NOTE-Please note that flashing with the firmwares doesn’t mean that you are ROOTING your device
So, first up before proceeding to update, you need to ensure that you have synced all your contacts with your Google Account, all sms, applications, videos and music files which are there in your phone should be taken a backup or else the data will be lost. Anything which is in SD card will not be lost, so you can alternatively move to SD Card.
Next up remove the SIM card as well as the external SD cards if any in your phone, just to make sure that in an unlikely event the data in it doesn’t get corrupted,
Ensure that you have kept original USB cable handy which you have got with your Galaxy SL I9003 and also the Galaxy SL I9003 device,
Additionally, ensure that your phone has at least more than 50% of battery power left, this is just an advisory which if followed then you will not experience any difficulties as while updation of the device the battery consumption is at a maximum, Anything less than 50% of battery is not recommended to go ahead with as its dangerous to proceed.
Ensure that your computer / laptop which runs on a XP, Vista or Windows 7 OS the firewall and other antivirus programs are disabled and also you should have admin privileges to download and install the software including the drivers and also along with this you will be requiring the USB port on your computer which supports USB 2.0.
1. Firstly, Download Galaxy SL I9003 XXKP7 Firmware Package(from here http://hotfile.com/dl/142249207/10544c8/GalaxySL_I9003XXKP7.zip.html) Please note that in the process of extraction, if you are prompted to enter the password then enter the password as androidadvices.com
2. Run Odin3 v1.83
3. Turn the phone Off. Set phone to download mode : Press Volume down + Home Key first, then hold Power button.
4. Connect USB cable and the program will detect the phone’s Com number.
5. Add File as show below
PIT – latona_20110114.pit,
BOOTLOADER – APBOOT_I9003XXKP7_CL280937_REV08_eng_mid_ship.tar,
Phone – MODEM_I9003XXKP7_REV_00_CL1021949.tar.md5,
PDA – CODE_I9003XXKP7_CL280937_REV08_eng_mid_ship.tar.md5,
CSC – GT-I9003-CSC-MULTI-OXAKP7.tar.md5,
6.So, after you enter 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.
7.You will see that as soon as the flashing process is completed, the device will be rebooting and after that you will see that the device will ask you to setup the Google Account as well as the time zone after selecting which you will see that the home screen will be seen on the phone. As soon as you see the home screen, you just need to plug out the USB cable from your phone which is connected the the computer.
8.As soon as the phone is successfully updated with the latest version of UCKF1, you will have to now clear the cache from your phone so that all the cache data is being erased. To erase the same, you will have to first go into the recovery mode which can be done by first switching your phone off and then 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 Captivate will be rebooting and again you will have to set up your Google accounts etc.
To check 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
Do let us know if you face any issues or problems as we will ensure that all the issues are sorted out.