Yet again, Samsung Galaxy S owners are getting an upgraded firmware for their handsets. Known as firmware XWJW1, the upgrade is an update for Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread on the Galaxy S GT-I9000. It reportedly provides great performance, especially in battery life.
This firmware is only applicable to Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 models that are not network-locked. Do not apply this firmware on any other device than the model number mentioned, as this firmware may cause irreversible damage or harm to your device. If you’re not sure of your device’s model number, you can verify by heading to “Settings > About phone” or you can confirm by dialing *#1234# in your device.
Applying this firmware will revoke root access on your phone (that is, if you’ve previously rooted your phone).
To flash Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread firmware build XWJW1 on your Galaxy S GT-I9000, follow the instructions below. Use the guide at your own risk and hold no one liable for damage to your phone because of your use of this guide.
Follow these steps if you get force close errors after you’ve flashed firmware XWJW1 as instructed above:
Congratulations! You have successfully updated your Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9100 to the latest firmware version XWJW1 of Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread.
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thanks man this is da bomb. works fail even after it failed.
Will it update for sure?
The phone wont slow down after the update.. cz my friend has htc and she didnt had to do this.. automatically the phone was updated..
its taking long
please help me :( please
This will be my first time flashing ROM into my galaxy s.. i heard from my friends saying that flashing also requires PIT, CSC and PHONE files as well.. This package is missing it all.. Would it be fine if i just flash without it ?
Please help me out. i have done all the steps successfuly.. Jus after i press the start button and the downloading is over. it asks me for a password. i have no clue what it is. i even tried doing the recovery mode.. but no use.. it still asks for the same ..
Can anyone help me out on this !!!!
I am now getting the same error any idea how this was fixed?
heyy.. check this link.. it might help u out.
hi just wanted to say thankyou, i recently had a different 2.3.6 and lost my wifi , but installed this version, works perfect but do miss some of the features like the swipe anywhere from icecream , any chance of this being included
Did Any Tried iT ?? iS iT Safe ?
Yes, it worked for me too – first attempt with success !
I have just upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S from Froyo to Gingerbread 2.3.6 , XXJVU, on my GT-I9000 and then rooted XXJVU and installed Clockworkmod Recovery (CWM). I am with Virgin Mobile. I had NO problems at all and phone is working better than ever. Follow the instructions precisely on this link – http://www.theandroidsoul.com/xxjvu/
Good day sirs! :] Just to make sure, that my phone is compatible with this method, I am on a Samsung Galaxy S i9000 international edition. with Android version 2.3.3
Gingerbread [ PDA: JV9, PHONE, JV9 , CSC : JV9 (XTC) ] Baseband version: i9000DXJV9
Kernel version 22.214.171.124-i9000DXJV9-CL216763 root@SE-S604 # 2
1) Is it compatible & stable for this upgrade? :]
2) If I want to root my phone, do I need to root first? THEN do this firmware upgrade?
I currently use froyo 2.2.1 can i use this update
same question here too..some one please help
why dont you try it..im on xperia froyo and im trying to use this one..just dont forget to back up LOL..
installation fail and my phone didn’t satar again, pls help what should i do????
rply fast pls….
installation fail and my phone didn’t start again, pls help what should i do????
rply fast pls…
after i update my phone, it cant read the data of the sim card and no signal, plsss help
I just upgraded to 2.3.6 on my UK Galaxy S i9000, right through from 2.1 Eclair > Froyo; then finally to Gingerbread (all through Kies). All went fine apparently, both times. But my haptic feedback now makes an annoying beeping sound that does not go away unless I turn it off completely.
U BRICKED MY PHONE U ASS
i know how fix that if you dont email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if u need help
when i extract the file it ask for the code, please give me the code for that.
does this work???
works fine for me.thx
i downloaded this file n didnt get exactly what u specified when i extracted i rather got the odin n this file with a tar extension n not md5….so can i proceed with ur file or i should go to sammy’s site n get it cos the one i downloaded for s2 there had the md5 extension
Hi mine is galaxy s GT i9000 and version is 2.3.3 GB, can i upgrade this (2.3.6) directly b’couz most of the people upgraded from eclair or froyo… I am confused with GB it wor km or not. Please help.
plz help if any body can
i upgraded to 4.0.4 but now m not able to connect via usb…..when i connect the usb cable it show “turn on USB storage” but wen when i turn it on nothig happens but only the phone starts charging…plz help me wat to do….
and even because of this i cant go back to 2.3.6…..plz tell wat to do plzz…urgent
Thanks man…it worked perfectly on the first try.
If your phone restarts and directly enters “recovery mode”, so long as ODIN shows the message “PASSED”
Feel free to select the “Reboot Phone” option (when the phone reboots, it will stay for a long time on the “Galaxy S” loading screen — i think this is because it’s initialising the new OS)
like how many minutes or hours???? mine got stuck even after an hour, HELP!
Run Oddin as admin
Getting a confirm password screen and cannot get past it any ideas?
same problem here!
Did not work for me… Odin got stuck on Leaving CS… after leaving it for half an hour i closed Odin and disconnected the phone, when i tried to start it it only showed an icon of a phone connected to PC and stayed like that.
I fixed it by installing 2.3.5 and now it’s fine.
Any ideas on how to update it to 2.3.6????
this is wrong tutorial!!! — better follow this http://www.theandroidsoul.com/xxjvu/
can i directly upgrade 2.1 to 2.3.6 gingerbread ? pls have a reply asap . .tnx
Worked perfectly first go!!!!
why my market always says connection timeout??
Beware!! This bricked my phone.
Odin got stuck on Leaving CS… after leaving it for half an hour I closed Odin and disconnected the phone, when i tried to start it it only showed an icon of a phone connected to PC and stayed like that.
trying this option now http://www.theandroidsoul.com/xxjvu/
it took 3 tries but it worked. thanks!
this broke my phone now all i can see is a phone and a computer linked togheter… any solutions??
why odin says fail cant open serial com pls help me
WELL I DID THIS WIV MY SAMSUNG GTI9000 AS MY PHONE GOT STUCK IN DOWNLOADING MODE WIV KIES AND WUD NOT TURN BACK AND THIS WORKED FOR ME THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR UR HELP
I can help with that if you have not already fixed it. I had the same thing happen and used some tutorials to help fix it.
i do all what is above but my screen says: downloading do not turn off target
and oding: see picture
i do not know what to do
can someone help me????
IT STUCK ON THE GALAXY S LOADING SCREEN!!!
I am trying to do this and its stuck on Odin v.3 engine (ID:14)..
is it supposed to take a while? or have i gone wrong somewhere?
Thx ! yes i’m happy ! it’s work !
How much time “Galaxy S ” loading screen will appear
It’s ok, but when finished my touch doesn’t work anymore… help…
Pls help me!!!! after i update they still appear galaxy s loading screen.
how long they will take for reboot!!!!
this is still loading and restarting
HOW MAXIMUM TIME IT DOES TAKE TO UPGRADE THE PHONE
After this update my bluetooth does not and i cant access recovery mode to reset.any suggestiond?
the file is not available for download
where to get the CODE_I9000XWJW1_CL788890_REV03_user_low_ship.tar.md5
Pls guide… Is other version can work if downluad
Hi.. anyone help me plese .. I have Sony Xperia ion mobile and I want to use punjabi fonts for my mobile… please help me … How can I do this..?
COM SELECTION WILL TURN YELLOW IS NOT COMING
thanks so much now it work 2.3.5
it`s stucked here for more than half an hour ..it should last more ?