miffyl

I have a Galaxy S on Orange (UK) - how can I get 2.2?

I've tried to upgrade the firmware from 2.1 to 2.2 using KIES but the firmware doesn't allow me (apparently there was an issue with some of the earlier firmware that won't allow updates and I think I have that version). Does anyone know of any solutions to this? I've asked Orange but they were bobbins.

I've also heard that 2.2 on Orange is full of bugs and awful - again, anyone know of any solutions (I don't want to root it)? TIA

Most Useful Answer JanSt  Feb. 6, 2011 at 10:40

You are right - some Orange Galaxy S handsets updated with the Orange version of Froyo are apparently displaying a variety of errors, though many users say it's "not all bad" and chose to keep the new Orange firmware.
Now, the reason why Kies won't let you upgrade is possibly that you don't run the latest version of Kies. Non-Orange Galaxy S owners experienced problems with Kies too, and Samsung had to fix the PC suite. So try downloading the latest version from Samsung.
As far as I know you cannot get the generic, unbranded Froyo onto your Orange Galaxy S without rooting it. Do you not want to root it for security/warranty reasons, or because of the difficulty? The Galaxy S is very easy to root and (if you don't like what you see) un-root again. Check =>> http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=742403

Having said all that, it is Orange's job to facilitate you with the latest OS. Don't accept excuses by instore staff. Be friendly but determined and demand they do it for you if you don't want to root and flash the device yourself. But once Orange install Froyo there is no way back to 2.1 ;) (without going through rooting/flashing anyway)
Last alternative, find a reputable phone repair shop in your area and let them update your Galaxy S to Froyo.

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 6, 2011 at 10:40

You are right - some Orange Galaxy S handsets updated with the Orange version of Froyo are apparently displaying a variety of errors, though many users say it's "not all bad" and chose to keep the new Orange firmware.
Now, the reason why Kies won't let you upgrade is possibly that you don't run the latest version of Kies. Non-Orange Galaxy S owners experienced problems with Kies too, and Samsung had to fix the PC suite. So try downloading the latest version from Samsung.
As far as I know you cannot get the generic, unbranded Froyo onto your Orange Galaxy S without rooting it. Do you not want to root it for security/warranty reasons, or because of the difficulty? The Galaxy S is very easy to root and (if you don't like what you see) un-root again. Check =>> http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=742403

Having said all that, it is Orange's job to facilitate you with the latest OS. Don't accept excuses by instore staff. Be friendly but determined and demand they do it for you if you don't want to root and flash the device yourself. But once Orange install Froyo there is no way back to 2.1 ;) (without going through rooting/flashing anyway)
Last alternative, find a reputable phone repair shop in your area and let them update your Galaxy S to Froyo.

miffyl  Feb. 6, 2011 at 11:14

I don't want to root it for warranty reasons (and I'm scared:p). My mate has gone to 2.2 and it's horrific - needs data to reply to sms for example. I definitely have the latest version of KIES - had to download it to get as far as being told my version of the firmware is locked and can't updated through it!

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 6, 2011 at 11:30

In that case I would definitely take it to Orange and let them do it (though an independent fixer shop would probably do it for £20...) I used the one-click root app on both the Galaxy S and the Galaxy Tab without any problems. Just saying ;)

It's a dilemma, alright. It seems you have to push Orange to do it for you. And if you find their froyo s*cks, you could ask an independent pro to flash a generic ROM?!
Either way, it's always been my opinion that we shouldn't allow ourselves to be turned into software lab rats. Let Orange know what THEIR job is. Nice but firm.

richardsolway  Feb. 20, 2011 at 15:49

RE MIFFYL: "I don't want to root it for warranty reasons (and I'm scared:p). My mate has gone to 2.2 and it's horrific - needs data to reply to sms for example. I definitely have the latest version of KIES - had to download it to get as far as being told my version of the firmware is locked and can't updated through it!"

Hi all, i have been through 2 phones in 2 days due to this. Phoned orange and after all the checks we made a new handset was delivered as original suspected as faulty. Updated the handset using samsung kies yesterday and it has just done the same. I have a second unit on O2 which was no problem. Spoke to orange lastnight who were clueless about the issue and was told they'd call me back today at 4pm with an answer.......I've lready told them its their firmware to fault and they have instantly blamed samsung directly as they apparently write all the firmwares for these phones. God i miss my windows mobile for ease of firmware solving issues. Just wondering if anyone else has experianced this issue.

Thnx all
Richard

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