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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

How to Upgrade Samsung Galaxy Pop to Official Gingebread 2.3.6?

After a long wait for official release of Gingerbread update for their Samsung Galaxy Pop, Indian galaxy pop users have finally got the official release of Android 2.3.6 few days ago. And in this article I will tell you how you can upgrade your Galaxy Pop to official gingerbread 2.3.6 manually (without the need of Samsung Kies). Those who are okay with it can go for over the air (OTA) updates through Kies. So, continue reading this article and get to know more about this update including how you can upgrade your galaxy pop's firmware to this latest official version.


Upgrading to Gingerbread is totally a new experience for Indian Galaxy Pop gts5570 users since it is their first update to gingerbread from Froyo. With this update we can see some slight changes in User Interface and maximum changes in performance and battery life as well as some addition of new features. Some changes in user interface include revamped Music app, new wallpaper and also some changes in icons used in various places in the whole system. You can instantly notice the performance boost as soon as you flash your galaxy pop gt-s5570 with this new update. Now, you will notice your device is fast and more efficient than previous. Also, it won't take you much time to see the difference in battery performance. Also, with this update you can now view Devanagari scripts (Hindi, Nepali, etc) are also rendered correctly without the need of flashing or changing anything. So, without any further delay I would like tell you how you can get this awesome Gingerbread update on your galaxy pop smartphone. You might also want to have a look at some of the Screenshots of the Rom. Click here to view them.

Please follow through the steps carefully to successfully upgrade your Galaxy Pop to Gingerbread 2.3.6. Also, note that there is a (slight) possiblilty of getting your device bricked, so all I can say is Do It At Your Own Risk. However, I have tried this with my own phone and luckily my device is safe and currently running this very update. So, let's get started.

Let's start by downloading necessary files and software required for upgrading to Gingerbread. Please, download the files from below:

  1. Odin Multi Downloader v4.38 for GTS5570 [Password:prateektechie]
  2. Tass.ops [ Password : prateektechie ]
  3. Gingerbread 2.3.6 (Indian version, GT-S5570_INU_S5570DDKQ7_S5570ODDKQ6_S5570DDKQ7.rar ) (Resume able download)
    OR, Mirror download from Mediafire.[Password:prateektechie]
    Password to extract the rar is  'sampro.pl' without quotes.
Okay, those were the files needed to upgrade your Galaxy pop to Android v2.3.6. Now that you have got the file extract it with the password above to get the file named S5570DDKQ7_S5570ODDKQ6_S5570DDKQ7_HOME.tar.md5 (this is the file that we will be using in the process). After you have got required files put them at a place (folder) and then follow the steps given below:
  • Charge your phone and personal computer to full charge (at least above 60%-70%) to avoid any issues during upgrade. (Note: If you don’t upgrade properly you might even brick your phone.)
  • Run S5570_Odin Multi Downloader v4.38 application on your PC.
  •  Click OPS button and select Tass_v1.ops file downloaded earlier.
  •  Select/Tick One Package Option (Don’t Check/Uncheck others, leave them as they are.) 
  •  Click One Package button and select the S5570DDKQ7_S5570ODDKQ6_S5570DDKQ7_HOME.tar.md5 file you extracted earlier from your download.
  • [Optional, but recommended to avoid boot loops after flashing] Reboot your device to recovery mode (Press Home + Power buttons)  and then select Wipe data/factory reset and Wipe cache option.
  • Power off your phone and boot it in Download Mode (Press Home + Volume Down + Power Button at the same time).
  • If you see a yellow triangle icon with Downloading written inside it (that's our download mode) then connect your galaxy pop to your pc via USB.
  • If odin detects your phone it will show COM Port # (Port Number) written in yellow background on its window (see image below).
  • If everything above went well click Start Button to proceed then wait till it finishes (approx. 5.30 minutes) and reboots your phone. 
  • When Odin says PASS close the application and disconnect your phone.
That's it after Odin says PASS in the upper top right box you may close Odin and disconnect your device. Here are few things to keep in mind during the whole process.
  1. If you get any error such as Can't Open USB Serial Port, then make sure Samsung Kies is closed (disabled). Also, another reason for this error is you don't have Samsung USB Drivers installed. If that is the case please install them from this link.

  2. Once you press Start in Odin don't disconnect your device until it says PASS.

  3. There is a high probability that your device will not boot successfully just after flashing. If this is the case wait till Odin says PASS and then (close Odin and) shut down your Galaxy Pop (press Power button for a long time or remove battery). Now, Go to Recovery Mode (Press Home + Power buttons)  and then select Wipe data/factory reset and Wipe cache option and then reboot your device.  

Hope everything above is clear enough for you to understand. If you have any doubts regarding any steps in the process of upgrading your Indian Samsung galaxy pop gts5570 to official Gingerbread 2.3.6 then please feel free to seek for help in the comments below.

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