How To Update Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 with Xtra Long Battery Amestris ROM v7.1

Amestris ROM LogoFor all those who wanted to update their Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 phones with the latest and the final version of Amestris ROM then we are here to guide you for the same. Over a period of this article we will not only check out on what are the features of this Amestris Custom ROM but we will also check out on how you can make the most of this custom ROM of Amestris 7.1 version of firmware. Please note that this version of firmware will require you to root the device. This is not an Official version of firmware released by Samsung Electronics and is developed by the third party developer. The best part is that this firmware version comes with the 240 MB free space. Last time we saw on how you can install the 3.5 version of Amestris ROM Firmware.

Disclaimer: At Android Advices, we have made sure in all respects that all the information regarding the firmware update is mentioned correctly in this article. We hold no responsibility in any manner just in case if any damage happens to your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000. Neither we nor developer hold the responsibility for the damage caused to your device in the process of updating the phone.

This firmware comes with many added enhancements which no other firmware couldn’t come up with the same. We just hope that Samsung takes bit of an inspiration from the feature list and comes up with the same in the probable Value Pack update for Galaxy S.

Features of Amestris Custom ROM Firmware:

Based On Android 2.3.6, JW1 Samsung’s Firmware.
Odex Version
Semaphore Kernel 2.4.0
Stock Glass Lock-screen
Full Wipe Version [Fast and Safer Device]
Fully Zip-aligned
Big Apn List
Updated Host Files
Amestris Tweaks
Disabled The Semaphore Boot Detection
Added Darky’s Zip-align Script for Zip-align new applications.
Auto EXT4 Reformat and optimize the partitions.
Automatically Lag fix Process.
Sony Bravia Engine
Amestris Dialer [Blue]
All Application icons are changed [Mixed Icons from Apple & Amestris]
New Progress Bar Animation
New GPS Notification Animation
New Spinner Progress Animation
Amestris Touch-wizard V2.0 [Based On TW3.0]
Persian/Urdu/Arabic/Hebrew Support.
RTL Fix Is Patched.
ICS Brightness Steps
Miui Locker [ Fully Translated to English and Some Graphic changes]
New Transitions [Mixed]
Semaphore Kernel.
Camera Moded
Logs Hack
Message Hack
BLN Support [Message Notifications] [Neldar]
FuguMod [3.1]
Sqlite3 Optimizer Libraries
Extended Power Menu
Sip/VoIP Enabled.
CRT Effects.
Extended Settings Options [Sound, Dock, Additional Data, Development]
9 Toggles Status Bar [Blue Themed]
Blue Percentage Battery

Screen Captures of Amestris ROM:

So, after checking out the Amestris ROM as well as the screen captures, it’s now time to proceed to the next step where we will check out the procedure to update the same.

amestris 7.1

Let’s head to the next page where we will check out on what are the list of pre requisites and and the procedure to update with Amestris ROM.

  • joseph

    how i can use my laptop internet thru my GALAXY S i9000

  • randall

    wont work on my Galaxy S i9000 eclairDXJG4 always fail in odin3 many times

  • randall

    sir i follow all the procedures but when i click the start button of the odin always fail.

  • kunal

    hi pradeep could u tell me

    i have 2.3.6 xxjvu and rooted
    shall i install directly Amestris ROM in my gti9000 or shall i Install XWJVZ Firmware first then Amestris ROM

    waiting for reply

  • zeeshii

    neel
    which is the best rom

    • Pradeep Neela

      ALL THE CUSTOM ROMS ARE THE FINEST ONES WHICH ARE COVERED ON ANDROIDADVICES

  • zeeshii

    neel

  • ed

    HI
    Sorry if this is duplicated – cant see my earlier posting here.
    Im running amestris 3.5 on galaxy s (your tutorial Xtra Long battery amestris 3.5, sep 2011).
    Im considering upgrading to amestris 7.1 (your tutorial Xtra Long Battery amestris ROM 7.1 Jan 2012).
    Pre-req is XWJVZ. That has a pre-req of XXKPQ, but that refers to galaxy SL I9003.
    Is that correct?
    Thank you
    nomadic

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neela Pradeep

      yes you can apply the firmware update

      • nomadic

        I followed the instructions exactly and now my phone is dead.
        I used odin to flash KPQ – it hung during the flash and I could not restart it. I tried removing the battery etc but the phone is dead, no 3-button combo. I cant get into download or recovery.
        I queried whether the pre-reqs were correct in the tutorial because they referred to galaxy 1903 – you said I could apply them.
        Have I now flashed a 1903 rom into my i9000?
        Can u suggest how I can get my phone back?
        nomadic

        • Pradeep Neela

          to return back you need to follow the corresponding instructions of the version yuo wish to roll back to!

          • nomadic

            You seem not to have understood my posting.
            The phone was dead – would not power on, could not get into recovery – could not get into download mode.
            It was not possible to go back to any version.
            I had to send it to Samsung service.

            The tutorial said install and root XWJVZ. The XWJVZ instructions had a pre-req which was a link to a tutorial to install XXKPQ, but that XXKPQ tutorial said it was for the Galaxy SL I9003????. You confirmed I should use it. The phone failed whern I flashed it.
            Is that XXKPQ SL I9003 tutorial correct for a galaxy S GT I9000?
            I wouold like to understand why the upgrade failed and what happened to my phone.
            nomadic

    • ed

      @ed,
      I would appreciate a reply to my post – reluctant to proceed with the tutorial until my question is clarified.
      thank you
      nomadic

  • roy

    hi!did steps as above and it says will reboot as soon..then did reboot but my galaxy s just stuck on the GALAXY S GT-1900 screen or not going back to recovery screen as mentioned above..pls help…

  • Alex

    Hi I have update and rooted my Galaxy S with XWJW1 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware. It all went very smoothly.

    After that I tried to install this ROM. Followed all the instructions posted here very carefully. Now, in recovery mode i selected the “apply update from sd card” option to proceed with the ROM instalation, but the proccess is interrupted by the following error:

    E: Short write of /tmp/sideload/package.zip (No space left on the device).
    Installation aborted.

    Help please ?

    • Pradeep Neela

      please free the space in your internal memory!

  • Alex

    Hi, I have read and followed all your instructions step by step but when I’m in recovery mode and select to install the ROM from the sd card the update proccess is interrupted by this error:

    \No space left on the device\ .

    I have more then 3 GB of free space available on the phone. I have read on serveral forums that this problem is realted to the character length of the package. So, I renamed the ROM to \Ast.zip\ and tried again. Still won’t start the update process.

    Any suggestions ?

    • Neela Pradeep

      the internal phone memory should be free!

  • Gautam Narayanan

    I tried that too. Still the issue exists.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      please follow the procedure carefully

      • gautam

        Do you want me to do a wipe all data/ factory reset. or just wipe the cache / dalvik cache.

        • Neela Pradeep

          yes its recommended to clear the cache!

  • Lexis Dreamz

    Which one is better Gamerz ROM or Amestris ROM ??????????????/

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      go with the gamerz rom as of now

      • Lexis Dreamz

        Thanks man .. .. Have subscribed though

  • Jeet

    I installed this ROM, thank you androidadvices, thank you developers…..
    Phone feels snappier now, haven’t encountered any force close errors so far….

  • Jeet

    I successfully installed Amestris ROM. Now the phone feels really snappy. Earlier I was on XXJVU. But this one is far better.
    So far haven’t encountered any force close errors. Thanks a ton androidadvices and all the developers…!!!

  • feh

    Tried to copy Amestris 7.1 Firmware Package to Phone SD card, it says “The root of drive I:\is formatted with the FAT file system and can only store a limited number of items. Store the items in a subfolder, or reformat the drive using the NTFS file system.”

    So what do I do how?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      place in the FAT 32 mode!

  • jab

    to save battery do i have to change the profile in the sephamore app to save battery or il just leave it like that and what are the drawbackz of this rom

  • karan mishra

    cn u tell me status or tym of battery backup undr heavy uses ?????

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      it depends on your usage! it may vary!

  • Nii Addo

    can i use this rom on rooted 2.3.6 value pack?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      yes you can but please stick to instructions!

  • callisto

    i had a major problem with this ROM earlier today,i had force closes on msgs,contacts,apps and market.I did a factory wipe/cache.The phone would not set up using the google set up wizard and forced closed,i had to re-install the ROM again:-(

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      try clearing the cache from recovery mode, it will fix the issue!

      • Gautam Narayanan

        Hi Neel,

        I have the same issue. It forces closes when someone calls me, or when I am messaging someone. Lot of random force close issues. I also found that the system ROM is almost full with 4mb free. could this be the problem. I tried all cache clearing. even from recovery mode. still the problem persists. also the system rom remains the same. Can you help here.

        This is the info of my phone:
        SGS GT I9000
        Firmware: 2.3.6
        Baseband: I9000XXJVT
        Kernal: 2.6.35.7-i9000xwjw1-cl788890
        build: Amerstris Rom| ODEX|XWJW1

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

          you need to clear the cache from the recovery mode!

  • karan mishra

    whats about battery backup…..?????

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      battery backup is awesome!

  • karan

    wats about battery backup….????????

  • sayed

    is it possible to get face unlock apk for this rom ?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      no, its not possible!

  • billyrave

    hi neal,

    this is the most stable rom i’ve ever used and pretty fast too. like chetan above, i can’t tether my mobile connection. i get a very brief notice that ‘tethering or hotspot is active’ after which i get an ‘error’ message under ‘mobile ap’.

    has this problem been sorted out?

    apart from the above and the ‘lame’ iOS icons, i would rate this rom an 8 out of 10.

    thanks in advance!

  • Akhalil9000

    Hey Neela, How r u doing bro? HP u r fine :)
    Can i apply the above update for my SGS I9000 on ValuePack 2.3.6 XXJVU with DoctorZ rom V14 ‘Semaphore Kernal’ ??
    Waiting for you answer..
    Your shortly reply will be highly appreciated <3

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      no, please stick to the instructions! it will be safe!

  • pulse

    Hi, I am very new to this and not that savvy with the technical side of things (lol).
    I have the Galaxy S GT 19000 on O2 contract. I am constantly checking for updates on Kies, but it states that none are available, although I see that most others have upgraded their firmware? Mine is still 2.3.3 :-((
    Also when I go to software update on the phone, it still tells me that there is no other update. If I update through other means, and something goes wrong, am I not invalidating my warranty with the phone? I have 1 more year with this one left on my contract with O2. Any advice will be gratefully received as I am getting fed up with the current firmware.
    Cheers

  • Asad

    After insall of extra long ROM my SGS give below info
    PDA : I9000XWJW1
    PHONE : I9000XXJVT
    CSC : I9000OXAJVT

    is it okay?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      yes you can apply the update!

  • Max

    I tried to install this using Odin. The phone passed in Odin but phone never rebooted, and now the phone doesn’t turn on at all. No matter which button combinations I use, no boot screen, no boot logo, just black screen, no lights, no nothing.

  • Byron

    which one is better? this one? or Juwe’s?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      extra long is better!

  • Bas Jonkers

    And one more question: how much longer will your battery last with this rom (average; percentage or hours)

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      it all depends on your usage!

      • Bas Jonkers

        Yes I understand, but it’s stated that it has a positive effect on battery life, so is there a significant difference?

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

          yes there is a significant battery improvement!

  • Bas Jonkers

    Hello,
    I’m running 2.3.6 XXJVU on my Galaxy S1 now. I want to try this ROM (never done it), but before I do that I want to know how i can go back to my normal/stock ROM that i’m using right now.
    Thx!

  • pruthviraj

    hello neal is this an official version?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      no, it isn’t an official version!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      this is not an official version!

  • Chetan

    Hi,

    tethering doesn’t seem to function..Any clue how to resolve it..It says Error!!

    • AlejoRpo

      check the NetFiler modules on the semaphore “app”

      • Maxman

        thanx buddy…very useful tip…I was trying to fix this for last 48 or so hours.U made my day…thanx again.

  • Skunkfumaster

    Can’t Milocker update or uninstall, do you know a manner to fix it !!! thanks

  • Tim

    Neil

    Sorry to be a pain, but just to make sure I have this correct. Although I am currently on XXJVU, I need to:

    Install XWJVZ Firmware first
    Then Semaphore Kernel for XWJVZ Firmware
    Finally, the Amestris ROM v7.1

    Is that correct?

    Many thanks

    Tim

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      yes!

  • gautam

    Found a major issue. If I call a number, the call doesn’t terminate till i disconnect the call on a landline.

  • tuljajatul

    Hi,

    My Galaxy GT I9000 is on I9000XXJVE,
    ON 2.6.35.7 i9000XWJV1-CL31216 Kernel version,
    on Gingerbread XWJV1.

    Can I use this update?

    Which is the most stable ROM for GT I9000?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      yes you can but please follow the procedure!

  • http://androidadvices.com Craig

    Not sure what you mean by install google apps, but problem fixed now wasn’t getting sound from any media devices but a couple of restarts seemed to fix the problem all good now! thanks

  • kobby

    excellent update, thanks Neal

  • Suryagopan

    Superb ROM on Galaxy S.. I was using ICS onecosmics, this one is stable and fast, no problems yet… The procedures are perfect, thanks for sharing

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      thanks for your feedback and appreciation!

  • http://androidadvices.com craig

    Radio apps not working any solutions/ideas? Other that its a great rom!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      have you installed the google apps!

  • richard

    will it work in samsung galaxy s2???

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      no its not for s2

  • Chetan

    Hi Neal,
    I am on 4.0.3 XXJVT baseband version ..Can I install this directly or i need to be on XWJVZ Firmware and then install the zip..

    Thanks..Awaiting your opinion..

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      no, please follow the procedure!

  • tanu

    if you flash this rom on the value pack do you have to apply the semaphore kernel after rooting xxjvu or not?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      yes you need to, its a must!

  • Skunkfumaster

    No swype ???

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      Swype needs to be installed separately!

  • CK

    Hi, I am new to Androids. I have a phone Samsung GT-I9000 XXJF3 version 2.1 updates1. How can update it to the latest version? Please help.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      please follow the procedure!

  • http://androidadvices.com mahir

    i love love love you I installed the ROM on XXJVU 2.3.6. super cmok cmok

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      thanks a lot for your love mahir! :)

    • Tanu

      do we have to apply semaphore kernel before flashing the rom if you start with valuepack 2.3.6

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

        yes its a must!

  • Norman

    I have just installed this rom a few hours ago, so far no problem. Internet connectivity through wifi is fast unlike previous versions. This is the coolest rom I ever encountered. I will post if any problem arises. Thanks a lot AndroidAdvices!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      thanks norman!

  • pankaj

    can we rollback to stock ro again if donot like.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      yes you can roll back to the stock version!

  • Sumathi

    Hi Neal, My SGS is on XXJVT + Rooted can i update to Amestris ROM 7.1 ? Also, do i need to install the Semaphore kernel first, bcoz the Rom includes Semaphore kernel.

    Please advice.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      yes sumathi, please follow the instructions!

  • Usman

    I have same question as Mr. Mahir asked above:

    I ,m on ValuePack Update for Samsung Galaxy S with Face Unlock I9000 XXJVU 2.3.6 can I update XWJVZ Firmware becouse XWJVZ Firmware is older and base on 2,3,5 xjvt

    Furtheripe data/factory reset is complementary or optional

    Thanks

  • Syed

    can i install this on ICS 4.0.3 RC 3.0?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      yes you can install the same!

      • Dontez

        Neeel i want to update to Amestris Rom but why do i afto w wipe device to and factory reset

  • callisto

    I installed the ROM with no problems/force closes,What a fantastic smooth/fast ROM i would recomend it to anyone

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      thanks for your feedback!

  • bilal

    Love you neal! and androidadvices.com

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      we all love you equally at androidadvices! :)

  • http://androidadvices.com mahir

    I ,m on ValuePack Update for Samsung Galaxy S with Face Unlock I9000 XXJVU 2.3.6 can I update XWJVZ Firmware becouse XWJVZ Firmware is older and base on 2,3,5 xjvt

  • http://androidadvices.com Craig

    Will it work on XXJVU 2.3.6.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      yes it will work!

  • Luke

    Hi, can I update this ROM with value pack for Galaxy S?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      yes you can update the same!