Samsung I9000 Galaxy S gets the official Froyo treatment

15 October, 2010

One of the coolest smartphones currently in existence just got even cooler. Samsung is already seeding the Android 2.2 Froyo update to I9000 Galaxy S units in selected markets and worldwide availability should come in the following days.

So head to Kies and hit that Firmware Update button to see if you are among the lucky fellas in the first wave. But even if you are not, don't get discouraged just yet - wider availability should be a matter of days only.

And if that's not good enough for you, you can get the latest update through a registry hack that only takes a few seconds. You can check out the update topic at the XDA-developers forums for more details on how to do this.

We already got the official update running on an I9000 Galaxy S we had lying around in the office and we have no issues with it so far. The update even left the user data and preinstalled apps intact. On the other hand it doesn't bring much performance improvement over those latest leaked ROMs we've been seeing so don't expect miracles just because it is official.

Share with us how the update is working for you (if you got it already) in the comment section below.


Reader comments

  • tony
  • 26 Nov 2010
  • nED

i have installed the latest version of Kies, successfully. then put my galaxy s through the usb. Nothing, tried again, reinstalled, nothing. the phone shows connected, kies shows nothing. must be the worst program in the world! any thoughts anyon...

  • thefearfulsilence
  • 24 Oct 2010
  • mqT

Many thanks sm.gurdeep. I now have Kies running fine on my PC. Only problem is that Samsung have now gone and pulled the Froyo update (til November anyway). Still I'd rather have a properly functioning Froyo update than a rushed effort. Btw doe...

  • me
  • 21 Oct 2010
  • nmU

And Apple isnt?????? They are the creed itself.... We are apple fk the other manufactures.... In other words ewery company is a creedy sonofp.....

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