Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 users can now update with an all new firmware version dubbed as XXLE4, this firmware update ropes in the goodness of Gingerbread 2.3.6 firmware. This firmware fixes all the bugs related to the camera and also fixes bugs pertaining to the Google PLAY Store wherein some of the apps were getting force closed. Please note that this firmware is officially released in Russia but can be used across all the devices around the Globe as this is a universal firmware and not a country specific firmware. We have no clue as of now on by when the OTA will be available of this update, but you don’t need to wait for the same as we will help you to update the device manually.
Disclaimer: We should not be held liable for any damage caused in the process of updating Samsung Galaxy SL I9003. It is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions to the point which are mentioned in procedure.
The best part of this firmware is that this is not a custom ROM firmware or say the beta firmware, so the bugs which will be there will be very minimum. In the due course of this update process article we will be checking out on what are the pre requisites you need to follow along with a detailed procedure on how to apply this update.
Over a period of this update process since the data needs to be wiped and cache needs to be cleared, you need to back up all the data present in your device so that the data can be restored after applying the update To help you better, you can make use of below steps so as to manually back up the same. Don’t use KIES to back up the data as it won’t detect the update since it’s not yet rolled out to all countries.
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”
Disable / uninstall all the security suites installed in your computer as these tools interrupt the firmware update process. Also, most importantly enable the KIES Mode in your device from the path “Settings > Wireless & Network > USB Settings > Samsung KIES”. Ensure that the Samsung KIES Mode is enabled. Also, enable the USB Debugging Mode from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”.
KIES in your computer should be the latest version as it will ensure that all the drivers are installed properly in your computer to facilitate this update.
So assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed guide on how to apply this firmware update.