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New Android 2.3.6 Firmware leaked for Galaxy S i9000, XWJW1


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Here we’re again with yet another leaked Android 2.3.6 firmware for the Galaxy S i9000, XWJW1. It’s actually the fourth leak in line of Android 2.3.6 firmwares for Galaxy S, so (you know) it isn’t a breakthrough update or must install sorts. But if you just want on your phone, then here’s a handy step by step guide for you.

Warnings and compatibility notes first:

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.

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!!!

Pre-Installation tips:


  1. Installing/Flashing this ROM will erase your apps and data. So, it’s 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 XWJW1 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 XWJW1 (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 XWJW1 firmware on your Galaxy S i9000, but in case if you want to watch a video of how you are going to do it, that is, flashing the XWJW1 firmware 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 XWJW1 firmware first. Filename: I9000XWJW1.rar. Size: 157 MB. Download Link. (password: samfirmware.com)
  2. Extract the downloaded file ‘I9000XWJW1.rar’ to get these 3 files:
    1. APBOOT_I9000XWJW1_CL788890_REV03_user_low_ship.tar.md5 [Ignore this]
    2. CODE_I9000XWJW1_CL788890_REV03_user_low_ship.tar.md5
    3. KERNEL_I9000XWJW1_CL788890_REV03_user_low_ship.tar.md5 [Ignore this too]
  3. Download Odin PC Software which we will be using to flash the XWJW1 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 XWJW1 using Odin PC Software.
  7. Open Odin (from step 4) — I9003_Odin3 v1.7.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 tips’).
  9. Now, in Odin, select these files at respective tabs:
    1. Click the PDA Tab, and select CODE_I9000XWJW1_CL788890_REV03_user_low_ship.tar.md5 (from step 2.2)
  10. Make sure only Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes are ticked, and the Re-Partition checkbox is un-ticked. Leave everything else on Odin untouched.
  11. Double check everything said in step 9 and 10 above.
  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. 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!


Rooting guide coming in a few minutes…

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

  • 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, 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


  • 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


  • Pranshulrj

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

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