Update Samsung Galaxy Pop S5570 to Official Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread DXKT6 firmware with this article. There are several Android versions releasing with the passing days. Right from Android 1.5 Cupcake to the newly launched Android 4.4 KitKat there have been various changes rather improvements in all aspects of Android. But this made the low end device users a little upset since they had to rely on the older android versions. Samsung did stop providing further official updates for these phones. The only reason was the RAM and hardware compatibility. These low end phones could not hold such high end features. Samsung Galaxy Pop S5570 is one of those low end device which stopped on it final official update Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread. It did get many third party custom ROMs to enjoy those new versions but not a single official update. As custom ROMs are always helpful in experiencing the latest on going features they are most preferred by android users. But flashing ROMs can void the device warranty and even can increase the risk of extreme damage. There are many users whose devices are screwed up by such incidences. So for those owing Galaxy Pop S5570, we are going to see the procedure on flashing the Official Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread DXKT6 firmware. This will restore the warranty as well as the default system on your Galaxy Pop.
This process of updating the Samsung Galaxy Pop S5570 to Android 2.3.6 Official Gingerbread DXKT6 firmware is considered to be of much risk. Your device can get permanently damaged if not followed properly. If you are new to this stuff and have no knowledge regarding the same then it’s better to stop here. Advanced android users who have gone through such thing are free to proceed further. If in case your Galaxy Pop gets damaged or bricked by following this article then neither we nor the developers of this firmware will be held responsible for that. Although the chances that your device will get damaged is least, but still I recommend you to follow all the given procedure step by step properly and without attempting anything by your own. Note that this firmware is only compatible for Samsung Galaxy Pop bearing the model number GT-S5570. Flashing this on any other device or variant will result into unwanted outcomes or bricked device. You can verify your device model number with the number given above from Homescreen–> Menu–>Settings –> About Phone.
- Before proceeding further its better to check your mobiles battery power. This is must as lack of battery power may interrupt the flashing process thus giving rise to further problems. So ensure that the battery of your Galaxy Pop is charged at least upto 70%.
- There is always a risk of loosing your important data while performing any flashing process. Thus a timely backup helps a lot in such cases. You may transfer your contacts, SMS/MMS, APN settings, Call logs, Memo etc. on your SD card/PC for more safety. In the last step of this procedure you need to wipe all the data and cache that is currently present onto your phone memory. So a backup is must.
- Enable USB debugging mode using the path Menu->Settings->Applications->Development->USB debugging.
- Make sure you 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.
By assuming that you have followed all the instructions mentioned above we will proceed further for the actual Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread DXKT6 firmware flashing process.
Procedure to update Samsung Galaxy Pop S5570 to Official Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread DXKT6 firmware:
Step 1: After successful downloading both the files given above, extract them in a specific folder. You’ll find the following two files inside the firmware package:
From which, SS_DL.dll is just a script file and is of no use. So ignore it.
Step 2: Firstly Power off your Galaxy Pop completely until it vibrates.
Step 3: You need to enter into downloading mode now. For that, press and hold ‘Home Button (middle button) + Volume down key + Power Button’ simultaneously until a warning message appears (Refer Screenshot). Press Volume Up button to continue. This will land you into downloading mode.
Step 4: Keeping your device as it is in downloading mode, connect it to your PC using USB cable. Make sure you’ve installed device specific drivers on PC to detect the phone when connected (As mentioned in pre-requisites).
Step 5: Open ‘Odin Multi Downloader_v4.38‘ which you have just downloaded & extracted on your PC. As soon as you open it, the ID:COM section in it will turn yellow with a random COM PORT number below it. Also an ‘Added’ message will appear in the message box window. If it’s not showing, then check whether you have properly installed those device drivers on your PC or not.
Step 6: Tick the Auto Reboot option on the Odin window.
Step 7: Select the ‘OPS’ tab on the Odin window and select ‘TASS-v1.0.ops’ file.
Step 8: On top left side on the Odin window, you’ll find One Package option. Tick that option and locate the ‘S5570DXKT6_S5570OLBKT3_S5570DXKT4_HOME.tar.md5‘ file which you’ve downloaded. Do not tick or un-tick any other options. Keep them as they are.
Step 9: After applying 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 the process goes on. Do not remove the USB cable until the process completes.
Step 10: 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 Pop with 2.3.6 DXKT6 Gingerbread firmware. You can now safely disconnect the phone by disconnecting 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 Pop and re-insert it. Again go into downloading mode and follow the same procedure as given above.
Step 11: After successfully completing the process, switch off the phone and boot into recovery mode. For that, keep pressing & 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 12: 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. This will solve the boot loops issue.
Step 13: After wiping data/cache you’ll again land into recovery mode. Just select ‘reboot system now’ option to restart the phone.
Congo! You have successfully flashed the Android 2.3.6 DXKT6 Official Gingerbread firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Pop S5570. You can confirm the same 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 very simple so as to understand you easily, still if you have any doubt/query or any problem regarding the given content then you can contact me through the comment section given below. I’ll provide an exact solution for your every problem. Till then Enjoy! 🙂