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

Pre Upgrade Instructions:

    • So, first up before proceeding to update, you need to ensure that you have synced all your contacts with your Google Account, all sms, applications, videos and music files which are there in your phone should be taken a backup or else the data will be lost. Anything which is in SD card will not be lost, so you can alternatively move to SD Card.
    • Next up remove the SIM card as well as the external SD cards if any in your phone, just to make sure that in an unlikely event the data in it doesn’t get corrupted,
    • Ensure that you have kept original USB cable handy which you have got with your Galaxy SL I9003 and also the Galaxy SL I9003 device,
    • Additionally, ensure that your phone has at least more than 50% of battery power left, this is just an advisory which if followed then you will not experience any difficulties as while updation of the device the battery consumption is at a maximum, Anything less than 50% of battery is not recommended to go ahead with as its dangerous to proceed.
    • Ensure that your computer / laptop which runs on a XP, Vista or Windows 7 OS the firewall and other antivirus programs are disabled and also you should have admin privileges to download and install the software including the drivers and also along with this you will be requiring the USB port on your computer which supports USB 2.0.
    • (Optional) Many of the Galaxy SL I9003 users have reported the problem that they are unable to get into the download mode which is the top most necessity for updating your device, so for all those just follow the given instructions which are mentioned below and you can easily fix the download mode and also the recovery mode bug. This procedure is only for those whose devices unable to get into the download mode and the recovery mode.
    • Please note that flashing with the firmwares doesn’t mean that you are ROOTING your device. If you have flashed with Voodoo Lag fixes then too you can easily flash your device with this firmware.
    • Ensure that you have closed the KIES completely and also disable any firewalls, antivirus if any.
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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