Install Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread on Samsung Galaxy 5 GT-I5503/I5500

Samsung has already stopped pushing updates for low end devices such as Samsung Galaxy 5, We’ve already covered up the process to update your device to Android 2.2 Froyo, Since Android 2.2 Firmware is too old now you can update your device to Android 2.3.7 firmware. It is the only latest firmware that can work with full stability on your device, you cannot expect Android Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs to be created by the developers for this low end mobile phone.

Install Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread on Samsung Galaxy 5 GT-I5503/I5500

Note: This is an non-official update that has been released by some developer and Samsung isn’t the creator of the ROM. So, the warranty will be voided if you install this firmware, but it can be retained using the STOCK FIRMWARE.

Warning for Beginners:

Note: This is an non official update and has to be applied to the Mobile phone using the ODIN tool. The steps which are included in this guide are very risky and can even brick off your mobile phone. Unless you are aware with Custom ROMS, Firmwares and ODIN, don’t even try these things on your mobile phone.

Pre-Requisites to Install Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread on your Samsung Galaxy 5 GT-15503/I5500

  • The instructions are working for Galaxy 5, GT-15503/I5500 Originally manufactured.
  • Backup all of your SMS Messages using SMS Backup Application.
  • Sync all of your Contacts with the Gmail Application.
  • Copy all of your notes manually to somewhere else, as if in case your mobile phone gets bricked these notes will be deleted from the mobile phone.
  • Take a backup of call logs, APN Settings, and other important things.
  • Charge your mobile phone so that it would be having more than 60% battery.
  • Now, enable USB Debugging Mode in your mobile phone (Settings > Applications >Development > USB Debugging).
  • Samsung Device Drivers installed in your computer.
  • Follow all steps carefully in order to get 100% assured success.

How to Install Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread on Your Galaxy 5 GT-I5503/I5500

Note or Disclaimer: We have written each and every step clearly in order to make the update applied successfully but if any wrong step is taken then Neither me nor thedroidnation.com will be held responsible in case your device gets bricked.

  • Download ODIN, EUROPA ROM, CWM Mod ROM, and Google Apps Pack using this link (Link Updated).!!
  • First copy the “update-cm-7.1.0-RC1-MADTEAM-v1.6-signed.zip” file to your device. Now, Turn off the mobile phone.
  • Now, Boot up your mobile phone in download mode, the download mode can be accessed by Pressing and Holding Volume Down + Home + Power button.
  • Shoot up the ODIN Downloader application, click on “OPS Tab” select “EUROPA.ops” file, then tick the One Package check-box if it isn’t ticked, then click on the “One Package” tab and select “ClockworkMod-Galaxy5-v0.4.tar” file and click on START!.
  • Your mobile phone will restart itself in the recovery mode, now perform an full-wipe of the device by, selecting “Wipe date/factory reset” then “Wipe cache partition” one-by-one. After caches are cleared off, go to advanced > “Wipe Dalvik cache“.
  • Now, Make sure you’re on the main screen of the recovery mode, if you’re not then “+++++Go Back+++++” and select the option “install zip from sdcard” Select the file which you had transferred earlier in the device.
  • Once the installation of that rom is complete, install the zip file for Google Apps, using the same way.

That’s it!! You’ve successfully installed Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread on Your Samsung Galaxy 5 GT-15503/I5500

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Comments

  1. it doesn`t work :( ( i just did it, but my phone restarts always (it shows up only samsung logo, after android and than restarts again) what should i do?

  2. Pradeep says:

    works great!!!!!! thank you guys :)

  3. I’m going to try for my Galaxy 5 GT-15503, will it wor?

  4. it only shows samsungmobile.com then android and switches offf..
    pls help..

  5. yeah i did that..
    what next
    pls can u give ur cell no.

  6. Antriksh says:

    Hey Vikas ,
    I am also getting the same problem.After following all steps phone shows samsungmobile.com then android logo.
    Please let me know how to rectify it.

  7. daviekim says:

    Am having the same problem as Milind.
    using your instructions, the phone will not boot fully. I will only keep showing samsungmobile.com then switches off after some time.
    I am not sure(am not a techie) but I think the new ROM somehow uses some ‘file’ from the previous ROM and thus there should be a way of either Backing-up or whatever else.
    please review your instructions and respond.

    • This has worked for many people, please make sure that you’re doing the wiping of mobile phone in an wrong way, try flashing one more time and this would work.

      • yaksha says:

        can u plz tl me the correct instruction of tat o give me ur no i ll catch u up and flash my cel its GT-i5503

  8. Ha restored it back to 2.1
    n we need 2 update to 2.2 b4 installing 2.3.7
    i’ll try it 2moro..
    Thnks

    • Nothing like that, but I’ve flashed 3-4 mobile phones using the same procedure without getting any error..!!

    • Hi,

      I’m facing the same problem while updating from 2.1 to 2.3.7
      Even i tried to flash it again but odin saying the error as CANNOT OPEN THE USB SERIAL PORT. CODE: 5.
      Help me in fixing it.

      Thanks

  9. i got it moved to gingerbread 2.3.7… no problems except one that it doesnot show the selections in the call menu.. battery backup has improved a lot…

  10. Guys, Thanks a lot – everyone who involved in releasing this package to us…..
    I have successfully upgraded my 2 Samsung Galaxy 5 phones to 2.3.7 and its awesome… Thanks Again :)

  11. Saravana Balaji says:

    Hi, this firmware is working nice, but i have problem in connecting with WIFI. The WIFI notification itself not coming in the status bar. It is just getting appear and disappeared every now and then. And it is detecting the available WIFI networks in range, but not connecting to it. Please let me know if you have any solution for the same.

  12. this dint worked for me :( i just upgraded from 2.1 to 2.2and the to 2.3.7 baaaaangggggggg it all fired up and my mobile was up and running……….and thanks for the update….

  13. Hi,
    1. Even my WIFI is not working properly. When I connect to my access point, it says connecting and then disconnecting repeatedly. Can anyone has fix for this.
    2. Even my Battery charge is getting discharged very drastically. I need to change my phone every 2 hours.
    Note : It is a new battery.

  14. After deleting all cache and stuffs my pc crashed so mob got switched off is there a way to copy update cm again to my mob or am i screwed?

  15. its the same problem with mine. i follow all of this but it didnt work. pls help me! ):

  16. y my comment is not being posted…!!!!! i did 1st 4 steps(started odin ,selected options…..my phones in download mode and usb connected).
    its been 1 hour and the only thing my is showing is downloading……!!
    can some tell me what to do……asap…!!???

  17. Thank you. It’s work great. Do it at the first try without any problem.

  18. overtron360 says:

    will it mess up your phone

  19. overtron360 says:

    how do i download the google apps i was successfully able to download the mod

  20. link to download the prep pack isn’t available to download :(

  21. this guide rocks!!! it worked!!!
    mistakes: download screen is: Volume Down + CENTRAL BUTTON + Power Off
    after installing google apps zip file, click “reboot”.

  22. now my phone keeps restarting all over and over again!
    what should i do next? please help!

  23. jainendra says:

    After installing that 2.3.7 if ur mobile shows ” samsungmobile.com then android and switches offf ”
    Follow the below steps,
    Step -1 Then there is only one way u first install Android 2.1
    Step -2 Then install 2.2,
    Step -3 Then instal 2.3.7.and ur work has been finished….
    now enjoy it…

  24. It worked perfectly well…this is the best thing that has ever happened to my phone…but I have problem downloading GOOGLE MAP…it says its not available in my country. How do I go about it please.

    • Yogesh Patel says:

      That’s is something which I hear for the first time. Doesn’t it come pre installed with the firmware?

  25. thnx buddy , i owe you one.. fantastic

  26. hey bud, thnx , this works … bt evry time i start wifi hotspot it gets reboot.. tell me some soln … plz

  27. Thank you soo much!!! Great job! Uploaded to my GT15503 nicely, just be sure to follow instructions to the dot! My only problem is, i cant seem to connect to Kies… I can’t import my contacts from when i backed them up..

  28. PelezinoRR says:

    Thanks man, it really worked!! At first I had the same problem, it said android and then it didn’t rebut, but I was updating from 2.1 to 2.3. So, I updated to 2.2 first and then tried againg to do this update and it worked at the first shot!!! cheers

  29. Hey, I followed all the steps to upgrade my GT-15503 phone which runs on Android 2.1 but I think it is now bricked. It repeatedly keeps restarting. I tried flashing 4-5 times but there is no change? Any solutions?

  30. thans man working great . to connect at wifi just go in settings then will work .. thank again

  31. it doesnot work, phone just restarts nothng else….just shows samsung logo and android text nthng else…wasted my cell becuz of ths update.

  32. Thanks for the post..
    its work for me first there was was an problem in i5503 .same like “jevih ”
    but i had installed first 2.2 then after i had upgraded with 2.3.7 .. & its works for me…

    Thanks A lot.. again

  33. want to try this but have this problem: “link not valid”… :C

  34. need to be rooted?

  35. phone is not connecting to pc in downloading mode

  36. monica says:

    thanks a lot..it worked for my samsung galaxy gt i5503..!! my cell was locked n i wasnt able to reset factory data by any of the short cuts mentioned anywhere,,i upgraded n saved my cell too!! Thanks a lot again!!

  37. how do i recover back to my stock firmware as i was unsuccessful rooting this…. i want to get back stock please help

  38. bong usquisa says:

    thanks a lot..it works on my gti5503…goodluck^^,

  39. THX alot work great for me

  40. kyrans19 says:

    works great really good job but the google apps may need updating

  41. hi.. I already start it and what is the indication of my phone if it upgrading my phone?

  42. Now, Make sure you’re on the main screen of the recovery mode, if you’re not then “+++++Go Back+++++” and select the option “install zip from sdcard” Select the file which you had transferred earlier in the device. (Select the file which you had transferred earlier in the device. ) i already select it, which one of this??

    this are the option:
    -choose zip from sdcard
    -apply/sdcard/update.zip
    -toggle signature verification
    -toggle script assert

  43. Hii i hve samsung galaxy 5 gt-i5503…is it safe to try this update.

  44. Andy Soe says:

    I’m unable to download the package from the direct link (Rapidshare). It seems that there’s no response at all after numerous tries. I’ve decided to try upgrading the current Android 2.1 Enclair which comes originally with the i5503 of mine to 2.3.7 Gingerbread.

    I need some assistance from u guys here & thanks in advance!

  45. Thanks! It worked. hope you’ll have a post for the upcoming version… let me know please..

  46. thanx dude it’s amazing

  47. I cannot download linked file to upgrade my GT-I5503 to Gingerbread.Please help me or send me other link for upgrading my GT-I5503.Thanks

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