How To Update Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 with Official Gingerbread 2.3.5 DDKPG Firmware

Procedure to Update DDKPG Gingerbread update on Samsung Galaxy SL I9003:

  • Download DDKPG Gingerbread Package to your computer and then unzip the same. In the process of unzipping, you will be prompted to enter the password, enter the password as “androidadvices.com” without inverted comas.

Enter Password DDKPG

  • Now, once the files are extracted, you will have to now match with the extracted files screen capture which is mentioned below. Please note that if at all if there are any files which are missing then you will have to again re download and unzip the same from the above link.

DDKPG Extracted Files

  • From the extracted files, click on the Odin Executable file to open the same. As soon as you open the same, you will find the screen as shown below.

Odin for I9003

  • Now, while keeping the Odin opened in the computer you will have to turn Off the phone and enter the phone into the download mode. The download mode can be entered by pressing the Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. Just in case if the phone boots up in the normal mode then you need to again try the process as without entering download mode it’s not recommend to proceed forward.

  • Upon entering the download mode, you now need to connect the phone to the computer with the help of USB cable. As soon as you connect the phone, the ID : COM section in the Odin will turn yellow which will mean that all the drivers are successfully installed and you are ready to proceed to the next step.
  • Now, in the Odin you need to select files by clicking on the corresponding option which is mentioned below,

PDA  – I9003XWKPG_I9003ODDKPG_I9003DDKP3_HOME.tar.md5

  • Ensure that you are matching all the settings which are mentioned in the below screen capture of the Odin. Once you are done with the checking of the files, click on the “Start” to proceed with the process of firmware update.

Select PDA in I9003

  • Now, as soon as the firmware update process is finished, you will then be prompted to enter the Google account details as well as the Language preferences after which you will see the home screen.
  • After this turn off the phone so that you can then turn On the phone in 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 Video below to know more on how to enter the phone into the recovery mode.

  • In the recovery mode, select the options Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select Wipe Cache partition  to clear all the cache. So, once you finish this, you will have to select the option of “ ++++ Go back ++++” and then select the option of “reboot system now” to reboot he phone.

Galaxy SL I9003 Recovery Mode

So, that’s it you have now successfully updated the phone with the DDKPG firmware which is for all the Indian users. Do let us know if there is anything with which we can help you wish as we will ensure that all your issues are sorted out at the earliest.

113 comments

  1. this upgrade worked like charm, and connecting to wifi hasnt been a problem..until i cant connect to wifi anymore..i got my phone into recovery mode and wipe cache then reboot,still cant connect..can anyone help me..??this frustrates me real bad…..:(

    samsung galaxy sL i9003

  2. Neel, I have GT-i9003 with Froyo 2.1 DDKB2.

    Am unable to enter the Download Mode by simultaneously pressing the 3 keys.

    Please suggest a workaround!!

  3. Hi My Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 reboot continuously. Every time when system reboot the startup steps screen is appear and when i complete the steps system reboot again some time on middle in the steps and some time on home screen when i click on menu. System is also not going in recovery mood by clicking volume down + Home (Middle button) + Reboot but recovery screen is not appear. Please help me to resolve the issue

  4. DDKPG is the CSC name and XWKPG is the PDA or the firmware name/version. Am I right?

  5. I bought my mobile from dubai of china made n its hanging up again n again n gettting swithchoff ..
    m in india now.. can i upgrade my software from here.. which one i have to do.
    in service centre they denied to upgrade and told that the motherboard may get harm if they do.. is this is true…
    plz help me

  6. After i have Up graded my firmware i cant download any app from android market i get msg like insufficient space error while downloading…

    can anyone help me in fixing this problem

    Thanks in advance

  7. Hello, i have fw 2.2.1 on my i9003. In order to upgrade the firmware i have downloaded Kies, connected the device to my pc, Kies automaticly recognizes Samsung i9003 SL device and prompts me that a firmware update is ready to be installed, i click ok -> accept all license agreements -> then while the software is \downloading files to be installed on my device\ the phone disconnects from Kies …. so i remain in an infinite \prepare for firmware upgrade – please do not disconnect the cable from the PC\ message loop
    I don’t even touch the damn thing, any ideas?

  8. It works well .. Thanks !

  9. I have updated my Samsung galaxy Sl i9003 with this XXKPN GB ,After this i am unable to connect via Kies for Backup restoration,which is done before up gradation .Even after going back to Froyo 2.2.1 version.On connecting mobile to kies giving message as..
    Android MTP…
    Samsung mobile MTP device ….
    A problem occurred during installation.your hardware might not working properly.
    please help me.

  10. My phone has I9003DDKP3 and gingerbread XWKPG. I have updated the phone offcially via KIES. My question is that can I root the phone?

  11. Hey i have one cofusion. As of now u r only providing the file for [PDA] in odin and previously u were giving the seperate file for all like modem, csc, bootloader, pit and all. So, my question is, recent upgrades will upgrade every thing or only some part. As recent two three upgrades made no changes in my directory structure of my SDCard. Where as you say the firmware deletes everything like apps and data.. but after applying froyo ddkb2, and later ginger JPKP5 and XXKPQ doesnt even deleted any folder created by old installed apps as well as data. Please tell me wether all the temporary files are still lying if it is how to remove all those, as i had already done wipe cache partition and all after everytime i upgraded it to any firmware. I want to completely flush my mobile and reinstall from scrath.

  12. Hi i have a 2.2.1 froyo DDKB2 & MY BASEBAND IS I9003DDKA5 CAN I APPLY THIS UPDATE ON MY PHONE?
    THANKS.

  13. http://downloads.androidadvices.com/S/GalaxySL_I9003_XXKPQ_Gingerbread_2.3.5.rar

    not able to download the package. And i guess i can do this on my brand new SG I9003 ?

  14. Just updated through Kies. Looks good so far.

  15. After upgrading to 2.3.5, i9003DDKP3. gingerbread.xwpg;

    when i connect USB to Kies (PC/Laptop)

    1) Phone goes into MTP mode directly, no choice like before.

    Sometimes asks what action i would like to take .ie. nothing, browse…

    2) Kies does not connect to the phone. reloaded Kies also which still does not help.

  16. Hey neal i followed instructions to download XXKPN Package but at the first of my upgrade only im not able to unzip the package as it shows me empty folder and invalid please help me bro i want upgrade my phone

  17. Is the 2.3.6 firmware UVKJ6 good and has it been released in india

  18. Hey friend can u recommendme wich firmware is good for galaxy s i9003 XXKPM or DDKPG

  19. Hey neal i updated wid ddkpg version wrks grt…xcept fr the fact dat it overheats:-(

  20. YES, I UPDATED VIA KIES.IS THERE ANY SOLUTION WITHOUT UPDATING TO XXKPN, AS IT IS NOT AVAILABLE ON KIES INDIA.

  21. Hi!!
    i updated my i9003 with 2.3.5 gingerbread.XWKPG THROUGH KIES UPDATE FROM FRAYO.
    I AM FACING PROBLEM OF DOWNLOADING APPS FROM ANDROID MARKET.ERROR READS”ERROR WHILE DOWNLOADING,THERE IS INSUFFICIENT SPACE ON DEVICE”.there is enough memory on internal & external sd card.I AM ABLE TO DOWNLOAD MUSIC & OTHER STUFF FROM BROWSER….
    PLEASE HELP….

  22. thnx neal…after updating will it work perfectly?? i hav never updated before.. any useful tips???

  23. hey neal i am hvng samsung galaxy sl i9003 which is presently running on froyo 2.2.1. can i directly upgrade it to gingerbread 2.3.5 DDKPG using the above procedure?? or do i need to follow any other procedure in between??will the warranty of my phone be void if i follow the above procedure?

  24. Hi i am from India, I’ve updated my phone Samsung galaxy i9003 from 2.2.1 to 2.3.5 via kies.

    My phone shows :

    Base band version I9003DDKP3
    Build number: GINGERBREAD.XWKPG

    Please tell me which one is better DDKPG or XXKPN? If i have to go XXKPN then what i’ve to do. directly flash XXKPN, or i’ve to flash first European software (XXKPM etc) then ive to go XXKPN?
    Please assist me

  25. I AM IN INDIA. I HAVE SAMSUNG MODEL NO: GT I9003; FIRMWARE 2.2.1; BUILD NO: FROYO.DDKB2
    I AM UNABLE TO UPDATE MY PHONE FROM MY LAPTOP WHICH HAS WINDOWS XP.
    MY PHONE HAS BECOME VERY SLOW.
    PLEASE HELP ME ,AND ADVICE TO WHICH VERSION I SHOULD UPGRADE AND HOW?
    THANKS

  26. does this solve thw problem of front camera while uising skype? hpw is the battery life compared to the froyo?

  27. dear neal ji
    i am in india, which is best for me xxkpn or ddkpg for my galaxy sl i9003. i frequently use my phone as a usb modem via kies would i be able to do it after update. i am currently on jpkp5.
    please let me know soon. i am very exited for 2.3.5 I REALLY LIKE AND APPRECIATE YOUR WORK.

  28. Please help me . My phone keeps restarting again and again after the firmware has updated . what do i do ?? Please help …

  29. Hi!
    I updated from DDKF1 to DDKPG through KIES but the problem is my phone is showing the following values
    PDA:I9003XWKPG
    PHONE:I9003DDKP3
    CSC:unknow
    also now the firmware version is not shown when i connect to kies
    even though i’m getting network the market app is having problem.
    I have 2 questions!
    1:should update to firmware provided in this post?
    2:and if i should update will have to flash first with XXKPE or directly flash with DDKPG provided here?

    PLS reply

  30. Hi!
    I updated from DDKF1 to DDKPG through but the problem is my phone is showing the following values
    PDA:I9003XWKPG
    PHONE:I9003DDKP3
    CSC:unknow
    also now the firmware version is not shown when i connect to kies
    even though i’m getting network the market app is having problem.
    I have 2 questions!
    1:should update to firmware provided in this post?
    2:and if i should update will have to flash first with XXKPE or directly flash with DDKPG provided here?

    PLS reply

  31. I follwed the procedure above but after the download was complete it never prompted me to enter the google account details.I continued and turned on phone in revovery mode.Now i am not able to set up gmail account.Please help

  32. Thanks Neal :) Updated and the process was really smooth with your detailed steps of explanation thanks again!

    Now help me rooting this Gingerbread 2.3.5 DDKPG please :)

    Thank you

  33. facing connectivity issues with wi-fi… it keeps disconnecting repeatedly… any suggestions?

  34. i’m using xxkph now… can i update to ddkpg directly? my phone from india

  35. hello thank you for every thing
    i am from India currently using xxkpm and rooted…now dilemma between xxkpn and ddkpg. which one is better? or should I stay with xxkpm?

  36. I bought my i9003 from Dubai but I am right now in India. Which version should I update to, DDKPG or XXKPN?

    Thanks!

  37. Hi Neil,

    I stay at Dubai and I bought this phone in Dubai it self…my mobile is made in China..

    1st Question can I update my mobile using this version and

    2nd Question I dont have the samsung original cable but I have another cable when I connect my mobile to system using that cable it works normally as it used to…

    Please help me with ur reply asap..

    Thank You.

  38. Please tell a way to root in ddkpg.. Without that, Im not able to fully customise the phone.. Thanks…!!!

  39. “This update can’t be applied if you have recently updated your Galaxy SL I9003 with XXKPM version or any other.” Is it mean that now i have a version 2.3.5xxkpm so i can’t update to this? and wat’s the difference between them? which 1 is more stable?

  40. Hi,
    I have updated but by baseband version it shows DDKP3 and not DDKPG.

    Why it is so? Will there be any problem?

  41. i did what is says in the video… but my phone doesnt go downloading….. i dunno wat else to do… im from philippine

  42. Updaed from XXKPM to DDKPG. Everything works fine but not supported in Kies.
    Can I get back to XXKPM?

  43. This DDKP3 released on 28th oct, XXKPN was released on November8th, I think XXKPN latest and stable. DDKP3, I feel my phone getting heated easily. Neal PLease advise me. what do you think? (XXKPN can latest updates from Kies2 too. but DDKP3 can not)

    Thanks

  44. I have 2.3.5 XXKPN already. which i updated from Kies. do i have to update DDKPG, is that same of mine or latest?. I still hav the problem. video calls not sending my video to others..on skype.

    Thanks

  45. Ive applied this update over XXKPN its working fine.

  46. hi, followed all the steps but as i hit start it just hangs up and dosent go further. please help what to do. i use galaxy s i9003 (india)

  47. good day.. thanks for this update.. i updated the phone via software update in the phone and the end result is xxkpn, is this the same with ddkpg? sorry im a noobie..

  48. Hi,
    What are the changes in this firmware update? Also right now i’m using JPKP5 2.3.4 can i go to this update directly?

    BR//
    S.Santhosh

  49. What does this mean?

    “This update can’t be applied if you have recently updated your Galaxy SL I9003 with XXKPM version or any other.”

    I updated my unit to 2.3.5 XXKPM just recently. Why I can’t apply this official version to my phone?

    Thanks!