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.

186 Comments
  1. Reply mak September 2, 2012 at 3:18 pm

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

  2. Reply mak September 2, 2012 at 3:16 pm

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela September 3, 2012 at 5:17 pm

      you can install this via audioteka

  3. Reply Sujithmag July 12, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Great.. Its working fine :-D

  4. Reply Aakash May 30, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    you are the best dude…
    thanks alot man…

    • Reply Pradeep Neela August 20, 2012 at 6:25 pm

      thanks for the appreciation

  5. Reply 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. Reply 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. Reply 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. Reply 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. Reply 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. Reply sumit singh May 6, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    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 sumit_singh508@yahoo.com
    thanx

  11. Reply 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. Reply soumendra April 27, 2012 at 8:33 am

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 27, 2012 at 8:57 am

      yes, you can update with this version of firmware!

      • Reply Deepak May 4, 2012 at 9:51 pm

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

  13. Reply Santosh Khatri April 25, 2012 at 12:03 am

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

  14. Reply Saraa April 17, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    and my texts wont send

  15. Reply 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!!

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 17, 2012 at 2:04 pm

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

      • Reply 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. Reply 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!

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 17, 2012 at 2:35 pm

      ITS NOT FOR 551M

  17. Reply 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…

    • Reply Amit Bhawani April 5, 2012 at 5:06 pm

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

  18. Reply 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. Reply samie March 25, 2012 at 10:23 am

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

    thnxx

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 27, 2012 at 10:04 pm

      yes you can apply the update!

      • Reply dhawal October 4, 2012 at 3:23 am

        how?

  20. Reply 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..

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 27, 2012 at 10:11 pm

      we have already covered the same!

  21. Reply 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. Reply sidhant March 12, 2012 at 9:21 pm

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

  23. Reply 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?

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 14, 2012 at 12:18 am

      which was the version of 2.2?

      • Reply deepak April 10, 2012 at 6:37 pm

        Tethering not working after upgrade … any idea to resolve ?

      • Reply 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

    • Reply 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. Reply 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
    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

  25. Reply Gurudev February 25, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Can I apply this update on I5510DDJK4?

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 6, 2012 at 5:43 pm

      yes you can apply the update

  26. Reply Arnav February 22, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    sRRY………..ignore iT aLL…. :D

  27. Reply 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 :(

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 22, 2012 at 11:04 pm

      disable all the antivirus suites and then apply the update!

      • Reply 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 ?

        Regards
        Deepak.R

        • sarangbagmare52 June 6, 2012 at 12:10 am

          same problem bro…..plz help….Thanks

  28. Reply 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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 12, 2012 at 11:28 am

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

  29. Reply 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. Reply naren February 3, 2012 at 10:09 am

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

    Thanks,
    ~Naren

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 5, 2012 at 9:18 pm

      YOU CAN CHANGE FROM THE LOCALE AND TEXT!

  31. Reply 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………

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 21, 2012 at 5:40 pm

      try clearing the cache from the recovery mode!

  32. Reply manish February 1, 2012 at 4:07 pm

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 2, 2012 at 12:01 am

      as of now there are no details for the same!

  33. Reply Alexis January 25, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Hello,

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

    Thank you.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 2, 2012 at 1:02 am

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

  34. Reply Alexis January 25, 2012 at 11:56 am

    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. Reply 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. Reply Ejaz January 23, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    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. Reply Ejaz January 23, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    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. Reply 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

    • Reply Arshad Pasha H A January 21, 2012 at 2:22 pm

      Try it after clearing the Data and Cache of Market app

      • Reply 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. Reply 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.
    HELP PLZZZZZZZZ

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 22, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      re insert the battery and then apply the update again!

  40. Reply 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 sdcard.zip to your sdcard

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

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

    Good Luck

  41. Reply 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 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=823QBU4Y
    3) unrar (Unzip) sdcard.rar on your SD card (DON`T put in any folder)
    4) Download Terminal Emulator from the market

    https://market.android.com/details?id=jackpal.androidterm&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImphY2twYWwuYW5kcm9pZHRlcm0iXQ..

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

    6) Goto Terminal Emulator and write the below line after each line give enter
    su
    mount -o remount,rw,codepage=utf8,vfat,xattr,check=no /dev/stl5 /system
    cat /sdcard/LiveWallpapersPicker.apk > /system/app/LiveWallpapersPicker.apk
    cat /sdcard/libRS.so > /system/lib/libRS.so
    cat /sdcard/librs_jni.so > /system/lib/librs_jni.so
    reboot
    * 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

    • Reply 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. Reply tejas January 19, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    rooted it thanxs a lot was waiting for it for long

    • Reply ankush sharma February 21, 2012 at 3:17 pm

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

  43. Reply 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 root.zip 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 Root.zip

    • Reply ankush sharma February 21, 2012 at 3:18 pm

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

  44. Reply 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
    thnx

    • Reply 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!

      • Reply 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. Reply 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 Root.zip from the below link

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

    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 Root.zip

    5. Reboot in normal mode

    that’s all you have root!!

    • Reply tejas January 18, 2012 at 6:39 pm

      NOT ALE TO ROOT
      not able to select

  46. Reply 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).

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 17, 2012 at 11:18 am

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

      • Reply 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. Reply Abhinav January 16, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Best Upgrade ever Real Great Work
    But PLZZZZZZZZZ Provide ROOTING ARTICLE SOOON
    I HV TRIED C-F root But it didnt work.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 16, 2012 at 9:09 pm

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

  48. Reply kumaresh January 16, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    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.

    Thanks
    kumaresh

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 16, 2012 at 11:44 pm

      we will try to come up with the rooting procedure!

  49. Reply 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?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 16, 2012 at 11:00 am

      yes it is reversible!

      • Reply 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???

      • Reply 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. Reply 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 :)

    • Reply 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. Reply raymond January 15, 2012 at 3:45 pm

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 15, 2012 at 4:48 pm

      it will soon be fixed!

      • Reply tejas January 16, 2012 at 5:29 pm

        GPS works for me

      • Reply Ejaz January 24, 2012 at 11:45 am

        GPS is works for me too

  52. Reply tejas January 14, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    please provide root for it soon
    wating for it

  53. Reply 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. Reply 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. Reply tejas January 13, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    please help to root

  56. Reply 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. Reply 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.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 24, 2012 at 12:28 am

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

  58. Reply 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. Reply 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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 11, 2012 at 11:39 pm

      download server is under maintenance, we are fixing it!

  60. Reply 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. Reply Prawal January 9, 2012 at 11:08 pm

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

    HELP ME OUT!!

    • Reply Prawal January 10, 2012 at 11:25 am

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

    • Reply Arshad Pasha H A January 13, 2012 at 4:46 pm

      Use New USB Cable may be its Cable problem

  62. Reply 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. Reply 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. Reply 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. Reply 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 androidadvices.com

  66. Reply Darshan H January 8, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Do i need to reinstall all the apps after update?

  67. Reply 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. Reply vasu January 4, 2012 at 10:59 pm

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

  69. Reply 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 2.3.3.0 and i can´t root my android.

    can anyone helpme?????? Please!

    Thank you!!!!!!

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 5, 2012 at 9:16 am

      we ar working and will come with the rooting!

      • Reply 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. Reply 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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 4, 2012 at 11:45 am

      live wallpapers is not supported for 551

      • Reply 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!

      • Reply prudhvi March 17, 2012 at 7:30 am

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

  71. Reply 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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 4, 2012 at 9:35 am

      download links are ok!

      • Reply 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. Reply 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. Reply 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 2.3.2.0 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
    END:27749

  74. Reply teloris January 3, 2012 at 5:24 am

    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. Reply 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. Reply 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. Reply 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. Reply 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 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=823QBU4Y
    and unrar sdcard.rar on your SD card (on root, DON`T put in any folder)

    3) Download Terminal Emulator from the market
    https://market.android.com/details?id=jackpal.androidterm&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImphY2twYWwuYW5kcm9pZHRlcm0iXQ..

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

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

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

    • Reply tejas January 1, 2012 at 2:33 pm

      how to root

      • Reply Pradeep Neela January 3, 2012 at 12:29 am

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

    • Reply 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??

      • Reply Pradeep Neela June 22, 2013 at 4:40 pm

        HAVE YOU UNMOUNTED THE DRIVE>

  79. Reply 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. Reply sachin December 27, 2011 at 2:20 pm

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

  81. Reply sachin December 27, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    cant we get live wallpapers for 551?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela December 27, 2011 at 2:30 pm

      no, live wallpapers is not supported!

      • Reply Ravi Kumar December 28, 2011 at 8:35 am

        YES,WHY NOT….YOU CAN SET LIVE WALLPAPER BUT THESE WALLPAPERS ARE DEFAULT WALLPAPERS WHICH COMES WITH THEME…YOU SET.
        IF YOU WANT TO GIVE A TRY..GO TO ANDROID MARKET AND DOWNLOAD MX HOME LAUNCHER….AFTER INSTALLING THE THEME JUST SLIDE THE HOME SCREEN TO RIGHT SIDE…THERE YOU SEE LIVE WALLPAPER…YOU CAN ALSO DOWNLOAD MX HOME THEME BUGS LIFE AFTER THAT…
        HOPE THIS WILL HELP YOU….AND THIS WILL ONLY COST YOU ONE THANKS…FOR ME.

  82. Reply 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. Reply 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. Reply Rajbharath December 26, 2011 at 7:36 am

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela December 26, 2011 at 9:23 am

      Yes its resolved.

      • Reply 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. Reply 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?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela December 25, 2011 at 11:00 pm

      this update is for Galaxy 551 AND NOT FOR I9000

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