Update Galaxy Pocket Duos/ Y Duos Lite S5302 to Android 2.3.6 DDMB1 GB firmware. If you are looking for the most cheapest and affordable dual SIM phone in the Android market then I suggest you go for Samsung Galaxy Pocket Duos/ Y Duos Lite GT-S5302.
It is powered by Android v2.3 Gingerbread with Samsung’s own TouchWiz UX user interface. This smartphone supports a 2.8-inch multi-touch capacitive touch screen with 240×320 pixels resolution. It runs on Android 2.3 customized.
Even though the camera of this phone is only 2 megapixels but when you actually have a look, it can snap some really beautiful photos. The 3GB inbuilt memory which is further expandable up to 32GB, ensures you never run out of space to store pictures, videos, movies, music, and apps.
The best part of the mobile is that Samsung has not compromised with the processor and it is equivalent to Samsung Galaxy Y series mobiles which ensures a smoother and snappier android in your hand.
Galaxy Pocket Duos/Y Duos Lite lets you get a branded Android feel and experience at an affordable price. If you want some extra customization then for that there are many Custom ROMs available to give you a complete ICS, Jelly Bean, and the latest KitKat experience on your Galaxy Pocket Duos.
Just flash them at your own risk since installing those ROMs increases the risk of bricking or damaging your phone completely. If you have bricked your phone or have faced some problems like boot loops, lagging, hang problem then there is only one solution for that then that is flashing an official firmware.
Today I’ll guide you on how to manually update your Samsung Galaxy Pocket Duos/Y Duos Lite S5302 to Android 2.3.6 DDMB1 Gingerbread firmware. This is the latest Indian firmware available out there. It has all the enhancement tweaks and has no bugs or issues.
If you have recently tried a custom ROM and now want to go back to original Gingerbread firmware, you can install it manually from our easy step by step guide given below. Flashing the official firmware is the best solution when you get rid of the bugs with the third party custom ROMs.
Interested users may proceed to the actual guide of flashing the latest Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread DDMB1 firmware on Galaxy Pocket Duos/Y Duos Lite. This firmware is specially launched for the Indian users and its basic info is listed below. Check it out.
Model name: Galaxy Pocket Duos
Version: Android 2.3.6
Product Code: INU
If your device has any kind of custom ROM installed then it’ll get replaced by this official DDMB1 Gingerbread ROM. Even the custom recoveries like Clockworkmod/TWRP will get replaced with the official android stock recovery and your phone will no longer be rooted. However, you can root it any time after flashing this latest gingerbread update.
The firmware update process is risky. So read, follow and implement every step carefully. If by mistake your phone gets bricked or any damage happens to your device by following this guide, then neither we nor Samsung Electronics Ltd. will be held responsible for that.
This Official Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread DDMB1 firmware update must be performed only on Samsung Galaxy Pocket Duos or Galaxy Y Duos Lite having the model number GT-S5302. Implementing this firmware update on any other device or variant may result in unwanted outcomes or bricked devices.
- The battery of your Galaxy Pocket Duos/Y Duos Lite S5302 must be charged at least up to 60%. This is necessary as a lack of battery power may increase the risk of interruption during the Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread DDMB1 firmware flashing process. So make sure your device has been sufficiently charged before proceeding further.
- You must back up all your important phone data and settings including contacts, SMS/MMS, APN settings, call logs, WhatsApp messages, memos etc. Just copy them to external storage or on your PC. Do not skip this step as your all data will get wiped after flashing this GB firmware.
- Make sure that you’ve enabled the USB debugging mode on your phone. If not, then do so by following the path Menu->Settings->Applications->Development->USB debugging.
- Ensure that you have installed mobile specific drivers on your PC to detect the phone when you connect it to your PC. You can install them from the Samsung Kies CD which you’ve got at the time of purchase or just manually install them from the link given below.
- Disable all the security tools as well as antivirus that are installed on your PC temporarily. They may increase the risk of interruption during the flashing process.
Procedure to install Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread DDMB1 firmware on Samsung Galaxy Pocket Duos/ Y Duos Lite
Step 1: Download and extract both the above files in a specific folder on your PC. You can extract them using WinRAR. You’ll see these two files after extracting the firmware package:
The SS_DL.dll file is of no use. Hence, ignore it.
Step 2: Now completely switch off your Galaxy Pocket Duos/Y Duos Lite until it vibrates.
Step 3: You need to boot the phone into downloading mode now. For the same, keep pressing and holding ‘Home Button (middle button) + Volume down key + Power Button’ simultaneously until you see a warning message. Leave all the three keys now.
Step 4: Keeping the phone as it is, connect it to the PC using the USB cable. Now just press Volume Up to continue. This will directly land you into downloading mode. Refer screenshot.
Step 5: Next you need to navigate to the downloaded folder & launch ‘Odin Multi Downloader3-v3.09′ software which you’ve just got after extraction. As soon as you open it, the ID: COM section in it (located at the top left corner) will turn blue. Also, an Added message will appear in the message window. This will confirm that your device has been successfully connected to the PC. But if it doesn’t turn blue then it’s more likely to be a problem with the device drivers. Immediately check whether you’ve properly installed the device-specific drivers on your PC or not. You can install them via Samsung Kies or manually install them from the links given above (refer Pre-Requisites section).
Step 6: Next tick the Auto Reboot option and F.Reset option located on the Odin window. Do not tick or un-tick any other option. Remember that ticking the Re-partition option may increase the risk of bricking your device. So do not ignore these crucial precautions before going ahead.
Step 7: Now, tick against the ‘AP’ button and navigate to the S5302DDMB1_S5302ODDLJ1_S5302DDMB1_HOME.tar.md5 file from the firmware package & select it. Wait till Odin verifies the md5 hash. If it’s successful then there won’t be any warning message.
Step 8: After doing everything as mentioned, initiate the process by pressing on the Start button located on the Odin window. You’ll notice that the phone automatically reboots itself while going through the process. Do not remove the USB cable until the process completes, as this may interrupt it.
Step 9: Be patient until the process completes fully. It will complete in a few minutes. As soon as it completes successfully, you’ll see that the ID: COM section on the Odin window is turned green with the message ‘Pass’ below it. This will confirm that you have properly flashed the Official Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread DDMB1 firmware on your Galaxy Pocket Duos/Y Duos Lite. Now you can disconnect your phone 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 Pocket Duos/Y Duos Lite and re-insert it. Again go into downloading mode and follow the same procedure as given above.
Step 10: After completing the process, again power off your phone to boot it into stock recovery mode. The same can be done by holding the Home button (Middle button) + Volume Up + Power button simultaneously until the recovery mode appears.
Step 11: In the android stock recovery, navigate to the ‘Wipe data/factory reset’ option and ‘Wipe Cache partition’ option & select them to clear all the data and caches from your phone memory.
Step 12: Return to the main menu of recovery and restart the phone by selecting the ‘reboot system now’ option.
Note: If the process fails or you get any kind of error then just try to implement all the steps with Odin3.07. Use the PDA tab in place of AP in it.
Finally! You have successfully flashed the Official Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread DDMB1 firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Pocket Duos/ Y Duos Lite GT-S5302. You may confirm it by navigating to Menu->Settings->About Phone. Do share your views and opinions after using it. I have made this guide very simple so that you can understand it easily, still if you have any issue with the stuff or face any kind of problem while going through the process then do inform me through the comments section given below.