Galaxy Gio S5660

How to Update Galaxy GIO S5660 with XWKT7 based Adrenaline Custom ROM Firmware

Adrenaline ROMFor all the users who are having the Samsung Galaxy GIO S5660 device can now rejoice as in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how you can install the latest Gingerbread 2.3.6 based adrenaline custom ROM firmware. Unfortunately, there will be no updates by SAMSUNG for this phone anymore, so if you are expecting an ICS or a jellybean update then you will have to make use of custom ROM firmwares. To help understand you better, we have summed up a list of features, quick pre requisites along with a detailed procedure and screen captures on how this firmware looks like.

Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions mentioned in this article as if there is any damage caused due to not following instructions then we shall not be held liable or responsible. Just in case if you face any issues then we will try our level best to address the same.

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Features of Adrenaline Firmware:

  • Stock XWKT7 CWM Flashable Zip
  • Full deodexed
  • ULTRA Lite [ Only 81mb ROM Size ! ]
  • Superb Smooth and Speedy Compared To Other Stock Rom Based Custom ROM [ Bloatware Free ]
  • Best Battery Life Compared To Other Stock Based Custom Rom
  • Filesystem Are In EXT4 Format [ Best System Performance ]
  • Disabled Journaling /system /data /cache In Default [ High Speed ]
  • CF-Root b84 ex [ Overclock-able ]
  • Full BLN support [ BLN Control Free Version Included In Addons Section ]
  • DT A2sd Applied
  • Touchwiz30 Transparent Statusbar Mod
  • Smooth Scrolling Enabled
  • Crt Animation Enabled
  • ICS Transition Animations Enabled
  • Ads Free
  • Better Touchscreen Sensitivity
  • Adrenaline™ CPU Control + Adrenaline Boost™ Included

– Control your CPU a breeze | Adrenaline CPU Control

– Boost your system performance | Adrenaline Boost

Pre Requisites:

  • Your device will have to be rooted before applying this update. To check on whether your phone is rooted or not, download “Root Checker” app from PLAY Store.
  • Backup all your data present in your phone with the help of below mentioned steps. It’s highly recommended that you should never backup your device with the help of “ROM Manager” as it may potentially make your device completely dead.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

Just in case if your phone is not rooted, you will have to follow the below mentioned two steps so as to root the same.

Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660 – Steps to Install XXKS2 Gingerbread 2.3.5 Firmware

How to Root & Install Custom Recovery in Samsung Galaxy GIO S5660 Android Phone

Minimum battery charge left in your device should be more than 40% or else it will get turned off in the middle of firmware update.

Once you are done with all the steps mentioned above, proceed to the next page where we have summed up instructions on how to apply this firmware update.

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  1. Pete

    May 5, 2013 at 12:30 am

    I’ve flashed this ROM, and I must say the phone performed very good with it, but I have one issue that will force me to install a different ROM if it doesn’t get fixed. When I linked my google account to the phone, it only allowed me to Sync Picasa Web Albums. There’s no option to sync my contacts, and without those, the phone is pretty useless, wouldn’t you agree?
    When I access the Accounts menu within the Contacts native app of the ROM, the google account I linked the phone to isn’t even listed, and pressing the Add account button opens a page containing 2 new buttons that don’t work, so that’s also a dead end.
    I’ve installed the Calendar patch the xda-developers’ forum XWKT7 threads recommend to solve this, but that doesn’t solve a thing.
    Rebooting doesn’t change anything, re-flashing neither. And my google account is not to blame since CM – or MIUI ROMs do succeed at syncing my contacts.

    Do you have any advise for me? The Gio I have is a S5660XXKT4.

  2. Aleksander Hjortnæs

    October 4, 2012 at 2:07 am

    Hi, This does not work:
    Note: If the device gets into the boot loop sequence or say gets stuck in the welcome screen, just re insert the battery and re follow the above instructions so as to again follow the above mentioned instructions.

    I have tried several times, but after reboot it still gets stuck on the start up screen

    What to do now?


  3. abc

    September 22, 2012 at 9:56 am


  4. vivek

    September 22, 2012 at 9:37 am

    nice very

  5. vivek

    September 22, 2012 at 8:42 am


  6. Dragoescu Dorel

    September 22, 2012 at 2:30 am

    Is good for Gio,more like Beta1 CM10-Maclaw!!!
    I trying tomarow this Adrenaline!
    All the best,great jobs,Neela!

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