Galaxy Gio S5660

Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660 – Steps to Install XXKS2 Gingerbread 2.3.5 Firmware

Galaxy Gio LogoFor all those who are eagerly waiting to update their Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660 handset can now take out their phones for updating to the latest version of Gingerbread 2.3.5 as in the due course of this article we will see on how you can update your phone. Please note that this is still not pushed from the KIES and also we have no exact ETA on the arrival of the same through KIES. This is the beta firmware but the stock firmware version which won’t root the phone. This update can be applied to any of the Galaxy Gio phone but the only condition being is that the phone should not be network locked device, you can find below on what is network locked device. Also, we have an update from our close sources that soon Gingerbread 2.3.6 for Galaxy Gio S5660 update will be arriving very soon and w will come out with the procedure only at Android Advices. Since it’s a beta release, you will not be able to update using the KIES, we will be using the Odin flash tool to apply this update manually.

What is a network Locked Device:

A network locked device is a device which only works with a particular network. To check whether your phone is a network locked or not, you need to insert sim card of different operator and if the sim card works fine then it’s not a network locked device or else if the sim card doesn’t work then that means the device is a network locked device.

For your simplicity we have broken the article into different pages wherein in this page we will see on what are the list of enhancements this firmware has come along with, list of pre requisites to be followed in the next page and then followed by the list of instructions in the 3rd page.

Disclaimer: We at Android ADVICES have ensured in all respects to ensure that all the information regarding the firmware update is mentioned correctly in this article. We hold no responsibility in any manner just in case if any damage happens to your Samsung Galaxy Tab which is a very unlikely event if you follow the instructions carefully.

Rooting Information:

Please note that just in case if you have already rooted the phone then the phone will lose the root access and after updating the firmware again you need to root the phone of which we will soon come up with the article on how to root the same.

Also, applying this update in your phone doesn’t mean that you will be rooting the phone, since it’s the official beta leak no damage will happen to your device or the warranty too will not be getting void.

List of Pre Requisites:

  • Ensure that the battery is charged to the minimum of 70% so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned Off in the process of firmware update.
  • All softwares like Antivirus tools, Firewalls and other PC Suites should be completely closed in the computer. Note that you need to have the admin previleges along with the full access Read / Write access should be there in the USB or else the firmware update process will be hampered.
  • You need to now take the backup of all the data which is there in your phone so that you can then you can restore the same just in case any data is lost. With the help of the simple tips which are mentioned below you can easily take the backup of the things and can restore the same.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

So, now let’s proceed to the next step wherein you can easily follow the steps to update the phone.

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  1. Edgars

    May 25, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    it worked ! thanks

  2. Azhar AfgaN

    May 25, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    i want to instal any arabic font to my galaxy Gio .how’s know ?
    plz guide me!

  3. Azhar AfgaN

    May 25, 2012 at 3:16 am

    thank you !it’s complet and very easy websit around the world!

  4. Kyle

    May 10, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Keep up the good work!!! I did the whole process of rooting and flashing with one go done in 5min just had a lil gps bug but sorted it out did not have any force close issues. I wana know is it possible androiadvices could supply me with an *official Rom gingerbread 2.3.3 version for safety purpose* as long as its English and available in S.A.

  5. Kyle

    May 10, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Keep up the good work!!! I did the whole process of rooting and flashing with one go done in 5min just had a lil gps bug but sorted it out by removing weather widget that I downloaded from the marke,did not have any force close issues. I have the ics beta 8 zip sitting on my laptop never tried it yet since I wana know is it possible androiadvices could supply me with an *official Rom gingerbread 2.3.3 version for safety purpose* as long as its English. Im in South Africa by the way and Android Rocks4Lyf;-)Thanks would love to know when the camera gets sorted in ics beta 8 if no problem I would apply it now.

  6. Max

    May 8, 2012 at 2:57 am

    Just copy all files to a root directory(like C:) on the same computer. Then run Odin and follow the updating step as in instruction.(If you have win 7, then run Odin as administrator).
    I had same problems and following this instruction recovered my phone from almost dead state. Good luck!

  7. abood

    March 5, 2012 at 11:25 pm


    • Pradeep Neela

      March 6, 2012 at 10:44 am

      reinsert the battery and then apply the update!

  8. Doodles

    March 5, 2012 at 11:00 pm


  9. nasir khan

    February 26, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    my samsung galaxy gio was having android froya 2.2
    i upgraded it to gingerbread 2.3.3 & then to 2.3.4 LVHKP7
    now i want to upgraded it to 2.3.5 but it doesn’t & remain stuck at mbib or some thing
    the problem my phone have now is that it only installs 2.3.4 no other firmware
    any solutions please

  10. Sander

    February 20, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Worked like a charm I must say, just remember to backup any programs and such before doing this and write down your provider info. Afterwards cleared the cache, reseted to factory standards (menu button + power, not with volume) and instantly rooted it aswell to gain full acces and power over my device. So far it seems to work like a charm, thanks for the clear tutorial!

  11. Rob Rubingh

    February 6, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    I tried clearing the cache last Friday. I’m didn’t get the WiFi error again, but I notice that
    when I have WiFi on, the phone reboots now and then with a (NO SERVICE) message.
    It will rescan the SD-card and after that everything is fine again.

    A bit annoying though. If searched and there are more people with 2.3.5 who have this issue.

    • Rob Rubingh

      March 2, 2012 at 8:12 pm

      If fixed it ! It’s the roms fault !

      I found a comment on XDA where someone suggested using XXKS5 instead of XXKS2.

      I did and no more reboots with WiFi on ! It’s on for 20+ hours now.

      It’s Russian firmware, but you can easily change the language in settings.

  12. Rob Rubingh

    January 31, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Hi Pradeep,

    Many thanks for this ! I succesfully updated to 2.3.5.

    With this version I seem to have some issues with ‘freezing’ wifi.
    I get a message (in Dutch) saying WiFi Error.

    After that I’m unable to scan for WiFi networks. After reboot it works again.
    Does anyone else have the same problems ?
    Could 2.3.4 be better ?


  13. gladys

    January 31, 2012 at 8:26 am

    current firmware of my phone GIO froyo 2.2, can i directly upgrade my phone to GB 2.3.5 using your guide above? or shoul i install first the GB 2.3.3 before upgrading to this?


  14. gladys

    January 31, 2012 at 8:20 am

    current firmware of my phone is froyo 2.2, can i directly upgrade my phone to GB 2.3.5 using your guide above or shouild i install first the GB 2.3.3 first?
    thanks in advance.

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 31, 2012 at 12:05 pm

      its not required to go through 2.3, you can directly apply the update!

  15. ed

    January 22, 2012 at 7:12 am

    how to configure APN setting? do you have any tutorial for this? thanks

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 22, 2012 at 1:50 pm

      please contact your operator for the apn settings!

  16. Danthaman

    January 18, 2012 at 5:46 pm


    I couldn’t understand all of the first setup part so hopefully I didn’t sign my soul away to Google.

    Thankyou Andriod advises and Pradeep

  17. adamzie

    January 13, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    the pw doesnt work for me to open the file, is there another pw?

  18. mikejay

    January 12, 2012 at 8:48 am

    please update the link sir

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 12, 2012 at 10:32 am

      we are in the process of updating the links!

      • mikejay

        January 12, 2012 at 12:41 pm

        Ok!! Thank you thank you sir..
        And please make a tut on how to update Galaxy Gio to 2.3.6.. TIA

      • mikejay

        January 12, 2012 at 12:49 pm

        Okay!! Thank you thank you sir..
        And please make a Tut on How to update Galaxy Gio to s5660DXKT4 2.3.6.. Thank you in Advance:)

  19. Naveed

    January 12, 2012 at 4:21 am

    Hi, I have successfuly updated my gio to 2.3.5, now their is a problem. I want to wipe cache but when I go to recovery mode it says “RAMDUMP Mode (ARM9 mode)”
    Kindly help me pradeep

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 12, 2012 at 10:51 am

      press menu key + power button to get into the recovery mode!

      • Naveed

        January 12, 2012 at 1:28 pm

        Thanks, it worked.

  20. asad

    December 23, 2011 at 3:50 am

    have updated it so far so good

  21. kevin

    December 7, 2011 at 1:40 am

    hi, i did everything but my phone is still force closing. what do i do? please tell me what to do. its annoying

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 9, 2011 at 6:50 pm

      clear teh cache from the recovery mode!

  22. nasir khan

    December 7, 2011 at 1:20 am

    thanks neal it worked this time

    how should i root my phone i mean what keys i should press on my phone

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 9, 2011 at 6:48 pm

      we will come with the rooting article!

  23. nasir khan

    December 6, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    my phone is not upgrading through odin

    odin gets stuck at (large partition size mibib download)

    nothing happens what to do now

    samsung galaxy gio with gingerbread 2.3.3

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 6, 2011 at 10:02 pm


      • nasir khan

        December 6, 2011 at 10:38 pm

        yes i have unmounted the sd card

        • NeaL Pradeep

          December 6, 2011 at 11:06 pm

          you should not unmount the sd card! you need to mount and then install!

  24. nasir khan

    December 6, 2011 at 12:40 am

    thanks for the reply sir

    by the way i was using samsung galaxy gio S5660 but it is not functioning now

    when i turn my phone on, The screen only shows a phone & a PC logo
    & in between both 3 or 4 dots no thing else happens

    how i can restore my phone

    again if any solution my id is NASIR.KHANGEE@YAHOO.COM

    will be very thank full to you

    • nasir khan

      December 6, 2011 at 2:08 am

      my phone is not updating through odin
      (mibib) remains stuck here for very long time
      last time i waited for half an hour but nothing happened
      any other solution
      i dont want any data (photo video or music)
      i just want to restore my phone to gingerbread 2.3.3 or froyo2.2
      kindly guide me completely

      • NeaL Pradeep

        December 7, 2011 at 1:06 am

        which version was your default version!

  25. nasir khan

    December 5, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    my phone is stuck at

    big partition size
    mibib download

    what to do waiting for reply


    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 5, 2011 at 2:44 pm

      apply the firmware update once again! after restarting pc and phone!

      • nasir khan

        December 5, 2011 at 6:00 pm

        set download environment.
        although gingerbread 2.3.3 successfully upgraded on my samsung galaxy gio NOW on upgrading to
        ginger bread 2.3.5 following thing happens

        by the way i rooted my phone on gingerbread 2.3.3

        big partition size!!
        big partition size!!
        big partition size!!
        big partition size!!
        big partition size!!
        mibib download..

        i have restarted my PC & Phone
        still makes me wait

        what to do else

        • NeaL Pradeep

          December 7, 2011 at 1:07 am

          apply the update in the pc in which you have the admin rights!

      • nasir khan

        December 5, 2011 at 6:02 pm

        can i restore my phone to its original state

      • nasir khan

        December 5, 2011 at 6:11 pm

        almost half an hour still the same thing

        kind attention needed

        • nasir khan

          December 6, 2011 at 12:31 am

          well thanks for the reply

          i m new user for android & i dont know a word about restoring the phone or any thing !!!!!!

          kindly guide me through

          i will be very thankful to you

          • NeaL Pradeep

            December 6, 2011 at 1:25 am

            its all mentioned in the article on how to backup the data!

  26. nasir khan

    December 5, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    my phone is stuck at MIBIB download for more than 12 mins

    what do i do

    waiting for answere

  27. Aagi

    November 17, 2011 at 7:24 am

    Hi Neal,

    I copied games in micros SD card and i can’t unzip or install JAR, SIS. EXE files into my Samsung galaxy gio S5660
    can you please advice me how to unzip these files?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 17, 2011 at 10:56 pm

      you will need the java emulator to run java apps in android!

  28. Rui

    November 15, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Well, that doesn’t bother me at all. Thanks mate 🙂

  29. Emre Ozdemir

    November 12, 2011 at 4:38 am

    When i try to open recovery mode, an image comes to screen which tells that phone doesn’t connected to pc..
    I cant open my phone.
    Any suggestions?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 16, 2011 at 1:06 am

      are you trying to connect through kies?

  30. Rui

    November 8, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    What if the mobile phone is network locked? Does the update fail?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 8, 2011 at 4:26 pm

      update will be done but the operator specific apps will be lost!

      • Danthaman

        January 18, 2012 at 8:45 am

        Sounds like a plus to me :p Loosing all that bloat-ware that wastes memory space!!

  31. max

    November 7, 2011 at 12:17 am

    “volume down+home” srsly ?

    I did this and it almost bricked my phone, it didn’t wanted to boot again !!!!!! I had to remove the battery to make it work again !!!!

    • Danthaman

      January 18, 2012 at 8:42 am

      It should be fine, this is how you put the phone into download mode, it’s actually partially a security feature to prevent firmware modding by malicious programs and such. Almost all Andriod devices have this feature adn I think it’s the same for all sammies.

  32. Angellos

    November 6, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    i have failed to access the mobile network setting portions and so i can’t connect to the network . and i have already installed and upgraded my galaxy gio gt-s5660. i have inserted the simcard to properly.
    pleasee i need to use my phone.

  33. AndroiData

    November 2, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Thank You. Very Nice Written.

  34. Maurice Meshulam

    November 1, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    I have the samsung galaxy gio
    Can I upgrade to 2.3.5 gingerbread without
    loosing the hebrew language that I have in the phone.

  35. junky pong

    October 31, 2011 at 11:32 am

    my kies says the version i am using is not official…firmware upgrade not supported!!! Is it normal or there is a way to a solution??

    • Yogesh Patel

      October 31, 2011 at 2:10 pm

      But this update procedure is using a different software other than KIES for the firmware update which is included in the pack.

      • junky pong

        November 2, 2011 at 2:35 pm

        yea you are right…but the last time when i updated my phone to 2.3.4, kies had no problem with it but this time after this update it says that the version is not official. Though not a big deal… anyway just wanted to share!Thanks!!

  36. david

    October 31, 2011 at 6:05 am

    Can the galaxy gio be upgraded to ice cream sandwich in the future?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 31, 2011 at 9:20 am

      as of now there is no such info but hopefully yes an optimized version may arrive!

  37. junky pong

    October 30, 2011 at 7:36 am

    has anyone applied this update? i heard that it has some issue with the wi-fi.

    • tammy

      December 7, 2011 at 12:22 pm

      i have just installed this update today and so far i have had no issues of any kind

  38. hassan majoka

    October 28, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    thanks neal.very nice update.stay blessed

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