Sunday, 12 December 2010

Samsung Galaxy 3 - Froyo

How to Upgrade your Samsung Galaxy 3 to Froyo (Android 2.2)

Gingerbread is around the corner and most of us are stuck with Eclair on our devices, feeling left out ? Samsung Kies says your phone does not have any new firmware. :(
Waited too long and sincerely for Samsung to release the Froyo update ?
Here you go.

3 words for you before you get excited and start doing the steps below - backup your phone
or remember how you set the settings, get yourself some appbrain + titanium backup.

Possible things to consider - warranty void, loss of IMEI, change in MAC address, and the must not say word 'bricking'

--A--
Alright then, next on the menu - simcard removal, memory card removal..haa...stripping apart the galaxy 3 - such a treat :p




--B--
Download >>
which contains the latest firmware for your phone, what we have here is - I5800XXJP8 - pass samfirmware.com
and
which contains - apollo_0531.ops / I5800_Odin_Multi_Downloader_v4.252.exe

--C--
Get your USB Cable ready, Install Samsung Kies and upgrade it to the latest version - so it install's the phone drivers.


--D--
1) Turn off your phone
2) launch I5800_Odin_Multi_Downloader_v4.252.exe


3) Select "One Package"
4) Select OPS - the file "apollo_0531.ops"
5) In one package - select the firmware "I5800XXJP8.tar"
6) Connect Phone-USB-PC
7) Hold down - Volume Down + Home Key + Power On >

The Phone screen should look like this >
6) Hit 'Start' on 'Odin Multi Downloader' screen.
7) Watch the progress bar on the phone indicating the installation.
8) Phone reboots, and give you the screen >
9) Hit the home key - to reboot.
10) Watch Odin for the screen to reach 'Pass' >

11) Watch your phone - marvel at the installation - you have 2nd born in your family - cherish it - welcome Froyo.

Pop that simcard and memory card and welcome the new features like - move to SD, tethering, faster performance, etc...


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71 comments:

  1. And what is the password for rapidshare?

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  2. no pass for the files - just extract with winrar

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  3. cannot extract the tar file.. asking for password... :-(

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  4. just extract the rar not tar. tar is read by Odin.
    step 5 > In one package - select the firmware "I5800XXJP8.tar"

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  5. pass for the rar > samfirmware.com

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  6. Possible things to consider - warranty void, loss of EMIE, change in MAC address, and the must not say word 'bricking'

    wat shld i conclude 4m tis?
    is tis safe?
    shld i go 4 it?

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  7. the froyo 2.2 OS is not an official update for i5801, its actually for i5800 - so its a hack.
    the call is yours.

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  8. hmmmm
    i think i ll wait for the official one...

    so when the official update's hitting? any ideas?

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  9. I updated to Froyo. Working Cool. When we will get a gingerbird update ?

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  10. official launch of froyo - no idea.
    gingerbread's minimum req is 1ghz proc - so thats the reason samsung galaxy S is getting the upgrade only...:(

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  11. gingerbread reqirement are same as froyo.............
    confirmed my google.....

    optimus one will be getting gingerbread aka 2.3

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  12. right >
    http://www.gsmarena.com/more_details_on_the_android_30_aka_gingerbread_requirements-news-1782.php

    "1 Ghz, 512 Mb etc its not minimal requirements but recommended one"

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  13. Hi Guys

    Please explain any cons in the update of Galaxy S Eclair to Froyo

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  14. havent faced any issues so far myself....'samsung galaxy s' users who got the update complained about sms component bombing out

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  15. that would be 'the application Message (process com.android.mms) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again.

    fix is >
    a. delete all messages to get rid of message
    or
    b. change locale to English US
    or
    c. reboot phone
    or
    d. use myphoneexplorer to send messages

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  16. awesome... simple isntructions. I was able to do it in a breeze! Thanks!

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  17. i would wait 4 the official at least 2 months from now on expected update is q1 2011........
    reasonable time keeping my fingers crossed

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  18. I do this sms dont work now

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  19. try using Handscent > http://www.appbrain.com/app/handcent-sms/com.handcent.nextsms

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  20. awesome....updated to froyo
    but applications are not moving to sd card

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  21. not all apps move to sdcards- only those written for froyo will - use App2SD app to scan and move them.
    http://www.appbrain.com/app/app-2-sd-%28move-apps-to-sd%29/com.a0soft.gphone.app2sd

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  22. Hi,
    Very nicely written ..but i have some doubts.

    Does ur firmware have the GT-I5801 logo? (i meant is it modified to remove the required files)
    Does it have the lagfix in it? or i need to install it separately?
    What about the GPS fix? need to install it separately?

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  23. its a GT-i5800 firmware, lag and gps are totally fixed - the performance is amazing with froyo

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  24. do i need to root again after Froyo for live wallpapers?

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  25. Thanx a lot for ur method.. its was smooth .. but used XXJPA instad. XXJPB is having hell lot of battery problem. JPA is awesome... try that..

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  26. @benaam - yes rooting is required again - but the earlier method posted may not work.

    @satyam - i didnt have any battery problems with XXJPB

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  27. @san .. iam still getting not that much backup with froyo (even with JPA).. its 12 hours and phone is full down.can u suggest something?

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  28. hmm..turn off GPRS - hold the power button to bring up 'Phone Options' - hit 'Data Network Mode' it will turn off APN - so that unnecessary battery consumption is fixed.
    play around with screen time outs, brightness and running programs - keep the least running with no live wallpapers.
    this will get ur battery working those extra hours.

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  29. @san.. thanx a lot for ur reply. i was actually planning for another round of flashing. but will chk the points u hv suggested. i used the phone for almost 3-4 cotinuous hours yesterday with gprs on to download and install apps. so i guess it consumed a lot of battery power. so giving it another cpl of days with ur advised tweaks.
    currently screen time out 2 minutes.. brightness 40%..not much applications, but not running any app killer.

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  30. sure do let me know how it works out.

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  31. Hi san.
    some stupid thing happened just now. i was updating my contacts and just discovered that my contacts page is not displaying properly. i am just giving a photo link and explaining the matter.
    http://www.gsmarena.com/showpic.php3?sImg=reviewsimg/samsung-i5800/review/sshots/gsmarena_013.jpg
    in above pic u can very well see the alphabet (A-Z)for quick scrolling on the contacts page. now while opening my contacts i can only se part of it , like
    A
    .
    C
    D
    .
    F
    G
    .
    I
    J
    some letters like B E H are missing. can u check on ur part whether its showing properly or not? if yes can you help me out? this froyo is freaking me out .. thanx in advance.

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  32. relax - it only means that there aren't any contacts with those names.....

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  33. nooo.. thr are number of contacts with those letters...

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  34. just compared with my phone, if there are lesser contacts it does not allocate an alphabet...doing some research....

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  35. ok .. waiting for ur feedback.. but it has negated alphabet in some series i guess.. A*CD*FG*IJ... every third letter starting from B... :(

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  36. hey i have got the solution but cant apply properly.. please take a look at it...
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=853171

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  37. hey how long will this take I waited 30 minutes on my old phone and bricked it?

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  38. depends if you followed all steps - most people get it done properly - something might have gone wrong somewhere :(

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  39. which is the latest firmware available specifically for I5801 ???

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  40. I5800BOJH1 for I5801 (August 2010) is the latest unfortunately

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  41. hi san good afternoon. had some eventful day with my G# and JPA.everything was good except battery back up..till i got pissed off with an incident faced in the morning. my phone was on charge overnight and i unplugged it in the morning. i am in office right now and suddenly i got a notification of "battery full ,unplug your phone".. where i have unplugged it almost 3 hrs before that.... i am totally pissed off with the issue.. do u have any idea bro .. plz help me out.. otherwise i have to consider downgrading my phone with JG6. is thr any other method to downgrade or the same used for froyo??

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  42. all right satyam chill, that battery full, unplug happened to me as well - but once only and i fixed that will cleaning up unnecessary startup items and giving it a reboot - this happened almost 3 weeks ago and hasnt come back again.
    this has nothing to do with battery - its the indicator / component within android which is getting choked due to app proc overload....

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  43. @san.. thanx a lot again for your suggestion.. i am keeping my froyo :) .. but just planning for a wipe battery stat as i am hearing it is good for battery giving some error reading .. will certainly give feedback on ur blog.. thanx for all the support and advise..

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  44. So which is the best 2.2 firmware as of now ???

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  45. I5800XXJP8 is what i have been working on since a month now and its pretty stable...

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  46. how to downgrade the phone back to android 2.1??

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  47. you'll need to perform the same steps with the eclair firmware

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  48. what about I5800XXJPF ...???

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  49. Hi after updating to Froyo GPS is not working kindly suggest somehting.

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  50. any news on the official firmware?

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  51. @apurv104 see this link.. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=910212

    @Anonymous search at market "octy".. u wil find what u need..!!

    @Shrey hav a luk here http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=868

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  52. thanks Ranadip - running late on the responses due to my new winphone7 :)

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  53. Hi Dude thanx for all advice. But I have problem with my GPS how can I fix them after updating to froyo please help me

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  54. Use latest version here
    http://www.4shared.com/file/O_Sj6tM3/I5800XXJPF.html

    If you need to know anything about Samusng look no further than

    darren@unlockingshop.co.uk

    More than happy to help you out

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  55. hey..dude am so happy to upgrade to froyo..but i cant..it avoids warrenty and etc..can u suggest me the correct way

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  56. well take this imaginary scale >

    balance - warranty on one side
    -------------------------------
    balance - exciting froyo + faster response + app2sd + tethering + host of other goodies

    + ODIN can always be used to move back to plain vanilla eclair 2.1 anytime - by picking an older firmware :)

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  57. hey done update on phone, fine complete, but it wont let me get in to txt messages just keeps crashing

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  58. is it multilanguage? Does it support greek?

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  59. um yeh i think it is, i from new zealand

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  60. if your having sms issues, install Handcent SMS and make it primary.

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  61. by changing to older version(2.1)..it becomes genuine haan..??really man this eclair version sucks..everything is slow...

    another question--->will samsung will release froyo version for this mobile..??

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  62. well at present Galaxy 3 is on Eclair - so yes that is how it should work - going back to Eclair and taking to service center should work just fine.

    Froyo tests are still going on and i dont think Samsung is as much interested in getting a 2.2 to it devices- its rather working on getting GingerBread out the 1GHz phones (galaxy s). Premium phones = premium updates and geniune concern.

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  63. most of the people telling they will release froyo for this version..i saw ur previous posts,in that u have mentioned that this froyo update belongs to I5800 so wats the differnce between this 2 mobiles..??plz dont take me wrong..

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  64. Just go to to samfirmware.com n get i5801 firmware n then update

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  65. hey dude..send me ur email id..

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  66. Thank you for posting these instructions. I upgraded my I5801 to I5800XXJPF firmware. Its been working perfectly fine so far (about 10 hrs since upgrading). I checked all features except GPS. (I dont use that). From my very short experience with Froyo, I feel battery life seems to be better in it than Eclair.

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  67. You can check out some Topics on Galaxy 3 upgrading


    techass.wordpress.com

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  68. I have a problem with this firmware,

    When ever i try to reply a SMS, the number as changes and it goes to someone else any solution?

    Thanks.

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  69. Hi All,11-Apr-11 in India
    Samsung has already released official Froyo update for Galaxy 3 through Kies almost a week back early around 10-Apr-11.
    Official Samsung India Froyo update on Galaxy 3 is awesome. It took me just 20-25 minutes through latest Kies MTNL broadband connection at 1 AM to upgrade. There was no need to restore contacts, applications or SMS,. Kies is beautiful software to upgrade. New widgets and new bundled apps are part of this major release. Please go for it. Never look back…Please follow the blog:
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    all the best…
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