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How to Update Samsung Galaxy Wave 3 (GT-S8600) to Android 2.0 XXLD1 Firmware

Great news for all Samsung Galaxy Wave 3 (GT-S8600) Smartphone users. Ask what? Samsung just of late launched a new firmware called the Android 2.0 XXLD1 for the Samsung Galaxy Wave 3  handset. While the device was by default running on the Bada OS (v2.0), now it can be further upgraded to the Android 2.0 XXLD1 Firmware. While the Android 2.0 XXLD1 is called Android Eclair, it packs a number of features that can drag your device into superiority, both in terms of features and exemplification. Better you can experience the features once you have upgraded your device into the next firmware. While the update is right now live in Russia, it’s supposed to reach the other corners of the world soon. To start updating your Smartphone right now via manual update, go through the steps properly and follow those accordingly. 

Make sure to check your device name and model properly before initiating the update, since the update is exclusively meant for the Galaxy Wave 3 (GT-S8600) Smartphone and implementing the same in other devices might brick your device or create bugs in it. Remember, TechGipsy will not be responsible for any sort of issues created in your device due to the update process. 

Pre-requisites

  1. All important data and files of your Samsung Galaxy Wave 3 (GT-S8600) should be provided a good back-up before this update since the update might erase your important data.
  2. A computer and original USB cable should be kept ready for use.
  3. Your PC must be per-loaded with the Galaxy Grand 2 drivers since the drivers will help you connect your device to your PC. If not installed, then at first download the drivers from the official site of Samsung.
  4. The USB debugging option should be enabled by following the steps Menu > Settings > Applications.
  5. To ensure if your USB debugging is enabled, navigate and tap on Developer Options. Don’t forget to disable the USB Debugging option post update.
  6. Most importantly keep your phone battery fully charged. If it is not fully charged, at least maintain a minimum of 75% power back up before starting the update.

Steps to Update

  1. First of all download the Android 2.0 XXLD1.zip file for your Samsung Galaxy Wave 3 (GT-S8600) Smartphone and extract it on the desktop of your Computer. Now download Odin v3.09.zip.
  2. Then Put your Galaxy Wave 3 (GT-S8600) into download mode by first turning off the phone and then pressing its Volume Down button, Power Button and Home Button simultaneously. Thereafter press the Power Button again after a warning message appear on your screen, to put your Galaxy Wave 3 (GT-S8600) device into download mode.
  3. Now connect the Galaxy Wave 3 to the PC via USB cable.
  4. The button-left corner of Odin will display a message after the connection of the Galaxy device with your PC is successful.
  5. Now launch Odin on your PC, press “AP/ADB” in Odin and choose the “.tar.md5″ file 4.3 extracted XXLD1 folder. Make sure that re-partition option is unchecked.
  6. Next select the “Auto-reboot” option in Odin and press the “Start” button. The update process will take around 4-5 minutes. Wait still your Galaxy Grand 2 (SM-G7109) restarts.

And Congratulations! You are now successfully done with the updating of your Galaxy Wave 3 (GT-S8600) Smartphone device with the latest Android 2.0 XXLD1 firmware. Go ahead and experience the latest Jelly bean fun in your Galaxy device. In case of any issues, get back to us via the comment section. Also forget not to mention your new jelly bean experience via massage. For further tech news, android updates and rooting, keep visiting TechGipsy.

About Durga

Durga Prasad Tripathy is a part time blogger from India who loves to blog on Android, Technology, Gadgets and everything that is related to Technology.

44 comments

  1. Have you/anybody tested the Android 2.0 XXLD1 Firmware on Wave 3 s8600. Please reply.

  2. I downloaded the files. But I do not see any .tar.md5 files. All I see is bada firmware files. Please provide the correct files

    08/15/2014 08:29 AM 16,655,360 amss.bin
    08/15/2014 08:29 AM 29,623,312 apps_compressed.bin
    08/15/2014 08:29 AM 2,884,624 bplib_S8600OpEuroCommon.fota
    08/15/2014 08:29 AM 41,509,904 CSC_S8600_Open_Europe_Common_OXELD1.csc
    08/15/2014 08:29 AM 3,654,672 PFS_S8600_Open_Europe_Common_XXLD1_OXALC2.pfs
    08/15/2014 08:29 AM 2,981,328 Rsrc2_S8600(Low).rc2
    08/15/2014 08:29 AM 41,157,648 Rsrc_S8600_Open_Europe_Common.rc1
    08/15/2014 08:29 AM 81,511,440 ShpApp_HD.app

  3. Hi, I am from India. Anyways I tried files. It is not android.

  4. I am from THAILAND not see .tar.md5 files.

  5. i dont found any android files . i think that s not an android rom . plz i need help .

    • Hi, make sure that you are from Russia. This firmware is only meant for users residing in Russia. So don’t use the firmware if you belong to some other country. Thanks.

  6. Hi Durga,

    So at the moment, nobody living outside Russia can upgrade the phone to android?

    Rgds

    • Hi Deni, this firmware is meant particularly for the users of Russia. But if you are residing somewhere else and want to update your device with this firmware, then at first check it in the firmware section of your device or in the Kies. If available, then you can update, else not. Thanks.

  7. Hei,i’m from Romania,and my problem is like yours,i dont see tar.md5…why?

  8. @admin: It’s just a bada 2.0 firmware and not the android one! Proof the information before doing a re-post!

    @user: Do not waste your time!

    • Fine, then you must report the link.

      • Hello frnd durga…
        I have downloaded the russian version of update for wave 3 and indian version too but didnt found any pda files…. I request you please upload the firmware file which have required pda files to dev host… Dropbox…. Google drive.. whichever u use.It will save us from having troubles.. Looking forward for your help.

        Thank u

        • Hi Abhishek, as I have also informed others that it’s a broken link, you can report it at the provided space. And for Dropbox, any such file is not available right now in my knowledge. Still I will take a search and get back if any firmware is found available.

      • There is no android for bada phones, so there is no link!

  9. sir plz anser me wave 3 android ho sakta h kya

    • Hi Sumit, dekho, ye official firmware release hey. But because many users report this as a broken link so I suggest you to wait for the official update. Thanks.

  10. HI, Bro!
    Unfortunately for all of us, it’s not update for Android OS. I’m from Russia, but every time I’ve got only broken ZIP-file 🙁

  11. hello.. i see the tar.md5 when i click the AP in odin.. but still not update my mobile samsung wave 3 GT-S8600?
    i followed the procedure. but it doesnt work. why?

    • Do you have enabled the USB Debbugging option? Make sure that you follow each and evry step correctly.Still if face isues, then let me know what’s teh exact problem.

  12. HELP PE PLZZZZZZ……………i followed all the procedure given above.. but i m just ab able to find the .tar .md5 in the folder were i extracted the android2.0 xxld1 … plz help me out.. plz

    • Hi Rahul, as I have also before mentioned in the comment thread, if you don’t see the tar file in the .zip extracted folder, then you must wait for the OTA. In case of any further update, I shall let you guys know.

  13. Hey durga hai,

    When do you guys going to update this os to the indian region.

    • Hi Harish, Thanks for your query, but sry to say that the firmware is not available for the Indian region now. Once made available, will let you know for sure.

  14. Hi Durga, I live in Russia, but I do not see the file .tar.md5

  15. hi the link is empty!!!where is the file? I don’t find anything.the link that you put on your site isnt working

  16. Hi Durga,
    I come from Germany and I am also waiting for the appropriate files.
    Multiloader V5.67 and Odin V3.09 are already on my PC.
    Is there a chance, that anybody will release an Android Version for Wave 3 soon ?
    The Samsung Wave 3 is a good Hardware but Bada 2.0 is a bad OS.
    Greetings from Munich
    Thilo

  17. I m not able to open android 2.0

  18. hi the rom download link does not pass

  19. download link not working help me

  20. robert ecraela

    I am from philippines. i cannot find out the application stated above and wont download, please provide for us soon. eventhough the facebook bada take off in samsung application.

    please……………………………………………………………………………………………
    please…………………………………………………………………………………………….
    please……………………………………………………………………………………………..

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