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.


  1. how long it takes to update GT I9001?

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

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

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

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

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

  5. 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

  6. my current fw version is 2.3.4

  7. 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

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

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

  10. 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
    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.
    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..

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

  11. 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???

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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

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

  16. Hi,

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

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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. this can update my SGS i9001DXKD2?

    help me please..

  21. will it get ICS update?

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

    Thanks in advance

  23. 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

  24. 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 :)

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

  26. 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

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

    the whole phone is bricked !

    Looks like you are a conman !!!!

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

  29. i will try this

  30. 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.


  31. 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

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

  33. 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

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

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

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

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