How To Install XWJVH on your Galaxy S i9000


Warning: Warranty may be void of your device if you follow the procedures given on this page. You only are responsible for your device. We wont be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.

[info]This guide is applicable only for Samsung Galaxy S international version (i9000). If yours is Vibrant/Captivate/Fascinate/Epic 4G or any other Galaxy S variant, then this ROM — and Guide — is not for you, and that’s for definite.[/info]

Like all the previously leaked ROMs, this also came in two versions: one with_bootloaders and the other without_bootloaders. Flashing with_bootloaders version is considered riskier than without_bootloaders. But you have to flash with_bootloaders because this is required by Android 2.3, unless you’ve already done that while installing earlier leaked ROMs — XWJV1, XXJVK, XWJVB. If you haven’t installed JV1, JVK, JVB with bootloaders before, then you have to install XWJVH with_bootloaders.

Installation Video

The video below shows an installation of the previously leaked XWJVB ROM, but the installation process is same for both the leaked ROMs, so you can refer to this video if you experience problems with flashing.

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Follow these step-by-step guide to Install XWJVH Android 2.3.3 ROM on your Galaxy S:

  1. Download XWJVH with_bootloaders version. File name — GT_I9000_XWJVH_XXJVO_NEEJV3_Sbl.exe. Download Link.  [If you already have Android 2.3 bootloaders, download XWJVH without_bootloaders version. File name — GT_I9000_XWJVH_XXJVO_NEEJV3.exe. Download Link [Link updated. Again!]. Apply the procedures below accordingly.]
  2. Double click ‘GT_I9000_XWJVH_XXJVO_NEEJV3_Sbl.exe’ and select Extract to let the file extract its contents in the folder “GT_I9000_XWJVH_XXJVO_NEEJV3_Sbl” — you’ll get 3 files in this folder:
    1. CSC_NEE_JV3.tar.md5
    2. PDA_XWJVH_Sbl.tar.md5
    3. PHONE_XXJVO.tar.md5
  3. Download Odin3 from here — Mediafire Link. Extract the zip file to get Odin3 v1.7.exe.
  4. Disconnect your phone if it’s connected to PC.
  5. Switch Off your phone. Wait for vibration to confirm complete switch off.
  6. Now, put it in Download Mode — press and hold these keys together: “Volume_DOWN + Home + Power”.
  7. Open Odin (from step 3). Connect your phone to PC now. You should get the message “Added! !” under the Odin’s message box.
  8. Important, uncheck the ‘Re-Partition’ button. While, keep ‘Auto Reboot’ & ‘F. Reset Time’ boxes checked.
  9. In Odin, place these files (check out the screenshot given at the top for help):
    1. In the PDA box, select this file (from step 2.2) — PDA_XWJVH_Sbl.tar.md5
    2. In the Phone box, select this file (from step 2.3) — PHONE_XXJVO.tar.md5
    3. In the CSC box, select this file (from step 2.1) — CSC_NEE_JV3.tar.md5
    4. Leave the PIT box empty.
  10. Double check everything said in step 7, 8 and 9 above.
  11. Now, hit the START button to let the process begin.
  12. When process at Odin finishes your phone will automatically reboot. You can unplug the cable now.
  13. When your phone has restarted, you are on the XWJVH running Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread). Congrats!
  14. Check your phone’s version by here: Press Options -> Settings -> Scroll down and select About Phone -> Scroll down and check your version.

[info]If you experience any problem in installing the ROM with the steps given above, try flashing the ROM again, but with 512 PIT file this time. Download the Pit file from here. Extract the downloaded file to get the Pit File. Then, select the Pit file in Odin’s Pit box this time (step 9.4 above) and keep the ‘Re-Partition’ box (in step 8 above) checked too. All other things same as in steps given above.[/info]

Let us know in comments below how XWJVH Android 2.3.3 ROM works on your Galaxy S (i9000).

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60 Responses

  1. Tojjer says:

    What is best to root this Rom please?
    Can you give a guide?

  2. Montala says:

    This looks great… are there any preliminary steps needed beforehand on a brand new unlocked Galaxy S (from Vodafone UK) currently running 2.2.1?


  3. Mastermahmoud1 says:

     does it have arabic language

  4. Paulnorris84 says:

    thank you very much indeed :) very happy

  5. Bernardouk2006 says:

     Hello Kapil. 

    I was wondering if you could help me.

    I bought a galaxy s with xxjvk already installed but i am not sure if it has or hasnt the bootloaders on.

    what should i do so i can install this latest version of 2.3.3.

    Thank you very much.

  6.  Hey guys!

    I am having a weird problem since flashing JVH a few days ago, I wanted to flash a custom rom, via cwm, but whatever zip i choose, installation is aborted with the following message:

    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    E:Can’t open /sdcard/
    Installation aborted.

    Cannot install ANY zip from cwm. I have reflashed several times, tried different roms to flash etc, but haven’t had any success, I simply cannot flash anything via CWM. What could be the problem? Any help is greatly appreciated.

  7. Farouksters_69 says:

    hi kapil tried to flash as ur instruction above.but im stuck at factoryfs.rfs for a few hours and up until now cant even turn my fon on..any idea how u could help me with that? most appreciated.

  8. AngryPig says:

     I upgrade from JVK, flashing the files without bootloader and upon reboots now it shows I need to confirm password. Now I am stuck at this page. Is it mean my bootloader is locked? How can I unlocked it?

  9. Puneet says:

     Currently I am on Darky’s ROM..How to Install 2.3.3 JVH ROM directly ? I need to flash stock kernel and This ROM right ? Do you have a procedure for this ?

    • Shivam says:

      First disable lagfix, in case if you dont know how to do that than search
      our website for “how to disable lagfix”

      After disabling lagfix follow the guide above and install with_bootloaders
      version of JVH. That’s it — you dont have to do anything else :)

  10. Ameer says:

    dude, i think you have wrongly post link for no bootloader version.

    i am sure this is the one:

    coz the link that you have provide is for the XWJVB version.

  11. Montala says:

    It looks as if JVO has now been released, although having installed from this guide Kies informs me that I have the latest version installed! 

    Is JVO any ‘better’, do we know?

    Thanks! :)

  12. taxudromos says:

     now i have 2.3.3 ……. thx guys :)

  13.  is it completed ? does it have bugs ? 

  14.  is it completed ? does it have bugs ? 

  15.  is it completed ? does it have bugs ? 

  16. Hy

    i have downloaded this gingerbreath and rooted it on telephone and now i have a question:i am unable to go to internet whit my phone wireless works perfect but data network doesent work when it active.
    what to do? :S

    and thanks for this 😀

  17. Mchartosias6 says:

    Hey I have a galaxy s. I got it from United Kingdom. I rooted it and it went ok. The version that I had was XWJVB  on O2 carrier. Then tried to flash it. Didn’t work. so i the phone loads up to the point where it shows the S sign and then just runs that animation. What do I do? 

  18. Hi! I recently tried flashing CM9 on my Galaxy S, but it seems to be stuck in the CWM( (like, when i reboot it .. it always reboots into CWM and i tried it a million times and whatever ROM i install it always goes into CWM) .. So can i go back to the stock like it is explained here?

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