Install New Android 2.3.6 XXJW4 Value Pack Update on Galaxy S GT I9000

Today, I will show you tutorial how to install New Android Gingerbread 2.3.6 XXJW4 Value Pack Update on Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000. Samsung has already made it clear that Galaxy S GT I9000 users will not be getting an Android ICS update. But to satisfy Galaxy S users Samsung has released Android 2.3.6 XXJW4 based Value pack with some ICS features. The new firmware rom has loaded with some features like Face unlock, new kernel with increased RAM to 364MB, and some tweaks, improved photo editor and Camera UI with capability to take pictures while video recording. There are lot of bug fixes and Auto rotation, GPU rendering performance has highly increased. Latest Google Apps update has also been included.

For those who have not the notification or missed it somehow can use odin to flash the update. We have created a detailed tutorial to guide you through the process. There are chances that it may brick the phone, we would not be responsible.

Disclaimer: This is an Official update build for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000. Please do not flash on any other device. We will not be responsible for any issue caused as there is some risk in flashing update using Odin.

Pre-Requisite:

1. This Value pack update is only for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 smartphone users.
2. Now, you must take the backup of your all the precious data from your Galaxy. Although it is not necessary but sometimes it may happens to you that you may lose all your data due to some silly mistake. So, the data you must take care off are as SMS, contacts, call logs, images, audios, videos, Bookmarks, APN (Access Point Names) settings etc.
3. It is also recommended you to charge your device battery to 70%, in order to successfully complete the process. Well this process is going to consume lot of your battery and you need to have suffered with your battery issue.
4. You should also disable and uninstall the Antivirus or firewall from your Computer and as well as device respectively. If you don’t then, you may have to face the interruption during the process while updating process in between.
5. You must navigate yourself to the path ‘Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging’ in order to enable the USB Debugging on your device.

How to Install Android 2.3.6 XXJW4 Value Pack update on Galaxy S GT I9000

Step 1.  First Download the firmware update zip file from here. Once it is downloaded, you need to extract the downloaded package and run Odin in your PC from the extracted folder, which helps in flashing. you will get three files below you can see them.
2. Now, you must turn off your device in order to enter into the download mode. Use the Volume down button and Menu Center button by pressing and holding both the buttons together with the power button. Hold it up for 10 seconds now you will see the Green Robot image. Once you saw that image you can release the buttons.
3. Then, connect your device to your PC via original USB data cable. Once device connected successfully, Odin will show it on its tool where ID says: COM port box section will be highlighted in yellow color. This means it connected successfully.
 4. When it is done, you have to choose F Reset Time and Auto Reboot in the Option box.
5. Then, you must click on PDA tab to navigate yourself to select the downloaded value pack file. Choose JW4_JW4_JW4.tar and click on Start to start the update process of firmware.
 6. After that your device will restart automatically. You need to disconnect from the phone from PC. Then, when it turns off, go to the recovery mode. Which can be done by holding and pressing Volume Up button + Center button and Power buttons all together. Now, keep pressing it for few second till you see the recovery screen. After that, let go the buttons.
7. When you reach to the recovery main menu, select wipe data/factory reset and wipe cache partition to wipe all the data. This will delete your old firmware data. Then, reboot your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 by selecting ‘reboot system now’ option.
8. Congratulation! You have successfully updated the Galaxy S GT I9000 smartphone with new value pack update.
 9. If you get stuck at any point then repeat the process from step 2.

42 comments :

  1. hi... u know i followed the steps... but my tactil screen doesnt work!!! : ( i dont know what to do!!: (

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  2. Let me clear first have your tactile screen worked previously? After installing the Android Gingerbread 2.3.6 XXJW4 firmware Value Pack Update the tactile screen not working right?

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  3. Odin is not detecting my phone, tried various tricks- unistalled Kies, ensured that driver is in place, no luck. Should I copy Odin file to the phone?

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  4. have entered into download mode in the device?

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  5. Hi Shenoy, it was perhaps something to do with the Laptop not recognizing. I followed one guideline- connected laptop with Galaxy with USB...ensured that i't's showing up as a drive...then switched off and disconnected... then came to download mode and bingo, it was visible in ODIN.
    Thanks a lot for the simple setup and for sharing this update !
    Regards,

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  6. Rajat ask me any doubt i will be help you at any time.

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  7. How long does it take to update?

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  8. Hi, i tried to make my phone go into download mode, and all it shows is starting screen, as if my phone is switching on, and no green android.

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  9. Hi, i am stucked at step 2. I tried to hold on for more than 10 seconds, and there is no green robot appears. All it does is just start up screen and its like switching on phone normally. :(

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  10. For entering into download mode. Do like this Press and hold Volume Down key + Home Center together and Power on the device.

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  11. My phn keeps restarting with the logo, I did a mistake without wiping the cache partition but i entered recovery menu while logo appears n wiped it , then restarted ... fucked up . Help pleasee :'(

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  12. Boot loop solved:
    if you guys are stuck in boot loop after flashing xxjw4, you need to flash dbdata.tar as well.
    i uploaded it here:
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/801302...
    after flashing xxjw4 go to download mode and flash dbdata.tar and thats it, your phone will boot normally.
    i had the same problem on my SGS I9000 and it is solved now.

    Flashing another firmware:

    if you dont want xxjw4 anymore, root and install cwm as shown here:
    http://www.theandroidsoul.com/...
    now you can install everything else

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  13. hi guys/girls
    im new to this but i could use alot of help . im trying to upgrade my sons phone for him SGS GTi9000 currently hes using gingerbread bvjvc
    what do i need to use to upgrade ?
    can i use any firmware to upgrade ?.
    yes im a noob as u can tell :)
    any help would be greatfull . Thank you

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  14. I m not able to reach the download mode. Thre pressing of the switches not working. Kindly give some solution.

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  15. do like this first press and hold Volume Down + Menu Center Ok buttons together and power on the device.

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  16. Is this for Samsung Galaxy S (SGH-T959) model?

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  17. no the above XXJW4 firmware update will not work on Galaxy S vibrant SGH-T959 device.

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  18. Audio,video and images will be formatted after this update ??

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  19. i have installed the update but all the stuffs were there nothing will be deleted better to backup if you want them.

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  20. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/801302
    this link is nt opening...can u send another link please and thanks for this update :)

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  21. sorry for inconvenience we updated the firmware download link.

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  22. Is this more recent than this firmmware i am ruunning which is BUILD XWJW6,

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  23. XWJW6 is newer than XXJW4 firmware

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  24. iv installed xxjw4... went successfully... but afterwords the mobile isnt connecting the pc via USB... no connection sound at all... only charging... i have reinstalled the usb driver... no luck... please help!!

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  25. hey try to enable USB debugging and select the mass storage in the device.

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  26. already tried that... though when i turned the usb debugging on then tried to change the usb to mass storage settings it says "turn USB debugging off to set usb connection" iv tried the other way around but without any success... 1 thing should be mentioned after installing xxjw4 when i charged the phone with a simple charger it showed usb connected for several times!!! i don know its a bug may be but i simply cannot do a thing... tried factory resetting also... may phone is galaxy s gt i9000... please help :(

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  27. Hello there,

    I got into reboot loop problem while rooting my sgs gt-i900 was running gingerbread 2.3.6(xxjvu). I used Odin3 v1.85 to flash CF-Root-XX_OXA_JVU_2.3.6-v4.3-CWM3RFS.tar on windows 7 pro 64 bit.

    Any help regarding the issue is appreciated. EmailID is aarkayci@gmail.com

    Thanks in advance,
    AarKayCee

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  28. remove battery once and place it again and power on the device. The boot loop is problem. Still the problem exits then only way is to re-install the firmware again.

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  29. hi im update 2.3.6 xxjw4 but ram shows only 364mb i want 512mb any idea to get full 512mb ram on my galaxy s i9000. pls help me

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  30. you won't get full 512 MB RAM on Galaxy S. But you can get highest 402mb RAM on Cyanogemod ROM's.

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  31. hello shenoy,great work..thnks
    m just aaking about the boot loop problem..i mean how to flash xxjw4,and dbdata.tar??..any help would be appreciated..thnks(:

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  32. Hi Shenoy, just wanted to check; is there a more recent version that we can install? This update worked fine for the last few months, but now the phone just restarts for no apparent reason :). Pl let me know. Thanks!

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  33. for boot loop take out the battery for 5 sec and place it again power on the device that's it. Still not solved the issue the only way to flash new firmware again to the device.

    @Rajat Mishra there are alot of updates avaialble for Galaxy S. Go to sammobile.com select the device, check the latest firmwares and download any of them install it through odin tool.

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  34. HI plz any body help me actually i had this 2.3.6 stock room on my galaxy s i9000 n i update it with cm10.1 custom room now i am trying to revert back to stock room i download this valu pack room from here n did same like instruct here but when flash done its giving error in red colures and not booting up auto reboot again n again in startup am worried plz help me out ?

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  35. Why doesn't ODIN's ID:COM light up. I've been waiting for a couple of minutes for it to connect but still, nothing happens. Help please..

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    1. have you installed Samsung USB drivers in the PC and enabled USB debugging option in the device?

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  36. I've finally rooted my Samsung s I9000 but when I rebooted, a "force close" pop up keeps showing up. What should I do next?.. Thanks..^^

    PS: Now, it can't read my sim card..

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    1. Before flashing the new firmware you must go to recovery mode and do factory reset and wipe data & cache partition.

      For sim card read switch on aeroplane mode and off it. Still not works then go settings->Mobile Networks->click on network operators. It will take some time to recognize the network operator of SIM.

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  37. why after i install this gingerbread it show on odin that it complete but failed...then i disconnect my device...then my phone screen blank...what should i do...i tried to turn on my device but it didnt works..

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