How to Update/Upgrade Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660 to Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread XXKPA via ODIN

Here's the step by step procedure on how to upgrade the Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660 to the latest 2.3.3 Gingerbread S5660XXKPA official Stock ROM - firmware version update. Just read carefully the instructions below and don't forget to back up all off your important data installed on the device before proceeding.

All newest firmware updates  for Samsung Galaxy Gio are listed here: Check for newest firmware updates before proceeding,  this might already outdated firmware version in due time.

"Disclaimer: We Shall not be liable for any damage that results to your phone! Everything you do is at your own risk, Please proceed with extra precautions! Don't forget to back up all of your important files for it will all wipe out in this process!"

Do the following preparations before proceeding:
* Make a back up copy of all important data stored on the device.
* Ensure that the battery is fully charge.
* Close any Antivirus software, if you have KIES installed close it also.
* Remove memory card and sim card on the device.


Needed Files:
ODIN v4.42 Downloader Program and OPS file:
Download link

Samsung Galaxy Gio Stock ROM Firmware: 
Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread S5660XXKPA
Latest update: June 03, 2011
 S5660XXKPA
CSC File: CSC_S5660SERKP4
PDA: PDA S5660XXKPA 
OPS File: GIO_v1.0.ops 
Android Version: 2.3.3 Gingerbread
Build Date:  June 02 2011
Download
Password: samfirmware.com

- PC with Windows XP SP2 OS or later
- .Net Framework 2.0 or later
- Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660
- USB to Micro-USB PC data cable

Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660 2.3.3 Gingerbread Firmware flashing Via ODIN Procedure:
1) Turn off your Samsung Galaxy Gio
2) Remove your SIM Card and SD Card, just to avoid any issues
3) Extract the previously downloaded S5570XXKPA  firmware packaged.
4) Run ODIN V4.42 multi downloader on your Desktop.
5) Tick on the  OPS button then select GIO_v1.0.ops from extracted archive and load it.
samsung galaxy Gio 2.3.3 Gingerbread flashing 1
6) On ODIN leave the Protect OPS and Reset Time checkboxes checked:
samsung galaxy Gio 2.3.3 Gingerbread flashing 2
7) Next, load all the necessary binary files BOOT, PHONE, PDA and CSC on its designated boxes:
Click BOOT button then select and load the bootloader file: 
APBOOT_S5660XXKPA_CL258140_REV03_user_low_true.tar.md5
Click PHONE button then select and load the AMSS file:
MODEM_S5660XXKP7_CL258140_REV03.tar.md5
Click PDA button then select and load:
CODE_S5660XXKPA_CL258140_REV03_user_low_true.tar.md5
Click CSC button then select and load:
GT-S5660-csc-SERKP4.tar.md5
 (leave EFS and One Package empty)  
samsung galaxy Gio 2.3.3 Gingerbread flashing 3
7) Turn the Samsung Galaxy Mini into Download mode by pressing ( Volume Down + OK + Power ) at the same time.
 samsung galaxy gio download mode 3-button combination
8) Then  Connect  the phone to PC,  the COM port mapping will turn to yellow colour when the device is properly connected and detected.
samsung galaxy Gio 2.3.3 Gingerbread flashing 4
9)  Hit the "Start" button if all things are ready... to begin  flashing. 
samsung galaxy Gio 2.3.3 Gingerbread flashing 5
10) Just wait until the program will finished downloading all the binary files. Don't touch it and avoid interrupting the process. It takes around 5 minutes.
samsung galaxy Gio 2.3.3 Gingerbread flashing 6
11) A word "PASS" with a blue background will then display on the left side square if the flashing successfully completes.
samsung galaxy Gio 2.3.3 Gingerbread flashing 7
If the flashing  successfully completes, the phone will then reboot... then unplug it from the PC.
You may then confirm the newly downloaded firmware version name etc by typing **#1234#.
Then change the language settings at your own region. 

That's it! your done.. your Samsung Galaxy Gio now runs with Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread Firmware version.

If you want to root your Samsung Galaxy Gio here's the procedure:

1. Download: Update.zip
2. Copy the ZIP file to the SD card of your Galaxy Gio
3. Turn the phone off
4. Turn the device in recovery mode by (holding down the middle control button, while the Power ON button is pressed.)
5. From the menu select the option "Update from SD card " and then choose from the list of files, the file Update.zip and install it.
6. Wait a few seconds, the phone will then reboot.
7. The GIO is rooted => Super User button in the phone menu

Then your Samsung Galaxy Gio already rooted, detail like below:
Android version: 2.3.3
Baseband version: S5660XXKP7
Kernel Version: 2.6.35.7-perf-CL258140 root @ DELL103 # 1 Build number: GINGERBREAD.XXKPA

41 comments:

  1. hi sir
    i try your way to upgrade my phone is working 100%
    but when i need to root by update file its given me installation aborted

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  2. Hi everyone,
    Could it still be possible to receive Samsung's official 2.3.3 update through KIES _after_ upgrading using the unofficial method?
    I'm really tempted to try upgrading using ODIN.
    Oh, and one more thing. How would I be able to downgrade back to 2.2.1 IF something went wrong with the 2.3.3 upgrade?

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  3. @ Mika you can downgrade using ODIN, but i dont have any idea to updating via KIES after ODIN, it gives this message(THIS VERSION OF DEVICE CANNOT BE UPDATED, but i may be update in recovery mode.

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  4. @ SAM

    Thanks. I think I'll just wait for the official 2.3.3 update through KIES. But if it takes too long to become available then I'll just upgrade using ODIN. :)

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  5. @PER Your phone is not bricked, A bricked phone will not boot up nor power on it.. Your device firmware is jammed or corrupted. I think you need to restore back to froyo.. Firmwares has bugs even officially release or not.. Some Bugs are already posted above from those who already tried it but after flashing and it goes a weird black screen or blinking I think you messed up something...
    never happens to our Samsung Galaxy Gio after flashing 2.3.3 firmware above...

    Do wipe a factory reset.... Then install a froyo firmware... If you still a black screen problem after successfully flash other firmware version.. then your device have a hardware problem issue.

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  6. Thanks for you reply. I think I might have been unclear in my explanation regarding what happens when I try to download. It reads "downloading" but thats it - nothing happens on the screen. Then it goes black and starts "blinking" with the background light.

    I can also get the Emergency download mode (ARM9 mode) up and running, but that takes special software from what I have understood - and thus is pretty useless to me.
    I can in no other way make the phone react. I've tried to get access to the hard reset, but no luck as the only result is the blinking logo appearing.

    Ideas?

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  7. It constantly force closes software update, when I log in at: about the phone -> sofwareupdate it stops doing it.
    But when I click on softwareupdate nothing happens..
    Is this a problem or just a little bug or something?

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  8. Per, how is your phone? An aspirin might help. I had a similar things happened today, as I tried to update thru kies & NPC studio which didn't work, I then just try the push button method (dwnload) but then after it's off by itself, when I try to on it again only the logo appears on/off looping. A cold sweat, then I just redo the download mode with usb attached and kies running, downloading.....then I just press the off button ( a few minute to affect-off), when it off I detached and on it again, fuhh all back to normal, but I still in froyo.:-(~

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  9. i'm trying to install the S5660XXKPE firmware.
    how long does it take to upload the firmware?
    mine has been sitting on <1> setup connection...
    for 45 mins and still nothing.

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  10. It takes only around 5 min. Try to wipe data reset first then repeat the process.

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  11. "I can also get the Emergency download mode (ARM9 mode) up and running, but that takes special software from what I have understood - and thus is pretty useless to me.
    I can in no other way make the phone react. I've tried to get access to the hard reset, but no luck as the only result is the blinking logo appearing. "



    I have simular problem and resolve it by complete exit KIES. When i say exit i mean that even in task manager you must end KIES procesess.
    when you kill all KIES processes you will not see ARM9 mode sign but Downloading
    Good Luck

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  12. what do you mean by wipe data reset?

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  13. I did a factory reset from Settings > Privacy > Factory Data Reset...
    still no play.

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  14. Another unique problem to me. After all the steps my phone just open up with a colorful snowy screen. Nothing is visible. Any ideas?

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  15. Can you pls. tell me how to backup the froyo files so that if anything goes wrong i can downgrade back.
    Thanks

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  16. i have a windows xp sp3, it is a problem??

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  17. mine has been sitting on <1> setup connection...
    for 10 mins and still nothing....

    what should i do?

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  18. @luis Moriera - install drivers, KIES, use another USB port and or computer, that's how to troubleshoot set connection error.

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  19. android 2.3.4 gingerbread is here
    http://droidangel.blogspot.com/2011/08/odin-guide-how-to-updateupgrade-samsung.html

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  20. figured out the problem.
    you need to have the phone in Download mode. Press Volume Down (not Up or both) + OK + Power. You should see the screen display Downloading.
    Now running 2.3.4 :)

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  21. setup connection stuck in odin in s5570 i cant power and go download mode in me phone.. please help me

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  22. what you mean, the button combo doesn't work? it should work, Volume up+home+power buttons.. have you installed any ROMs on your device?

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  23. after instal the language is russian..how to change english?

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  24. to change languagesettings, manage to navigate the menu>Phone>Locale & Text...

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  25. succed.. thanks for the shared

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  26. excuse me, i use windows 7. is it okay to upgrade through it??

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  27. yes dear, it's still windows..

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  28. i'm having a problem same as Per is problem and im sick of trying is there is anyway to solve our problem i'd be so thankful !

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  29. Nothing happens
    Samsung logo with
    RAMDUMP Mode
    (ARM9 mode)
    I'd like to fix it
    what can I do?

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  30. i have the same problem as Szeidermann,
    And i cant find a option for flashing firmware.

    so what can i do,volume down ok and power dont work.

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  31. @Szeiderman,
    Remove your battery for 20 minuten and try again.

    It solved my problem, that was the same.

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  32. In Asia [indonesia] this firmware same as gio when upgraded trough kies

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  33. which ones are best with bugless,super fast,wifi fix in 2.3.3 gingerbread or 2.2.1 froyo.

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  34. thank you sooo much, my phone works perfectly with this update :) it was first on russia language but it was easy to change. now everything is faster and better than before :)

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  35. i am getting this
    <1> --- cannot open the usb serial port. code: 5

    what should i do????

    plz help me i did everything correct

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  36. Like Geoff said...

    You need to put the phone in Download mode!
    Press Volume Down (not Up or both) + OK + Power.
    You should see the screen display Downloading in Yellow.
    Phone rebooting a couple of times, but wait till the blue PASS box is displayed before disconnecting your phone.

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  37. After having installed Gingerbread successfully, I later went into recovery mode to run update.zip, but got an error message: Applying Multi-CSC - can't access to "/system/CSC/SER?system". The only option given was to reboot the phone.

    Any ideas anyone?

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  38. its work 100000000000%
    thanks odin

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  39. hey
    please 2.3.5 update for galaxy fit.

    please reply at

    ninjadroid69@gmail.com

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  40. i cant download the rar file of android 2.3.5 gingerbread through hotfile link.when i download it it starts very slow and gets closed or cancelled and gives the error "cannot download due to timeout" are there any other links to download this file like megaupload.etc.i download things through idm..........


    plz can someone help me plz plz plz

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  41. This file is either removed due to copyright claim or is deleted by the uploader.

    please update the links. thanks

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