How to Update Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 with MIUI Custom ROM Firmware

MIUI LogoHuge relief for the users of Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 users, as an all new stable version of the much talked about MIUI Custom ROM has arrived. So, in the due course of this article we will check out on how you can apply this custom firmware in your phone. MIUI Custom ROM is a very clean and good looking sober custom ROM. The best part of this custom ROM is that it’s very simple to use and also comes with the goodness of higher battery life.

Note: This update is strictly for the users of Galaxy S GT I9000 and not for any other devices. If you still continue to proceed to apply this update on any other device then we will not be able to help you out.

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible in any manner for the damage happened to the device in the process of firmware update. In the due course, the device will have to undergo rooting process and once the device is rooted, the warranty gets void. KIES PC Suite doesn’t work in MIUI Based custom ROMs.

The only way with which you can reclaim back the warranty is by applying the stock firmware update once again in your phone.

Quick Pre Requisites:
There are two important pre requisites which you need to follow before proceeding to the procedure so as to facilitate the faster and safer firmware update.

  • First and the foremost, backup all your data present in your phone memory like call log, text messages, apn settings and other settings which are mentioned below so that the same can be restored just in case if the data gets corrupted or deleted.

Text messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Phone Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Pictures, Music, Videos, Files etc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • Enable the USB Debugging mode from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. Ensure that the phone is left with the minimum of 60% battery charge so as to ensure that it doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware application process. Disable all sorts of security suites in your phone if any present as these tend to disrupt the firmware application process.
  • You need to be on any of the Rooted firmwares to apply this MIUI ROM in your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000.

Instructions for Users on Custom ROMs:
Just in case if you are on any of the custom ROMs, then you need to first enter into the recovery mode. The recovery mode can be entered by pressing Volume Up Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. In recovery mode, select options “Wipe data/factory reset”, “Wipe Cache partition” and after this you need to also select “reboot system” so as to restart the phone.

Assuming that all the above conditions are followed properly, you can now proceed to follow the procedure which is mentioned below.

Procedure to Update Galaxy S with Stable MIUI Custom ROM Firmware:

  • Download the MIUI Firmware Zip Package in your computer an without modifying or renaming the file, you need to copy the zip file to your phone by connecting with the help of USB cable.
  • Once you copy the zip file, disconnect the USB cable connected from the computer and then turn Off the phone so that you can then enter into the recovery mode.
  • The recovery mode can be entered by pressing Volume UP Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. Please note that just in case if the device boots up in the normal mode, you need to again try entering into the recovery mode.

  • In the recovery mode, select “install zip from sd card” > “choose zip from sd card” and then choose the MIUI Zip file which you have placed in your phone. As soon as you select the file, you will then need to wait for up to 10 minutes as the firmware will get installed in the phone.

recovery mode

  • Once the firmware gets installed successfully, you will again land up in the recovery mode. . After this, select “++++ Go Back ++++” > “reboot system now” so that the device is re booted successfully.

So, that’s it you have now successfully updated your Galaxy S GT I9000 with the latest version of MIUI ROM. Let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues as we will try our level best to sort out the same.

182 comments

  1. Pradeep why has MIUI has stopped serving updates for its ROM for samsung galaxy I9000.

  2. i’m into xxjvu 2.3.6 can i update MIUI directly

  3. after update with miui in camera panorama mode disappear?
    how i get back that?

  4. Hi, I have the 2.3.3 Firmware version, XXJVO Baseband version and my handset is rooted. Kernel version is 2.6.35.7-I9000BOJV9-CL404614root@DELL130#2
    Build number is GINGERBREAD.BOJV9
    Can I apply this ROM? Thanks in advance.

  5. how to unroot my device ? now i m on miui ? tell me the steps !

  6. hey, i installed this and now my phone keeps on restarting and restarting and restarting with no way to turn it back on!
    What do I do? I already resetted it to factory settings but still doesn’t work .

    tnx lrdy :)

  7. how to unroot my device ? now i m on miui ? tell me the steps pls !

  8. Trying to update… says E: signature verification failed.
    Firmware 2.3.5
    XXJVS

  9. Hi Neela,

    can I update my i9000 with the latest version of MIUI downloaded from http://miuiandroid.com/ with this procedure?


    Thanks in advance,
    Ivo

  10. hey neal just wanna ask… i’ve been using this firmware for awhile now but then just the other day, my wifi doesn’t seem to work any suggestion to fix this problem? thanks. =]

  11. my galaxy s has firmware version 2.3.3 kernel version 2.6.35-I9000XXJVK-CL75655 se.infra@SEI-28 #2 build GINGERBREAD.XXJVK and I have rooted it and can see superuser icon and settings, however I get E signature verification failed when trying to apply the MIUI custom ROM or ANDROID ICS package.

    Do I need to root it using a different method or version first?

  12. Hi Neela,

    I updated this rom and its just amazing thank you for providing this rom and I’m looking forward to more articles to updating to newest versions of MIUI.

    I saw that in Quadrant standard stands Max. freq. 1300 MHz, is this version overclocked?


    Thanks in advance,
    Ivo

  13. hey neal..lk i found a solution for the battery drain if u want to announce it or smth..just disable “keep on memory ” from launcher settings and the battery become great..it seems that this option is keepin the device from going to sleep..have a nice day gr8 rom!

  14. go to launcher setting and put “keep on memory” off..it will fix it and it dnt affect anything..hope this helped!

  15. hi neal,

    I am getting the same error (signature verification failed). But my device is rooted.

  16. hi pradeep…in this rom after the key pad is locked the back button and menu button lights are glowing how to stop that,in skype only landscape mode is working portrait is not working…and many google apps are missing….

  17. Hi this one won’t support all video format? Cant play flv files…..plz help

  18. iam on DDJV9 (GB 2.3.3 official firmware) I rooted my device with UNLOCK ROOT.exe software. But still i am getting \signature verification failed\ What to do?

  19. Hi Neela Pradeep, I have an issue on my SGS 1, where in i upgraded to MIUI in XWJVZ firmware, and it seems that my batery drains really fast. Also the Sim Toolkit Icon appears sometimes and disappears at others. Please help and tell me what to do. Thanks a lot in advance.

    • yes its a bug and will be solved in the coming versions!

      • So is the SimToolkit bug or the Battery drain bug? also I found out that the XFJVA firmware which I was using prior to this was very slow and the home screen bug was persistant. but if I root the firmware after applying it, would that solve my battery drainage issue? 1 more thing, when is the next MIUI version expected to come out? Thanks a lot. Im pretty new to this so please guide me, Thanks in advance.

  20. hi neal

    if i try to install MIUI 1.12.16 in my samsung galaxy gt i9000 it shows \E:signature verification failed\
    kindly suggest
    thanks

  21. where can i find the tv out setting ,it does not exist on this rom

  22. hi neal :
    where can i find the tv out feature ,i already check but i could’nt find?

  23. hi Pradeep Neela,

    How did you get tv out feature working?

  24. MIUI is definitely a great ROM! The quadrant results spoke for themselves. I got the highest scores on my SGS i9000 ever. Better then any stock ROM or even darky’s for that matter. Thanks to Pradeep for his detailed instructions and the zip files (Latest MIUI is 1.12.30, can be downloaded from here http://roms.miui.us/).

    Also would like to share with SGS 1 users that when flashing the MIUI ROM the phone might go into a boot loop, it is then when you need to press the three button combo to go into recovery again (Volume up key+Home key+Power key). You continue to keep it pressed till you see the recovery mode and then flash it again and like Pradeep said, this time it will be installed actually.

    I also lost my network once after installing some drivers and rebooting so i checked and found out that the “Airplane Mode” was on (by itself) so changed the mode to online and restarted the phone and that did it.

    This same problem has been happening with my phone when i tried all Other ICS ports available for SGS 1 (Team Hacsung, One Cosmic, MyUI’s MyICS) but nothing works to get back the network in those flashes. Sadly…

    Well i hope some of it is usefull for someone else and if someone else could help with my prob then great. Ciao all :)

  25. MIUI is definitely a great ROM! The quadrant results spoke for themselves. I got the highest scores on my SGS i9000 ever. Better then any stock ROM or even darky’s for that matter. Thanks to Pradeep for his detailed instructions and the zip files (Latest MIUI is 1.12.30, can be downloaded from here http://roms.miui.us/).

    Also would like to share with SGS 1 users that when flashing the MIUI ROM the phone might go into a boot loop, it is then when you need to press the three button combo to go into recovery again (Volume up key+Home key+Power key). You continue to keep it pressed till you see the recovery mode and then flash it again and like Pradeep said, this time it will be installed actually.

    I also lost my network once after installing some drivers and rebooting so i checked and found out that the \Airplane Mode\ was on (by itself) so changed the mode to online and restarted the phone and that did it.

    This same problem has been happening with my phone when i tried all Other ICS ports available for SGS 1 (Team Hacsung, One Cosmic, MyUI’s MyICS) but nothing works to get back the network in those flashes. Sadly…

    Well i hope some of it is usefull for someone else and if someone else could help with my prob then great. Ciao all :)

  26. Hi Neal, why this MIUI ROM can’t do video call? any suggestion?

  27. Paddy Padmanabhan

    Hi
    I notice that the TV out function is not working in this ROM or is there anyway I can get it work.
    Thanks

  28. Kindly revert soon…..

    Thankyou !

    HAUNTER

  29. Hello,

    How long battery back for this version ?

    Regards,

    HAUNTER

  30. Hi Neal,

    Just to share information with u…

    I has update my phone with this ROM… and using about a week… overall this ROM is really fantastic and i like it… but to only weakness did i found after a week testing… batery heavily drain so fast…

    so, i am back to XXJVT… most stable firmware so far…

    keep up a good job neal…. happy new year.. wish u all the best for year 2012 :)

  31. my phone is stuck on the download screen !!!!! then i removed the battery now it’s stuck in the start galaxy s gt-9000 !!!! please help

  32. Can this recognise Thai ? or can anyone else point me in the right place to find Thai? Thanks

  33. Hi Neal, I tried as above but got this error message.

    \E:signature verification failed\
    Installation aborted.

    I used to use Tegrak Lagfix and have remove and disabled it but there seems to be nothing that i do can make the installation successful.

    Would appreciate if you assist me on this.

  34. Hey pradeep,

    i am using froyo 2.2 version, should i need to upgrade MIUI Custom ROM ?

    or i can install directly ics version 4.0.3 ?

    please advise ………

    • yes you can update with the same!

      • Hey Pradeep,

        I m using INBUILD froyo 2.2ddjp2 so please tell me stable version of ics and where to download the same.
        and which Rom is faster, beautiful and also good battery backup, i have not done flashing before please mention the full procedure. I don’t want to flash my device many times so please advice for the same.

        Thanks you !

        Amit chauhan

      • Hey Pradeep,

        I m using INBUILD froyo 2.2ddjp2 so please tell me stable version of ics and where to download the same.
        and which Rom is faster, beautiful and also good battery backup, i have not done flashing before please mention the full procedure. I don’t want to flash my device many times so please advice for the same.

        Thanks you !

        Amit chauhan

  35. Hey mate,

    My Phone just seems to be stuck in a root loop

    Any ideas, i followed instructions to a tee

  36. MIUI Rom does support arabic language but you need to install Hebrew version. I’ve installed it & it works properly. Definitely I can write and read in arabic. Just change language & input settings then you find arabic option. Good luck.
    Thanks for MIUI supporters. It’s the best for now.

    Here’s the link of Hebrew version site: http://hebmiui.com/

  37. Hello Neal, merry, merri christmas to you. Youre the man. Pls i need u to give me the most stable gingerbread firmware for the galaxy s that has root. My galaxy s is having phone, message and call log force closes, is hanging, lagging and is slow to load applications with the gingerbread 2.3.5 XFJVA I firmware presently on my phone. i made sure i did clear cache and factory restore after installing the XFJVA firmware. Pls your prompt reply will really be appreciated. Thanks for always

  38. Awesome.. Keep up the good work!!!

  39. hi neal,
    Two major disappointment in this rom.
    1.Heavy Battery Drainer.
    2. The phone getting heat i the backside if the Wifi/data mode being used!!!

    Other than,
    This Rom is fabulous in look and one of the best MIUI

  40. WHAT IS THE USE OF THIS MIUI CUSTOM, SPECIFY WHAT IT CAN DO TO MY PHONE?

  41. Brilliant ROM, thanks Neal.

  42. Neal ,
    I am on darky rom v 10.2.2 how can i update with this ROM.
    1) Disable lagfix
    2)Factory reset/ wipe cache/ dalvik
    3)Copy the file to sd
    4)CWM recovery and install zip….

    Is this what i will have to do ….please reply.

  43. i have a small doubt…which stock firmware is most stable? so that i can proceed to this custom rom firmware to make my sgs stable?

  44. I have updated to MIUI rom. How to I root it because there is no CWM recovery now!!

  45. u did now answer my question ser neil.. im on xwjvz 2.3.6 right now, (which is not rooted), i want to know wat rooted firmware is the best to apply on my i9000 to install this MIUI?..thanks in advance..i will w8 for the answer i want to try the the beauty of this MIUI..

  46. Hi Neal, Thanks for the ICS. It working fine & its awesome. But my phone became more battery hungry now :(. Disabled live wallpaper. Any particular reason?

  47. Hi, Neal. May i know which miui version is this?
    it’s under miui (offiicial website) or galnet miui?
    thank you

  48. I am on XXJVT and rooted, when i try to install MIUI custom rom through Recovery Mode, it keeps getting ON and Off, with one screens as Galaxy S GT-I9000 and other Galaxy S Cynagon Mod, and it kept on doing for 20 mins but nothing else happend.

    I have copied the Zip file in Phone SD, please advice.

  49. This is sexy dude :)
    but i am getting force close application error!
    Neil how can i fix it??

  50. if im on a 2.3.6 xxjvz what should be the best rooted firmware to install on my pone to apply this beautiful ROM?..
    thanks in advance ill be waiting for the answer ser neil..

  51. it said that i had an insufficient memory. I check my phone properties via setting, i found that my real SD card didn’t recognized by this ROM, and my real internal memory recognized as SD card. And the problem why i can’t receive sms and install APKs is my internal memory is zero (MIUI properties – setting). Do you have any solution for this? My phone is in XWJVZ and it’s rooted.

    • Hi Neal, i’ve tried to format my internal memory then reinstall this MIUI ROM. Everything now seem fine and awesome!! thanks for this great ROM!

  52. Hi Neal, this MIUI custom ROM is really cool, i really like it. But, there’s some lacks, something wrong with my phone, it can’t receive sms and also can’t install any APK’s with this ROM..please advise…

  53. Hey Neal This Is A Great Rom But HOw Can I Go To The Applications Menu?

  54. neal is it ok to factory data reset from the settings menu to make sure data wont be corrupted from past firmwares??

  55. Hello to everyone.
    I upgraded my SGS at
    miui and looks
    that the batteries wear faster and take less time.
    As for the other
    things no problema.miui is excellent and practical.

  56. Excellent ROM ! its simple and a fresh new feel !

  57. Neal, your instruction is incorrect: to get into recovery mode, you need to press the VOLUME UP and not the down key!

  58. neal this is awsome bt how do we go 2 the applications menu ?

  59. I have used odin to update to xxjvp but I’m not sure it is rooted. I have super user installed and cwm. Sorry to be a pain but I read that your mods are really worth having. Going you can help.

    • yes your device is rooted, you can follow the procedure, never be sorry for asking queries @ androidadvices :) Do let us know for any help! we will be more than happy to help you!

  60. Hey neal,

    Does this custom rom contain’s arabic formart and so on & can i flash it on XXJVT??

  61. does this have the wifi disconnection issues that all the earlier roms had?

  62. hi neal…

    i cant seem to install it… keeps saying installation aborted…
    cant open sdcard/mui zip file

    any suggestion??? thanks..

    • YOU NEED TO FIRST ROOT THE PHONE! HAVE YOU ROOTED THE PHONE?

      • hi neal… i figured it out…

        i have update to xwjvz, rooted then updated to miui… works fine now… looks great…

        goin to update if i find any prob… thanks for the help =]

        • and yes neal i was on xwjvt rooted but updating to miui didn’t seem to work for me on that firmware so i update to jvz then rooted… works fine now… btw i have another question… battery seems to drops fast… any suggestion on what to do bout it thanks again for this wonderful thread =]

  63. Am I correct lagfix need to be disabled first before flashing..?
    (any screen shots)..
    Thank you for your great work

  64. i removed the battery and started again . now its ok . wonderful firmware. keep it up dear friend.

  65. HI Neal , everything is perfect but please try to embed any office software to edit docx,xls,ppt etc , that would be much appreciated
    thanks for all your hard work ,

  66. hey neal i have android.process.acore has stoped unexpectedly FORCE CLOSE all the time what should i do ???

  67. how long it will take. my phone flashing two screens one is galaxy s cyanogen and other installing screen. it has been more than ten minutes i am waiting

  68. One more question Neal … it is not about the miui, but I think that you can help… when I charge my galaxy s (2.3.6xwjvz), I always charge it to 100%… but at the moment when I pull out the charger, the battery indicator says 96% ??? whats the problem and how can I fix this? Thank You

  69. we dont have to “Wipe data/factory reset”, “Wipe Cache partition” after done?

  70. I’m on extraordinary v 5.1 and its simply the best.

  71. query
    hi,
    i am on 2.3.6 firmware kernel version 2.6.35.7-i9000xwjvz-cl762604root@dell145 #2. Can i applied this rom to my phone, and i had not rooted my phone.

  72. neal im on xwjvz 2..6 rooted can i apply dis ?? answer a.s.a.p

  73. AND CAN I CALIBRATE THE BATTERY?

  74. WILL IT WORK WITH XFJVA ROOTED W/O CUSTOM ROM???

  75. Hi Neal
    I’m on 2.3.6 xwjvz and my phone is NOT rooted… can I apply this ROM?

    • Only rooted..(as it states clearly above)..
      You not rooted > do not proceed to enjoy (lovely) miui rom > brick your phone

    • nooooooo ,,, please ppl read once carefully … its says BIG AND BIG READ STATEMENT :

      You need to be on any of the Rooted firmwares to apply this MIUI ROM in your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000.

      this question make site moderator tired ..plz have some respect to your selft

  76. WHAT ARE ENHANCEMENTS AND IS IT BETHER THAN ICS 4.0

  77. neal im on xwjvz rooted can i apply dis

  78. I have JVS can i apply this rom?