How to Update Samsung Galaxy S Wi-fi 5.0 YPG70CW with Stock ROM G70XXKPF

Samsung-Galaxy-S-WiFi-5.0-YP-G70Good news for those who own Samsung Galaxy S Wi-fi 5.0 mobile (also known as Galaxy Player), as you can now update your mobile with the new stock ROM update G70XXKPF which will make you run on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread version. This update will work only for the European users of Samsung Galaxy S Wi-fi 5.0 mobile. So, we request other users not to try this update on their phones as there is a high probability of the device damages. Proceed further only of you are a deserved user for this update.

We are going to use Odin flash tool in order to update this firmware on your mobiles. This firmware update doesn’t need rooted mobiles and if your mobile is already rooted then by updating with this firmware will unroot your mobile and so you need to root it again afterwards.

In order to simplify the process, we divided this article into few sections, so that you can easily understand the process. So, please go through each section and apply this update successfully. In further sections you will find instructions and the actual procedure for updating your mobile. Note that this firmware update is strictly for the European users of YPG70CW.

Disclaimer:
Please note that we are not responsible in case of any device damages and so we request you to follow the instructions and procedure carefully. If you find any difficulties in the process of updation ask them under the comments section and we guarantee the help as we always try to provide you the best solutions.

Instructions before updating your phones to G70XXKPF 2.3.5 Firmware:

  • Initially, you need to back up all your data stored in the phone as this firmware update will result in the lose of all the data. So, take backup of all your data using the below guide.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”

  • After backing up all your data, make sure that your battery has more than 70 % charging, this is to avoid the low-charging problems in the process of firmware update.
  • Ensure that you have full admin rights on your PC or Laptop and install the latest version of KIES. Use the proper USB cable for connecting PC and Phone.

Once you are done with the above instruction, move further and start the process of updating your mobile with this latest firmware.

17 Comments
  1. Reply nifty March 8, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    just tried this followed it exactly as you stated i now have gingerbread.
    thanks…

  2. Reply ann May 20, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    SMS Back up :DDD Isn’t it a media player with no gsm function?

  3. Reply zhou May 19, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Help ! google talk app is not working.

  4. Reply zhou May 19, 2012 at 1:11 am

    It works like a charm.Everyone I am downgraded from 2.3.5. That version cannot be root. But 2.3.5 can be root. anyway thanks.

  5. Reply Peter Ulriksen May 12, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    I found out why. When you extract the files, do not extract them directly onto the desktop, but keep them in the G70XXKPF folder and run Odin from that folder. It worked for me!

    And now Doodle Scedule and a few other apps work – plus the battery life is waaaay better, a revolution :-))

  6. Reply Dennis May 1, 2012 at 2:30 am

    Doesn’t work for me. Odin stops at ” SetupConnection..

  7. Reply Matt April 16, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Have tried it twice now and on ODIN all I get is the following:

    Added!!
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:14)..
    File analysis..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Leave CS..

    It then seems to do nothing else.

    Anyone else seen this and now how to fix?

    • Reply Mr ChriZ May 9, 2012 at 2:38 pm

      Matt: I found that using a later version of Odin helped – Version 1.85

    • Reply Peter Ulriksen May 10, 2012 at 6:59 pm

      Same experience as Matt, sadly. Everything seems to work, but then I read the five lines that Matt writes above… What to do?

  8. Reply Pete March 14, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Yes or no?
    Or shall I stay and wait until Samsung officially releases this version via kies? =/

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 14, 2012 at 10:23 pm

      you can apply the update, there will be no issues!

      • Reply Pete April 26, 2012 at 8:40 pm

        Many thanks, my device is now 2.3.5 yay! i was worried that i didnt want to do it, but now I did it and yay! :)

  9. Reply s langouroux February 28, 2012 at 2:18 am

    yes it will did mine today i now run 2.3.5 and i rooted my samsung galaxy s 5 wifi if you need help email me will talk you through it dead easy cheers simon.

  10. Reply Pete February 20, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Hi,

    I have a YPG70EW that I did buy in the UK, back in October, so will this stock ROM 2.3.5 work on mine.

    Many thanks

  11. Reply Rhys Edwards February 13, 2012 at 9:31 am

    wow this is amazing!! just a couple of little things on this stock, the homescreen no longer rotates on landscape like it did on 2.2.2 but its no major issue, and in the settings menu, i don’t appear to have all the android 2.3.5 options but this is not an issue as there are workarounds, but just letting u know, thank you so much!

    Galaxy S Wifi 5.0 UK

  12. Reply Gavin February 5, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Thank you for this. I now have 2.3.5 a more up to date version than my Galaxy S2. One thing is that the Haptic feedback has stopped working. Have you any suggestions.

    Thanks again a very easy step by step guide.

  13. Reply Patrick February 3, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Thank you sir neal, my yp-g70cw is now 2.3.5 however i didnt wipe any cache and partition but works flawless w/out erasng my data and apps! the screen look more little better blacks,contrast,speed improve,but best is the battery life.
    God Bless!

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