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How to Update Galaxy S2 GT I9100G with Official Gingerbread 2.3.6 XWLC2 Firmware

Samsung Guess LogoWorried about when Samsung will be coming out with an all new update of ICS 4.0.3 then all we can say that very soon there will be an all new update and till then you can enjoy an all new firmware which is dubbed as XWLC2 which is basically a Gingerbread 2.3.6 series update. In the process of this update we will be checking out on what are the list of pre requisites you need to follow along with which we will also be checking out on what is the detailed tutorial on how to apply this update.

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 soon come up with the rooting process at the earliest.

So assuming that you have followed all the above instructions mentioned above, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up the list of pre requisites you need to follow.

Quick Pre Requisites:

  • Download the XWLC2 Firmware Zip package from here to your computer.
  • All the data there in your Galaxy S GT I9000 needs to be backed up, ensure that you are using the below mentioned steps to backup all your data. Since this update is not yet officially pushed via KIES, it won’t be detected in KIES as of now.

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 phone should be 80% so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update. (If you don’t follow this step then the chances are more that your phone may get DEAD for which we should not be responsible).
  • Disable all the security suites installed in your computer and uninstall all antivirus tools in your computer so as to ensure that the firmware update is not interrupted in the middle of the process.

Assuming that you have followed all the instructions mentioned above, let’s head to the next page where we have mentioned a detailed tutorial on how to apply this update.


72 comments

  1. How can i download pictures taken by my Samsung galaxy tab GT-I9100G #2

  2. Shashidhar Mruthyunjaya

    Thanks, my phone (Samsung S2 GT-I9100G White colour) had bootloop issue after flashing CWM (ClokworkMod) and I was clueless, I thought I had to return the phone. Then luckily I found this link, flashed through ODIN and it worked like a charm. Even the yellow icon is also gone. Thanks very much for this post.

  3. Shashidhar Mruthyunjaya

    Thanks, my phone (Samsung S2 GT-I9100G White colour) had bootloop issue after flashing CWM (ClokworkMod) and I was clueless, I thought I had to return the phone. Then luckily I found this link, flashed through ODIN and it worked like a charm. Even the yellow icon is also gone. Thanks very much for this post.

  4. hello!
    I upgraded firmware on my Samsung Galaxy SII via OTA. My starting firmware was android 2.3.4 (gingerbread) and after two successful updates via wifi it was on android 2.3.6 . Now it prompted me for another upgrade (12.1 MB or so). I downloaded it (successfully), it installed successfully but when the phone reboot, it got stuck on the booting screen which displays ‘Samsung Galaxy SII’ and the Model no. I9100G . I tired: 1. Reboot 2. Hard ResetBut it still won’t budge. When I connect my charger (phone turned off), the battery symbol shows up, and since it is going into recovery mode, I know all is not lost. So what is the problem? More importantly, how do I solve it? SOS.Please help me asap!!!

  5. hello!
    I upgraded firmware on my Samsung Galaxy SII via OTA. My starting firmware was android 2.3.4 (gingerbread) and after two successful updates via wifi it was on android 2.3.6 . Now it prompted me for another upgrade (12.1 MB or so). I downloaded it (successfully), it installed successfully but when the phone reboot, it got stuck on the booting screen which displays ‘Samsung Galaxy SII’ and the Model no. I9100G . I tired: 1. Reboot 2. Hard ResetBut it still won’t budge. When I connect my charger (phone turned off), the battery symbol shows up, and since it is going into recovery mode, I know all is not lost. So what is the problem? More importantly, how do I solve it? SOS.Please help me asap!!!

  6. hello!
    I upgraded firmware on my Samsung Galaxy SII via OTA. My starting firmware was android 2.3.4 (gingerbread) and after two successful updates via wifi it was on android 2.3.6 . Now it prompted me for another upgrade (12.1 MB or so). I downloaded it (successfully), it installed successfully but when the phone reboot, it got stuck on the booting screen which displays ‘Samsung Galaxy SII’ and the Model no. I9100G . I tired: 1. Reboot 2. Hard ResetBut it still won’t budge. When I connect my charger (phone turned off), the battery symbol shows up, and since it is going into recovery mode, I know all is not lost. So what is the problem? More importantly, how do I solve it? SOS.Please help me asap!!!

  7. when i tried this, and i followed every single step the foloowing log came into action:

    Added!!
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    I9100GXWLC2_I9100GODDKL1_I9100GDDKL1_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..
    Initialzation..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    cache.img
    factoryfs.img

    Complete(Write) operation failed.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

    Now the phone won’t start, won’t go into recovery mode and i am in deep trouble here…
    please help as quickly as possible. i do not know what to do here

  8. my bluetooth cant detect others device and the others also cant detect mine after installed this update.how to solve this?

  9. hello,
    i successfully updated to XWLC2…but now de problem is.. neither my device is connecting to pc via mass storage nor Kies.. plz help…
    ..awaiting for de response!!

  10. Is ICS is available in India for GT I9100G?

  11. I am in some deep trouble with my Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100G phone. Software update on my phone showed that updates are available, so I downloaded the update (about 50mb) through my 3g. Then I installed update and rebooted. Everything worked fine. It again immediately showed an update available (about 12.5mb). So I downloaded the update with my 3g. I got the installing screen. After installing, it rebooted and got stuck at Samsung Galaxy startup screen. I waited for about 2 hrs hoping it would go further but nothing happened.

    I had no option but to take out my battery and switch it on again, but again it gets stuck at Samsung Galaxy screen. I am in deep trouble because I didn’t back up any data before updating (I know I should have). I don’t want to lose my contacts, messages, etc. Is there any way I can do something to recover my phone or if that is not possible, at least back up the data?

    Can you please help me on this..?????

  12. Hey sampath..Do you have a date as to when will the ICS be launched for GT I9100G in India?

  13. I ALSO TRIED TO UPDATE IT with 2.3.5 XXKI3 for i9100 , boot loader / pda / code / pit file, after that now it is giving this error please please help .

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