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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.

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.


  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

  2. Galaxy Prevail Gem

    I believe that is among the so much important info for me. And i’m glad reading your article. But want to remark on some basic things, The web site taste is perfect, the articles is actually nice : D. Good task, cheers

  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.


    (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

  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.


  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

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