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

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.


  1. 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.

  2. 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!!!

  3. 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?

  4. 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.

  5. 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?

  6. 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

  7. -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 🙂

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

      • Now its is showing as follows:

        Android Version 2.3.6

        Baseband Version I9100GDZKJ2

        Kernel Version

        Build Number Gingerbread.DZKJ2

          • 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.

            • 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 @
              6. The Laptop will start recognizing the required drivers and install them
              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

  12. 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

  13. 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)

  14. 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?

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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?

  19. I recently bought a S2

    Base Version – I9100XXKE7



    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.

  20. 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 .

  21. 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

      • 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..

  22. 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.

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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..

  26. 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

  27. 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:

    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..

  28. 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..

  29. 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?

  30. 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

  31. 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.

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

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

    can i upgrade to this XWKK2 firmware?

    Thanks in advance.

  33. 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
    Date: 11/11/2011
    Android 2.3.6

  34. 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?


  35. 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…

  36. 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

    but now with 2.3.5 it is (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…

  37. 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.

    • 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?

  38. 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 bt now i m confused which version iz compitable for my device galaxy sII i9100..


    Firmware info
    Date: 04/11/2011
    Android 2.3.6

    JDI (Jamaica):

    WBKK1 Stock Kernel:
    Password: intratech@XDA


    Firmware info
    Date: 11/11/2011
    Android 2.3.6

    XEN (Netherlands):

    XSA (Australia):

    LUX (Luxembourg):

    XWKK2 Stock Kernel:
    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

  39. 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.

  40. 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 ..

  41. 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?

  42. 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.

  43. 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…

  44. 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*#

  45. 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?

  46. 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.

  47. Version: 2.3.3
    Baseband version: I9100BOKF1
    Kernel Version:
    Build Number: GINGERBREAD.BOKF3

    can i upgrade to this XWKK2 firmware?

    tnx in advance…..

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

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

    tnx in advance…..again..

  49. 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…

  50. 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…

  51. 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?

  52. 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?

  53. 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?

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

  55. 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..

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

  57. 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.

  58. 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.

  59. 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

  60. 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….

  61. 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?

  62. 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

  63. 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?

  64. 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?



  65. 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 ?

  66. 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.

  67. 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.


  68. 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: ROOT@DELL143#2 AND BUILD NUMBER GINGERBREAD.XWKI4. I will wait for you earlier response!!

  69. 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: 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…


  70. 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

  71. 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

  72. 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: 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.


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

    Model Number: GT-I9100
    Android Version: 2.3.6
    Baseband Version: I9100DXKI1
    Kernel Version: 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 .

  74. 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?

  75. 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…

  76. 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!

  77. 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.

    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.

  78. 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.

  79. 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

  80. 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

  81. 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..

  82. 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:
    Build Number: GINGERBREAD.BUKJ3


  83. 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

  84. 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

  85. 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

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


  87. 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 .

  88. 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

  89. 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!

  90. 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…

  91. 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?

  92. 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..

  93. 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..???

  94. 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

  95. 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??

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

  97. Dis is ma fon info… :
    Model number – GT-I9100
    Android version – 2.3.5
    Baseband version – I9100XXKI4
    Kenel version – 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…

  98. 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.

  99. 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….

  100. 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 !

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

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

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

  104. 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?

  105. 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, : 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?

  106. 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,

  107. 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

  108. 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

  109. 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 .

  110. 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.

  111. 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… ^_^

  112. 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…


  113. 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

  114. 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..!

  115. 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

  116. 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

  117. 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


  119. 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?

  120. i am using android 2.3.6 smart phone . it suddenly stop .cannot go to menu ,home setting ,indicating phone has stopped unexpectedly.force close . is only showing ,its not conneting to my pc also as i can not connect / on usb port of cell phone

  121. hi, i am samsung ACE S5830i user, my phone is always restart still samsung logo, i will try to reboot but samsung firmware fill is available so, can you send link of firmware, so, i can download easyly. plz. help me..


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