How To Update Samsung Galaxy PLUS GT I9001 to XXKG3 Gingerbread 2.3.3 Firmware

Galaxy S Plus LogoWhen at first the Samsung Galaxy S launched, it became the No. 1 smart phone within few days of time and after that Samsung launched yet another smart phone with 40% faster processor with the Samsung Galaxy S Plus I9001. So, with such faster processing speed you can do things faster and in a more convenient manner, so in a bid to it we will see on how you can update the firmware update to the latest version of Gingerbread 2.3.3 version. If you are having the Galaxy S Plus phone and is thinking of updating the firmware then we will help you with simple to follow instructions with which you can update the firmware easily. The only condition you need to ensure is that you follow all the instructions carefully. The best part of this phone is that it not only has the better processing speed but also comes along with the better battery backup of 1650mah.

This update of Gingerbread 2.3.3 is dubbed as XXKG3 update and is the beta release and since it’s a beta release it can’t be updated with the help of KIES which is the PC Suite for the Samsung Android devices and instead we will be using the manual way to update this beta firmware. The manual updation will be possible with the help of Odin Multi downloader tool which we will see on how you can use the same manually. There are substantial number of enhancements which comes along with this update which ranges from the faster user interface to the better battery backup. Since it’s a beta release, we don’t have an exact change log of this update but be rest assured that this update will only bring goodness of Gingerbread to your phone.

You might have heard about Rooting, if you haven’t, then we will explain you in short? Rooting basically opens up the device to a whole new level of customization as it allows the third party apps / tools to access the system level files. The only disadvantage of rooting is that as soon as you root the phone, the warranty gets void, not to worry as updating with this firmware will neither root the phone nor will void the warranty.

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible if any damage done to your device caused by updating the firmware which is a very unlikely event if you follow the instructions as mentioned in the article including the pre requisites and the procedure to update the phone.

Note: Note that all the mentioned instructions needs to be followed or else you may end up bricking up the phone which may or may not be the reversible process.

Please note that since it’s a Global release, any one with the Galaxy S PLUS GT I9001 with irrespective of any current firmware version can proceed to update the firmware of the phone. For the simplicity of the process, we have broken this article into different pages that is in the next page you will see the Pre requisites after that followed by the procedure on how you can apply this firmware update on the Samsung Galaxy S Plus GT I9001.

  • ZulM

    As soon as you click on the “Start” the firmware upgrade process will be initiated and then you will see that after sometime the phone will get restarted on its own which will signify that the firmware upgrade has finished successfully.
    PLEASE VERIFY SOMETIME..5 minutes…20 minutes..1/2 hour..10 hours?

  • vekyy

    Hey guys.. This is really easy. Just download odin multi downloader 4.43 + .ops file and update with no problem at all

  • Porga

    Sign petition for ICS on i9000 i9001 and spread the word:

    http://www.change.org/petitions/samsung-electronics-provide-android-40-for-the-galaxy-i9000-and-i9001

    post this petition link on all forums and in blog comments!

  • Rich

    it does not matter if it is a Samsung galaxy.. he is saying it has to be unlocked for it to work….

  • jh

    The phone you use at the demostration is a samsung galaxy s

  • khan

    this is facke mann its not working you will damage your phone
    plz dont try this totorial it will not work you will damage your phone
    facke

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

      as told earlier, this won’t work on network locked phones!

  • aksie

    hELLo gingerbread..

  • baha

    help guys,
    i have Galaxy GT I9001,I followed all the instructions to upgrade from2.2 to 2.3.3. but all what I got is the downloading symbol on the screen and the device is not responding at all.
    I think I have lost the whole software.
    plz advice