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.

  • 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 :|