Samsung Galaxy Y is an entry level device for the first time smartphone users and youngsters. It made its global debut in August along with the three Android devices. There is good news for Samsung Galaxy Y users that they can update their device with the latest version of Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread XXKL3 firmware version. This is a beta version which got leaked from the Samsung servers and note that it is nearly stable. There is no exact date but this update is rolled out officially as per source, and this update already pushed out via KIES official Tool. Today in this article, I will tell you that how to update Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 with Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread XXKL3 firmware.
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Samsung Galaxy Y Specifications:
It includes features like 1.4 GHZ Qualcomm MSM82551 Snapdragon CPU and Adreno 205 graphics processing unit, processor, runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system with TouchWiz 3.0 user interface, 512 MB RAM, 2 GB ROM, microSD up to 32 GB, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot.
But the features of Samsung Galaxy Y is different from the Samsung Galaxy S Plus. Some of its specs are marginally better than Galaxy Mini, like a faster processor and less weight, 2 MP camera, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA, 1200 mAh battery, 832 MHZ processor, 3 inch display with 320×240 resolution and Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. The outer appearance of the Samsung Galaxy Y is differentiated from the sea of black plastic rectangles or ovals with a silvery back cover and chrome like sides.
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If you have rooted your device, this update will revoke root access. After you can apply this update, your phone would be rooted.
Note: As this update is still not an official update for all the global devices, after update your device won’t be recognized in KIES which should be an issue as KIES is an ineffective tool which is used for official updates.
Prime Requisites :
- Take Backup of your Android phone contacts, your apps and your accounts associated with it.
- Download the required files.
- Make sure Your Android device is atleast 50% charged so that it can’t get switched off.
- Make sure that data cable is properly connected.
- Make sure you have KIES installed and close it.
- Disable Anti virus and other apps.
How To Update Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 With Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread XXKL3 Firmware
Step 1: Download Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread XXKL3 firmware and save it to your computer. It will contain the tools like Odin and other firmware files.
Step 2: After downloading, extract the files to a separate folder in your computer. You will be prompted to enter the password, enter the password as “android” without inverted commas.
Step 3: Enable USB Debugging mode on your device, You can do this
Settings> Applications> Development
Step 4: Open the Odin file in your computer and turn off the device and enter into download mode.
Step 5: The download mode can be entered by pressing volume down key+ OK button and holding both simultaneoulsy press the power button.
Step 6: Connect the device via USB data cable while keeping the Odin opened. When you connect the device, the Odin program will automatically detect it and you will see yellow ID:COM box in ODIN which mean that all the drivers are loaded successfully.
Note: If ODIN doesn’t turn yellow, the you should not proceed to the next step. Then you need to Install the Samsung USB drivers, and the .Net Framework (its free) and also update KIES with the latest version.
Step 7: In Odin, select the PDA option and then select the file mentioned below. Do not select any option like PIT, Phone, CSC.
- PDA: S5360XXKL3_S5360KPPKJ1_S5360XXKL3_HOME.tar.md5
Step 8: Click on Start button and process will begin. Once the update is installed successfully, the device will restart and you may asked to enter the Google Account preferences along with the Internet connectivity options.
Step 9: Then turn off the Galaxy Y S5360 and enter into recovery mode.
Step 10: The Recovery mode can be entered by pressing volume up on volume down key+ OK button and holding both simultaneoulsy press the power button.
Step 11: In Recovery mode, select “ Wipe data/factory reset” and “Wipe Cache partition”.
Step 12: After this, reboot by selecting reboot system now option.
Step 13: Check your firmware version by going to Settings> About Phone> Firmware version and you will find the version of Android 2.3.6 XXKL3 firmware. If not applied, repeat the process again.
Congracts! You have successfully updated Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 With Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread XXKL3 Firmware.
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