`` Update Galaxy SL I9003 with Arabic Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware

How to Update Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 with Arabic Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware

Samsung Galaxy SL LogoImportant: Of late it has been found that users are not following all the instructions in the article which leads to the unwanted issues like force close errors and faster battery draining issues. So, to avoid all these, follow each and every single instruction mentioned in the article for ZERO ISSUES.

Arabic and Pakistan users can now smile as in the due course of this article we will see on how you can power your Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 with the latest Gingerbread 2.3.6 Arabic specific version in your phone. This article is in lines to our continuous efforts to help you in satisfying your requirements as we have promised to come out with an article which will help you to update your device with not only the latest but also your native Arabic language. We really apologize for the delay, but we were just waiting for the 2.3.6 leaks so that you can make the most out of the Arabic firmware. This Arabic 2.3.6 firmware is dubbed as JPKPE.

In the due course of this article, we will speak about on the list of pre requisites which you need to follow after which we will head to the list of instructions you need to follow so as to facilitate smoother and safer firmware upgrade.

Disclaimer: At Android Advices, we have made sure in all respects that all the information regarding the firmware update is mentioned correctly in this article. We should not be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of updating your phone which is very unlikely if you follow the instructions.

Rooting Information:

  • Updating this firmware in your phone in no manner will root the phone and hence won’t void the warranty.
  • Just in case if you have rooted the phone, after applying with this firmware the root access will be revoked and the lost warranty can be reclaimed.
  • If you wish to root this firmware, then we will be soon coming out with the procedure with which you can easily root your device.

Quick Pre Requisites:
Quick Pre Requisites

Special Instructions to Users on Custom ROM:

  • If you are on any of the custom ROM firmware, then you need to first turn Off the phone and enter into the recovery mode.  The recovery mode can be entered by pressing  Volume UP Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. You can also refer to the below mentioned video to know more on how to enter into the recovery mode.

  • In the recovery mode select Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select Wipe Cache partition and then reboot your device by selecting reboot system now option.

So, assuming that you have followed all the above instructions, you now need to proceed to next page where instructions to apply this update are mentioned.


  1. i just want to ask WHAT THE ROOT MEANS !! and why every one want to root there phones i need every thin gabout rooting and what the root for and what it does !! plz help

  2. Hi Neel, thanks for the update man….
    My phone is working good after the update.

    Just 1 doubt.
    I need to uninstall some system application from the phone.
    For that do I need to wait for the rooting of this fw or is there any other way to do that???

  3. Hello Neal, do you have a froyo 2.2.1 fw for gt i9003?
    The details are
    PDA: I9003JVKB1
    PHONE: I9003JXKA4
    CSC: I9003OJVKA6
    and the region code its showing AFR.

  4. after installing gingerbread 2.3.6 jpkpe or xxkpq on GT-I9003 the device restart Automatically (still make restart and can’t log in till i press the Power Button) after log in it made factory reset Automatically (all this repeated not one time).
    before installation this issue happens but without factory reset it was(FROYO)

  5. Hai..Pradee

    i have galaxy i9003 is restarting I upgraded Gingerbread 2.3.5,same as i doit Hard resat.thear showing ( E:format_volume:rfs format failed on/dev/block/mmcb1k0p2)what can i do plese help me


  6. does this firmware also support english?
    can i swap between arabic and english?
    thanks alot.

  7. i will downgrade to 2.3.4 to the time when rooting is available for 2.3.6.

  8. if it possible to Root my Sl i9003 with Baseband V. I9003JXKP3 & Build No. Gingerbread.JPKPE with any other Root firmware (for example the DDKP1 or 2 or 3)for main phone?

  9. my phone is not lunching, it is only show the welcome screen and home page does not appear. can i fix it by using this room ? help me please

  10. Hello bro,
    Hope you are doing well and a lot of thanks for your procuders and iformations ,
    I didn’t hear any feedback from you Please do a favor & answer the following URGENT ASAP:

    1) if it possible to Root my (Sl i9003 with Baseband V. I9003JXKP3 & Build No. Gingerbread.JPKPE) with any other Root firmware (for example the DDKP1 or 2 or 3)for main phone??? dose that will brack my Phone????
    2) Otherwise, Please provide me When will be the root for the same (2.3.6 JPKPE Arabic FW) as mentioned above?

    Appreciate your feedback soon
    Thanks Neela

  11. Hello bro,
    Hope you are doing well and a lot of thanks for your procuders and ifomations :) ,
    Please advice the following:

    1) When will be the root for the same mentioned above?
    2) if it possible to Root my Sl i9003 with Baseband V. I9003JXKP3 & Build No. Gingerbread.JPKPE with any other Root firmware (for example the DDKP1 or 2 or 3)for main phone?

    Appreciate your feedback soon
    Thanks Neela

  12. can you please pull up the same rom except with arabic support.. i tried it and i loveeee ittt but some times i receive arabic messages and i cant read them :D

  13. Hi Mr. Neal,

    Thank you for the upload. Its such a wonderful thing. I upgraded from froyo to Gingerbread arabic version. All is going well except yahoo messenger video calling whenever i start video calling using yahoo messenger my mobile reboots automatically. So requested to advice as soon as possible please..

    Thanks and regards,


  14. what the different/improvement from 2.3.4 to this 2.3.6 firmware?

  15. Does the root for this 2.3.6 JPKPE available now or still waiting!
    I’ve downgraded my phone due to rooting…

  16. Does this version have both Arabic and English or only Arabic?

  17. Hi,
    1-Samsung gt-I9003 that is what written on the back of my phone under the battery ,firmware froyo 2.2.1 is it the same one you are talking about in this article. If anything went wrong is it possible to restore the original firmware using kies.

    2-will it have only arabic language in it, what about english.

    Thank you.

  18. Thank you so much for the firmware … I did updated my GT-9003 from fryo 2.2.1 to 2.3.6 everything went very well and had my phone wi-fi connects and reconnects without any problems. I did test it in viber, skype and it is perfectly stable. Need to convey my deep gratitude and thanks.

  19. Is this firmware better than DDKP2??

  20. Hello, I upgraded my phone using Samsung Kies and it installed GINGERBREAD.JPKPE…
    How can I root my phone in this version???
    Please reply…and Yes I am new to Android World. This is my first android phone also..

    Thank you

  21. I am on 2.3.6 XXKPQ and I want this arabic version will I need to clear my chache or simply install it?

  22. I update my official rom froyo to GB 2.3.6 but the data still not change or delete and all programmes still without any change

    but when go to setting — about phone — the frimware is 2.3.6 so the update done right or I should make that”In the recovery mode select Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select Wipe Cache partition and then reboot your device by selecting reboot system now option”

    waitting your reply


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