How to Update Galaxy S PLUS I9001 with Official Value Pack XXKQB 2.3.6 Firmware

Galaxy S PLUS LogoIf you are a Samsung Galaxy S PLUS I9001 user and are feeling left out in the race of firmware updates which gets released for other Android smartphones? Not anymore as Samsung is silently pushing out the Value Pack Officially for your phone. And in the due course of this article we will guide you so that you can easily update manually even before Samsung comes out with this update. As of now we don’t have any ETA on by when this roll out will be finished Worldwide but it has just started from Switzerland. This value pack is nothing but the Gingerbread 2.3.6 firmware. Since this is a boot loader free version, anyone can update with this firmware. This valus pack is dubbed as the XXKQB version.

New Features of Value Pack XXKQB for Galaxy S PLUS I9001:

  • Face Unlock
  • New Kernel with huge RAM (Total RAM: 364 )
  • Galaxy S II ICS Lockscreen
  • Photo Editor
  • Built-in TouchWiz 4
  • Improved Camera UI + Can capture pictures while shooting a video
  • Auto-Rotation is fast – Fast switching from portrait to landscape
  • Overall speed improvements
  • GPU Performance slightly increased
  • Some Google Apps updated

Disclaimer: Neither we, nor developer should be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article. It’s very unlikely that there will be any issues but just in case if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.

Rooting Information: Applying this update doesn’t mean that you need to root the device before & also the device will not get rooted after applying this update. Just in case if your device is rooted, after applying this update the rooting access will be revoked. We will try our level best to come up with the rooting article separately.

Essential pre Requisites:

  • All the data present in your Galaxy S PLUS I9001 should be backed up as in the process of applying this update, the data might get either lost or corrupted. With the help of below mentioned steps you can easily backup the same. After updating with this release, your PC Suite will no longer support the device as it’s in the custom ROM firmware.

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 charge left in the device should be at least 60% so as to ensure that device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
  • Disable all the antivirus suites in your computer and uninstall the same in your device as these tools generally tend to interrupt the process of firmware update.
  • Enable the USB Debugging in your Galaxy S I9001 from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked.

USB Debugging

So assuming that you have followed all the instructions mentioned above, you can now proceed to the next page where we have mentioned detailed tutorial.

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98 comments

  1. very good

  2. It gives me some error with phone logo – ! – computer logo. What I have to do?

  3. Galaxysplusowner

    Do you know when this officaly comes out?

  4. Applying this update did void my phone’s warranty…plz rply to my.mail shifancp@gmail.com
    plz

  5. my phone is unable to switch on. can anyone pleaseeeeee help me

  6. How can I upgrade my S plus with a latest version of the android

  7. dunt work get stuck at set up connection damn!!!

  8. i’m stuck at setup connection stage :(

  9. Face Unlock feature is very nice. when this phone come into indian market. ram is alos good . then what about the cost of this mobile

  10. used odin downloader, and aries…firmware version 2.3.6. ..sucsess

  11. hello guys…i already use that odin 4.43 with the ops…then it works fine..the when i go to recovery mode..ramdump error is coming out…then i neglect that one..and start the phone..then it works great but then suddenly when somebody calls me my phone start to logoff…then after i open it..too much error is coming out…i cant use my phone at all..is ther anyone experiencing the same problem i have…this is a serious matter..can somebody help us…

    • Yes this is because we have to do factory reset.
      Try this *2767*3855#
      this will take care.

  12. sry you can delete my post up, everything works I updated. Only problem I cant get into recovery mode, ram dump error like to the other.. then i push only up and power recovery logo shows, but after few seconds it continious booting, maby somebody knows how to fix it? sorry again for my bad english

  13. PLZ HELP ME!!! I did as cita sayd I used Multi_Downloader_v4.43_with_smd0425 and AriesVE. But I had error putting PDA file(md5 file i mean), and i did mistake I still pushed start, new version did not istalled, and now phone is not booting I just cant get dowload mode :( plz help me. And sorry for my bad english

  14. i9001 XXKQD has issues, wifi disconnect abruptly. The wifi sign shows that the service is on but the connection disconnects. Also, the phone does connect with Kies Desktop however the internal and external sd cards are accessible.

  15. I using AriesVE.ops+Multi_Downloader_v4.43_with_smd0425..exe… and it is really work…hope can help u all.

  16. hey guys its working very perfectly . you just need ODIN Multi Downloader 4.43 and ariesVE.OPS and IT’s Done . and Continue as The Procedure Given Upward . ITs Just a work Of 20 mins.
    Thanks . for uploading Such a good Firmware.

  17. Same error like others. ODIN stuck after “SetupConnection.”
    As suggested by others tries ODIN 4.43, But it says invalid image file while selecting the file into PDA Tab. Later while clicking on Start it says ” Unnamed file not found”

    Really funny experience.

  18. On updating with 2.3.6 is rooting the device ? will my device will be out of warranty ?

  19. got official update 2.3.6 xxkqd in india

  20. vol up, center button and the power button, im getting the Ramdump error same as the guy above!!!

  21. Ive installed this update and its super cool the only thing i could not get it to work was the factory reset and wipe from the recovery mode. Actually i could not even boot into recovery because of an error, anyways the phone works fine even without the factory reset. My question is should i be worried ?!

  22. Those who cant install this update please install odin 4.43 this version of odin works fine with the update.

  23. I have a samsung galaxy s plus with current ics of 2.3.4 does it will be upgraded to 4.0?plz help me

  24. i tried lots of time but this update is not working………..plz help…….

  25. please sir give official updates of samsung galaxy s plus i9001……

  26. It`s not working, odin stop at SetupConnection
    Added!!
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    I9001XXKQB_I9001OXXKP8_I9001XXKPL_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:10)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..

    Can you help me ?
    Thanks

  27. Hi guys, this description is incomplete, but refer to the previous post for KQ7 and you will see important hints there.
    I tried it and it seems to work.
    2 main points are the odin version (multi 4.43 plus ariesVE ops file) plus the steps about restart etc.

    I used the odein multi downloader v4.43 plus aries VE and I have now the updates version. so overall the two tutorials together are complete now and the firmware refresh seems to go well.

    good luck

  28. Odin sucks ass, it won´t work.. always stuck on setupconnection.

    Is it possible to flash this XXKQB update from sdcard if i root my phone?
    I know it kills my warranty, but i would like to get this update and move on to cm9 when it´s finished.

  29. any solution for “setup connection ” problem yet?

  30. Hello,

    I’m from Belgium and I’d like to update my phone with this Value Pack.
    Is the Dutch language supported in this value pack?

    thx in advance

  31. HI Neela

    i am facing the the same problem of others it just got hung up

    kies marked rooted properly but still any other way to upgrade kindly let us know

    thanks in advance

    Murali

  32. does this update voids the warranty?

  33. PLEASE HELP
    WHEN I NM ENTERING IN TO RECOVERY MODE, I M GETING A MASSAGE
    CAN ANYONE HELP!

  34. ps: maybe just maybe this version of odin is not very compatible is this device

  35. dear neela i have the same problem than most people here have
    i run odin as administrator put my phone into download mode select the
    I9001XXKQB_I9001OXXKP8_I9001XXKPL_HOME.tar.md5 as the PDA file and hit start. After that it stops at Setupconnection…
    i whaited some time and nothing
    here is the log:
    Added!!
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    I9001XXKQB_I9001OXXKP8_I9001XXKPL_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:9)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..
    please help me neela pleeease!!!

  36. Neela: which device you are using?

    Phone: Samsung Galaxy S plus
    Computer: Win 7 Ultimate 64bit
    Usb: 2.0
    Samsung stock usb cable, that came with the phone
    Odin 1.83, which i downloaded from the link above, among with the other necessary stuff.

  37. Hi! Can you tell me which languages are available in this Rom? I’m interested in hungarian. Thanks in advance!

  38. and what appened when the mobile was root before?

  39. Odin 1.83 doesnt work with this update..
    i have:
    - Disabled antivirus programs, and unistalled malware/virus protection apps
    - tried this with Win7 and Xp
    - 5 different usb ports
    - shutted down all kies processes with process manager
    - tried with USB debugging on and off
    - Removed sim card and microSD, no effect
    - installed new usb drivers
    - the phone isn´t sim locked

    And yes i´m sure i´m in download mode and Odin shows COM port in yellow

    Added!!
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    I9001XXKQB_I9001OXXKP8_I9001XXKPL_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:9)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..

    And here it stucks

  40. Doesnt work :-(

    Added!!
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    I9001XXKQB_I9001OXXKP8_I9001XXKPL_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:20)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection.

    After this nothing happens

  41. Hello, i have the same problem as those two other guys, it gets stuck on “Setup Connection” plzz is there anyway to fix this?

  42. I’m stuck at the same stage,

    Connected in Kies mode and USB drivers are intact. I think I unnecessarily screwed my phone.

    Added!!
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    I9001XXKQB_I9001OXXKP8_I9001XXKPL_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:13)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..

  43. how much time the update takes becouse it stucks at setting up connection for a long time.It stucked forever or should i wait .Can i update if my carrier is tmobile?

  44. there is one huge App running in background and it takes up a lot of RAM, so I need to cear RAM often. I would like to know what is that. It is worrying me.

  45. Like whats been out there,what about the zte warp upgrades….

  46. Hi.
    If I install this ROM will my carrier stay normal ( Will the contract between Me and the carrier stay the same?), Or should I contact them first?
    Thank You!

  47. Neela,

    How safe is the above procedure ? Can i revert back to my original version which is 2.3.3, when this update is not successfull !
    Help needed !

  48. how to download my galaxy s plus

  49. dear neela,
    i am thinking to update first time.is there any risk of phone becomming dead if update process fails?.right now my versionis2.3.5,GINGERBREAD.DXKJ2.this is thailand version.please guide.

  50. Added!!
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    I9001XXKQB_I9001OXXKP8_I9001XXKPL_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:20)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection.

    After this nothing happens ,

    • check with another pc and install the usb drivers!

      • Neela…this problem same to me, setup at 2 differents PC also show the same msg stop at ‘setup connection’.
        Help needed!!!

      • i tried 3 different pc-s neela and 12 different ports i installed usb drivers everything but nothing…

        Added!!
        Enter CS for MD5..
        Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
        Please wait..
        I9001XXKQB_I9001OXXKP8_I9001XXKPL_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
        Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
        Leave CS..
        Odin v.3 engine (ID:20)..
        File analysis..
        SetupConnection.

        After this nothing happens ,

        • please check with the mode in which thed evice is connected, connect in the kies mode!

          • it is connected in the kies mode ,can u show me a link which usb drivers to install pls,thanks

            • my advice is not to update except if u are very good at this or if u are rich,before this i almost bricked my dads vibrant twice,if u want a good rom then buy a differnt phone like i9000 or i9100 because it is much easier to install roms on them

        • i did this and it says setup connection,ok,then i thought it wont work so i unpluged the device and took the battery out and put it back and rebooted the device and it works but its not updated

  51. hi neela,i got problem updating with this value pack,i do as you say in instructions
    its starts how it should but stops in “setup connection” and now i cant start my phone ,it trying to restart but can not, repeat showing samsung galaxy s plus over and over …pls help

    • connect your phone in the KIES mode!

      • hi, i flash my galaxy tab P1000 and some of my friends galaxy i9003 ( in saudi arabia ) – i never experience any problem as i follow the procedures exactly, but yesterday when i try to flash i9001 i face the same problem what others, kindly advice how to solve this below problem, thank u very much…

        Added!!
        Enter CS for MD5..
        Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
        Please wait..
        I9001XXKQB_I9001OXXKP8_I9001XXKPL_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
        Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
        Leave CS..
        Odin v.3 engine (ID:20)..
        File analysis..
        SetupConnection

  52. Any idea about the value pack for Galaxy I9003.When are they rolling out and features??