Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 – Steps to Update Official DDKPI Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware

DDKPI Galaxy SL LogoSamsung Galaxy I9003 users now have a reason to cheer as we last reported that Samsung Discontinued the support for this phone has now surprisingly come out with the Official Gingerbread 2.3.6 version. This update will be pushed via KIES very soon but as a privilege of Android ADVICES reader, you can now apply this update directly without you needing to wait to update the phone from the KIES Samsung Official tool. We personally recommend you to apply this Gingerbread 2.3.6 update right away as we understand that most of the users might be on the beta versions of the firmware for which KIES is not supported. The only way to update is by following this article. This all new Official Gingerbread 2.3.6 update for Galaxy SL I9003 is dubbed as DDKPI. The best part is that it’s the Official update from Samsung Electronics Ltd. Also, soon a new beta version of Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 will be available for Galaxy SL I9003 which too we will be covering on This ROM for Galaxy SL I9003 will surely be called as a Kolaveri Di ROM for Android as its an official Gingerbread 2.3.6 Official update.

Note: Please note that this update should only be applied to the phones which bear the model number as “Samsung Galaxy SL I9003”. Also, Galaxy SL GT I9003 as well as Galaxy SL I9003 are both the same phones. This update is an Official release for users in INDIA, though users from other country too apply this update as this is not a Boot loader update.

Happy BIT: If you are from India and was having issues like phone not connecting with the KIES, then you need not worry any more as this firmware of Gingerbread 2.3.6 DDKPI supports KIES. Also just in case if you have rooted and lost the warranty, then after applying this update  you can reclaim the lost warranty and all future updates can be applied from KIES.

Rooting Information:

  • Applying this firmware doesn’t require you to root the phone and also applying this firmware won’t root the phone which means that the warranty too won’t be void.
  • If you are already on the rooted firmware then the rooting access will be revoked after applying with this firmware.

Disclaimer: At Android Advices, we have made sure in all respects 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 SL I9003 which is a very unlikely event if you follow the instructions carefully.

So, before proceeding you need to first ensure that you have followed all the pre Requisistes which are mentioned in the below link. It’s very important for you to follow the instructions which are mentioned in the below link so as to facilitate the smoother and faster firmware update.

Quick Pre Requisistes

So, assuming that you have followed all the pre requisite instructions mentioned in the above link, you need to proceed to the next page where we will see on what is the procedure to apply this update of Galaxy SL I9003 with the Gingerbread DDKPI 2.3.6


  1. hi,
    in my phone BaseBand Version :I9003XXKPR,
    and i want update DDLE1 in my so some error occur .
    so please guide me how can do this.


  2. What do you mean by locked headset and unlocked headset and also what is rooting

  3. Is it safe to upgrade the frimware on samsung galaxy s i9003..and is there any chance that anything can go wrong..

  4. i m doing the same way as article on my gt-i9003 but error and my phone is not booting nor in download mood just a pc & phone and exlaimation icon on phone’s screen. what to do now please reply fast.

  5. Hi, I have update this official 2.3.6 and everything works very well unlike previous version XXKPQ.

    Can I know if the title mention “Official” is it really official firmware for other phone model as well example “Galaxy S2 with Official Android ICS 4.0.3 XXLPQ Firmware” is this the real official firmware ?

  6. Hi NEAL ,Great work dude please tell me that can i apply this Update as i am having a custom rom installed on my galaxy SL…please let me know if this is recomended…thanks in advance.

  7. Hey Neal, does this version work for the UK? And if so, what kind of apps are installed by default?

  8. i am getting this error after clicking start
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Leave CS..
    Can’t open the serial(COM) port.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)..

    pls help

  9. I installed the ddkpi version. But I put in the .pit file & with the re-partition option checked. The update got installed successfully but the phone keeps on re-booting. It hangs with the “SAMSUNG” glowing & restarts again.
    Please help!
    please help bro……
    im in so much problem

  10. Hi Neal sorry but in this way i don’t need to insert pit csc? because when i clicked start after 30 sec the operation failed. what i have to do?

  11. neal i already have 2.3.6.

  12. hey neal
    can i update my samsung galaxy SL in ICS 4.0.3

  13. Hi pradeep, is ti possible to laod any hindi font on GT I9003. if yes please specify

  14. I have successfully updated.. but the locale and input method all are of europe ( i think ). But I am from Asia, and I need chinese language input and there is none!

  15. I have samsung galaxy i9003 , In skype doesnt transmit my video.. when are we going to get official version of skype suitable for I9003 (galaxy SL).


  16. I installed the ddkpi version. But I put in the .pit file & with the re-partition option checked. The update got installed successfully but the phone keeps on re-booting. It hangs with the “SAMSUNG” glowing & restarts again.
    Please help!

  17. When i plug my phone with computer and open KIES it says that YOUR DEVICE DOES NOT SUPPORT UPGRADING VIA KIES…. why is it saying so and what should i do now?

  18. hey neal,i was running android 2.3.6 DDKP2 firmware on my galaxy SL…. i’ve seen your page asking the users to upgrade DDKP2 to DDKPI……but as far as i’ve upgraded i can see that this is the fucking old XXKPQ version……Is any other version available for Samsung galaxy SL?

  19. I tried this with a UK vodafone handset and it upgraded fine but wouldn’t recognise the Sim card

  20. Kawaljeet singh Chhabra

    Hey! Will the same update work for DDKB2??

  21. hi, i have samsung galaxy s GT-I9003 (dubai) .i done update, but after update i got problem, my mobile is not going to welcome screen. its just repeating the Samsung booting logo. :(
    help me plz.

  22. hi, i have samsung galaxy s GT-I9003 (dubai) .i done update, but after update i got problem, my mobile is not going to welcome screen. its just repeating the Samsung booting logo. :(
    help me plz.

  23. hi neela..
    the problem im facing is that ID : COM section is not turning yellow.. i had been waiting for almost 1 hr…

    • just check with the drivers! it shall fix the issue!

    • Hi,

      I am experiencing the same issue… after entering the download mode I dont see COM section turning YELLOW after 30 min also… Neel you said in your post to check the drivers…. what do you mean by that…. please elaborate.



  24. Hi Neal,

    Suddenly I’m not able to see Contacts, Phone icons. I could see only Applications icon. Can you suggest how do I solve this?

    Thanks & Regards,

    • we have mentioned you to backup the data!

      • But I have not updated / upgraded anything….This happened suddenly. How do I overcome this?

        • what has happened!?

          • I’m able to make calls in the morning. Suddenly, I do not see any contacts, phone and messaging icons. Mine is GT-I9003.

            When I connect to Skies, I used to get reminder to update Firmware. I kept on cancelling / postponing dialog box even yesterday.

            Is there any way to see if it has really upgraded? Any suggestions to rollback / go back to yday’s state?

          • revert back to yuor original firmware or you can clear the data and check!

          • Neela,

            Thanks for the suggestion. Where do I locate exact firmware when I purchased.

            Currently, I’m relieved as I could locate shortcuts of Phone & Contacts.

            Thanks & Regards.

  25. hi… i have a gti9003…2.3.6,baseband = i9003xxkpm, build = gingerbread.zhkpe… problem now, always reboot and sometime see the
    message USB card unexpectedly remove…what can i do?.. pls help

  26. I have successfully installed the firmware. The command in Odin indicates that the update has been successful. BUT, the device keep rebooting and doesn’t reach the homescreen. Instead, it’s just playing around with Samsung animation. I didn’t disconnect the device from the PC. So what’s this all about? Can you help me please?

  27. Does this update supports Hindi??
    If I flash my Mobile with CM7 and if i want to go back to stock rom again can i follow above procedure for same?

  28. is it applicable for gt i9003?

  29. heyy !! i just updated d my firmware of galaxy s i9003 .. to ginger bread 2.3.6 .. i tried it through kies ,, i followed all d instructions ,, but now D language has changed suddenly ,, n i cannot understand nything :/ plz help me bro … :/

  30. Awesome!!!!!!! It worked for me….

  31. whats the most better gingerbread 2.3.6 version for samsung galaxy i9003? which is better DDkpi or XXkpn or DDkpi2 or any other version? i would really want to know to i dont end up crashing my phone :)

  32. hei..i dun know from which country was my galaxy sl purchased cuz i purchased it from some other person ..i live in can i update..plz answer asap coz recently i updayted it to 2.3.5 using kies..but after rooting i had wifi i was thinkin to update to dis 2.3.6 nd den root again..

  33. everything worked smoothly……
    thanks for such an easy guide and a good download link

  34. this is for india only?or all countries can i update this version?

  35. whenever i want to get into download mode it gets me into some clock world recovery…. wad to do help!!!

  36. hi neal

    i updated my phone with xxkpn recently, it was successful but my phone restarted again and again ever since the update.
    moreover the usb storage gets removed followed by switching off the phone very often after this update. i was wondeing if this could be fixed by updating with DDKP1 or DDKP3 OR could it be hardware problem. please let me know ASAP.

    and one more thing some of my previous applications were still in it. is it supposed to be like this?

  37. hey..can u plz provide android froyo 2.2.1 DDKF1..
    becuz it was the stable and smooth version which i got out of the box..
    plz help me..

  38. Do you think there will be another update for the GTI9003?

  39. tx brothers…it worked big time…looking forward to your more updates :)

  40. hey bro reply plz :(

  41. hey bro…i unknowingly formated the whole android system…..applying this updates will work?????

  42. Hai.. I am a galaxy s lcd user.. I have contacted the samsung customer care many tones for the software update to gingerbread.. They keep on saying theres no update available till now.. Why is it like that??

  43. Is DDKPI Gingerbread 2.3.6 Support Tamil Unicode in browser?

  44. Hi neal,
    Last month i have updated my samsung galaxy SL I9003 firmware version from froyo 2.2 to gingerbread XXXKPN version by following instructions in one of the article related to update of XXXKPN version. Before updating firmware to XXXKPN wi-fi in my phone is working properly without any problems. After updating firmware to XXXKPN ,wi-fi connection in my phone started getting reconnecting for every 1 and half minute. Please help me with this issue. I don’t think it is because of any hardware issue. If i update my phone to new firmware DDKPI version. Awaiting for your response. Thanks.

  45. Hi i have upgraded to 2.3.6 and my i9003 hangs alot……
    its like the return key is pressed……whenever i press home button a screen capture occurs, after several restarts my phone works normally again. how to solve this issue. can u please help me with this.

  46. is this version beta? what if this version voids warranty? is it official for Pakistan as well?

  47. Hi.. Its very helpful of you Pradeep.
    I successfully updated it and i am 2.3.6 now..
    Everything works fine for now, wifi, camera and all..
    But major problem is I cant find ma Devise in Market when i go through ma PC. Hope u understand what i am saying..
    Also some of the Apps and Games are saying ‘Not Compatible with your Devise’ which were Compatible before when i was using Android 2.2. Any fixes or solutions..? (This question many be very Noobish for you, Sorry if its so).

  48. odin doesnt turn yellow… it says sscdbus.sys missing …select location from where to copy…i downloaded that file but it doesnt recognize nyc it ..plz help

  49. Same problem here… it says sscdbus.sys missing …select location from where to copy…i downloaded that file but it doesnt recognize nyc it ..plz help

  50. Hi, i did the steps here and successfully apply the firmware. but then it still restarting. i did wipe the cache and did factory reset but the problem still occurred. i did apply the firmware again but the problem persists. can u please tell me what should i do? i’m new to this. thanks :)

  51. GT I9003

    Updated Successfully Long Back and also rooted;

    The issue is in recent days: when going to call logs the system loads/hangs and came out to Home Screen without showing call logs. What might be the problem? Kindly do needfull

  52. hi after i successfully updated my galaxy sl (thanks by the way !) and i connect my device on kies, instead of saying \ This is the latest version ..etc\ it now says \current firmware..etc\ only. and it says \your device does not support software upgrading via kies\ why is that? and how can i fix that? and does that mean i can’t receive further updates from kies anymore? hoping you could help me. thanks! i’m really really worried.

    • you need to update manually with odin!

      • hi everything is fine now. yes that’s what i did i downloaded the file here then manually updated my device . after the update, kies said that my device does not support software updaate via kies and instead of saying the latest and current firmware version it just showed the file that i extracted although my device has been successfully updated. what i did was do a factory reset, then when i rebooted my device then connected it on kies it says that a new firmware is available, after updating, everything is back to normal, kies now show the latest and current firmware. everything is running smoothly although no significant changes can be noticed

  53. hi after i successfully updated my galaxy sl (thanks by the way !) and i connect my device on kies, instead of saying \ This is the latest version ..etc\ it now says \current firmware..etc\ only. and it says \your device does not support software upgrading via kies\ why is that? and how can i fix that? and does that mean i can’t receive further updates from kies anymore? hoping you could help me. thanks!

  54. Hi Praddep,
    I succussfully upgraded my samsung sl i9003 to gingerbread 2.3.6 ddkp2 yesterday, but i dont see any major changes in the user interface. The performance has slightly improved but no major changes from 2.3.5 to 2.3.6. How do I get the 3D User Interface on sl i9003? Is there any other changes which I am not aware of?
    Thanks in advance

  55. Hello Neal,
    I have updated my phone successfully, but now when i try to switch it on, only the samsung animation keeps on coming and coming and my phone does not boot successfully. what should i do?

  56. Hello Neal,
    i updated my phone successfully, but now when i switch it on, only the samsung animation appears-it doesn’t move ahead and i cannot reach the dashboard…..plz help!

  57. im trying to download the link provided for the zip file for gingerbread 2.3.6 but its not successfull…everytime i click on the link it will apear as the webpage cannot be displayed…can someone please help me

  58. Hi Neal,
    I am currently running on ddkp4 on my i9003. Is there anyway to root it????
    If yes cud u tell me how to.

  59. Hi Pradeep,
    I was trying to update my i9003 back to froyo 2.2.1 ddkb2.. I followed all the steps mentioned on the link
    Somehow i cant post a reply there. neway, after performing all the steps on odin, the phone doesnt restart, and goes to charging mode. after restarting manually, the phone gets stuck on the samsung logo screen. i tried removing the battery and restarting but that dint help either…i even tried reflashing in odin bt the same thing happens…plz help me…i dont knw what to do…

    • currently on which fw you are on?

      • I am on ddkb2 itself…i had successfully updated to ddkb2 yest…however the camera wasnt working…while updating it yest, i did not repartition it using the pit file…so i was trying to reflash again today, this time re-partitioning it.

  60. After updating to 2.3.6 from 2.3.4 through KIES in my samsung galaxy GT-i9003 no soundis played in any application, call alert, music player. Somone please help me to resolve this issue.
    The update was successful and rest all rhins woking fine in my phone

  61. After updating from GB 2.3.4 to 2.3.6 thru KIES, my galaxy GT-I9003 does’nt play sound in any application, call alert , ring tone or music player erc. Can any one help me in resolving this problem.

  62. Hi Neel,

    New year wishes,

    i m having Froyo 2.2 on my mobile. can i update directly to 2.3.6 or should i first update to 2.3.3.

    Also will my applications remain as it were even after updating

  63. i have smasung galaxy s i9003L, froyo 2.2.1, will this update work on this phone?

  64. guys, i have the galaxy SL i9003 with froyo 2.2.1, will this work?

  65. Hi Neel,
    After updating MWP player 11,I got connected to Kies. I have updated my mobile with kies to DDKP2 GB 2.3.6.
    I appriciate your devotion. Thank U.

  66. Hi Neal,
    I did as you said. I updated Kies to ver., thats the latest one, and also updated my mobile to DDKP2.
    I know its installed because I checked it in Settings. Now the problem is, the icons have still not changed, nor has the lock screen. I have seen some GB devices, and they have a different UI and icons that Froyo. Are the icons in my mobile the default ones? Do they belong to Samsung, and hence they are not changing? There is no difference in my mobile after I updated it to GB except for the menu and the home screen. They are now in a loop, previously they were not.
    Does updating to GB help? I didnt notice any speed change, or increased battery.
    Also, is it true that Samsung is rolling out Android 4.0 ICS to all Samsung Galaxy S devices?
    If so, then will ICS come on Galaxy SL i9003 too?
    Sorry for asking so many questions once again, but I really cant help it..

  67. done!
    while going download mode and recovery mode i struggled i.e., power button should not continuously pressed one vibrate felt then it should be released.

    every thing else ok

    also in Odin i got 3 com port and 1 success other failed but the installation over and success with first com port.

  68. I have installed KIES latest version.
    but no idea about adb drivers.
    how to install them.
    appreciate your assistance.

  69. I have installed latest version Kies.
    No idea about adb driver.
    could you give me some help?

  70. Hi neal yesterday i updated my gt i9003 with gingerbread 2.3.6 after the update in the settings it showing 2.3.6 and the gingerbread build number but the problem is my phone has not formatted in the process of update, i’m having the old apps and games which i’m having in the old 2.2 ver. even after the update.. what the problem in process of update and what i had to do now…

  71. I still cannot connect my phone to odin.
    it says, CDC ACM driver not found.
    can’t find it anywhere on the web.
    any advise?

  72. Also, I would like to ask you something.
    My latest build number is DDKP1… I checked Samsung Kies today, it said that I have a latest update, i.e. DDKP2
    What my problem is, that it doesnt recognise my device at all. It detected my device the first time I tried, but my battery was below 50%, so I charged it again, but now it is not detecting y device at all. I mean, the phone charges, but is undetectable. I tried the Connection Troubleshoot, but even then it doesnt detect my cell.
    Also, is the Update you have given above Official? Will it void the warranty? When will ICS get released on the SL?
    Also, when my phone got updated to Gingerbread, all the icons and shortcuts remained the same as they were in Froyo. I have seen my friends GB device, and it has a whole lot of different icons and shortcuts. Even the menu was different. Why is that?
    I am sorry for asking to many questions, but I cant really help it…
    (P.S. I am from India)

  73. Hi Neal,
    I have a Samsung Galaxy S LCD GT-i9003 device. I recently upgraded my mobile to Gingerbread v.2.3.6 from Kies. However, when I go to ‘Settings -> About Phone -> Software Update -> Check for Update, it says ‘Connecting to Server’ for a minute, but later says ‘Connection Failed’. Why is that?
    I tried on my data packet once, then tried doing it on Wi-Fi, but with the same results.
    I really dont know what the problem is.
    Can you help me out, Any help would be appreciated.

  74. Hi Neal,

    Wi-fi re connects every 2-3 minutes.. n causing lot of trouble.. all other things r working pretty nice..thanks for the update.. :) please suggest what to do for wi-fi issue?? I did factory reset the phone but issue still persist.. one more que. now that I have restored everything in the phone n if I clear cache will it effect my user data like contacts, sms, apps n all???? please advice..


  75. Hi John, I am facing the same problem. And because of this I am not able to watch some of the videos online.. every time it reconnects video will be gone and rebuffer from the start…. :( PLease if you have got any solution to it…. Thanks in advance…

  76. plz i want 2.5.6

  77. dude where is PIT file in set up.?

  78. hi neal,
    this was realy helpful.m facing a problem though.
    after opening odin,it turns yellow just fine.i selected the pda file like u told.when i press start after connectng my phone to usb (download mode on),some error message comes…in some other language and nothing happens after that.
    pls explain if there is smthing wrong.

  79. hi, i really need help. I’m using JXKP3 now n all my navigation app is lost like latitude, plus its lacking my phone. Can i just update to DDKP1?reply asap please..huhu.. (:

  80. Hello Neal,

    Please help me.
    Can I root my phone with DDKPI Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware installed with the root-software mentioned in the article of the XXKPQ 2.3.6 firmware? Otherwise, how can I root the DDKPI Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware?

    Thanks in advance!

  81. Hi Neal, thnks a lot for your sharing. I just wanted to know, if in the worse case of scenario, the firmware upgrade doesnt work at all, how do i revert back to original state? FROYO?
    Thnks a millions!

  82. i have installed the firmware upgrade and i’m really satisfied with it.
    thank you neal.
    keep up the good work.
    is root tool for this update available?

  83. Please help me Neal

  84. how to check data service? is it possible to upgrade to latest version like 2.3.5 or 2.3.6 in dubai?

  85. i am using i9003 version 2.2.1 when will be the new firmware coming? i am staying in dubai i am having problem with skype video call and voip call. voip call voice is coming one side. how to solve? please help me

  86. Which one is best Samsung i9003 or samsung galaxy s plus?

  87. Hi Neal,

    I am planning to buy samasung galaxy sl i9003. Will it support Gmail/Yahoo video chat?

  88. Thanks a lot keep up the good work… i am very happy to upgrade to much awaited GB on my SL GT-i9003

  89. error in extracting the file…
    wrong password…
    i have entered
    error message appears

  90. Neal,
    do i have to disable my antivirus before running this upgrade?
    and can i disable my kies?
    thanks a lot..

  91. Neal I have a suggestion.. Apps can be backup up using Astro File Manager ! Maybe in your further articles you could mention that!

  92. Hi Neal,
    thanks . i am fom Pakistan and i updated through your procedure. Its working well and speed is increased. but when i connect via kies it says ur device does not support software update via kies . And how i can shift back to froyo now?

  93. Hello,

    I want to upgrade my girlfriend’s phone and I want to be extra careful :) My question is: can I upgrade directly from Froyo 2.2.1 (baseband i9003XXKB1, build FROYO.BGKB3) to this Gingerbread 2.3.6? Also, will everything work without problems? OK, I imagine there will be some differences in some apps behaviour, but I can live with that. With a complete wipe, I can’t ;)

    Thanks and sorry. I’m a half-noob, I have a Galaxy S II and I upgraded it a few times without any issues. But now I’m concerned about this Froyo-Gingerbread transition.


    • yes you can directly apply the update. its very simple, just stick to instructions, you need not worry about anything else! if you face any issues then let us know, we are here to guide you! sorry for delay in replying!

  94. Hey Neal which would you give a higher rating DDKPI or XXKPN ?

  95. Dear it works in pakistan too?

  96. Hi Neal,

    i updated the phone with DDKPI and everything seems to be working smoothly. However, i cant talk to any one over the phone it gets disconnected every now and then. Do i need to restore the phone to factory settings and clear cache. Please advice ..


  97. Hi Neal,

    I stay in India. I have Samsung Galaxy I9003 and I installed kies by using CD on my laptop.

    When I tried to update firmware, it would take more than 60 minutes by keep checking some error about internet connection.

    1. How do I upgrade firmware?
    2. If I upgrade, does it mean that I am on Android V 2.3?
    3. Please let me know steps and process to upgrade it to Gingerbread.

    I would appreciate your immediate response.

    Thanks in Advance


  98. I have installed the update via kies and face issues of gmail notifications not comming thru when in standby (they pour in the moment I unlock the screen). Is this normal?
    There is no issue with talk notifications / IM.
    If I use an application which keeps the phone awake I get instant notifications of mails, but the application drains the battery.
    If it is an issue with the notifications not coming thru since the CPU is in deep sleep, how come the talk notifications come thru?
    Have tried clearing cache and factory reset in recovery mode, but still the issue remains.
    Can you suggest any remedy?
    Thanks & regards!

  99. The official update from 2.2.1 to 2.2.5 thru KIES is a total FAILURE ,wifi crash,3g crash, when i try to navigate on net or download my phone is reboot himself ,except the gps who is more faster on startup ia have 2 friends with same problems , i can’t acces internet mobile , i can’t set up an APN ,my phone was never rooted or any kind of firmware not worth in any case this update to ginger, i dont see ANYTHING good,not even life baterry is weak ,NOTHING improved with this firmware, even swype is not in my language, sO I DEEPLY REGRET that i updated ,after i expect 7 months to put an OFFICIAL GINGERBRED ,now im very ver very DISAPPOINTED, i quess that it’s a \beta\ version .un-tested one,is not normal to release somthing like that ,is a shame for samsung, now ia want to downgrade to the old FROYO. I expect any opinions from other guys ,that im sure they are many. Myphone is from spain & im from romania

  100. hi neel i just updated with ddkpi………..but my galexy is stuck with its home screen…………………..i try 4-5 times flash but no result……………is there any mistake by me??????or some any problem……………………………………………………………………………plz slove……………..thanks

  101. Hey! Does DDKPI has latvian language?

  102. hey i m a bit confused…..
    can u tel me the difference between the following n which of them is best:-
    plz help me……

  103. hey i m a bit confused…..
    can u tel me the difference between the following n which of them is best:-
    plz help me…..

  104. Hi NeaL,

    Can you refer me to some website where I can see what does “DDKPI” means?
    Can you also tell me what does the following state? This is my phone…

    Thanks in advance.

  105. hey..thanx for update..

    my i9003 was having xxkpm and when i updated to this one my phone is not working in USB’s Mass Storage Mode. I applied the update again but while connecting to PC via USB cable Only Charging shows…..Please Advise?

  106. When will the rooting article be out?

  107. Hi Neal,
    I have updated my phone to DDKPI version from XXKPQ version of Gingerbread 2.3.6 , but my phone is still randomly restarting, even after clearing cache from recovery mode. Every setting gets resetted too.
    Pls help.
    Thank you

  108. hey neal i successfully installed this update and clearwd and wiped cache from recovery but i have a problem with loading pics from my memory card that i had not previously thx for helping and thx for all ur work

  109. Neal,
    What’s up?
    You promise that the arabic ver will be avaliable in 48 hours, what’s happend? we still waiting…

  110. Is rooting procedure for DDKPI version available?

  111. hey neal updated my SL GT i 9003 with all the updates you have realeased XXKPQ,XXKPN & now DDKPI this are the difference i have found while updating with your release
    1) no visual or graphical difference is there
    2) only the base band version is showing new number every time when i updates
    3) important change is quiet increase in speed
    4) i didn’t find any increase in battery life
    5) while switching on at wifi at open connection the wifi is not getting off rather living with an option to switch of the mobile
    6)still KIES did not detect my mobile don’t know why \ do I have to connect with updated version of KIES beacuse having old version\.
    7)GPS is also not showing any accuracy

    and while installing all your release i am strictly adhereing all your instruction

    a request from you is now if you release some updates then please do some visual & graphical changes also because people now a days people are more attracting toward some visual effect also

    this is it from me, other then that every thing is working fine after every updates


  112. I am not able to access market it says retry ..I tried doing a factory reset and cleared cache that didn’t help

  113. hi neal,
    am i able to use this indian firmware without any restrictions or disadvantages desipte i am from germany? and is it possible to select german as the phone language? i am planning to buy the i9003 but it will have froyo installed and i heard of the battery life to be quite short with froyo.
    will my warranty get void even if this version is not available in germany yet?

    many questions… thanks for your help!

  114. please reply on my previous question please.

    “my phone is continuously restarting is there something gone wrong in updating the firmware to DDKPI?
    the device is SL i9003.
    i tried following attempts but still facing same issue
    Clear cache partition
    Reset factory default
    Re-download firmware to device

    so please advice since i have to setup all the data every 6 hours aprox.”

  115. what’s the difference between 2.3.6 and 2.3.4?
    and i’d like to install the cranium V3.00 rom on my phone.. does it have any effect on my phone or firmware?

    this is the video of the thing that i would like to do

  116. I updated my phone to ddkpi but I m facing issues with wifi and I am not able to access market it gives retry error

  117. I updated my phone to ddkpi but I m facing issues with wifi and I am not able to access market it gives retry error I tried doing a factory reset and cache cleared

  118. I updated my phone to ddkpi but I m facing issues with wifi and I am not able to access market it gives retry error I tried doing a factory reset and cleared cache didn’t help. Please tell me what to do

  119. hi neal i want to ask if i apply ur update process will i lose my warranty, it this called rooting,is this same as update through kies or its rooting?

  120. my id:com wont turn yellow.. what should i do?

  121. my galaxy s i9003 wont enter into download mode.. it just turning on and off

  122. hey thnx its working great…but the idle ram consumption is much more than 2.2…in 2.2, it wud use arnd 250-300MB but now its minumum 350-370MB….why? will this affect battery life or force closes? :P pls reply

  123. Hey, after update usb cable is not working in mass storage mode..please suggest what to do

  124. Dear Neal,
    Now I’m on 2.3.4 XXKPH with Cranium_V3.0. If I would like to install DDKPI what should I do? Just flashing PDA with DDKPI via Odin is enough? Or any basic work should be done? Please advice!

  125. Dude when will the article to root this version comes out? Thanks.

  126. Hi Neal,

    I am not able to flash the DDKPI version

    Odin v.3 engine (ID:5)..
    File analysis..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    MD5 hash value is invalid.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

    Do you have any idea?

    Currently i installed XXKPQ. This problem comes only with DDKPI
    Please help

  127. Hello. Im from the PHilippines. Can i update my i9003 via Kies? Please reply. Thanks

  128. my phone is continuously restarting is there something gone wrong in updating the firmware to DDKPI?
    the device is SL i9003.
    i tried following attempts but still facing same issue
    Clear cache partition
    Reset factory default
    Re-download firmware to device

    so please advice since i have to setup all the data every 6 hours aprox.

  129. thankyou neal very much for your support i updated to 2.3.6 and its workig fine thnxx a lot frnd

  130. Hey Neal I updated the phone via Kies to DDKP1 can this version be rooted ?

  131. Hey Neal,

    I m facing some Wi-Fi issues in the DDKPI firmware…..wi-fi gets disconnected automatically and sometimes it does not get connected. I checked my wi-fi connection, but its working perfectly with other devices. What should I do now?? Plz help

  132. Thanks Neal.

    I have just updated my phone to Gingerbread 2.3.6 DDKPI, but “wallpaper gallery” now shows only one static image (blue sky with blue sea and yellow sand). Can i add new images into this folder manually?

  133. jitendra kumar nayak

    Thanxssss to successfully update my phone gt i9003 from froyo to gingerbread works can use it,there is no problem.enjoy.

  134. I am on DDKP3 baseband and gingerbread XWKPG. Can I apply this update?

  135. Hey Neal I am on gingerbread.xwkpg and I9003DDKP3 baseband version can I update with this?

  136. Hi Neal,
    I have updated my phone to DDKPI version from XXKPQ version of Gingerbread 2.3.6 , but my phone is still randomly restarting, even after clearing cache from recovery mode.
    Pls help.
    Thank you

  137. Hi Neal,

    Ive upgraded my phone to this firmware version but unfortunately I faced problem with my GPS. It seems my GPS is not working. Can you help me to solve this?

  138. Hi Neal,

    Is rooting procedure for DDKPI version available?

  139. Hi Neal,
    I have updated my Samsung galaxy Sl i9003 with this XXKPN GB ,After this i am unable to connect via Kies for Backup restoration,which is done before up gradation .Even after going back to Froyo 2.2.1 version.On connecting mobile to kies giving message as..
    Android MTP…
    Samsung mobile MTP device ….
    A problem occurred during installation.your hardware might not working properly.
    whether it is the problem of PC or Mobile.

  140. Neal,

    I am not able to flash DDKP4. Currently i have installed XXQPQ. Please look at the error below.

    Enter CS for MD5..
    MD5 hash value is invalid.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)


  141. Thanks Neal. It worked perfectly.

  142. Just wanna ask if i need to redo the upgrade. I am from PH. and upgrade it to ur version 2.3.6. when i plug it in kies it said that my device does not support software upgrading via kies. help… tnx

  143. Hello folks;
    After updating to DDKPI offical version, wallpaper gallery shows only one static wallpaper (Blue sky with yellow beach sands). Any ideas?

  144. Hey nel!!!! Wen wil d prob. B sorted??????:(

  145. Thanks Neal! Its really work. Thank you so much! =)

  146. Hi Neal..

    Getting the below error while unzipping the file.. Could you please do the needful. Gave the corect password only.. still getting this error.

    ! E:\Downloads\Android\GalaxySL_I9003_DDKPI_2.3.6\GT-I9003_INU_I9003DDKP1_I9003ODDKPH_I9003DDKP4\GalaxySL_I9003_DDKPI_2.3.6.rar: CRC failed in the encrypted file GT-I9003_INU_I9003DDKP1_I9003ODDKPH_I9003DDKP4\I9003DDKP1_I9003ODDKPH_I9003DDKP4_HOME.tar.md5 (wrong password ?)
    ! E:\Downloads\Android\GalaxySL_I9003_DDKPI_2.3.6\GT-I9003_INU_I9003DDKP1_I9003ODDKPH_I9003DDKP4\GalaxySL_I9003_DDKPI_2.3.6.rar: Unexpected end of archive

  147. Thanks Neal. I manage to download the file..

  148. updated successfully.. now checking…

  149. my samsung kies is not showing any firmware update … it says its latest… while its froyo …. wht do i do??

  150. HI, Am from PH. i just upgrade my phone to ur 2.5.6 India version. Everything seems fine for now. i just wonder after connecting to kies it says “your device does not support upgrade via kies” Did i do something wrong or should i redo things all over again? and other question. can this update suitable to be rooted (i usually use superoneclick)? because i wanna bring back my spb shell 3d 1.2.4. tnx in advance…

  151. Hi Neal, I updated to DDKPI using the above method. Its working fine. But I have a query.

    When the phone restarted with Gingerbread, my applications, contacts, messages were already there (didn’t get formatted during upgrade).
    I have got root privileges as well (had rooted 2.2.1 for Set CPU & Titanium Backup). I can take application backups & change CPU frequency now also.. So is my phone upgraded properly? As you mentioned above that Rooting access will be revoked…

    It shows Firmware Version as 2.3.6; Build number as GINGERBREAD.DDKPI.

  152. After upgrading I’m experiencing wi-fi disconnecting/reconnecting in every 2-3 minutes. Anybody else facing the same?

  153. Itz almost been 5 days nd yet am nt able to download…neal plz resolve yhe server issue:(

  154. Hi,

    Can i upgrade to Gingerbread 2.3.6? Details of my phone below -
    Model No – GT-I9003
    Firmware Version – 2.2.1
    Build – FROYO.DDKB2

    Kindly advise.


  155. Neal, By when do you think the link will be up ? Any approx time ?

  156. I know how much of effort goes into this and truly appreciate your team’s effort Neal!!
    It would be really great if I can download the update to DDKPI before I travel on Monday. The link is unfortunately down still.


  157. Yes Mishkat. use winzip..

  158. really fixed my bug, thank you neal.
    any rooting package is available now ?
    please help.


  159. Hey the Link for 2.3.6 DDKPI firmware download is not workin.
    the Link is DEAD……………..

  160. is xxkpq better or ddkpi

  161. Hey Neal,

    When will you post the article for rooting of 2.3.6 DDKPI version?

  162. Hi Neal, if possible can we have a alternate download source as currently download page link is broken.
    Thank you.

  163. Still not able to download :(

  164. Hi Neal,

    I believe the link to download the DDKPI update is broken.
    Can you please update me?


  165. hey i have updated my firmware from 2.2.1 to 2.3.5 XXKPN
    what changes would it make if i update it to 2.3.6 DDKPI?
    plz help…..

  166. Donwload link stll not working.. Could you please do something. I am from India and I have already updatd the I9003 with the XXKPQ 2.3.6 version. My voilume management is not working properly. even though I reduce the volume using volume button, it still rings with maximum volume only. Can I download this DDKPI version and update it and expect my sound issue to get resolved ?

  167. Hi neal,
    I am using xxkpq. I have used (xxkph,kpn) which are russian version where (ddkpg,kpi)are indian version. I think this update will be for ddkpg not for xxkpq.(only way to update from kpq is to use odin) even when i downgraded my phone to froyo(ddkb2) which is indian version kies had shown ‘this firmware cannot be upgraded through kies.’ I want to ask why kies releases russian firmware in india? Thank you for helping….

  168. Hey Neal, I had updated to 2.3.5 a month ago and its working absolutely fine. Is there any big difference between that and 2.3.6 for me to update it again?

  169. Hey Neal, a little help. I connected to Kies and I found an Update. From 2.2.1 DDKFI to this: PDA: KF1 Phone: KF4 CSC: (TML).

    I don’t know what version this update is. What should I do? Which version the Kies providing? Do You Know?


  170. Hi neel ……..plz update ur server for dloding we all waiting…………..and plz when u r coming with Ics for9003

  171. Hi Neal,

    The problem still continue. Cant download the package. =(

  172. The DDKPI Gingerbread 2.3.6 Package link doesn’t work :(

  173. my phone is continuously restarting when m switching video chat on yahoo messenger. is there something gone wrong in updating the firmware to ddkpi ?
    oovoo video chat is fine on my samsung galaxy sl.
    any rooting process is available till now ?

  174. m facing typing problem either on dial pad or on keyboard.. both are slow ,,
    what to do for i ?

  175. plzz reply fast dude

  176. Hi.

    I tried so many times to download the DDKPI Gingerbread 2.3.6 Package but failed to do so. It said the internet could not connect to after I clicked the link.

    Could you please advise me on this matter? Thanks.

  177. and also my other friends are also unable to download it on their computers

    • download servers are down! we are working on the same! sorry for inconvenience! please try after sometime!

      • Your comment is awaiting moderation.

        my phone is continuously restarting when m switching video chat on yahoo messenger. is there something gone wrong in updating the firmware to ddkpi ?
        oovoo video chat is fine on my samsung galaxy sl.
        any rooting process is available till now ?

        • clear the cache or apply the update again!

        • Neal its not the version problem. SL I9003 not working with Yahoo video call with anyone. not only with this firmware. with previous problem also. doesn’t work. its happenned. when yahoo updated their messenger plugin with front camera support. also. Skype video call not sending video from SL I9003 with any version firmware. but on Skype. u can watch your buddie and talk, they just cant see you.

          Hope Samsung/yahoo/skype may fix it later.

          Thanks Neal for giving support for android phones!

  178. mr.neal is your site currently down bcuz im not able to download 2.3.6 package from your site ie ddkpi plzz reply fast frnd

  179. my phone is continuously restarting when m switching video chat on yahoo messenger. is there something gone wrong in updating the firmware to ddkpi ?
    oovoo video chat is fine on my samsung galaxy sl.
    any rooting process is available till now ?

    thanks neal for ur fantastic work.

  180. Hi,

    Thanks for your smart articles. Its really helpful. Thanks much. I have one quick question.

    I am using Galaxy GT-I9003. my current firmware details are:

    Baseband version: I9003JXKP3
    Build Number: GINGERBREAD.JPKP5

    Can I apply this firmware directly? does this firmware supports, indian languages (unicode) like tamil, hindi, etc..?

  181. Any root software for this firmware yet? Tq Neal..

  182. hi neal,
    As i connect my phone to kies,it shows xxkpq latest firmware not ddkpi.

  183. download link is not working!

  184. Unable to download the file. Looks like the link is broken

  185. Dude the download link for ddkpi is not workin:-(…plz check the LINK

  186. I am getting error \The requested file doesn’t exist HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found\ while downloading GB 2.3.6 package.

  187. Now it the link to the DDKPI doesn’t even download. All it says, Gateway timeout. Man, I’m becoming mad for it and still, not able to get it.

  188. The compressed .rar file does open with WinRar. Problem is after it opens and when I tried to extract it, it says this, “! E:\GalaxySL_I9003_DDKPI_2.3.6.rar: CRC failed in the encrypted file GT-I9003_INU_I9003DDKP1_I9003ODDKPH_I9003DDKP4\I9003DDKP1_I9003ODDKPH_I9003DDKP4_HOME.tar.md5 (wrong password ?)”

    any solution? the file opens after entering the password. but Odin got extracted but when the md5 needed to be extracted it said this.

    need help asap guys or my 192mb data is just wasted.

  189. Hi Neal,
    After applying this update, I am not able to download apps from the market, I am getting the error “Insufficient space on your device”. Please advice.

  190. can i straight away update from 2.3.4 to 2.3.6??

  191. Tq neal. its works great on my i9003!

  192. what about video calling on gtalk ??
    hey neal m really very addicted to hd games .. so please suggest me any procedure for increasing the gpu performance of my samsung galaxy sl ..

  193. Hi neal thanx again for nice stuff
    after ddkpi update my phone connect to kies and all indian language supported in browser.

  194. Thank u so much pradeep,
    works fine with 2.3.6 DDKPI , no more prblms
    Great works dude.

  195. Neal,
    After reading all the above, all my Qs answered. Thanks for all your support and efforts.
    I’m moving from XXKPQ to DDKPI. I’m glad not to wipe/clear cache after update. That’s a big relief.
    So far, XXKPQ works safe&sound, fine&great. Hope the same from DDKPI.
    And, WAITING for ICS un-official version. THANKS IN ADVANCE.
    Best regards. – SD.

  196. The updates that are provided here are not at all official. The reason I am saying this is that when I connected the mobile to the PC, the device detected was I9000 instead of I9003. Also the customer care executive said that this is not the official update as well as the warrantee has been cancelled, by trying this update. Thank you for your good work.

  197. How come the build no. of the official update is GINGERBREAD.XXKPQ I did this through kies?!? Is This Right ?!?

  198. Please answer this query ? Is DDKPI support Skype/Yahoo VideoCall

  199. Should I go with this firmware, now I have froyo 2.2.1 DDKF1

  200. Hey Neal,

    I upgraded my phone to 2.3.6 DDKPI but my phone shows the baseband version as I9003DDKP4 instead of I9003DDKPI and build number as GINGERBREAD.DDKP1… has my upgrade gone wrong by any chance or is it ok?

  201. Should I go with this firmware,
    Now i m using DDKF1 2.2.1.

  202. I have installed it. i think. its better than XXKPN and XXKPQ, now.. DDKPI official version is the Best! all works fine. except skype, yahoo video calls. video not sending. thats is the only issue now we were facing since long.. other all ok..

    Thanks Neal!!

  203. When shall we expect a stable version of ICS on Galaxy SL?

  204. vagesh 9474235985

    Hi neal i am not able to apply any of yours update which is only having pda contents so i came back to froyo . So plz tell me how to update. Its making the restart prob after applying the updates

  205. Neil,

    Can you get us Official DDKPI Gingerbread 2.3.6 for Samsung galaxy s 2

  206. Hi Neal,

    Do we need to wipe the data and restore to factory settings after applying the update?


  207. Im having XXKPQ — which is better ?
    XX or DD ?

  208. Hi anyobody tried skype video or any video chat after this update , does it support video chat ?

  209. Hi Neal,

    I am on xxkpn (2.3.5). Is it necessary to to update to xxkpq before vapplying ddkpi update?

    What are the advantages of ddkpi over xxkpn?


  210. Isn’t XXPQ better version than this DDKPI???

  211. Hi Neat,

    Please tell me which one is good?

    DDKPI Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware?
    XXKPQ Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware?

    Currently me using XXKPQ..

  212. Thank You very much for brining KEIS supported version!

  213. Thanks Neal – My XXKPQ 2.3.6 has an issue, wireless getting disconnected during screen lock time for long.. will try this and let you know. hows its work. hope this is bug fixed version.


  214. On my own behalf and on behalf of all Arab users
    Ask you to kindly support the Arabic language in each update is coming

  215. Hi Neal!
    first of all i really appreciate the work your doin its gr8. what r the benefits of this new update??
    i’m currently using XXKPN is DDKPI better?

  216. and when i connected my phone to kies, it says that my device does not support upgrade via kies unlike what is given in the upgrade article

  217. Hey Neal…..also that after the update download i had not been asked to fill up the google account credentials…so has my download gone wrong??….plz rply

  218. Hey Neal….I updated my galaxy sl to 2.3.6 DDKPI version…..but my phone shows the baseband version as I9003DDKP4 and build number as GINGERBREAD.DDKP1… it ok or i need 2 download the update again??

  219. hi neal, is this better than XXKPN? can i upgrade directly?

  220. is this firmware support Arabic ??

  221. i want to root this…how to do ?

  222. Please i need some clarification on the followings:

    1. Can i apply DDKPI on XXKPQ in Nigeria ?

    2. Do this update rectify Skype/Yahoo VideoCall ?

    3. Is XXKPQ \Unofficial\ ?

    Please revert asap.

  223. Hi Neal,

    I am in Spain (Europe) can i update to this? or better wait until official Europen version is released? I am now in the XXKPQ.

    Still waiting for Nexus rom though…..