Galaxy 551

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.

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  1. mak

    September 2, 2012 at 3:18 pm

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

  2. mak

    September 2, 2012 at 3:16 pm

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 3, 2012 at 5:17 pm

      you can install this via audioteka

  3. Sujithmag

    July 12, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Great.. Its working fine 😀

  4. Aakash

    May 30, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    you are the best dude…
    thanks alot man…

    • Pradeep Neela

      August 20, 2012 at 6:25 pm

      thanks for the appreciation

  5. SinAkira

    May 24, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Excellent!!! i did change it the language and that’s all 🙂

    It has spanish (Español) too.

  6. Anvesh

    May 21, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    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. Mona

    May 20, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    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. Vineet Hegde

    May 17, 2012 at 10:57 am

    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

    May 9, 2012 at 12:03 am

    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. sumit singh

    May 6, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    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. KenL

    May 4, 2012 at 5:28 pm

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

  12. soumendra

    April 27, 2012 at 8:33 am

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 27, 2012 at 8:57 am

      yes, you can update with this version of firmware!

      • Deepak

        May 4, 2012 at 9:51 pm

        Tethering not working with this version. Any idea to resolve ?

  13. Santosh Khatri

    April 25, 2012 at 12:03 am

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

  14. Saraa

    April 17, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    and my texts wont send

  15. Saraa

    April 17, 2012 at 2:03 pm

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 17, 2012 at 2:04 pm

      this was not for the n/w locked devices, why did you update?

      • Saraa

        April 17, 2012 at 3:42 pm

        its working fine however i cant text

        • Saraa

          April 17, 2012 at 3:45 pm

          ok then how can i get 2.2 back in my phone???????!!!!!

          • Pradeep Neela

            April 17, 2012 at 3:49 pm

            as of now there is no firmware update of older 2.2

          • Saraa

            April 17, 2012 at 3:52 pm

            then how can i get the texting working?? everything else is working but the texting

  16. Sarah

    April 17, 2012 at 10:55 am

    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!

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 17, 2012 at 2:35 pm

      ITS NOT FOR 551M

  17. Amrit Raj

    April 5, 2012 at 4:19 pm

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

    • Amit Bhawani

      April 5, 2012 at 5:06 pm

      Yes it will work, give a try with the tutorial in the article.

  18. jerald

    March 26, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    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. samie

    March 25, 2012 at 10:23 am

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


    • Neela Pradeep

      March 27, 2012 at 10:04 pm

      yes you can apply the update!

      • dhawal

        October 4, 2012 at 3:23 am


  20. Naman

    March 25, 2012 at 3:14 am

    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..

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 27, 2012 at 10:11 pm

      we have already covered the same!

  21. Roupya

    March 19, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    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. sidhant

    March 12, 2012 at 9:21 pm

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

  23. Luigismen

    March 12, 2012 at 2:47 am

    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?

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 14, 2012 at 12:18 am

      which was the version of 2.2?

      • deepak

        April 10, 2012 at 6:37 pm

        Tethering not working after upgrade … any idea to resolve ?

      • feyder

        May 13, 2012 at 10:50 pm

        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

    • DarBlack

      March 14, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      @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. Chinmay

    March 8, 2012 at 1:37 am

    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. Gurudev

    February 25, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Can I apply this update on I5510DDJK4?

    • Neela Pradeep

      April 6, 2012 at 5:43 pm

      yes you can apply the update

  26. Arnav

    February 22, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    sRRY………..ignore iT aLL…. 😀

  27. Arnav

    February 22, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    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 🙁

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 22, 2012 at 11:04 pm

      disable all the antivirus suites and then apply the update!

      • deepak

        February 29, 2012 at 2:53 pm

        Hi Pradeep ,

        Seems you are giving a good support.Drivers not supporting for tethering at 2.3.6 .
        Gone back to 2.2 & tethering began to work .
        Could you help ?


        • sarangbagmare52

          June 6, 2012 at 12:10 am

          same problem bro…..plz help….Thanks

  28. ankush sharma

    February 11, 2012 at 4:16 pm

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 12, 2012 at 11:28 am

      you need to root the same to activate the support for live wallpapers

  29. BlockName

    February 11, 2012 at 2:32 am

    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. naren

    February 3, 2012 at 10:09 am

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


    • Neela Pradeep

      April 5, 2012 at 9:18 pm


  31. manish

    February 2, 2012 at 12:27 pm

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 21, 2012 at 5:40 pm

      try clearing the cache from the recovery mode!

  32. manish

    February 1, 2012 at 4:07 pm

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 2, 2012 at 12:01 am

      as of now there are no details for the same!

  33. Alexis

    January 25, 2012 at 10:52 pm


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

    Thank you.

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 2, 2012 at 1:02 am

      no, its a different phone it can’t be applied!

  34. Alexis

    January 25, 2012 at 11:56 am

    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. Vibhor

    January 24, 2012 at 9:50 am

    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. Ejaz

    January 23, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    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. Ejaz

    January 23, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    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. Abhi

    January 21, 2012 at 8:16 am

    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

    • Arshad Pasha H A

      January 21, 2012 at 2:22 pm

      Try it after clearing the Data and Cache of Market app

      • Abhi

        January 21, 2012 at 11:29 pm

        done what you said still the problem exists…what to do????

        • Pradeep Neela

          January 22, 2012 at 1:54 pm

          have you tried to update with any other version?

  39. Abhi

    January 20, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    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.

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 22, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      re insert the battery and then apply the update again!

  40. Arshad Pasha H A

    January 19, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    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. Arshad Pasha H A

    January 19, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    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

    • teja

      January 22, 2012 at 1:01 pm

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

  42. tejas

    January 19, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    rooted it thanxs a lot was waiting for it for long

    • ankush sharma

      February 21, 2012 at 3:17 pm

      after downloading m nt able to extract he files….can u help me

      • Pradeep Neela

        February 21, 2012 at 4:23 pm

        what is the error message you are getting?

  43. Arshad Pasha H A

    January 19, 2012 at 11:02 am

    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

    • ankush sharma

      February 21, 2012 at 3:18 pm

      pasha bhai,,,downloading is ferfectly done,,but files are not extracting ,,help me…

  44. Abhi

    January 19, 2012 at 10:14 am

    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

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 19, 2012 at 11:26 am

      it is a stock rom!
      yes with the help of APPS2SD APP YOU CAN MOVE THE APPS!

      • Abhi

        January 20, 2012 at 8:30 pm

        i have more than 50mb of internal space and 500 mb space on external card even then when i try to download an app it says insufficient space on the device…what to do?????

  45. Arshad Pasha H A

    January 17, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    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!!

    • tejas

      January 18, 2012 at 6:39 pm

      not able to select

      • Pradeep Neela

        January 18, 2012 at 8:33 pm

        we will come out with the rooting process!

  46. Bivas

    January 17, 2012 at 11:03 am

    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).

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 17, 2012 at 11:18 am

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

      • Bivas

        January 17, 2012 at 11:38 am

        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.

        • Pradeep Neela

          January 17, 2012 at 11:39 am

          please follow the article n clear the cache

  47. Abhinav

    January 16, 2012 at 4:40 pm

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 16, 2012 at 9:09 pm

      we are trying our level best to come up with the same!

  48. kumaresh

    January 16, 2012 at 3:47 pm


    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.


    • Pradeep Neela

      January 16, 2012 at 11:44 pm

      we will try to come up with the rooting procedure!

  49. Kuromi

    January 16, 2012 at 12:22 am

    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?

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 16, 2012 at 11:00 am

      yes it is reversible!

      • Kuromi

        January 23, 2012 at 7:40 pm

        Does reversing require a Nandroid back-up?
        Also what are the chances of bricking the phone?

        • Pradeep Neela

          January 23, 2012 at 9:58 pm

          no, reversing won’t affect!

          • vishnu

            May 6, 2012 at 6:52 pm

            how to reverse the update???

      • Kuromi

        January 23, 2012 at 9:08 pm

        Did the update, works great but no Arabic support. is there a way to do it? Language pack or something?

        • Pradeep Neela

          January 23, 2012 at 10:16 pm

          it doesnt support arabic!

        • Pradeep Neela

          January 23, 2012 at 10:25 pm

          it doesnt support arabic as of now!

        • Kuromi

          January 24, 2012 at 12:54 am

          Thanks for the great update 🙂
          It’s Okay, i found a solution for that. Not perfect but works.
          Waiting for your rooting tutorial. 🙂

          • Mohammed Fawzi

            April 7, 2013 at 9:05 pm

            what is your solution to support Arabic ?

  50. Ankit Kumar

    January 15, 2012 at 8:39 pm

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

    Looking forward to see live wallpapers in Galaxy 551 🙂

    • Arshad Pasha H A

      January 16, 2012 at 4:36 pm

      I activated live wallpapers after rooting my galaxy 551 on android 2.3.6

  51. raymond

    January 15, 2012 at 3:45 pm

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 15, 2012 at 4:48 pm

      it will soon be fixed!

      • tejas

        January 16, 2012 at 5:29 pm

        GPS works for me

      • Ejaz

        January 24, 2012 at 11:45 am

        GPS is works for me too

  52. tejas

    January 14, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    please provide root for it soon
    wating for it

  53. raymond

    January 14, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    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. r den heijer

    January 14, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    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. tejas

    January 13, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    please help to root

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 24, 2012 at 12:14 am

      we will come with the rooting procedure!

  56. Bivas

    January 13, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    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. Bivas

    January 13, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    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.

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 24, 2012 at 12:28 am

      its normal!
      to remove, you need to root the device!

  58. raymond

    January 10, 2012 at 2:31 pm

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

  59. raymond

    January 10, 2012 at 2:25 pm

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 11, 2012 at 11:39 pm

      download server is under maintenance, we are fixing it!

  60. raymond

    January 10, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    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

  61. Prawal

    January 9, 2012 at 11:08 pm

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


    • Prawal

      January 10, 2012 at 11:25 am

      Problem solve..sorry 🙂
      USB debugging was ticked. untick it and VOILA!!!
      its solved 🙂

    • Arshad Pasha H A

      January 13, 2012 at 4:46 pm

      Use New USB Cable may be its Cable problem

  62. manish

    January 8, 2012 at 10:14 pm

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

  63. Abhi

    January 8, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    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. Abhinav

    January 8, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    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. Darshan H

    January 8, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    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. Darshan H

    January 8, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Do i need to reinstall all the apps after update?

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 8, 2012 at 7:34 pm

      yes its recommended to install apps again!

  67. Darshan H

    January 8, 2012 at 4:23 pm

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

  68. vasu

    January 4, 2012 at 10:59 pm

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

  69. Francisco Silva

    January 4, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    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!!!!!!

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 5, 2012 at 9:16 am

      we ar working and will come with the rooting!

      • teloris

        January 5, 2012 at 11:50 pm

        +1 waiting for “how to root” tutorial

        • tejas

          January 7, 2012 at 8:52 pm

          was able to root XWKPB
          but not able to root this version
          its giving error so waiting for you to come up with the procedure to root it

          • Pradeep Neela

            January 8, 2012 at 11:32 am

            we will come up with the rooting procedure!

  70. Arshad Pasha H A

    January 4, 2012 at 11:24 am

    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

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 4, 2012 at 11:45 am

      live wallpapers is not supported for 551

      • Arshad Pasha H A

        January 5, 2012 at 12:49 pm

        Before upgrading to 2.3.6 i have rooted my phone on 2.2 and added live wallpapers and its working fine for me but now i’m not able to root my phone so please do something to to root if its rooted and you can add live wallpapers

        • Pradeep Neela

          January 16, 2012 at 10:47 pm

          551 doesnt support wallpapers! we are trying for a workaround!

      • prudhvi

        March 17, 2012 at 7:30 am

        i was nt updated……….how much time does it take after pressing start button?

  71. simon

    January 3, 2012 at 9:41 pm

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 4, 2012 at 9:35 am

      download links are ok!

      • simon

        January 4, 2012 at 7:31 pm

        hey i did instal usb drivers for my phone but odin does not detect my phone what should i do??

        • Pradeep Neela

          January 5, 2012 at 9:36 am

          Mount the SD Card it will work!

        • simon

          January 6, 2012 at 4:34 pm

          WHAT DO U MEAN BY MOUNT THE SD CARD?? WHEN USB IS CONNECTED TO THE COMPUTER U CANNOT MOUNT THE SD CARD RITE?? I never had such problems with my phone ,I want this update because after my last update wifi is not working. so now, i need this update to fix the wifi issue.

          • Pradeep Neela

            January 6, 2012 at 10:45 pm

            you need to mount the sd card if you have unmounted for any reason!

  72. Arshad Pasha H A

    January 3, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    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. Stew

    January 3, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    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. teloris

    January 3, 2012 at 5:24 am

    nice posting
    this is what i looking for 😀

    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. Josiah

    January 2, 2012 at 6:02 am

    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. Oriol

    December 30, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    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. manish

    December 30, 2011 at 12:32 am

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

  78. abhi

    December 28, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    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!

    • tejas

      January 1, 2012 at 2:33 pm

      how to root

      • Pradeep Neela

        January 3, 2012 at 12:29 am

        we will try to come up with an article on this!

    • Tarun

      April 28, 2013 at 1:18 pm

      When i put (mount -o remount,rw,codepage=utf8,vfat,xattr,check=no /dev/stl5 /system)this command and press enter it do not run mount command??

      • Pradeep Neela

        June 22, 2013 at 4:40 pm


  79. himanshu

    December 27, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    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. sachin

    December 27, 2011 at 2:20 pm

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

  81. sachin

    December 27, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    cant we get live wallpapers for 551?

    • Pradeep Neela

      December 27, 2011 at 2:30 pm

      no, live wallpapers is not supported!

      • Ravi Kumar

        December 28, 2011 at 8:35 am


  82. idigiti

    December 26, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    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. siva

    December 26, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    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. Rajbharath

    December 26, 2011 at 7:36 am

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      December 26, 2011 at 9:23 am

      Yes its resolved.

      • gavster galaxy

        January 25, 2012 at 12:59 pm

        help, after updating my phone now is qwertz instead of qwerty, what should i do?

  85. bilal

    December 25, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    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?

    • Pradeep Neela

      December 25, 2011 at 11:00 pm

      this update is for Galaxy 551 AND NOT FOR I9000

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