Tuesday, March 20, 2012

How to Flash/Install G70XXKPH Android 2.3.6 Firmware Update for Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 Wi-Fi YP-G70

This is a simple step by step procedure on how to manually flash or install the G70XXKPH Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread firmware on Samsung Galaxy Player YP-G70 or called as Galaxy S Wifi 5.0. In this method, we are using Odin downloader and the  original stock ROM G70XXKPH from Samsung's Kies official firmware released in France. This procedure will only work on a specific variant of Galaxy Player released in Europe with product code YP-G70CW.

This WILL NOT WORK on other multimedia player like the Galaxy S Wi-Fi 4.0 YP-G1CW, Galaxy Player 50 YP-G50CW and the US versions Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 YP-G1CWY and Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 YP-G70C/NAW. So, just check out your device product information before applying this guide, for it will bricked your device in no time if you use the ROMs as stated here.

I just created this guide for such certain reports of users on some forums that already bricked their Galaxy Players for flashing a wrong ROMs because they can't wait for the official firmware releases on their regions via Samsung Kies.

Disclaimer: We shall not be held responsible if anything happens to your device by applying this method. Proceed at your own risk.

- Back up all important files stored on the player, contacts, messages, videos, music etc.
- Make sure your Galaxy player's battery is charge at its peak or at least 50 to 70% remaining power. Much more recommended if it's fully charge, this will avoid risk of power failure that result on bricking the device.
- You need to have Kies installed on your PC/laptop, to have the driver of your player also installed on your computer or grab the driver then disable Kies when running Odin.
- Use a good and working USB cable for your Galaxy S Wifi 5.0

Grab this:
Odin Downloader - Odin3 v1.82
Driver: Samsung driver ( if no Kies installed on your PC/laptop)

G70XXKPH Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread Stock ROM from Official Firmware Update released March 2012.

Product Code: YP-G70CWXEF
Version: Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread
Date: March 9, 2012

1. Extract the downloaded file in a separate folder, then you'll see the two files such as;
SS.DLL (not to be use but do not delete it, its a file extension)

Download G70XXKPH Android 2.3.6 Firmware for Galaxy Player 5
2. Run Odin3 v1.82
3. Click on the PDA button then select and load the
How to Upgrade Samsung Galaxy Player to Android 2.3.6 gingerbread firmware
DO NOT mark check the 'Re-Partition' checkbox, the F-Reset Time and Auto Reboot are only the ones remained to have check on it.

4. Re-boot the Galaxy Player into download mode: Turn it Off then -
press and hold the "Power key, Volume down and Home" button at the same time
5. Once the ID:COM turns in yellow color, connect the phone to PC. You will then see a message "Added" on Odin's log-box.
6. Simply, click the "Start" button and wait until the flashing finishes. Do not touch nor interrupt the process to avoid bricking your device.

How to Update Samsung Galaxy Player YP-G70 to Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread Firmware
7. A word "PASS" will then appear in Odin when it's successfully installed the firmware. Wait until the device completely reboot, then it's a safe time to unplug it from the computer.

-You may then check and confirm the newly installed firmware by typing *#1234#
-Change it to your desired language.
-You might also need to reconfigure the network APN settings.
-You may then do a full factory reset *2767*3855# to regain a fresh firmware installed.
That's it. You can still use this guide for future upgrade with other stock ROM or official firmware build for Samsung Galaxy Player .


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