New firmware upgrade for Samsung Galaxy S2 DXKI2 & XWKE8 (Southeast Asia...

New firmware upgrade for Samsung Galaxy S2 DXKI2 & XWKE8 (Southeast Asia & India)

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Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread for Samsung Galaxy S II GT-I9100 users in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines and India finally. Lot of Samsung Galaxy S2 users in Southeast Asia and India had been complaining about lack of new Android version update since initial launch. And they can enjoy new official Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread DXKL3 and XWKL1 firmware for their own region now.

If you are still on official DXKI2 and XWKE8 firmware, it’s time for you to upgrade current firmware to Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread DXKL3 and XWKL1 firmware. This should fix the famous poor battery life issue just like Europe firmware did. Enjoy latest and greatest Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 firmware. And Happy New Year…

Follow this guide if you don’t know how to upgrade firmware – How to upgrade Samsung Galaxy S2 firmware with Samsung Kies?

  • joemar

    hmmm..2.3.6? so it only available for stock firmware? i tries to open my kies but it does not allow me to upgrade.am from Philippines
    am still using custom rom checkrom 2.3.5
    in your own opinion which do you prefer?
    pls advice. thanks

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      You need to have official stock firmware in order to get update from Samsung Kies.
      Personally, I stick with custom ROM. :)

      • joemar

        then i’ll stick with custom ROM :D
        you’re using checkrom?

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Yup… ;)

          • joemar

            thanks again and have a nice day

  • mtxx

    What’s the change log?
    This is the non wipe update right?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      As usual, no change log is giving by Samsung.
      Yes, all official firmware from Samsung Kies is non wipe version.

      • mtxx

        Oh ya, forgot to ask one thing.

        i am using stock firmware, but rooted.
        after upgrade the new firmware via kies, will it remain rooted?

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          No, root access will be removed.

          • mtxx

            nooo……

            not sure if its a good idea to upgrade then.
            hate to go through the root process again

  • Tony

    Finally arrived to Malaysia. Thank you for your information :-) .
    I am really appreciate.

  • Leslie

    Hi Jayce
    If I already install the Netherlands XWKK2 by Odin can I using the same way to install this Malaysia firmware?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Yes, you can use Odin to install it.

      • Leslie

        thanks for fast reply… I will try to install the I9100DXKL3 (PDA) – I9100OLCKL2 (CSC) see what difference.

      • Akiyoo

        I’m same to Leslie …already installed Netherlands version.
        Why I can’t use Samsung Kies to install ?
        Where to download the firmware in order to use Odin to install it ?

        Thank you

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          You can’t upgrade Netherlands firmware with Southeast Asia firmware.
          http://www.jayceooi.com/2011/08/04/download-official-samsung-galaxy-s2-firmware/

          • akiyoo

            OK thanks…Jacye
            Questions here :
            1) If I hard reset my S2, will it be back to original version 2.3.3 or still 2.3.6 with Netherland version ?
            2) If item 1 is OK, mean I can upgrade again with Samsung Kies with Malaysia version 2.3.6 ?
            3) If item 1 is not OK, mean still 2.3.6 with Netherlands firmware. In future can I upgrade to ICS firmware thru Samsung Kies ?

            Thank you very much

            • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

              1. No. Still Netherland version.
              3. Yes when ICS firmware releases for Netherlands.

  • M.Jay

    Hello,
    If i install stock DXKL3 into my phone, will it be unrooted back?so to root it back which CF Root should use?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Yes, it will remove root access. XW_OXA_KK5 is the nearest match.

  • SG Guy

    Hi Jayce,

    Am currently on XXKI4 – and just updated the DXKL3 firmware via Odin.
    Since the CSC on XXKI4 is “LCKL2″ – will it have negative impact on this firmware?
    I don’t want to wipe the data off my phone – but if its neccessary I’ll do just that…..
    So far… things seems normal to me… however the DXKL3 firmware does have the “LCKL2″ CSC….. not sure if there’ll be compatibility issues

    Thanks

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      I am using Europe CSC in Malaysia for quite sometime. No issue so far.

      • SG Guy

        Hi Jayce,

        Thanks for the reply…. maybe I’ve mistaken.. I always have this impression that the firmware and CSC comes as a set.. ie go hand in hand.
        But if you’re using the Europe CSC on an Asia firmware for a while now…. think it should be just fine..

        Cheers!

  • yashwin

    hi Jayce ,
    well ive been talking to my friend … well he said tat if we run a custom rom we r actually giving information about us to the developer of tat rom .. is tat true ?? also do samsung service centres accept phones with custom roms … well the reason im asking this is the service centre accepted my phone while it was running checkrom !!!
    cheers !!! :)

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Yes, might be if the developer wish to do so.

  • Clement

    Hello Jayce,

    Thanks for this information. I also upgraded to XXKI4 when it came out. So am wondering other than easier with warranty issues at samsung service centre.. is there any other reason to use our own region firmware (more stable, etc?)

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      There are Southeast Asia languages like Chinese, Malay, Indo, Thai. Local CSC settings.

  • Clement

    I see. So if i flash via odin to DXKL3, will it do i need to wipe cache and data (factory reset?? ) or it doesnt matter usually?

    Thanks again.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      No need to wipe cache and data unless you face boot loop and apps force closed issues.

      • Clement

        Thank you again Jayce for your fast response.

  • sanub

    hello Jayce,

    i am presently running stock firmware 2.3.3. and wanted to upgrade to this 2.3.6 XWKL1…is it possible to flash this with odin insted of using kies? Also after the upgrade , to root it back which CF Root should i use?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Yes, you can use Odin. Use the nearest build like XW_OXA_KK5.

  • Ceresz88

    Yeah, thanks for the info. I already updated mine to 2.3.6 just now after desperately checking for it everyday. I’m from Philippines btw and I was expecting that there will be a rotation animation for this one…but I’m not disappointed since it has improvements in battery life and some additional UI effects. This is a good christmas and new year gift from samsung. Cheers!

  • sanub

    Thankzzz a lot Jayce………

  • jery610

    would you recommend this if im already on
    XWKK5
    Android 2.3.6

    This package has: PDA: XWKK5| Modem/phone: XXKI3| CSC: XEUKH2??

    please advise. Thanks!

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Depend on you. Do you need to use Southeast Asia languages?

      • jery610

        no.. is having southeast asian languages the only difference between the two? thanks

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          No idea but that is the main one. Might have some other differences.

  • SG Guy

    Hi all,

    Some observation on DXKL3

    Was from XXKI4 and then upgraded to DXKL3.
    I would say, battery life took a slight hit – other than that I don’t see any visible change.
    I’m not saying that battery is bad – especially if you’re coming from 2.3.3 – you’ll immediately notice the improved battery performance.

    I don’t need the Asia language – therefore went back to XXK14….. am waiting for ICS to be release.

    • Clement

      Hey SG Guy,

      I reverted back to DXKL3 from XXKI4 just this morning and initial looks of it, it looks true.. battery seems to drain slightly faster (3 – 4 %) more than XXKI4 and battery seems ‘hotter’ during normal use – i am using a battery widget as a gauge (29 degrees when screen is on for the first time, and 32 vs 36 (XXKI4 vs DXKL3).

      Well its just the first day for me and had to do some reconfiguration of settings since i did a factory reset as well to solve other issues so maybe that contributed to the battery drain.. Will see how this goes and make another comparison soon.

      • SG Guy

        Hi Clement, thanks for the feedback. please keep me posted on your observation.

        The battery drain may be temporary- may want to go back to DXKL3

        • Clement

          Hi SG Guy.

          Hmm just a quick Day one observation post for DXKL3

          2015 charged to full 100%
          2359 light surfing, playing a quick 20 min game dropped to 91%

          Next day
          0700 checked and it had dropped to 85% (usually in the night it usually drops only 2 %)
          1200 light surfing, IM , checking and replying emails 67%
          1700 light surfing, IM , checking and replying emails 52%
          2000 light surfing, IM , 42%
          2230 25%

          Since it is not possible to do exactly the same thing everyday.. Will test out for another week and see how it goes. Overall i think battery life is definitely better than 2.3.4/2.3.5. However comparing to XXKI4 it seems to drain slightly faster, typically it should be 10-15% more than what it should be. But perhaps on those days i was doing less stuff.

          Hope this gives you and others a rough guide :)

          • Clement

            Hello SG Guy,

            After close to a week of using DXKL3, i feel is that the battery life is comparable with XXKI4, overall i feel it drains slightly faster (typically 4 – 6 % more depending on repeated usage) but to me i feel it is acceptable. :)

  • Jay

    hey Jayce.

    I am using 2.3.6 Europ XWKK2 in India in S2.
    Is it any differancees between these two versions 2.3.6 Europ XWKK2 and Indian 2.3.6 version for S2 ??
    Any problem using 2.3.6 Europ XWKK2 in India S2

    ThanQ,

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      No idea. No change log given by Samsung.
      Nope, as long as your SGS2 model is I9100.

  • Jay

    sorry i forget to ask you,
    my phone battery is running for 24-30 hrs for modrate usage…
    is it normal or should i check ma phone with samsung service centre???…
    battery is 1650mAh….

    By the way ur Europ Firmware working very cool in ma n frendz phones…

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Look normal to me.

  • http://xda pritam

    bro 2day i update my firmmware XWKL1 via odin..after dat when i coonet my s2 via pc dn saying—your device does not suuport software via kies y ny idea???

  • http://xda pritam

    hey bro itz work …last que ….if i use factory rest dn agn i have 2 change csc?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Sorry, don’t understand. Please don’t use too much short form ~ rest dn agn. ;)

  • http://xda pritam

    DXKL3 IZ INDIAN????? WHICH 1 IZ LATEST DXKL3 OR XWKL1

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      No. Released around the same time.

  • alvin

    hi Jayce~,izit possible update my S2 to the latest firmware that is Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread DXKL3 and XWKL1 via samsung kies?because now im still using firmware android 2.3.3 ,I9100ZSKF4.It has been a long time i could not update my phone.the notice there shown “your device does not support software upgrading via kies”.and i have checked my CSC..it is in XME (malaysia)..can u gv me some idea to solve it? thx anyway

  • achap23

    hi jayce….i got an inquiry….i’m already upgrade my firmware from 2.3.3 to 2.3.6 using samsung kies….but then i have noticed that my phone began to restart by its own in many times….i’m very confused n worried bout that maybe the firmware probs till i feel that iwant to revert back to the old version firmware…plz help me….

  • http://xda roxtar

    hey bro need ur hlp … i m new in android so asking sum stupid question … my gt-i9100 firmware version is -2.3 ginger region india nd itz offcial ..now i want 2 update my phn in latest firmware via odin .. so plz tell me iz der ny new latest offcial firmware for india?version?? if der iz ny latest offcial india firmware dn plz give me d link ..n wat iz kernal? how to update kernal? how to root?? wat iz d benfit of rooting device ??

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Please use the search function. All your questions have answered already.

  • Praveen

    hai jayce, where can I download these updates? my current version is 2.3.5 XXKI3. Which version is suite for me? Should I factory reset for the new update? In built version is 2.3.3 XWKF3. Also I want a detailed description about these new versions from you. Thank You.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Download from XDA. Any I9100 firmware that you like. Nope, unless you face issue. I did not test out these new firmware yet. No comment.

  • Praveen

    please told me the kernel installation comes with the XDA update

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Sorry, don’t understand you…

  • Praveen

    I mentioned this pack- Kernel_I9100XWKL1.7z

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Install it with Odin.

  • Praveen

    I saw in video, GT-I9100_INU_I9100XWKL1_I9100ODDKL1_I9100DDKL1.7z – select in PDA column and where is Kernel_I9100XWKL1.7z select?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Which video?

  • Praveen

    2.3.4 updating video.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Err… Still don’t get it. Link to the video will help.

  • Praveen

    sorry for confusing you, just told me the installation of Kernel_I9100XWKL1.7z Kernel installation not in the video.

  • zaqir

    hello jayce..pls help me.i already upgraded to 2.3.6 which is netherland version unfortunately there is still a bit bugs that i dislike.Now i want to downgrade it to malaysia version official stock rom DXKG3.i follow all ur steps then after ive done it the phone reboot but still android 2.3.6 netherland version.did i do something wrng?help me to downgrade to original rom pls~tnx!

    • zaqir

      r u there jayce?

      • zaqir

        n btw i cant find malaysia rom DZKJ could u pls post me a link pls tnx!

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          No idea about DZKJ firmware. I9100G firmware?

          • zaqir

            my i9100G had that DZKJ2 i already downloaded it http://www.multiupload.com/76EOEV1MD5 and it say for i9100G.what would hppen if i use it on i9100?u think it works?

          • zaqir

            do u happen to know the latest official update 2.3.6 for i9100 malaysia?i heard it was released yesterday or 2 days ago..but cant find it..

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Did you wipe data and cache before downgrade?

      • zaqir

        yes i did.n then i follow ur guide.but then the process is so fast and it reboot my phone and still the same =_=” 2.3.6 (netherland)

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          I have no idea then. Mine is working properly as you can see from the video.

          • zaqir

            i see.sry to burden u =_=”
            do u happen to know this?
            [ROM] I9100DXKL3 [15.12.2011][Android 2.3.6]
            is it for asia and compatible with i1900?which 1 would u think better?this or netherland’s?

            • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

              Come on. Did you read my article?

              • zaqir

                yeah sry..tnx btw :D

    • zaqir

      last thing i wanna ask,DZKJ2 is for i9100G.does it work on i9100?tell me pls really important tnx :) i want to flash my i9100 with DZKJ2 possible?

      • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

        NO, it will BRICK your I9100.

        • zaqir

          phew.gladd i didnt do it.tnx alot..but,shall i receive the ic sandwich update later on with my netherland firmware?

          • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

            Yes, when Samsung releases it for Netherlands officially.

  • Praveen

    sorry for confusing you, just told me the installation of Kernel_I9100XWKL1.7z Kernel installation not in the video. Is it done with clock work mod?

  • Strong Eagle

    Seems like you cannot root this new version.

  • drake86

    Hi Jaycee,

    just updated the firmware through Kies. Can I root it again? what version do you suggest?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Yes. Select the correct CF-Root that matches your kernel.

      • drake86

        Ok2 thanks bro and happy new year! :-)

  • nitehawk

    Dear Jayce,
    If I upgrade to DXKI2, will I lose USB host support? If yes, which version of 2.3.6 should I flash to maintain USB host support? I am currently using GT-I9100 with DXKH1.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      It is still working from my testing last time (if not mistaken). I did not test DXKL3 Android 2.3.6 firmware, no idea. But it is still working on XWKK5 Android 2.3.6 firmware which I am using now.

  • sanub

    Hello Jayce,
    Will the usb OTG support which is present in 2.3.3 stock firmwire, be present in this upgrade to 2.3.6 XWKL1 ?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      I did not test XWKL1 firmware. But it is still working on XWKK5 Android 2.3.6 firmware which I am using now.

  • kamal

    hi jayce………….I have official bvkg3 on my sgs2 , 2.3.5 from orange Uk and it’s official now……………..how can I update it to 2.3.6 because kies does not show any update available as yet ?

  • kamal

    sorry …………it’s baseband version BVKJ4………..2.3.5

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      You need to wait until there is official Android 2.3.6 for your current firmware. Samsung Kies will prompt you then.

  • Rony

    Hi Jayce, I own a galaxy S2 and from India with an android version of 2.3.4,

    Baseband version: I9100XXKG6

    When i connect through KIES it tells me that “Your device does not support Software Upgrading through Kies”. However i understand there is a official version release (2.3.6)

    How can i upgrade the official firmware in my phone??

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Install official India firmware back.

  • Waseem Khan

    Hi Jayce,

    I am using Galaxy S2 stock in India. 4 days ago it could not detect the service provider. I put in the flight mode. After that its stuck in flight mode. Have tried switching off. Removed the battery for few hours. Have even tried doing a factory reset. No luck.
    Surprisingly it is not showing even IMEI details. Please help

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

        Thanks for the response..

        No, I did not. I have taken a copy of all the folders shown when connected to PC before factory reset.

        Will one of those have the EFS file?

        Any other option?

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          The folder is named EFS. And there is IMEI folder inside EFS folder.

          • Waseem Khan

            Not able to get the EFS file.

            Will a factory reset followed by upgrade to latest firmware help?

            • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

              I don’t think so.

              • Waseem

                Hi Jayce,

                Any other suggestion? the phone is as good as a media player now.

                • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

                  Send back to Samsung for service.

  • Sam

    Jayce,

    I dont have broadband in home, hence i wanna upgrade firmware in Office laptop in office. But seems somewhere its port or server is blocked. Even kies doesn’t show up latest version update.

    Any knowledge, what link or port kies uses to connect to samsung server?? Any way to sort it out??

    Please do share…that will be helpful, i am eager to upgrade my firmware in s2.

    Regards

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Sorry, I have no technical detail of Samsung Kies. You need to get that from Samsung Support.

    • khan

      Try to upgrade ur kies if it doesn’t just download it from Samsung support and reinstall this will upgrade ur kies. unless u
      Update it u will not get the firmware update. Try it.

  • aizen

    jaycee,

    currently my SGS 2 have audio problem. when im using the handsfree, the voice i heard from the earpiece are too low. very hard to hear when calling someone eventhough im using original handsfree provided in the box. but i can hear loudly when playing music.

    also, when i make normal call (wihout hndsfree), my friends complaining my voice are too low and i need to repeat and talk loudly to make them hear me.

    did android already have firmware update that can solve this problem?

    hope you can show me how to solve this problem.

    regards

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Look like hardware issue to me. Please consult Samsung Support on your issue.

      • aizen

        tq jaycee.

  • Tan

    Updated to this new firmware for 9100G. But it got hang problem eg receive SMS, typing SMS, run the camera etc intermittently. Need to take out the battery to reset.

    Does anyone else have this problem?

    • Nitehawk

      This firmware is not intended for I-9100G.

  • Jay R.

    Hey guys! Just wondering…I’m from the Philippines and I just connected my S2 to Kies for the first time to hopefully update my firmware to 2.3.6., because I heard that the update is already available here. How come Kies tells me that I have the current version? XXKI1 or XWKI4 and I’m on 2.3.4. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance! :)

  • alvin

    I tried to upgrade my Samsung S2 GT9100 to android 2.3.6 but when I open my Kies it say up-to-date which is 2.3.4. How can I upgrade to the latest version?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Look like your region does not have Android 2.3.6 firmware yet. You can install other region firmware with Odin manually if you want.

  • Rony

    Hi Jayce,

    I have a SG S2 with firmware version of 2.3.4, and would like to update it with the latest firmware version of 2.3.6

    If i update the official firmware using Odin will Kies detect any firware upgrades in future.

    Thanks in advance

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Yes Rony.

      • Rony

        Jayce, so do I have to roll back to the 2.3.3 version for Kies to detect and update the firmware to 2.3.6.

        Or
        can I have it manually update using Odin to get the official firmware 2.3.6

        what would u recommend??

        Thanks
        Rony

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Use Odin.

  • Praveen

    Hai jayce, Hi upgraded to 2.3.6, but I am not like the over all UI, the fonts are little bit blurred. I reverted to 2.3.5 XXKI3, which is great I think. I suggest all users to install 2.3.5 XXKI3. Can you tell me when will be the android 4.0 for the galaxy s2 launch?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Q1 2012.

    • khan

      The Samsung ppll told me it will be out at the end of Feb 2012. In india

  • Milind

    Hi Jayce,

    I upgraded my s2 firmware to 2.3.6 through my mobile itself.
    After that whenever i connect to my PC , the usb is not getting detected.
    I tried installin again both kies as well as samsung latest usb drivers.
    Can you help me on this.

    • Milind

      hi just found this on Google an am sharing this.
      This helped me to connect to my PC

      Resolution
      1. Unplug the USB cable
      2. On the cell phone, dial the following number: *#7284# Once the last # is hit, the PhoneUtil application is launched. Choose USB -> Modem and then USB -> PDA mode. The good mode should be PDA. Even if the mode is PDA, switch to Modem and then back to PDA.
      3. Plug the USB cable.

  • ko bhone

    please, i wanted to gingerbread 2.3.6 for galaxy s2 (GT-I9100G). Now, my phone can’t use. Display show is phone logo and computer logo. I wanted to link.

  • Praveen

    XXKP8 released?, Sammobile reviewd it, and option for download is given. Do you noticed? Is it official?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Yes, just another leaked version.

  • Terence

    Hi Jayce, i tried to update my GT-9100G with the latest firmware 2.3.6 (as the kies detected), but each time will ended with error. So i decided to download the firmware from sammobile and flash manually. Myquestion is: after i downloaded and decompressed the file, only 1 .md5.tar file, so mind teach me how to flash using odin? Thank you

  • Terence

    Thanks!!!
    now i’m wondering how to root my SGS2 (kerner version 2.6.35.7 se.infra@SEI-43 #2)….

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

        Tried the adb push method but not working :(
        It was working when I’m in 2.3.5 firmware…
        So, If i want to flash a custom root kernel, which one is suitable?

        this is my current firmware: I9100GDZKL3_I9100GOLCKL3_XME

  • Terence

    Thanks, I’ll post my question there

  • khan

    Got my sgs2 firmware upgrade through kies took me 2 hours due to poor internet speed. So wats new in 2.3.6 actually it solved one of the most discussed problems of sgs2 that is over heating and battery drain.
    didn’t find any mirror crackling updates just a few minor tweaks
    1. Extra poversaving Option
    2. Home screen can run on continuous loop
    3. Wifi option improved
    4. Minor changes to notification bar
    5. Swype key pads upgraded
    6. New options added in accessibility
    7. ofcourse how can one forget the blue line which appears at the end of scroll

    • Nitehawk

      Does USB OTG still work?

      • khan

        YES IT IS STILL WORKING. no problems at all.
        one more new thing when we connect it to kies on pc we can use the phone explore it or even use gallery since befor we had to keep the phone away while using kies with pc. no moreannoying screen saying do not exit this screen. so all in all except making call while connected to kies we can do pretty much everything

  • khan

    Hey jaycee
    Is it possible to install HTC ui on Samsung Android phone is it possible if we root the device

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      HTC UI alike only with the help of widgets, launcher. No actual HTC Sense.

  • Luciusredd

    Hi Jayce,
    See you really the man here. thanks for having sucha a cool forum. i have a coupla questions here so please bear with me,
    1. i have only been updating my phone via kies havent done any rooting stuff (to be honest dont really understand it all) if i use odin will if change my root thingy?
    2. i noticed to new leaked ICS does kies have it yet or do i have to use odin and more importantly is it worth installing right now? thanks dude.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      1. Odin does not change your root access unless you install kernel that provide root access.
      2. No ICS from Kies yet. You can install leaked beta version with Odin. But not for daily use as not everything is working now.

  • neil

    Jayce,

    my Samsung galaxy s2 GT-I9100 has 2.3.5 version and i would like to update firmware to 2.3.6 official firmware using Kies but it keeps telling that i have the latest firmware installed. i dialled *#1234# . The result:

    PDA:I9100 JPKJ2
    PHONE: I9100 XXKI4
    CSC: I9100 JPKJ1
    BUILD INFO: THU OCT 13….

    please let me know whether i can update my firmware.. Thank you

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Your region firmware is still on Android 2.3.5 then. Wait for it.

  • Andrew83

    Dear Jayce,

    i have done the upgrading and i try to detect by kies but was given error msg of “Your device could not support software update from KIES”. why was it so? could KIES in future able to detect when they release new software? I was waiting for ICS under KIES but was worry tat it might not be able to detect in future..

    Pls advise

    Rgds,,
    Andrew
    PS: Singapore user.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Hi Andrew83, please upgrade Samsung Kies to the latest version.

      • andrew83

        Hihi,

        the upgrading of kies suppose to be auto detect and recently i had done once. now cant detect any upgrading of KIE

        rgds..

        Andrew83

        • andrew83

          Hihi.

          Forgot to mention that i had download the dxkl3 version and flash wif the kernel.

          Rgds..
          Andrew83

          • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

            What is your current firmware and kernel now?

            • Andrew83

              Hi Jayce

              Build Number: GingerBread.DXKL3
              Kernel Ver: 2.6.35.7-I9100XKL3
              BaseBand Ver: I9100DXKL1

              Rgds..
              Andrew83

              • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

                Your kernel is DXKL3, right? If yes, all of them look normal to me.

  • Andrew83

    Dear Jayce

    Below are the information shown in KIES. Sorry for the trouble.

    I9100DXKL3 / I9100OLCKL2 / I9100DXKL3 (XEU)

    Rgds..
    Andrew83

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      OLCKL2 does not match with DXKL3 firmware. So Samsung Kies does not support it. Change back to original kernel if you want to use Samsung Kies.

      • andrew83

        Hi jayce. so where can i download the original kernel? which version is the one i shld download???

        rgds.
        Andrew83

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce
          • andrew83

            Hi jayce, thanks for the advice. will try tonight as i remember i did install kernel after installing whole thing. will update u again. but what if it doesnt change to the new kernel??

            • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

              Change to the new kernel? What do you mean?

              • Andrew83

                Hi Jayce,

                I try to go the web site and check for DXKL3 kernel and try to download but the file was “Kernel_I9100DXKL3.7z” and i couldn’t zip it out. Pls advise.

                Rgds..
                Andrew83

                • Andrew83

                  Pls ignore previous msg.. Thanks

                  Rgds..
                  Andrew83

                  • Andrew83

                    Dear Jayce,

                    Done what have you told and is a success. Thanks for the detailed information.. Kudos to you.. Last Qns, This is wat i got in my KIES

                    “I9100DXKL3 / I9100OLCKL2 / I9100DXKL1 / I9100DXKL3 (XEU)

                    Is it correct?

                    Rgds.
                    Andrew83

                    • Andrew83

                      Dear Jayce,

                      i got this in return after i change CSC to XSP

                      PDA:KL3 / PHONE:KL1 / CSC:KL2 (XSP)

                      rGDS..
                      aNDREW83

                    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

                      I am not sure as I seldom use Samsung Kies. Is these the same as the first time you install DXKL3 firmware?

  • CRS

    hi, Jayce sifu… i having a problem with my SII GT-i9100 sometimes it will auto reboot what happen for it?
    my kernel ver. is

    Build Number: GingerBread.DXKL3
    Kernel Ver: 2.6.35.7-I9100DXKL3
    BaseBand Ver: I9100DXKL1

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Might be caused by applications that you installed. Or firmware itself.

      • CRS

        ic i think i have to try to recovery my fone anyway thx alot Jayce sifu :)

  • zin

    hi jayce,last 2 day ago i got galaxy s2 from my bro who stay in UK.Now i m using Singtel provider and stay in Singapore.i installed Kies software(last update version)in my laptop.And then connected with my ph,show connecting sign and then ERROR msg>>Cannot start service on the drive.Please disconnect then reconnect this device<<.I try trouble shoot error procedure also. .In ph MPT connected and also detect USB storage device in my laptop.I never use android ph before and don't know about it.i So help me to guide how to do and tell what happen.my ph is PDA: I9100XXKI3 PHONE: I9100XXKI3 CSC: I9100OXAKI1 BUILD INFO THU SEP 15 13:53 KST 2011
    MODEL NUMBER GT-I9100 ANDROID VER:2.3.5 BASEBAND VER:I9100XXKI3 KERNEL VERSION:
    2.6.35.7-RAGEmod-U1-v1.1b ravenger@RAVENGEr-virtualbox) build number CHECKROM V5.
    also Cannot use KIES via WiFi in ph.Please help me to reply.Thanks

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      You are using custom ROM. Samsung Kies only support official firmware.

      • zin

        HI jayce,thanks for reply me.please tell me how to change official firmware.if need to change ,other things like csc ,build no ,kernel etc… thanks again for your kindly reply.

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

            Thank you so much,Jayce.So i need to download and install stock firmware is XXKI3 android 2.3.5 and XXKI3 stock kernel,right? i am not clear that’s why ask u again.pls understanding me.
            Best RGDS,
            Zin

            • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

              Just install firmware will do.

              • zin

                Thanks Jayce have a good life…

  • Roy

    Hello Jayce, i currently use android version 2.3.6 I9100XWKK2/I9100XENKJ1/I9100XXKI4/I9100XWKK2 (XEU) with odin program..and after that my samsung kies does’t support via upgrading firmware with my phone samsung galaxy s2..the samsung kies always appear “Your device does not support software via kies”..
    can u resolve this problem..?..tq

  • Via

    Hi Jayce,im trying to update via kies but when i opened kies,it says”Your device does not support software upgrading via kies” btw.i flashed an insecure kernals and re-flashed an original kernals but with root access.

    current firmware version: I9100ZSKF4/I9100OZSKF4/I9100XXKE4/I9100ZSKF4 (LUX)

    i wants to check for updates but kies just wont let me.im sick of using kies.i prefer odin.im frm malaysia.hope you have a solution for my issue..thanks in advance

  • josh

    Hai jayce
    Got a bit of a problem here, i updated my i9100 to 2.3.6 via odin and my current kernel is I9100XXkL1, VIA ODIN. When i open kies,it says”Your device does not support software upgrading via kies”. I checked out my CSC and it is set to KOR whereas i’m in india and unfortunately i dint find ODD (hope ODD stands for india) on the list of CSCs (i tried “*#272*Device IMEI#”) . I dont know if my kernel is stock……… what shud i do to get kies update my gs2…… pls help

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      You need to install whole India firmware (not just kernel) and make sure CSC is ODD.

      • josh

        How do i do that?? :p, where can i download it from?

  • Lawrence

    Hi, I updated to 2.3.6 and my S2 reboot like 3-4 times a day.. been googling, some said its could be some background apps that is causing the problem… does anyone else have this issue??

    Mine phone is NOT rooted btw..

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Hi Lawrence, factory reset it.

  • Praveen

    what about checkrom revolution HD 4.0? did you try that? waiting for your opinion. Can Checkroms install via odin? or via clockwork mode? Is there any root required for this rom? Please answer these questions.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Yes, using it now. Install with CWM will do.

      • praveen

        thank you, is there any
        ROOT required for Chechrom HD 4?

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          The ROM is pre-rooted.

          • praveen

            Rom for best camera (without pinkspot)?

            • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

              All the ROM that I tried still have camera pink spot issue. :(

  • Sanjay

    Can you please tell me where to download original firmware for S2 … I brought it in Germany and uploaded to ICS, hated it with all the bugs and i want to go back to old original firmware

  • praveen

    Could you make a review of checkrom revo hd with bench mark please.

  • praveen

    I mean checkrom revo 4.0.

  • praveen

    I tried, on cm it shows android system recover wiping cache.partition etc.
    No other option for installing the copied checkrom file. what should be the problem?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Do you have CWM?

  • Shailesh Vaja

    Hi Jayceooi,

    First of all i would like to thanks you, Your blog is supab, I am rally appreciate you efforts behind this.

    Now, I have SGS 2 (GT-I9100)
    Android Version : 2.3.3
    Baseband Version : I9100XXKG5
    Kernel Version : 2.6.35.7-I9100JPKH1-CL453266 root@DELL140#2
    Build Number : GINGERBREAD.JPKH1

    Now how can i get your said version on my SGS 2

    I am in UAE but i wan to use Indian version because, my SGS 2 doesn’t shows me Indian languages.
    I checked in Language and keyboard but there is no HINDI language listed.

    Please help me.

    Thanks.

  • praveen

    I dont know. how to set up the cwm?

  • John Philipson

    Hi, I’ve used ODIN to sucessfully put on various Kernels on the Samsung GT-I9100, root phone etc.. but when I came to downgrade my 02 XWKJ1 ROM to generic XWKE1 or XWKE2 ROMS, the firmware is applied but when the phone reboots, I’m prompted for a passowrd (have tried intratech@XDA just in case but no joy)

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Is that your SIM card lock? Firmware does not have password on startup usually by default.

  • John Philipson

    Hi Jayce, no (there’s no SIM in the phone at the moment), this is a password to load Android (comes up just after th einitial Samsung splash screen)

  • John Philipson

    Hi Jayce,

    I found the answer on xda forums – it’s to do with security applications on the phone (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1290266&highlight=password+at+boot)

    Btw the password thing- it happens when you had previously installed security apps. Like any antivirus or any password protection app. Like -‘ app. Protector pro.’ And these passwords are not actually harmful as they are just for security measures and when you input incorrect password 4-5 times they will say that going through will format your SD card but they actually don’t do anything when you go through.

  • Zac

    hey Jayce,

    I’ve just updated my GS2 to DXKL3 and now I can’t send SMS and go on the internet through the browser. Receiving SMS and using the internet via application like facebook, whatsapp works just fine. Have no idea what went wrong.

    Please help!! Thanks!

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Sorry Zac, no idea what is going wrong here too. You can try to factory reset it if you want.

      • Zac

        will you recommend me to switch it back to the previous firmware using odin? or is there another way to downgrade? sorry, I’m really new in this android thing.

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          You can downgrade with Odin if factory reset does not solve it.

  • http://nil Sophiea

    Hello Jayce,

    How do I install the new firmware update? From Kies on my pc or I can just search for the update on my phone by using the Software update option in the setting? Also I would like to ask if charging from my Mac/PC better than charging from the AC supply or vice versa. I’ve been using my Mac/PC to charge my phone and I’ve had the poor battery issue since. What do you suggest? Thanks.

  • Zann

    hi, here my version

    pda :19100gdzkj2
    cdc :19100golckj2
    adroid v 2.3.6

    just wna ask, should i update firmware or its this enough? because i see many forum say that to solve the problem of overheating, i need to update my firmware. i have this overheating hp. how?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Your SGS2 is I9100G. Above firmwares are for I9100 only.

  • ku123

    jayce the battery life was better on the xwki4 than the latest xwklp 2.3.6. :(
    i just wanna know which rom are you using or simply prefer as the best one to use ??

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Using CheckROM RevoHD v4 at the moment.

      • ku123

        jayce can you tell me how should i install this one ??

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce
          • ku123

            is the battery life good ??

            • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

              So far so good. ;)

              • ku123

                is it better than xxki4 ??
                and also this one is xwkk5_checkromrevoHD_V4 ??

                • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

                  About the same.
                  Yes.

                  • ku123

                    hi jayce. iv installed checkromrevohd v4 now but am unable to use social hub. iv installed the package from the kitchen pro app as well but still it doesnt seem to work.. any idea how i can resolve it ??

                    • ku123

                      also how do i remove the yellow triangle now. can you send me the link of the kernel required ??
                      thanks.

                    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

                      Sorry, I have no idea as I do not use Social Hub at all.

                      As for yellow triangle, please use USB jig to remove it.

                    • ku123

                      its not possible without the jig ??

                    • ku123

                      jayce one more thing.. when i download any theme from the kitchen pro app i just cant find it on my phone.. like anything that i download cannot be found.. where am i supposed to look for it or am i just doing something wrong ??

                    • ku123

                      hi jayce, still waiting for your reply to the above.
                      and also just wanted to ask you if theres anything that should be done if i wanna switch from checkromrevohd v4 to xwkl1 ??

                      please reply at the earliest :) thanks

  • JOJO

    Hi Jayce…. please kindly if you could help, i have this prob with my frone bought from malaysia
    the android version is 2.3.6
    model: GT-I9100G
    Base version- I9100G DZKJ2
    kernel version- 2.6.35.7 se.infra@sei-30#2
    but my phone will always freeze and i have to take the battery out and put it back again.
    it’s really annoying me, and i just bought it new
    how could i fix this prob?? please help

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Upgrade to latest firmware using Samsung Kies. If still cannot solve, try to factory reset it.

  • JOJO

    i did try to upgrade with the samsung Kies, and factory reset it. before i upgrade it. it seems still have the same prob.
    when ever i left my phone and sleep but when i wake up the screen just freeze or turn off.
    I’m sure i’ve charged fully.
    what should i do change another kernel
    and if i charged my phone when it’s off it comes out this yellow triangle warning thing.
    feel like selling my phone and change iphone now.. :P

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Consult Samsung Support at Samsung Service Center in this case. If can, ask for I9100 model as replacement. ;)

  • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

    @ku123: I did not try to use stock kernel to remove yellow triangle on custom ROM. Use USB jig usually.

    As for theme, did you apply install after downloaded?

  • Fai

    Hello Bro,
    I’m new in SGS2 need your help, can i have the original firmware for 19100GDKJ2 ( Kernel version 2.6.35.7 Android-2.3.5@MyGKernel # 5 ) as before I root I forget to save it

    Thanks in advance bro !!

  • fai

    Tq so much bro

  • Fai

    Sorry another question is ther any problem if I installed the 19100GDZKL3 firmware to my SGS2 insted of 19100GDKJ2.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      No idea as I don’t have I9100G to test.

  • Luciusredd

    Hi jayce, sorry to bother you man, but i have a problem, my phone started acting up so i had it taken to repairs, i got it back, and my software has been downgraded from 2.3.5 to 2.3.3 and now Samsung Kies says my device is cannot be upgrade with keys. the phone is not rooted. what do i do? i want to upgrade it back, and also Samsung is releasing ICS 4.0.3 on the 1st of march, i cant miss that. any tips on how to fix this?

    • Luciusredd

      oh ps i am using a Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Since you just got your phone back from Samsung. Please consult Samsung Support then. They should know better which firmware are you using now. And why cannot upgrade with Samsung Kies.

  • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

    @ku123: I replied on new tread as the one old can’t reply on top anymore.

  • KK

    I need Traditional Chinese hence I want to flash my S2 (current DXKL3) to Hong Kong rom. Please advise where to get the latest 2.3.6 HK rom.

  • dhava

    Hi ,

    I need help… I have installed the ICS version on my S2 and there is no signal… I just want to go back to original firmware first to use phone….

    Please help….

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

        Hi,

        Thanks for your spot reply, but the megaupload links are not available.

        Can do anything else … phone is totoally stoped cant make calls and home button is also not working…

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

            yes .. I tried this everything working fantastic ..expect call and network… application and wi fi and maps everything like brand new smooth … but it showing on title bar network but signa strength but emergancy service when i make call.. showing my mobile number but no network providers details in about phone ….. please help … or is now locked with network…..

            • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

              Suspect your IMEI data is gone. Do you have EFS backup? If still cannot, please consult Samsung Support.

              • dhava

                how can I take EFS backup… and one more thing .. I have installed the 2.3.4 version of android and when i am connecting to kies or trying to update with server .. It says .. your android version is not authorised … what can I do to get original update… many thanks in advance……

  • Naushad

    Hello Jayce,

    Im from mauritius and want to upgrade my sg2 (from 2.3.4 to 2.3.6) with odin. But i don’t know which version of firmware i should install. on http://forum.xda-developers.com i saw firmware for other countries and not for mauritius. Help me plzz!!! Thanks

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Wait for official firmware for your region from Samsung Kies. Else you can install region firmware with Odin if you want.

    • Naushad

      Samsung kies sucks great… i only got version 2.3.4 from it. since that i never gets any update from kies. i don’t know why

  • Firdaus Osman

    Hi Jayce

    I’ve updated my firmware to 2.3.6 for my Galaxy SII. Later I discovered that my ‘allshare’ DLNA sharing app no longer opens video files other than .mp4 formats stored in my NAS. I used to be able to watch more formats when phone was on 2.3.4.

    Have you encountered a similar case or whats your take?

    Should I downgrade to 2.3.4?

    Please advise! Thanks.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      I don’t have NAS to test. No idea. Sorry…

  • dhaval

    Hi jayce,

    I have installed official firmware from sammobile but problem is samsung kies says your firmware is not authorised to upgrade .. and i want upgrade from 2.3.4 to 2.3.6 .. i am in UK and

    one more question if i flash insure kernal to my this existing firmware for rooting my phone do i lose my EFS data .. at the time of flashing insure kernal …. and when i am trying to backup my EFS data it says I need to root .. I have rooted my phone but after installing 2.3.4 from sammobile it gone… please help…

  • Ashwani

    I have Samsung Galaxy S2 with android version as 2.3.6 with baseband version as I9100GDDKI1 which I bought on 25th Dec’11 in India. I selected Software update and found a firmware update approx 49.86 MB, but it doesn’t mention the firmware version. Please let me know if its good to go ahead and download that firmware update or visit Samsung Service Center for upgrade.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Hi Ashwani, I don’t have I9100G model. No idea about it.

  • Nicole

    Hi Jaycee,

    I have install the ICS as per ur site. Bt now I want to install via KIES for SIngapore ICS.
    How do i go about. I just did for Odin & firmware. No idea on the kernel/how to reset back.

    Thank you
    Nic

  • phoenix

    hi jayce..
    do u have stock kernel DXKI2??i just need kernel,
    i need it because i want to unroot my phone :)
    thanks..

    regards

    phoenix

  • phoenix

    thx,but megaupload link has been dead :(
    but i found here :
    http://hotfile.com/list/1967350/4304d29

  • Tay

    Hi Jayce,
    I wanna ask that I plug-in my phone to the computer using USB cable to check whether there is a update for my GT-I9100 or not because my phone’s Android Version is 2.3.3
    Im trying to update to ICS…
    but when i opened samsung kies on computer it says that “Your device does not support software upgrade via Kies”
    So what im gonna do? i want ics so badly D:
    and i didn’t rooted my phone…

    About phone :
    -Android Version : 2.3.3
    -Baseband Version : I9100XXKE4
    -Kernel Version : 2.6.35.7-I9100ZSKF4-CL280225root@avad-server #22
    -Build Number : GINGERBREAD.ZSKF4
    -Current Firmware Version : I9100ZSKF4/I9100OZSKF4/I9100XXKE4/I9100ZSKF4 (KOR)

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Your firmware is Hong Kong region. CSC does not match. Need to change to Hong Kong CSC.
      http://www.jayceooi.com/2011/09/03/how-to-change-csc-on-samsung-galaxy-s2/

      • tay

        if change the csc will cause any disadvantages?

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          It will wipe your phone. All data will be gone.

          • tay

            all memory in phone will gone?
            hmm…thats all?
            after change the csc… then ics available on my phone?
            btw im at malaysia…change to hong kong csc?

            • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

              Yes.
              Yes.
              When you select Hong Kong CSC, you should be able to get ICS upgrade from Samsung Kies.
              Did you buy from Samsung Malaysia (SME)? Or AP set?

              • tay

                I dont know that much D:
                cause my dad bought it for me…sorry :(
                so in order to get ics…all i have to do is change the csc?

  • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

    @tay: No, you don’t need root access to install firmware with Odin.

    • tay

      so once i download the europe firmware…
      reboot my phone and all data will gone….
      then plug in to computer and update to ics via kies?
      if i download the europe firmware, doesnt need to change the csc anymore?

      • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

        No, official firmware is non wipe version.
        This is ICS firmware already. No need to update with Kies again.
        Nope as it will install Europe CSC for you.

        • tay

          So i downloaded europe firmware,
          the data wont gone?
          and when i power on the screen and ics available on my phone…
          right?

          • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

            Yes, if nothing went wrong.

            • tay

              so the europe firmware is official one?
              and it wont bring any disadvantages to my phone?
              if theres a update in future,
              can i just update it without download any firmware?

              • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

                Yes.
                ICS still have some bugs.
                Yes.

            • tay

              what the hk sales code?
              theres only TWM, TGY, KOR, CWT and BRI only

              • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

                Should be TGY.

                • tay

                  Ok thanks :D
                  this world is wonderful with professional like you :D

                • Tay

                  hey jayce…
                  i change to sales code to TGY…
                  and i update via kies…
                  but my android version just 2.3.5
                  not 4.0.3 :(
                  what to do?

                  • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

                    Look like ICS firmware is not available in Hong Kong officially yet.

                • tay

                  must download the europe version for the ics?

                  • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

                    You can try it if you want.

  • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

    @Tay:

    Big problem == no. But ICS is still not 100% perfect. Still have issues / bugs.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1075278

    • tay

      What problems??

      • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

        Example, can’t set wallpaper with Gallery, certain apps are not working in ICS…

        • tay

          Like what apps? @@
          and got other problems?

          • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

            Try it out yourself to find out. You might not use the apps that I am using. :)

            • tay

              as u said…
              http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1075278
              to download the 7zip file isnt it?
              i dunno where is it and what to download :(

              • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

                Take your time to study them.

                • tay

                  read it all?
                  and do what it says?

                  • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

                    Study and understand them. Do only what you feel is right. Don’t follow blindly.

                    • tay

                      so the firmware and stock kernel download whatever u like?
                      so can i download the uk one? (xwki8)

    • tay

      What big problem?!

      • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

        I did not say it has big problem.

  • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

    @tay: Yes. Try any I9100 firmware that you like.

    • tay

      hmm….which one u recommend?
      and it does not bring harm to my phone?

  • sham

    JAYCE : WHCH 1 FIRMWARE HAVE A ROSMARY FONT @ 2.3.6 VERSION?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      No idea sham. Sorry…

      • sham

        ok… but my friend have a sgs2 2.3.6 use dxkl3 basband… his sgs2 have that font….

  • jeff

    Hi Jayce,

    my unit is samsung galaxy s2. Can i change from gingerbread to ice cream? Will it void my warranty? I’m from Philippines.

    Thanks in advance.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Hi jeff, yes you can. There should be official ICS firmware for Philippines now. Install official firmware with Samsung Kies won’t void warranty.

  • Logu

    Hi Jayce,

    my S2 battery always shows 100% and when I reboot it shows an error msg with the battery and a attention icon with the temperature bar type (not sure what it is). I am able to switch it on again only if I connect to the usb or charger. How can I get this fixed.

    Thanks in advance

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Hi Logu, I never face this issue before, no idea. But suspect your battery has issue. Please consult Samsung Support for further help.

      • logu

        I got it fixed, the problem was with the charging socket in the phone, I took it to the service centre and they fixed it in 15 mins

        Have another question when will India get ICS

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          India got ICS firmware for SGS2 already.

  • knight

    hey
    i upgraded my s2 to ics using odin and now i can’t use kies for firmware update

    can i downgrade to my original firmware ?
    if yes >>the problem is that i don’t know what is my original firmware
    how can i find out?

    and if i downgrade to original firmware ,, can i use kies to update firmware in the future

    thank u

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Yes.
      Ask your seller.

      Yes.

      • knight

        thank u for the fast reply

        do i have to downgrade to the original firmware to update using kies?
        or is there certain firmwares that match my region or something like that?

        PDA : I9100 XXLPQ
        PHONE : I9100 XXLPQ
        CSC : I9100 OXXLPD

        MODEL NUMBER GT-I9100
        ANDROID VERSION 4.0.3
        BASEBAND VERSION I9100XXLPQ
        KERNAL VERSION 3.0.15-I9100XXLPQ-CL223505
        BUILD NUMBER IML74K.XXLPQ

        AND I LIVE IN LIBYA (NORTH AFRICA)

        I WANT TO UPDATE USING KIES
        AND I UNDERSTOOD THAT I HAVE TO DOWNGRADE MY FIRMWARE FIRST

        please tell me if there is any certain firmware that if i downgrade to it
        i would be able to update using kies in the future

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Any official firmware will do. And make sure that you correct CSC too.
          http://www.jayceooi.com/2011/09/03/how-to-change-csc-on-samsung-galaxy-s2/

          • knight

            thank u very much

            i live in libya ( north africa )
            can u give me a link for an official firmware for my region
            and witch csc should i choose with it

          • Al-Amin Yusuph

            I am also facing the same problems. I also have the same firmware. If I change to the correct CSC, will I be able to update through Kies again? What is the correct CSC for XXLPQ? Also to help others facing similar problems, why is XXLPQ not updating through Kies?

            • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

              Yes. Should be XEO. XXLPQ is official firmware for Poland. It may have other CSC but is not supported officially by Samsung Kies. So can’t get update from it.

              • Al-Amin Yusuph

                Thanks for the response. I will try to change the CSC to XEO to match with the polish update and see if I will be able to update through KIES again. BTW the Polish version is a battery hog.

  • knight
  • knight

    ignore my last comment

    i was looking for an answer 4 my problem b4
    and i found the page that u gave to me

    the problem is that i get lost and can’t find out witch firmware to choose
    and witch csc

    can u give me a download link for a official firmware that would solve my problem

    thank u jayce

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Official firmwares are from XDA website. But I only found South Africa firmware, no North Africa firmware.

      • knight

        thank u for looking
        i tried too and only found the countries around

        my friend have an s2
        and he didn’t upgrade
        i can take the info ( pda,csc ) from him

        can u give me a download link for them if i get them?

        and what info do i need?

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Build number. As usual, download firmware at XDA website.

          • knight

            am going to upgrade to XWLP7
            am downloading the kernel and the firmware
            is it going to solve my problem? ( can i update using kies in the future? )

            • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

              Should be but I did not try it personally. Consult others at XDA website to confirm.

              • knight

                hey man
                i upgraded to the official XWLP7 firmware
                but it still says (your device does not support software upgrading via kies )

                but it works fine and every thing is good so far
                ty
                and i just wanted to tell u that this firmware work fine in libya (witch is north africa , the only problem that u need to download an arabic keyboard from the market)

                than u jayce and good luck with the wedding

  • knight

    ty very much for ur help

  • Bryan

    Hi Mr Jayce, I wanted to downgrade from ICS to this firmware cause I didn’t really liked it. So I wiped data and cache and I installed via odin but at the first try, it says, “Fail!” So I tried flashing it again and now it’s stuck at the setupconnection. May I know what’s the problem? TKs!:)

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Hi Bryan, I am also not so sure. By right, downgrade won’t bring any issue. I tried it myself too. No issue at all.

  • sham

    jayce : what problem when this appear ” insert sim card to access network services”… just have this this morning…

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Not sure. Is your SIM card still able to be detected and working?

      • sham

        yap… when i used it in another phone detected & working,,, but when in sg2 insert sim appear..

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Then your SGS2 might has issue. Try other SIM card on your SGS2 see.

          • sham

            already do like u says… may b my sgs2 problem…. so u don’t have any ways to dissolve this issue? hehehehhe

            • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

              You can try factory reset it.

              • sham

                still have a same problem.. huhuhu

                • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

                  No choice but send back to Samsung for service.

  • Sophiea

    Hi! How do I change my Gingerbread firmware to Ice cream sandwich firmware?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Install it with Odin manually or wait for update on Samsung Kies.

  • khurram anees

    hi,
    i have buy samsung galaxy s2 GT-I9100 from pakistan. details are mentioned below of my fone.
    Andriod version: 2.3.4
    Baseband version: I9100XXKI1
    Kernel Version: 2.6.35.7-I9100XWKI4-CL575468
    root@DELL143#2
    Build number” GINGERBREAD.XWKI4
    PDA: I9100XWKI4
    Phone: I9100XXKI1
    CSC: I9100XEUKH2
    Build Info: WED SEP 14 20:34:11 KST 2011

    my problem is that i cannot upgrade my fone to 2.3.6 or to 4.0 ice cream sandwich.
    i have tried with kies and with my fone through wifi too. what is the matter and what is rooted fone. what i have to do? i m currently using my fone in Lahore, Pakistan please help?????????

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Hi khurram, please consult Samsung Support since you can’t upgrade to ICS with Samsung Kies.

      • Khurram Anees

        hi Jayce,
        on April 20, after my comments, i pluggin my galaxy sII and i receive an update through Kies details are mentioned below:

        Android Version: 4.0.3
        BaseBand Version: I9100XXLPS
        Kernel version: 3.0.15-I9100XWLP7-CL340913
        dpi@DELL134#3
        PDA: I9100XWLP7
        Phone: I9100XXLPS
        CSC? I9100XEULP5
        BUILD Info: Tue April 319:44:49 KST 2012

        i want to ask that

        1- Is this ice cream sandwich official release
        2- Is this a beta Version
        3- From which country i have received update.
        4- is my fone is up to date now

        thanx for your previous help. w8ng of ur reply
        tc

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          1. Firmware from Samsung Kies is official.
          2. No.
          3. XWLP7 looks like Europe firmware.
          4. Yes.

          • Khurram Anees

            Thanku so much jaycee. i will contact u again if i face any further problems

  • sandy

    I BUY MY SAMSUNG S2 FROM THAILAN BUT WHEN I UPGRADE IT .. IT ONLY GOES FROM 2.3.3 TO 2.3.6.. BUT I WANT ICS 4.0.1 ANDROID.. TELL ME HOW I GET IT

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Wait for official ICS firmware from Samsung Kies. Else install ICS firmware with Odin manually.

  • Fander Foi

    Jayce.. im using europe android.. i would like to revert back to my old version .. if not mistaken my old version is dxkl1 for i9100 malaysian user.. advise? ty~

  • Fander Foi

    hi jayce.. i need a link for dxki1 to restore back my old baseband version as i am using xxki3. i went to xda website n check its stock kernel.. any suggestions?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      DXKI2 is the firmware.

      • Fander Foi

        erm any link to download dxki2 firmware? coz xda seems to deleted the file ..

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Or you can try DXKL3 firmware. Download it with Check Fus Downloader.
          http://www.jayceooi.com/2012/03/19/check-fus-downloader-download-decrypt-latest-samsung-firmware/

          • Fander Foi

            err coz if i revert back to dxki2 i can use samsung kies to update. is dxkl3 newest firmware for malaysian user?

            • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

              Yes, DXKL3 is the latest firmware for Malaysia now.

            • Fander Foi

              errr.. if i use fus downloader to download DXKL3 i use odin to install the firmware directly into my s2? no nid care about the currect firmware? (xxki3)

              • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce
                • Fander Foi

                  oo so i refer to ur guide given? lot of thx ^^.. a\

                  • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

                    Yes, wipe caches and factory reset it (Note – this delete everything on your phone). Then install new firmware that you want.

                • Fander Foi

                  oo so i refer to ur guide given? lot of thx ^^.. so i no nid to refer to the guide that shows how to use odin?

                  • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

                    Which guide?

                    • Fander Foi

                      err the guide u show how to install firmware using odin..

                  • Fander Foi

                    erm if i dont have an USB jig i stil can restore back to stock firmware (DXKL3) rite ? which step i nid to stop follow?

                    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

                      Yes, USB Jig is not a must. Until step 18 will do.

  • Fander Foi
    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      I did not try it. No idea.

  • Fander Foi

    Jayce i downloaded the DXKL3 alrdy.. i just browse the file to odin ‘PDA’ ? or nid other steps?

    • Fander Foi

      Btw, i download the firmware @ check fus downloader .

      • Fander Foi

        Jayce.. the baseband version is DXKL1 is the newest? coz i upload DXKL3 from fus downloader

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Yup, for Malaysia.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Please refer to the guide that I sent you.

      • Fander Foi

        okay done =).. thx jayce~

  • Firoz

    is ics available in dubai?