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Samsung Galaxy S: Froyo Update Live – Download Kies Now

We have some great news for Samsung Galaxy S owners now, as Samsung UK has confirmed that the update to Android 2.2 Froyo is now starting to roll out. We have details on how you can prepare for the update.

As reported from BGR, Samsung has sent out a tweet confiming the update is rolling out, and that everyone should gain the update by the end of the month. Some users have already received the update after this notification though, so Galaxy S users should download Kies and check to see if the update is available.

You may recall that the update slipped out a little early for Galaxy S owners in Scandinavian areas, but this update looks to cover everyone in Europe and hopefully, Fascinate, Vibrant, Captivate and Epic 4G owners in the US.

Hopefully users won’t actually have to wait until Samsung’s end of the month projection to receive Froyo, as that would be pretty frustrating. Let us know if you have received the update already. If you have any problems with the update after installing, visit our problems thread here.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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ulisaja
ulisaja

Hey hey i am still Puzzled with what is being said and posted over the Net the software is a littlecomplicate caz i try to download it successfull but the Ploblem comes on the connections my Samsung Galaxy S GT19000 can not cyclonized with the software that is Kies.Pls Samsung Dealers help me to get through this problem. Bearing on mind that i heard that so soon the NEW UPDATE CALLED GINGERBREAD ,FOR SAMSUNG GALAXY WILL BE OUT SO HOW CAN WE ACCES IT IF ALL THIS CAN NOT BE SETTLED SO SOON.

damo
damo

kies is rubbish, took 3 goes to install it, excluding it crashing my DVD drive twice, the tethering drops its config every 15 min, WILLNOT SAVE IT! the phone connection drops randomly, Samsung Australia is one of the most unfinished, not working web sites ive ever seen, always need to unplug then re-plug the phone in to get it to come back, then reconfigure the tethering properties AGAIN ! all i want is to tether the phone as a modem like HTC phones do!! and i have to run this RUBBISH to get it to work!… slow unreliable wank, give… Read more »

wnchiker
wnchiker

I'd love to install Froyo, but no matter what I do Kies will not recognize my Galaxy S. Why Samsung insists on using a piece of crap software like Kies is beyond me.

Gorgon
Gorgon

December 22nd in Norway – same as GavH above: 'the device version can not be updated'. It's a shame Samsung is totally crap when it comes to things like these. 🙁 🙁 🙁

Andrea
Andrea

Lucky for all those people who can connect their SGS to Kies …

GavH
GavH

Nov 30th, Using a Galaxy S with 2.1 on Orange UK, latest version of Kies – STILL being told that my 'device's version cannot be updated'.

Trickz100
Trickz100

Hi im using an Orange UK sim on an unlocked Galaxy S, im from London UK. The Update was available but while updating the update failed via kies and now i cannot connect to any PC in any mode (Kies, Mass Memory etc). All PCs just say 'USB Device Not Recognised'. Im now stuck on v2.1. Ive tried rooting, formatting, removing sd cards, hard reseting, reinstalling/updating Kies… nothing.

Is the update available OTA? How do I download OTA if it is? or/and how do I fix the connection prob?

Thanks in advance.

John
John

Im on orange uk. i rang customer services and they told me orange are due to release the update on the 30th november. for those who have updated already i think maybe you have an unbranded handset from the carphone warehouse or somethin simular

stewart
stewart

OK EVERYBODY…THIS SHOULD BE A LESSON…BUY A PHONE FOR WHAT IT CAN DO THE DAY YOU LEAVE THE STORE WITH IT…NOT WHAT IT PROMISES TO BE ABLE TO DO LATER ON. THAT WAY YOU WON'T BE FRUSTRATED.

Simon
Simon

won't update on orange. tried everything 🙁 orange technical told me to do a factory reset which didn't work either and now I have to get all the apps I had again… although I can just download the ones I actually use!!
soooo frustrating.

Hurrawayne
Hurrawayne

it wont let me update HELP!!!!

davemw2
davemw2

I have a vibrant and when i first downloaded kies it worked (connected and recognized my phone) and i updated my firmware from 2.1 to 2.1 update 1. After that kies hasnt recognised my device as being supported by kies. Ive tried everything! downloaded different versions of kies and took my sim card out and nothing works! Any kind of feedback or tips and hints would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Alan
Alan

Hi All, I have just spoken to network Orange(uk) and they have informed me that the froyo update on orange is being released in batches. This is why some orange users have the update and some don't yet; i do not. However they did say that all S handsets should have the update by the end of next week, fingers crossed!

UNLUCKY US users!! At this rate we will have the next update(gingerbread) before you see froyo.

Alan
Alan

Well Gareth, i have tried updating with my Orange sim card in situ and Kies states i currently have the most recent software; 2.1. I did what you suggested and removed my Orange sim and kies would not even recognise my phone for an update.

Any further suggestions?

Amanda
Amanda

I'm on Orange UK and thought I would download Kies to my PC as waiting with anticipation to update to FROYO – firstly told me no updates for my phone then asked me to update Kies then told me there was an update available for my samsung Galaxy S phone but did not think for one minute it would be FROYO and to my absolute amazement it was! I did this on Monday evening 8th Nov! Still getting to grips with it but nice to not have to wait any longer!

landyren
landyren

Hi,
I have unlocked galaxy S using vodafone simcard. Kies version 1.5.3.10103_100.
Have tried to update to 2.2 with sim in and out and no joy. Does the fact that it's an unlocked phone make any sort of difference/

Korvian
Korvian

Not getting anything through Kies for Orange Galaxy S i9000

Bell Canada
Bell Canada

When will froyo come to Bell Canada??

Pete
Pete

I feel like I got trick into getting a galaxy s when sales mentioned froyo 2.2 is pre install. Later find out is still 2.1. I’m not as frustrate to those waiting for months but still disappointed knowing that my phone may perform better with the update

Elemino
Elemino

To DeepBlueC, you must connect your phone FIRST. Assuming you have set it to do so, it will ask what kind of connection you want to make. Tap Kies (Firmware Update). After Windows detects your phone it will show a new storage device is attached. Now open Kies. I just tried, but it didn't work for me… extremely upset and pissed. I'm sick and tired of waiting for this update.

DeepBlueC
DeepBlueC

This version of Kies does not seem to be compatible with Captivate on AT&T. Tried all the fixes above but it will not detect my phone when I plug it in.

Chip
Chip

Anyone not able to connect to Kies or having the driver problem should try powering down, remove the SIM card and power up without the SIM card and connect to Kies. It works for me.

CANADA
CANADA

Hello Everyone, I am with Bell Canada, I own the Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant.
As of right now i opened up Kies and told me i have an update. So Im super excited.
Lets hope 2.2 is released. I will update you as soon as i get it up and running

MIKE
MIKE

IM IN THE US. JUST GOT MY FROYO FOR MY SAMSUNG VIBRANT THROUGH KIES. SO SO HAPPY.

Meletios
Meletios

Mine's fully unlocked/unbranded phone and still says 'cannot be updated'
I am guessing it is to do with them having started the roll out but may be its not available for all the versions……certainly hope so , will check in a weeks time…
Now regarding connecting with Kies, I was getting the same flashin on my phone and pc not connecting..so one way which worked for me is…change USB storage to 'ask before ****' adn then first connect the phone to pc as usb storage without kies, then take out the phone lead , start kies and then connect via kies…worked….

lwalty
lwalty

This is AWESOME news for the UK customers, but no good news for the SIM-LOCKED customers (T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, AT&T). We are at the mercy of the carriers, who are relentlessly trying to limit functionality (unless you pay for it) and install their non-removable bloatware. I’ve heard that the carriers over in the US will release Froyo sometime after the start of 2011. I’m not making this up.

Dan
Dan

Im in UK on 02 but Kies says I already have latest upgrade, am I missing something?

chris
chris

Hi,

I found out about this update in the early hours of this morning, I updated using Kies
When I activated Kies it updated itself first then when it restarted and i plugged my phone in it just said in a box above the update firmware button at the bottom right hand side of the screen 'update available for this phone' was so happy to see that lol

SCP
SCP

has anone on vigin mobile been able to update yet? I get device cannot be updated and am only on jf5

loic
loic

it depends on carrier so I guess O2 and Orange are updating but not vodafone or t-mobile.

Phil
Phil

Ive got the latest Kies (1.5.2 1-1-3.100) and I'm on vodafone monthly contract, how is the Froyo upgrade supposed to be initiated? Does it come down automatically or am I missing something?
Help if possible please anyone?

Lee
Lee

Is there something im doing wrong? Im in the UK with an Unlocked I9000 Galaxy S, i have updated to the latest version of Kies and it is saying that there is no update available?? Help please????

rob
rob

I am on vodafone and i had mine yesterday through kies it is a new version of kies. Everthing working fine did not have to backup left all my apps on the phone i am in plymouth uk

Bobby
Bobby

Just got the update through Kies WOOOOHOOOOO at last

liberatoruk
liberatoruk

In the UK on O2, Froyo downloaded with no probs thru Kies. Works perfectly, very fast. Huge Improvement.

@reesy1982

Hi all, i am gareth from previuos post, on orange uk, did not get the update until i took out my sim and memory card and WHAM you haver an update available, do you want to proceed.
So i can confirm the update is live in england (UK) atleast, but only after taking my ORANGE UK sim card OUT

gareth
gareth

not for me i am, with orange uk

Skeeterb's
Skeeterb's

Bring 2.2 for the vibrant to the US TMOBILE LISTEN TO YOUR CUSTOMERS!!! galaxy s phones deserve more attention!!

robert
robert

I could not update through kies even if I wanted to. Sprint epic does not allow kies mode (disabled) so I am at the mercy of sprint for OTA update, probably a month after official release.

Mobile Guy
Mobile Guy

This is so thrilling! Every single US carrier says explicitly, DO NOT UPDATE THROUGH KIES! They say there OTA update is the ONLY UPDATE that is sanctioned! So how is this relevant?

chris
chris

I am shocked it is true, android 2.2 for my galaxy s, and im on contract 🙂

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