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.

  • Jijesh jayarajan

    hi,
    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.

  • Nikhil

    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?

  • 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.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neela Pradeep

      just try clearing the cache from the recovery mode!

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  • 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.

  • Anand

    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?

    -Anand

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      since you are on the beta version, kies wont support! you need to revert back to your last version where i used to get connected!

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  • shahid

    hey neil i updated with this version but now i m not able to connect via kies

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      it will not connect to the kies as its a beta firmware!

      • shahid

        so now what to do means now which firmware to upgrade in order to connec via kies

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          you can apply XXKPN update for Galaxy SL I9003

  • Jeeva

    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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      update with XXKPN FIRMWARE, issues will be solved!

  • Kuttos

    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.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      update with XXKPN version of firmware!

  • parag

    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…

    • parag

      sorry i wanted to say my video player is Not working….

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

        UPDATE WITH XXKPM 2.3.5 version of firmware as its the latest version!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      update with xxkpm version of firmware!

  • mehak

    Hi,
    iMy device is I9003ddkc1 Kernel version 2.6.32.9 and build froyo.ddkbf1 from where i can get GGB 2.3 ?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you can follow the above mentioned instructions to apply the update!

  • ana

    made my phone dead!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      WE ARE SORRY TO HEAR THAT BUT HOW IT HAPPENED? ARE YOU ABLE TO ENTER INTO DOWNLOAD MODE!

      • jen

        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!

  • rahul barsainya

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no, the warranty will not get void!

  • http://androidadvices.com Rajesh Choudhary

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      it will soon be released, we will keep you posted

      • http://androidadvices.com Rajesh Choudhary

        I got the update of the same. Will I9003 will get Ice CReam Sandwich

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          yes it will get the update!

        • http://androidadvices.com Rajesh Choudhary

          Aapke muh mei Ghee Shakkar.

  • gohar shah

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      YOU JUST NEED TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS!

  • gohar shah

    i update my i9003 in xxkp7 but there is camera not working then update in xxkp9 and now the camera is working good but when i use skype or oovoo for video calling then forse stop app..i means problem in video calling plz tell me whos the best verion for video calling in skype ,oovoo.tang…

  • http://androidadvices.com Rajesh Choudhary

    Hey Neel – I had put the query before n m againg raising it. I m using Galaxy i9003 updated to XXXKPH from this forum only. My android market or any application does not connect via Proxy server ( ip based n port 8080). However, my in built browser works well on proxy.
    What cud be the reason? this same problem was there with 2.2.1 as well.
    Please help.
    This is the third time i m rasing the same query.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you are using the WAP service, i kindly request you to visit your service provider and get the Internet Settings / GPRS Settings and not the WAP Settings!

      • http://androidadvices.com Rajesh Choudhary

        I know what is WAP & what is GPRS & What is internet over proxy. It is clear that android phones internet works only on hot spots. If proxy server is between mobile & internet then these device lags.

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          check with the apn settings!!!!!

  • mrburn

    Ater done Upgrade Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 to Gingerbread XXKP9 2.3.4 Firmware..cant i root with” XXKPE Rooting Zip Package”?

    Advice Pls..:)

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no, you need to root corresponding firmware which is XXKPE

  • http://androidadvices.com Rajesh Choudhary

    @PradeepNeela
    Hey Neel – I had put the query before n m againg raising it. I m using Galaxy i9003 updated to XXXKPH from this forum only. My android market or any application does not connect via Proxy server ( ip based n port 8080). However, my in built browser works well on proxy.
    What cud be the reason? this same problem was there with 2.2.1 as well.
    Please help.

  • tony stark

    i jst upgraded my fone…bt whn im inserting sim card..it dosnt show full network! i tried wiping the contacts of the sim card, tried using odr simcards, tried all setings…bt it jst dosnt shw network….plz help!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      KINDLY UPDATE AGAIN OR UPDATE WITH XXKPH UPDATE!

  • Sap

    Hey neal I updated as up mentioned in this article but i m facing video playback problem. It doesnt play the hd videos like 720p. is that any way can we fix this issue?

  • taher

    Hi Neal.. updated the phone 3 weeks back.. everthing seems to be running fine.. just that off late my phone goes into “Kernel Panic Mode” and I have to remove the battery and start the phone again… this has happened like twice til now. b4 it becomes a greater problem could u pls help me out wat could I do over here ??

    Thanks

  • Goh Chen Hwang

    Hi,
    I just upgrade from 2.2.1 to 2.3.4, notice that the video and some apps not working…

  • taher

    Hi Neal.. updated the phone 3 weeks back.. everthing seems to be running fine.. just that off late my phone goes into “Kernel Panic Mode” and I have to remove the battery and start the phone again… this has happened like twice til now. b4 it becomes a greater problem could u pls help me out wat could I do over here ??

    Thanks

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      hey taher, which kernel you are on now?

  • fredrick

    I updated i9003 from froyo to gingerbread 2.3.4 but then decided to go back to froyo 2.2.1 bcoz camera, sms, video playback and hanging of the phone was too much. now sms and hanging have gone away but still no camera and no video playback. i get this force close process.sec.android.camera unexpectedly ………………… plz help

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      clear the cache of that app from the “Manage Applications” option!

      • fredrick

        found the cache empty! (0.00B)

      • fredrick

        hey i have managed to solve my problem no camera and no video playback via KIES….

        • Vijay

          Hi Fredik, How did you solve the issue

  • Ketan

    the odin3 gets stuck at SetupConnection… :(

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      restart pc and then re try!

  • shariq

    will it efect my warranty??!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no, it will not affect warranty!

  • VAGESH

    after update, it shows the blank screen with some kernel panic mode. dont know what to do. is 2.3.4 XXKP9 is safe, or i should run my mobile on DDKB2 on Froyo

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes its safe to update the device!

  • Mrinal

    Hi the camera doesn’t waork even after second reinstall .

    please help me……………………….

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      update with the next version of firmware!

  • Prayush

    dont know why there seems to be a bil of lag in the net speed as compared to before…otherwise the phone so far looks gr8……thnx dude…..:D

  • jayson

    how to flash?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      kindly follow the instructions which are mentioned above!

  • magdy

    i cant make my mobile in download mode ** you need to hold down the Volume Down button + the Home key button (the middle button)** i do that but i cant

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      any error its giving!!

  • deepak

    Pradeep when is going to fix this bugs and when is going to launch that update can u replay me plz

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      it will be soon, may be in the next version!

  • coffee

    i cannot click the “RESET” at ODIN3 v1.84 after finish flashing the PIT file to my i9003…so i redo and directly select PIT, BOOTLOADER, PDA, PHONE, CSC at all and click start…it done but is this make my camera cant function well? urgent to know….thx a lot~~

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes you can re apply the update!

  • deepak

    Pradeep i have updated for gingerbread now my phone goes to sleep mode it wil blank display shows an error like reset phone or unknown power mode. Then i need to remove the battery then i wil work

  • coffee

    i having camera problem after upgrade my i9003 to 2.3.4…when camera start is facing black object..camera will hang and no function…after restart phone will ok but i reopen camera and facing black object, it happen again…

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      Try clearing cache..

      • coffee

        i done recovery mode oredi….how to clear cache? correct my problem, is 1st time using camera work nice….but after i close it and reopen it hang and black screen…can not function….just discover it….

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          go to recovery mode as mentioned in the article and then clear the cache!

  • deepak

    Pradeep i have alredy updated 2times. once again if i update nothing will happen na.when is going to fix this bugs and realising new version

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no, dont worry everything will be fine!

  • Apurv Sharma

    What’s the difference between GT-I9003 and I9003 , as both are Samsung Galaxy SL?
    My phone says that it’s GT-I9003.
    Currently I’m having FROYO.DDKB2.
    Will be safe to update this?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      all of them are the same phones! yes you can install the same!

  • deepak

    Pradeep i am also facing now same problem display goes off kernel panic or unkown resorce plz help me:-(

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      from which version to which version you are moving?

      • deepak

        No i have already updated to gingerbread. I have a error problem some times display get blank it wil show kernel panic or unknow resorce can help me wt is the problem

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          hey deepak, apply the update once again!

  • gome

    [Request]

    Plz make a new firmware and fix all the bugs from above users comments and make video calling enable via skype, make camera to record at 1080p@30fps, integrate touchwiz 4.0 ditto as of sgs2. All this features r possible to be integrated on sgsl.

    Thanks.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      sure gome! by this month end you will be able to update with the newer version!!

      • Gome

        You all will make the new firmware or will take the leaked firmware from here and there and show here the procedure in simple way ? ;-)

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          thanks gome for your update!

  • gome

    Did you all made this firmware ?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no gome we just presented in the simple way! its a leak version!

  • Riyas

    HI,

    Is it possible to make skype or yahoo video calls in this version??????????

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      as of now there is no video calling benefit for i9003

  • chyuan

    thank you very much!!!i love it…any update can share to me next time…any problem i will share to you all..^^

  • Mrinal Gupta

    i a getting error..after the update, my phone screens goes black & it says kernel panic ..please help.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      kindly update the device once again!

  • deepak

    Pradeep suggest me any black markets

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you can update with the Amazon Market Place! we have covered in on androidadvices.com kindly refer the same!

  • Rohit

    Can you upload a video on youtube of this firmware hands on ?and show all things are working fine ?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      we will try to add the video but rest assured as the procedure is correct!

  • deepak

    Thanks for replay pradeep i have cleared but same problem
    And also i have another problem if i open samsung market i shows update every time if i update also help me

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      thanks deepak for the appreciation, we look forward for your continued support!!

  • Kamlesh Modi

    I have Samsung Galaxy S2 with 2.3.4 with updated Gingerbread XXKG6.
    I want to know how to update its in 3.2 version?

    regards

    Kamlesh

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no as of now 3.2 update is not there! as soon as 3.2 verison comes we will surely update you witht the same!

  • deepak

    yestarday i updated for 2.3.4gingerbread on my i9003 i have a problem i cant open samsung apps market its showing update i have done but its same and if i open market it shows no matching apps i market can any one help me wat is the problem

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      clear the data of market from manage applications option.

      • http://androidadvices.com Rajesh Choudhary

        What is the key combination to do hard reset of Samsung Galaxy I9003. i have tried factory restore option in mobile, i have tried “Volume Up + Menu button + Power button”, key combinations. this only clears all the data from the mobile where as the OS version remains the same. I would like to move back to Froyo 2.2.1 & test some settings.

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          to which version of froyo you need to move on to?

        • http://androidadvices.com Rajesh Choudhary

          To the actual OS that was there in company packed mobile box.

        • http://androidadvices.com Rajesh Choudhary

          Hi Neal,

          Is there any setting in Kies which i can change to so that i can use my I 9003 (upgraded to gingerbread through this sites help) with Kies.

          • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

            no, as of now its not possibkle to force update from KIES!

  • Mocha

    Hi again, Is the Arabic provided in Ginger 2.3.4???
    thanks….

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      hey mocha as of now there is no dedicated arabic language but as soon as it arrives, we will soon come up with an article!

  • Mocha

    Hi, I can upgrade my I9003 smoothly without any problem with Baseband version I9003JXKA4, Kernel version 2.6.32.9 root@SE-S606 #1 and Firmware 2.2.1
    Then how I can backup my data and where?
    plz feed me back
    thanks………….

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes you can update your device and to backup you can follow the pre update instructions in which it has been mentioned on how you can backup the data!

  • http://androidadvices.com Rajesh Choudhary

    THe people here saying that the camera does not work after upgrading it to Gingerbread 2.3.3, is absolutely true.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      by this month end we will come out with the stable Gingerbread and soon with a stable Froyo release in which camera will be working!

      • http://androidadvices.com Rajesh Choudhary

        After doing the flash second time, the camera did started working, thanks for this forum.
        Secondly, while connecting mobile to computer, kies does not detect the mobile n says pls connect it in kies mode. Also, the samsung apps does not work. when opened asks to update but after update is finish, the app just closes down (crashes). please send me the some patches to resolve these small issues. rest things are working fine.

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          thanks rajesh for the appreciation! as of now there are no patches but as soon as any patch arrives we will surely cover the same!

  • pham giang

    leaved XXKP9 2.3.4;
    downgrade to XXKB3 : very stable FW; incredible battery life when phone standby (nearly 4 days in normal used)
    but when media player (movie…) or wifi eat battery so quick !!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      it may be updated in the next version of firmware!

  • Rohit

    does camera works fine in this firmware ? and it has touchwiz 4.0 or 3.0 integrated ? does kies will detect our phone after flashing this firmware ?

    PLZ post a video on the youtube showing the hands on this firmware and give the link to the same…….

    Thanks.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      some of the users are having issues and yes kies does detect the phone

  • Ryan

    hi Jonakis
    im from Philippines also.. i have tried upgrading it but still more errors found.. same from my last post which is above of what you post..

    I tried also downloading many apps and games and as i notice, some applications are not functioning and even when i send messages, i cant determine or see what i sent.. hope this will fix soon…

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      kindly update with XXKPE 2.3.4 version!

  • Jonakis

    I’m from Philippines, can i also update the firmware using your instruction above? Let me know

    Thanks!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes its a global firmware and yes you can update with the same!

  • arsh

    Hi Neil
    Firstly thanx for detailed discription abt upgading to 2.3.4android. Nxt i follwed the procedure as told by you and was sucessful. But my phone if kept idle for abt 10 min.above it does not respond the screen remains black and i have to take of the battery restart the phone. Further Kies software does not recognise the phone with the message the device does not respond

    Please help
    a) how to solve the above two issues
    b) how can i get back to orginal version of phone
    i.e froyo
    Arsh

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      what was the earlier version of the firmware?

      • arsh

        It was froyo 2.2.1; more importantly thanks for quick response

        Arsh

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          thanks arsh, it was pleasure solving your issue!

      • jack

        i got the same problem too,and my earlier version was 2.2.1,froyo version.

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          is your issue solved now?

  • Ryan

    just finished upgrading into Gingerbread… but there are lots of problem i encountered..
    Firstly,
    1.) Camera – after rebooting and clearing all the caches, i can somehow use my camera but when i switch my camera in self portrait ( or front camera ) it started to delay and i cant use it anymore, and by goiing back to the back camera setting, i cant use it also. black screen will appear. Video taking and video watching cannot be use also. somewhat always hangs. You need to restart always your phone and clear all caches before using the camera which is so hassle everytime.

    2.) Music- but somehow i can use music.

    3.)others – other application cannot be used.
    Ex. Spare parts – an error occured when i pressed battery history

    but il just keep sending some information so that you can best deal with this problem fast and easily.. MORE POWER!!!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      try using the XXKPE version of firmware!
      all the issues will be sorted once you update the firmware!

  • Shailendra

    Hi,
    iMy device is I9003ddka5 Kernel version 2.6.32.0 and build froyo.ddkb2 from where i can get GGB 2.3 ?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      this is the gb 2.3 version!

  • tatha

    I’ve upgraded to XXKP9
    but after upgrade some problems are arise.

    vedio and camera are not running…..please help me

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      we will soon come out with the version!!

    • Tomas

      Reflash the same firmware again – incredible, but works perfectly like a charm.

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

        thanks tomas for the tip!

  • Kartikey

    hey,
    i belong to india.
    can i update my i9003..with gingerbread 2.3.4
    will there be any problem if i do that.?
    will y warranty be voided?
    thanks in advance..

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes you can proceed to update by following the instructions which are mentioned above!

  • shashi

    when the official version of ginger bread for galaxy i9003 release?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      it will be released soon!~~

  • shashi

    When the official version of ginger bread expected to release?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      it will be released soon!

  • pham giang

    I’ve upgraded to XXKP9

    my last firmware was :
    – PDA : I9003ZHKC1
    – PHONE: I9003ZCKA7
    – CSC : I9003CHNKA7

    After 2 day used, I see that battery of Gingerbread 2.3.4 isn’t good as Froyo 2.2.1 (ZHKC1)
    the battery power loss 2% per hour (although phone just in GSM standby, no wireless, no video, no music, no 3G used)

  • addy

    hey …
    as asked wen i click the “start” button no action takes place bro…im kept on the same window…
    evn the yellow section is visible…
    what do i do?…please suggest …

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      restart the computer, phoen and then follow the instructions!

  • Bryan

    Neal there is a new GB update for our device XXKPE. Do you mind posting a tutorial on that. It was said to be a much more stable firmware as compared to XXKP9.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes you can update with the same, we have covered it!

  • Khuzamir

    NeaL…is it possible if u can post an article “how to root samsung SL i9003 gingerbread 2.3.4″….anyway thanks for dis article…

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      THANKS FOR THE NOTE, we will surely act on the same on a priority basis!

  • anand bhele

    i have updated my i9003 to Gingerbread XXKP9 2.3.4 any i hav cleared my cache data too, but m facing various problems like samsung apps not working, sometimes camera doesnt respond, and many force closes occur.
    so can u suggest me a way that how can i go back to my previous firmware version of froyo (samsung’s original version).

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      this will be solved in the next version of the firmware!

      • anand bhele

        can u sggest me a firmware version that can be updated by using kies?

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          it all depends on the region, from which region you are from?

  • JP

    Hi, I installed this version of gingerbread on my i9003 and have come across the following problems:

    1) Camera doesn’t work (force closes)
    2) Can’t set alarm via the clock (force closes)
    3) Customising ringtone from android choice doesn’t work (had to save to handcent and then set it from there)
    4) Couldn’t set my own choice of wall paper until I figured out that I had to reboot the phone.

    I strongly advise anyone who’s going to do this upgrade to make a complete apps and system backup via Titanium Backup – this really is a godsend of an app and makes rolling back to previous versions much easier, which I’m now going to do as I’m fed up with the glitches on this version, even though it’s more stable than the previous gingerbread leak.

    Those are the negatives, however, the plus side is that the battery life is way longer than on froyo and it is quicker (although I have also rooted my phone on this version as well). I have a GT 9000 which runs on the official version of gingerbread and I love it, hence trying this leaked dev version.

    Any idea when the official version will come out? Love the phone, but getting really frustrated with Samsung and the amount of time it takes to get these updates out.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      all these issues have been forwarded to samsung and the same will be rectified in the next version of firmware!

  • Narayanaswamy

    Ok, Guys, Upgraded.

    Using Tatadocomo, Just flashed, Loaded my Sim and It connected to Edge and 3G.

    restored all stuff using SMS Backup + and up and running.

    But, in Market, my device no longer shows.

    But I am able to install by accessing the market from Phone. Any remedies?

  • Sanjay Kashyap

    Thanks guys! Flashed it twice n everything seems to work fine. Better performance than froyo :-)

  • Akshay

    plz help i have done firmware update 3 time but i am experiencing problems with video playback.i get an error sayin sorry cannot play this video.plz reply what to do.
    thanks

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      hey akshay sorry to hear that we will come out with the solution soon!

  • vipul

    how to clear cache? i dnt know abt recovery mode….

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      on how to enter the recovery mode, we have made a short video, kindly refer the same!

  • aditya

    when i open camera the phone will hang

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      need to wait till the next release comes or soon we will come up with the fix!

  • aditya

    after updating camera is not working so what can do plz rply

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      we will be coming out with the fix for this issue as this one is the major issue!

  • Akshay

    How to put the phone in recovery mode…can you plaese elaborate the last step.
    thanks

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      kindly refer the video which is there in the video which is mentioned in the end of the article!

  • Torche Djamel

    hi, This is a DEV RELEASE VERSION and not been officially released !!!!!!!!!!!.
    the data connection (EDGE) isn’t working ( after Internet settings config with the Service provider).

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you need to configure the APN Settings to access the internet!

  • Abhishek Shindhe

    My camera app is not workin after this update please help?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      have u cleared the cache…?

  • Rohan

    Thanks Neal !!!!! the update works quite good but the phone has to be flashed twice. If u flash it once the camera and the video player dont work quite well.. but after flashing it twice everything seems to be working fine except for the samsung apps installation problem.

    • prateek jain

      what is to be flashed twice ?
      n what is flashing ??

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

        FLASHING IS NOTHING BUT UPDATING THE FIRMWARE!

  • Hari

    Hai Neal,
    I’m using the Arabic firmware 2.2.1 in my galaxy SL i9003
    Build number – Froyo.JPKD1

    Can I update with this European version.??
    Please advice.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes hari you can very well update with the same!

  • JACOB

    After this upgrade my camera app not working please help me

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      have you cleared the cache?

      • Abhishek Shindhe

        yes neal but my camera app is not workin

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          is it giving any error?

  • Manish Tiwari

    hey Neal,can i update my galaxy sl i9003 to 2.3 in india with this version……..

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes manish you can update!

    • Shunmuganathan

      +1

      In my case also, the camera is not functioning! Should try to flash one more time!!

  • Slawek

    Dear All

    I have just flashed my mobile with version XXKP9 which looks stable (flashed 2 times – thx Gopinath) but I’m a little bit confused. I’ve seen that Gingerbread supports voip calls (youtube, without any third-party software) and this was the main reason for update but … this version does not have any voip related features… Could you please let me know why?
    Do I have to wait for official version or maybe something must be enabled?

    Thanks in advance for help.
    Best regards
    Slawek

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you will have to wait for sometime, we are trying our level best to fix this issue!

  • chander malhotra

    Mr. neil
    when we will get upgrade 2.3.5 on samsung galaxy s2 9100. Kindly reply.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      there is no exact date but as soon as it comes we will surely update with the same!

  • Qambar

    guys ,,is it support the arabic language ??

    • http://www.hurr-durr.com randolph

      arabic language sux

  • super teekz

    after this upgrade my camera app wont work ?! please help

    • Gopinath

      Mine dint work the first time either…Try flashing it thrice n check it out..Voila!

      • gaurav

        Apologies if i am asking a stupid question.. can u please let me know wat does flashing it thrice mean? I have a GTi9003 which i need to update with this GGB version!

        thanks in advance!

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          we din get you, wat do you mean by flashing thrice?

        • Dan

          I think he means flashing it three times (…)

          The camera app I really want to use – Camera Zoom FX – doesn’t work. I tried a hard reset also, but had no luck.

  • Bryan

    Are you sure we are supposed to flash the PIT file together and not separately?

    And also what does this line mean?

    After you update the phone successfully, you will now have to perform another step so as to ensure that the firmware is installed correctly and all other cache files which are system generated are removed from Epic 4G. For this first up you will have to put your device in the recovery mode.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no, you just need to follow the instructions!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      from recovery mode you can clear the cache files!

      • Narayanaswamy

        How do I put it in recovery mode? is it the same as download mode? Sorry for being not so savvy

        • Narayanaswamy

          Got it working….automatically….

          Pretty stable! Camera was not working in the first flash, in the second try started working.

          And I can feel the differences in the below aspects.

          1. Boot up
          2. Shut down, Much quicker
          3. App Loading
          4. Overall Feel

          Definitely worth the try

          • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

            differences towards good or bad?

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          Its mentioned at the end of the article, kindly find for the same!

        • Narayanaswamy

          Quicker, Improvement in Battery Life and Market says not compatible! :)

          • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

            you w2ill have to update the Market Place!

  • Gopinath

    Hi neal!Nice of u to get this stable firmware update!One issue just cropped up…Samsungapps application doesnt install…though it gets downloaded…And one more issue with the Spare parts-Battery usage.it gets force closed……Thanks man!Cheers!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      HEY GOPINATH, which spare part you are talking of? samsung apps is pre loaded app right?

      • Gopinath

        Hi Neal. Samsung apps is a preloaded app..but once i open it it tells me that there is an updated version of samsungapps and whether i wud like to install it!If i click YES then it gets downloaded but fails to install…If i select NO then the app just closes…Thanks Neal!

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          yes you will have to update the samsung apps! you will have to check with the data service, go to manage applications, clear cache of the Samsung Apps and then retry the process!

      • Gopinath

        Ya Neal the second issue..There is a new app after i upgraded to this New firmware SPARE PARTS.On openin the app it gives info regarding DEVICE INFO,WINDOWS ANIMATIONS etc…BATTERY HISTORY is an option in DEVICE INFO which when clicked just FORCE CLOSES the app…Tnx man!

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          hey gopinath, there might be some issue with the application itself, have you tried re installing the app?

      • pham giang

        have just upgraded to xxkp9
        everything working fine, camera and video good
        ; just small problem with samsung kies for syn contacts
        but had used MyPhoneExplorer Portable to syn contacts

        thanks a lot to Neal !!!

        @those who faced problems. Pls backup your contacts and system first , so that you can back to your earlier firmware if there are issues when upgrade to XXKP9, this link may helpful :

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          thanks for the appreciation buddy!

  • pham giang

    Thanks for this post
    @Neal :
    My phone’s firmware is :
    – PDA : I9003ZHKC1
    – PHONE: I9003ZCKA7
    – CSC : I9003CHNKA7
    How can I get back to this firmware if not success in upgrade to xxkp9 2.3.4 ? Please gives me advice ?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      don’t worry if you are unable to then just mention that you were unable to update and you wish to go back as then we will come up with the article. But not to worry if it doesn’t update then you will stay on your old firmware! :)

      • Dan

        pls advice to go back to 2.2, not a very stabble version.

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          Yes you can go back to froyo 2.2 version.

      • Dan

        How can I go back to 2.2 please?

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          which version you wish to go to?

      • Dan

        to the latest official version for this i9003.. I mean, the one that it came with when it was new (a week ago), supported by Kies

        I think it was the latest of the 2.2 (froyo)

  • Shinoy

    is this the europian edition of firmware?, any idea gtalk video chat available on this, also vtok video calling supportig on this version?

    thnks

    s.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes its an european version of the firmware!

    • Shailendra

      Dear Neal

      Will it work for GT I9003 as well ?

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

        its only for I9003

        • Kira

          Dear Neal, is Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 different from Samsung Galaxy SL GT – I9003

          • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

            both are the same handsets!