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How To Update Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 to KIES Gingerbread XXKG5 Release

Galaxy S2 LogoWith frequent beta updates if you are still wondering on with what version you need to update your phone then we will help you in picking the right version for your phone which is none other than XXKG5 Gingerbread 2.3.4 version which is the KIES release for the Galaxy S2 users in Poland and comes with the native Poland CSC. It’s interesting to see that still the Video talk integration hasn’t been included in this update as well. We can only hope that in the coming versions or say in the Android’s Gingerbread 2.3.5 version will surely come with the Gtalk’s video capability.

If you have not got the update or are not from the Poland or just in case if you wish to update with this KIES release then we will help you to update the firmware manually and not from the Odin as with the help of Odin sometimes users face issues like firmware not getting downloaded and host of other issues but with the help of Odin there are not much of issues which have been reported and also its very simple to update your phone by using the Odin flash tool which we will see in the due course of this article on how we can use it.

Last time we saw other Gingerbread versions like XXKG6 and other versions but this version of the XXKG5 is the KIES release and is an official release from the Samsung. The best part of this update is that it’s a Global update and not a Poland specific update. So, be it an Australia, US or India, each and every user of Galaxy S2 GT I9100 can proceed to update their device with this. Please make sure that you follow each and every instruction which is mentioned in this article or else there is a high probability that you may even brick the phone for which we should not be held responsible for.

Please note that this update is only meant for the phone with the model number Samsung Galaxy S2 GTI9100 and not for any other similar looking models or similar sounding models like Samsung Galaxy S I9000M or Captivate, Mesmerize or even other phones like Vibrant etc. If you still proceed to update the device then you may even end up bricking up your phone or some keys won’t be responding as per the functions which these keys are meant to do.

Note : You will have to reconfigure the APN settings after updating the firmware to access the data services and the services as all the Internet APN settings will be reset. You will have to contact your Service provider to get more info on the APN Settings. Not to forget also configure the MMS Settings. Also, we hold no responsibility if anything goes wrong which is an unlikely event if anything goes wrong.


  1. hi neal . i just flash to xxki3 2.3.5 gingerbread for samfirmwire via odin. its work and tested well. but when i’m trying to charge my phone sometimes error message “Battery Disconnected” then recharge again its always like that. any solutions??

  2. In bangladesh latest update for galaxy s2 what is.
    i Update 2.3.6 via odin.
    and I face problem. my kies say your device does not support upgread via kies.
    and sometime its not conect my device in kies.

  3. hi,,i purchased a new samsung galaxy s2,,,aftter opening the box when i switched it on the display stucked on samasung galaxy s2 logo. can u guide me? someone told me that its a hardware problem?? is it really?

  4. Hey ,i done the upgrade it got successfull, thanks.
    But once i inserted my sim ,its not getting recognised:-( i dont factory reset and also wipe the cache as you mention,but still
    sim is not recognised

  5. Hi i recently updated my local firmware thru’ kies. Now my S2 is 2.3.3
    Baseband – i9100DXKI1
    Kernel #2
    Build number GINGERBREAD.DXKI2

    It is possible to update this firmware? Help pls?

  6. The Same version (2.3.3)

    Base Band: I91000DDKE4
    Kernel Version: root@DELL101#2

  7. Hi

    How can i restore the original firmware in samsung S2. I upgraded to the new version but i think i would like to restore the previous version, original that comes with the new samsung s2 in India i.e. xwkf1 (if i am not wrong)

    Kindly suggest and if possible kindly give the procedure and the files to do this.

    Waiting for your reply

    Dheeraj Kumar

  8. I followed the instructions and everythings smooth! Just had a query though, does this mean I will never be able to update my phone using kies??? Because when I connect to kies after the upgrade it gives me a message saying \Your device does not support upgrading using Kies\!!! Wouldnt that affect the warranty as well? Newbie here!

  9. Hi Neal please help!!!
    i just upgraded my firmware using the instructions from here : http://androidadvices.com/how-to-update-samsung-galaxy-s-ii-i9100-to-gingerbread-xwke7-2-3-3-firmware/
    everything appeared fine …
    BUT now my phone keeps restarting.

  10. Thanks for such nice guide. I upgraded my s2 in first attempt!!!

  11. My android version is

    baseband version is root@DELL140 #2

    and build number is

    I cant update to ke7


  12. soooo confused,
    i have just purchased the galaxy x2
    mod sph-d710
    android ver 2.3.4
    build gingerbread.eg30
    hardware d710.10
    what do i use to root my phone

  13. Hello…!
    One ?… I have downloaded til files, but can´t open the odin software… When clicking, i get an error message (I think) because the text is in some strange langauge… But have only “OK” to click on, and when done that, i get i split-second screen and the….. nothing…. Odin doesent start up.. Why ?
    I have tried downloading an other set of files, as some other dude talked about, but in that set of files, the Odin software is not excisting there at all…. Please help..


  14. Will the update fix the GPS lock problem? in 2.2.3 I can’t find LbsTestMode or Angry GPS.. will the update enables me to use these tools? its very important..

  15. @PokenDaddy where you able to update your GS2?

    have the same version

  16. @PookeDandy: where you able to successfully update your gs2 to this version?

    we have the same version

  17. Hi Neal,

    can I upgrade my sam. galaxy s2 i9100 XWKF1 to this updage? does it break my phone?

  18. After i updated my SG S2 with this firmware my camera now has a 1 second delay to take pictures ( 1 second delay after the shutter button is pressed). As soon i press the shutter it seems to take the picture with the shutter sound but it does not. it flashes with shutter sound then about 1 second, then that’s the only time it takes the picture ( two panels closes down in the middle, and then takes the picture and it on storage)

    Anyone notice this?

    before, i can take quick pics without waiting for a second. Now i miss taking good pictures.

    please advise.
    I’m from canada and with Bell Mobility.

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