How to Update Galaxy S Plus GT I9001 with Official Value Pack XXKQI Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware

Galaxy S PLUS LogoSamsung Galaxy S Plus GT I9001 smartphone can now be easily installed with the latest Gingerbread 2.3.6 firmware which is dubbed as XXKQI. Unfortunately there won’t be any Jellybean 4.1 update but as in when it comes in the form of custom ROM firmwares, we will be coming up with the same. In the process of this firmware update tutorial we will be checking out on what are the list of pre requisites you need to follow and then followed by which the detailed guide in the next page. Once you apply this firmware update, the root access if any will be lost. Just in case if you wish to root the device, the warranty will get void. Very soon we will be coming up with an article which will help you to root your phone and install the custom ROM firmwares.

Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions carefully mentioned in this article, we should not be held responsible in any manner if your device doesn’t boot up or gets bricked due to not following the instructions.

Samsung has recently clarified that it won’t be pushing the Jellybean 4.1 update for Galaxy S Plus but will be pushing the Value Pack updates so as to make sure that the firmware is smoother.

In the process of applying this update, all the data in your device will be getting lost, so it’s better to back up all the data present in your phone.

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

Minimum battery life should be a minimum of 50% to avoid device from turning Off in the middle of the update process. Turn off the antivirus applications in your Galaxy S Plus. Ensure that you are disabling or uninstalling all the antivirus suites installed in your phone.

Samsung Galaxy S Plus S I9001

Ensure that the KIES Mode in your Galaxy S is enabled from the path “Settings > Wireless & Network > USB Settings > Samsung KIES”. So assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up the detailed guide on how to apply this update in your device.

7 comments

  1. i updated my samsung galaxy s pluse to 2.3.6 xxkQ1 but after updated my mob contiously restarting ?plz help me

  2. Hola muy buenas,

    Quiero actualizar pero no sé si hay que ser Root obligatoriamente y otra duda
    de las 3 actualizaciones XXXQI, XXXQB Y XXXQD, no sé cual es la mejor o recomendada.
    Por Kies dicen que que es una locura actualizar no?

  3. And as a side note, i don’t get the 364 MB RAM as some of people seems to get after update to 2.3.6 value pack.

    • you can free the space in the RAM by deleting unwanted apps

      • Already removed unwanted apps from stock but storage have nothing to do with RAM memory available.
        There is a difference on devices depending where were made?

        thanks for reply Pradeep

  4. Hello,
    installed perfectly but on top of I9001XXKQE_2.3.6_2012 May_I9001ATOKP3_Open Austria, so no fresh install. Everything is fine, better call quality, no more restarts, etc., but now i have a bigger problem. It closes by itself once a day. After install I also wiped dalvik-cache and cache but it still shuts off on me. Did somebody else encountered this?
    If i fresh install it, it will stop closing maybe?

    Thank you for your answer.