Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 users are facing some issues after updating their device with the latest custom ROMs and other firmwares. These issues such as non-functional of camera are due to the buggy kernel used in these firmwares. As these firmwares are in beta mode, such minor issues are expected. Here we will be checking out an all new firmware ready to get updated in Galaxy SL I9003 smartphone.
This new firmware is known as XXKPE 2.3.4 Gingerbread version. The best part about this firmware is that it is a really stable version. You do not require to root your phone to apply this update and if you have already rooted your phone from before then the rooting access will be revoked 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. 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 device having model number like Samsung Galaxy S I9000M as it might not be reversible and may harm the device by blocking it.
Lets take a look at some of the operational features that come with this firmware update.
- Battery backup
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- GPS and Wi-Fi have been enhanced
- Android Market works smoothly
Remove the external SD card and SIM card from the phone to prevent any accidental deletion of data. You must backup all the 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.
Steps to Update Gingerbread XXKPE 2.3.4 in Samsung Galaxy SL I9003:
Step-1: Download Gingerbread XXKPE 2.3.4 Zip Package from the Must Have section to your computer and unzip it to your computer or laptop. Match the extracted files with the image given below and if a single file is found missing then check with the extraction or downloading process.
Step-2: Open Odin in your computer and power off your phone to enter your device into Download mode by pressing Volume Down Key + OK button and holding both press Power button simultaneously. Once you enter into download mode connect your phone to the computer via USB Cable while keeping the ODIN opened.
Step-3: 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-4: In Odin fill in the files in the corresponding options by clicking on the respective tabs
PIT – latona_20110114.pit,
BOOTLOADER – APBOOT_I9003XXKPE_CL409735_REV08_user_low_ship.tar.md5,
Phone – MODEM_I9003XXKPE_REV_00_CL1041909.tar.md5,
PDA – CODE_I9003XXKPE_CL409735_REV08_user_low_ship.tar.md5,
CSC – GT-I9003-CSC-MULTI-OXAKPE.tar.md5,
Step-5: Double check the selected files and tap on “Start” to begin the updation process. It will take around 10-15 mins or less than that for the rooting updation process to complete. If updation takes longer time than mentioned, then pull out the battery reinsert it and restart the computer to re follow the procedure again from the beginning.
Step-6: You will get a blue colored indication in Odin notifying that the firmware updation process is done and in the message window you will receive the notification of Successful. Power off your phone to enter into Recovery mode. The Recovery Mode can be entered by pressing Volume Down Key + OK button and holding both press Power button simultaneously.
Step-7: In the recovery mode, choose “Wipe data/factory reset” > “Wipe Cache partition” then reboot your device by selecting the option of “Reboot system now” with the help of Volume rocker keys.
Thus you can easily update your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 smartphone with the latest version of XXKPE 2.3.4 Gingerbread firmware by following the steps mentioned above carefully.