How to Update Galaxy S Plus I9001 with Value Pack XXKQG Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware Update

Galaxy S PLUS LogoIf you are having Samsung Galaxy S Plus GT I9001 smartphone, then you can now easily update with the latest Value pack Gingerbread 2.3.6 firmware update. In the due course of this article, we will be checking out on what are the list of pre requisites you need to follow along with the detailed procedure on how to apply this update. Please note that it’s not a custom ROM firmware and this update is released in select countries. Since it’s a global update, it can be applied on all the devices which are not network locked devices. This update ropes in many new features which we have summed up below. This 2.3.6 Gingerbread update is dubbed as XXKQG Update. It was the last time when we saw on how you can update your Galaxy S Plus with XXKQB version of Gingerbread 2.3.6 firmware.

This Value Pack update will gradually be rolled out around the Globe, there is no exact date on by when this update will be rolled out to all the devices. Since this update is not yet available via KIES for all the users, one can manually apply this update by following instructions. This update should not be applied on the I9000 devices and any other devices other than unlocked I9001 devices. Additionally, this update should not be applied on the locked I9001 devices or else it may even brick the device.

Disclaimer: We should not 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.

Features & highlights of Gingerbread 2.3.6 XXKQG Firmware:

  • ICS Lock screen & Photo Editor Tools,
  • Improved Stability & Performance,
  • Face Unlock Feature is pre-installed,
  • Take photos while recording video,
  • Force Close issues while playing HD games is now addressed,
  • Higher RAM Memory allocation to user,
  • Better Battery Backup

Pre Requisites:

  • Please be informed that in the process of applying this update, the data in the device may get corrupted or wiped off. So, we recommend you to back up the data so that the same can be restored with the help of below mentioned steps.

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 SAMSUNG Galaxy S Plus GT I9001 from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked.

USB DebuggingOnce you are done with all the above pre requisites, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed tutorial which will help you update the device.

15 comments

  1. i have samsung galaxy s plus i9001 .i want updet android 4.0 , so tell me sugetion
    tthanks

  2. phone started in download mode then i connected phone with laptop via usb
    Odin window shows in yellow 0:[COM8] after wards folowing lines are showing
    Added!!

    Added!!
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    I9001XXKQ7_I9001DBTKP2_I9001XXKPK_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:8)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..
    Can’t open the serial(COM) port.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)
    pl. help to solve the problem

  3. phone started in download mode then i connected phone with laptop via usb
    Odin window shows in yellow 0:[COM8] after wards folowing lines are showing

    Added!!
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    I9001XXKQ7_I9001DBTKP2_I9001XXKPK_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:8)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..
    after this nothing to proceed after waiting long time

    i rooted the device before and kies also not detecting device
    pl. help and advice

    regards
    jisso

  4. i am in the midddle of the process and its stuck . in the messsages section ,it is written cant open serial port.its written fail! in the space above id com bars

  5. BRICKED PHONE !!!!!!!!!!!! DO NOT INSTALL

    VERSION OF ODIN ON THE LINK DOES NOT HAVE OPS/one package optionI basially did what it says here and bricked my phone
    when power up the phone i get warning icon and a broken link between phone and computer…useless phone now… warranty void…
    Wanna thank idiots that posted this , hope your phone fries as well.
    when I did the same but with Odin 4 i got stuck in the process …
    CANNOT ENTER RECOVERY MODE ANYMORE ….fuk!!!

  6. I think, the procedure get stuck at a certain point (see picture). Now i have 2 questions: is it normal that in the ID section, only the first 5 windows get yellow, and not all of them, 6, 7 and 8 are left white? Or is there a problem?

    Under messages, it stops at ID 4/46 SetupConnection..

    Do you have an idea, how I can fix that problem?

    Thanks Daniel

  7. is there any improvement over value pack XXKQB 2.3.6,i already have that.

  8. how to revert back to original firmware for galaxy s plus.
    This version often crashes Samsung keyboard and youtube.

  9. Dear Neela,
    First Thank you for this Post, I think this I9001 phone has been ignored for some time, let me say that you are the first one to say we can use Odin V1.31 and without the what is so called AriesVE, ops, i have been looking around in so many places like Sammobile and XDA all of them says we should use Odin V4.43 along with AriesVE Ops file, and yes i did use it to flash an Arabic stock Rom 2.3.5 from Sammobile, it was OK but when i connect to Kies it connects but says that this device is not supported for upgrade, would be realy nice of you if you could explain how come you are the only one to use Odin V1.31 without any pit or ops file, i think this will help too many confused people who has I9001 like me.
    Thank you for your support.

  10. Will I have to root phone again after this update, and if so, will the same rooting procedure work?