How to Update Galaxy XCover S5690 via XXMC1 Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread Official Firmware


Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread  XXMC1 official firmware for Samsung Galaxy XCover GT-S5690 is out and available for download. Samsung recently rolling out an OTA update about the XXMC1 Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread firmware for Vodafone users in Portugal and Tre users in Sweden. Use the official Samsung KIES utility in the supported countries to install the update or you can go for an OTA update to install this latest firmware update. In case, if both the official way not allowing you to update your Galaxy XCover S5690 to XXMC1 Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread firmware then follow our tutorial for a manual update. Please note, this tutorial don’t require a custom recovery such as CWM recovery or a rooted Galaxy XCover S5690 because to install this firmware we will use ODIN utility. After installing official firmware XXMC1 Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread you can always root your Galaxy XCover S5690 with the help of proper rooting method.

Continue reading this page to install XXMC1 Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread official firmware update in Galaxy XCover S5690 using ODIN. However, before moving towards installation of firmware we recommend you to backup your apps and other personal data. Although, installing official firmware restore everything if your Android device was running on official firmware before flashing this latest XXMC1 Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread firmware but it always better to have a backup. Also manual backup let you move your personal data from one manufacturer to another; for example you can use Samsung Galaxy Note 2 data to HTC Butterfly. In below written tutorial we not only direct you towards a step-by-step guide to update Galaxy XCover S5690 to XXMC1 Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread using Odin but also give you necessary tips to safe guard your data.

Galaxy XCover S5690

Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread XXMC1 Firmware Details:

Version: 2.3.6
Date: March, 2013


We at Droid Firmwares write tutorial to help out fellow Android users but all this guide are educational purpose only. You should try this guide at your own risk. Neither we nor the developer should be responsible if your Android device experience a damage after following this tutorial. Also remember,this guide is only applicable for Galaxy XCover S5690. Don’t try this guide in any other Android device. It may hard brick your device.

Pre Requisites:

As there is always some risk involve while you install anything other than what you have presently. It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites to stay safe.

  1. Backup your important data such as SMS, Call Log, Contacts, APN and MMS settings. You can follow our Android backup guide for this. It’s also a good idea to backup your internal memory content to external SD card, specially if you need to perform any wiping task during or after installation process.
  2. If your device turn off during the installation process unless explicitly mentioned on this tutorial then it may experience a hard brick. That’s why, it’s good idea  to check battery percentage before following this tutorial. Usually, the phone should have 60% or more power when you flash a custom ROM or firmware. Firmware installation can be done with 25% or more power when the device is connected to computer using USB and get charge through it. It will be fine to have 30% or more if you going to root a firmware. Learn How to Check Battery Percentage in Android phones.
  3. USB Debugging mode should be turned of if it’s disabled otherwise you can’t transfer file using USB cable. Learn: How to Enable/Disable USB Transfer on Android Devices.
  4. Another thing you should note that nearly all our tutorial at Droid Firmwares is for carrier unlocked and bootloader unlocked devices. You shouldn’t try to install it on a locked device unless explicitly mentioned anywhere in tutorial.

Download Galaxy XCover S5690 Latest USB Drivers

Since you will need to connect your smartphone to your PC, so you will need to have your Galaxy XCover S5690 drivers installed on your computer. Visit our USB Driver Download page. If you can access your mobile content in your PC when both are connected then you already have it.

So, you have done everything that we mentioned above, right! Now, as you have taken necessary precaution, you are ready to move towards next page where we summed up detail instruction on how to install XXMC1 Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread official firmware update on Galaxy XCover S5690.

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