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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