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How To Update Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 to Gingerbread XXKP9 2.3.4 Firmware

Galaxy SL I9003 LogoHere comes the firmware for the Galaxy S SL I9003 which is powered with the Super LCD screen. It was the last time where we saw on how you can update your Galaxy S SL I9003 with the Android 2.3.4 version of Firmware but due to some issues some of the users faced some major issues with this firmware which ranged from frequent force close errors followed by the errors like camera’s non functioning. But you will no longer, have to face all of these issues as you can now enjoy an all new stable release and can now taste your Galaxy SL I9003 with the better version of Gingerbread.

Since last time we saw that most of the users didn’t follow the procedure and due to which users had issues with the improper flashing of the firmware. Now, in this article we have ensured that all the steps are simply written and presented in the page format, so just in case if you know everything and if you are not new to this firmware upgradation process then you can directly proceed by going to the next page  where the procedure to update the phone is mentioned.

Please note that the firmware which we will be seeing is the beta update and not the final release by the Samsung. Though this leak is one of the stable release from the sources but there is still no final word on when the final release of Android Gingerbread 2.3.4 will be releasing, till then you can make the most of this firmware as after all we are here to help you just at any point of time. The only thing we want to request you is that just follow the simple instructions which are mentioned below so as to ensure that you go through no issues while updating the phone.

It has been found that many Android Phone users tend to ask this question,

Do i need to Root my Phone before i update with this firmware?

The answer is “NO” as rooting is different from the firmware update. Rooting basically opens up the device with which you can even access the system level files which cannot be done in a non-rooted phone. This firmware update doesn’t require you to root your phone before you proceed for the firmware update. Another thing is that if you have already rooted your phone before then after applying this firmware the root access will be revoked and then again you will have to root your device to get the root access.

Many of the users have misconceptions that rooting and updating with the beta ROMs is both at the same, but actually it’s not the case.

In the due course of this article we will not only see just procedure on how you can update this firmware but also we will go through some interesting sections like the Pre upgrade instructions, improvements in this firmware version and then followed by the instructions on how you can update your phone.

For your convenience, we have splitted the article into different pages and every page contains the each section differently as once you get used to with any part or section of the whole procedure then you can just afford to skip those steps smartly as all you will have to do is to just skip the section and can move to the next page.

So, let’s first see on what are the enhancements this update has come with and then followed by which we will see on what are the pre upgrade instructions followed by the instructions to update.


  1. Jijesh jayarajan

    I have samsung Ace (GT-S5830). My problem is I try to update my samsung Ace is “Sorry! The application samsung apps (process com.sec.android.app.samsungapps) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again” this message is coming.

  2. Hi Neal,
    I have the samsung GT i9003. I have updated the fw to XXKP9 through your website. I would like to switch over to XXKPQ (I believe that is the latest fw version?). How do I change?

  3. Rajesh CHoudhary

    @Neal. I have now observed that when my mobile is kept idle for more than 1 hrs, the phone gets restart & stucks at the Samsung screen. I have to remove battery & re insert. After that the phone starts with “next”, as in case of a new phone been started. Cud u pls help me to know what cud b the cause of the problem.
    Please help.

  4. Rajesh Choudhary

    I updated the mobile to 2.3.6 ddkp1, but always approx after 24 hrs, the phone restarts & get reste. I again updated the mobile with the same OS but same problem. Finally i installed xxkp9.

    After updating the mobile to xxkp9, when i am trying to wipe data, it asks for password.

  5. I tried to update the firmware with Kies and it says –

    Model Number : GT-I9003
    Current Version : PDA:KB2 / PHONE:KA5 / CSC:KA6
    This device’s version cannot be updated.

    What is wrong with it?


  6. I got what you destine, thanks for putting up. Woh I am gladsome to gestate this website through google. Thanks For Share How To Update Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 to Gingerbread XXKP9 2.3.4 Firmware
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  7. hey neil i updated with this version but now i m not able to connect via kies

  8. hi neal while i am updating my 99003 to xxkpm power was shut down .. after that i keen to update but it wasnt worked weel any suggesstion

  9. Hi , I have salaxy s GT I9003. how can I upgrade it and which is the latest version android that is compatible with my phone.

  10. Hi,
    i have i9003, my problem is that my video player is functioning, eventhough i downloaded other media player’s i am facing the same problem…
    My devices’ audio is working but i can’t see any video…
    plz help me its bothering me a lot now…

  11. Hi,
    iMy device is I9003ddkc1 Kernel version and build froyo.ddkbf1 from where i can get GGB 2.3 ?

  12. made my phone dead!


      • hi, i don’t knw if i should tell my phone also died, but my i9003 is stuck inthe SAMSUNG opning screen.. few days ago downgrading back to stable froyo 2.2 was going alright then all i do is install apps (like offline dictionaries, GO keyboard) after a while it received the several force closes, then when i do a reset (vol. down +homescreen + power) after several times, this happened… i can’t get in to my phone anymore……. i tried updating to GB 2.3.5 but still the same..stuck in the SAMSUNG opening screen with the words SAMSUNG flashing/blinking…if i wait longer my phone gets too hot i’m afraid i’ll damage the battery……….what happened?? please HELP!

  13. i waanna know if i upgrade my phone with this version will my waraanty will be over from this phone

  14. Can any body tell me when is 2.3.5 with cyanogen mod will be released for samsung galaxy i9003.

  15. how i update xxkph in my i9003 its just one file what i do plz help neal….

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