Update Galaxy S Plus GT I9001 to Official Value Pack XXKQI Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware

Now this is yet another good news for Galaxy S Plus owners as Samsung has given an official upgrade to Gingerbread 2.3.6 which is dubbed as XXKQI pack. As most of you would already be knowing that there won’t be any official upgrade to Jellybean (as already announced by Samsung Officials) but if there is an unofficial upgrade (custom ROM), then we would come up with an article.

Important Note: Although, we have taken the ROM link from a very reliable developer(XDA-Forum), yet go for this upgrade at your own risk as neither this site nor the author would be responsible for any problem in upgradation. However, this happens rarely. Also you would lose warranty of the hardware(if any).

The upgradation Process has been divided into two parts:

  • Pre-Upgardation.
  • Final Upgradation.

Please follow all the steps given below in the order they are given and donot skip any step in between.


Follow these steps with a little care. If you have any problem, feel free to ask-

  1. First of all check the phone version. It should be Samsung GT-i9001 only (Check at Settings> About Phone). Do not upgrade if you have some other version.
  2. We advice you to take a backup of your existing ROM by using Nandroid Backup and Restore App from XDA.
  3. You can also take backup of some important data such as SMS, Contacts etc.
  4. Make sure that your GT-i9001 is at-least 85% charges. If it isn’t, we advice you charge your phone first.
  5. Next, disable all the anti-virus on your Device. Also uninstall all the Kies from your computer.
  6. Now enable USB Debugging on your cellphone (Option available at Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging ).
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  7. Your device is now ready to be upgraded.

Final Upgradation

  • First of all, download the official ROM for Samsung GT-i9001 from the  Gingerbread XXKQI 2.3.6 Firmware Package on your PC.
  • Now connect your phone to PC via USB cable and copy both downloaded files on SD Card of your Phone.
  • Now turn off your phone and reboot it in ClockworkMod Recovery. This can be done by pressing and holding Volume Down HOME + Power Button all together.
  • Now from the options available on the screen, Select “wipe data/factory reset” and then further select Yes when prompted.
  • Now, you need to select the Installation zip file from sdcard(one you’ve copied from PC). For this select “choose zip from sdcard” and then select the ROM package from SD card.
  • When the installation is complete, go back to main menu, and select “reboot system now” and it will

With this you’ve successfully upgraded to Gingerbread 2.3.6 on your Samsung GT-i9001. Enjoy 🙂