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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.


  1. download link not working, kindly share the alternative link

  2. Download link not working :(

  3. 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….

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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???

  7. the keys Y and Z got interchanged .pls help me

  8. the Y and Z got interchanged.plshelp me

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

  10. 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!

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

  12. Vishalzambare5

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

  13. Vishalzambare5

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

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

  15. download rom for 551

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

  17. For those having all sorts of keyboard problems:


    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.

  18. friend ..i cant enter in to recovery mode

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

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

  21. 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?

  22. 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!

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