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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Install Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread XXKI3 Update For Samsung Galaxy S2 [GT I9100]


 Install Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread XXKI3 Update For Samsung Galaxy S2 [GT I9100]

How To Install It Manually [Tutorial]

This Post is specially for those who wants some downgrade to Gingerbread

So here we are with Android 2.3.5 gingerbread update for samsung galaxy s2,  2.3.5 update is ready to download. This latest firmware is named as XXKI3.



Firmware version: I9100XXKI3.
XX = Europe.
K = 2011.
I = September.
3 = Version.
As always this update is leaked by samfirmware.com and we can install it via Odin updating tool. although this update is in beta but have impressive performance. we have tested it and many other galaxy s2 users also reported that it is much better firmware
This update also comes with many improvements like latest swype and some new visual effects

What’s New in Android 2.3.5 XXKI3 Galaxy S2 Update


  1. It is First Android 2.3.5 Update for Galaxy s2
  2. New visual effect (You can see blue shade on bottom while scrolling down)
  3. Both System power saving and Custom power saving mode available
  4. Swype version 3.8.86
  5. Still no Gtalk Video inbuilt feature




How to install Android 2.3.5 XXKI3 Update on Samsung Galaxy S2 GTi9100

First download xxki3 update file from this link | password = samfirmware.com
Follow this guide carefully to install this firmware 
how to install firmware on samsung galaxy s2
**Notes (don’t read without reading flashing guide)
In Odin Select Re-Partition , Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time
In Odin select these files 

  • For PIT select u1_02_20110310_emmc_EXT4.pit First download xxki3 update file from this link | password = samfirmware.com
  • Follow this guide carefully to install this firmware 
How to install firmware on Samsung Galaxy SII
**Notes (don’t read without reading flashing guide)
  • In Odin Select Re-Partition , Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time
  • In Odin select these files 
For PIT select u1_02_20110310_emmc_EXT4.pit 
For PDA select CODE_I9100XXKI3_CL577579_REV02_user_low_ship.tar.md5
For PHONE select MODEM_I9100XXKI3_REV_02_CL1062028.tar.md5
For CSC select GT-I9100-CSC-MULTI-OXAKI3.tar.md5

  • If your SGS2 has a custom recovery installed, then you can backup and restore when needed the current ROM.
  • Then, download backup and restore apps for saving the text messages.
  • Also, you can use Call log backup and restore apps for Android.
  • The contacts can be easily stored by learning how to sync with Google and use the Android cloud.
  • Files like images or videos can be saved by using a computer or a SD card.
  • Once the backup is completed, you should deactivate the security programs from your PC and from your S2. These tools are usually interrupting the update process.
  • On your phone enable the USB debugging option: “Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging”.
  • Also, you should check the battery status: if there is less than 70% power left charge the battery.
  • Install the proper drivers on the computer.
  • Remember to root and install CWM on your SGS2.
This how to guide must be performed only for the Samsung Galaxy S2 model number GT I9100, so don’t try to apply the below steps for similar smartphones or devices as you can brick them. With that we are done; you can now safely head to the next section of this tutorial.
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