Install Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread On Samsung Galaxy 5 I5503/I5500 – Step By Step Guide

So you own a Samsung Galaxy 5 I5503/I5500 and probably running the age old Android 2.1 (Eclair) unless you have already flashed it with a Froyo version using my previous guide. Since the Froyo, a lot has changed, new android devices have been launched with more power in their back accompanied by sturdier version of Android, the latest being Ice Cream Sandwich. Unfortunately, Samsung hasn’t been kind enough to it’s older devices unlike Nokia, dropping support of Samsung Galaxy 5 I5503/I5500 and similar cheaper devices, by not pushing Android updates to them even though they are very much capable of running almost all of them!

Anyhow, we are not here to crib about Samsung’s policies so I’ll get straight to the point. I have a Samsung Galaxy 5 and being lured by those awesome Cyanogen Custom ROM’s for Android, I couldn’t wait to test if the good ‘ol Galaxy 5 with a mediocre ~600 Mhz processor still had the tendency to cope up with developments in Android and vice-versa. And guess what, It worked! No Rooting require…..!!! I was actually able to run Android 2.3.7 on the “age old” Samsung Galaxy 5 I5503/I5500 without and issues. Infact, this unofficial update turned out to be a blessing in disguise by bring in improvements in form of:

  • Highly improved battery usage
  • Beautiful user interface (blows mind!)
  • Nexus style screen lock animation, beautiful indeed
So, I’ll stop teasing with all the awesomeness that this guide will bring to your Galaxy 5 smart-phone and start with the process right now icon smile

Be Prepared With

Before we start, you’ll need to download some software and get ready with some hardware so that there’s no “Darn It! Why didn’t this work?” moment. You’ll need the following:

  • Samsung Galaxy 5 USB drivers (For 64bit, 32 version of Windows) – Download Here – For 32 BitFor 64 Bit – This becomes important. I literally banged my head when my device didn’t connect to laptop. I had the wrong perception that Windows 7 will automatically set up the mobile phone for me. But it didn’t.
  • ODIN Multi Downloader, EUROPA, ClockWork Mod For Galaxy 5, Google Apps and Custom ROM from MADTeam – Download Here – You don’t really need to know what and why all these things do. I’ll be guiding you through. For now, just download all these files which have been packed into a single .rar file for your convenience icon smile
  • USB Cable using which you can connect your Samsung Galaxy to windows running computer.
  • MicroSD card with free Space of at-least 1 GB – You’ll be needing this to backup the current version of ROM running on your galaxy, just to be on safe side and transferring the new Android Gingerbread version 2.3.7 to your device for automatic flashing!
  • Fully charged galaxy phone.
  • Make a full backup of your mobile phone including contacts, media, etc.


I hate reading and writing disclaimer. But because activities like this can potentially break your device, It’s important that we clarify some things before proceeding. Otherwise you’ll be up in a jiffy to grab my neck and hold me responsible for anything that goes bad with your device. So, it’s better to make some things clear. First, the files you’ve downloaded above haven’t been developed by me or anyone here at TechVorm, I have compiled them from trusted sources and the same has worked for me. Second, although I’ll try to be explanatory about the process but there are no guarantees. Shit happens. Third, Do not switch off/reboot your mobile phone during this process. You’ll screw up everything.

Phase I

  1. Turn off your Galaxy 5.
  2. Hold the Volume Down + Home + Power Button to put it in “Download Mode” (as shown below).Samsung Galaxy 5 I5503 I5500
  3. Run ODIN Multi Downloader found in Galaxy 5 Prep Pack.
  4. Select EUROPA.ops in the OPS field.
  5. Select One Package and ClockworkMod-Galaxy5-v0.4.tar in the one package field.
  6. Now connect your phone to your computer via usb cable and wait for it to show up in ODIN (Under COM Port mapping).
  7. Once it shows click on “Start”.
Your mobile phone will now boot in Clockwork Recovery with a screen something similar to one shown below:Clockwork Recovery Mode

Phase II

  1. Using the D pad browse to “Mounts and storage”.
  2. Once in mounts and storage select “Mount USB Storage”. Your memory card will show up in your computer.
  3. Copy the “” file from Galaxy 5 Prep Pack to the memory card from your computer and safely remove/eject the memory.
  4. Now, on your mobile press the back button several times, till you reach the Clockwork recovery screen as shown above.

Phase III

  1. Browse to Wipe date/factory reset and select “yes” – This will revert your mobile to factory settings and delete all the data (But we have back up. Yay!).
  2. Browse to Wipe cache and select “yes”.
  3. Browse to Advanced –> Wipe dalvik cache and select “Yes”.

Phase IV

Now comes the stage where you put the custom ROM viz. Cyanogen Mod 7.1 which will put Android 2.3.7 in your Galaxy 5 I5503/I5500.

  1. Browse to Install zip from SD card and select “Select zip from SD card”.
  2. Select the “” file that you copied to the memory card in Phase II.
  3. Initiate it by selecting “yes”.
  4. Once its done reboot your phone by selecting “Reboot system now” from the main menu.
Now, if your mobile phone reboots without any issue and shows the homescreen then you have successfully installed Android Gingerbread version 2.3.7 on your Samsung Galaxy 5. What you need to do now is install Android Market, Gmail and other Google apps. For that follow the below mentioned steps:
  1. Press the power button and select “reboot”.
  2. Now select “recovery”.
  3. You will be taken to Clockwork Recovery mode (as it did earlier).
  4. Go to “Mounts and Storage” and select “Mount USB storage”.
  5. Connect your device to computer and from your computer copy “Google” file to memory card.
  6. Safely remove/eject memory card from your computer.
  7. On your mobile, from the Clockwork recovery screen go to “Install zip from SD card” –> Select “zip from sd card” and select “Google” file.
  8. Now select “Yes”.
  9. Once the installtion is done, reboot your phone by selecting “Reboot system now” from the main menu.
That’s it! You have a Samsung Galaxy 5 with Android 2.3.7 version fully running in it….. icon smile Enjoy the Android awesome and do share your views/queries via comment section below.
Update: If the link given above for downloading Custom Gingerbread ROM doesn’t work then download from here – Galaxy Custom ROM Pack.


  1. bill

    May 19, 2014 at 8:56 PM

    no need for this i alrready had tried it worked but phone gets very slow and it will tease you i am again back to 2.2

  2. Teja

    July 21, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    thanks for ur posting my frnd
    its was a sucessful one for and now mnie is 2.3.7.
    and every thing is changed…
    thanks a lot yar…………..


  3. Jayakrishnan

    June 20, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    Plz Plz give me a valid download link.Very excited to upgraded to 2.3.7…Two days back upgraded Galaxy 5 from 2.1 to 2.2

  4. Arbaaz_khatib

    June 14, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    please tell me what to do about bluetooth

  5. Arbaaz_khatib

    June 14, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    it installed successfully but my bluetooth is not working

  6. Arbaaz_khatib

    June 13, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    the links above are dead so just copy the name of file and paste nd search it on its easy i have downloaded from there too

  7. Vara

    March 15, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Both the links to download the file is same. It is pointed to rapidshare website. when we click on the link it showing file not found error.

  8. spike

    March 15, 2013 at 12:56 AM

    that is working,,,,,read it carefully

  9. Abhinav

    March 13, 2013 at 1:56 AM

    Same problem for me. Links are dead. Please update.

  10. Abhinav

    March 13, 2013 at 1:55 AM

    Radio also?

  11. Abhinav

    March 13, 2013 at 1:53 AM

    Does FM radio work in this version 2.3.7? I am going to upgrade but before that I would like to confirm this.

  12. Vara

    March 10, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    Hi Paritosh,

    Link you posted to download the 2.3.7 files is not working as it is showing file not found error. Could you please upload another link.


  13. Vivek Atale

    February 16, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    It WORKS Perfectly For ME….

  14. maddyathunt

    February 16, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    Hey guys who are facing the problem of boot loop & phone not starting. Plzz flash 2.2 again and start thr phone and type*#*#5570#*#* and press ok. The phone will be restored to factory settings and then carry on with this tutorial. This tutorial is written assuming that ur phone is at intial state. So bringing ur phone to initial state is crucial before carrying out the steps of the tutorial. Hope this works for u guys……

  15. nonesee

    February 13, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    So.. IM NOT THE ONLY ONE who get the same issues for following this step.
    And the writer havent respond to any commenter yet :(

    If anyone solved this problem please share

  16. alex

    January 12, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    this time i need 2.3 for my samsung galaxy 5 .i tried to find the links but it didnt helped me ..
    so if u have any sites or advise pls let me know

    the link wich u above mentioned is no longer available

  17. striker09

    January 4, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    hi there please re-upload all the links thanks…

  18. untoch

    December 5, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    hey, both links are not working.. please post an updated link though. thanks!

  19. adnan

    November 26, 2012 at 8:32 AM

    thanks a lot
    it really worked well and it was simple and easy

  20. Jitesh

    November 22, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    Awesome man hats off to you… its simply amazing… You saved my money… God Bless You

  21. Arun

    November 21, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    you were on 2.2 before installing it??

  22. Arun

    November 21, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    hey plzz tell me you installed this when you were having 2.1 or 2.2??reply……

  23. NIsarg Thakkar

    November 16, 2012 at 1:48 AM

    Hi I am trying to upgrade from 2.1 to 2.3.7 but i am facing the same issue……how to revert it or fix it…..

  24. gokulnaath

    November 13, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    Successfully updated to Gingerbread.FM is working fine..But Google play store does not appear.

  25. Bryan Thia

    November 10, 2012 at 6:35 AM

    I want to downgrade to android 2.2 or 2.1, but couldnt get the link, can send me the updated link?? [link removed] Please…..

  26. Zoocittass1

    November 4, 2012 at 8:16 PM

    thanx man, for me this work amazing, thanx a lot again… ^_^

  27. broken galaxy 5

    October 20, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    please tell me how to fix the continu rboot please

  28. broken galaxy 5

    October 20, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    What to do if I accidentally wipe all and not save…
    I dont have everything now.. and it coutinu reboot reboot reboot reboot What shall i do please
    tell me its continu reboot reboot

  29. Cliff

    October 20, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    What to do if I accidentally wipe all and not save… :(
    I dont have everything now.. :/

  30. tech dan

    October 18, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    is it possible to work the radio in gingerbread?galaxy 5 i15503?any body?tenx

  31. tech dan

    October 18, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    i want to see in ginger bread to work the it possiblesir

  32. Rajdeep Chakraborty

    October 18, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    WIFI Hotspot is working.

    There is a separate way to resolve the issue.

    Thanks for this ROM.


  33. galaxy5

    October 18, 2012 at 4:14 AM

    its’nt run
    its like that android
    and reboot
    what shall i do please
    my android is I5503 2.1update1

  34. Tektrix

    October 17, 2012 at 3:34 AM

    Amazing mod, cant get wifi goinig tough can someone help.

  35. broken Galaxy 5

    October 16, 2012 at 8:29 PM

    when i wipe data
    its not work ohhhhhhhh
    nooooooooooo whats the problem
    please tell me its’nt Run please

  36. Rajdeep Chakraborty

    October 15, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    portable hotspot is not working,hence again rolled back to 2.2

  37. Mukul

    October 12, 2012 at 11:06 PM

    Yup…….I also did exactly the same to solve dis problem……:)

  38. Mukul

    October 12, 2012 at 11:03 PM

    I had already installed froyo before I tried this upgrade…….but it was from a different source..does dat also matter?…..bcos I have 2.2 and still its showing this problem..:(

  39. Lalit

    October 12, 2012 at 8:48 PM

    @daniel just reboot ur system and then try to connect ur phone.hopefully it will work..

  40. Lalit

    October 12, 2012 at 8:46 PM

    buddy 1st u have to install android 2.2 (Froyo) then install this Android 2.3.7. and everything will work. :)

  41. shiyas

    October 12, 2012 at 8:22 PM

    wow…nice…ma phone is totally colourfull…wow great performance…!!!every one should try..!!

  42. Daniel

    October 12, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    how did you solve the problem???

  43. Mukul

    October 7, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    problem is solved….:P

  44. Mukul

    October 7, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    yup exactly………same problem here……..plz helppp…….!!

  45. soh chee tiong

    October 7, 2012 at 6:17 AM

    hey, i do until phase IV, after i select reboot system, it continues to flash samsung and android only… just samsung then android then samsung then android. What shall i do?

  46. sunny

    October 4, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    same problem for me also……my mail id is [removed]

  47. Elvin

    September 24, 2012 at 1:57 AM

    Please Paritosh, tell me why Google Play app isn’t appear on menu screen ?

  48. Mukul

    September 17, 2012 at 4:02 PM

    Hey paritosh………..My phone is not able to boot in clockwork recovery mode in the start itself….It sticks to the downloading mode only even when I press Start…….Can u tell the probelm??………and in the odin multi dowloader in the message column dis is what is exactly displayed–

    Download Start…
    Create File…
    StartThread Detected : 1
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    — cannot open the usb serial port. code: 5

  49. Anonymous

    September 14, 2012 at 8:19 PM

    Thanks Mahn..
    Successfully Updated From 2.2 to 2.3..

  50. harsh

    September 12, 2012 at 1:03 AM

    HEY BUDDY thats awesome but now i want to upgrade to ics 4.0.4 how that can be possible

  51. nik

    September 11, 2012 at 5:05 PM

    yes but not getting the firmware of 2.2 to download link shows 509 error plz help…

  52. milan

    September 11, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    u have to install it from a computer…

  53. nik

    September 11, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    hey if u hav 2.2 (froyo) file plz mail me or give link because above links are not working plz any one help……

  54. williams

    September 10, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Just installed it on my samsung i5503 and it worked and its great. Thankyou. But need more time to check whether all the features are working… Till now everything seems fine

  55. tommy

    September 10, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    installed it, and so far it’s great, ton of thanks Paritosh xD

  56. lalit

    September 7, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    yup u can but it is recommended to 1st upgrade to 2.2 and then to 2.3.7
    i m also using galaxy I5503 and i have done the same..
    now i have 2.3.7..

  57. lalit

    September 7, 2012 at 8:25 PM

    start from phase 1 all over again..

  58. lalit

    September 7, 2012 at 8:24 PM

    Hey buddy just download TUBEMATE.
    it is a client software of youtube.

  59. lalit

    September 7, 2012 at 8:22 PM


  60. lalit

    September 7, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    buddy i have successfully installed 2.3.7.and it works great.. TY 4 that.
    The only problem is that the WIDGETS of the new applications installed from the google play are not available..
    plzz help me.. :)

  61. test

    September 5, 2012 at 1:40 AM

    Is it working

  62. milan

    September 4, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    Hey, YouTube doesn’t work anymore! Am i the only one with this problem? What to do??? :( Imma shoot myself

  63. nawaz

    September 4, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    it is SEXY man!!!
    thanks for ur “well guided” steps!!
    loved it! :)
    and ginger bread is on my phone now! :) :D

  64. milan

    September 3, 2012 at 7:16 PM

    I have gone successfully through phase one but the clockwork recovery screen just won’t boot up. What shall i do?

  65. ruby

    September 2, 2012 at 7:09 PM

    now im using 2.2 (froyo). if i want to upgrade to 2.3.7..which phase i have to start with??what i understand is steps above are to upgrade from 2.1 to 2.3.7… should i start with phase 1 or skip to other phase?

  66. nik

    September 2, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    i have Samsung Galaxy 5 I5503 2.1 android can i update it to Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread as above shown..?

  67. Eilaithen

    August 27, 2012 at 7:02 AM

    no root is required for this mod. the current operating system does matter. and if a phone is locked that doesnt effect the phone in any besides not allowing you to connect to a network besides the one the phone is locked to.

  68. Nick

    August 26, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    Can you please explain to me. I have a locked Samsung GT-I5503T will the gingerbread update work on mine. Also do you need to root the phone first and do you take out the sim card?
    Thanks Nick

  69. Eilaithen

    August 26, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    thank you guys Iv never modded a phone for a first time it was scary byt in the end was super easy. the only thing that stopped was selecting one package you have the tick one package on the right. my crappy phone is much faster during boot and the visauls are much cooler thanks you for releasing this awsome guide will come back for more. now Im off the the xda developers site ;)

  70. Yudhistira

    August 24, 2012 at 7:51 PM

    Dear admin,
    How to connect between PC and Mobile? I’ve been try it many times and it’s not working…
    Help please…

  71. Anand Shukla

    August 24, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    Please provide your email id..I can mail you that…

  72. Anand Shukla

    August 24, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    in your settings, go to the cyanmod setting in that you can select the angles you want it to rotatable to.

    also in your Settings->Display->Click Auto Rotate

  73. yan

    August 24, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    everything is working fine except I can’t rotate my screen.. anyone know how to fix this problem?


    August 19, 2012 at 1:21 AM

    at the time of processing, when i have to mount usb storage… my memory card is not showing in computer…. what shoud i do??? plz help

  75. shivang

    August 17, 2012 at 1:54 AM

    you are best

  76. Jörgen Jägermon

    August 7, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    This works…if the sim-card is removed before starting to follow the instructions.
    Best regards JörgenJ

  77. micko

    August 7, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    android market not working

  78. jack

    August 4, 2012 at 9:57 PM

    Awesome thanks !

  79. SSK

    August 3, 2012 at 11:55 PM

    what are the issues u faced in using 4.0 ics and why u want to downgrade tel me i want to know cuz was planning to upgrade to ics

  80. Paritosh

    August 3, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    Just follow the steps given above. It is as easy as the earlier guide :)

  81. Paritosh

    August 3, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    You won’t be able to connect with KIES. That’s a known issue.

  82. Paritosh

    August 3, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    Download Astro File Manager to access stored files.

  83. Paritosh

    August 3, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    Disable background sync and see if battery life improves.

  84. tech dan,,,

    August 3, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    hi guys,,,and to ssk also..and to techvorm.
    from 2.1 eclair and to froyo 2.2…i upgrade my galaxy 5 better,,,and i want to share that i upgrade again my galaxy 5 to 4.0 ice cream sandwich,,,, i make it so easy…my galaxy 5 is running now in 4.0 ics,,,,
    but my problem is…where is my video recorder…?only camera is working……
    where is the radio?no radio at all…
    my music player is lagging,,,sometimes it stop automatically…
    thats all guys….everything wors fine…
    ssk,,bro does your gingerbread has a radio?

  85. tech dan,,,

    August 3, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    hi bro….does the gingerbread has a radio?ive already upgraded my galaxy 5 to 4.0 ics,,,im plaqning to downgrade to 2.3?does the gingerbread has a radio function?

  86. tech dan,,,

    August 3, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    hi mr paritosh….does the gingerbread 2.3 has a radio sir?

  87. tech dan,,,

    August 3, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    hi guys,,,and to ssk also..and to mr arul…
    from 2.1 eclair and to froyo 2.2…i upgrade my galaxy 5 better,,,and i want to share that i upgrade again my galaxy 5 to 4.0 ice cream sandwich,,,,i done perfect and i make it..i follow the steps of mr arul..tenx man….my galaxy 5 is running now in 4.0 ics,,,,
    but my problem is…where is my video recorder…?only camera is working……
    where is the radio?no radio at all…
    my music player is lagging,,,sometimes it stop automatically…
    thats all guys….everything wors fine…

  88. SSK

    August 2, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    paritosh do you know or have any idea, when Mad Team is releasing the final version of CM9 I am desparately waiting for it to use.

  89. Gurunath

    July 30, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    Hi guys,

    First of all thanks to developers!!

    Now my question. I want to upgrade my Samsung GT-I5503 (bought in India, using in Germany) to Gingerbread.

    I have flashed my mobile for another Eclair (2.1-update1) to solve my APN problem in Germany.

    Kernal: 2.6.29-perf root@SE-S604 #1

    Baseband Version: I5503DXJG5

    Now, can some one please point me to the right ROMs for Froyo and then Gingerbread.

    Thank you very much in advance.

  90. SSK

    July 30, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    Hi Dan

    We all are trying and appreciating the work developers have done, liking / disliking roms its our own choice but i can assure u that, it is faster and better than 2.2 in my view, if you go to upgrade then please do it with patience, guide is comprehensive just read every line and upgrade your froyo to gingerbread.

    It is easy but if you have any doubt that u may brick you phone then i wil suggest you do not do it.

  91. Anand Shukla

    July 30, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    Hi guys,

    Well i have migrated successfully to 2.3.7.

    To those who have some problems, here are few steps:
    1. for constant loop problem: Well do not bother. Just install Froyo. Follow the steps for froyo and after the steps are complete for froyo, you do not need to check whether froyo is installed or not, just know for a fact that if steps were successfully, then you have froyo files.
    2. On it’s done immediately follow the steps given for the installation by Paritosh step by steps, and they will work.
    3. There will be some issues but they should be a problem like kies and others but that i do not think is a bigger one. Mostly everything works.

    If that did resolve your issues, please like my page

    Paritosh, this is not a tech page. Its poetry, so shouldn’t be a problem for you :)

  92. tech dan,,,

    July 30, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    hi ssk….im dan
    do u have any much easier way to upgrade my galaxy 5….just like u bro i did it wel when i upgrde my galaxy 5 from 2.1 to 2.2,,i did it wel…but for now im not sure if i can make it to upgrade to 2,3…

  93. wawnrid

    July 29, 2012 at 11:10 PM

    i can’t connect to my samsung kies after flash,,, what should i do?

  94. Gurunath

    July 29, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    Same problem!! Any Solution?!

  95. jass

    July 29, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    its not work man
    I tried 5 times but I did everything I could not turn up to Android and then goes out not to be the most do not know why

  96. Harry

    July 29, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    Thanks man it works!!!!!!

  97. Bryan

    July 28, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    My wifi will automatic off (although the setting is enabled) after standby for few minutes, how can i always on the wifi? or is it a bug that can be resolved?

  98. Steve357

    July 27, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    Thanks mate! you the best


    July 27, 2012 at 4:37 AM

    m confused..what should i do to the memory card..should i insert it to my phone..or do i need to use a card reader??? please


    July 27, 2012 at 4:36 AM

    Im confused..what should i do to the memory card..should i insert it to my phone..or do i need to use a card reader??? please

  101. Mao0098

    July 23, 2012 at 6:49 AM

    Thanks ,i can ,,,

  102. SS

    July 23, 2012 at 2:07 AM

    Hi new to updating dowlnoaded from rapidshare opend odin system says cant open ops file pls help

  103. SSK

    July 22, 2012 at 11:13 PM

    I have one question to ask Paritosh, tell me why i5503′s battery drains too quick on standby it works 14 to 16 hours just. Do u have any suggestion to increase the usage of battery and if i use mobile network (edge) it drains in 2 to 3 hours why

  104. vinit

    July 22, 2012 at 10:01 PM

    whne i select reeboot now …..the phone strts n shows samsung and android n den black screen and continuously its showing dis …w to to do plz help ,e plzzzz

  105. Paritosh

    July 22, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    CyanogenMod 9 for Samsung Galaxy 5 I5503/I5500 is still in alpha phase with a lot of issues. I did flash my device with CM9 but unfortunately there were a whole lot of issues to be used as daily driver.

  106. SSK

    July 20, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    waiting for ice cream sandwich :)

  107. TJBlueyes

    July 20, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    I successfully made my Samsung Galaxy 5 (GTI-5503T) variant to work with this and now it using Gingerbread now. It works as it should.

  108. SSK

    July 18, 2012 at 9:37 PM

    now facing a problem too when i open google play (market) it doesnt open and says application ggogle play store stoped unexpectedly sort of now what to do i have reinstalled google app package still the same and the same hapening with bluetooth stopped unexpectedly

  109. SSK

    July 18, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    One thing just I am facing is whenever i try to receive any file from bluetooth it fails, my G5 is pairing but not receiving files, any suggestion.

  110. SSK

    July 15, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    Hurray thanx man thanx for this step by step installation guide everything working fine and now my froyo 2.2 is now 2.3 gingerbread. and people who are facing problems let me tell u guyz really for upgradation u just need patience read every step many times and complete one step then jump to 2nd do not do hurry that may lead u to face problems.

    Excellent rom and excellent guide.

  111. jj

    July 14, 2012 at 9:33 PM

    hey terry
    i got my problem solved ,you need to first upgrade from android 2.1 to froyo once done with that then the 2.3 version will easily install ……

  112. terry

    July 14, 2012 at 5:04 PM

    Had the very same issue. Keeps looping between logo and Android flashing on the screen. Install 2.2 first then install gingerbread.

  113. terry

    July 14, 2012 at 4:24 PM

    Have the very same issue. Keeps looping between logo and Android flashing on the screen. Help!

  114. jj

    July 14, 2012 at 5:55 AM

    hi paritosh
    got a quick question, i followed the steps in right manner but after installing the custom rom the phone goes in to a constant loop of samsung logo followed by android written on screen, any help on this ?

  115. anand

    July 11, 2012 at 12:02 AM

    when i click on start after selecting ops file and other files it starts to download but after few seconds halts on this msg cannot open the usb serial port code 5. AN idea?..plz be quick to suggest


    July 6, 2012 at 1:16 AM

    hi paritsh… radio and bluetooth prblm is still there….. plzz help…. others r fine..


    July 5, 2012 at 9:29 PM

    paritosh….. how the radio problem will b solved?????

  118. Limitless

    July 5, 2012 at 8:05 PM

    Bro its taking a lot of time on downloading from odin and its not downloading it after a lot of time either plzzzz help

  119. Poonam

    July 5, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    Yay!! Wi-fi is working now … Thanks a lot Gr8 job !!!

  120. Poonam

    July 5, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    Hey Paritosh.. Thanks but After upgrading to 2.3 Wi-Fi is not working :(
    Please Help


  121. sumit

    July 5, 2012 at 8:47 AM

    Hi, On google i found some new ROMs for Samsung Galaxy GT-i5503/i5500,
    I request TechVorm that plz tell us as early as possible the process to update Samsung Galaxy GT-i5503/i5500 to android 4.0.3(ics)

  122. Paritosh

    July 4, 2012 at 9:12 PM

    Link to stock rom is given at the end of the article. Use than rom and same steps you followed earlier.

  123. mohsin

    July 4, 2012 at 4:17 PM

    hello paritosh please tell me how can i rollback to custom rom

  124. Paritosh

    July 4, 2012 at 2:08 AM

    Bluetooth is working without any problem. Perform a full format, and then re-flash again. Shouldn’t be a problem :)


    July 3, 2012 at 11:26 PM

    hi paritosh…. after upgrading my phone to 2.3 …….. bluetooth is nt working… plzz suggest soon


    July 3, 2012 at 10:12 PM

    is bluetooth working in ur mobile after upgradation??? plzz notify me… mine is nt working…


    July 3, 2012 at 8:07 PM

    all the features working well xcept the radio.. thnx 4 dat :-) .bt bluetooth automatically activated whenever i swtich on radio button….and then,only a noisy sound is there..plzz rectify the prblm…

  128. mohsin

    July 2, 2012 at 2:03 PM

    hello paritosh i m upgrade my phone to 2.3.7 and its work well thanx alot for your guaidens,
    1. in android 2.2 when i open camera night mode option is visible but in this mod night mod option is not there.
    2. when i enter in app lication i press back button in android 2.2 when i press back button previous page show but in this mod when i press back button direct desktop show.
    3. when i open radio blutooth is automaticaly on .
    i think this problems is occur by cyanogenmod please tell me official version i mean android 2.3 official version without any modification and without any bugs.
    thanx in advance and sory for my bad english :-D

  129. AYUSH

    July 1, 2012 at 12:50 AM


  130. Paritosh

    June 28, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    Follow the above mentioned steps to the point and you should not face any kind of issues :)

  131. Paritosh

    June 28, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    All the features are working without any issues :)

  132. Sam B

    June 28, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    flash with a compatible baseband. That’ll resolve your problem. eg 5503jxjg5


    June 27, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    HI PARITOSH….. i have followed your instruction earlier to upgrade my galaxy 5 mobile from 2.1 to 2.2 . no problem till now.. working flawlessly…. thank u very much bro…this time i want to upgrade from 2.2 to 2.3….is there any type of function dat will not work after upgradation??? plz notify me….


    June 27, 2012 at 7:11 AM

    i have 2.2 froyo in my galaxy 5 set right now… i want to udate it to gingerbred….. can anyone tell me plz…all the features like internet,wifi,bluetooth etc are working or not after upgradation???

  135. peter

    June 17, 2012 at 12:38 AM

    do you mean the data settings or network in general if its just the data then you need to manually install the apn settings by going into settings – wirless and networks- mobile network settings – access point names then see if your network settings are there if not your gonna have to manually install them what network are you on

  136. danny

    June 16, 2012 at 11:45 PM

    My mobile network not working…help pls….thanks

  137. peter

    June 16, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    thx alot i did try this originally but i didnt clear user data or cashe and it just kept crashing i have restored it now thanks again :)

  138. Paritosh

    June 15, 2012 at 11:37 PM

    Flash the stock version using the guide above and you’ll be back to what Samsung had to offer!

  139. peter

    June 15, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    hi does anybody know how i can remove this from my phone thanks

  140. Maddy

    June 14, 2012 at 8:41 AM

    Hi Guys……………………

    I think you all should also give a try to CM9 i.e ICS For galaxy 5.
    the rom is awesome and works great for me. But as that is still in early development stages some features might now work but almost everything is working fine for me and its recommended to have a backup phone

    And for those who are interested, you just need to download CM9 rom and replced it with “” in this tutorial. If you want the link, just comment…………… :) B). See ya…..!!!

  141. arya

    June 13, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    everything worked fine…android 2.3.7 is superb. I upgraded to 2.2. and then 2.3.7

  142. Arthaz22

    June 13, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Thank you so much!

  143. arya

    June 13, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    same problem…what to do Paritosh?

  144. tiago

    June 11, 2012 at 6:04 AM

    Thanks! Followed step by step, works just fine!

  145. tiago

    June 11, 2012 at 6:02 AM

    nevermind, problem solved. reboot and wait like an hour or so and you should have wifi working.

  146. tiago

    June 11, 2012 at 5:44 AM

    i can’t see any google app installed but i’ve already installed like 3 or 4 times. i can’t even access the internet too.

  147. lalit

    June 5, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    thanx buddy..
    nd plz tell me my phone is GT I5503 and if i continue with the link u posted for me is appropriate for my phone model or not..
    nd thanx once more.. :D

  148. vishnu

    June 5, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    in last step u r talkng about power button what is this power button??

  149. nnik

    June 5, 2012 at 2:52 AM

    i can’t install 2.2 pls help me
    when i finish install 2.2 it show only samsung logo it is not continue to normal page
    what i will doing pls help me

  150. Paritosh

    June 4, 2012 at 9:01 PM

    No. Just follow the guide.

  151. Paritosh

    June 4, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    Remove the battery and reinsert it after a minute or so.

  152. Paritosh

    June 4, 2012 at 8:52 PM

    Try to flash gapps package again.

  153. Paritosh

    June 4, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    Link updated. Please download the file and continue with the process :)

  154. lalit

    June 4, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    hey buddy the download link for .rar files is not working plz can send a new link in my email id or can u please post a new link here.
    Plzzzzzzzzzz buddy help me, i need to upg=rade my firmware as soon as i can….

  155. MSK

    June 3, 2012 at 10:07 PM

    Absolutely fantastic .. everything worked like a clockwork

  156. Arrjae

    May 31, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    I installed it and have gingerbread now, But when I installed the Google Apps – no apps showed, not even android market. Also, it seems the Mobile internet and wifi are not working…did I do something wrong? Is there a way to fix this?

  157. Matías

    May 26, 2012 at 7:31 AM

    Awesome !! It worked !! I has Eclair 2.1 and tried to jump directly to Gingerbread 2.3.7 but my phone got a loop on the logo screen. So I installed froyo 2.2.2 first and afterwards did the 2.3.7 upgrade.

    Thank you so much dude, Regards.

  158. Aireez

    May 24, 2012 at 9:03 AM

    @aman: removing battery is necessary.

  159. aman

    May 23, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    hey i cannot exit downloading mode in my galaxy 5 and i have pressed the back button several times too so what should i do now mail me.please tell me as earlier as possible .

  160. karthik

    May 20, 2012 at 2:12 AM

    Cool :) updated from 2.1 (eclair) to 2.3.7 now. Looks awesome. Wasn’t able to do a direct upgrade though. I had to update it to froyo first and then to gingerbread.
    Now im running GooManager app from google play. Now i can update to every new version that is released by MADTEAM.

    Your tutorial helped a lot. Thank u paritosh :)

  161. Vishal Sharma

    May 20, 2012 at 12:45 AM

    Followed your instructions and my phone now has android 2.3.7….
    Thanks a lot man!!

  162. Aneesh

    May 19, 2012 at 1:30 AM

    Plz can u Tell me how to solve the bootloop problem after installing the update and rebooting???

  163. Patryk

    May 17, 2012 at 9:15 PM


    I have a samsung galaxy gio.
    during the upgrade with odin took more than a 15min then I disconnected cable.
    and now wont my mobile turn or boot!
    what can i do??
    please help me!!

  164. Duncan

    May 16, 2012 at 8:42 PM

  165. Amit Gupta

    May 16, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    Bryan, Am facing same problem like u… i cnt able to download d file, Plz help me out

  166. Bryan

    May 14, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    it is cool, problem solved.

  167. Maddy

    May 13, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    U can try restoring ur phone to 2.2. and when ur phone starts repeat the process but before that do a factory reset by typing *#*#7780#*#*…………………….

    Hope this will solve ur problem…………… worked for me once

  168. Bryan

    May 13, 2012 at 8:30 PM

    i successfully download the file.
    but my problem now is after i install the CM7, i select Reboot system now, it just show the samsung logo and android logo… PLS, anyone, need help….

  169. Bryan

    May 13, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    i have the same problem… *HELP*

  170. Bryan

    May 13, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    can someone share the folder with me? i cant download it.

  171. maddyathunt

    May 10, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    And is the incoming call issue is fixed…???
    Thanks in advance

  172. maddyathunt

    May 10, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Do i need to have an already rooted phone for this to work……….???

  173. Md Raju

    April 29, 2012 at 1:12 AM

    Done :)
    Its too easy .
    Thanks bro …

  174. bajoi

    April 28, 2012 at 3:56 PM

    after 2 days of searching of the “needed” files & trying to install twice (thanks for the instructions!), my old-model galaxy 5 is now in android gingerbread 2.3.7. *yey!*

  175. toiz

    April 28, 2012 at 9:09 AM

    thank you. i follow ur step by step and boom.. sucess in 1st try..

  176. melanie

    April 27, 2012 at 5:22 AM

    I have now used this guide to put cyanogen mod 7 on an australian telstra galaxy 5 GT-I5503T and it worked great. I had used titanium backup to back up my apps so I just restored the google vending apk and it gave me google play back, unfortunately my telstra foxtel wont work anymore as I am not sure which backed up files I need to restore to make it work (foxtel app wont work by itself and I am loathe to reinstall all of the telstra bloatware).It removes the telstra bloat very well, but if you want radio, gps or wifi tether you need to install an app for it. I have installed tune in radio, samsung navigator and wireless tether- all free from google play and all seem to work well. My phone that was sim locked to telstra now appears unlocked as I can put an optus sim in without any simlock message. I just wish my kid was not so upset about the foxtel not working, if I could get that working it would be absolutely perfect for me. Three cheers for Paritosh!!! :-)

  177. melanie

    April 27, 2012 at 4:46 AM

    There are active links added further down the page. At least they were active 2 days ago when I used them.

  178. Raju

    April 26, 2012 at 10:12 PM

    ODIN Multi Downloader, EUROPA, ClockWork Mod For Galaxy 5, Google Apps and Custom ROM from MADTeam – Download Here –

    This download link is dead >

    1.1 509 Bandwidth Error

    Please active this link .

  179. melanie standage

    April 24, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Hi everyone,
    Has anyone tried this on an australian telstra galaxy 5 GT i5503T?

  180. ARK

    April 22, 2012 at 11:07 PM

    I am having trouble with receiving incoming calls. The call automatically gets disconnected after 1 ring. What should I do? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

  181. Dinesh

    April 21, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    arter upgrading my galaxy 5 i5503 to android 2.3.7 i m not able to turn on mobile after samsuung logo……pls tell me what to do plsssss

  182. hams

    April 13, 2012 at 2:40 AM

    all went well but can not receive incoming calls, always in the switch or the number is always busy
    please solution….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  183. Harry

    April 13, 2012 at 2:14 AM

    Thanks a lot PT, everything is working fine even with the wifi which people are complaining about.But have some questions leveled below.
    1. Why do the radio have to automatically switch the bluetooth on before it can work.
    2. in the contacts column i think the search bar must e at the topmost part of the contact ui as compared to froyo 2.2. Doesn’t need to click a button before it appears.
    But aside all,again thank u for the brief instructions………its working

  184. pranesh

    April 13, 2012 at 1:12 AM

    thank u very much……… it solved almost all problems…. running good i5503

  185. Sumit wath

    April 9, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    after instaling 2.2 i installed 2.3 and wow itss amazing thanks to all…… u friends

  186. Sumit wath

    April 9, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    hey dude my mobile is shoing samsung logo and android not going further plese help as early as possible…………………..plz

  187. noam

    April 6, 2012 at 1:58 AM

    It works great – THANK YOU!!!

  188. nihaldivyam

    April 4, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    i also having same problem

  189. nihaldivyam

    April 4, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    after loading 2.3.7 i have tried to load android 2.2 using odin but after loading it i m not able to turn on mobile after samsuung logo

  190. Lokendra

    April 4, 2012 at 8:36 AM

    Hey Dude all above links r not working pls upload working link.

  191. Ajay Ray

    April 2, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    After installing Android 2.3.7 my bluetooth does not seem to work.

  192. Sayeed

    April 1, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    Dude I am not able to download the ROM from the above link. I think the link is not working pls help..

  193. sandeep

    April 1, 2012 at 1:11 AM

    hey Paritosh also add the giude for partition of sd card as it is req. to run cynogenmod much faster and more smoother otherwise it lags .

  194. sandeep

    April 1, 2012 at 1:08 AM

    download google apps – copy it on sd card – now go in to recovery mode – install zip from sd card – do all type of data wipe – restart the device . btw u can also v2.3 of cynognemod its better than v2.2

  195. sandeep

    April 1, 2012 at 1:06 AM

    then try 7.2 v2.3 its best till now

  196. sanch

    March 29, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    thnx dude after spending long time….i m able update it to 2.3.7 but plz tell me how to get google play

  197. Paritosh

    March 28, 2012 at 8:14 PM

    This happens when correct usb drivers aren’t installed. I’d say reinstall KIES and then follow this procedure.

  198. Lans Rosales

    March 21, 2012 at 12:03 AM

    i experienced the same problem with getting stuck with the samsung logo and android logo, when i try odin again its saying that — cannot open the usb serial port. code: 5. can anyone help me, please?

  199. sandeep

    March 19, 2012 at 2:19 AM

    hey friends just update cwm 7.2 v2.2 its awesome till now no problem. more smooth work like charm

  200. Kiran

    March 15, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Please fix the Bluetooth Problem…. Pls.. Pls… :(

  201. saket

    March 14, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    hey..the drop box link is broken..can u pls giv another link!1

  202. Manzeet dash

    March 13, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    thanx bro…i did it…WORKS!!!!
    Awesome looks…n…really fast…

  203. anthony

    March 12, 2012 at 7:18 AM

    if any 1 having problems going from 2.1 eclair to 2.3.7 Gingerbread like i did.this is what i ended up doing tyred instaling 2.3 gingerbread 5 times didnt work was going to give up then thought well ill try 2.2 froyo it installed but neva got to the menu just past the samsung flash startup screen so i went back and tryed 2.3 gingerbread again & Yay It worked.goes good aswell love it .so i suggest any1having problems do 2.2 froyo frist then 2.3 gingerbread this was on I5503

  204. anil

    March 11, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    works flawless… buttery smooth…..just that most of the files from the google zip do not install. perhaps a compatibility issue. but i managed to get the essentials like gmail,talk and a few other. Map and Navigations do not install. i even tried installing them individually but apps dont show up in the file manager. any solution? btw, i partitioned my sd using CWM. i can see that the sd has lost its storage mem to the partition but the partition does not show up as a storage drive. is it hidden or something? neither the internal storage shows an increment with the addtional memory.. where has the memory gone??????

  205. doms

    March 11, 2012 at 6:07 AM

    nice nice nice! thanks!

  206. Antriksh

    March 7, 2012 at 2:06 AM

    Hey All ,
    I am getting the problem: After following all steps phone shows and then android logo and nothing else is coming.
    Please let me know how to rectify it.

  207. praeator

    March 5, 2012 at 5:42 AM

    Please post a working link for the Custom Gingerbread ROM. Thanks!

  208. shr3jn

    March 4, 2012 at 10:28 PM

    Work like a charm! Thank You! :)

  209. milind

    March 4, 2012 at 6:14 PM

    its only coming and android

    not starting….ps help

  210. Parth

    March 4, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    its only coming and android

    not starting….ps help

  211. Duncan

    March 4, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    For the time being, i offer you a dbox link for the files

  212. praeator

    March 4, 2012 at 7:01 AM

    The Custom Gingerbread ROM links don’t work, both on the main post and update. Please post another working link. Thanks!

  213. harsh

    March 3, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    is there anu need for factory data reset fobefore doing this

  214. ken

    March 1, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    thank you sir great job but dont have a android market apps ? how to install android market sorry for bad english.

  215. Naveen

    March 1, 2012 at 6:01 AM

    Hi there i have installed this rom with your guidance and its working perfectly except the wifi which is weak , is there any updates that is been released after this rom is released . Please reply .


  216. Smit

    February 27, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    after update my mobile was working fine. But later i get lots of force closes in every app so i switched off mobile and when i tried to on it again, it got stuck at cynogen mod icon and dosen’ t start. I waited long but it was restarting again and again. Please help me what should i do. Please comment fast.

  217. ken

    February 27, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    links is temporary disabled.. pls post a new link.

  218. Ovix

    February 25, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    Did it! It works!All the best! Thank You!

  219. Paritosh

    February 25, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    I am sorry but there’s no way out. That’s one area where this mod fails.

  220. Paritosh

    February 25, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    I hope so too!

  221. Paritosh

    February 25, 2012 at 12:10 PM

    You’ve to do that from the settings menu itself. And it’ll erase every bit of information from your device and NOT reinstall OS.

  222. Paritosh

    February 25, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    There could be many reasons, processor, high graphic requirements, general compatibility. Try to shut down the apps running in background and see if the gameplay gets any better.

  223. Paritosh

    February 25, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    I think it’s pretty cool :)

  224. Paritosh

    February 25, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    I am sorry, I should have mentioned about backing up the applications in guide. But doing so wouldn’t have made the difference since restoring them wouldn’t have worked either. And reverting back to Froyo will not re-install your apps.

  225. Paritosh

    February 25, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Try downloading the apk and then installing it manually. The apps are certainly installing without any problem.

  226. bhagyesh

    February 21, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    sometimes we cant install anything through market…it works fine when i reboot my phone…did u take any back up of apps when u were in 2.2??

  227. Ovix

    February 20, 2012 at 10:00 PM

    I still can’t install any apps on 2.3.7. I’ve tried for 2 days.

  228. Ovix

    February 20, 2012 at 8:15 PM

    Thank You, sir. Great job:-)
    Everything works fine, but now with the new version I can’t download and install anymore apps from Android Market. I can’t also download back the old apps I used to have ‘em on 2.2 :-(
    Any help, please!
    Or should I go back to 2.2 Froyo?

  229. DN95

    February 20, 2012 at 1:24 AM

    Thank you, Works great, ;-)

  230. hossein

    February 19, 2012 at 2:14 AM

    hi, i think the biggest problem is the size of the lock screen is big,
    i mean where u can drag the lock botton for unlocking or silent botton, do u have any idea for that, thank you for everything

  231. smit

    February 13, 2012 at 9:02 PM

    Yes.. I follow it. I found an amazing game named ‘earth and legend’ in market… It works little slow… Do you have any idea.? Or it’s because our processor?

  232. Kiran

    February 12, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    *2767*3855# is not working to factory reset and reinstall the OS pls help ….

  233. bhagyesh

    February 10, 2012 at 3:08 AM

    Hi Paritosh,

    1st of all gotta thnk u for uploading this beautiful update to android 2.1…it works very beautifully in my cell..smooth and i can move my apps to SD card.

    Now the pt is i get wifii issues more often like some guys mentioned below,,ie it gets disconnected more often and doesnot connect also no matter the distance frm the router..

    So please help me out…:)

  234. Kiran

    February 9, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Everything works fine… accept as you told before little problem with Bluetooth & wifi works fine…
    but my problem is …. CALL
    Dialing is very slow sometimes and call functions like recieve & hang the call is not working good…

    I think its worth nothing to hold a mobile phone when we cant even call speedly … so i request you to give me a solution… (sorry for my bad English ;D)

    hope u do something on this…

    thanks in advance…

  235. Duncan

    February 9, 2012 at 1:06 AM

    The new link works as a charm. Hope it is capable of coping with so much interest :)

  236. Paritosh

    February 8, 2012 at 11:58 PM

    True. But this being a custom ROM, I can’t be specific. And that’s why market is the best place to look for. Go through the games section, see which game has maximum rating, google for its (you know what) and install it!

  237. Paritosh

    February 8, 2012 at 11:49 PM

    Added a new link to download the file. Apologies for the unforeseen link outage ;P

  238. Paritosh

    February 8, 2012 at 11:48 PM

    It won’t connect with KIES, consider that as a drawback. You can upload the address book on gmail and sync with your device. It’s the easiest way out!

  239. Paritosh

    February 8, 2012 at 11:47 PM

    I am using dropbox. Unfortunately, the file transfer has exceeded the allowed limit. I have uploaded the same file on rapidshare, the link has been added at the end of the article.

    And everyone deserves to be treated equally! I had no intention of “shutting down” the link. It just happened. Though I am happy that it did, shows readers liked this guide!! ;)

  240. Duncan

    February 8, 2012 at 12:57 AM

    if only one of the ones who downloaded the files could upload them again… please, we deserve some good too. btw, you could use dropbox too

  241. Pradeep Rajput

    February 7, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    I have installed 2.3.7 on my Samsung GT-I5503, as suggested by you. But after installation I am not able to use KIES on my mobile phone. While I run KIES on my computer and connect my phone to it, the computer shows that I have not connected my phone in KIES mode and asks me to connect again. Please help as I have my phone book on my computer and my phone book on phone has been wiped off. Kindly help or URGENT BASIS. Thanks and regards.

  242. Karan

    February 7, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Just wanted to update…. The wifi is working fine now… after a day… on its own.. and has not given any trouble… the OS occupies very little space and even after installing most of my fav apps, I have around 95 mb free, as compared to 35 mb earlier!! the speed is incredible and I am loving it!! thanks a ton!!

  243. Duncan

    February 7, 2012 at 2:15 AM

    same thing here, too much trafic it says

  244. Karan

    February 5, 2012 at 10:07 PM

    Thanks for the awesome and extremely detailed guide!!! Everything is working fine except for the WiFi.

    Can you please help me fix the wifi. It gets connected for a few seconds and then disconnects. I tried switching off the phone and the router and using multiple wifi hotspots, but its the same problem! Please help!!

  245. smit

    February 4, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    but you know,you can’t get best games on market.

  246. nathaniel

    February 3, 2012 at 5:03 PM

    help me guys when i click the download link of the pack it shows me this, This account’s public links are generating too much traffic and have been temporarily disabled!

  247. Paritosh

    February 3, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Open android market. Its the best place to search for games!

  248. smit

    February 2, 2012 at 9:49 PM

    WOW!!!!!! I DONT KNOW HOW TO THANK YOU!!!! Thank you so much. I installed perfectly after 4 tries. Amazing new experience!! no issues yet. can you tell me a game which is best,perfect for our mobile after update?

  249. Paritosh

    January 28, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    1. KIES will not recognze this, sorry.
    2. For restoring contacts the best way is to link google account and sync over the air. Next best solution that I followed was to restore the contacts using Mobile Backup II app –

  250. Paritosh

    January 28, 2012 at 8:48 PM

    You can reset the time and date from under settings. Shouldn’t be an uphill task :)

  251. Paritosh

    January 28, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    Yes, you’ll be able to run 2.2 apps in it. As a matter of fact the market will itself download the appropriate version for your device :) App2SD should work though I cannot for sure say that it will.

  252. Paritosh

    January 28, 2012 at 8:45 PM

    First install ver 2.2 and from thereon follow this guide. That’s what most of the readers did when they got stuck.

  253. Kiran

    January 28, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    When I restart the device.. time set to 10.00AM :(

  254. Kiran

    January 28, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    Successfully Installed gingerbread … very nice ..

    but the problem is
    1. its not connecting to Kies
    2. Cant import Contacts from SD card (its Loaaaaaaaaading.. )

    how get ride of these problems…?

  255. Smit

    January 28, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    Please reply. Would i be able to use and run 2.2 and 2.3 apps after it. And a big question. Can i use App2sd after this update. Or you know any trick or something to solve problem of low memory in galaxy 5 gt i5503?? Please reply.

  256. Vikas@Android Blog

    January 27, 2012 at 10:35 PM

    Same thing is happening with me.. Reply bro!!

  257. Vikas@Android Blog

    January 27, 2012 at 10:34 PM

    The Mobile phone gets stuck in between booting time and keeps on showing “Samsung” logo

  258. Paritosh

    January 26, 2012 at 7:31 AM

    First install version 2.2 and then follow this guide again.

  259. sunny

    January 26, 2012 at 1:36 AM

    i hv updated to 2.3 frm 2.1 bt it doesnt shows home screen as per instruction prescribed in update guide it only shows samsungmobile and android simentanously nd mah cel nw becums a dumy only… Plz suggest sumthng to get ridoff frm this prob plz help asap as u cn understand a person widout cel is like widout senses thnx….

  260. Paritosh

    January 25, 2012 at 11:44 PM

    Aha! You are one patient soul ;)

    BTW I have included the Google Apps package file above. Did you try installing that?

  261. Paritosh

    January 25, 2012 at 11:42 PM

    Try the settings menu and look for volume control. Tinker around and see if you find your way out. I’ll have to re-flash my phone to see a possible solution.

  262. Paritosh

    January 25, 2012 at 11:36 PM

    You must have missed installation of Google app package. Install that file and you should have Google market, gmail, etc installed :)

  263. Paritosh

    January 25, 2012 at 11:31 PM

    Install the drivers from the link give above.

  264. Paritosh

    January 25, 2012 at 11:29 PM

    Download swype (if not already installed in your device, see input settings) from here:

  265. yadukrishnan

    January 25, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    I had the same problem.. and after trying froyo, i was able to install GB..
    But as i mentioned in my prev comment, i am facing audio pblm.. like the in-call volume is too high and also the sound quality is less.. Any one else facing the same pblm?

  266. ghen

    January 25, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    after trying 8x the above procedure, alas I have successfully installed gingerbread on my samsung gt i5503. I was so desperated at my 7th try coz i keep on getting the same error (blinks displaying samsung and android) and finally decided to install froyo. at first I thought I did it right but then after displaying the home screen the phone keeps on restarting. and then decided to try again the above procedure and wholla, I’m now using gingerbread with no problem except the gapps was not included in the package so i search in google and found one on a thread in so there, if your facing same problem with mine then try to install froyo first then gingerbread.

  267. yadukrishnan

    January 24, 2012 at 11:19 PM

    After gingerbread install, my in-call volume has gone up too much. The volume is unbearable even in the smallest level.. anyone else facing? Please help me..

  268. surya dinata

    January 23, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    iam finish upgrade g5 on 2.3.7..
    but nothink market, maps, and cant add acount in account & sync..
    help me……

  269. yadu

    January 22, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    After all mentioned steps , my phone is not going into the home screen.
    IT is showing samsung logo and android.. but nothing else…
    please help me..

  270. Paritosh

    January 21, 2012 at 9:27 PM

    Your way out – Flash again and this time make sure that you do not disconnect your phone before the last step (above) is completed. Keep your device connected with computer all the time during this process.

    If you want to revert back to previous version then visit this article wherein I have included the link for the original ROM (and flashing guide too):

  271. Viswazith

    January 21, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    I am facing similar issue. My phone blinks with displaying android and Samsung mobile.. Not able to boot it and I have not taken the backup as well.. What should I do now ?

    Any help will be really appreciated. thanks

  272. Viswazith

    January 21, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    I am facing the same issue.. any help will be appreciated.
    If not atleast let me know how to revert back the installation. Thanks

    I was using Android 2.1 on I5503

  273. Ajay Ray

    January 17, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    Thank You very much. I have installed Android 2.3.7 on my Samsung Galaxy I5503 successfully. But now I am not able to connect through Kies on Windows 7 64 bit. Some drivers are missing.

  274. sharvin

    January 16, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    sorry nt skype itz swype

  275. sharvin

    January 16, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    how can i add skype keypad plz share the link????

  276. ghen

    January 12, 2012 at 1:20 AM

    i also experience the same prob. i followed the steps carefully but still when i successfully installed and reboot it it wont start the home screen instead error problem same as above.
    please help

  277. ghen

    January 12, 2012 at 1:15 AM

    my phone keeps on restarting with android written on it. what should i do please help.thanks

  278. Paritosh

    January 10, 2012 at 10:55 PM

    Eh. You shouldn’t have done so. Try to follow the above procedure again and this time make sure not to disconnect/restart your device unless until told to do so.

  279. Kiran

    January 10, 2012 at 9:39 PM

    When I try to hard reset my galaxy 5 it is saying ” No reset performed because system clear service is not available”
    and i cant reset my galaxy 5 ..
    is it occured because of disconnecting my device when my backup was not done ..?

    ( I disconnected my device when backup was not done)

    how can i reset my galaxy 5 now..? :(

  280. Paritosh

    January 10, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    Make a backup of your current ROM using Titanium Backup or skip this backing up step (I have uploaded the original rom in a different article).

  281. Kiran

    January 10, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    When I am trying to Backup .. its saying Can’t mount / System!

    what should I do now..?

  282. Paritosh

    January 9, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    Turn on the USB Storage (Tap on it when you connect it with pc) and from there on you can transfer files to and fro from your mobile phone.

  283. sharvin

    January 9, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    no probs in wifi as such for me

  284. sharvin

    January 9, 2012 at 4:03 PM

    the device is not showing up in kies….

  285. Paritosh

    January 9, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    There can be different ways to install custom ROM on your phone. The procedure given above is what I followed and installed Gingerbread. If you are comfortable with the one given in the video then I’ll say follow that instead :)

  286. Kiran

    January 9, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    I saw a video on Youtube … explaining how to install gingerbread
    there they said that we should install 3 zip files to update our old OS
    1&2 are same as ours.. 3rd is

    here is the link…
    [Link removed]
    [Link removed]
    @ 3.20 mins


  287. Kiran

    January 9, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    ohhh :D Thank you very much…

    I am now going to update my Galaxy 5 to 2.3.7 Huhoooo

  288. lawkig

    January 8, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    Works perfectly! Thank you very much for this comprehensive and accurate guide. It couldn’t have been written better.

  289. Paritosh

    January 8, 2012 at 5:31 PM

    1. It “should” support Samsung Kies after the update, it’s just that KIES will show a different model but it’s functionality won’t be affected.
    2. There is some issue with Wifi connectivity but the Bluetooth works fine.
    3. Yes, you’ll be able to revert back to version 2.1 (you won’t though, this one’s lot better!).
    4. Hot fix? I didn’t get you. Sorry :(

  290. Paritosh

    January 8, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    Is it is working for Samsung Galaxy 5 I5503. In-fact the above guide was written based on GT I5503!

  291. Kiran

    January 8, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    will it support Samsung KIES after update..?
    will it connect to wifi & Bluetooth after update..?
    can i revert back to previous version (2.1) ..?
    Should I install hot fix also.? but here is no tutorial how to install it..?
    pls help me to do this update… i like gingerbread very well..

    …. thanks …

  292. Kiran

    January 8, 2012 at 2:11 PM


    is this update works with GT I5503? or not?

  293. Paritosh

    January 8, 2012 at 3:04 AM

    This seems to be an issue with the rom itself. Even I am facing this problem.

  294. nmro

    January 6, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    u r the best! thanks alooooooooooot :)

  295. sharvin

    January 5, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    guys i hav got one issue aftr successfully installing as per the above mentioned guide
    I’m unable to host a conference call
    when i press merge call it says “UNABLE TO CONFERENCE CALLS”
    plz help me
    no other issues with it
    one of the best custom rom out there!!

  296. sharvin

    January 5, 2012 at 2:45 AM

    guys u have done an awesome job!!!! keep up the good work!!!

  297. sandeep

    January 3, 2012 at 3:19 AM

    after reboot screen is showing android and then samsung mobile and this process remain for many time now what should i do

  298. Peter

    December 25, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Internet settings for Samsung fit(idea)

    Navigate to Menu- Settings- Wireless and networks- Mobile networks

    Now select ‘Access point names’

    Now the internet settings for IDEA(Kerala) is:
    Note: Giving the proxy address(even if it is correct) will not work in the case of Samsung Fit
    The provided informations are found very accurate in Kerala circle. Others(Bangalore, Chennai etc) may also check this

    Name: Idea_internet

    APN: internet

    Proxy: Not set

    Username: Not set

    Password: Not set

    Server : Not set

    MMSC : Not set

    MMS proxy : Not set

    MMS port : Not set

    MCC : 404

    MNC : 19

    Authentication type : None

    APN type : internet

    Navigate to Menu- Settings- Wireless and networks- Mobile networks
    Check(tick) the box ‘Use packet data’

    Note: Wait for an ‘E’ symbol to appear on the top of the screen
    Now close the browser(if it is opened already) and open it again

  299. Paritosh

    December 22, 2011 at 7:50 PM

    After which step are you facing this problem?

  300. kai

    December 22, 2011 at 7:29 AM

    were you able to get the CMR working on the phone? make sure you get it working and do the factory reset process after then just continue with the rest in phase III.. again make sure you get the CMR on your phone.. ;-)

  301. karteek

    December 21, 2011 at 9:02 PM

    The above method ain’t working on galaxy gt-i5503…
    the mobile is not rebooting after update. It’s showing a start up display as GT-I5500l and from there on its’s hanging up at the samsung logo…… kindly help me out……….!!!!!!!!!
    I’m awaiting your response……

  302. walid

    December 20, 2011 at 1:02 AM

    thankk youuu veryy muchh i’ts working!!!!!!!!

  303. gonads

    December 19, 2011 at 12:14 PM

    You idiots f’ed my phone up!

  304. Sagar

    December 17, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    You are the absolute best man..!!!! My phone works like a charm now..much better than it ever did thanks to you :) I have modified my phone so much in the past few more words to say.. :)

  305. Paritosh

    December 16, 2011 at 9:10 PM

    The process works just fine. I was able to flash 3 Galaxy 5 using the steps given above. Please mention the exact step where you are getting error.

    If you are here to rant about the guide not working then I won’t be able to help you.

  306. Vikas@Android Blog

    December 16, 2011 at 9:04 PM

    Not working!! Bro.. what to do with that?
    I keep on getting android and then phone gets restarted!!
    Damn non working guide!!

  307. kai

    December 12, 2011 at 9:56 PM

    thanks a million!!! finally everything works!!! :D

  308. Jatinder

    December 11, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    Use this link to download Google Apps folder:

    The link in article has been suspended, it’ll be up and running soon :)

  309. kai

    December 10, 2011 at 4:21 PM

    well i kinda wanted to use your Google file since my market app is gone.. however when i tried to download via the link you posted it does not seem to work.. any suggestion to get the market app back on my galaxy 5? if not then kindly upload the whole thing else where and i’ll try to install it on my phone.. perhaps it might bring the market app back on my phone.. thanks.. i’ll be waiting for your response

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