How To Update Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 to Gingerbread XWKE2 2.3.3 Firmware

Samsung Galaxy S2 LogoRecently, Samsung launched Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 and soon after the release, this phone has encountered some of the software issues straight away by most of the users which were minor though and immediately Samsung officially released the firmware update for Galaxy S2 GT I9100 to solve all the known and the reported bugs. Most of the bugs are solved but just in case if there are any bugs apart from which are listed below too will be solved in the next update. Soon there will be also the latest official firmware of 2.3.3 Gingerbread for Galaxy S too. The bugs which are reported and are solved are as follows,

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71 comments

  1. Hi how do i download the XWKE2 update file for Galaxy S2??
    Where do i get it from? i’ve searched on the net and can find the Zip file. Please send me the link…
    Thanks

  2. My hp not update the software.i already setting auto update but still not update.can u help me?

  3. Hello i hope some one can help me with this phone
    when i was trying to flash it with another firmware i get this error
    phone now want start please give meinstructions and what is this error

    this is flash…

    Count supported models – 290
    File analysis… OK
    Total File Size: 0x394D5880
    Searching USB Flash Interface… not found
    Done with Samsung Tool ver 11.9
    File analysis… OK
    Total File Size: 0x394D5880
    Searching USB Flash Interface… not found
    Done with Samsung Tool ver 11.9
    File analysis… OK
    Total File Size: 0x394D5880
    Searching USB Flash Interface… detected COM18
    Opening Port… OK
    Setup connection… OK
    Reading PIT From Phone… OK
    Sending boot.bin… OK
    Sending sbl.bin… OK
    Sending param.lfs… OK
    Sending zimage… OK
    Sending factoryfs.img… OK
    Sending data.img… OK
    Sending cache.img… Error
    Done with Samsung Tool ver 11.9
    File analysis… OK
    Total File Size: 0x394D5880
    Searching USB Flash Interface… detected COM18
    Opening Port… OK
    Setup connection… OK
    Reading PIT From Phone… OK
    Sending boot.bin… OK
    Sending sbl.bin… OK
    Sending param.lfs… OK
    Sending zimage… OK
    Sending factoryfs.img… OK
    Sending data.img… OK
    Sending cache.img… Error
    Done with Samsung Tool ver 11.9

  4. I tried to update my phone but now nothing works. It shows a phone, a warning triangle and a computer. It doesnt matter if i take out the battery or restart it, the same screen reapears..

    HELP NEEDED.

    Seems to be the same problem as RKhan and Hanna has.

    http://androidadvices.com/how-to-update-samsung-galaxy-s2-i9100-to-gingerbread-xwke2-2-3-3-firmware/#comment-6411

  5. Hi.
    I am from India. My device information below
    Android version 2.3.3
    Base band version I9100DDKE4
    Kernal Version 2.6.35.7-I9100XWKF3-CL276555 root@DELL101 #2
    Build number GINGERBREAD .XWKF3

    Have any update???

  6. hi all” thank all your post, i have read a lot about samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 Gingerbread XWKE2 2.3.3 Firmware, but is ‘it compatible with all country such as malaysia samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 Android phone??

  7. thanks a lot worked perfectly thankyou

  8. NEED HELP!!
    I have an this phone and i live in the UK and have a contract with vodafone but it accepts any sim card, will i be able to do this important update without harming my phone or the contract providers?!

  9. Anyone please help me here. Still not got resolved.

    I tried flashing Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 to Gingerbread XWKE7 2.3.3 using http://androidadvices.com/how-to-update-samsung-galaxy-s-ii-i9100-to-gingerbread-xwke7-2-3-3-firmware/ link.

    After done successfully, my About Phone reads like this:
    Is it correct and is it updated correctly? Why is Baseband shows KE4 instead of KE7? :(

    I am so much confused.

    Android Version 2.3.3
    Baseband Version I900XXKE4 (WHY IS THIS BEING DIFFERENT?)
    Kernel Version 2.6.35.7-I900XWKE7-CL215725
    Build Number Gingerbread.XWKE7

  10. Please help.

    Should I follow the instruction in the below link and do a fresh re-flashing again?
    http://androidadvices.com/how-to-update-samsung-galaxy-s-ii-i9100-to-gingerbread-xwke7-2-3-3-firmware/

    Just curious as to why there is different of version number in Baseband, Kernal and Build number? Should that not be all same? Please advice.

  11. Hi Neal,

    In my About phone section, the reading goes like this:
    Android Version 2.3.3
    Baseband Version I900XXKE7
    Kernel Version 2.6.35.7-I900XWKF3-CL276555
    Build Number Gingerbread.XWKF3

    Is it not correctly updated? Should I update using your firmware mentioned here?
    Why is there difference in Baseband version and Build number and Kernel version. Should this be all reflecting same as KE7?

    Please help.

    Should a re-format solve this?

  12. Thank God. I followed your other thread where it stated how to hard reset. Tried plenty of time. At last got succeeded. Connected my Kies and it stated I have an update. I updated. My present version reads like this:

    Any idea why there is a different in baseband and build number?

    Android Version
    2.3.3
    Baseband Version
    I900XXKE7
    Kernel Version
    2.6.35.7-I900XWKF3-CL276555
    Build Number
    Gingerbread.XWKF3

  13. Please help!

    I followed the same process as stated above. After successful OK, my phone boots & restarts. Its not loading the homescreen. Keeps on restarting. Please help :(

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  15. my samsung s2 automatically switches wallpaper, how do i disable that feature

  16. Hi, I have encountered odin freezing problem. Any idea?
    Added!!
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:5)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..
    Initialzation..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    boot.bin
    cache.img (freezes at this point.)

  17. when the update ll come in pakistan..???

  18. witch one is orginal arabic firmware samsung galaxy s2.and after tht i can update in kies plzz tell me any body

  19. Hi”
    I followed exactly but nothing changed it even got worse PLEASE HELP ME, my phone wont start and the buttons do not work and when i connect the phone to the computer or the loader it comes out on the screen a phone and a computer with some orange triangel, i’m really in panic……Thankful for answers! is my phone blocked or bricked?

  20. Hi”
    How long does it take to the green ”PASS” to show up? thankful for answers ;)

  21. Hello There.. I am successful with this update. Thanks. Now my bad i did not think of all my data being on the internal storage, i lost all of them..is there a way i can recover those pics,video etc? i tried Recova but it doesnt detect my phone on PC. I’m stuck…Hope u’ll help.

    Thanks,
    Dayaal.G

  22. i get download mode connect computer , menu will come hardware instalation ,search gadget,i install google usb driver not work, not connect and not came yellow color simbal… pls give me solution

  23. I had a branded mobile with T-Mobile.. which i got unlocked without rooting.

  24. HI,
    I just went throught the process. After restart it is asking for password? What does that mean?

  25. hey can u plzzz tell will samsung galaxy pop will get android 2.3 update??

  26. i don’t get any update from KIES, is this the official firmware from samsung? is this still a beta? can i lost my warranty it this?

    • no this is not the official update! No, you will not lose the warranty

      • i used kies upgrade, it damaged the software so i am unable to connect to wifii, bluetooth etc!!! i sent fone in to be fixed, now samsung say its my fault???? they have revoked the warranty!!! is this allowed?? anybody else have similar problem??? thanks!!!!

  27. unable to download any files to my Samsung Galaxy S2. Please help

    • phone your network provider, and ask them to send you the internet settings. they will send u a text which u have to install and then it should work.

  28. How to Switch GSGS2 to Down load mode? i am unable to unload stuff from other websites….

  29. thanks you for your help

    Kindly i need the Arabic firmware from Samsung I9100 original ME copy

  30. i couldn’t connect with kies. can you give a solution?

  31. how to identify arabc file galaxy 2 9100 pls help

  32. i followed ur steps exactly and it failed, which was not the problem, but when i disconnected the cable and restarted my phone, it now shows an icon with a phone and a computer and a link that seems to be broken, and the OS doesn’t load, it stays there, is my phone BRICKED???????, any response from anyone would be helpful

    Thank You

    • Hi
      The same thing happned exactly to my phone, im freaking out, what am i suppose to do now?

      Please som answers!

  33. fantastic guide. worked perfectly on my factory unlocked S2. thanks a lot, keep up the good work!

  34. Any other views? That wasn’t really helpful Neal.

    Thanks, John.

  35. when doing this process it worked fine and said successful. My only concern is i accidently ticked the re-partition box. What does this mean?? Everything looks to be working fine. Any advice would be great.

  36. am still waiting for da green light to show up ( 1 thing got me tho is hat i didnt take of the firewall but now i have n still running hope it dus it if nt will need help?)

  37. My update failed at about 95% :( I have the Korean model GS2 and this is the second phone this has happened with.

    Here’s a link a screenshot of Odin: http://cid-712fbbe6062d5123.office.live.com/self.aspx/Errors/Odin%20Firmware%20Update%20Fail.jpg

    Now, when I turn the phone on it boots to a flashing screen with an icon of a computer that say “update” underneath. Any suggestions?

    • And I have the same version of the Korean Samsung Galaxy S 2 m250s and update worked successfully. Remove the battery for 10 seconds and try again, but to start Odin, in the administrator mode right clicking on a “Run as Administrator”

  38. This got me for a bit “Next up, you will have to keep Odin window as it is opened, and then you will have to ensure that you put your phone into download mode. Now, switch off the phone and ensure that you take out any SD Card as well as SIM card if any and keep your phone in the switch off mode.” To me it seemed that you had to enter download mode first then switch off the phone lol. Took me a while to understand that you have to turn off the phone first then press the buttons and the phone starts up in Download mode. (I took a lot of screenshots of the home page instead hehe.

    The firmware update went well, only downside is that I lost a couple of unofficial apps and all the save game data from angry birds when I did the factory reset *2767*3855#

  39. can’t I update my SGS2 using S-kies?

    if yes, may any one tell me how?

    thanks in advance.. :)

  40. Greghart Mirrus

    update my Galaxy S 2 to XWKE2..successful & satisfied..Thanks Mr.Neal..

  41. Hi,

    Thanks a lot for the tutorial. Just so easy to follow. Just a question: do you know how long does it take to install the firmware. I pressed start quite a while ago and it still hasn’t turn green yet.

    Thank you.