Solution : Problem When Upgrading Samsung Galaxy Mini to Gingerbread 2.3.4

That was quite scary – I almost bricked (read: killed!) my phone this morning, when I tried to upgrade it to Gingerbread (Android version 2.3.x).

To cut long story short – tried to install / “flash” Gingerbread ROM into my Samsung Galaxy Mini. There are many excellent tutorials that shows how easy to do this, for example :

# Upgrade Samsung Galaxy Mini and Root to Android Gingerbread 2.3.3
#
Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570XXKPI Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread
# And many others.

However, in my case, the process got stuck at the following text :

<1> START!!!
<1> set download environment.
<1> big partition size!!
<1> big partition size!!
<1> big partition size!!
<1> big partition size!!
<1> big partition size!!
<1> big partition size!!
<1> mibib download..

I was quite rightly scared at this point, thinking “dang, that’s it – my phone is bricked”.

Thankfully, that was not the case 😀 after MUCH googling around, I was able to finally upgrade my Galaxy Mini by doing the following :

DISCLAIMER: I shared this info with the intention to help others. However, I offer NO guarantee whatsoever that it will work for you as well.
Be aware that there is always a chance that your phone will end up bricked. Flashing ROM is not yet a 100% safe operation.

Now let’s continue, shall we ?

(1) Find another computer which has NOT Kies installed in it. (Kies is the software provided along with Samsung phones).
Looks like somehow that Kies is interfering with Odin / flashing operation on our Galaxy Mini. NOT good. Bad, bad Kies !

(2) Install Samsung USB driver there. If you haven’t got it, you can download it from here : [ Samsung USB driver ] (18 MB)

(3) Now, start following one of the tutorials listed above.

Now my Galaxy Mini is running Gingerbread 2.3.4 😀 yeah !

A bit more info – this is what you’ll get in Odin’s Message Box when everything’s going okay :

Download Start…
<0> Create File…
<1> StartThread Detected : 1
<2> StartThread Detected : 0
<3> StartThread Detected : 0
<4> StartThread Detected : 0
<5> StartThread Detected : 0
<6> StartThread Detected : 0
<7> StartThread Detected : 0
<8> StartThread Detected : 0
<1> setup connection…
<1> odin mode.. check plcatform verification.
<1> VerifyPlatform:V0, P0,R0
<1> START!!!
<1> set download environment.
<1> big partition size!!
<1> big partition size!!
<1> big partition size!!
<1> big partition size!!
<1> big partition size!!
<1> big partition size!!
<1> mibib download..
<1> 1/10 Finished.
<1> qcsbl download..
<1> 2/10 Finished.
<1> oemsbl download..
<1> 3/10 Finished.
<1> amss download..
<1> 4/10 Finished.
<1> arm11boot download..
<1> 5/10 Finished.
<1> boot.img download..
<1> 6/10 Finished.
<1> recovery.img download..
<1> 7/10 Finished.
<1> system.rfs download..
<1> 8/10 Finished.
<1> data.rfs download..
<1> 9/10 Finished.
<1> csc.rfs download..
<1> 10/10 Finished.
<1> reset pda..
<0> Started Timer
<1> Close serial port and wait until rebooting.
<1> PASS!!!
<0> Destroy instant..
<0> Killed timer

So that’s how I did it. Hopefully it’ll help someone else out there 🙂
Enjoy !

1,116 thoughts on “Solution : Problem When Upgrading Samsung Galaxy Mini to Gingerbread 2.3.4

  1. saya coba gingerbird 2.3.1 tapi kyknya kurang stabil,, mungkin yg sekarang lebih stabil daripada versi lamanya. ya.. maju terus samsung !

  2. how many days once you post an article?
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  3. Awesome. I have two android-capable devices, one of them unactivated. I’ve wanted to overclock one of them for awhile but I just haven’t given it a shot yet.

  4. Upgrading samsung galaxi mini can be done successfully as long as we follow that steps above, thank to you, even though looks like so complicated but you guide people step by step with detail explanation. Great instruction guide

  5. I actually have a Droid 2 and it magically updated itself a week ago, overnight! When I woke up it had a new Android OS installed and it looks way better.

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  7. samsung galaxy memang sangat booming pada tahun ini. agan punya software / untuk samsung champ gt 3300 k gak? n kasih tutorial buat install nya coz ane nyoba install gak bisa2. thanks gan

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  9. Thanks for the tips. I haven’t tried to upgrade my Galaxy mini to gingerbread. Will refer your great tutorial if I got any problem. 🙂

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  12. Wah galaxy mini memang HP android sejuta Umat nih….
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  14. Nice tutorial, it is so clearly written, that even novice like me could understand it. Message written from upgraded Samsung 😉
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  18. Thanks a lot for sharing this with all of us you actually know what you’re talking about!

  19. infox sangat bagus dan lengkap tapi sayang saya lom bisa beli android hhehe..salam kenal yaaa..
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  20. Your story rocks.. I feel like deep deep down down while reading the text displayed in the android..:D

  21. Looks like somehow that Kies is interfering with Odin / flashing operation on our Galaxy Mini. NOT good. Bad, bad Kies !

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  23. owh.. ternyata ada juga yang mengalami waktu Upgrade ya di samsung galaxy… nice info Om,,,

  24. cma biasana kalau di upgred cpt drop atau blank krn bkan kpasitasx spngalamn Nokia or Se jg cpet blank kalau upgred

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  28. he he he he .. merasakan seremnya flashing juga nih akhirnya 🙂 … tenang saja, kalau bricked di android ada jumper juga menggunakan sistem GOLD CARD .. even ane sendiri belum pernah belajar pakai GOLD CARD SYSTEM …congratulate

  29. In my case the process stuck at this text too :
    START!!!
    set download environment.
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!
    big partition size!!

    After many hours of searches on the internet I managed to solve the problem.

  30. terkadang suka ragu dan takut akan hasil upgrade ..
    kecuali bisa upgrade sndiri, dan tahu setting yg dipakainya …

    maaf ya .. suka kurang yakin sm upgrade oleh orang lain ..

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  32. Gingerbread 2.3.4 mantapp.. info yg sangat bermanfaat. ctrl+d dulu gan. nice share.. keep posting.

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  34. nice share..
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  38. Upgrading samsung galaxi mini can be done successfully as long as we follow that steps above, thank to you, even though looks like so complicated but you guide people step by step with detail explanation. Great instruction guide

  39. itu stabil gak bro? kalo gak stabil, ya repot, tar bolak balik ganti android os, hehehe 🙂

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  41. all..knapa stelah upgrade andorid 2.2 ke 2.3.4 usb jadi bermasalah, gk bisa debug usb lagi ‘n gk bisa nyambung ama Kies

  42. This is so useful, i hope i tried it first before i sell it. I already have the latest Galaxy with the latest version, just release by samsung 3 months ago. Thanks for sharing admin. great tutorial.

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  46. Glad to hear that you’ve bricked your phone ALMOST – nothing worse than losing one’s data, regardless of what’s the data on. Next time it might be wise to go through some XDA posts – just a hint

  47. hye, upgraded to 2.3.4 on asian model and my gps is not working, could anyone kindly tell me how the set the apn? will this fix the gps issue?

  48. saya coba gingerbird 2.3.1 tapi kyknya kurang stabil,, mungkin yg sekarang lebih stabil daripada versi lamanya. ya.. maju terus samsung !

    katanya lebih bagus yg honeycomb yah bro ?

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  52. Aduh mesti di translate dolo nih kyknya..Soalnya aku masih bingung baca bahasanya mas..harap maklum orang kampung..Tapi kyknya ini bermanfaat banget nih..terimakasih ya.Salam kenal

  53. samsung type ini banyak disukai oleh orangorangterutama karena featurenya yang keren. infonya lengkap dan bagus

  54. because I’ll always be waiting for you to new articles I’ve read.
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  55. Pengennya se pake Gingerbread mas . .tp harganya mahal mas . .hehehehe . .
    thanks buat infonya ya mas . .makin sukses sellu..
    good luck:))

  56. Gingerbread 2.3.4 is a good OS. And I really like it. Your articles proves it accordingly. Thanks for your great article on this. Hope it’ll help many Android users.

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  57. thanks for sharing gan…salam kenal bro…klo ane masih pakai BB nih soalnya ikutan temen2 aja yg bbm an

  58. I really enjoyed reading your article about samsung. I do not know much about samsung. Thanks for the information and friendship greetings from Indonesia.

  59. gan kalo hape 6600 symbian v2 bisa di upgrade jadi symbian v3 kaya e63 gak ya…?? kayaknya yg bisa diupgrade cuma hape android mlulu…

  60. I had the same problem updating to gingerbread with my galaxy. Looking through message boards it appears to be a firmware problem with hardware from Samsung

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  62. sepertinya ini artikel yg terbaru..mana kelanjutannya mas? kok lama blognya nggak di update lagi…? salam dari Bali

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  64. thanks for your information…. this article has advantage thing for people who have Samsung Galaxy Mini… bagi yg pakai samsung galaxy mini, cocok bngt artike ini

  65. Not really a good idea, this happens not only to mobile technologies but laptops as well. It will just result to corrupt files or its totally compatible but it won’t work at all. There is something missing of what you do or its the gadget that has a problem.

  66. Thank you for this information, I really wanted to upgrade my samsung galaxy. I think Ill just sell my old one and buy a new one. Brilliant post.

  67. hihihi untung ga sampe brick beneran hpnya kang. kalo gw sih mending bawa ke outlet samsungnya aja dahhh

  68. saya sudah sukses uprage ke cynogen 2.3.4 tapi koq saat membuka sebuah program sering force close ya mas…ada solusinya ga?

  69. Mas, bagus banget solusinya …. selain samsung…. aku mau nanya hanphone yg lain, kalo apple ada solution gak bwt nyari aplikasi gratisnya.

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  71. samsung galaxy memang sangat booming pada tahun ini. agan punya software / untuk samsung champ gt 3300 k gak? n kasih tutorial buat install nya coz ane nyoba install gak bisa2. thanks gan

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  78. waktu saya upgrade gio, sempat ada ada masalah, mau ulangi upgrade, dowload mode gak bisa dari hp, lalu saya coba download mode dari pc. dengan android SDK manager, sekarang sudah lancar.

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  80. akhirnya saya temukan juga tips seperti ini..
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  83. Awesome. I have two android-capable devices, one of them unactivated. I’ve wanted to overclock one of them for awhile but I just haven’t given it a shot yet.

    😀

  84. have two android-capable devices, one of them unactivated. I’ve wanted to overclock one of them for awhile but I just haven’t given it a shot yet.

  85. Oh thanks for your posting i have the same problem with my Samsung Galaxy Mini when it will them upgrade to Gingerbread

  86. sudah sering gonta ganti firmware tapi untung belim pernah ngerasain ngebrick, tapi kalo suatu saat perlu tinggal ke sini aja..ijin bookmark gan.. 🙂

  87. jika mengalami AMS downloadd atau MBIB download tapi lamaaaaa baanggeettt.. dan dengan cara diatas kok masih tidak bisa.. coba ganti file OPS nya.. Alhamdulillh saya berhaslil..

  88. can anyone help me? i just bought the samsung galaxy wonder. When i tried to connect it to computers, it doesnt works. error saying that my computers didnt recognise the USB. Ive tried in a few computers already and the error still same.

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