Messed up your Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 with the latest custom ROMs? Well you need not worry as you can now update your Galaxy Y S5360 with the latest Gingerbread 2.3.6 firmware version. This new firmware is the XXKL3 Gingerbread version. It is to be noted that this is the beta firmware version and not the official update from Samsung Electronics but is almost stable version. Unfortunately Galaxy Y won’t be receiving the Android 4.0 update due to certain hardware limitations. But there is still some hope because according to reports some developers are working on developing a Value pack update for Galaxy Y that will accommodate the features of ICS Android 4.0 version.
Applying this firmware won’t root your device in any manner and if you have already rooted your device from before then, after applying this update the rooting access will again get revoked. After updation your device won’t get recognized in KIES as this is not a official update for all global users. In either ways KIES is almost an ineffective tool that is used only for receiving official updates so it is not much of an issue.
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 Y S5360 smartphones that are network unlocked. Do not apply it on Galaxy S2 I9100G or in any other device as it might not be reversible and may harm the device by blocking it.
You must backup all the user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup will help you replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.
Steps to Update Gingerbread XXKL3 2.3.6 on Samsung Galaxy Y S5360:
Step-1: Download Gingerbread 2.3.6 Package from the Must Have section to your computer, unzip it and place it on the desktop for easy accessibility. During the extraction process you will be prompted to enter a password so give the password as android.
Step-2: After the files are successfully extracted match them with the image given below and if a single file is found missing, download the zip file again.
Step-3: Open Odin .exe from the extracted files and power Off your phone to enter your device into Download mode by pressing Volume Down Key + (OK)Center button and holding both press Power button simultaneously.
Do not proceed into the next step if the phone refuses to get into the Download mode in spite of repeated attempts.
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. 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.
In case the ID: COM doesn’t turn yellow then you need to install Samsung USB Drivers, .NET Framework and update KIES with the latest version so that the missing drivers get installed.
Step-5: Click on the PDA tab in Odin and select the file named as “S5360XXKL3_S5360KPPKJ1_S5360XXKL3_HOME.tar.md5” that you can find in the extracted files. Double check whether the selected file match or not then tap on “Start” to begin the updation process. After the firmware is successfully applied, the device will reboot and you will be prompted to enter the Google account credentials along with the Internet connectivity options etc.
Step-6: Power Off your device and enter into Recovery Mode by pressing Volume Up Key + (OK)Center button and holding both press Power button simultaneously. In Recovery mode choose “Wipe data/ Factory reset” then choose “Wipe Cache partition” and reboot your device by clicking on “Reboot system now” option using the help of Volume Rocker keys. If the phone boots normally then repeat the button combination till you enter into Recovery mode.
In case the device takes a very long time on the “S” logo then pull out the battery, re-insert it and repeat the whole procedure again from the beginning. A Green Robot may be displayed at the start up for some users that is pretty normal. Thus by following the above simple steps you can easily root your Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 with the latest Gingerbread 2.3.6 XXKL3 firmware.