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XXJVS Firmware- Update Galaxy S i9000 to Android 2.3.5


Galaxy S XXJVS


Yes, it’s been so long since we all flashed XXJVR (Android 2.3.4) firmware long back on August 2 and later, while the some portions of the android blogosphere was already beaming with the latest Android 2.3.5 builds of Android OS. So, it was time Samsung showed their supremacy, yet again, with this tiny update too, updating their rockstar Galaxy S (international version GT-i9000) android phone to Android 2.3.5, from 2.3.4 — just an addition of 0.0.1 but says a lot about how hard Sammy’s update team is working on to push timely update. Not only is Samsung the first one to update their phone to Android 2.3.3 and 2.3.4, but now, to 2.3.5 too.

So, without much ado, let’s see XXJVS Android 2.3.5 in flesh on our lovely Galaxy S i9000 — btw, even the mighty Galaxy S II is yet to see Android 2.3.5 builds. And for your information, this Android 2.3.5 update firmware/ROM, XXJVS, is said to be an official leak of Samsung’s team, but like always there is no confirmation from Samsung about that. We’ll know only when XXJVS reaches to consumers using Kies, Samsung’s PC update software.

Before seeing the whole flashing/installation procedure, let’s see warnings and compatibility notes first:

[error]This guide is applicable only for Samsung’s Galaxy S international version (GT-i9000). Check your phone’s version in Settings – About Phone. It has to be “GT-i9000” for this firmware to be compatible with your phone. If it’s not GT-i9000, simply don’t try this ROM on your android handset — don’t even think about it if you care about your android device.[/error]

[warning]The methods and procedures discussed here are considered risky and you should not attempt anything if you don’t know completely what it is. If any damage occurs to you or your device, we won’t be held liable — you only will be responsible, you’ve been warned!!![/warning]

Pre-Installation thoughts:


  1. Installing/Flashing this ROM will erase your apps and data. So, it’s a very important you back them up, before proceeding further. To backup your apps and important data — bookmarks, contacts, SMS, APNs (internet settings), etc. Restore APN settings if Internet isn’t working for you. This Android backup guide would help you. And if you’ve rooted your Galaxy S, you can save application’s data too, using Titanium backup (free app on android market) to backup apps with data. And use this this app only  again to restore those apps with data.
  2. Drivers! — it’s important you’ve the proper drivers installed. Download links below:
  3. If you have Samsung’s PC software Kies installed, un-install it first because it may interrupt the flashing process. If you’ve installed it for sake of drivers which otherwise weren’t working, make sure you exit the Kies completely before beginning the procedure below.

How To Install XXJVS on Galaxy S i9000 (for experienced users)

Well, it’s pretty easy if you’ve already had fun flashing using Odin a decent number of times already. Download XXJVS (password: samfirmware.com) and install it using Odin3 v1.7. Put the *CODE* file in PDA tab, *Modem* file in Phone tab and *multi CSC* file in CSC tab. Put the .pit file in PIT tab and make sure Re-Partition is ticked too. Hit Start!

If you didn’t get what was said above, don’t worry one bit, a detailed guide for you is just below.

Step-By-Step Guide (for not so experienced users)

Although the guide below is very much detailed, step-by-step and sufficient for you to easily flash the XXJVS firmware on your Galaxy S, but in case if you want to watch a video of how you are going to do it, that is, flashing the XXJVS firmware is flashed using Odin, check out this video showing installation of an earlier firmware ‘XWJVB’ on Galaxy S. The procedure is same, so it would be helpful for those who are new.


  1. Download XXJVS firmware first. Filename: I9000XXJVS.rar. Size: 228 MB. Download Link. (password: samfirmware.com)
  2. Extract the downloaded file ‘I9000XXJVS.rar’ to get these 5 files:
    1. CODE_I9000XXJVS_CL565837_REV03_user_low_ship.tar
    2. GT-I9000-CSC-MULTI-OXAJVS.tar
    3. MODEM_I9000XXJVS_REV_00_CL1059471.tar
    4. s1_odin_20100512.pit
  3. Download Odin PC Software which we will be using to flash the XXJVS Android 2.3.5 ROM on Galaxy S. Filename: Odin3 v1.7.zip. Size: 192.55 KB. Download Link.
  4. Extract Odin3 v1.7.zip to get .exe file – Odin3 v1.7.exe. Run it when asked in step 7 below.
  5. Disconnect your phone if it’s connected to PC.  Then Switch it Off. Wait 5-6 seconds for vibration to confirm complete switch off.
  6. Now, put the Galaxy S in “Download Mode” — press and hold these keys together: Volume_DOWN+Home+Power. This is required to Install XXJVS using Odin PC Software.
  7. Open Odin (from step 4) — I9003_Odin3 v1.82.exe.
  8. Connect your phone to PC now. You should get the message “Added! !” under the Odin’s message box in the bottom left. If you don’t get “Added! !” message, than probably there is a problem with drivers. Make sure you’ve drivers installed (links given above under heading ‘Pre-Installation thoughts’).
  9. Now, in Odin, select these files at respective tabs (for visual help, see the screenshot at step 11 below):
    1. Click the PDA Tab, and select CODE_I9000XXJVS_CL565837_REV03_user_low_ship.tar (from step 2.1)
    2. Click the Phone Tab, and select MODEM_I9000XXJVS_REV_00_CL1059471.tar (from step 2.3)
    3. Click the CSC Tab, and select GT-I9000-CSC-MULTI-OXAJVS.tar (from step 2.2)
    4. Click the PIT Tab, and select s1_odin_20100512.pit (from step 2.4)
  10. Make sure these 3 checkboxes are ticked: Re-Partition, Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time. [Note: Since we’re using the .pit file, it’s important that the Re-Partition checkbox ticked, too. If sometime is future, you do not use the .pit file, then that time, keep the Re-Partition button unchecked. Just keep this in mind, always.] Leave everything else on Odin untouched.
  11. Double check everything said in step 9 and 10 above. Your Odin’s screen, after selecting all the files and ticking and not-ticking the checkboxes, should look like this: XXJVS Firmware Installation Guide
  12. Now, hit the START button to begin the flashing process. When it finishes, your phone will automatically reboot, upon which you can unplug the cable. Plus, you’ll get a PASS (with green background) message in the left-most box at the very top of the Odin. If it’s in red and with FAIL written over it, the process flashing process wasn’t successful.
  13. When it restarts, your Galaxy S will be running the Android OS, v2.3.5 with Samsung’s custom UI TouchWiz 3 atop it. Not TouchWiz v4 — that you find on Galaxy S2 — for Galaxy S right now, at least officially from Samsung. Check out you’re your phone’s android version here → Settings → About Phone.
  14. (Optional, of course) If you found this guide useful, share it with your friends and others on your Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and on websites you normally visits. That would be helping us grow too!



Yep, we just posted the root guide (with download links and all that) to root XXJVS firmware. Find the XXJVS Root here.

That’s it.

BTW, as for what’s changed apart from the Android 2.3.5 build number in “About Phone” under settings, there is not much to say. The video talk feature is missing from the GTalk app. But, the Gmail app has been updated to latest version, 2.3.5, which supports individual label-wise notification system, always show images, etc. Let us know if you find any more changes — as also how is the battery life on your Galaxy S running XXJVS.

We’d be glad to hear back from you. See you all in comments below.

  • Farhan Issa

    i use samsung i9000. i can’t make call but can receive incoming call but with the blank screen. this happen after upgrade the firmware from 2.2 to 2.3.6. using samsung kies.please help

  • vetha

    I tried flashing but it reboots at galaxy logo

  • Lino salaris

    stuck on set partition

    • Abhijeet Mishra

      Disconnect phone, remove battery and reinsert, start it up in download mode again, then repeat the procedure from step 7.

  • Amy

    OMG you’re an absolute star!! I changed my rom and I had been trying for a week to get my phone back to its original rom, You’re a legend, definitely recommending this to my friends if they need it :) Thanks!

  • sunil

    thanxxx a lot………..u save my phone ….

  • ik

    i tried and worked fine,just wanna know after updating does it make phone free too ?

  • SGS1

    Hi please help my is not working now. After i finish upgrade firmware of my galaxy S to gingerbread firmware and its pass on Odin then after that it reboots and it turns off and now i cant open my phone.. Please help me its a big problem for i have only my galaxy S.

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  • prashant gupta

    hey ..plz solve my problam,
    i have sumsumg galaxy s GT-I9000. He is not runing download and Recovery Mode. And my android 2.2.0 plz update my android…..help me plz..

  • Brevvo

    Would this work with my phone being rooted onto android v2.2.1?
    Info on my phone:
    Firm V. 2.2.1
    Baseband version: I9000BVJP4
    Kernel version: Rooat@DELL104 #1
    Build: FROYO. BVJS4

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Yes, it should.

  • samer

    very good and many thanks

  • http://www.rackmountsales.com/ Industrial LCD

    I will soon come out with this fix.


  • http://twitter.com/bozhinovski Zoran Bozhinovski

    Works great :) Ty

  • Shreshth mohan

    My phone is heating when using internet and while charging….what to do…

  • Btnhng08

    great, worked for me! now runin on 2.3, hope the problem i had with the phone gets fixed after this, since it was the only reason why i got to this link

  • Marijan Gavran005

    when i go to recovery mode it asks me to confirm password 

    • Epostolache

      Please help!  I have the same problem

      • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

        Try to enter password 10-12 times and see of resets. And, go to recovery mode and do factory reset.

  • David68

    Thanks guys for the clear instructions.
    The upgrade worked perfectly!

  • Bing1617

    Fantastic! Easy guide, everything works like a dream. Thank you :)

  • Saasta

    Hey! I installed this correctly but i cannot connect to internet anymore on my phone. Whats prob?

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Fill in your carrier’s APN settings in network settings.

  • Na

    what program does the .rar file use to open?

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Use 7-zip software, it’s free and nice.

  • Pa

    I cannot extract 
    I9000XXJVS.rar, I have tried a few times using different programs but each time they fail to extract, is there another way I can get these files.

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Better redownload it. And make sure you try with 7-zip software.

      • Pa

        tried it says error in encryption and asks if I have the right password

        • randyroll

          “(password: samfirmware.com)”

      • Btnhng08

        i tried win rar and worked fine

  • A_robelalex

    Thank u guys finally a healthy site which actually helps u

  • Rahul Gunda

    the update has installed but the phone is not restarting

  • RaZZoR

    Thanks! i rooted a SGS 2.3.3 and something went wrong and i deleted the cache files so i could factory reset :( but this sole my problemes, ty

  • Kenny au

    very very good, man.  I love you.

  • tamanoy

    hi kapil! this update was really perfect! i’ve been using it for almost 2 months and everything’s working fine. thank you for these!!!

    by the way, i have a question. everytime i had a phone call on-going, i’m just curious, why i can’t open any apps? i can’t even send an sms unless i have a txt msg received and that’s the time that i could send an sms.

    may i ask, is there any way or any other apps on the market that allow us “android users” to open any apps or even sending an sms, etc. while phone call is on-going?

    thanks kapil! and more power!


  • Gilles

    Does it work with a GT-I9001?

  • Seanfak

    why i can’t get into downloading mode ? i tried , volume down + home + power already , it just get me into the normal booting mode . help !

    • tamanoy

      hi mate! you need a usb jig just like me.. try to search on youtube. g’luck!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=657405589 Ken Roger Lindekleiv

    Hmm, it looks like there is something wrong after I did this. Everything works perfectly during your install, but when I restart the phone it just runs the “intro” animation and stands there with the large S pulsing.

    Any tips ?

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Wait for 10 mins for it to boot and then try again if it doesn’t work.

      • Rajatguptarajat321

        can i install android on my wave through your process

        • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

          No. No chance.

  • Dr Fox3

    after i hit the start button  the setup stopped at the setupconnection step..!! what should i do ..!? can u help me please

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Reboot your phone and enable USB Debugging Mode under settings – applications – development.

  • jorge levano

    If i want to restore to factory settings, Will I lost the ROM installed?

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      If you install xxjvs from above, you’ll lost your current from. Flashing the above will install jvs as new firmware and everything that was before that should get removed.

    • jorge levano

      Thank you. Now I have xxjvs, Can I install android 4.0 in my SGS?

  • jorge levano

    Excellent, Im from spain I have SGS Eclair and I a install this firmware with odin without any problem.

  • Beautifulgirl1974

    is this update suport arabic language

  • Jamaker21

    the flash worked fine, but the phone is now asking for a password which must be a generic one as i’ve never entered one on it myself , can you point me in the right direction please?

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Did you set a password for sim card earlier?

  • Gwymember

    The image from step 11 does not correspond with the directions from step 10: re-partition is unticked!

    • Kapil Malani

      That’s an error. Screenshot is misleading.. sorry for that. Pls use pit file and select Re-Partition checkbox.

  • Jassis7

    i flash i9000 phone no network please help me any body

    • Sujal Mnd

      i am facing the same problem 2…

  • Rockirythms

    I tried to upgrade mine with this software. I got stuck in ODIN and process had to be aborted. I removed the battery and now phone is completely dead – unresponsive. Doesn’t charge or turn on in any way at all. Any help what I should do?

    • tamanoy

      you did something wrong during flashing mate..in your case, you need a usb jig to fix it first and then try flashing again. you can search on youtube regarding USB JIG. g’luck!

  • marvz

    just upgraded to android 2.3.5. 

    works great!!! 

    Thanks Kapil!

    More power!!!

    • Kapil Malani


  • Wiglet09

    hi kapil! i have a situation here. after flashing android 2.3.5 and root cwm i can’t no longer connect to our wifi with WEP security. but my friends wifi with WPA/WPA2 PSK security, i could easily connect with it. no problem.

    please give me some tips here. i really don’t know what to do to connect with our own wifi with WEP security.

    so strange right?hehe! thanks buddy!

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Yeah.. that’s strange. I don’t know what to do.. really. I never got this sort of prob.

      • Wiglet09

        OMG!!!!!! i’m so sorry mate, my brother just gave me the wrong password..now i’m already connected to our wifi with WEP security. sorry guys,,thanks kapil anyway..thanks for these efforts..you deserves cases of beer!!!!!! thumbs up!!!

        • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

          Hehe…. no probs. Give your brother my regards, anyway.

          Btw, there will be one more cool rom (a custom one, not by Samsung) running Android 4.0, called AOKP Rom. We’ll cover it tomorrow. I would recommend you to try it. And you can revert back to xxjvs anytime using the above guide.

          See ya!

  • Pmdm

    I got problem with my SGS after upgrading. For most of the time everything works great, but one, two times a week, i cannot get my phone out of stand-by mode. Normally you press ‘home’ button and LCD turns on, then you can unlock it. My LCD stays black, but phone is still working. I can hear it ringing and i can pick up the calls. The only way to solve the problem is removing battery. It happens completely randomly. I don’t remember certain actions after it happens. I just leave my phone and when i come back and want to use it, i can’t. Did anyone similar problem?

  • Arvind_arsenal1996

    My fone cannt on. Help

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Oh.. your problem skipped my attention.. how is your device now? And which one was it, you sure it was galaxy S model number i9000, and not i9003?

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