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Update Galaxy Xcover S5690 to XXNA1 Android 2.3.6 Official Firmware

How to Install XXNA1 Android 2.3.6 on Galaxy Xcover S5690

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to update Samsung Galaxy Xcover S5690 to XXNA1 Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread. If you are used to installing official updates through ODIN on Samsung Galaxy devices, then this should not be any different for you.

Please read every line carefully and make sure you read the entire tutorial once before actually performing it on your phone.

ODIN3 v3.09

To Remember:

  • This tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy Xcover S5690. Please don’t try this on any other variants of the phone.
  • This is an official firmware by Samsung, not a custom ROM.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.

Rooting Warning: This is an official XXNA1 Android 2.3.6 update for Galaxy Xcover S5690, which means you will lose root as soon as you install this update. You will again have to root Galaxy W to gain full system access and be able to install root apps again. We will post a full tutorial on how to root Galaxy Xcover S5690 on 2.3.6 soon.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 – Download Android 2.3.6 S5690XXNA1 for Galaxy Xcover to your computer and extract the zip file.

Step 2 – Download ODIN v3.09 which will help you to install Android 2.3.6 on Samsung Galaxy Galaxy Xcover.

Step 3 – Switch off your phone. Now go to Download Mode. How? Press and hold the Volume Down + Home buttons together, and then press the Power button till you see the green Android robot.

Step 4 – Make sure you have your Galaxy Xcover USB drivers installed on your computer.

Step 5 – Open ODIN on your computer. Connect your phone to your computer while your phone is in the Download Mode.

Step 6 – If your phone is connected successfully, one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number. This step might take some time.

Step 7 – Now select the files that you have to flash/install on your phone. These files are to be found from the extracted files in Step 1.

  • Click on ‘AP/PDA’ and select file with ‘CODE’ in its name.
  • Click on ‘Modem/Phone’ and select file with ‘MODEM’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
  • Click on ‘CSC’ and select file with CSC’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
  • Click on ‘PIT’ and select the .pit file. Ignore this step if there is no such file.

Step 8 – In ODIN, check the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options. As for the Re-Partition option, check it ONLY if you selected a .PIT file in the above step.

Step 9 – Now click on the Start button in ODIN. Installation process will start and would take a few minutes to complete.

Step 10 – After the installation is completed, your phone will restart. After you see the home screen, unplug your phone from the computer.

That’s it. Your Samsung Galaxy Xcover has now been updated to Android 2.3.6 build XXNA1 software update. Go to Settings > About phone to verify.

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