Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 – Tutorial to Install Official Gingerbread Firmware

Sanjana November 30, 2011 0

Samsung has officially released the XXKPN version of Gingerbread 2.3.5. Thus Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 users can now update their smartphone’s firmware to 2.3.5 version of Gingerbread also dubbed as XXKPN. This XXKPN version can be updated via KIES but KIES may not detect the phone as you are already on Beta firmware’s so you will have to update it manually.

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The XXKPN 2.3.5 Gingerbread update comes with some major performance changes along with other day-old fixes. The firmware comes with a few enhancements as well like faster internet capability since the internet browser has been rejuvenated. As a result Android Market works effortlessly even at slower internet speeds. The user interface has been modified a bit to give higher battery life than any other stock 2.3.5 Gingerbread update.

Pre-Requisites:

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.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Must Have:

Gingerbread 2.3.5 XXKPN Firmware Package

Steps to Update Official Gingerbread 2.3.5 XXKPN:

Step-1: Enable USB Debugging in your phone from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging”.

enable usb debugging

Download Gingerbread XXKPN 2.3.5 Firmware package from the Must Have section, and unzip the file. When prompted to enter any password, enter the password as Coveringandroid.com

xxkpn paswrd

Step-2: Match the extracted files with the below shown screen capture so that none of the files are missed out. If any file is missing you will have to download and extract it again.

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Step-3: Power Off your phone and open ODIN flash tool from the extracted files. Enter your device into download mode by pressing the Volume Down Key, Center button and power button simultaneously.

Step-4: Once you enter into download mode connect your phone to the computer via USB Cable while keeping the ODIN opened.

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Step-5: When you connect your phone to the computer while keeping the Odin opened the drivers will get installed and ID: COM will turn yellow indicating that you can now proceed to the next step.

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Step-6: Click on the tab mentioned below and select the appropriate file from the extracted zip file

PDA-I9003XXKPN_I9003XXKPN_I9003SERKPN_HOME.tar.md5

Match all the settings in Odin including “Re Partition” etc. After cross checking the files section, tap on “Start” option. After the firmware is updated, your phone will restart on its own and you will be asked to enter the Google account credentials and language settings.

Step-7: To check if the firmware has been successfully updated or not navigate through the path “Applications > Settings > About Phone” where you will find the firmware version as XXKPN 2.3.5 Gingerbread version. If you find any other version you will have to follow the rooting procedure again.

Step-8: Turn Off your phone to enter into recovery mode. Now press Volume Up Key + OK button and Power button simultaneously.

Step-9: On entering the recovery mode select Wipe data/factory reset then select Wipe Cache partition.Then reboot your device by selecting reboot system now option.

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By following the above mentioned steps carefully you can successfully update the XXKPN version Samsung Galaxy SL I9003. We are not responsible for any damage done to your device caused during firmware updation that is unlikely to happen if follow the instructions carefully.

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