How To Update Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 to Froyo XXKA8 2.2.1 Firmware

Note : You will have to reconfigure the APN settings after updating the firmware to access the data services and the Internet services as all the Internet APN settings will be reset. You will have to contact your Service provider to get more info on the APN Settings. Not to forget also configure the MMS Settings. Also, we hold no responsibility if anything goes wrong which is an unlikely event if you follow the instructions which are mentioned below. The best part is that we provide total free support for your Android device which means just in an unlikely case if you face any issues while upgrading your device then we will ensure that you get out of this situation

So, in the due course of this article we will see that on how one can update their phone with the latest version of Gingerbread 2.3.4 which is dubbed as XXKA8. Please note that we have mentioned the pre upgrade instructions followed by the list of improvements in this new Gingerbread version followed by the instructions on how exactly you can update your phone.

Improvements in Gingerbread 2.2.1 update:

  • his all new update of Gingerbread 2.2.1 ropes in the better overall refinement of battery performance as it’s optimized further to give long battery life. With this update of 2.3.4 XXKP7, the battery life has been optimized by around 20% overall and also the quadrant ranks have been substantially improved.
  • Apart from the battery life, this new update comes along with an all new faster and more interactive user interface which is the best part of this update.
  • Many of the users faced issues with the GPS as well as frequent disconnection in the Wi Fi after a particular interval of time which is now overcomed in this update of Gingerbread.
  • Now, the free RAM too is increased and it also releases more RAM to the users directly so that the phone becomes much faster as the RAM availability has been increased to the users so that apps can make use of it and also the start-up time has been marginally reduced by two points. The quadrant speeds have been substantially improved and also the user interface is now much speedier than before. This update is considered as the major update with almost all the fixes.
29 Comments
  1. Reply roni July 27, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    i got black screen after update to 2.3.4 of i9000 , did i can reset the mobile ?!!
    any help!!

  2. Reply d3l4croix July 23, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    real download link is here. download link at top is wrong

    androidadvices.com/downloads/I9003XXKA8.zip

  3. Reply Mustafa July 19, 2011 at 3:52 am

    I downgraded to the original version my galaxy came with after using ginerbread for a while… but the camera is still not working …
    my firmware is JPKD1.. its an arabic version… rest of the OS is acting normal so far, no lags etc, except the camera… camera does not work.. please help man

    • Reply Neal July 22, 2011 at 12:42 am

      we will soon come out with an article to update with the near stable release!

  4. Reply manu July 14, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    camera not working with android 2.3 gingerbird

    • Reply Neal Pradeep July 14, 2011 at 11:08 pm

      sorry to hear that but you need to wait till the next update arrives!

  5. Reply adamhere July 10, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    I got that error too. Please fix this

  6. Reply Amar July 8, 2011 at 7:32 am

    I have the same error

  7. Reply Juju July 7, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    I started updating it and i got this error

    Added!!
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    MD5 hash value is invalid
    I9003XXKA8-REV08-PDA-low-CL876107[1].tar.md5 is invalid.
    End…

    Please rectify this.

  8. Reply Ankit July 7, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Updated to 2.3.4 gingerbread kp9 version from xda developer website. Working nicely, and very stable…
    Anyways.. Thanks for helping.:)

    • Reply pham giang August 9, 2011 at 8:06 pm

      uhm, you are lucky !
      I’ve tried XXKP9 but this FW eat my battery much more than my earlier FW (ZCKA7) !

      • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 11, 2011 at 10:27 am

        we are glad that the issue is now resolved

  9. Reply Ankit July 6, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    i installed 2.3.4 thinking that i can come back to this version. now the situation is, i m facing problems in 2.3.4 so i decided to go with this version but the firmware downloading link is not working it seems…! :(
    sum1 plz help me…
    thank you

    • Reply Neal Pradeep July 6, 2011 at 4:06 pm

      hey ankit, the download link has been refreshed, kindly check with the same!

      • Reply saur July 7, 2011 at 9:58 am

        Dear Neal,
        The link is still now working. Please refresh it again….

      • Reply saur July 7, 2011 at 9:59 am

        The link is still not working. Please refresh it again….

      • Reply Amar July 7, 2011 at 10:38 am

        Checked , download link still not working

        • Juju July 7, 2011 at 8:01 pm

          add a colon [:] after http. he missed the colon. i added it and i downloaded it

  10. Reply Amar July 6, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Is any body updated Froyo XXKA8 2.2.1 on I9003

  11. Reply Roderick Viado July 6, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Cannot open the firmware package

  12. Reply saur July 5, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Dear Neal, I am not able to download the FW for galaxy i9003. Please luk in to the matter….

  13. Reply Amar July 5, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Following error msg while updating in ODIN3
    I9003XXKA8-REV08-PDA-low-CL876107[1].tar.md5 is invalid.

    Please help

    • Reply Amar July 5, 2011 at 1:45 pm

      Please help

  14. Reply Amar July 5, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    I9003XXKA8-REV08-PDA-low-CL876107[1].tar.md5 is invalid.

  15. Reply bibin July 5, 2011 at 6:06 am

    Following is the message I amm getting after connecting my phone to Odin and added the files and clicked START:

    Added!!
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    MD5 hash value is invalid
    I9003XXKA8-REV08-PDA-low-CL876107[1].tar.md5 is invalid.
    End…

    Please advice

    • Reply Neal Pradeep July 13, 2011 at 10:10 am

      restart computer and re try the process. Also, restart the phone!

      • Reply Juju July 18, 2011 at 9:42 pm

        Tried. ITS THE SAME FUCKING PROBLEM AGAIN!!!. Now i regret flashing my effin device :|

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