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.

  • roni

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

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

      just remove the battery and retry!!

  • d3l4croix

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

    androidadvices.com/downloads/I9003XXKA8.zip

  • Mustafa

    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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal

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

  • manu

    camera not working with android 2.3 gingerbird

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

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

  • adamhere

    I got that error too. Please fix this

  • Amar

    I have the same error

  • Juju

    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.

  • Ankit

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

    • pham giang

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

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

        we are glad that the issue is now resolved

  • Ankit

    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

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

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

      • saur

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

      • saur

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

      • Amar

        Checked , download link still not working

        • Juju

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

  • Amar

    Is any body updated Froyo XXKA8 2.2.1 on I9003

  • Roderick Viado

    Cannot open the firmware package

  • saur

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

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

      may i know on what’s the exact issue?

  • Amar

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

    Please help

    • Amar

      Please help

  • Amar

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

  • bibin

    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

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

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

      • Juju

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