Samsung Galaxy mini S5570 – Steps to Install Gingerbread 2.3.6 JVKT1 Firmware

Procedure to Update Galaxy mini with Gingerbread 2.3.6:

  • First up you need to download the Gingerbread 2.3.6 JVKT1 Zip Package in your computer and then extract the same. In the process of firmware update, you will be prompted to enter the password, enter the password as “androidadvices.com” without the inverted comas.

Galaxy mini enter password

  • As soon as the files are extracted, you will then have to match with the below image. Just in case even if single file is missing then you need to check with the download and extraction of files.

eXTRACTED fILES JVKTI

  • Now, from the extracted files, you need to open the Odin executable tool in your computer and then turn Off the phone. The download mode can be entered by pressing Volume Down Key, Center button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. Refer below video to know more.

Odin for Galaxy Mini

  • Once you enter into download mode, connect the device to the computer while keeping the Odin opened in your computer with the help of USB cable which you got at the time of purchase. As soon as you connect, you will see that the ID : COM section will turn yellow. After this, in Odin click on the below mentioned corresponding options and choose the files from the extracted folder.

OPS – TASS_v1.0.ops,

Boot – APBOOT_S5570JVKT1_CL703231_REV02_user_low_true.tar.md5,

Phone – MODEM_S5570XWKT2_CL698112_REV02.tar.md5

PDA -CODE_S5570JVKT1_CL703231_REV02_user_low_true.tar.md5,

CSC – GT-S5570-MULTI-CSC-OJVKT1.tar.md5

  • Once you select all the files which are mentioned above, click on “Start” to start the process of firmware update. Once the firmware is updated successfully, the phone will be restarted on its own and that’s it you have now successfully updated the firmware of the Galaxy mini s5570 to Gingerbread 2.3.6 version of firmware.

Selected Files Galaxy Mini

  • To check whether the firmware has been successfully applied or not, you need to go to the path “Applications > Settings > About Phone” where you will find the firmware version as JVKT1 2.3.6 Gingerbread version.
  • So, now just in case if you are facing issues like force close etc. then you will have to first remove the connected USB cable and turn Off the phone.
  • Now, in the turn Off mode you need to press the Home Key and then simultaneously press the power button to start he device in the recovery mode. In the recovery mode, select Wipe data/factory resetWipe Cache partition and then reboot your device by selecting reboot system now option.

Recovery Mode

Reminder: Don’t forget to restore back the APN as well as MMS Settings along with other things which you have created the backup of to access internet and send MMS Messages respectively. If you don’t restore the APN Settings then you will not be able to access the Internet in your phone via EDGE / 3G.

Tip: Just in a rare case, if the firmware is not updated successfully then you need to again follow the above mentioned steps so as to update again from the Odin.

So, in this way you have successfully learnt on how to update the Galaxy mini S5560 with the latest version of Gingerbread 2.3.6 version of firmware. Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues in the process of firmware update as we will try our level best to sort out the issues at the earliest.

  • dessy

    hello..i cannot find the download link for the firmware. if it worked with u, please help me. can i get your downloaded firmware? thankyou

    • Pradeep Neela

      hey dessy, the download link is there in the Procedure section

  • gohdoi

    Hello how you doing?…hmm i got this problem on this phone about game installation and other apps. I just recently factory reset it then when im about to install all the previous apps and games for some reason this phone S5570 Galaxy mini didnt allowed it or to be precise the message said "not installed"..can you tell me what is the problem??..im still using the default Kernel version and Froyo.JPKA3 build number of android version 2.2.1.. i hope you could help me what to do?..million thanks in advance..

  • sana

    i have android version 2.2.1 can i directly upgrade it to 2.3.6?

  • Nick Wibberley

    Can you help? I have been given a Galaxy mini s5570 which has Android version 2.2.1 and I followed these instructions, the COM went yellow, but when I clicked ‘ OPS’ Odin didn’t recognise the TASS_v1.0.ops file although it is there.

  • Enmanuel

    Thank you man. It works great in my Galaxy Mini

  • gaurav

    pls send this update

    • Pradeep Neela

      very soon we will be coming up with the update

  • Pradeep Neela

    mount and unmount the card.

  • Arslan

    do you need to remove the SD card while upgrading?

    • Pradeep Neela

      no, not necessary its not a compulsion though

  • Mladenilic

     i connected my phone, and when i click on start there is: PLEASE CONNECT PHONES!!! O.o

  • Mladenilic

     i connected my phone, and when i click on start there is: PLEASE CONNECT PHONES!!! O.o

  • Mladenilic

     i connected my phone, and when i click on start there is: PLEASE CONNECT PHONES!!! O.o

  • tamer

    I have installed the software successfully , but unfortunately the software does not support arabic language. Would you please advise ?

  • sarah

    Hi!i followed the steps but when i check my phone it’s now in a different language?its no longer english.please help

  • arpit

    are there any changes in display like icons,status bar etc??

  • arpit

    is there any change in display as there is in xwkt7

  • Marco Gavieres

    when i applied this update, the process went good.. but when i used the phone.. the 2 buttons beside the home buttons aren`t working.. what am i supposed to do???

  • Prakash

    sir i have samsung s5570 for last one years and before 3 months i upgrade my phone with latest verson 2.3.6 baseband version s5570DDKQ7.
    I upgrade my phone with the help of net. its work fine but after sometime its become slow you have to either clear RAM or restart phone for solve the problem.Every morning you have to restart phone for better speed. Sir can you pls give me some suggections or advice for this problem.

  • sweta

    hey can anyone tell me to upgrade galaxy pop with 4.0 android???

    • Pradeep Neela

      as of now there is no 4.0 reelase, as in when it comes we will update you!

  • http://abeyaustin.wordpress.com Abey Austin

    Hii guys! I’ve a doubt! The indian version of galaxy mini is known as galaxy pop right? So can I do these updates with galaxy pop? It haven’t updated till now.. It’s just 2.2.1 ! Please help :)

    • eswar yaganti

      yes i think i did d same it is fine,no bugs(i have used different package)

    • eswar yaganti

      yes i think i did d same it is fine,no bugs(i have used different package)

  • Wael

    dear,
    I updated my galaxy mini, but i can’t find the Arabic language in the languages list. and now i can’t read any Arabic content on my device. pleaaaaaaaaase help urgently..

  • Wael

    dear,
    I updated my galaxy mini, but the but i can’t find the arabic language in the languages list. and now i can’t read any arabic content on my device. pleaaaaaaaaase help urgently..

  • mackz

    SIR I GOT THE ANSWER ON HOW TO CHANGE THE LANGUAGE…:)) THANK YOU VERY MUCH..MY GALAXY NOW IS Gingerbread 2.3.6 JVKT1 Firmware WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO thank u so much…this site is very helpfull…thanks

  • mackz

    sir thank you for this update…i upgrade my mini and its successful…but the language is not english..how to chang it in english? PLS REPLY ASAP

    • Yogesh Patel

      Go to Settings > Languages and select the other language other than English.

  • Max

    my phone doesnt connect with Odio

  • Steve Perry

    I downloaded the software fine, opened the Odin, followed instructions but my phone does not show on Odin, tried many times but still will not show up on the com. The phone is the samsung GT S5570 with android version 2.2.1.
    Please help

  • Saad

    odin stops at

    Download Start…
    Create File…
    StartThread Detected : 1
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    setup connection…
    odin mode.. check plcatform verification.
    VerifyPlatform:V0, P0,R0
    START!!!
    set download environment.
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    mibib download..
    1/10 Finished.
    qcsbl download..
    2/10 Finished.
    oemsbl download..
    3/10 Finished.
    amss download..
    4/10 Finished.
    arm11boot download..
    5/10 Finished.
    boot.img download..
    6/10 Finished.
    recovery.img download..
    7/10 Finished.
    system.rfs download..

  • DINU KUMAR

    hello Pradeep thanx for your effort, i am facing a problem in Odin multi Downloader. when i connect s5570, My com port is not detecting i have galaxy gt-I9000 for updating i downloaded from your site in that odin 3 v1.00 when i connect in to tat version my small galaxy is detecting. then why it is not detecting with Odin multi downloader can please tell me the reason for that.. my mobile current version is 2.3.6 Basedband version s5570 IXXLA1 kernel version is 2.6.35.7 dpi@DELL177#1 AND Build number is GINGERBREAD .JPLA1. THE REASON FOR changing the version in this version calling software’s like jumblo, voip discount not working i hope u will give me guidance how to fix this issue
    thank you
    dinu

  • Patrick

    Excellent, Thank-you very much! Very easy to understand instructions, as i am a newbie and i got it first try. Very happy!!

    • http://www.amitbhawani.com/blog/ Amit Bhawani

      Thanks for the feedback, this will help others too.

  • http://emmanuelchenze.com echenze

    I don’t know what went wrong but this is what Odin gave me:
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    mibib download..

    And its stuck there. 35 minutes gone now and still nothing. What is the problem and what is the solution?

    • Pradeep Neela

      as of now there is no resolution for this, try clearing and rooting your device!

  • shashi kant

    i m using android 2.2.1 version Will I directly update to 2.3.6…

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes you can directly apply the update from here to yuor device!

  • radx

    yo bro..im realy glad after done update to 2.3.6..
    but why my g.m more slow than before??
    any solution?

  • wreorg

    For All having issues with MIBIB download is stuck- copy the main folder to Main Drive eg: C drive and try from there.cheers

  • radx

    yahooo..thx man…sharing is caring (-3-)

  • http://xda-developers.com Secret developer

    if you have a android 2.3.3 do not install 2.3.6 gingerbread , because you can update to android 4.0.3 with cwm (clock work mod) and cyanogen (mod) 9.0.0 beta 4.

  • Joomla Nepal

    thanks a lot, It really helps me thanks for sharing………

  • Diva

    Mine is saying at the end setup connection…

    and it’s now going into 45 minutes and no activity on the phone except the Dload mode. What should I do?

  • Nadeeja

    How can I roll back to original version after applying this update?

    • Pradeep Neela

      TO ROLL BACK FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS OF THE CORRESPONDING VERSION!

    • Pradeep Neela

      WHICH WAS YOUR EARLIER VERSION?

    • Pradeep Neela

      YOU CAN ROLL BACK TO ANY VERSION OF YOUR CHOICE!

  • anna

    why when i click start on odin it come out please connect phones.. but i already connect it?

    • Pradeep Neela

      check with the usb conenctivity

  • Ghassan

    Does this firmware support Arabic?

    • Pradeep Neela

      YES IT SUPPORTS ARABIC

      • Wael

        no it’s not.. no it’s not reading Arabic contents.. and really I need some help with that..

  • Brian

    Hi! I already subscribe. I don’t have the copy of your process. please help.

    • http://www.amitbhawani.com/blog/ Amit Bhawani

      You can go through the procedure mentioned in the article above. Hope that helps.

  • SIJO MATHEW

    Hi , Thanks for your valuable posts .. Can i upgrade my galaxy pop CDMA i559 from FROYO 2.2.1 to 2.3 ginger bread ??where i can find the update files ?.

    • Pradeep Neela

      STAY TUNED TO ANDROIDADVICES.COM

    • Pradeep Neela

      STAY TUNED TO ANDROIDADVICES.COM FOR THE LATEST

    • Pradeep Neela

      AS OF NOW WE DONT HAVE THE UPDATE FILES

  • vasya

    Is it normal to have your Odin messaging this while going through your instruction? And, if yes, for how long? Thanks.

    Big partition size !!
    Big partition size !!
    Big partition size !!
    mibib download…

  • Haider

    I wanted to ask that is this the official version…???? means can i connect it to Kies after updating it?

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

      yes you can connect to kies but it depends on the country!

      • Haider

        Thnak you

  • Anees

    The com port dosent show yellow !! ive tried restarting the phone pc. changing ports but still nothing works !! pls help me .. im running beta version of 2.3.5 of galaxy mini S5570XWKS2 . ( i have done this update looking your manual )

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

      check with the usb ports, get the admin rights and open the same! you need to have active usb ports!

  • Me

    Does it support english.

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

      it doesn’t support english!

  • alex

    Big partition size is this a problem??
    almost 38 min im still in MIBIB
    need help please thanks

  • Dhaval

    Wat is “rom” ?? they say download rom ….??

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

      rom is nothing but the firmware!

  • Dhaval

    Will it affect the warranty of the phone ? can it be further upgraded?
    Rply fst plz !!

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

      no it wont affect warranty!

  • Razin Rangara

    hey guys i got Samsung Galaxy MINI s5570 and bought it from ORANGE(UK)..i have Andoird 2.2.1 FROYO…n i wan 2 update..but i am little bit worried that if I update my phone may b it get sim lock(something like that like)…so please tell should i update or not…….n also tell me the official way to update it to Official Andorid ver. above 2.2.1….plz guys help me…will above steps works for me????

  • vijay

    sir my download got stuck at MIBIB download…wat should i do next

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

      check with your data connectivity in your pc

  • Omair

    I have extracted the files and when I connect the device the post box becomes, but as I hit the start button following msg appears and odin keeps running for hours. What do I do?
    Download Start…
    Create File…
    StartThread Detected : 1
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    — cannot open the usb serial port. code: 5

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

      check with the usb ports, get the admin rights and open the same!

  • Osang

    Thanks anyway, I installed the GB 2.3.6 (Indian) and it worked. My phone’s working now. :)

  • Osang

    USB Debugging? How? Is it in the ODin interface? There’s a debug option but haven’t check it.

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

      you need to enable the usb debugging!

  • Osang

    Oh my, i think I bricked my phone. I followed all the instructions but I’m seeing the

    Big partition size !!
    Big partition size !!
    Big partition size !!
    mibib download…

    I thought it’s normal, but it’s already 2 hours.

    I tried it again, and as usual, same results.

    What do I do to bring back my old GB 2.3.4? When I turn back the power it’s just an icon of [phone] [excalamation sign] [computer].

    Any help?

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

      free some size, check after installing the USB Drivers! what is the free size left in your phone?

      • Osang

        How can I free some size, if I can’t open the phone? The USB seems working after I installed Samsung USB, that’s why Odin detected the phone.

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

          have you checked with the usb debugging?

    • abhitesh

      me also facing the same problem, any solutions?

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

        yes it will be sorted out in the next version, but it is an arabic version!

  • Srinivas

    hi could u plz tell me how to root the same…..

    • Neela Pradeep

      WE WILL TRY TO COME UP WITH THE SAME!

  • Srinivas

    how to root after i updated my firmware to 2.3.6 could u plz provide a link to it…

  • Caz

    Just got my phone back from having it reflashed by Samsung service after an abortive 2.3.4 update bricked it, only to find the GPS function wasn’t working. Used this 2.3.6 update and it now works, brilliant.

    The only problem I had was that for some reason after the 2.3.6 install it set the language to Turkish (I think) and it took me a while to remeber which icons to use to change the local and language back to English.

  • repapeps

    hi planning to upgrade.. but need know what is the difference between Gingerbread 2.3.6 DDKQ7 and Gingerbread 2.3.6 JVKT1.. appreciated for your help and thanks for sharing this guide. More power to u. Ty

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

      yes you can apply with the same

      • repapeps

        thanks but i need to know whats the difference between the 2 package? what is the best one, much stable and latest version?

  • Portus7

    I do everthing, but dont work, so, just leave it and preferred to stay with my android 2.2, and now, My phone does not work, Turns on but shows a computer an exclamation point and a telephone, And I can not do anything! PLEASEEE a really need help, i don now what to do! :(

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

      have you tried to update with any version? or on which firmware version you are on?

  • ztir28

    hello just want to ask if is it ok to upgrade my mini from2.3.3 to 2.3.6 directly? then I will root it is that fine? or will it break my phone? I want to root it so Ican unlocked my phone. thanks. ur help will be much appreciated.

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

      yes you can directly apply the update!

      • ztir28

        ok thanks! so after I update its ok to root my phone?

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

          yes after updating , root the same!

  • ztir28

    hi I need help.. if I upgrade my SG mini from 2.3.3 to 2.3.6 will it be ok? then I will root it? TIA

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

      no, you need not root to apply this update!

      • ztir28

        thanks! another question, what if I root first my phone then upgrade it? is that ok? or upgrade first then root?

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

          yes YOU NEED TO FIRST UPDATE AND THEN ROOT!

  • shaan

    hey pradeep current version of my android is 2.2.1 froyo when i am tryng to update via ODIN is nt working ita takes a long tim e wht to do :( pls help
    thanks in advncd

  • gaurav

    i have bricked my pop using rom manager…then i came to know solution that after firmware upgrade thru odin can solve this…
    but this is not working for me…i waited for half n hour about 3-4 times…
    pls help me…any help pls

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

      we haven’t told you to update with ROM Manager, please follow the instructions carefully!

  • stuart

    having read through all your instructions, i didnt realise how easy it was install gingerbread over froyo. very easy to follow instructions and took all of 2 mins 36 sec to install on my mini. thank you so much for the process. may i wish u all good luck with ur updates in the future i will be watching for updates eagerly. works well on UK version

  • Fabrice

    I ve followed the tutorial but it didn t work (I waited more than 30 mns).
    Then i got a screen with a danger sign between a phone and a computer.
    I tried to access the recovery mode by pressing the middle key and the on button but it doesn t work.
    All what I can do is going back to download mode and try to install the firmware again.
    But I did it already 5 or 6 times (it s been 4 hours that I sit on the computer) and it still doesn t work.
    Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks in advance:-)))

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

      thanks for your appreciation!
      just restart the device and follow the instructions again, may be it will help. if not then let us know!

  • mohamad

    when the ODIN starts the bellow statements are written:

    StartThread detected : 1

    StartThread detected : 0
    .
    .
    .
    Then it writes:

    Big partition size !!
    .
    .
    .
    and the last line is written:

    mibib download..

    Are these messages OK or they means that I should interrupt the ODIN?

    Are these the reason that ODIN never stops?

    Please please help me, I am panic, if it is better to download a lower firmware e.g. 2.3.5 or 2.3.4 please let me know. Because my cellphone still entered into downloading mode.

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

      please free more size in your internal memory, it will be fixed!

  • pixar

    can i update my galaxy mini s5570 to android 4.0 now ???????????????

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

      no pixar not as of now!

  • Kariuki

    Hi.

    I updated my phone to the firmware version Gingerbread 2.3.6 JVKT1 via a download from one of the android websites. After the update which went smoothly, I noticed two applications that I am not sure if they are meant to be included in the original firmware, namely S-Android and SlimeME Marketplace, both types of market place applications. Are these applications intended to be part of this firmware or were they added on. I can’t uninstall them at all.

    Thanks.

  • Moh

    Dear Neal, Because it took so long (100 min) I replaced the battery and tried to redo the procedure, but the same thing happen, the odin does not finish.
    Now I am wondering it is better to try another firmware, for example 2.3.5 or 2.3.4 or the 2.3.6 which you have put for the galaxy pop. Will it solve ? Is there any other better way?

    When I tried to enter to recovery mode, some errors appeared, Memory Dump, or Emergency Dload Mode (ARM9).

    Also a PC picture which is connected to a Cellphone picture via a danger sign.

    I am from Iran, and my Android version was 2.2.1 Froyo

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

      press center button and power on the device!

  • Moh

    I followed the mentioned instructions. However its about 100 minute that my cellphone is in downloading mode and ODIN’s timer is still counting. What should I do? What does this situation mean? Why the upgrade process does not finish in the predicted period (30 min)?

    • Moh

      Dear Neal, when I try to enter Recovery Mode it says, RAMDUMP Mode (ARM9 mode). Please offer me a new solution immediately.

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

        press the center button and power button!

    • Moh

      When I tried once again to enter to recovery mode, a picture appeared showing a PC which is linked to a cellphone via a Danger sign!

      Now what should I do NeaL?

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

        can you show the image?

  • saihil

    im not able to transfer it to my phone through odin multi downloader is there any other way?it is showing failed and ive tried it 6 to 7 times

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

      DONT TRANSFER TO PHONE, UPDATE VIA ODIN!

      • Moh

        dear neal, when I pressed volume+home+power buttons, it is written: Emergency Dload Mode (ARM9 mode).

        What shall I do?

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

          press middle button and power button!

  • Vishal

    I m having galaxy fit.just bought in india
    and firmware version is 2.3.4 ddkq5
    so is it latest version or i want to root my cell
    and is my cell needed overclocking???????

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

      oc is not compulsary!

  • flash

    is this jvkt1 usable in germany in german language with modem that supports germany?

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

      yes yu can use this in germany!

  • gopiraj

    hi,
    im using the galaxy mini 5570

    Model number
    GT-S5570
    Android version
    2.2.1
    Baseband version
    S5570JXKA2
    Kernel v:2.6 32.9-perf
    root@SE-S508 #1
    Build number
    FROYO.JPKA3

    please suggest me which country’s firmware is suitable for update of mobile

    thanks in advance

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

      yes gopiraj, you can apply this update!

  • http://facebook.com/akshay.sarode Akshay

    hey pradeep the zip file i downloaded is showing error that files are corrupted plz help

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

      try downloading the files again, we have fixed the download links!

  • Vasu

    Is it latest version for galaxy pop ?
    and can i directly update 2.2.1 into 2.3.6 ?

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

      yes as of now its the latest!

  • Irfan Baig

    Hi Pradeep,

    Is firmware is ok to use in my region Pakistan?

    Note: After reading above mentioned comments, i think it is suitable for my Galaxy Mini GT-S5570 smart phone.

    I’m looking forward your quick and polite response.

    Thanks in advance,

    Irfan Baig.

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

      yes you can apply this update!

    • Irfan Baig

      Dear, can i update my Galaxy Mini S-5570 to Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 ?

      Your response would be highly appreciated.

      Thanks,
      Irfan Baig.

      • Neela Pradeep

        yes you can update!

    • Irfan Baig

      Hi Paradeep, can i update my S5570 Galaxy Mini with Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 ?

      your response would be highly appreciated.

      Thanks,
      Irfan Baig.

      • Neela Pradeep

        yes you can but still there is no stable update!

  • vinciii

    cannot download the package. can you give us a mirror link?

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

      DOWNLOAD LINKS ARE OK!

  • Mikael Dony

    Hi…

    I have SGM with Android 2.3.5 (GINGERBREAD.WKMPE) Latin version firmware
    and already rooted my phone too. Can I upgrade to 2.3.6, that in this article
    using marocco firmware?

    If I want to update it, is necessary to me to unroot my phone first or not?

    How long estimate time for upgrade to android 2.3.5?
    (For previous version 2.3.4 and 2.3.5, is just need arround 5 munutes)

    Thanks..

    Regards

    M Dony

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

      you need not root oor unroot as you can directly apply the update! it only takes < 30 minutes!

      • Mikael Dony

        Thanks, Neel..

        I will try to do it!

      • Mikael Dony

        Trims, Neel…

        I will try to upgrade it!

  • juntroit

    I updated my SGM to 2.3.6 few weeks back, no problems. I only had to change language and add Scandinavian keyboard.

    It’s just amazing how much patience you Pradeep and NeaL have. People just don’t get it, read the instructions first, do it by the instructions, then it will work. No need to contact anyone unnecessarily.

    Other thing is that so many want to try firmware for wrong device, don’t they know what they have? Weird. And that Icecream Sandwich, why people just don’t read official Samsung news. Firmware does not make one device completely another, it’s just software… To upgrade hardware, they should go to store and buy a \better\ one.

    Btw, Adobe Flash seems to be available for Mini, http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1155071 but cannot guarantee it works.

    Anyway, Keep up the good work! Thanks and happy new year!! :)

  • http://androidadvices.com emem

    why one package has green dot?

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

      its normal!

      • ray

        test..

  • http://androidadvices.com emem

    odin doesnt detect my phone in download mode help asap. t.t

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

      install the drivers!

  • http://androidadvices.com emem

    hi can i still use this Gingerbread 2.3.6 JVKT1 Zip Package in updating my SGM for the future firmwares

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

      no, you need to update all the updates manually!

  • emem

    hi can i use this Gingerbread 2.3.6 JVKT1 Firmware in updating to future firmwares??

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

      yes as of now 2.3.6 is latest!

  • emem

    the downloading of the Gingerbread 2.3.6 JVKT1 Firmware takes a long time. sort of nervous my SGM is so new.

  • Kimbo

    Froyo 2.2 was installed on my S5570 when I purchased the cellphone. I updated the firmware to 2.3.3 (Gingerbread XXKPF 2.3.3). After updating it was in a language I could not understand but eventually sorted that issue – I now have English (New Zealand). Gingerbread XXKPF 2.3.3 seems to be working just fine but Kies is telling me the device is not supported – assume that is because I am not using the correct firmware.

    To help me understand what is required for correct firmware, I ask the following questions:-
    1. To use the region firmware applicable to New Zealand – what is the filename of the firmware called?
    2. How do I obtain that file?
    3. What is the filename of the New Zealand Froyo version 2.2 as I am wondering whether I should be going back to the original firmware and starting with the correct firmware?
    4. How do I obtain that file?

    Your expert advice would be appreciated, please.

    Kind regards

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

      ITS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR nz pHONES!
      WE WILL TRY TO COME UP WITH THE SAME!

  • junjun

    thanks but i did that already,, but now i am downloading already for 50mins

  • Kira

    really.. i have now 50mins installation but it is not finish.. what do i do? plss help me

  • junjun

    when my phone failed it wont boot,,, damn it only boots in download mode. it cant normal boot or recovery boot it shows only images of computer and phone connecting

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

      reinsert eh battery and apply the update once again!

      • junjun

        really, thanks but i did that already, , but now i am downloading already for 50mins and still not passed!

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

          what is your current firmwarE?

  • junjun

    been installing for 30+ mins now,,, and it failed? i try again?

  • Kira

    Hi Neil this downloading is base on the internet speed? or not?

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

      yes you need to download the firmware!

  • Kira

    Hi Neal can you please give me the original estimate time for this upgrading firmware?? because i’ll take the time 25mins plus to wait to finish this installation but i have the confused if its running or not? please give me if this safe or not.

    hope your response quickly.

    THANKS.

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

      it doesnt take more than 30 minutes!

      • Kira

        really.. i have now 50mins installation but it is not finish.. what do i do? plss help me

        DO I NEED TO CANCEL NOW.. and apply it again?

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

          yes reinsert he battery and install the same!

        • moh

          either the same happened for me. Its about 120 min but my phone is still in downloading mode and odin is continuing without finishing. NEAL pls clearly tell us what to do?

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

            which is your current firmware and phone model?

  • agustra

    hay, what country region for this android version?

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

      irrespective of the country you can apply this update!

  • Farooqi

    Dear NeaL,
    I had downloaded this firmware but whenever i call any body, the screen goes blank, even though the call is going on.. There is no problem in the call but the phone remains blank even after the call has ended. Is this a firmware’s problem? (Note: This problem also occured in Android 2.3.3 I had downloaded previously)
    Ali Farooqi

  • Farooqi

    Dear NeaL,
    I had downloaded this firmware but whenever i call any body, the screen goes blank, even though the call is going on.. There is no problem in the call but the phone remains blank even after the call has ended. Is this a firmware’s problem? (Note: This problem also occured in Android 2.3.3 I had downloaded previously)

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

      CLEAR THE CACHE FROM THE RECOVERY MODE, IT WILL BE SOLVED!

  • naito

    sir , after i updated my firmware. it appears the language is not in english , can you help me change it to english?

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

      change language from locale and text!

  • swarup

    is android icecream sandwitch 4.0 offical version availabale for Samsung Galaxy mini S5570 ????? pls replyyyy

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

      it wont support the device!

  • roshan

    will ICS ever reach galaxy mini or is there any beta version for galaxy mini??

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

      DUE TO HARDWARE ISSUES IT DOESNT SUPPORT MINI!

  • sajedi

    hi. my version mini galaxy is 2.2.1 can i update to 2.3.6 or must be step by step? example first 2.2.3 then 2.3.5 ….
    when click start warn me that “please connect your phone”
    my usb debugging is run too
    plz help me

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

      PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR USB CABLE

  • roshan

    update is very nice
    BUT I LOST MY ROOT ACCESS AND SWYPE KEYBOARD WHICH COMES IN BUILT IN GALAXY MINI IS GONE .INSTEAD OF THAT AWESOME KEYBOARD .SOME SHIT KEYBOARD IS APPEARING!!!!!!!!!!!

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

      CLEAR THE CACHE FROM RECOVERY MODE, IT WILL BE FIXED!

  • krcd

    wow!!! i have just downloaded it and everything is fine i guess for now…i hope for good!! haha! but the only issue is that its in another language and i have forgotten where i can find the language option …where do i find it?

  • jigar

    wat r d changes betweeen 2.3.5&2.3.6..?
    n is 2.3.6 having wifi issues as 2.3.5 has it.?

  • Lelle

    Never mind, i just had to reboot the phone and there it was, SWEDISH. :P thank you, phone has never been this fast before!!

  • Lelle

    Ok, i fone the update from 2.2.1 and when i was finished my phone was in turkey, there is no English or Swedish, or Finnish , witch are the languages that i understand, what now?

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

      you need to update with an English version!

  • Dave

    Improvement in the new Gingerbread update:
    ■The overall user interface now has been substantially improved as with the use of Touch Wiz 3.0 Lite, you will never feel like using any other add on like additional tweaks.
    ■Most of the users also reported an issue of frequent force closes in their gallery application which is now been fixed with this update of 2.3.3. By the way if you want to have an all new Gallery for Android then too you can enjoy it as it provides the iPhone like view of all the photos which are there in the Gallery with host of other added benefits and features.
    ■Now, the free RAM too is increased and it also releases more RAM to the users directly so that the phone becomes much faster as the RAM availability has been increased to the users so that apps can make use of it and also the start-up time has been marginally reduced by two points. The quadrant speeds have been substantially improved and also the user interface is now much speedier than before. This update is considered as the major update with almost all the fixes.
    ■Now, all new flash update of 10.3 Adobe flash comes packed along with this update and also most importantly the Google Maps are now updated with this update so as to deliver the 3D Map view.
    ■Many user also reported the issues regarding the Android Market Place where in users we getting error messages while they are on the slow internet speeds or even sometimes on Wi Fi which now has been solved by this update.
    ■Many of the users also reported that on their current 2.2 Froyo version due to slow internet speed the market place used to neither give an error due to which apps use to neither doesn’t get downloaded nor update the list of apps and required manual intervention for the update.
    ■The voice search as well as the Google Maps now have been further optimized along with the GPS which were not accurate enough in the Galaxy mini. Along with this, the battery life has been substantially optimized for providing longer battery life but it may not be that high but it has been substantially increased the Quadrant scores.
    ■The battery bug will be solved in the next version which will be in the version of Gingerbread 2.3.4 for Samsung Galaxy mini.

    So why does it say that above about the flash player?

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

      it doesnt have flash player support!

  • u8mealive

    HELP !!! I tried to upgrade my Galaxy Mini then no response in the Odin, then I pulled out the cable, and when I turn on the phone there are icons of phone, exclamation point ! and computer

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

      its called as the download mode! please read the article carefully!

  • Dave

    Hi NeaL, I’ve updated the firmware on my galaxy mini and works perfect but i still have no flash player which was the full reason i wanted to update so i could watch Iplayer, 4od etc. I’ve also tried to install flash player manually but it says my phone doesn’t recognise the software, so have i read this wrong :

    ■Now, all new flash update of 10.3 Adobe flash comes packed along with this update and also most importantly the Google Maps are now updated with this update so as to deliver the 3D Map view. or am i doing something wrong?

    I did first updated with 2.3.3 but still no flash player…??

    Any help would be appreciated.

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

      it doesnt support flash player!

  • mimz

    Is this possible with samsung galaxy 5 i5503? Thanks in advance.

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

      O, IT WONT SUPPORT YOUR PHONE!

  • ajumal

    i am update 2.3.5 rom but aplication is not working force close

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

      hi ajumal, clear the cache from the recovery mode!

  • ajumal

    i update 2.3.5 but apps is not working force close

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

      CLEAR THE CACHE OF THE APPS FROM MANAGE APPS

  • ajumal

    I update rom 2.3.5 but i install any app in screen force close help me

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

      clear the cache from the recovery mode!

  • maksemy

    Hi guys.
    I was in the process of upgrading my galaxy mini, my Odin took so long before flashing my firmware, out of impatience, I disconnected my the U.S.B cable…currently my phone is not working, if I shut it on it only displays images of phone and comp on the screen with an exclamation mark in between the two. I KINDLY REQUEST FOR AN URGENT ASSISTANCE

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

      install the drivers and check with the usb drivers!

  • Edyl Kris

    How long will it take to finish the process?

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

      it will take around 15 minutes!

  • Edyl Kris

    Is this process normally takes a long time? I’m doing the steps and its more than 20 minutes and its not done. Is possible to end the process without completing it? I tried it but my phone will not boot anymore. Any help please.

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

      yes it takes bit time, you need to re apply the firmware!

  • agon

    OMG. I did the update, and all wnt good, Its just that the phone is in turkish language. Please please please Help me.

    I may be screwd. I need your help ASAP. Contact me on my email address please.

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

      as of now it doesnt support turkish!

  • agon

    Sorry, one more question.

    I’ve heard a bit about rooting, and I would like to know if this what I am doing to my phone is called rooting or not.
    Maybe that’s a silly question but I am pretty new to these things.

    Thanks in advance, and sorry for double-post.

  • agon

    The link is back and working.

    While I am writting here, I am downloading the file.

    Thanks guys.

    Will let you know if it worked for me and all.

    Thanks again.
    Much appreciated.

  • Pierre

    Can I still use Kies after I update my firmware?

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

      no after updating with this kies wont recognize the phone!

  • agon

    Damn, just when I thought I was ready to do this.

    Any idea on when the package is gonna be online ?

    Would you mind sending me a notification on my email, so I don’t miss it.

    Thanks anyway.

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

      hey agon, the links will be fixed very soon!

  • u8mealive

    I already install 2.3.4 on my galaxy mini, then now I have issue of 3G, I can not use 3G, however the 2G is working..

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

      check with the operator!

  • u8mealive

    I can not download the firmware.. need help

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

      we are facing issues with the download server, we really apologize for the same!

      • u8mealive

        Any idea when or where I can have the firmware, is it ok to use in my region Indonesia?

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

          yes you can update with this version of firmware!

  • roshan

    have u fixed the download errror yet ??
    if no ,when will u fix it

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

      we are fixing the issue!

  • agon

    I will try it ASAP and after Im done I will let you know. Thanks.. Hope my first time goes well and I won’t brake my phone in some way or else I am screwed.

  • Abhishek

    yupp package is not downloading,,,,

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

      there are issues in the download server, we are fixing it!

  • agon

    Hi there. I just got my Samsung Galaxy MINI 2 weeks before, and I am enjoying it.
    I started reading about the android versions and so I got here.
    The performances of the phone are:

    -Model number: GT-S5570
    -Android version: 2.2.1,
    -Baseboard version: S5570XXB1
    -Kernel version: 2.6.3.2.9-perf
    root@SE-S608 #1
    -Build Number: FROYO.XVKC1

    So my question is, what will get better in my phone if I make this update.
    I mean I am not quite an expert in these things, and I wouldn’t like to take the risk to make this update if nothing major changes in my phone. I wouldn’t want to end up with my phone screwed.

    Sorry for dumb question, but I am pretty \amateur\ to Android phones.

    Thanks in advance.

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

      yes it will further improve the performance of the phone!

  • Altaf

    The package is not downloading……

  • Abhishek

    Is 2.3.6 Update in English lang ? And No problem if i update it from 2.2.1 as i have never updated.
    Thanks in advance….

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

      yes its in english!

      • chami

        I am getting turkish- how to set the default language?

        • Pradeep Neela

          you can change from the locale and text option!

  • roshan

    i wanna overclock my galaxy mini to atleast 825 mhz.i heard its possible.
    so how do i do it ??
    RASAP

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

      after rooting, you need to use the app called “SET CPU”!

  • ADI ISLAM

    Hello !
    Now i Used 2.3.6. This is good. But i want Swedish version. Pls help Me. I am wait for replay.

  • Pierre

    How? Im sorry but Im new to this. Thanks in advance!

    • Yogesh Patel

      The instructions are based accordingly as such any school going student can follow it. Lets us know where you are strucked!

  • Pierre

    Can you link/tell me how to backup my APN and MMS Messages. Thanks a lot!

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

      you need to manually backup!

      • dhanesh

        my friend please tell me i am trying to view my family video chat through my galaxy y (Samsung GT-S5570) what u think ts possible i have no idea what is all these things in android rooting ginger and all please tell me my friend about it and as i told you what i am looking for u instruct me i will follow that
        expecting you spend your valuable time on this

        Thank You
        take care

  • Aanchal

    Hello
    i am still on version 2.2.1 as i have never updated it before
    so can i update this 2.3.6 or should i settle for lower versions first
    also will my warranty go void if i use this update
    thanks

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

      yes aanchal you can apply this update on your device!

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

      no, warranty won’t get void!

  • arifeen

    its not working man… same prb … like Taha Shahab …

    • hamza

      mine same what the heck

  • gyxter

    thanks for the fw and instructions.

    but i don’t understand why odin just says this when starting the fw upgrade:

    Download Start…
    Create File…
    StartThread Detected : 1
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    setup connection

    then the timer just keeps on going and there’s no activity in the phone. just says: Emergency Dload Mode (ARM9 Mode)

    Please advise.

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

      check with the usb ports!

  • ian.luciano

    i retained the ROOT status of my device from the 2.3.4 version because i didnt factory reset and i think everything is fine but im still asking for expert opinion

  • ian.luciano

    I succesfully upgraded to 2.3.6 but I skipped the \wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition, reboot system now\ is it ok? it indicates in the \about phone – android version 2.3.6\ and i notice no bug so far

  • Taha Shahab

    and the last message it is giving is ‘mibib download..’

  • Taha Shahab

    Almost 45 minutes have passed till now !
    please help me !

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

      apply the update once again!

  • Taha Shahab

    odin is taking very long to flash firmware on my galaxy mini ..
    almost 36 minutes have past till now and it is still not flashed ..
    please help !

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

      install samsung usb drivers and then try the process again!

  • Mojataba

    Hello,Thanks for Your instructions and Firmware,and where is the farsi version of this firmware?

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

      not as of now but soon we will come up with the same!

  • bipin

    but i have seen android 2.3.7 running on samsung galaxy mini. u better check out youtube

  • bipin

    Is it possible to update galaxy s2’s android 4.0 update file to my galaxy mini?

    If not could you create the update file if i gave the beta version of android 4.0 for galaxy s2?

    Reply fast

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

      NO, ITS NOT RECOMMENDED!

  • bipin

    Is update file of android 2.3.7 leaked for galaxy mini?

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

      no bipin not as of now!

  • Salil

    Thanks Neal,

    But I am able to read Malayalam & Kannada with your last update 2.3.5 XWKS7. Don’t know how.. Let me try the 2.3.6.. will give a feedback.

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

      it doesnt support languages by default!

  • dexter

    guys, another concern, i try updating my version to 2.3.6, but i noticed that i was just in 2.3.4, am i doing the right thing?

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

      yes dexter, you can update with the same!

  • Ahnaf

    Will it be able to display bangla fonts. (with complex script rendering)

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

      no, not as of now!

  • ArchKid

    i waited for a fast reply but it seems no one its giving it to me so i will directly upgrade to 2.3.6 i hope everything will be fine

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

      we have mentioned everything in the article! PLEASE READ THE SAME CAREFULLY!

  • ArchKid

    Hi i have 2.3.4 xxkpi version on my mini i want to ask if i should update first to 2.3.5 or directly to 2.3.6 and one more thing if any one of you is from romania and can answer me it would be cool coz i buyed my phone from Orange and i think its locked to orange sim’s so i would like to know if i can install 2.3.6 safely .

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

      you can directly apply the update of 2.3.6

  • Genzu

    Sorry, what is the password? i’d type androidadvices.com but fail to extract.wrong password on winrar.

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

      password is androidadvices.com

  • misbah

    is there any major change in this version ?…
    i am on 2.3.5

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

      yes, the performance is increased very much!

      • misbah

        i’ve done….my mobile is lightning fast….thanks neil…

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

          thanks misbah for your feedback!

      • bipin

        Will it take so many time . Coz i am having 20+mins for mibib download and going on. Is it safe? Mine earlier was 2.3.5 and having galaxy mini

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

          yes its safe if you follow the instructions!

        • Nouman

          how long did it take then??? mine is 25+ now…what to do??

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

            just re insert the same!

  • bipin

    no yogesh u r wrong. i have seen android 4.0 update option for sony ericsson xperia pro

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

      its not a stable version yet! we will come up with the same as in when a stable or usable version arrives!

  • dexter

    Guys, please give some advice on will i install Cyanogen mod just to have a flash player or atleast play the videos embedded on websites or this new frimware will solve my dilema. Or, atleast provide me options on how i can play the videos embedded on blogger.

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

      as of now dexter, there is no stable cm version! its not recommended from us!

  • Srinivas

    hi updated it but i want to know how to root the same

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

      yes srinivas, we will soon come out with the rooting process!

  • Salil

    Hi,

    is this version support indian regional languages..

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

      no salil it doesn’t support as of now!

  • bipin

    And when will you post android 4.0 update for galaxy mini. Becoz se officially anounced 4.0 for their xperia devices…

    Thanks in advance

    • Yogesh Patel

      It has been officially announced by Sony Ericsson that it Android 4.0 will come but they haven’t released the update file. Mr. Bipin as Android 4.0 update is available we will update you with the same.

  • yaseen

    i need updste

  • bipin

    Reply fast

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

      we have replied your query!

  • bipin

    Hai androidadvicers! I hav successfully updated my samsung galaxy pop to android 2.3.5 and love it. Now tell me what r the new features of your 2.3.6 ? Will it be a safe way ? Will it improve the performance?

    Plz answer these

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

      yes the performance will be improved!

      • ztir28

        hello just want to ask if is it ok if I upgrade my sg mini version 2.3.3 directly to 2.3.6 then I will root it? coz I want to unlock my phone. TIA

  • akash

    is this root version?

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

      we will come out with the rooting procedure!

  • kaneesh

    hello,can u plz tell me how can i upgrade my sony ericsson w8 to gingerbread.plz mention steps plz…!

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

      no, you cannot apply this update to your sony phone!