Wednesday, November 30, 2011

UPGRADE ANDROID 2.1 TO 2.2 FROYO FOR SAMSUNG GALAXY 5


How To Install 2.2 Froyo on your Samsung Galaxy 5 I5500 /i5503



Today we are going to show you how to Install FROYO 2.2 on your SAMSUNG GALAXY 5 mobile PHONE.

What you will NEED!

1. A Samsung Galaxy 5 (DUH!).
2. The 2.2 Firmware i5500( click here to download password =  samfirmware.com).
2.2 for i5503 is now available (click here to download pass =  samfirmware.com)

I5503DXJP8 Android 2.2 - 2011 Jun (Asia)

UPDATE : WE HAVE REPORTS that the i5503 is not working properly with the above rom. So try it at your own discretion. EXCEPT I5503DXJP8
3. ODIN downloader (click here to  download).
4. OPS files (click here to download).
5. A windows PC + samsung data cable.


Important NOTES:
If you get errors after upgrade : i.e. error: phone application has stopped working or get constant crashes,do the following:
To fix phone not working, initiate restore phone to factory settings command from Settings – Privacy
TAKE SERIOUS CONSIDERATION BEFORE UPGRADING AND HAVE YOUR BACKUP IMAGE READY IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG – use the OLD FIRMWARES: (passwords next to link)
  • ASIA : I5508ZCJH2  : ANDROID 2.1 : DOWNLOAD (pass: samfirmware.com)
  • Europe:I5500XWJK3 :ANDROID 2.1:DOWNLOAD (pass: samfirmware.com)
  • USA :I5500LUYJI1:ANDROID 2.1:DOWNLOAD (pass: samfirmware.com)

NOTE
Make sure your device is fully charged!
BE sure to backup all your data!
You are doing this at your own risk, Although, This will NOT void your warranty!
Your phone does not need to be rooted to get this working.

UPDATE : AFTER BACKUP – FACTORY RESET YOUR PHONE BY ENTERING THE FOLLOWING CODE
*#*#7780#*#*
TO AVOID PROBLEMS

STEP 1
Download all the files above, and make sure you have the latest version of KIES software installed.
STEP 2
Extract the RAR to get a .tar file.
STEP 3
Open ODIN Downloader.
MAKE SURE you select One Package, Auto Reboot and Protect Ops checkboxes.
Select the Ops file (the file we downloaded earlier).
And finally select the tar package we extracted from the RAR earlier.

NOW CLOSE ODIN.
STEP 4
Backup you phone and data with the KIES software (after you are done exit KIES)
Turn OFF the Galaxy 5 and remove the Battery
Reinsert The Battery and Press the following buttons together
VOLUME DOWN + CENTER HOME BUTTON + POWER BUTTON (END CALL)
Hold the buttons together till you see the downloading screen






Step 5
Now Connect your Phone with your PC using the ORIGINAL DATA cable and wait for windows to finish installing the hardware
Once you get a prompt – “the device is ready to use”
Fire up ODIN DOWNLOADER (make sure the settings are same as before) Your phone will now show up connected in Com Port

STEP 6 (Final Step)
CLICK START and wait for process to finish, once done your device will automatically reboot and will have Android 2.2 running on it.
Enjoy!
Few features that are in the 2.2 update -
A very colorful menu interface



The ability to Install apps to the SD CARD

And the ability to play FLASH content Natively (websites, online videos etc.)
Apart from general Performance boost in processor, better battery and ram management.
We will have a full video showcasing the few updated features soon.

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