Download & Install Official Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread Firmware for Samsung Galaxy S2

Download & Install Official Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread Firmware for Samsung Galaxy S2

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Download official Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread Firmware for Samsung Galaxy S II GT-I9100 now. Yes, SGS2 I9100 users can have a taste of Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread finally. I9100G model in Malaysia had Android 2.3.6 earlier but reported it is buggy. Users face force close issue on certain applications. And system just hangs sometime. Hopefully, these types of issues won’t happen on I9100 model. The latest official Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread XWKK2 Firmware for Samsung Galaxy S2 was released for Netherlands. But you can install on other region’s SGS2 as long as your model is GT-I9100. I just tested it on my Malaysia version of SGS2…

Official Android 2.3.6 XWKK2 for Samsung Galaxy S2

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New features official Android 2.3.6 XWKK2 Firmware? 2 new applications ~ DigiLezen and Samsung MMM (at least to me). But they are not in English. Still need time to discover other new features. Performance is great based on quadrant score. Can I root Android 2.3.6 XWKK2 firmware? Yes, I managed to root it with CF-Root XW_XEN_KJ3 (while waiting for the exact match version). How to install official Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread Firmware for Samsung Galaxy S2? Simple, just like previous version firmware. Install it with Odin software. Just follow below guide to install.

Installation guide ~ How to install firmware on Samsung Galaxy S2 with Odin?

Download official XWKK2 Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread ROM here.

  • hola

    Hello Jayce
    -now you used 2.3.6,so what’s difference with 2.3.5

    -battery life?

    GOOD NEWS :)

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      No idea yet. Still collecting data…

      • DonKabbara

        Hello jayce does this installation guide wroks on HTC HD2? and if not which best Android rom should i install on my HD2 that has high camera resolution and fast scroll speed …?

  • akiyoo

    Hello Jayce,

    The downloaded 2.3.6 got password protected !
    What is the password ?

    Thanks

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      No password for the firmware. However, kernel is password protected. Did you download the correct one?

  • Ma

    Is there any difference with 2.3.5? If not then I will stick to Checkrom haha.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Still looking…

  • Projectgilda

    For me the most important thing will be battery life (until ICS that is). Please keep us informed Jayce.

  • Nuno Ribeiro

    Hello Jayce.

    Can you tell us if 2.3.6 fixes pink spot issue? Did you notice an improvement or it is the same?
    Thanks

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Camera pink spot issue? Performance wise almost the same as few previous firmwares are quite good already.

    • Axcer

      Yep. The pink spot issue is fixed, as far as i see it. :)

  • Minimal

    Hey Jayce, i want to install this on my phone but i also want to do a full reformat so i get a clean install, so like delete all the old files i had and get a fresh new system.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Follow the installation guide to install this firmware. Then factory reset it.

      • Minimal

        Thx a lot man! Love your blog :)

  • maximo

    can’t extract.. :(

    • Minimal

      Need to download 7-Zip.

    • maximo

      ooppsss…my mistake..sorry

  • Minimal

    Hey Jayce i just did everything to install the new software but then my phone is just looping in the Samsung Galaxy splash screen and it’s stook there, wont load just stay on the intro screen ! Help me!!!

  • evilg

    Yo bro Jayce, will installing this over Check Rom 3.1.1 will wipe all my files inside? Thanks in advance!

  • Sentero

    Bro, if my one is stock kernel not yet rooted. can it be use?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Yes, no root access is needed.

      • Sentero

        Thanks 4 the reply. What are the improvements from this??

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Still collecting data…

  • CC

    Hi Jayce,
    What do you think of this piece of article from redmondpie – http://www.redmondpie.com/does-android-log-everything-you-do-yes-it-does-video/

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      I don’t care much about this. Will you stop using your Android phone if it really does log?

  • edwin

    hi , help me plizz i can not to install Official Android 2.3.6 XWKK2 for Samsung Galaxy S2

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      What is the error?

      • edwin

        hi thanks for answering the question, the problem is that when I download the update does not come in (ziped folder) and I can not do (extract) and I can not do the step where it says I have to put (firmware) that no comes in (ziped) and when I connect (Odin v) Do not Read It finds it and I can move forward, help me plizz!

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Use 7-Zip to extract it.

          • edwin

            How to get 7-zip

            • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce
              • edwin

                finally achieved, and I thank you very much Jayce for update my phone thanks …!!

  • Caloy

    Hi, my phone is rooted. Do I need to remove root access before installing this new firmware?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      No need, dear.

  • hola

    Jayce my question

    -want to ask u when we need used Recovery Mode & Wipe Cache Data

    -my s2 still used 2.3.3 (original) & i want to install 2.3.6 for my s2

    -i need Recovery Mode & Wipe Cache Data first or not? or direct install new firmware?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      No need to wipe data and cache when install new official firmware. Unless you are downgrading.

      • hola

        -ok.your 2.3.6 firmware 7z file need to extract right? to *.tar *md5

        -after that can install to new firmware right?

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Yes.
          Yes.

          • hola

            thank you for your knowledge n sharing.
            I really appreciate..Thanks again :)

            • hola

              7z = 407 MB (before extract)
              Md5 = 673 MB (after extract)

              -It is right Jayce.
              just want to confirm..?

              • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

                Yea dear. As long as you don’t have issue to extract, the file is not corrupted.

                • hola

                  Tq again.i’ll try it :-)

  • Nat

    Lost root access after installation of 2.3.6 any suggestions how to root without installing insecure firmware? quick root guide from XDA patched and no longer works.

  • Vivek

    How can i get removed Digilezen and samsungMMM pelase? or is there any English only Europe version of 2.3.6 with Kies update support?

  • Dave W

    Hi there,

    I just upgraded my SGS2 from 2.3.5 to 2.3.6, mainly as I was bored, not the best of reasons granted, anyway all appeared to go well, but now I’m am seeing “the process android phone has stopped working” message every few seconds, have I missed something here? I thought I’d followed the guide line by line.
    Please help

    Dave W

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Look like you need to factory reset your phone. New firmware might not compatible with your old one.

  • hola

    Hello Jayce..

    -want to ask you,
    how to make back up for unroot/original stock phone without lost data..etc game

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      No idea. All the backup apps that I know require root access.

      • hola

        ohh..ok Jayce

      • hola

        ohh..ok Jayce
        when install new firmware need to remove sim card & memory card or not?

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          No need.

          • hola

            ok.tq jayce for information

  • hola

    -Done to install new firmware 2.3.6

    after this guide me how to root..but i must study & learn your video first

    Thank for answering my noob question.hehe. Thank You Very Much Jayce :)

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      http://www.jayceooi.com/2011/08/04/how-to-root-samsung-galaxy-s2-with-cf-root-video/

      By the way, do use the search function in the blog. You can find most of the stuffs you want. ;)

      • hola

        Ok thanks again bro..
        i’ll ask u if i not understand ;)

        so now you still used this root (XW_XEN_KJ3) right..

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Use the exact match – XW_XEN_KK2

          • hola

            -Jayce what’s difference XW_XEN_KJ3 & XW_XEN_KK2

            so now you already change to XW_XEN_KK2

            • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

              They have the same features. but for different firmware.

              • hola

                -Jayce so now which one you suggest me to used root XW_XEN_KJ3 or XW_XEN_KK2 ? just want your opinion for new user like me

                -and when we need to used usb jig n Recovery Mode & Wipe Cache Data

                • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

                  Please read the guides…

                  • hola

                    Ok..
                    so XW_XEN_KJ3 & XW_XEN_KK2 which more latest?

                    • hola

                      i get information tq for help

    • edwin

      hi how are you can you help me how to root tha sofware ,..the problem is that when I download the update does not come in (ziped folder) and I can not do (extract) and I can not do the step where it says I have to put (firmware) that no comes in (ziped) and when I connect (Odin v) Do not Read It finds it and I can move forward, .. Please!

  • Terrick

    Did you try the XWKK5? If yes, how do you find it?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      No…

  • jaromire

    Have anyone try Chainfire’s Mobile Odin which can root on the fly?

  • Sherif Slah

    Hello Mr. jayce.. I am really appreciate your efforts and great posts.. but i want to ask you about Arabic Lang. is this 2.3.6 supported Arabic …Pls help before going to install it. thanks alot

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      I don’t think so because this is an Europe firmware.

  • André

    Hi, i am using Androidmeda Hyperdroid Amazing Aquila v1.0.0 GINGERBREAD 2.3.5 and i like the deluxe strings. This new version has that features? And portuguese-Brazil? Thanks

    • André

      Deluxe settings, sorry.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      You mean JKay Deluxe Theme?

  • André

    All that features: “Includes goodies like SIP over 3G, Jkay Deluxe Theme, EDT, BLN support, NTFS support, overclock, undervolt…”
    And the language portuguese brazil? Thanks

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Official firmware does not have these stuffs…

  • Fathi Ridzuan

    I used the OTA to upgrade and now my Windows 7 Pc cannot detect the phone via USB. I can connect with Kies Air, but not via USB.
    I also cannot use Kies. Checked the Device Manager, I get “Unknown Device”. The phone also does not show in explorer.
    Any idea how to resolve the driver issue. I have tried uninstall and reinstall driver but still does not work

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      You are using which firmware now?

      • Fathi Ridzuan

        Now its is showing as follows:

        Android Version 2.3.6

        Baseband Version I9100GDZKJ2

        Kernel Version 2.6.35.7

        Build Number Gingerbread.DZKJ2

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          As I expected, Android 2.3.6 on I9100G got issues. Several users reported hang issue as well. Please consult Samsung Support on your issue.

          • Fathi Ridzuan

            Thanks Jayce. I think they have not really tested it. I have tried everything, and using every available tools.
            I should have just waited for all the issues to be ironed out before updating.

            • Muthu

              Following steps solved the problem for me:
              1. When the phone is upgraded to Android 2.3.4 and above (mine is 2.3.6) Kies stops recognizing the phones and USB connection / Serial port connections etc get reset on the phone
              2. Even if proper drivers are there on the laptop (mine is Windows 7 64bit) they are not recognized
              3. Device Manager shows “unknown device”
              4. Updating the driver also does not result in any help
              5. solution lies in the phone
              a. key in the dialer *#7284#
              b. it has 4 option there..
              UART (MODEM/PDA)
              USB (MODEM/PDA)
              c. For USB. select the PDA.if it already selected to PDA. reselect it by select MODEM and then PDA again.. Only change the USB setting.. andthen press back. try reconnect (thanks to napi1 @ androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-s2-international/447145-sgs2-kies-not-syncing-os-2-3-5-a.html#post3484588)
              6. The Laptop will start recognizing the required drivers and install them
              also
              Phone is not recognized by laptop when it is in USB debug mode, MyPhoneExplorer does not recognize when it is not in Debug mode

              Hope this helps

              • Fathi Ridzuan

                The *#7284# works well with me

  • nikunj

    Is it safe??????

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Safe from what?

  • Richard

    Hi, Jayce, do you have any nice fix solution to lock the satelite on ur GPS?
    will 2.3.6 fix tat?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Huh? Your GPS on SGS2 got issue? Mine is working fine. Lock faster with AGPS when using 3G data.
      You can try FasterFix – http://www.jayceooi.com/2011/01/29/how-to-fix-slow-gps-signal-lock-on-issue-on-rooted-android/

      • Richard

        erm, bro, is it any other way w/out rooted phone?

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          No, as far as I know.

          • Richard

            ok, thx for the info.

            • Richard

              ahh bro, do u hv instructions on how to root on this version?

              • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce
                • Richard

                  hey bro, when i reboot the phone, it has a yellow triangle ther after i root, is it means i hv the rite CF?

                  • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

                    No, yellow triangle will come whenever you installed custom firmware or kernel. Even with wrong CF-Root.

                    • Richard

                      bro, can u tel me step by step hw to change the permissions using root explorer, i found the wpa_supplicant for s2 to us ad-hoc network, bt when i wan to replace the file, it said the file is read-only, can teach me wat can i do to replace it?

  • o

    Hi
    My currently using KK5 and my 3g is very slow, im comparing to other s2 with the same network but they are all geting H+ and im just getting 3

    Could it be the modem software?

    Im want to switch to kk2

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      No idea. I don’t have H+ data package to test mine. Always H or 3G for me…

      • o

        Hi Jayce

        So does updating to new firmware affect the modem?

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Yes, it will install the modem that come along with the firmware.

  • Was.K

    Hello Jayce! I am running Android 2.3.5 on my SGS2 and the L2TP VPN restart issue has not been resolved in this version. Do you know if it is resolved on 2.3.6? (in case you’re not familiar with it SGS2 hangs and restrats whenever L2TP VPN is active on 3G)

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Sorry, I do not use L2TP VPN. No idea. You need to test it for yourself.

  • braillejs

    so whats the different this 2.3.6 then 2.3.5?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      No idea. Samsung did not provide change logs.

  • Phuong

    What kernal would be compatible with this firmware so I can overclock my s2

  • patrick

    i upgraded s2 to 2.3.6 from revision 2.3.4. Since then i have been struggling not able to connect to my company wifi profile – 802.1x. It worked perfect in revision 2.3.4.
    Can you tell me how to downgrade the S2 firmware to 2.3.4?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Using I9100G model?

      • patrick

        yes, GT-9100 model

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          You can downgrade using Odin. But I don’t know where to get the I9100G model firmware.

          • patrick

            mine is GT-9100 model.
            My firmware i was XWKK5 2.3.6 and I just flashed to XWKK2 2.3.6. Let me try if it works ok on the Wifi.

  • http://vaibhavgera.com Vaibhav Gera

    Hey Jayce,

    A small query – I am an Indian SGS2 user and recently i upgraded to XXKI3 and my CSC changed from India {DD} to i think KOR, Now i upgraded successfully to 2.3.6 and there was only 1 md5 file attached it in PDU.

    My CSC shows KOR right now, can i change the CSC to XEU or the Indian Version {DD}, Will it require to flash again with same GT-I9100_XEN_I9100XWKK2_I9100XENKJ1_I9100XXKI4 PDU & a separate CSC file attached or there is any other way.

    Also will it wipe my data if i change the CSC now.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Install individual CSC package from XDA. But it does wipe your data when you change CSC.

  • girish

    wht’s new in 2.3.6 gingerbread ?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      No idea. No change log from Samsung. Try it out to find out… ;)

      • girish

        installed. dint find much of a difference as of now

  • Clement

    Hi Jayce,

    just thought of sharing .. i have a colleague in Malaysia who just bought the S2. It is surprising that his firmware version is already 2.3.6! In Singapore, we are still stuck with 2.3.3 /2.3.4 depending on what color S2 you get.

    Not sure if this local firmware will make it to the default list in xda-developers.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      I9100G is using Android 2.3.6 now. I9100 is still stuck at Android 2.3.3. Not the colour but the model G or non G.

  • Sunil

    Hi Jayce,

    I recently upgraded my GS2 frimware to 2.3.6. However, i have noticed that my 2G & 3G connectivity is crashing. Also, there are issues with the overall performance of my S2. Please help me in resolving this issue.

    I never faced this kind of issue with Galaxy S2 in the past.

  • jinfu

    Hi Jayce, i’m new to android , i have some questions want to ask you.
    My Device is GT-I9100T, my current firmware version is I9100TDCKF1 , Kernel version is I9100TDCKH2, i want to root my S2, but i can’t find insecure kernel match my firmware, my question is : Is it possible to root without flashing insecure kernel?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      I use CF-Root to root my SGS2. But I don’t have I9100T. Not sure it can work or not. Maybe you can try ask others at XDA see.
      http://www.jayceooi.com/2011/08/04/how-to-root-samsung-galaxy-s2-with-cf-root-video/

      • jinfu

        I use UnlockRoot (www.unlockroot.com) to root my device without flashing insecure kernel and I’v noticed that only superuser is installed, no CWM installed. when i try to get into recovery mod by pressing volume up+home+power, it brings me to Android System Recovery 3e.
        Can i install new rom via Android System Recover?

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          No, CWM is needed.

          • jinfu

            if we use Android System Recovery, will the device brick?

            • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

              Not sure. Never try it before. But I doubt we can install custom ROM with it.

              • jinfu

                If we can’t get into Download Mode by pressing volume+home+power, what should we do?

                • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

                  Use USB Jig.

                  • jinfu

                    ok thanks :)

  • Shy14

    I recently bought a S2

    Base Version – I9100XXKE7

    KERNEL VERSION 2.6.35.7-I9100XWKF3-CLS276555ROOT@DELL101#2

    BUILD NUMBER -GINGERBREAD.XWKF3

    I would like to upgrade to the new firmware, could you please tell me if i can install the above ROM and also if i should also update my Kernel.

    Will I be later be able to connect to KIES and restore my last backup or will this not be possible to do so. Please advice ….. I am new to the Android Environment.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Yes, it will replace your existing kernel.

      Not sure. I do not use Samsung Kies. Lot of people complaint that it is buggy.

      • Shy14

        Hi Jayce,

        Thnaks for your reply, could you please tell me if my phone work fine with the above ROM and would this mean i have to do the flashing of the Kernal via CF-Root as well or is the Kernal updated automatically….

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Any I9100 SGS2 can use above firmware. You need to root it again with CF-Root.

  • Leslie

    How’s the bettery improvement ?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Look same to me on XXKI4 firmware.

  • Chris

    Hi chief, thanks for the good work. it’s so helpful to people like me! I am downloading 2.3.6 gingerbread for my new galaxy s2 which came with 2.3.3. My main reason is that I hope to get beyond
    Better Battery Life. My fon. sucks at battery. I wouldnt be so concerned about performance because it’s already very good.

    so after I update my fon to 2.3.6 like your video shows , will I get better battery Life?

    Please reply .
    Thanks.
    Chris

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Should be. Battery life is good from Android 2.3.5 firmware onward.

  • dinker

    Hi. i installed this rom on my sgs2. I noticed my phone restart automatically 2-3 times a day. do u know abt this issue? any fix? Thanks

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Nope, did you wipe data and cache before install? I usually do that.

      • dinker

        Yes i wipe data and cache and delete delvik cache too.

  • dinker

    hi , i try to extract this rom through 7-zip, itz asking for password. when i dont enter anything it does not extract it.. plz help

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Firmware does not have password. Don’t confuse with kernel that is password protected.

      • dinker

        brother i got you what are u saying. but bleave me when i download ur 2.3.6 link from megaupload and it is rar file ,. i need to extraxt it. while extracting it . itz asking for password. if i dont entre anything thn it does not extract it.. now i m tryng to download from multiupload. letz see wht it says… but bleave me. it ask for passpord. u can try too..

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          It is 7z format. And it did not have password when I downloaded it last time. Anyway, the password is at XDA site.

        • dinker

          and it is of 407mb.

  • dinker

    i try to download from megeupload link. and it is asking for password dear,,

  • dinker

    what is difference between kk2 and kk5?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      No idea as Samsung did not provide change logs.

  • lim

    hello jayce.

    may i know its having chinese language..?

    thank you.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Nope, this is Europe firmware.

      • lim

        ok thanks.

  • lim

    hi jayce.

    may i know are you experience feel heat near at back camera in this 2.3.6 version?

    mine using 2.3.3 easily get heat while in using or charging. any solutions?

    thank you.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      I don’t feel it on normal usage as I have a case on my SGS2 back. But I do feel warmness there when playing complex 3D games.

      • lim

        may i know is there any official solution to soft the sgs2 heat problems?

        thank you.

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Wait for official firmware for Malaysia. Or try to consult Samsung Support. ;)

          • lim

            alright and thanks.

  • Tony

    hi jayce
    i m indian user of sgs2
    having baseband version DDKE4 and Gingerbread version XWKF3 my device is rooted can i update it to 2.3.6 is it safe to do i also have backup of current version plz help me and also i want to know about its performance and battery life
    thnks in advance

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      As long as your SGS2 model is GT-I9100, you are fine. Did not use XWKF3 before, no idea will it improve when upgrade to XWKK2.

  • Tony

    and one thing more is that what is new in XWKK5 should i flash this one or XWKK2 plz suggest me b’coz u know about the best

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Samsung did not provide change log. No idea…

  • Dr. siva

    respected sir …. JAYCE
    am very much new here… MY SAMSUNG GALAXY S2 WAS BOUGHT FROM SINGAPORE . it came with the tag of singtel … so i have some off these unwanted software like singtel live , singtel. etc… now my firwere is 2.3.3…. can u please tell me , what i have to do to update my firmwere …. my mail id is dr.siva.green@gmail.com

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Use Samsung Kies to update it officially. Or follow the installation guide here for unofficial way.

      • Nickwu

        Hi in Singapore Singtel , M1 and Starhub all still on 2.3.3 ! I upgrade to 2.3.5 but just downgrade back to 2.3.3 wait for the 4.0 in Kies at march 2012 .

  • mawan67

    hi jayce..
    I’m have a problem when I want to upgrade the firmware using kies and when I check thru phone for software upgrade it will says fail to upgrade…my baseband version I9100dxkf1 and Gingerbread version XWKF1 and current version 2.3.3….what is ur recommendation for version and firmware right now for model I9100…thanks..

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Latest firmware for I9100 Malaysia is DXKI2. Still using Android 2.3.3.

      • Don

        There was any update for 2.3.4 for Galaxy S2 I9100 1 or 2 months back but during update it crashed.

  • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

    @Richard: Mount R/W first. Then hold on the file. An Options menu will pop up. Finally, select Permissions. You can change the file permission then.

  • Don

    Hi Jayce,
    This 2.3.6 is it stable so far after u did the update?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      No issue during my testing…

  • Rajesh

    Hi jayce,

    I am from india using SGS2

    having baseband version DDKE2 and Gingerbread version XWKE8 my device is NOT rooted can i update it to 2.3.6 official release is it safe to do.

    i tried to update by software update in about in settings by connecting wifi but it always connecting and then says connection failed, please help me to update to 2.3.6 official update

    thnks in advance

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Yes, it is safe for GT-I9100 SGS2. Follow the installation guide to install.

      • Rajesh

        sir why is it not happening directly from update in settings

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Not sure about that. Please consult Samsung Support. ;)

  • ady

    hi jayce..
    first off i apologize..
    ive read all that u posted here..but im still new to android cos i just made the jump from Iphone and i dont understand any of it..
    so currently i just got my Galaxy S2 from Singapore..

    Model No: GT-I9100
    Version: 2.3.3
    Baseband Version: I9100DXKI1
    Kernel Version: 2.6.35.7-I9100DXKI2-CL564948root@DELL129#2
    Build:GINGERBREAD.DXKI2

    got some questions for ya..

    1. can i safely update to gingerbread 2.3.6?
    2. how do i go about doing it?..
    3. if i flash it..will all my data be removed??..

    so sorry if all these has been answered before..but i just dont quite understand it..

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      1. Yes, I did that. No body reported issue yet.
      2. Follow the guide in the post.
      3. It is non wipe version. But better make a backup first.

  • roller

    bro i tryed to install XWKK5 2.3.6 but when it reset say confirm password? do not enter in the recovery mode.. just download mode.. a don know what more can i do..

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      What firmware are you using now?

  • Jay

    good work bro…
    working 2.3.6 sexy in ma S2 (India)

    • Raejsh

      bro how did u load 2.3.6 in india let me know i am facing problem

      • Jay

        Dude its easy…
        seriously just follow the all stapes blindly and than u will get wat u want…
        if u r facing any specific problem than post it, may b jayce and other users can help you…

  • fulham

    Hi Jayce,
    My phone went for a repair and it now has KK2 installed on it.
    However, how to root it?
    I need to root it to be able to use titanium back up.
    Also, you have provided link to the official firmware. Is there a custom ROM which is better than this?
    Thx

  • wish

    You say that “you can install on other region’s SGS2 as long as your model is GT-I9100″ and if my sgs2 GT-19100G?? can use this firmware o not? before my firmware DZL something

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      No, you can’t use it on your I9100G.

      • wish

        is there any firmware suitable for my sgs2 version? 2.3.6 firmware..if have..post the direct lnk here

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Use Samsung Kies to upgrade. There is Android 2.3.6 firmware for SGS2 G version already.

  • wish

    use samsung kies or odin more better and easier?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      To me, Odin.

      • wish

        erk..okay..then can u giv link for pda file (2.3.6) ..l8ter i want flass it with my i19100G

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          I don’t have firmware for G version. Sorry…

        • Leslie

          I saw at samMobile.com got the I9100G firmware

  • Rajesh

    Hey bro, i loaded step by step and it loaded sucessfully, now i have to use it

  • Rajesh

    thanks a ton, and u r gr8

  • Fulham

    Hi Jayce,
    Rooted successfully.
    Now a new problem – I setup 3 different mail accounts through “Mail”.
    However, now every single account has 2 two folders (2 of Inbox, Outbox, Trash, Sent…) and the emails also showup in duplicates.
    If I try to delete one of them, both get deleted.
    I even factory resetted the device, flushed the cache and then re setup the mail accounts – same problem again!
    Is therea way to fix it?
    I think samsung account is the culprit.
    However, I can’t delete it or at least I don’t know if one can.
    Any way, I will appreciate your help.
    Thx

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Sorry, no idea because I don’t use it. Use Gmail only. Try to consult Samsung Support.

  • Fulham

    No probs Jayce, I will try their support.

  • jimmy

    Hi Jayce, just want to make sure before i do anything with my s2,

    Version: 2.3.3
    Baseband version: I9100XXKE4
    Kernel Version: 2.6.35.7-I9100ZSKF1-CL225635
    jdk6@jtj-desktop #6
    Build Number: GINGERBREAD.ZSKF1

    can i upgrade to this XWKK2 firmware?

    Thanks in advance.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Yes, as long as yours is I9100 model.

      • jimmy

        thanks Jayce for the guide and replies, I’ve successfully upgrade my firmware ;) so far so good.

  • Clement

    Hey Jayce,

    Noticed that today there is a new version posted at xda-developers, just wondering will this be the same as the above firmware with more firmware fixes??

    Firmware info
    PDA:XWKK2
    PHONE: XXKI4
    Date: 11/11/2011
    Android 2.3.6

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      XWKK2? Or new firmware?

      • Clement

        opps sorry yes XWKK2. was thinking of installing the XSA instead XEN

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Did not try XSA version. No idea same as XEN or not.

          • Clement

            Well i took the purge and tried the Australia version, it had included navicon maps for both Australia and New Zealand. Other than that i saw no other real differences.

            Also somehow it felt laggy when scrolling through pages or sms in XSA. Not sure was it due to myself going from XEN to XSA. So i reverted back to XEN

  • Adam

    Hi Jayce,

    I hv same prob too, lost root.

    I lost my Jkay deluxe Theme and kitchen pro. How can I get it back? Tx

  • Yaniv

    Hi Jayce,

    i’m from Israel and looking for official samsung galaxy s2 for my area.
    or any other official rom that includes the hebrew support language i don’t want the MUI to be in hebrew, just support (reading and write hebrew at gogole keyboard)

    any suggestions?

    Yaniv

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Sorry, not so sure about that. From SamFirmware, JPKH1 firmware is for United Arab Emirat.

      • Yaniv

        ho can i see all galaxy official roms of 2.3.6? (i think that Europe or UK will fit me)
        also how can i understand what the meaning of each letter code at the rom name (e.g. XWKK2 )

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce
          • Yaniv

            you’re fast.
            great knowledge base for the codes.

            is there any site that all available roms are been published and i can pick that one that i need?

            • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

              XDA – link in the article.

    • Shira

      Hi Yaniv, I have the same question…were you able to find what you needed to do this? If so, could you advise me?
      Thanks
      Shira

  • Amin

    can i update my Galaxy s with 2.3.6?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      This ROM is for Galaxy S2 only.

  • peiru

    hey, is this 2.3.6 official in malaysia……
    If i root my s2 , will void the warranty?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      No, I9100 does not have Android 2.3.6 firmware for Malaysia yet.
      Yes, rooting voids warranty.

  • Baig

    Hi Jayce,

    Are you done testing the battery life…any improvements comparing 2.3.5??

    Thanks

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      They are the same to me.

      • Baig

        ok..what about phone heating issue when playing 3d games?

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Same also…

  • jsniper

    Hi Jayce do you know if siyah kernel is working with update?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Did not try it on this firmware. No idea.

      • jsniper

        Trying now i will keep you informed

        • jsniper

          no dice back to 2.3.5 with siyah 2.3 just for the oc.

  • john

    Hi, Is there 2.3.6 official firmware s2 in UK.

    • jsniper

      Yes go to sammobile and download xxkl1

      • john

        I tried but could not findout ,could you help me plz ?thanks

      • Ponic

        Joyce,

        Are there any difference between xxkl1 and your firmware other than xxkl1 is for UK

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          No idea as I did not try the UK version.

          • Ponic

            Thanks for the quick reply.
            The reason why I asked this question is I read in xda forums
            that with correct rom you will get more battery time if I have
            samsung extended battery.

            Could you whether this is true?

            • Ponic

              Typo error, Could you confirm whether this is true?

            • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

              I do not have extended battery. No idea. But I don’t think the correct country ROM will give you better battery life. The well optimized custom ROM will improve battery life.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Just plug in your phone to Samsung Kies. It will prompt you if got new official firmware.

  • jsniper

    Ok so go to http://www.sammobile.com/firmware/?page=3&t=1&o=1&m=GT-I9100&r=1#regiona
    fourth one from the bottom I9100XXKL1 ## 2.3.6 2011 December I9100OXAKL1 Open Europe hope that helps

  • hola

    Hello jayce

    -what’s the best custom room for 2.3.6

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      No idea. I did not try any one of them yet.

      • hola

        if i want to install 2.3.5 with revolution hd v1
        need to factory reset or not because now i’m using 2.3.6

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Yes, wipe data and cache in CWM.

          • hola

            ok tq jayce..

  • Baig

    Hi Jayce,

    A bit off topic but can u pls tell me how long ur SGS2 takes to fully charge from 0-100%?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Around 3 hours.

  • DK

    Hello Jayce.. I have not rooted my S2.. I updated from 2.3.4 to 2.3.5 using odin.. at that time as well I downloaded one file which runs in PDA.. not the kernel… this time as well Do i need to download main firmware… or kernel as well… also what does kernel really means… many thanks…

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Sorry, I don’t know what are you trying to do here.

  • DK (UK)

    I updated 2.3.4 to 2.3.5 using odin.. but I did not download any kernel…

    earlier with 2.3.4 it was 2.6.35.7-i9100xwki4-cl575468root@dell143#2

    but now with 2.3.5 it is 2.6.35.7I9100XXKI3-CL577579se.infra@SEP-55#2 (auto)

    suppose i am downloading 2.3.6 from XDA forum

    do I need to download just the main firmware or I should download kernel as well and install that.

    Hope now you are geting my point…

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Firmware will do. Kernel is not needed.

      • DK (UK)

        thanks…

        • DK (UK)

          Hello Jayce… I downloaded 2.3.6 using the link given by you and installed… now there is some msg coming up…”Sorry.. the process com.android.phone has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again [Force close]” AND when i am doing force close… it loses network and detects again and again the same msg appears… what should i do….

  • hola

    HELLO JAYCE

    – can i install siyahkernel for 2.3.6 xxki4

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      I think so. But I did not try it. Make a CWM backup before try it.

      • hola

        ok.so now still using 2.3.5 with revolution hd v1?

        • hola

          Jayce want to ask you

          -2.3.6 XXKI4 XWKK2 (XW_XEN_KK2) can i change to (XW_OXA_KK5) XWKK5?

          -no need to install new firmware right,just install cf root only right?

          • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

            You want to change CF-Root kernel only?

            • hola

              yup just CF-Root kernel only..

              • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

                Yes, but make sure that CF-Root version matches with your firmware version.

                • hola

                  oh..ok..i understand

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Yes, no time to try other firmware yet.

          • hola

            -your android knowledge better and higher then me..
            i still newbie n still study :)

  • http://none midieu

    Hi Jayce,

    I just have one little question please. I updated my sgs2 gt-i9100 from 2.3.3 to 2.3.6 viamy phone settings-about phone-check for update option. It worked but I am now facing some problems. Even though I’ve pretty much organize all my application screens anb icons, my phone re-shuffles all my screens and icons when I restart it. Do you have any idea how may I fix this? Second question.. I would like to update my firmware to 2.3.6. Is there a wa I can do it officially through application-about phone-check for update option? When I try to do it, it says ‘noupdate available’ :-( . Am from Canada. Will I be forced to do it though ‘Odin’? Is it safe? Thank you in advance for your answers.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      1. No idea.
      2. I thought you already updated to Android 2.3.6? It is okay to update as long as your SGS2 model is GT-I9100.

    • lala

      Jayce,

      I am from Canada as well. I have updated the SGS2 from 2.3.3 to 2.3.6 using the firmware above and odin. I am having the same problem of the screens and icons re-shuffling every time I restart the phone.

      Any ideas on how to fix?

      • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

        Sorry, nope as I did not face this issue. Try to factory reset see.

        • http://none midieu

          Thx for your answer Jayce. My mistake, I am on Gingerbread 2.3.4. I did not do the factory reset yet. Lala, did you do it? Did it work? Thx for your replies guys. Anyone else is facing or have faced same problem?

  • http://none midieu

    Thx for your answer. My mistake, I’m on 2.3.4 firmware right now.

  • pritam

    hey bro i want 2 update my s2i9100 in official firmware packages 2.3.6 …now my version iz 2.3.5 which iz unofficial. i download 4rm toorent . after that i notice KIES will not recognise the firmware..

    now my ques iz i got offcial version which iz 2.3.6 in .xda-developers.com bt now i m confused which version iz compitable for my device galaxy sII i9100..

    WBKK1

    Firmware info
    PDA:WBKK1
    PHONE: UHKJ1
    Date: 04/11/2011
    Android 2.3.6

    JDI (Jamaica):http://www.multiupload.com/HZGFK6K529

    WBKK1 Stock Kernel: http://www.multiupload.com/CK6VQ9NY2T
    Password: intratech@XDA

    XWKK2

    Firmware info
    PDA:XWKK2
    PHONE: XXKI4
    Date: 11/11/2011
    Android 2.3.6

    XEN (Netherlands): http://www.multiupload.com/PBBE9HBXTS

    XSA (Australia): http://www.multiupload.com/DRS2VVATBP

    LUX (Luxembourg): http://www.multiupload.com/HBGTMC7XUX

    XWKK2 Stock Kernel: http://www.multiupload.com/7PRSFYHUWL
    Password: intratech@XDA

    now iz ur side i found( netherland) bt i m 4rm india .. if i use netherland firmware than the language turn in nethrland ryt???? i wnat english lang 4r my device …so plz tell me which 1 iz comptaible …
    thnnxx,….sry 4r bad english

    • pritam

      now my UNofficalFIRMWARE VERSION 2.3.5 info iz –PDA 19100XXK13,,,PHONE-19100XXK13,,,CSC-191000XAK13
      BUILD INFO—THU SEP15 13;53;07 KST 2011

      • pritam

        BRO UR OFFCIAL 2,3,6 IZ REGN NETHERLAND RYT..CAN I UPDATE IT IN MY DEVICE ??? COZ I M A USER OF INDIA NOT IN NETHERLAND …WHEN INDIA OFFCIAL VERSION VL REALS /?? I M NEW SO PLZ HELP ME …

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      It has English on it. Else I also don’t know how to use (from Malaysia).
      As long as your SGS2 model is I9100, you can use it.

      • pritam

        IZ IT OFFICIAL VERS ?? AFTER UPDATE KIES RECO??

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          YES, FOR NETHERLANDS. YES, WHEN NETHERLANDS FIRMWARE HAS NEW UPDATE.

          • pritam

            bro bt i m 4rm india /// any version 4r indian ?? hey wat iz the latest version of gingerbread in india??….

            • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

              Use Samsung Kies to update officially… Should be still Android 2.3.3. :P

              • pritam

                wtf …… hey in uk version 608 somthing mb ..and in netherland ver 408 ..so which 1 iz btr ????

                • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

                  No idea. Didn’t try the UK version yet.

                  • pritam

                    omg …..

                    • pritam

                      hey suupose i udate in netherlan version and i rooted my phone … than i lose my warrnty ??? by d way how can i no than i lose my root in device .. nd wat iz the benfit of rooting in device .. which thype of benfit i will get in my device after rooting ??? bro i m totaly new idnt knw thats y i m asking to many ques.. thnxxxx sry 4r bad english …

  • Praveen

    Hai, jayce, I updated to 2.3.6 XWKK5 from 2.3.5 and having issues with pink spot in camera. I want to revert back to 2.3.5 XXKI3. what can I do? Could I reinstall 2.3.5 over this update? Wipeout is not a problem for me.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Downgrade with Odin. Remember to wipe data and cache in recovery mode.

  • Praveen

    Wipe data and cache in recovery mode after downgrade or before?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Before. If still face boot loop, wipe them again.

  • Praveen

    Is Factory reset another option?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Yes, if you can load Android OS.

  • Praveen

    Sorry one more question: Is factory reset wipe current data & cache?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Yes, they are the same.

  • Praveen

    Which version of 2.3.5 is better & battery saver? I suggest your opinion.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      No idea as I did not try them all.

  • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce
    • pritam

      omg ..hey firmware update in netherlan version voids warranty??

      • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

        Yes, it might. You need to revert back to your original firmware when send for warranty service.

  • pritam

    hey bro how cn i knw dat which contyry version iz instald my phn?????

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Check the firmware version.

  • pritam

    how can i ckd ???? plz give me the details ..

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Settings – About phone – Build number.

  • pritam

    ok my build number iz –gingerbread .xxkI3 .. so itz iz which country version ?????? nethrland or india or uk or austrial ??????

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      XXKI3 is firmware for Poland, Europe.

      • pritam

        thnxxxxx bro …..

  • pritam

    bro i complet my downloading now and the name of file iz –GT-I9100_XEN_I9100XWKK2_I9100XENKJ1_I9100XXKI4.tar.md5

    my ques iz dat after xtracting in rar i found this file –GT-I9100_XEN_I9100XWKK2_I9100XENKJ1_I9100XXKI4.tar.md5
    so how can i open md5 file extension ??? i download 4r xda fourm ..file size iz 407 mb ..

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      No need to extract .tar.md5 file. Just install it like .tar file. They are the same basically.

  • pritam

    help bro help i m w8ing ….

  • pritam

    WTF IZ UPDATE MY PHONE ND IT IZ IN NETHERLAND LANGUAGE ..NT ENGLISH

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE LANGUAGE TO ENGLISH DURING SETUP.

      • pritam

        WAT ..HOW ??? PLZ TELL ME THE PROCESS HOW TO CHANE LANGUAGE IN ODIN

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Not in Odin. But during initial Android OS setup.

          • pritam

            I DNT UNDERSTAN PLZ PLZ TELL ME PROCESSS

  • pritam

    WHERE IZ ANDROID OS SETUP??? NOW I CHANGE LANGUAGE THROUGH PHONE SETTING BT PLZ HELP ME YARRR

  • pritam

    when i plug in in s2 ..dn showin mtp intilization ..how to disable ….

  • erwihn

    what firmware is compatible for my phone.,
    mine is..

    PDA: I9100JPKJ2
    PHONE: I9100XXKI4
    CSC: I9100JPKJ1

    tnx in advance…..

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      You can use any I9100 firmware if your SGS2 model is GT-I9100.

  • braillejs

    hello mate. how do i restore to my previous firmware(the original one when i first bought my phone) after i have flash my phone. cuz i heard that we cant update via kies if we manually install firmware for example the European firmware . well is it true?

  • Subra

    Jayce, Im not able to connect my SGS2 to kies via usb.:( can you please advise. Im eager to update my os version officially. Many thanks in advance.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Hi Subra, what firmware are you using now?

  • michael

    is there any link for official DZKJ2 2.3.6 firmware to download??

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Nope, they are I9100 firmware.

  • ace

    Jayce, this firmware is from which country? Thank you.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Didn’t you read the post?

  • musti

    i have a problem ,

    after i updated my sg2 to 2.3.6 it restarts 10 times a day verry enoing

    what can i do

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Factory reset it.

      • musti

        i have done that but no use. i took the phone to the service and they said it is made but it is still the same .10 times a day reboot .

  • AFNAN

    hI Jayce,
    Can u please help me I just bought my S2 in Saudi Arabia and it is using 2.3.3 version I want to upgrade it to 2.3.6, will the arabic language installed in it will be removed????
    please answer…
    thanks

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Did not try that. Not sure it will remove Arabic language or not.

  • nickwu

    Hii Jayce is it normal for Samsung galaxy S2 ram version:null ? Or i need to install anything?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      What is ram version? How to check that?

      • nickwu

        Press *#*#3264#*#*

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Same here ~ NULL.

  • nickwu

    Here is all the code

    Cell Battery, WiFi Usage etc Info *#*#4636#*#*
    Restore Factory Settings *#*#7780#*#*
    Format Phone *2767*3855#
    Launch service mode *#*#197328640#*#*
    Test WiFi *#*#232339#*#* or *#*#526#*#* or *#*#528#*#*
    Display WiFi MAC address *#*#232338#*#*
    GPS test *#*#1472365#*#*
    Other GPS test *#*#1575#*#*
    Bluetooth test *#*#232331#*#*
    Display Bluetooth physic address *#*#232337#*#
    Start Gtalk monitoring *#*#8255#*#*
    PDA, Phone, H/W, RFCallDate *#*#4986*2650468#*#*
    PDA and Phone *#*#1234#*#*
    FTA SW version *#*#1111#*#*
    FTA HW version *#*#2222#*#*
    PDA, Phone, csc, *#*#44336#*#*
    Packet Loopback *#*#0283#*#*
    LCD test *#*#0*#*#*
    Melody test *#*#0673#*#* or *#*#0289#*#*
    Device test such as vibration and lightness *#*#0842#*#*
    Display touchscreen version *#*#2663#*#*
    Touchscreen test *#*#2664#*#*
    Distance sensor test *#*#0588#*#*
    Display memory version *#*#3264#*#*
    packet loopback *#*#0283#*#*
    to test LCD *#*#0*#*#*
    melody test *#*#0673#*#*
    vibration test and backlight test *#*#0842#*#*
    Check touch screen version*#*#2663#*#*
    Test your touch screen *#*#2664#*#*
    proximity sensor test *#*#0588#*#*
    ram version *#*#3264#*#*
    phone information *#*#4636#*#*
    hard reset *2767*3855#
    factory reset*#*#7780#*#*
    change end call/power option*#*#7594#*#*
    service mode*#*#197328640#*#*
    file copy screen (backup media files) *#*#273283*255*663282*#*#*
    wlan test *#*#526#*#*
    shows wifi mac address *#*#232338#*#*
    gps test *#*#1472365#*#*
    another gps test *#*#1575#*#*
    bluetooth test *#*#232331#*#*
    shows bluetooth device address *#*#232337#*#
    gtalk service monitor *#*#8255#*#*
    Touch configurations *#78#
    Full EEPROM Reset *2767*3855#
    bat info *#0228#
    soft ver *#1234#
    admin settings *#6984125*#

  • Diane

    Hi
    A week ago or so the firmware update XWKK2 (2.3.6) was made available for me to download on my Galaxy S2. So I downloaded and updated my phone’s firmware and did the same to my mother’s S2. Since then … we have both noticed a huge decline in the battery life. Last night for example before I went to bed … the battery was about 60%. When I woke up 6 hours later … the battery had run out completely and turned off my phone. The same has happened to my mother’s phone recently.

    my buddies now widgets also reset from time to time and my screen had a green tint to it at one stage.

    I want to revert back to the previous firmware. I tried resetting factory settings … twice: manually and via the settings but it still has 2.3.6 on it.

    How do I go back?

  • John

    Hi Jayce
    Last night I updated my SGS II to 2.3.6 using KIES.I don’t see any of the two new applications you mentioned in your first post.I did not face any difficulty in updating my phone using KIES.Then how am I missing these apps?
    Also,as I had rooted my phone previously,I lost super-user and all root based apps not working now.How do I root again?Do i need to re-install all root based apps..pls reply.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Those apps are for Netherlands firmware. Are you using Netherlands firmware?
      Yes, you need to re-root after upgrade official firmware.

  • shahid

    Version: 2.3.3
    Baseband version: I9100BOKF1
    Kernel Version: 2.6.35.7-I9100XWKDD-CL161513
    root@dill103#2
    Build Number: GINGERBREAD.BOKF3

    can i upgrade to this XWKK2 firmware?

    tnx in advance…..

    when upgraded my phone second time unlocking my sgs2….?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Yes.
      No idea about unlocking.

  • shahid

    firmware for Netherlands……….but i am current user India so any problem after upgrading……..?

    tnx in advance…..again..

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      No problem for on my Malaysia unit.

  • ankur

    hi,

    since i am techie guy and i tried to update the latest firmware 2.3.6 for sg2 thru kies. initally i was not able to update has it used to say firmware stopped but today i was able to update it.

    best thing is that my data was as it is. there is some difference i saw that is.

    the homescreen has 7 panes and after 7 panes you swipe further it will automatically to pane 1.

    in the lock screen, when you charging the phone you will see the charge status just below the date and time.

    at the end of the list for example in contacts at the end of the last contact if you try to scroll down you will see a blue colour at the end a big one, the same goes at the top of the page. i found it cool actually

    camera has little bit change

    little faster in swyping

    the swype is changed a bit, a thicker line and the word prompt is also changed.

    these are the few things i have found out now and will update you more once i found them…

  • shahid

    ya but i am using t mobile sgs2………..so wich farmwere batter for me………..?
    thanks for replying……..

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      You need to try it out yourself to find out..

  • taulant

    My sgs2 has 2.3.4 firmware and a XWKI4 kernel can i update it with your instructions ? please let me know and will my phone still be unlocked after the update because i`m in Kosovo and i don`t know in which region my phone is based :S or whatever…

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      You can update but no sure about the unlock.

  • shahid

    SORRY but i am new user android environment ………..so i cant fined out better farm-were so ple… help me……….

  • Tux

    I flashed my sg2 with 2.3.6 but I cant find insecure kernel for this model: XWKK2.
    Please help.

  • Tux

    Thx, I made it :)

  • shahid

    Jayce ple say me which T-mobile gs2 farm-were ple…..ple say me friend ……….

  • Jon

    Hey Jayce, I recently went through your guide with my Samsung Galaxy SII. Everything is working properly, except that my phone’s back button and search button are not working? Any fixes?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Sorry, no idea. Got search button on SGS2 I9100?

  • nalbi

    I flashed my SGII with 2.3.6, realy like the new touches in it, better battery life and overall performance.
    unfortunatly it doesnt support arabic fonts, so i have to go back to older versions.
    but when i try to go back to the original release it had (2.3.3) the mobile hangs in a boot cycle !!!
    which forces me to stay on the 2.3.6
    any idea how i can solve this issue, or better yet . . . how can i make it support arabic fonts?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      You need to wipe data and cache in recovery to solve boot loop issue.

  • shahid

    THANX Jayce

  • Dan

    When I connect to Samsung KIES to update to 2.3.6, got message “Your device does not support software upgrading via KIES”.

    What to do next?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Using custom firmware? Install official firmware back.

      • Dan

        Not sure what kind of firmware. How to check custom or official firmware. Just bought it 2 weeks ago.

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Firmware that Samsung Kies does not support == custom firmware. Can support one == official firmware.

  • Praveen

    XWKL1 frankestien firmwares need rooted? Do you recommend it?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      I believe no root access is needed to flash Odin type of firmware. No idea. Did not try XWKL1 frankestien firmware.

  • Amjad Ul Hassan

    How to update samsung galaxy tab p1000 to gingerbread 2.3.6?
    Samsung Kies say firmware is up to date. kindly give instructions…

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Wait for official release for your region.

  • bobo

    hey jayce, do you have the wpa supplicant for 2.3.6 galaxy s2?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Sorry, I don’t.

  • Ghouse

    I upgrade my S2 to 2.3.6 but it got lots of bugs.. my phone battery life messed up..without any third party battery defender application it lives for 15 hours. my biggest problem is the phone is getting restarted many times in a day.. the new version sucks..

  • Arafath

    Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread Firmware is applicable for Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100JPKJ2 ? Pls can any reply…

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Not sure. Please connect to Samsung Kies to find out.

  • Amir

    Hi why problem this music player so played the music its reading but hey jumping to next track

  • Esyad Lar

    jayce…is this work? no bug? no lagging? because i just update my s2 form 2.3.3 to 2.3.5..now i heard there a latest android 2.3.6?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Working fine for me…

  • 24karat^

    You have me lost, in this blog you said to use CF CF-Root XW_XEN_KJ3 but in http://www.jayceooi.com/2011/08/03/download-cf-root-for-samsung-galaxy-s2/ you say to use CF that matches your kernal best. which in that case would be xw xen kk2?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      By the time I tested and wrote this article, only CF-Root XW_XEN_KJ3 was available. XW_XEN_KK2 is available now. Use that…

  • http://www.dianedadat.me Diane

    I’ve heard people update their SGS2 to Android 4.0 ….. has anyone done this and how good/bad is it?

  • 24karat^

    I di and thats why i came here. had a hard time flashing it back. i like but right now its too laggy, ill wait until either the official release comes out or a more stable one. too maony bugs right now for my liking though when it was working it was very smooth.

  • nalbi

    same thing here,
    you’ll notice right away the slugishness, i think it still needs some work.
    and i had a problem of recieving calls while screen is on sleep.

  • http://www.dianedadat.me Diane

    Hrmm ok. I think I might wait for a stable one then and just settle with 2.3.6
    Thanks :-)

  • Ahmed

    Hi;
    I need Arabic support for android 2.3.6 so please advice me

  • huh22

    do i need to back up all my applications?

    • huh22

      i’ve download your 2.3.6 ..but it seems in different language..how do i want to change into english

      • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

        Change it at language settings.

  • blinkingmail

    Hi jayce,

    i have flashed dxkl3 fw using odin. but the kernel only has been change. how will i change the baseband version and and build version and also the android version

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Look like you flashed kernel only not firmware. Flash the firmware.

  • raymen9

    i cant extract the .md5 file, there is an error. re downloaded and still same.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Try to use 7-Zip to extract it.

  • http://NA Mandee

    Hi jayce,

    Pl confirm, it is official updated firmware of Galaxy S2..I mean KIES will able to upgrade my S2 to next update or not?
    And Thanks much for giving me this steps & firmware to update my S2….

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      This is official firmware for Netherlands. Yes, you will be able to upgrade when new firmware for Netherlands comes out.

  • http://NA Mandee

    I am from India…from where I can download the latest official firmaware for India

  • http://coffeelovingskeptic.com Tony Ryan – Coffee Loving Skeptic

    How come your Quadrant score is so high!?
    Mine is around 3000

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Using same firmware and clean installation?

  • Bozza

    Hi
    Since upgrading from Official KIES firmware 2.3.4 to 2.3.5 via the above method then 2.3.6 OTA I have found that when I fully charge the battery with the phone OFF or ON via USB or POWER OUTLET, when disconnected it returns a battery life of 97%.

    I’m pretty sure 2.3.5 for the first couple of days did not do this.

    Would you be able to advise why this might be and if this has been an issue with 2.3.6?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Hard to tell. I have this issue sometime too even on Android 2.3.5.

      • Bozza

        Thanks for the reply.

  • Sanju

    Can i upgrade my galaxy fit with sandwich icecream. i upgarded from 2.2. froyo to 2.3.4 gingerbread but it is showing usb tethering problem. waht should i do

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Sorry, no idea. I don’t have Samsung Galaxy Fit.

  • saravana

    hi,
    iam using samsung gt s5233s i would like to upgraded by android os, would this possible to my phone, would this supports the android os?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      No idea as I don’t have this model.

  • Pinoy Android News

    I can install this to my S2 with DXKI2 firmware?

    Noob Question based on above: I can install any firmware even it is not DXKI#? For example there is an official firmware released in UK then I decided to install that to my device without harming it?

    TIA,

    PinoyDroid

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Yes, you can install any I9100 firmware on SGS2 I9100 model.

      • Pinoy Android News

        Thanks, though I forgot to ask this, the link above is stable?

  • Arindam

    Hi Jayce,

    I recently purchased Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100g. However , I am facing the below two issues :

    1) Sometimes , after taking some pics the Camera hangs. When I start the camera it shows the message “Camera failed” and I need to restart the phone again.

    2) After charging the phone either through USB cable or electric supply , when I connect the headphone and listen songs , the phone freezes. The phone is completely blank and I am not able to do anything. I need to resatr my phone to make it operational.

    I went to Samsung Service Center and they replaced my phone with a new one,but still
    in the new handset I am facing the above issues. Could you let me know if the above are known issues and is it related to any hardware/software issues. Now what next shoould I do ?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      These are the known issues for I9100G model. Try to upgrade to latest firmware. If still cannot, ask Samsung to give you I9100 model as replacement.

      • Arindam

        Could you please let me know the latest firmare. I am having Gingerbread 2.3.6 and Baseband version as I9100GDDKI1.

        Kindly help.

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Should be I9100GDZKL3 firmware.

          • Arindam

            thanx lot for the info,since i m newbie in this cud u pls how can i update to this latest firmware
            Can i do the same from my own or i need to take it to the
            service center
            Thanx in advance for ur help nd info

            • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce
              • Arindam

                Hi Jayce,

                Thanx for the info.

                i hv some few questions

                I m frm India(Mumbai),so will the firmware which u suggested work for me ?

                Also when I am connecting through KIES it is saying tht I have the latest

                firmware…so shall I download the I9100GDZKL3 and flash it through Odin ?

                Kindly help thanx in advance

                • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

                  Oh, I though you are from Malaysia as I9100G is popular in Malaysia. India just got it recently.

                  No, don’t flash it with Odin. I9100GDZKL3 firmware is based on Malaysia. I9100GXWKJ2 firmware should be the latest one for India.

                  • Arindam

                    thanx for the update , however my firmware is I910GDDand when i connect to kies it says that i hv the latest firmware
                    Pls let me know how shud i solve my problem of camera and music player ?
                    thnx in advance

                    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

                      Since it is the latest firmware already, try to factory reset it. If still cannot, ask Samsung to give you I9100 model as replacement.

  • http://www.google.com Kalyan

    Hello Jayce,
    I am Samsung Galaxy 2 user from India. I have tried several times to update the firmware, but could not do so as it msg pop up ‘operation time’. Can you give me link of the official firmware of india so I can install it via Odin.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Hi Kalyan, use the XDA website link in the post.

  • Anish

    hey there,
    i have Samsung galaxy S2 Virgin Canada 2.3.3 gingerbread but when i connect it to Kies it says that the current firmware is the latest firmware….so i cant update it to 2.3.5 any solution.

    Thanks.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Hi Anish, you can install other region firmware using Odin manually if you want.

      • Anish

        i tried to flash but there s this icon of vibration shows up on notification bar even if vibration is on it shows up.

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          This is part of 2.3.6 firmware feature.

  • Hassan Ali

    Hi Jayce!
    Brother I’m in problem..!!
    I bought a new Galaxy S2 and want to update it from 2.3.4 GINGERBREAD to ICE CREAM SANDWICH 4.0, I am new to android i don’t know how to update or what ever please brother help me i was searching on google and i found you as an expert regarding android! My GALAXY S2’s BASEBAND: I9100 XXKI1 AND KERNEL VERSION: 2.6.35.7-I9100XWKI4-CL575468 ROOT@DELL143#2 AND BUILD NUMBER GINGERBREAD.XWKI4. I will wait for you earlier response!!

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce
      • Hassan Ali

        Brother what to do with this link? Please guide me a bit in details!!!!!!

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Install ICS ROM with Odin software. Note – don’t install ICS ROM if you don’t know how to because it is a beta ROM (not 100% stable).

          • Faizan

            What is DIfferent Between this both Version: GINGERBREAD and ICS.

            Which One is More Advanced and Better?

            It is advisable to upgrade my Android 2.3.4 GINGERBREAD to ICS 4.0 ?

            and please let me know the difference and which one is more better….

            thankyou

            • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

              ICS is better than Gingerbread but not stable yet. So stay on Gingerbread until official ICS releases.

          • Hassan Ali

            So My Dear Jayce Brother please give me a link of stable version of ICS 4.0 from which i can easily download n update my Galaxy S2 from Gingerbread to ICS and i’m new to android… :-( so please its a humble request to you my Dear Brother.. I will be very thankful to you and to your forum…

            • Hassan Ali

              If possible please give me the link of official ICS version…

              • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

                No official ICS firmware yet. All are leaked beta firmware at the moment…

            • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

              I gave you the link previously. Refer to that…

  • Faizan

    Hello..

    i m Having Galaxy S2, i m from india,
    My Current Installed Version is as Below:

    Android Version: 2.3.4
    Baseband Version: I9100XXKG3
    Kernal Version: 2.3.35.7-I9100XXKG3-CL401405 se.infra@sep-35 #2
    Build Number: GINGERBREAD-XXKG3

    i want to know.. this is latest version i m using or i should upgrade to latest version..
    if there is any latest version, please let me know the latest version which i should upgrade and from when i can download that…

    Thankyou

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Just plug in to PC on Samsung Kies to find out the latest firmware for yours.

  • Husain

    Hey Jayce

    i just wanna ask few questions

    1. what is the difference between kernel and firmware?
    2. Will this version change my phone’s kernel and will i be able to update it through kies in future?

    Pls. reply

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      1. Firmware is the ROM. Kernel is the heart of the ROM.
      2. Yes if new firmware is available for Netherlands.

      • Husain

        Thanks Jayce :)

        • Husain

          Hey jayce i successfully updated my s2. thanks alot man. i really missed original gingerbread

  • RJ

    hi Jayce,

    i followed the instructions and got the GINGERBREAD.XWKK2 on my phone.
    but i bricked it when i flashed a wrong version of kernel.

    however i restored the XWKK2 again and phone is back to normal again.
    could you just guide on where to find the kernel for XWKK2

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Hi RJ, you can get XWKK2 kernel from XDA website (link in the post).

  • Lee

    Hi Jayce,

    I just got a Galaxy SII on contract from M1.

    Model Number: GT-I9100
    Android Version: 2.3.3
    Baseband Version: I9100DXKI1
    Kernel Version: 2.6.35.7-I9100DXKI2-CL564948 root@DELL129#2
    Build Number: GINGERBREAD.DXKI2

    I was utterly disappointed by the 4-5 seconds it takes me to unlock my screen. Having done some reading, it seems that all I need is an update to 2.3.6 or later. (Do advise which is most stabil)

    However, some reading seems to indicate that locked phones cannot be updated. I believe my phone is locked to m1. Please help! Also, I use a Mac.

    Thanks!

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Hi Lee, please try to use Samsung Kies to upgrade firmware first.

  • nickwu

    Hi Lee , I from Singapore too but my is Singtel.

    Model Number: GT-I9100
    Android Version: 2.3.6
    Baseband Version: I9100DXKI1
    Kernel Version: 2.6.35.7-I9100DXKI3-CL814816 root@DELL137#2
    Build Number: GINGERBREAD.DXKI3

    but no locked ! Locked = others sim card cannot use on that phone.

    Or u mean the phone go in to screen lock mode ?
    If is it just go in to the Display Screen time-out there and set it 10 min after update then set back to 15 sec or 30 sec .

  • VNK

    Hi!!

    my original android 2.3.6, then I upgrade to android 4.0.3 and it worked not fine with my phone so i would like to downgrade to 2.3.6… my question is can i downgrade my current android 4.0.3 to 2.3.6. by your guide in this website?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce
      • Pankaj

        Hey Jayce, I would also like to downgrade from 4.0.3 to 2.3.6 on my S2. I just visited the above link but I dont have a USB jig & I’m fine with custom ROM. Can i downgrade following your above tutorial? or is there a different procedure? btw, I’m from India.

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          USB Jig is not a must.

          • Pankaj

            thnx for the prompt reply…one more thing…
            while installing ICS i had like 4 files to put into odin..like modem..phone n stuff like that.but here theres is only 1 file to install. will it clash with the rest of the earlier files?

            • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

              All required files are put into 1 file for Gingerbread firmware. No worry.

          • Pankaj

            And another thing bro… I would like to root my device too. I havent done it before. what kernel should i be using? Do i install the above mentioned kernel & then flash it with a root one above it or just the root kernel will do? & where can i find such kernel…can u plz post the link?

      • Pankaj

        And since this is the Europe version as u mentioned above, will it cause any problem while doing automatic software update in future, as I’m in a different country?
        Fyi, my phone is unlocked..

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          No, as long as you are using official firmware.

  • vasu

    hi jayce,

    I bought sumsung s2 in china. in which the android language is in chinese and i didnt get android market too… ryt nw iam in india. i would like to change the android OS to english language and market in my mobile.. can please help me out for doing this…

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Sorry to inform you that ~ you can’t use international I9100 firmware on China SGS2. You need to search on those China website for help.

  • brye

    Hi Jayce! Is the link still active? I cant download it.

  • Pankaj

    Hey Jayce, Thank you very much for all your help. I have successfully downgraded my OS to 2.3.6.
    I will recommend your blog to my friends.
    Take care!

  • Bozza

    For those of you that have had the 97% battery issue after disconnecting from a mains / USB charger once the bleep has been heard or you see 100% on screen, hopefully the following link titled Real battery % (optimize battery stats) may help as it did for me.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1484772

    The code you will require for the Battery info: *#0228# or *#8999*228#

    Kudos to Headhood on the XDA Developers forum for providing this information.

  • deniz

    I clicked the link ‘here’ to download the stock rom but the website doesn’t seem to respond. Need assistance please.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      multiupload.com is suspected ‘shutdown’ recently. So you need to find the firmware elsewhere.

  • Brandon

    Quick question, i want to downgrade my phone from 2.3.6 back to the original 2.3.4(south Africa) which i got from Sammobile. It however only has one file in the extracted Zip file. With the extension HOME in it. Do you know what i should use within ODIN to load it back on to my phone?
    PDA, PHONE or CSC?

    Is there an easier way of getting it back to the factory stock firmware?
    As i am having a problem where my phone switches off and says kernel upload error or something like that.

  • ruke

    hey bro i need some help rooting my samsung galaxy s2 my software information is the exact same as yours but i have struggled to find any instructions

  • Sanjay Soni

    Hi Jayce,

    I am using now ICS leaked firmware. but i want to back to official firmware for middle east. please provide me link. and steps to downgrade to official firmware.

    Many Thanks

  • Sanjay Soni

    Dear Jayce,

    My Galaxy S2 is Made in Vieatnam.

    and i dont know the default build which came with my device. how can i know kernal and csc default by samsung ??

    Please help me..

    Thanks a lot..

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Sorry Sanjay, I also don’t know. Please consult Samsung Vietnam.

  • akash

    Hey jaycee i want such firmware that can update through kies. Give the link to download that …..

  • SL

    Hey Jay,

    Need some help buddy. Bit of a weird one. Trying to get Sky Go to work on my rooted SGS2, but of course it wont let me.

    Been on XDA forum for a while now and people on the thread say that if you flash a stock kernel onto your phone it should start working by hiding the root using an app.

    I am a noob and have no idea how to do this. Also, the link for the kernel I need is down. So someone suggested flashung 2.3.6 to my phone then putting the new kernel on top which is more available.

    Can you give me some advice and where to find the right downloads. Also, if I flash a stock kernel will I lose all my data? If I flash a new firmware will I lose all my data?

    My device details are:

    Android Ver: 2.3.5
    Baseband Ver: I9100BUKI1
    Kernel Ver: 2.6.35.7-I9100XWKDD-CL161513root@DELL103#2
    Build Number: GINGERBREAD.BUKJ3

    Thanks!

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Flashing kernel and official firmware won’t delete your data. Note – wipe official firmware will delete your data.

      You can try Voodoo OTA RootKeeper. I manage to temp unroot Kindle Fire with it.
      http://www.jayceooi.com/2011/12/20/how-to-temp-unroot-kindle-fire/

      • SL

        Thanks. I did try and use Voodoo, but need to flash stock kernel first. But can’t find it as Mutliupload servers are down. Do you know where I can find it, and then how to flash it please?

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Who said need to use stock kernel to use Voodoo OTA RootKeeper? Nope, most of the kernels I know are hosted at MutliUpload.

  • akash

    I want my fone to update through kies . I want the link for stock kernel

    • akash

      I have galaxy s2 . Gt i9100

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Hi akash, you can get it from XDA website (link in the post).

  • akash

    Hey i even wanna a know . Wat iz ROM

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      It is something like Windows on PC.

  • Gary

    Hi Jayce, I got a problem like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSrM5FajMYQ same as the video..what should I do? I’m getting mad on it..hope I can have your reply faster..

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      What had you done until got this issue?

      • Gary

        I flashed the latest ICS 4.0.3 XXLPH from my stock ROM, I rooted my stock ROM with CF-ROOT and I installed CWM into my phone by using odin, I install XXLPH by using Odin too..its boot up and I finish all the setup..after a few minutes..its freeze, so I pressed the power button for 8 seconds to make it reboot..the problem still occur..it hangs and my phone become hot..

        • Gary

          And I did factory reset and wipe cache before I flash the XXLPH by using CWM..

          • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

            It is a beta version. So bugs still exist…

            • Gary

              I got a friend also installed the same ROM and install it with the same way with me..but he got no problem on his phone…=(.I did it about 10+ times but the problem still exist…=(

              • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

                Then you might want to consult your friend. ;)

  • http://none Geovany

    please jayce help me out i have a samsung galaxy ace s5030 it loked himself after atttempts i dont have agoogle a acount what should i do

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Sorry, I don’t get you. Attempt what?

  • Rachit

    firstly my mobile hangs after i try to lock it…how to go about it??my version is 2.3.3 and baseband version is I9100XXKE4…help me…facing serious issues…thnxx….:D

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Maybe factory reset can solve it.

      • rachit

        by installing the new version 2.3.6 will the problem sustain??

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Hard to say. Better factory reset to have a clean start.

  • kyle

    hi Jayce. i downloaded an app called mobi control, its a completly usless app that i dont recomend to anyone, the prob is that it keeps freezing my phone i have to force close it on my galaxy s2. when i go to uninstall it, it refuses to uninstall. is their any way i can force uninstall it??
    please help

  • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

    Do you mean this app? https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.soti.mobicontrol

    TO UNINSTALL: Uncheck “Device Administrator” for MobiControl before uninstalling the application. Settings->Location & Security-> Select Device Administrators

  • kyle

    WOW!! iv being trying for 2 months to get rid of that thing, id even downloaded abt 20 diffrent uninstall apps… and non worked.

    thanks

  • raymond

    hello sir i have a samsung galaxy s2 firmware korean shw-m250s can i upgrade to international firmware gt-i9100 , if can how to do it , many thank you .

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Sorry, raymond. It is not possible.

  • gurpreet singh

    i have update the software to 2.3.6… now problem is that phone not show the usb drive when i attached to pc.. plss help me

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Never face this issue. Not sure what went wrong. Try on other PC. See USB mass storage mode work or not.

  • Sazi

    Hi Jayce, I’m in South Africa, using MTN, I just can’t seem to get Network, I’ve tried the XXKI2 Baseband version, but still no luck, Not sure if its the baseband or not… I just need the MODEM file for MTN S.A… Help!

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Baseband should not affect it. Please check with MTN and Samsung on your issue.

  • Sazi

    Using Samsung Galaxy S2

  • rapture

    is it a must to root d phone b4 i can be able to upgrade to d gingerbread 2.3.6 firmware…??

    i’m new to dis rooting n firmware stuffs…

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      No, you can install it with Odin directly.

  • Edreinik

    Ey, I just bought SGS2 last week, is it normal that when I use it on playing games, its getting hot. though, I’ve only using it for a 15-20mins. Especially near on the cam. What should I do?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Yes, getting warm while playing 3D games is normal. Upgrade to the latest firmware.

  • Rapture

    Jayce.. U r really doing a gr8 wrk,well done…

    But could u pls help me out with a video or links on hw to directly install 2.3.6 with odin..

    N will i lose all data after tht.. Thank u vry much..

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      The guide link is in the post.

      Depend on which firmware that you install. You will lose data if you install wipe version.

  • Rapture

    Is it possible to reset d phone frm d begin with dis firmware update..
    Like wantin dis firmware to b d stock firmware for ma phone..???
    If so hw do i go abt it..???

  • bharath

    Hello Jayce,

    i have a custom firmware i want to install the original firmware for my galaxy sI9100G could u pls mail me pls multi is not working

  • Rapture

    Okk 10x vry much Jayce….
    Bt could u pls make smthng clear 4 me..??
    R ths steps of mine correct…:
    1. I’ll upgrade ma firmware to 2.3.6 with odin.. A
    2. Since I want to make 2.3.6 ma original stock firmware, afta upgrading den i reset d phone n wipe everythng Right???
    3. So after d reset, will d phone reboot with dis 2.3.6 firmware as it new stock firmware????
    4. N abt tht usb jig/jib device, i dn’t hv it so hw do i go abt with d reset??

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      2. Yes.
      3. Yes.
      4. Not a must.

  • Rapture

    Dis is ma fon info… :
    Model number – GT-I9100
    Android version – 2.3.5
    Baseband version – I9100XXKI4
    Kenel version – 2.6.35.7-I9100XXKI4-CL611039 se.infr@SEP-62 #2

  • bharath

    thanks jayce is that a original firmware?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Should be.

  • bharath

    AND JAYCE can i get the flashprogram and guide for it

  • rapture

    Dis is ma fon info… :
    Model number – GT-I9100
    Android version – 2.3.5
    Baseband version – I9100XXKI4
    Kenel version – 2.6.35.7-I9100XXKI4-CL611039 se.infr@SEP-62 #2

    could u pls help me out with dis last request……

    pls which 2.3.6 firmware should i download tht corrisponds with mine…thanks alot…

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      You can use any I9100 firmware that you want.

  • saravanan

    how to update rooted galaxy s 2 from 2.3.5 to 2.3.6 (india)

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Use Samsung Kies or Odin.

  • Rapture

    Hi Jayce…
    Any news on d release of ICS on galaxy s2…. Via via kies

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      It is available on certain country in Europe region now.

  • Rapture

    Is baseband version I9100XXKI4 an European version…
    If nt whh country’s is it???

    • M.Jay

      XXKI4 is for Poland

  • Hans

    Mine is 2.3.6 DXKL3 version, official from Kies. Can i root mine using this version u have here?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Yes Hans, as long as yours is I9100 model.

  • Hans

    Yeah, mine is GT-I9100 model. Thanks Jayce for your kind response. God bless :)

  • jeffrey

    Hi jayce,

    How to do the downgrade from ics 4.0.3 back to gingerbread 2.3.6 with odin? Do i need to backup before downgrade firmware? Please advised becoz i having some issue of compatibilty of apps on ics 4.0.3 recently download.
    The firmware 2.3.6 from your link here is it the exactly official from samsung kies?
    Thanks in advanced bro.

  • Sabrina

    I have the galaxy s sch-i500 how can i update it to the 2.3.6

  • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

    Sorry Sabrina, I don’t have such model. No idea.

  • http://praveendath92.blogspot.com Praveen Kumar Pendyala

    http://praveendath92.blogspot.in/2012/01/differences-android-233-and-236-galaxy.html

    All the differences I found. Hope this helps. Thank you.

  • Mandeep

    Hi Jayce, Can you provide me the link to download updated official firmware for my SGS2-INDIA…I downloaded it however it a website but now the picture & video resolution is not upto the mark…it is getting blur….

  • http://gmail.com jiten

    i m thinking to upgrade my samsung wave 2 S8530 model phone to android 2.2.
    i have already upgraded its firmware bada 1.2 to bada 2.0. but it is not so good.
    please tell me is it possible to change bada 2.0 to android 2.2 !

  • Red

    bro,
    the link for the firmware is not working can I have another link to download official XWKK2 for XXKI4? thanks in advance.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Not working? It is working fine here. And I don’t have other link.

      • Red

        hello again bro,

        when i click download it show me this “Such file does not exist or it has been removed for infringement of copyrights.” and i cannot download it.

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Weird. Maybe your ISP block it. Try to find it at XDA website.

  • Tjecing

    Hi Jayce… What ’bout si9100g version can i flash XXLA1 (stock rom and kernel) on my DZKL3 phone?? thanks in advance…

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Hi Tjecing, no. You can’t use I9100 firmware on I9100G.

      • Tjecing

        Oh i see.. But my intention is to flash germany XXLA1 (i9100G) stock firmware over my malaysian DZKL3 (i9100G).. Will it damage the phone?? Thanks anyway for the reply really appreciate

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Oh, I thought XXLA1 is I9100 firmware. Yes, you should be okay to install any I9100G firmware that you prefer.

          • Tjecing

            Thanks a lot really help me out..

  • http://deleted aman

    plzzzzzzzzz help me my cell phone s2 and ugkg2 my build number and baseband version how to upgread 2.3.6 ???? plzzz tell me

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Hi aman, please refer to the installation guide in the article.

  • guest

    whats the use of rooting any any android phone
    how does it help

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      It will give you root access to the phone.

  • Praveen Kumar

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chKSGdyTMHc

    A video review of ICS MIUI v4

  • sollos

    hey bro..

    i’m using samsung galaxy S GT-i9003..

    my current firmware is 2.2.1 froyo…

    can i change it to gingerbread latest firmware?

  • Burt

    The Link is not working,

    Even if I try to get it from another country, the link fails :

    Deposit Files :
    This file does not exist, the access to the following file is limited or it has been removed due to infringement of copyright.

    ZShare :
    Link doesn’t even work, :http://www.zshare.net/download/96762957f747045 doesn’t work.
    I can’t ping it, and port 80 doesn’t work. So, it appears zshare is completely dead.

    Can you please help out and provide another location?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Hi Burt, try to find other download link at XDA website.

      • Wie21

        bro.. confuse which one to download in XDA.. got lot of firmware there.. TQ..

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Hi Wie21, what are you trying to do?

  • KAKA

    Hi Mr.Jayce,

    I would like one question, now my SGSII running official ICS and i want to downgrad to officail stock 2.3.6, does it have some problem? and how to can i do it? or can downgrad by using Ordin?

    Thanks in advance for reply,

  • Rapture

    Hi… How can i root the official stock ice cream sanwich firmware..?? Thankx

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Hi Rapture, install with Samsung Kies officially. Else use Odin to install manually.

  • Rapture

    I already hv d official ics firmware 4 SGs2.. Bt could u pls get me a procedures on hw to go abt rootin d ics firmware..?? 10x

  • gorsper

    i had used the update on htc hd2 leo usa and im now failling to take the update off my phone i think its the one preventing me to put android on my htc hd2 what can i do

  • Dr Paramjeet Singh

    I am in INDIA … Dear, I am using Samsung galaxy I9000 .. Officially upgraded to GT-I9000 2.3.3 Gingerbread-DDJV9.. through KIES.
    Now when official version of furthur upgradation is not available.
    Whether there is advantage to upgrade unofficially to 2.3.6 as available and told by you also.
    My querry is what will it make difference if I upgrade it to 2.3.6.
    Thanks .

  • kanisius

    Hello Jay h r u ? hopefully fine. i have a question, can i install gingerbread 2.3.6 on my sgs2 with dxkg3 firmware, i just cant beleieve how can dxkg3 2.3.6 firmware doesnt exist your advice please. by the way i had solve the boot loop problems before with your instruction, thank so very much for it. and i’d rooted the phone again with cf_root_dxkg3_cwm4.1 worked well till now.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Hi kanisius, you can install any I9100 firmware that you prefer.

  • dee

    Jayce .hw do i update my samsung galaxy S GT I9003 firmware??

  • huss529

    Sir, I have a problem regarding an uninstalled preinstalled app.
    its the dialer and contacts app. Do you have any idea on how to reacquire this application?? Thanks… ^_^

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Hi huss529, restore back if you have CWM backup or Titanium Backup previously. Else reinstall Android ROM again.

  • rupert

    Do I lose warranty after do this?

  • jerry

    hi, Jay, i’m trying to download this official 2.3.6 from your link but the site always ask me to enter phone number and there will be charge for the video…

    how do i get the download works… for your infor, my brother S2 after upgraded to ics, his phone can’ switch of the wifi and it force to use data causing to lost all the credit with him…

    thanks

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      The file was removed from shared download site. Try to get it from XDA website.

  • bharath

    hi,i want to upgrade my android version 2.3.5 in HTC wildfireS to some higher versions,so kindly ensure me the process to upgrade the lower version to higher version

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Hi bharath, please consult HTC Support. I don’t have HTC Wildfire S. No idea. Sorry…

  • ayyub

    plz write me a link for android 2.3.6 gingerbread for my galaxy s2.

    thank you

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Hi ayyub, please get it from XDA or SamMobile website.

  • sukumar

    hi jayce

    i want to update my htc explorer with Official Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread Firmware , can i change the os is it compatable? help me..!

  • Trond

    Shit..managed to delete my original rom when I tried to back it up..(before rooting my samsung galaxy s plus). Can someone please help me?

    Gingerbread v 2.3.6

  • dox

    hi jayce,
    About my galaxy y phone, i can’t access menu due to instant message pop up into the screen, force to stop…can you help me on this..thank you

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Hi dox, you can try to factory reset it.

  • Abhi

    hey Jayce…
    can u tell me how to install any android version on samsung wave 2…where everything works..
    thnks

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      I don’t think there is a Android ROM for Samsung Wave 2.

  • Saleh

    would u pls help me to get android 2.3.5 fro htc chacha? thank you.

  • ritiz

    can i update my LG-P698 to 2.3.6

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce Ooi

      No idea, ritiz. Please consult LG Support.

  • peter

    I rooted my huawei y 100 and accidentally formated system, for now it is not working. When booting is over it just displays flickering colours and stops there. What should I do? please help

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce Ooi

      Sorry peter, I have no idea on this model. Please consult others.

  • hamz

    how to download the rom? do I need to download the ilivid?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce Ooi

      Sorry hamz, the download link is not working already. Please get it from XDA Forum or SamMobile.

  • sean

    HI WHAT IS THE POCIDURE TO DOWNLOAD 2.3.6 GINGER BREAD BECOUCE MY GINGER BREAD IS 2.3.5 I WANT TO UPDATE THE FIRMWRE PLSSS HELP ME

  • sean

    CANT YOU REPLY ME ASAP

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce Ooi

      HI sean, PLEASE REFER TO THE INSTALLTION GUIDE IN THE POST. TQ.

  • ashu

    where is the link to download

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce Ooi

      Try to get new download link from XDA Forum.

  • Swapnil

    I have inserted new os for samsung galaxy ace gt 5830.but it is not supported to FM…..!
    I would like to install my first OS…How should i install?any link for that?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce Ooi

      Hi Swapnil, you can find more info at XDA Forum.