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.

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