Although the Samsung Galaxy Fit is not amongst those devices having a devastating specs and features, it is still well known due to its affordable price tag and its decent specs. Many users own this device as it made a tremendous impact the time when it was released. It was launched three years back with Official Android 2.2 Froyo, a 600 MHz processor and a 5 megapixel of camera. This made the Fit, one of the most popular Samsung phone in those days.
There are many Fit users who are interested in installing the latest OS updates on their devices. These latest OS updates are nothing but the un-official ROMs developed by third party Android developers so as to enjoy and experience the latest flavor on an aging device like Galaxy Fit. The ROMs that are available for Fit includes Android 4.0 Ice-cream sandwich, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and the recently launched Android 4.4 KitKat. These ROM surely help the device to perform much higher than expected. However, in some cases while flashing these ROMs there is always a risk that your device get bricked or damages permanently. Also the number of bugs and issues that these ROMs contain just ruins the entire mood.
That’s why you should always know how to update your Fit with an official & stable stock ROM. With this one, your device warranty can be restored back in case it was previously voided. That means you can restore the factory restrictions & relock the bootloader of your device. So freely install the Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread DDKT3 firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Fit using the article given below.
The official update given below for flashing Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread DDKT3 on your Samsung Galaxy Fit S5670 is considered to be of much risk. If anything happens to your device by following this article then you and only you will be responsible for that. So perform all the step by step instructions properly and without any mistake. Although the chances that your device will get damaged is least, but still I recommend you to follow everything given properly and without attempting anything by your own. Also note that this firmware must be only flashed on Samsung Galaxy Fit bearing the model number GT-S5670. Flashing this on any other device or variant may result into unwanted outcomes or bricked device. So check your mobiles model number from Homescreen–> Menu–>Settings –> About Phone before proceeding further.
- Make sure that the battery of your Galaxy Fit is charged at least upto 75%. This is must as lack of battery power may interrupt the flashing process thus giving rise to further problems.
- Backup all your important data including contacts, sms/mms, apn settings, call logs etc. and transfer them on your PC for more safety. This is necessary as in the last step of this procedure you need to wipe all the data and cache that is currently present onto your phone memory.
- Enable USB debugging mode by following the path Menu->Settings->Applications->Development->USB debugging.
- Temporary disable all the security tools as well as antivirus that are installed on your PC so as to minimize the interruption during the flashing process.
Procedure to update Samsung Galaxy Fit GT-S5670 to Official Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread DDKT3 firmware:
Step 1: After successful downloading the Firmware package given above, extract it using Winrar. You’ll find the following files inside it: S5670DDKT3_S5670ODDKT2_S5670DDKT2_HOME.tar.md5, BENI_v1.0.0ps & ODIN_v4.38.
Step 2: Now switch off your Galaxy Fit completely and enter into downloading mode.
Step 3: For Fit, downloading mode can be entered by holding ‘Home Button (middle button) + Volume down key + Power Button’ simultaneously until the download mode appears.
Step 4: Keeping your device in downloading mode connect it to your PC using USB cable.
Step 5: Open ‘Odin Multi Downloader_v4.38‘ software from the firmware package folder which you have just downloaded & extracted on your PC. As soon as you open it, the ID:COM section in it will turn yellow. If it’s not showing, then check that a proper device drivers are installed on your PC. You can install them from the Samsung Kies CD which you’ve got at the time of purchase.
Step 6: Now select the OPS tab located on the Odin Downloader and select ‘BENI_v1.0.ops’ file from the Firmware package.
Step 7: On top left side on the Odin, you’ll find One Package option. Tick that so that the One Package option at the bottom gets highlighted. So click that One Package option and select ‘S5670DDKT3_S5670ODDKT2_S5670DDKT2_HOME.tar.md5’ file located in the firmware package folder. Do not check or un-check any other option from the Odin Multi Downloader. You may refer the screenshot given below.
Step 8: After attempting everything as mentioned above,start the process by clicking on the Start button located on the Odin window. Your phone will automatically reboot itself while going through the process. Do not touch or remove the USB cable until the process completes.
Step 9: The process will last upto few minutes to complete. As soon as it completes, you’ll see that the ID:COM section on the Odin window is turned blue with the message ‘Pass’ below it. This will confirm that you have properly flashed your Galaxy Fit with 2.3.6 DDKT3 Gingerbread. You can now disconnect your device by safely removing the USB cable.
Note: If the process fails or if Odin gets stuck or in case your device gets boot loops, then close the Odin window, remove battery from your Galaxy Fit and re-insert it. Again go into downloading mode and follow the same procedure as given above.
Step 10: After successfully completing the process, boot your device into recovery mode by holding Home button (Middle button) and Power button simultaneously until the recovery mode appears.
Note: Touch will not work here in recovery mode. So all you need to do is use Volume Up and Volume Down keys for navigation and Home button (Middle button) for selection.
Step 11: On the recovery mode, navigate to the ‘Wipe data/factory reset’ option followed by the ‘Wipe Cache partition’ option & select them to clear all the data and caches from your phone memory.
Step 12: Then go back to the main menu of recovery mode and select ‘reboot system now’ option to restart your device.
Vovo! You have successfully flashed the Official Android 2.3.6 DDKT3 Gingerbread firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Fit S5670. You can confirm this from Menu->Settings->About Phone. Remember that this is a stock ROM so you can flash this whenever you want to restore the warranty or restore the default system on your mobile. Do tell us your views and experience after using it. I have made this article as simple as possible, still if you have any doubt or query regarding the same then you can contact us through the comment section given below. We’ll work on your problem & will provide an exact solution as soon as possible. Till then Enjoy!