Samsung Galaxy S GT i9000 tips and tricks

In the marketing strategy of Samsung's no single platform that became the main focus, they prefer to sell phones on all platforms, like Windows Mobile that its market is still high for Samsung, as well as Android market is already starting to look twisted.

Smartphone Samsung Galaxy S GT i9000 came out with a slight delay in market competition, because the previous Android has been dominated by products from HTC, then Motorola and other vendors. Spica previous Galaxy model has become popular because of its affordability, but it's not a real achievement. Spica was in the level of quantitative solutions, not more. 

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But Samsung needs a qualitative solution to turn the situation to be profitable for them. But for what? Why does Samsung need Android, if there is a mobile platform itself, ie, Bada, who in many respects has characteristics similar to Android and will be developed in parallel in order to compete with the Android platform? 

The answer lies in a practical strategy - not everyone will want to buy a device with a new platform of the Samsung, there are some people who feel Google's platform is made more attractive, so that Samsung eventually also support the development of mobile phones in this platform. And for this segment, Samsung decided to attack from above, which provides high-end devices, which will then be completed by colleagues who are cheaper. 


With this strategy, if this model will not make a big sale, but at least Samsung will remain recorded in the minds of many as a trendsetter in the segment of Android, so in addition to raise the image of the company will also facilitate the presence of the next Android device.

In hardware, the platform used almost the same as the Samsung Wave. The screen size is different, but the Super AMOLED technology are used together. On the other hand, the CPU usage is the same, namely Samsung Hummingbird S5PC110 model containing an ARM Cortex-A8 processor with a graphics co-processor PowerVR SGX540. GPU (Graphic Processing Unit) is the most productive graphics processor on the market today, because it handles up to 90 million triangles per second. 

To better understand the difference, Apple iPhone 3G has a PowerVR graphics processor that has a processing speed SGX535 28 million triangles per second. While Nexus with Adreno graphics processor capable of processing only up to 22 million triangles per second. Likewise, Motorola Milestone / DROID PowerVR SGX530 feels like to miss the train with 7 million triangles per second.

Hence, the slogan for the Galaxy's fastest processor, such as Samsung Wave, not a nonsense phrase. This performance is necessary to support the HD-graph, because the Galaxy capable of performing encoding and decoding up to the quality of High Definition (HD) 720p. In this case Samsung has set the standard hardware that will be very difficult to emulate by other vendors in the near future, thus ensuring at least until next year as one of the most advanced Android phones until finally replaced by successors.


About a year ago, while at the MWC 2009, Samsung launched their first mobile phone that uses AMOLED screen and then looked at all if they want to display the highest possible quality of the screen that can be owned by a mobile device. Mid-July 2009 Samsung Jet was launched, armed with the latest generation of active matrix screen 3.1-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 480x800 pixels.

Samsung apparently only took less than a year to come back with a new technology called Super AMOLED. The main difference with previous AMOLED lies not only in how to position them, but also related to the initial design. When the standard AMOLED display using multiple layers to accommodate several different functions, while the Super AMOLED display only one layer just to accommodate all the different functions so that no air between the layers that often make the display screen to be not optimal in all conditions. This new technology allows to achieve higher brightness (about 20% more) and incredible sharpness (because now only reaches a thickness of 0.001 mm), and also can maintain low power consumption at the same level. In addition, the underlying technology of AMOLED screen which is called on-cells, making all the important elements for the operation on the screen can be mounted properly, resulting in a very high level of responsiveness.

To view the display in direct sunlight, the screen at Galaxy S also showed the best performance, because almost as good as the screen wearing mirror layer. Super AMOLED screen that first produced a 3.3-inch diagonal matrix and a resolution of 800x480 pixels with 16 million color depth, and the screen is used S8500 Wave now. And now Samsung Super AMOLED display brings a larger 4 inch in the Galaxy with the same resolution. In this case the Samsung Wave and Galaxy will be the user's exclusive Super AMOLED screen, while other vendors can only use a maximum of the previous generation screen, ie as used by Google Nexus.


Samsung Galaxy S tips and tricks

Samsung Galaxy S tips and tricks, specification

Samsung Galaxy S (GT-i9000) Product Specifications


- 2.5G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE): 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

- 3G (HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps): 900/1900/2100 MHz

OS Android 2.1


4.0-inch Capacitive WVGA SUPER AMOLED (800x480) with mDNIe


5.0 mega-pixel Camera + VGA Video Telephony Camera, Auto Focus, Self shot, Action shot, Add me, Stop motion, Cartoon shot, Smile shot, Panorama shot


HD(720p@30fps) video playing & recording

- Codec: mpeg4, H.264, H.263, H263 Sorenson, DivX HD/XviD, VC-1

- Format: 3gp (mp4), WMV (asf), AVI (divx), MKV, FLV



Value-added Features

- Integrated Messaging ‘Social Hub’

- Android Market for more applications and contents


- Augmented Reality with Layar Reality Browser

- 1 GHz Application Processor

- SMS/MMS/Email/Video Messaging/Exchange ActiveSync

- Sensor: Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity, Light

- Offline & No SIM Mode, Voice Command,RSS Reader, Mobile Widgets, Smart Security


- Bluetooth technology v3.0

- USB v2.0 (High-Speed)

- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n


16GB/8GB, external memory slot (up to 32GB)

Size 6,42 x 12,24 x 0,99 cm, 118 gr

Battery 1500 mAh

* Product specifications are subject to change without notice.

Samsung Galaxy S tips and tricks, FAQ

Q = Questions
A = answers

Q1: What is the ROM or Firmware?

A1: ROM or Firmware is software that contains the operating system that runs on our mobile phones. In case this is Google's Android version 2.1 Eclair, version 2.2 and version 2.3 Froyo Gingerbread

Q2: Can I update my Samsung Galaxy S firmware without going to service center?

A2: Yes. For regular users, the official software upgrade from Samsung can be done with PC application software from Samsung called Kies. For Samsung Galaxy S purchased in the region of Southeast Asia, the original firmware that came with the Samsung Galaxy S time of purchase is DXJF4 version which now has a firmware update to version DXJG4.

For users with more knowledge in terms of flashing the firmware can then use an application named Odin who is currently version 3.0. The firmware file itself can be downloaded from the Internet or from

Firmware used is free from the region in the sense that we can install the firmware from another region (Europe, America, Africa and others) with the risk we will lose settings or application-specific policies in Southeast Asia region.

Q3: I have downloaded the firmware file from the internet, with different files?

A3: In general, Samsung Galaxy S firmware file is divided into 3 files with the suffix. Tar or. Md5.

To distinguish it are:

Firmware PDA => This file usually has a CODE or PDA writing in the name of the file. Size is quite large at around 200MB. This file contains the Google Android operating system and applications.


Firmware RADIO => These files usually have a modem or PHONE in the names of writing files. This file serves to regulate wireless chipsets such as WiFi, Bluetooth and GSM. Radio firmware is already adapted to the conditions of regional or state that issued this firmware. Therefore the use firmware from another region may cause abnormalities when used with the sim card we like wasteful batteries and so on.

This is reasonable because the radio ROM from another region is not reserved for use in the service of our country.

RADIO file size is usually around 12 MB.


Firmware CSC => This file contains country-specific code / application / APN settings which may vary from Region / country. Using CSC file from another region may cause us to lose the APN settings automatically or applications that are only reserved for our country. On the contrary we may find an application that may not be able to run in the service of our country.

CSC file sizes will vary from about 12 MB to 81 MB and has written CSC in filenames.


Q4: Can I mix the firmware PDA / MODEM / CSC from different firmware?

A4: Yes. We can mix these three files in trying to get the most appropriate combination, such as PDAs from JM2, RADIO from JGJP8 and CSC from DXJF4.
But you can not mix the different firmware versions between Eclair and Froyo.

Q5: How do I check the firmware in my Samsung Galaxy S?

A5: Go to the phone and type * # 1234 # then the screen will be displayed Samsung Galaxy S third version of the firmware (PDAs, Modems, CSC). Do not be shocked or surprised if the firmware version may be different from each other even when flashing / firmware update we only use one version of the firmware.

Q6: What does it mean DXJF4, XXJP3 and so forth?

A6: Samsung Galaxy S firmware file always starts with GT-I9000 I9000 or hardware code as a bookmark. Both pointed to the next character Country Code.

DX: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam
XX: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom
JP: Arabic
JW: West Africa

The next character indicates the output of the firmware.

I = 2009
J = 2010

One character in the output that follows shows the firmware.

A = January
B = February
C = March
and so on.

The last character is a number that indicates the version.

1 = version 1
2 = version 2 as the successor to version 1
3 = version 3 as the successor to version 2

For more information, please come here.

Q7: I tried the new firmware but why can not I connect to WCDMA/3G mode? What went wrong?

A7: Most likely caused by radio and CSC files that do not support operations in the band WCDMA/3G. Another possibility is that the APN settings that do not exist or is not appropriate and should be done manually via :
menu Settings -> Wireless and Networks -> Mobile Networks -> Access Point Names.

and press the button and select New APN settings.

Next we are asked to fill in the parameter settings that conformed to our operators.

Q8: How do I reset the Samsung Galaxy S?

A8: There are several ways to do a reset.

Soft reset is done by pressing and holding the power button to restart the Samsung Galaxy S.

Hard reset is performed by going to the RECOVERY menu by pressing and holding down the VOLUME UP + HOME + POWER until the splash screen logo and then release the third S key.

We will find a menu with four options, namely:

1. Reboot

2. Apply sdcard:

3. Wipe data / factory reset. Its function is to restore our Samsung Galaxy S to the initial configuration of the firmware that you install along with all kinds of updates that are made via apply.

4. Wipe Cache Partition. The point is to clear the cache partition. In some such situations can not download the application via the market, Internet browsers and so slow, we must do the Wipe Cache Partition to fix the problem.

It is believed that to get the most out of the firmware is installed then before and after installing the firmware to the Samsung Galaxy S, we recommended to wipe the cache partition that followed wipe data / factory reset.

you may see tutorial about rooting here

Q9: I have been using the CSC files that correspond to regions of Southeast Asia / Indonesia. But why has not came out APN settings?

A9: You must perform the CSC format by going to the phone and pressing * # 272 * hhmm # where hhmm is the time indicated Samsung Galaxy S now include this code in the form of 24h.

Example is when entering this code, the clock shown in the Samsung Galaxy S is at 8:15 tonight so that we input the code is * # 272 * 2015 #.

Then we can choose the country code and the corresponding operator. Please see link above for Country Code A6.

Q10: What is root?

A10: Root is the user account in Linux (Android was developed based on Linux) that has any access. Root user can edit any of the system. For security reasons, a regular user does not have all the access in the system. When we do the rooting in Samsung Galaxy S then we will get access to read and write in the system which was not previously owned and we also possible to run some commands in Terminal.

Q11: Where can I get drivers for Windows 7 / Vista x64 for Samsung Galaxy S can be read on my PC?

A11: Please go here

Q12: I have just installed the firmware and now I can not download a protected application from Market. How to fix this problem?

A12: To fix this problem, you should at Samsung Galaxy S root and some users claim that the application "Eris Market Fix" that is downloaded from the Market can fix this problem.

Q13: I can not lock a GPS satellite. Is there a solution to this problem?

A13: From the few reports mentioned that the firmware XWJM1 and XWJM2 can solve this problem and also the firmware has a GPS location readings are more consistent and precise. Nevertheless, the results of the GPS readings remain dependent on location where we are.

Currently there is no perfect solution to solve the problem of GPS in firmware before XWJM1.

Q14: I want to install the new firmware but I want to have backups of the original firmware so that someday I can return to the initial firmware.

A14: Currently, there is no way to backup the firmware without root access. There is an application that is ROM Manager (can be downloaded from the Market) that can perform backups of the firmware but this application requires root access.

Q15: Can I disable access to 2G?

A15: In the froyo 2.2.1 press the power button, then select a data network.

Q16: I feel the lagging or the long loading time when switching the screen or activate the application. What is the problem?

A16: Samsung Galaxy S uses SD to save internal data cache. Currently, it is estimated that this problem is caused by the code i / o is not good and can be corrected informally by the developers.
can be overcome by replacing the standard kernel with a custom kernel

Q17: The process of installing the firmware I did fail. now I can not reboot at all. Does Samsung Galaxy S can still be saved?

A17: Do not worry. Most cases of bricked can still be saved. All you need do is:

a. Unplug the USB cable
b. Remove the battery of Samsung Galaxy S
c. Close Odin
d. Open Odin and prepare again.
e. Replace the batteries of Samsung Galaxy S and into the download mode
f. Replace the USB cable
g. When Odin was used to identify the COM port then click Start.

Q18: Can I install the Indonesian language in the firmware is not from the region of Southeast Asia?

A18: We can not.

Q19: Is there a secret code in the Samsung Galaxy S?

A19: There is. Please come here.

Q20: whats is .Pit file?

A20: The .Pit file contains information about the partition of the internal ROM and is used when installing the firmware. Currently there are two types of .Pit file that is 512.pit and 513.pit.

Both have different information about the large size of the partition and now mostly works with files 512.pit ROM. But the initial firmware including DXJF4 must use 513.pit file. The new firmware file as XWJG5 not work with files 513.pit.

File. Pit serves to change the internal partitions in Odin ROM if we check the option "repartition".

Q21: Which firmware is best for the Samsung Galaxy S?

A21: Firmware is the same. There is no best. But of course the latest firmware fixes from the previous firmware.

Q22: I often read the term Internal and External SD. what Is it?

In Samsung Galaxy S 8GB/16GB internal memory storage is often referred to as the Internal SD Card and an additional micro SD that we put the external SD Card.

Q24: Do I need App2SD?

A24: There is a necessity for App2SD in Samsung Galaxy S. Samsung Galaxy S 1.8GB of internal memory is very large for allowing us to install many applications in the Samsung Galaxy S.

Q25: Samsung Galaxy S in the root or replace the firmware to another region, the warranty does not expire?

A25: warranty does not expire, provided that when bring to the service center in-unroot first, and when changing firmware to another region, re-flash the original firmware to the region.


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