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Samsung Galaxy S Gets Android 2.2 Froyo

The Android 2.2 Version i.e Froyo update for the Samsung Galaxy S devices has started coming in, firstly with the European devices. The update mainly includes the fix of GPS navigation system which was improper in the phones using the 2.1 version of Android. Update can be done through the Samsung Kies software for Windows.

The froyo update has the main changes, as Samsung states in the press release:

  • Google MapsTM with Navigation: GPS navigation system with voice guidance

  • Home Screen/Menu Preview and Edit : Preview by pinch-zoom

  • Setup Wizard: Quickly customize the GALAXY S and access networks with ease

  • Search in-Browser : Google™, Translate, Wikipedia, Dictionary

  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1: Allow the web browser to make full use of the whole web


Samsung has started rolling out the official Android 2.2 Froyo upgrade for the Galaxy S. You can install it using Samsung Kies.

Installing Android 2.2 on Samsung Galaxy S using Samsung Kies

1. Download Samsung Kies and install it on your PC.

2. Connect your Galaxy S to your PC.

3. Select your phone and upgrade your firmware to Android 2.2 Froyo.

Samsung Galaxy S Android UpdateIf the update is not available for your region, then use this tutorial.

How To Install Android 2.2 Froyo on your Samsung Galaxy S

How to Upgrade Samsung Galaxy S to Android 2.2 Froyo

The latest Android 2.2 Froyo ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S is I9000XXJP2.

Android 2.2 JPM for the Galaxy S reportedly adds the following:

  • Android 2.2 JIT compiler

  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1 compatibility

  • New Android Market with auto-updating

  • Speed improvements

  • Pinch-to-zoom homescreen flyover

  • Improved default keyboard

  • Quick links to "GPS" and "Auto rotation" toggles on notification bar added

  • Slightly different graphics and transitions with app drawer and default icon dock

  • Colored icons in settings

  • GPS Fix

  • Colored settings icons

  • Media Hub

  • Darker menu theme, navy blue color

  • Better Exchange support

  • Video records in MP4 format

  • New Search widget

  • New Gmail application


How to Install/Upgrade To Android 2.2 Froyo on Samsung Galaxy S: Instructions
1. Remove the battery, SIM card and MicroSD card from your phone and reinsert the battery.
2. Hold down the Home + Volume Down buttons and press the Power On button.
3. You should now see a download screen
4. Open Odin 3 v1.0
5. Click on the PIT button and load the “s1_odin_20100512.pit” file
6. Click on the PDA button and load the “I9000XXJP2-REV03-PDA-CL464213.tar” inside the I9000XXJP2 RAR file.
7. Click on the PHONE button and load the “MODEM_I9000XXJP2.tar”inside the I9000XXJP2 RAR file.
8. Click on the CSC button and load the “GT-I9000-CSC-MULTI-OXAJP2.tar”inside the I9000XXJP2 RAR file.
9. Click on the “Re-Partition” checkbox
10. Connect your Galaxy S to your PC with the USB cable and set USB Debugging On (System > Applications > Development > USB Debugging.)
11. Click on the Start button in Odin and your Galaxy S will be upgraded to Android 2.2 Froyo.

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Samsung Galaxy S Gets Android 2.2 Froyo Samsung Galaxy S Gets Android 2.2 Froyo Reviewed by Imran Baig on 6:35:00 PM Rating: 5
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