New Android 2.3.6 Firmware leaked for Galaxy S i9000, XWJW1

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  • Thanura Fernando

    please help me. when flashing my USB cable got disconnected. now can not switch on the phone.

  • alfie de luna

    my samsung gets reboot and reboot about 10mins after i do the procedure is this ok? plz reply

  • ariel

    i have I9000T should i use it?

  • shafeel

    three time i flashed it.not a good result.pls help me

  • shafeel

    my galaxy i9000 touch is wrking not goodand proper.and booting time is taken long time.always appear on screen ‘fource close’.guys anybody help meeee?

  • Saleem

    THANK U!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOST MY PLAY STORE BUT NOW I HAVE IT BACK

  • mwai

    is galaxy shw-m110s the same as galaxy i9000?

  • Younes

    tkssss very much, working 100 %

  • Heretik

    Worked great!

  • comanch3

    it faild and now i cant do nothing with my phone :( it doenst respond on any buttons
    plz help !

  • vinay.s

    is this 2.3.5 or 2.3.6
    as u have mentioned 2.3.5 twice and 2.3.6 once

  • pikachu

    hi im currently using standard firmware 2.3.3, version 2.6.35.7-I9000XWJVN-CL366455, Does anyone knows if i can upgrade to the above 2.3.6 Firmware ???????/

  • Rajesh

    Thank You Very Much Shivam. You have explained very clearly the step by step procedure. It works like a charm.

  • crevu

    Very good tutorial ! Thanks very much !

  • Emil

    thanks really it’s very easy:) thanks million:)

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

      :D

  • Doremon8686@gmail.com

    very appreciate your sharing , useful…thanks you very much

  • George200041

    Can I install the android as if I have 2.3.6 installed 4.0.3 ICS
    Can I install the android as if I have 2.3.6 installed 4.0.3 ICS

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

      Yes. You can switch from Android 4.0.3 to Android 2.3.6 and also, Android 2.3.6 to Android 4.0.3. It works both ways, just read the instructions carefully.

      • George200041

        thank you :)

  • S-i-p2010

    come on…anyone knows 

  • S-i-p

    plz help me out…i started flashing my smart phone..but when it’s almost done! the screen has changed to red color..the i tired again …the screen of my cell phone changed to green color..then i tried again and changed to dark blue color>>
    and i dunno why’s that?

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

      What phone are you trying this on, you sure it’s the international Galaxy S, model number i9000?

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

      Can you take a picture of your phone with red/green screen you get after flashing it, and upload to a site like tinypic.com so that I can have a look.

  • Thamizh Sinti

     problem now.. wat to do now ??? I updated from 2.1 to 2.3.6 this evening following the above instruction.. everything went right.. but when i made calls i get a black screen..  I installed 
    XWJW1 earlier.. now i’m gonna update wit xxjw4 .. hmmmm.. lets see wat happens.. 

    • Thamizh Sinti

      I mean when i receive calls i get black screen and no sound.. 
       

      • Thamizh Sinti

        ..

  • Thamizh Sinti

    i just got my update done following the instructions given here..Perfect… . .from 2.1 to 2.3.6 .. great article … 

  • Mightyhan1

    Does our phone have to be rooted??

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

      No.

  • Pranshulrj

    hey, can i also update my android 2.1 version ?? and y da pit left empty in da video?

  • Suhail87

    HiJus downloaded the file for galaxy s 2.3.6 upgrade. After successful downloading from the odin. just before the reboot stage, it asks for a ‘password’. i cant do anything now. tried even using through recovery mode. no use..Guys help me out !!!

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

      Seems you had password protected the sim earlier, that’s why it’s asking password to you now. Search on internet to get answer.

  • Xixo5737

    i have a problem..i can’t see incoming call..it only have blank black screen..what can i do??

    • Thamizh Sinti

      Hey .. i too experience the same problem now.. wat to do now ??? I updated from 2.1 to 2.3.6 this evening following the above instruction.. everything went right.. but when i made calls i get a black screen.. 

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

        Flash the firmware again using Odin and see if it changes.

        • harris

          me too i hv the same problem mate wat can i do?

  • carlos

    I think i broke my mobile :SSSSSS. I checked PDA and selected the file and now I have black screen of death. Anyone could help me please? What can I do?

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

      Hey, don’t worry. Go to download mode and select the files again and try it again. But before that, you better watch this video showing how to install a samsung firmware — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuTTctDWW2g

      • carlos

        Thank you a lot. You saved my life xD. I was scared, only slept 2 hours that night but I could entered in download mode and tried again and it worked!!!!! Thank you again!! 

  • RizhCh

    when i connect to odin in downloading mode to flash this rom, odin shows COM4 connected while in many videos and other tutorials, odin shows COM6/COM9 connected. is their any problem in my galaxy s i9000?
    or will it create problem after falshing this rom?
    i am currently on JVT

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

      That’s not a problem. Go ahead!

      • RizhCh

        Thanks sir.
        i had flashed the rom already before ur reply.
        but sim tool kit is not working.

  • http://twitter.com/PraeGuard Flemming Jacobsen

    Isnt this rom a wipe one?, what should I do if I happen to want a non-wipe one?

  • Mohlatlego Makgohlo

    my phone keeps on loosing network, so i am going back to 2.3.3 that work great. i mean they all look the same.

  • M_A_elSyofi

    what about arabic
     

  • Beochke

    What is this happaning,i did this everything and my phone is not responding!!!!What to do????????

  • Greatdude

    I can’t extract the file, it requires a password and you haven’t told me what it is…

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

      It’s given above. And it’s samfirmware.com

    • Bred1959

      Mate, read the instructions slowly, dont just scan them or you WILL miss important information. My friends do the same and then come to me asking the most basic things that are spelt out in the instructions.
      Take your time, no rush. Read carefully and it will go smooth as.

  • Stephenpav

    Google router settings for.galaxy s change remember from infinite to two weeks

  • Document4tomas

    After flashing this 2.3.6 i have problem with WiFi and every two minutes i have a popping error message about some AdService. This service is allways crashing.

  • MCITS

    hi guys,
    of all the sites “claiming to be able to do this, there is only one site that pulls it of without a hitch. THIS ONE!!!!
    Just remember FOLLOW THE GUIDE WORD FOR WORD.
    Oh and one other thing….. BE PATIENT, sometimes it takes the Galaxy a little while its self to do some of the work and “May” sit at the glowing S for a bit. Just be patient.
    Also, on my one, I did notice that on Auto Reboot, the kernel came up and the reboot was highlighted, just hit the home key to accept it and all will be fine.

    Soul guys, thanks heaps. You put a lot of work into this site and making sure that what you say actually works.
    GALAXY stated its 2.3.5, thats not so. I checked and it is 2.3.6 Gingerbread and states it clearly.

  • guest

    i folowed detailed guide.. is it safe to update without pit file and just with pda

  • Stephenpav

    any ideas how to fix the wifi bug

  • Iamsrn

    its work fine but i didnt detect any sim card inserted on it.

  • Stephenpav

    ive had to go back to 2.3.4 as the wifi kept crashing now works great again

  • Galaxy

    this is 2.3.5 not 2.3.6 and the wifi bug is stil there

  • Stephenpav

    hi my wife keeps disconecting after using this any ideas how to fixu00a0

    • Stephenpav

      sorry that was wifi keeps disconecting

  • Salahzantout

    is there any changelog reviews ?nhow does it differ from the older android versions ? ndo u advise me to install this version instead of froyo 2.2ndoes this version support arabic language ?nnand do i have to root my phone to install this version ??nntoo many questions hehe thanks anywayn

  • Amir Selmani

    HI there. I just flashed my Galaxy S. I had Gingerbrand previously. Everything went fine, but now I can`t seem to open several apps.

    Facebook, Titanium backup and some others.
    It says, Cant open this app. Force close.

    While flashing, I only added the PDA file without repartitioning.
    What should I do?

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

      Flash again from odin, use all the files including pit, and select the Re-Partition checkbox when using pit file.

      • Amir Selmani

        But there is no pit file in the download package. I only got these within this rar.file I9000XWJW1.rar:

        APBOOT_I9000XWJW1_CL788890_REV03_user_low_ship.tar.md5

        CODE_I9000XWJW1_CL788890_REV03_user_low_ship.tar.md5

        KERNEL_I9000XWJW1_CL788890_REV03_user_low_ship.tar.md5

        Now which file should I upload where in Odin?

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

          Download xxjvs from our site and take these two files — csc and pit — from that firmware. Ignore the *kernel* and *apboot* file from jw1, btw. Then, flash the code, modem(phone), CSC and pit file together, using Odin.
          Btw, if it’s okay to you, install xxjvs, it’s a very good rom, based on Android 2.3.5.

          • Amir Selmani

            Ok, I got it OK now! It is working fine.
            But I need the root in order to restore apps and data which I saved with Titanium Backup!

            Is there a root or not for this version?

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

            Try superclick root tool. Search for superclick root on Google and use that — we’ve not written a guide on that, yet.

          • fazz

            Hi, did you have any luck rooting with superclick root tool??

          • Amir Selmani

            Actually no! I tried all I could, but I could not root the phone. So I decided to reinstall my apps from scratch at the end. I learned a good lesson though. Don`t install a rom if it does not have a root tool afterwards.

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

            Ohh … well, there is a root tool for this too. Not a regular one from Chainfire but there is another one. Download the .tar file (under the sub-heading attached files) from here — http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1112908 — and then flash that PDA file using Odin (with Re-Parition unchecked). You’ll notice there are two .tar files for JW1 there, use the one without the ‘bm’ at the end of it, that’s the second last file in the list of attached files.

          • Fazz

            Unlucky, good lesson learnt though, i had a try though and was fortunate that it worked, i used the root from here http://jjpda.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-install-i9000xwjw1.html, half way down the page is root instructions and a file to download gd luck :)

          • Amir Selmani

            Ah, if only you could tell me about this earlier. I think I have already installed all the apps that I needed. Nevertheless, I will download and root the phone!

  • Titytwistermarko

    I try this and it works fine thanks.But what I really whant is to get maximum speed of my Galaxy S.Can you send me some link or 
    just tell me best combination of system, rom etc.My previous was 2.3.4 
    jvq with Darky 10.2.2 final and I had 2300 on quadrant.Thanks a lot, nice job you do on this site!

  • Daniel

    I mean rooting guide :)

  • John

    Thanks, it works! How about that routing guide?

  • Choo Seng Wai

    can i upgrade my sgs with this? im from 2.2 froyo…please advice…

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

      Yes. Make sure your phone’s model number is gt-i9000.

  • Cristian Matei

    my games are not working

  • Guest

    i seem to have lost data connectivity with this update, is this normal?

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

      Restore your apn settings.

      • Yoosz

        i have the same problem.. and my apn settings are correct… still have that problem

  • Guest

    the CSC and modem is not included…can i use the one from 2.3.5 download

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

      Yes, I think you can.

  • Mutedf8

    i’m on MIUI v4ICS….., should i need to use .pit file & tick repartition while flashing…

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

      Yes, you need to.

  • Snerwal

    please help, an error occurred: can’t open the serial (com) port. in upgrading the galaxy x GT=I9000

  • Matthew Ross Campbell Rachar

    PLEASE HELP PLEASE HELP PLEASE HE, ALL MY PHONE SHOWS IS A PHONE, CONNECTION WITH WARNING AND THEN A COMPUTER (probably some connection error), I CANNOT TURN IT OFF, ON and EVERYTHING (INCLUDING UNPLUGGING IT) DOESNT WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Matthew Ross Campbell Rachar

    When i click on a ‘.rar’ file it opens word, how can i stop this or what other app should i ‘openwith’?

  • Syedzohaib28

    my cell is not goin in downloading mode any1 to help im doin exactly as told in the above post???

    • Matthew Ross Campbell Rachar

      My phone used to never do it but i ‘data wipe’ed it and it started working for me!
      WARNING: YOU WILL LOOSE ALL DATA

      WARNING: IT WAY NOT WORK FOR EVERYONE

  • Ved Vernekar

    Any alternatives to the daily briefing app? Was just starting to like it… sigh…

  • Ved Vernekar

    no daily briefing app :(

  • Omer Hassan

    Can anyone tell me if Arabic is supported in this version and if not how to get it. Thanks

    • Ved Vernekar

      Just checked, no Arabic…

  • Jimmy

    When you say “GT-i9000″, does that include that variations like “GT-i9000T” which is the version I currently have.

  • Manuel

    I’ve just rooted the device with the latest superoneclick.

    • Daniel

      I used superoneclick 2.3.2 but it hangs on Step #7.

  • Bikram

    The best firmware till now. Absolutely everything running super fast and smooth. Even alll those hd games are running fine. Just waiting for root to even increase its capabilities further.

  • http://www.androidnew.com Rajan Balana

    Thanks…i tried this in my phone…and it is better than previous one. (2.3.5)
    New one is updated by some new security features…

  • Bikram

    still no Root ?

  • Cristian Matei

    can u make a root for this please?

  • Mart

    goes on fine, will stick with this until a stable ICS is out

    cheers

    • r0bb3ry

      Please, tell me whether there is Bulgarian language (Български) in Swype’s input languages list? Thanks!

    • r0bb3ry

      Please, tell me whether there is Bulgarian language (Български) in Swype’s input languages list? Thanks!

      • Mart

        sorry its not there

        • r0bb3ry

          Thanks!

  • Cristian Matei

    root?

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

      Soon…. Within an hr or so… :)

  • Betty00

    What about the i9000M? i would love to put this new operating system on my phone but dont want to mess up my phone.

  • Betty00

    What about the i9000M? i would love to put this new operating system on my phone but dont want to mess up my phone.

  • Betty00

    What about the i9000M? i would love to put this new operating system on my phone but dont want to mess up my phone.

  • Saduna

    i just flashed it, its same like JVT. endless scroll in homescreens & app drawer, blue glow at the end of the scroll in menu.

  • Deuzsama

    Link to firmware, actually links to I9000XXJVS.rar

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

      Will correct that download link… for now, download from link in step 1. Sry for inconvenience!

    • Matthew Ross Campbell Rachar

      It is meant to!

  • r0bb3ry

    Please, if anyone managed to install it, tell me whether there is Bulgarian language (Български) in Swype’s input languages list? Thanks!

  • NathanWolfboy1984

    Cool! Thanks guys!

    What difference will I see coming from 2.3.5 xxjvs???I hope my battery life improves.

    It will keep me happy until a stable 4.0 is out…

    • Arindam For U

      my phone is showing that its running in airplane mode even when sim card is insertedn