How to Update Samsung Galaxy S I9000 with Official Gingerbread 2.3.5 XFJVA Firmware

Galaxy S LogoAdvisory: This update is not applicable for the users of I9000M/B, Vibrant, Captivate or Mesmerize or any other similar models like I9001 Plus or I9003 models of Galaxy. The below mentioned article is just valid for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000.

Just in case if you have updated with the latest version of Gingerbread 2.3.5 XXJVT firmware for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000, then we are here to bring another update of an all new Gingerbread 2.3.5 release. This all new update is released via KIES and is dubbed as XFJVA and is the Gingerbread 2.3.5 version of firmware. This update is an improved version of Gingerbread 2.3.5 which comes with many stability fixes and also is found to be the firmware which comes with the better battery backup. The best part of this version is that it can be applied by any of the Galaxy S GT I9000 users.

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 Tab which is a very unlikely event if you follow the instructions carefully.

Rooting Information:

  • Applying this firmware doesn’t require you to root the phone and also applying this firmware won’t root the phone which means that the warranty too won’t be void.
  • If you are already on the rooted firmware then the rooting access will be revoked after applying with this firmware.

Let’s proceed with the quick list of pre requisites followed by the instructions to apply this new Gingerbread 2.3.5 release of XFJVA.

Quick List of Pre Requisites:

  • Back up all the user data present in your phone as this may get lost or corrupted in the process of firmware update. Just in case if any damage is done to your data, the same can be replaced with the backed up one. With the below mentioned tips, one can easily backup and restore the data.

Notes – Backup in the mail so that you can then restore manually
SMS Messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts Stored in Phone Memory – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Videos, Images, 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

  • Ensure that the device is charged with the minimum of 60% so as to make sure that the phone doesn’t get turned Off in the process of the firmware update.
  • Enable the USB Debugging in your phone. It can be enabled from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging”. Additionally, close all the tools like Antivirus, Firewall and PC Suite in your computer as these tools generally interrupt the process of the firmware update.

Special Instructions to users on Any Custom ROMs:
If you are on any of the custom ROMs then you will have to enter into the recovery mode to clear all the cache files or else you may face issues while applying this update of Gingerbread 2.3.5 XFJVA.

The recovery mode can be entered by pressing  Volume UP Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. You can also refer to the below mentioned video to know more on how to enter into the recovery mode.

In the recovery mode select Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select Wipe Cache partition and then reboot your device by selecting reboot system now option.

Now, without wasting any further time lets proceed to the procedure to apply this firmware to your phone in the next page.


  1. this update is a good one. but after the update there have been some problems with my gps. my phone is unable to establish gps connection. and also i found a new type of file in my phone named as ” angry gps ” which wasnt there before the update. my phone shows it is installed in the programe files. please help.

  2. Plz suggest best official update for Galaxy s i9000?

  3. Hey Neil! Another awesome work like before. I’m now a big fan of u.. I’d like to advice to plz remove that answer you given for Galaxy m110s korean model because upon that answer I tried to flash in my friend’s shw-m110s korean set, AND IT BECAME SOFT BRICKED! :-) No worries this is Pakistan. Everything will be resolved.

  4. Will it work with my galaxy s i9000 shw m110s it is the same galaxy s gti9000 what should i do

  5. Thanks a LOT! This really helped me when I was trying to sell my Galaxy S. Excellent!!!

  6. Updated easily.. Lets see how it works! Many thanks! tc.

  7. Ollypittabread

    Very good updare sped up my phone lots:)

  8. i did it but my phone wont come on again…what should i do?
    i use a samsung galaxy s GT- 19003

  9. i did it but my phone wont come on again…what should i do?
    i use a samsung galaxy s GT- 19003

  10. i did it but my phone wont come on again…what should i do?
    i use a samsung galaxy s GT- 19003

  11. iv tried to update my galaxy i9000 the cord was removed during the process and i now have a phone..triangle(with exclamation mark).. computer and i cant do anything. can you help??

  12. plsssssssss answer

  13. does it support arabic

  14. Hi Neal,

    I have succesfully updated my mobile but got emergency calls only message. The same SIM card is working in another phone and my phone is never locked to any operator. So could you please suggest me what needs to be done?

    Appreciate your help is this regard and waiting for your valuable reply.

  15. hello, I am very afraid of messing up my phone but really want to update it. I have the GT-i9000 firmware 2.2.1, I9000XXJPY, kernel, froyo.XWJS8. plz help tell me where to start

  16. i need arabic language please

  17. My camer phon

  18. Hi neal wear are you working i need upgrade my galaxy s i9000 to2.3.5
    Wear i can get it please help me

  19. Thank you for the great information and update. It worked perfectly!

    After installing the firmware update, Kies shows that this is no longer an upgradable device. It’s fine for now, but will I always have to scour the internet for the latest updates and install manually? Or will Kies eventually update my phone in the future when even newer updates roll out? Thanks!

  20. Hi, Ive downloaded the update but then once Ive clicked it to open it doesn’t show the window that’s in the picture above. could you help please.

  21. I followed the above procedure to install 2.3.5 on my sgs I9000… so far working fine. However, when i connect with KIES, it says “no further update for device using KIES”. I had an optus phone (unlocked) from Australia. Please can you advise what shld i do to get future updates from KIES or do i had to always update from androidadvices using ODIN??

  22. hi there. the firware worked great and the tutorial was aweseome. only problem is is that i cant access my network and have no signal( pretty big problem) help please

    • hey nevermind got it working. thanks a lot. my provider said i had to get a new phone. i knew it was gonna be this easy to fix it. this is why i got an android :)

  23. Hi Neal, i am a first time user and did followed the above mentioned steps to install 2.3.5 and it is working fine. thanks for that.. my only concern is when i connect to KIES… it says the device cannot be updated via kies. pls can u advice, if I need to install any other version to fix the issue. FYI Originaly i had version 2.3.3 from optus Australia.

  24. Plz help it seems it is stuck on setup connection and doesn’t go farther i have waited for like an hour but still no response

  25. thanks a lot neal!!! i had tried everything and my galaxy s had become a piece of junk…now after updating to gingerbread its become almost as good as new!!! hope it stays this way…thanks again!!god bless!

  26. I wanted to update to a newer one. but Odin couldn’t find the appropriate file it seems (only .tar was there). I tried to get back to this one, but now Odin is stuck in “setup connection”. What should I do?

  27. when i try to update my software it showes me log in i dont have account i opened one and when itry to log in it says me again error cant login

  28. Hi,

    Since you have switched to for downloads, I am unable to download the rar file. I live in a college campus and that website doesn’t allow parallel downloads at a single IP address, and because somebody else might be using the site in campus, I can’t get the file.

    Can you please provide some other download location for this rar file?


  29. hi,

    when i tried to update my i9001,the message box of Odin showed the comment as mentioned below and didint updated the phone:

    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    PDA_XFJVA_Sbl.tar.md5 is valid.
    PHONE_XXJVT.tar.md5 is valid.
    CSC_OXFJV1.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:28)..
    File analysis..
    kindly advise how can i update the phone’s firmware.. reply awaited

  30. Hi,
    i tried to update i9001, however was not able to update the phone. Below mentioned is the log which was showing in Odin’s message box:

    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    PDA_XFJVA_Sbl.tar.md5 is valid.
    PHONE_XXJVT.tar.md5 is valid.
    CSC_OXFJV1.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:28)..
    File analysis..
    it does not goes ahead after setup connection….. kindly advise how it can be done….. reply awaited.

  31. hey neal i have a GT i9000 on Baseband Version I9000XXJVS Kernal version 2.6.357-I9000XXJVS-CL56837se.infra@SEP-73#2 can I apply this update now thanks awaiting your reply

  32. there is no arabic language

  33. is it necessary to factory reset and clear cache after installing the update??

  34. Neel, Thanks Bud! Updated like a charm!

    One Question, does this official version support Arabic Language interface? or is there any way to bring it.?


  35. I havent applied this update yet.I juss wanted to know if it has any problems?from what i have read i didnt find much coz those who installed it njever really said if the update has any issues.Can i upgrade staright from 2.1 to this?



  37. hi , how long is this supposed to take? my phone has been in `downloading` mode for 2 hours , with the odin launcher on `setup connection` ?

  38. Hi, I used this update for my I-9000 and now the software is on and very fast, however wont let me access recovery mode any more, doesnt read a SIM, says there isnt one inserted and the wifi doesnt work either, everything has completely stopped working. How can I repair this or remove it back to the original?

  39. many thanks, ive now updated my i9000 from 2.1 to 2.3.6 without any problems.

    your guild was easy, detailed and simple to use.

    once again thanks

  40. Hi there!

    Tell me please, if this update OK for Galaxy S then why it is not possible to do this thru Kies officially?
    I’m using firmware XXJVQ…


  41. hi neal i have a SGS GTi9000
    firmware version 2.3.2
    baseband version i9000XXJVE and a
    build number of GINGERBREAD.XWJV1

    it is quiet laggy and should i update to ur version to get it fixed? and do i need kies installed on my pc to upgrade from ur procedure????
    waiting for ur reply and thanking u in advance

  42. Ok, never mind with the three COM sections, i just applied an update for the 2 time and it had only one yellow COM. I just wanted to know why it was 3 in the first time. And why isn’t there a Russian locale????

  43. Hey Pradeep Neela, i asked if this version had a russian locale and in above messages you said it did. But it doesn’t. Also, when i turned why phone on, while keeping the odin open i had the yellow COM things in this way. On your picture in the tutorial it said 0 [COM6] and when i did the same it had 3 yellow slots filled out with 0 [COM6], 1 [COM3], 2 [COM5].
    I did the update and in the 0 [COM6] it was green and said updated. Then my phone restarted and while the odin was still opened it said in red failed in the 2 [COM5] section. Can tell what was that all about? Should i apply the update again?

  44. My friend updated it and I saw that he had his whole lock screen changed…..

  45. Hy…thnx alot….bt pls rply soon….for dis…….can u tel me a gud Rom for this version 2.3.5 which has ice cream sandwhich theme …pls yar…rply soon…or else anyothr rom which has a gud theme rather than da original theme for 2.3.5…pls rply soon…..

  46. I have a problem with geting into downloader/recowery mode with Volume UP/DOWN + home buton+ power buten.
    In this combination my phone starts normaly.

    While i was looking on google got acros only 1 possibel way with JIG!

    CAn u advice is this only way to get into download/recovery mode and if soo where can i buy or how to make a JIG

    TNX for u’re answer

  47. Thank you !! Very detailed explanation, and finally I hav upgraded my phone to Gingerbread. Work perfect for me :) Thankx ~

  48. i didnt the update and everything seemed to be working fine but my phone will lose service and/or go into emergency calls only….how would i fix this its really annoying…… i followed the steps exactly and have tryed wiping cache partition and wipe data/factory reset and didnt fix the problem

  49. I did the update phone starts and runs fine just one problem…..i keep losing service and/or it goes into emergency calls only… do i fix this

  50. THANK U … :)

    u have no idea how i was looking for such update, i tried kies but it told me there r no updates, i tried kies mini but couldn’t connect my phone.. and then i see ur page, though a lot told me not to do it and tried to scare me of odin and so… but ur simple steps guided me towards doing it simply and nicely… and voilaa.. :)

    I’m the first person among my circle of friends that officialy have gingerbread on their phones.. :)

    so again, thank u and keep up the good work.. :)

  51. Hi,
    Firstly, thank you for your Andriod firmware update guide and material.

    I installed this version of Android on my I9000 3 weeks ago. Now I have a problem when I restart my phone (due to apps not working, changing SIM etc.). The phone starts its restart process, flashes the Samsung log..and then it goes blank again and starts the process one more. This goes on and on for at least 30 minutes. I have seen this problem once or twice before on my phone, but after this update it has happened every time I restart.

    Can you auggest any way out of this issue?
    Thanks in advance.

  52. Thank you so much. Sorry to bother again. The keyboard also has the russian input?

  53. So it’s a yes to my update? Is there a russian language in this firmware? Thank you in advance

  54. i followed the steps exactly and yet it didnt work.. it is still in the startup stage where the graphics keeps playing over n over again… pls help me fix this!

  55. Hello again.
    Can i update my phone if i have the following phone info:
    PDA: I9000 XWJS3
    Phone: I900 XXJPY
    CSC: I9000 SERJS2
    Core: root @ SE-S608 #2

    Thank you!

  56. How much time it takes generally? I suggest you insert this information also in the steps.

  57. Hi Pradeep,

    I am using your update now. After connecting the phone with the ODIN, I got two yellow fields in the two ID:COM sections. One is 0:[com33] and other is 1:[com31]. After doing the file selection i clicked ‘start’ in the ODIN. Following messages are displayed in the ODIN message window.
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    PDA_XFJVA_Sbl.tar.md5 is valid.
    PHONE_XXJVT.tar.md5 is valid.
    CSC_OXFJV1.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:33)..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:31)..
    File analysis..
    File analysis..
    Can’t open the serial(COM) port.

    Also the square above the section 1:[com31] has become red and saying FAILED. It has been about 20 minutes now after I clicked on ‘start’. As written in steps, the phone has not restarted yet and I do not know whetheer the firmware is updated or not. I am confused whether i shall disconnect the phone or what. I shall be grateful if you can advise me at the earliest.

  58. i want to update the galaxy fit
    can u please provide the link for the same
    main reason is wifi problems

  59. i want to update the galaxy fit
    can u please provide the link for the same

  60. hi i want to update galaxy fit since the wifi is not working properly and the phone is getting hanged
    can u provide me the link to update the GALAXY FIT????


  61. The Packet data not working…..

  62. The packet data not working

  63. Hi,
    The download link for the firmware is not working.Please provide some alternative links.

  64. Hi,
    Your download link for the firmware is not working.Please provide some alternative links.

  65. Hi

    I am unable to download the file, i have tried with IE & Firefox.

    Any ideas?


  66. Hi Pradeep,

    Could you please tell me that if i use DDJV4 modem with a XFJVA ROM will there be compatibility issues? I did the same thing with the 2.3.6 update but i faced lots of Force Close issues regarding PHONE.

    Awaiting your response.

  67. Hi,

    I am not able to post my question.

  68. Hi Pradeep,

    Could you please tell me if I use a DDJV4 modem with a XFJVA ROM will be there be compatibility issues? I was using the 2.3.6 update but if you enable the face recognition option it makes the camera unstable. Also, i did the same thing with 2.3.6 and i was getting the Force Close issues for PHONE very frequently.

    Awaiting your response.

  69. Forget about my last question. I already found the latest XXJVA.
    Just TWO things:

    Do I lost kies updates if I update to 2.3.5 XFJVA?
    I have unlocked my vodafone galaxy s to all networks, do it get back to vodafone if I update?


  70. At moment is this the best rom for galaxy s? Im looking for a rom with no bugs and a good baterry pack.
    Another question, I have unlock my vodafone galaxy s to all networks, do it get back to vodafone if I update?

  71. Hi there, I was updating using Odin, the screen was stuck on download mode on my Samsung Galaxy S2, i restarted my pc and then the phone went off. I now can’t switch on my phone. Any ideas please? Thanks, jimmy.

  72. hi frnds
    i have an i9000 2.3.3 official firmware i understand i can upgrade 2 2.3.5 but it doesn’t support Arabic so, which is the best update that supporting Arabic than x

  73. hey!!!

    dude i m confused in 1 thing previously i had Gingerbread version 2.3.5 XXJVT and was receiving Force closed error on timely bases …. then i updated the update as well as a bug fixer for force close on the phone but didn’t worked out for me…..

    then today i just updated my phone to this version XFJVA firmware the status i m receiving in my phone info section is …

    Firmware : 2.3.5
    Baseband Version: i9000XXJVT
    kernel version :
    Build number: GINGERBREAD.XFJVA

    wana conform from u that why the baseband version is still on XXJVT ??? or will it make any diff in the performance of the phone????
    can u please help me in this????

  74. Hi Pradeep

    It was working fine these days but after around a month I am facing some problem…. Pls help

    some time my mobile is showing it is having network but my calls & sms not going…. those who r calling me are getting as switched off…. Is there any way to get rid of it??….in which versoin of 2.3.5 (or higher) will it be more stable than this??

  75. Hi Neal!
    1. Does this version support Romanian language?
    2. Did you try KIES connectivity?

  76. Hi, i need help. Since yesterday i’ve nbeen trying to download the above links. But its always in .rar extension. I’m using google chrome vista 64 bit. I/m from asia.

  77. I have a galaxy s i9000 brought from saudi. Its having froyo installed. When I tried to update with kies it shows no update available. Can I use this update for my fon. Its base band version:i9000 JXJPB
    built no:froyo JPJPA
    will I get official update from kies our shall I instal the file u ve provided

  78. Will this work on a Mac? Im so sick of stupid Kies…

  79. I am facing the same problem not able to connect to mobile data. Could you explain more on apn settings. currently its blank.

  80. Hey guys,

    After install this update, I’m having problems with mobile network, I don’t know what happen, I can’t connect to data network…

    I need help, please

  81. Hey Guys,

    I have just updated my Galaxy S I9000 using this thread which was helpful.
    The whole process including the download took me around and hour.

    Will update after a day or two about my experience.

    BTW Shouldnt we take backup of our existing android installation so that we can revert back to that if there are any issues ?

  82. Neal does this firmware support arabic language ???

  83. Hi Neal,

    Is there a lagfix or way of speeding up my phone for this update?? I used to use Voodoo??

  84. Hi Neal. Could you help me please. Im rookie. I’ve got Samsung Galaxy S

    No: GT-I9000
    fw: 2.3.3
    Baseband ver: I9000BWJV2

    Could you advice me which fw is the best for my phone?

  85. Hey if I update with this firmware will I be able to update with Samsung official update when they release it?
    n second question is that is gtalk video calling enabled in this firmware?
    Android 2.3.4 is having gtalk video calling.

  86. Hi Neal,
    Can you tell me the best lagfix i can apply to my phone.i have just applied the xxjva update and my phone is a lot slower then before.I used to have voodoo.

  87. There is no more network connection……. Neal plz help!

  88. Hi Neal,
    My Galaxy GT-I9000 has 2.3.3 firmware version with I9000DDJV5 base band version. I am planning to upgrade to 2.3.5 version. I found that there are many firmware versions available for 2.3.5 (XXJVT , XWJVU, XFJVA) .

    Please suggest me which one is the best in terms of stability and functionality. Is it safe to upgrade from 2.3.3 to 2.3.5 ?

    Will 2.3.6 be better as i saw in the post that it is not stable yet with low battery and wifi issue?

    Please advise.


  89. hey is this more stable or xxjvt???

  90. Hi Neal

    Just updated my Galaxy S I9000 (in India) to 2.3.5 XFJVA…. working gr8..

    but post updated as I connect it with KIES it is showing
    Your device does not support software upgrading via Kies
    Does this mean I cannot upgrade via Kies ever???

    I am not getting video chat in GTalk… is this Normal?? How to get it??
    Pls Help…


  91. Hi Neal Pradeep,

    Thank you so much .
    Just now i have updated 2.3.5 XXJVT FIRMWARE. Excellent Firmware. Thank you so much Neal.
    I cant find the voip sip settings on the Phone. Pls can you help me ..

    Abdul Razak

  92. Hi Neal.Does This Version Support Farsi or Persian?

  93. thanks for the quick response. .ill be updating my phone tommorrow. ill just ask a few more questions:

    1. will updating to XXJVT voids my warranty?
    2. what are the known issues after updating to this firmware?
    3. can i root my phone afterwards?
    4. how long will it take to update it? will it take longer since im currently in eclair?


  94. Hi neal. . just got my samsung galaxy S I9000. I was very disappointed to know that my firmware was too old. . its in 2.1 (Eclair). . Im very noob at android since this is my first android phone. . i just want to ask if I can directly update my phone to this firmware or should i go to upgrading Eclair to Froyo to Gingerbread? Can you tell me wich best action should i take?. . thank you! :)

  95. Should i check the re-partition or not?

    i hav 2.3.3 official..any issues in upgrading directly?

  96. Will I lose all my apps and configurations if I do this?

  97. Hi,

    When I’m upgrading from 2.3.4 to 2.3.5 (this version) will I loose all aplications stored in my phone, including all settings regarding setting for my ringtone music and etc. cos I don’t wanna spending again 2-3 month to set all that like it is now.


  98. its asking for a password after i updated it. i tried my google password but its not accepting it. what do i do man?

  99. how would i unlock my phone?..any idea?

  100. hey neal please help with it…

  101. Hello Neal,

    As I told you in previous post I have the following version installed
    2.3.3 XXJVK
    Build Number XWJVB

    WHat do I need to do & which versions must I updated first before I can I go ahead with this XXJVA Update?

    Thank you!

  102. also my baseband version is ‘unknown’ that normal?

  103. good day,

    my current baseband version is: I9000JXJV6
    firmware version is: 2.3.3

    and with these can i update my phone to 2.3.5 XFJVA firmware?

  104. hi Neal,

    im currently in 2.3.3 DXJV9
    i have a network locked i9000 and i unlocked it.

    will this update work for me and will my phone be network locked again after update?

  105. how will i know if my phone is “the locked phone”?..,is the upgrade intended just for a specific area? from philippines by the way..

  106. hey neal may network doesnt work after i upgraded to gingerbread 2.3.5, even if my sim is in the phone..the phone still doesnt recognize my sim card and im un able to use my phone to call or send text msgs..what will i do???

  107. after i upgraded my galaxy s to gingerbread 2.3.5, may network doesnt seem to cant read my SIMCARD
    anymore..what do i have to do with it?..please i need an instruction..

  108. Awesome, thanks a lot, works like a charm. Hoping to get the ICS on my GT I9000 sooner !

  109. Hello Neal,

    My last Update was Gingerbread
    2.3.3 XXJVK
    Build Number XWJVB

    Can I go ahead with this XXJVA Update?

    I have downloaded the rar package from above link its missing 2 files
    PIT – s1_odin_20100512.pit
    Phone — PHONE_XXJVT.tar.md5

    Does this mean I have to Update with XXJVT previous version first?
    How can I get these 2 files?


  110. my galaxy s phone is not ringing after upgrading to gingerbread2.3.6.

  111. hey neal im just on xfjva 2.3.5 the thing is when i was on xjvb2.3.3 skype video call was available but now its not on xfjva 2.3.5. please help me……..

  112. thank u very much really great work……..
    i successfully updated n now it is working much faster tan previous updates…….

    i hav 1 question, ter is limit of 10 people(it was 20 in 2.3.3) per sms while sending the messages…….is ter any way to increase d limit????

  113. Hi Neal! Thanks a lot for the valuable information you provide. Need some advise from you.

    I have a GT-I9000 with 2.1 version (Eclair.XWJM5)
    Tried to update the phone via Kies. The program says the phone doesn’t support firmware upgrade. The current version is PDA:JM5 / PHONE: JM3 / CSC: JM1 (ITV)
    Have no idea why the gadget isn’t officially upgradable.

    Can I update through Odin with this Gingerbread XFJVA 2.3.5 firmware or Gingerbread 2.3.5 XWJVU with no problem?
    Thanks for the answer!

  114. plz help me !!
    i update My Samsung Galaxy gt i9003 to 2.3.5 XFJVA Firmware,the phone can’t be turn on or enter to download mode !!
    What should i do??

  115. On my GT1 I9000, Im using Firmware 2.3.3, I9000XXJVE, BUILD NO.GINGERBREAD XWJV1, With Kernel version root@DELL101#2.

    Is it possible for me to upgrade to the latest version provided by you?

  116. Neal,
    Flashed from JVT, appears stable so far, but 3G signal strength is not as good as JV1 modem. I will check this during calls as this is when I used to have FC’s with JVT.

  117. I am on Firmware version 2.3.3 Baseband I9000XXJVQ and Buildnumber Gingerbread.XWJVN. Shall i update to X
    After this update can i connect to KIES to restore my backup and future links.

  118. why i update this firmware, and my original language no more chinese or mandrine language, and no chinese or mandrine language keyboard, is that any problem with this update?

  119. Hay Neal,

    can you please tell me how much time it will take to update via odin to 2.3.5.. estimated time? applying the whole process mentioned by you above.

  120. Hi NeaL….i’ve got 2.3.5 on XXJVS…is there any way i can avoid wiping out my cell & switch the android versions only…
    Pls lemme know if this is a possibility & how to go about it…thanQ :)

  121. Hi neal,

    Is it safe to upgrade from 2.3.3 DXJV9 to this version (2.3.5 XFJVA)? Do i need to first upgrade to 2.3.4 and so on?

  122. Please, what is the his version for?
    I have
    Android ver. : 2.2
    Baseband v.: I9000XXJP3
    Kernel v.: root@sep-53 #1
    Build number: FRF91.372


  123. Thanks Pradeep :)

  124. I just bought a Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 (8gb). Here are some details about this phone:

    Model Number: GT-I9000
    Firmware Version: 2.3.3
    Baseband Version: I9000XXJPK
    Build Version: Gingerbread.XWJVK

    Now i want to know is their any update available for this version because when i connect it with Samsung kies it says no more update for this version. Is there any problem with the version or phone or anything else ????


  125. how to get back to android 2.2 froyo after updating to xxjvt

  126. the on button as usual.
    volume up + power button + home button
    volume down + power button + home button!
    none of them work.
    i connected to kies, but cant detect anything. my battery is very very hot! i canT ON MY PHONE

  127. Neal, last evening i update from 2.3.3 to 2.3.5 with baseband I9000XXJVT just as explained on the site.
    I have 2 questions/problems;

    1: is there perhaps a dutch version?

    2: there is 1 problem with the sound to my parrot MKI 9200 in the car. untill yesterday this system worked perfectly but after the update my carsystem doesn’t play my music anymore over the carspeakers. telephonefunctions work perfectly but other sound from telephone to parrot he can’t put it on the speakers. normally when i play the music my radio goed to \phone\mode and your can hear it but now the music only comes out of the telephone speaker.

    can you advice me what to do?
    kind regards


    • no not as now,
      we dont know much about parrot MKI 9200, if you could brief on how it works then we might help you with the solution!

      • parrot makes it possible to stream music via blootooth from telephone to autospeakers. as mentioned before telephone functions work fine via bleutooth on the radio but music and other sounds ( like ringtones ) he doesn’t see them anymore.
        it looks like the telephone is not sending a “message” to the bleutooth device an dplay the music.

        no idea when dutch version will come?


        • have you tried with XXJVT FIRMWARE?

        • these are my phonedetails
          firmware version


          what would i need to trie, i am not really i telephone “proffessor” so i can only do what people tell me how to do it.

  128. Dear Neal,

    I updated the other day and after two days my internal memory, the internal SD Card partition went wrong. I tried flashing it again and again, using Froyo instead of Gingerbread and still no good. The phone stays ok for say 24 hours then I swithe it off and it won’t boot. It stays in the first screen (Samsung Galaxy S i9000 GT) switches off, comes back and goes on like this until I put it in recover mode where it says: the SD Card is not ok and I need to recover it with the UI but then the UI doesn’t work either.

    What can I do? Can you help?

    Kind regards,


  129. but how i turn back the phone?!

  130. hey neal, i forget to tick the partition part. now i cant on my phone, go download mode, or even recovery mode! what shud i do?

  131. izzit meant to be so long? took me around 1 min still stuck thr?

  132. Nice update. Thank you for your efforts.

  133. After I followed all the steps and hit start in Odin then the message appears

    MD5 hash value is invalid
    PDA_XFJVA_Sbl.tar.md5 is invalid

  134. Does this update supports Arabic language ?
    If not what is the latest firmware that supports Arabic language on Samsung Galaxy S ?

  135. I have updated & cleared the cache too in recovery mode. but its not connecting to the wifi network which it used to connect earlier when i was on 2.3.3. Please help….

  136. I am using samsung galaxy model no GT- I9000 firmware version 2.3.3. how i can upgrade my version to 2.3.5. i need to root my phone. please advice…

  137. Hi,

    After installing this firmware I cannot find some of my apps that I have already bought from market.
    I contacted android support and they replied “unauthorized operating systems (custom ROMs) may have limited functionality due to the compatibility of the device. Some Developers block Custom Roms. For best results, I recommend using the authorized Android operating system”.

    What is the best thing to do?

    Many thanks,

  138. Does this have nordic keyboards being that it’s not the nordic version? Been stuck on 2.3.3 with a lot of problems for a while now and would hate to lose the norwegian keyboard when updating manually.

  139. neal u r d best man…i am really confused with the updates by seeing all other websites…but by ur work, its really easy to do and learn…thanks a lot..

  140. GUYS PLEASE RESPECT NEAL he is helping us by answering our questions and u r talking bad and whats up with this dudes english?

    Dhibu Babu Reply:
    November 14th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Read carefully!!

    Btw once i do this and follow the root tutorial as well, then will my galaxys will be faster?

  141. Hye neal can you please say me the name of the rom who has got 526mo ram memory please

  142. Does this update allow making video calls using GTalk. Should that have been available from 2.3.4 upgrade.

  143. Any idea how to get Finnish translation to this firmware?

  144. hai ! neal ! i have galaxy s GT I9000 with firme ware 2.3.5 baseband I9000xxjvs, builnumber GiNGERbread.xxjvs can i update with this version .. what is defrence between ? when i make calls it loses signel and gos to offline ..
    can i fix this problem with this one plz sugesst me which is latest version for me ….
    iam from uae..

  145. I used this method to update my Galaxy S and now it’s bricked. I plug it in and nothing, I press 1 + Power and nothing, I press Vol Down + Camera + Power and nothing, I hold Power and nothing.

  146. Thanks for the updaye Neal … Its smooth indeed. Wifi enhanced and Battery back up seems much better. No probs at all
    browsing is faster and total perfomance has doubled.I just love it -(Link Removed by Moderator)

  147. Hiii,
    Sir, By mistake I update my phone to Gingerbread 2.3.5 XFJVA Firmware.
    My phone is Samsung Galaxy S I9003.
    Now my phone is not started & don’t give any response…
    Plz help me sir….

  148. Thanks Neal ,
    Such a wonderful post,
    i have upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 2.3.3 to 2.3.5

    Really thankful :)
    keep it up.

  149. hello neal bro… sir as u are informing us about the android firmware daily.. sir can u plz tell us the best sites for andriod games and softwares that are free….

  150. Hi Neal

    Thanks for these updates.

    I have XXJVT custom ROM. I do have issue of force closing of Contact list, and when I try to phone somebody or Message it close the phone.

    Will this version have fix to those issue. Even thought its was mentioned in XXJVT post that these issues are fix, but still after following the instructions line by line and even after cache and factory data wipe still the phone is showing those errors.

    Just to let you know, I am using Titanium Backup to restore my System data and other files. Will it be possible that these restore is causing this issue. If so then do you know any workaround.


  151. Can i able to enter again in downloading mode after this update ?

  152. hai ! neal ! i have galaxy s GT I9000 with firme ware 2.3.5 baseband I9000xxjvs, builnumber GiNGERbread.xxjvs can i update with this version .. what is defrence between ? when i make calls it loses signel and gos to offline ..
    can i fix this problem with this one plz sugesst me which is latest version for me ….
    iam from uae..

  153. hi Neal… can jellybean custom rom be installed after installing this firmware?? thanks… =]

  154. Works like a charm…..super stable and super fast…..Thanx Neal…u r the greatest….

  155. I updated from XXJVO 2.3.3 to XFJVA 2.3.5.

    1) Battery life no major improvement.
    2) Quadrant score from 990 to 1450.
    3) No issues as of now.
    4) Phone is faster compared to XXJVO.
    5) No force close errors.

  156. Hi,

    By mistake i update My Samsung Galaxy gt i9003 to 2.3.5 XFJVA Firmware….
    Samsung Galaxy gt i9003 on 2.3.4 before installing this update…
    And now my phone is not start & also nt give any response..
    What should i do, sir? Plz, reply me…

  157. wi fi is disconekted and then conect agen every 30 sek….

  158. hi neal… my device is on froyo and tried 2 update to latest through every time it crashed as im having win 7 64bit…. can i update ur version on a win 7 .. 64bit machine??????

  159. I had updated the firmware. but the Wi fi seems to have problem. Also cleared the cache in recovery mode. but the problem exist.

  160. hey thnx a lot neal u r the gr8 n its suprb fab n faster u r the best thnx a lot………………..:D

  161. I have the same problem …..plz help.

  162. Hi. My i9000 is on 2.3.3. Is there any feature in this new firmware to make it a worthwhile upgrade?

  163. Hi Neal,

    this firmware is quite stable so far. The only thing I currently encounter is, Location in Map is not working. I’m residing in Singapore, each time the Map is started, it will show “Waiting for Location”, after a while, it will sa something like your current location is not available. This is be a locale thing?


  164. Hi Neal,
    I have XXJVT firm ware and rooted as well as got the Voodoo lag on it, so do I have to turn the Voodoo lag off before I up date to this version. When would it be possible to root this firmware as well. Would appreciate your immediate reply to this


  165. Thanks, Neal, I’ll try.
    But, did come across this problem

  166. Hi Neal,

    After updating my Samsung S GT I9000, it reboots but I cant get stays at the Samsung S logo and restart again.
    Do you know why ? I did force close and take the battery out and put it back but the phone still hangs and restart
    again and again. Kindly help.


  167. hey neal thnx a lot for this fab wrk but in my glxy s firmware ver only shows 2.3.5 nthng else n baseband shows I9000XXJVT not xfjva?????

  168. thnx a lot neal it works n it updated but force close is apeared everytime that the process has stoped unexpectedly and the is baseband version shows I9000XXJVT ??????

  169. Added!!
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    PDA_XFJVA_Sbl.tar.md5 is valid.
    PHONE_XXJVT.tar.md5 is valid.
    CSC_OXFJV1.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:8)..
    File analysis..
    Set PIT file..
    it stucks it more than hour n no further proceedings can u plz help me wat to do??????

  170. Hi, I have SGS GT I9000, I had updated from 2.2.1 Froyo to Gingerbread 2.3.3, but , the blue tooth connectivity to my car had problem. so I went back to 2.2 Froyo, it is working well.

    Has anyone faced this problem, and is this solved in 2.3.5

    Thanks in advance

  171. is it safe to install this firmware if my current firmware is 2.5.7 (BETA) stock.?

  172. Hello Neal,

    Is this firmware also work well with my Galaxy P1000?

    Thank you

  173. will this support speedmod kernel?

  174. Do the xfjva firmware arrive i danish.

  175. is it required to select the Re-partition check box in odin to update XFJVA?because im in 2.3.3 XXJVO?confused and sorry to ask u again….

  176. i have a rooted 2.3.3 DXJV9 since update will revoke the root access, is there a way to have a root access on DXJVA?

  177. never mind found a way to re-do it… thanks neil! it works great!

  178. hi NeaL,

    is there any way on how to root the ROM?

  179. Hi Neil,

    Please help… followed instructions and got stuck at DO NOT TURN OFF PHONE… dind’t go through. Now my phone is stuck with a phone an exlamation point and a computer picture on the screen. Odin does not see the phone also… what to do please…


  180. hi,
    i am new here…i am using 2.3.3 XXJVO which i updated from here….can i update to 2.3.5 XFJVA? if it is possible,do i need to tick the re partition check box? this doubt is because of one of the above post….plz reply…

  181. Hi Neal
    hey man thaaaaaaaaaaaaanx a lot i’m using XFVJA now and thats all cause of ur help man thaaanx a lot >:D<
    it has no problem for me I did all u said and now i'm rooted too and now i can use any app without any limits
    u r the best guy ever ;;)

  182. hi i am in 2.3.3 xxjvo,can i update to this directly? in xxjvo i am facing battery loss in recent days the Android os consumes 74% of battery,but before it is not like can i update to this or if there is any other 2.3.3 to make my battery life better? plz help

  183. After this update I am unable to add my old gmail account in my Samsung Galaxy S while it is accepting any new account. So i make a new gmail account and it is now working.

    The problem is that I want to use the same old gmail account for my android device. The android market is showing the famous error “There are no Android phones associated with this account. Please sign in with a different account.” for my old gmail account.

    Any solution for this?

  184. I don’t know if this is a problem with this firmware, but after I have installed “Digital clock widget” and “smooth calendar widget”, I do not get it on the widget menu.

  185. this has really nothing to do with rooting and such but its late and i dont know who to ask about this problem . i updated my samsung epic 4g today ….now its locking up real bad all of a sudden . none of my fixed keys ( menu home back ) are working . if i go into my menu i get stuck and cant use my back button and then it freezes up . any help would be awsome . thnx , chris .

  186. hello neil im on gingerbread xjvb .can i go straight through this update. does the battery drains.and diffrence between 2.3.4 xjvb and this version.

  187. which is better?..Samsung Galaxy S I9000 with Official Gingerbread 2.3.5 XFJVA Firmware or Gingerbread 2.3.5 XXJVT Firmware… pls rply bros:-)

  188. Hi Neal,

    my phone version I9000DXJV9, is it ok to upgrade to XFJVA?

  189. help me i’m confused :((
    now wat should I do? :-s
    upgrade to XXJVT or XFJVA? :-s
    wich one is better???
    XXJVT seemed to have some WiFi problems. r they fixed in XFJVA???

  190. I installed this and lost mobile connectivity. I can still use wifi but my mobile internet is dead and the Upload/Download symbol is gone too.

  191. this update does not have portuguese language?? i reverse to jvt :(

  192. Hey the baseband version is i9000xxjvt after i upgraded it to xfjva?

  193. hi I have run this update as I was on XXJVT I check what firmware I am on after installing this and it says XXJVT still, what am I doing wrong.

  194. After this update I keep trying to sign in with my gmail account I have had for awhile, and yet it says it doesn’t match. Yet when I log into gmail from my pc or mobile browser, I get through. Any workaround to this?

    Please I need help on this

  195. hi dear neal pradeep i m now a very big fan of u u have helped me alot in my samsung galaxy s . sir is there any new version like 2.3.6?

  196. im currently using XXJVT and can i directly apply this update? also is there a way to root?

  197. Thank you it worked, were can I see what is new and what has changed in 2.3.5 form 2.3.4

  198. Neal…thanx a lot for ur guide…recently i updated my SGS I9000 to the version ref above in the article. My phone works well and no any probs except one thing said below.
    I have question here…as do you have any tweaks or workaround to make the WiFi sleep mode/policy working ?? “When Screen turns Off”….thing.

    thanks again….

  199. hi neal
    i have just updated my gt i9000 with this update XFJVA 2.3.5 Gingerbread Firmware….but lateer realized that i forgot to check the usb debugging but my phone got updated .is this normal…plz reply

  200. neal i meant that i rooted my gt i9000 using easy root tool kit.. my phone is rooted!!!

  201. I am unable to add my gamil account on my device after this update. Please help me on this matter. and in market message is appearing “There are no Android phones associated with this account. Please sign in with a different account.”

  202. Does this firmware include Chinese input?


  203. Hi I want to roll back to previous official installed 2.3.3 DDJV9. How can I go to original stock

  204. hi neal !!
    can i install custom roms without rooting the phone ??

  205. Hey NEAL, my Build number is GINGERBREAD.XFJVA but my Kernel version is Will there be any problem with this? or any clash between different version??

  206. From my personal view, i have update to XXJVA, it seems to be more lag than XXJVT

  207. Hi!

    After reading this article I’ve updated my KIES and did not get any notification for a Software Update. I am currently not having any customs installed. Would you be kind enough to tell me what could be wrong?

  208. How much time does it take for update ?
    I am waiting for restart , from 15 min?

  209. I am not able to see all the files after extraction

  210. I am not able to see all the files after extraction.
    please let me know about this issue.

  211. Many thanks. Just follow the instructions and it works perfectly. No problems at all.

  212. seroulsy guys..the update is easy..donno y u morons r facing problems.. usb not workin..update stuck etc etc…

  213. Neal can i use the semaphore kernel for overclocking and increasing volume by 300% after upgrading

  214. hvala vam super ste malo sam testirao vase aplikacije i moram reci a sve radi odlicno probao sam i speed rom i root a sada i novi Gingerbread 2.3.5 XWJVU Firmware nisam imao problema samo sam pratio instrukcije HVALA FROM BOSNA I HERCEGOVINA

  215. My market is not working after this update.

  216. rooting done… u can root this using the same way we rooted xwjvu.. download easy root tool kit n ollow the instructions!!

  217. HI, thanks for the update, when shall the process for rooting be available

  218. I’am currently use froyo 2.2.1 can i upgrade on XFJVA ???

  219. Does it mean this version cannot be root? or it will root by itself?

  220. Please wait..
    PDA_XFJVA_Sbl.tar.md5 is valid.
    PHONE_XXJVT.tar.md5 is valid.
    CSC_OXFJV1.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:7)..
    File analysis..
    Set PIT file..

    It seems to be stuck at this point what do I do

  221. I cannot extract the file with password
    please help me


  222. When is the update through Kies expected ?

  223. Hi,
    I am using XXJVT with Semaphore kernel on my I9000.

    New I am confused which one the best ROM for I9000?


    Please tell me which one is the best.

  224. please, i want to know any of these kinds of gingerbread firmwares that keep support arabic language.

  225. How to root this release?

    Thank you in advance

  226. like a charm!!!

  227. hi neal n yogesh bro if we update this version after we can use any custom rom? now i am using cyanogen rom, i like this rom so thats why i am asking to u,if we can use just tell me which custom rom we can use plzzzzz,thnx brothers

  228. Hi Neil,
    Thanks for the information on the official version of Gingerbread 2.3.5 XFJVA firmware for the Galaxy S i9000 .
    You’ve confirmed that once updated then the phone will require re-rooting to make use of the apps that only work with rooted phones.
    Usually you tell us if previous articles such as the one on rooting gingerbread 2.3.5 XXJVT will work on the XFJVA firmware. Will it work?
    If not will you be producing an article on how to root Gingerbread 2.3.5 XFJVA? if so any idea when?

  229. Ok,, i got the answer from a comment above !! Thankss..

  230. In two first pictures Re-Partition is not clicked or enabled and in the third it is , so must i enable Re-Partition when i update to this version or i mustn’t ??!!

  231. I currently use froyo 2.2.1 can i upgrade on XFJVA?

  232. i just want to say..thanx a ton..for ur efforts..this site rocks..

  233. wat do u suggest…

  234. Thanks for the reply but can you tell me why to use that Re-Partition check mark because i read somewhere that due to this s your phone will not re-boot and all. Just asking for the knowledge and safety.
    Because when i updated to 2.3.5 XXJVT that time it was not there so any thing specially for this update?

  235. What are the enhancements in this firmware over XXJVT firmware? can u please list them.

  236. does this update make my fone recognizable by kies??

  237. i had just updated my phone to Gingerbread 2.3.5 XWJVU …should i update it again???

  238. Dear NeaL,

    Can I update to this firmware directly from XXJVP 2.3.4 ?

  239. Is it available through kies in India?

    • no, its not available via KIES for India!

      • Hello Neal
        first i would like to thank u for the wonderful work u r doing by furnishing the latest happenings in android.
        I had baught a Galaxy S i9000 in india quite sometime back but got only upgrade we got thru kies is 2.3.3 and there are no upgrades since then. My question is should i wait for Samsung Kies to release the newer versions in india or should i go ahead and use your methond for upgrading. I’m asking this cause i dont want to have issuies if something i do goes wrong.
        Thank You

  240. Hello,
    great update i was waiting for this official update and you guys at Android Advices has delivered it.
    Thank you will check it and let you know if any problem is there or not.

  241. Wifi still not fixed …xxjvr is the most stable one so far atleast for me…

  242. Hi
    Currently I am on CyanogenMod 3.1 with 2.3.7 Gingerbread on my SGS i9000 and missing some feature enhancements by Samsung like swiping left and right for call and message in the contacts list, etc. Can I use the method posted above to switch to official version or do I first need to revert back to my last backup of official 2.3.3 for this?

  243. Is it possible to use this software to update Samsung S2 GT-I9100 too.


  244. Dear sir,
    this firmware doesn’t require you to root the phone, that means it’s already rooted…?
    Can i install and use Titanium Backup on this without rooting…?

  245. As I’m having XXJVT, should i update to this version? Does this new version allow speedmod and speedrom??