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Samsung Galaxy mini S5570 users can now rejoice as an all new version of Gingerbread 2.3.6 version of firmware has arrived and in this article we will check out the same. Since this one is the global update, anyone with their Samsung galaxy mini phone can apply this update, the only condition is that the device shouldn’t be a locked device or else it may even brick the phone. Last time we saw on how you can install the Gingerbread 2.3.5 firmware version. This all new update of Gingerbread 2.3.6 version is dubbed as JVKT1.
Note: Please note that this firmware is not an official release from the SAMSUNG Electronics Ltd. and is the beta leaked version which has many enhancements in terms of performance fixes as this version has overcome most popular issues like GPS and slow internet speeds.

Disclaimer: Please note that we should not be held liable or responsible in any manner in whole or in parts if anything wrong happens to your device which is the most unlikely if you follow the instructions as prescribed in the due course of this article and also apply the mentioned update only on Samsung Galaxy mini S5570.

So, before you proceed you first need to go through the list of pre Requisistes which are mentioned in the below mentioned link. After this, you need to you need to head to the procedure on how to apply this update mentioned in Further Tutorial.

Procedure to Update Galaxy mini with Gingerbread 2.3.6:

  • Now, from the extracted files, you need to open the Odin executable tool in your computer and then turn Off the phone. The download mode can be entered by pressing Volume Down Key, Center button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button.
    • Once you enter into download mode, connect the device to the computer while keeping the Odin opened in your computer with the help of USB cable which you got at the time of purchase. As soon as you connect, you will see that the ID : COM section will turn yellow. After this, in Odin click on the below mentioned corresponding options and choose the files from the extracted folder.

    OPS – TASS_v1.0.ops,
    Boot – APBOOT_S5570JVKT1_CL703231_REV02_user_low_true.tar.md5,
    Phone – MODEM_S5570XWKT2_CL698112_REV02.tar.md5
    PDA -CODE_S5570JVKT1_CL703231_REV02_user_low_true.tar.md5,
    CSC – GT-S5570-MULTI-CSC-OJVKT1.tar.md5

    • Once you select all the files which are mentioned above, click on “Start” to start the process of firmware update. Once the firmware is updated successfully, the phone will be restarted on its own and that’s it you have now successfully updated the firmware of the Galaxy mini s5570 to Gingerbread 2.3.6 version of firmware.

    • To check whether the firmware has been successfully applied or not, you need to go to the path “Applications > Settings > About Phone” where you will find the firmware version as JVKT1 2.3.6 Gingerbread version.
    • So, now just in case if you are facing issues like force close etc. then you will have to first remove the connected USB cable and turn Off the phone.
    • Now, in the turn Off mode you need to press the Home Key and then simultaneously press the power button to start he device in the recovery mode. In the recovery mode, select Wipe data/factory resetWipe Cache partition and then reboot your device by selecting reboot system now option.

    Reminder: Don’t forget to restore back the APN as well as MMS Settings along with other things which you have created the backup of to access internet and send MMS Messages respectively. If you don’t restore the APN Settings then you may not be able to access the Internet in your phone via EDGE / 3G.

    Tip: Just in a rare case, if the firmware is not updated successfully then you need to again follow the above mentioned steps so as to update again from the Odin.

    So, in this way you have successfully learnt on how to update the Galaxy mini S5560 with the latest version of Gingerbread 2.3.6 version of firmware. Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues in the process of firmware update as we will try our level best to sort out the issues at the earliest.

    Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570

    Posted: January 3, 2012 in Samsung Galaxy Mini
    Samsung is the only manufacturer that can get away with launching variants of one particular device in a series and pricing them to suit different budgets, as it did five years ago with the D500 and its variants the G600 and D900. Now the Koreans are doing it again with the Galaxy Series.

    If you’re in the market for a new smartphone, you can check out our quick video guide to what to look out for:

    The latest addition to the Samsung Galaxy range – topped by the five star Samsung Galaxy S2 (currently number one in our 20 best mobile phones ranking) – is the Galaxy Mini. Almost identical to the Galaxy Fit, it’s slightly lighter and has a lower camera quality.
    It’s clear that Samsung designed the Galaxy Mini to look and feel low-end and when it’s up on the shelves on the high street, it will fit in well next to the likes of LG’s Optimus One and Orange’s San Francisco.
    This touchscreen phone is definitely affordable, at £10.50 per month on an O2 contract or £129.99 on prepay, but it’s clear that you’ll have to make sacrifices on performance and looks as a result.
    Samsung galaxy mini
    The Samsung Galaxy Mini looks and feels pretty cheap in comparison to others in the Galaxy range. This is a real shame as we were expecting a lot more from this dinky device after being pretty impressed by the low-end Samsung Galaxy Ace, which is miles better in terms of performance and aesthetics.
    The white variant of the Galaxy Mini that we reviewed looks particularly cheap, and starts to look grubby after a week or so as it attracts the slightest bit of dirt. Again, this is where the Samsung Galaxy Ace is miles better, as it looks and feels like a bigger, better and more robust device.
    However, it is 3G HSDPA and the download speeds are pretty impressive, all things considered.
    The Samsung Galaxy Mini is a good size in the hand, weighing 106.6g and measuring 110x60x12mm. But it feels slippery, unlike its brother the Galaxy Ace, which sports a textured back cover making it more grippy in the palm. For those with fat thumbs, the keypad on the Mini may be a bit tricky to operate.
    There are very few buttons on this simplistic handset, and the side buttons are mostly flush against the surface of the device.
    Samsung galaxy mini
    The left side has a volume rocker, while the opposite side sports the power button and SD memory card slot.
    Samsung galaxy mini
    The top of the Galaxy Mini includes a 3mm headphone jack and a micro USB charger port with a cover to protect it from nasty dust bunnies.
    The 3.14-inch capacitive touchscreen is an ideal size for most activities, but it’s far less responsive than the Samsung Galaxy Ace and, most of the time, a light touch isn’t good enough to launch an app.
    Samsung galaxy mini
    It’s clear that Samsung decided to save on the screen display quality in order to place this device in the low-end range, as when compared to higher quality screens, such as the Apple iPhone 4‘s retina display, there’s a very, very clear distinction.
    In other words, the 240×320 resolution is as sharp as the bluntest pencil in the box and makes reading text-heavy web pages an excruciating task – but this is understandable, given the low price.

    Current Price: Not Available…