, 2011 at 12:54 am

    SWYPE is missing again..! NEAL do u have a solution for this..? i really cant type with out swype

    • nathan

      October 11, 2011 at 1:42 pm


  7. sam

    October 7, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Hey NeaL,

    Its very nice …. super likes …. 🙂

    But one very old problem with i9000 is i can’t access the Internet Based Application via GPRS (like Gtalk, Market, Email, Skype), but i can surf net through browser in nice speed.

    Whats the matter, I m from Nepal and yes my SIM is 3G. This is the problem with every Firmware .

    Any Help !!

    Thanks …

    • Naveen

      October 12, 2011 at 1:20 pm

      For your problem, I have a solution. I have one zip folder which you need to copy to your mobile phone & then You have to go to Recovery Mode & need to select option install zip from sdcard. Then select the zip folder and Install it. After reboot, you will have Gmail & Gtalk installed on your Galaxy S.

      For zip You can mail me at

  8. Umer

    October 7, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Hi Neal,

    Thanks for the nice update, only one issue. can not find GMAIL or GTALK in this ROM??
    and can you kindly guide me how to change the lock screen, could not find the option anywhere??

    Thanks mate

  9. Naveen Rawat

    October 7, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Hi Neal Pradeep,

    Thanks alot for this wonderful custom UI. Phone performance has indeed increased.. Keep up this good work. :):)

    One issue I am facing related to gtalk. this ui doesn’t have gtalk installed. From Android market I have installed gmail app but i need gtalk as well. Could you please help me regarding this? I am in real need of gtalk on my Galaxy S.

    THanks man 🙂

  10. Ghamaraj Luitel

    October 7, 2011 at 9:49 am

    I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 with HTC Sensation Custom ROM Firmware today morning. It looks good. But I faced one problem: my Kies_2.0.2.11071_128 does not recognize my set after upgrading the custom ROM. I had backed up my contacts through the same kies before upgrading my set. Please help me, how I can get my contacts.

    Can it read Nepali/Hindi Unicode?


    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 7, 2011 at 10:16 am

      as of now kies wont recognize s its a custom rom!
      no it will not read hindi or nepali!
      you should have followed the pre requisites to backup contacts!

  11. miks1141

    October 7, 2011 at 9:43 am





    MIKS 1141

  12. Shabbir Poonawala

    October 7, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Can I use this for upgrading GT I9003 ?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 7, 2011 at 9:26 am

      no, its strictly for Samsung Galaxy S

  13. sandY

    October 7, 2011 at 6:05 am

    HTC have recent open apps in status bar notification are.. this one do have or not?

  14. Mahmud Koya

    October 7, 2011 at 4:41 am

    Hi Neal,
    Thank you for this Firmware. I updated my SGS GT-I9000 with HTC Sensation Custom ROM Firmware. It gave my phone a nice look and it now gives an improved performance. In addition to the ‘LP sense UI’ launcher that comes with this ROM I additionally installed the ‘Go Launcher Ex’ with the Honey Comb wall paper pack so that I can have a couple of beautiful homes and choose either by the home switcher.

    Thank you once again and awaiting a new magic from you.
    Mahmud k.

    • karan

      October 9, 2011 at 12:31 pm

      hey will i get the new sense 3.0 in this custom rom with all fetures??????

      • NeaL Pradeep

        October 11, 2011 at 9:39 am

        you need to follow the instructions which are mentioned above!

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