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
HIDSWVER = I9000XXJF3/I9000SWC/I9000XXJF3/I9000XXJF3
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.
- Download Samsung Kies Latest Version
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