How To Update Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 to Gingerbread JPKP5 2.3.4 Firmware

SL I9003 LogoSamsung Galaxy SL I9003 can now take out their devices out to update their phones with the native and stable Gingerbread 2.3.4 version which almost comes nearly with no bugs. After so many days of thorough testing and feedback from our close sources, this firmware has been found to be one of the most stable releases. So, in the due course of this article we will see on how you can safely update your phone with this version. This all new Gingerbread 2.3.4 version is dubbed as JPKP5 and since it’s a global release, anyone with their Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 can proceed with the update.

Please note that this firmware update which is dubbed as Gingerbread 2.3.4 JPKP5 is not the official release from the Samsung and is the beta release which is leaked from our sources. Also, please note that it has been found of late that most of the users are applying the update of I9000 in SL I9003 phones, please note that doing so you might end up either bricking up the phone which may or may not be the reversible. Irrespective of the current firmware which you are on can proceed to follow this article for updating to Gingerbread JPKPS 2.3.4 version.

Rooting Information:
Please note that in any manner the phone will not be rooting in the process of firmware update. Also, if you have already rooted the phone before then you will have to note that the rooting access will be revoked as soon as this update is applied on the phone.

Just in case if you wish to un root the device then this is the best firmware to apply with as this come up with the bootloader after applying with which you will be able to claim back the warranty with Samsung Electronics. Also, you will be happy to hear that Gingerbread 2.3.5 for Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 is in the making, as soon as it’s launched we will be covering an article for the same only at AndroidAdvices.com, so stay tuned for the same.

For your convenience, we have splitted this article into different pages and also over a period of time we will see on what are the enhancements which come along with this firmware update, pre requisites which you need to follow before proceeding for the update and also then after that we will see on how you can apply this update on your phone.

Since it’s not an official update, the same will be applied with the help of the Odin flash tool and not with the help of the KIES 2 which is the official tool via which Samsung rolls out the firmware update. Though there is no ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) on when the official release will be done, we can only hope that it will be pushed as soon as possible. Not to worry even if you apply this update, you will be getting the update via KIES, if not then we will for sure guide you with the same.

Disclaimer:
Please note that we should not be held liable or responsible in any manner if anything wrong happens to your device which is the most unlikely if you follow the instructions as prescribed in the due course of this article and also apply the mentioned update only on Samsung Galaxy SL I9003.

206 comments

  1. upgrading via kies i have read sevral time same as not supporting by kies but my question is there alternative solution ?? im new i dnt have more idea too, how i upgrade to the latest virson, if supporting via kies it will be easy for all new user, thanx

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  3. HI Neel,
    I updatedmy galaxy s i9003 with odin,in download mode ,it showed pass,after that the samsung screen pops up with sound,i removed the usb cable,tried switching on my phone,i just get that samsung screen,i am not able to get into recovery mode.

  4. I upgraded my I9003 to JPKP5 about 4 months ago and have had no problems since.
    However, when I recently connencted it to KIES, I found out that my ‘Device does not support upgrading via KIES’.
    I am therefore unable to upgrade my phone to the official DDKP2. Can anyone help me? Also, can someone please tell me the major advantages/disadvantages of DDPK2 over JPKP5.
    Any help will be much appreciated.

    -Athul
    (athulpa@gmail.com)

    (P.S – Mine is a rooted phone)

  5. Hi,I have a 9003 with the version XXXKP9, take a picture and the camera is labeled
    turn off and running again 1 , 2 or 3 pictures an again labeled
    TKS

  6. mahmoud abdelkader

    hey Neal Pradeep :
    im updateing from 2.2 ..i just downloaded the same version as this one “2.3.4 jpkp5″ ..but the pack didnt contain the file \s1_odin_20100512.pit\ …and i saw in some forums wornnings about the ‘PIT’ button and that we shouldnt add anything there … is it needed or can i update without it ?
    thx in advance

  7. Can I go directly from JPKP5 to DDKP2?

  8. I mean GB 2.3.4 (JPKP5) or

    GB 2.3.5 (XXKPM)

    Which is good…..

  9. Hey Neal,
    I am a new guy here.
    I was looking for changing my sl-i9003 to gingerbread & I found ur posts.
    Today I upgraded my i9003 from froyo to GB 2.3.4 (JPKP5).
    The upgrade was very easy and my phone is also working fine.
    Thanks man for ur help.

    But after the update only I started reading all this posts.
    Then I found u had another update for GB 2.3.5 (XXKPM).

    Now I am confused…..
    So I just want to confirm with you

    \is this is the latest & best stable version for i9003?\

  10. Hi NeaL,
    I really need your advice, im using froyo 2.2.1 in my gt i9003, my phone sometimes shutting down unknown reason, i really need a upgrade, will it solve my issue? and please recommend a latest and stable version as im totally confused about the versions. Im from GCC.

  11. when I am upgrading from 2.2 to OS 2.2,
    then continue showing \Preparing firmware upgrade components\.
    but not started

    please any one let me know

    Thanks in advance.

  12. Hi All,
    I’m using this version for sometimes…. just now i was restart my phone… after restart, bottom bar of my phone left “Applications”…. “phone”, “contacts” & “messaging” button are gone… anyone know how to solve this problem?
    Thx to everyone!

  13. Hey Neal,

    I m using 2.3.4 gingerbread xxkp9 test key,3g not working,,plz tell what should we do,,

  14. Can you please give me JPKE1 download link?

  15. hi mates I would like to ask if this update is suitable with froyo DXKB2?

  16. hi Ramesh. thanks for this tutorial, i’ve successfully updated my phone to GB jpkp5 with no bugs. only problem is that kies cannot detect my device, maybe because it’s a custom update. can you please give some idea on how i could revert to the stock firmware w/c is froyo, in case samsung decides to rollout the official gb update. your help is much appreciated.

    thanks

  17. What i mean Sir Neal is, can i upgrade directly to JPKP5 2.3.4 from froyo jpkb1?

  18. Sir Neal,

    I wanted to upgrade my firmware to GB jkpp5 2.3.4 from the original firmware froyo jpkb1. please let me know what will be the pre requisites.

    Thanks in advance

  19. how to open the zip folder,it is asking for password

  20. i do all combination to androidadvices.com password..but he answer me password is in corect..can u give me another password for jpkp5 firmware…tnx

  21. password is wrong..? any other..tnhx

  22. hi Ramesh. thanks for this tutorial, i’ve successfully updated my phone to GB jpkp5 with no bugs. only problem is that kies cannot detect my device, maybe because it’s a custom update. can you please give some idea on how i could revert to the stock firmware w/c is froyo, in case samsung decides to rollout the official gb update. your help is much appreciated.

    thank you in advance

  23. hey Neal,
    I am not recieving any reply from you lately. Give me any stable froyo version, better if JPKE1, so that i can recieve updates via Kies.
    regards, Adeel

  24. Hi Neal,
    Sorry for bothering you again, but even if now i’am downloading and trying to unzip the XXKPH file it is giving an error ‘ Cannot open file : It does not appear to be a valid archieve’ ….. I have been trying on this for a week now…. and its the same error
    Please Help…. :(

    I have been using the below mentioned link as provided by you earlier:

    http://androidfirmwares.com/how-to-update-samsung-galaxy-sl-i9003-to-gingerbread-xxkph-2-3-4-firmware/

  25. Currently I have “Android 2.2″ version running in my phone. Please let me know if it is advisable to directly upgrade “Gingerbread JPKP5 2.3.4 ” on top of “Android 2.2″.

    Thanks in advance…

  26. Hi Neal, is the XXKPH version fixed now. ?

  27. Hallo
    i picked up my gt-i9003 from the service center and they had installed the gingerbread JPKP5. it worked fine for about 2 hours..but know if i m not using the phone for more the 10 – 20 minutes, it then proceeds to behave as if its rebooting but then reaches the Samsung graphics logo and goes on an endless loop. i then have to hold down the power button for like 10seconds for it to reboot properly and i get the same language selection and everything goes back on default….please help!
    thanks

  28. Hello,
    I have asked for it before also but forgot to mention the version i need. I want to get back to the stock froyo ( the official version ) so that i can get updates via kies . Can you please give me the link of the page which instructs us to revert back to the stock firmware? My firmware was I9003JPKD1. :)

  29. Hey neal,
    Is this the latest n stable version??
    Is it more stable than XXKPH,the official version which was released in Russia??

  30. Tried it again, same error :(

  31. Hi Neal,
    The file XXKPH downloaded through the link which you had earlier given me is giving an error when trying to open on my laptop Please refresh the rar file.

  32. The download link doesnt work :(

  33. Hi

    I’ve tried upgrading to all Gingerbread versions from XXKPH, JPKP5 to XXKPM I am facing a weird issue. Whenever my phone is in standby (when screen is timed out) the background notifications via gprs doesn’t work. As soon as I wake up the phone the notifications come pouring in. This issue is not there when I am connected to WiFi. Please help if some one else also faced the same.

  34. Hi Neal,
    Please provide me the link for XXKPH version for Samsung Galaxy S i9003. Currrently im on XXKPE and facing a lot of issues with camera and video playback.

    Thanks,
    Robin

  35. Hi neal,

    Just flash my phone with jpkp5 through your wonderful and user friendly process. The problem now is my phone keeps on restarting after a few minutes of use or during standby mode, after i remove battery and restart again, i always get back in language selection. Help pleaae… Thanks

    • i have a similar problem! i picked up my gt-i9003 from the service center and they had installed the gingerbread JPKP5. it worked fine for about 2 hours..but know if i m not using the phone for more the 10 – 20 minutes, it then proceeds to behave as if its rebooting but then reaches the Samsung graphics logo and goes on an endless loop. i then have to hold down the power button for like 10seconds for it to reboot properly and i get the same language selection and everything goes back on default….please help!
      thanks

  36. Dear Neal Pradeep,
    The up gradation process posted by you above is the best and easiest method to upgrade(among all I searched over the Internet).
    Thank you very much for such a post.(I am really grateful to u).
    This is a very stable version and I am having no problems after upgrading with dis version.
    Even my camera is working Superfine.And I am having no lag while using my phone.
    Thank u again for a wonderful post.

  37. hi
    i can not enter recovery mode
    the phone shows connection problem image when i hold home+power bottom.

  38. Please Provide tutorial for XXKPH, since you say its the latest GB. I got a link to download it but the file is password protected and the forum doesnt mention any password. So waiting for your link.

    P.S JPKP5 installed today, works fine, just like XXKPE. hop i dont get any problems.

    waiting for XXKPH

    Regards
    MakDaddy.

  39. I has rooted my phone but still unable to remove those unwanted application

  40. Hi i put my phone into download mode then when i connect and open the ODIN.exe the com port is not getting highlighted or turnin yellow wats the reason and how to over come this issue

    • First you open ODIN and then you connect the cable to your phone.
      If this doesnt work then try using a different USB port.

  41. How to add languages such as Bahasa Indonesia and Bahasa Malaysia, for the T9 and Swype? Please advise.

    Prabir

  42. will you guys will make one here? as your procedure here are clear and easy to follow when I updated mine to XXKPE.

    Sorry for bothering much ;)

  43. Hi NeaL,

    Need your help for recovery mode issue also i faced one more issue after rooting my phone. Even though i’m having enough space in mobile & Sd card, when i’m trying to download some big games from market, it is showing error message that i’m not having enough free space. Please help me dude.

  44. Can you help me how to flash it as what I got from XDA was a little bit confusing?

  45. Hello! XXKPE was working fine with my I9003.. is it worthed to flash to XXKPH or JPKP5 and which of the 2 you will advice?

  46. Which is the latest gingerbread version xxkpe or xxkph or xxkp7 or jpkp5

  47. Have updated to JPKB5 from DXKB2, lost the local languages such as Bahasa Indonesia and Bahasa Malaysia. Will there be a DX upgrade version. Kies has not released any firmware updates for GT-I9003 for this region up to now.

    Any leads?

    Regards
    Prabir – Malaysia

  48. Hi Neal,

    I have updated my Galaxy I9003 with Gingerbread_2.3.4_I9003JPKP5. It was working fine without any bug. But suddenly today i got a force close popup for notification window & after that my notification window was not working. I tried restarting the mobile but of no use. My home screen ( ” Only Samsung screen is visible “) is taking more than 15 mins to load but during that time, phone is working ( i can get the incoming call notification )…..Is there any other way to recover from it. I think phone is taking more time to load because it is trying to load the notification bar. Can i restore the mob without flashing it again ( I don’t want to loose all my installed applications ).Sometimes my network is also getting disconnected often…… Please help me dude….

    Regards// S. Santhosh

    • apps will be lost, you can root and then take a backup of apps using the titanium backup app!

      • Hi Neal,
        I did a hard reset and issue got resolved. Also rooted my phone. But one thing i’am not able to take the phone to recovery mode at all.. Every time when i follow the process, the screen turns blank & once i remove my fingers from the button, my phone reboots normally. I have seen few other peoples in the forum who have experienced the same issue. Two questions here
        1. Is there any other method to erase the cache other than taking it to recovery mode
        2. Is it necessary to clear the cache after rooting the phone?

      • Done it again. but same.. screen turns blank & loads up again once i remove my finger from the buttons.

        There was no error message.

  49. I flashed my phone i9003 and everything seems to be working fine except

    1. WiFi not working – it just shows Error when I enable it from Setting > Wifi Settings and stays in the same state .. I can’t even disable it

    2. Android market app is behaving wierd – sometimes it connects (using gprs) and most of the times it gives connection time out

    Please let me know any solutions for the above two issues I am facing …

  50. Hi neal,
    i have updated my gt 19003 to xxkpe and rooted it according to ur forum… can i directly update to jpkp5? or do i need to flash xxkpe again? also when i tried to flash xxkph, my phone kept looping at the samsung boot screen… please help…

    • if your phone is looping then just go into download mode (Vol down + home key + Power button for 3 secs ) and directly update to JPKP5 by following the instructions given.
      Hope it helps.

  51. did you check the OS that it is having default applications which are unexpected .

    • Elaborate on the issue which you are facing rather than using inappropriate language in this forum! Do let us know if you are having any issues related to Android!

  52. I need to complain about this new OS

  53. i updated my phone with the new OS I got some default application which I was not expecting may I know why ?? I need to complain about this new OS to Cyber law department in India.

  54. Great update, except my wireless won’t connect. Keeps disabling when I put in password.I have package data enabled, so maybe I need to disable.

    Please help as i really need this enabled.

  55. PIT – s1_odin_20100512.pit bit found in the SamsungGalaxySL_Gingerbread_2.3.4_I9003JPKP5.zip.
    I found only latona_20110114.pit.

    It that a typing mistake?

      • hi neal i am a newbie to android…so kindly bear with me…i have the same problem as the above gentleman,meaning even i am getting only the latona_20110114.pit file and not the s1_odin_20100512.pit as you have mentioned…should i proceed with the latona file or download the latter from somewhere else…please help……i really count on your forums as the xda site is too much for me….thanks…

  56. Hello,
    Well the upgrade is working perfect for me but i want to get back to the stock froyo ( the official version ). Can you please give me the link of the page which instructs us to revert back to the stock firmware?

  57. Hello, it’s a development question:
    why doesn’t the SIP API work on this version?

  58. actually the post date was 23rd March 2011, 06:25 AM..

  59. Hi,

    I want to go back to 2.2 Froyo version which was given by Samsung. I do not want to use either of XXKPH or the new one.

    Please help.

  60. Hi Neal,
    Any update on how to root with JPKP5?

    Regards,
    Asim

  61. Yogesh Bagthariya

    Hey Neal…
    I am using galaxy i9003SL since may 2011.I have one problem with my device that my GPS is not working at all.
    Can you pls give me some tips and tricks.
    Reply

    • HAVE YOU CHECKED OUTDOORS?

    • Dear Yogesh,
      update to 2.3.4 xxkpe version.
      Before this i am facing same problem.
      Gps not accurate and totally cannot detect satellite signal indoor. After upgrade.. Very fast detect satellite.. And very accurate. Even indoor still manage to get signal..

      • GPS Works Poor indoors, have you tried updating with XXKPH?

      • Thx for reply..
        Pla tell me that i9003 official gingerbread update is available or not???
        and if available how can i update..can u guide me pls.
        Bcoz i am trying directly and with kies also but it shows “network connection failed.”

        I am very thank ful to u guys.

  62. Could you please inform when will the official update be released from Samsung?
    Thanks

  63. Can any guide me from where can i download the latest firmware for i9003
    and each & every steps required to download and update ginger bread for galaxy s

  64. hello,
    is this a better and the stable version than xxkph?

      • thank you…just updated to this firmware working flawlessly till now…but has some annoying installed apps and I have noticed that even with 2.3.4 it doesn’t support gtalk video calling and some other promised features of 2.3.4. why so?

      • thanks a lot…working flawlessly till now no problems…
        does this version has gtalk voice and video call support?

  65. How to resolve
    1. Camera response is slow
    2. Problem in downloading apps from Marketplace.

  66. just finished upgrade! nice 1!
    but the problem is, there is no google map app… I couldn’t found google map app in market…
    pls help

    • i was facing the same issue also . juz re-update again then the issue solved d . hope it can work to u also .

      • every just fined after re-update. i rooted the machine too.
        btw, do you know y I can’t move app to sdcard… it only move the app to USB storage…
        anyone else out there know about it too?

  67. What about the applications installed at android market will they be removed when updated ? Looking at the forums
    this update still experiencing problems.. is it official from samsung ?

  68. Hi Pradeep,

    Today I have upgraded to JPKPS 2.3.4. The upgradation process was very simple. But I need to remove the prayer, Quran, Qiblah direction applications as it may compromise my privacy. Pl. let me know how to remove it?

    Regards
    Johnson

  69. pls advise if this new version can display chinese or english only (ie. cannot show/read/write chinese).

    thanks in advance.

  70. after flashing my device with jpkp5 i tried to connect it to kies , kies detects my device but the problem is i get this msg ” S/w version in your phone is not an official version , firmware upgrade of unofficial S/w version is not supported” so it means i will get no further updates using kies .. is there a solution for this problem .. or can u provide me with an offcial sw version that can be detected by kies ?

  71. as it is a arabic version is it work on english?

  72. hello,

    i am using XXKPH right now. what is the defference between XXKPH and JPKP5? to flash JPKP5 is need to go back XXKPE?
    is JPKP5 higher version than XXKPH?

    thanks in advance…………

  73. I want to root my I9003 but I am confused whether to root with XXKPE or JPKP5 or any custom rom.

    1) if you suggest to root with custom rom, then which custom rom shud b used?
    2) and if u suggest JPKP5, how shud i proceed? (first root with XXKPE then installing JPKP5.. sumthing like tat??)

    at present XXKPE is installed in my phone.

  74. Great.update…i.get faster response…optimized.browsing

  75. My phone GT I9003 after updating to gingerbread 2.3.4jpkp5 not detecting in pc. Even i cant connect to samsung kies. I want to take contact backup from samsung kies. Please advice how can i copy it from samsung kies.

  76. Nice upgrade… No bugs so far… Thanks :)

  77. My phone cannot go for usb mass storage when connected to pc.. Is this normal?

  78. I have updated My GT I9003. But after updation, the mobile netwrk is now available…. I have tried 3-4 time but every time it get failed to show mobile signal.

  79. Did anyone use this procedure successfully

  80. Hi,
    Just like to know if i brick my phone while flashing or rooting, is there way to unbrick it?
    2ndly please provide touchwiz 4.o and installing procedure for galaxy SL.

  81. pls am a complete novice with this phone and its app. question 1; what is rooting and is it being done.2; what are the steps i will take to update my phone.3; how am i going to know my device and what it can do. thanks i will be very happu if u help me with ur advices

  82. i need link + guidance from where i can update my SGS firmware from 2.2.1 to 2.3.4 (Gingerbread)… any ideas guys…?
    Even KIES saying latest firmware available is already installed.

    Help !!

    Thanks,

  83. I have updated GT-I9003 to JPKP5 just today, i can see some apps already in there like Prayer Times. How can i remove them?

    Kindly help to remove them.

  84. success to update my phone . really appreciate . but my phone cant go into recover mode . pls advice . tanks .

  85. how will i root firmware version JPKP5 2.3.4? there’s no tutorial here..

  86. Are there any GUI changes in this update? The last update only changed the BOOT theme and NOTIFICATIONS LOOK.

    What new we will see here?

  87. Hi Neal:

    I’ve installed XXKPE. Two error:

    1. Camera response is slow
    2. At times I see “Kernel reposen Upload error”. I have to take out battery and restart my phone to correct this error.

    Question 1: Will the new update correct these errors?

    Question 2: What all new has been included in this update version?

    Thanks in advance

  88. Will i lose warranty flashing to JPKP5?

  89. Thank you for the update JPKP5 2.3.4 but there are some unwanted apps with it like prayer times ect… how can i remove that ?

  90. hi,
    please is this version recent and more stable than the XXKPE 2.3.4

  91. works great!….. thanks…….

  92. Hi Neal… is this update better or rather more stable than the XXKPE??? is the difference between the two?

  93. I want an android phone which should manage to give me backup for 2 days with pushmail services on and 40mins to 1hr of calling per day. Can you tell me which phone can offer this in 15 to 18k range?

    • you can go with Galaxy SL I9003 as it comes with LCD display which consumes lesser battery than AMOLED one and also it has 1650 mah battery. Regarding the 2 days battery life, there is no android phone which can hold charge for that long! but yes if your internet usage is minimal then you may get just above a day!

    • you can go with Galaxy SL I9003 as it comes with LCD display which consumes lesser battery than AMOLED one and also it has 1650 mah battery. Regarding the 2 days battery life, there is no android phone which can hold charge for that long! but yes if your internet usage is minimal then you may get just above a day or for a day and a half!

    • you can go with Galaxy SL I9003 as it comes with LCD display which consumes lesser battery than AMOLED one and also it has 1650 mah battery. Regarding the 2 days battery life, there is no android phone which can hold charge for that long! but yes if your internet usage is minimal then you may get just above a day or for a day and a half! it will cost you around 17 – 18k!

  94. Abdelrahman Hossam

    Hey do i need to flash to XXKPE before flashing to JPKP5? And do i need to flash twice?