Arabic and Pakistani users can approach the New Year with smiles as they can now update their Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 smartphones with the latest Gingerbread 2.3.6 Arabic specific version in their phone. Thus you can now update your device not only with the latest Android version but also in your own native Arabic language. This Arabic 2.3.6 firmware is also known as JPKPE firmware. It is to be noted that applying this firmware won’t root your phone in any manner thus there is no question of losing your warranty. If you have already your phone from before then after updating this firmware the root access will be revoked and the lost warranty can be reclaimed back again.
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. This updation procedure is only applicable to Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 smartphones that are not network locked so do not try it in any other devices as it may not be reversible and might harm the device by blocking it.
Pre-Requisites: You ought to 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. Do not use KIES to back up the data mentioned below as it may or may not support KIES after Rooting. Follow the link posted below to backup and
Steps to Update Galaxy SL I9003 with Gingerbread JPKPE 2.3.6 Firmware: Step-1: Enable USB Debugging from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging”.
Download Gingerbread 2.3.6 JPKPE Firmware Package from the Must Have section to your computer. Unzip it and place it on the desktop for easy accessibility. Match the extracted files with the image given below and if any file goes missing then check with the extraction and downloading of files again.
Step-2: Open Odin from the extracted files and Power off your phone to enter into Download mode by pressing the Volume Down Key + (OK)Center button and holding both press Power button simultaneously.
Step-3: 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. It may take 3-4mins for the ID:COM block to install all the drivers hence wait till the process completes. Dont proceed to the next step if the ID:COM block doesn’t turn yellow.
Step-4: Now click on “PDA” to select the file named as ” ” but make sure that Re-partition is not ticked. After cross checking with the file section, click on Start in Odin to begin the firmware updation process.
Step-5: After the firmware has updated successfully, the phone will reboot on its own. To confirm whether the firmware has been successfully applied or not go to “Applications > Settings > About Phone” where you will discover the firmware version as JPKPE 2.3.6 Gingerbread version. In case you find any other version then you have to apply the update again from the beginning. If the process gets interrupted somewhere in the middle due to any unavoidable reason, re-insert the battery and re apply the update again. Step-6: If you are facing problems related to force close errors then enter into Recovery mode by pressing Volume Up key + OK button and holding both simultaneously press Power button. In Recovery Mode, choose “Wipe Data / Factory reset then choose “Wipe Cache Partition” and reboot your device by choosing the option of “Reboot system now”.
Thus you can successfully update your Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 smartphones with the latest Gingerbread 2.3.6 Arabic specific version by following the above mentioned steps.