Finally, there was recently a firmware upgrade available to S5253DDKH1. The icons were back, with their respective names, but the camera still failed to work. I tried restarting my phone again, but it never restarted. The phone was now completely dead. With no other options left, I flashed my firmware to a previous version. Thanks to SamFirmware for providing the firmware files and flashing tool. It wasn’t easy for me to flash my wave 525, as I was flashing the phone for first time.
I had to download two firmwares from samfirmware, because one of the firmware was incomplete. So I flashed my phone with a customized firmware, with a combination of two firmwares. The firmware should have the following files:
You can download my customized firmware as a Back Up firmware, but not as Final firmware. You should upgrade your firmware through Kies after flashing your phone. See the video tutorial below to flash or upgrade you Samsung wave S525 firmware.
Flashing your Samsung Wave S525
Upgrading your Samsung Wave S525