The Galaxy Fit had just received a new official Android update, the Value Pack Gingerbread DDKT3 2.3.6 OS. The firmware has been released by Samsung and can be installed on all the Galaxy Fit S5670 devices because the OTA was worldwide rolled out; but if you haven’t yet received the software, or if your handset is rooted or powered by a custom ROM, then you will have to manually update your Fit with the new Android Gingerbread DDKT3 2.3.6 OS. So, if a manual flashing procedure is what you need, then this step by step guide will be perfect for you.
Unfortunately, as you know, there won’t be any official ICS or Jelly Bean updates released for the Galaxy Fit due to hardware limitations, so the Gingerbread improvements are all you can get for improving the performances and the Android experience that runs on your device. Now, the value pack Android DDKT3 2.3.6 platform comes to resolve the reported bugs and issues, so after flashing the firmware your Fit will run a more stable and smooth version of Gingerbread. Therefore, the DDKTE software is only a minor update that comes with no relevant features or capabilities for your Samsung Galaxy Fit.
Anyway, it is more than recommended to get all the official updates, especially if you own a mid-range smartphone, or else you won’t be able to enjoy the latest apps from Google Play. So, if you have decided to complete this step by step guide then you should start by performing the pre requisites. As this is a manual update procedure, in order to succeed in applying the same, you must first prepare your phone for the flashing operation. If not you will risk in bricking your Galaxy Fit, not to mention that you cannot install the Gingerbread DDKT3 2.3.6 software.
Start by completing a backup. It is important to know that by updating your Galaxy Fit you can lose all of your personal saves, so for avoiding that, just save the text messages, contacts list, EFS, and everything else you need. Furthermore, if you own a rooted device it will be a good idea to make a Nandroid backup too.
Now, this is a guide that will teach you how to manually apply an official / stock ROM on your phone. Therefore you don’t have to previously root your Samsung Galaxy Fit for being able to complete the next steps. Also, if your phone is rooted, the root access will be revoked and the bootloader relocked; this means that the warranty will be restored (in case it has been previously voided). Of course, the Gingerbread DDKT3 2.3.6 OS can be rooted too, but only by following a suitable tutorial (or you can choose between e a general root method or a one click root procedure available for most of the Samsung branded devices).
It is important to make sure that you can use a Windows running computer because you will have to download the update file and other tools on the same. Now, for ensuring that everything will work as planned, on both computer and smartphone there shouldn’t be any security tools installed (uninstall the same before going any further). Then, you should charge the Galaxy Fit and enable the USB debugging option by going to “Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging”.
Now, your device is being prepared for the flashing operation. So, after applying the lines from above you can safely update your phone to official Value Pack Gingerbread DDKT3 2.3.6 OS. Just take note that this tutorial is compatible only with the Samsung Galaxy Fit model number S5670, so don’t perform the below steps if you own a similar or different Android based smartphone or tablet.
How to Update Galaxy Fit to Official Value Pack Gingerbread DDKT3 2.3.6 OS
- On your computer download the following: the Samsung KIES, Odin and the update file (the download link is here).
- Now, first install Samsung KIES for flashing the proper drivers for your Fit.
- Then, install Odin and in the end open the same.
- Extract the update file on your computer.
- Your device must be entered into download mode.
- For that first turn it off; then reboot by pressing Power, Volume Down and Home buttons together.
- The, use the USB cable and connect the phone with the computer (Odin must be running).
- Once you connect the devices, take a look on Odin: the ID:COM section should be yellow or blue and the “pass” message should be displayed.
- In case you don’t notice the same, it means that something went wrong. Because of that you need to close Odin, unplug the USB cable, re-install the drivers on your PC and repeat the steps from above.
- Now, from Odin select “PDA”.
- Pick the update file from your computer.
- Don’t make any other changes; click on “Start”.
- When the installation process is over the “pass” message will be displayed on Odin; unplug the USB cable and reboot the Galaxy Fit.
It might be possible to notice that Odin is stuck while you are trying to apply the steps from above. If that happens you need to close Odin, disconnect the handset from the computer, force restart your phone, reinstall the drivers on the PC and redo all the steps from the beginning.
Also, in the end, you phone might be on a reboot loop. If so, you need to reboot into recovery –press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power buttons at the same time. From recovery select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”.
And that’s it; now your Samsung Galaxy Fit should be running the Official Value Pack Gingerbread DDKT3 2.3.6 OS. Remember that this is only a small update so don’t expect to see important improvements and features added. Just test the new software and then return here and share your impressions with us and with other users who might want to apply this step by step guide.