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How to update your Galaxy S with Android 2.2

Written By Blog PageRank 2 on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 | 7:38 AM

It is not as straightforward as an over-the-air update, but with a bit of patience, you can get Android two.2 on your Samsung Galaxy S.
Samsung Galaxy S

At final! The official Android two.2 update for the Samsung Galaxy S has finally arrived for Optus clients, bringing some much-necessary Froyo really like like Adobe Flash ten.1 assistance and voice commands to the table (Exchange assistance and Wi-Fi tethering have been currently integrated in 2.1) – not to mention the ability to run Skype!

To get your hands on the updated firmware, you will need to have to pull it down utilizing the latest Samsung Kies desktop software (Windows only) version 1.5.three.10301_102, which you can download from here.

When you have installed Samsung Kies, connect the Galaxy S to your personal computer and wait for the program to recognise it. If this is the initial time you’ve connected the Galaxy S to your pc with Kies, it will download all of the drivers for Kies to recognise it. If all goes effectively, a pop-up will seem saying that a new firmware update has been discovered for your telephone, in which case just comply with the prompts and be on your merry way. Just make sure you undo any lag fixes like Ryanza’s OCLF or Voodoo prior to you apply the firmware update, otherwise you run the risk of bricking your telephone. If that prior sentence sounds like gibberish, then you can just ignore that portion!

If you’re not so fortunate, you will get a message saying: “this device’s version can't be updated”. This signifies that you are not running the stock Optus Galaxy S firmware for what ever purpose – either you have flashed it to a different firmware version oneself, or you sourced the Galaxy S overseas or from an additional carrier. The easy way to verify is by going into Settings > About telephone > and seeing what the construct quantity says proper at the bottom. If it doesn’t say ‘I9000HKAOPS’, then you’re not operating the stock Optus construct.


Fortunately, you don’t have to faff about flashing back to the stock ROM just so you can upgrade to Froyo. Just download the Kies Registry Patcher from XDA Developers, and, with Samsung Kies shut down, use the ‘Spoof Product Code’ box to select ‘OPS’. Click ‘Write Registry’, then open Samsung Kies once again and connect your Galaxy S – it need to now say that it has found a firmware update for your phone.

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However, one of the issues that the Froyo update doesn’t repair is the lag problems from Android two.1. The ideal way to boost method speed is with SpeedMod, which you can download from right here. This mod also roots your telephone in the process. I’d suggest utilizing the k9a-256hz mod, and make sure you download the file that does not end with ‘CWM’ or ‘dev’.

To flash this to your telephone, you will want a Windows program referred to as Odin, which you can download from right here. Unzip the speedmod file, then put your Galaxy S into download mode by turning it totally, waiting 15-30 seconds for it to go entirely off, then press and hold the volume-down, property and energy buttons simultaneously. You’ll see the Android robot in a yellow triangle with the words ‘Downloading… Do not turn off Target!!!’ on the screen.


Make certain Samsung Kies is closed, then open Odin, and connect the telephone to your laptop. Click the ‘PDA’ button, and pick the unzipped speedmod file, which must finish in ‘.tar’. Then click Start off, and wait for the flash to finish – your telephone will reboot, and it will say ‘PASS’ in Odin. And you’re carried out!

You can tinker with the Speedmod settings by going into the Galaxy’s Recovery mod: turn the phone off, and pressing-and-holding the volume-up, power and house button simultaneously, and selecting the ‘advanced ULK attributes’ alternative (beneath).


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