Samsung Galaxy 551 – Steps to Update XWKPB Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware

Galaxy 551 2.3.6 LogoSo, Gingerbread 2.3.6 firmware is here! Yes, after so many months and days after we last covered on the Gingerbread 2.3.4 version of firmware arrival for your Samsung Galaxy 551 i5510 phone. The best part of this firmware is that this firmware can also applied by the users who are on the network locked phones as the support for this phone has now been taken off from Samsung which means that there won’t be any sort of official updates from the operator end which means that you can manually apply the update of your choice. We know that you are really excited about this and want to apply this update at the earliest but we recommend you to follow all the instructions which are mentioned in this article so as to facilitate smoother and speedy update of the phone. This all new update of Gingerbread 2.3.6 is dubbed as XWKPB version.

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible for any damage happened to your device after applying this firmware update though we have made sure that we haven’t missed out any of the steps and also its highly impossible to mess up your device just in case if you follow the instructions which are mentioned in this article.

Rooting Information:

  • For applying this firmware you need not root the phone and also applying this firmware will in no manner will root the phone.
  • Just in case if you have rooted the phone earlier then the rooting access will be revoked and you can then reclaim the lost warranty which is the best part.
  • We will try our level best so as to come up with an article wherein you will be able to root the phone on the XWKPB Firmware which is Gingerbread 2.3.6 version.

So, let’s proceed to the pre requisites which you need to follow in the next page followed by the list of instructions to apply this Gingerbread 2.3.6 firmware after that.

  • eragon

    download link not working, kindly share the alternative link

  • Jitesh

    Download link not working :(

    • Anant

      Link seems to be dead. Can you provide a mirror

  • Joy

    my phone won’t start. it won’t even go to recovery mode. what should I do? is there any way for my phone to work again? please….

    • Pradeep Neela

      reset the device and re apply the update

  • konda reddy

    Its worked very well. No single issue if we follow all steps properly. upgraded properly.

  • Basit

    i download the firmware package. but when i try to extract it. it asks for password. i gave password as androidadvices.com but it didnt work.

  • Md. Niaj Shahriar

    Hey, Pradeep Neela
    I really appreciate you have made the firmware. Its really a great job. I am a Bangali. I am using my phone more than 8 months. I saw that my phone doesn’t support Bangla language by default, I can’t see any bangla letter in android browser. Can this issue be fixed in the latest update??? And how much time it would take to realease the new update with all the bugs fixed???

  • Ajeesh

    the keys Y and Z got interchanged .pls help me

    • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

      its a hardware issue, you need to check with the service centre

  • Ajeesh999

    the Y and Z got interchanged.plshelp me

  • kashyap

    Its working good but i have problem with y and z please help….:-(

    • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

      any error message you are getting?

  • Ashish Vinayak

    My phone has gone in a state of cyclic reboot. All it shows is the samsung logo screen and then reboots. What should I do? Please reply soon!

    • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

      you can install the update by clearing cache and wiping the data

  • Vishalzambare5

    How to restore back to my existing os?(android 2.2 froyo)

  • Vishalzambare5

    i cant get into download mode.i mean d ID:COM section doesn’t turn yellow.

  • Vishalzambare5

    i cant get into download mode.i mean d ID:COM section doesn’t turn yellow.

    • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

      connect your device in the KIES Mode

  • vishnu

    after the update there is sum probs wid d display..
    i m frm India..

  • davod

    download rom for 551

  • Chinmay

    Everything is done, but wifi is still a problem. It is always stuck at obtaining ip address and nothing happens. :(

  • Chinmay

    For those having all sorts of keyboard problems:

    YOUR PHONE NEEDS TO BE ROOTED. GET A ROOT EXPLORER TO DO THIS.

    1. Copy “callisto_keypad3.kcm.bin” from “/system/usr/keychars” from 2.2 to sdcard.
    2. Rename it to “sec_keypad.kcm.bin”.
    3. Flash the phone to 2.3.6.
    4. Copy the renamed file to same location ie “/system/usr/keychars” in the new firmware.

  • giri

    friend ..i cant enter in to recovery mode

  • saulo

    how can i backup my original firmware and restore in case that this doesn’t work for me? with odin? please

  • AJITH

    XWKPG is the new one…..From where i can download the zip file(latest version).?

  • Keyur

    Hi,
    How to enable the startup scripts (init scripts) in this firmware so that Link2SD does not need a soft restart at the beginning?

    I had 2.3.4 but even rooting the phone would not enable the scripts. Any idea how to do this on 2.3.6?

    • Pradeep Neela

      install the capp called apps2sd from the play store

  • Dammyl

    Hi all. I recently installed the 2.3.6 update and it’s running stable. However my proximity sensor no longer works–there seems to be a conflict with the “press power button to end call” feature. Now I have turned this feature off but still no sensor. Any fixes? Thanks!

  • Antonio Laso

    Can I apply this update to my GT-i5510L in the USA?

  • chiral

    how much time it will take ????

    • chiral

      Download Start…
      Create File…
      StartThread Detected : 1
      StartThread Detected : 0
      StartThread Detected : 0
      StartThread Detected : 0
      StartThread Detected : 0
      StartThread Detected : 0
      StartThread Detected : 0
      StartThread Detected : 0
      setup connection…
      odin mode.. check plcatform verification.
      VerifyPlatform:V0, P0,R0
      START!!!
      set download environment.
      big partition size!!
      big partition size!!
      big partition size!!
      big partition size!!
      mibib download..

      36 min go it stop here

      • chiral

        pls dear help ….
        1 hour go nothing happened any more….

    • Pradeep Neela

      IT WILL TAKE AROUND 15 MINUTES

  • saulo

    is really necessary to root the phone for doing this?

    • Pradeep Neela

      NO, ROOTING IS NOT NECESSARY!

  • shoaib

    thanks a lot bro works like a charm on my galaxy 551

  • eragon

    do I have to re-root the phone after I apply this release, if so can i follow the same process for rooting ?

  • dimple

    Download Start…
    Create File…
    StartThread Detected : 1
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    — cannot open the usb serial port. code: 5

    m stuck here

    • Pradeep Neela

      check with the usb port!!!

      • dimple

        ok done..
        but again i m stuck with Z and Y thing.. i saw ur previous msgs.. to clear the cache.. i did that thrice.. but still the same problem :(

      • dimple

        how to get back to 2.2… still z and y creating problem…and bluetooth not working

  • Hrushikesh

    Worked for me with ease till now. Thanx a lot guys.
    Hrushikesh (India)

    • Neela Pradeep

      thanks buddy!

  • myrth

    Have you solved the keypad issue yet?

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes its solved in this version!

  • issi

    Why is my phone set in a different language now. Is there a way to fix this?

    • Pradeep Neela

      change the same from the locale and text option!

  • akhil

    hi,

    i am using galaxy GT-i5510 i have updated my firmware from the link u have given.
    But I has some bug like in my “QWERTY” y is working as z and z is working as Y
    and also while conferencing from my side it is mute.

  • akhil

    hi,

    it’s working but it have some bug….like:-
    in my qwerty keyboard y is working as Z and z is working as y and also while conferencing from my side it is mute for me.

  • Pritam Karmakar

    i updated my phone. but till the live wallpaper didn’t supports. plz help. thnx

  • suhail nagpal

    does it work for indian phones

    • Neela Pradeep

      yes it works for Indian Phones!

  • jerald de leon

    i did update my samsung 551 to gingerbread 2.3.6 and it works well. but when i click Z, y appears viceversa.. i cleared the cache but nothing has changed. and the applications installed we’re all gone!!! what can I do to retrieve or to fix the problem? and last, i thought wallpaper will become the background of the application menu but it isn’t. frustrated :((

  • fatah

    thank you this the Firmware work with me very nice thank you

  • Chinmay

    i had followd ur same method to update to 2.3.4 from froyo.i am from india. Now when i connect it to kies it is giving me following details :
    New firmware upgrade :
    OLD :
    PDA: KP5
    PHONE:KPF
    CSC:KP1 (NEE)

    New:
    PDA: KPG
    PHONE:KP1
    CSC:KP1 (NEE)

    The old one is 2.3.4…so can anyone tell me which version of gingerbread is this new one?2.3.5 or 2.3.6?? thx

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neela Pradeep

      yes its the older one! XWKPG is the latest one!

  • akasi

    I’m trying to update my GT-I5510,, i kept my phone in USB debuggin.. and turned to DOwnload mode.. and started Odin GUI then connected my phone using the data cable to PC,,but the COM port is not detecting ( not turning into yellow color as you said ).. how should i move further

  • Gurudev

    Is this update applicable for I5510DDJK4 which is apac froyo version on I5510

  • Pedro

    Have you update the newest version of firmware? And now it still with keypad and wi-fi bugs?

    Thanks.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      yes there will be few bugs!

  • eragon

    from where can i get the download for 2.3.6 ?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      you can follow the instructions to update the same!

      • eragon

        i have got the instruction but no where could find the link to download the firmware

  • eragon

    I am not able to find the link from where I can download 2.3.6 – XWKPB, can someone let me know from where I can get the same

  • DarBlack

    Hello,
    I have a GT-I5510L with froyo 2.2 vcjl2 can I updrade to v2.3.6 as you did?

    Thak you very much.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      you cant apply with this update!

  • Deepak.R

    This is really an awesome information . It worked superbly & every thing was fine.Finally I got a new laptop & tethering stopped working with samsung android usb remote ndis network device showing not installed properly . can u advice ?

  • Gopinath

    please help. I get the below message

    Download Start…
    Create File…
    StartThread Detected : 1
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    — cannot open the usb serial port. code: 32

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      check with the usb ports! as usb ports are inactive!

  • Swam Guru

    Hi all,

    Am using galaxy 551 for 1.2 years. I didn’t follow the Android update for this mobile. I am going to try this solution to get Android 2.3.6. So when i read this “Pre Requisites”, i like to share this app, which will be one solution to sync mobile with PC using WiFi.

    Download App – https://market.android.com/details?id=com.mobileaction.AmAgent&hl=en

    Help doc for this app – http://global.mobileaction.com/tutorial/am/main.htm

    So secure your Contacts, SMS, Calendars, Bookmarks… More interesting things like sending SMS from PC is also possible.

    Cheers!!!!!!!

  • Ali

    I tried to change my phone firmware to android 2.3.6. its got interuppted and its not turning on any way. i`ve tried (power Q,T,W,R,) all of that. even does not turn the screen on when i connect the charger. tell me how can i fix this ( Galaxy 551 )

  • Ali

    hey. i got interipted while downloadin the new 2.3.6 to my phone/ now i cant even turn on my phone. is there any way to fix this???

  • Vibhor

    Well i am an Indian User ,I updated my phone(Galaxy551) withPolish gingerbread 2.3.6 update about a week ago… everything was working fine until today morning ;all the startup processes including default home,messaging,maps,logsprovider etc… started crashing leading to cyclic reboot(ie with each restart these crash n phone reboots again).

    Please Help in this regard.
    Thanks in advance.

  • Oken

    Hi Pradeep Neela.
    After looking for whether SS GLX551 can update to 2.3.4 or later and how to do, finally I found you here,
    where answaerd to my arms. Thank you so much.
    my GLX551 is froyo 2.2 dxjk5, kernel 2.6.32.9. I bouhgt in Thailand, but i am living in LAos.
    I have a question; can my GLX froyo 2.2 dxjk5 update to v2.3.6 as your forum?
    Thank you very much in advanced.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      YES YOU CAN UPDATE YOUR PHONE!

  • Oken

    Hi Pradeep Neela.
    After looking for whether SS GLX551 can update to 2.3.6 (or later) and how to do, finally I found you here,
    where it answered to my arms. Thank you so much.
    my GLX551 is froyo 2.2 dxjk5, kernel 2.6.32.9.perf. i bought in Thailand, but now i am living in LAos.
    I have a question; can my GLX froyo 2.2 dxjk5 update to v2.3.6 as your advice? Thank you very much in advanced.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      yes you can apply this update!

  • http://www.mannuforall.in Ravi Vashi

    Glad to see the Android 2.3.6 update for Galaxy 551. Hope soon to updated to 2.3.6 gingerbread. thanks a lot..nice looks and features. Only I’m thinking about keyboard layout z replaced with y and y with z and wifi errors.

  • Arshad Pasha H A

    To root your Galaxy 551 on android 2.3.6 follow the below instructions

    1. First download the Root.zip from the below link

    http://www.mediafire.com/?aockq41htpuuknv

    2. extracting to your SD Card (after extract you’ll get 3 files out of it one zip file don’t unzip or extract it)

    3. reboot in recovery with T+power .

    4. Select update from sdcard and then select Root.zip

    5. Reboot in normal mode

    that’s all you have root!!

    • Kuromi

      Are you sure? did you try it?

  • simon

    Hey how to root this version??…i need to root but can’t use su…so please help me.

  • Oriol

    thank you for the update !!!

    :) I appreciate the clear instructions, everything works fine just the EURO & DOLLAR signs are swapped…

    Question:

    Will you soon have the Gingerbread 2.3.7 update available? and can this phone handle Android 4.0 version or is worth upgrading to 3.0 ?

    Thanks again,

    Oriol

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      as of now 2.3.7 is not there!

  • himanshu

    hi,
    i have updated to 2.3.6 but screen turns black after some time, phone functions normally.please help!!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      have you cleared the cache after the update?

      • himanshu

        yes i have cleared cache and factory restored the phone,then rebooted as said. but the display is going after some time .you can see some icons in black screen and touch also functions normally.

  • abhinav

    so fast we are waiting for new update in 2.3.6 ver wifi problem is there,it always disconneting when i connect to wifi
    plz fix it….

  • manish

    i had updated my phone ..every thing is working well only having till now 2 problem

    1> wifi problem(some time)
    2> dialer problem(some time)

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      we will soon come up with a new firmware within 24 hours!

      • manish

        when and what the name @version

        recent it showing me in my phone is 2.3.6 (I5510xxkpk)

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

          you wanted to go back to XXKPK?

  • Rajbharath

    howz the battery backup with 2.3.6 gingerbread version ?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      battery backup is good!

  • anurag

    sir….
    i am having a bit problem updating to 2.3.6 frm 2.3.4….
    Download Start…
    Create File…
    StartThread Detected : 1
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    setup connection…
    odin mode.. check plcatform verification.
    VerifyPlatform:V0, P0,R0
    START!!!
    set download environment.
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    mibib download..
    1/9 Finished.
    qcsbl download..
    2/9 Finished.
    oemsbl download..
    3/9 Finished.
    amss download..
    4/9 Finished.
    arm11boot download..
    5/9 Finished.
    boot.img download..
    6/9 Finished.
    recovery.img download..
    7/9 Finished.
    system.rfs download..
    8/9 Finished.
    csc.rfs download..
    9/9 Finished.
    reset pda..
    Started Timer
    Close serial port and wait until rebooting……
    the phone restarts after this ……….then i switch it off and enter the recovery mode……
    den reboots it and nothin happens,it restarts and still the same,2.3.4
    what should i do??

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      check with the usb ports as you need to have the admin rights!

  • Dave

    Hey,can u please tell me whats the best thing to do now…stay on 2.2 or upgrade to 2.3….i want to root and install custom roms….so 2.2 or 2.3??

    would appreciate ur help…

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      you can update with stock fw as of now!

  • Sugian

    Dear Neal

    I am from Indonesia n may i upgrade my phone SG 551 into XWKPB Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread firmware ?

    are the issues solved yet about the z and y and also wifi and gps as well ?

    thanks

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      NO, STILL SOEM OF THE USERS ARE FACING ISSUES!

  • Oriol

    Hi Neal

    thanks again for the update. When would expect an updated version where the x and z keys, battery life, wife is working well?

    Thanks

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes for some users issues are resolved!

      • tejas

        how is issue resolved ?

        • asfaef

          use XWKPA ;)

  • Keyur

    Hi Neal,

    Does this one allow running of the init scripts? I have some customizations that need the scripts to be run. (had revert to froyo from 2.3.4 due to this)

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes, but for this you need to root the phone!

      • Keyur

        This had not worked for me on the 2.3.4, even after rooting. That is because the init scripts could not be run at startup.
        So, I am asking the question again to clarify it better :
        In 2.3.6, is the startup any different, specifically to run the init scripts (after rooting)
        If that is so, do we have to do a soft reboot for mounting alternate partitions like for Link2SD

  • aditya

    which corresponding tutorial,,,are you telling the one which is on ur forum???

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      YOU WANTED TO ROOT THE PHONE?

  • aditya

    hey,,,
    jus upgraded my phone from XWKP5 Gingerbread 2.3.4 version to 2.3.6 which u just mentioned above…
    but i am having battery and keyboard problems now…
    i tried degrading my phone to XWKP5 Gingerbread 2.3.4 version but was not successful in doing that….
    please tell me how to degrade to version i was using earlier i.e XWKP5 Gingerbread 2.3.4….

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      please follow the corresponding tutorial to downgrade!

  • Torben

    Have my 551 on 2.3.6 now. Works fine except the keyboard problem previously described. Some more info: The scandinavian national letters ÆØÅ has also disappered and the $ and € is also swapped.
    To me it looks like the key to letter relation is hardcoded and Samsung has several physical layouts on the marked.

  • Aakash

    Hey NeaL….
    cud u pls tell me dat if dis fone accidentallly….interrupts during the firmware upgrade….will it be possible to get the phone back in its factory settings stage….even the samsung guys can repair it????

    secondly i wud like to kno if this upgrade wud work in my indian_bought version phone….cuz in other upgrades it says “ONLY USA USERS”……

    THX A LOT…

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      you need to reapply the firmware!

  • shakir

    am using samsung s5510, it works in android froyo xwjk3 version. can u please tell me the posibilities to update it into 2.3 gingerbread. please mail that procedure to my mail id….

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      we have come with a new firmware!

      • Derek

        where is the new one? and what is difference between it and 2.3.6 xwkpg firmware????

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

          its a new firmware! it has minor differences, android mrket error is fixed!

  • Derek

    hey…does it come with black menu n glow effect unlike that2.3.4 one??????

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes derek its called as the over scroll glow!

      • Derek

        is the wifi prob fixed yet???

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

          no, it will be fixed in the next version!

      • derek

        does it come wid black menu ??????

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

          yes it comes with the black menu!

  • Vignesh

    same problem as Pradeep.

    Q + Power button works fine with my galaxy 551 phone, it enters into download mode.
    but T + Power button does not work with my phone. I tried many times, the phone was unable to enter into recovery mode. Presently I have android 2.2 froyo(ddjk4) in my phone, which came installed with my phone.

    Can you please suggest me how to enter into recovery mode.

    I want to make sure the download, recovery modes work properly before I install this package. And also if you have an update on the “Y” “Z” shift bug, please post that as well.

    • ravinder

      pahle odin se froyo ko gingerbread main convert karo pcseusb connect kar ke uske liye odin ka software opsfileaur rom file download karoaur phone ko q+power daba ke rakho wo downloading mode par aa jayega phir phone main romdal do uske baat t+power key kaam karne lagega par baby ek baar to tumhe pc se ohone kirom dalni padegi,maine bhi aise kiya h

  • raka

    Is it okay for asian users? Because i’m from indonesia. Any trouble if i update it?is there any risk?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      no there is no rick in updating this!

  • raka

    Is it okay for asian users? Because i’m from indonesia. Any trouble if i update it?is there any risk?

    Need an answer

  • Danish

    thanx to android advises.com for th favour.
    i have done my update.
    and my phone is working quite well, but there are two problems, when the update process was complete when i entered the recovery mode, i cant do any of the tast you said to perform after upgrade as i couldnt select the options. at that time my touchscreen didnt work.
    and second after upgrade i cudnt connect my phone to my pc as on my pc it shows no driver found for android UMS.
    can u plz help me out.

  • Dreammate

    While updating using odin , I putted the .rar file into the selection “one package ” , and it was a fault
    now i can’t turn on my phone , can’t go to recovery or download mode , Not responding to any thing
    at all , any help please !!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS!

  • Dreammate

    While updating using odin , I putted the .rar file into the selection “one package ” withou extracting , prcess seemed to be complete , and it was a fault

    now i can’t turn on my phone , can’t go to recovery or download mode , Not responding to any thing

    Phone is bricked
    at all , any help please !!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      follow the instructions properly this time and the issues will be solved!

  • Darshan

    should my cell be rooted before updating?
    thanx

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      NO, ITS NOT A REQUIREMENT TO ROOT THE SAME!

  • Muhammad Adel

    Can you answer me please it’s the third time I call !

    Mr. NeaL Pradeep

    I’m now on 2.3.6 , but I asked u above about rolling back to the default ( well written and read ) arabic froyo version and u told me clear cache and wipe data , I did it but in vain it was useless , and I want to have my right arabic back , never mind what version ( 2.3.6 , 2.3.4 or default 2.2 ) it doesen’t matter for me now

  • simon

    hi,I was on 2.3.4 which i got from this same website and it worked perfect.Now ,i updated to 2.3.6 from this guide.but,wifi is not connecting,it says obtaining ip adress forever.now ,wat should i do.please help!!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      WE WILL SOON BE COMING UP WITH THE NEW VERSION!

      • simon

        have you updated the procedure that solves my problem??

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          yes this should solve your problems!

  • Hossein

    Oops!!!
    I can’t DOWNLOAD this rom…

    Please CHECK it…

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      download servers are down! please try after sometime! we are fixing the same!

  • Muhammad Adel

    Any help ??

  • Hossein

    HI.
    I’m from Iran and I need Persian language.
    Dos it support Persian or Arabic language?

    Dos it work with Iranian Cell phone operator? (Can i Update to this rom?)
    I have:
    Baseband Version= 2.2 I5510jxjk3
    Kernel Version= 2.6.32.9-perf root@SE-S508 #1
    Build number= FROYO.JPKA1

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no hossein it doesnt support arabic or persian!

  • Muhammad Adel

    Mr. NeaL Pradeep

    I’m now on 2.3.6 , but I asked u above about rolling back to the default ( well written and read ) arabic froyo version and u told me \ clear cache and wipe data , I did it but in vain it was useless , and I want to have my right arabic bake , never mind what version ( 2.3.6 , 2.3.4 or default 2.2 ) it doesen’t matter for me now

    Please , can you help me ??

  • Rushikesh Achrekar

    successfully updated to 2.3.6 gingerbread. thanks a lot..nice looks and features. only thing is in keyboard layout z replaced with y and y with z.what to do?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      We are working on the same!

  • pradeep

    Q + Power button works fine with my galaxy 551 phone, it enters into
    download mode.
    but
    T + Power button does not work with my phone. I tried many times, the
    phone was unable to enter into recovery mode.
    Presently I have android 2.2 froyo(ddjk4) in my phone, which came
    installed with my phone.

    Can you please suggest me how to enter into recovery mode.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      enter recovery mode by the method which is given in the article!

    • Dammyl

      For this one, press T+Power and keeeeep waiting with them held down. The Samsung logo will flash twice. Keep waiting. Do not release until you see the recovery mode screen.

  • tejas

    done with it
    not wating for its root….

  • Matthew

    Updating from 2.2, everything went smooth!
    Thanks a lot for this tutorial!! :D
    Matthew from Poland

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      thanks a lot matthew for your inputs!

  • Rushikesh Achrekar

    sorry for so many questions. one last question pls. in this artical u mentioned \All the files which you need to select can be selected from the extracted files\ after selecting .md5 file. there is one .dll file in the folder . have i to select that file also? i m planning to update it 2morrow. sorry 4 troubling.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      ignore the dll file!

  • Rushikesh Achrekar

    is there any prob for gingerbread update if the phone is rooted?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no, there won’t be any issues!

  • Rushikesh Achrekar

    i have rooted my i5510.so can i update to 2.3.6 gingerbread? any prob if the phone is rooted?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes Rushikesh Achrekar, you can update the phone to 2.3.6!

      • prudhvi

        can i update my galaxy551 to honeycomb firmware?

  • Rushikesh Achrekar

    thanks for the reply.but is there any way to go back to previous firmware if update fails in between due to any reason.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you will directly be sent to the older firmware version!

  • priyank

    help stock in here

    Download Start…
    Create File…
    StartThread Detected : 1
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    setup connection…

    after 50mins of downloading nothing happen and still stock there some help me please what should i do,.
    there is no any new file after set up connection…. wat to do…???

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      install the samsung usb drivers and check in the pc in which the admin rights are there!

  • Rushikesh Achrekar

    can indian users update this firmware.i m currently using 2.2 froyo DDJK4 on i5510. and is there any way to go back to previous firmware if the update fails in between.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes you can apply the update for INDIA!!!!!

  • ChairmaRaja

    Updated my Galaxy 551 to Gingerbread 2.3.6 and working well. Thanks a lot

  • Renjith

    hi Neal, you are doing a great job for the android users in india.The samsung support in india really sucks, i called them several times regarding the enquiry of gingerbread update for i5510.They didnt give a satisfactory reply.I am now happy that i got XWKP5 Gingerbread 2.3.4 European Firmware and i am using that now.The performance of the phone is far better compared to stock 2.2 froyo.

    Now i want to know that is 2.3.6 firmware stable and free from issues??.I read from above that there is a swaping in keys in physical keyboard, keys y and z changed after update.Is wifi , GPS, sensors working smoothly???.Any improvement in battery back up?????.Please reply…..Once again thanks…..

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      its not 100% stable but yes its almost near stable!

  • Muhammad Adel

    Dear , I did as you said of wiping data and cache from recovery mode then I did a manual master reset too , and I didn’t recover the arabic language yet , what Can i do please , should I roll back to froyo 2.2 from it’s topic in this forum to get arabic again ??

  • Muhammad Adel

    Thank you for fast reply
    Finally please , Is this like formatting my mob. , I mean what about settings , contacts , and messages on the phone memory , Should I do a backup of all ?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes backup is a must!

      • raymond

        cant download the firmware 2.3.6 ginerbread link doesnt work

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

          we are in the process of fixing!

  • Muhammad Adel

    Thank a lot , Now , How can i apply this arabic specific version you mentioned above ? , Should I roll back to Master factory settings or there is an other solution ?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you can clear and wipe the cache data from the recovery mode!

  • Muhammad Adel

    Hi Mr. NeaL Pradeep
    I was on the default version of 2.2 froyo with arabic language , writing and reading it was fine
    then i went successfully for your procedure for 2.3.4 europian one , but i lost arabic in writing , and also reading is so hard because it’s now written in the opposite direction !

    Now the question is : If i go for this 2.3.6 firmware will i be able to see my default arabic back ? or is this a \europian-only\ firmware too ?

    N.B. : I didn’t rooted before

    Thank you

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no, the default arabic language will be lost as for that you need to apply the arabic specific version!

      2.3.6 doesnt support arabic as of now!

  • Moi Das

    can u fix the wifi problems….

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes it will be fixed in the coming versions!

      • moi das

        sir come with a update for solving wifi problems….the keypad problems and also tell us how to root this version of android…thanks in advance…

  • Moi Das

    sir i did flash my 551 with 2.3.6 then in my keypad y is replaced with z and vice versa….i did cleared the cache…but no effect…

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      try updating once again as its perfect at our end!

      • Luis

        Hey Neal, i really cant put into words how much i appreciate that you made this this firmware, manual, tutorial, for real…

        I really dont wanna be annoying, i just don’t want this “z” into “y” and viceversa, is a small glitch before being perfect, and really want to know why i doesn’t works for me, and how is that it worked for you, and if it has worked for anyone else?. (I used the typical T+POWER, wiped/clear chaché and nothing happenened :/)

        Is the phone’s hardware the same for everyone or could it be something related to hardware?.. My keyboard is Qwerty, i really want to make it work :/…

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          hey Luis, we are seriously looking into this issue, we will soon come up with an article with the new update which will fix this issue! we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused!

  • Sudhir

    I tried again today. Was successfully able to update to gingerbread 2.3.6.
    Seeing the y-z keyboard swap issue but I guess I can live with that.

    Thanks for this update to androidadvices.com

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      thanks sudhir!

  • ChairmaRaja

    I am unable to download the package

  • Sudhir

    I am not able to download the firmware zip file. Can you point me to where I can download it

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      download links are now fixed!

  • Luis Henriquez

    It didn’ worked for me, you sure?. I got into the Recovery through \T+power\, then wiped cache, nothing. Any fix?, thanks in advance…

  • Luis Henriquez

    Good update, the only thing is the z and y swapped, also cant use \.com\ an when pressed coma, some german character shows up.

  • Bill

    oh yes im done on upgrading,successfully updated,.now i’m enjoying my new android os,but z and y in keyboard reversed,but it doesn’t big matter

  • Joergen

    Hi guys read about the samsung kies update to 2.3.6. for galaxy I5510. Also have a I5510dxjk5 csc:I5510OLBJK5 from the phils. and am currently in germany. Does this update only work with european ver. of the phone? Cause kies keeps on telling me that:
    Your device does not support software upgrading via kies.

    Any advice on this guys? Thanks…

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no its not yet there from kies, you need to update manually!

  • tejas

    what abt the keypad problem
    is it solved??

    when i press z key it show y and when i press it show z.and also .com key is not working when i press it it show (,) comma.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      CLEAR THE CACHE FROM THE RECOVERY IT WILL BE SOLVED!

  • Bill

    pass..but my phone still booting, what should i do?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      hoping that your issue is now solved!

  • Bill

    help stock in here

    Download Start…
    Create File…
    StartThread Detected : 1
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    setup connection…
    odin mode.. check plcatform verification.
    VerifyPlatform:V0, P0,R0
    START!!!
    set download environment.
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    mibib download..
    1/9 Finished.
    qcsbl download..
    2/9 Finished.
    oemsbl download..
    3/9 Finished.
    amss download..
    4/9 Finished.
    arm11boot download..
    5/9 Finished.
    boot.img download..
    6/9 Finished.
    recovery.img download..
    7/9 Finished.
    system.rfs download..
    8/9 Finished.
    csc.rfs download..

    after 30mins of downloading nothing happen and still stock there some help me please what should i do,.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      check with the usb ports!

      • Romeo

        Same Issue here :S

        • Romeo

          and also the screen turns to black i can’t see anything like it’s corrupted or something.

  • vivek

    how to root 2.3.6 gb in samasung galaxy i551…tell me please…i cant able to do it in superclick …it gets hang on stage 6

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      have you installed the drivers?

      • vivek

        what drivers…… tell me about it clearly pls

  • aditya

    hi..m using aversion 2.3.4 on my galaxy i5510…
    recently the phone is not getting charged only..i have tried usb datacable and charger also the phone shows no trace of getting charged…
    but when battery gets over and i put phn on charge,,then it gets charged…
    can u please help me out….
    and also i have rooted my phone so if i go to service centre they will chrge me..

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      have you checked with another battery!

  • Laurence

    The upgrade worked a treat but for me the language came up english (I was on a 2.34 release (European) previously. Is there anyway to force the phone to English as the default language?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you can change the language from the locale and text which is there in Settings!

  • tejas

    default one 2.2

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      any version name?

      • tejas

        2.2 froyo ??

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          2.2 froyo but which version?

        • tejas

          baseband version I5510DDJK4
          build froyo DDjK4

  • tejas

    is there option to revert back to old verson ??

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      to which version you wish to revert back to?

  • Ravi Kumar

    First of all very very thanx for this firmware….as i am waiting for last three month for this firmware.This firmware is very stable and working fine on my phone but their is minor problem i am facing that when i press z key it show y and when i press it show z.and also .com key is not working when i press it it show (,) comma.Its a great help for me if u remove this bug.and once again lots of thanx and love for ur great work.

  • Ironman

    Updated from froyo 2.2.2 ugkc5 and now keyboard “z” and “y” have swapped and wifi shuts down after a few minutes and can’t reconnect with “error” message until power cycled… Any way I can revert back to my original version?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      clear the cache from the recovery!

      • Ironman

        I did both “Power” + “T” and *2767*3855# through dialpad, and still the same issue.

  • valentin

    what do you mean locked phones? locked screen?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      locked phones means if you put any other sim card than your existing one then it will not catch network!

  • valentin

    i do this update for samsung galaxy i5510 it work but after a few minutes the screen it makes black. the phone it work but i don t see anything to screen. why it happend this?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      it doesnt work on locked phones!

  • akash

    can this update work for galaxy pop??

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      No, its not for pop!

      • akshith

        I am a beginner and i am little scared to root my phone !!
        does it work for gti 5510 in india??

        • Pradeep Neela

          no its just for Galaxy 551 only!

          • joey

            dude that is gt i5510 is the galaxy 551