How to update Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 to Gingerbread XXKG1 2.3.4 Firmware

Procedure to Update Galaxy S 2 GT I9100 with Gingerbread XXKG1 2.3.4:

  • Download the Gingerbread 2.3.4 XXKG1 Zip file in your computer after which you need to unzip the same to the desktop. In the process of unzipping please note that you will be asked to enter the password, enter the password as androidadvices.com.

Enter Password XXKG1

  • Once you unzip the zip file you will see that in all there will be 5 files which are the Odin 1.83 version, Code file, CSC File, modem file and also last but not the least the PIT file too which we will be using them in the due course of this article. After unzipping the files you will see all the files as shown in the below screen shot. Just in case if any file is missing then you will have to download the same again.

I9100 XXKGI Files Extracted

  • After this, just open the “Odin Multi uploader” file from the extracted folder and then you will have to now turn the phone Off as you will have to turn your phone ON in the download mode as shown in a short video below for your convenience,

Odin 3 v 1.81

  • Now, as soon as you get into the download mode, you will have to connect the Galaxy S2 GT I9100 to the computer with the help of USB cable while Odin opened in the desktop. As soon as you connect the phone, you will see that first ID:COM box as shown below will turn yellow and in the message box you will see that it will show ADDED as shown in the below snapshot and after that you will have to add the files respectively as shown in the next page,

  • Prem

    All:

    Not sure what’s happening, but I’m unable to download the Gingerbread 2.3.4 XXKG1 Zip file to my system. Shows a Page cannot be displayed error.

    Thanks

  • dallas

    The link to the download isn’t working now.

  • Savita Vaidya

    I just updated my samsung S2 I9100 firmware version from 2.3.3 to version 2.3.6 using Kies Air still gtalk video not working. I don’t get the option of video calling. Please Help!

  • fabian

    firmware upgrade encounte….error pic of cell with yellow triangle, also tried ovdin but get fail message and succeed0 fail 1. I see the video showing on how to get phone to download mode is of a galaxy s and not galaxy s2, I did get it to go to download mode but after I get this message I just posted, I don’t know where to go or how to reset it back or even get it back to download mopde again and try the advise here etc. please hlep guys!!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      to which version of firmware you wish to update with?

  • fabian

    firmware upgrade encountered an issue. pls select…..mode kies, I have the same problem I guess as everyone here, the video tutorial shows I think it’s a samsung galaxy s BUT not s2, I can not get it back to download mode since it;s frozen with a pic of a cell, yellow triangle amd and pc and the above message, tried the ovdin but got fail message succeed o fail 1, please advise, thanks

  • amenjas

    His phone model must be samsung galaxy s 2.

    MY phone has also got same configuration. Can anybody tell me wats my kernel by looking at \kernel version:2.6.35.7 root@DELL156 #2\. Nothing is mentioned in this like XWKH4 or XWKH8.

    My phone model is Samsung Galaxy S2
    android version: 2.3.4
    baseband version:I1900GDDKH3
    kernel version:2.6.35.7 root@DELL156 #2
    build number:GINGERBREAD.XWKH8

    I want to root my phone…Which kernel????? plz help

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      we are soon coming up with 2.3.6 version, stay tuned to androidadvices.com as you can then update and root the same!

  • bujju

    hey Neal,
    looking at your blog,i can say u r doing a very good job:).
    okay, heres my problem. i bought a galaxy s2 recently. It has this feature which opens up vlingo voice control if u double tap the home button.But on my phone, somtimes this voice control opens if i single tap the home button. I took it to the samsung service center n they upgraded the firmware to KE4/KI4(i am not sure which one cuz am not aware of firmwares) and the problem still existed.Then i got the set replaced.The bad part is, evn this phone has the same problem:(. Is this an issue concerning vlingo or samsung? or does it have to do somthing with the hardware? should i downgrade the firmware cuz my friends’ galaxy s2 phones work just fine with android version 2.3.3. my phone details are here:
    android version: 2.3.4
    baseband version:I1900GDDKH3
    kernel version:2.6.35.7 root@DELL156 #2
    build number:GINGERBREAD.XWKH8
    please help me find a solution to this problem which doesnt involve rooting my phone

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      what is your phone’s model number!

      • YM

        Hi NeaL,

        I’ve updated my S2 to the one in this tutorial.
        Am going back to the official version – not too sure about the PIT file though
        Is there an official PIT file for my CSC code XSP?

        Thanks

  • John

    Hi I just did the update being discussed in this thread. May I know what to do if I happen to decide to get back to original stock condition of my phone specially concerning the restoration of the official stock PIT file.

    I’ve done several updates via Odin but with no modification to the PIT file but when I install the PIT file from this update in this thread, my phone became very unstable and restarts and lags the menu swiping like very slow even if I revert back to my previous firmwares which is fast before. Im looking forward to your response with this matter. Thanks

    I have a Galaxy S2 GT-I9100

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you just need to select the PDA file!

  • rey

    Hi there I would want to update my firmware to this version but I can’t find the download link can you give it please?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      the download link is there int he procedure section!

  • DAN

    I tryed many times to updated, but after the update the phone still have chinese programs . what can I do – for example to have GPS only in english ? I really don’t want to see any chinese characters on my phone. The phone was buyed from China

  • Daniel R

    hey there , im stuck on the odin luancher level,i guess my pc wont recognize my SII and therefore the odin launcher does not turn yellow….can i get some help?
    thanks.

    • Daniel R

      and does it matter if my phone version is XXKF2? is there any diffrence i should know about? cause i have any knowlage in it

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

        no it won’t matter, you can proceed with the update!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      Have you installed the drivers? check with the DRIVERS AND USB PORT!

  • kwikkwik

    I had updating once before but then later I sent my phone to repair. So my phone now is still 2.3.3. However, Kies does not allow to me to install the official update…….. is there anyway that I can do to upgrade my phone now?

    If no, ask whether it is possible to text Chinese after I have installed this update?

    Thanks!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you will have to make use of Odin to apply this update!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you will have to make use of Odin to apply this update and not the KIES!

      • kwikkwik

        then if I applied this date, will I still be able to use the current Chinese keypad to text in Chinese?

  • shotgun

    well its ok bt the display become very bad. very very bad how can i resume my OS to 2.3.3 that given to me i don not take the back-up of the OS

  • g1mp13 drainz

    hi . i want to update but can i root my phone after . ty

  • http://www.carlcustodio.com Carl Custodio

    Hi Neal!

    I have a new sgs2 and i have a heating problem just around the camera area. Is it normal or should i do something about it? Everytime i use my phone for about 15 minutes, it heats up like crazy! please help me. Thank you! :)

    Carl

  • washim

    flashed with odin but failed. phone not starting. showing an error sign. phone and computer sign. wat to do?
    plz help

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you need to pull off the battery and check again!

  • Ben Dalko

    tried following this method but odin program wouldent find my phone ? ! ? What am i doing wrong ?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      gET THE ADMIN RIGHTS IN YOUR PC AND THEN TRY FLASHING WITH THIS UPDATE!

  • Katy Kwok

    just updated my phone to 2.3.4 but discovered that it doesn’t support Chinese. Is there anyway that I can uninstall the upgrade??

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no, not as of now you need to update with the chinese version of firmware!

      • Katy Kwok

        If i have updated with the Chinese version, I will be able to use both Chinese and English?

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          yes you can, kindly change the language from the Locale and text!

  • Hochekoche

    Got my galaxy s2 yesterday. I want to upgrade to XXKG6 do i have start from XXKG1 or i can just start with XXKG6?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no, you can directly update with the XXKG6!

  • Max

    Hi Neal,

    I’m getting a SGS2 phone, got 2 questions, any insights appreciated:

    1. I am looking at 2 versions of the phone: one made for Europe – sticker under battery says ‘Made by Samsung’, no date, battery made in Korea; and the other is for South America – sticker says ‘Korean product 07/11′, the box says ‘Made in China’, battery made in Japan. In your experience, are there any diffs in terms of hardware quality between two versions labeled like these?

    2. Firmware of the South American model does not support European languages that I need. Is there an easy way to add new languages?

    Many thanks!

  • siva

    Hi neil,
    Below is my Samsung Galaxy S2 info,
    I bought it last week

    Model number-GT-I9100
    Android Version-2.3.3
    Basebandversion-I9100XXKE7
    Kernal Version-2.6.35.7-I9100XWKDD-CL161513 #2
    Build Number – GINGERBREAD.XWKF3

    Can i Upgrade to 2.3.4.
    Will it update without any hickups.
    plz let me know
    Thanks.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes siva, let us know if you face any issues! you can update easily!

  • ramdas

    Hi Neal
    Just wanted to know if gtalk with video will work with this update or not?

    ramdas

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      Yes it will work!

  • Bernard Offrede

    Salvou meu Galaxy s 2, vlw ai pelo post.

  • Jason

    When i Click on “START” it doesn’t process anything.. it’s like no response

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      Check after restarting…

  • krishan

    Hello NeaL,
    One more request please, actually I wanted 2.3.4 update to write USB Android Accessory for SGS2, but after updating to 2.3.4, the usb android accessory commands are rejected by the kernel. Android 2.3.4 version is supposed to have USB Android accessory support. But all the USB commands for the same are stalled by the device (USB driver).

    please advice,,

    -krishan

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      You are galaxian kernel, right?

      • krishan

        Sorry Neal, my kernel is not galaxian,,I didnt flash the kernel seperately,,,my kernel version after update to KG1 2.3.4 is 2.6.35.7-I9100XXKG1-CL349526 se.infra@SEP-39 #2

        Appericate your efforts here,,
        thanks, please advise,
        -krishan

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          kindly clear tha cache and check the same!

  • krishan

    Hello Neal,
    My update failed with below messages, I followed the steps exactly what you have described here.
    My phone was S2 GT-I9100, now I can’t run anything,,,,I see picture with phone and PC with warning sign in the middle, what shall I do,,please help,,,

    Added!!
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:39)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..
    Initialzation..
    Set PIT file..
    DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!!
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    factoryfs.img
    data.img

    Complete(Write) operation failed.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)
    Removed!!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      re apply the update!

      • krishan

        Thanks Neal, it works for me,,,,

  • Uzbashi

    thank you for the update, i followed your steps but the update stopped nearly at the end and it take long time, what shall i do??

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you can remove the battery, re insert and then try the proocess again from the start!

      • Uzbashi

        thank you again. is there way to make this rom support arabic writing.

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          no, not as of now but as soon as it arrives we will surly come up with the same

  • cooza

    Hi.at the moment im on xxkg6 but if i wanted to try this one cos i want to be closer to an official 2.3.4 (and cos i dont have gtalk video) i imagine that i would not need to use the pit file since im already on 2.3.4.Would that be true or should i use it anyway.i needed it to jump from 2.3.3 but i im not sure if i need it to downgrade within the same version.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      sure we will come up witht he download version and do let us know that to which version you wish to go to!!!

      • cooza

        Hi.i read yesterday that 2.3.4 has been officialy released via kies in poland and brazil.ill be needing the polish version as it is OXA so good for my region.its XXKG5 but while still being 2.3.4. im still worried about the pit file cos i would imagine that now being an official release some things may have changed.would you recommend using the pit file to do a clean flash or not?.ill loose root of course but im more worried about bricking my phone as ive flashed many times before with and without pit but have never downgraded so am a bit worried.any help would be awesome.

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          you can update with this version of firmware!

  • Manoj

    Worked like a charm. the only nitpick is that it wipes everything :( and resets the phone and I had to reinstall all of them. Apart from that its great and unroots the phone as well, icing on the cake.

  • ger

    i got stuck on boot it restars over and over again.. what i need to do?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      kindly re follow the procedure!

  • Ibrahim

    Hi,I just updated to gingerbread 2.3.4 But now one problem my external speaker is not working.What will do?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      its not a known problem, have you tried restarting the devices?

  • Ed

    This is Fantastic, my 3G issues are gone. Great update. Thanks.

  • Uwa

    Hi Neal. Simply put, what is your definition of an unlocked device? Thanx.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      unlock means free to use any network’s sim card!

  • Uwa

    Hi Neal. Thanx for the good work? I’m very new to Android. Recently got a SGS2 running the 2.3.3 on a T-Mobile contract. Could you please explain what u mean when u said the phone should be unlocked for this manual update to work? Thanx again

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      don’t update it asyour phone is a locked handset!

  • Johnny

    Just a bit to quick. All well :-D

  • Johnny

    Please help me. All went fine, but after the last reboot I only have two options; emergency dial and change language :-(

  • D

    Can anyone please check the Android OS Battery usage after updating to 2.3.4?

    My Android OS Battery usage is at 18%

    Thank you

  • jatin singh

    hey friends…!!! i am using GS2 i want to update it to 2.3.4…
    is that necessary to root that device ??
    when it coming officially ?
    or rooting is how much successful and user friendly !

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal

      no, there is no requirement of rooting device if you wish to update.
      there is no ETA on the arrival of the official update!
      rooting is very user friendly!

  • Santh

    Hi Neal,

    if i update to XXKG1, will all my downloaded apps to be re-installed? will it void the warranty since it’s Unofficial version… what happens if i connect via kies after update? will it ask me to update to Kies version?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal

      no as it is an Odin version!

  • harman

    can i use titanium backup to restore my apps after updating to 2.3.4 ?

  • Luis

    Hi Neal, please let me know if the upgrade works even if the phone is not unlocked.

  • gowind

    Hi Neil , I’m currently running on a custom Rom and I’m not satisfied with it as there are some stutterings and slow downs. so I plan to odin this. just wanted to know whether I need to do a full wipe before proceeding as my email app with the current Rom is crashing always and whenever I try to add yahoo account in social hub it says incorrect id or password. also I felt that after I flashed the kg1 modem I had issues with my network reception. so just wanted to confirm, kg1 modem works well in india right.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal

      you can update with the XXKG2 latest version for your S2

  • ayoub mulla

    hi neal,i would like to know that would my phone get simlocked if i update to this version of gingerbread knowing that i bought a phone from vodafone and it was locked and i had to unlock it.would like to know that so that i can know whether to go through this process.

  • ayoub mulla

    i would like to know that would my phone get simlocked if i update to this version of gingerbread knowing that i bought a phone from vodafone and it was locked and i had to unlock it.would like to know that so that i can know whether to go through this process.

  • Red

    will this effect the warranty or anything or harm my phone?

  • http://thevolatile.blogspot.com Robbie

    Hi,

    Odin wouldn’t recognize my phone. I tried connecting my phone to the computer using the USB cord but it wouldn’t work even if my phone was on download mode. What do I do?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal

      it will recognize, have you put your phone in the download mode?

      • ganesh

        Hi Niel, i am trying to do the upgrade thru odin but instead of PASS … i get a FAIL …one deviation from ur tutorial i found when i downloaded the zipped file and extracted the file i found the tar files zipped…. i extracted these files again but after extracting when i try to append that folder it says no files found….. so i added the zipped files itself,,,,,,but then i get the progress as failed

      • Robbie

        Yes I did. Tried it a lot of times but to no avail.

  • Niki

    Hi Neal!
    I had updated my Samsung Galaxy SII GT9100 to Gingerbread 2.3.4.
    I’d like to know if i could get the old version back, and How?

    Regards

    ***********

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no, its a new version.

      • Niki

        Any ways to get the OLD VERSION back to life again???

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal

          yes you can update with the same!

  • Nishadh

    Hi Neal,
    I flashed cyanogen mod 7 this morning for my galaxy s2. It was the first time i flashed any rom and frankly i liked the stock rom better. When i tried to restore nandroid backup from CWM recovery it stopped at restoring the boot image itself, stating that there was an error. Now I am trying to revert back to this stock ROM and is there a particular step besides the ones listed by you in this article that i should follow to make the restoration a hassle free one??
    thanks.

    • Nishadh

      Hi Neal,
      Still awaiting your reply, before i go ahead and do anything stupid.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal

      yes you can update by following the instructions which are mentioned above!

  • dhananjay sathe

    Guide looks good, brilliant infact, just bought this or 30k INR , one major doubt, i love my warrenty :)

  • jason

    SOMEONE PLZ HELP MY INTERNET DONT WORK AFTER UPGRADING TO 2.3.4 ON AT&T SAMSUNG GALAXY S 2 UNLOCKED??

  • jason

    can someone please tell me how to get my internet back after upgrading to 2.3.4????? thank you

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      configure the apn settings!

  • sumi

    hey neal my kies air not connect to my leptop.i have same wi fi but nothing happen.what can i do for this

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal

      have you updated the KIES version?

  • Raj

    Awesome. Got my S2 just two days ago and moved to the new version without any glitches. I’m happy with the upgrades and 2.3.4 seems to be better overall – Battery, speed etc. The lock screen now seems to have a lag towards the end.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal

      you can also try the latest version of XXKG2 2.3.4 for your S2

  • Abbas

    Hi! i have updated my GS2 to 2.3.4 but its lagging.. i want to down grade it to 2.3.3 and will wait for official 2.3.4. Neal can u please guide me how to downgrade it ?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal

      have you updated the device to XXKG2 update?

      • Abbas

        i have already updated my GS2 to XXKG3 by using your methods. and its lagging like hell :( dont know whats the issue :( should i down grade it to 2.3.3 XWKE7??

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          you can update with this firmware and check, do you clear cache?

  • Luis

    Can I upgrade even though my phone is not unlocked? if not, how can I unlock my phone? I just got a new SG2 came with KE2 PDA/PHONE and KE1 on the CSC.

    • Luis

      Any info on this?? :)

      • Luis

        Awaiting reply :(

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal

      you need to visit the local market to get it unlocked !

  • Djuneid

    Do i have to update my SGS2 with 2.3.3 first, then the 2.3.4?? Or can i directly go for 2.3.4?? will the 2.3.4 compensate for the 2.3.3?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      NO, YOU CAN DIRECTLY UPDATE

  • Meng hour

    Hi Neal,

    Does this update solve the heating problem when playing games?

    Regards,

    Meng hour

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes it solves!

  • Meng hour

    Hi Neal,

    Will the update solve heating problem?

    Regards,

    Meng hour

  • Sithy

    Is it ok if i don’t input pit file?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      kindly follow the procedure carefully!

  • anthea

    Tried it windows XP (windows xp had no any samsung drivers as it was my cousin’s pc for work) and Windows 7 (parallels desktop) but both says USB not recognized. Tried debugged mode but it didn’t work. Tried all USB ports. googled the problem but almost all methods didn’t work sigh. it’s really frustrating. :( Any more tips?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      have you tried restarting the phone and computer?

      • anthea

        yes. :( i also tried to upgrade via kies 2.0 but it there’s no new firmware upgrade prompt. On my mac it says it has trouble connecting to server and on windows it says the firmware for my device is not available. really frustrated. it recognizes my samsung when not in download mode. tried connecting the samsung on normal mode while odin is open & it recognizes it, then when in download mode, it suddenly says usb not recognized.

        went to the mall today and asked how much is the upgrade, and its $35. o_O

        • anthea

          should i update windows? like the automatic update or something? :)

          • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

            yes just follow the instructions mentioned above!

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          its a manual update and is not an update via KIES!

        • anthea

          hi. i tried installing on an updated windows 7 and it worked. but I did something wrong. sorry for my stupidity, i’m a noob on android and the sg2 is my first android phone so please please please bear with me. I know I should have read instructions but I didn’t know that I can’t use another pit file. I accidentally used sg1 pit file. :( odin got stock on the don’t turn off target and I’ve read on another website that you can just disconnect and remove battery. I did. and when I tried to turn it on, it won’t. You think samsung can still fix it? My phone is locked with my carrier but my friend told me to just take it straight to samsung service center. When I insert the battery and try to turn it on for some minutes, the back part of the unit will get warm, on the camera part. you think there’s still hope?

  • Stan

    Hi, I’ve followed the instructions and now I’ve started the update but it has been over 15 mins and hasn’t stopped yet. How should I stop the process and start over?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      re follow the instructions after restarting the pc and phone!

      • Stan

        I think i should have restarted my computer from the beginning. Thanks for the great instructions!

  • roy

    My phone is unlocked already. If I will do the update with 2.3.4 XXKG1, will I have a problem? If so, how will I go around it? Thanx

  • Muhammad

    Anyone got issues with the market app?

    doesn’t seem to work after update :(

  • sumi

    Which one should I update.
    Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 to Gingerbread XWKE2 2.3.3 Firmware
    or
    Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 to Gingerbread XXKG1 2.3.4 Firmware
    or
    Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 to Gingerbread XWKDD 2.3.3 Firmware
    or
    Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 to Gingerbread XXKF2 2.3.3 Firmware
    or
    Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 to Gingerbread XWKDD 2.3.3 Firmware
    or
    Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 to Gingerbread XWKE7 2.3.3 Firmware
    plz tell me.which is best the best

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      you can proceed to uPADATE TO XXKG1 AS ITS THE LATEST!

      • sumi

        thanks yes its good fast and Smooth.thank you.Before I get yellow mark on the opening screen now it’s gone.

  • Niki

    when i comes to select the flie to respective section, i cannot find the files that i downloaded! I need help PLEASE.

    • Niki

      anyone who wants to help me out, please be my guest.
      Im using windows XP.

      Here is what i just did : I followed step 1 to 4. I couldnt pass step5.

      Please help! I want to try one too.

      • Niki

        Please sent it via email im not using msn.

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

        have you repeated the whole procedure?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      you will find that in the downloads section or else you will have to download again!

      • Niki

        Please Neal!
        I understood everything from your instruktion, I followed step by step but it seemed not as easy as it sounded.

        I stucked when i had to chooce the file to their respective section. I couldnt find the file anywhere, I knew I had it in the folder…

        • Niki

          All of folders that i have files was empty when i clicked to open to select it.

  • sumi

    after update my phone is running cool man .smooth battery life is better.noo hot problem.my Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 Gingerbread Firmware is XXKG1 2.3.4. i want to update Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 to Gingerbread XWKE2 2.3.3 Firmware. . But I coniferous that my firmware is 2.3.4. And those are 2.3.3. Is it right to update or wrong.plz tell me man.good job .really its nice .

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      yes its a right update don’t worry!

      • sumi

        i update to Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 to Gingerbread XWKE2 2.3.3 Firmware.then it change the Gingerbread Firmware is XXKG1 2.3.4 to Gingerbread XWKE2 2.3.3 Firmware.so i back to my new one Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 Gingerbread Firmware is XXKG1 2.3.4.thats why i ask u i update or not if its go back 2.3.3 why i do thsi i want new one why u tell me that it will change the version.ok 2.3.4 is good

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          yes, 2.3.4 is a good update!

  • Chaos

    Worked perfect as always … most part pissed and listening to tool … Cheers dude you always supply easy great tuts. .. Respect

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      thanks buddy, do let us know if you need any more help!

  • sumi

    I update Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 to Gingerbread XXKG1 2.3.4 Firmware today .right now I think it’s right before my phone get hot now its begin pretty cool. Is this harmful to my phone because of it’s not official??. One qus? Can I update my Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 to Gingerbread XWKE2 2.3.3 Firmware or XXKG1 2.3.4 Firmware is the latest for all. If I could I have to update it or not??plz tell me.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      yes you can very well update with the same!

  • Domenic

    You are awesome my friend!!!!!!!!!!!! Worked perfectly:)

  • Yair

    Hi Neal,

    I will try to explain the problems. I can make phone-calls, but there is a very small r above the signal. For other connections I have to put my phone in roaming mode in order to have a connection (wcdma). Furthermore I have lost videos and photos (they don’t show up in the gallery), and as you asked there is no gps signal what so ever. Wifi works.
    Can I go back to 2.3.3 (or is that not necessary)

    Thanks in advance,

    Yair

    • Yair

      If you could just tell me how to go back to back to 2.3.3 I would be more than happy (or is that not possible?)

      Thanx

      Yair

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

        yes its possible but in 2.3.3 which version you wish to go back to?

        • Yair

          I had XWKE7 and that worked fine! Any other version is also fine as long as it works. If I know how to do it I am a happy man.

          Thanks

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      yes you can go back to any version!

      • Yair

        doesn’t start up anymore. bricked?

        • Yair

          starts up with other rom now. still same roaming problem. how to back to previos version?

          • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

            which version you wish to go to?

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          kindly pull off the battery and retry entering the download mode!

  • Ajay babu

    hi
    when i am connecting in downloading mode the box is not turning yellow.it’s saying gadget serial missing.please help me out

    Thanks
    Ajay

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      from where you have bought your phone!

  • Niki

    How to know wich one to choose?

    PIT – u1_02_20110310_emmc_EXT4.pit,

    PDA – CODE_I9100XXKG1_CL349526_REV02_user_low_ship.tar,

    Phone – MODEM_I9100XXKG1_REV_02_CL1034110.tar,

    CSC- GT-I9100-CSC-MULTI-OXAKG1.tar,

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      you need to choose all by clicking on the respective tab in Odin flash tool!

      • Niki

        Will my phone still have the access to Market and Sumsung after everthing is done?

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

          yes why not! it will be!

  • Elwin

    thanks dude…..great work !!!!no issues from new version…its cool

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      great to hear that, do let us know if you face any issues!

  • Yair

    Hello,

    thank you for the update and instructions. It works great but: I can’t seem to tell my phone I am in Holland. Threfore it only works when roaming. How can I change this?

    Thank you in advance

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      Are you facing any GPS issues?

      • Yair

        As far as I can see he doesn’t connect to gps either…

        • yair

          Hi Neal,
          do you think I should try to go back to 2.3.3?

          Thanks

          Yair

          • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

            you can update with this version!

        • Yair

          Hello Neal,

          sorry to bother you but it also seems that some of my recent objects from the gallery are gone. Phone is not in great shape…

          Thanks

          Yair

          • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

            may i know what problem you are facing exactly?

  • Sithy

    Hi Neal,

    I am still not sure whether I should tick “Re-Partition” or not.

    I look forward to hear from you.

    Regards,

    Sithy

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      just follow the instructions, kindly don’t try something new or experiment as you may even brick the device!

  • Mikael

    I can set the language to Swedish but there is no Swedish keypad layout. Is there another regional version of the firmware or do I have to revert back to the old version and wait?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      as of now there is no dedicated swedish version, but as soona s it arrives, we will surely cover the same!

  • tariq javed

    sir can u tell me How to rooted Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 to Gingerbread XXKG1 2.3.4 . because all backup software not working all application need root and tell me how i backup my phone without route or give me rooting option. Thanks

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      we have covered the rooting article, kindly find for the same from androidadvices.com

  • daniel

    Neal, Have a question.. suppose I want to restore the phone back to the stock OFFICIAL ROM, how can I do this? 2.3.4 does not work well with a VPN connection.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      VPN is very well supported with 2.3.4, just ask your company to provide with the VPN Settings!

      • daniel

        how can i restore to the current official rom?

        [btw, vpn works most of the time, but the phone freezes a lot when it is on]

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

          what was your earlier version?

        • daniel

          It was the KF version I believe.
          What’s the easiest way to restore? Is the old rom still on the phone. Or do I need to dl. Also 3G doesn’t work anymore, only edge. I heard if we keep the old modem file its fine but I don’t have a link to it… know where I can find it?

          • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

            you need to contact your service provider or have you tried restarting the device?

  • bharat

    what is about warrenty ?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      warranty will not be void!

  • Souv

    Hey neal, been following your articles and i wanted to ask some opinion from u if you dont mind?
    my phone details are:
    Kernel:2.6.35.7-I9100XWKE7-CL215725root@DELL103#2
    PDA:XWKE7
    Phone:XXKE4
    CSC:XEUKD1

    Can you please verify what all this mean and why i cannot pair my google account with my device?
    ps: i am currently in china last 6 months and bought phone here itself and they have local android market called GoMarket for downloading local apps.. I want my phone to be like that of my friends who are in india. Can you please tell me what steps i must take to restore it to original state and if i could cause any harm to my device in doing so? really appreciate your opinions.. thank you very much buddy
    *so sorry i posted in wrong section before.. :(

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      kindly set the apn settings first and then you can verify the same! what was your earlier version of firmware?

      • Souv

        thank you for your reply Neal, i want to let you know that this is how i bought the set itself. i have not flashed any new firmware or rooted. I think the shops put custom rom becuase there are some chinese bloatware in my set and i cannot rid of them even after doing factory reset. Would it be safe to upgrade to the new leaked firmware you mentioned without damaging my phone or losing functionality here in china?

        I cannot pinpoint what exactly the ppl did here because the firmware, baseband and csc are same to many of that outside china.. Only thing i dont understand is my kernel is: Kernel:2.6.35.7-I9100XWKE7-CL215725root@DELL103#2

        Does this look normal or is it a custom one? can you please explain briefly about these kernels and if mine is different? Thank you very much

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

          no no! its very normal, don’t worry! the kernel version which you have mentioned one is the correct one!

      • Souv

        Thank you buddy :) i guess flashing a different firmware will rid me of the bloatware? but i am dont feel safe putting a different rom yet otherwise the firewall in china might stop the phone from operating here.. lot of weird things goes on here! hehe maybe il wait till official 2.3.4 is released and then update once i am back in india.. thank you for your advice Neal

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

          don’t worry as its very safe to flash this mentioned firmware! There is no ETA of the arrival of 2.3.4 officially

  • Gibran

    well working great till now quadrant scores almost the same 3200 n yes google video chat is great.

  • anky

    hey neil ,, can u attach a screenshot of battery graph with normal usage ?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      the usage depends on every single user so it will not be wise decision to comment on one’s battery life!

  • Mario Colletti

    I have signal, but there is no H or 3g icon next to it. I can’t go on the internet. Any idea?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      you will have to configure apn settings!

      • Mario Colletti

        I did using this link Now I am reverting back to stock and putting XXKG1 back on once my phone is back to stock. This time though I am not going to use the .pit and I will not have Re-Partition checked off.

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

          yes go ahead, dont check on the re partition option!

        • Mario Colletti

          So, it seems that when I first tried to put XXKG1 on my phone, that auto repartition of Odin I was using seemed to sorta mess up my phone. While I can revert back to stock and it will work, every time I put XXKG1 on it again I don’t get internet service (I get bars of service, just no H or 3G next to it). With that said, I was wondering if you know any way to possibly fix it or work around it. Thanks.

  • prabin

    I tried to unzip by entering password androidadvices.com. but could not unzip. It saying wrong password

    • prabin

      I updated. running smoothly. Thanks

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      kindly try with the same

  • Kurian George

    After upgrading,will I be able to watch Du streaming TV as at present it is not supported.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      have you updated the flash component from market?

  • Gibran

    also tell us a way to reinstall the orignal OS

  • tariq javed

    how i update Arabic this JPKG2 2.3.4 Firmware if not this one then please tell me which version support Arabic in middle east.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      there is no arabic update as of now but as soon as we come across with any we will surely update you with the same!

  • tariq javed

    sir,
    can u tell me how to root this XXKG1 2.3.4 version. Thaks

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      hey tariq we will soon come with an article!

  • theo

    Just updated. So far running great. Better than every previous version. Battery is still a bit of a problem. But this is samsungs fault. Low capacity combined with large screen and super high specs with lots of stupid and useless apps running in the background.

    No problem downloading apps from market like one other user.

    Time to root and be done with running apps which I never use.

  • freaksho

    another fantastic guide. i’ve been upgrading my phone through your site since i bought it in May. thanks and keep up the good work!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      thanks buddy for your appreciation!

  • sandeep som

    hey u did gr8 job brother….
    updated it yestetday but there r issues with android market… application getting downloaded but dont get installed and sometime they just stop dowloading after 80 to 91%… dont know why… and why it dosent support any indian language like hindi fonts…
    any ways else all running good…
    sandeep som.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      it is very unfortunate that Samsung still doesn’t provide hindi support but we can only hope that Samsung will come with the hindi language support!

      • sandeep som

        and what u think abt application download from market… I cant download more than one application at time..

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

          yes you can download more than one aplication from the market

  • Jomcy

    i have sucessfully upgraded and its working fine till now. thanks you all

  • Vishal

    After using odin once can we use kies for future updates ??
    thnx in advance..

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      It depends on the version, it cant be generalized.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      yes vishal you will get but you have to change the product code of your device!

      • Vishal

        thanx…really the best guide …. :)

      • Vishal

        hey i tried changing my csc…but it does not show inu ..just kor xeu and all….hope u can help me thanks

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          its alright if it shows unknown!

  • netskyliner

    Updated galaxy s2 to 2.3.4 yesterday. looks more stable. less battery drain; gtalk video working
    It’s a wipe version

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      yes its a wiped version!

  • Jomcy

    do we need to tick re-partition? what is it does?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      just follow the instructions, do let us know if you face any issues!

  • blaze

    Any way to root this firmware???

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      no not as of now

  • tariq javed

    sir please tell me in this version Arabic language support or not?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      as of now it doesnt support

  • anky

    wat r advantages of 2.3.4 over 2.3.3

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      it has new user interface and battery has been optimized

  • peter keightley

    Hi. Im in the UK and get get this update via kies. Im not updating yet til cwm has updated his root stuff.

    • Arsalan

      Hello peter,

      Just checking that have you got this update via kies? Actually i can’t get any update via kies on my samsung S2.

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

        this update is not VIA the KIES, you need to wait for the same!

  • Neil Macdonald

    I have upgraded to a Galaxy Sii yesterday. I tried to upgrade the software and now the screen shows a diagram of a phone, a yellow triangle and a screen. I cannot turn it off and none of the buttons work. What can I do to get it to work?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      kindly follow this tutorial to update your Phone!

      • Neil Macdonald

        I cannot turn it on. The picture has frozen. I have to turn it off by disconnecting th bsttery

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

          just retry updating your device again!

      • Sikandar

        Thanks for the detail procedure. Updated my set to 2.3.4 without any problem. Keep it up the good work bro. So far very stable going on and i am happy with the new version. looking forward to the official version.

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

          thanks sikandar for your appreciation!

      • Jambachever

        Do i need to put it on Debugging mode?

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

          no, debugging mode is not required

    • anky

      @ neil>>>
      have u updated ur fone wid 2.3.4 ??
      hw was d xperience ? plz share

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

        its better than all the earlier versions of Gingerbread!