Install Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread XWKI8 Update On Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100

Hello Galaxy S2 Owners ! A new update version of firmware is recently launched for Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 handset. It is the android 2.3.5 Gingerbread actually and labeled as “XWKI8”. So be ready to experience this new magic of android in your Samsung Galaxy S2. Read below to know more about this-

  • Android Version:Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread
  • Label:  XWKI8
  • Compatible handset:Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100
  • State: Beta release

Note: his update of firmware is not launched officially as per knowledge and also not a KIES release.

Be aware of

  1. If your phone is rooted earlier then this update will make your phone unrooted.
  2. If you are using a custom firmware in your Galaxy S2 then you will require to clear all the cache by recovery mode.
  3. Make backup of every important data of your phone like- apps, Songs, Videos, files, Gmail, Contacts, SMS, Network settings etc.

How To install Android 2.3.5 XWKI8 firmware

  1. Download Android 2.3.5 XWKI8 Firmware | password =
  2. Follow this guide – how to install firmware on galaxy s2 gt i9100

For Rooting Galaxy S2 on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread XWKI8 Firmware

  1. Download[Click for QR Code]
  2. and Follow this guide to root your galaxy s2

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Kuldeep Singh is founder of androidflip , young blogger from india who loves to write about android and technology. Follow him on twitter @androidflip


  1. Hy Kuldeep, is this firmware a wipe or non wipe version, should i do a back up? I have 2.3.5 xxki3, rooted, by your post before month ago.

    beast regard’s

    • It is wipe version and i dont think you have to install this update, it have some minor bug fixes and name changed to KI8

      • Ok, man, thanks, i did not install it, i will wait for some other firmware, i am very satisfied with xxki3, i want to ask you, can i flash on device siyah kernel, with odin 1.85, is it the same procedure put the siyah kernel in pda and click start?? If you can put some install guide. It will not wipe my data, is that write?

        Thanks bro, you are very helpfull to me.

  2. Israel de Lamo says:


  3. Odin does not pick up my device… Do i need Kies on the pc but not running in backround or is it the drivers that i installed? everything is done according to what you said but it still doesn’t pick up..

  4. Raghav Sehgal says:

    I had installed 2.3.4 XXKG6 as per your earlier post. I have not rooted the phone and I do not intend to do until I need to install Ice Cream Sandwich (if that requires rooting, then so be it). My gtalk video chat was not working or was not installed in XXKG6 update. So my questions:
    1. Will this update requires rooting?
    2. Will the video chat on gtalk get enabled?
    3. What are the differences between this update and XXKG6?

    Looking forward to your answers and really appreciate the good work you have been putting into this forum.



  5. he kuldeep of course 2.3.5 is better than 2.3.3 but KI3 is much slower. does KI8 have been inproved in this.

  6. hey guys…just wanna ask is it better then xxki3 or much stable ??

  7. Thanks! Successfully upgraded and rooted my Samsung Galaxy SII. That was a smooth experience, as a first-timer. 😀 Philippines.

  8. Hi Kuldeep, how can i remove yellow triangle at statup

  9. Israel de Lamo says:

    Its very unstable, i will downgrade as soon as i can.

    THanks a lot

  10. This update of XWKI8 is not a KIES release and is the beta release and is in no way an official update released by the Samsung Electronics. so wait for keis kids

  11. Also, there is no ETA on by when this update will be pushed via KIES.

  12. Yani Dips says:

    which one is better this one or XXK14?

  13. Hi Mate,

    Thanks for your posting. Keep good work.

    I have successfully upgraded my firmware to 2.3.4 XWKI4 to 2.3.5 XWKI8 as per the steps in this blog… and also rooted.

    Please can you advise me which is best/free ROM’s to update for UI Interface and to save drain Battery at least for 2days.


  14. Anjo Guimba says:

    Good… any update for stable one not beta… thanks

  15. Mustafa4u90 says:

    Hi I got the xwki8 but O want to get ice cream sandwich how I go about installing it can you please help thank you

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