How to Install JVKT1 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Update in Samsung Galaxy Mini

Sanjana February 14, 2012 0

Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 smartphone now receives a new Gingerbread update. This new update is also known as JVKT1 2.3.6 version of Gingerbread and can be applied by any Samsung Galaxy Mini smartphone as it is a global update. It is to be noted that this is not an Official release from Samsung Electronics but is the beta leaked version. However this new update supports a lot of enhancements in terms of performance fixes and has overcome some of the most popular issues like GPS and slow internet speeds.

samsung galaxy mini

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 Mini S5570 smartphones that are network unlocked. Do not apply it in any other models or device as it might not be reversible and may harm the device by blocking it.


You ought to 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.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Must Have:

Download Gingerbread 2.3.6 JVKT1 Package

Steps to Update Gingerbread 2.3.6 in Samsung Galaxy mini:

Step-1: Download Gingerbread 2.3.6 JVKT1 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.

galaxy mini update files

Step-2: After extraction is over, open Odin and 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-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.

update gingerbread

 Step-4: Tap on the corresponding options mentioned below and choose the files from the extracted folder
OPS – TASS_v1.0.ops,

Boot – APBOOT_S5570JVKT1_CL703231_REV02_user_low_true.tar.md5,

Phone – MODEM_S5570XWKT2_CL698112_REV02.tar.md5

PDA -CODE_S5570JVKT1_CL703231_REV02_user_low_true.tar.md5,

CSC – GT-S5570-MULTI-CSC-OJVKT1.tar.md5

update gingerbread

Now tap on “Start” to begin the firmware updation process. After the firmware is successfully updated it will restart on its own.

Step-5: In case you are facing some force close issues, disconnect the USB cable and power Off the phone. Next press Home key and Power button simultaneously to start the device in Recovery mode. In Recovery mode, select “Wipe data/factory reset” > “Wipe Cache partition” then reboot your device by selecting the option of “Reboot system now”.

reboot system now

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  JVKT1 2.3.6 Gingerbread version. 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. If you don’t restore the APN Settings then you wont be able to access internet in your phone through EDGE or 3G

Thus you can easily update your Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 smartphone with the latest official version of Gingerbread 2.3.6 firmware by following the steps mentioned above carefully.

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