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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


  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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..?

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

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

  8. download link is not working!

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

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

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

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

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

  17. 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 ..

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

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

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

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

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

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

  25. 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?

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