How To Update Samsung Galaxy S 4G to Official UVKJ6 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware

Galaxy S 4G LogoIt may not be an Ice Cream Sandwich Update for the Samsung Galaxy S 4G T959 but an all new update for T Mobile laden Galaxy S 4G T959 which is dubbed as Gingerbread 2.3.6 UVKJ6. So, in the due course of this article we will quickly check out on what are the instructions to apply this update but before that we will also see on how you can apply this firmware update in your phone. The best part of this update is that anyone with their Samsung Galaxy S 4G T959 phones can apply this update, the only condition is that you need to follow the instructions carefully. Please note that this official version is just released in some countries and not for all the countries as of now.

Disclaimer:
Please note that we should not be held liable or responsible in any manner in whole or in parts if anything wrong happens to your device which is the most unlikely if you follow the instructions as prescribed in the due course of this article and also apply the mentioned update only on Samsung Galaxy S 4G T959V.

Rooting Information:
Applying this firmware to your Galaxy S 4G phone will in no manner root the phone and also it’s safe to apply this update for the users who have already rooted their phone as once you apply this update, the rooting access gets revoked and you can again claim back the lost warranty which you lose once you root the phone.

So once you are well versed with all the info, we will now proceed to the list of Pre Requisistes which you need to follow in the next page and then followed by the procedure to apply the Gingerbread 2.3.6 update release.

  • Dar

    The download link is dead. Pls can u fix it?

  • alex

    Sir…i idid the method above.
    however i got a fail red warning form odin.
    so i unplugged usb and turn off my sgh t4959.
    after that it wont open anymore i did everything to open and read my thread.
    need your help guys.

    solutions i saw:
    1.jtag
    2. jig

  • Bryce

    Dude… Thank you… Big time. You saved my phone. I was stuck at the boot animation, looping over and over. This got me back to WORKING condition!

  • Bharat

    I wanted to flash GB 2.3.6 to my Samsung Galaxy S 4G using Odin3 as per this article. However, I was not able to enter in Download mode by trying all key combinations. So I thought to give try with Kies Mini. However, Kies Mini bricked my phone. I started looking for options and one was to order a Jig from Ebay. This little device is hack to get into download mode but very expensive if you want in few days else wait for 20 days to arrive. I order one Jig on ebay in $1.99 without much thinking and considerations. I wanted to get into Download mode so can try with Odin to bring life back to my phone. I started Odin on my laptop and then put USB plug to switched off phone. To my surprise Odin detected my phone. I think driver for phone was installed on my laptop as I have two SGS 4G phone. Odin ran for couple of hours but failed. I thought to give try with my office laptop next day. Odin detected my bricked phone without putting in Download mode. Odin started flashing and it cleanly flashed the GB 2.3.6 to my phone. I think it is worth to try with multiple laptop if you won’t succeed on one and you can give a try without waiting for Jig to arrive. Jig is good solution but if you get it in $1 or so no need to spend $10 for that. I hope someone will get some help from my experience.

    • Faisal Merchant

       There is an easy way to achieve this. Simply switch off the cell, let the battery rest inside the cell, press up volume button followed by the bottom volume button. Keep these buttons pressed now connect the USB cable in the USB charging port of your cell. Always remember to keep the volume buttons pressed. You shall see the option of download mode. Try it, worked for me. No need to purchase and JIGS. Hope I was helpful to you…

    • Faisal Merchant

       There is an easy way to achieve this. Simply switch off the cell, let the battery rest inside the cell, press up volume button followed by the bottom volume button. Keep these buttons pressed now connect the USB cable in the USB charging port of your cell. Always remember to keep the volume buttons pressed. You shall see the option of download mode. Try it, worked for me. No need to purchase and JIGS. Hope I was helpful to you…

    • Faisal Merchant

       There is an easy way to achieve this. Simply switch off the cell, let the battery rest inside the cell, press up volume button followed by the bottom volume button. Keep these buttons pressed now connect the USB cable in the USB charging port of your cell. Always remember to keep the volume buttons pressed. You shall see the option of download mode. Try it, worked for me. No need to purchase and JIGS. Hope I was helpful to you…

  • Sharad S.

    Hello, I tried this method, however it is stalling at the “sbl.bin” message. It’s been at that message for a good half hour now. I want to unplug the phone but I know it will result in a hard brick, if it is not already bricked. How do I recover from this brick if it does occur?

  • chetan

    stuck on SetupConnection.., and no more! Can anyone help?

    • Pradeep Neela

      please check with the drviers!

  • alex

    can’t access download mode with my Samsung Galaxy S 4G SGH-T959V

    • Pradeep Neela

      how you are trying?

  • alex

    cant access download mode on my Samsung Galaxy S 4G SGH-T959V T-Mobile..

  • Telan

    I have tried to install this rom to my T-mobile Vibrant which is having 2.1 version installed. When i use odin to flash it is failed at the last moment of the progress(in modem installing section). i tried 3 or more times and same problem occured. Tell me how to fixed that problem. pls

    • Pradeep Neela

      this is not for the vibrant device!

  • Christopher

    I can’t seem to download the file :(

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      there are issues with the download links, we are trying to fix them as soon as possible!

  • sam

    I tried to root my galaxy SGH-T959V with Gingerbread 2.3.3 but it doesn’t work, the yellow bar comes on the odin and on the messages list it shows some messages and finally this one SetupConnection.., and no more! Can anyone help?

  • Edgardo Cruz

    how long does it take in the download mode?
    ive been waiting half an hour and nothing happen

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      it just takes few seconds to get into the download mode. please read the procedure carefully!

      • Edgardo Cruz

        thnx alot :)
        everything is running smoothly except the first time it had a little loop where it went to boot up animation and den circled back to the tmobile animation but i just cleared and restored everything and rebooted and it worked.

        One thing though i found strange two times already my device went completely black and nothing worked no button combos no nothing. strange thing was music was still playing but i couldn’t do nothing felt like phone was bricked but with music still playing and then out of no where it restarted and went back two normal. first time was playing music on default music player and second time browsing the internet. second time it never came up so i had to take of battery and start phone over. :/ do you know why this might be happening if it happens again later ill let u know thanx alot though.

        Question: Is there going to be an ics update for this phone? (Galaxy s 4G [T959v])
        If not will you be uploading any custom rom or anything that runs exactly like ics?
        I heard something about “value packs” so many rumors so if u can i would like to bother can you explain a little bit more other than that
        THNX ALOT UR THE BEST

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

          yes there will be an update! as of now there is no confirmation officially but unofficially it will get an update!

        • Edgardo Cruz

          Thnx ill be checming in the comments so let me know when the update is up or if yall ever get the ics issue working for this phone thx alot! :D

  • heather

    It’s not letting me download the firmware package. any reason why??

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      currently there are issues with the download server!

      • corey

        when will the servers be fixed??????

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          we are trying our level best to fix the same!

  • Courtney

    This will be my first update, do I need to download previous updates before I do this one?

  • Lucamow

    my issue is the drivers don’t download to my device therefore, I don;t get the yellow ID: COMM section in Oden.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      try in some other pc!

    • jeff

      i have had the same problem before. google search “samsung kies mini” it is the driver for your phone. oden will work after that.

      • Neela Pradeep

        KIES WONT WORK! AS ITS NOT OFFICIAL FOR SOME REGIONS! UPDATE THE KIES AND CHECK!

  • matt

    my problem is, the update was done successfully, and i checked and im running on gingerbread, but why doesn’t my gps work and how can i get it to work?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      check latching gps outdoor once!