Samsung Galaxy Y Gingerbread Upgrade to 2.3.6

Samsung Galaxy Y Gingerbread Upgrade to 2.3.6

Samsung Galaxy Y Gingerbread Upgrade to 2.3.6

While I was doing a back-up of my phone yesterday via Samsung Kies, Samsung Kies told me that there’s an update to my phone’s OS (Gingerbread 2.3.5). Still Gingerbread but it was 2.3.6.

Samsung Kies Sample Update Notification

Here’s a sample notification that you will see. I just clicked update and this is what it will do…

  1. Display a license agreement and it will ask permission if it can send a few information about you to it’s server.
  2. Download the update files
  3. Update your phone

While doing this, I encountered an error and my phone will just hang. Samsung Kies would say;

PC failed to recognize the mobile phone…

and my phone would be stuck at the “Downloading Updates” screen. I retried this thrice and it still gave me the same error.

I did some research on this and here are the possible solutions.

  1. Use windows XP instead of Vista/Windows 7.
  2. Switch to another USB port – I tried this one and it worked!

So now I’m on Gingerbread 2.3.6 and I’m still trying to know what changed? They do say that this is a great performance enhancement to Galaxy Y in terms of memory management and overall performance but I don’t know how to measure that. So far I have noticed that…

  1. The call and memo icon has changed

Well, that’s it for now. I’m hoping for a Ice Cream Sandwich Update for Samsung Galaxy Y.

Till next time,


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