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Monday, 13 June 2011

How To Update Samsung Galaxy Gio S 5560 to Gingerbread XXKPA 2.3.3 Firmware



Procedure to install Gingerbread 2.3.3 in Samsung Galaxy Gio S 5660:
  • Before we proceed for the installation of the firmware, you will have to make sure that you have downloaded the XXKPA 2.3.3 Gingerbread firmware in your computer. Please note that as soon as you download this zip file you will have to unzip the file so as to get the 6 files in all which contains the OPS file and Odin flash tool along with 4 other files which will be responsible for the firmware update. After downloading the zip file, you will have to extract the same so as to get the files which are mentioned below,
Gio Extracted Files
  • Now, from the extracted files, open the Odin v 4.42 file as shown in the above extracted files and then a new window will be opening up as shown below,
Odin 4.42 Version
Now, next up as soon as you open the Odin, you will now have to make sure that you put your device in the download mode. The device can be put in the download mode by holding the Volume Down button + the Home key button (the middle button). While holding these both buttons, you need to switch ON your device. If you have successfully entered into the download mode then you will see a green screen which is shown below. Also, additionally note that if the device boots in the normal mode with the home screen then you will have to again switch off the device and retry the process and if despite retrying you are unable to get into download mode then you will have to fix the download mode error for your phone.
download mode
Now, after this you will have to connect the phone to the computer where you have downloaded and extracted the zip file from the above link. Please note that while connecting the USB cable you will have to make sure that the Odin software is open as mentioned and shown above, as soon as you connect the phone to the Odin, the ID COM block will turn yellow after which you will have to enter the files by clicking on the corresponding options as shown below,
Odin 4.38 files added
OPS – GIO_v1.0.ops
BOOT – APBOOT_S5660XXKPA_CL258140_REV03_user_low_true.tar.md5,
Phone – MODEM_S5660XXKP7_CL258140_REV03.tar.md5,
PDA – CODE_S5660XXKPA_CL258140_REV03_user_low_true.tar.md5,
CSC – GT-S5660-csc-SERKP4.tar.md5,
  • After adding the files, the Odin will look like as shown below, please note that you should not edit any other settings or even add the options and if you have changed any by mistake then you can see in the below screen shot to match the same.
Add files Odin - Galaxy Gio
  • As soon as you feed in the files, you will have to double check the same and then you will have to proceed and click on the “Start” option to start the firmware update process. After clicking on the start, you will see that the firmware will be installed in your phone within a time of not more than 5 minutes.
Gio Successfully flashed
Now, you can see that the flashing process is being in process and you will have to make sure that you don’t interrupt the flashing process as this may be fatal for your phone. So, after few minutes of time you will see the Odin screen as shown below,
Gio Flashed Successfully 1
Now, that’s it as soon as you see that the above screen is shown in the Odin, you will have to wait for the home screen to see in the phone and there you go, you have now successfully installed the latest firmware of 2.3.3 Gingerbread for your Galaxy Gio Android phone. Now, after this you will have reset the phone just to ensure that all the cache data is erased which can be done by following the below step.
For this you will have to first turn off your device, long press the volume up key, press Menu as holding both the buttons press the power button to start. You can see that after device gets switched ON, you will find options like clear cache data. You can clear that by selecting options Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select Wipe Cache partition after which you need to reboot your device by selecting reboot system now after which your Galaxy S will be rebooting and again you will have to set up your Google accounts etc. Doing this will not only optimize the battery but will also remove all the data flux from your phone. Please note that the image shown below is just for the reference purpose, the actual image may vary.
recovery modeFor checking on which firmware you are currently on, you will have to go to the Settings > About Phone >Firmware Version where you will find the version of Android OS where it will show 2.3.4. As you can see above that we have shown some of the images of latest Gingerbread update of 2.3.3. So, let us know if you face any sorts of issues as we will see to it that all issues are resolved. Alternetively, you can also dial *#1234# to check the version number.

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