Samsung Galaxy S II launches in India, priced at Rs. 32,890

It has finally happened, and no later than expected – the Samsung Galaxy S II (16GB) is officially on its way to India. It is destined for shelves with a June 10 retail release date and Rs. 32,890 price tag, and can be pre-ordered now. The Galaxy S II can however be procured a week earlier, if you go the Vodafone way…having scored an exclusive launch deal, Vodafone will be offering the Samsung Galaxy S II online at the same Rs. 32,890 price tag, from June 3.

What’s pleasantly surprising is the almost modest price of the Galaxy S II, a phone that can rest easy with the expectations of being Samsung’s flagship handheld. Endowed with specs more than sufficient to take on any competitor in the market (definitely, the more expensive Indian iPhone 4), we’re glad a top-end premium was not stuck onto this product. Elsewhere, a high price was one of the few cons in a long list of positive reviews of the product.

Salient features of this Android 2.3 Gingerbread phone include a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus 480×800 display, a dual-core 1.2GHz Exynos processor with a Mali 400 GPU, 8MP camera 1080p HD video recording, and 16GB of inbuilt storage for the base model


Install Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread XWJVH ROM In Samsung Galaxy S

Samsung Galaxy S users find themselves again in Luck because there is a new update Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread (XWJVH) for Samsung Galaxy S. Previously; A new version XWJVH Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread ROM is leaked for the Samsung Galaxy s i9000. This version is said to be more stable and smooth. Gingerbread was announced for the Android Devices of latest Version but luckily the Dev team On XDA-Developers is able to Update Samsung galaxy SI9000 to Gingerbread 2.3.3.
Following are details of the leaked version:
Firmware version: 2.3.3Baseband version: I9000 XXJVOKernel Version: Number: GINGERBREAD.XWJVH

Proceed at your own risk. I am not responsible if your device gets bricked or damaged during the process. But there are very minor chances of bricking your device by this method.
·         Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread ROM XWJVH for Samsung Galaxy S Download Here
·         ODIN flashing tool Download Here
·         Samsung USB drivers for your Samsung Android device.  Download here
·         Alternatively, you can install Kies that is shipped with your device. It will have all the drivers for making USB connection with your PC.USB CablePIT Download Here
·         Before Proceeding make sure that you have the enough battery Power to flash a new Rom.
·         Download all the Files which are required for flashing gingerbread on your Samsung Galaxy S I9000.
·         Download Android 2.3.3 XWJVH ROM and extract the contents using password [Credits to for uploading the leaked ROM]
·         Run the ODIN (previously downloaded)
·         Switch off your Samsung Galaxy S i9000
·         Put the phone into “Download mode”. To do it, press and hold “Volume Down” button, “Power” button, and “Home” key simultaneously for few seconds. It should boot into “Download Mode” in which you will see a yellow android character with a sweeper with “DON’T TURN OFF THE TARGET” message.
·         Now Connect the Phone with PC via USB Cable.
·         When ODIN will be Opened, A box will be turned to yellow.

·         Click ‘PDA’ button in ODIN, browse and select the ‘JVH_JV3_JPO.tar’ file that you earlier downloaded.
·         Click ‘PIT’ button, browse and select the PIT file that you downloaded.
·         Make sure ONLY  ‘Auto Reboot’ and ‘F.Reset Time’ checked in options.
·         Now Click on Start and Sit back and Relax.
·         After successful flashing, you will see message “PASS” in green color in the ODIN interface.

·         Your Phone will be rebooted and you can disconnect the Samsung Galaxy from PC.
·         Congrats! You have successfully installed Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread XWJVH on your Samsung Galaxy S i9000.
To Check this Go to
Applications>Settings>about Phone>Firmware Version
And the Firmware Version should be 2.3.3 XWJVH