Samsung Galaxy S :: Firmware JG4 Not Installing / Phone Not Booting
Aug 24, 2010
I'm new here. I tried upgrading to this firmware (JG4) through samsung kies..The download took forever and started to install, I even got the successfully installed message in the computer, but it in the process ended during the reboot throwing some �media not loaded error� and my phone is not booting up.
So basically my Samsung Galaxy S3 was SIM locked when I bought it. After getting it unlocked (long after warranty was void) I noticed the guys installed a really bad ROM and I want to reflash with a stock firmware. Will this lock my phone to a single network provider SIM card again?
I just bought a Samsung Galaxy i7500 with Bell mobility and I am trying to figure all these threads out and how to root, and how to upgrade my firmware, but the biggest hurdle I have come to is my pc will not recognize my phone as a 'phone' it only sees the internal sd card and the external card. I have downloaded three different versions of the samsung PC suite, and everyone will not recognize it. Am I missing an important driver? All I am doing is connecting via USB, and on my phone I choose to mount USB so I can access my sd cards on my PC.
I'm running galaxo 1.6.2 which i installed on my phone running firmware XII5. Since the update I've noticed my phone very laggy and getting FC's all the time. From doing some reading, shouldnt the update have installed JC6 ? Is it my current firmware version the reason for my phones issues ? Do I need to Odin JC6 ?
I am new to android OS trying to get head around with my new mobile phone Galaxy S (second Android after my biggest mistake HTC Dream). It was a great little [big] phone until it started freeezing. like any other handset i thought i might have installed to many apps, hence, i went forth to reset everything through the settings option. now the phone doesn't boot at all. I tried googling around but couldn't find any help. I can see galaxy GT-i9000 and the the rainbow "S" and galaxy S underneath and after that the screen goes blank. I thought restoring through computer or reloading the firmware would fix this issue; and now i discovered that even Kies have issues with drivers installation for this handset. i am not sure what to do. my computer is running windows 7 64 bit. i also tried the hard reset i found in few website: pressing volume down and then pressing power button and blah-blah...... but can't see nothing past the rainbow S screen.
I have a Bell Mobility Galaxy S Vibrant I9000m. For some reason today, it won't successfully boot. I have not rooted, unlocked, etc. I can boot it into recovery mode volume/home/power, but before I try a hard reset, I'd like to get the photos and videos of my son's birthday off. I believe the default of those apps is to save to phone. I am able to connect to ADB, I think. Well, it connected to something.
I have andoid firmware version 2.2 i cannot install this app from AppBrain Android Market - find the best Android Apps and Games :-( this messages pop always up (NOT FOUND The requested item could not be found)
Somehow last night my phone (Galaxy S4 running AOSP 4.4.2) crashed and now it wont reboot. It just sticks on the screen with the four colours animation for ever. I tried deleting the Cache, and Davilik Cache but it has not fixed the problem .. after this is went through the Upgrading Android process for all the apps but then stuck on "Starting Apps" .some application is starting and has a problem and so my phone wont boot .. but is there anyway of finding out which application it is? I also tried re-flashing my ROM but it didnt work.
I had done a mistake 2 days ago by installing XGS Serie's ROM in my DHD. After installing the ROM from recovery the phone is'nt booting and just animated X. This is only the 3rd time I installed a custom ROM hence I haven't got any solution. how to recover my phone at least to make it to factory reset.
I rooted my phone a few weeks back and loaded up the Froyo update, but I fancy a change. What Firmware/theme /ROM etc are you all using?I've been looking around and can't find many places to get such things.I've seen a few people have modified their SGS (physically). I'm not wanting to go down that road, but I'd love to hear from others that have done and wish to post pics of what they've done too.I love my phone far too much to physically modify it.So, what have you changed on your phone?
I would like change my galaxy s firmware as my current galaxy is the south Arabia version (I9000.JXJPE with Froyo.JPJPG). It has all the arabic apps and no market available. How can I get a European rom, I am from Malta, Europe so any rom which is in English and has market available and working is ok for me. Also will any rom work? or I have to pay attention to anything in particular before trying to flash over my phone?
Okay, start at the start! got this phone (unlocked pay as you go) from Clove (Excellent) and put my o2 pay as you go sim inside, and straight away im on 3g no problems.....
Then..... See some nice new firmware, (JM2) and think i will have some of that! (Install with odin, not using CSC file Initially, then using CSC -- EURO ? not UK specific? file included with update
On both counts i have had to manually install the apn settings, (no problem)
Apps are missing from the market place, (new google id & with & without csc file)
Im thinking the CSC file is more important than we think, in that it holds APN information for UK operators, and that when you go into marketplace this CSC file reflects a UK phone in some way, and displays according apps
Battle for Mars ... only the lite version is available HistoryEraser ... is no longer available etc etc...
So two things can anyone with JM2 see those apps?, and other thing I have a feeling that Kies won't update our phones to the latest firmware (Eventually) if our csc file reflects that our phone is a EURO phone, not neccesarily a problem if you use odin but you know what i mean!
Other thing that i wasnt aware of ... using odin resets battery stats. On xda developers there is a fix for this
Can someone who can see these apps upload the csc file somehow.
I have Samsung firmware version DF29 on my Galaxy and Im wondering is this the most up to date firmware or should I be upgrading to something else? Its the firmware that came on the phone and if its not the latest, what should I be running? I prefer a firmware thats been tested and known to work flawlessly. I dont really want to use any firmware in delopment stages etc.
Checked this morning and there is a new Kies (dated 15/10) available for download from the Samsung mobile UK site. In addition there is also a firmware update. I've installed Kies but not the firmware update yet.
I finally managed to install new firmware through Kies.
I live in Indonesia, bought the phone from a gadgets store. The phone is unlocked/sim free/unbranded.
The original firmware code (dial *#1234#): PDA: I9000DXJF4 Phone: Unknown <-- what the ? CSC: I9000OLBJF4
And this is what I've done: Downloading and installing Kies from Australia instead of Indonesia. The version number is higher 18.104.22.16883. The important 64-bit drivers already included. Installed smoothly on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, but had driver problem in Windows Vista Home 32-bit. I don't bother to try to reinstall Kies in Vista again though, so I don't know if this version is really not working in Vista 32-bit.
Press/dial *#272*HhMm# (Hh and Mm is hour and minute in 24H format, 2 digits) then select the code from the list equal to "Sales Code" at the top, which is XSE (Indonesia), and press Install. Warning, this step will erase the internal SD card. Make backup first if you must. Android then began to installing "something".
After the installation from step two is completed, the phone will reboot itself. To make sure that everything is still working (no more downloaded Applications or Contacts though, everything was wiped out), I did reboot the phone once again. The phone works normally. But my phone type was still "Unknown" at this point.
Without changing any setting in the phone and Kies, I connect the USB to the phone, Kies fired up automatically, and voila! My phone was detected, and Kies also gave me a notification that a new firmware is available (I9000DXJG4). So, I downloaded and applied the firmware.
New firmware installed successfully. Works better and faster/smoother than DXJF4. GPS is much better now. Love it.
Dial *#1234# gives me this now: PDA: I9000DXJG4 Phone: I9000DXJG4 <-- yay! CSC: I9000OLBJG4
In this firmware, Samsung also includes an application/widget called "Task Manager", which is pretty much like those "Task Killer" apps in the market.
And now, The Buts! YouTube (APK) is not working. In JF4 it worked well.
Android Market now can't download every item I selected, but it can show the list normally. I did login successfully using my Google account.
Samsung Kies detected the phone but now giving me this warning "The SIM card is not inserted, can't continue communication". The SIM card is inside the phone!
Samsung Kies really gives me a headache, literally. Old problems fixed, new problems arise. Anyone knows how to solve that three problems? Please?
Or, should I redo the *#272*HhMm# procedure once again after installing the new firmware?
Addressed to Samsung and to anyone else experiencing these stuff.
1.BUG! when surfing the internet using the in-built browser (or any 3rd-party browser) 10/10 times the Auto-fit function does not work. And this is for ANY website I have tried so far.
2.a way to enhance and smoothen how an app (or an acitivty like playing music or watching a video) closes and goes back to the main home screen ala iPhone. (READ: the way it fades back or a millisecond door closing like the iPhone)
3.a way for the auto-rotate function smoothly and better like the iPhone. The Galaxy S rotates roughly and the 1GHX processor surely should do something like what the iPhone does. And a lot better!
4.a way to boost the in-built wi-fi signal. My router is N-standard and when I go to my room which is 7 steps away (and only blocked by a small thin wall) the signal greatly degrades which In my opinion is odd.
5.a way to be able to use some Google or 3rd party app or when doing another task (like looking through photos) when playing an MP3 file on the background. For example in my experience when I was playing an MP3 file and when I went to Google Maps the music stops playing. Why?
6.URGENT! multitasking please to be a norm! Surely with a 1GHz processor there should me very minimal slowdown when opening and using multiple apps; 4 out of 10 times the phone freezes and goes very slow when doing multiple tasks and the more files (especially music and videos) you put on it.
7.when playing an MP3 file to use the 5.1 channel surround sound function in conjunction or in unison even if the Equaliser and the Effect function are set to a user's preference.
8.on the Main and Applications home screen the ability to sift through each home screen continously. For example if I was on home screen # 7 and I want to go back to home screen #1 without having to press the main center Home button and going back 7 steps why not make sifting through home screens continously. Can you see what I mean by this?
9.swipe sideways to unlock like the iPhone
10.a battery-saving app please! i've charged my brand-new Galaxy S and once I start using it (just using weather, news and watching a video) the battery slowly starts fading away after say 15 minutes. although not overly fading away.
11.BUG? when the 3G/HSDPA signal is too low (between 0 to 2 bars which is beyond my control) the wi-fi is automatically turned-on for some reason.
12.when zooming in on a photo (using pinch-to-zoom) taken from the phone the picture doesn't sharpens itself unlike the iPhone
Connected my Galaxy S to Kies for the first time last night to check for firmware updates. It says I'm running JM3 and that there are no newer versions available. Just wanted to check that that is actually the latest version? Also, only one of my contacts (in phone memory) shows up in Kies.
The following firmware versions are listed on Samsung Firmwares website:
I9000XXJE2 2010 May I9000XXJE3 2010 May I9000XXJE5 2010 May I9000XXJE62010 May I9000XXJE7 2010 May I9000XXJE9 2010 May I9000XXJEC 2010 May I9000XXJF1 2010 June I9000XXJF2 2010 June I9000XXJF3 2010 June I9000XXJF7 2010 June I9000XXJFB 2010 June I9000XWJFD 2010 June I9000XWJFF 2010 June I9000XWJG1 2010 July I9000XWJG3 2010 July I9000XWJG5 2010 July
Are these official Samsung versions? If so, why does Kies not offer to upgrade my phone if there are later versions? If not and I upgrade to a later firmware version:Which version should I upgrade to? Do I need to root the phone? What happens if Samsung release later versions - will there be a conflict etc? Will it affect any of the apps I currently have? Will there be a problem upgrading to v2.2 Froyo?
If I root the phone:What happens if Samsung release later versions - will there be a conflict etc? Will it affect any of the apps I currently have? Will there be a problem upgrading to v2.2 Froyo?
The reason i would like to upgrade the firmware is the lag - I can live with it, but if there is a solution I would rather not. If I could remove the lag it woulld be the perfect phone.
One thing I am not too keen on, is ending up in a similar situation to my jailbroken iphone - became a pain in the arse everytime a new version of the OS was released.