Samsung Galaxy 551 – Steps to Update with XWKPG Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware

Galaxy 551 LogoAn all new version of Gingerbread 2.3.6 firmware has hit the servers of Samsung Electronics and we are now here with the same. This update comes at a time when most of the users were facing issues with the older firmwares and the need for this firmware is to fix most of the issues. Please be informed that tis version of firmware is not an official release from Samsung and is the beta version which is generally circulated to the Samsung employees for testing the same and it got leaked out just for you. This all new Gingerbread 2.3.6 version of firmware is dubbed as XWKPG.

Disclaimer: We at android advices, should not be made responsible for any damage happened to your device in any manner if any damage happens to your device after applying this firmware update.

For your convenience, we have broken this article into three parts wherein in this page we will see on what are the Rooting information followed by this in the next page there are set of pre requisites which you need to follow so as to facilitate the smoother and safer firmware update. After that last but not the least in the 3rs page we will see on what is the procedure to update Galaxy 551 with Gingerbread 2.3.6 update.

Rooting Information:
Applying this firmware doesn’t require you to root your phone and also just in case if you have already rooted your phone then the rooting access will be revoked after applying with this firmware. The best part being is that if you want to un root your device then you can apply this firmware so as to un root he phone as you can claim back the lost warranty.

We will soon come up with an article on how to Root Galaxy 551 on XWKPG 2.3.6 Gingerbread firmware. Now, let’s head to the next page where we will see on what are the list of pre Requisites you need to follow.


  1. dude how could i change language the app Audioteka i cnt understand it….

  2. dude how could i change the app Audioteka i cnt understand it

  3. Great.. Its working fine :-D

  4. you are the best dude…
    thanks alot man…

  5. Excellent!!! i did change it the language and that’s all :)

    It has spanish (Español) too.

  6. rom size is increaed a much if i want to integrate some gapps the phone get restarted and i checke that about 1 mb is free in system partion what to do please help and qwety becomes to qwertz and i want to known about the crt animation while locking is not present on this rom

  7. Hello, after updating to this firmware,phone is fast and responsive but i have two problems, 1st one is wifi only connects after rebooting then disconnects,when u try to reconnect again,says errors and wont connect again, second in the full qwerty,letter z is replaced by letter y and vise versa, any help plzzzzz

  8. I unplugged the USB cable because it was stuck at 3/9 step. Now the phone is not switching on! Help me. What can I do? Please!

  9. abhinav khichar

    i followed all procedure but it is not rebooting it shows only strtp samsung logo…….hw mch time it will take to reboot im waiting frm 20 mins….wt to do???

  10. hi
    pradeep neela this is sumit singh from delhi university its been 7 months since i have have buy my samsung galaxy GT i5510. i am searching for android update but found no where i have seen your blog here i dont know hoew to update this phone fron froyo 2.2 to 2.3.6 gingerbird. all what i am looking for the official update by samsungmobile but i dont think so they release official update future 10 yrs. so i wil be glad to know the step by step prosidger to uopdate my samsung galaxy 2.2 froyo to 2.3.6 gingerbird. i have basic knowlege of computer and do some R and D’s on net. so please update your nextblog soon as posible. if you wish then contect me at

  11. hi, I am using galaxy 551 V.2.2 DXJK5… can i update my device to xwkpg? THANK YOU SO MUCH.

  12. am using galaxy 551 wid 2.3.6 xwkpg…can i update my device to xwkph..??

  13. Thanks very much for the update. It actually works perfectly.

  14. and my texts wont send

  15. Ok i just upgraded to 2.3 and now i cant connect to a network (bell) HELP!!

  16. Hey Im from Canada and im thinking about updating my phone to gingerbread. I have a few Questions. I was just reading all of the comments and im wondering:
    1. Will this update work with my phone (GTi551m)
    2. will the live wallpapers work when i get this update? if not how can i get live wallpapers?
    3. My bf said if i do this it will screw up my phone. is that true? like ever sice u guys updated your phones, have you guys have any problems?
    I will update my phone after my question is answered. I just dont want to break my phone. I keep looking for the firmware update (btw brazil just got the update) Do u guys know when north america is getting the gingerbread update? i think Hungry, Germany, and Brazil got the firmware upgrade.
    Thanks!!! hope to hear from you guys soon!

  17. I bought my 551 from delhi, will it work on my phone. if any answers plzzz rply…

  18. great work. i updated my phone but the y-z problem was not resolved. how to fix it? and about the XWKPH update, can i apply it to my phone? im from philippines.

  19. hey can we update galaxy 551 2.3.6 to 4.0?????


  20. Thanx pradeep…
    updated from 2.2 to 2.3.6
    but eagerly waiting for ur article to root this version…
    Hope to find it soon..

  21. I have recently updated my I5510 – India Based phone to Gingerbread 2.3.6
    When I followed that option – “Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select Wipe Cache partition and then reboot your device by selecting reboot system now option” —> All went wrong after this.

    Now I am getting some different Language !!!!
    Please Help me out Guys, I am in a trouble ….

  22. thnx a lot . . .
    really needed it after the 2.3.4 . . .

  23. I made the update but now my phone doesn’t recognize my mobile network (is Movistar from Venezuela) and I tried to make the factory restore but stays on 2.3.6 version, how do I do tho get back to the 2.2 version?

    • which was the version of 2.2?

      • Tethering not working after upgrade … any idea to resolve ?

      • como regreso a froyo 2.2 vcjl2 ya q use la ginger q salio en el post pierdo el 3g y wi fi la intentado conseguir y na aunq sea una oficial por favor gracias un saludo

    • @Luigismen, Hola amigo. Utiliza el programa CheckFusDownloader 2.1 para buscar la ROM original de Movistar Venezuela.
      Y lo flasheas con Odin y listo. Te aseguro que lo encontraras porque ya yo lo hice :P.

      También le puedes colocar la ROM del I5510T que es Android 2.2.1 y funciona genial.

  24. 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
    CSC:KP1 (NEE)

    PDA: KPG
    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

  25. Can I apply this update on I5510DDJK4?

  26. sRRY………..ignore iT aLL…. :D

  27. Hey i reaally wanna get rid of from this GalaXY shiT……I can’t even access the wi-fi mahn.

    MY antivirus is indicating Trojan…..And the file are 9 in NO. but in the pic give is shows 10??

    HELP :(

  28. how u activated live wall papers in 2.3.6,,and how you rooted the phone,,i tried many times

  29. It’s working perfectly!! Keyboard “,” and “?” bug fixed! Very good job!
    I update from 2.3.4 to 2.3.6 and waiting for the next update!!
    I hope for more!

  30. Please let me know, how to change the language to English.


  31. GPS doesnt work and wifi get disconnect every 5 min and connect back………….
    plz fix the problem………

  32. need 2.3.7 update….when it will come…..

  33. Hello,

    I have the GT-I5510L, can I upgrade with this method?

    Thank you.

  34. 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.

  35. Well i am an Indian User ,I updated my phone with this 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.

  36. Hi,
    Few days I have successfully updated my 551 with XWKPG firmware. I am facing couple of problems after update.
    1. My phone is getting rebooted frequently
    2. Power button (screen lock) is not at all working…
    :( :(

    Please help me regarding these issues

  37. Hi,
    Few days before I have successfully updated my phone with XWKPG, after this from yesterday my phone is getting restarted frequently. Also I noticed power button(screen lock) is not working. Need help regarding this

  38. i am unabke to download apps it either says not enough space on the device or the phone reboots…….i have 50 mb of internal and 500 mb of external space free plzzzzz help

  39. i am unable to download apps
    everytime i try to download a new app the download wont begin and phone reboots and the download begins after the reboot.

  40. To Activate live wallpapers on galaxy 551 follow these steps

    1.) Extract contents of to your sdcard

    2.) download terminal emulator from market
    3.) Open the terminal emulator/adb shell
    4.) run the following code
    busybox mount -o remount,rw /system
    cat /sdcard/LiveWallpapersPicker.apk > /system/app/LiveWallpapersPicker.apk
    cat /sdcard/ > /system/lib/
    cat /sdcard/ > /system/lib/

    after each line press enter and after su command it’ll ask for superuser permission allow it

    Good Luck

  41. Here is the Procedure to Activate Live Wallpapers on your Galaxy 551 after rooting

    1) You need to root your Samsung Galaxy 551
    2) Download sdcard.rar from the link
    3) unrar (Unzip) sdcard.rar on your SD card (DON`T put in any folder)
    4) Download Terminal Emulator from the market

    5) Settings–> Applications –> Development –> Check USB Debugging

    6) Goto Terminal Emulator and write the below line after each line give enter
    mount -o remount,rw,codepage=utf8,vfat,xattr,check=no /dev/stl5 /system
    cat /sdcard/LiveWallpapersPicker.apk > /system/app/LiveWallpapersPicker.apk
    cat /sdcard/ > /system/lib/
    cat /sdcard/ > /system/lib/
    * after you write “su” phone will ask for root permision, ALLOW it
    ** after every line press Enter
    5) After phone reboots you can use Live Wallpapers
    Good Luck

    • arshad could you please send me the sdcard.rar file to my mail as the megaupload link is blockes by u.s government…………

  42. rooted it thanxs a lot was waiting for it for long

  43. sorry 1 step missed after download unzip it in that you’ll get another copy that to sdcard then try in recovery mode using hard key T and Power button then using volume key as up down button select update from sdcard and select that

  44. is this a custom or a stock rom????
    after you come up with the rooting process willi be able to move all my apps into the memory card????
    i updated my phone toh this version its really easy and best update

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

    1. First download the from the below link

    2. Copy that file with out unzip or extracting to your SD Card

    3. reboot in recovery with T+power .

    4. Select update from sdcard and then select

    5. Reboot in normal mode

    that’s all you have root!!

  46. Upgraded smoothly to 2.3.6 from 2.3.4.
    However, I did not clear cache in recovery mode. Everything works fine though. Is it really needed?

    One issue I see is that the % and ^ keys in the physical keypad are generating the ‘Euro Symbol’ and ‘%’ respectively.

    Also, I see a new app ‘Audioteka’ installed by default and I cannot uninstall it as well (seems bundled with the OS).

    • yes its a must so as to avoid from getting crash errors!

      • I have been using the upgraded version for 4 days now…without any problems.
        Under what situation can the Crash Errors occur?
        Dont want to clear cache unless absolutely necessary, since its really a pain to reinstall all the apps (even from App Backup)….

        Also, any info on the updates for the errors in the physical keypad and the Audioteka App (Really want to Uninstall it). I guess Rooting will help in uninstallation. Eagerly waiting for the procedure.

  47. Best Upgrade ever Real Great Work
    I HV TRIED C-F root But it didnt work.

  48. Hi,

    Today i updated sucessfully galaxy i5510 to gingerbread 2.3.6.but after update i can’t root my phone. pl help me to root my phone.


  49. How big is the chance of failure? because I really want to do it.
    Also is it reversible? I mean that if things don’t work out can I go back to original version?

  50. Works perfect . Simple instructions and quick installation .
    Thanks a lot .

    Looking forward to see live wallpapers in Galaxy 551 :)

  51. GPS doesnt work any idea or is this going to be fixed too?

  52. please provide root for it soon
    wating for it

  53. it seems that thisd version doesnt support GPS when i run an navigation app it say looking for GPS 10 minutes later still searching that after installing an gps status my phone doesnt do anything
    is this going to be fixed?

  54. i discoverd that GPS doesnt work with this version when i run an navigation it say looking for gps when i am outside it stil is searching for one but nothing after is installed an gps checker or status nothing is resolved he doesnt (he is my gt-i5510m )
    say looking for gps after 10 minutes still looking but is it enabled how come?

  55. please help to root

  56. Update: After Update…the following (minor) problem is seen

    The % and ^ keys on the physical keyboard now give the values ‘Euro symbol’ and % respectively.

  57. Just updated my 551 with this package. Upgraded from 2.3.4 to 2.3.6.
    No issues…phone works fine. All packages available. Didn’t have to re-install any apps.
    The problems with the physical keyboard (? , ) that had crept up during the 2.3.4 upgrade has now been rectified.

    P.S.: I did not get any errors after restart so didn’t clear cache in recovery mode. Is that fine?

    P.P.S: I see an unknown app ‘Audioteka’ that is installed by default and I can’t uninstall it as well. What is it? It’s in some unknown language as well.

  58. rge download link doesnt work and if the gingerbread 2.3.6 if for gt-i5510m

  59. the download link for gingerbread 2.3.6 is not working also want to know if it works with my gt-i5510m

  60. the download link doesnt work

    i press the link opens a new site windows but nothing
    i hope my gt-i5510m can work with it bcos gingerbread 2.3.4 gps doesnt work

    usb connection option doesnt pop up
    it only charges the phone. now, it wont connect to PC


  62. working all fine…but facing wifi problem. after some time wifi get disconnect …plz see it doing next updated..and some small bugs…

  63. Will this work if i try to upgrade from 2.2(froyo) to this version
    if not then how can i upgrade the firmware of my phone 2.2 is too slow to handle.
    thnx in advance

  64. Will this work if i try to upgrade from 2.2(froyo) to this version
    if not then how can i upgrade the firmware of my phone 2.2 is too slow to handle
    thnx in advance

  65. Yeah updated to 2.3.6 from 2.2 :)
    works perfect :) Thank you so much
    And all my apps are intact!!! Nothing has been changed except the firmware!!!
    Awesome software…
    1. Lock Screen a bit down
    2. Dialler tone changed
    3. Startup tone changed
    4. IT SUPPORTS MY MOTHER TONGUE KANNADA LANGUAGE…(The best part of this update)
    5. Music Player changed
    6. Has 5 tabs in the notification toolbar unlike 4 in 2.2(wifi, bluetooth, GPS, Silent, Auto rotate)

    7. Gallery view not changed
    8. Radio not changed
    9. All apps are retained
    10. All msgs are retained
    11. All contacts are retained
    12. No keys are interchanged(In the qwerty keypad)

    The only thing I didn’t like is that “The messaging font is disgusting”
    apart from that the update is fantastic
    it took me just 5 minutes to update from the factory version of Froyo 2.2

    *** Initially it showed tat “App not installed on your phone” but the media scanner ran a couple of times for about 10 minutes and it is done!!!! The apps are back!!!
    Totally the perfect update…
    5 out of 5 stars :)
    once again Thanx a lot

  66. Do i need to reinstall all the apps after update?

  67. After updating, do i need to install all my apps again?
    I mean will the phone be factory reset?

  68. it works!!
    really easy..
    so far so good
    nice work …
    thank you!

  69. hi, i was sucessfull updated my Samsung Galaxy 551 with the XWKPG 2.3.6 Gingerbread Android…… noy i need help to root the device, because i tried with Z4root, Samsung Galaxy ALL root, SuperOneClick and i can´t root my android.

    can anyone helpme?????? Please!

    Thank you!!!!!!

  70. One problem i’m facing is i have rooted my galaxy 551 on android 2.2 and activated live wallpapers but after updating to 2.3.6 no live wallpaper support please do something

  71. HEY the download link for the package is not working fine, so please fix it. thank u

  72. Arshad Pasha H A

    Thanks a lot dear…. it worked firstly i feared of doing and then finally setup my mind if it goes i’ll get any new one and continued finally i got updated to Android 2.3.6 very happy thanks a lot once again

  73. Noticed this updated post the other day so gave it a try after numerous failed attempts with other versions.

    Works great! WiFi and 3G are more stable, and has working QWERTY.

    Thanks for providing access to this great release! I look forward to your rooting tutorial for this release :-)

    *** FYI for those trying to root: SuperOneClick will NOT root phone. (Hangs at step 7) ***

    mount -o rw,remount /dev/stl12 /system > /data/local/tmp/output 2>&1
    export TEMPRANDOM=27749
    export PS1=END:$TEMPRANDOM;cat /data/local/tmp/output
    mount: Operation not permitted

  74. nice posting
    this is what i looking for :D

    before i upgrade my device, are there any way to backup current stock firmware (froyo) ?
    just in case if something goes wrong, i can restore it to the original firmware.

    *something like xrecovery maybe ?*

  75. I can’t get my calls and texts to work consistently. They only work when connected to my pc in debugging mode, and even then not every single time.

    Keyboard works now with proper Z Y and .com

    Can anybody help?

    I cleared the cache and did factory reset.

  76. Thank you !!!

    it works smoothly…I upgraded from 2.3.4 to 2.3.6 thanks for the clear instructions…

    keyboard works fine…just the EURO and DOLLAR signs are swapped but that doesnt matter for me…

    question. Will you get the 2.3.7 gingerbread version for this phone in the near future? and is this phone able to handle Android 4.0 ??? or is worth upgrading to 3.0 ?

    Thanks again

  77. thx…great……… working fine…..till now facing no problem………..i am loving it………. once again thx a lot……dude to share the updated,………

  78. Enable Live Wallpapers on Samsung Galaxy 551

    1) You need to root your Samsung Galaxy 551

    2) Download
    and unrar sdcard.rar on your SD card (on root, DON`T put in any folder)

    3) Download Terminal Emulator from the market

    4) Use adb with shell command (your phone has to be in developer mode)

    5) In Terminal/adb write:
    mount -o remount,rw,codepage=utf8,vfat,xattr,check=no /dev/stl5 /system
    cat /sdcard/LiveWallpapersPicker.apk > /system/app/LiveWallpapersPicker.apk
    cat /sdcard/ > /system/lib/
    cat /sdcard/ > /system/lib/

    6) After phone reboots you can use Live Wallpapers
    Good Luck!

  79. hey man thanks.
    earlier version of 2.3.6 was showing black screen but this version is awesome.
    till now no problems at all. keys are also working perfectly.
    thanks again.☺

  80. whats different between XWKPB and XWKPG versions? whats new in that?

  81. cant we get live wallpapers for 551?

    • no, live wallpapers is not supported!


  82. Thanks for a wonderful work

    My galaxy 551 got hanged. Even the T and Power key combination I could not get recovery menu. so I used your ginger bread update. It got updated at becomes normal.
    The only problem is with wifi now wifi continuously getting disconnected

    After update I tried T and power for revert. I got the the menu but I got the system file found missing message.

  83. hello all…
    I successfully updated my galaxy 5510 to 2.3.6..
    its really nice.. But it didn’t supports live wallpapers now also…
    Is there any solution for working of live wallpapers…
    if any plzzz reply…

  84. is the problem of Z ,Y & .com key resolved in this update

  85. There are still some bug when i write an comment on you r website automatilly go back to home menu and plase the batery life is very low i don t ise live wzllpaper bluettoth wifi airplane mode even my battery is very low with xfjva and xxjvt i calibrate the battery with xfjva is better now please improve all that?