Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi 5.0 – Tutorial to Update XXKPF 2.3.5 Firmware

Sanjana February 2, 2012 7

Those of you who own a Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi smartphone that is otherwise known as Samsung Galaxy Player can now update your smartphone with a new stock ROM update G70XXKPF that will make you run on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread version. It is to be noted that this update is only applicable for European users of Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi 5.0 smartphone. You do not require to root your phone in order to apply this update and if you have already rooted your smartphone from before then applying this firmware will unroot your smartphone.

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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 Player smartphones that are network unlocked. Do not apply it in any other device as it might not be reversible and may 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 enable 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 G70XXKPF Zip file

Steps to Update XXKPF 2.3.5 firmware in 2.3.6 G70ZCKPA Firmware

Step-1: Download G70XXKPF Zip file from the Must Have section to your computer and extract the file at the same location. After extraction is complete, match the files with the image given below and if a single file is found missing then check with the downloading and extraction of files.

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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.

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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.

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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: Click on the PDA option and select the PDA  file as mentioned below in Odin

PDA : CODE_G70XXKPF_CL562492_REV01_user_low_ship_HOME.tar

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Tap on “Start” to begin the firmware updation process and wait for the process to complete.

Step-5: After the phone reboots, you will be prompted to enter the Language Settings and Google Account Credentials. Power off your phone to enter into Recovery mode by pressing Volume UP key + OK button and holding both simultaneously press Power button. In Recovery mode choose the options of  ”Wipe data/Factory reset” > “Wipe Cache partition”  to clear all cache files then choose “Reboot system now” option to restart the phone.

Thus you can easily update your Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi 5.0 otherwise knows as  Samsung Galaxy Player smartphone with the Stock ROM G70XXKPF by following the steps mentioned above carefully.

7 Comments »

  1. jheq March 1, 2012 at 3:29 am - Reply

    is this really working? im about to update my samsung galaxy that is running 2.2. kinda boring..

    • Sanjana March 1, 2012 at 4:04 am - Reply

      Yes it works f9.. Try it out..

      • jheq March 1, 2012 at 4:06 am - Reply

        THanks!!! I will try this one out today…

  2. jheq March 1, 2012 at 4:17 am - Reply

    Thanks for the reply Sanjana.. Im pretty sure an english language is available for this one since this is from china. right? I just bought this phone and im afraid i might brick it..

    • Sanjana March 1, 2012 at 10:49 am - Reply

      This firmware update is strictly for the European users of Samsung Galaxy S Wi-fi 5.0 smartphone having model number YPG70CW and if you follow the entire procedure carefully you wont end up bricking your smartphone. There is another version of this 2.3.6 Gingerbread firmware that is G70ZCKPA meant for Chinese users the one you are talking about.

      • jheq March 2, 2012 at 11:46 pm - Reply

        THanks! the mine is samsung galaxy 5.0 – YP-G70.. Will this work with the chinese update 2.3.6 GB? sorry to bother you…

        • Sanjana March 3, 2012 at 4:04 am - Reply

          Yes European and Chinese users can proceed with the update..

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