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 Gingerbread XXKPE 2.3.4 Zip Package(from here http://hotfile.com/dl/141734402/4e31a5a/I9003XXKPE.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 these files to respective tabs.
PIT – latona_20110114.pit,
BOOTLOADER – APBOOT_I9003XXKPE_CL409735_REV08_user_low_ship.tar.md5,
Phone – MODEM_I9003XXKPE_REV_00_CL1041909.tar.md5,
PDA – CODE_I9003XXKPE_CL409735_REV08_user_low_ship.tar.md5,
CSC – GT-I9003-CSC-MULTI-OXAKPE.tar.md5,
6.Now, you need to double check on the files which you have entered. As soon as you finish checking the same, you will have to now click on the “Start” tab to start the updation process.
That’s it the updation process will be finished within 10-15 minutes.
7.As soon as the phone is successfully updated with the latest version of XXKPE 2.3.4, 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 SL I9003 will be rebooting and again you will have to set up your Google accounts.
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