Upgrade Samsung Galaxy S to Froyo Android 2.2 with Kies [Howto Guide]

Froyo (android 2.2) is being rolled out for Samsung Galaxy S but it might take some time to reach your region. If you have checked the updates and Froyo is still not available for your Galaxy S, here is a simple tutorial to install it on Samsung Galaxy S.

Before starting the update process, it is highly recommended that you backup all your data on the phone. Though the process is very simple but this site don’t take any responsibility for any type of damage.

Step 1: Download the latest Samsung Kies version and install it on your Windows PC (download link at the bottom of this post).

Step 2: Connect your phone with PC and open the Kies.

Step 3: Minimize the Kies and make it sure it remains open during the whole update process.

Step 4: Launch Registry Editor of Windows. For this purpose, open the RUN box and type regedi and press ENTER.

Step 5: Naviagate to this location “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Samsung\Kies\DeviceDB\”

Step 6: Now you will see different folders named 1, 2, 3 etc. Open each folder and find that  one folder which contains your mobile’s current firmware and IMEI information.

Step 7: After locating the particular folder, change the following 3 strings as shown below:

SoftwareRevision = I9000XXJF3/I9000SWC/I9000XXJF3/I9000XXJF3

ProductCode = GT-I9000HKDXEE


Step 8: Close the registry editor and do REFRESH several times.

Step 9: Maximize Kies and click on “Firmware Upgrade” button. You will see a new upgrade available for your mobile. Install it and enjoy the latest Froyo on your Samsung Galaxy S.


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7 Replies

  1. Dj_7up2008says:

    Hi Got a problem with an S Galaxy, I have Firmware 2.1 installed on it, Baseband version I9000XXJM3.Kernel Version 2.6.29, Eclair Xwjm5 …… I would like to upgrade to 2.2.1 but Froyo Unfortunately when you connect to Samsung i.mi Kies says that this version is not upgradable … please help me …. Contact: mail: dj_7up2008@yahoo.com

  2. Tankasays:

    i did as u told when i click firmware upgrade, it mention that “This device’s version cannot be updated”. MY current version : PDA:JM2/PHONE:JM1/CSC:JM2. it is 2.1 android amd how to make 2.2? plz tell me.

  3. Docjonsays:

    This hack does not work any longer. The registry reverts when Kies looks for the update

  4. Lukesays:

    So how do I reset it back?

  5. Uhonnahsays:

    Your Upgrade Samsung Galaxy S to Froyo Android 2.2 with Kies [How to Guide] is easy to follow for me apart from when it got to Step 8: Close the registry editor and do REFRESH several times. What am I supposed to be REFRESHING and where is the REFRESH button located?

  6. Mic_mac12says:

    samsung fixed it now! it does not work anymore! sry guys…

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