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.

  • ehsan

    weri good

  • elsawy

    how long it takes to update GT I9001?

  • JollyJoker

    Yeah.. Did Already Install The USB Drivers.. Still The Same Man..

  • JollyJoker

    Are You Serious Bout This? Seems Like Everyone Is Having The Same Prob..

    Added!!
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..
    File analysis..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Leave CS..
    LOL! Hahahhaa…

  • JollyJoker

    Are You Serious Bout This? Seems Like Everyone Is Having The Same Prob..

    Added!!
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..
    File analysis..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Leave CS..

  • Saheer

    I think we must not try with updates of Pradeep Neela. Neither it works non does he answer the questions. I had similar issue with my tab p1000. I had to unnecessarily root it for the sake of ICS update and never reached that update. Now I cant even go for the update from kies

  • amith

    my current fw version is 2.3.4

  • amith

    I tried 2 times it is shows
    enter cs for MD5
    leave cs..
    can’t open serial port(com)port at first try.
    in second try it stopped at leave cs..
    pls help
    thanx…

    • Neela Pradeep

      please check with another computer!

  • Nazmi

    is it related with netqin secutiry software that i download?
    same problem with others.. enter cs for md5….

  • inyourass

    this is a big BSHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    this is all it soes :
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Leave CS.. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Pradeep Neela

      try installing the usb drivers! this has been issue for some users!

    • Pradeep Neela

      try installing the usb drivers! this has been issue for some users!!!!

  • varmik

    Hi,
    I have I9001 fw I9001XXKP8 2.3.3.
    I entered in donloading mode then connect it the the PC with a USB cable.
    With Odin1.0:
    My phone is recognized @ COM9 but the update hangs @ leave CS
    Added!!
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:9)..
    File analysis..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Leave CS..

    With Odin 1.82:
    My phone is recognized @ COM9 but the update hangs @ SetupConnection.
    Added!!
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    I9001XXKPG_I9001XENKP1_I9001XXKPF_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:9)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..

    My country is Hungary.
    Can someone help me to update?
    Thanks

  • haziq

    last time i had try to update to 2.3.6, but it takes to long to complete. i want to ask, did i must to update from 2.3.3 to 2.3.5 before updating to 2.3.6.. second question, all these update is available in my country, Malaysia???

  • Sorin

    some good news about upgrade for S plus GT I9001 to ICS 4.0 ??

  • Niraj kumar

    can you put up the update of ICS for galaxy s plsu. Seeing you have put up the ICS update for galaxy s, i tried it but its not working for s plus.

    • Pradeep Neela

      as of now its not there but as in when it comes we will update you with the same!

  • shinoy

    Enter CS for MD5..
    Leave CS..
    Can’t open the serial(COM) port.
    Can’t open the serial(COM) port.
    Can’t open the serial(COM) port.

    its showing this what am i supoosed to do?
    please help

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      check with the usb ports, as the COM PORTS are disabled!

  • colven

    My phone is samsung galaxy s plus gt-i9001… izzit can be upgrade to cranium cr7?? ICS 4.0??

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      no, not as of noW!

      • cistamlaka

        can u just make a video how to do it,please?

  • rock

    Hi,

    after updating can i revert back to my original firmware that came with my phone?if yes, how? PLEASE help!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      yes you can revert back, to revert back you will have to follow the corresponding article to update with the same!

  • ab

    if I update using this can I revert to my old original firmware that came with my phone,if yes how? please help.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      yes you can revert to the old firmware!

  • http://androidadvices.com ravichandran

    If i apply this manual update to my galaxy s plus 9001 will it be recognised by samsung kies afterwards.i would not like to be
    cut off from samsung kies support.i am from india and i am now on 2.3.4

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      yes but for that samsung has to release the same update!

  • Sampath

    Hi Neela, I have tried the procedure you have provided. However it stops at “Leave CS” Then nothing happens. I have tried many times. Is there anyone who has successfully done this update? I am having SGS plus GT-I9001 XXKPE 2.3.4. Please let me know if there is a problem. Regards, Sampath

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      check with the connection, generally it gets solved after a restart of phone / pc! check with the same!

  • yael_yu

    this can update my SGS i9001DXKD2?

    help me please..

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      yes you can update to any version!

  • http://techmissile.com abejith

    will it get ICS update?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      as of now there is no update!

  • MAP

    Hi, Awesome guide, Is there a way to remove the network lock?

    Thanks in advance

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no, we are not aware of n/w lock removal!

  • Elson

    hmm…everything run smoothly in Odin until it stucks at setup connection…..and I don’t see any movement on it @@
    Should I use another ver. of Odin? If so, what ver. should I download?

    ISGS PLUS I9001 DXKG1 – 2.3.3 Gingerbread

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you can download the full zip package which we have provided!

  • vilius

    hi, i plug my 9001, odin shows jelow com port, but when i start it stucks on Setup communications and does nothing.
    i tried diferent odin versions, diferent pc, but ploblem stays the same.
    maybe anyone else has solved problem, or knows how tu :)

  • AlteredEgo

    is there someone here who managed to successfully update the firmware?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes it has been successfully updated!

  • branso

    i had the KIES driver
    my current FW is 2.3.3
    the result is just the same with the others
    enter cs for md5
    leave cs

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      on which fw your device is now on?

  • MAxtan

    I have also the same result
    enter cs for md5
    leave cs

    the whole phone is bricked !

    Looks like you are a conman !!!!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      have you tried updating again?

  • nikku_hot123

    Will updating this release will cover warranty in India???

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes, it wont affect warranty!

  • motanutzu

    i will try this

  • Tapan Bhanot

    Hi,

    I tried your guide as specified but nothing happens. I get same response as others i.e:

    enter CS for MD5
    leave CS…

    Nothing happens after that. Please fix you guide with latest info.

    Thanks.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you should be able to update, from which version you are trying to flash?

  • James

    I follow the instructions & like catalin mentioned, the update did not work.

    Have the same
    enter CS for MD5
    leave CS

    My computer has the .net framework

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      WHICH PHONE YOU ARE TRYING TO UPDATE?

      • motanutzu

        mine is making in the same way
        enter CS for MD5
        leave CS

        and nothing

        SGS plus

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          install the drivers like KIES and also check with another pc!

  • catalin

    enter CS for MD5
    leave CS…same and nothing else happend

  • Yoda

    Tried it already the id:com box is yellow and looks like there is no conection problem .When i press start button it goes
    blank,And no other actions…
    Win 7 x64

    P.s. what settings should b set for usb?
    Thanks a lot

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      install the .net framework

  • Yoda

    Does NOT work..I have a 100 % sgs plus.It says :

    Enter CS for MD5
    Leave CS..
    And does nothing else

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      apply the update once again! check with the usb ports!

  • Aakiee

    if samsung releases 4.0 ics for sam galaxy s does tht mean it will be also for s pluse?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes it will be available but will take some time to come!

  • david

    i try with your Procedure but in starting flash , flashing firmware not started!and odin software was recognized my phone .please help me.thanks