Galaxy S I9000

Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 – Steps to Install Gingerbread 2.3.5 XWJVU Firmware

XWJVU LogoAdvisory: This update is the Official Release for the Portugal and this ROM comes by default in the Portuguese Language. If you decide to go ahead with this ROM and wish to change the language to English then you need to change the language from the “Locale & Text” option which is there in the Settings.

Last time on AndroidAdvices.com we saw on how you can update your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 with the XXJVT 2.3.5 Firmware version which was a stable version and now in the due course of this article we will see an all new firmware which is now available in the Samsung Servers and is dubbed as the firmware as XWJVU Gingerbread 2.3.5 version. This update comes as a great respite who wants to update their phones with the latest stock version of the firmware and not with the custom firmwares. We also have one of the largest database of all the custom as well as the Stock ROMs which hardly any other website has it and all this just for you.

Just in case if you missed out the Action then you will be delighted to know that we have covered various articles on How you can update with Ice Cream Sandwich Firmware Android 4.0 version, Jelly bean ROM for Galaxy S and also we saw various other firmwares for your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 device. Over a due course of next few days we will also come up with an article wherein you will be in a position to root the Galaxy S GT I9000 on XWJVU firmware.

Note: Please note that this update is only valid for the users having the device with the model number as Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 and not with any other similar looking models like I9000M/B or T. We will soon come out a custom ROM for you guys only on Android Advices.

Please note that you strictly need to follow the instructions which are mentioned in this site so as to facilitate the smoother and safer firmware update. It has been found that despite mentioning all the instructions carefully, some of the users are not following it thoroughly and such users end up messing or bricking their phones. So, we request you to follow all the instructions properly.

Over a period of this article we will see special pre requisite instructions for users on the Stock ROM and also for the users on the Custom ROM firmwares.

General Pre Requisites:

  • Ensure that you have installed the latest version of KIES in your computer along with the latest version of .net framework in your computer so that all the drivers are successfully installed in your computer.
  • Backup all the data which is there in your phone as in the process of the firmware update, there is a possibility that you may end up bricking up the phone. With the help of the below mentioned tips, you can easily backup all the data.

Notes – Backup in the mail so that you can then restore manually
Text messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Phone Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Pictures, Music, Videos, Files etc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • Enable the USB debugging in your phone as it’s a very important step. The USB Debugging can be enabled from the path of Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging. You should have the ADMIN privileges along with the full access of the USB Read / Write access so that all the data can be read / written from / to the phone.

Rooting Information:
For updating with this firmware, it’s not required or a compulsion to root your device. You can apply this update even on a non-rooted phone.

Just in case if you have already rooted the phone then after applying with this update, the rooting process will be revoked after which you can reclaim the warranty and also the lost warranty will be regained.

Special Instructions for the users on the Custom ROM Firmwares:
If you are on any of the custom ROM for your phone then you will have to first up turn Off the phone and then enter into the recovery mode. The recovery mode can be entered by pressing  Volume UP on Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button.

In the recovery mode, if you see the “advanced” option then select he same and disable the “Voodoo” options if at all there are any and alternatively you need to clear the battery stats too. After this select “Go back” and then choose the options like Wipe data/factory reset, Wipe Cache partition and then select reboot system now to reboot he phone. This step basically clears of all the additional tools which are installed in your phone.

So, now let’s proceed to the instructions on how you can apply this update on your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 in the next page.

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