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How To Update Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 with XWKJ3 Gingerbread 2.3.5 Firmware

Samsung Galaxy S2 LogoIt was the last time when we saw on how you can apply the update of XWKI8 Gingerbread 2.3.5 version and now in this article we will help you in updating your Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100. Though there are not many visual changes which you can see in this version of firmware but there many performance fixes which have been done so as to facilitate better Internet speed on the stock browser and also some of the kernel components have been changed so as to deliver slightly better battery performance. The best part of this firmware is that anyone with their Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 phone can apply this update, the only condition is that you need to have an unlocked phone. This all new firmware version is dubbed as XWKJ3 Gingerbread 2.3.5 version.

Disclaimer: Please note that we should not be held liable or responsible in any manner in whole or in parts if anything wrong happens to your device which is the most unlikely if you follow the instructions as prescribed in the due course of this article and also apply the mentioned update only on Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100.

Note: This update should only be applied to the phones with model number as Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100.

Rooting Information:

  • It’s not necessary to root the phone if you wish to apply this update in your phone.
  • Just in case if your phone is already rooted, then you will be losing the Root access after applying this firmware.
  • We will also soon come up with the article wherein you will be easily able to root the phone on the XWKJ3 Firmware

So, now let’s proceed to the next page where we will see on what are the list of Pre Requisites one has to follow before proceeding to the procedure to apply the firmware on their Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 Phones.


  1. hi,
    i have purchased samsung S2 GT-9100G from france.
    i got a pink spot/tinge on camera screen, it also come on pics i clicked.
    i tried to update via kies, but it says i have latest firmware update on my phone
    can you tell me how do i fix it?

    model no. GT-I9100G
    Android Version : 2.3.6
    baseband version : I9100GXXKL4
    kernel version :
    build number : GINGERBREAD.XXKL5

  2. hi there:
    my phone has baseband version I9100 xxkfi and it’s supporting arabic language.so if i upgrade my phone following your article will it support Arabic language??!!

  3. every time i used your links and updates it make me hopeless….WTF….links down try to do good your site fst…..

  4. my problen can’t go to down load mode,
    The download mode can be entered by pressing Volume down Key, Center button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button.
    i try many time to go download mode, but no work why?
    the screen view low battery!! can’t download!!
    please help me…. neal….

  5. Hi,
    I have some queries which I’d like to know.
    I purchased this phone two months back from India and it’s pre installed android version is 2.3.3,
    Now if i update my phone with this firmware will it void my manufacturer warranty?
    And is this the official release or some sort of beta version of original 2.3.5?
    Please let me know and thanks in advance..

  6. Hii,

    I ave a 9100g version and want to root it.. the problem is which modified/unsecure kernel should i use??? i am running 2.3.6 and kernel version shows:
    root@DELL88 #2

  7. Hi Neal,
    I’m going to do this for the first time….. Just want to ask you something….. Before doing this do I have to remove the SIM card and External SD ???…. And how much time would it take to complete the update ???….

  8. Hey Pradeep,

    After I install this update, will I be able to upgrade my phone at the time when Samsung officially releases the update.

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