T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant (Galaxy S) gets Android 2.2 Froyo upgrade via Kies



Rejoice, T-mobile Samsung Vibrant users, as the long-awaited Android 2.2 Froyo upgrade for your Galaxy S variant has finally gotten the green light from T-Mobile and Samsung. As we mentioned previously, starting today, Jan 21, anyone with a T-Mobile Vibrant in their pockets can upgrade their Super AMOLED-toting smartphone to Android Froyo via the Samsung Kies Mini software. The upgrade will bring all the performance enhancements afforded by Android 2.2 OS, as well as WiFi-calling (UMA), internet tethering (USB) and mobile hotspot.

The downside here is that T-Mobile will not be rolling out this update as an over-the-air (OTA) update. The only way to get your hands on this latest software version for your handset will be to connect it to your computer via microUSB cable and firing up the Samsung Kies software. You can download the Kies software here.

Once downloaded, install the software, then navigate to Menu > Settings > Application > USB Settings on the Vibrant and tap “Ask on connection.” After that, just fire up the Kies software and follow the prompts, it’s that simple.

You should know that you Vibrant will never notify you of this update/upgrade. Since this Vibrant-specific version of Android 2.2 Froyo OS isn’t going to be pushed out by T-Mobile via OTA, the only way you’ll know it exists is by reading this here blog post. You should also know that this upgrade is not mandatory and you need to have a computer running Windows in order to perform the update.

If you want detailed installation instructions, hit up the Vibrant software upgrade thread on T-Mobile’s support forums here.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you T Mobile. 8Mbps steady!!! download

    Linpack average 17.x

    Quadrant barely better than the old version (makes me doubt on how good quadrant really is, the diff in the UI is amazing!)

    Samsung, nice job. Why can’t you get it right the first time, why the rework. You are not off the hook. If you provide other updates and improve your quality, you may have gained back a few brownie points.

    The update makes Samsung Galaxy S feel great!, fast, smooth, great graphics, nice touch.

    The following is what I have done and is provided AS IS, we don’t assume any responsibility or know if your device may brick or not!.

    Its just the steps we took to upgrade. If your device bricks its your choice, I DO NOT recommend you follow my instructions, if you do, you do so at your own risk.:

    1. Download Mini Kies,
    2. Install Kies as an Admin user
    3. Charge up your battery.
    4. On your phone, goto.
    – Menu
    – Settings
    – Applications
    – USB Settings
    – Choose KIES
    5. Connect your phone to your computer using the USB Cable
    6. Make sure you have a good connection to the Internet from your computer (you will need it!).
    7. Fire up Kies as an Admin user.
    8. Wait a while until the phone is recognized (if Kies fails to do so, or fails to update, just close it and try again)
    9. Press Update when you see the Option (DONT disconnect your phone from now on) this may take up to an hour on slow connections (maybe more). IMPORTANT
    – DONT disconnect your phone,
    – DONT disconnect the INTERNET from your computer,
    – DONT turn off your computer
    – DONT let your computer enter sleep mode.
    10. When complete let your phone reboot (it will take a while 10 min?)
    11. Disconnect the Internet.

    Nice upgrade, sorely needed. The GPS didn’t lock fast indoors, but it gave a 5000 ft approximation very fast. It also slowed down the phone considerably, so Samsung still needs to work this out.

  • Keep_yur_spam

    Brilliant. All the toyz.

  • Keep_yur_spam

    Brilliant. All the toyz.

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