Update Samsung Galaxy S I9000 to Gingerbread Android 2.3.2

Procedure to install Gingerbread 2.3.2 version

1. After downloading the Gingerbread 2.3.2 and PIT 512 files on your computer, switch off your phone, take out the sim card and the memory card if any and then switch on the phone in the download mode which can be done by holding down the Volume Down button + the Home key button (the middle button). While holding these both buttons, you need to switch ON your device.

download mode

2. After entering the phone in the download mode, you will have to ensure that you have closed all the KIES components in your computer like KIES tray agent, KIES etc. Now after entering into the download mode, you will see a green screen as shown below. After this, open the Odin which you have downloaded from the above link in your computer.

KIES 2

3. Now, after opening the Odin, connect the USB to your phone and as soon as you do so, a yellow block will be coming up in the Odin’s ID:COMP option as shown below.

Odin 3 1.3

4. Next up as soon as you see that ID:COMP block turning yellow it means that all the required drivers have been successfully installed in your phone. Now, you will have to fill in other options like PIT, PDA, Phone and CSC.

In PIT option select the 512 PIT file which you have downloaded,

In PDA, select the file “CODE_I9000XWJV1_CL31216_REV03_user_mid_noship.tar.md5”

In Phone, select the file “MODEM_I9000XXJVE.tar.md5” and

In CSC, select the file “GT-I9000-MULTI-CSC-OXXJV1.tar.md5”

Note: Apart from other options, no other options should be selected, like you should not check the option “Re boot”, “DUMP” and also “Debug En”, select the options which are “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time”. Double check all the parameters carefully before proceeding to flash.

5. After entering all the parameters as mentioned above, click on “Start” after which it will take around 5-7 minutes while the file system and the files get loaded in the phone. Note that you don’t plug out the USB cable or interrupt the installation process as this may brick the device.

6. As soon as the firmware upgradation will be finished, you will see that your phone will be rebooted and will take around 1 minute for the home screen to be visible.

Now, there you go the all new firmware that is Gingerbread 2.3.2 is ready on your Samsung Galaxy S. Please note that this version of Gingerbread supports Kies 2 and may not support the older version of KIES. There have been rumors doing the round that the Android Market and other functionality will not work but am glad to inform that there is no such thing like that and this version is most stable version as of now. Also the battery life and the overall UI has improved drastically from other previous versions and most importantly you will no more require any sorts of lag fixes as of now as this phone really zips ahead when talked about the overall speed.

Images of Android 2.3.2 on Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000
Home Screen2.3.2 MenuApplicationsAbout Phone

Video Tutorial for Upgrading Gingerbread on Galaxy S

Password : samfirmware.com

708 comments

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  2. nice one
    its superb

  3. 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

  4. Firmware Link Is Corrupted

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

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

  6. Hi all, can I kindly get the password?

    Regards

  7. 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?

    Thanks,

    Gordon

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

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

  13. DO NOT UPGRADE!!
    THIS VERSION EATS BATTERY. THE PHONE WILL NEED CONSTANT RECHARGING.
    + THERE IS A SERIES BUG THAT PREVENTS SSL HANDSHAKING, PREVENTING SYNC WITH OUTLOOK.

    THIS VERSION SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN RELEASED.

    NOTHING IN THIS VERISION IS WORTH THESE PROBLEMS.

  14. 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!!

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

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

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

  18. nesecito flash player

  19. 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. 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

  21. Worked perfectly!

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

    Cheers :-)

  22. 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. hi

    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

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

  25. Hi Neal,

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

  26. Thanks….
    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

  27. 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?

    Thanks,
    –Monic

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

  29. Thank you so much, works grea

  30. Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Hey man small problem, my phone after taking a call went to ‘upload mode’ 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. Thank you so much, works great :D :D 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 ;)

  32. People

    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.

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

      • 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?

  33. 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.

  34. 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?

    ruchir

  35. Rodrigo Venancio

    [...]Yeah, it worked but when i’m playing some games it lags a lot! Games like NOVA 2 and Backstab are really slow :( .. 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. Hello my phone : FW version 2.2 Baseband: I9000XXJPP Kernel: 2.6.32.9 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

    Thanks a lot! It worked for me!

  38. Hi
    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

  39. 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…

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

      • 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…

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

  41. Very good job!
    Amaazing work!

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

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

  44. 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 :) Fantastic work :)

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

  46. MY PHONE IS NOT TURNING ON ….. WHEN I SWITCH IT ON IT IS JUST SHOWING SAMSUNG ON SCREEN ….. PLZ HELP

  47. 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

  48. 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?

  49. 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

  50. hi Neal,

    i really need your help!!

    Added!!
    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..
    SetupConnection..
    Initialzation..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    boot.bin
    Complete(Write) operation failed.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

    it FAILED

  51. hi Neal,

    Do i need to check the re-partition??

  52. hi Neal,

    Do i need to check the pre-partition??

  53. Hi,
    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.

  54. 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)

  55. 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: 2.6.35.7 hardcore@speedmod #k15h-t24-300hz
    Build number: GINGERBREAD.DDJV9

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

  57. 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..

  58. 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 ^__^

  59. 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

    regards

  60. 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.

    • 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

      • you have updated successfully right?

        • 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

  61. what is the password???

  62. 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.
    Arun

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

  63. 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.

  64. 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

    • 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. wrong password :(

    i tried : androidadvices.com

  66. Thanks

  67. 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! ;)

  68. Thanks, man. Working flawless.

  69. 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?

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

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

  72. the yellow box is not glowing plz help Neal ….tried many tyms

    i want to change my samsung froyo to ginger bread

  73. 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?

    Thanks
    Luke

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

  75. 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. im still having error with your password for the zip file kindly email me here for the correct password shanes30@ymail.com

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

  78. Need help.

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

    Suggestions?

  79. help required waht to do what is the password

  80. what is the password

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

    PDA:19000BOJS5
    PHONE:19000XXJPY
    CSC:190000GDTMJS6
    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.

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

  84. hey,
    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 ??

  85. Can it be rooted after downloaded to Gingerbread 2.3.2?

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

  87. 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(?

  88. 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. 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

    regards..!!

  90. 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. 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
    Baseband:I9000XXJF3
    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 : kvtele1@gmail.com
    I am waiting for a expert to contact me please.

  92. dude where to download odin 3???

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

  94. 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! :)

  95. 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!

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

  97. Hi,

    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. please download link

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

  100. 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???

    Regards

  101. Hi

    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???

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

  103. hi neal i need the password for /1900xwjv1.r.a.r file can yuo give it to me Thanks alot :D

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

    • 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 androidadvices.com.. thanks a lot

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

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

  109. hi neal

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

  110. 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. 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. 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. whats the password :( ???

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

  115. will this upgrade brick my phone ?

  116. 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.

  117. hi neal// how 2 install touchwiz 4

  118. hi neal

    how 2 install touch wiz 4.0…

  119. 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 ?

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

  121. I try to use the password “androidadvices.com” but it doesn’t work

  122. 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?

    Thanks.

  123. 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.

  124. heey,
    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. thanxx very much thats really great

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

  127. @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. 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

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

    :)

  130. hi neal >>

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

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

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

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

  134. 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?

  135. 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

    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. 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. .

    Thanks.

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

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

  140. Harvinder Singh

    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

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

  142. 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 “androidadvices.com” but it doesn’t work. i dont know why?
    how is it?

    hope you will reply. .

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

    thanks

  145. 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
    http://www.userguidemanual.com/samsung-galaxy-s-vibrant-sgh-t959-user-guide-manual/

    thanks for your help

  146. hi
    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 ?

    thanks
    lol im scared
    krone

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

  148. Harvinder Singh

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

  149. 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
    cheers
    b

  150. 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. 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. THANKS A LOT ! BUDDY. IT WORK GREATTTT !@!
    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 .

  153. Justin Sturdee

    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

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

  155. 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. 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. 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

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

  159. 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,
    Sasanka.

  160. 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. 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 ?

    Thanks,
    John

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

  163. Hey Neal,

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

    KERNEL PANIC
    UPLOAD MODE

    AST-STAT =0X4
    PMIC_IRQ1 =0XC0
    PCMIC_IRQ2 =0X0
    PCMIC_IRQ3 =0X1
    PCMIC_IRQ4 =0X0
    PCMIC_STATUS1 =0X0
    PCMIC_STATUS2 =0X0

    can you help me pls ?

    Thanks,
    John

  164. 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?
    Thanks
    Kind regards
    Vibushan

  165. 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
    Vibushan

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

  166. 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?

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

  167. 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 ?

    Thanks,
    John

  168. 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. Hi Neal,

    I updated my I9000 phone and it works perfectly.
    im still testing it :D

    Thanks alot Neal,
    You are the best !

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

    Neal,

    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. 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 :(

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

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

  173. 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?
    Thanks
    waiting for your solutions!!!!!!

  174. Peace

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

  176. Hi

    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:

    Added!!
    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. :)

    Thanks

    - Taim

  177. Hello

    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:
    Added!!
    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. :)

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

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

  179. THANK YOU so much..

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

  180. can u please give me link for that

    thank u so much ;)

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

  182. 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

    thanks

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

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

  185. 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.

    • @alex Hei, puteţi instala stabil XXJPU 2.2.1 firmware de la site-ul nostru şi apoi, după care se instalează 2.2.1 XXJPY. Această versiune 2.2 are viaţa mai bun bateriei.

  186. 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. Hi
    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.

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

  188. 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 ….

  189. 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. Model: GT I9000
    Firmware: 2.3.2
    Baseband: I9000XXJVE
    Kernel: 2.6.35.7-I9000XWJV1-CL31216root@DELL101#2
    Build: GINGERBREAD.XWJV1

    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 = 0×4
    PMIC_IRQ1 = 0×0
    PMIC_IRQ2 = 0×0
    PMIC_IRQ3 = 0×0
    PMIC_IRQ4 = 0×0
    PMIC_STATUS1 = 0×0
    PMIC_STATUS2 = 0×0

    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.

    :( very sad

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

  192. 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

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

    • 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. 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

  195. http://androidadvices.com/update-samsung-galaxy-s-gt-i9000-stable-gingerbread-xxjvk/

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

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

  196. Been reading on this site for a while now, and you reply quickly, thank you for that. I am on
    firmware 2.2.1
    I9000XXJPY
    kernel 2.6.32.9 VOODOO stable 5.4.2
    FROYO_XWJS7

    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?

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

  197. Hi.

    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. 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.

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

  199. 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. 88887I have download all three files but can’t open any of them? pit 512 or i9000xxjpy or i9000xwjv1 can you please help he?

  201. I have OneClickLagFix is that a problem?

  202. 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…

  203. Hi,

    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. 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 :( .. can anyone help me? please

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

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

  205. its asking for pwd?
    Plz provide pwd

  206. 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

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

  207. 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.

    Thanks

  208. 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. hi,
    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. 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. 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. 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!

  213. @neal..
    is 2.2 better than 2.2.1?n is 2.2.1 a beta version?

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

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

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

    Please help me how to fix

  217. @sabkasajan

    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. 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. is 2.2.1 is better than 2.3.2

    reply??

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

  222. 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!

    • @Oleg thanks for your appreciation, stay tuned to androidadvices.com for more such updates

  223. Si parola care este? Multumesc

  224. 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?

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

  225. HEY FRIEND…..MY SAMSUNG GALAXY S I9000 IS GETTING BLANK WEN NY TWO SMS COMES ONE AFTER OTHER AFTER THIS UPDATE..
    ..
    SCREEN TURN BLACK FOR 2MINS AS IF PHONE IS SWITCHED OFF,

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

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

  226. @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?
    thnx!!

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

  227. 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. 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. 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. HEY FRIEND…..MY SAMSUNG GALAXY S I900 IS GETTING BLANK WEN NY TWO SMS COMES ONE AFTER OTHER AFTER THIS UPDATE..
    ..
    SCREEN TURN BLACK FOR 2MINS AS IF PHONE IS SWITCHED OFF,

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

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

  233. thanks yaar
    i had done it
    its working awesum smoothly

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

  235. the zip file i9000XWJV.rar is password protected file

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

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

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

  238. 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

    • 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.

    • @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.

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

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

  240. is ths XWJS7 a downgraded version than gingerbread 2.3.2??

    thnx..

  241. n when is new android firmware launching…???

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

  242. 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. 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. 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.

  245. 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.

  246. 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. I´ll let you know if I succeed. Thanks

  247. (unstable)

  248. 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. @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 modem_ugjk3.zip (this is 850Mhz frequency by default) and install
    4) enjoy the excellent Samsung Galaxy 9000T phone ;-)

    best of luck!

    • Hi Matt, im sorry that im this noob…but how do i install modem_ugjk3.zip? i have downloaded the file…but if i run the zip from recovery mode it just hangs and does nothing…

  250. 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…

    thnx..

    • @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. 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.

    Adi

    • 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. 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.

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

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

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

  253. Neal,

    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?

    Thanks,

    Cheers,

    Marc

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

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

  255. 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.

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

  256. Neal,

    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

    Cheers,

    Marc

  257. ok

    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.

    • @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. 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

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

  259. 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:
    -PDA_JS7.tar.md5
    -PHONE_JPY.tar.md5
    -CSC_XEE_JS1.tar.md5

    The only correct file is the pit file:
    -s1_odin_20100512.pit

    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!

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

  261. Nice post! very helpful.. Hoping for a stable release of 2.3 for SGS soon… :)

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

  263. Prabhpreet Singh

    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. 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. 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?

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

  266. Hey ricnar I have the 9000B and managed to upgrade to Froyo 2.2, I don´t use the digital tv part here in Argentina so can´t 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

    • No se de donde seas, yo soy de Mendoza y acá no agarra canales tampoco, pero fui a Bs As (capital federal) y me agarro 7 canales… me quería matar :)

  267. 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. 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. Neal,

    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. @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. 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

  272. just flashed asian fw still nothing??????

  273. 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. 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??????

  275. also if i try to use the option: apply sdcard: update.zip

    it just says: Install from sdcard…

    finding update package…

    opening update package…

    verifying update package…

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

    E: signiture verification failed

    installation aborted.

    please help thank you

  276. 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.

    gabe
    australian sgs GT-I9000 fully unlocked

  277. Neal,

    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.

    • 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. 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?

    • @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. 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. 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.

    Thanks

  281. 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

    ricnr

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

    • 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. 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. @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. @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,

    http://androidadvices.com/update-samsung-galaxy-s-gt-i9000-to-froyo-2-2-1/

  286. 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????
    XWJS5
    BUJS3
    ZSJPG
    XXJPY

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

  287. 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 3g…..please can you help and if not can you tell me official release date for 2.3.2??? much appreciated

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

  289. 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

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

  290. 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. 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?

    • 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

    ok thanks bro once again.

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

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

  294. Password: samfirmware.com 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

    • 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

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

  296. Prabhpreet Singh

    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.

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

    http://is.gd/eganuj

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

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

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

  301. I didn’t find this file?
    CODE_I9000XWJV1_CL31216_REV03_user_mid_noship.tar.md5

    DO you add please?

    Thanks…

  302. 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.

    ricnar

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

  304. 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

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

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

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

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

  308. Hi,

    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 :-)
    Cheers

  309. Neal,

    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.

  310. Neal,

    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.

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

  311. 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!

  312. 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? :-)

  313. neal,

    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?

  314. 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..

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

  315. thanks mate giving it a go now….appreciated

  316. 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.

    Sail

    • 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. :)

  317. Thanks Neal, will be waiting for the update….

  318. 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:

    Added!!
    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

    • 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.

  319. 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
    thanks
    corey

  320. 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. :)

    Thanks.

    • 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.

  321. brother neal,

    fantastic!
    awesome…

    thanks a lot.

  322. Prabhpreet Singh

    same problem like ayush

  323. 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

    • 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 http://www.androidadvices.com to get the latest updates on the new version.

  324. 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

    • 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

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

    thxn..

  326. hi
    please can i know if this update have ARABIC support
    thanks

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

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

  328. 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”

    • 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!

  329. Prabhpreet Singh

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

    • 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!

  330. 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 :)

    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 ..so plz reply asap
    thanks .. :)

    • 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! :)
      So, be happy and taste the new version!! :

  331. Prabhpreet Singh

    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
    “KERNAL PANIC”
    “UPLOAD MODE”

    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.

  332. 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!

  333. 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

    thanks

    • 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!! :) there might be probs with the servers of bbc..

  334. 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.

  335. Prabhpreet Singh

    i just ask because all my data are still there…

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

  336. Prabhpreet Singh

    A BIG BIG THANK YOU NEAL PRADEEP
    I GET INSTALLED THE NEW FW 2.3

    BUT ONE THING I NEED TO CLARIFY
    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…..

  337. Prabhpreet Singh

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

  338. Prabhpreet Singh

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

    • 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

  339. Prabhpreet Singh

    no but i removed my sim card after switch off.

    i have an airtel connection and its sim free

  340. 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.

    thanks

  341. Prabhpreet Singh

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

  342. Prabhpreet Singh

    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

  343. Prabhpreet Singh

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

  344. Prabhpreet Singh

    yes 6 id com

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

  345. Prabhpreet Singh

    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

  346. Prabhpreet Singh

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

  347. Prabhpreet Singh

    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.

    • 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.

      • 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 : 2.6.35.7-I9000xwjv1-CL31216
        root@dell101 #2

        Ahmed A Gad

        • @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

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

  348. @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,
    http://androidadvices.com/fix-download-mode-recovery-mode-bug-in-galaxy-s/

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

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

  350. 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

  351. oops!!got passward…

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

  352. 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..

    thnx..

  353. 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.

    • 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!

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

  355. Neal Yaar,

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

    thanks

  356. Neal,

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

    baseband = I9000XXJVE
    kernel = 2.6.35.7-I9000XWJV1-CL31216 root@DELL1-1 #2
    build = GINGERBREAD.XWJV1

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

  357. i dont understand what it could be then? youtube works fine, but i cannot stream the clips on http://www.m.skyports.com nor can i stream any clips on bbc.

    this is very frustrating…!!

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

  358. 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… :-(

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

  360. 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 :-(

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

  362. 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 http://www.m.skypsorts.com 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

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

    thnx..

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

    PLZ HELP ME
    THNX..

  365. 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.

    • 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!

  366. 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

    • 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!

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

  368. hiii…

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

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

  369. 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 2.1.it was really very slow and usually it also get stuck in between.so i changed it to 2.2 and now its baseband version is I9000XXJP2 and kernel version is 2.6.32.9
    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…

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

  371. 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…!

    • 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 AndroidAdvices.com

  372. download 2.3

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

  373. 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

  374. 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.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IB7oUptHnPc

    I would like to see that interface on my phone sgs…! :-)

    Thanks

  375. thanks yaar

  376. 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?

    thanks

    • yes the android market place works

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

      • 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:
        ——————————————————————–
        Added!!
        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..
        SetupConnection..
        ————————————————————————————-
        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!

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

    • 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!