How to Update Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 with Official Gingerbread 2.3.5 XXKPN Firmware

Turn On Smart Life LogoSamsung Galaxy SL I9003 users can now update their Smart phone’s firmware to the latest 2.3.5 version which is XXKPN, it was just a day back when we saw on how you can update the firmware to XXKPM version of Gingerbread. This update of XXKPN comes at a time when some of our valuable readers faced issues with all other earlier versions. Also, in our forums Samsung has officially come out to say that XXKPN version of the official Gingerbread 2.3.5 version of Gingerbread released by Samsung.

This XXKPN version is out and can be updated via KIES but just in case if KIES is not detecting the phone as you are already on the beta firmwares which we covered till now on Android Advices, you will have to manually apply this update which we will be seeing on how you can do that.

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.

This update of XXKPN Gingerbread 2.3.5 comes with the major performance changes along with the many stale fixes.  Additionally, this phone also comes with the enhancements like faster internet capability as the internet browser has been replenished, Android Market now works effortlessly even at slower internet speeds and also the user interface has tweaked a little to give higher battery life than any other stock 2.3.5 Gingerbread update.

So, without wasting further time, lets proceed to the instructions on how you can easily apply this Gingerbread update to your Galaxy SL I9003 device by going through the quick list of pre upgrade instructions and then followed by the list of instructions to apply this update in the next page.

Quick Pre Upgrade Instructions:

  • Ensure that the minimum battery left in the device is 60% so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned off in the process of the firmware update.
  • Up next ensure that the data in the phone memory is backed up as there are chances that the data in the phone memory may get corrupted or lost. With the help of the tips which are mentioned below you can easily create the backup.

Notes – Backup in the mail so that you can then restore manually
SMS Messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts Stored in Phone Memory – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Videos, Images, 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 in your phone. It can be enabled from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging”. After this in your computer, ensure that all the tools like Antivirus, Firewall tools as well as the PC Suite should be completely closed or else these tools will interrupt the process of firmware update.

Let’s proceed to the next page where we will see on how to apply this update in your Galaxy SL I9003.

  • Minori

    Hi I’m using ver.. 2.2.1 froyo ..jxka4 .. should I update it?

  • Nazmul

    i have samsung galaxy sl and i was trying to upgrade it via odin with pit……after succesful upgrating that my phone is restarting again and again….plzzz help me what to do…plzzzzzzzz
    any solution for me???????

  • Gurumurthy

    I followed all the steps properly till now. The Odin software said a:
    * PASSn* All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0) at the end
    Then as said i disconnected the phone from the pc and waited for sometime.
    The phone keeps restarting again and agian (i.e it keeps displaying the samsung symbol repeatedly)
    Its almost been an hour now..i just want to confirm if the phone is rebooting? pls reply

  • Quikxie

    Hi Mr.Pradeep,

    i am from malaysia..manange to upgrade my phone to XXXKPN…but it keeps restarting and sometimes even stucked at the Samsung loading screen mode..may I know what is the cause for this? i followed all the step and even went into recovery mode..

  • Birendra

    y is this taking so much time to turn on after upgrade to gingerbread?

    • Pradeep Neela

      update with XXKPQ release!

  • Soloistic

    I just updated from froyo jvkb1 (african model) to dis firmware xxpn 2.3.5. 18 hrs so far and everything is working well. Thanks androidadvices.com

    • Neela Pradeep

      thanks a lot for your feedback!

  • Ramesh

    Dear Neal

    I am from India and I recently got a Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9003 from Singapore which has some Chinese applications installed and these Chinese apps get active during phone calls and SMS automatically. These Chinese apps were not able to uninstall from “Applications” menu. Is there any way i can uninstall those Chinese apps or if i upgrade with your XXKPN can i still use my phone normally with all the features provided by Samsung for this model but without those Chinese apps? However, i prefer to have Chinese language support as i travel to china often. Pls suggest. Thanks.

    • Neela Pradeep

      this doesnt have chinese support!

  • levin

    help me.. all it says is failed and my phone is now not booting.. i cant flash my phone.. please reply immediately.. i’m so worried

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neela Pradeep

      re insert the battery and repeat the process of applying the update!

  • Jerry

    btw, this firmware has a bug, quite important imo. Steps to reproduce:
    1) Lock the screen, and just leave your i9003 on the table, and wait. Don’t turn on the screen.
    2) 30 minutes later, from a PC or another phone, send an email to your phone’s registered Gmail a/c. Don’t touch your phone yet until it beeps and notify you.

    3) This step 3) will never happen, because the phone will not beep or alert before you start interacting with it. :-(

    You may try again with Whatsapp. Same result.

    • Jerry

      Forgot to mention: WiFi off before test.

  • Jerry

    Very nice how-to. But to make it complete, could you also include a step or link on how-to backup the current firmware (and restore)? So that we can always go back for warranty please.

    I have 2 phones of same model, one followed the instructions here, but cannot go back to Froyo for warranty.

  • Jonathan Yan

    Hi, i just used this firmware, but the thing is. when i reboot or power on my phone. it says. Sorry,The process android.process.acore has stopped unexpectedly.please try again. And The application Messaging(process com.android.mms) has stopped unexpectedly. please try again. AND FOR SOME REASON I CANT USE KEY BOARD! help

    ):

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      we are coming up with the new firmware very soon!

  • akshay

    Hello neal,
    I followed all the steps properly till now. The Odin software said a:
    * “PASS”
    * ” All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)” at the end
    Then as said i disconnected the phone from the pc and waited for sometime.
    The phone keeps restarting again and agian (i.e it keeps displaying the samsung symbol repeatedly)
    Its almost been an hour now..i just want to confirm if the phone is rebooting? pls reply fast.damn worried!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      you can apply the firmware again by re inserting the battery!

  • akshay

    Thanks.
    I followed all the steps properly till now. The Odin software said a:
    * PASSn* All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0) at the end
    Then as said i disconnected the phone from the pc and waited for sometime.
    The phone keeps restarting again and agian (i.e it keeps displaying the samsung symbol repeatedly)
    Its almost been an hour now..i just want to confirm if the phone is rebooting? pls reply fast.damn worried!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      you can apply the XXKPQ Update!

  • akshay

    I followed all the steps properly. The odin software said a:
    * PASS
    * All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)
    and then i disconnected my phone from the pc. But the phone keeps restarting (i.e it shows the samsung music again and again). Is my phone rebooting?

  • akshay

    Is it important to set the phone in the recovery mode after the upgrade is done? Will the data be erased after the recovery mode?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      YES DATA WILL BE LOST!

  • jobucks

    Sir neela need your help… why i cant open my samsung GT i9003 in download mode?
    but if i connect my usb to the pc i saw in the ODIN yellow mark and it says ADDED!! but my phone is not in download mode -.-

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      you need to enter your phone in the download mode!

  • Daniel Nam

    I’m currently on gingerbread 2.3.5 xxkpm hk version(zhkpd) and it was updated via kies. Is it okay if I apply this on mine. They’re the same gb 2.3.5…..

  • Daniel Nam

    I’m currently on xxkpm 2.3.5 and it’s hong kong version. Can I apply xxkpn on mine?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      yes you can apply the update!

  • Shashi

    Neal | Waiting for your reply…

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      we have replied your comment, please check with the same!

  • Jan

    Hi,

    Im from qatar and was wondering if there would be any conflict if i install this updated firmware? Or should i find some updates that are listed in my region? Please advice

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      there wont be any conflict, you can update with the same!

  • Jan

    Hi,

    I would like to ask if this update wouldn’t be a problem even if i am here in the middle east, specifically qatar. Or should i use other type of firmware to be able to update into gingerbread?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      you can apply the update!

  • Jan

    Hi,

    I was wondering if this firmware update would do good even if im here in the middle east specifically Qatar? Or do i have to install with other type of updates? I need your advice on this, thanks…

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      yes it works in qatar too!

  • jasgit

    im from malaysia and i have downloaded the zip file already to upgrade my samsung galaxy sl 2.2.1 froyo to 2.3.5 gingerbread…but the problem im facing at the moment is that my fone is not able to enter the download mode…i have tried doing it many times as shown but my fone will juz turn on like normal…i have tried entering the download mode by enabling and also disabling usb debugg…can anyone please assist me…thanks lots

  • Shashi

    Hi Neal,

    Thank you so much for making such article with all clear steps. I have updated my I9003 successfully to XXKPN 2.3.5 from Froyo 2.2.1 and rooted too with the below link.

    http://androidadvices.com/update-samsung-galaxy-sl-i9003-official-gingerbread-235-xxkpn-firmware/

    After completing all the above procedures i found i haven’t followed “Wipe data/factory reset”, “Wipe Cache partition” step and luckily everything is working fine till now withiout any problem and glitch.

    AM I SUPPOSE TO Wipe data/factory reset”, “Wipe Cache partition EVEN AFTER EVRYTHING IS WORKING FINE? IS THIS MANDETORY. IF SO, COULD YOU PLEASE SUGGEST WHICH BACKUP TOOL SHOULD I USE.(Titanium Backup is Installed and do i have to take System App Backup to Restore after after Wipe data/factory reset”, “Wipe Cache partition)

    Thank you.

  • Daniel Nam

    Hi guys, I accidentally bought i9003 (cuz what I wanted was galaxy s i9000 and that bad Chinese guy gave me i9003) in Hong Kong and I could update the firmware to gingerbread 2.3.5 XXKPM (HK version) via kies a few days ago.
    There is actually no problem with this firmware at all, but I think it’s poor overall in color expression compare to its original fimware, which is froyo 2.2.1
    For that reason I’ve decided to flash this one, XXKPN. But I’m little worried that this firmware won’t be flashed on mine successfully. It might not support it
    So here goes the question. Can I flash XXKPN on Hong Kong i9003? Thanks

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you need to apply the respective firmwre version for your phone again!

  • Toni

    i live in lebanon i want to update the firmware from 2.2.1 to Gingerbread when i connect it to kies it says the device cannot be update it how can this be possible? if there is a way please tell me

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      YOU NEED TO MANUALLY UPDATE, REFER INSTRUCTIONS TO UPDATE!

  • Shane

    Are there any major changes to the battery life or the UI in this as compared to I9003JPKP5?.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      there are no major changes!

  • Rino

    great stuff! updated without problems.

    this update also fixed my camera not working problem after following your previous article to update Froyo to Gingerbread 2.3.5. on thing though, you need to date your article. the only way i can find if it’s the latest is with the user posts.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      DATES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE ARTICLE!

  • Mac

    Does this update affect in any way the 3G frecuencies ?

    I own an i9003L and now using Froyo, and want to update to Gingerbread.
    Kies is telling me there’s no other update than Froyo, but seeing this Europe Gingerbread update… should i update without any difference ?

    Regards
    Mac

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no it wont affect 3g frequencies!

  • Jhared

    i purchased my Samsung GT-I9003 at Saudi Arabia but i’m using it in Philippines. When i plug my phone and use Kies, it says that my firmware is the latest. Can I update my phone to Gingerbread? What should I do? thanks in advance.

    PDA: I9003JPKD1
    Phone: I9003JXKA4
    CSC: I9003OJPKC2

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      YES YOU CAN APPLY THIS UPDATE!

  • Ninja

    Greetings Neal how r u …. My Galaxy XL I9003JXKA4 came with froyo firmware version 2.2.1 bought from Pakistan..and ginger bread is on my mind all the time …I updated kies version but it doest show any official upgrades to ginger bread..I am confused whether to use upgrades from these sites or not …cuz the title of this page says official upgrade but why my kises is not showing it …and If I hav use these sites for upgrade … which version of ginger bread should I use for my phone which has absolutely no bugs and absolutely stable…because I dont wana regret upgrading :-( …thank you plz reply

    • Ninja

      sorry its GT I 9003 not XL

  • faiza

    hey can u pls help me out…
    after i updated to dis it was working very welll
    but when i did update again from the cell phone from settings after rebooting it is showing kernel failed and is just stucked over der…pls help me out as soon as possible….

  • Agus

    Wich bands or basebands uses this update? Because im from Argentina and with another official ROM cant get 3g or HSDPA connection, and the EDGE was too poor signal. Can you tell me please ?
    Thank you

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      this update is not for Argentina users!

  • Piyush

    Hi Neal,
    updated to gingerbird2.3.5 two times, with your two different realeases. Surprisingly in both the firmaware, Mobile AP utility is missing through which you can access the Internet in laptop using your mobile directly through wifi. which was available in froyo 2.2.1 and comparitively ginger’s battery backup is also very low..

    • abhishek

      piyush look it in settings>wireless and network>tethering>mobile AP..
      thats it,, u will ur stuff there,,

  • Prasanna

    Hi Neal,
    Updated to XXKPN version.Till now its working cool except for my Bluetooth. I could see a gud imprvmnt in Battery life too. really appreciate your work. Keep up the spirit. Thanks again !!!!

  • Omer Kh

    Hello Please let me know that is it the ROOTED version? my phone is not rooted and i dont want it rooted even after the update.
    PLEASE REPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!
    THANKS

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      its not a rooted version!

  • mustasin

    Can i update my galaxy GT-i9003 using DDKA5 to this…and is this the latest firmware update??

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no, we don’t have DDKA5 update as of now!

  • Prasanna

    I did it.. Thanks Neal.. Its working fine now.. But i did not do a factory reset or other stuffs… Will that create any problem in my Galaxy SL i9003 ??

  • jzrl

    i already solved the problem by re-updating to xxkpn. thanks.

  • Ali

    Hello Neal
    A comprehensive guide to update i should say
    read in the special advisory that being outside of india (Pakistan) I cannot upgrade it to gingerbread 2.3.5 DDKPG Firmware.
    Can i upgrade it to xxkpn, Are there any chances or anything else happening like hanging in the middle, etc.

    Also My phone is galaxy s i 9003 it does not say sl is it the same thing?

    thanks in advance.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes you can update, both are the same handsets!

      • Ali

        thanks,

  • Prathvi

    hi neal

    please help.. i flashed xxkpn.. i facing problem of phone performance.. i did factory reset and cache partitioning.. but no use.. while typing, keypad touch response is very slow.. what i do. plz help.. if i on data connection then keypad response getting increase. if i offed data connection then once again me facing same. slowness of phone..

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      update with XXKPq, lets see if that helps!

  • Tarun Pillai

    Neal plzz help….

  • Prasanna

    Hi Neal,
    I use a Froyo 2.2.1 with Build nu,ber DDKF1. Can I upgrade thru odin directly to XXKPN ??.. Previously I tried updating to other version of ginger bread like XXKP7. But got into lot of troubles like frequent hanging of phone and it goes to unknown upload mode. Which made me to have a service of this phone and motherboard chnge. Will this version give me any reprive ?? your reply is much appreciated. Thanks !!!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes as you are on froyo, we recommend you to upgrade to gingerbread!

  • Tarun Pillai

    Is it something to do with the fact that i dint turn usb debugging on????

    and yea now odin says pass.. but phone’s still rebooting.

    also can i show my phone to a samsung service centre???

    • Tarun Pillai

      should i wipe/factory reset my phone through recovery mode???

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

        yes you need to wipe the data!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes, turn on the usb debugging!

  • Tarun Pillai

    Removed the battery and applied the update again.. but still no change. :'(
    The odin thing just says reset and my phone’s resetting again nd again…
    Shouldn’t it say pass???

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      do one thing, apply with XXKPQ Update. its a v strange issue!

  • Prasanna

    Hi Neel,
    I use a Froyo 2.2.1 with Build nu,ber DDKF1. Can I upgrade thru odin directly to XXKPN ??.. Previously I tried updating to other version of ginger bread like XXKP7. But got into lot of troubles like frequent hanging of phone and it goes to unknown upload mode. Which made me to have a service of this phone and motherboard chnge. Will this version give me any reprive ?? your reply is much appreciated. Thanks !!!

  • Tarun Pillai

    ok so i cleared the cache from the recovery mode. and selected the reboot now option. and its still the same.
    The Samsung sign keeps coming. any other way to solve the problem???
    And should i go to a samsung service centre??

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      REMOVE THE BATTERY AND THEN RE APPLY THE UPDATE!

  • Tarun Pillai

    Neal.. the procedure that you have given says that the phone will reboot and we’ll have to put the language settings and everything.. and later we should go to settings -about phone and check whether the version show’s 2.3.5 if not we should go to recovery mode. but my phone dint give me any kind of options its just rebooting and rebooting again and again…
    so should i go to recovery mode and clear the cache??

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes go into the recovery mode to clear the cache!

  • Kavish

    One more thing Neal, this wifi issue is a big problem don’t you think, i can’t imagine to run my phone without proper wifi…
    So plz let us know about the firmware which does not have this issue,that would be a great help….
    thanx a lot!!

  • Kavish

    I went through the comments,I think people are facing battery and Wifi issues in XXKPN…So Neal what would you recommend…XXKPN or XXKPQ or XXKPE or DDKPG??

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      go with XXKPN FIRMWARE

  • Kavish

    xxkpn is official release for europe i suppose so if i upgrade my phone to this version will my warranty be void??
    I am from India.
    I think DDKPG is the official release for India but from the so listed comments I presume that XXKPN is more stable so I want to go with this version but plz tell me about the warranty thing.Also do tell the difference in features between XXKPN and DDKPG.
    Thanx a lot Neal.You are doing a great job.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no, warranty won’t be void!

  • Kavish

    Is there any Wifi issue in XXKPN,since many firmwares are having this problem…

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      some users faced but most of the users didn’t!

  • Tarun Pillai

    HIi.. i updated my Gt I9003 with this version and found that my phone keeps restarting straight from the 1st restart…
    later i found that i did not enable USB Debugging on my phone before the update…
    now my phone keeps restarting whenever i turn it on..
    plzz help!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      have you cleared the cache from the recovery mode?

  • jzrl

    hi. i successfully updated and rooted this version. after few hours i check for software upgrade from ABout phone.

    samsung detected and downloaded the firmware upgrade. after rebooting… the upgrade cant proceed with installation.

    error: red Screen

    Update Fail!!
    Kernel verify fail

    now my phone wont start. it keeps on repeating the process every start up. any ideas?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      how you are updating?

  • zulqar

    Sorry, I just hard rest using *2767*3855# and now I can update via kies and did update to Q version, thank you so much!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no, not as of now as this version is still not avail. via KIES in most of the countries!

  • zulqar

    After updating I am getting this error in Kies?

    Your device dose not support software upgrading via Kies.

    Current firmware version: I9003XXKPN/I9003SERKPN/I9003XXKPN/I9003XXKPN

    How to get official updates in future directly via Kies, please help?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you first need to go to your official version which was previously installed and then you can get updates via KIES!

  • kshitij

    hey neal plz jst help me out dude…..
    1st i need to make backup of all my contents using titanium backup.
    so for that i have to root my device.
    so after rooting my device,will i be able to update to 2.3.5?
    and if so can u guide me how 2 do it?
    plz help….

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      we have never mentioned to use titanium backup, for upodating you need not root the phone, you can directly proceed to update.
      PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS, ALL THINGS ARE CLEARLY MENTIONED IN THE ARTICLE!

  • Aravindhan

    i’m from india is it possible for me to update with xxkpn version of gingerbread.
    Thanks in advance.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes, you can apply this update!

  • mahir

    hey neal i am having some problems in skype video call…i can see others but my video screen goes green and den black… my firmware is 2.2.1…what should i do? if i upgrade following the procedures you give me are there any risks? it wont effect or harm my phone right? sorry for sounding so paranoid..thank you

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      dont worry it wont harm the phone!

  • Nick

    hey neal i updated my samsung galaxy sl i 9003 with XXKPN from froyo 2.2.1 to gingerbread 2.3.5..everything went fine but just after the update when my phone rebooted entire language changed from english to some other language. i am not able to read anything.. please help me fix this problem.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you can change language from locale and text option from settings

  • skamath

    Neal,
    I tried both DDKPG and XXKPN. Both have wifi bugs. My wifi keeps disconnecting. I earlier had XXKPE which worked like a charm. Do you recommend I move back to XXKPE?
    Also, could there be a difference between the DDKPG that I flashed through ODIN and the one that kies would have upgraded? It’s hard to believe that Samsung will publish a firmware which has so many people having issues with wifi.

    The two major issues that I’ve been looking to get a fix for is the skype video issue and the cell data switching off permanently once wifi is on for a long time. None of the updates seem to have fixed the issue anyways, though XXKPE had less of that issue.

    Recommendation?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes you can go back to xxkpe!

      • skamath

        Thanks. I went back to XXKPE. No wifi issues – camera isnt as fast as XXKPQ which I can live with that. No other difference, skype video is screwed and cell data switching off issue is much less than with KPQ.

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          great to hear that! we just hope all these issues are sorted out in the coming versions!

  • zibon

    Neal

    I have one query as my phones Baseband version is I9003DDKC1, Build Number is FROYO.DDKF1. can I still update it to I9003_XXKPN_2.3.5 version? is it Compatible?

    Please reply…

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes, its compatible, you can apply with this update!

  • mandeep

    Hi Neal,
    Wana say thanks to you for XXPN update. Its working perfect on mine phone.
    As today i attached phone on Kies i can see 1 more update in available \ XXKPQ\ . so whats the diff between XXPN and XXKPQ ?
    please update us .Shall be thankful.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      there are some bugs which have been fixed in xxkpq!

  • amrith

    which one is better xwkpg or xwkpn and is there rooting available for xwkpg

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      we are coming with new version, as of no xxkpn is best!

  • harshit

    is this better than official gb uptade DDKP3

  • dinnin

    is the upate available for JPKB1? Please explain how to get it.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      XXPN is better than that!

  • VIJAY

    i.e. Is xxkpn update an official samsung kies update-India (pune)

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      ITS STILL NOT KNOWN!

  • VIJAY

    Is xxkpn update supported by samsung kies-india???

  • vivek

    neal ji please telll me is there any diffrence between or bad effect, updating firmare of gt i9003 from your method and through kies I AM VERY CONFUSED

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no bad effects, just bugs keep getting solved in the new versions!

  • vivek

    sir i think xxkpq is more latest than xxkpn as shown by kies please soon provide us xxkpq

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      sure vivek we are working on the same!

  • VIJAY

    I had given my i9003 to samsung service for latest update.but they are unable to update through kies.had some binary issues.Can i update with xxkpn manually ??

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes, surely you can apply the update!

  • Suhel

    I’ve successfully updated the firmware however I’m not able to enter the Recovery mode. It just starts the phone no matter how hard I try. Any ideas?

  • zibon

    Hi Neal
    I am from Bangladesh. I bought a Samsung Galaxy S I9003. when i connected it to PC via Kies its saying \Your device does not support software upgrading via Kies\. My current firmwire version: I9003DDKF1/I9003ODDKA6/I9003DDKC1/I9003DDKF1. I want to update it to Android 2.3.4. Please help me how i can officially update it ?
    Currently the Android version in my mobile is 2.2.1.

    Please Reply….

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes you can apply this update for your SL I9003!

      • Hariharan S

        Dear neal,
        Similar problem with me. I had upgraded before the official version that kies has launched. But now when i want to do my next upgrade using kies, it is saying that upgrading for this version is not supported by kies. Please tell me what to do? Should i revert back to the official version of Samsung Android version that came with the phone and then upgrade through kies or there is a way out?

  • Karan

    After the updation process my phone keeps on rebooting and
    on the recovery screen as i try to wipe data/factory reset
    following problem occurs
    E:format_volume: rfs format failed on /dev/block/stl10
    wat to do ???

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      INSTALL sAMSUNG usb DRIVERS AND ALSO KIES!

      • Karan

        as you said i have installed samsung usb drivers and also kies
        but the same probe occurs :( help

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          have you checked in some other system?

    • Karan

      the above problem does not occur for xxkpe it occurs for xxkpm and xxkpn

  • Lara

    Yes thanks, do you know the difference between the versions XXKPN and XXKPQ?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      we are awaiting the firmware of XXKPQ!

      • Lara

        Thank you. I found these download links for XXKPQ:

        (Links Removed by Moderator)

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          we will come with the same within the next 48 hours!

  • Lara

    Dear users,

    What is the difference between I9003XXKPN and XXKPQ (the latest version?). Only batterylife or is there more?
    Thanks and regards!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      XXKPQ is the latest version!

  • VIKAS VAGRECHA

    I have updated XXKPN and working fine…… Thanks a lot Mr. Neal and Team!!!! Great JOB…..

    Need to know that why ROOTing is necessary after firmware upgrade…. i am a novice user… pls suggest…

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      thanks vikas!

  • HEMANT

    hey neal!!!
    di i have to \TICK MARK\ on the re-partition option in odin…coz it is nt shown in your screen capture…bt u hav mentioned \Note: Match all the settings from the above screen capture including the “Re Partition” option etc\

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      if there are 3 +1 files then you can select re partition!

      • HEMANT

        sry neal i didnt get it …wat does 3+1 files mean????

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          all the files like PIT + PDA +Phone + CSC

  • HEMANT

    aint ddkpg official version for india???den y it isnt on kies???

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes it is official update!

      • HEMANT

        wich is better for indian user ddkpg or xxkpn

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          as of now xxkpn is best!

  • HEMANT

    hey neal awesome site…m always seeing that you always come with new updates frequently…i everytym read your updates bt i didnt actually update my phone…i own samsung galaxy sl gt i9003….i am from india…what i want to know is if i update it with xxxkpn will i be able to further update it with kies…also if sumthng goes wrong will samsung svc ppl be able to repair it….as my phone is still in warranty…or updating to xxxkpn will void the warranty….also if ddkpg is official gb version for india y isnt it coming on kies…nd wat bugs are still there on xxxkpn version???…nd does this version eat more ram???as my stock froyo takes 240mb ram…also plese give me the link for rolling bck to stock froyo :)

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no, after updating to xxkpn it wont detect in kies, there are some wifi bugs reported as of now! it will be pushed slowly via kies!

      • HEMANT

        ok…bt will it void my warranty???

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          NO, it wont void warranty!

  • Samrat

    Hi Neal Sir !
    when I m connecting my phone to odin in download mode the ID:COM block is not turning yellow. please help me out. Thanking You in advance.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      install the samsung usb drivers and kies from samsung’s official site!

  • Lara

    Thank you very much for you’re help! This worked out perfect. I’m very happy :).
    I read about the version I9003XXKP9, do you know that one and is there a big difference between the two?
    Again, thank you!

    regards

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes most of the bugs are solved in XXKPN!

  • Hensen

    Hi ,
    can it use in chinese language after update?

    Thanks .

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no, it doesnt support chinese language!

  • Tamilselvan

    I upgraded to XXKPM two weeks back and now am seeing that XXKPN is the new one and official…

    is XXKPN the version that is available thru Kies or a different one?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes, update with XXKPN!

  • Amritpal Singh

    Hi Neal,

    I have upgraded my phone today through Kies and the virsion it is showing is 2.3.5 Gingerbread XWKPG

    1) Should i upgrade it to XXKPN manually
    2) what is ROOTing ?? is it required after the upgrade.??

    Thanks for your help and its a Great site with lot of information.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes update with XXKPN Manually!
      Rooting is mentioned in the article of rooting please refer the same!

      • Amritpal Singh

        Hi Neal,

        Thanks for your reply, I did upgrade to 2.3.5 XXKPN and also did ROOTing on my phone it is working faster.

        However one question is that it is not getting connected to Kies on my system. do i need to update some thing on phone

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          you can directly apply the update!

  • dinnin

    Dear Neal,
    What do you mean by update manually by ODIN? Please explain me how to use it.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes update using the Odin tool!

  • Lara

    Please help me… after updating to XXKPN my phone keeps restarting. I don’t see the homescreen were I can choose my language. There is the word Samsung on my screen with the startup tune and after a few seconds the phone starts all over again. I can’t do anything. Is there anybody who knows what to do? Thank you.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      clear the cache from the recovery mode, it should sort out the issue! if not let us know!

  • sunil siju

    Is that update 2.3.4 or 2.3.5 available in India-Gujarat(Rajkot)?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes sunil you can apply with this update!

  • Rehan

    How long will this update take?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      less than 10 minutes!

      • Rehan

        Thanks! I now have 2.3.5 =D

  • dinnin

    after updating i cant connect to kies. so how can it solved? i bought it from qatar. please help.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you need to update manually via ODIN!

  • Naveen motwani

    sorry dude but i post 2 comment and in 1st i explain all things but dont know why u didnt accept that. anyway in that i cleary sait that 1st i updat ddkpg and then xxkpn from this site. both were good bt after updated XXKPN when i connected my phone to kies, it shows latest version of firmware now available. then i updated via kies nd now my phone shows 2.3.6 XXKPQ. i want to know that is 2.3.6 XXKPQ more latest than XXKPN. is kies send more latest version in india. i am from india and i have update XXKPN BUT after dis kies update my phone to XXKPQ 2.3.6. I THINK THIS IS LATEST THEN XXKPN.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      Yes, XXKPN is the latest version of Gingerbread 2.3.5

      • Naveen motwani

        no dude.. i am saying XXKPQ 2.3.6 is latest version which i updated from kies over XXKPN.

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          we will surely come up with the same!

  • Alex

    Hi Neal.

    i am using 2.2.1
    I9003XXKB1

    Could i apply this update you show us here ?

    thx a lot. alex

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      Yes alex why not, you can apply this update!

  • Naveen Motwani

    sorry abt some mistake..
    i want to know that which is latest, XXPKPN OR which i updated from kies over xxkpn, “XXKPQ”

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      update with XXKPN!……………………

  • Naveen Motwani

    hey neal. 1st i updated my sl i9003 with DDKPG firmware from this site, den i updated the xxkpn. it shows firmware version 2.3.5 in my about phone. but after this when i connected my phone to kies, there shows latest version of firmware is available now. then i updated from kies and now my firmware is showing 2.3.6., basband- i9003xxkpq, build number- gingerbread.xxkpq.

    is kies send latest version of firmware of gt-i9003 in india,i am from india.
    i want to know that which is latest, xxkpn aur which i updated from kies over xxxkpn “xxkpg”
    please reply

  • Jiggy

    Hello does this procedure require prior root access?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      this doesnt require you to root the phone!

  • Joe

    Hi:
    I have a Thailand bought i9003 with the original Froyo.DXKB2 firmware still installed.
    Will I be able to update to Gingerbread XXKPN directly, without putting any other updates in first?
    Will I have to do any special steps to update it?
    Thank you.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes you can directly apply the update!

  • vivek

    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.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      go with xxkpn!

  • ayaz

    Hi neal
    i updated my phone with xxkpn today every thing is ok and work fine only problem i face incoming call ringtone volume is very sslow after upgrade i keep all volume in full please guide me how i can increase volume
    thanks

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      as of now you cant increase the volume!

  • Abdul

    Hi Neal,
    I am from India.
    I have update my phone to XXKPN version. When i connect with Kies,it shows there is a new firmware to be upgraded(XXKPQ). I have clicked the “upgrade Firmware ” button, and then the new firmware is downloaded ..but after that it shows “Firmware Upgrade Stopped working”.

    Please advise me on this…

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes abdul, its perfectly ok. as its not yet released in India the KIES won’t be detecting the same!

  • Dinnin

    Dear Neal,
    I bought gt i9003 from qatar and when Iam not getting any upgrade via kies. Can I do it manually? If so will I loss my warranty nd connection with kies? Please gv me a specific answer for both. Iam really confused. Thanks in advance.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes dinnin you can update manually!

  • chipster

    i had followed all the instructions carefully and the update works fine..i also successfully rooted my phone and it works perfectly until at some point,my phone starts to restart again and again..this thing also happened while i was using 2.3.5 XXKPM firmware..after i root my phone,it works perfectly but then after some time..my phone will just start restarting again and again..any advice?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      update with XXKPN version of firmware!…

  • Dharmang

    Mr. Neal,

    I must thank you for this beautiful post with proper screenshot and guidance. I really dont like to experiment with new gadgets that i buy, but after reading each and every step i felt i must updgrade my phone to Gingerbread.

    Every thing works fine.! and thanks a ton. Readers just follow what he says and believe me you will get Gingerbread install without any issues

    Cheers !

    Regards
    Dharmang

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      thanks for you trust and your feedback. let us know for more help

  • Ruchir

    Hi Neal….the XXKPN update was fantastic!!! Hats off to you and keep up the good work!
    But I still have a problem that my all previously installed applications have gone missing even after storing them in an external SD card. How can I get those back? Please reply and help.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      thanks ruchir for your comment but we havent developed it, actual developers are different!

  • muhannid

    hi neal,when are u going to show us how to update to xxkpq?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      we will soon come up with the same!

  • Darrell

    Does Gingerbread doesn’t recognize the External SD Card of i9003 or they forgot about that? I think my apps are only moved to the Internal SD Card(which is still an internal phone memory) and not in the External SD. >..<

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      check whether the sd card is mounted or not mounted!

  • Bara

    I tried, it works. Rooting Too! Thank you boys!

  • Bara

    HI!
    Im Austrian, can I update directly from I9003XXKPE ? If not, than how should i proceed? Im expecting trouble with WIFI.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes but we now recommend you to update with XXKPN version!

  • Naren

    Hey Neal
    in the recovery mode, the “Wipe data/factory reset” and “Wipe cache” options give errors. Not sure how to resolve this problem. Can you help me out?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      what error message it gives while selecting the “Wipe data/factory reset” and “Wipe cache” options

  • Ajinkya Sagne

    hey neal.. looking forward to I9003XXKPQ version..

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      sure we will try our level best to come up with the same!

  • Gans

    Dear Nea,

    I am not being able to go to donwload mode.
    My screen is showing POWER RESET OR UNKNOWN UPLOAD MODE instead of DOWNLOAD mode.

    PLease help, my current update is i am using XXKPE, na dhad updated it long back.

    Please help.

    Rgrds,

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      try removing the battery and then re insert the same!

  • Barat

    Hi Neal
    I have a problem while updating to XXKPN from my Froyo 2.2.1 out of box version.
    After following all the steps my phone gets update by Odin with green box, after that it keeps on restarting again and again.

    Never got into standby mode, but keeps restarting itself. I took off the battery and tried to update again with complete steps. Still same problem.

    Please advice me what can i go ahead to do with my phone.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you can first update with other version other than XXKPN and then update with XXKPN, its a strange issue!

  • angam

    hi neal

    thanks, i had a successful update but there is still one big problem.

    after the update i was not prompted to set language and google account and credentials.
    now my phone’s language is not english so because of this language barrier i am unable to make complete use of my phone , i cant set settings, keyboard and every language display is not in english.

    please help me out. ASAPplease!!!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you can change language from Locale and text option which will be there in the Settings!

  • Hemant

    Dear Neal,

    I think you may have missed my question above hence copying it here:

    Dear Neal,

    Thanks. And sorry to bother you again.

    (Bakground: I was xxkph based cranium and on upgrading phone went into boot loop. I tried flashing twice with same result. I couldn’t even go back to xxkph. I had to first flash full xxkpe and then flash xxkph -fortunately this worked)

    I am now on xxkph and rooted using cf-root package.

    Can I upgrade directly from this OR is it necessary to upgrade to xxkpm first? (I see that in xxkpm procedure latona file also has to be checked in odin whereas in xxkpn it only the kpn file)

    Please guide.

    Thanks in advance.
    Regards
    Hemant

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no, you can directly apply the update of xxkpn,no need to apply xxkpm first!

      • Hemant

        Thanks! I will try and let you know what happens.

        Regards
        Hemant

      • Hemant

        Dear Neal,

        I could update my xxkph phone with xxkpn without a hitch.

        My guess is I faced boot loop problem last time because I did not put usb in debugging mode. (settings > applications > development > usb debugging (check the box). This is just my guess.

        I rooted xxkpn using your guidelines. This to was smooth.

        xxkpn is good -haven’t faced any issues so far. Good gps and wifi. Will report battery life and benchmark test asap.

        Thanks again.
        Hemant

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          hey hemant, its recommended you to update with XXKPN release!

  • Abdul

    Neal,

    1)How to upgrade my android version which supports further Kies update (INDIA).
    Currently my phone is in DDKPG version which i have updated as per your previous articles.
    2) What is the difference b/w XXKPN and DDKPG version (Any advanced features)? and pls advise me which is better for INDIA?
    3) How can i get google video chat in my phone ?

    Please answer…

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      on which version you are on?
      xxkpn is the latest release!
      as of now you cant get the video chat!

      • Abdul

        Currently my phone is in DDKPG version which i have updated as per your previous articles.
        How to upgrade my android version which supports further Kies update (INDIA)?

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          as of now XXKPN is the latest version! we will get back with the official version so that you can install manually!

  • Sumit Nigam

    Hi Neal,

    No matter how hard I try with these instruction, I’m not able to take my phone to Dowanload mode (by pressing Volume Down Key, Center button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button).
    Is there any way to take phone to download mode.
    Thanks in advance.

    -regards
    Sumit

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no sumit, this is the only way to get into the download mode!

  • Hemant

    Hi Neal

    I was on xxkph based cranium v3.1 custom rom. As per your advice I flashed xxkpn. All odin process went fine but my phone went in boot loop.

    I had to revert to xxkpe before I could come back to xxkph. I am on xxkph.

    I am bit apprehensive now. Is necessary to first update xxkph to xxkpm?

    Please let me know step by step meethod. Your tutorial doesn’t mention what should be the base version.

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards
    Hemant

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      just follow the corresponding instructions to update!

      • Hemant

        Dear Neal,

        Thanks. And sorry to bother you again.

        (Bakground: I was xxkph based cranium and on upgrading phone went into boot loop. I tried flashing twice with same result. I couldn’t even go back to xxkph. I had to first flash full xxkpe and then flash xxkph -fortunately this worked)

        I am now on xxkph and rooted using cf-root package.

        Can I upgrade directly from this OR is it necessary to upgrade to xxkpm first? (I see that in xxkpm procedure latona file also has to be checked in odin whereas in xxkpn it only the kpn file)

        Please guide.

        Thanks in advance.
        Regards
        Hemant

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          you can try updating with xxkpn, it will work!

  • Dibakar

    And neel ome more thing I tried to download the zip file as shared but its not downloading…
    Its not incrsng from 0 byte. Please help

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      try downloading again!

  • Dibakar

    Neel is it necessary to store my datas including songs contacts messages?? How long does it take..
    My xams are goin. Is it troublesome?? Please suggest persnly that shall I do I it in between my xams or ots better to wait. Please reply…

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes, fw updating hardly takes minutes!

  • Jagadeesh

    when this version will officially launched by SAMSUNG in INDIA???

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      it will soon be launched!

  • Abdul

    Neal,

    I am currently on the DDKPG firmware which contains no google video chat.
    1)Can i update this XXKPN version
    2)Can i get google video chat in this version
    3) Will Kies supprot further update from Kies.

    Please answer

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes abdul, you can update with this version
      no, vGoogle video chatis not there in this
      KIES may or may not support, it depends on REGION!

  • ruchika

    Added!!
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:4)..
    File analysis..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    it shows this and takes forever to show anything else.. being a girl, i am highly impatient and waiting drives me nuts… can you please tell me what i did wrong? i am very much sure that i followed all the steps correctly… please,…. i want the update!

    a pop up comes up that says runtime error has occurred and the program needs to be closed.. and then odin3 is automatically shutdown! what can i do now?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      Sorry to hear that, we request you to check after installing the Samsung usb drivers, KIES latest version!
      do let us know just in case if you face any issues, we will find a way out so that this update will be done!

  • Nataraj

    sir plz tell me the process for applications back up before updating OS. TIA

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      ITS MENTIONED IN THE PROCEDURE!

  • natarajkp

    Sir plz tell me process for backing up all my applications before updating os . Tia

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      its mentioned in the process!

  • Eric

    I just wanna share this experience to all those who wanted to upgrade GB 2.3.5 XXkpn Firmware.

    After I upgrade my firmware from froyo 2.2.1 which was the original firmware of my handset to GB 2.3.5 XXkpn Firmware, a lot of problems ive been encountered even during the update. In fact i tried it several times until i made it successfully.

    The last problem ive encountered was the GPS. But after i rooted, my galaxy gt-i9003 now working perfectly.

    My advice to you guys who has little setbacks, TRY TO READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY, everything you need is there, and dont forget to explore a little. maybe the answers your questions is there in the corner of your monitor… :)

    Once again i would like to say THANK YOU to SIR NEAL… and GOD BLESS.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      thanks eric for your feedback and message! we really appreciate your message!

  • Arman ariffin

    Install application only to usb storage not sd card so,it not have more memory

  • RON GEORG

    DOES THIS VERSION ALLOW TO USE FRONT CAMERA FOR SKYPE AND YAHOO. WHAT ABOUT BATTERY LIFE AND GPS LOCK

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      YES IT ALLOWS VIDEO CALLING!

  • Jjer

    how long to install this frmware? because dz time im still waiting for over 3 hrs, waiting for the response of successful upgrading and i think I followed all the instruction above.. the message that i got in Odin3 is
    Added!!
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:5)..
    File analysis..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Leave CS..
    is this still done or not? 3 hrs of waiting and not done?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      check with the usb ports and try updating once again!

  • miled

    can some1 help me .i am trying to download xxkpn on my galaxu s i9003 instead of gingerbread xxkpe ,is it better?
    and when i’m turning my phone into dowload mode the phone just turn on .i am pressing the volume down and ok key together and the power button but it doesnt work

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you can update with XXKPN!

      • miled

        dear Neal

        thanks for the advice but i have one more question ,i cant turn my phone into download mode.when i press the start button my phone just turn on normally,why??

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          remove battery and check again!

  • Mrinal

    Hi Neal:

    When I updated the XXKPM – I was not able to install any application from the Andriod marketplace.

    Is that problem solved in the XXKPN?

    Thanks
    Mrinal

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      YES MRINAL, THIS PROBLEM HAS BEEN SOLVED!

  • Prabhu

    Hi Pradeep,
    whats the difference between the XXKPN and DDKPG versions.. which one is latest..

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      XXKPN is the best version as of now, it comes with numerous fixes and now supports many apps with an all new User interface!

  • Ajinkya Sagne

    I have rooted my samsung galaxy sl 9003 on xxkpm but now I want to update my phone to xxkpn .Can i Follow the above steps to update to XXKPN.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes ajinkya, you can apply with this procedure!

  • Hemant

    Hi Neal,

    Following your posts I upgraded from

    Froyo to GB xxkpe

    xxkpe to xxkph -got better GPS with kph

    I rooted kph

    I flashed custom rm cranium v3.1 (based on xxkph)

    Can I now flash xxkpn over cranium?

    Through all these upgrades I haven’t seen battery performance improvements.

    Is there any advantage of going to xxkpn now?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes hemant, xxkpn firmware version is better. you can apply with the same!

  • keam

    I use the i9003 then up through the 2.3.5xxkp kies kies, but I do not see a new firmware that’s what it is or not.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you can update manually with XXKPN!

  • Eric

    yes, it works perfectly outside but once i get inside my car, i lost the signal… I remember, in froyo 2.x.x. you can open the LBSTESTMODE by dialing the *#*#3214789650#*#* and from there you can change the settings. This could no longer work in GB 2.3.5 xxkpn.

    Some says, after they upgrade their firmware, their GPS locks Satellite even if they were inside the building.

    Is there any work around to solve my GPS problem?

    Thanks

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes, gps now works perfectly!

  • anindya

    thanks for this one :)
    works like dream :D
    but not any changes to homescreen & menu icons too :P
    thanks again :D

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  • Arunas

    Just updated from XXKPM to XXKPN quadrant scroe decreased from 1210 to 1039. very bad 3d performance in this rom.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      check clearing the RAM Memory

  • Avneet

    i have samsung galaxy sl and i was trying to upgrade it……but in between i removed my cable and after that my phone is restarting again and again….plzzz help me what to do…plzzzzzzzz

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      please follow the instructions again!

  • Dibakar

    will it effect the warranty

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no it wont affect warranty!

  • Avneet

    Neal i ran into a very serious problem……plzzzzz can u give me ur contact number i want to talk to you plzzzz it’s urgent……plzz dear i want to contact you????

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      we are not allowed to give contact numbers, you can mention all your queries in the comments!

  • Maqbool

    Hi Neel ,
    I am currently running my i9003 with XXKPH 2.3.4 SER Europe , I downloaded the ROM of XXPPN 2.3.5 which has only the PDA file . Can i use ODIN directly to update . If i do , do i loose all my data and apps . does the version incluse Samsung walk and drive like XXKPH was having .

    Thanks once again .

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes apps will be lost! backup them as we have mentioned simple instructions!

  • Eric

    How do I open lbstestmode in xxkpn version

  • Eric

    Just done updating to Gingerbread 2.3.5 xkpn firmware… Thanks all of you guys especially to you Sir Neal.

    So far… working fyn… the only thing is the gps problem still persist. How can i open the lbstestmode with this version of firmware?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      latch the gps once in outdoors, it will work fine!

  • Tufail

    Hey Neal, I am using Kies 2.1 which is supposed to be the latest version. I thought first of updating my GT through Kies, but my Kies is not showing any update for my phone. I am on the default Froyo. Any reasons?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      please follow the procedure and update via Odin and not via KIES!

  • Eric

    Hi Sir Neal,

    Thanks for your recommendation. but before i proceed to update, i have some doubts regarding my unit. Mine is a Galaxy S GT-I9003, is this the same with SL GT-I9003? if not, can i still update my unit to XXKPN?

    You did mentioned above that XX is Europe official release can i use it here in Philippines?

    Thanks in advance.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes eric you can proceed with the update!

  • samdani

    my phone is not booting. samsung logo is reappearing again and aagain …enter in recovery mode wipe data and repartion……then it will boot up

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      follow the procedure again carefully! it will be solved!

  • anindya

    hiiii everyone :)
    i have a samasung galaxy SL I9003 with froyo 2.2.1 .
    i neever updated my phone before with ODIN or somekind of tricks .
    i dont have a memory card too :(
    so i just want to know that can i use this update XXKPN ?????
    and how to apply this update ?????
    thanks in advance , great site :D

  • Bhaskar

    Wifi keeps on disconnecting after DDKPG update. Please fix…

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      Update with XXKPN!

  • saddam

    hey help me … i updated with gingerbread 2.3.4 for ,my samsung galaxy sl I9003 every thing is functioning awesome bt my phon gets hanged after some time, due to wich i hav to restart my mobile several times.i followed all the procedures , wiped the cache partition still facing problems & also tried to update with the same again . plz reply fast wit som solution

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      update with this version again!

  • Santhosh

    Hi Neel,

    Thanks for the update. Its working great…. When can we expect root for this firmware?

  • Kapil

    could you please replay on this?

  • angam

    hi

    i have a galaxy sl gti9003 handset n i am really excited to see the official release of gingerbread.
    if i were to upgrade my firmware to 2.3.5 directly, will it be possible? i have never upgraded since my purchase.(2.2.1)

    i also have the problem of switchin off the phone by itself and the internal sd gets removed all by itself which leads to forceclosing of all applicationwhich i open, which is very annoying. do u think upgrading will be possible with this kind of problem?

    please let me know! ur concern will be appreciated. :-)

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes angam you can directly update!

  • YEOH

    Can it be shown chinese character?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      No, it doesnt support chinese!

    • olli

      how would I go about addding Chinese to this? I have the GT-I9003 from China Mobile and their customised (or should I say, bastardised version of the android sucks (no Google accounts working, hence no Android Market, no Gmail, no Latitude etc…)

      So I am looking to put some standard software onto it. Updated through KIES to 2.3.5 but still the same – I assume thats the homecooked version for the Chinese market from Samsung.

      Baseband version: I9003ZCKP9

      Kernel version:
      2.6.35.7-CL679210
      se.infra@SEP-68 #1

      please advise… thanks

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

        xxkpn doesnt support chinese!

        • olli

          Thanks Neal, I understand that. However….

          1. could you (or anyone else) let me know if I can ‘add’ Chinese language support to this or whether I have to wait for some other firmware.

          2. Can I install this software on my GT-I9003 (Baseband version: I9003ZCKP9, Kernel version: 2.6.35.7-CL679210 se.infra@SEP-68 #1) regardless, and just not have Chinese?!

          Thanks

          • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

            for chinese there is another version!

          • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

            you can install z series firmware!

        • olli

          Thanks Neal, I understand that. Maybe I am being a bit thick!? Sorry for that. Where do I find this Chinese z series firmware? I have searched your site, but seem to miss it… of course I alraedy have 2.3.5 on this phone now, but this leads me backt o where this conversation started – a rom that has been crippled to restrict access to Google accounts for the China Mobile users….

          So, here it is again:

          How can I find a ROM (the newer the better I guess) that has both Chinese language support and non of the China Mobile imposed restrictions!?!? (even the one from KIES, has the Google restrictions)

          Thanks, your help is appreciated (as are your replies!)

          Thanks

          • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

            we will come with the chinese rom v soon!

  • Marcel

    Hi Neal.. what are the significant changes/fixes in this update from the XXKPM update

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      stability fixes!

  • Sohan

    hello neal
    thank you very much for constant updates.
    I am from India and currently on xxkpm and rooted…does this version better than xxkpn and if yes does the same rooting procedure mentioned for xxkpm works for this version also?
    thank you once again

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes XXKPN version is better version!

  • aman

    hi neal is this version upgrade will make any change in outlook of my gt i9003

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes it has visual changes and the performance fixes in it!

      • aman

        hi neal,one question more.i have gt i9003 which was initially on froyo 2.2.1. Then i upgrade it to xxkpe->xxkph->xxkpm but i have not seen any type of changes in my homescreen look. it remains as froyo look.but when i check the firmware version on my phone it shows me xxkpm. why is this occuring?

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          update with XXKPN version of firmware!

        • shashi

          this is only OS update from froyo to gingerbread.look remains same because touchwiz 3.0 launcher is not updated to touchwiz 4.0

  • Kapil

    Hi Neal, Can u help with answering below doubt

    1) If I update with this procedure then phone warranty will still be valid? or it’s valid only if i am going to update firmware by Kies only?. Is advisable to update newly brought (just before 4 week) phone with respect to warranty.

    2) I am basically updating for video call on skype as 2.2 doesn’t support front camera, will that work with this update. Thanks for continuous efforts.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      YES, YOU CAN UPDATE,
      YES YOU CAN USE SKYPE ON THIS VERSION OF FIRMWARE!

  • Rodrigue

    does this version work in lebanon ?? (middle east)

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes it will work fine in Lebanon!!

  • Sikander

    Hi Neal,
    I am on DXKB2. Can i update the firmware with same process mentioned above or do i have to do something different. Also does this firmware has WIFI bug too in which WIFI keeps disconnecting. and What about the sms time stamp issue (it shows received time instead of send time if phone is switched off). Thanks

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes sikander, you can easily apply this update!

  • shashi

    XXKPN IS THE FASTEST FIRMWARE TILL NOW

  • ashwin thomas

    Hi Neal!
    I’m from India. After i flash with XXKPN, will i get kies updates if i install the european version of Kies?
    I tried the Indian version of Gingerbread, but battery getting too hot. So gonna try this one now.
    Thnax a lot,btw for ur cool works.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      YOU CAN UPDATE WITH XXKPN! THANKS FOR YOUR TRUST AND APPRECIATION !

  • sgs_IGOOM

    Neal,

    I’m just wondering, what is the difference between a custom rom and an official rom?

    Thanks!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      CUSTOM ROM IS DEVELOPED BY UN OFFICIAL PEOPLE AND OFFICIAL BY COMPANIES!

  • Hasnain

    Hi Neal, i am currently using i9003jpkp5. my question is, is this new version better than i9003jpkp5?
    and secondly, can i directly update from i9003jpkp5 to this new one?
    and are there changes in outlook of both the firmwares?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      update with XXKPN VERSION!

  • Hasnain

    Hi Neal. I am currently using i9003jpkp5 and iwas wondering is this version better than this?
    and secondly, can i update directly from i9003jpkp5 to this version?
    Also, is there any changes in the display/outlook of this new firmware. Please reply.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      Yes, there is a massive change in this firmware! you can proceed with this update!

  • Santhosh

    Hi Neel,

    Thanks for the update.. I’m from India.What is the difference between XXKPN & DDKPG?… Which one is more stable?
    Also can i go directly to XXKPN from DDKPG?…..

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      DD is an Asian Official release and XX is the official KIES release for Europe!

  • aman

    hello bro. in previous all upgrades there are not any changes in look of homescreen.is this upgrade going to make such a change.(i mean to say waallpapers, icons etc)

  • Adeel

    After updating and getting XXKPN . Will be able to get updates via Kies? If no then how will we do it.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes you will get the updates if XXKPN was official release for your region!

  • Vivek

    Hi Neal, I am using XXKPN and working fine. except skype/Paltalk video call (in skype i can see others video but mine just blank black screen for them), when autorotate is enable Video showing not working in Paltalk. cam preview screen goes to green, do you have any solution for this please?

    thanks

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      we can expect the improvements in the next version!

  • Vivek

    as I didn’t like DDKPG, now i am using XXKPN again. I think. its the latest and stable, All ok. except my skype video calls. stille same probem.

    Thanks

  • qussai

    hi neal…

    dose this update supported with arabic language…

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no, it doesnt support arabic!

  • Joey

    Hi dude!

    How can we be able to root this version?

    Thanks!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      we will soon come up with the rooting article!

      • Joey

        Godspeed! Thanks!

      • rishabh

        sorry to say that but its the worst rom i have ever used….i think the maker of ythis rom is very very dumb with no brain……u didnt use any sense in making this rom….after i moded ur rom all of my apps got formatted and my sd card toooo….faced difficulty in your rom at the core…..

      • rishabh

        @NeaL Pradeep, no one should use this rom…..the worst rom ever…..experienced this rom persoonaly…erases everything form ur phone…..0 on 5 is my rating……….