Samsung Galaxy S :: Download Froyo Vodafone Through Kies?
Nov 16, 2010
can someone tell me exactly whati do to get froyo onto my phone.ive done the lag fix. does that change anything?got froyo up and running. do i simply click on firmware update on kies and it does it. or do i need to download from vodafone website?
Having just purchased my first smart phone last week (Galaxy S) I am having a complete nightmare updating to FROYO with Kies.I know this has been done to death on this and various other forums but is there any possible way to upgrade the firmware without Kies as ive been trying for 3 nights now but absolutely nothing works to get my phone to connect to Kies.I have tried every tip and suggestion from this and other forums and all result in my phone telling me its connected but Kies on my PC just spinning away saying trying to connect.I can connect to my PC in Mass storage mode and transfer files no problem but Kies is just a complete nightmare.Over the short period of time ive had the phone I think its a fantastic piece of kit and am still learning about all that it can do but am getting seriously frustrated by not being able to do what should be a simple task!
so i tried to upgrade from 2.1 to 2.2 through KIES this resulted in a failed upgrade, so i then tried to use Odin. unfortunately the firmware i flashed to caused even more bugs and kept restarting, So I then tried to use KIES/Odin to flash to a different firmware i now get two different errors
1. along the lines of storage is not ready - copying of default media fails 2. cannot mount a certain file - stl11. or something ?
My wife recently got a SGS and we have just tried to download Kies so that she can put some music etc on it (she has a 16GB microsd card in it). However, when we try and install Kies it gets to the installation phase and then at the stage where it prompts you what to install, I selected "instal all" and then it thinks about it and comes back a minute later with a message "unable to connect to file server".Is this a common problem people have had? We are running Windows 7 64 bit, so I dont know if there is a compatability issue? If we cant get Kies to download (and I called their support line and of course no-one answers) is there another way to get data onto the phone and external card? Will I need to buy some kind of adaptor so that I can connect the microsd card and just treat it as any external hard drive?
I tried getting Kies to install the Froyo update on my Galaxy S (i live in the UK) using the registry hack that has been widely published. It didn't work and I ended up witha slightly newer version of 2.1 than I already had. Phone seemed to work fine, until I put my SIM card back in. It immediately restarted itself as soon as I tried to use 3G.
I went through all the settings, everything seemed to be the same as it was before the flash, but still it restarted everytime I connected to the 3G network.
Sooo, I decided to try and restore it to the previous firmware version again by changing the KIES regisrty values. Everything seemed to go well, phone downloaded the correct version, installed it fine etc and then KIES notified me that the firmware upgrade was succesful and the phone will now reboot.
Only it didnt.
It turned off and hasn't turned back on since It doesn't get recognised when plugged into USB, it doesn't even show a charging logo when plugged into the mains. It does get VERY warm when I leave the battery in for 10 minutes or so though.
I've tried all the three button combos posted around, I've taken the battery out and in and out and in etc etc... nothing. It's a shiny 9mm thick brick now
Maybe quite a lot of SGSers are dying to know how the Froyo update progresses across the globe. I know about Sweden and Norway so far. Please let us know if the update appears in KIES in your country. It would be a nice extra if you'd publish your product code too.
And everything works perfectly! Ok i had to do a factory reset after the update (after backing up my contacts), but now it works faster, is more beautiful and of course Flash player is installed. A lot of little neat things were added as well. So i am happy and you should be too! Go update through KIES! Froyo should be there!
Having waited for FROYO for a while now I was really pleased that Kies had an update which I think includes the Froyo update. I downloaded the update but my phone is not showing as connected in Kies mode. If I attach the phone in mass storage mode it is recognised!Having only just switched from iPhone to Android I cannot believe how shyte Samsung/T-Mobile have been with the software for such a great piece of hardware.I have tried rebooting laptop and phone as well as reinstalling Kies.
I've been doing a bit of research, and it seems that Samsung Kies is not meant for (or supported) for North America. Apparently, the older versions of Kies could work on our Captivates and was available to download through Samsung's Europe site. However, the newer versions of Samsung Kies can apparently detect that we've got North American Captivates and will not connect. Anybody have links to the older versions? Doesn't proprietary-ness totally defeat the reason we bought androids in the first place?
I could not get it to connect at all today, but it had worked in the past, so I tried various things, including turning Kaspersky AV off - but it didn't seem to help.I tired a few other things and I think the solution may be to turn wifi off.
Interesting development:Galaxy S firmware update invalidates Voda warranties ? The Register.Have many people come across the upgrade in Kies? I tried about a week ago with a T-Mobile branded one and there was no update available.
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 have just bought a Galaxy S on Ebay, and I was expecting to have the traditional chinese installed instead of the simplified... I am wondering if it's possible to install an additional language onto the current os? or if there's a way to do this?
and as well, I am having problem syncing KIES with the phone... W7 64 Bit Ultimate always tells me that it fails to install the drivers.. and nothing happns afterward.. I have read the previous emails that Samsung is currently having issues with KIES with Galaxy S.. is it true? I guess we will have to wait for samsung to come out with a new version of it? I want to upgarde the firmware but now the KIES is not working, I guess the only way is to wait...
Don't see quite this issue: -Windows XP Pro fully patched to SP3 running on Toshiba Satellite P104. -Loaded and installed Kies, direct DL from Samsung Website, supposed to be latest version as at 10/10/2010. -When I connect the phone, I have it set to prompt for type of connection. I select Kies, and it immediately shows "MTP Application, screen flashes, shows "initializing" with 4 dots running. Screen then flashes, and it says the same thing over and over. -Windows Device Manager shows MTP Application supposedly working and installed under "Portable Devices" -Kies shows "connecting to device" forever, then quits and never connects to device. -Immediately I unplug the USB from the phone (only way to quit the cycle, pressing the home screen key does not do anything) Windows immediately prompts and says "Windows has installed device drivers but they may not work until you reboot your computer. -Naturally I reboot my computer (have done several times, and with the phone connected to various different USB ports, and checking to make sure a flawed driver is not lurking in device manager, it doesn't show one there).
The phone DOES connect in Storage and Internet mode, just fine. It only does this if trying to connect in Kies mode, or in Media Player mode.
ALSO, this phone DID connect to Kies at my ex workplace just fine, so it seems unlikely it's the phone. I never had tried to connect to this laptop, only since I lost the job and am at home for awhile. So.............. Can anyone assist me with how to get the computer to properly load the correct drivers so that it will recognize my Galaxy S?
I have a problem connecting my galaxy s to my pc using samsung kies. when i press the "samsung kies" option on the phone, nothing happens on the pc. I've tried this on two computers but still it will not work! however i can connect my device using "mass storage"
There is a new version of kies available 220.127.116.1193.31. I couldn't get it from the update within kies, so quite by accident I clicked on samsung widgets and it said I needed the latest version of kies, click ok to download. Am downloading right now and it's taking ages so haven't had a chance to see if its any better but will post back when I have had a chance to see. It has just finished installing and as soon as kies started it came up with a fatal error and closed down, so I think that just about says it all. Will report back later when I have had sometime to try and sort it out.
If we put aside the fact that Kies has many problems and that connecting the phone through usb is a real pain I found a solution that some of you might be interested in. I wasn't able to connect to KIES a few days ago no matter what I tried. I wanted to back up some contacts etc but couldn't. Also I wanted it to work in case froyo comes out.
Anyway I found out the reason why it didn't work. Instead of using touchwiz I was using the launcher pro interface. Turned out that if I wanted to connect to KIES I had to switch back to the touchwiz interface and then connect the USB. Don't ask me why this worked but it did.. So if you have problems with KIES and aren't using touchwiz my advice is to put it back on in case you need to connect to KIES.
My husband and I have just purchased Galaxy S- neither one is picked up by Kies when connecting via USB. I have tried changing the USB settings to Samsung Kies, as well as Ask on connection- no joy. Have tried another PC- no joy. Running Windows 7 v6.1.We are both on the Optus network in Australia which has insufficient knowledge of the products they are selling, as does Samsung itself.
I just bought my new galaxy s yesterday and I installed all the software correctly but everytime I connect my phone and computer up via usb the screen on my galaxy keeps changing between home, idle and the usb screen. The program also never regonises that the phone is plugged in. Not sure if this is a program problem or its something wrong with the phone?
I recently installed the latest version of Kies (1.5.3 or something) in order to upgrade my Galaxy S, but when ever I click the upgrade button it shows me this screen which tells me to backup all data and what not, but after clicking "Upgrade" it simply does nothing. Nothing at all. No matter wether I check the box where it asks about backing up contacts.I have firmware version 2.1 at the moment and I believe the latest is 2.2
I tried to upgrade my firmware on my Samsung Galaxy S using Kies.The Firmware upgrade appears to have gotten stuck.Upgradeing firmware Do not disconnect a mobile device from the PC during upgrade process Progress Bar has "Upgrade is in progress.." and is stack at about 1/3.The phone screen shows a green triangle with Downloading... below it and "Do not turn off Target at the bottom.
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?
When I try to connect my Galaxy to the computer either through Kies or by just plugging it in the computer does not recognize my device. The following message comes up on my phone regardless of which connection method I choose. "PC connection available only on idle screen. Close running applications". The only thing I have running that I know of is the "weather widget" which is part of beautiful widgets. Can I get a list of applications running on my phone somehow? Is there a way to turn the weather widget off? I am assumming that that is the problem. Anyone else out there have similar difficulties hooking up to Kiev or just your PC with the same kind of message?
Kies is complete crap. In fact, I wish I'd stuck with my iphone now because the Galaxy is not great. Heres the latest. If I set USB connection to Ask then when I connect to PC, it asks me. I select Samsung Kies. For some reason I then get a message in the status bar saying USB disabled. Run Kies connects OK. But heres the best bit, on my phone if I go into SD card and phone storage it says both internal and external SD card are not available. Disconnect no difference. Only way to get them back is to reboot the phone. Good news is that at least it works in mass storage mode.
When I first got my Samsung Galaxy S 8GB I downloaded the Kies software and everything seemed to work O.K, I was even able to sync some of my music from my pc. I stored them on the phones internal memory and they worked fine, I haven't yet got around to buying a micro sd-card,besides why do I need to buy a card to increase the memory when the phones memory is practically empty. Now, a few days later when I connected to my pc, the Kies software launched but doesn't recognise the phone like it did before. It is not recognised in the Windows device manager list, I have uninstalled and re-installed Kies 3 times, all to no result. I noticed at the bottom of the download site it said it only supported Windows 7 32 bit, could that be the reason why it does not work properly?, if it is, why did it work O.K in the beginning?. Also when I try to use the music player it just tells me I do not have a sd-card installed, when it worked perfectly well last week.
One more time the Samsung kies has fail to update my galaxy s. I have done the below mentioned procedure. Firstly, make sure to backup all the important data present on your device. Download Samsung Kies version 22.214.171.12474_45 or something that is not the latest, you will need to uninstall the latest then install this one.
1. Connect your phone and open Samsung Kies and let you phone be detected as usual. 2. Keep Kies open, minimize it and run regedit in windows. 3. Locate HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareSamsungKiesDeviceDB 4. You should see some folders, named 1,2,3 etc in that folder, look for the one that mentions your current firmware, IMEI number, etc. 5. Once you find the correct folder (only one folder mentions this information), you need to modify 3 strings by simply double-clicking on them. 6. Locate the following 3 entries and change their value to the ones shown below. (You may first like to backup their value data to a notepad file).
SoftwareRevision = I9000XXJF3/I9000SWC/I9000XXJF3/I9000XXJF3 ProductCode = GT-I9000HKDXEE HIDSWVER = I9000XXJF3/I9000SWC/I9000XXJF3/I9000XXJF3 Now close the Registry editor and do a Refresh. So, while Kies is minimized and still open and connected to your phone, you have changed these 3 strings.
7. Click on "Firmware Upgrade" button in Kies and you should now see Kies saying there is one upgrade for JP6. Now wait and let the upgrade process to complete. Note: "The above procedure is said to be working perfectly but try it at your own risk. Also, flashing will result in loosing the root if you were rooted."
After doing all this thing my kies has given message that upgrade is not done please remove the cable from your phone and recover software.
I am unsing KIES to save my Calendar and Contacts data on my P C to backup this data. But this does not work with my Memos and my Messages (SMS). Does anybody know why? Probably my Memos and my messages are not saved on the mobile phone but on the sim card?