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English ROM for Samsung Omnia SGH-i900/i908

English ROM for Samsung Omnia SGH-i900/i908

GrandPrix (i900)

Everyone who wants to upgrade their ROM using GrandPrix please take this VERY IMPORTANT NOTE:

You may kill your phone!

The i900DXHG4_PDA.bin file provided by chamid is the PDA ROM only. Samsung Omnia ROM has 4 different parts:
1. LOADER (also known as EBOOT)
2. PDA
3. CSC

The disaster is that if you use the i900DXHG4_PDA.bin file incorrectly loaded into any other part rather than PDA, you will destroy that part. Look at the 3rd image attachement to see how I actually destroyed my Phone part using GrandPrix... It's no accident, the program forced me to click the PHONE button to load that .bin file.


2 Methods

I - Using Official Updater (recommended)

Download the Official updater from here: Download Singaporean i900DXHG4
You will get 3 files:
1. Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5 (optional)
2. (Samsung Modem Driver)
3. i900DXHG4 updater_xp.exe (Samsung Omnia Firmware Uupgrade)

Follow the instruction from Samsung.

If you encounter the "Incorrect Software Version" message you can find solution here: Incorrect Software Version

If that still doesn't work, try i900DZHG3, you can download from here: Download i900DZHG3

The latest ROM at the moment is DXHH1 (reconstructed, tested OK): Download i900DXHH1

For other ROMs and how to avoid the "Incorrect Software Version", click here

II - Using GrandPrix (not recommended for beginner)

Update 28 Aug 2008: I found a very comprehensive guide how to update to HH1.

If using the Official updater doesn't work, you may choose this alternative method.

2. download the PDA ROM binary file here:

3. You will get i900DXHG4_PDA.rar, extract it.

3.1 Copy the Grandprix folder to the root dir of your windows XP ex C:\Grandprix then put your image files PDA.bin etc in the Grandprix folder. This way when you click on PDA it will immediately find the file. (suggested by bobsbbq)

4. Run GrandPrix,
4.1 Set the profile to Grandprix LV image (reminded by bobsbbq)
4.2 click the PDA button and browse for i900DXHG4_PDA.bin. Caution: Do not mount the file to the Phone button, otherwise your PDA is doomed, read above warning.
4.3 if the PDA button doesn't detect i900DXHG4_PDA.bin, then you should use Explorer, right click on the file and click "Open With..." and then browse for the GrandPrix program.

5. Click Detect & restart your PDA. The process will be done in bootloader mode, so no ActiveSync required.

NOTE: I do not take responsibility if you destroy your phone function using this guide. You MUST read the whole thread before deciding to use GrandPrix. Goodluck.


Hi guys,

I'm struggling for so many days trying to flash my Omnia ROM into English. Here is what happened.

I bought this PDA online in China. It turned out to be from Philippine. It has SGH-i900 model written on the label under the battery.
The PDA version was i900DZHG1/DZHG1
The ROM version was i900DXHG1, as shown on the "original ROM.jpg" image.

Here are the steps I did before asking for help:

1. I searched all over the Internet using Google. Explored all and other PDA forums.

2. I found the ROM from Samsung Omnia for SGH-i900 here:

3. I tried to flash my Omnia, it says "Incorrect Software Version".

4. I followed the instruction to fix the "Incorrect Software Version" problem here:
The numbers worked, I found out the preconfiguration already was Singapore. Tried to reapplied that succesfully, but still "Incorrect Software Version".

5. I found this ROM SGH-i908 from here: .

The upgrade process worked. But it turned out to be Chinese again. Now it has the following tech details: PDA: i908ZHHG8, as shown on the "i908 ROM.jpg" image

6. I tried to flash the SGH-i900 ROM provided for Singapore again. The same problem.

So HELP! I need your help. It's too time consuming. I already tried my best but it's just not working.

I know people used to cook ROM. Is there any cooked English ROM for this Omnia? If not, does anyone have a software to extract the ROM from the upgrade .exe file and use a custom program to flash the ROM with it?

I should also mention here that I already tried "hard reset" but it's not working at all. It's nearly impossible to hard reset this PDA, and when it finally hard-reset, the "Incorrect Software Version" message still on.

I bricked my Omnia, details are here: English ROM for Samsung Omnia
If you are kind, please help me here:
1. Samsung Omnia i900 SD Download Mode

The other way, I found strings of "phone.bin" or "SD download Mode" in eboot.bin.
I think you can try below;

1. copy i900DXHG4_phone.bin into a microSD as "phone.bin"
2. set the microSD and power on your OMNIA

you can try with microSD format FAT16 or FAT32.
And perhaps, entering SD download Mode need some key combination with POWER key.

Good Luck

Yes, it restart itself every few minutes.

I got this problem since the day I bought it about 2 weeks ago. I sent it back to the seller and they did something to make it work fine till now.

The same problem comes back.

I observed the problem and here are the facts.

1. It restart a few seconds after it turn off the screen. That's the power settings.

On batter power: Turn off device if not used for = 40 sec

So about 5 sec after the screen is off, it restart.

If I plug it to USB charging mode or sync mode, it get extremely hot but never restart, because it never turn off (not on battery power).

If I untick "Turn off device if not used for"... it also get extremely hot but never restart. It does drain too much battery, of course.

2. It's abnormally slower than other devices. My father bought 3 HT Diamonds at once. 2 works fine so I can compare them. They have the same firmware, same model, everything is the same, but this one got this problem.

3. It happened like this for both Chinese firmware and English firmware. But when the seller fixed it, they did installed Chinese firmware.

Device information:


ROM version: 1.93.831.1 WWE
ROM date: 07/18/08
Radio version:
Protocol version:

Speed: 528MHz
RAM size: 192 MB
Flash size: 256 MB
Internal Storage: 3823.48 MB
Data bus: 32 bits
Storage size: 82.31 MB
Display resolution: 480x640
Colors: 65536
Bluetooth version: 2.0/2.0+EDR
Bluetooth address: 00: 17: 83: D4: E7: 56
Does anyone know how to deal with this?
Here's a repository for ROM download links... USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!





DTHJ5 (full update, tested OK, latest English):

DXHG4 (full update, tested OK):

DXHH1 (full update, tested OK):

DXHH3 (full update, tested OK!):

DXHI1 (full update, tested OK):

DXHI2 (full update, tested OK):

DXHI3 (full update, tested OK):

DXHJ1 (full update, tested OK, latest English ROM):

SAHH2 (full update, it's in POLISH, tested OK!):

XCHG5 (Portugese full ROM img for GrandPrix, tested OK):

XGHI5 (German full ROM img for GrandPrix, untested):

XXHH1 PDA (tested OK):

XXHH1 Radio (tested OK):

XXHH3 (radio only, tested OK(details!):

XXHI2 (radio only, tested OK):

ZHHH1 (full update, Hong Kong English, no predictive SIPs, Chinese input, tested OK):

ZHHH2 (full update, Hong Kong English, tested OK):

GrandPrix 1.5.2 XP:

If you get 'Incorrect Software Version' when trying to update, here's the fix!

  • Press the 'dial' key to the left of the optical pad to bring up the dialer With the onscreen keypad input *#1546792*# Select 'Preconfiguration'Enter code *#81230*# and select OK Select 'Singapore', with the default Operator
  • Run update, and all should be well.
The firmware code is split into individual sections:
i900 - > model designation (SGH-i900).
XX - > region / network carrier designation (XX = Spain - open Market).
G - > release year (E = 2007).
K - > release month (K = November).
1 - > version number.
BD Cyprus, Greece
CP Finland
DB Vietnam
DC Thailand
DD India
DT Australia
DX Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam
DZ Malaysia, Singapore
JA South Africa
JC Algeria, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Tunisia
JP Arabic
JR Arabic
JV Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan,
Saudi Arabia,South Africa, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey
MT Switzerland
XA Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom
XB Denmark, Norway, Sweden
XC Portugal, Spain
XD Croatia, Czech, Hungary, Slovakia
XE Bulgaria, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine
XF Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania
XX Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom
ZC China, Hong Kong
ZH Hong Kong
ZT Taiwan
- Network carrier codes:
AE SFR, France
AI Tim, Italy
AM Vodafone
AN E-Plus, Germany
AS KPN, Netherland
AU Mobilkom, Austria
BB Tmn, Portugal
BF Optimus, Portugal
BG Telefonica, Spain
BM Swisscom, Switzerland
BN Amena, Spain
BO T-Mobile, Germany
BU Vodafone
BV Orange, Switzerland
BW O2, United Kingdom
CD Proximus, Belgium
CG Telia Mobitel, Sweden
CH SingTel, Singapore
CK Tele2 Comviq, Sweden
CT Tdc, Denmark
CU One, Austria
CV Telenor, Norway
DT Optus, Australia
DV Telstra, Australia
EF Celcom, Malaysia
JB Vodacom, South Africa
MD Telia Sonera, Finland
MJ Vodafone, Italy
MM Tele Ring, Austria
MV NetCom, Norway
NA Nrj, France
NB Tele2 Norway, Norway
NE H3g Nordic, Sweden
NP H3g, Italy
SS Vodafone, Japan
Release years:
D = 2004
E = 2005
F = 2006
G = 2007
H = 2008
Release months:
A = January
B = February
C = March
D = April
E = May
F = June
G = July
H = August
I = September
J = October
K = November
L = December
Therefore current Uk Version i900XXHG5 is more up to date than the SG version DXHG4 with the DXHH1 version the latest
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Old 06-20-2009, 15:07   #2 (permalink)
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my omnia was originary in italian.i changed to english. the touch stoped working.whats the solution?please help
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The easiest way to change your sam i900 language is just connect the phone with active sync and go to add or remove program and remove the will go to english the default one.
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my friends, i nead iranian language and into the text Written that this phone is pershian whit jv
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Originally Posted by ganesh_n View Post
The easiest way to change your sam i900 language is just connect the phone with active sync and go to add or remove program and remove the will go to english the default one.
Is this really possible?? has anyone tested this!!
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heres the program to unbrand the i900 http//
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my i900 was spanish and put it to english with this 95mb file:
original version was: i900xjhi3/xjhh2
now it is i900DXHJ1
hope this can help others.
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Originally Posted by mrfixit View Post
my i900 was spanish and put it to english with this 95mb file:
original version was: i900xjhi3/xjhh2
now it is i900DXHJ1
hope this can help others.
mr fixit can you please give me step by step of how you change your i900 to english.thanks
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establish active sync connection with phone via usb cable and execute 95mb file, use Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5.
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i updated my i900 to i908.i can no longer pass the screen allignment step,anybody with solution?
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if i try to flash i900 SAMSUNG with i900DXHH1_PDA_UPDATER_XP , i got this massage " incorrect software version ,please check device" , i need help , It has chinese language i want to exchange to ENGLISH .
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finally , i flash with this i900 DXHH1_PDA_UPDATER_XP , after flash only blue screen , any solution please
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i have a problem with mi omnia, works fine but when i try to take a picture with blitz phone shut down and i need to flash it again to revive it, i searched everywere but i can't find this i900DXHJ1_PDA&PHONE i900DXHJ1_Tested.exe, can somebody help me with it?
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