Galaxy S II

How To Update Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 to Arabic JPKI1 Gingerbread 2.3.4 Firmware

Pre Requisites:

  • In the process of the firmware update, you will may lose all the data which is there in your phone, so its highly recommended to create a backup of the same so that you can then restore the same back if the data gets lost in a very hassle free manner. It has been found in various instances that users don’t create a backup of the same as mentioned and end up in feeling sorry as the data gets lost.
  • So, we have given some tips and ways below with which you can create a backup of the things very easily. The things which you need to backup most importantly is the contacts, messages and the call log as these will be erased. Regarding rest all things you can avoid from getting lost by moving all of the other things like images, music files and Videos etc to your internal / external SD Card as the data here is not deleted or modified.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • You will be requiring a computer / laptop which has a minimum of Windows XP / Windows Vista or Windows 7 along with the USB 2.0 standard of USB Ports with the admin privileges. Also, additionally you will have to ensure that the latest version of .net framework along with the KIES is installed in your system which will ensure that all the necessary drivers are installed in the system for smooth firmware upgrade.
  • Please note that higher the battery power, the better will be the battery backup after the firmware update. So ensure that the battery power left is at least 90% plus.

Information for Custom ROM users:
If you are currently on any of the Custom ROM installed in your Galaxy S2 GT I9100 then you will need to get into the recovery mode first. The recovery mode can be entered by pressing  Volume UP on Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button.

In the recovery mode, choose the options Wipe data/factory reset and after that select Wipe Cache partition. After this you will need to select the option of “reboot system now” and then the device will be starting in the normal mode.

Additionally, also note that just in case if you have installed any of the Voodoo products then don’t forget to disable the same too from the recovery mode. Please note that without this if you  proceed then the update many not be successfully applied.

So, once you are done with all the above instructions then we will proceed to the next page wherein there are instructions on how you apply this Arabic JPKI1 update Gingerbread 2.3.4 version on your Samsung Galaxy S2.

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  1. prinnnc

    May 15, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    hi dear i want a firmware galaxy s 2 arabic version

  2. majid

    April 27, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    I cant belive this no arabuc I bought my galaxy s2 & l am very upset .really it is a joke google .

  3. Abdel

    April 11, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    I hope if i get these steps in my mail to install the arabic language to my fone without damage

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 12, 2012 at 1:43 am


  4. raouf

    March 8, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Man i have looked around all over the net, i have not found any site with full and accurate steps and tutorial like what you have, i salute you and please keep up the good work and help the people.
    Updating to my previous entry, i have found the needed rom for arabic at this link, but when i download it it is only one file, what i understood you can update the rom if you have the same previous one, but changing the region … what you have sound the best so far i come a cross, accordingly i have a couple of questions:
    1) is there a specific Kernel for every Rom build or what?
    2) how can we get other files to be able to change the region from germany to middle east for example.
    can you please help with this. please answer me

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 8, 2012 at 7:18 pm

      you can make use of voodoo kernel!
      you need to change the csc for country selection!

  5. raouf

    March 8, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Sorry Neela just a correction the Arabic JPKJ2 is the correct name, was a typing mistake

  6. raouf

    March 7, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Dear Neela,
    I was checking with my daughter GSII which was bought in the united arab emirates, it has the Arabic JPKI2 Gingerbread 2.3.5 Firmware, which is stable and lots of fixes, how can we get this one, talking about it as i have GSII from germany with no arabic.
    Best Regards.

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 8, 2012 at 10:18 am

      you can apply this firmware in your device!!

  7. Brakah

    March 4, 2012 at 12:57 am

    I applied the update and the Arabic finally readable, but the autorotate will not function, how to solve it?
    For the Arabic keyboard I manged to use Arabic Go Keyboard and it is OK

  8. Ragy

    March 3, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    hi, I downloaded the gingerbread to my S2, now the rotation is not working, any advice? thanks.

  9. Black Mask

    February 24, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    There is no locale and text! option ! so please stop saying that we can find the arabic language there
    Please help.
    I am starting to regret that i installed this update! 🙁

    • Neela Pradeep

      April 6, 2012 at 11:27 am

      it will be there in the settings!

  10. waleed

    February 9, 2012 at 7:18 pm



    I am on the cooked firmware 2.3.6 and i want to back to my Arabic original firmware 2.3.4 AND I HAVE QUESTION :

    can i only downgrade to my Arabic original firmware 2.3.4 by odion OR i can too by recovery mode because i want to wipe the firmware 2.3.6 from my phone if i must just have downgrade it by odion then i think the firmware 2.3.6 will not be deleted.

    thank you so much and please i need answer quick

  11. Tarik

    January 26, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    For some reason I can’t find the ‘locale and text’ option on my phone? It’s not in the Applications > Settings part.

  12. rajeshnair

    December 15, 2011 at 1:57 am

    i update my device and change language list i cannot found the Arabic language in the list, please reply

  13. Abdulkader

    November 23, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    i update my device and change language list i cannot found the arabic language in the list, please reply

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 23, 2011 at 10:20 pm

      you can find it from locale and text!

  14. Abdulkader

    November 17, 2011 at 2:12 am

    galaxy2 i9100g the firmware i9100 same or no, please inform is this deference firmware ,from where found the firmware arabic i9100G

  15. Abdulkader

    November 17, 2011 at 12:25 am

    galaxy2 i9100g the firmware i9100 same or no, please inform is this deffend ,from where found the firmware arabic

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 18, 2011 at 3:52 pm

      as of nbow there is no 2.3.5 or latest arabic release!

      • Suma

        December 3, 2011 at 7:37 am

        Hi, Neal I have 2.3.5 and I would like to add Arabic language can I use the same steps here or I need another firmware.

        • NeaL Pradeep

          December 4, 2011 at 11:25 am

          this firmware is an arabic firmware! arabic language supports by default!

  16. Lazhar

    November 8, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Hi Neal,

    I had Gingerbread 2.3.4 on my galaxy s2 however i did change it to the one above just so i can get the arabic version as i got mine in London, but unfortunately the ROTATE screen does no longer work!!!?? also apaer from Samsung kies (also don’t work) can i still get update over the air to future versions ( i mean from the handset itself = Phone/Software update/)???


    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 10, 2011 at 10:39 am

      you can update via KIES now as you are on beta firmware! you need to update next version manually!

  17. Asif

    November 3, 2011 at 1:42 am

    Hi Neal,

    I have just upgarded my phone from 2.3.3 to 2.3.4 but I couldn’t understand the last step that you mentioned which is to wipe data/factory reset. Why do I need to do this step and what is the impact If I would skip this.

    Waiting for your feedback.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 6, 2011 at 11:49 pm

      hi asif, clearing the data from the recovery mode is a v important step!

  18. mo

    October 12, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    well i flashed the phone
    but no arabic there though ???

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 12, 2011 at 9:10 pm

      change from the Locale and text option!

  19. riyaz

    September 26, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    thanx a lot .. you r a real genious

  20. Kalifa

    September 25, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Please someone help me to return my galaxy s2 to previous version Arabic 2.3.3 . The new version it’s auto rotate will not function. I did factory reset , calibration without benefit

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 25, 2011 at 8:16 pm

      it will be fixed in the next version!

  21. Ezz

    September 25, 2011 at 7:06 am

    I could not find the Arabic language defined in the list of Language and keyboard.. I checked the installed version and it is correct.. Kernel version is root@dell147#2 .. please advise.

  22. Hany

    September 23, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Hi Neel,

    Thanks for the effort. It worked with me. I open (United Arab Emirates) and the phone displayed the Arabic words correctly. But the Arabic language is not listed in “Input Languages”. Do anyone face the same issue ? Please share your experience.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 26, 2011 at 10:03 am

      yes it will not be opening in the browser

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 26, 2011 at 10:03 am

      yes it will not be opening in the browser as its not an official update!

  23. tariq javed

    September 21, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Dear Neel,
    please tell me how to route this Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 to Arabic JPKI1 Gingerbread 2.3.4 Firmware. please give me route information for this version. Thanks

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 21, 2011 at 5:13 pm

      as of now there is no rooting procedure for the arabic firmware! Once it arrives, we will update you with the same!

  24. tariq javed

    September 21, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Dear Neel,
    please tell me how to route this Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 to Arabic JPKI1 Gingerbread 2.3.4 Firmware. please give me route information for this version. Thaks

  25. Omar

    September 20, 2011 at 7:43 am

    wait, there is no auto rotate screen

    • Kalifa

      September 25, 2011 at 3:51 pm

      Yes the autorotate will not function, how to solve it. Please help, can I downgrade to previous version???

  26. Omar

    September 20, 2011 at 6:22 am


    U R my hero…

  27. hkb

    September 19, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Hey Neal, thanx for all these guides, i might be updating mine to 2.3.4 soon.
    anyway, (off topic) do you have any advice for us international users on installing apps which are not free?

    i got tasker becoz they have a website, but i cudnt get slideIT. i did install the apk from another site, but its not working well, probably becoz it knows its stolen.

    any advice?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 19, 2011 at 11:08 pm

      yes you can install with the same!

  28. kirr1969

    September 19, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    l must to do this for free

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