How to Update Indian Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 with Official DDKP3 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware

Samsung Guess LogoHello Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 users, here comes February Delight for you as in the due course of this article we will be discussing about on how you can install an all new Officially and newly released firmware dubbed as DDKP3 which is the latest Gingerbread 2.3.6 firmware. This update is an official update released by Samsung Electronics Ltd. and is slowly rolled out via KIES. So just in case if you were on the beta firmware or the one still waiting for the updates, then you need not worry as in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how to apply this update manually. Since it’s a global release, anyone with their Galaxy SL I9003 can proceed with the update but only n/w locked devices can’t be updated as it may brick your device.

Disclaimer: We have taken undue care on the simplicity as well as the authenticity of this procedure so that no issues are faced after updating your phone. We should not be held responsible in any manner just in case if anything happens to your device which is very unlikely if you follow all the mentioned instructions properly.

Note on Warranty:
Since it’s an Official release by Samsung Electronics, the warranty won’t get void. Just in case if you have rooted the firmware, then after applying this firmware the root access will be revoked and also the lost warranty can be reclaimed.

Special Instructions to users on Custom ROMs:

  • Just in case if you are on any of the custom ROM firmware, then you need to first up clear all the cache from your phone along with that you also need to disable all the lag fixes just in case if installed any. You can clear all of this from the recovery mode.
  • Once you enter into the recovery mode, you will have to select the options like “Wipe data/factory reset”, “Wipe Cache partition” after which select the option of “reboot system now” so that all the cache data gets cleaned from your phone.

Before proceeding, you need to ensure that you have backed up all the data present in your phone with the help of below mentioned steps.

Text messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Phone Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Pictures, Music, Videos, Files etc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

Battery charge left in your phone should be a minimum of 70% so as to ensure that phone doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.

So assuming that you have followed all the instructions, you can now proceed to next page where we will be checking out on how to apply this firmware in your phone.

151 comments

  1. i tried to downgrade but after that my mobile started to reboot continuously
    what to do
    plz hepl me
    :-( :-(

  2. Hi,
    Thanks for the update. Will this enable me get OTA updates? My issue is that I have tried many ROMs till date. But unfortunately all are showing product code as xxxxKOR (KOREA) I guess, due to which I am not able to update.

  3. The mentioned link to download no longer exist in hotfile site ! please specify other link.

  4. Hi. admin . pls show me. where is download link ddkp3 firmware.

  5. i’m just stucked now bcz of d reqrmnt of DDKP3 2.3.6 firmware… its also not downloading please suggest me how can i move on to 4.1.2 jellybean… plzzzzzz…… :-( :-( :-( :-(

  6. How can I downgrade my galaxy s I9003 from custom rom to stock rom

  7. Dear Link is missing :-(

  8. PACKAGE LINK SAYS FILE HAS BEEN REMOVED . pLEASE ADVICE

  9. reupload please @_@
    the link is dead

  10. Hey, the download file has been removed or what???
    Can anyone help?

  11. the download link does not work.. please help. thanks

  12. the links is removed please fixed it it is for both upadte and root
    please reply fast

  13. Hi, I Have galaxy SL i9003 with the firmware PDA:I9003JXKA4 (BUILD No:FROYO.JVKD1) and its in Kuwait warranty, if i update the above given firmware will it lose the warranty? Or is there any other firmware to update this model. Please give your valuable opinion.

    Thanks in advance.

    Giby, Kuwait

  14. Prasanth Namboodiri

    Pradeep, on all the HOTFILE links the following message is coming. specially for the Rooting and DDKP3 updates. “This file is either removed due to copyright claim or is deleted by the uploader.”
    something is wrong??

  15. I suppose there were many problems related to wifi. Is it fixed with this firmware or is it still there? I am having doubt after reading all these comments, should I go with the update or not? Want your suggestion. If I face any problem in the future is there any way I can reload my previous firmware?

  16. I have Samsung Galaxy SL i9003 Firmware version 2.2.1/ Baseband Version I9003DDKA5/ Build number FROYO.DDKB2……… Can I upgrade it to 2.3.6 DDKP3 directly? Will it work?

  17. hey ID:COM not turning yelloww.. please help urgent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. hey… ID:COM not turning yellow!!

  19. THanks a lot pradeep first time i did root my phone correctly coz of u brother….

    please please thanks a lot i really m happy…for gingerbread 2.3.6 ddpk3 version

    looking forward to root Galaxy SL I9003 with Super Stable EHNDROIX ICS

    hope that will work for me too….

    i ll post on it too bro….please do reply me

  20. very nice.. thank you… no problem till now :)

  21. will this fix my camera problem it happens after i update it from 2.2.1 to 2.3.4 using odin..or are there some other solution for my problem tnx.

  22. HI, i ahve 2.2.1 DDKF1 , Can i directly apply the update

  23.  hello i am having 2.2.1 . can i directly update it?

  24.  hello i am having 2.2.1 . can i directly update it?

  25. its amaizing. it works.

  26. supreeth vattam

    Hey, I successfully updated to ddkp3, in the recovery mode, is it necessary to “Wipe data/factory reset”, if Yes, why??

  27. when i tried to update the firmware to DDKP3..it shows the Caution Page and when i click on “Start Update” 1 window comes “Prepare for firmware upgrade” it shows Insufficient disk’s free space (requires at least 3000mb ) and when i cclick ok…it gets cancel….any solution to this..

    i have 2gb of phone memory (1gb free)+ 1.52 gb of usb storage {Full free} + 16gb memory card (9gb free)

  28. I am unable to use 3X4 Keypad.. it types nos instead of words..

  29. Hi Pradeep

    The 3X4 Keypad type’s numbers instead of letters.

    There was same issue in DDKP2 also.

  30. hi i have samsung GT-I9003 firmwre 2.2.1 build froyo JVKB1
    HOW CAN I JUDATE THE FIRM WARE TO GINGER BRED 2.3.6
    THE PHONE IS BOUGHT IN AFRICA AND INDIAN SERVICE CENTER SAYS THAT ARE NOT CONFIDENT OF UPDATE AND WILL NOT LIKE TO TAKE CHANCE FOR THE SAME
    Regards
    Raju

  31. Hi, I have updated the frimware sucessfully. But the phone’s WIFI connection is unstable… need help

  32. not able to download, always somehotlink get opened. tell me how to update.
    hay neel will u do me a favor. i stuck with a problem of my phone restart. it automatically restart every time with half an hour gap. wat should i do. wat may be the problem

  33. In Odin, when I click at PDA, I need to find the file (tar.md5)…it doesn’t appear the file and I couldn’t find…need help…

  34. When is the Gingerbread value pack releasing for I9003?

  35. can i upgrade directly to this firmware from I9003ZXKPB basedband verison .
    does gtalk and gmail work in this version?

    plz reply thank you

  36. Currently I have my mobile running on Android 2.3.4 firmware. Please let me know if it is advisable to directly upgrade Android 2.3.6 DDKP3 on top of Android 2.3.4 firmware.

  37. i m facing wifi issues….wifi goes on and off evey 1 min or so…i cannot download anything …how to go back to the previous firmware or fix the issue….plzz help mee!!

    • yes there are issues with the WiFi, will check if we can arrange for a different kernel!

  38. i have upgraded to ggkp3…now i m facing wifi issues..!!
    wifi goes on and off every 1 min…!!…i cannot download any thing…how to go back to the previous firmware???

  39. pliz help it says after the download that the phone requires a password and i have done every thing right and it’s not going into recovery or download mode

  40. i have upgraded to gingerbread 2.3.6 firmware version build number is gingerbread.ddkp3…….now how can i connect my device to my laptop, the samsung kies is now not connecting to the device…thanks in advance

  41. Hi Pradeep,

    I have samsung galaxy s gt i9003 which i bought in china, firmware version is I9003ZCKP, can i ask if i can use this firmware on it. any advise..
    thanks in advance.

  42. Hi Pradeep,

    I tried to follow the steps but my GT19003 mobile keeps rebooting…. As per the instruction it will take 5 minutes but i have waiting for more than 20 minutes but it still keeps on rebooting .. Any idea :-(

  43. Hi Pradeep,

    Recently i had upgraded from Froyo to Gingerbread 2.3.6 DDKP2 as per the instructions here. Everything is fine but the phone realy slows down by day 2 or 3 after ebing put on, again it Put it off and it will work good for a day…

    Will upgrading to DDKP3 solve this issue? I know you are busy with the responses here and I appreciate that.

    Can i get little more details to this query? If this wont solve the problem then what is the solution? Clearing cache also has been tried already.

    Thanks

  44. Hi Neal,

    I am on XXKPQ based Poseidon custom ROM. Can I apply DDKP3 update directly?

  45. Hi Neal,
    This is hemanth i’m using presently DDKP2 version in my galaxy sl now i want to update with DDKP3 is there any change in the UI after udated with this version because last time when i updated to DDKP2 version from froyo i’m still having the old user interface as of with the froyo.. so is there will be any change if we updated with DDKP3 version…

  46. Hi Pradeep,
    I am on XXKP9, can I update directly to this version?
    Thank you.

  47. hi,
    I am on ddkp2 rooted with universal root by amit bargia. Can i update my phone to ddkp3 using the method which u hve provided????
    thnx

  48. Hi, new Russian firmware I9003XXKPU, pls post instruction on how to update asap. thanks

  49. hi neal
    my phone reatarts again and again after the recent xxkpn updates, and also the usb storage gets removed very often folowed by switching of the phone all by itself.
    i did exactly what the instruction said.
    if i apply this update will it solve the existing probem?
    please let me know.

  50. Hi neal,
    I am currently on ddkp2 and rooted. If i switch to ddkp3 will i have to root again?
    and what is difference between ddkp2 and ddkp3

  51. can we play HD videos (720p) in i9003

  52. Vineet / Pradeep

    I’m facing the same problem in the last 2 month ! I’ve tried at least 10 different stock firmware, but my I9003 doesn’t work one day anymore!
    I went to Samsung they don’t care about it, I pay for technical assistance they changed two times the firmware…… didn’t work.
    In the middle of little bugs the phone restarts or get frizzed with \Kernel panic\ message every moment.
    Every thing has started with Kies actualization message and I did it, I have no idea what happen, I have read about the same problem in different sites, but no one solution has work it out.
    I really need help !

  53. hi i am using a gt i9003 which i recently updated via kies.. the details are
    pda i9003ddkp3
    phone i9003ddkp4
    csc i9003ddkpi

    Post the update via kies my fone has gone crazy.. all my apps have disappeared… i tried reinstalling the apps from the market (i can use them immidiately after i hv dwnld them) but post a restart the apps disappear.
    I have tried ‘Factory Data Reset’, Wiping Cache etc etc… but doesnot help

    Can ne u suggest a way around the problem or shud i just head to the service centre

  54. Its better than froyo. full screen front camara but the new 2.3.6 official gingerbread has little bug like while in music player and contact the right hand side quick alphabet navigation some alphabets missing. but its a minor issue. overfall i like it still testing if i found some issue i’ll inform

  55. i was on uc kernel and kpq. updated this version via odin pda, now having boot loop. what to do? please help…

    • remove the battery, reinsert and then apply the update!

      • hi pradeep.. i am stuck in the boot loop too.. i removed the battery and retried the update.. still the same :( please help

        • just re insert the battery and re apply the update by following the instructions! it will be fixed!

  56. hi,
    is it only for india or any country user can use it?
    please reaply.

  57. the apps that i install on my gt i9003 do not appear once i restart my phone the erroe is get is ‘Application not installed’. I have tried to reset my phone but it doesnot help.

  58. Hey Pradeep,

    I am facing a unusual problem. Its nothing related to this update.
    My gt i9003 battery rains to zero suddenly after midnight(even though its full charged). And when I switch ON my phone after that the OS has been re installed(it takes to me the page where I select language, keyboard setting, google acc login…..etc.). All my Apps are still there but the settings of my phone are reset and data is lost. But some apps like Market, maps throw a error when I try to run them. This has been happening for last three days, and precisely after midnight.

    I have tried to format my phone, flashed it with this OS install. But its still the same problem. I have checedk for any virus with Avast mobile, still found no virus.

    You have any idea why is this happening with my phone?? Can you help me out.
    Waiting for your reply.

    Vineet.

    • I think I’m not alone… I’ve been trying hard for sometimes to solve this problem but till not still no solution… hope someone out there could able to give some advice on this matter.
      thanks everyone!

    • Aditya Venkatesh

      @Vineet,

      Hey,

      Even i am experiencing the same problem. And have been to samsung service centre three times and all the 3 times they have reloaded the OS but still the problem persists.

      Please Can You help me out Pradeep.

      Thanks,
      Aditya

  59. hi, i am on DDKP1. Can i update directly to this version?

  60. how will i know my phone is an indian galaxy sl…

  61. Hey Neela,
    I updated to DDKP3 through KIES and I still have the wi-fi issue….though not as much as I use to have in DDKP2…but still the problem is there….wiping cache partition worsens the problem…any solution??

  62. is der any way to get a tv out feature in sl9003 ..as of nw .. can we expect something ????

  63. Hi Pradeep,

    I am eagarly waiting for ICS for I9003 hope it will be out soon.

    Regards,
    Sandeep

  64. hi, i am on XXKPQ (rooted). Can i update directly to this version?

  65. There seems to be a software bug i have noticed on then DDKP3 software. When you open the contacts, the right side displaying the vertical alphabet, there is no letter L and Y, only a dot is shown. I had an error in my sending of text msgs to those letters. Im not sure if its related. Pls fix.

  66. will we ever be able to use tv out feature in i9003

  67. Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I update it successfully!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  68. I am on XXKPQ as of now, here is the link from where i downloaded the update > it http://androidadvices.com/update-samsung-galaxy-sl-i9003-official-ddkp2-gingerbread-236-firmware/2/

    Should I update to this ROM? Is it newer or with some new packages, and out of these two which one is the official Indian ROM and supported with KIES, the previous one is supported KIES.

    Also, will the video calling on skype and yahoo messenger work with this update.

    And lastly will there be any issues while going to DDKP3 from XXKPQ using odin.

    Had tried twice through KIES but failed to upgrade, its because of you guys only that I was able to taste gingerbread. :)

    Thanks and kudos for your endeavor :)

    Rahul Sethi

    Kurukshetra, Haryana India.

  69. Hello i applied everything well and went smooth till firmware update but im unable to get into recovery mode…..is this shows any impact on mobile working???? whats the use of it?
    My mobile showing
    Firmware Version : 2.3.6
    Baseband Version : I9003DDKP4
    Build Number : GINGERBREAD. DDKP3

    Is my mobile updated to DDKP3 version?

  70. I’ve successfully upgraded my galaxy s to gingerbird by following the above mentioned steps. but after i started the phone all the downloaded apps i had before are now gone. :(

    i thought because they are in the sd card, they will not be touched (so i did not backed up the apps :( ), but i think the wiping the cache has made them somehow invisible.

    can anyone please help on how can i get those apps back? or do i have to redownload them again?

  71. I’ve successfully updated my galaxy s to the gingerbird version. but after completing all the steps when i finally turn the phone on i can’t see any of the applications i’ve downloaded prior to the upgradation.
    the internal/external sd cards may still have them, but none of the application shortcuts are visible now. :(

    Please help…

    I did not took any backup of the apps as i thought they would be ok as they are in the sd card and also there was no mention of taking application backup in the mentioned updation steps.

  72. Hi,

    Thanks very much for this. Looks great. However, when I check the firmware details it says my Current Baseband version is DDKP4, instead of DDKP3. Gingerbread it is.Thx

  73. Good work mate…just flashed it….working fyn ..thnxx

  74. GPS not working on this?? Is this known?

  75. Has d WIFI issue been handled ??

  76. Hi Neela, Please can i get how to root DDKP3. I want to port the OS in my phone in Nigeria. Thanks.

  77. can i upgrade to this version by going to setting>Software upgrade? I have DDKP2.

  78. I’m on DDPK2, can i upgrade to DDKP3 by going to Settng>Software Upgrade>Check for upgrade?

  79. rooting procedure please

  80. Thanks for sharing pradeep. i hav just updated my Galaxy I9003 for the first time just now..No problem with the procedure u have given.every thing went well..

  81. Great job:-)
    rooting procedure please

  82. can I use this packagge on Samsung galaxyPro B7510

  83. Hey Neal…
    Thanks alot for adding this new official firmware here. Really Great news for all I9003 users. Finally..SKYPE, Paltalk, Yahoo video calls working on I9003, I have tested this.. video clear!
    after installing this firmware. wipe cache partion.. also. uninstall and reinstall skype again.. everything works fine..

    Thanks alot Neal.. U da man..

    • Right Said! Jei, Glad that SKYPE Finally works with video calls.
      The Key was uninstalling and reinstalling Skype!

      One thing which is still Bugging me is that we cannot do voice or Video Chat with Gtalk! How can that be possibly fixed? Being an Android phone, i expected this feature to come out of the Box!!

      Please do share if there is any work around.

      Thanks a Lot for the Upgrade Neal!

      • With Yahoo and Paltalk video calls. i am having problem again. aftet they updated their new version. phone rebooting.with this build.. but skype video calls works fine.
        touch and scrolling is not good on this DDKP4.. hope they will fix this on next version..

        ICS 4 will start Gtalk video calls.. not 2.3.6 GB

  84. Hi! Good day to you =) What’s new with this update? =)

  85. I wanted to know how to root this version again. Definitely not doable with Odin using DDKP2 package I think, and SuperOneClick is getting frozen at half the procedure when waiting for response from device… Any help on this?

    Thanks

    • yes ddkp3 roots with different procedure!

      • Where can we find instructions and downloads for rooting it properly??

        Thanks!

      • hey buddy awesome work:-)
        I updated my phone i9003 today followinj above procedure. everything works fine but I have issues need help at t earliest plz help me out!!!!!
        driving me insane and crazy
        1.my calls are not answerable using normal phone speaker, I gotta use loudspeakers to answer calls,
        2. calibration not not working, after calibration it gets back to old setting only.
        3. videos recorded r too dull and blackish.
        4. internet drops and doest work at times, but gets back to normal after s
        reboot.
        5. music yen played I can’t hear it but t song keeps playing. audio not able to listen
        plz plz plz help me out as I don wanna keep answering calls using love, speaker. it kills privacy.
        its killing me plz help and ‘m on DDKP3 is dis t most stable and newest update?

  86. Even galaxy s gt-i9003 has surpassed the gt-i9000 and the terms of update we are stuck at xxjvu from 1month 1 days