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.

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