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.

232 Comments
  1. Reply Jijesh jayarajan April 17, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    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.

  2. Reply Nikhil May 16, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    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. Reply Rajesh CHoudhary March 15, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    @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.

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 15, 2012 at 1:30 pm

      just try clearing the cache from the recovery mode!

  4. Reply South Ridge Cuvee March 10, 2012 at 11:22 am

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  5. Reply Rajesh Choudhary March 9, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    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.

  6. Reply Anand December 18, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 18, 2011 at 11:39 pm

      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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  8. Reply shahid November 17, 2011 at 10:03 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 17, 2011 at 10:22 pm

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

      • Reply shahid November 20, 2011 at 7:48 pm

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

        • NeaL Pradeep November 20, 2011 at 8:44 pm

          you can apply XXKPN update for Galaxy SL I9003

  9. Reply Jeeva November 17, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 17, 2011 at 3:13 pm

      update with XXKPN FIRMWARE, issues will be solved!

  10. Reply Kuttos November 13, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    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.

  11. Reply parag November 7, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    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…

    • Reply parag November 7, 2011 at 11:24 pm

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

      • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 7, 2011 at 11:32 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 7, 2011 at 11:33 pm

      update with xxkpm version of firmware!

  12. Reply mehak November 4, 2011 at 3:18 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 6, 2011 at 11:40 pm

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

  13. Reply ana October 20, 2011 at 10:54 am

    made my phone dead!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 20, 2011 at 12:09 pm

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

      • Reply jen November 8, 2011 at 6:21 am

        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!

  14. Reply rahul barsainya October 19, 2011 at 10:26 pm

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

  15. Reply Rajesh Choudhary October 17, 2011 at 11:50 am

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 22, 2011 at 7:50 am

      it will soon be released, we will keep you posted

      • Reply Rajesh Choudhary October 24, 2011 at 10:08 am

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

        • NeaL Pradeep October 24, 2011 at 10:10 am

          yes it will get the update!

        • Rajesh Choudhary October 25, 2011 at 12:22 pm

          Aapke muh mei Ghee Shakkar.

  16. Reply gohar shah October 7, 2011 at 8:50 am

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

  17. Reply gohar shah October 6, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    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…

  18. Reply Rajesh Choudhary October 4, 2011 at 10:13 am

    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.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 4, 2011 at 10:20 am

      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!

      • Reply Rajesh Choudhary October 17, 2011 at 2:22 pm

        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.

        • NeaL Pradeep October 22, 2011 at 7:48 am

          check with the apn settings!!!!!

  19. Reply mrburn October 3, 2011 at 9:35 am

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

    Advice Pls..:)

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 3, 2011 at 9:43 am

      no, you need to root corresponding firmware which is XXKPE

  20. Reply Rajesh Choudhary September 30, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    @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.

  21. Reply tony stark September 27, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    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!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 27, 2011 at 11:24 pm

      KINDLY UPDATE AGAIN OR UPDATE WITH XXKPH UPDATE!

  22. Reply Sap September 17, 2011 at 6:01 am

    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?

  23. Reply taher September 16, 2011 at 12:16 am

    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

  24. Reply Goh Chen Hwang September 13, 2011 at 9:22 am

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

  25. Reply taher September 9, 2011 at 9:41 am

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 17, 2011 at 11:45 am

      hey taher, which kernel you are on now?

  26. Reply fredrick September 5, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 5, 2011 at 3:17 pm

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

      • Reply fredrick September 5, 2011 at 4:24 pm

        found the cache empty! (0.00B)

      • Reply fredrick September 5, 2011 at 6:13 pm

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

        • Vijay September 24, 2011 at 9:27 pm

          Hi Fredik, How did you solve the issue

  27. Reply Ketan September 2, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    the odin3 gets stuck at SetupConnection… :(

  28. Reply shariq September 1, 2011 at 6:02 am

    will it efect my warranty??!

  29. Reply VAGESH August 23, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    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

  30. Reply Mrinal August 23, 2011 at 10:01 pm

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

    please help me……………………….

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 5, 2011 at 6:13 pm

      update with the next version of firmware!

  31. Reply Prayush August 21, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    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

  32. Reply jayson August 19, 2011 at 9:20 am

    how to flash?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 19, 2011 at 9:56 am

      kindly follow the instructions which are mentioned above!

  33. Reply magdy August 19, 2011 at 7:26 am

    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

  34. Reply deepak August 17, 2011 at 8:10 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 17, 2011 at 10:57 pm

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

  35. Reply coffee August 17, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    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~~

  36. Reply deepak August 17, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    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

  37. Reply coffee August 17, 2011 at 6:57 am

    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…

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 17, 2011 at 8:56 am

      Try clearing cache..

      • Reply coffee August 17, 2011 at 9:56 am

        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….

        • NeaL Pradeep August 18, 2011 at 10:27 am

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

  38. Reply deepak August 16, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    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

  39. Reply Apurv Sharma August 16, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    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?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 16, 2011 at 2:28 pm

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

  40. Reply deepak August 14, 2011 at 11:29 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 14, 2011 at 11:49 pm

      from which version to which version you are moving?

      • Reply deepak August 15, 2011 at 7:59 am

        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

        • NeaL Pradeep August 16, 2011 at 12:19 am

          hey deepak, apply the update once again!

  41. Reply gome August 13, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    [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.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 13, 2011 at 10:49 pm

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

      • Reply Gome August 14, 2011 at 1:09 pm

        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 ? ;-)

        • NeaL Pradeep August 17, 2011 at 10:05 am

          thanks gome for your update!

  42. Reply gome August 13, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Did you all made this firmware ?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 13, 2011 at 10:51 pm

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

  43. Reply Riyas August 13, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    HI,

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 13, 2011 at 8:06 pm

      as of now there is no video calling benefit for i9003

  44. Reply chyuan August 11, 2011 at 8:36 pm

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

  45. Reply Mrinal Gupta August 11, 2011 at 6:54 pm

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

  46. Reply deepak August 11, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Pradeep suggest me any black markets

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 14, 2011 at 10:29 am

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

  47. Reply Rohit August 11, 2011 at 4:56 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 11, 2011 at 5:03 pm

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

  48. Reply deepak August 11, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 11, 2011 at 5:14 pm

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

  49. Reply Kamlesh Modi August 11, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 11, 2011 at 1:05 pm

      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!

  50. Reply deepak August 11, 2011 at 11:57 am

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 11, 2011 at 12:30 pm

      clear the data of market from manage applications option.

      • Reply Rajesh Choudhary August 12, 2011 at 3:27 pm

        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.

        • NeaL Pradeep August 13, 2011 at 4:12 pm

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

        • Rajesh Choudhary August 16, 2011 at 1:07 pm

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

        • Rajesh Choudhary August 24, 2011 at 10:07 am

          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.

        • NeaL Pradeep August 24, 2011 at 10:44 am

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

  51. Reply Mocha August 10, 2011 at 7:30 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 10, 2011 at 7:51 pm

      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!

  52. Reply Mocha August 10, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    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………….

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 10, 2011 at 7:27 pm

      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!

  53. Reply Rajesh Choudhary August 10, 2011 at 6:23 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 10, 2011 at 7:42 pm

      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!

      • Reply Rajesh Choudhary August 11, 2011 at 4:31 pm

        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.

        • NeaL Pradeep August 11, 2011 at 5:13 pm

          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!

  54. Reply pham giang August 9, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    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 !!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 11, 2011 at 10:58 am

      it may be updated in the next version of firmware!

  55. Reply Rohit August 9, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    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.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 11, 2011 at 10:37 am

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

  56. Reply Ryan August 8, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    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…

  57. Reply Jonakis August 8, 2011 at 10:37 am

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

    Thanks!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 8, 2011 at 10:43 am

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

  58. Reply arsh August 7, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 8, 2011 at 2:42 pm

      what was the earlier version of the firmware?

      • Reply arsh August 8, 2011 at 6:37 pm

        It was froyo 2.2.1; more importantly thanks for quick response

        Arsh

        • NeaL Pradeep August 14, 2011 at 10:30 am

          thanks arsh, it was pleasure solving your issue!

      • Reply jack August 10, 2011 at 3:11 pm

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

        • NeaL Pradeep August 10, 2011 at 11:56 pm

          is your issue solved now?

  59. Reply Ryan August 6, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    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!!!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 18, 2011 at 12:19 pm

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

  60. Reply Shailendra August 6, 2011 at 8:42 pm

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

  61. Reply tatha August 6, 2011 at 12:19 pm

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

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 6, 2011 at 5:05 pm

      we will soon come out with the version!!

    • Reply Tomas August 7, 2011 at 9:03 pm

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

  62. Reply Kartikey August 6, 2011 at 7:55 am

    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..

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 6, 2011 at 5:17 pm

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

  63. Reply shashi August 5, 2011 at 2:24 pm

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

  64. Reply shashi August 5, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    When the official version of ginger bread expected to release?

  65. Reply pham giang August 5, 2011 at 10:56 am

    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)

  66. Reply addy August 4, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    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 …

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 5, 2011 at 11:17 am

      restart the computer, phoen and then follow the instructions!

  67. Reply Bryan August 4, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    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.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 5, 2011 at 11:40 am

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

  68. Reply Khuzamir August 4, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    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…

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 5, 2011 at 12:19 pm

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

  69. Reply anand bhele August 4, 2011 at 10:08 am

    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).

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 4, 2011 at 10:39 am

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

      • Reply anand bhele August 4, 2011 at 6:49 pm

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

        • NeaL Pradeep August 5, 2011 at 11:40 am

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

  70. Reply JP August 4, 2011 at 4:26 am

    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.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 4, 2011 at 12:16 pm

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

  71. Reply Narayanaswamy August 4, 2011 at 1:06 am

    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?

  72. Reply Sanjay Kashyap August 3, 2011 at 11:30 pm

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

  73. Reply Akshay August 3, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 4, 2011 at 12:32 am

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

  74. Reply vipul August 3, 2011 at 9:00 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 4, 2011 at 12:31 am

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

  75. Reply aditya August 3, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    when i open camera the phone will hang

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 4, 2011 at 12:51 pm

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

  76. Reply aditya August 3, 2011 at 7:35 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 4, 2011 at 12:55 pm

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

  77. Reply Akshay August 3, 2011 at 4:38 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 4, 2011 at 12:59 pm

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

  78. Reply Torche Djamel August 2, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    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).

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 2, 2011 at 5:34 pm

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

  79. Reply Abhishek Shindhe August 1, 2011 at 9:10 pm

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

  80. Reply Rohan August 1, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    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.

    • Reply prateek jain August 2, 2011 at 4:02 pm

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

      • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 2, 2011 at 4:36 pm

        FLASHING IS NOTHING BUT UPDATING THE FIRMWARE!

  81. Reply Hari August 1, 2011 at 11:58 am

    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.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 1, 2011 at 1:26 pm

      yes hari you can very well update with the same!

  82. Reply JACOB August 1, 2011 at 11:44 am

    After this upgrade my camera app not working please help me

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 1, 2011 at 1:26 pm

      have you cleared the cache?

      • Reply Abhishek Shindhe August 1, 2011 at 9:15 pm

        yes neal but my camera app is not workin

        • NeaL Pradeep August 2, 2011 at 10:42 am

          is it giving any error?

  83. Reply Manish Tiwari August 1, 2011 at 7:00 am

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 1, 2011 at 9:55 am

      yes manish you can update!

    • Reply Shunmuganathan August 1, 2011 at 3:27 pm

      +1

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

  84. Reply Slawek July 31, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 2, 2011 at 11:21 am

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

  85. Reply chander malhotra July 31, 2011 at 2:58 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 1, 2011 at 1:28 pm

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

  86. Reply Qambar July 31, 2011 at 10:25 am

    guys ,,is it support the arabic language ??

  87. Reply super teekz July 31, 2011 at 7:56 am

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

    • Reply Gopinath July 31, 2011 at 11:03 am

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

      • Reply gaurav August 1, 2011 at 6:22 pm

        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!

        • NeaL Pradeep August 2, 2011 at 10:59 am

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

        • Dan August 17, 2011 at 7:41 pm

          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.

  88. Reply Bryan July 31, 2011 at 6:35 am

    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.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep July 31, 2011 at 10:09 am

      no, you just need to follow the instructions!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep July 31, 2011 at 10:10 am

      from recovery mode you can clear the cache files!

      • Reply Narayanaswamy August 4, 2011 at 12:36 am

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

        • Narayanaswamy August 4, 2011 at 10:20 am

          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

        • NeaL Pradeep August 4, 2011 at 10:39 am

          differences towards good or bad?

        • NeaL Pradeep August 4, 2011 at 12:36 pm

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

        • Narayanaswamy August 5, 2011 at 8:51 am

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

        • NeaL Pradeep August 5, 2011 at 10:26 am

          you w2ill have to update the Market Place!

  89. Reply Gopinath July 30, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    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!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep July 31, 2011 at 1:00 am

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

      • Reply Gopinath July 31, 2011 at 7:18 am

        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!

        • NeaL Pradeep July 31, 2011 at 10:08 am

          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!

      • Reply Gopinath July 31, 2011 at 7:23 am

        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!

        • NeaL Pradeep July 31, 2011 at 10:08 am

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

      • Reply pham giang August 4, 2011 at 8:18 pm

        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 :

        • NeaL Pradeep August 5, 2011 at 11:34 am

          thanks for the appreciation buddy!

  90. Reply pham giang July 30, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    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 ?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep July 31, 2011 at 1:05 am

      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! :)

      • Reply Dan August 17, 2011 at 4:36 am

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

        • NeaL Pradeep August 17, 2011 at 9:11 am

          Yes you can go back to froyo 2.2 version.

      • Reply Dan August 17, 2011 at 11:08 am

        How can I go back to 2.2 please?

        • NeaL Pradeep August 17, 2011 at 4:25 pm

          which version you wish to go to?

      • Reply Dan August 17, 2011 at 7:30 pm

        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)

  91. Reply Shinoy July 30, 2011 at 12:24 am

    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.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep July 30, 2011 at 1:29 pm

      yes its an european version of the firmware!

    • Reply Shailendra August 14, 2011 at 9:48 pm

      Dear Neal

      Will it work for GT I9003 as well ?

      • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 14, 2011 at 9:59 pm

        its only for I9003

        • Kira August 21, 2011 at 11:41 pm

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

        • NeaL Pradeep August 23, 2011 at 11:40 am

          both are the same handsets!

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