Galaxy W I8150 has received a new firmware update XXLMJ Android 2.3.6 which is now available for download. Samsung is still supporting this phone with smaller updates and bug fixes. However, new Android versions are not being released. The firmware is already over Samsung KIES and can be downloaded from there, but for any reason if you didn’t get the update then you can easily install XXLMJ Android 2.3.6 on Galaxy W I8150 using our tutorial below. As this isn’t a custom ROM no custom kernel or recovery would be required.
As you read further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to update Galaxy W I8150 to Android 2.3.6 XXLMJ Gingerbread official firmware using ODIN. Make sure you backup all your data from the tips and tools given below because you never know when something might go wrong. Don’t forget to read all the tips below that you have to keep in mind before proceeding to the tutorial on the next page. The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s move on to the tutorial now.
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XXLMJ Android 2.3.6 Firmware Details:
If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy W I8150, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.
Samsung Galaxy W 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 W properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
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:
- Backup your Apps. How? –> How to Backup Android Apps.
- Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
- Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
- Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
- Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
- Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings. How? Note down everything from: Settings > Wireless & Networks (More…) > Mobile networks > Access Point Names.
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 update Galaxy W I8150 to Android 2.3.6 XXLMJ official firmware.