Now, You can Install Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread on Samsung Galaxy 5 device of yours. As we all know that the Galaxy 5 device came with Android 2.1 Eclair and Samsung never worked on a newer firmware for this device, because of it’s low end specifications and working ability. As this is a low end smartphone you can never expect Samsung to push any official update for this device. So, read on to know more about the installation procedure.

Features of Android 2.3.7 for Galaxy 5

  • Battery Backup has been increased.
  • Better Wi-Fi/3G connectivity.
  • No heating issues.


  • Radio doesn’t work
  • GPS Sensor doesn’t turn on, you have to restart the device to make it work.
  • Camera doesn’t work many times.
  • Internet Speed on 2G is very low.
  • Some users get stuck on the Samsung logo. This is the problem with your device not with the tutorial.

We’ve summed up a step-by-step tutorial to Install Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread on the Galaxy 5 device. Just follow the step-by-step procedure and your device will be running Gingerbread really soon.

Install Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread on Samsung Galaxy 5 GT-I5503

Samsung Galaxy 5 Android 2.3 Gingerbread

Warning and Disclaimer

This is all development stuff and in this tutorial we’ll be flashing the file in order to make it work on your device, rooting and flashing stuff voids the warranty of the mobile phone but the warranty can be always retained by flashing the Stock ROM.

Checklist before proceeding

  • Enable USB debugging on your device.
  • Your mobile phone should be 100% Charged.
  • Backup all the files that are stored on your device.
  • Your device should be running on Stock Android 2.1 Eclair.

Install Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread on Samsung Galaxy 5 GT-I5503

  1. Download Odin Tool and Google Apps Package using the download link.
  2. Extract the downloaded file using some unzipping tool.
  3. Now, connect your mobile phone to your computer.
  4. First copy “” file to your mobile phone.
  5. Turn off your mobile phone now and now boot into download mode. To get into download mode press and hold Volume DOWN + HOME + Power Button and wait for the boot.
  6. Select files by clicking on respective tabs: Click on “OPS Tab” and select the “EUROPA.ops” file. Tick mark the one-package checkbox and then click the “One Package” tab to select “ClockworkMod-Galaxy5-v0.4.tar” file.
  7. After you’re done with selecting both of these files, just hit the START button and the installation procedure will start.
  8. Now, your device will itself boot into recovery. Select “Wipe date/factory reset” and “Wipe cache partition”. After both caches are cleared, select “advanced” followed by “Wipe Dalvik Cache” and clear it off.
  9. Go back to the main recovery screen now and select “reboot system now”.

That’s it. You’ve successfully installed Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread on Your Samsung Galaxy 5 device. In case you come up with any difficulties, do let us know in the comment section below and we’ll help you out with your problem.

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