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How to Install BOLK1 Android 2.3.6 Galaxy S Advance I9070P NFC Official Firmware

BOLK1 Android 2.3.6 was released for the Galaxy S Advance I9070P a few days ago. It is the latest firmware update by Samsung for this Android phone and brings several bug fixes with every build they release. You can now grab this firmware from the Samsung KIES and for those who could not download fro, there, you always have us for the entire manual tutorial. This is an official firmware, but branded to T-Mobile in Germany, which can be flashed using ODIN and you do not need to have ClockworkMod recovery installed at all. There might be a few carrier apps included. You can easily install BOLK1 Android 2.3.6 on Galaxy S Advance I9070P from the tutorial below.

As you read further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to update Galaxy S Advance I9070P to BOLK1 Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread official firmware using ODIN. We have given several backup tips below along with some more important tips that you have to remember before proceeding to the tutorial on the next page. Let’s continue with the tutorial below.

BOLK1 Android 2.3.6

Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial 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 😉

BOLK1 Android 2.3.6 Firmware Details:

Version: 2.3.6
Date: 2012-11-28

Samsung Galaxy S Advance USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S Advance properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy S Advance USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to 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.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

If you find the above tips useful and they were helpful to you, please consider giving us a +1 or LIKE to thank us!

All set and ready? Good. You can now head over to the next page and update Galaxy S Advance I9070P to Android 2.3.6 BOLK1 firmware.

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Haris Nadeem

He lives on everything Android; has countless devices, apps and games to play with everyday. Currently serving as the Chief Editor at Team Android.

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