Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 – Tutorial to Install Gingerbread 2.3.6 DDKP2 Firmware

Sanjana December 26, 2011 2

Samsung Galaxy I9003 users seem to get lucky as they can now update their smartphone with another firmware of Gingerbread version. We have already covered the detail procedure regarding on how to update your smartphone with the Official Gingerbread 2.3.6 DDKP1 Gingerbread version. Here we will check out on how to update Galaxy SL I9003 with another new Gingerbread 2.3.6 DDKP2 Firmware. In this firmware two issues from the earlier DDKP1 Version have been fixed that are Adobe Flash Player crash and Pink spot issue in camera.

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You have to make sure that you have updated the latest KIES version in your computer. If you have rooted and lost the warranty, you can reclaim it back after applying this update and then apply all future updates from KIES. You don’t require rooting the phone to apply this update which indicates that the warranty won’t be void. In case you are already on rooted firmware then after applying this firmware, 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. This updation procedure is only applicable to Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 phones and to Galaxy SL GT I9003 as both are same so do not try it in any other devices as it may not be reversible and 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 help you to 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 DDKP2 Package

Steps to Update Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 with Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware:

Step-1: Download Galaxy SL DDKP2 2.3.6 Firmware Package from the Must Have section to your computer. Unzip it and place it on the desktop for easy accessibility.

Step-2: After the files are extracted, you will find three files in total that are Odin flash tool, PDA file and another supporting .dll file that is to be ignored. Match them with the image given below and if the contents get mismatched, check with the file extraction and download again.

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Step-3: Open Odin .exe from the extracted files and power off your phone to enter your device into Download mode. The Download mode can be entered by pressing the Volume Down Key + (OK)Center button and holding both press Power button simultaneously.

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You can refer to the video posted below to know more on how to enter into Download mode.

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

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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.

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Step-5: Click on PDA tab and select the file named as “I9003DDKP2_I9003ODDKPH_I9003DDKP4_HOME.tar.md5” from the extracted files. Match all settings in Odin including “Re-partition” but do not select the option of “Re-partition”. After cross checking the file selection, click on Start in Odin to begin the firmware updation process. Within 3-4 mins the whole updation process will conclude and the phone will reboot.

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To confirm whether the firmware has been updated successfully or not, navigate to “Applications > Settings > About Phone” where you will discover the firmware version as DDKP1 2.3.6 Gingerbread version. If you find any other firmware version then apply the updation process again from the beginning.

If you are facing problems related to force close errors then turn off your phone and 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”.

You can refer to the below mentioned video to know more about on how to enter into Recovery mode.

Thus by following the above simple steps you can easily update your Galaxy SL with Official Gingerbread 2.3.6 version.

2 Comments »

  1. Kaz January 25, 2012 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    The password only unlocks the first compressed file, and not the second.
    What is the password to the second file?

  2. Sanjana January 27, 2012 at 4:16 am - Reply

    The password link has been updated…Check it out now..

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