How to Update Samsung Galaxy 551 I5510 to XWKPH 2.3.6 Firmware

galaxyPreviously we have seen various firmware versions for your Galaxy 551 I5510 mobiles like XWKPG, XWKPB, XWKP5 etc. Now, we bought you the all new latest version of XWKPH 2.3.6 Gingerbread firmware. This latest firmware was released in Hungary and so all the European users of this mobile can make their mobiles run on this latest firmware version. So, we request all the other users, no to try this firmware update as there is a high chance of device damage.

To apply this firmware update we are going to use Odin flash tool and the usage of this tool will be known to you in further pages. There is no need to root your phone for applying this firmware update and if your phone is already rooted, then it will be unrooted after applying this firmware update.


Stock ROM: Stock ROM is the built-in OS version of your phone that comes at the time of purchase.

Custom ROM: Custom ROM is a stand-alone version of the OS and developers will customize the OS in different ways, as Android OS is an Open sourced platform.

For the convenience of the users we divided this article into few pages so that you can easily understand the procedure. In further pages you will find the pre-requisites and the actual procedure for applying this firmware update.

Disclaimer: We at will take no responsibility in case of any device damage and so we request all the users to follow the instructions and the procedure carefully.

  • Franco

    link download ?

    • Pradeep Neela

      this is an older version of firmware, we will come up with the new one

  • RunnyPilot6

    I need help and ASAP
    I have the Samsung Galaxy 551 and well, It has a Built In AZERTY Keyboard and changed to Qwerty. Help please! I beg you!

  • Shantanu

    Please advice the procedure to upgrade my mobile android mobile samsung GT I5510 Version 2.2 and Base Version I5510DDJK4.

  • akshay khosla

    Plz suggest me ……. that how to up date my samsung gvalaxy i5510…….

  • hhyy

    the .zip file has been removed from server? where can I get that .zip file?

  • Arun

    Thanks Amit u are great……..It worked for me…….

  • Anunay Sharma

    My power key does not work at all, instead, on pressing the home key it comes up with those 3 options of turn off, airplane mode and silent mode. Also there is no other key through which I can use the functions of a home key.
    In such a situation can you please help me in entering the download mode without power key working. I’ve even tried pressing the home key and Q, still nothing happens, instead google search comes up with infinite Qs in its query box.

    Please help me.

  • Aniket

    I have downloaded dis firmware I5510XWKPH from samfirmware. And it contains boot.img and arm11boot, is it safe to flash this files or should i remove it.

  • Niaj Shishir

    zip file is removed!!!!

    • Pradeep Neela

      it is as per developer as they have pulled off the links

      • mak

        hello dude any info about root 2.3.6 i m waitng aftr so long time

  • Aashish

    I had installed E2 energy saver app for my Samsung galaxy i5510 with XWKPG 2.3.6 android firmware. Due to that there was issue with the cell vibrator. the vibrator has gone weak.. I uninstalled the application, but still the vibrator has gone weak. It vibrates inconsistently.
    I have even done my part to set the Vibrator to Always setting from Sound Setting; but no avail.

    can someone help me ASAP please ? missing calls due to this issue when kept on silent/vibrator mode during office hours !

    • Pradeep Neela

      just visit the Samsung Service centre to get this fixed as this seems to be a hardware issue

      • Aashish

        Thanks buddy… following up with Samsung Service Center.

  • Amit

    hi. Does this work in india? I saw in another forum that an indian user claimed it was working.
    And are the wifi and keyboard( y/z) issues solved ??

  • Ajaykumarhsg

    Hey i am from Delhi, INDIA can i install this firmware in may galaxy I5510, Please tell me

    Please tellme

  • Ajaykumarhsg

    Hey i am from Delhi, INDIA can i install this firmware in may galaxy I5510, Please tell me

    Please tellme

  • Vishalzambare5

    How to get back om the existing firmware?

    • Pradeep Neela


  • aakash narangi

    i am an indian user of galaxy i5510 can i apply this update

    and also the zip file you mentioned above s no longer available for download…..
    kindly provide an external link for the same..

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  • Jaweed

    @Pradeep Neela

    After reading the entire article and after going through all the coments, i really appreciate Pradeep Neela’s work. keep up the good work.

    Before upgrading my Samsung Galaxy i5510 from 2.2 (Froyo) to 2.3.6 (GingerBread, i have got following querys

    After upgradation:
    1.Will I be able to make Skype Video call (As 2.3 GingerBread supports Video calling)
    2.Will the battery back-up improve (as GingerBread claims to comsume less batery)
    3.If i face any proble with my device after upgradation will I be able to downgrade it back to its original OS (2.2 Froyo)? if yes, how?

    waiting for your reply Pradeep.

  • Khaja

    I5510XWKPH zip package link is not working….plzz check the link…and make sure that the file is present at that link….plzz its irgent….i want to upgrade my android

  • Mona

    i have this phone from canada,can i use this upgrade,and where is the link,it says was deleted.

  • vijen

    Hi, will the galaxy 551 get latest update in future any time soon ?

  • pratik prabhu

    my phone i-5510 is not going in downloading mod or in recovery mod and now it is not even starting normally i have installed ROM manager from android market since it was not going in recovery mod and i select clockwork-mod recovery but after selecting it just turned off and now it is not starting again so please kindly suggest me what should i do?

  • Mahesh

    And the link provided is not working.. please advice.

  • Mahesh

    hey Pradeep,

    I am from India and I have Gt-I5510, Froyo 2.2, I5510DDJK4….
    Can I update the firmware?

    Also I have already rooted my device.

    Thanking you in advance.

  • atul

    i lost my samsung galaxy i5510. kindly inform me how to locate my mobile?

  • Korak Mitra

    Can u do anything about the headset problem? every time i inset the headset, and remove it the phone s speaker stops working and need to restart the phone.
    plz do some thing about it!

    • Pradeep Neela

      seem slike a hardware fault, just check witht he service centre

  • Swapnil


    I am unable to download XWKPH 2.3.6 firmware.

    when click on link following message is given:

    This file is either removed due to copyright claim or is deleted by the uploader.

    plz provide me a correct link

    • Neela Pradeep

      unfortunately developer doesnt want us to put the linkS!

  • Tar

    Hi Neala, This file is either removed due to copyright claim or is deleted by the uploader.

    Please re-upload

  • Esterado

    @ Neela Pradeep.
    The link that’s there doesn’t work.
    They deleted the packege on hostfile.

    Kind Regards, Eesterado

  • esterado

    Where is the right link.
    The link thats there doesn’t work any more.

    • Neela Pradeep

      the correct link is there in the procedure section!

  • kimo

    hi im on XWKP1 2.3.6 what is better ?

  • manish lohia

    need new update..
    1>little auto close of software
    2> wifi problem .get disconnect after every 5 min and reconnect in 10 sec.

  • Animesh

    Where can i find the new download link?

    • Neela Pradeep

      its there in the proceudre section!

  • Bivas

    download link not working. File unavailable on server!

    • Pradeep Neela

      due to server issues file has been removed!

      • Gautam Roy

        @Pradeep Neela, Need the new download link :)

        • Neela Pradeep

          we will fix it asap!

  • Abhinav

    Download Link Is Not Working it says file is removed.
    Please Upload on Mediafire

    • Neela Pradeep

      its a server issue!

  • Miggy

    Hello! The update worked well for me, except for one very minor annoyance:

    on my physical keyboard, the letters “G” and “H” are supposed to type “%” and “^” respectively, when holding down “ALT”…
    instead, when i press them i get “€”(for “G”) and “%” (for “H”). any fixes to this?

    thanks in advance!

    love all the work you all do here.

    • Miggy

      oh i just wanted to add that the ‘.’ (period) key also doesnt give the proper ‘alt’ function. when pressing alt, the ‘.’ key should become ‘.com’ but instead it becomes ‘ ” ‘ (double quotation marks). just wanted to add this to my post already. :)

  • Gurudev

    Also tell me what is the impact if I didn’t go in to recovery mode as per the document and still its has been updated so what is the significance of Recovery mode

    • Pradeep Neela

      Please stick to the instructions! without recovery you cannot apply the update!

  • Gurudev

    I have successfully updated the same. Thanks a lot Pradeep.

    few questions here because I can’t see major change in user interface after update.

    1.There is no native sip client available in settings.
    2. Can you tell me what changes I can expect after this update?

  • Gurudev

    Can I apply this update on I5510DDJK4?

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes you can apply the update

  • Korak Mitra

    I had a query regarding the battery of the phone..
    Does any 1 know if an extended battery is available for this set?

    • Neela Pradeep

      you need to buy from a local mobile dealer!

  • abhi

    THAN Q Arshad Pasha H A :) :)

  • dirtbike

    minor bug i have found – after using headphones to listen to music the speaker on the phone does not come back on when you remove the headphones. You have to reboot the phone. A bit annoying.

    • Korak Mitra

      I think That is a Standard Android Feature..
      it pauses the music player..

      • Korak Mitra

        My Apologies To dirtbike.. U r Right. there is a bug regarding the earphones..

    • Sumant Bhide

      Yes dude…i have got same problem…Rest is all good…Do you find anything about it? Its not about just music player its that even your regular speaker does not work…

  • Korak Mitra

    How will i install swype and Live wall papers for this firmware?

    • Pradeep Neela

      you need to root first to get the support!

  • Korak Mitra

    I am an Indian User.. Running Stock Froyo..
    I have 2 questions..
    1) Can I Update to this firmware?
    2) Will Updating Void My warranty?
    3) how can i restore Stock ROM??

    • Pradeep Neela

      you can update with this,
      warranty won’t be void,
      to restore you need to make a note of your current version from “About Phone”

      • Korak Mitra

        I rooted my Phone.. now what?

        • Pradeep Neela

          now you can install custom rom firmwares!

  • Tushar Mishra

    Thnx guys for such a wonderful update for my mobile….. i have been looking forward to this for a long time…… however i do have one problem with this that you posted the update files(ODIN) for computer on hotfile which gives you only one download file in 30mins…. i have frequent download interrupts over my connection and so it took me all of a day of retries after i could finally download the thing…… other than that everything is just excellent…..
    Thanxxxx a lot guys for such a wonderful work
    nd thnxx to ARSHAD PASHA HA for the root process….. i will definitely try that

  • manish

    call history is not coming proper……

    problem in call history……….

  • Arshad Pasha H A

    To root your Galaxy 551 on android 2.3.6 follow the below instructions

    1. First download the from the below link

    2. after download unzip it in that you’ll get another copy to your SD Card

    3. reboot in recovery with T+power .

    4. Using Volume key as up down Select update from sdcard and then select

    5. Reboot in normal mode

    that’s all you have root!!

    • Korak Mitra

      Unable to extract the .7z file..
      winrar shows unknown method error!!

      • Pradeep Neela

        use 7 zip extractor or use winzip

  • tejas

    waht is the major difference between dis update and earlier update ????

    • Pradeep Neela

      Camera issues are sorted in this version!

  • manish lohia

    1>wifi get disconnect after some time and get connect after 5 sec ….
    2> little lag…

    and till now working every thing fine……

  • abhi

    how to root plz… :d

  • abhi

    how to root plz…

    • Pradeep Neela

      we will try to come up with the article!

  • Mariangela

    hello! thanks for this easy update, I had no problem in updating the os.

    I have a question, I bought my samsung 551 but it came with the AZERTY keyboard (the french one) instead of the normal QWERTY one, I did the update and now my keyboard does not works as it should, the letters are changed and when I press the letter a it comes instead the letter q, and so on with so many letters the letter “m” is in the place of “,” so you can imagine what a mess it is…

    I hope you can help me. I did this update since the phone came with so many useless apps that only worked with the french operator (ORANGE) and only occupied space and making annoying errors notifications constantly.


  • tejas

    what is major difference as compared to earlier version

    • Neela Pradeep


  • vijen

    hi, previously i have installed xwpg 2.3.6 on my indian galaxy 551, so can i update to XWKPH 2.3.6 Firmware Thanks.

    • bharath

      can u help me for updating the software 2.2 to 2.3

      kindly plz help me

  • Arshad Pasha H A

    I’m an Indian user Using xwkpg 2.3.6 on my phone can i update it

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes you can apply this update!

  • tejas

    what is the difference between this version and earlier version XWKPG
    anyone from india tried this version?
    what are the major changes as compare to the earlier version ?

    • Neela Pradeep

      there are minor stability fixes on wifi front and also the Bluetooth sleep error has been fixed!

      • pranay zagade

        dude i m and Indian and m using this i5510 i’m having 2.2 froyo running on my phone i just want to update to this firmware can you guarantee me tht this version will work fine on my phone and how would i prevent my data to wonder off please help ..!!!!!!
        will it harm my phone?