How to Update Galaxy S PLUS I9001 with Official Value Pack XXKQB 2.3.6 Firmware {Tutorial}


Dear Friends If you are a Samsung Galaxy S PLUS I9001 user and are feeling left out in the race of firmware updates which gets released for other Android smartphones? Not anymore as Samsung is silently pushing out the Value Pack Officially for your phone. And in the due course of this article we will guide you so that you can easily update manually even before Samsung comes out with this update. As of now we don’t have any ETA on by when this roll out will be finished Worldwide but it has just started from Switzerland. This value pack is nothing but the Gingerbread 2.3.6 firmware. Since this is a boot loader free version, anyone can update with this firmware. This valus pack is dubbed as the XXKQB version.

New Features of Value Pack XXKQB for Galaxy S PLUS I9001:
Face Unlock
New Kernel with huge RAM (Total RAM: 364 )
Galaxy S II ICS Lockscreen
Photo Editor
Built-in TouchWiz 4
Improved Camera UI + Can capture pictures while shooting a video
Auto-Rotation is fast – Fast switching from portrait to landscape
Overall speed improvements
GPU Performance slightly increased
Some Google Apps updated

Disclaimer: Neither we, nor developer should be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article. It’s very unlikely that there will be any issues but just in case if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.

Rooting Information: Applying this update doesn’t mean that you need to root the device before & also the device will not get rooted after applying this update. Just in case if your device is rooted, after applying this update the rooting access will be revoked. We will try our level best to come up with the rooting article separately.

Essential pre Requisites:
All the data present in your Galaxy S PLUS I9001 should be backed up as in the process of applying this update, the data might get either lost or corrupted. With the help of below mentioned steps you can easily backup the same. After updating with this release, your PC Suite will no longer support the device as it’s in the custom ROM firmware.

SMS ,Contacts ,Call Log ,Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”
Minimum charge left in the device should be at least 60% so as to ensure that device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
Disable all the antivirus suites in your computer and uninstall the same in your device as these tools generally tend to interrupt the process of firmware update.
Enable the USB Debugging in your Galaxy S I9001 from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked.

So assuming that you have followed all the instructions mentioned above, you can now proceed to the next level where we have mentioned detailed tutorial.

Procedure to Update Galaxy S PLUS I9001 with Value Pack Gingerbread XXKQB 2.3.6 Firmware:
Download the Value Pack Gingerbread 2.3.6 Package from here to your computer and once you download the same, extract in your computer. Once the file is extracted, you shall see the

extracted files as shown in the below screen capture.

XXKQB Extracted Files

From the extracted files, open the Odin in your computer and turn Off your device so that you can then enter the device in the Download Mode.
Download mode can be entered by pressing Volume down Key, Center button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button after which a green robot will be shown indicating the Download Mode has been entered.

Connect your phone to the computer, after which the ID : COM section will turn yellow which will mean that all the drivers have been successfully installed.

I9001 Connected
Note: if the ID : COM section doesn’t turn Yellow, you need to check with two things which are mentioned below,

• Install the USB Drivers in your computer &

• Go to the Path “Settings > Wireless & Network > USB Settings” and ensure that “Samsung KIES” option is ticked before connecting the phone to the computer.
Click on “PDA” to select the file “I9001XXKQB_I9001OXXKP8_I9001XXKPL_HOME.tar.md5” which you can find in the extracted zip file.

PDA Selected XXKQB
The Galaxy S PLUS I9001 can be entered into recovery mode by holding the Volume Up button + the Home key button (the middle button). While holding these both buttons, you need to turn ON your device.

In recovery mode, select Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select Wipe Cache partition and then reboot your device by selecting reboot system now with the help of Volume rocker keys. Once it’s done, you then will have to select the option of “reboot system now” for restarting the device. This will ensure that no force close errors are occurred after successful rooting.

Note: At any point of time just in case if the process of firmware update gets stopped due to any reason, all you need to do is restart the process from the start by re inserting the battery.

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