How To Update Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660 to LVHKP7 2.3.4 Gingerbread Firmware

Galaxy gioAll the users of Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660 phones are eagerly waiting for the next update for their phones. So, we are back again with the new firmware update and name of the firmware is dubbed as LVHKP7 2.3.4 Gingerbread firmware. The previous versions have few errors and to solve most of those we got this all-new Gingerbread firmware update. This firmware update will work only for the users of Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660 phones so we request other users not to try this on their phones.

As this firmware update is not an official release through KIES so in order to apply this firmware we use Odin flash tool. You will understand the usage and importance of the Odin flash tool in the further pages as we divided this article into few pages so that every user can easily understand the instructions and the actual procedure of this LVHKP7 Gingerbread firmware update.

Many of the users get confused with the terms Stock ROM and custom ROM so in order to clear that we have provided you some of the information below so please go through it.


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.

In order to apply this firmware on your phones, it is not necessary to root your phones and in fact if your phone is rooted then after this firmware update the phone will unroot so you need to root it back again.

In the next pages we will see the instructions, enhancements, and the actual procedure of this latest Gingerbread firmware update.

NOTE: will take no responsibility in case of any damage to your device, so before proceeding further, we request you to follow the instructions and the procedure carefully in order to avoid any such situations. If you find any difficulties in the process of updation ask them under the comments section and we guarantee the help as we always try to provide you the best solutions.


  1. Thanx very much for help

  2. my android version is 2.2.1 &
    baseband version is S5660DXKC2
    Does this update apply for my phone and please tell me if any new update is available…

    thanks in advance…

  3. aahhh..great..thanks works:)
    nw plz tell me hw cn i upgrate to 2.3.7 ??

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  6. Thanks boys, everything worked out just great.

    I have a question too… What is the big deal in Flash ? Why my phone dose not support Flash ?


  7. Hello i am new to this. I would like to install teh firmware on my Gio.
    But my big concernis this, is it possible to install all possible new up coming firmware releases wich i have to install with KIES ?

  8. love u boy…:)
    itx superb.. thnkxxxxx alot:)
    workx great:)

  9. can you tell me is this version told here is completely fine? can i update with this version blind eyes? i mean is there any problem in this version?

  10. Hi, I downloaded everything and followed the procedure described above. Odin stays at setup connection…
    for 16 mins now.What am I doing wrong?

    My phone info:
    Android 2.3.3
    Baseband S5660XXKPA
    Kernel 2.6.357-perf-CL561624 root@DELL122#1

  11. i have installed gingerbird 2.3.4 my internet explorer is crashing what is the cause

  12. hello
    i have a question !
    how i can read the codes ?? for example (S5660 LVHKP7 & 5660 XXKQ3) what means this codes ?
    both of them are 2.3.4 but which one is newest ???!!!!
    thank you

  13. should i upgrade my phone???…i mean, is it necessary???

    if yes then should i upgrade it via kies or according to ur instructions…which way is convenient???


  14. will there be an upgrade to android 2.3.5 for samsung gio s5660 in comming days ??

  15. hi neal, after flashing to this newer version i can’t seem to root my phone following your guide. it keeps saying something then it aborts installation. any idea why?

  16. Could somebody please tell me what the difference between this 2.3.4 firmware and the one posted at:

    I just wished the author mentioned the difference !!

    If you have spare time, I’d be glad if you could answer all or any of these questions :

    I got this Galaxy Gio with Android 2.2.1 Froyo XXKC4 .

    I like it, but the battery life and the very poor messaging management.
    Of course I am obsessed with upgrading, just like any other Android user.
    I installed Kies latest version (2.0.3), and it does not say there is a new Android upgrade (what a stupid piece of software anyway that can’t backup messages!)
    So, Googling, I found these 2 articles:
    EDIT: the forum prevented me from posting links, so just please paste this into your Google search bar and check the first 2 results:
    how to update Samsung galaxy gio S5660

    Notice that although both articles refer to firmware 234, the code (or firmware version,I really dont know what you call these) is different: in one it is lvhkp7 and in the other it is XXKQ3 , and the guys there do not explain what is the difference !

    I have been searching for 7 hours now for the official website where one can download the new Android firmware to upgrade, guess what, NONE !
    I dont believe Android has only android market which they profit from !
    I dont trust any website and dont want to download any firmware that might not be safe or virus infected.


    1- If one wants to upgrade, where should he go?

    2- Kies did not say anything about a new firmware, not even 2.3.3 (which it seems is released). So does Kies upgrade firmware anyway? How? When?

    2.5- what is the difference between the above mentioned 2.3.4 firmwares?

    3-Is upgrading usually safe? I know I have to backup contacts, messages, etc, but other than that?

    4- Can I backup my current system status (like System Image in Windows) so that if anything goes wrong, I simply revert back?

    5- Can I download android apps NOT from the Market? I am having a problem getting my device to be associated with my G account. Can I download the APKs from somewhere else which does not demand an association with any device?

    I would be glad for any tips, important info that any new Android user should know. I really searched for hours and no luck.

    • 1. update with XXKQ3
      2. Since its a beta release, KIES doesnt recognize this update
      3. all version s are beta releases and some slight system level changes are done,
      4. there is no feature to backup image but you can anytime move to any version of firmware by just following the corresponding instructions,
      5. yes you can use Black market, amazon app store etc. yes you can also download apks and can install the same in your phone,

      Thanks for your trust in us, do let us know for any help!

  17. I am able to update the firm ware but when i try to open it in recovery mood by pressing Volume UP+Home+Power buttons, it opens the screen with ” RAMDUMP Mode” written on it.

    Any clue?

  18. Does the LVHKP7 2.3.4 firmware really have adobe flash support?


  19. So when i put my phone in download mode, my pc says its unable to install drivers, and so @ odin the block isnt coming yellow? can someone help meh <3

  20. Is LVHKP7 2.3.4 Firmware better than XXKQ5 2.3.4 Firmware?

  21. If i update my gio with this version in the future i will be able to update the handset via kies if any update will be available ?

  22. Why the screen keep blinking after it passed? Keep appearing back and forth , SAMSUNG words keep blinking and then go back to MOVISTAR screen .

  23. Finally, now I can update my kids phone. Thanks. Any guess if the free memory has improved in this update????