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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Is the Samsung Galaxy 3 getting froyo?



Ok the whole reason i bought this phone was because everywhere i looked it up they said it was going to get froyo..
eg: this page at gsmarena.com


yesterday i decided to mail samsung's Customer Care about it. heres what i asked them:

"hi, first of this is regarding the gt i5801 and not the gt i5800 .. i was forced to selct i5800 in the drop down list of your site as the i5801 was not in the list.

anyway my query is this:
when will the samsung galaxy 3 (gt i5801) be getting the android 2.2 update?
and
how will this be done.. will it be an OTA update or something to do with Kies software?"


to their credit they sent me a reply within a few hours. Unfortunately it was this:
"Dear chaitanya

Welcome to Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd. We thank you for your
interest/valuable_feedback. Please find hereafter, our response. Your
Transaction no. is 2005139933. Please quote this reference in all
subsequent communications.


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GT-I5801 is available with android 2.1 version only. Right now we don?t have any official information of launching of froyo firmware for this handset.

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sooo..

what the hell? :mad:

UPDATE:
An anonymous commenter left this link to a tweet from samsung(@Samsung_Mobiles) ..tweeted on September23


click here for the original page

:D

:UPDATE:
as of December 01 2010 my phone stopped connecting to Kies desktop software.. so even if the froyo update arrives.. i don't know how i'm gonna install it :insane:
according to @flashmadblog (in comments below) there might be an update to Kies as well.. so fingers crossed on that too.

72 comments:

anonymous said...

Anonymous writes:Life sucks :P

selurus said...

:( they're probably still working on it or its top secret and they're not allowed to reveal the release date yet. :zip:

anonymous said...

Anonymous writes:I haven't bought this phone yet because I am also waiting for the release but it never seams to come out :-(

chaitanyak said...

@selurus I hope your right..Otherwise my only other option is to wait for a cyanogen rom

anonymous said...

Kapil writes:can we upgrade to 2.2 by rooting? if yes...how? and is it worth rooting coz i have heard ur warranty is viod once u root ur cell.

chaitanyak said...

Originally posted by anonymous(Kapil):can we upgrade to 2.2 by rootingrooting is possible, see this link for details on that http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=778880currently a reliable 2.2 rom is not available for the galaxy3, when it is i'm sure it will be mentioned in that same forum thread.Originally posted by anonymous(Kapil):i have heard ur warranty is viod once u root ur cellyes it will void the warranty. any modification to the device or its official software is grounds for this.rooting allows you to have full access..simillar to the admin account on windows or root account in linux.. therefore its quite easy to messup some critical parts of the os and "brick" it.. that said, most of the time you will be alright. Most people belive that the pro's outweigh the cons.

chaitanyak said...

Cool will wait and watch.

anonymous said...

Anonymous writes:I have the Captivate (i897) and I've been hearing rumors that the update is being pushed til October sometime.

anonymous said...

Anand writes:i had 3 concerns, first gps was not working properly, but it was fixed as i installed the GPSopt app, then updating to froyo, but main concern now is USSD not working with mobile tracker, it seems we have to give up any 1 for the other but i need both.. so plase tell me if you know any method for 1. Updating to froyo? 2. Fixing the mobile tracker/USSD code running bug!

chaitanyak said...

@Anand, no idea on froyo or USSD bugs. please keep checking XDA forums for solutions to them. am using the same gps fix as you. The samsung galaxy 3 is so new that there is hardly anything being done for it right now.. as compared to other devices like the spica.. its normal, no need to worry.personally i've decided to wait for samsung's froyo update for another few months before trying to do it myself(using one of leshak's solutions.. or a cyanogen rom).

anonymous said...

Anonymous writes:I am also wairing for it.... Yesterday I installed froyoon galaxy ...old one...using gaosp .... It works well on it...so hope that community will help if samsung doesn't do it it....Great thing was it gave bluetooth file transfer on galaxy

chaitanyak said...

good to know!

anonymous said...

Satya writes:Guys, I have Galaxy 3 and have installed GPSopt but have never been able to get the GPS to work. I have the GPS test and it finds up to 7 satellite but wouldn't lock to any.Is there any special settings needed? I also tried *#*#1472365#*#* settings, but nothing seems to work.Please help.

chaitanyak said...

Originally posted by anonymous:I have Galaxy 3 and have installed GPSopt but have never been able to get the GPS to work. I have the GPS test and it finds up to 7 satellite but wouldn't lock to any.Is there any special settings needed? I also tried *#*#1472365#*#* settings, but nothing seems to work.Please help.will look into this @satya, however i hope youve posted this on the xda-developers forum as well, coz you'l get answers faster..

anonymous said...

Anonymous writes:Check Samsung Mobiles India's reply on Twitter:http://twitter.com/Samsung_Mobiles/status/25300601025

chaitanyak said...

Originally posted by anonymous:Check Samsung Mobiles India's reply on Twitter:http://twitter.com/Samsung_Mobiles/status/25300601025thats awesoem, thanks for sharing.. will update the post with this new info :)

anonymous said...

oka writes:Hi, I have Galaxy 3 and i cant find ADW.Launcher in Market_? What is the problem.

chaitanyak said...

Use appbrain and use its direct web instal feature. A lot of apps dont show up in the market for various reasons..google em if you want to know.

chaitanyak said...

@Sid it is the GT i5801. atleast it says so when it boots up, and in system infodid a review a few blog posts back.. http://my.opera.com/chaitanyak/blog/show.dml/16133442in brief:pros:-price (i got it for Rs11,400 in a local shop in bangalore)-good screen and resolution.. though some have complained that the text looks weird.. i had no problems-good processor and ram for this price. .plays quite a few games and apps(note: the spica had a much better processor)-has been officially confirmed as one of the devices to get Froyocons:-meagre 130-140mb internal memory runs out fast when you install enough apps-poor sunlight legibility-google earth won't run-live wallpapers can only be enabled after rooting

anonymous said...

Sid writes:The version sold in India is i5800 or i5801?i5801 was meant to be Orange branded locked phone, right? So ours must be i5800?And how is the phone? You seem well versed with it so can you give us a brief review?Thanks!

anonymous said...

Anonymous writes:I WANT TO BUY SAMSUNG GALAXY 3 CAN IT UPGARDED TO FROYO...LG LAUNCHED FROYO ..WHAT IS THE REVIEW PLS SUGGEST

chaitanyak said...

Originally posted by anonymous: WANT TO BUY SAMSUNG GALAXY 3 CAN IT UPGARDED TO FROYO...LG LAUNCHED FROYO ..WHAT IS THE REVIEW PLS SUGGESTjust see the comment before yours.

chaitanyak said...

Originally posted by anonymous:I have faced a huge problem with Galaxy 3- that of call dropswow, first time i'm hearing this. thanks for sharing.

anonymous said...

Anonymous writes:I have faced a huge problem with Galaxy 3- that of call drops. the extent is so high that I am thinking of changing the phone within one month of purchase. There have been instances that call drops during a talk and then despite several redials it does not connect to the same number. this is an inherent issue it seems because I learnt that one of my friend is also facing similar issue with his Galaxy 3. Its very disappointing buy though all other features are good except the camera

anonymous said...

Amit Agarwal writes:The same discussion is going on herehttp://www.themanmade.com/samsung-galaxy/samsung-galaxy-3-froyo-upgrade-i5801-froyo-update-2-2-statuswill be usefulHope we get the update soon!!

chaitanyak said...

@amitagarwal thanks a ton for sharing the link ;)http://www.themanmade.com/samsung-galaxy/samsung-galaxy-3-froyo-upgrade-i5801-froyo-update-2-2-statu

anonymous said...

flashmadblog writes:Its not top secret. There is some bugs that can't get solved by samsung guys. They will release it only when those issues fixed and new Samsung kies to be released i think.

chaitanyak said...

Originally posted by anonymous:new Samsung kies to be released i thinkhope your right! i badly need some way to connect my device to my pc.. it used to.. then suddenly stopped a week back.. even tried after resetting my device.. but it didn't help. :(

anonymous said...

Jamie writes:If you want to root your galaxy 3 easily there is a post here...www.udzz.tk/root-your-samsubg-galaxy-3-i58005801-easily/

chaitanyak said...

Originally posted by anonymous:Jamie writes:If you want to root your galaxy 3 easily there is a post here...www.udzz.tk/root-your-samsubg-galaxy-3-i58005801-easily/doing it now :) thanks for sharing @jamie

anonymous said...

san writes:samsung galaxy 3 with Froyo - installation steps, files and screenshotshere you go > http://ok-interesting.blogspot.com/2010/12/samsung-galaxy-3-froyo.html

anonymous said...

Anand writes:My phone is not detected when i connect to my computer but earlier it was able to detect.. it used to show a mount option in phone and when i do it i see the memory card as a drive but now its not working.. any solution?Earlier i transfered data files etc through usb but not now, only usb charging is happening. I have enabled the debugging mode etc etc, nothing helped.

anonymous said...

Giri writes:GPS Opt has now become a paid app. It was a free app about 10-15 days back. So tried using GPS booster Lite, but its limitation is only for first 3 usages.Any possibility to old .apk file of free GPS Opt from Internet?

anonymous said...

Ankit Chugh writes:For those people who are not able to connect their phone to samsung kies... my advice is dont kill system applications of phone which u dont know. there is a application named "wssyncmlnps" which activates when u connect ur phone to pc.... so better if ur not able to connect.. my advice is to restart ur pc... kill ur known applications like gtalk, facebook etc. to free up some RAM.. first connect the phone to pc.. choose samsung kies from menu in phone... wait till the screen shown CONNECTED. then open samsung kies in pc... & voila it will work definitely :-) for any other query... mail me at ankit1@live.in

anonymous said...

Ankit Chugh writes:For those people who are not able to connect their phone to samsung kies... my advice is dont kill system applications of phone which u dont know. there is a application named "wssyncmlnps" which activates when u connect ur phone to pc.... so better if ur not able to connect.. my advice is to restart ur pc... kill ur known applications like gtalk, facebook etc. to free up some RAM.. first connect the phone to pc.. choose samsung kies from menu in phone... wait till the screen shown CONNECTED. then open samsung kies in pc... & voila it will work definitely :-)

anonymous said...

Sanket writes:New KIES Update Version 1.5.3.10103_102Hope Get Froyo Soon . . . .

anonymous said...

Anonymous writes:New KIES Update Version 1.5.3.10103_102, Hope Get Froyo Soon . . . .

anonymous said...

Anonymous writes:dude its the same old release, no update for kies yet

anonymous said...

Anonymous writes:hey chaitanya i ve read ur blog its pretty nice can u help me actually i ve forgotten ma mobile tracker password of samsung star 5233 so everytime i chnge sim it keep on sending msgs to number ive set twice a day so can u suggest something ti reset it or to reset my star.

anonymous said...

Anonymous writes:btw if u have installed launcher pro u cant connect to kies until u switch back to twlauncher desktop in galaxy 3, that might be one of the reasons for your mobile not connecting to kies

anonymous said...

Anonymous writes:when is it coming, Froyo?!

anonymous said...

Anonymous writes:another 3months or so

anonymous said...

ABhi writes:A good news for all is its confirmed that i5801 is getting froyo for sureWelcome to Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd. We thank you for yourinterest/valuable_feedback. Please find hereafter, ourresponse. YourTransaction no. is 2005704096. Please quote this reference in allsubsequent communications.------------------------------------------------------------------------Thank you for taking interest in Samsung products and services.As per Information Samsung mobilemodel GT-I5801 (GALAXY 3) is coming with v2.1. Android Version 2.2 (FROYO) is yet to be launched in INDIA so kindly bear with us till then.As per the mentioned query, we request you to be in touch for the futurereference.Thanking you and assuring best services always.

anonymous said...

Abhi writes:Good news for all that froyo is confirmed for i5801 (indian galaxy 3)Welcome to Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd. We thank you for yourinterest/valuable_feedback. Please find hereafter, ourresponse. YourTransaction no. is 2005704096. Please quote this reference in allsubsequent communications.------------------------------------------------------------------------Thank you for taking interest in Samsung products and services.As per Information Samsung mobilemodel GT-I5801 (GALAXY 3) is coming with v2.1. Android Version 2.2 (FROYO) is yet to be launched in INDIA so kindly bear with us till then.As per the mentioned query, we request you to be in touch for the futurereference.Thanking you and assuring best services always.

anonymous said...

Anonymous writes:Good news for all that froyo is confirmed for i5801 (indian galaxy 3)Welcome to Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd. We thank you for yourinterest/valuable_feedback. Please find hereafter, ourresponse. YourTransaction no. is 2005704096. Please quote this reference in allsubsequent communications.------------------------------------------------------------------------Thank you for taking interest in Samsung products and services.As per Information Samsung mobilemodel GT-I5801 (GALAXY 3) is coming with v2.1. Android Version 2.2 (FROYO) is yet to be launched in INDIA so kindly bear with us till then.As per the mentioned query, we request you to be in touch for the futurereference.Thanking you and assuring best services always.

anonymous said...

Abhi writes:Good news for all that froyo is confirmed for i5801 (indian galaxy 3)Welcome to Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd. We thank you for yourinterest/valuable_feedback. Please find hereafter, ourresponse. YourTransaction no. is 2005704096. Please quote this reference in allsubsequent communications.------------------------------------------------------------------------Thank you for taking interest in Samsung products and services.As per Information Samsung mobilemodel GT-I5801 (GALAXY 3) is coming with v2.1. Android Version 2.2 (FROYO) is yet to be launched in INDIA so kindly bear with us till then.As per the mentioned query, we request you to be in touch for the futurereference.Thanking you and assuring best services always.

anonymous said...

Anonymous writes:Check this guys...i have posted a very easy and convinient way for you to upgrade to froyo 2.2 on your samsung gt I5800/5801 especially for the people in india, but this will work anywhere else too....http://theandroidfans.blogspot.com/2...o-on-your.htmlhttp://theandroidfans.blogspot.com/2...o-on-your.html

anonymous said...

Anonymous writes:The official update for Galaxy 3/Apollo is scheduled for begin april 2011. This confirmed by email from samsung.This is the email that I have received from Samsung:Geachte Bedankt voor uw e-mail. De update van Froyo 2.2 voor uw toestel is gepland rond begin april 2011. Indien u nog vragen heeft, kunt u altijd contact opnemen met ons Contact Center op het telefoonnummer 02 201 24 18. Wij hopen u hiermee voldoende geïnformeerd te hebben. Met vriendelijke groet, Sandrine Van Gasse Samsung Electronics Benelux B.V.

anonymous said...

Anonymous writes:Sir , I have Problem with KIES from last Two Days.It's Shows Me "Connecting . . . . ." but not Get Connected, What Can I Do? Memory Card & PC Internet is Open Via USB.

anonymous said...

Anonymous writes:Severe Call Drop problems.Slow response to contacts.Poor Battery lasts 7-8 hrsNo Video CallingA bad buy for me, I would never recommend anybody to buy this phone.

chaitanyak said...

guys Prithvi has a nice post on his blog here http://theandroidfans.blogspot.com/2010/12/how-to-install-android-22-froyo-on-your.html he gives detailed instructions on how to instal froyo yourselfi havnt tried it myself yet but will post once i do

anonymous said...

Anonymous writes:froyo might come sooner then april ^^ http://www.facebook.com/SamsungMobileSingapore/posts/10150124702792625

anonymous said...

Ningthoujam writes:Hi all,I have been regularly reading this blog.Regarding the upgrade of FRoyo on galaxy 3..I have written more than 4 mails to Samsung India.The replies are same, “no upgrade on Galaxy 3″.Then in my last email I mentioned about1.Lines written on cover box of galaxy 32. Replies from Samsung Indonesia, Germany, rarther India about upgrade.3. Matter about galaxy i5514. Leak version of android 2.2 for galaxy 3.At last, today I got a call from Samsung India customer care.He informed me that Samsung India have any idea about upgrade on galaxy 3. He admitted the promise of samsung India about upgrade but they have any information about upgrade.They also don’t have any idea about galaxy i551, which has android 2.2.He told me that Samsung Singapore, Germany may have information about upgrade but samsung India does not get any information yet for the upgrade process.So guys…I don’t think that Froyo upgrade will arive in India soon.I have over crossed my finger… and I am going to sell out my Galaxy 3 and am going for LG Optimus one.Cheer

chaitanyak said...

Originally posted by anonymous:am going for LG Optimus onegood for you dude.have half a mind of doing that myself :)

anonymous said...

Nitin writes:Hi i have samsung galaxy3. i have following doubts. can ne2 plz clarify.1. First of alll about GPS service. Is it free or paid. and if free i am not able able to connect to GPS .is ne software GPSopt app need to install. If Yes then can u plz share the link for that

chaitanyak said...

Originally posted by Nitin:about GPS service. Is it free or paidam unclear on what you mean by this -a) GPS is for getting an accurate location using satellites that are in space. this connection from your phone to the satellites is free.. infact it will even work without a simcard.. so i donno why you thought they might charge for it.anywayb) to use that GPS data to navigate.. u have to use an app like google maps or whatever(there are lots).. some apps are free, while others are paid for. typical rule of thumb is that if the app has maps stored on your device and voice directions, and don't need GPRS.. etc it may require purchasing.. google maps is free(and will actually also work well without gps enabled.. using cell towers, but it needs GPRS/EDGE/etc).c) GPSopt fixes some issues that some handsets seem to have.. generally makes the gps more accurate on the galaxy3. but if your gps is not working at all, then do a hard reset.. and if that doesnt fix it , go get your money back asaphope that cleared your doubts. hope your gps works.cheers

chaitanyak said...

Originally posted by Nitin: plz share the linkGPSopt can be found in the app store for free.. can also go to http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=778880 you have to register.

anonymous said...

nishant writes:@Anonymous # 21 : is it true !!! Is this the official reply from samsung ? Did you get this reply from the samsung support and feedback ? If yes then thank you very much for sharing with us.

anonymous said...

Anonymous writes:You Don't need to wait for the official update anymore. Here is a tutorial on how to install froyo. No problems found after the update, works fine.The process is quite easyhttp://www.triple3online.com/samsung-gt-i5801-froyo-update-without-root/

anonymous said...

Pankaj writes:New Version of Kies Out Kies 2.0 hope to get froyo soon.

chaitanyak said...

Originally posted by anonymous:New Version of Kies Out Kies 2.0cool updating..

anonymous said...

Krishna Prajapati writes:Flashed froyo rom (for i5800) to my i5801. Works perfect. Performance is better than eclair.

anonymous said...

sAN writes:@KRISHNA : POST STEPS WITH GUIDE & FROYO OS LINK , SO WE CAN TRY

chaitanyak said...

@sAN and everybody, i used Anonymous#4's link to flash froyo too.. been using for 3days now.. only thing is on 2.1 i had managed to root and enable live wallpapers and other stuff.. but now am unable to root :(otherwise froyo's pretty great.. more responsive than eclair on the g3my full update here - http://my.opera.com/chaitanyak/blog/froyo-on-galaxy-3

anonymous said...

Aster writes:Check out the link below on how to install froyo on your gt-i5801 without root(the warranty,GPS problem solved) follow the link below:http://www.triple3online.com/samsung-gt-i5801-froyo-update-without-root/

chaitanyak said...

Originally posted by anonymous:Check out the link below on how to install froyo on your gt-i5801 without root(the warranty,GPS problem solved) follow the link below:http://www.triple3online.com/samsung-gt-i5801-froyo-update-without-root/yup i used this tutorial already.. been happily using froyo for a few days now

anonymous said...

Nitin writes:I just installed Kies today and i clicked on the update firmware button.. But it wouldn't Do anything... I don't know if its downloading any updates or not... When will i be able to upgrade to Froyo via Kies ??? I don't want to root my phone !!

chaitanyak said...

Originally posted by anonymous:When will i be able to upgrade to Froyo via Kies ???no one has a clue. not even samsungOriginally posted by anonymous: I don't want to root my phone !!rooting won't help you get froyo. thats only needed if you want to enable stuff that is currently not availabe in 2.1 .. like wifi hotspot, live wallpapers and a few other thingsonly way to get froyo on the g3 right now is to flash the rom of the i5800 from europe, thats what i did.

anonymous said...

Sanket writes:Hello , Samsung Says to Roll Out Froyo for Galaxy 5 & 3 in this week check out this links . . . . Its Official Confirm . . . . Froyo is now Official . . . . . http://www.thinkdigit.com/Mobiles-PDAs/Samsung-to-release-Froyo-update-for-Galaxy_6428.html

chaitanyak said...

Originally posted by anonymous:Sanketthanks for the info, will wait and see how it goes :)

anonymous said...

Sanket writes:Same for me, will wait and see how it goes . . . . . Other Link of Relese in Spain . . . . http://www.samsunghub.com/2011/03/22/samsung-galaxy-3-froyo-update-available-in-spain/

anonymous said...

Anonymous writes:You can upgrade your Samsung Galaxy 3 to 2.2 Froyo unofficially! Here are the instructions to do so http://goo.gl/hNqBP