Install Gingerbread 2.3.6 DDKP3 Update in Samsung Galaxy SL I9003

Sanjana February 10, 2012 5

There is good news for Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 users as they can now install a newly released Gingerbread 2.3.6 firmware in their smartphone. The new firmware is known as DDKP3 and is the official firmware rolled out via KIES by Samsung Electronics Ltd. Here we have discussed the detail procedure on how to update this firmware manually and anyone from any part of the world can proceed with the update as it is a global release.

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The best part of this official update is that the warranty does not get void and if you have already rooted your smartphone from before then after applying this firmware the root access will get invalid and you can reclaim back the lost warranty.

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 to Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 smartphones that are network unlocked. Do not apply it in any other models or in any other device as it might not be reversible and may harm the device by blocking it.


You must backup all user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup can help you replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Must Have:

Download I9003 DDKL3 Package

Steps to Update Gingerbread 2.3.6 DDKP3 Firmware in Samsung Galaxy SL I9003:

Step-1: Download I9003 DDKL3 Package from the Must Have section to your computer. Connect your smartphone to the computer via original USB Cable obtained at purchase time and extract the zip package to your computer via WinRAR or Win zip software. Match the extracted files with the image given below and if a single file is found to be missing check with the downloading and extraction process.

ddkp3 update files

Step-2: After extraction is over, open Odin and enable USB Debugging Mode in your phone from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. Make sure to tick the option of USB Debugging.

enable usb debugging

Step-3: Power off your smartphone to enter into Download mode by pressing Volume Down keyOK 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.

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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.

update gingerbread

Step-5: Click on “PDA” and select the file named as “I9003DDKP3_I9003ODDKPI_I9003DDKP4_HOME.tar.md5” from the extracted zip file. Tap on “Start” to begin the firmware updation process and wait for around 5 minutes for the updation to complete. After updation is complete, the device will reboot indicating successful updation. As soon as you see the home screen, power off the smartphone to enter into  Recovery mode.

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Step-6: The Recovery Mode can be entered by using by pressing Volume Down key + OK button and holding both, simultaneously press Power button. If the device boots into Normal mode then re-try to enter into Recovery Mode by the same process till you are finally there. In Recovery mode, select “Wipe data/factory reset” > “Wipe Cache partition” and select “Yes” so that both the options are processed.

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  DDKP3 firmware. If any other version is being displayed then apply the process again from the beginning. Restore back all the data that you had previously taken a back up of and also re-configure the APN settings to access data and internet.

Thus you can easily update your Samsung Galaxy SL I90003 smartphone with the latest official version of Gingerbread 2.3.6 firmware by following the steps mentioned above carefully.


  1. AKASH February 16, 2012 at 8:41 am - Reply

    hey sanjana is there any visual changes is there in this update like in cynaogen mode

    and cynogen mode is best or this update is best
    please update me the difference of both

    currently i am in gingerbread 2.3.6 DDKP1


    • Sanjana February 16, 2012 at 10:47 am - Reply

      There are no major visual changes in this DDKP3 update except for some performance fixes and camera issue has been fixed. I would suggest you to go with DDKP3 instead of CM because 1) it’s an official firmware so no chance of warranty getting void
      2) SKYPE, Paltalk, Yahoo video calls work along with camera
      For CM some things that are buggy and not working in a good shape are:
      1) DSP manager
      2) GPS
      Things not working completely are:
      1) Video recording
      2) Hotspot
      3) Tethering
      4)Applications that require mic can’t use the mic

  2. AKASH February 16, 2012 at 11:26 am - Reply

    how about ur this 2 release

    1)Cranium V3.1 Custom ROM in Galaxy SL I9003
    2)Gingerbread 2.3.6 DDKP3 Firmware

    actually in the version which my phone is working is one of the worst one and also bored from the display of the this gingerbread 2.3.6 DDKP1 once switching the wifi in wifi zone again i have to restart my phone to disable wifi and also i want some graphics and display enchancement so kindly guide me the correct one

    • Sanjana February 17, 2012 at 4:37 am - Reply

      Features of Cranium custom ROM :(not all included as yet)
      Fully de-odexed and zipaligned
      Highly minimalistic(81 MB free in /system!)
      init.d support and some ramdisk tweaks
      Tweaks inspired from Android 4.0 {Gadgetcheck}
      Worldwide APN list
      Removed either PowerOn or PowerOff sound(i forgot )
      Better GPS + FasterFix included
      CRT Effect + Overscroll Glow
      ICS Animations+ICS Roboto Fonts
      AdBlock integrated :|
      BusyBox and SqLite 3
      Some cool apps
      MIUI lockscreen chooser
      No-Frills CPU control
      AOSP gallery
      Quick Office replaced with Think Droid .
      Updated SuperUser binaries
      ADW launcher as default
      DSP manager from Cyanogen Mod 7

      While DDKP3 is the official firmware version as I had mentioned earlier.. So choose & try it yourself and lemme know the feedback

  3. AKASH February 17, 2012 at 5:53 am - Reply

    then i am going with cranium custom rom and sure i will let you know the feedback

    thanq very much for your reply

    but later on when i want to come back to DDKP3 then please help

    best regards

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