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.
63 Comments
  1. Reply ehsan August 31, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    weri good

  2. Reply elsawy April 28, 2012 at 12:23 am

    how long it takes to update GT I9001?

  3. Reply JollyJoker April 18, 2012 at 5:46 pm

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

  4. Reply JollyJoker April 18, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    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…

  5. Reply JollyJoker April 18, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    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..

  6. Reply Saheer April 14, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    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

  7. Reply amith April 5, 2012 at 6:10 am

    my current fw version is 2.3.4

  8. Reply amith April 5, 2012 at 6:08 am

    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…

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 5, 2012 at 12:36 pm

      please check with another computer!

  9. Reply Nazmi April 2, 2012 at 11:46 am

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

  10. Reply inyourass March 30, 2012 at 6:31 pm

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 8, 2012 at 11:46 am

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 8, 2012 at 11:49 am

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

  11. Reply varmik March 28, 2012 at 12:47 am

    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

  12. Reply haziq March 24, 2012 at 6:31 am

    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???

  13. Reply Sorin March 15, 2012 at 12:36 pm

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

  14. Reply Niraj kumar February 26, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    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.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 7, 2012 at 12:12 am

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

  15. Reply shinoy February 18, 2012 at 12:17 am

    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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 24, 2012 at 10:30 am

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

  16. Reply colven February 10, 2012 at 3:14 pm

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 12, 2012 at 12:41 pm

      no, not as of noW!

      • Reply cistamlaka April 9, 2012 at 9:50 pm

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

  17. Reply rock February 3, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Hi,

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 4, 2012 at 4:04 pm

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

  18. Reply ab February 3, 2012 at 6:57 pm

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

  19. Reply ravichandran January 15, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 16, 2012 at 11:04 am

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

  20. Reply Sampath January 6, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 16, 2012 at 10:54 pm

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

  21. Reply yael_yu January 3, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    this can update my SGS i9001DXKD2?

    help me please..

  22. Reply abejith December 28, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    will it get ICS update?

  23. Reply MAP December 23, 2011 at 2:29 pm

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

    Thanks in advance

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 23, 2011 at 3:15 pm

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

  24. Reply Elson December 23, 2011 at 5:19 am

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 23, 2011 at 11:55 am

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

  25. Reply vilius December 20, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    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 :)

  26. Reply AlteredEgo December 2, 2011 at 2:54 am

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

  27. Reply branso November 30, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    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

  28. Reply MAxtan November 20, 2011 at 10:24 am

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

    the whole phone is bricked !

    Looks like you are a conman !!!!

  29. Reply nikku_hot123 November 19, 2011 at 8:13 am

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

  30. Reply motanutzu November 11, 2011 at 1:58 am

    i will try this

  31. Reply Tapan Bhanot November 11, 2011 at 1:14 am

    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.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 11, 2011 at 11:09 am

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

  32. Reply James November 10, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 11, 2011 at 12:47 am

      WHICH PHONE YOU ARE TRYING TO UPDATE?

      • Reply motanutzu November 11, 2011 at 12:53 am

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

        and nothing

        SGS plus

        • NeaL Pradeep November 11, 2011 at 1:06 am

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

  33. Reply catalin November 8, 2011 at 6:58 pm

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

  34. Reply Yoda November 8, 2011 at 12:25 am

    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

  35. Reply Yoda November 7, 2011 at 11:34 pm

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

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 7, 2011 at 11:37 pm

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

  36. Reply Aakiee November 1, 2011 at 1:56 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 2, 2011 at 10:31 am

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

  37. Reply david October 31, 2011 at 12:19 am

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

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