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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.


  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?

  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:-(


  21. Hi!!
    i updated my i9003 with 2.3.5 gingerbread.XWKPG THROUGH KIES UPDATE FROM FRAYO.

  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

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