Galaxy S I9000

How To Update Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 with SPEEDROM Custom ROM

Speed ROM LogoLove Custom Firmwares? Then we are here to provide you the un matched support for your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 smart phone as we will see int his article on how you can taste your Galaxy S with the Speed ROM. As the name suggests it’s fast it’s stable and it’s based on XXJVQ Android 2.3.4. Along with rock solid performance this rom is visually appealing too. This custom rom comes with a number of enhancements which we will see in due course of article. We have segregated our article into various pages with dedicated stepwise guide for sake of simplicity. Just in case if you missed out the action then you will be happy to know that we have covered an array of firmwares on both, the official stock as well as on the custom firmwares, you can find it all on Android’s Galaxy S section which you can choose from the Top Navigation bar.

Over a period of this article we will see on what are the list of pre requisite instructions which you need to follow, the enhancements which come along with this version and also we will check out on what is the procedure to apply this custom ROM in your phone.  Also, we have mentioned the screen captures below on how this ROM will look like when you flash on your Galaxy S.

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.

Instructions for users on Custom ROM:
If you using any Custom Rom then first of all you need to clear cache, wipe the data and wipe dalvik cache too. This can be done my rebooting your phone in Recovery mode. Dalvik Cache can be cleared by entering into advanced option in Recovery mode. This will remove options like Clockwork Mod and other tools from your phone.

Installing this ROM will require you to be on the XXJVQ firmware, so just in case if you are not on this firmware then you need to first get on to this firmware and then you also again have to root the phone which you can do so by following the below mentioned links. This update is not the Official update which is released by the Samsung Electronics Ltd. and is the custom ROM which is released by the third party developer.

Just in case if you are not sure of the version on which version the phone is updated to then you can have a check the same. All you need to do is to just go to the path in your phone that is Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version where you will find the version of Android OS where it will show XXJVQ 2.3.5. If there is any other firmware then you need to follow the below two links.

Procedure to Update XXJVQ Firmware
Procedure to ROOT XXJVQ Firmware

Since this Custom ROM is based on the XXJVQ firmware, it’s important for you to first update your phone to XXJVQ firmware.


  • Based on build XXJVQ
  • Rooted and Superuser access
  • Deodexed and Zipalign
  • Semaphore 1.3.3 Kernel
  • ClockWorkMod Recovery
  • Default EXT4
  • Default LagFix
  • Theme Sensation by Crysis
  • Launcher TouchWiz 4
  • Camera hacked
  • Lockscreen Menu (included in settings)


  • Tweaks
  • FesterFix
  • Latest Market application
  • Updated Browser
  • Two fantastic Clockwidget
  • lots of other apps and indispensable stocks app

Let’s now proceed for the Screen Captures and Pre Requisites of the SPEEDROM which are mentioned in the next page.

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  1. gigidel

    December 5, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Hi, I Download this file but in zip wasn’t boot file in this and when I go to recovery mode and select update it can’t update
    and other question my camera data failed and I want to reinstall this camera , front camera is working well. thanks

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 7, 2011 at 1:06 am

      it will be fixed probably in the next update!

  2. Elginite00

    November 18, 2011 at 9:17 am

    First, I love this rom. Sadly I am having troubles with the time of day. I can manually set the time of day and when I send a text it shows the correct time but when I receive one it show a later time. In my area there is day light savings. I also tried to allow the network to set my time automatically but it shows an hour later than the actual time. I’m stumped.

  3. Zedd

    November 15, 2011 at 12:38 am

    Nope, it’s not.
    propably something I did wrong, no worries, I’m back on XXJVQ and may give it another try some day.

  4. Zedd

    November 13, 2011 at 3:17 am

    After following this advisory to the letter, I can’t get it working.
    1. When I enable USB debugging, I’m unable to copy the ZIP to my phone. So I disabled it.
    2. After going back to XXJVQ (rooted) I install the ZIP exactly as you describe. Result: phone goes in boot-loop.

    I’ve given up by now and will go back to XXJVQ (or another ROM, I’ve not decided yet).


    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 14, 2011 at 8:46 pm

      it worked fine for us, was your phone a network locked?

  5. steve muhanji

    November 12, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    hi neal. i opened the zip file and checked the app folder and its missing the stk.apk and i dont know how to put it so that i can access the service please help.

  6. steve muhanji

    November 9, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    hi neal, i installed it and problem is it doesnt have STK which we use in kenya like mpesa and zap. what do you suggest?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 10, 2011 at 10:17 am

      but those are network dependent features! it will not be there as its not the official firmware!

      • steve muhanji

        November 11, 2011 at 5:45 pm

        so i have to wait? i installed amestris back…..cause i even downgraded to 2.3.4 from 2.3.5 but still……

        • nizam

          November 14, 2011 at 10:34 pm

          steve im in kenya too and if u dnt have the sim tool kit then your phone is rooted so just download the apk or go to ur other roms and unzip them and look for the simtool kit apk and install it

          • NeaL Pradeep

            November 16, 2011 at 12:58 am

            yes you can update the device!

  7. benjamin

    November 9, 2011 at 12:34 am

    hi neal, can u show us the screen lock also?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 10, 2011 at 10:33 am

      we dont have screen captures as of now!

  8. yogbal.v

    November 8, 2011 at 8:38 am

    Hi neal,
    Is this for 2.3.4 or 2.3.5 ??
    cos both are mentioned in d article..

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 8, 2011 at 11:11 am

      its 2.3.4 based only as its based on XXJVQ!

      • Charan jeet

        December 21, 2011 at 7:54 pm

        i hve installed 2.3.5 xxvjs can i install this on my cell

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