Updating Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300 with latest firmware build help you to fix several security issues that were present in previous build as well as improve the overall performance of the smartphone. Flashing stock firmware also very good way to unroot devices as well as unbrick it if brick happened because of messing with ROMs.
Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300 is an awesome budget friendly handset that comes with some cool features. The smartphone runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 3GB of internal memory and 832 MHz ARM 11 processor to handle operating task.
This firmware and the guide below are compatible only and only with Galaxy Pocket S5300 variant. It’s not compatible with other Galaxy Pocket variants or with any other device. Check your device’s model number in: Settings » About phone.
To make this tutorial better understandable we will use S5300XXLF5 official Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread firmware.
This official firmware update S5300XXLF5 is rolled out for Poland users. If you finding difficulties while updating your device through OTA (over-the-air) updates, then here is another way: manually flashing the update through Odin3. However, in this process you may lose all your existing installed apps and personal settings. You should follow this guide carefully to properly backup your data that you can restore later.
Android 2.3.6 XXLF5 Firmware Details:
Regions: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom
We should not be held liable for any damage caused in the process of installing this official firmware update on Galaxy Pocket GT-S5300 variant. Although, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.
Backup your data first using below mentioned instructions, so that if you lost any data you can recover it easily.
SMS & Call Log – Use SMS, MMS & Call Log Entries Backup & Restore App
Contacts & Settings – Use Android default backup options.
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”
If you followed everything that we mentioned above, you are ready to move into next stage of this guide where we summed up detail instruction on how to flash GB S5300XXLF5 Android 2.3.6 official firmware update for Galaxy Pocket GT-S5300.
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How to Update Galaxy Pocket GT-S5300 to S5300XXLF5 Android 2.3.6 Official Firmware
- Extract Firmware zip file that you downloaded already from above link, you will get a .tar file and some other files.
- Now extract Odin zip file and you will get Odin3 v1.85.exe and Odin3.ini under extracted folder.
- Power off your phone. Wait 5-6 seconds for vibration to confirm complete switch off.
- Now, put the Galaxy Pocket GT-S5300 phone in Download Mode by pressing pressing and holding down the Volume Down and Home buttons while pressing the Power button until you are welcomed by a green robot indicating you are in Download Mode.
- Now run Odin3 v1.85.exe (see Step 2) as an Administrator because Admin privileges is required to complete the process smoothly.
- Now connect your Galaxy Pocket GT-S5300 with your PC using USB cable. A massage will arrive under Odin’s message box in the bottom left saying “Added!!”. If you don’t get the same then you should try another USB port (try USB port located in back in your desktop PC). If that too don’t work then you should then reinstall the driver. If you successfully see the “Added!!” massage in Odin then you are ready to go in next step. You should also see COM port with a number in Yellow if you successfully added your device.
- Select these files in Odin at respective tabs from extracted S5300XXLF5 firmware folder :
- Click the PDA Tab, and select the .tar file here with *code* appearing in its name
- Click the Phone Tab, and select file with *modem* in its name (leave if there is no such file)
- Click the CSC Tab, and select file with *csc* in its name (leave if there is no such file)
- Click the PIT Tab, and select the .pit file. Use only if you got it while extracting in step 1 above, otherwise ignore it.
- In Odin window, make sure Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes are selected. Also, make sure that Re-Partition checkbox is selected if you are using a .pit file (see Step 7.4).
- Double check everything that we mentioned in Step 7 & Step 8 above. Now, once satisfied hit the START button to begin the flashing process.
- Once flashing completed, you will see a PASS message with green background in the left-most box at the very top of the Odin. The phone will then automatically rebooted and soon you will see the Samsung logo. You can then unplug the USB cable to disconnect your device from computer.
Congrats! Your Galaxy Pocket, model number S5300 should now run on Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread build XXLF5. Go to Settings > About phone to verify this firmware update.
Let us know how the process go for you in comment below!