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

Special Advisory: Proceed with the instructions if and only if you are from India and has Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 phone. This update is not recommended by the users of any other region.

Turn On Smart Life LogoUsers who faced issues with the Gingerbread 2.3 release like XXKPM as well as other versions can now update with a new version of firmware of DDKPG Gingerbread 2.3. This update was recently released by Samsung Electronics via KIES. This update can’t be applied if you have recently updated your Galaxy SL I9003 with XXKPM version or any other. Recently it has been found that users were facing many issues with the beta firmwares and this firmware of DDKPG comes as a huge respite for all of them.

In the due course of the article we will see on what are the list of pre requisites followed by the list of instructions to apply this update of Gingerbread 2.3.4.

Rooting Information:
Please note that applying this update won’t root the device in any manner, hence the warranty stays intact. Also, just in case if you have rooted the phone earlier then after updating with this version, the rooting access is revoked. Also, applying this update won’t require you to root your device. Just in case if you are interested to root the phone, then we will soon come up with the article on how to root Galaxy SL I9003 on DDKPG firmware version.

Note: Please note that this update is only valid for the users having the device with the model number as Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 and not with any other similar looking models like I9000 etc.

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. We hold no responsibility in any manner just in case if any damage happens to your Samsung Galaxy Tab which is a very unlikely event if you follow the instructions carefully.

Before proceeding you strictly need to follow the pre requisite as mentioned so to avoid from the post firmware upgrade issues which are mentioned below.

Pre Firmware Upgrade Instructions:

  • Charge your phone’s battery to the minimum of 70% before proceeding just to make sure that device doesn’t get turned Off in the process of firmware update.
  • Backup all the data which is in the phone memory, so that if any of the data is corrupted or lost can be restored back easily. Follow the backup and restore tricks which are mentioned below.

Text messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Phone Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Pictures, Music, Videos, Files etc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • Enable the USB Debugging from the path Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging as shown in the below screenshot. Disable all the tools like Firewalls, Antivirus suites and KIES in your computer as these tools tend to interrupt he process of the firmware update.

Instructions to Users on Custom ROMs:
If you are on any of the custom ROMs then you need to turn Off the phone so that the Recovery MODE can be turned ON in the phone. 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.

The recovery mode can be entered by pressing  Volume UP + Center button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. In the recovery mode, select Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select Wipe Cache partition and then reboot your device by selecting reboot system now option. This process will basically clear all the cache data which is present in your phone.

In the recovery mode, if you see the “advanced” option then select he same and disable the “Voodoo” options if at all there are any and alternatively you need to clear the battery stats too. After this select “Go back” and then choose the options like Wipe data/factory reset, Wipe Cache partition and then select reboot system now to reboot he phone.

So, let’s start with the procedure which is mentioned in the next page.


113 comments

  1. 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

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

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

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

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

  11. 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?

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

    Thanks!

  13. 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.

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

  15. “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?

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

    Why it is so? Will there be any problem?

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

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

  19. 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

  20. 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

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

  22. 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)

  23. 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..

  24. 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

  25. 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!

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