How to Update Samsung Galaxy S PLUS I9001 with XXKQ7 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware

Galaxy S PLUS LogoHello Samsung Galaxy S Plus I9001 users, after checking out on how to root SGS Plus I9001 we are here with yet another article which will help you to update your device with the latest firmware of Gingerbread 2.3.6 series which is dubbed as XXKQ7. We would like to inform that for applying this update you need not root the device. In this all new update there are some performance fixes and also there are some changes on the Lock screen front. Also, since this is the beta firmware, your device won’t support the KIES after the update, but once you revert back to the original firmware, your device will be detected in KIES PC Suite.

Disclaimer: Please note that we should not be held responsible in any form in whole or in parts if any damage is 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.

Essential pre Requisites:

  • Your data is important and so as we have mentioned below some of the techniques which you can employ in backing up the data. In the process of firmware update process, you will need to clear the data present in your phone as there are chances of data corruption in the process of firmware update. With the help of below steps you can easily backup / restore the data from / to your device.

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

  • Charge left in your device should be a minimum of 60% so that your phone doesn’t give up in the middle of firmware update.
  • Turn Off all the antivirus as well as Firewall tools in your computer as these tools tend to interrupt the process of firmware update.

Assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, it’s now time to proceed to next page where we have summed up a detailed tutorial to update your SGS Plus I9001 with the latest XXKQ7 release.

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