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Android Gingerbread 2.3.6 for Samsung Galaxy Mini (S5570)

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Samsung Galaxy mini S5570 users can now rejoice as an all new version of Gingerbread 2.3.6 has arrived. This firmware is the global update so anyone with their Samsung galaxy mini phone can apply this update. Just make sure your device is not locked. This all new update 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.

Update June 6th, 2012: Links to file download have been updated. Now we have 2 methods to apply the update. Warning: these methods are not for s5570i (pop/plus).

Disclaimer: We should not be held liable or responsible in any manner. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Quick Pre Update Requisistes:

  • Backup your data first!! Don’t use KIES to create the backup as KIES may / may not support your device after you apply this firmware update.1
  • Ensure that your phone have at least 60% of battery charge to ensure that the device doesn’t get turned Off in the process. 
  • Ensure that the USB Debugging is enabled in the phone “Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging”. You should have the admin rights enabled in your computer to have full read / write access.
Notes – Backup in the mail so that you can then restore manually
SMS Messages and Call Log – Use any preferred apps
Contacts Stored in Phone Memory – Sync with the Gmail application
Videos, Images, Videos & Files etc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names


Special Instructions to users on Custom ROMs:

You need to turn off your phone first. The enter recovery mode press Volume UP Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. You can refer below video to know on how to enter recovery mode in Galaxy mini S5570.

In the 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".

So, assuming that you have followed the quick list of pre update instructions you can proceed.

You will need:

  • A Windows XP, Vista, Seven machine
  • NET Compact Framework 2.0
  • USB Cable & your S5570. (the device should be recognized by your pc, if it isn't recognized download and install kies HERE)

METHOD 1 (4 files mode) ANDROID 2.3.6

Now, follow the instructions below carefully

  1. Download this version of Odin from HERE
  2. Download the firmware from HERE and extract it
  3. Download OPS file from HERE
  4. Open ODIN and check these ONE PACKAGE, RESET TIME, AUTO REBOOT, PROTECT OPS (Image below)
  5. Load the OPS file that you have just downloaded by clicking OPS on Odin and select TASS_v1.0.ops
  6. Click ONE PACKAGE button and load the extracted .tar file (S5570LWMKPJ_S5570LUUBKP8_S5570LWMKPJ_HOME.tar.md5). DONT PRESS START YET!!
  7. Make sure that your phone is 70% charged, Turn your phone off.
  8. Enter downloading mode by pressing VOLUME DOWN + OK BUTTON + POWER BUTTON
  9. Connect the USB cable, now in Odin at COM PORT MAPPING is should appear the USB cable as connected (COM1,COM2 etc) 
  10. Click Start and go grab a cup of coffee and wait till the PASS text appear with blue background (5mins or so). Disconnect your phone only when odin says PASS.
  11. Do a factory reset by turning again the phone off and entering recovery menu by pressing OK BUTTON + POWER BUTTON. (NOTE: touch screen isn't available here, use volume down to move down and ok button to select). Select "wipe data/factory reset", and choose yes when asked.

WARNING: all data, including text messages and contacts will be deleted so make a backup

Here are some pictures to help you with.

This is the Odin

This is the Odin


Connect you Samsung Galaxy Mini using a USB Data Cable

Connect you Samsung Galaxy Mini using a USB Data Cable


Samsung Galaxy Mini 3-buttons-configuration

Samsung Galaxy Mini 3-buttons configuration



Galaxy mini Recovery Mode


METHOD 2 (1 file MODE) ANDROID 2.3.6 Updated 09.02.2012

  1. You need ODIN and KIES (look in the post above), and make sure your phone has 70% battery (you don't want your phone runs out of power while upgrading)
  2. Turn off your phone
  3. Download the 2.3.6 firmware from HERE and extract it. PASS:
  4. Then download the OPS from BENI OPS (ATTENTION! IF it is not working then use TASS OPS). We are going to load the file and we have to check the option ONE PACKAGE, then click the ONE PACKAGE button below and select the file from the folder that we just downloaded (extracted) S5570XWKT7_S5570XWKT3_S5570ERAKT1_HOME.tar.md5. The only options that should be checked are ONE PACKAGE, RESET TIME, AUTO REBOOT, and PROTECT OPS.
  5. DO A FACTORY RESET!!! AND REMOVE THE SD CARD (you must do this to avoid errors)
  6. Enter Downloading mode ,explained above is the 1st method. Connect the USB cable and wait for ODIN to connect to your phone's COM port (see above) then press START button.
  7. Wait for about 5 minutes and wait for the PASS screen (like above), disconnect the USB and you are all done.



  • Download DooMLoRD's Easy Rooting Toolkit
  • Extract the files to anywhere you want
  • Open runme.bat
  • Read the instruction. Make sure you confirm all the instructions before proceeding.
Disclaimer: We should not be held liable or responsible in any manner. Please follow the instructions carefully.


Source and image credit: xda-developers, androidforums & androidadvices

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