Galaxy S I9000

Update Samsung Galaxy S I9000 to Gingerbread Android 2.3.2

Gingerbread logoSo, finally time has come to tell you guys that Gingerbread 2.3 has arrived for Samsung Galaxy S I 9000 and you will be further happy to know that you will now be in a position to install the same on your phone effortlessly. Just read the instructions carefully before flashing your device.

Important Instructions:
1. Ensure that you are having Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 as the firmware is only for this phone and not for any other similar phones like Captivate, mesmerize Fascinate, Epic, I 9003 etc though that might look similar.

2. Back up all your data including messages, contacts and also all the third party applications which you have either installed from Android Market Place or from any other sources.

3. It is very important to enter in the download mode before flashing the firmware in your phone, if you cannot enter into download mode then you can solve this bug from here.

4. The things which you will be needing while flashing is Samsung Galaxy S I9000 phone, micro USB cable,Odin v1.3, Gingerbread 2.3.2 Android Firmware and PIT 512 file which have to be downloaded.

5. Irrespective of whichever may be the current stock version like 2.2 or 2.2.1 or even XXJPY, XWJS3, you can update with this Gingerbread version. Also, additionally many might have installed Voodoo lag fixes in your device, so even with this you can flash your device. Also, read the instructions fully once and then proceed to flash as you will be well versed with the steps.

6. PLEASE SELECT ONLY 512 PIT and not any other PIT like 802 or 803 etc.

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  1. en ucuz galaxys s 4

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  2. raj kumar

    May 3, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    nice one
    its superb

  3. Anies

    April 3, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    when i try this . after All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0) my phone is off now its not its not working what can i do plz help me

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 1, 2013 at 11:58 pm

      on which version your device is on?

  4. SaQeR

    April 17, 2012 at 4:18 am

    Firmware Link Is Corrupted

    “This file is either removed due to copyright claim or is deleted by the uploader.”

    • Tushar

      May 21, 2012 at 12:37 pm

      same problem till date pls check..

  5. prejin upadhyay

    January 22, 2012 at 9:39 am

    hey neal,
    can i use this tutorial for samsung vibrant? if not wat should i do?

  6. andrea

    October 19, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Hi all, can I kindly get the password?


  7. Gohunter

    October 18, 2011 at 2:21 am

    Hi Neal, OK so I upgraded in a moment of madness to Android 2.3.2 using your method. It all worked fine. However, I now find that losing Kies is much more of a pain in the neck than I thought. Samsung have released 2.3.3 but Kies although recognising my phone wont update it.

    How do I get back to a version that Samsung supports and will update?



    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 22, 2011 at 7:47 am

      you need to update using the Odin flash tool, you can update to any version of your choice!

  8. Namal Banda

    October 17, 2011 at 12:40 am

    hay Pradeep i guess u r a sinhales coz ur name…heee..anyway plz tell me what is the best and most suitable android version for my galaxy i9000.thanx a lot

  9. Anuj

    October 16, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    hey neal i downloaded the files ……. and it was downloaded in zip file…… now m extracting it but it is asking for password…… but i dont understand wats the password……… i feel like throwing my computer ……….. plz help coz only u can help me ……. thanks a lot…….

  10. cosmin

    October 11, 2011 at 11:41 am

    i cant see the video tutorial, sorry… can you help me

  11. mike hanigan

    October 8, 2011 at 10:27 am

    this has made me hate my phone, it lags freezes and crashes atleast 3 times a day even when im not doing anything. i have like 5 paid apps on and thats it theres nothing else on that would kill my phone. please tell me how to recover from this or atleast how to stop the lagging freezing and serious crashing

  12. Ankush

    October 4, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    hey i wanna downgrade my s5830 from 2.3.4(XXKPH) to 2.2.1……how do i do that?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 8, 2011 at 11:42 pm

      you can update with the DDKQ5 which is the stable release!

  13. Bofredrik

    September 23, 2011 at 1:57 pm




  14. Jackie Lee

    September 23, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Hi Neal,

    I am trying to update my phone but when I am in download mode and I plug it onto my computer. On odin the first yellow box does not show up. Am I doing smth wrong? Help pleasee!!

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 26, 2011 at 9:49 am

      there is a new version which has come, XXJVS 2.3.5. Please update with the same! this update has issues!

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 26, 2011 at 9:49 am

      there is a new version which has come, XXJVS 2.3.5. Please update with the same! this update has issues with stability!

  15. revid

    September 23, 2011 at 6:45 am

    Before I totaly screw up my phone will this work for the GT-I9000M?

  16. helina

    September 21, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Heya, i downloaded everything, however nothing shows up on odin when i plug my mobile in whilst it is in download mode, help please?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 22, 2011 at 9:56 am

      on which version of android you are on?

  17. Aamir

    September 20, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    i have galaxy s I9003 2.2.1, and i want latest gingerbread. how & where can i get it?

  18. gabriel

    September 20, 2011 at 12:27 am

    nesecito flash player

  19. Dinh Tran

    September 19, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Hi Neal, I just updated to gingerbread 2.3.4 following your instructions on my samsung galaxy s i9000 and everything turned out amazing except that i can’t seem to connect to my network internet. My wireless works fine and i’m able to use the net but i can’t seem to connect to my phone providers internet. Could you please help me

  20. Ben Giliana

    September 19, 2011 at 11:45 am

    hi there …
    thanks for the detailed step by step guide, i successfully upgraded my phone ,
    but i had one problem, the SWYPE doesnt work anymore, do u no the reason why ?!

    thanks heaps

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 19, 2011 at 12:07 pm

      which version of firmware you are on, update with XXJVS 2.3.5

  21. Mark

    September 19, 2011 at 5:05 am

    Worked perfectly!

    Thanks Neal for the tutorial and the work involved in bringing this together!

    Cheers ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. baha

    September 18, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    plz Neal,
    for GT I9000 I needed to upgrade the firmware 2.2 but it seems I tried with the wrong updating prog. now the phone screen is showing the downloading symbol and doesnot respond when connecting to the USB even after trying with the firmware 2.3.2.

  23. abdullah

    September 16, 2011 at 5:30 am


    please the zip file Gingerbread 2.3.2 Android Firmware of i can’t find the password of or as the zip file is named : I9000XWJV1.rar

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 16, 2011 at 11:39 am

      kindly use XXJVS 2.3.5 firmware for your GalaxY S

  24. ladybug

    September 16, 2011 at 1:16 am

    i’m trying to get gingerbread 2.3.2 but it’s asking me encrypt code for PDA, what’s the password?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 16, 2011 at 1:24 am

      you can update with the latest XXJVS 2.3.5

  25. Paul Kim

    September 14, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Hi Neal,

    My swype stopped working after the update. Any thoughts on how to fix this problem?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 14, 2011 at 11:44 pm

      2.3.2 is a v old version, kindly update with the XXJVS 2.3.5 latest edition!

  26. Bashar

    September 11, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    it is really perfect, but i cant type in arabic anymore and arabic character dont look OK ….

    also in text and locale i cant find arabic

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 12, 2011 at 9:20 am

      as of now it doesnt support arabic but as soon as it arrives, we will surely update the article with the same!

  27. Monic

    September 10, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Hi Neal,

    You must have got gazillion thanks by now. Accept mine, too.
    I was skeptic to root my phone but somehow I dared to do it and I must say, instructions were clear and it all happened smoothly. Thank you again!

    quick one, how can I upgrade to 2.3.4 now?


    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 15, 2011 at 12:07 am

      Thanks a lot monic for your feedback!

  28. billyzawmom

    September 6, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    i got the plb wifi not working .GT I9000 to Stable Gingerbread XXJVK 2.3.3. so can i down 2.3.2

  29. kent

    September 6, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Thank you so much, works grea

  30. Anand

    September 4, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Hey man small problem, my phone after taking a call went to โ€˜upload modeโ€™ and said kernal panic. DO i need to be worried about it ? also the swipe wont work, it says the swipe installed is for a different device and the funtionality is limited !

  31. Anand

    September 4, 2011 at 2:52 am

    Thank you so much, works great ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ this was my first modification, never thought things would work out fine in one go. Thank you so much for your efforts, i sure owe you some beers ๐Ÿ˜‰

  32. Paul

    September 2, 2011 at 5:05 pm


    I have a Galaxy S I9000 with 2.1-update 1 and want to upgrade. I have tried using Kies to do this but it says it is ‘locked’ If I type *#7465625# then all the lock status’s are OFF so I am sure it is not SP locked.

    Samsung say I have to take it to one of their service centres but this is a 120mile round trip!!

    My question is – will your procedure above upgrade this phone.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 2, 2011 at 5:17 pm

      you need to update with the XXJVR 2.3.4 edition as that is the latest version!

      • Paul

        September 7, 2011 at 2:12 am

        Further research into what ‘locked’ means seems to imply that the version of Android I have (2.1) is a ‘special’ T-Mobile version and they do not have a ‘special’ version above 2.1. The phone shows no indication that it has any features/apps/stickers that are T-Mobile specific so what exactly is this version and how is it different to Vanilla 2.1?

        Can I backup the version of Firmware I have first so I can put it back on if things go wrong?

        • NeaL Pradeep

          September 7, 2011 at 5:55 pm

          why you need to do the backup, you can download and apply the firmware anytime from here.

        • Paul

          September 11, 2011 at 1:06 am


          Not sure what you mean by that? Are you saying that you have the T Mobile ‘locked’ firmware on here like I currently have? If so then what is it called? For info, my phone reports that it has Firmware 2.1 update 1, Baseband I9000XXJM1, Kernal 2.6.29 umts_scm@S1-BUILD05 #2, Build number ECLAIR.I9000XXJM1. What does that mean?!

          • NeaL Pradeep

            September 12, 2011 at 10:34 am

            you can apply the XXJVR update!

        • Paul

          September 14, 2011 at 4:50 am


          What does that mean! Is the XXJVR the ‘locked’ T Mobile version? How can I find out what each of these types of Firmware are?

          • NeaL Pradeep

            September 15, 2011 at 12:04 am

            No, XXJVR is not the locked one, you need to install the XXJVS 2.3.5 version !!

  33. simon

    September 1, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Hi, can somebody please explain what the password is, and can i not get an answer like ‘look in the article’ i have looked, their is no password. somebody please tell me what the password is.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 1, 2011 at 12:56 pm

      password is mentioned in the article “”

      • simon

        September 1, 2011 at 1:06 pm

        thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. ruchir

    August 31, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Hey Neal,

    read ur latest posts…it seems u r trouble shooter here….
    i m having issue with My GT I9000
    whenever i connect it to kies it shows lates firmware update is available.But when i starts update,at backup window it says backup failed due to unexpected error & update stops…. i have reinstalled latest version of kies atleast 4 times now..
    can you suggest what could be the problem..
    also since froyo update ,speed of phone has become miserable…will gingerbread solve that prob?


    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 4, 2011 at 10:34 am

      you can manually update your phone with the latest ever XXJVR 2.3.4 version of Gingerbread 2.3.4!

  35. Rodrigo Venancio

    August 29, 2011 at 8:23 am

    […]Yeah, it worked but when i’m playing some games it lags a lot! Games like NOVA 2 and Backstab are really slow ๐Ÿ™ .. Opera is very slow too, i can barely surf the net! And besides that: Swype does not work.. i can type normally but when I “swype” nothing happens.. Can anybody help me?
    NeaL, do you think if I update to the 2.3.4 version it will solve my problems? And if it solves, i must do the same instructions? Like using the same PIT and everything? Again: thanks a lot!

  36. Mihai

    August 29, 2011 at 6:12 am

    Hello my phone : FW version 2.2 Baseband: I9000XXJPP Kernel: root@SE-S611 #1 Build FROYO.XFJP7 can i update my phone? i bought it from vodafone romania and it is locked in vodafone. do i need to root it or something? thx a lot for the guide.

  37. Rodrigo Venancio

    August 28, 2011 at 7:49 am

    Thanks a lot! It worked for me!

  38. Jason

    August 26, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Im very tempted to do this firmware update but a bit nervous as i have only had my phone for 2 months.
    Wanted to find out will this update work for any handset anywhere in the world? Im in South Africa.
    And if i update this firmware like this will my service provider give me any greef for doing this update to my phone if i have to take it in for any unscheduled servicing or problems?
    THanks alot

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 5, 2011 at 6:09 pm

      No, dont worry bout that but we recommend you to update with the XXJVR 2.3.4 version for your Galaxy S which is the latest version!

  39. Dr. Anees Rahman K

    August 25, 2011 at 5:35 am

    Dear Friend,
    Thanks for this great info and coaching. I was affraid to do it and atlast trusted you and now…
    I have done it…. and t’s amazingly cool… No problem at all..
    Great work

    For all those amature beginners of android like me, Don’t hesitate ….
    Follow the steps by Neal…
    Just do it…

    It’s cooler than you could ever imagine…

    Once Again Neal,
    From the bottom of my heart,
    Thanking you for your excellent work…

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 25, 2011 at 10:03 am

      Thanks for your trust buddy and we just hope that the trust continues! Thanks again for your kind support!

      • Dr. Anees Rahman K

        August 26, 2011 at 2:02 am

        Dear bro,
        I have seen ur latest update on the forum about the firmwire Extra Ordinary ROM v3.4 … All the best wishes.

        My doubt is now am having the firmwire 2.3.2 XXJVE (which I thought to be the latest, but now only came to know ts too old …)

        Shall I update to this latest one? (After updating to Gingerbread XXJVR 2.3.4 Firmware , as read from your article) But can I do it directly from XXJVE to XXJVR 2.3.4 ? or first 2.3.3 then 2.3.4 …etc?
        If so;
        1. Does it require Rooting … etc? I simply don’t like to root or do complicated surgeries on my Phone. But I enjoy Flshing the ROM.
        2. Saw that all my Internal SD will be formatted … I would like to keep the gallery in the phone and don’t want it to get formatted…
        3. Above all, I want my phone to be with the latest firmwire, bugfree, enhanced ROM and Battery backup and Total stunning performance… So I want 2.3.4 xtra ordinary rom…

        I know the question is lil idiotic… but pls help me and suggest which firmwire I should update now…
        Thanks in advance…

        • NeaL Pradeep

          August 26, 2011 at 11:33 am

          yes you can update with the XXJVR 2.3.4 VERSION. no, updating with this wont need you to root the phone!

  40. pontus

    August 24, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    what is the password to extract ? :S im searching all over for it…

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 24, 2011 at 11:22 pm

      the password is mentioned in the article!

  41. Andres

    August 23, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Very good job!
    Amaazing work!

  42. Jethro

    August 21, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Hi I was on step 2 but i cant do it because the code i9000 PDA file is encrypted

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 21, 2011 at 2:04 pm

      kindly update with the latest version of XXJVR 2.3.4 for your Galaxy S

      • Jethro

        August 21, 2011 at 8:22 pm

        sorry i’m a bit of a noob. how do you do that? can you post a link or something

        • NeaL Pradeep

          August 21, 2011 at 10:45 pm

          kindly follow instructions for updatin your phone to XXJVR 2.3.4 version!

    • Jethro

      August 21, 2011 at 8:20 pm

      sorry dude, just needed to open my eyes ay

  43. Spiff

    August 18, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    You are awesome! I would hug every single hacker/programmer/developer that helps us bypass/overcome stupid/unnecessary restrictions. Thank you.

  44. Marcus

    August 17, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Thank you very much for this update.
    After bricking my phone and having to make a USB jig, it is now fully operational after running the installation shown on this page.
    Tis much appreciated ๐Ÿ™‚ Fantastic work ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. suot

    August 13, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    this is 2.3.2 or 2.3.3…i want to update frm 2.1 to the latest version …

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 13, 2011 at 10:51 pm

      its 2.3.2 version, there a latest version of 2.3.4 version! XXJVR which you can download it!

  46. RAGHU

    August 13, 2011 at 5:37 pm


    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 14, 2011 at 10:28 am

      go to download mode and update with any of the firmware versions to bring your phone back to life!

  47. JGS99

    August 13, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    I tried to upgrade my samsung galaxy S to 2.3 from 2.2 froyo. It worked beautifully.

    However the swype feature becomes disabled and I wasnt able to use it. Do you know how to fix this?

    Also when I used the benchmark quadrant to calculate the speed, it did not improve very much at all. It was only 1100, pretty much the same as before. Can you explain this too?

    Thanks ;D

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 13, 2011 at 3:46 pm

      yes but you can have this feature in 2.3.4 XXJVR version!

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 13, 2011 at 3:46 pm

      to get higher quadrant scores, you can update with the Extraordinary ROM!

      • JGS99

        August 14, 2011 at 1:14 pm

        extraordinary rom? do I need to root my phone for that?

  48. Saqib

    August 13, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Hey..first of all thank you very much for this blog/advice on upgrading to 2.3. I did this few days back. Now what I have observed is that swype doesn’t work when it comes to SMS. Any solution for this?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 13, 2011 at 10:58 am

      thanks saqib for your comment and appreciation!!! you can update with the XXJVR 2.3.4 version of firmware!

  49. Nitin

    August 12, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Hi Dear I have purchased New Galaxy S 16 Gb and can you please Guide step by step how i can upgrade my handset in Gingerbread Android 2.3.2

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 12, 2011 at 8:01 pm

      you can install the latest 2.3.4 Gingerbread XXJVR version which is the latest version!

      • Nitin

        August 12, 2011 at 8:47 pm

        can you tell me the steps

        • NeaL Pradeep

          August 13, 2011 at 11:54 am

          you can follow the above tutorial for the steps!!!

  50. adeen

    August 9, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    hi Neal,

    i really need your help!!

    Odin v.3 engine (ID:26)..
    File analysis..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    Complete(Write) operation failed.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

    it FAILED

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 11, 2011 at 11:35 am

      kindly restart the phone, pc and then re try the updating process!

  51. adeen

    August 9, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    hi Neal,

    Do i need to check the re-partition??

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 11, 2011 at 11:36 am

      no, you should not tick on the same!

  52. adeen

    August 9, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    hi Neal,

    Do i need to check the pre-partition??

  53. Saqib

    August 8, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    The first step of starting the phone in download mode doesn’t work for me. Mine is a UAE handset (GalaxyS- i9000).
    This device didn’t come with the market app. Recently I have managed to get market app by following a process which involves dialing *#272*XXXX#.

    When I press the volume down + home key and switch on the phone, nothing special happens. The phone simply starts as it does normally.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 11, 2011 at 5:36 pm

      you can follow the instructions which are mentioned in the above article

  54. Gibson299

    August 8, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Trying to do this but the Gingerbread 2.3.4 Firmware download provided, is in a zip file, witch is Password protected.

    So ?

    How can anybody here have done this without a password (scuse my frustration)

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 8, 2011 at 10:27 am

      kindly find the password in the article!

      • Hamster1182

        August 18, 2011 at 5:26 pm

        In what article is the password? As I am having the same probleme…

        • Jethro

          August 21, 2011 at 9:24 pm

          its in this article

  55. Kmanjvc

    August 3, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Hi Neal Pradeep!
    I’m Malaysian, so can i ask u which GINGERBREAD firmware is better Asia (ZSJV6 2.3.3) or Europe (XXJVR 2.3.4)
    current using
    F/ware ver:2.3.3
    Baseband ver: DDJV5
    Kernel ver: hardcore@speedmod #k15h-t24-300hz
    Build number: GINGERBREAD.DDJV9

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 3, 2011 at 10:33 am

      yes you can update the phone with this firmware!

  56. khan

    August 3, 2011 at 3:34 am

    after doing the procedure my fone got dead tell me what to do please

  57. Sumit Agarwal

    August 2, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    i have update my samsung Galaxy i9000 mobile to 2.3 gingerbar but after updating my mobile i am facing that my battery get discharge very fast. so can anyone tell me what would be the problem..

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 2, 2011 at 4:40 pm

      kindly update with the latest XXJVR 2.3.4 version which is now available on

  58. Kesy

    July 31, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Hi Neal,

    Me again! um..what you do mean by using more black? Like back ground? And if I like to go back using the old version will I be able to do that? Do you have another article teaching how to do it? Or do you have any other way to make the battery life last longer?

    Thank you so much
    Regards ^__^

    • Kesy

      July 31, 2011 at 4:50 pm

      oops didnt know it posted the first time >_<

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 2, 2011 at 11:22 am

      yes using much black colored content on SGS I9000 will save a lot of battery!

  59. Kesy

    July 31, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Hi Neal,

    Me again!!! what do you mean by using more black? like back ground? And if I would like the old version back will I be able to do that? Do you have another article teaching how to do it? ^__^ Or if you have another way to save more power? ^___^ Thank you


  60. Kesy

    July 29, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Hi Neal.
    I am very new to this but your toturial were great and I got it update fine, but now just after I updated it seem that I can not connect to internet, Would you be ablet o help me out plese.

    • Kesy

      July 29, 2011 at 4:52 pm

      Hi This time when I try to connect to any thing that used 3g it will say “sorry use *#9900# to take log ” and it will ask me to close it T___T

      • NeaL Pradeep

        July 29, 2011 at 9:49 pm

        you have updated successfully right?

        • Kesy

          July 30, 2011 at 1:53 pm

          Hi, yes I have I think, I’ve changed the APN address and now its working fine. But the problem I find now is that the battery ran out so fast Im not use if this is normal or I’ve done something wrong. Before update it used to last me 1-2 days and thats with texting and all but now only last 8 hours. >_<

          The phone is running faster than it was but if the battery wont last I would like the old version back. But will I be able to do that?

          Please help with regards

          • NeaL Pradeep

            July 31, 2011 at 1:08 am

            hey kesy, thanks for your kind words! Do let us know if we can help you with anything else on Android!

          • NeaL Pradeep

            July 31, 2011 at 1:09 am

            you need to use more black to conserve battery! ๐Ÿ™‚

  61. aykut

    July 27, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    what is the password???

    • NeaL Pradeep

      July 27, 2011 at 9:38 pm

      Kindly find for the password in the article!

      • Hamster1182

        August 18, 2011 at 5:37 pm

        In what Article?

        • Jethro

          August 21, 2011 at 9:01 pm

          in this article

  62. Arun

    July 26, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Hi Neal, It is really good to see that your instructions have worked perfectly the first time for so many users, unfortunately, I am stuck badly with my first upgrade and need your help badly. I did the upgrade as per your instructions but with the 512 PIT option(it did not work without it the first time without it) but after the successful completion, the phone is not switching on at all. I waited for more than 5 minutes and then tried manual start but no good. the phone is just dead now.
    please can you confirm if there is a way to bring it up live again?
    thanks in advance.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 2, 2011 at 4:39 pm

      thanks for the appreciation arun.!
      you can update with the latest version which is XXJVR 2.3.4, you can find it on
      Kindly update with the same!

  63. Ajay

    July 26, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Great, works or me. Thanks a lot Neal. Just one query, how do i get my backup data back? I used ‘mybackup’ app to back up my data/app on card. After upgrade all installed apps are gone. How to run ‘mybackup’ to restore backed up data? Shall i download it again?

    thanks & regards.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      July 26, 2011 at 10:18 am

      there are some links which are given in the “Pre requisites” section, kindly find for th same!

  64. Raja

    July 24, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Hi Neal,
    Again bad experince with people like you. Who share the ideas but protect them Code. Asked many people about code and always answer here and there or botom or up. All is fuck. If you protect then write code clearly. I have waisted my three hours. May be never come accrose this side again. And if i see your name then may go ahead without any paying attention.

    No Regards

    • NeaL Pradeep

      July 24, 2011 at 8:28 pm

      may i know what problem you are facing? You can update your Galaxy S GT I9000 with the latest version of XXJVQ 2.3.4 version. From where the question of coding comes dude, we haven’t mentioned code anywhere like as you are mentioning.

      With Regards,
      AndroidAdvices Team!

  65. Ram

    July 19, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    wrong password ๐Ÿ™

    i tried :

    • Wade

      July 22, 2011 at 3:23 pm

      Any luck with the password? The password is on this file: I9000XWJV1.rar
      Any chance that the file was uploaded twice? First time with a different password to “”


      • NeaL Pradeep

        July 26, 2011 at 11:07 am

        no, te password is there!

        • Hamster1182

          August 18, 2011 at 5:34 pm

          There is no Password in any of the files… And I cant find any password on the article? Can someone please just tell me the password?


  66. magojhon

    July 16, 2011 at 2:29 am


  67. Jernej

    July 15, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Hi Neal. I’ve updated my SGS with your tutorial. It’s great and everything is ok, but i wanna sell my sgs and I would like to “downgrade” it to original(official) froyo. Can you please tell me how to do it and what files I need? I’m from Slovenia if that has anything with android version. Thanks a lot man! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • NeaL Pradeep

      July 17, 2011 at 1:59 pm

      thanks jernej for your kind words, we look forward for all your queries!

  68. Mr.Qtt

    July 14, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Thanks, man. Working flawless.

  69. alijasim

    July 14, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    hi neal,

    i updated my galaxys gt i9000 to gb 2.3.2 as you told in this site, its succesfully installed, but some times it geting hanged and i need to remove the battery to solve this broblem always , i would like to reinstall the froyo 2.2.1 is it posible or not?

    • Neal Pradeep

      July 14, 2011 at 3:26 pm

      have you cleared the cache? you can update your phone with the latest XXJVQ 2.3.4 which is the new version and also is the stable version for your Galaxy S.

      • sabkasajan

        July 15, 2011 at 9:26 am


        PLZ GUIDE ME

        • Neal Pradeep

          July 15, 2011 at 10:36 am

          kindly update with the latest xxjvq 2.3.4 as all tings will b sorted out.

  70. Tan

    July 12, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    i have downloaded the files but i cant the names that are stated such as MODEM_I9000….Any solutions?

    • Neal Pradeep

      July 12, 2011 at 9:24 pm

      the file entries are mentioned in the article!

      • sabkasajan

        July 12, 2011 at 10:30 pm

        is thr ny way out….added yellow light is not glowin in odin

        • Neal Pradeep

          July 12, 2011 at 11:33 pm

          no, the device needs to be first entered into the download! mode before you connect the phone with pc!

        • sabkasajan

          July 13, 2011 at 10:53 pm

          yes it is in download mode n then connected to pc

    • Tan

      July 13, 2011 at 12:40 pm

      Thx Neal… But I have filled all options according to this website and it has stuck for like 15 mins… y is dat?

      • Tan

        July 13, 2011 at 7:09 pm

        Anyway… thx agn Neal cause i have successful update my android… very much thx to u!!!!. I will stay tuned for this website…

      • Neal Pradeep

        July 15, 2011 at 10:54 am

        you can try the new version of xxjvq 2.3.4

  71. Arrakeen

    July 12, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Eep, I actually did it and it worked! Thanks.

  72. sabkasajan

    July 10, 2011 at 12:00 am

    the yellow box is not glowing plz help Neal โ€ฆ.tried many tyms

    i want to change my samsung froyo to ginger bread

    • Neal Pradeep

      July 10, 2011 at 1:04 pm

      try updating with the latest XXJVQ 2.3.4. I hope you are flashing the correct phone!

      • sabkasajan

        July 10, 2011 at 9:58 pm

        yes its galaxy S I9000

        • sabkasajan

          July 10, 2011 at 10:07 pm

          im tryin XWJV1
          i think i have to make sum changes in handset…. except Putin it in download mode is thr any other option to b used in this procedure
          i had also tried in XXJVK

          bt the added signal is not shown in ODIN
          plzz help Sir….

          • Neal Pradeep

            July 10, 2011 at 11:48 pm

            have you tried updating with the XXJVP or XXJVQ 2.3.4 Gingerbread?

        • sabkasajan

          July 11, 2011 at 9:55 am

          SIR-my phone is in download mode bit it is not getting detected in Odin…..yellow light does not glow…no “added” sign is given to proceed…

          i can only try XXJVQ 2.3.4 only wen odin detect my device…

          • Neal Pradeep

            July 11, 2011 at 9:59 am

            kindly restart the phone n pc to restart the process

      • sabkasajan

        July 11, 2011 at 10:07 pm

        done this restart method many tyms
        ..thr must b sum other way out

  73. Luke L

    July 9, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Hey Neal

    Just did the upgrade works awesome.

    But im having problemsnow i cant even sign into the market with my google account and not even my internet works?

    Is there FIX FOR THIS?


    • Neal Pradeep

      July 11, 2011 at 10:20 am

      hav e you configured the apn settings and also you can update with the latest version, that is with XXJVQ 2.3.4 version where almost all issues are solved!

  74. sherief maged

    July 9, 2011 at 8:13 am

    thank u very much Neal for everything u have done for me ….i can’t believe this waaaaaaw

    • Neal Pradeep

      July 10, 2011 at 1:11 pm

      thanks buddy! stay tuned to

  75. Mietsie

    July 8, 2011 at 2:46 am

    I had EZrom on galaxy s. I put back official firmware 1900 XWJS5 – my phone dead. no reaction on any button. Can anything good be done to revive it again. nothing happens when I press power & volume & menu key.
    Thanks for urgent help!

  76. zain

    July 3, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    im still having error with your password for the zip file kindly email me here for the correct password

  77. ahmed sharif

    July 2, 2011 at 2:36 am

    is this upgrade good for t-mobile galaxy vibrant sgh-t959 as well ?

    • Neal Pradeep

      July 2, 2011 at 4:24 am

      no not as of now!

      • ahmed sharif

        July 2, 2011 at 4:37 am

        any other ideas on how to upgrade it to gingerbread then ?

        • Neal Pradeep

          July 5, 2011 at 4:53 am

          you can update your Galaxy S with the latest 2.3.4 Update XXJVQ

  78. Rader

    July 1, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Need help.

    When extracting rar files it is asking for password. tried but is not working.


    • Rader

      July 1, 2011 at 11:05 pm

      Have tried several times to open zip file but still not working.


    • Neal Pradeep

      July 2, 2011 at 2:59 am

      Password will work, try once again!

  79. shivam

    July 1, 2011 at 1:22 am

    help required waht to do what is the password

  80. shivam

    July 1, 2011 at 12:49 am

    what is the password

    • Neal Pradeep

      July 1, 2011 at 12:53 am


      • shivam

        July 1, 2011 at 1:00 am

        not working

      • shivam

        July 1, 2011 at 1:02 am

        it is not working

        • shivam

          July 1, 2011 at 1:03 am

          please help what to do

  81. Mark

    June 28, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Hi. I have just updated my Samsung Galaxy S through Samsung Kies. And my current version of my firmware is

    BUILD INFO:2011.02

    These updates were run by default through connecting the USB cable and open the Samsung Kies. So I am not sure whether my firmware version is the lastest version or not. Please let me know whether I am on the right track. Thank You.

    • Mark

      June 28, 2011 at 11:13 am

      I would like to add something which is Samsung Kies says the latest firmware version is my current version. So whats Gingerbread 2.3 and so on? Why is it mine on 2.2.3?

      • Mark

        June 28, 2011 at 11:37 am

        Sorry. Its 2.2.1

      • Neal Pradeep

        June 30, 2011 at 3:30 am

        there are several versions of Android, like after 2.1, 2.2 update was launched and after (Froyo) 2.2, the 2.3 Gingerbread update came! 2.2.x are the sub versions of the same!

    • Neal Pradeep

      June 30, 2011 at 3:30 am

      2.3.4 has arrived for Galaxy S, you can visit for finding the latest firmware for your phone!

  82. Pen

    June 26, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Hi Neal ,
    i am from malaysia ,my samsung galaxy S GT I9000 now useing 2.2 firmware , if i update to Gingerbread 2.3 is compatible?

  83. Pen

    June 26, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Hi Neal ,
    i am from malaysia ,my samsung galaxy S GT I9000 now useing 2.2 firmware , if i update is compatible?

  84. avi

    June 23, 2011 at 9:02 am

    I just followed the procedure and updated my phone. But the internet doesnt work on 3g network and also the daily briefing is not there which is really needed. Also how do i switch my phone back to android 2.2 ??

    • Neal Pradeep

      June 23, 2011 at 4:23 pm

      hey avi, you will have to configure the APN Settings!

  85. KP

    June 22, 2011 at 2:01 am

    Can it be rooted after downloaded to Gingerbread 2.3.2?

    • Neal Pradeep

      June 22, 2011 at 5:04 am

      yes it can be rooted but why you want to root the older version! Get on to the latest 2.3.4 XXJVP which can be rooted too!

  86. yuriy

    June 21, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    how so m8 ,odin doesnt see it(( might this be a operator blocked issue??

  87. yuriy

    June 21, 2011 at 1:09 am

    hi Neal ,what might be a problem-did switch of go into recovery mode -switch odin conect phone an d no yellow block in odin(?

    • Neal Pradeep

      June 21, 2011 at 5:01 pm

      hey @Yuriy you can now update your phone with the latest XXJVP 2.3.4 version of Gingerbread!

      • yuriy

        June 21, 2011 at 8:32 pm

        how so m8 if odin doesnt recognize the phone or might it be operator blocked problem

  88. emmanuel

    June 20, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    No., i got it from androidadvices and upgraded as u told above in the article but it fails, then i downloaded a gingerbread 2.3.2 version by clicking on the link u hav in ur article and followed the steps now my phone is upgraded sucessfully thanks for ur guidance neal, i really appriciate ur job…

  89. emmanuel

    June 19, 2011 at 12:22 am

    thankx neal for ur updates..
    im from india and am having samsung galaxy S GT I9000 with firmware 2.1
    i have checked in samfit there gingerbread firmware availability for asian phones are I9000ZWJV4_TWMJV4_ZWJV4.rar 167.5 MB can i update with that version.. will it works on my mobile


    • Neal Pradeep

      June 19, 2011 at 12:45 pm

      have you got this via KIES? You can refer to for the latest XXJVP 2.3.4 firmware version!

      • emmanuel

        June 20, 2011 at 2:59 pm

        no i downloaded it from androidadvices and i updated to my phone but it failed,then i downloaded 2.3.2 gingerbread as u suggested in the above steps.its working good thanks for ur uploads..

  90. prashu

    June 18, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Can you please gimme the link from where i can download the file 2.3.2 gingerbread, that works jst by following your video..

    can you please help me out..

  91. BITO

    June 17, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Hi Experts,
    I have a samsung Galaxy S I9000 unlocked phone. I got this form a friend in UK,it came with a lock of TMobile I unlocked it by a person in Ahmedabad.
    The phone version is :
    FIRMWARE version: 2.1-update1
    Kernel Version: 2.6.29
    root@SE-S602 #2

    Now I want to update it with the latest version I can connect it with the KIES in my Laptop.
    But Need assistance that will I be able to update it to 2.3.2
    And will I have to unlock it again after the update?
    Will I brick my phone then what should I do .
    Is there any one who can help me I can give access to Team Viewer and my phone number too

    Mail me asap :
    I am waiting for a expert to contact me please.

  92. ad

    June 17, 2011 at 6:47 am

    dude where to download odin 3???

  93. yashas

    June 17, 2011 at 5:09 am

    hey i downloaded as you said but could not open the i9000 file its asking for a password

  94. Kim

    June 14, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    does this new update improve internet speed & performance? sorry if it sounds like a silly question but that is what is most important to me, many thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Neal Pradeep

      June 15, 2011 at 2:43 am

      hey kim you are requested to update sgs with xxjvp 2.3.4

  95. Jinx

    June 12, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Hello! Your tutorial is the best! I have an SGS I9000. Firmware is 2.1-update. Build number is Eclair.JPJG8 Question is, is it safe to proceed? I took it to our local Samsung service center. They were willing to upgrade it but they told me there was the risk that it won’t switch on again, hence, DEAD PHONE. They say it happens rarely but when it does, there is nothing you can do about it. Is it true? I really want to upgrade my phone but that so-called fact is giving me second thoughts. Please advice. Thanks!

    • Jinx

      June 12, 2011 at 5:18 pm

      By the way, my phone is working perfectly fine. I just wanted to upgrade it. That’s all. =)

    • Neal Pradeep

      June 12, 2011 at 5:24 pm

      yes @jinx this update is safe if followed the instructions carefully as its mentioned above!

  96. Eric

    June 12, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Install worked well, but now my home button doesn’t work and I can’t get cell signal. Wifi works fine…thoughts?

  97. satyendra

    June 12, 2011 at 7:32 am


    First of all thanks for the detailed info. That was very easy to follow and update.
    one Q – I see the samsung Kies showinf LATEST firmware as – PDA:JV6/PHONE:JV4/CSC:JV6(INU)
    and after updating using ODIN i see my phone firmaware as – PDA:JV1/PHONE:JVE/CSC:JV1(INU)

    Can explain this? is my firmware on some lower version?

  98. komeil

    June 11, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    please download link

  99. MT

    June 11, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Great guide..We’ll try this one with my SGS.

  100. Kamran

    June 10, 2011 at 7:23 am

    dear i have samsung galaxy s with Froye which i upgraded from Eclair by using Kies. now many of my friends have upgraded to Gingerbread by using Kies. but Kies installed on my Laptop doesn’t show any update for Gingerbread. it says ur current version is up to date. i have this Galaxy S from T-mobile and i live in Pakistan. would u please guide me. Is it something to do with T-mobile??? like they haven’t released update to Gingerbread???


    • Neal Pradeep

      June 11, 2011 at 5:47 pm

      flashing the network locked handset is like taking a risk! its really your call to proceed to update or not!

  101. james

    June 9, 2011 at 1:57 am


    Done the upgrade, occasionally i notice when other people called u and when they hangup the whole phone just turn black and u have to reset it again.

    Happens to most of my friends too….when is the new patch???

    • Neal Pradeep

      June 9, 2011 at 2:33 pm

      hey james you can proceed to install xxjvo!

  102. lnuy

    June 7, 2011 at 12:09 am

    do u know why the internet app cannot be use when im using 3g net work?

  103. Gslayer

    June 6, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    hi neal i need the password for /1900xwjv1.r.a.r file can yuo give it to me Thanks alot ๐Ÿ˜€

  104. CK

    June 5, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Excellent.. the video is truly awesome. Thanks a lot. I have successfully upgraded from Eclair to Gingerbread.

    • CK

      June 5, 2011 at 11:17 pm

      Hi Neal, .. i am currently on 2.3.2 XWJV1 where Swype and 3G does not work.. can you please let me know the most stable version of 2.3.3 or later and the link to upgrade on thanks a lot

  105. afeeq

    June 5, 2011 at 1:56 am

    thanx a lot for the guides n infos..i’ve safely upgraded from froyo to gingerbread 2.3.3 juz now via Kies using your steps given here..thanx again..=) – afeeq

  106. OzScout

    June 5, 2011 at 12:13 am

    Many thanx for the simple tutorial…. took less than 10 minutes from start to finish to install…. I must say I am very impressed with the speed and smoothness Gingerbread offers… in particular searching my media files (i.e. photos and pinch zoom)…. and accessing/navigating web pages are very efficient/smooth.. Cheers

  107. Darren Louis

    June 4, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    May i ask y i cnt access into the market??

  108. Darren Louis

    June 4, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Thx for the tutorial……………very nice……….

  109. npkganesh

    May 30, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    hi neal

    pls help,,, hw can i install tweaky rom 4 galaxy S??

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 30, 2011 at 6:54 pm

      rom 4, kindly elaborate the same. Not stable TW4 has been cracked till now!

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 31, 2011 at 4:59 am

      install XXJVO 2.3.3 for Galaxy S

  110. kiven

    May 28, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    hi neal /what is the (password) for /1900xwjv1 .r.a.r file when i try to unzip ask me to inter the (password) thanks alot for your help

  111. kiven

    May 28, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    hi neal i need help /wat isthe password for /1900xwjv1.r.a.r file wheni try to unzip ask me to inter the ( password) thanks alot

  112. Daniel

    May 28, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Hy, I have tried to update my phone the way you wrote in your post, but when I click start in Odin, at the status it keeps saying SetupConnection… and stays like that forever, I’ve tried it several times, same thing. What can I do ?

  113. Josh

    May 28, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    whats the password ๐Ÿ™ ???

  114. jas

    May 28, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    neal can u please tell me will it brick my phone ?

  115. jas

    May 28, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    will this upgrade brick my phone ?

  116. Srinivas

    May 27, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Hello there,

    Thank you very much for such a great tutorial. I did it and its stunning. I hope everything should be fine, I will keep you posted for any strange issues. Thanks again for your great work and its truly appreciated.

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 28, 2011 at 6:23 am

      Thanks @Srinivas for the appreciation, do let us know if we could be of any help for your Android!

  117. npkganesh

    May 27, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    hi neal// how 2 install touchwiz 4

  118. npkganesh

    May 27, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    hi neal

    how 2 install touch wiz 4.0…

  119. Hanju Pathan

    May 25, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Hi Neal.
    i have done my upgrading . . and i am very thankful to you.
    now, the problem is that i was using a rooted 2.2 version of Samsung Galaxy.
    After upgrading i have lost my rooty thing ! !… .the phone is no longer a superuser !
    so, Can you Please tell me how to root this version ? The I9000XWJV1 ?

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 26, 2011 at 5:59 am

      @hanju you will have to again root the device!

  120. Shenter

    May 25, 2011 at 3:10 am

    Guys don’t worries, i got it and it’s working great, thanks guys for doing this

  121. Shenter

    May 25, 2011 at 2:43 am

    I try to use the password โ€œandroidadvices.comโ€ but it doesnโ€™t work

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 25, 2011 at 4:01 am

      @shenter it will work, use password without the inverted comas!

  122. Shenter

    May 25, 2011 at 2:28 am

    Please guys i need help! I just downloaded the Gingerbread 2.3.2 Android Firmware and its come with a password, any idea what the password is?


  123. Kyris

    May 24, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Hello Neal. Thanks for the post. Really helpful. I just upgraded to 2.3.3 XXJVO and it’s working perfect. The only problem is that now on the home screen, there are only 2 shortcuts available at the bottom of the home screen (only Phone and Applications instead of also Contacts and Messaging that where there before). Is there a way to add them there as well or did something go wrong with the upgrade? They were really helpful where they were before..

    Thanks, Kyris.

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 25, 2011 at 4:04 am

      @kyris try installing the latest 2.3.3 XXJVO from

      • Kyris

        May 25, 2011 at 6:46 am

        Hi Neal. I just told you that that’s the version I’ve upgraded to. Firmware version: 2.3.3, Baseband version: I9000XXJVO, Build Number: GINGERBREAD.XXJVO. (Model Number: GT-I9000).

  124. eldin

    May 24, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    can anybody help me? i wanted to upgrade but after doing this my usb got lose, now there is just a pic of a fail in the connection between my phone and the computer… it doesn’t react to anything… any idea?? please??

  125. kaif

    May 23, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    thanxx very much thats really great

  126. AYUSH

    May 23, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    n ya ryt nw m using 2.2.1 as u recommended….n is ths a officical 1?

  127. AYUSH

    May 23, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    @neal ths is d 3rd tym m asking u…is any new official firmware launched for galaxy S gt i9000???plz do reply n if yes then plz give me d link….

  128. npkganesh

    May 22, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    hi frnds i have a doubt, pls clear it. if i already installed gingerbread 2.3.3 xxjvk. now i am going 2 install XXJVK Android 2.3.3 ROM for Galaxy S, wat i have to select, xxjvk with bootloaders or without bootloaders for rom

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 22, 2011 at 6:46 pm

      @npkganesh to keep it simple i would say just follow the TUTORIAL!

  129. dimes18

    May 22, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    thanks dude.. workng fine! though the DIOpen Chinese writing option was gone.. any other option for writing pinyin ?


  130. npkganesh

    May 22, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    hi neal >>

    i have an another doubt,,,,, where 2 select recover mode,,, wat does it use?? y 2 select dis??

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 22, 2011 at 6:43 pm

      @npkganesh as soon as you finish loading the firmware, just go to recovery mode to clear cache!

  131. npkganesh

    May 22, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    hi neal, can i upgrade dis os 2 samsung galaxy mini????
    reply soon

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 22, 2011 at 6:44 pm

      no @npkganesh is not available for Mini as of now!

  132. zain

    May 22, 2011 at 10:04 am

    what does it mean “cant open the specified file.(line:443)

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 22, 2011 at 11:08 am

      @zain you can try the news update of xxjvo 2.3.3 for Galaxy S at

      • zain

        May 22, 2011 at 1:22 pm

        what des that do

        • zain

          May 22, 2011 at 1:50 pm

          iv tried it but it still says it ha sfail.istheir some thing wrong whith my computer /phone

          • Neal Pradeep

            May 22, 2011 at 6:44 pm

            @zain wats the exact issue?

  133. zain

    May 22, 2011 at 9:58 am

    when i press start on the odin after i put every thing in it says “fail” every time i do it

  134. Dylan

    May 22, 2011 at 9:29 am

    hey ive just updated everything working fine except my internet connection, having issues connecting to netim new and dont know what to do. ive restarted and checked my network settings all seem fine but still can not connect have any ideas?

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 22, 2011 at 11:09 am

      @dylan you will have to configure the APN Settings to get an access to Internet!

  135. Dunn

    May 22, 2011 at 7:11 am

    Ok, thanks for the reply neal, i suppose to be do that upgrade. so why is it not able to do the update?can you explain it to me?? so what i supposed me to do? so that my phone may have that gingerbread update? because i really want to try that gingerbread. do you have an advice what can i do?

  136. Jason Hutngrtjrt

    May 22, 2011 at 6:21 am

    Hi i have a quick question

    does this “upgrade” work on the Galaxy S Facinate for telus?

    FYI the galaxy s facinate for telus is different from the mesmorized facinate

  137. Dunn

    May 21, 2011 at 5:53 am

    By the way neal, I bought my phone here in canada calgary, my phone is GT-I9000M? there’s an “M” at the end of it. is Gingerbread 2.3 may work on it? or it is able to upgrade it to gingerbread 2.3? because im little bit confused.

    need your reply again neal. .


  138. Dunn

    May 21, 2011 at 4:57 am

    By the way neal, my phone is GT-I9000M? is Gingerbread 2.3 may work on it?
    need your reply again neal. .

  139. jai

    May 20, 2011 at 11:03 am

    hi neal followed ur step by step been 10 mins and phone still hasnt reset

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 20, 2011 at 1:37 pm

      @jai try XXJVO 2.3.3 firmware from

  140. Harvinder Singh

    May 19, 2011 at 12:38 am

    hello dear,
    i upgrade my phone to gingerbread,but it hangs many times in a day and i have to put out the battery to restart.please provide me the link for its last firmware 2.2 froyo,so that i can install that

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 19, 2011 at 5:14 am

      @harvinder singh hi, install XXJVK 2.3.3 for your SGS!

  141. Shelton

    May 18, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Excellent! Works great on my black market no brand gti9000. Thank you so much!

  142. Dunn

    May 18, 2011 at 7:50 am

    Hey Neal,

    I got a problem, I finished downloading the GingerbreAd 2.3, but I dont know the password for unzipping the file? what is it? I try to use the password “” but it doesn’t work. i dont know why?
    how is it?

    hope you will reply. .

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 19, 2011 at 5:17 am

      it should work!

      • zain

        May 22, 2011 at 10:00 am

        my doesnt work every time i press start it says on the odin “FAIL”

  143. robel

    May 18, 2011 at 6:49 am

    upgraded samsung galaxy s eclair v. to gingerbread 2.3.3 and factory reset/format, cleared cache files.
    Stable application faster than before, thanks…
    But my free market softwares seem to be lost for example i lost sound hound and i could not install it from market.

    Please little help…

  144. krone

    May 17, 2011 at 8:57 am

    the question was
    is the t959 the gt-i9000 or is the t595 something different ?
    what should i do


  145. krone

    May 17, 2011 at 8:55 am

    hi thanks for the reply
    ok im gonna ask a stupid question.
    when i goto “about phone ” on my phone it shows
    that im running a GT-I9000 however, behind the battery
    the label says the model is SGH t959

    this is the exact phone that im running

    thanks for your help

  146. krone

    May 17, 2011 at 8:27 am

    i really like the tutorial.
    im new to android. i bought my phone from t-mobile.
    i notice that your phone has 3 softkeys whilw mine has 4.
    my phone is a galaxy s vibrant.

    my phone is already rooted because its running this info
    when i purchased it
    overstock 1.2Ghz – 2.4.1 #8
    simply honey vibrant edition v1.0

    so my question is this…….
    with all this differences (hardware and software) would it be safe to follow your video tutorial ?

    lol im scared

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 17, 2011 at 8:33 am

      @Krone only proceed if your phone is GT I9000

  147. AYUSH

    May 15, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    @neal is any new offical firmware launched after 2.2.1??

  148. Harvinder Singh

    May 15, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Hello Team,
    Thanks for this,i upgraded my phone ti gingerbread.Thanks for ur great idea

  149. brooks

    May 14, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    hey neal,
    thanks so much for the tutorial. it’s a HUGE help!
    i bought my phone directly from koreo and has not had any support from samsung on how to update it. i was wondering since my phone does not connect to the original kies to backup my data when i update to gingerbread will i lose all of my apps, contacts etc in the update and have to reinstall everything? i understand settings will all be lost, but not being able to use kies on it has really crippled my ability to back much up.
    thanks again

  150. azmi

    May 14, 2011 at 12:45 am

    Done upgrade my galaxy s from Froyo 2.2.1…Gingerbread really easy to install with Odin & brilliant step by step intructions in here. My Samsung Galaxy smooth,zippy without any error!! Thank q so much Neal!

    update: Kies : “This device cannot update” – the only error in Kies.

    Can i upgrade to 2.4 if it release??

  151. jimmy

    May 11, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    hi neal thanks 4 ur valuable information. i can use 2.3 very well. i want to clear that if when the android releases 2.4 then can i upgrade 2.3to 2.4pls reply

  152. ujju

    May 11, 2011 at 4:56 am

    just 1 question.
    can i install any kinda darky’s custom rom 9.5 after installing this.
    plz help or suggest which rom can i install .

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 11, 2011 at 5:33 am

      @ujju yes but its very unstable and has major battery issues!

  153. Justin Sturdee

    May 10, 2011 at 5:17 am

    Hi i followed this guide very carefully and when finished the first box says “Pass 3:9” but the next box says “FAIL!”
    as far as i can tell it flashed fine but does this mean that i have to do it again??

    would really like a reply

    Cheers Justin

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 10, 2011 at 6:55 pm

      @justin i think you flashed your phone with the wrong fw!

  154. jordan

    May 9, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    whats the password? tried to unzip the files with win rar but its asking for a password

  155. Blake FX

    May 9, 2011 at 9:36 am

    It just Soft-Bricked my Galaxy S. I have a problem with the SBL.BIN file… anny help will be very very gratful.. Thanks in advance.

  156. flopez24

    May 7, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Hi Neal,

    I had a problem while updating the firmware. My galaxy s is on froyo 2.2 right now but I wanted to know if I have to change to another firmware to sucessfully update to this gingerbread 2.3.2?? I am pretty new to this so sorry if it is a dumb question.

    Thx Frankie.

  157. craig

    May 7, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    first time i have ever used odin and done this and it has worked perfectly!! however on 2 occasions i have had my phone go into kernal fear upload mode (i think) and i switch it off and on again and its fine. also the swpye does not work but oh well at least the pone isnt bricked

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 7, 2011 at 8:14 pm

      @craig you can try the latest 2.3.3 version of XWJVH for SGS at

  158. ayuh

    May 7, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    @neal is any new offical firmware launched after 2.2.1?? i dnt wnt any beta version plz…

  159. Sasanka

    May 7, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Dear Neal,

    I used you suggestions. Firstly as everyone mentioned its was a great job. I to get back to Froyo as I am facing problems with 3G network. I am using Telfort network in Holland. I am facing some problems. Can you suggest me some link where I can easily follow steps to get back to Froyo. Thanks in advance.

    Kind regards,

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 7, 2011 at 7:08 pm

      @sasanka you want froyo 2.2 version or 2.2.1 version?

      • Sasanka

        May 8, 2011 at 6:42 am

        Dear Neal, I need version 2.2.1. Thanks in advance.

        Best regards,

  160. flopez24

    May 7, 2011 at 7:59 am

    hey guys i have my galaxy s i9000 running on froyo 2.2. Can someone please tell how to update to this gingerbread 2.3.2??? because i did all the steps but i bricked my phone cause it is on froyo someone help on how to remove froyo or do something???? HELP !!

  161. John

    May 6, 2011 at 6:02 am

    Hi Neal,

    Do you have a rom that include OpenGL 2.0 ?
    now i have: openGL ES-Cm 1.1
    and did you discovered somthing with that errors ?


  162. tanshihlek

    May 5, 2011 at 9:48 am

    i failed!!! what shud i do now? anyone? please help me

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 5, 2011 at 2:38 pm

      @tanshihlek may i know wat’s the exact issue!?

  163. John

    May 5, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Hey Neal,

    Somtimes my I9000 phone is freazing in a blank screen with error codes:


    AST-STAT =0X4
    PMIC_IRQ1 =0XC0
    PCMIC_IRQ2 =0X0
    PCMIC_IRQ3 =0X1
    PCMIC_IRQ4 =0X0

    can you help me pls ?


  164. Vibushan

    May 5, 2011 at 4:27 am

    Hey Neal,
    I found that the proxy settings are not available on the gingerbread update. Is there any app that you can recommend (free app). I looked at ASProxy but it is $5.99 (I think) and I want to connect to my University Wireless. I used to connect it when I had Froyo 2.2 though apps were restricted. Can you name an app that can allow apps access as well?
    Kind regards

  165. Vibushan

    May 4, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Hi Neal,
    Thanks a lot for the update. I’m new to android and i did this within 4 days of my purchasing the new phone. Thats only because you have explained it in such easy steps and have given proper hyperlinks to download files that are needed. Never seen such a complete instruction set before. Kudos. Please continue the good work.
    Kind regards

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 4, 2011 at 2:41 pm

      thanks @Vibhushan for the appreciation. We look forward to your Continued support and appreciation ahead!

  166. jp

    May 4, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Hi all anyone in Australia do this update?I am tired of waiting for optus to release 2.3. Also is my phone locked to optus to have to unlock or root jailbreak the phone before doing this update?

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 4, 2011 at 2:42 pm

      @JP i don’t recommend you to update the operator locked phones as the end result is not known!

  167. John

    May 4, 2011 at 4:55 am

    Hi Neal,

    I have a problem with my I9000 phone after update.
    most of my old games like – Modern combat warfare 2 , dungeon hunter , splinter cell etc.
    crash after couple of minutes and i press “home key” and nothing happens. i must reset my phone for that.

    can you give me some tips pls ?


  168. Shabbir

    May 3, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Hello Neal, I have successfully upgrade my phone to latest gingerbread, just want to know how can I configure the proxy to use internet in the office. Appreciate your support

  169. John

    May 3, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Hi Neal,

    I updated my I9000 phone and it works perfectly.
    im still testing it ๐Ÿ˜€

    Thanks alot Neal,
    You are the best !

  170. Francis Lim Panaguiton R.N., M.A.T.

    May 3, 2011 at 9:20 am


    Thanks for the video just updated my phone. It works great. I have one question though, I can’t seem to open the specific areas in the market. I can open the market but when i go to specific categories (e.g. Socials) it just gives me a blank page. I could use search to find the programs and then install it. I don’t have any installation problem. Can you shed some light on this?

  171. amran

    May 2, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    hi there neal!

    can you please help me here..

    ive updated from 2.1 to 2.3…but then after its successfully installed..i happened to cant enter android market..and it shows “cant establish a reliable data connection to the server”

    help me ๐Ÿ™

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 2, 2011 at 3:44 pm

      @amran check with the service provider and connection settings to the internet!

  172. Doug

    May 1, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Thanks v much – thought my phone was bricked for about 10 seconds, now on 2.3!! thanks!!

  173. vishva

    April 29, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Hi Pradeep,
    Once again, I was happy with after gingerbread success installation, Now worried toomuch, My phone ringing for incomming call, but there is no display to attend the call, it happens many time. Also phone goes sleep mode, i mean there is no display only black, even i press home key any other key no response, I only restart phone by removing battery. It happen me 3 time today. Any solution for it? should I go back to previous version? PLease anyone got the same issue just share with me how u tackled?
    waiting for your solutions!!!!!!

  174. sherry

    April 29, 2011 at 2:35 pm


    Thank you for the clear simple tutorial , I lost The Arabic language on my Galaxy S gt i9000 . please help me with that cause I’m lost .

  175. vishva

    April 28, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Hi Pradeep,
    Thank you very much for your great tutorial!!!! Though I lost my contacts madly, I enjoy with my pretty Gingerbread version.

  176. Taim

    April 28, 2011 at 3:42 pm


    I’ve got a samsung galaxy s I9000 and wanted to update to gingerbread android 2.3.2.
    I downloaded Odin v1.3, Gingerbread 2.3.2 Android Firmware and PIT 512, opened odin, connected my phone and entered the required files. When I clicked on the ‘start’ button, I got a big red ”FAIL!” over the yellow thing and got this error message in the description:

    Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..
    File analysis..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Can’t open the specified file. (Line: 443)
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

    I really hope you could help me with this problem. ๐Ÿ™‚


    – Taim

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 28, 2011 at 4:13 pm

      @taim flash with the latest 2.3.3

      • Taim

        April 28, 2011 at 4:26 pm

        where can I find version 2.3.3?

  177. Taim

    April 28, 2011 at 3:08 pm


    I’m having little problem downloading the Gingerbread android 2.3.2.

    I have downloaded Odin v1.3, Gingerbread 2.3.2 Android Firmware and PIT 512. I opened Odin and connected the phone to it. Then I entered those files in and clicked on start then I got a big red ”FAIL!” over the yellow thing. Here’s what it said in the description:
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..
    File analysis..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Can’t open the specified file. (Line: 443)
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

    PS: It did not load when I clicked start, I just got this message

    I hope you can help me, thanks. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 28, 2011 at 4:14 pm

      @Taim restart pc as well as phone and then retry the process, firmware will be successfully updated!

      • Taim

        April 28, 2011 at 4:29 pm

        I restarted the phone and computer, but still getting the same problem.. ๐Ÿ™
        Also, sorry for posting this twice, got a little bit laggy when I posted the first one.. ๐Ÿ˜›

  178. jess

    April 28, 2011 at 11:29 am

    so when update to 2.3.3 does it always hav problem!!!!!!

    1st go wont go perfect right there would be problem accure>??

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 28, 2011 at 12:06 pm

      @Jess things will be perfect after installation!

  179. jess

    April 28, 2011 at 11:16 am

    THANK YOU so much..

    im jst wondering does it help to fix lagging ??? after i update to 2.3.3??

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 28, 2011 at 11:17 am

      @jess 2.3.3 doesn’t lag much!

  180. jess

    April 28, 2011 at 10:48 am

    can u please give me link for that

    thank u so much ๐Ÿ˜‰

  181. jess

    April 28, 2011 at 10:37 am

    i’ve tried few tiimes bt it kept cumin up wif the same problem >.<

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 28, 2011 at 10:43 am

      @jess try installing Gingerbread XWJVB 2.3.3 Firmware

  182. jess

    April 28, 2011 at 10:14 am

    hey iim jst wondering abt the “Gingerbread 2.3.2 Android Firmware” i had download it, bt i cant seemed to open it, it jst appear as a notepad…

    can u please help me


    • Neal Pradeep

      April 28, 2011 at 10:15 am

      @jess the file hasn’t been downloaded successfully, download the zip file again!

  183. nitin

    April 27, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    plz helpme my phone failed in updating and i removed my battery n now it wont turn on whar should i do

  184. kaposa

    April 27, 2011 at 4:29 am

    Would possible will break my warranty after upgraded to this 2.3 firmware

  185. Alex

    April 26, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Vreau sa revin la 2.2. Am incercat 2.3.3 dar m-a dezamagit, am vrut sa pun varianta de 2.2 si mi-a dat failed.Am incercat sa deschid telefonul si imi pune doar o iconita pe ecran : un telefon si un pc cu semnul exclamarii intre cele doua.Nu pot sa il inchid decat daca scot bateria.Da , am facut o prostie, dar cum reusesc sa repar ceva? s-a dus si garantia? eu stiam ca este pe piese nu si pe soft, deoarece apar up-date-uri permanent.Nu stiu ce fac, ma doare capul de la suparare.Multumesc anticipat.

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 27, 2011 at 9:57 am

      @alex Hei, puteลฃi instala stabil XXJPU 2.2.1 firmware de la site-ul nostru ลŸi apoi, dupฤƒ care se instaleazฤƒ 2.2.1 XXJPY. Aceastฤƒ versiune 2.2 are viaลฃa mai bun bateriei.

  186. Toivo

    April 26, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    the gingerbread features are great but my phone keeps freezing, slow at times and not responding to commands. please help i love this version. from namibian

  187. aryan

    April 24, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    I need urgent help guys i have flash my vibrant with gingerbread ROM of GT-I9000 and now
    the phone is not recognizing the network.
    when i tried to get back into download mode but this vibrant hone doesnt have MENU button and now im getting trouble setting my vibrant into download mode as now it is GT -I9000.
    Need help urgently
    thank you.

    • aryan

      April 24, 2011 at 2:00 pm

      I figured it out how to get out of recovery mode in vibrant when installed GT-I9000 gingerbread rom on vibrant.

  188. mic

    April 21, 2011 at 12:43 am

    After reboot I get this.

    E:copy_dbdata_media:cant mount DBDATA: copy default media conent failed

    and after select reboot it keep restart and looping at Samsung logo.
    Please help ….

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 21, 2011 at 9:44 am

      @mic it takes bit of a time for as high as upto 5 minutes.

  189. Tav

    April 18, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Hello there,
    I can not find the PDA,Phone and CSC file!
    I can only find the PIT file and I am not shure if I can press start or not!
    HELP PLEASE!!!!!!

  190. ChrisP

    April 18, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Model: GT I9000
    Firmware: 2.3.2
    Baseband: I9000XXJVE

    I’m having SERIOUS problem with my Samsung galaxy S i9000

    I upgraded to Gingerbread to stop my phone crashing every 5 minutes of normal use … now i keep on crashing even harder! but less i’m now experience Kernel Panics!

    every few minutes when just sitting there in standby it it comes up with this:
    AST_STAT = 0x4
    PMIC_IRQ1 = 0x0
    PMIC_IRQ2 = 0x0
    PMIC_IRQ3 = 0x0
    PMIC_IRQ4 = 0x0
    PMIC_STATUS1 = 0x0
    PMIC_STATUS2 = 0x0

    a root mode screen comes up and tells me some kind of dangerous looking message (Kernel Panic / unknown root user mode).

    This happened once when i activated 3G – so do i wait for yet more problems with this phone or send it back to factory to be destroyed like the little piece of rubbish that it is.

    ๐Ÿ™ very sad

  191. pipi

    April 14, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Thnx kiddo Neal
    I upgraded my i9000 without any trouble
    Nice work

  192. Sameer Ali

    April 12, 2011 at 4:39 am

    Hi Neal,
    is there any problem is i update this XXJV1 firmware in my indian version Samsung galaxy s, will it work properly…………pls let me knw

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 12, 2011 at 4:46 am

      Hi @Sameer, go ahead and install we are here, nothing will happen!

  193. Gabriel

    April 11, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    I have a prob, all the app from the market are gone, is there a way to get it back?

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 12, 2011 at 4:48 am

      Hi @Gabriel i have already mentioned in the article that you should backup everything, sorry to say that you will have to again download the applications.

  194. Ahmed A Gad

    April 11, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Hello , i have recently installed the 2.3.2 on the i9000 Galaxy S , but so far i have found two errors .

    1st the phone hangs after instensive usage and gives kernel reboot error.
    2nd after phone calls ends sometimes the phone hangs if there i didn’t remove the phone off the ear to disable the proximity sensor.

    Please help if there is a way to fix this , and thanks for the great job .

    Also one last thing , i need to root this rom how can i do it ?

    Ahmed A gad

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 11, 2011 at 12:07 pm

      @ahmed i would not recommened you to root your device straight away as i reckon you are a newbie to this flashing world as rooting voides the warranty. Though you can install the latest and the most stable 2.3.3 Android XXJVK Gingerbread version for your Galaxy S from here,

      Do let me know if there are any other issues!

  195. feyungco

    April 10, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    All my comment on 2.3.3 forum is not showing up, not like on this forum 2.3.2

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 10, 2011 at 8:30 pm

      @feyungco we will surely look into it.. you can also check out or put a question in our forums at

  196. feyungco

    April 10, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Been reading on this site for a while now, and you reply quickly, thank you for that. I am on
    firmware 2.2.1
    kernel VOODOO stable 5.4.2

    with the set up above, I have no problems at all, but I really want to try 2.3.3 gingerbread.

    any known bugs on 2.3.3 firmware yet such as 3g, WIFI, SWYPE?

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 10, 2011 at 6:53 pm

      hi @feyungco thanks for the appreciation and apart from less battery no other bugs have been reported on XXJVK 2.3.3 version.

  197. cecilie

    April 9, 2011 at 9:07 pm


    I have truble update my phone. I have done it all aften your discription, but i get this massage in Odin; CODE_I9000XWJV1_CL31216_REV03_user_mid_noship.tar.md5 is invalid. What to do??

  198. Bendik

    April 8, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Firstly, thank you very much for this!

    It works perfectly most of the time, but lately I have been getting more and more hangups on my i9000. I just goes dark and stays that way for anything from 20 seconds to several minutes. It happens at least once a day. I never experienced this with 2.2 lagfixed. Any thoughts?

    Thank you in advance.

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 8, 2011 at 7:11 pm

      @Bendik 2.3.2 has some bugs which are solved in XXJVK 2.3.3, try installing the same!

  199. S

    April 7, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Thank you so much for putting in the time and effort with this. The video was especially helpful but it was somewhat scary to hear you say “or it might brick your phone” so many times lo. It made me so nervous but I am grateful that you are so thorough in your instructions. Excellent post. Thanks again.

  200. hussain 786

    April 4, 2011 at 4:05 am

    88887I have download all three files but can’t open any of them? pit 512 or i9000xxjpy or i9000xwjv1 can you please help he?

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 4, 2011 at 5:28 am

      @hussain you can go ahead and install XXJVK 2.3.3

  201. Stanislav

    April 3, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    I have OneClickLagFix is that a problem?

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 3, 2011 at 5:28 pm

      @stanislav no issues go ahead and flash! we are here to help you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  202. Senor Galaxy

    April 1, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Update: managed to re-download all drivers using Kies, and flashing again now.

    Recovered! Thanks for the above, much appreciated.

    I have also noticed a number of problems with Samsung Dive on this phone which is what I think caused this to start with…

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 1, 2011 at 7:00 pm

      @senor just pull off the battery, reinsert and then follow the procedure again!!

  203. Senor Galaxy

    April 1, 2011 at 5:30 pm


    Something has gone wrong after the following the steps above and now I see a phone joined inbetween a computer with a warning sign in Orange. I can’t turn the phone on, and when I enter the mode I normally would do to flash it Windows doesn’t recognise the device – says unknown device and does nothing after that.

    Obviously cannot even find the device in Odin to do anything.

    Please can you advise – I think all I need is the driver or drivers to connect the device in the ‘Downloading… Do not turn off Target!!!!’ mode

  204. Romwell

    April 1, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    my pc cant recognize usb when im in “downloading do not turn off target” screen and of course odin cant recognize it as well im unable to upgrade ๐Ÿ™ .. can anyone help me? please

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 1, 2011 at 7:01 pm

      @romwell pull of the battery and follow the procedure to flash again!

    • Neal Pradeep

      April 1, 2011 at 7:02 pm

      @romwell odin will recognize, first enter download mode, open the odin and then connect the phone to pc via usb to upgrade!

  205. praveen

    March 28, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    its asking for pwd?
    Plz provide pwd

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 28, 2011 at 7:17 pm

      @praveen is the password

  206. ravi

    March 27, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    last week i was installed 2.3.2 android samsung s gt i9000 mobile but now not working navigation option now an dalso very very poor speed pls give me a solution

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 27, 2011 at 2:24 pm

      @ravi you can install the latest Gingerbread 2.3.3 which we have recently posted on our site

  207. Mattyg

    March 27, 2011 at 4:00 am

    Hi Neal,

    I have recently flashed my SGS with 2.3.2 from the link at the top of this article.
    I can’t seem to get swype to work (no language packs installed?)

    I read the posts above and you mentioned a new release that would sort out this issue…
    Is this available yet?

    Thanks for your efforts and keep up the great work.


  208. digitalfriend

    March 27, 2011 at 2:43 am

    dear i have recently upgraded my galaxy s to gingerbread but it has a power issue which i could not understand. i am scared now and go back to froyo as soon as possible.please tell me how? can i go back via kies. help me please. i advise all the guys not to take PUNGA and refrain from unofficially upgrade. nothing remarkable in new firmware a lot of loss and trouble. agey aap ki marzi

  209. degla

    March 26, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    thanks for this great post
    i did every thing as explained and every thing went great

    but odin just froze on a message that says
    ” setupconnection.. ”

    and nothing happened yet
    this is the situation for about 30 minute now

    what can i do ??

  210. Payal

    March 26, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Is there any way to restore the contacts from outlook? I have not synced with my google account. Is there any way of using Kies (any other version)?

  211. ViRuS

    March 26, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Great post. Alls working fine on my i9000. Paid apps re downloaded from market place, no problem and all seems a bit quicker than before. Again thanks for the info.

  212. Payal

    March 26, 2011 at 8:08 am

    Hi Neel,

    I have updated my Galaxy S to this version, but can you please tell me now how can i transfer my contacts (backup using Kies) back to the phone. Kies version 2 is not reading the phone. Please help!

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 26, 2011 at 8:42 am

      @Payal you can restore from Google Account if you have synced with your Google Account!

  213. AYUSH

    March 26, 2011 at 6:27 am

    is 2.2 better than 2.2.1?n is 2.2.1 a beta version?

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 26, 2011 at 8:55 am

      @ayush 2.2.1 comes with many other optimizations which is better than 2.2

  214. AYUSH

    March 26, 2011 at 6:25 am

    @neal is 2.2 better then 2.2.1??n is 2.2.1 is a beta version?

  215. AYUSH

    March 26, 2011 at 5:12 am

    @neal is 2.2 better than 2.2.1?? i think 2.2.1 is a beta version?

  216. M.C.

    March 25, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Hi, why doesn’t my t-mobile 3 g work after downgrade to froyo 2.2.1?

    Please help me how to fix

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 26, 2011 at 8:57 am

      @MC do configure the 3G APN settings, for this you need to contact

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 26, 2011 at 8:58 am

      @MC do configure the 3G APN settings, for this you need to contact

  217. Markus

    March 25, 2011 at 6:49 pm


    maybe this is caused by an app. I had the same problem. MyhiddenPassword app was blame. After I removed this app all works fine.

  218. Ron

    March 25, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Question: I did the install above. Everything worked great! Now, I am having some issues with the phone locking up that I never had before on the release I had. Is this a Gingerbread problem? How can I fix it?

  219. sabkasajan

    March 24, 2011 at 3:13 am

    is 2.2.1 is better than 2.3.2


  220. sabkasajan

    March 23, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    neel i had lost ringtone frm my fone..its sumtym rings n sumtyms its slient…a small vibration is felt wen ny incumin call rings at the beginnin..later if i c the screen then nly im able to receive it or else it turn to a miss call…where as the is no such problem in incomin sms- sms tone is played
    i am facin this problem aftre updatin my this fw

    plz help??

  221. Christian R

    March 23, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Can I upgrade my samsung galaxy s i9000m running 2.1 eclair with this firmware?

  222. Oleg

    March 23, 2011 at 3:53 am

    Dear Neal

    Greetings from Vietnam!

    Excellent upgrade. Took on my SGS 2.2.1 not more than 2 mins. Everything works perfectly well. Much better UI and everything so much quicker. Thanks a lot and keep up the good work. Look forward to your new postings!

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 23, 2011 at 4:15 am

      @Oleg thanks for your appreciation, stay tuned to for more such updates

  223. Alin

    March 22, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Si parola care este? Multumesc

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 22, 2011 at 8:43 pm

      parola este –

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 22, 2011 at 8:44 pm

      parola este –

  224. Javidan

    March 22, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Hi,i want to know one thing,after upgrade this firmware it be better than 2.2.1?in this firmwre all things work well?

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 22, 2011 at 1:49 pm

      @Javidan some problems like black out for some users after calls and sms along with swypes not working has been reported.

  225. sabkasajan

    March 22, 2011 at 4:07 am


    PLZ HELP YAARโ€ฆwat shud i do to avoid it,

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 22, 2011 at 5:56 am

      @SABKASAJAN you can flash your phone with XWJS7 2.2.1 fw for your SGS as its completely stable fw.

  226. AYUSH

    March 20, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    @neal wht do u prefer should i wait 4 d newer version or should i downgrade it………

    my probs will b solved from upcoming vrsion?

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 21, 2011 at 1:49 pm

      @ayush juz wait for some more days a stable version with no bugs will be released very soon

  227. wyattsgun

    March 20, 2011 at 11:41 am

    ive followed this to the letter and it wont go past the part where i hit the start button and nothing happends?????!!!!!!! i am stuck now woth a phone that doesnt work please help me!!!!!! what else can i do PLEASE HELP ME!!!

  228. wyattgun

    March 20, 2011 at 11:36 am

    I have followed it step by i have unzipped the files and i have entered them in and i have the small yellow bar meaning i have all the drivers but nothing happens when i hit the start button? what can i do? my phone is stuck in download mode!!! what can i do to get this to work?

  229. Vishal

    March 19, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Neal Pradeep thanks a lot…cudn’t find any better update…my market also works (b4 it wasn’t on 2.2 (for sum unknown reasons))…need to say to all wishing to upgrade, its purely safe & no problems so far.

  230. sabkasajan

    March 19, 2011 at 4:44 pm


    PLZ HELP YAAR…wat shud i do to avoid it,

  231. ADNAN

    March 18, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    hi neal Pradeep,

    first of all lots of thanx to u, for Hartley supporting us.

    my issue is same i have successfully update 2.1 to 2.3 on my SGS but swep is not working any other alternate solution is there,
    thanx in advance

  232. sabkasajan

    March 18, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    if futher i hav ny problem regardin my samsung galaxy s 19000 can i refer u…sumthing other than fw

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 18, 2011 at 4:29 pm

      @sabkasajan sure.

  233. sabkasajan

    March 18, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    thanks yaar
    i had done it
    its working awesum smoothly

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 18, 2011 at 4:01 pm

      @sabkasajan kool.. great!

  234. sabkasajan

    March 18, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    friend y does this phn takes so much tym to start(reboot)

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 18, 2011 at 3:16 pm

      @sabkasajan it takes bit longer time as it has undergone the fw update!

  235. sabkasajan

    March 18, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    the zip file i9000XWJV.rar is password protected file

    plz provide the password to open it n select in it to respective odin sections

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 18, 2011 at 2:49 pm

      Password :

  236. Aaron

    March 18, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    sorry neal auto reboot was still checked i must of clicked back on it some how thank u for ur help

  237. Aaron

    March 18, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    ok thank u il try again but i havnt missed anything tho must of been playin up lol

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 18, 2011 at 2:47 pm

      @aaron sure! do let us know if you need any more help!

  238. Aaron

    March 18, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    its been sayin setup connection like it has loads of times on odin but its like its hagin there not doin alot and phone hasnt restarted/turnd on

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 18, 2011 at 2:28 pm

      ok! do one thing, i guess you have missed out some steps, just pull off the battery and repeat the procedure as mentioned above, you will be able to flash it successfully. Please follow the instructions carefully.

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 18, 2011 at 2:28 pm

      @aaron ok! do one thing, i guess you have missed out some steps, just pull off the battery and repeat the procedure as mentioned above, you will be able to flash it successfully. Please follow the instructions carefully.

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 18, 2011 at 2:29 pm

      @aaron ok! do one thing, i guess you have missed out some steps, just pull off the battery and repeat the procedure as mentioned above, you will be able to flash it successfully. Please follow the instructions carefully.

  239. Aaron

    March 18, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    hi neal
    iv been updating for ova 20mins its loaded loads of stuff successfully with my galaxy S but its till goin

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 18, 2011 at 2:22 pm

      hi @aaron can you please elaborate the problem so that i can exactly know where you are facing the issue!

  240. ayush

    March 18, 2011 at 8:19 am

    is ths XWJS7 a downgraded version than gingerbread 2.3.2??


    • Neal Pradeep

      March 18, 2011 at 9:55 am

      @ayush yes its a 2.2.1 version.

  241. ayush

    March 18, 2011 at 8:16 am

    n when is new android firmware launching…???

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 18, 2011 at 8:18 am

      @ayush exact date will be difficult to say but within 15 days we can expect some update on it! Stay tuned to

  242. ayush

    March 18, 2011 at 8:09 am

    so how cn i install XWJS7..n where cn i get it so that i cn download it 2 my comp….n whtz d prosizer to install it………

  243. andmax

    March 17, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Thanks for your reply Neal Pradeep but I have been trying and re trying for days now all I get is Unknown Device when I plug the phone in while it is in download mode.

  244. andmax

    March 17, 2011 at 6:20 am

    Hi I am new to android so need some help, When I connect my Galaxy S to the computer it works fine all the drivers are there and the computer detects the phone and Odin detects it and I get a yellow box but when I put it into download mode and plug it into the computer it doesn’t detect the drivers and Odin won’t detect it so can’t flash the ROM. Can someone please help as I really want to upgrade to version 2.3.2 and also get rid of the Optus stuff as I don’t use it. My phone is not locked to any networks.

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 17, 2011 at 6:51 am

      just retry the procedure you will get through @andmax.

  245. luisnica98

    March 17, 2011 at 3:16 am

    matt: You made my day. Thanks a million. my cellphone is back to life. I really apreciate the time you expended searching the net. and the most important, you decided to share it. Thanks to neal too because of all that trainning I have being learning from his blogs.

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 17, 2011 at 6:51 am

      @luisnica thanks for your appreciation, do let us know if you need more help!

  246. luisnica98

    March 16, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    matt: I had decided not to mod my phone any more after the failure I had with the reception, but this is like a drug. you sound so convinced that im going to give it a try. Iยดll let you know if I succeed. Thanks

  247. Dosssie

    March 16, 2011 at 9:42 am


  248. Dosssie

    March 16, 2011 at 9:42 am

    I will wait for the Final, this BETA is instable.
    couple of days ago I tried thisone but in 2 hours I went back to 2.2.2 I9000XWJS5
    Better wait untill the end of the month

  249. matt

    March 16, 2011 at 7:11 am

    @luisnica and all other Galaxy 9000T owners:

    the only way to get the phone working again is to get correct modem installed again. This is currently not available for Samsung Galaxy i-9000T phones.

    What I did successful:

    1) download Darkys ODIN version v9.2 – flash as described with PIT and TAR file (no modem included)
    2) update to latest Darkys ROM version (excellent working a very fast
    3) Now the modem part: Download file (this is 850Mhz frequency by default) and install
    4) enjoy the excellent Samsung Galaxy 9000T phone ๐Ÿ˜‰

    best of luck!

    • hchb2000

      June 18, 2011 at 4:12 pm

      Hi Matt, im sorry that im this noob…but how do i install i have downloaded the file…but if i run the zip from recovery mode it just hangs and does nothing…

  250. AYUSH

    March 15, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    hey neal….m facing many probs after upgrading probs lyk it hs started hanging a lot…especially after any call,in maps it shows my wrong location,in cant use swype,sumtym it shows wrong time…n after hanging screen goes black n then i hv to take my batt out n switch it on again…

    so help me out wth ths…


    • Neal Pradeep

      March 15, 2011 at 7:46 pm

      @ayush sorry to hear that ayush, now in this case you can move out of this and try installing XWJS7 which will solve your problem.

  251. Adiboy

    March 15, 2011 at 6:25 am

    Hi Neal,
    I have gone through all the comments and just wanted to know when you think the 2.3.3 will be out. I understand you said a couple of weeks ago that it ill be out soon. Any update? I currently use 2.2 and want the 2.3.3 badly.
    Also, you are doing a great job!!! Keep up the good work.


    • Neal Pradeep

      March 15, 2011 at 9:14 am

      hey aditya, can’t tell the exact date but be rest assured about the upgradation, as soon as it arrives we will give you the detailed upgradation guide. Do, let us know if we can help you in any other queries. Thanks for your appreciation, stay tuned to AndroidAdvices.

  252. Subbu

    March 14, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Hi Neal,

    Much appreciate your support.
    I am from india and am using a indian handset of GT-I9000.
    fw 2.2, baseband ver I9000DDJP6, Build number: Froyo.DDJP6

    the fw you are referring 2 seems to be for the european region, will it work for an Indian handset aswell.

    please reply, i am eager to taste the new version.

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 14, 2011 at 8:07 pm

      Hey subbu, yes you can very well update ur phone with the procedures given above. Do let me know for any help..

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 14, 2011 at 8:08 pm

      Hey subbu, yes you can very well update ur phone with the procedures given above. Do let me know for any help..

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 14, 2011 at 8:08 pm

      Hey subbu, yes you can very well update ur phone with the procedures given above. Do let me know for any help..

  253. Marc

    March 14, 2011 at 7:06 pm


    Download issue solved, downloaded the right version now.

    Everything is working fine; I am very happy.

    On the Dutch Spotnet site they mentioned this release; and told me that

    this version is some beta version.

    Can you tell me if your version is a beta or not?




    • Neal Pradeep

      March 14, 2011 at 7:07 pm

      hey! marc happy to hear that, its a beta version, final version is expected by this month end. So, stay tuned!

  254. luisnica98

    March 14, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    I almost forgot: My phone is GT I9000T. (Just like matt also says).

  255. luisnica98

    March 14, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Neal. I have been moving from v2.3.2 to the latest v2.2.1. I have been experiencing a decrease in signal reception. I used to have 16asu in signal strength inside of my house. (I live outside of the main city). So far i cant get any call while i stay at home (where the signal strength now is 5 asu). I dont have any problem while i stay in the city. Nothing wrong with the service provider ( I compare it with another identical galaxy S). Do you have any idea how to fix this?: Thanks a lot.

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 14, 2011 at 7:09 pm

      @luisnica hi, have you checked with changing the operator as there might be some issues with the operator.

  256. Marc

    March 14, 2011 at 11:17 am


    Thanks for the reply.
    Odin issue solved, need to connect phone first.

    Still issue of the download link: It downloads Froyo 2.2.1. XJWS7



  257. matt

    March 14, 2011 at 9:23 am


    i think I figured it out. i upgraded a Samsung Galaxy i9000T. It looks like that this type of phone uses different frequency. Now, as keen as i am to use Gingerbread, i upgraded my other Samsung Galaxy i9000 (without T) and all runs fine from beginning.

    Therefore, I suppose, it has something to do with the build of those 9000T phones which are not ‘common’.

    Any thoughts are very appreciated. As such, clearly would not recommend at this stage upgrading any 9000T phones to ‘unofficial’ versions.

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 14, 2011 at 7:10 pm

      @matt though this update is for I9000, really no clue about the consequences if flashed this fw in some other phones! Its not advisable as some of the functions might not work well, though the phne looks same!

  258. matt

    March 13, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Still having loads of questions;

    1) While in big cities in New Zealand, all works fine since updating from 2.1u2 to gingerbread,
    2) as soon as i move out of cities, no signal anymore, though, i have second still original samsung I9000 2.1u2 which has good signal coverage and 3g service
    3) what could be the reason? was there a frequency change somehow? why do i get good coverage with 2.1u2 and none coverage at all with gingerbread?
    4) what does the PIT file exactly do?

    Thanks lots

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 14, 2011 at 7:17 am

      @matt PIT file is not responsible here, its just a base file, check with your Network provider for the issue.

  259. Marc

    March 13, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Think something is wrong:

    When I download the Gingerbread as in the link in the top of this artice,
    after unpacking I get totally different files as mentioned in your list:

    The only correct file is the pit file:

    Also, Odin the first field on the left hand side second row does not turn yellow.

    I don’t get it at all…

    Please help!

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 14, 2011 at 7:02 am

      @Marc restart pc, first open Odin, close KIES, put your phone in download mode and then connect with USB while putting Odin on screen… Follow this, you will get through! Do, let me know if there are any issues

  260. Reyaas

    March 13, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    wow, nice article, it is working fine.. thanks for the post

  261. Gautam Gaitonde

    March 13, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Nice post! very helpful.. Hoping for a stable release of 2.3 for SGS soon… ๐Ÿ™‚

  262. Gibran

    March 11, 2011 at 11:35 am

    can i install this in the galaxy S i9003 ???

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 11, 2011 at 11:36 am

      @Gibran no this is only for I 9000.

  263. Prabhpreet Singh

    March 10, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Neal is doing a wonderfull work
    but guys its our own phone afterall
    dont look for the latest but slow fw
    Go for the best fw Like FW: XWJS7

    seriously it undoubtedly the Best Fw i have experienced so far.

    Go For it its 2.2.1 but better than 2.3.2

    Thanks Neal Again

  264. Waqas

    March 10, 2011 at 5:21 am

    the best software ever… thanks dude for helping me out ,,, it took me minutes to install gingerbread in my galaxy s… it works great and many people have been complaining about market but it works just fine,, infact that was the first thing i tried using after installing 2.3.2..
    thanks a ton

  265. Marc

    March 9, 2011 at 7:26 am

    Hey Neal, great job in your tutorial.
    However, my samsung is now freezing a looooot. Swype doesn’t work, mobile data also is out, and it crashed on a number of occasions.
    What’s the best way to go back to 2.2?

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 9, 2011 at 7:40 am

      @marc DO CHECK OUT THE LATEST ARTICLE ON XWJS7 , tht will be perfect as its a stable version

  266. stefano

    March 9, 2011 at 1:47 am

    Hey ricnar I have the 9000B and managed to upgrade to Froyo 2.2, I donยดt use the digital tv part here in Argentina so canยดt cay much about it except it does try to look for channels, shame as its a good idea. Anyway use the I9000BVJJPD firmware also first without pit if it fails use 512 via odin3 v1.0

    • Emilio

      April 20, 2011 at 2:20 am

      No se de donde seas, yo soy de Mendoza y acรก no agarra canales tampoco, pero fui a Bs As (capital federal) y me agarro 7 canales… me querรญa matar ๐Ÿ™‚

  267. Leo Prescott

    March 8, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    windows did say that it was trying to install drivers and then failed… then retried and then it went onto theis kernal panic upload mode…. does this mean i have bricked my phone?

  268. Leo Prescott

    March 8, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    okay so i followed steps exactly…

    it says pass on odin and rebooted fine.. but before it loaded the home screen it now says kernal panic upload mode….

  269. mandeep singh

    March 8, 2011 at 2:28 pm


    your efforts are sincerely appreciated, believe me. when anyone is posting negatively on here it is mainly a channel to vent frustration more than anything else. i’ll look out for the update….

  270. Toni

    March 8, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    @gabe: You should check your APN settings: Go to “Settings” > “Wireless and network” > “Mobile networks” > “Access Point Names”. If you have no APN there, tap the menu button and select “New APN”. Look up the APN settings of your provider on Google. I hope this solves your problem.

  271. gabe

    March 8, 2011 at 11:24 am

    just curious what happens if you forget to take out your sim and ext sd and you flash???? cheers but seriously please help thank you

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 8, 2011 at 11:37 am

      @gabe its juz a precaution..

  272. gabe

    March 8, 2011 at 11:23 am

    just flashed asian fw still nothing??????

  273. gabe

    March 8, 2011 at 11:12 am

    so whats wrong no matter what firmware i flash 2.3.2 or 2.2.1 it all works great but still no 3g capabilities absolutely none no packet data what so ever????? any ideas?? should i try the asian firmware?????? please help no matter what i do i cant get my phone to function as normal please i just want to be able to use the internet??? thanks

  274. gabe

    March 8, 2011 at 10:41 am

    i just want to check im doing it right so when you flash xxjpy you use the 512 pit from samfirmware and you download the xxjpu.rar file from samfirmware unrar it it then becomes a zip file and then in odin you put the 512 pit in the pit section and the zip file in the pda section??????

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 8, 2011 at 10:56 am

      @gabe correct

  275. gabe

    March 8, 2011 at 10:36 am

    also if i try to use the option: apply sdcard:

    it just says: Install from sdcard…

    finding update package…

    opening update package…

    verifying update package…

    E:failed to open /mnt/ internal_sd/ (no such file or directory)

    E: signiture verification failed

    installation aborted.

    please help thank you

  276. gabe

    March 8, 2011 at 10:31 am

    hi mate so heres whare im at i followed your advice and tried to flash xxjpu then xxjpy in that order flashed xxjpu no problems then tried to flash xxjpy and no problems in odin but when rebooting it goes into recovery mode and says

    E: cant mount/ dev/ block/ st110

    (invalid argument)

    E: copy_dbdata_media: cant mount DBDATA:

    your storage not prepared yet, please use UI me nu for format and reboot actions.

    copy media content failed.

    and when i try reboot or factory reset or clear cache or format sd-card then reboot it doesnt get past the boot animation and then just vibrates?????? please heeeeeeeeeelp thank you appreciate it.

    australian sgs GT-I9000 fully unlocked

  277. mandeep singh

    March 8, 2011 at 10:26 am


    my issue seems to have been “swept under the carpet”

    any news on a fix for the browser? Surely I cannot be the only person who has issues streaming…!

    something interesting i found, when I go to the normal sky sports website the videos stream, however the mobile sky sports site doesnt allow me to view the video clips (it did on froyo 2.2).

    i have read some feedback from other people on the samefirmware site who have said the browser is poor. perhaps there is a fundamental issue with the browser.

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 8, 2011 at 10:57 am

      hey mandeep, we are here to serve you, we are working on addressing all the issues at just one time, kindly give us sometime, today we are coming out with a new firmware post, so keep watching this space.

  278. Joel Varon

    March 8, 2011 at 4:16 am

    Hi Neal,

    After I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 and it runs smoothly, again a big thanks brother, In fact i have my previous comments 4 days ago and its really fantastic. But I noticed the battery easily drained. Did someone ever also observed ? Neal do you have any recommendations?

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 8, 2011 at 9:07 am

      @Joel yes battery issue has been reported, will come up with a new article so that all the people who didn’t liked the beta build of Gingerbread can go back to an all new Froyo stable built.

  279. luisnica98

    March 7, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    emm: the zip file is fine. It must be something wrong with your pc or the winrar or winzip. i recomend you to reinstall one of this programs; then try to unzip, writing down the password, word by word.

  280. Umer Chaudhry

    March 7, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Hi there Neal, once again thanks for the cool update you have given us. Apart from SWYPE, I am facing couple of other things the MAPS is not working it does open but does not show any maps and 2nd thing though it just happened only 2-3 times but still is concerning, THE MOBILE SWITCHED OFF when trying to open MAPS specially.

    Can you help me out here.


  281. ricnar

    March 7, 2011 at 11:53 am

    i cannot update mi galaxy i9000b with this froyos or gingerbread of general i9000, my galaxy is i9000b and have tv digital, if i update with the general firmware I lost this feature.

    Samsung put effort and update your i9000b model too


  282. toni

    March 7, 2011 at 10:48 am

    @Neal Pradeep: i have a question concerning flashing back to froyo. Why do you recommend flashing xxjpu first and not xxjpy directly?
    thanks, toni

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 7, 2011 at 10:51 am

      good question, actually the first version of 2.2, 2.2.1 and the 2.3.2 are the base versions and rest all the versions are the updated versions, so unless and untill the base version is not flashed you can’t flash with just update, so is why i mention to flash with JPU first and then update JPY.

  283. Richard Radley

    March 7, 2011 at 10:37 am

    I have done everything you have said and it has taken over an hour 2 do this fucking upgrade and it is still going. I have a bad feeling it has fucked my phone. Please Help me out here……………….

  284. emm

    March 7, 2011 at 8:57 am

    @luisnica98: i downloaded the gingerbread zip file over again, and when i now give the password it extract almost untill the end and then i get: winzip encouradged problems during…. so i still cant update!!! someone help!

  285. Neal Pradeep

    March 7, 2011 at 5:48 am

    @gabe you can flash XXJPU from here which will be the best and then you can opt for the most stable XXJPY, but first follow the procedure from the below link and then XXJPY One,

  286. gabe

    March 7, 2011 at 5:44 am

    hi mate thanks i guess i will have to wait till proper release but in the mean time would like to flash back to the fastest most stable version of 2.2.1 so i can use 3g in the mean time but there are so many options i see that you have published alot of the tutorials so thought id just ask the master which is the best????

    keeping in mind my handset is australian???? thank you really

  287. gabe

    March 7, 2011 at 4:56 am

    hi mate first of all id like to say thank you for this tutorial i followed instructions to the letter and it worked love the new interface and speed etc BUT i have lost all 3g capabilities i have no internet anything that requires data network just wont connect i had absolutely no issues prior to installing new fw but have left it for two days to see if it would right itself etc have double checked all phone and network settings and shut down any apps that might hinder packet data usage and still nothing wifi is fine calls and text fine but no 3gโ€ฆ..please can you help and if not can you tell me official release date for 2.3.2??? much appreciated

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 7, 2011 at 5:10 am

      There is still no confirmation of 2.3.2 officially

  288. luisnica98

    March 6, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    emm: for the password right down letter by letter. Dont copy and paste (some times doing this doesnt work for me).

  289. Kolbeinsson

    March 6, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    I NEED THE FLASH PLAYER AS WELL AS WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER (Windows Mobile) on my new Galaxy S GT-I9000.
    Need also Quick Player. All this in order to watch news programs on the web. Are you able to help? Please advise. Sigurd Kolbdinson/Copenhagen/Denmark

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 7, 2011 at 5:09 am

      @Kolbeinsson you can make use of Real Player as Windows media player is not available as of now for Android.

  290. emm

    March 6, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Yes i know, im downloaden 2.3.2 now again from the site and gonna try it again,, i dont understand why the password doesnt work with me

  291. emm

    March 6, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    yes i know, but it doesnt work i downloaded the gingerbread file from this page and trying the password i typed before but it doenst work! what can i do about it?

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 6, 2011 at 7:29 pm

      every single user who has flashed their phone with 2.3.2 has downloaded the file, added the correct password to it and it worked, only for you its not working, kindly try the same correctly

  292. Prabhpreet Singh

    March 6, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    ok thanks bro once again.

  293. emm

    March 6, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    I am typing this pass: when they ask password, but it doesnt extract the file, please help, sorry but its important!

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 6, 2011 at 7:19 pm

      hi there, sorry for the trouble but the password is the same which you are trying, even the target website mentions the same.

  294. emm

    March 6, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Password: says the last line but if i will extract the gingerbread zip file the password is incorrect, so wich one do you guys use!? please help! i dont have a phone now because im trying to install this!!! please

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 6, 2011 at 7:13 pm

      hey pls enter all in small letters, even the target site has mentioned the password below the table with the ##mark, kindly refer the same there too…

  295. Prabhpreet Singh

    March 6, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    so the fw 2.2.1 whaich u r telling me is it the OFFICIAL fw

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 6, 2011 at 7:13 pm

      @prabhpreet yes

  296. Prabhpreet Singh

    March 6, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    hi Neal Pradeep
    just wanted to know that im still using ur fw 2.3.2 and its superb.
    now if i want to downgrade to the OFFICIAL fw, is that possible.

    just because my frnd told me that its not possible to downgrade or upgrade to OFFICIAL firmware.

    please tell me now.

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 6, 2011 at 6:43 pm

      hey prabhpreet, you can very well go back to the version but here you need to be careful while flashing as f you want to go back to 2.2.1 version which is previous version of 2.3.2, you need to flash with XXJPU firmware which we have already covered earlier here

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 6, 2011 at 6:45 pm

      be rest assured, do let us know if we could be of any help to you in firmware changes!

  297. Neal Pradeep

    March 6, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    HI DANIEL, you can root your galaxy s by following the procedure in the below link,

  298. emm

    March 6, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    what is the password?? Please react soon please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 6, 2011 at 6:27 pm

      password is mentioned in the last line of the article, kindly refer the same

      • mr gabo

        June 25, 2011 at 2:53 am

        wouldn’t it be easier for everyone iff you just told the flippin password you stooge.

  299. Daniel Wood

    March 6, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    What app should i use to root? i have been trying z4root, but it just hangs.

  300. Onur

    March 6, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    I found the firmware file after enter the true password to rar file. You don’t need to add that file, thanks.

  301. Onur

    March 6, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    I didn’t find this file?

    DO you add please?


  302. ricnar

    March 6, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    I think you need complete the froyo update first in argentina the three operators claro personal and movistar have 2.1 eclair in march 2011, and no signs of update to Froyo.


  303. Josef

    March 6, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Hi Neal.
    Errorless. I thank you for your advice.

  304. Daniel Wood

    March 6, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    hey neal, great job. i am quite a noob to this, but you made it quite easy for me. Am i able to root my phone now with 2.3 loaded. or is there a way to still be able to use root needing apps? thanks

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 6, 2011 at 4:31 pm

      hey daniel by loading 2.3.2 your device will not be rooted, you need to root the device separately!

  305. Chris Loughnane

    March 6, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    cheers ๐Ÿ™‚

  306. i9000

    March 6, 2011 at 11:15 am

    hey neal whats new with the gingerbread upgrade as compared to the 2.2.1

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 6, 2011 at 11:25 am

      better ui and better speed with few tweaks here and there!

  307. kosteek

    March 6, 2011 at 10:39 am

    hi where is the PIT file i can find it?????????????????

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 6, 2011 at 11:25 am

      hi pit file is there in the article.

  308. kosteek

    March 6, 2011 at 10:24 am

    hi. is ther the animation power off like in nexsus ??????????

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 6, 2011 at 11:26 am

      No, Nexus S boot up screen is still not embedded in the 2.3.2 update.

  309. Robby

    March 5, 2011 at 10:38 pm


    I got my sgs with 2.1.
    Then started my web quest for fw upgrades. one day I stumbled upon this site and since then I have upgraded my fw each time there’s a new one.
    They pretty much work in the first try. The tutorial is simple and perfect. Best site for android upgrades. Me a loyal follower now.
    U guys need to upgrade carefully and follow the guidelines like bible. I am sure there wont be a problem in upgrading.
    Thanks neal for his awesome upgrades.
    I will wait for the bug fixes to upgrade to 2.3 ๐Ÿ™‚

  310. Shehab

    March 5, 2011 at 9:49 pm


    Can i undo all of manual updating and revert my phone to the state i got the phone with?
    with all the pre-installed apps?!

    thank you.

  311. Shehab

    March 5, 2011 at 7:09 pm


    The upgrade to Gingerbread 2.3 fixed my problem from the disappeared Market app on my phone, i got my Samsung GTI9000 from Egypt-Cairo so it had a alternative to the Market app with something called SlideME 4.0.

    so i sincerely thank you with all my heart:)

    i just have two concerns i can’t find any Arabic support for the Android 2.3 there is no languages options anymore and i can’t type in Arabic as well.
    so shall i wait for Google to update this firmware issues?
    and when i am connected to Kies it says “this firmware cannot be updated”
    what is that about?

    and thank you again.

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 6, 2011 at 4:04 am

      thanks for your appreciation, you can go to locale and text and can choose the region to change the language.

  312. minh

    March 5, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Hi Neal, nice post for us galaxy S users.

    I have 2 problems, one which was SIM card which was similar to matts problem which I solved by re-flashing, but I still could not use my 3G connection to get online even after flashing 3 times, following the exact step in your guide. Do you experience that problem as well?

    In any case, Ill revert back to froyo first and wait for a better/really official version of gingerbread.

    Thanks for the help and the post!

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 5, 2011 at 4:43 pm

      Hey minh, sorry to hear that but am not facing any issues with 3G as am already using Vodafone’s 3G on it.

      I advise you to follow the procedure to flash XXJPU for your device which is a much more stable build for 2.2.1 and is perfect with no problems being reported till now!

      Check with the below link and follow the procedure to flash,

  313. mandeep singh

    March 5, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    kinda neal,

    i don’t want to go back to an older version so ill try re-flashing with is firmware. any ideas when 2.3.3 will be available? ๐Ÿ™‚

  314. mandeep singh

    March 5, 2011 at 1:37 pm


    is it possible that the default browser could be corrupt? the reason i say this is because it has been playing up a little since the firmware upgrade. is there a way of installing the default browser?

  315. matt

    March 5, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    hi neal

    just updated and all went ok. now i lost connection to my carrier completely. Vodafone NZ. Made sure that the sim card is ok and it works in other galaxy phone. going to wireless network operators search is not displaying any operators.

    mmm, lost..

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 5, 2011 at 12:35 pm

      sorry to hear that, kindly visit your nearest Vodafone NZ Official Store to get more help!

  316. gabe

    March 5, 2011 at 9:41 am

    thanks mate giving it a go now….appreciated

  317. Sail

    March 5, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Hi Neal

    Followed your instructs and upgraded to Gingerbread 2.3.2. with no problems at all !!!

    Really appreciate your post and a big thank you.

    I have not noticed any performance issues except for SWYPE not working. Will wait for your update.

    I installed the Gingerbread keyboard. It seems to be working fine, but do you suggest I remove it?

    Also are there any cons to rooting my phone? I read in another post that preinstalled SWYPE like in my SGS can be removed after rooting.

    Pls advice.

    And THANKS once again. Really appreciate all your help.


    • Neal Pradeep

      March 5, 2011 at 8:55 am

      Its only requested to root your device if you wish to explore the device and wish to try something new with the device, though its a risky process i would not recommend for a non-developer user or the one who is an amateur as its a risky process.

      thanks for your appreciation

      You are free to use any applications, apps are build to be tried, so go ahead install and enjoy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  318. Umer Chaudhry

    March 5, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Thanks Neal, will be waiting for the update….

  319. gabe

    March 5, 2011 at 8:39 am

    hi neal did everything as per instructions, and when i hit start in odin an error popped up and my only option was to press ok. now my phone has been connected and in recovery mode for an hour and all that is displayed in the odin message window is:

    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..

    and my phone is still in download mode. what do i do?????? please help and thank you for your tutorial im very excited to have new fw. does my phone have to be rooted or unrooted?? please help i have no phone thanks

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 5, 2011 at 8:57 am

      oops! sorry to see that your phone is messed up now, just pull off the battery and plugin again, go into the download mode and then repeat the procedure mentioned above.

      there’s no condition, rooted/non rooted phone user can update the phone by following the above procedure.

  320. corey

    March 5, 2011 at 6:54 am

    Hi Neal
    you have done a good job, thanks for your time and effort in explaining the upgrade!
    made real simple and easy to understand,
    i will be waiting for the next update
    i presume you will also have step by step instructions on that

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 5, 2011 at 6:56 am

      yes corey, surely we will post the step by step tutorial

  321. Umer Chaudhry

    March 5, 2011 at 5:34 am

    Hey everyone, just got it perfectly installed and its great !!! just one exception, swype function is not working in keyboard. I have selected swype for INPUT METHOD but when i type something it just does not work.
    Is this a bug in this version? if not can anyone help me out pls.

    Quadrant is 1025, mobile is really zippy and smooth. ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Neal Pradeep

      March 5, 2011 at 5:39 am

      hi umer, a bug has been detected for some of the users that swype is not working but soon in the next update it will be solved.

  322. Joel Varon

    March 5, 2011 at 5:00 am

    brother neal,


    thanks a lot.

  323. Prabhpreet Singh

    March 5, 2011 at 4:14 am

    same problem like ayush

  324. Daniel

    March 5, 2011 at 1:28 am

    Thanks Neal. Will it be available over the air under the new settings>about phone>software update section? Or will I have to go through the same process in the post above again? If I have to do the same process as above again and all data will be wiped, I’m gunna wait 10 days before installing all of my apps back again. thanks again

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 5, 2011 at 5:40 am

      as of now since its not officially released by KIES, you will not be able to update the same via OTA method but you will have to flash the same via the Odin flash method. Keep watching this space to get the latest updates on the new version.

  325. M Salman

    March 5, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Hi i have a problem i m trying to upgrade my galaxy s in download mode when i connect with usb cable its always display on my pc ” USB Device not Recognized ”.
    have any one of this solution then rply me as soon as possible

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 5, 2011 at 5:37 am

      yes salman its actually bug discovered for some of the users, not to worry, it will be solved asap! in the next update which is on the way within the next 10 days

  326. AYUSH

    March 4, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    everything is gud but i dnt knw y swype is not working…after upgrading…


    • Neal Pradeep

      March 5, 2011 at 5:41 am

      hi ayush, there is a bug and it will be solved probably in the next update.

  327. Bassel Khair

    March 4, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    please can i know if this update have ARABIC support

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 5, 2011 at 5:38 am

      hi, yes the arabic support is very well there, you can go to languages and select the same

  328. AYUSH

    March 4, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    hey neal thnx man thnx a lot my probs r solved now n m using gingerbread 2.3.2 now….\m/

  329. Daniel

    March 4, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    You are AMAZING!!! Thanks so much for this post. I’ve been trying forever to upgrade from 2.1… I even took it into the Hong Kong Samsung Office and they said they couldn’t upgrade it for me and needed to charge me 1000 HKD+ to change the board because it was rooted at one point.. What garbage!

    Quick question though, does swipe work after you upgrade? I can’t get mine to work… it just beeps at me when I try to swipe input, like there is nothing in the swipe dictionary or something. I also got the message “The Swype Package you installed is configured for another device and will operate with limited functionality”

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 4, 2011 at 7:16 pm

      hey daniel, thanks for your appreciation! Swype has some issues! but will be solved in the next available update which will be releases from 10 days from now!

  330. Prabhpreet Singh

    March 4, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    the video player is sometime very close.
    please solve it brother.

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 4, 2011 at 6:49 pm

      oops!! if there are more problems then you can switch to XXJPU which is mentioned here on how to flash, follow the instructions and then move on to XXJPY 2.2.1 you will not face any issues as its the most stable v in terms of btry n other parameters!

  331. Rahul Dabas

    March 4, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    hey neal .. i read all d comments n the instructions carefully
    firstly i d appreciate you for the awesome job u r doing wid the firmware ๐Ÿ™‚

    what i wanna know is .. is this the official sgs 2.3 version ??
    also are der any known issues with the firmware??

    i m plannin to switch plz reply asap
    thanks .. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 4, 2011 at 6:48 pm

      hey rahul, yes there are some minor issues though works perfect, you can switch to it, if you like it then you can stay on it or else you have an option to switch back to any fw, am always here to help you guys! ๐Ÿ™‚
      So, be happy and taste the new version!! :

  332. Prabhpreet Singh

    March 4, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    hey neal
    i use this fw but im facing some problems
    please try to resolve it

    1) When i try to switch off my phone for the first time, after closing logo displayed my my does not switch off and something is written on the left top.
    its displaying

    then i remove the battary and restart again.
    after then it does nt show.

    is there any problem?

    2) my phone get slow after upgrading.

  333. mandeep singh

    March 4, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    it is definately not an issue with BBC servers or skyports servers…! that I can assure you. everything was working fine prior to flashing to the new rom.

    I rang t-mobile (who were helpless) and also samsung (the tech guy told me to update the kernel via the xda developers site). I have no idea how to update a kernel so i dont want to risk. streaming was fine on 2.2.1.

    please please try to solve this for me!

  334. mandeep singh

    March 4, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Kidda Neal,

    I it seems like I am the only person who is having a problem with the streaming, therefore I have decided to flash the firmware again with the same 2.3.2, just incase there is a conflict of some sort which is causing the issue. I am not concerned about losing any applications.

    before I go ahead, can you tell me:

    – what options I need to select in ODIN to do a complete reinstall
    – what options (if any) should I select in recovery mode after the reinstall
    – should I do a factory reset or not


    • Neal Pradeep

      March 4, 2011 at 3:14 pm

      its not required actually!! it would be my personal advice tht don’t flash again as the file system is of no fault and shouldn’t be blamed!! ๐Ÿ™‚ there might be probs with the servers of bbc..

  335. luisnica98

    March 4, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Thank you very much Neal. I trusted you and I have updated my SGS GT I9000T cellphone. Everything is working very good (so far). I love how fast it works. just 1 thing: I have not noticed difference with the battery usage. It drains fast when I turn on WiFi.(let say from 100% to 70% with 1 hour usage). And again thanks a lot.

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 4, 2011 at 2:35 pm

      thanks for your appreciation, do let us know if there are any clarifications.

  336. Prabhpreet Singh

    March 4, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    i just ask because all my data are still there…

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 4, 2011 at 2:18 pm

      sure no issues, if you want then you can go to recovery mode and then you can probably delete all the cache!

  337. Prabhpreet Singh

    March 4, 2011 at 2:04 pm


    do i need to factory reset now.

    just because i have my same pics and videos in the gallaries which i have in 2.2
    but all the apps are deleted now.

    tell me…..

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 4, 2011 at 2:09 pm

      no not required of any resets, you can enjoy your new software firmware now! ๐Ÿ™‚

  338. Prabhpreet Singh

    March 4, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    its done now,
    but what is the password for I9000XWJV1.rar file
    when i try to unzip it ask me to enter the password.

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 4, 2011 at 1:35 pm

      Password is mentioned at the bottom of the post.

  339. Prabhpreet Singh

    March 4, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    should i removed my battery and try again with inserting the sim card

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 4, 2011 at 1:20 pm

      yes try it again! coz am too really confused to see that unusual situation of 6 ID COM blocks glowing, neither i have experienced before nor heard of it

  340. Prabhpreet Singh

    March 4, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    no but i removed my sim card after switch off.

    i have an airtel connection and its sim free

  341. mandeep singh

    March 4, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Neal yaar,

    any news on a fix for the stream? just to refresh your memory, I cannot stream video on sites like BBC and skysports, youtube works ok.


    • Neal Pradeep

      March 4, 2011 at 1:15 pm

      there might be some issue with the site itself!

  342. Prabhpreet Singh

    March 4, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    neel please tell me what to do now.
    im waiting for reply

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 4, 2011 at 1:13 pm

      is your phone operator locked?

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 4, 2011 at 1:14 pm

      which odin version are u using?

  343. Prabhpreet Singh

    March 4, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    yaar actly i hav removed my sim card also as u written on ur blog
    should i re insert it again
    tell me the way becouse there is a downloading displaying on my phone

  344. Prabhpreet Singh

    March 4, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    yaar actly i hav removed my sim card also as u written on ur blog
    should i re insert it again

  345. Prabhpreet Singh

    March 4, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    yes 6 id com

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 4, 2011 at 12:57 pm

      dat’s an unusual situation? is your phone operator locked? have you entered into the download mode?

  346. Prabhpreet Singh

    March 4, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    im trying to upgrade but i have got 6 box filled with yellow color.
    what is that.
    0:[com23] 1:[com4] 2:[com6] 3:[com14] 4:[com7] 5:[com16]

    please jaldi batao

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 4, 2011 at 12:50 pm

      6 yellow blocks?

  347. Prabhpreet Singh

    March 4, 2011 at 11:17 am

    one thing more do i need to factory reset after download latest 2.3.2 fw just like official 2.2 froyo.

  348. Prabhpreet Singh

    March 4, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Hey Neal Brother.
    u r doing such a fantastic work.
    i have read all the comments and u works great.
    please tell me one thing.
    if i upgrade my sgs to 2.3.2 now, and if i want to downgrade it to previous fw 2.2.
    is it possible?
    if yes please show me the way to downgrade it.

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 4, 2011 at 11:15 am

      hey prabhpreet singh thanks for your appreciation!! yes you can very well go back but there is a procedure for it. Do let me know when you wish to g back so that i will assist you then.

      • Ahmed A Gad

        April 11, 2011 at 1:02 pm

        Hello Neal , i would like to know the procedures to go back to 2.2 on the i9000 , also i need to know how to root the 2.3.2 version.

        My phone details :

        Model number GT-i9000
        Frimware Version : 2.3.2
        Baseband : I9000xxjve
        Kernel :
        root@dell101 #2

        Ahmed A Gad

        • Neal Pradeep

          April 11, 2011 at 1:08 pm

          @ahmed you can install 2.3.3 XXJVK and then you can root the same. Don’t root 2.3.2 as it has some bugs

      • Eddy

        June 9, 2011 at 2:16 pm

        i want to go back to Android 2.2??????????????

  349. Neal Pradeep

    March 4, 2011 at 5:52 am

    @ayush, have you ever seen the download mode in your phone? If despite trying hard u are not unable to get into download mode then you will have to follow the below procedure to get download mode,

  350. Aadi

    March 4, 2011 at 4:23 am

    pretty good but some of my previous applications doesn’t work on 2.2.3.

    Some of them r…… Psxdroid emulator, spiderman hd.

  351. mil

    March 3, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    2.3.2 i9000xxjve never install that one cause u will be stack on it like the download screen will not show up down volume home turn on even if u install super user on the phone wont work so i dont know how to fix it now and i dont care

  352. AYUSH

    March 3, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    oops!!got passward…

    but still my phn is not cuming in download mode….

  353. AYUSH

    March 3, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    thnx neal..

    while extracting files its asking 4 a password……n i cant find password..

    n i dnt know why my phn is not cuming in download mode..

    neal help me out man..


  354. luisnica98

    March 3, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Neal, you recoment to use odin v1.3 to do the update, however it can be found found a most recent version of odin like the v1.82. Does it make any difference using a different odin version?. Thanks.

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 3, 2011 at 7:36 pm

      it doesn’t matter actually!! though i have to use any one, so i recommend the one which i use rather than telling you which i haven’t!

  355. rjbharath

    March 3, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Got it flashed. Thanks man. works great for now.

  356. mandeep singh

    March 3, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Neal Yaar,

    I will be patient and wait for the next upgrade….


    • zain

      May 22, 2011 at 10:12 am

      when the next upgrade comes out how to i get it off my phone

      • Neal Pradeep

        May 22, 2011 at 11:08 am

        @zain we will update you with the same! keep tuned to

  357. mandeep singh

    March 3, 2011 at 10:24 am


    not sure if this will help solve the problem but these are the details of my phone:

    baseband = I9000XXJVE
    kernel = root@DELL1-1 #2

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 3, 2011 at 10:42 am

      juz wait for a day or two!! if there’s any problem with skysports streaming then we will be able to figure it out!

  358. mandeep singh

    March 3, 2011 at 10:15 am

    i dont understand what it could be then? youtube works fine, but i cannot stream the clips on nor can i stream any clips on bbc.

    this is very frustrating…!!

    neal yaar, you need to help me man : -))

  359. mandeep singh

    March 3, 2011 at 10:11 am

    yes I have tried with WIFI, not working. also called t-mobile who advised me to do a factory reset.

    not sure what to do now. am thinking of flashing back to 2.2.1… ๐Ÿ™

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 3, 2011 at 10:12 am


    • Neal Pradeep

      March 3, 2011 at 10:12 am

      coz its surely not an issue with fw as am able to use it very well!!

  360. Neal Pradeep

    March 3, 2011 at 10:05 am

    @mandeep yes that will be kool but have you checked with WiFi?

  361. mandeep singh

    March 3, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Youtube is working fine, its strange… I am with T-Mobile. I am wondering if it is a settings issue? maybe I need to contact t-mobile to re-configure some settings…. I will give them a call.

    so you can watch the video’s on bbc and skysports? lucky ๐Ÿ™

  362. Neal Pradeep

    March 3, 2011 at 9:49 am

    am on Voda 3G, working perfectly on my phone!!
    have u tried any other site like YouTube?

  363. mandeep singh

    March 3, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Kidda Neal,

    OK, so I have gone to recovery mode and cleared the cache partition and also did another option (i think it is like a factory reset). I have reinstalled flashplayer but am still having streaming issues.

    try this, go to and try to stream one of the video clips. also you can try a video on the bbc mobile site. they are not working for me.

    any ideas?

    many thanks

  364. AYUSH

    March 3, 2011 at 6:48 am

    Neal: Exact Model is Galaxy S I9000T Firmware 2.1-update1. Can I upgrade to Gingerbread?


    • Neal Pradeep

      March 3, 2011 at 7:12 am

      yes ayush you can upgrade!

  365. AYUSH

    March 3, 2011 at 6:46 am

    where cn i find the files which i hv to fill in PDA, PHONE, CSC??


    • Neal Pradeep

      March 3, 2011 at 7:12 am

      its mentioned in the article!please read it carefully

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 3, 2011 at 7:23 am

      after downloading the firmware file of 200+ MB, you will have to unzip it and where you will find all the three files

      • Mirza Anugerah

        May 25, 2011 at 3:38 pm

        need password to unzip ..what the password dude?

        • Neal Pradeep

          May 26, 2011 at 5:59 am

          @mirza its mentione din the post!

        • hassan

          October 2, 2011 at 12:52 am

          cant see the password in the post yar !

          • NeaL Pradeep

            October 3, 2011 at 2:12 pm

            you can update with the XXJVS 2.3.5 firmware!

  366. johny

    March 3, 2011 at 1:28 am

    Hi Neal,

    I am having a couple of problems with this flashing,firstly when I select USB option there is one option missing * Ask on Connection*.

    When I select USB mode for some reason I can see E: and F: drives but its coming up as empty and I cannot transfer data between comp and phone.

    Apart form that I am missing all the apps on Samsung Apps store.
    I am getting quadrant score of 990-1050.

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 3, 2011 at 7:15 am

      to get the phone as a drive option, you need not select the usb mode, even in the normal mode you can explore the same!

  367. Mandeep Singh

    March 2, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Kidda Neal,

    Here are some problems i have encountered so far:

    I cannot stream video on the default web browser (I have flashplayer installed)
    Default web browser freezes sometimes
    Keyboard freezes sometimes (I installed the gingerbread keyboard from market)
    Picture added to contact appears grainy after a little while, initially it appears OK
    Generally a bit laggy…!

    Any suggestions to improve the above would be greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 3, 2011 at 7:17 am

      have u installed flash player 10.1 don’t use the gingerbread keyboard, it messes up the phone!! go to recovery mode and clear the cache!! but in this process all data will be lost so back up and then clear the cache!! hoping tht problems will be solved as at my end there are no such problems found! Do let me know if there are any problems!

  368. luisnica98

    March 2, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Neal: Exact Model is Galaxy S I9000T Firmware 2.1-update1. Can I upgrade to Gingerbread? Thanks a lot

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 3, 2011 at 7:18 am

      hey luisnica, yes you can update your device, go ahead!

  369. Jithin

    March 2, 2011 at 7:51 pm


    one more thing i ve run de quadrant standard benchmark test and my score is 920…does dat depends????plss help

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 3, 2011 at 7:17 am

      no quadrant rank depends on the apps which you have installed. as per the mentioned quad. ranks here, its perfect no problems!

  370. Jithin

    March 2, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Hii friends,

    can sumone help me with this issue.i bought my sgs as a second hand one.i am also new to this android stuff.when i bought it,it has got android was really very slow and usually it also get stuck in i changed it to 2.2 and now its baseband version is I9000XXJP2 and kernel version is
    root@sep-52 #1 and build number is GT-I9000-eng 2.2 MASTER 332 test-keys.332
    now also it gets hang sum tyme.but de speed is good compared to earlier version.does de same thing happens to your handset also or is it the problem with my set alone.i ve got sum warranty period left..whether i shud check with the service centre or sumthin…or if am changing my firmware again will de problem resolve…PLSS SUMONE HELP ME WITH THIS ISSUE…will it gets ok if am updatin it with gingerbread….THXX IN ADVANCE…

  371. luisnica98

    March 2, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Neal: My phone is Galaxy S GT I9000, but I still have firmware 2.1. Can I upgrade directly to 2.3.2?

  372. mandeep singh

    March 2, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Neal yaar,

    thanks. I am using this site, and in particular, your posts, for flashing my phone, so i must thank you as your step by step guides have enabled me to successfully flash my phone on a few occassions. is there any way to subscribe so that when you release a new post I am notified via email? currently I am just checking randomly…!

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 2, 2011 at 4:28 pm

      hey mandeep, thanks for your appreciation. You can subscribe to email alerts from the main page after which you will receive all the latest email updates from our side.

      Stay tuned to

  373. amir

    March 2, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    download 2.3

    • Neal Pradeep

      March 3, 2011 at 7:22 am

      yes amir you can download and flash the same, do let me know if you face any problems!

  374. Neal Pradeep

    March 2, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    the link which you have mentioned shows the nexus s kernel but its not the final and the stable buid, but the XWJV1 which is mentioned here is one of the stable buids!!

    Expect Nexus one kernel in the coming updates!!
    stay tuned to android advices

  375. mandeep singh

    March 2, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Kidda Neal,

    This firmware version does not come with the gingerbread keyboard, why is that? I thought that would be something standard.

    Also, i found the following video on youtube, which shows the samsung galaxy s running with the nexus kernel. Do you know what the kernel file is/does? it would seem as though it changes the GUI.

    I would like to see that interface on my phone sgs…! ๐Ÿ™‚


  376. mandeep singh

    March 2, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    thanks yaar

  377. mandeep singh

    March 2, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Hello Neal,

    thanks for the tutorial and video. can I ask, does the andriod market work with this version of 2.3? I saw a similar file from samfirmware (which is apparently polish) and they say the market doesnt work. can you confirm please?


    • Neal Pradeep

      March 2, 2011 at 12:45 pm

      yes the android market place works

      • Giorgos

        April 9, 2011 at 2:08 pm

        Hello there.Thanks for the new firmware its amazing.But i have problem with market place,I cant download apps.any idea?Thnx

        • Neal Pradeep

          April 9, 2011 at 2:12 pm

          @Giorgos just wait for sometime, the Market will be up as it needs some critical files to get updated which requires few minutes!!

        • Giorgos

          April 9, 2011 at 2:20 pm

          My bad!its work perfect.need restart before start the first download.Thank you!

      • jack

        June 20, 2011 at 1:11 pm

        hello Neal,
        i started the upgrade and got to step 5 and thats where it all stopped! the progress bar didnt show me anything and the follwoing is all i got in the message box:
        Odin v.3 engine (ID:36)..
        File analysis..
        Enter CS for MD5..
        Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
        Please wait..
        Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
        Leave CS..
        Enter CS for MD5..
        Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
        Please wait..
        Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
        Leave CS..
        Enter CS for MD5..
        Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
        Please wait..
        Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
        Leave CS..
        it’s been stuck for 15 minutes!!
        any suggestions??
        i’m not sure whats going to happen now since i’m going to turn my phone off!! i hope it will start normally!

        • Justina

          August 2, 2011 at 6:34 pm

          I got the same problem but waited for more than 2 hrs…
          my phone is still working though!!!
          But will like to get a solution to this problem plz!!!

          • NeaL Pradeep

            August 3, 2011 at 12:41 pm

            waht issue you are facing>?

        • dhagash patel

          August 19, 2011 at 5:00 pm

          AFTER ROOT YOR PHONE u first remove yor datacabel form your phone than open odin after shift your mobile to download mode after u canect with u can c ID:com’s in Yalow now i fill PIT,BOOTLODER,PDA,PHONE,CSE.AFTER u clik on strat.

        • pratham

          September 1, 2011 at 12:05 pm

          same problem…

        • Ali

          September 3, 2011 at 6:14 am

          I’m having the same problem. Did u find a solution?

          • NeaL Pradeep

            September 3, 2011 at 12:29 pm

            you need to update with the Ginglerbread 2.3.4

        • Ali

          September 3, 2011 at 6:21 am

          This is where it keeps sticking and not going forward, the message screen on Odin looks like this –

          Odin v.3 engine (ID:5)..
          File analysis..
          Enter CS for MD5
          Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
          Please wait..

          • NeaL Pradeep

            September 3, 2011 at 12:29 pm

            kindly get the ADMIN Privileges on your computer!

        • Ali

          September 3, 2011 at 4:20 pm

          Thanks NeaL! Updated 2.3.4 and worked perfect! Thanks for getting back to me

    • tuljajatul

      April 1, 2011 at 8:23 am

      Thanks Neal, you are a genius! Gingerbread working beautifully, without hitches.

    • KP

      June 21, 2011 at 8:40 am

      Hi! Thank you Neal. I am totally agree that you are a genius. At first, my galaxy s was in gingerbread 2.3.4 in original package. Then, It was spoiled. Later I were only able to download 2.1 firmware. Today, I am happy because my phone is in Gingerbread again!

      Thank you!

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