How to Update Galaxy S2 GT I9100G with Official Gingerbread 2.3.6 XWLC2 Firmware

May 22, 20120 Comments

If you are a Samsung user, then you would be thinking long that when would Samsung roll out a new ICS update, then no need to worry as Samsung will soon roll out an all new update but till then Galaxy S2 GT I9100G can enjoy a new update which is dubbed as XWLC2  which a update by Gingerbread  update. In this article we would be seeing an easy tutorial but before that you need to be aware about the pre-requisites, so as to apply this update on your mobile device safely and firmly.


Disclaimer: This is to inform all the readers of this post that Nor the developer nor the website owner nor the person who has posted this article will not be responsible if your device or mobile get bricked during this installation update we do not bear any responsibility but we will try our level best to rectify your error.


    • These steps that we are giving are only for Samsung Galaxy S2  you cannot use these steps on any other device, if you will use then your device or mobile will get bricked.
    • The first thing you have to make sure is that your phone has to be charged at least 80 to 85% before you are doing this update or installation  otherwise your phone will switch off in between the installation or this update and this can cause a serious harm to yourdevice or mobile
    • The second thing you have to make sure is to take a backup of all files, music, videos, photos, apps, call log, messages etc. in short take up the back up of whole Micro SD card.
    • The third thing you have to make sure is to make a tick on enable USB Debugging on your Device or Mobile. If you don’t know how to Enable the USB Debugging follow these simple steps- Settings >> Applications >> Development >> USB debugging by following these steps your USB debugging would get enable.
    • The fourth thing you have to make sure is to disable all the antivirus and kies because they willclutter in this installation or update.
    • The fifth thing you have to make sure is all required drivers has to installed on your computeror laptop.
    • By doing these five requirements correctly  you can go-ahead for the steps to install or update your device.

Update Galaxy S2 GT I9100G with Gingerbread 2.3.6 XWLC2 Firmware

  • Download XWLC2 Firmware Zip package from here to your computer
  • After downloading it, extract the ZIP file and you will have a folder with the Name Odin in it. Open that Odin in your Computer and after that, switch off your phone so that your phone can enter the download mode.
  • To enter the download mode, hold Volume UP + Volume DOWN at the same time and then press the power button.
  • After that, your phone will show a green robot which means your phone has entered Download mode.
  • To confirm download mode, press Volume Up.
  • As  your device gets into download mode, connect your mobile to your computer with USB cable and make sure that ODIN is opened in your computer.
  • Now you will see that ID:COM section is turned yellow.

If ID:COM does not turns yellow, then you need to make sure that your USB drivers are installed on your computer. Go to the Path “Settings > Wireless & Network > USB Settings” and ensure that “Samsung KIES” option is ticked before connecting the phone to the computer.

  • Click on ‘PDA’ to select the file.
  • Now click Start in Odin to start the process of Firmware update.
  • Now just wait for 5-6 minutes as it would take some time in completing the firmware update process.
  • After sometime you would see the home screen on your phone, just disconnect your phone and turn it off so that you ca go to recovery mode.
  • To enter the recovery mode Press Volume UP + Volume DOWN + Power button.
  • After you get into recovery mode,select Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select Wipe Cache partition and then reboot your device by selecting reboot system now with the help of Volume rocker keys. Once it’s done, you then will have to select the option of “reboot system now” for restarting the device.

Note: While applying the process of this firmware update,  if the process gets stopped, then just restart the process from the start by re-inserting your battery.

So, guys! You are done with the process and you have applied the firmware on your mobile device i.e. Galaxy S2 GT I9100G. If you have any issues or doubts regarding the same, then do let us know via comments.

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