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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.


355 comments

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

  2. 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???????

  3. 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

  4. 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..

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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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

    ):

  12. 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!

  13. 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!

  14. 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?

  15. 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?

  16. 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 -.-

  17. 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…..

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

  19. Neal | Waiting for your reply…

  20. 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

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