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How to Update Galaxy Xtreme S5690 to Android 2.3.6 XXLG3

Samsung Galaxy Xtreme S5690 can now be updated to Android 2.3.6 XXLG3 official firmware by Samsung. This phone is launched in selected countries is a pretty low end Samsung Android phone. We cannot expect Samsung to bring Android 4.0 ICS on it. For now, you can install the official Android 2.3.6 XXLG3 software update on Galaxy Xtreme (Xcover).

As you read further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to update Galaxy Xtreme GT-S5690 to Android 2.3.6 XXLG3 official firmware using ODIN. Make sure you backup all your data as given below because you will have to wipe everything in order to install this firmware. Let’s continue with the tutorial below.

How to Update Galaxy Xtreme S5690 to Android 2.3.6 XXLG3 8

Disclaimer: All the tools, mods or ROMs mentioned below belong to their respective owners/developers. We ( or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

This ROM is completely stock with no third-party changes or apps included in it. You can use this firmware to unroot your Android device with the official update.

Android 2.3.6 XXLG3 Firmware Details:

Version: 2.3.6
Date: 2012-07-31
Regions: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom

Make sure you have installed all your USB drivers for the Samsung Galaxy Xtreme to connect it with the computer. Download Samsung Galaxy Xtreme USB drivers! Apart from just the USB drivers, there are a few more things that you need to take care of.

1. You need to enable USB debugging mode. This helps to connect your Android phone with the PC. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging.

2. Your phone battery should be 80-85% charged. If your phone goes off suddenly because of battery, during flashing ROMs or installing mods and updates — your phone might go dead permanently. See here: How to Check Battery Percentage.

3. Backup all your important data that you might need as soon as your flash a new ROM, or make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below on how to backup data:

Data can also be backed up using Samsung KIES for their devices, but if you backup data manually, you get more options what top choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.

4. Your phone should be factory unlocked. Additional instructions for locked Android devices will be added in the tutorial for unlocking devices.

Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and install Android 2.3.6 XXLG3 firmware on Galaxy Xtreme S5690.

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Haris Nadeem

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  • I can unzip the zip file, but then i get a tar.md5 file. This file i cannot extract with winrar 7 zip, they all give an error. I downloaded several different roms, same story every time. Please tell me how i can extract the files from this so called tar file. Anyway i flashed my phone because of a software block. It works, but it’s a branded rom, and i would like the original rom. So i flashed before. But the official roms i just can’t get the files i need.
    Thank you in advance for your time

  • Ok the thing is, the file needs to be in the pda section, and the rest should remain empty. I found it in another tutorial. In the end odin says fail, but it worked anyway 🙂

  • Hi it was a problem during the installation. I recieved msg that All treads completed with 1 fail, and my phone stacked.

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