`` Update Galaxy SL I9003 with DDKP2 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware

How to Update Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 with Official DDKP2 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware

Samsung Guess LogoGalaxy SL I9003 users seems to be the lucky users as of now as another update has made into the list of firmwares on the servers of Samsung and this time its gingerbread 2.3.6 DDKP2 firmware version. Last time we saw on how you can update with the DDKP1 firmware version of 2.3.6 and into his article we will see on how to update Galaxy SL I9003 with Gingerbread 2.3.6 DDKP2. Before proceeding, you need to ensure that you have updated your KIES with the latest version.

There is just one improvement which comes from the earlier DDKP1 version, Adobe Flash Player crash has been fixed and Pink Spot was an issue in the camera in DDKP1 version. Both of these issues have been fixed in this DDKP2 Gingerbread 2.3.6 version.

Note: Please note that this update should only be applied to the phones which bear the model number as “Samsung Galaxy SL I9003”. Also, Galaxy SL GT I9003 as well as Galaxy SL I9003 are both the same phones. This update is an Official release for users in INDIA, though users from other country too apply this update as this is not a Boot loader update.

Disclaimer: At Android Advices, we have made sure in all respects that all the information regarding the firmware update is mentioned correctly in this article.

Rooting information:

  • Applying this Update won’t root the phone in any manner and also it doesn’t require you to root the phone for applying this update of Gingerbread DDKP2 2.3.6.
  • Just in case if your device is already rooted, then the rooting access will be revoked after applying this update and then you can claim back the warranty.
  • If you are the one who wishes to root the device even after applying DDKP2 firmware, then we will soon be coming with an article wherein you can follow the instructions to root the same.

Quick Pre Requisites

Instructions to Users on Custom ROMs:
If you are on any of the custom ROM firmware, then you need to first turn Off the phone and enter into the recovery mode.  The recovery mode can be entered by pressing  Volume UP Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. You can also refer to the below mentioned video to know more on how to enter into the recovery mode.

So, before proceeding to the procedure to apply this update, you need to follow ONLY THE LIST OF PRE REQUISITES from the above mentioned link.


  1. Showing fail what to do now

  2. is this update safe to do so? i’m going to update it now.

  3. Thank you so much!!!

  4. its doesnt turn to turn to yellow on odin….what should i do ??

  5. its doesnt turn to turn on odin….what should i do ??

  6. is it possible to upgrade this fone to ICS..

  7. done thanks… bt got problem in getting fone into dowload mode..

  8. Help my phone is not starting after the upgrade the samsung logo is coming again and again…..help me please……

  9. neal, i already finished updating, then it automatically open the phone n it showed that it is successful. 2 question i want to ask, n i hope u r free to help. 1. do i really need to wipe data/factory reset n wipe cache partition n y when i connect to kies, it said that ‘your device does not support software upgrading via kies’

  10. Can i root my phone after this update? if possible give the link of your tutor; here my phone spec. after this update:

    firmware verversion: 2.3.6
    baseband version: I9003DDKP4
    build number: GINGERBREAD.DDKP2

    i really want to try to root my phone so i can play those games that require phone to be rooted.
    Please confirm before i proceed, thanks in advance

  11. hello i have galaxy gt I9003 and with the 3 button thing i get into recovery mode and not the download one i tried vol up + home + power and also vol down+home +power but either way it gets into the recovery mode … what to do????

  12. hello ! please help its not working restarting restarting restating :S

  13. M unable to keep my phone on download mode… It doesnt install drivers.. what shuld i do now?

  14. hi,

    i have this samsung gt-19003 with firmware 2.3.6 /baseband version 19003JXKP3 / kernel version #1 /GINGERBREAD jpkph

    i would like to know on how to root my phone with this specification.

    please reply.

  15. Hi! do you have a firmware DXKP9 “Froyo” for Samsung galaxy SL
    I really want to go back to my original firmware.
    i really need your help

  16. is this ddkp2 2.3.6 available for Malaysia? what changes in this update? any bugs so far?

  17. Hi there.
    I bot this samsung galaxy S GT I9003 a year ago. It was working good. Then I tried to upgrade it> after the upgrading it worked fine for some days. then it has started behaving randomly> there were some process errors. it just shows samsung on the screen sometimes. I tried to delete all the gallery, music, etc files, the downloaded items but no use. The moment I restart the phone everything appears as it is. I tried upgrading the phone with the latest firmware version of Gingerbread 2.3.6 DDKP2 as you have mentioned above, but in vain. It still behaves randomly. I have wiped out all the data, cleared cache,but everything stays as it is. I also tried deleting my files connecting the phone to the PC via mass storage mode but it says that u cant delete the files they are write-protected. I tried through samsung kies but the stuff wont get deleted.I dont understand the problem.
    I want my phone to work properly. I just love it and cant see it like this. Can you please let me know some solution? please reply as soon as possible

  18. alyanna dela cruz

    after i update my phone it keeps on rebooting what should i do? badly need your reply. thanks!

  19. wifi goes on and off at 1 minute intervals…!!
    i just now upadates my phone via kies!!!

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