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How to Install XXJVK Android 2.3.3 ROM on Samsung Galaxy S [Instructions]

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UPDATE 1: If you’re experiencing graphics related problem, then that’s probably because you’re upgrading from an Android 2.2 Froyo build. So to solve your graphical issues you’ll have to flash XXJVK with bootloaders, you can download it from here. Installation process is similar, just use the file with bootloaders.

UPDATE 2: For everyone who is having graphical issues, download & flash the ROM with bootloaders from here — named “GT_I9000_XXJVK_XXJVK_OXAJVK_Sbl.exe”, Size: 146.72 MB. Installation process is similar.

UPDATE 3: The post has been edited to replace the JVK Download links with the its with_bootloaders version. It’s been said that the with_bootloaders version is a bit risky, but if you want to install the custom ROMs and do other stuff, you’re gonna need it anyway. Also, users who tried the without_bootloaders version of XXJVK are facing lot of problems (like graphical issues as told in the comments below) and it’s said that the with_bootloaders version takes care of that too.

UPDATE 4: A new official ROM — XWJVB (final release for Europe) — is available too. We’ve already covered it. Here’s How to Install XWJVB and How to Root XWJVB and install CWM. Enjoy!

For more clarity of versions, here are the file names of two version with respective size:

  1. JVK_with_bootloaders —

    GT_I9000_XXJVK_XXJVK_OXAJVK_Sbl.exe (size 146.72 MB)

  2. JVK_without_bootloaders — GT_I9000_XXJVK_XXJVK_OXAJVK.exe (size 146 MB)

So, we would suggest you to download the with_bootloaders version — size: 146.72 MB — so that you don’t face graphical and other issues and also are able to apply custom ROMs made on JVK — we’ll covering these ROMs too, soon.

In case you want to download the without_bootloaders version of XXJVK, here’s the download link. Install Instructions same as for with_bootloaders version given below.

The instructions below (together with links have been updated, to install with_bootloaders version.

[info]This guide is applicable only for Samsung’s 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]

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

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Follow these step-by-step directions to install XXJVK Android 2.3.3 ROM on your Galaxy S:

  1. Download XXJVK with_bootloaders. File name — GT_I9000_XXJVK_XXJVK_OXAJVK_Sbl.exe. Download Link. [Whether you're coming from Froyo or have already tried XXJV1 we would suggest with_bootloades version.]
    1. Extract the self-extracting ‘GT_I9000_XXJVK_XXJVK_OXAJVK_Sbl.exe file by double clicking on it. You’ll get 3 files:
      1. CSC_OXAJVK.tar.md5,
      2. PDA_XXJVK.tar.md5 and
      3. PHONE_XXJVK.tar.md5.
    2. Download the file: Odin-1.7with.pit.512.803.zip from here. Extract it to get these files:
      1. Odin3 v1.7,
      2. s1_odin_20100512.pit and (No use in this guide)
      3. s1_odin_20100803.pit. (No use in this guide)
    3. Switch Off your Galaxy S. Make sure it’s disconnected from PC and connect it only when told.
    4. Now, put it in Download Mode. For that, press and hold these keys together – Volume Down + Power Button + Home Button.
    5. Now, head over to Odin (from step 3.1, double-click to run the program on computer) and place the files as per the instructions given in steps 8, 9 and 10. Also, for reference, check the image at the top.
    6. Leave the PIT box empty.
    7. In the PDA box, select this file (from step 2.2) — PDA_XXJVK.tar.md5
    8. In the Phone box, select this file (from step 2.3) — PHONE_XXJVK.tar.md5
    9. In the CSC box, select this file (from step 2.1) — CSC_OXAJVK.tar.md5
    10. Make sure to uncheck ‘Re-Partition’.
    11. Keep ‘Auto Reboot’ & ‘F. Reset Time’ boxes checked.
    12. Now connect your phone (which is in Download Mode since step 5) to computer.
    13. Upon connecting, Odin will show “Added” under the message box.
    14. Now, hit the START button to let the process begin.
    15. When process at Odin finishes your phone will automatically reboot. You can unplug the cable now. That is, disconnect your phone from PC now, when reboot starts.
    16. When your phone has restarted, you are on the XXJVK Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread ROM of Galaxy S. Congrats!
    17. Check your phone’s version by here: Press Options -> Settings -> Scroll down and select About Phone -> Scroll down and check your version.

    Video guide

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    [valid] Want to get root access on XXJVK?

    Well I’ve posted a rooting guide too, follow the link below:

    Root XXJVK – Android 2.3.3 ROM for Galaxy S i9000 [/valid]

    [info]If you experience a problem in getting the ROM flashed with the steps given above, try flashing the ROM again, but with 512 PIT file this time, and keep the ‘Re-Partition’ box checked. All other things same as in steps given above.[/info]

    To read the differences in “bootloader” version and  “without bootloader” version, go here. Or below is the quoted summary from the link:

    • XXJVK firmware with-out bootloaders + Froyo/Eclair bootloaders on device = Graphics/Screen corruption + Can’t enter Recovery Mode
    • XXJVK firmware with-out bootloaders + XWJV1(GB Beta) bootloaders on device = OK!
    • XWJV1(GB Beta) firmware with-out bootloaders + XXJVK bootloaders on device = OK!
    • Froyo firmware with-out bootloaders + XXJVK or XWJV1(GB Beta) bootloaders on device = OK!

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

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    • David

      Is there any way i can completely remove the software ive installed from here and install an official version from samsung? I need to bring my phone in for repairs

    • David

      is there any way i can completely the XXJVK software from my phone completly and install official software released by samsung? i need to take my phone in for repairs 

    • Dk

      i am having the same problem as jordan101 below, being in australia updated my galaxy s to  XXJVK and cannot get onto the internet despite having full 3G and reception, can anyone help?

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

        Search for xxjvr firmware on our website and install that using the guide. That’s the latest and greatest version and would solve your problems too, hopefully.

      • jordan101

        i called up optus, i had to enter in all the mobile internet details. It was over the phone and took 5 minutes

    • Egdinsandiedo

      Hello,
      Can anyone direct me to an update download & directions going from Gingerbread 2.3 to 2.3.3 for a PICO DS821? 1.2 Ghz 8Gb +16Gb wifi 8″
      THANKS in advance.

    • Anirban Das

      I have successfully installed 2.3.3 on my SGS. It is XXJVK and is working perfect. Few issues which I am facing :

      1. The battery works fine, but on its own mood, it suddenly starts discharging all of a sudden. No new apps has been installed. When I see the log, I see “Android OS” and “Android System” to have used the max

      2. I used Appmoster to backup most of my apps. When i restore them from SD, it does not show as installed in the market

      Any idea why the two are happening? Do I need to upgrade this ROM or are there some patches available….

      Thanks in advance

    • jordan101

      I’ve done everything and my phone has been updated now I’m having trouble connecting to wi-fi! Internet pages also won’t load up when connected to 3g. I’ve also got no swype lol

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

        Install the latest android 2.3.4 Firmware xxjvq but before that go to
        recovery right now and do a factory reset, then wipe dalvik cache. Then
        install the xxjvq. I hope that fixes everything.

        Your data and apps and their data will get deleted so better take backup
        using the titanium backup free android app.

        • jordan101

          I’ve just upgraded like you said and i’ve still got the same problem, Internet stays locked on the white load up page and wi-fi still won’t connect

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

            Where are you from, maybe file modem needs to be the one for your region.

            • jordan101

              I’m from Melbourne, Australia I’m with the optus network. I’ve found that my reception doesn’t drop anymore at least but I’ve still got no internet and it’s made me realise how much i depend on it

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

              Hey, download the file from here -
              http://hotfile.com/dl/123974341/c47f92e/I9000BVJJW4_I9000BZTMJW2_I9000BVJJW2_I9000BVJJW4.rar.html

              password – samfirmware.com

              Installation procedure is similar to JVK you’ve installed using our guide.
              Don’t tick the re-partition box unless you’ve selected the .pit file too.
              Rest all is same.

              Good luck. since this firmware, BVJJW4 is for Australia, this should fix
              your problems. Back up your data before installing this since apps and data
              will be lost.

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

              Hey, download the file from here -
              http://hotfile.com/dl/123974341/c47f92e/I9000BVJJW4_I9000BZTMJW2_I9000BVJJW2_I9000BVJJW4.rar.html

              password – samfirmware.com

              Installation procedure is similar to JVK you’ve installed using our guide.
              Don’t tick the re-partition box unless you’ve selected the .pit file too.
              Rest all is same.

              Good luck. since this firmware, BVJJW4 is for Australia, this should fix
              your problems. Back up your data before installing this since apps and data
              will be lost.

      • jordan101

        I’ve also rooted it using the guide on here if that helps

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

          Already replied…..

          • jordan101

            sorry i didn’t see your reply i’ll try what you said now, thank you

    • Rubi1826

      Hi guys, i have one problem, when i connect my GS to pc, My pc do some strange sound(like when you add a USB but little different (it isn’t “TUDY” it is “DYDY” :-D i don’t know how to explain it :-D)) and it does’t connect to Odin ( doesn’t show the “ADDED!”) Can someone help me and tell me what to do please ? 

      PS.: I have it in downloading mod and I have the newest vers of Odin. (now i have Froyo 2.2) Thx a lot

    • Rubi1826

      Hi guys, i have one problem, when i connect my GS to pc, My pc do some strange sound(like when you add a USB but little different (it isn’t “TUDY” it is “DYDY” :-D i don’t know how to explain it :-D)) and it does’t connect to Odin ( doesn’t show the “ADDED!”) Can someone help me and tell me what to do please ? 

      PS.: I have it in downloading mod and I have the newest vers of Odin. (now i have Froyo 2.2) Thx a lot

      • http://www.theandroidsoul.com Shivam

        haha.. “TUDY” “DYDY”

        Well, I think you don’t have the proper drivers installed on your PC, so
        download and install for your Windows version from the links given below:

        32bit Samsung USB Drivers (No need for
        Kies)

        64bit Samsung USB Drivers (No need for
        Kies)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tinis-Mihai/100001285224909 Tinis Mihai

      failed on installing the 2.3 , I unpluged the cable and took out battery to restart the phone, but now my phone is dead , wont start
      Help pleaseee!!!!!!!

    • Npkganesh

       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

    • Npkganesh

       if i already installed gingerbread os 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

    • Paul

      I cant even begin to thank you guys enough, gingerbread 3.3.3 XWJVB is awsome and before I found this magnificent website, I tried many attempts from different places to root my orange uk galaxy s but where they all failed, your one actually worked, I can now use droidwall and I use £15 p.m. 3 uk all you can eat data, thank you guys!

    • http://profiles.google.com/mark.e.bradley Mark Bradley

      Just flashed my laggy, annoying 2.2 i9000 to 2.3.3 and my god, what a difference. Thankyou x 1000 for this awesome guide.

    • Foziamsi

      @2fa7f7997b06d9bae881ee56f9c52cf8:disqus which languages are included? Hebrew?

    • Mario

      Hey, tkanks a lot ;)

    • Ranz B

      It worked but now i havent got any Data Network how can i fix that?

    • Markk52

      what is this ID: COM?

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