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How To Update Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 to XXKH3 Gingerbread 2.3.4 Firmware

Galaxy S2 XXKH3 LogoThe smartest, fastest and the sexiest smart phone, yes you have guessed it right, the SAMSUNG Galaxy S2 GTI9100 gets an another update and this time this is dubbed as the XXKH3 which is the Gingerbread 2.3.4 version. Last time we saw on how you can update your Galaxy S2 with the XXKG5 version of Gingerbread wherein users had reported issues about the Gtalk wherein there was no Video calling as well as Audio calling facility in the Gtalk. So, this update comes as a great respite for all of them as most of the stability fixes have now been fixed with the arrival of this version.

Please note that this version of update needs to be applied with the help of Odin manually and nits not the automatic update which will be pushed via KIES. Though still there is no ETA on the arrival of Gingerbread 2.3.5, but it seems like soon there will be an update on these lines either in the form of the custom ROMs or in the form of the official release. So, before proceeding to the article, we would like to say that for an added convenience, we have splitted this article into different pages which you can refer the same for further steps in the form of different sections.

In the due course of this article we will see different sections like Pre Requisites, Enhancements and also the actual procedure on how you need to go ahead with the updation process.

Just in case if you are new to the updation process, then all you need to do is to just proceed to reading this article as we have tried our level best to simplify this article in such a way that even a starter can proceed with the updation after reading this article. Please note that you should not apply this update to any other phones apart from the Samsung Galaxy S GTI9100 as if you still proceed to updating the same then there is a high probability that you may end up bricking up the device. So, ensure that you are applying this update only on SAMSUNG Galaxy S2 GT I9100 phone.

Note: We take no responsibility if anything happens to your phone as this is very unlikely if you follow the instructions carefully which are mentioned in the due course of this article. Though if at all there are any issues then we will ensure that all your issues are solved which you can report them all in the comments section.

So, let’s go ahead and see on what are the pre requisites followed by the enhancements and then the actual procedure to update the phone. Despite mentioning repeated times it has been found in the comments section that users are not backing up their data. To know more about this, you will have to find for the steps in the Pre Requisites section carefully which will then drive you for the safer firmware updation process.


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  1. Outstanding read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on that. And he really bought me lunch because I found it for him smile So let me rephrase that: Thanks for lunch!

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  3. Hi,

    I am getting 2 problems in my Samsung Galaxy S2:

    1. I have taken backup through Kies and taken the handset to samsung service station. They refreshed the software and I tried restoring my backup but it is not restoring Photos & Videos.

    2. How to root the cell phone as while taking application backup it is asking for this.

    3. on 3G the speed is restricted to 40kbps only.

    Please somebody help me.

    Regards,

    SKG

    • as mentioned in the article, you need should not backup using KIES!

      You can root by following the corresponding article on rooting!

      there are no issues with the 3G, you need to check with operator for 3G Speeds!

      • Hi Neal,

        1. That now I understand that I should not take backup using KIES but how can I get restored my photos & video from the backup which I have.

        2. I am not able to understand the rooting process by corresponding article, can u please provide me simple steps which I need to follow. Also it seems that the samsung guys have not upgrade my handset even they have de-grade the software with some old version. How to upgrade the software with the new one.

        3. I have raised the point of 3G on Airtel, they are saying they will get back to me in 3-4 days time on time.

        Thanks for your instant help.

        Regards

        SKG

      • Hi Neal,

        1. That now I understand that I should not take backup using KIES but how can I get restored my photos & video from the backup which I have.

        2. I am not able to understand the rooting process by corresponding article, can u please provide me simple steps which I need to follow. Also it seems that the samsung guys have not upgrade my handset even they have de-grade the software with some old version. How to upgrade the software with the new one.

        3. I have raised the point of 3G on Airtel, they are saying they will get back to me in 3-4 days time.

        Thanks for your instant help.

        Regards

        SKG

  4. Can this process fix brick (hard brick) i go to a samsung service center and they try to update my s2 but…they totally brick it, i signed a waiver blah blah blah….and they say they try everything they can but they cant revive my poor phone.!!

  5. Android process. score

  6. Hi Neal,

    Notice a few lagging/staggering effects on the Lite’ning ROM when I am receiving calls.

    I was hoping to revert back to stock ROM, but have got glued to the:
    1) % Power Meter
    2) CRT Effect

    Have noticed online (Youtube and other forums) that this can be done separately without having to install custom ROM.
    Can you please advise how to achieve this.

    I would be glad if you can share the files, links and instructions (preferably doing via Odin, instead of Clockwork Recovery Methds).

    Do let me know if you can assist.
    Have posted this on lite’nin ROM thread as well.

    Thanks,
    Arun

  7. Hi neil. i notice that the batyery drains very slowly when the screen is off but ill lose 5% every 20 mins when browsing. with 2.3.3 ke7 i never had this problem . any advice?
    thanks

  8. Hi,
    Just in process of applying this upgrade but phone appears to be stuck on DATAFS on top leftof odin and ” data.img” is showing in the progress window !

    How long does this whole process take?
    it has been around 30 mins for me.

    thanks for any advice

  9. hey neal what is the difference between lightning fast rom firmware and gingerbird 2.3.4 xxkh3

  10. Thnx Neal… a very good and easy tutorial..

  11. Hi Neal Pradeep,

    I have a Galaxy s2 from Starhub – Singapore.
    I have Gingerbread 2.3.3 with baseband – XWKF3.

    Will I be able to update to the XXKH3 Firmware, using the zip package in this article ?
    If yes, will I be able to then use the Lite’ning ROM on it?
    If yes, which version of Lite’nin ROM must I be looking for or installing so that it does not turn my mobile into a Brick?

    Thanks,
    Arun Panta

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