`` Tutorial to Update Galaxy S2 I9100G with Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware

How To Update Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100G with Official XWKJ2 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware

Procedure to Update Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100G with Gingerbread XWKJ2 2.3.6 Firmware:

  • Download XWKJ2 Firmware from here to your computer. Extract the same to your computer, in the process of extraction it will prompt you for the password. Enter the password as sampro.pl.
  • Once the files are extracted, you need to open the Odin from the extracted files as shown below.

Odin forGalaxy S2

  • After opening Odin, turn Off your phone to enter your phone in the download mode. The download mode can be entered by pressing Volume down Key, Center button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. Refer below Video for more.

  • As soon as you enter download mode, with the help of Original USB cable connect the Galaxy S2 with computer after which the drivers will first be installed followed by which  the ID : COM section in Odin will turn yellow which means that all the drivers are now ready.

Select Files in I9100G

  • Click on “PDA” tab to select the file “I9100GXWKJ2_I9100GODDKJ2_I9100GDDKI1_HOME.tar.md5″ which you will get in the extracted files and click on “Start” to start the process of firmware update. Once you click on “Start”, the process of firmware update will begin. It will take around 15 minutes for the firmware update to get completed.
  • Note: If the firmware update gets stuck in the middle then you need to reinsert the battery to start the firmware update.
  • Once the firmware is updated successfully, the phone will be rebooted automatically.
  • To check whether the firmware has been successfully applied or not, you need to go to the path “Applications > Settings > About Phone” where you will find the firmware version as XWKJ2 2.3.6 Gingerbread version.

Tips for Users facing Force Close ERRORS:

  • Just in case if you are facing issues after applying this firmware, unplug the phone and then turn Off your phone so as to enter the phone in the recovery mode. You can enter recovery mode by holding the Volume UP key and then press the Power ON button simultaneously. In the recovery mode screen, you need to select “Wipe Data / factory reset” and “Wipe Cache Partition” which will clear off all the data which is stored in the phone.

So, that’s it you have now successfully updated your device with the Gingerbread 2.3.6 firmware. Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues.



  1. I have a galaxy s2 gt i9100g from china. i’ve tried to install the firmware several times and each time in fails. This is the error I get. It seems to be a similar problem someone else posted earlier. I enabled the write on the USB ports and still nothing. Any help would be grateful as the phone will only start in the download mode.

    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    I9100GXWKJ2_I9100GODDKJ2_I9100GDDKI1_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:5)..
    File analysis..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    NAND Write Start!!

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

  2. zip file with password. How i can solve password. If you know password pls tell me

  3. Hey does this firmware support software upgrade via kies

  4. hello pradeep..i’m having a problem with my Samsung Galaxy S2 9100G version..i keep getting stuck on “Deleting Cryption Meta Data” and it won’t boot beyond it..i’ve tried flashing it with the firmware, it “PASS” in Odin, but when it reboots, it’s stuck on the screen with a box with green android and a text below it saying “Deleting Cryption Meta Data”..i can’t get into recovery mode..i can only get into download mode..any suggestion?

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