How to Update Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 to XXKG2 Gingerbread 2.3.4 Firmware

Galaxy S2 Hand LogoTime has come to update the firmware of your Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 as with the arrival of an all new firmware which is dubbed as the version XXKG2. This firmware comes with minute tweaks which improves several processes and functionalities which we will see in the due course of this article. Last time we saw on how you can update with the firmware of XXKG1 2.3.4 Firmware and in this article we will see on how you can update with the latest XXKG2 2.3.4 Gingerbread version in your Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100.

Since this firmware update is a manual update and need to apply using the Odin and not KIES 2, it doesn’t require you to have the root access of the device to follow the instructions which are mentioned below and also the best part is if you wish to un root your Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 then too you can update your phone with this firmware of Gingerbread 2.3.4 procedure which is mentioned below. Another thing most of the readers ask is that whether updating with this firmware will root the device? The answer is simply no as updating the firmware and rooting the phone are two different processes and both can’t be clubbed in most of the cases and if at all if it’s like that we will surely mention the same.

Also, we would like to add that this version of XXKG2 2.3.4 Gingerbread edition of firmware is not an official one and is a leaked version. Though it may not be 100% stable version but apart from minor bugs you will never feel that it’s a n incomplete firmware package. This update of Gingerbread 2.3.4 is dubbed as Gingerbread XXKG2 2.3.4 and its only applicable for all the unlocked devices of Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 device, so kindly make a note of the same and proceed for the update. The best part of this update is that you can update any Samsung Galaxy S2 Phone with this update irrespective of region and place but for all those who have their phones locked to the network you will have to wait till we come out with an instruction below to whether update the device or not.

  • deepu

    XXKG2 Gingerbread Package link is not working

  • zeeshan

    i have updated my GS2 to 2.3.5 using phone’s built in update settings three days ago..
    but after the update, my phone is draining a lot of battery.
    i want to know that CAN I DOWNGRADE TO PREVIOUS ANDROID OS???

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes you can downgrade to any version!

  • navin00

    Hey guys i am concerned about the update after going through the video and comments, but i have a little query about the device as i am on gingerbread 2.3.3 i have got lots of games, video, images in my internal SD card(which is 11gb) is there any possibility after updating to 2.3.4 i am not bale to play those games or the videos or images as well as live wallpapers will be deleted as i can backup my images and videos but backing up games is not possible.And after update can i install games directly to my external SD(which 32gb).

    • zeeshan

      hi….
      you can backup your data as well as APPLICATIONS with the help of a software named as BACKMEUP…
      IT IS AVAILABLE IN THE MARKET in free as well as paid versions…
      after update, you can easily restore your applications…

  • yash

    i am a beginner do not know anything please help how to start i am using mac and the details of my s2 is as follows:
    android version: 2.3.3
    baseband version: I9100DDKE4
    kernel version: 2.6.35.7-I9100XWKF3-CL276555
    root@DELL101#2
    build number : GINGER BREAD.XWKF3

    I WANT TO UPDATE FOR THE LATEST PLEASE HELP ME

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

      yes you can apply the update!

  • Isah

    What is the password of the zip file?

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

      password is androidadvices.com

  • Deepak

    hi amit…
    i have a query…..i unlocked my mobile yesterday and after unlocking the screen resolution colour contrast everything seems to be changed….it doesnt have that digital look anymore… im using 2.3.4 kg1 version…..i want to update…can u suggest me how to do it… will this resolve my issue?

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

      hi deepak you can apply this update on your phone! it will resolve the issue!

  • DON

    I am also facing the similar problem with my Galaxy II (GT-i9100). Though Notebook (Window 7-64 bit) and Galaxy II gets paired but Windows fail to recognize it. When I run the trouble shooter online and try to apply the fix, the message appears “Bluetooth Peripheral Device doesn’t have a driver” Not fixed. Neither Samsung has put any driver in its website to fix the problem. Will any body help me to fix the problem? Thanks!— please send me the remedy through my email- dstmp2b.ksa@hotmail.com

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

      Are you able to connect with usb cable?

  • DON

    I HAD problem with my Galaxy II (GT-i9100). Though Notebook (Window 7-64 bit) and Galaxy II gets paired but Windows fail to recognize it. When I run the trouble shooter online and try to apply the fix, the message appears “Bluetooth Peripheral Device doesn’t have a driver” Not fixed. Neither Samsung has put any driver in its website to fix the problem. Will any body help me to fix the problem? Thanks!

  • http://androidadvices.com ROGER

    No first time i do the upgrade….tq

  • http://androidadvices.com ROGER

    how to fix!!!, my samsung galaxy s2 cant start…odin “FAIL”
    PLEASE HELP ME NEAL,,TQ

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

      try updating with the different version, which version you are ON as of now?

      • http://androidadvices.com ROGER

        my version now is 2.3.3 original version…
        so what u suggestion…tq

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

          yes you can proceed for the update!

      • http://androidadvices.com ROGER

        it’s possible because of my computer problem…..

  • Wagner-BR

    Hello friends,

    I am from Brazil, and I would like to know to to add the language Portuguese Brazil after updating it to 2.3.4.
    There is just the option of Portuguese Portugal that is a kind different.

    Thanks!

  • Yousif

    Hi and many thanks for this very useful guide. I am hesitating to upgrade to 2.3.4 because I am not sure if Arabic language is supported or not. Your kind reply is very much appreciated.

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

      as of now there is no arabic support but once it arrives we will surely update with the same!

  • Jenny

    Why does mine keep saying FAIL?? :(

    PLEASE HELP! THANKS!

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

      when you are getting this error!

      • http://androidadvices.com ROGER

        my ssg galaxy s2 cant start…after upgrade 2.3.4 odin3.[Android+SLP] “FAIL”
        HOW TO FIX IT…HELP ME PLEASE TQ NEAL

        • http://androidadvices.com ROGER

          my ssg galaxy s2 CANT start…after upgrade 2.3.4 odin3.[Android+SLP] “FAIL”
          PLEASE HELP ME!!!! HOW TO FIX IT..TQ NEAL

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

          have you tried applying any other update?

  • http://hossmd.tumblr.com Denis

    Hello, I jsut want to say that my GT-9100 don’t want to boot into download mode, after I click al 3 buttons, a warning screen appears, and disappears very quikly, and BTW, before at every startup I see a yellow triangle on the screen below Galaxy S2 logo :(

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

      yes that is what the download mode!

      • http://hossmd.tumblr.com Denis

        which one?

  • kapil

    hey i updated successfully but nw if i want to get back to the old bersion 2.3.3.. wat procedure should i follow??? and one more thng after updating ,, will my cell be still covered under warranty?? nd my warranty will not get void?>????

  • usman

    thanks alot this worked perfect , better battery life

  • Jay

    Hey Amit ,

    why are we not selecting the kernel file????

  • Lee

    Hi,
    I am newbie for using the samsung galaxy s2, can I follow ur guidelines to update my phone ,but my phone is not rooted, can i still follow ?
    i don’t wnt to root my phone, the reason i wan to update is because the battery life.

    Pls advice.
    thanks alot.

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

      you need not root to update the phone..

      • Lee

        btw, i heard that the version is in europe version
        I am from asian, is that can be use also ?
        will affect anything ??
        I am new users, please advice.

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

          yes you can use this version as its a global version!!

  • ayoub mulla

    the update worked excellently and thanks for that but now how can i root it.

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

      thanks buddy for your appreciation, look forward for more such updates!

  • Vaibhav

    Dude.. I Am NOt Able To Get INStall My Stock Factory ROm Back While Reverting From 2.3.4 (KG2) To 2.3.3(INU) As It Throws This Error Of SOme LOcked MUlti CSC.. KOR

    PLEase Help Awaiting Your Reply.!

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

      you want to shift to which Indian version as there are quite a few!!

  • FIE

    i still cant update it always say fail

  • Victor

    basically the same instructions can be found (just much less explicitly described).

    One difference bothers me:

    You propose to use for CSC the file:
    GT-I9100-CSC-MULTI-OXAKG2.tar.md5

    The author of the mentioned side is aware of this file, but emhasizes to use this file instead:
    GT-I9100-CSC-HOME-MULTI-OXAKG2.tar.md5

    What is the difference? What is correct?

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

      both are corect files!

  • Sandeep Som

    hey thanks man…updated my galaxy successfuly….
    but don’t know how n when “reparation’ got checked… before START it was unchecked but when PASS message appeared on odin it was checked….
    I have all this steps very carefully….
    and pls clear why there r two csc files in this packages…

    pls reply

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

      you can use the one which is mentioned in the article!

      • Sandeep Som

        but how the “reparation” got clicked automatically?

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

          it is not clicked by default!

  • Chin

    I followed the steps but the ODIN does not detect my S2 phone.

    • Erwan

      1. make sure you’ve installed Kies (the official samsung galaxy software) on your PC. You won’t need to un Kies but it installed the drivers required by Odin

      2. Make sure you’re running a full-fledge Windows. Odin will not detect USB devices when ran from a virtual machine (like Parallels or Fusion on a Mac)

      • Chin

        Thanks for including the driver file in the XXKG3 package! I have to reinstall this and restart the computer for this to work. Now I have the upbeat version on my S2.

  • Raj

    I managed to get XXKG2 successfully. Any idea how to revert to the original 2.3.3 version that came with the phone, just in case I need to claim for warranty ?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal

      you can just flash the phone with the appropriate version of 2.3.3

      • kapil

        where will i get the old version and how to flash it??

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

          hey kapil, to which version you wish to move to?

    • Hennie

      Good day,
      Where did you get the update software? I tried to download but it gives me page not found. Where can I download?

  • salil

    if i upgrade diz os in samsung galaxy s i9000.. it will work ????

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal

      no it will be bricked, kindly download only appropriate firmware for your phone

  • sandeep som

    u said this is unofficial and unstable version….
    u really think one should update with this.
    Im confused. :-(

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal

      hey sandeep its an un official and since its a beta update there will be some bugs! You can update with the same as other good things too are mentioned!

  • ayoub mulla

    i just unlocked my phone last week so would installing this update lock it or not?