Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 – How to Install Gingerbread 2.3.6 XWJW1 Firmware

Sanjana February 1, 2012 8

An all new version of XWJW1 Gingerbread 2.3.6 firmware has arrived that is undoubtedly a masterpiece when it comes to performance and battery life. Here we will be checking out on how to install this XWJW1 firmware in Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000. Applying this firmware won’t root your smartphone and if you have already rooted your smartphone from before then the rooting access will get invalid.

samsung galaxy s gt i9000

We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the updation procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The updation procedure is not recommended for basic users but is for advanced users and is only applicable to Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 smartphones that are network unlocked. Do not apply it in any other device having model number like Samsung Galaxy S I9000M, I9000, I9000B or i9000T etc as it might not be reversible and may harm the device by blocking it. In case you are not sure about the model number of your phone, you can confirm it by dialing *#1234# in your Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9000.


Remove external SD card and SIM card from the phone to prevent any accidental deletion of data. Disable all sorts of lag fixes from the Recovery Mode else you might face issues while updating the phone.You ought to backup all the user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup can help you replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Must Have:

Download XWJW1 Firmware Package

Steps to Update Gingerbread 2.3.6 XWJW1 Firmware in Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000:

Step-1: Download XWJW1 Firmware Package from the Must Have section to your computer and unzip it to your computer or laptop. After extraction is complete, match the files with the image given below and if a single file is found missing then check with the downloading and extraction of files. The total size of the zip file must be +++.++MB.

xwjw1 files

Step-2: Open Odin in your computer and power off your phone to enter your device into Download mode by pressing Volume Down Key + OK button and holding both press Power button simultaneously. Once you enter into download mode connect your phone to the computer via USB Cable while keeping the ODIN opened.

update galaxy s gt i9000

Step-3: Now the drivers will get installed and ID: COM will turn yellow indicating that you can now proceed to the next step. It may take 3-4mins for the ID:COM block to install all the drivers hence wait till the process completes. Dont proceed to the next step if the ID:COM block doesn’t turn yellow.

update galaxy s gt i9000

In case the ID: COM doesn’t turn yellow then you need to install Samsung USB Drivers, .NET Framework and update KIES with the latest version so that the missing drivers get installed.

Step-4: Click on the option mentioned below in Odin.

PDA – CODE_I9000XWJW1_CL788890_REV03_user_low_ship.tar.md5

galaxy s gt update

Tap on “Start” to begin the firmware updation process and wait for 3 – 4 minutes for the firmware updation to complete.

Step-5: After the phone reboots, you will be prompted to enter the Language Settings and Google Account Credentials. To check whether the firmware has been successfully applied or not, navigate to the path “Applications > Settings > About Phone” where you will discover XWJW1 2.3.6 Gingerbread version.

Users facing Force Close Errors:

Step-6: In case you face issues related to force close errors, then power off your phone to enter into Recovery mode by pressing Volume UP key + OK button and holding both simultaneously press Power button. In Recovery mode choose the options of  ”Wipe data/Factory reset” > “Wipe Cache partition”  to clear all cache files then choose “Reboot system now” option to restart the phone.

If you face any issues during the firmware updation process or if the process gets interrupted somewhere in the middle then you have to reapply the entire firmware updation procedure. Restore back the data that you had backed up previously so that you can easily use all the services as it was.

Thus you can easily update your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9o00 smartphone with the latest XWJW1 2.3.6 Gingerbread version by following the steps mentioned above carefully.


  1. Mark February 5, 2012 at 6:19 am - Reply

    Uhhh, please clarify why the highlighted in yellow section says that this update guide is only for “Samsung Galaxy S GT I9100″, and it’s not for “Samsung Galaxy S I9000M, I9000, I9000B or i9000T” , yet the title of your article IS for GT-I9000, and so are the step by steps.

    • Sanjana February 6, 2012 at 4:50 am - Reply

      Samsung Galaxy S I9000M, I9000, I9000B or i9000T are different variants of Galaxy S model numbers that are named according to the country and carrier used. Fox Ex:In Brazil there is only one model of the Galaxy S known as GT-I9000B, In Mexico and Australia Galaxy S known as GT-I9000T and so on..

      • Mark February 6, 2012 at 10:39 am - Reply

        Sanjana- reread my question carefully, I am talking about the part where it mentions i9100 (which is the galaxy s 2) instead of i9000 (the classic galaxy s).

        • Sanjana February 6, 2012 at 11:28 am - Reply

          Yes you are right.. Samsung Galaxy S GT I9100 is otherwise known as Galaxy S II. The entire procedure is meant for Galaxy S II and not for classic Galaxy S model variants…

          • Mark February 6, 2012 at 12:28 pm -

            actually, i wouldn’t say that, more like the opposite, the XWJW1 2.3.6 firmware is only for galaxy s i9000 phones, and everything in the step by step guide refers to the i9000. Only the highlighted in yellow, and the very end are confused.

  2. muthu February 6, 2012 at 7:59 am - Reply

    samsung galaxy apollo i5801 need ubdate firmwares

  3. Sanjana February 7, 2012 at 6:32 am - Reply

    Mark thanx.. Got your point.. Already updated the article.. you were right..

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