Samsung Galaxy S2 users from United Arab Emirates can now update their smartphone with the latest Gingerbread 2.3.6 firmware that supports Arabic. This new firmware is known as JPKK1 and can be applied by all users of Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 or Galaxy I9100G irrespective of the country as it is a global update. This new update is the official release by Samsung Electronics for UAE users.
We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the updation procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The updation procedure is not recommended for basic users but is for advanced users and is only applicable on Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 and Samsung Galaxy GT I9100G smartphones that are network unlocked. Do not apply it in any other models of Samsung Galaxy S2 or in any other device as it might not be reversible and may harm the device by blocking it.
Backup all the user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup will enable you to replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to easily backup and restore all your data.
Steps to Update Arabic JPKK1 Firmware in Samsung Galaxy GT I9100G:
Step-1: Download JPKK1 Package from the Must Have section and extract it to your computer. Match the files obtained after extraction with the image given below and if a single file is found missing, check with the downloading and extraction again.
Step-2: After extraction is over, enable USB Debugging Mode in your phone from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging” and tick the option of USB Debugging.
Step-3: Open Odin from the extracted files and power off your smartphone to enter into Download mode by pressing Volume Down key+ Center button and holding both, simultaneously press Power button. If the device boots into Normal mode then re-try to enter into Download Mode by the same process till you are finally there.
Step-4: Once you enter into download mode connect your phone to the computer via USB Cable while keeping the ODIN opened. Now the drivers will get installed and ID: COM will turn yellow indicating that you can now proceed to the next step.
Do not proceed to the next step if your phone refuses to enter into Download Mode in spite of repeated attempts.
Step-5: In Odin, tap on PDA and choose the file named as “I9100GJPKK1_I9100GOJPKK2_I9100GDZKK1_HOME.tar.md5″ from the extracted folder. Now tap on “Start” to begin the firmware updation process. After the firmware is successfully applied, it will restart on its own. In case the device gets stuck in the middle, then you have to re-apply the entire procedure again from the beginning.
Step-6: To confirm whether the firmware has been successfully applied or not navigate to the path “Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version” where it will display the current firmware as JPKK1 2.3.6 Gingerbread version. If any other version is being displayed then apply the process again from the beginning.
Thus you can easily update your Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 and Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100G by following the steps mentioned above carefully.