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Update Galaxy Mini 2 S6500D to XXLK2 Android 2.3.6 Official Firmware

The latest firmware update for the Galaxy Mini 2 S6500D is now available for download – XXLK2 Android 2.3.6 official software update. You can update your Galaxy Mini 2 to the latest firmware using our tutorial below or you can always connect your phone with your PC, start Samsung KIES and check for the latest firmware update available for your phone. You can now install XXLK2 Android 2.3.6 official firmware on Galaxy Mini 2 S6500D using ODIN.

As you read further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to update Galaxy Mini 2 GT-S6500D to XXLK2 Android 2.3.6 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.

XXLK2 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 😉

Android 2.3.6 XXLK2 Firmware Details:

Version: 2.3.6
Date: 2012-12-19
Regions: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam

If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy Mini 2 S6500D, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.

Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 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 Mini 2 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 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.

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All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and install XXLK2 Android 2.3.6 firmware on Galaxy Mini 2 S6500D.

About the author

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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