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Samsung Galaxy S Firmware Update: Android 2.1 to 2.2 Froyo

I was having problem updating my Samsung Galaxy S smartphone to the latest firmware from Samsung. I knew the firmware is already available in the market, but when connecting to Kies, it just won’t allow me to update.

Reading here and there…and finally today I was able to update my Galaxy S!

The problem lies on the Kies version that I was using actually. Was using Kies 1.5, and must upgrade to Kies 2.0 in order to perform the update.

Kies 2.0 can be downloaded at:

http://www.samsungapps.com/about/onPc.as

Update completed. This update is better than the previous one, as Messages and Installed Apps are still preserved and restored after the update. πŸ™‚

As for phone book, since I stored all my contacts via Google account, so no worry of loosing them.

Now testing the phone. πŸ™‚ Shall perform the update for my wife’s Galaxy S later.

Update 19th May 2011:

After the update / upgrade, I noticed that my Samsung Galaxy S is extremely SLOW! Painfully SLOW! It took twice as long the time for me to SWITCH ON to able to start using my phone. This is really bad.

I suspect it has got something to do with the APPs that I have installed on my phone. To not blaming Froyo, I decided to do a factory reset. This will ensure that no other Apps are affecting the phone performance, and everything should be from fresh as FROYO. In other words, I can test FROYO real performance then. I hope this will really improve my phone performance, else what a BIG LET DOWN. πŸ™

Update 20th May 2011:

After the factory reset, speeds seems better. Little to no lacking now.

Gmail interface has improved. Easier to reply and read next messages now.

Screen lock can be configured using numerical lock now. Safer for the phone as compared to the SWIPE type.

I haven’t discovered other significant features. People said battery life has improved, hopefully it does.

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