Update Galaxy S I9000 to XWJW7 Android 2.3.6 Official Firmware

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XWJW7 Android 2.3.6 Value Pack for the Galaxy S I9000 is now available for download. This is one of the latest firmware available for the Galaxy S. Samsung has stopped releasing any new firmware versions for the phone, but they haven’t entirely stopped their Android 2.3.6 support and roll out plans. You can install XWJW7 Android 2.3.6 on Galaxy S I9000 manually and follow the tutorial below to flash it using ODIN.

As you continue reading below, this tutorial will guide you through the entire process of how to update Galaxy S I9000 to XWJW7 Android 2.3.6 with complete steps. Make sure you backup your data before proceeding because you never know when something might go wrong. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.

Samsung Galaxy S I9000 - XXJW7 Android 2.3.6

Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial ;-)

XXJW7 Android 2.3.6 Firmware Details:

PDA: I9000XWJW7
CSC: I9000METJW2
Version: 2.3.6
Date: 2012-08-07
Regions: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom

If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy Ace S5830, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.

Samsung Galaxy S USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Ace properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy S USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

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All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Galaxy S I9000 to XWJW7 Android 2.3.6 firmware.


  • JG

    It didn’t work for me. I have a GT-I9000 phone and I followed every step. By Step 3 when it went into Download Mode nothing changed on the phone screen when I pressed Power a 2nd time. But I carried on and at Step 5 it wouldn’t connect to ODIN so I stopped there. I also noticed that the WJW7 download link above, when unzipped, does not produce a file which contains the word MODEM, nor any of the other file name options so that would have been a query if it had connected to ODIN. Was I supposed to leave the Phone etc boxes empty and just click START without giving ODIN a file name to continue the upgrade ?