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Install XXLD2 Android 2.3.6 on Galaxy Mini 2 S6500 Stock Firmware

Galaxy Mini 2 S6500 XXLD2 Android 2.3.6 official software update is now available for download. You can update your Galaxy Mini 2 to the latest firmware using our tutorial below which we have written in easy-to-understand steps. If for some reason you haven’t received the update on your device, you can always follow our tutorial below to update your phone. You can now install Android 2.3.6 XXLD2 official stock firmware on Galaxy Mini 2 S6500 using ODIN as this is an update directly from Samsung.

As you read further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to update Galaxy Mini 2 GT-S6500 to Android 2.3.6 XXLD2 (Germany) official firmware using ODIN. Make sure you backup your Android apps and all your personal data because you never know when something might go wrong during the installation process. Let’s continue with the tutorial below.

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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 XXLD2 Firmware Details:

PDA: S6500XXLD2
CSC: S6500DBTLD2
Version: 2.3.6
Date: 2012-05-18
Regions: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom

If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy Mini 2 S6500, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.

Make sure you have installed all your USB drivers for the Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 to connect it with the computer. Download Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 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 XXLD2 firmware on Galaxy Mini 2 S6500.

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