Saturday, June 25, 2011

Finally Upgraded to Gingerbread

I bought my Samsung Galaxy S with the Froyo version installed on it and since the Gingerbread update was released, I was very eager to upgrade mine. The most convenient way to update is to use the Kies software as provided by Samsung. Plug your phone, run the software, and update. That easy! (or just as I thought). It could have been that easy if I had known the problems that can be encountered in using Samsung Kies. 

Tirelessly waiting..
On my first try, I backed up my phone (contacts, pictures videos, etc.) first. When I started the Samsung Kies, it immediately prompt me that a firmware upgrade is available for my phone. And with eagerness, I clicked the "upgrade" button and it started. For a few minutes waiting, I noticed that the status bar was not moving. Thinking that it was just possibly a server or network slow down, I still waited for a few minutes until I finally gave up. Around 40 mins gone, still 0% in the progress bar. Since it is just my first try, it is worth for another one. But still the same thing happened. What could be the problem? My phone? My laptop? Time to ask for help to my friend (Google).

Consulting my friend
So I search for answers over the internet but all I can find are procedures that are the same of what I did.  Another option is to manually flash your phone using Odin which I don't want to try. Although I was tempted to manually flash my phone, I still did not try because I want the official release version. So I kept searching until I came across with a forum with their topic about upgrading using Kies. Someone told that he was experiencing problems in upgrading his phone thru Kies and found out that his internet connection seems to be the culprit. He was using a mobile broadband connection. It makes sense because I am also using