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 androidadvices.com. 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

  • Manish

    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.

    Regards
    Manish

  • vishal

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

    • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

      locked handset works only on one sim

  • vishal

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

    • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

      yes its safe to update

  • Farooq

    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.

  • Karen

    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 ?

  • Tejas Vishe

    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.

  • GAKB

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

  • Surya

    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

  • Nazmul

    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

  • mattia

    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?
    thanks!!

  • Jaideep Singh

    neal i already have 2.3.6.

    • Pradeep Neela

      this is an advanced version of 2.3.6 firmware!

  • Jaideep Singh

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes you can update the firmware!

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes you can update the firmware FROM THIS TUTORIAL!

  • naresh kaushik

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

  • Vannice

    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!

  • prasad

    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).

    -PBN

    • Pradeep Neela

      there are some issues with skype and i9003

  • Vinay Khosla

    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!

  • Avneet Chopra

    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?

  • Avneet Chopra

    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?

  • Smudger Smiff

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      we told to not to update on n/w locked phones! sorry we cant help you right now!

  • Kawaljeet singh Chhabra

    Hey! Will the same update work for DDKB2??

    • Pradeep Neela

      YES IT WILL WORK!!!!

  • jazi1

    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.

  • Jazi

    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.

  • Jishnu

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

    • Pradeep Neela

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

    • rajesh

      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.

      Thanks

      Rajesh

  • Hari

    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,
    Hari.

    • Neela Pradeep

      we have mentioned you to backup the data!

      • Hari

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

        • Neela Pradeep

          what has happened!?

          • Hari

            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?

          • Neela Pradeep

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

          • Hari

            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.
            Hari.

  • Edel

    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

    • Neela Pradeep

      just try to mount the sd and unmount the same!

  • kedy9lha

    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?

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

      Did you go through the Recovery Mode steps mentioned at the end?

  • http://www.techcity.info/blog/ mandar

    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?

  • eruc

    is it applicable for gt i9003?

    • Neela Pradeep

      yes it is for I9003

  • vijay

    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 … :/

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

      go to settings and change the language from locale and text

  • Ethan

    Awesome!!!!!!! It worked for me….

  • rawand

    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 :)

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

      go with DDKPI, as of now its good! clear cache from recovery

  • vidit

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

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

      yes you can apply this update! ensure that your device is not a locked handset!

  • anshu

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

  • http://androidadvices.com dave

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      everyone can apply this update!

  • sagar

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

  • aboi

    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?

    • Pradeep Neela

      YES YOU CAN TRY UPDATING WITH THE SAME AS THIS ISSUE IS NOT A COMMON ONE!

  • Priyanka

    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..

  • Will

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

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

      yes there will be updates after DDKPI

      • Will

        will there be ICS

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

          yes ics will be arriving!

  • rupes

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

  • rupes

    hey bro reply plz :(

  • rupes

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

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

      yes it will work!

  • Thuhin

    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??

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

      you can apply the update manually!

  • http://www.veeramunai.com Sathiyaraj

    Is DDKPI Gingerbread 2.3.6 Support Tamil Unicode in browser?

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

      yes it needs to be rooted and needs to be installed with language packs!

  • Rup

    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.

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

      a new firmware has arrived, DDKP3. Update with the same!

  • Nishanth Reddy

    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.

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

      we are working for the new update and will soon come up with an update!

  • Duraid

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

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

      its an Official update for INDIA!

  • Vikas Krishna k

    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).

  • Amiya

    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

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

      you need to strictly follow the procedure to apply the update!

  • Amiya

    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

  • Ojat

    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 :)

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

      just wait for few more updates!

  • kumaravel

    GT I9003
    2.3.6
    I9003DDKP4
    2.6.35.7-CL765780
    root@DELL83#1
    GINGERBREAD.DDKP2

    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

  • russelus

    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.

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

      you need to update manually with odin!

      • russel

        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
        Thanks!!

  • russelus

    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!

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

      yes since you are on the beta version, it will show like that! its normal!

  • jiten

    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

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

      we are not aware of 3d interface as of now! you can isntall spb shell 3d launcher from market to give a 3d like look!

  • akshat

    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?

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

      which is your current firmware?

  • akshat

    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!

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

      update the device again!

  • jasgit

    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

  • Vish

    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.

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

      no, not as of now! you cannot root

  • http://androidadvices.com/update-samsung-galaxy-sl-i9003-stable-froyo-221-firmware/3/ chetan

    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 http://androidadvices.com/update-samsung-galaxy-sl-i9003-stable-froyo-221-firmware/3/
    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…

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

      currently on which fw you are on?

      • chetan

        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.

  • Hugo

    somehow Im not able to reach the DL link http://downloads.androidadvices.com/S/GalaxySL_I9003_DDKPI_2.3.6.rar
    ..thanks

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

      we hav fixed the download links, please check now! we have changed the links!

  • dhananjay b

    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

  • dhananjay b

    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.

  • mithun

    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

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

      happy new year, yes you can directly apply the update!

  • mongol

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

  • carlos

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

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

      YES YOU CAN APPLY THE UPDATE!

  • MUM Khan

    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.

  • Chinmay

    Hi Neal,
    I did as you said. I updated Kies to ver.2.1.1.11124_17, 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..
    Thanks,
    Chinmay

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

      ics won’t be coming to galaxy i9003 officially!

  • kumaravel

    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.

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

      install the drivers and check!

  • Moe

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

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

      we have given the link, you can follow the corresponding instructions!

  • moe

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

  • Hemanth

    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…

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

      check with ddkp2

  • Moe

    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?

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

      have you installed the adb drivers?

  • Chinmay

    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…
    Thanks,
    Chinmay.
    (P.S. I am from India)

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

      update with DDKP2 and also update your KIES!

  • Chinmay

    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.
    Thanks,
    Chinmay

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

      as of now OTA updates are not yet launched by Samsung!

  • Amit

    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..

    thanks..

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

      YES ITS A BUG!

      • Amit

        How to solve it? Should I wait for the another release or DDKP2 upgrade is available and will solve the prob???

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

          yes you can go to ddkp2 version!

  • Amit

    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…

  • eslam

    plz i want 2.5.6
    I9003JKB1

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

      sure we will try the same!

  • yogesh

    dude where is PIT file in set up.?

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

      dont use the pit file, flash it as mentioned in the article!

  • eslam

    I9003JXB1

  • girish

    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.

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

      you can change the language from locale and text options!

  • Galaxy SL user

    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.. (:

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

      yes you can update the same!

  • Lara

    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!

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

      WE WILL COME UP WITH THE SAME!

  • Rayden

    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!

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

      yes you can easily revert back to any firmware!

  • Killua

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

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

      no, not as of now but soon it will be made available!

  • slampath

    Please help me Neal

  • slampath

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

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

      yesw you can apply the update!

  • slampath

    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

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

      you need to check with your data services!

      • slampath

        how to check data service?

        please help me….

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

          CHECK WITH THE APN SETTINGS

  • Karthik

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

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

      go with S PLUS AS IT HAS 1.4GHz process against 1GHz of S9003

  • Karthik

    Hi Neal,

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

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

      not yahoo video chat as of now due to security concerns by Indian Govt.!

  • SriniG

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

  • Killua

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

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

      please enter the correct password, androidadvices.com

  • Killua

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

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

      yes, disable the antivirus and kies!!

      • Killua

        how to disable kies?
        can you tell me how.
        Thanks!

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

          press ctrl + alt + del to kill the process of kies!

  • Aditya

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

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

      sure aditya!

  • Dr Gohar Ali

    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?

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

      update with DDKP2 and also update the KIES! TO SHIFT TO FROYO, you need to follow the corresponding article to update!

  • Traian

    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.

    Cheers!

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

      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!

  • ap awesome

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

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

      If you are from India then you can go with DDKP2 which is just launched!

  • Dr Gohar Ali

    Dear it works in pakistan too?

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

      yes it will even work in Pakistan!

  • Bharadwaj

    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 ..

    Thanks,
    Bharadwaj

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

      update with DDKP2 version of firmware! please clear the cache after updating!

  • Sivaji

    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

    -SP

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

      feel free, update with this version or with DDKP2 by following the instructions!

  • Vinay

    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!

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

      INSTALL WITH DDKP2!

  • biguace

    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

  • LALIT

    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

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

      RE INSERT THE BATTERY AND RE APPLY THE UPDATE!

  • gad

    Hey! Does DDKPI has latvian language?

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

      YES DDKP2 HAS!

  • kshitij

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

  • kshitij

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

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

      GO WITHT HE LATEST AND FRESH DDKP2!

  • Tamour

    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…
    JXKA4

    Thanks in advance.

    • Tamour

      I also found this… FROYO.JPKB1
      What is this?

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

        THIS IS THE NEW VERSION!

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

      we will clear the same v soon! there is no site as of now!

  • raj

    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?

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

      update with the latest version!

  • Awesome boy

    When will the rooting article be out?

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

      the rooting article is launched!

  • Gopal

    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

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

      clear the cache and check!

  • charbel

    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

  • Hazem

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

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

      HEY HAZEM, SORRY FOR THE SAME! DUE TO SOME REASONS WE COULDN’T COME UP WITH THE SAME, WE ARE WORKING TO BRING IN THE BEST ARABIC FW FOR I9003! Please bear with us

  • Hemant

    Is rooting procedure for DDKPI version available?

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

      we will be soon coming up with the same!

  • akash

    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

    regards

  • sunny

    lp

  • Sunny soni

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

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

      check with the data services

      • melvin

        is ddkpi better or xxkpq?? and r there any steps to overclock galaxy sl??

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

          go with ANY OF THOSE! ROOT YOUR PHONE AND USE SET CPU APP TO OVERCLOCK!

      • Sunny soni

        I tried that bro I checked data services market doesn’t work even using wifi

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

          clear the cache from the recovery and then check!

  • christoph

    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!

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

      yes you can apply the update! no the warranty wont get void till you root the phone!

  • Hesham

    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.”

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

      hey hesham, you need to clear the cache from the recovery mode!

    • pramod

      Its problem with yahoo messenger 1.5
      just download yahoo messenger 1.4
      Problem will slove

  • geoff

    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

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

      2.3.6 IS THE ENHANCED VERSION. IS IT A CUSTOM ROM?

      • geoff

        yes it is a custom rom..

        is it safe if i put in on my phone with 2.3.6 firmware?

        cause in the blog the firmware their using is 2.3.4

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

          yes its safe geoff!
          you can apply this update to move to 2.3.6

  • Sunny soni

    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

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

      CHECK WITH THE DATA SERVICES!

  • Sunny soni

    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

  • Sunny

    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

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

      WHAT IS THE ERROR MESSAGE?

  • nabeel

    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?

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

      no, warranty won’t get void!

  • geoff

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

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

      install the SAMSUNG USB DRIVERS AND KIES!

  • geoff

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

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

      TRY AFTER INSTALLING THE SAMSUNG USB DRIVERS AND KIES IN YOUR COMPUTER

  • pradeep j

    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

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

      just simply clear the cache from the recovery mode!

  • Raj

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

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

      try clearing the cache!

  • Shunmuganathan

    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!

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

      yes, but please follow the instructions!

  • joey

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

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

      it will come out soon!

  • remil

    Hi Neal,

    I am not able to flash the DDKPI version

    Added!!
    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

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

      install samsung usb drivers, kies and .net framework and check!

  • Juan

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

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

      as of now this update is not yet pushed via kies!

  • Hesham

    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.

    • Hesham

      any updates ?

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

        any updates on?

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

      RE APPLY THE UPDATE!

  • daksh

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

  • Aditya

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

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

      yes it can be rooted!

  • Ruchir

    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

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

      check with the dynamic ip!

  • mrfeynman

    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?

  • jitendra kumar nayak

    Thanxssss to androidadvices.com.i successfully update my phone gt i9003 from froyo to gingerbread 2.3.6.it works perfectly.you can use it,there is no problem.enjoy.

  • Aditya

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

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

      YES YOU CAN APPLY THIS UPDATE!

  • ap awesome

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

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

      YES YOU CAN APPLY THE UPDATE

  • Gopal

    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

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

      TRY RE APPLYING THE FIRMWARE AGAIN!

  • AJ

    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?

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

      update with DDKP2!

  • Hemant

    Hi Neal,

    Is rooting procedure for DDKPI version available?

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

      yes we came out with the rooting procedure!

  • MUM Khan

    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.

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

      WE WILL COME OUT WITH THE SAME, AS OF NOW THIS ISSUE IS VERY RARE, TRY UPDATING THE FIRMWARE!

  • remil ram

    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)

    Remil

    • remil ram

      I am able to flash all the versions except DDKP4

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

      TRY AGAIN, CHECK WITH ALL THE DRIVERS!

  • Saran

    Thanks Neal. It worked perfectly.

  • Jun

    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

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

      YES SINCE ITS A BETA UPDATE IT WILL TELL THE SAME!

  • Feynman

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

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

      YES IT HAS LESS WALLPAPERS

  • hemant

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

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

      issues with download server have been sorted out, you can now download files!

      • hemant

        K..thnkss…watsup wid dis pre requisites

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

          please follow the same!

  • AJ

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

  • Prasanna

    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

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

      you are entering the password wrong, enter the password as androidadvices.com

  • shah

    Thanks Neal. I manage to download the file..

  • Naveen motwani

    updated successfully.. now checking…

  • Suhail Ayub

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

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

      THE NEW UPDATE HAS ARRIVED, UPDATE THE KIES AND CHECK!

  • Jun

    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…

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

      YES YOU CAN!

  • PJ

    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.

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

      CLEAR THE CACHE FROM RECOVERY, IT WILL BE FIXED!

  • John Sood

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

  • hemant

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

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

      the sever issue has been fixed!

  • Pranay

    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.

    –Pranay

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

      YES YOU CAN UPGRADE THE FIRMWARE OF YOUR PHONE!

  • Venkatesh

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

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

      Hey, the links are up and are working now!

  • Manoj

    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.

    -MJ

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

      LINKS ARE FIXED LONG BACK, THERE WAS AN ISSUE WITH THE SERVER!

  • Vivek

    Yes Mishkat. use winzip..

  • abhishek

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

    thanksss

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

      yes we have just covered the rooting tutorial!

  • Namboo

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

    • Namboo

      got the answer………..SERVER DOWN…………

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

      Can you recheck. The downloads server is fixed now.

  • melvin

    is xxkpq better or ddkpi

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

      YES ITS BETTER!

  • Ruchir

    Hey Neal,

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

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

      ITS POSTED ALREADY!

  • Gopal

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

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

      we really apologize for the same! we will be fixing the same v soon!…

  • hemant

    Still not able to download :(

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

      we are facing issues with the download server please try after sometime!

  • Manoj

    Hi Neal,

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

    -MJ

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

      currently there are issues with the download servers, it will be solved very soon! it should be solved within 5 -6 hours from now!!!

  • kshitij

    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…..

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

      DDKPI is the official version, all the bugs are now solved!

      • Prasanna

        thnx..Neal.. Hope u wud b able to resolve the server problem. All the best.. waiting to update with this version to get my Volume and vibration issues resolved.

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

          The server problem is fixed!

  • Prasanna

    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 ?

  • Priyank

    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….

  • Tufail

    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?

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

      its an official update!

  • Mishkat

    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?

    Thanks.

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

      its the official version of the firmware!

  • lalit

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

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

      we really apologize for the same! we will be fixing the same v soon!

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

      ics for i9003 will be coming up soon!

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

      sure lalit, we are working on the same!

  • AJ

    Hi Neal,

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

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

      we are fixing the issue as there are issues with the download servers!

  • Arjun

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

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

      we really apologize for the same! we will be fixing the same v soon!! download servers are down!

  • abhishek

    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 ?

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

      YOU NEED TO CLEAR THE CACHE FROM THE RECOVERY MODE! IT WILL BE SOLVED!

  • abhishek

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

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

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

  • daksh

    plzz reply fast dude

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

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

  • AJ

    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 downloads.androidadvices.com after I clicked the link.

    Could you please advise me on this matter? Thanks.

  • daksh

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

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

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

      • abhishek

        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 ?

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

          clear the cache or apply the update again!

        • Vivek

          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!

  • daksh

    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

  • abhishek

    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.

  • Parthiban

    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
    Firmware:2.3.4

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

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

      yes you can directly apply the update, you need to wait till the language support increases!

  • azhar

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

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

      we will be coming up v soon azhar!

  • Priyank

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

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

      it will be rolled out v soon!

  • Shunmuganathan

    download link is not working!

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

      we are facing issues with download server, please try after sometime!

  • Venkatesh

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

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

      issues with the server, please try after sometime!

  • hemant

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

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

      there are issues with the server currently , apologies for the same!

  • Saran

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

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

      download servers are down! please try after sometime!

  • Mishkat

    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.

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

      hi mishkat, download servers are down! please try after sometime! we are fixing the same!

  • Mishkat

    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.

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

      enter the correct password. its androidadvices.com

  • Naren

    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.

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

      make some space for your phone!

  • tuckhoe

    can i straight away update from 2.3.4 to 2.3.6??

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

      yes you can directly apply the update!

  • azhar

    Tq neal. its works great on my i9003!

  • abhishek

    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 ..

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

      as of now it doesnt support gtalk!

  • ayaz

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

    • Yogesh Patel

      Hey, that’s good to see!

  • Rohit

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

    • Yogesh Patel

      Good to See it worked for you!

  • Selvam

    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.

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

      yes it will be safe!

  • Sandy

    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.

  • Suriya

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

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

      yes its from KIES!

  • kinzoh

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

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

      we need to check on the same!

  • Rohit

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

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

      yes rohit apply this update!

  • Ruchir

    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…..so has my upgrade gone wrong by any chance or is it ok?

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

      its perfect! :)

  • Rohit

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

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

      yes rohit, update with the same!

  • Vivek

    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!!

    • Mishkat

      were you able to extract it Vivek? which software did you use? WinRar failed for me.

  • Prasad

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

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

      no exact date as of now!

  • 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

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

      yes the problems will be solved!

  • Kishore

    Neil,

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

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

      no, not as of now , as soon as it arrives we will surely update you!

  • Bharadwaj

    Hi Neal,

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

    thanks,
    Bharadwaj

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

      no Bharadwaj, please stick to the procedure!

  • Shabbir Poonawala

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

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

      go with DDKPI!

  • Shinoy Kurian

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

  • Hemant

    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?

    Regards
    Hemant

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

      no, you can directly apply the update!

  • Umesh Pandey

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

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

      ddkpi is the official version! its betteR!

  • Prathvish

    Hi Neat,

    Please tell me which one is good?

    DDKPI Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware?
    Or
    XXKPQ Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware?

    Currently me using XXKPQ..

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

      DDKPI is the latest and Official!

  • Vivek

    Thank You very much for brining KEIS supported version!

  • Vivek

    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.

    Thanks

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

      yes vivek it will work! as this is the official version!

  • alshiekh

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

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

      sure alshiekh, within 48 hours we will come up with the article!

      • Hazem

        Dear Neal,
        I would like to thank you for your care and your quick response, it’s really great efforts, waiting your promise to be done.

        One of the Arabian needing your support.

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

          sure hazem we will surely cover the same!

  • Gaurav Pitale

    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?

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

      yes DDKPI is better as its an official update!

  • ruchir

    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

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

      yes ruchir, Samsung will be launching this update officially v soon!

  • ruchir

    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

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

      NO RUCHIR, ITS NORMAL!

  • ruchir

    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…..is it ok or i need 2 download the update again??

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

      its normal!

  • Hasnain

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

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

      this is the official release! update with this!

  • alshiekh

    is this firmware support Arabic ??

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

      NO, NOT AS OF NOW!

      • alshiekh

        Ok Mr.Neal you ignore us lately .. we ask you several time but nothings comes out except promises .

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

          what is an issue? this is the official update!

  • faiza

    i want to root this…how to do ?

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

      we will soon be coming up with the same!

  • kinzoh

    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.

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

      yes you can apply this update,
      there is no update on the same for Skype/Yahoo VideoCall
      yes xxkpq is unofficial for some countries!

      • kinzoh

        Thank you. You are *A HERO*

        Cheers

  • Diego

    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…..

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

      you can apply this update in your phone!

  • bilal

    HYE NEAL I HAVE AN IMPORTANT AND URGENT QUESTIN PLEASE I AM ON XXJVT IF I ROOT THE SAME WILL IT DELETE ALL MY APPLICATIONS?????

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

      THIS UPDATE IS FOR I9003

      • BILAL

        HYE NEAL I KNOW PLEASE BUT I WANT KNOW IF I ROOT XXJVT WILL IT DELETE MY DATE APLICATIONS CONTACTS PLEASE ANSWER MLE I MA IN HURRY THA NKS

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

          YES IT WILL DELETE THE APPLICATIONS AND ALL OTHER USER DATA! ITS MENTIONED IN THE ARTICLE!

      • bilal

        PLESA ANSWER IF I ROOT MY GT-I9000 TO XXJVT WILL IT DELETE MY PHONE DATA

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

          its all mentioned in the article, please refer the same!

      • Jai

        Hey pradep,

        I just bought the galaxy sl.I tried updating to GB with samsung kies.But there was an error always server is down or no net connection. Pls tell me the procedure to update the same. The setup you have provided is the offical one.Sorry for asking.coz i love my phone.

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

          no need to say sorry jai! :) yes its the official one. you can ask the questions!

  • BILAL

    I DON T KNOW NEAL AND YOGESH BROTHERS BUT MY HEARTH IS SAYING THAT THE ANDROID 2.3.6 UPDATEFOR GT-I9000 WILL COME TODAY OR TOMORROW IS IT RIGHT????

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

      we have covered the 2.3.6 version!