How to ODIN Flash: Update/Upgrade Samsung Galaxy S 4G to 2.3.3 Gingerbread T959VUVKF1

Here's a  step by step procedure on how to upgrade the Samsung Galaxy S 4G to 2.3.3 Gingerbread update. This is upgrade instruction  by a way of using ODIN since we didn't know yet when T-Mobile will send out their official OTA/KIES update. T-Mobile took some time to post the OTA update.

What's going to happen after flashing this firmware?
- You cannot root it, as of now the DEVS are still working for it.
- Your device will not getting simply boot into RECOVERY MODE by a traditional method of holding down the volume up and power button. But ADB will work.
- Download Mode will stay working, meaning, you can flash it back to 2.2 Froyo again unless if there is a problem or you don't like it better.
- After this process your back-up files like SMS, apps etc. or any  installed on the device will not restores back.

Whats new in this 2.3 Gingerbread update?
- Everything seems work fine.
- Phone just seems run even smoother.  
- You will not see much changes just some of the menu settings.
- Improved baseband connecion.
- Netflix app now works!

NOTE: Proceed at your own risk, we are not responsible if any problems may happen to your phone. We recommended this procedures to advance users only.

What you'll need:
- Desktop/Laptop Computer Running 32bit Versions Of Either Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, or XP
- Anti-Virus Programs Should Be Disabled- Administrative Privileges Required To Download & Install Software Including Drivers
- An Available USB Port On The PC S That Support 2.0 USB
- Fully Charged Battery
- USB Data Cable

ODIN flashing procedure:
1) Download the Galaxy S 4G T959VUVKF1 2.3.3 Gingerbread Stock ROM and extract it.

2) Extract and then run ODIN v1.85.exe.

3) On ODIN click on the PDA button and then load: 
CODE_T959VUVKF1_CL270364_REV00_user_low_noship.tar.md5 file in the PDA spot.
 next, click on the PHONE button then select and load:
T959VUVKF1-Phone-CL1020302.tar.md5

DO NOT USE a pit file and CSC file on it. Leave it empty.

Ensure that the RE-partition is not checked, Only the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time are checked on each checkboxes. 

4) Turn your Galaxy S 4G off. Press and hold the VOLUME DOWN and POWER Button 
- then plug the USB to your PC. This will reboot the phone into Download Mode. You should see a BIG yellow triangle on the phone said Download mode, and the ID:COM box on ODIN will indicate that the phone is already connected or detected.

5) Once all set, hit the "Start" to begin the firmware flashing.
t-mobile samsung galaxy S 4g 2.3 gingerbread upgrade

7) Just wait until the firmware downloading process finishes. You will eventually see a word "PASS" when its completes and then the phone will then reboot. It only takes around 2-5 minutes max depends on your PC speed.
t-mobile samsung galaxy S 4g 2.3 gingerbread update
Once finish, unplug your device from PC. That's it!
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