How to Install Android 4.0 Value Pack Firmware on Galaxy S [Official XXJVU Firmware] Easy Tutorial

Android 4.0 value pack

When everyone with a Galaxy S was hoping for a Android 4.0 firmware update, Samsung announcement that they will not be releasing the Android 4.0 OS came as a big setback. Now the closest thing you can get if not Android 4.0 is this Android 2.3.6 XXJVU firmware which was leaked recently. In this tutorial we will be providing you step by step instructions on how you can easily upgrade to the latest Android firmware with Android 4.0 value pack.

How to Upgrade Galaxy S to latest Android 4.0 value pack firmware – official XXJVU 2012

This tutorial is for the Galaxy S I9000 International version and if you have any other Galaxy variant do not try it.

Backup your Galaxy S:

  • Backup Contacts – Sync Contacts by going to Settings – > Apps and Sync – > sync contacts.
  • Backup SMS: Use SMS backup and restore – Market Link.
  • Backup Camera Images and Videos: Connect your phone in Mass storage mode and copy the DCIM folder to your PC.

Step 1 – Get the necessary firmware upgrade files

  • Download firmware – XXJVU
  • Download flashing software ODIN and Pit file for Galaxy S – link | password:

Step 2: Extract the XXJVU firmware – you will get three files – screenshot below:

CODE_I9000XXJVU_CL851880_REV03_user_low_ship.tar – PDA file



tutorial-xxjvu firmware files

Step 3: Extract Odin3 v1.7 and run it.

Step 4: Turn off you Galaxy S and put it in download mode by press and holding these buttons Vol-down+Home button + Power. You should now have Download mode screen on your Galaxy S.

Step 5: Connect your Galaxy S to your PC now – It will now show Added in Odin, if its not showing then there might be problem with the drivers – get it from here for 32 bit Windows 7, XP and Vista.

tutorial-xxjvu firmware-upgrade-odin

Step 6: Select the files from Step 2 in Odin software:

  • for Pit file select the file from Step 1
  • for PDA select CODE_I9000XXJVU_CL851880_REV03_user_low_ship.tar
  • for Phone select MODEM_I9000XXJVU_REV_00_CL1092175.tar
  • for CSC select GT-I9000-CSC-MULTI-OXAJVU.tar

Check these: Re-partition, Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time. See Screenshot below before proceeding.

Galaxy s upgrade 2012 tutorial

Step 7:

Click on Start button to start the Android 2.3.6 installation process. After a white it will auto restart you will be on the latest firmware. After completion.

Upgrade complete galaxy s

To get the Android 4.0 face unlock go the Settings –> Location and Security ->  Set Screen lock – Face Recognition.


Some more shots of the Android 4.0 value pack additions:

Android 4.0 value pack photo editor galaxy s

New lockscreen:

Android 4.0 value pack galaxy s-pic

If you need any help regarding this upgrade tutorial, let us know in comments.

Update: do checkout this video for firmware upgrade:

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