How to Update Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 to Chinese firmware ZNKG5 2.3.4

Galaxy S2 LogoIf you have bought your Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 from China and if you are still searching for the perfect firmware for all your needs then all you need us a dedicated firmware with all your Chinese goodies in it right from font to all other things in your native language. And last but not the least along with the essence of the latest that is Gingerbread version 2.3.4 then what better it can be.  In short we will see in this article on how you can update your Samsung Galaxy S2 with the latest version of dedicated Chinese 2.3.4 version which contains all the native fonts as well as all other language packs.

Please note that before proceeding further, we would like to say that this update is only for the users of Samsung Galaxy S2 GTI9100 and to no other users. If you still proceed with the updation process for any other device then we take no responsibility for the consequences which arise after the update as the phone can even be bricked forever and which is not a reparable thing. If you are a first timer who has recently purchased the Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 and would like to keep your device upbeat with the technology then we will guide you with the same, all you need to do is to simply follow the instructions carefully which are mentioned below for a safe and simple firmware updation for your S II smart phone.

Also, there have been rumors that soon Gingerbread 2.3.5 version will be coming out for the Galaxy S 2 GT I9100, yes you have heard it right. The update of Gingerbread 2.3.5 for Samsung Galaxy S 2 GT I9100 will soon be unveiled in the coming months which we will cover the same on though there is no perfect evidence on which date and time this firmware of 2.3.5 will be launched or pushed Officially via KIES.

Please note that if and only if you know the Chinese language then only this firmware updation is advisable and if you are not comfortable with the Chinese language then this firmware is not for you and instead it’s better that you install the latest general firmware of Gingerbread XXKG3 2.3.4 version.

If you have rooted your phone before then you will lose the root access, but if you wish to root the phone after updating then you will have to wait for the article as we will see on how you can root Galaxy S2 GT I9100 on the XXKG3 firmware version. So, in the due course of the article we will see on how you can easily update the firmware for which you will have to follow the instructions like pre upgrade instructions as well as the actual procedure to update the phone.

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  • yiffer

    I just got an unlocked samsung galaxy s ii lte from canada but i want to install the chinese firmware; can i use the steps above? Also, I have the android market now, would it still be there after I change the firmware?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      no, as its a chinese specific version!

  • shiny

    even if i sign in with my gmail account … it is showing tht there is no adroid devices on this account

  • shiny

    would u plz send me the link to download the english version … in which android market is loaded

  • shiny

    and can u please say how to create android market account …. there is an error

    • NeaL Pradeep

      there is no different thing to make an account for Android Market. You can sign in with your Gmail account!

  • shiny

    if i go back to India …can i install the english version … which has android market?

  • shiny

    or can i get the english version…

    • NeaL Pradeep

      you can update with any other version of the firmware!

  • shiny

    can i dowload android market …. can u plz xplain it clearly

    • NeaL Pradeep

      no, you can install the Amazon App Store!

  • shiny

    hi i recently bought Samsung galaxy s2 i9100G and i couldn’t find Android market in it…GINGERBREAD.ZCKH4 and android version 2.3.4

    • NeaL Pradeep

      chinese version dont have Market Pre loaded!

  • shiny

    hi i recently bought Samsung Galaxy s2 in china and i couldn’t find Android version in it … can any one help me out

    • NeaL Pradeep

      you can change the ROM version and see whether market works!

  • james

    I follow these intruction to the letter to update the firmware and it doesnt i didnt double extract the .tar file and followed everything you said but it just fails after various repeats!! now what?!

  • Celia

    Is Chinese firmware ZNKG5 2.3.4 able to support hand writing or typing in Chinese? Thanks!!!!!

    • NeaL Pradeep

      yes its c chinese firmware!

      • Celia

        Would you please let me know where I can find this. I have a trouble to find “Chinese firmware ZNKG5 2.3.4″. Thanks a lot!!!!

  • evan

    so if you update this chinese firmware, do you still have the android app market or you will lose it??


  • Hdi

    Hi There,

    We recently bought the Samsung Galaxy S2 I900T, and wanted to update it to the chinese firmware, we get the same error message with the modem bin part.

    don’t understand the solutions mentioned above.. help please.. I can access the download page by taking the battery out and pressing the down button and power button, otherwise i also get the bricked screen.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      check with updating from other PC, admin rights issue is there in your current pc!

  • martn

    this does not work, could you please try uploading a working verison of the modem bin?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      just update the zip file only once and not the twice, you have extracted the tar file and so does you are getting these files!

  • shamsheer

    i want to install Kannada fonts in my Samsung galaxy s2. i cannot read any language except English .

    • NeaL Pradeep

      as of now you can’t install the korean fonts!

  • Katy Kwok

    help!! it failed and the phone stays in the ‘downloading’ process

    • NeaL Pradeep

      kindly get the admin privileges and then try updating the phone!

  • chen

    hi, how to i upgrade my samsung galaxy s 2 to chinese application????

    • NeaL Pradeep

      which chinese application you are looking for?

  • Luca

    the update worked great as with others I was not able but after rebooting the telephoen is not starting and looping with Samsung logo and China unicom logo but not restarting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What’s wrong???????????????????
    Plese help

    • NeaL Pradeep

      follow the procedure again!

  • Krishna

    The Chinese firmware doesn’t come with Android Market App, please advice how to install the same.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      as of now China doesn’t have the Android Market Place access due to some reasons! As soon as this is updated we will surely come up with a way for the same!

  • Genny

    I also flashed it yesterday, same problem it failed after modem.bin. How can i fix it? Please help!

    • NeaL Pradeep

      kindly extract the files for just once as mentioned in the article!

  • Eborn

    hi , it is failed on MOD.bin. How to revert it?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      i guess you extracted files twice before flashing!?

      • Eborn

        so how can i do? please instruct, many thanks.

        • Eborn

          can i upgrade from GINGERBREAD.ZSKG2 (CL361136 ROOT@UBUNTU#6)?

          • NeaL Pradeep

            yes you can easily update!

        • NeaL Pradeep

          just follow the instructiosn which are mentioned above and the firmware will be updated!

  • teng

    it failed! the message box shows:


    Complete(Write) operation failed.

    how? i cannot enter my phone now

  • cherry neo

    How can i dowlosd chinese softward.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      you can update with this firmware!

  • sma

    if i update it, then i can use Google account such as android market?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      yes sma you can easily use the same!

  • nilesh

    Hi i m frm india. I want to my galaxy s2 kf3 2.3.4 upate

    • NeaL Pradeep

      yes you can update with the same!

  • Omar

    We want the Arabic language, thank you