Galaxy S Plus I9001

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

98 Comments

  1. attaullah

    May 2, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    very good

  2. Carl

    June 25, 2012 at 2:11 am

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 25, 2012 at 10:18 am

      just re insert the sim and restart the phone

  3. Galaxysplusowner

    June 24, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Do you know when this officaly comes out?

  4. shifan

    June 24, 2012 at 8:31 pm

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

  5. Koushik Chetia

    June 21, 2012 at 10:06 pm

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

  6. spamkvp

    June 20, 2012 at 4:34 pm

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

  7. khanex

    June 9, 2012 at 9:00 pm

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 10, 2012 at 11:46 am

      enable the KIES Mode in yuor device so as to get device detected in the ODIN

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 10, 2012 at 11:46 am

      enable the KIES Mode in yuor device so as to get device detected in the ODIN

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 10, 2012 at 11:46 am

      enable the KIES Mode in yuor device so as to get device detected in the ODIN

  8. Baher Bassem Morkos

    May 29, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    i’m stuck at setup connection stage 🙁

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 30, 2012 at 11:59 am

      RESTART THE PC AND RE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS!

  9. PRASANTH

    May 25, 2012 at 10:32 am

    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. andrew

    May 24, 2012 at 6:03 pm

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

  11. benson

    May 20, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    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…

    • Ignatius

      May 28, 2012 at 10:39 am

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

  12. Motiejus

    May 15, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    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. Motiejus

    May 15, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    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. Pankaj

    May 9, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    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. Joself

    May 6, 2012 at 7:53 pm

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

  16. Colin Levy

    May 4, 2012 at 7:42 am

    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. vijay

    April 25, 2012 at 11:50 am

    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. Goutham

    April 25, 2012 at 11:33 am

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

  19. Avdhesh

    April 24, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    got official update 2.3.6 xxkqd in india

  20. Kiril Ognenov

    April 23, 2012 at 8:36 am

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

  21. Kiril Ognenov

    April 23, 2012 at 8:35 am

    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. Anonymus

    April 22, 2012 at 11:09 am

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

  23. Amlan

    April 21, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    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. ..deep mulwani

    April 21, 2012 at 10:56 am

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 21, 2012 at 11:46 am

      visit service centre for the same!

  25. ..deep mulwani

    April 21, 2012 at 10:54 am

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 21, 2012 at 11:45 am

      yes we will come up with the same!

  26. Alin

    April 17, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    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. Norbert

    April 17, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    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

    • Murali

      April 20, 2012 at 12:58 pm

      HI Buddy

      i did the same n working but a few things r missing

    • cita

      April 22, 2012 at 4:07 am

      Yep, seems to be working. Great job, thanks

      For all – things to do:
      1. get ODIN Multi_Downloader_v4.43_with_smd0425..exe
      2. get AriesVE.ops

      Run ODIN, select OPS file, ten tar.md5 file, push start button twice and that’s it.

      • cita

        April 22, 2012 at 4:34 am

        … but a can’t get Recovery mode. After pressing volume UP+central+Power button I get “RAMDUMP mode. couse force upload” message.

        WTF?

        • Pradeep Neela

          April 22, 2012 at 2:14 pm

          how you are trying to enter recovery?

    • deep mulwani

      April 23, 2012 at 6:46 pm

      NOBERT plz tell me the intruction how i can install….step by step plz……WRITE DOWN THERE thanx………

    • CS

      April 24, 2012 at 10:35 pm

      Norbert, thank for your input….finally i did it.

    • benson

      May 20, 2012 at 7:21 pm

      sir can you make the tutorials for us…

  28. Panosmies

    April 14, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    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. harryyzz

    April 13, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    any solution for “setup connection ” problem yet?

  30. Tom

    April 13, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    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

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 13, 2012 at 2:51 pm

      yes you can apply with this update!

  31. Murali

    April 12, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    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

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 12, 2012 at 6:29 pm

      have you tried clearing the cache from the recovery mode?

  32. harryyzz

    April 11, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    does this update voids the warranty?

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 12, 2012 at 1:25 am

      no it wont void the warranty!

      • harryyzz

        April 12, 2012 at 1:27 pm

        thnx bro !

      • harryyzz

        April 12, 2012 at 2:07 pm

        mine too stuck on setup connection 🙁 help

  33. DR NARENDRA

    April 11, 2012 at 7:43 pm

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

  34. anytime

    April 11, 2012 at 7:37 pm

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

  35. anytime

    April 11, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    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!!!

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 12, 2012 at 1:39 am

      dont select the pit file!

  36. Panosmies

    April 11, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    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. Milan

    April 11, 2012 at 11:55 am

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 12, 2012 at 6:31 pm

      its an European version!

  38. rafcucu

    April 10, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    and what appened when the mobile was root before?

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 10, 2012 at 11:21 pm

      please follow the instructions!

  39. Panosmies

    April 10, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    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

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 10, 2012 at 11:33 pm

      which device you are using?

  40. Ignatius

    April 10, 2012 at 10:25 am

    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

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 12, 2012 at 7:11 pm

      connect the phone to the computer wiht the USB Debugging and in the KIES Mode

  41. eirik

    April 9, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    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. Srivatchsan

    April 9, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    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. Anonymus

    April 9, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    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. bzzz

    April 8, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    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. RandyGelbutis

    April 8, 2012 at 10:36 am

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

  46. bzzz

    April 7, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    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. Aravind

    April 7, 2012 at 9:04 am

    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 !

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 7, 2012 at 11:56 am

      yes you can revert back to any version!

      • Ignatius

        April 10, 2012 at 10:30 am

        hi
        now i have 2.3.6 XXKPK.
        how can i revert back to 2.3.4 official firmware?

  48. shah

    April 6, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    how to download my galaxy s plus

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 6, 2012 at 11:46 pm

      please follow the procedure!

  49. mukesh

    April 6, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    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.

    • Neela Pradeep

      April 6, 2012 at 9:07 pm

      don’t worry we are here to help you!

  50. Prandeep

    April 6, 2012 at 10:23 am

    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 ,

    • Neela Pradeep

      April 6, 2012 at 11:06 am

      check with another pc and install the usb drivers!

      • CS

        April 6, 2012 at 11:56 pm

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

        • Pradeep Neela

          April 7, 2012 at 12:49 am

          we are lookign into this!

          • Anonymus

            April 8, 2012 at 12:25 am

            Hi ive got the same problem what is mentioned above.Please help me!

      • evgeniy

        April 7, 2012 at 2:35 am

        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 ,

        • Pradeep Neela

          April 8, 2012 at 12:23 pm

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

          • evgeniy

            April 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm

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

          • cistamlaka

            April 8, 2012 at 11:48 pm

            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

        • cistamlaka

          April 8, 2012 at 11:43 pm

          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. evgeniy

    April 6, 2012 at 5:46 am

    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

    • Neela Pradeep

      April 6, 2012 at 11:08 am

      connect your phone in the KIES mode!

      • batcha

        April 27, 2012 at 3:19 pm

        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. Sumanth

    April 5, 2012 at 6:35 pm

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

    • Neela Pradeep

      April 5, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      as of now there is no update on the I9003 Value Pack!

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