Samsung Galaxy S PLUS I9001 – Steps to Install Gingerbread 2.3.5 XXKPG Firmware

Galaxy S PLUS LogoFor all those who have recently purchased the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S Plus I9001 which is 40% much faster than its earlier version of phone which is Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 can now breathe easy as in the due course of this article we will see on how you can easily update your phone with the latest version of Gingerbread 2.3.5 update. This update comes as a huge respite for all these users who were not so positive about the support. The best part of this update is that anyone with their Galaxy S Plus I9001 phones can proceed with this procedure to update their phones and also ensure that you are not updating the similar looking phones which are like Samsung Galaxy S I9000, Galaxy SL i9003 etc as if you still continue to proceed with the update then you may end up bricking up the phone.

In the due course of this article we will learn on what are the steps with which you need to follow not only in the form of pre requisite instructions but also the procedure with which you can easily follow the instructions to apply this update on your phone. In an exclusive move by Android Advices, we are here with the latest Gingerbread 2.3.5 release of firmware for your Samsung Galaxy S Plus I9001 phone. This Gingerbread 2.3.5 release is dubbed as XXKPG. Please be informed that this is the beta release which is leaked from the Samsung Electronics and not the Official KIES release for most of the countries.

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.

Instructions For Advanced users: Please note that just in case if you have rooted the phone then after following this procedure then the rooting access will be revoked and to again get the root access you will have to root the same again. We will try our level best to come up with the procedure to root the phone on this firmware as soon as possible.

For your convenience we have broken this article into two sections, below this you will find the list of pre requisites which you need to follow before proceeding to update your phone and then in the next page we will check out the procedure to apply this update.

Note: Applying this update in your phone in no manner root or void the warranty of the phone and is cent percent safe if you follow the instructions carefully as mentioned below. If some of the instructions are skipped then you may even end up bricking up the phone wherein the phone may never get turned ON which is very unlikely if you follow the mentioned instructions carefully.

Pre Requisites:

  • First up you will have to proceed to charge the phone as you need to at least have 70% plus battery charge left in your phone so as to just ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned off in the process of firmware update.
  • Once the phone is charged to the sufficient level, you now need to proceed to create the backup of all the data which is stored in the phone so as to just ensure that the

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, once you are done with the backup, you will now need to proceed to close all the antivirus tools which are there in the computer followed by the PC Suites if any are installed in the computer as these tools generally end up interrupting the process of the firmware update. Ensure that that the PC on which you will be using the PC for updating is having the full access or the admin rights in your computer or else the phone won’t be detected in the Odin.

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