Froyo For The Samsung Vibrant Has Arrived, How’s It Working?

After what, according to Samsung Vibrant owners must have seemed like an eternity, Froyo arrived this past Friday and with it happy Vibrant owners bombarding the Samsung servers looking for yogurt excitement. So I want to know, how is it going? Is Froyo for the Vibrant everything you could have hoped for and more? Is your phone freezing or does it feel like a whole new handset? Are you having problems, problems and more problems? We want to know how the Froyo experience is going for you so sound off below and let everyone know!

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  • Kirbdaddy

    Update went smooth as silk for me. Battery life seems to be MUCH better. Doesn’t feel quite like a new handset, but so far so good.

  • TIgremalo

    The phone feels great..it’s faster doesn’t lock up that much. It almost feel like a new device with the update..One problem that I encountered is when using home switcher(app) and selecting Launcher Pro as the default launcher it reverts back to TW launcher.
    The whole process after figuring that Win 7 would not allow Mini Kies to work launch properly..and actually doing it in a Win XP desktop was actually painless ..just need to be patient.
    Another issue is the fact that you have to select a phone call ringtone after it reboots because if you don’t, everytime you turn on your phone it will have this annoying alarm sound(while android is being loaded and the the phone is doing the sd card scan)…I selected a ringtone and that took care of the problem.

  • TIgremalo

    The phone feels great..it’s faster doesn’t lock up that much. It almost feel like a new device with the update..One problem that I encountered is when using home switcher(app) and selecting Launcher Pro as the default launcher it reverts back to TW launcher.
    The whole process after figuring that Win 7 would not allow Mini Kies to work launch properly..and actually doing it in a Win XP desktop was actually painless ..just need to be patient.
    Another issue is the fact that you have to select a phone call ringtone after it reboots because if you don’t, everytime you turn on your phone it will have this annoying alarm sound(while android is being loaded and the the phone is doing the sd card scan)…I selected a ringtone and that took care of the problem.

    • Tigremalo

      Oh I forgot wireless tethering and Flash on the stock browser is a plus..Just wish the TW launcher was not as laggy. I hate TW!! Having Froyo on this device makes it at least bearable for the next 2-3 months until the new duo-core devices start filtering to the carriers here in the USA.

  • vibrantsam

    The update was real easy to do, and it honestly makes the phone feel brand new. I have noticed huge speeds when switching applications instead of lagging like before. The only problem i have noticed with the phone is the avatar movie no longer works but who really watched that caca anyways! New tethering option and wifi calling makes this phone so much sicker and cant forget about the new way to manage your applications. Love it

    • Anonymous

      there’s a forum somewhere that tells you exactly what to do to get avatar to play again. shoot i can’t think of which of these i saw i from. i apologize…else i’d have posted it for you. it was nothing overly crazy to do.

    • Hurlamania

      Backup and master reset

    • Hurlamania

      Backup and master reset

    • Hurlamania

      Backup and master reset

    • Hurlamania

      Backup and master reset

  • Ether

    Any GPS improvement?

  • Anonymous

    Update went great without any glitches. It was awesome! Battery life is great, love the new little add-ons. Particularly, I like the new PIN and Alphanumeric password for unlocking the device, and wi-fi calling and tethering [BTW do we have to pay for wi-fi calling services…i don’t remember. How about tethering?]. I didn’t care for Android keyboard so I wont miss it…I’m a Swype fan though Vibrant keyboard from Samsung, is not bad at all – I have better error margin using it. My S’AMOLED screen also looks like it’s been refreshed to where it’s more crisp and super clear. My phone definitely feels like new. Lots of people may not know what the differences are since the UI looks the same; but for a power user like me, I can rattle off all the awesome changes that makes me love my phone all over again. I don’t even have GPS issues! I just want Skype to work on Vibrant that’s all. :)

    • Tigremalo

      Thanks to the android community for pushing the issue and making Samsung provide this update..you are right! for power users the phone feels faster….before it would freeze so often… it was so frustating!
      Actually I don’t mind getting the update from mini kies..so keep those updates coming Samsung…..Gingerbread by May??I will be happy then..

      • Anonymous

        Gingerbread…I’m with you. It’ll be super awesome…if they [t-mobile] keep their 3-5 month update window. Then Vibrant can compete for awhile longer../to a point.

    • Tigremalo

      Thanks to the android community for pushing the issue and making Samsung provide this update..you are right! for power users the phone feels faster….before it would freeze so often… it was so frustating!
      Actually I don’t mind getting the update from mini kies..so keep those updates coming Samsung…..Gingerbread by May??I will be happy then..

    • Anonymous

      I can’t believe they got rid of the Android keyboard…! (Folks on XDA were saying that, too.) Makes me reluctant to update; I like the kb a lot.

      Also, some were saying that the “power up” sound now plays when you boot up the phone, even when System Volume is all the way down — can anyone confirm? (That would be another real bummer!) Thx

      • Sarb Zapra

        i like android keyboard now the annoying thing is i cant even get rid of “sound while tap” with samsung keyboard. and yes it makes “boot up” sound even if you mute it.

        • Anonymous

          Nuts to that… (“if it ain’t broke”…)

        • Anonymous

          Why not just download the Gingerbread KB from the Market?

      • Sarb Zapra

        i like android keyboard now the annoying thing is i cant even get rid of “sound while tap” with samsung keyboard. and yes it makes “boot up” sound even if you mute it.

      • Anonymous

        power down doesn’t, but powering up does. i just tried it out of curiosity, after i put my Vibrant to “silent”.

        also, try the Samsung Kb, it’s not bad at all…actually been using it the whole day today as opposed to using my favorite, but very annoying Swype [annoying because it now picks up everything in your address-book, plus searches, etc…and pops up a window every two seconds to notify you of something added or spelt wrong]. hardly any margin of error with the Samsung Kb.

    • Anonymous

      I can’t believe they got rid of the Android keyboard…! (Folks on XDA were saying that, too.) Makes me reluctant to update; I like the kb a lot.

      Also, some were saying that the “power up” sound now plays when you boot up the phone, even when System Volume is all the way down — can anyone confirm? (That would be another real bummer!) Thx

    • Anonymous

      I can’t believe they got rid of the Android keyboard…! (Folks on XDA were saying that, too.) Makes me reluctant to update; I like the kb a lot.

      Also, some were saying that the “power up” sound now plays when you boot up the phone, even when System Volume is all the way down — can anyone confirm? (That would be another real bummer!) Thx

  • DH

    i have a Mac, so it isn’t working for me at all!!!

    • swehes

      Create a Windows XP VM and try updating your device using the VM. Should work.

    • Grantisimo

      Go to XDA and flash a custom ROM from there (I like Bionix or Nero). It’s the same version as the update (KA6).

  • DH

    i have a Mac, so it isn’t working for me at all!!!

  • Anonymous

    GPS won’t lock again

  • apefire

    annoyed because I know no one with a PC. I shattered those bridges long ago.

  • apefire

    annoyed because I know no one with a PC. I shattered those bridges long ago.

  • apefire

    annoyed because I know no one with a PC. I shattered those bridges long ago.

  • p2

    Upgraded last Friday. It’s mixed feeling.

    – Home screens have been reset to tmo default.
    – Android keyboard was removed. Look for “gingerbread keyboard” in market as replacement if you like Android stock keyboard..
    – GPS might be unable to lock. Download “gpsrestore” from market. It should take one or few attempt to fix the position.
    – One live wallpaper was removed but “Polar Clock” and “VU Meter’ have been added.
    – “Auto Rotation” was added.
    – Needed to download Flash Player 10.1 from market to update existing Flash Player. After updating, flash works great.
    – Some users complained about not being able to watch Avatar. Google workaround.
    – Battery indicator in notification bar is rather inaccurate at showing battery usage level. I can’t comment on whether battery has improved. You might need a full discharge/recharge to calibrate your battery with Froyo.
    – “Silent” on notification bar is now behaving like “vibrate”. In “Silent” mode, starting up music still plays.
    – Market app downgraded to old version. My wife’s phone has come back to new version after light use but my phone is still on the old version.
    – Gmail and Email app have been updated.
    – Wifi Calling was added.

  • MoMav

    my phone wont install on my comp

  • MoMav

    my phone wont install on my comp

  • p2

    booting is much faster than 2.1

  • p2

    booting is much faster than 2.1

  • MarkC

    Froyo works great for me, seems faster and the wireless access point functionality is very nice. I was unable to update through Kies, used alternate install via ODIN per instructions in the TMO forum. Curious about what KA7 includes, KA6 seems pretty good to me.

  • MarkC

    Froyo works great for me, seems faster and the wireless access point functionality is very nice. I was unable to update through Kies, used alternate install via ODIN per instructions in the TMO forum. Curious about what KA7 includes, KA6 seems pretty good to me.

  • Bd0645

    It is starting to freeze up and slower than before the update

  • Bd0645

    It is starting to freeze up and slower than before the update

  • DB

    I am loving the phone. Its like it works the way it should have been when I brought it. The update has seemed to fixed my GPS issue from freezing my phone and soft rebooting. GPS was basically unusable. Not works without a problem. The new cut and paste feature is nice. The little icon when typing text is a faster way of highlighting text and copying or cutting or pasting. You can also select text from a web page or email can now be doing by going into settings and saying select text. New options on the notification bar to change rotation to portrait or landscape view. There also seems to be a card stock layout when adding and deleting screen views on your home. Bluetooth seems to be more stable now. Loving it.

  • DB

    I am loving the phone. Its like it works the way it should have been when I brought it. The update has seemed to fixed my GPS issue from freezing my phone and soft rebooting. GPS was basically unusable. Not works without a problem. The new cut and paste feature is nice. The little icon when typing text is a faster way of highlighting text and copying or cutting or pasting. You can also select text from a web page or email can now be doing by going into settings and saying select text. New options on the notification bar to change rotation to portrait or landscape view. There also seems to be a card stock layout when adding and deleting screen views on your home. Bluetooth seems to be more stable now. Loving it.

  • Ahhbiteme

    Installed on my wife’s phone via Odin, couldn’t get Kies to work at all. And I tried EVERYTHING. Now it seems to work fine, but pretty ridiculous experience trying to get it in the first place.

  • Onital2000

    The update went smooth but I do have an issue now…….can someone please tell me how to get my avatar movie working???? I saved it to my SD card before I did the update. I go to play the movie it tells me do I want to unlock it, I say yes and then nothing happens…..I would appreciate it thanks.

  • Onital2000

    The update went smooth but I do have an issue now…….can someone please tell me how to get my avatar movie working???? I saved it to my SD card before I did the update. I go to play the movie it tells me do I want to unlock it, I say yes and then nothing happens…..I would appreciate it thanks.

  • Onital2000

    The update went smooth but I do have an issue now…….can someone please tell me how to get my avatar movie working???? I saved it to my SD card before I did the update. I go to play the movie it tells me do I want to unlock it, I say yes and then nothing happens…..I would appreciate it thanks.

  • Eric

    Its alot smoother. It did unroot my phone and now I can’t get it rooted again. Other than that, its pretty solid.

    • Gabriel Carrillo

      Use super one click root. The Unlockr has instructions.

    • Vibrant G

      Google Super One Click for Vibrant. That should do it. Works on almost all models.

    • Vibrant G

      Google Super One Click for Vibrant. That should do it. Works on almost all models.

  • Eric

    Its alot smoother. It did unroot my phone and now I can’t get it rooted again. Other than that, its pretty solid.

  • Eric

    Its alot smoother. It did unroot my phone and now I can’t get it rooted again. Other than that, its pretty solid.

  • Beverageninja

    It’s still hard for me to believe but my update went off without a hitch. I fully expected Kies Mini to give me some grief but it detected the phone and updated without a problem and I’m running Win 7 64-bit. To say I was shocked would be an understatement. My past experiences with the Kies tool have not been pleasant, and the only plus I can think of is that I registered my phone when I first used Kies and that in some way helped with this update. I now have 2.2 running on my Vibrant and the phone even feels snappier. Granted, I’ve only had the update since Sunday, so I haven’t had time to really test out the GPS, or other features like tethering and Wi-Fi calling, but all in all it seem solid. Only time will tell if there are any issues. Oh, one issue I did have was getting the Avatar Movie playing. I needed to clear the data in DRM Protected Content Storage (Settings>Applications>Manage Applications>All>DRM Protected Content) and reboot the phone twice. After that the movie started playing again. Someone else posted the instructions above, but I don’t know who, otherwise I’d give them credit.

  • hotrodthelovegod

    love froyo. hated the GPS issue since I cleared that hurdle a long time ago, but everyone told me to do GPS restore app and now works great. Also love the wi fi calling. Avatar issue was also a pain but found the work around from tmobile forums. all in all, i cant complain. However, I have seen the opposite for battery life. Mine dies quicker now than before, but maybe it is because I cant put my phone down now since it is so much better than before. now, can I ask where 2.3 is…maybe I will start a class action law suit to get it…lol

  • hotrodthelovegod

    love froyo. hated the GPS issue since I cleared that hurdle a long time ago, but everyone told me to do GPS restore app and now works great. Also love the wi fi calling. Avatar issue was also a pain but found the work around from tmobile forums. all in all, i cant complain. However, I have seen the opposite for battery life. Mine dies quicker now than before, but maybe it is because I cant put my phone down now since it is so much better than before. now, can I ask where 2.3 is…maybe I will start a class action law suit to get it…lol

  • jonstonson

    Working great, seems like battery doesn’t last as long, but maybe I’m just being critical.

  • jonstonson

    Working great, seems like battery doesn’t last as long, but maybe I’m just being critical.

  • jonstonson

    Working great, seems like battery doesn’t last as long, but maybe I’m just being critical.

  • Bluedog_52

    My avatar won’t play now! Anyone else?

    • hotrodthelovegod

      go to tmobile forums…or just go to settings…applications….manage applications…..all…..DRM Protected Content Storage….then hit clear data…. at that point hold the power down in until it reboots and then try playing. You may have to reboot more than once (I had to reboot three times) and then it will play/

      • Bluedog_52

        Thanks a bunch I will try that

  • Bluedog_52

    My avatar won’t play now! Anyone else?

  • Bluedog_52

    My avatar won’t play now! Anyone else?

  • Gabriel Carrillo

    I would have rather kept Obsidian V4.1 but I needed the Wifi calling app. After rooting this version. It still isn’t as fast as my old version. Problems with the phone so far: it has reset once already and all my apps had to be reinstalled. Reception and battery life could be questionable. Thats it for now. Give me another 24 hours

  • Andrew

    Important note to people with a launcher installed on their phone. Just to save some people grief. My CPU wouldnt recognize the phone in Kies mode. After hours and hours of searching, it was as simple as going back to the original (TW) launcher.

  • guest1

    Did the upgrade. Now when I’m on the phone and receive a text it is automatically read out loud and the person on the other line can hear it as well. Can anyone tell me how to turn that shit off? I can’t figure it out for the life of me.

  • coyboy

    the only issues i have encountered is that i cannot send MMS, and i cannot play/unlock Avatar…
    – i had to download a 3rd party app (Go SMS, Handcent or Chomp) in order to do that.
    – still researching the Avatar issue.

    • coyboy

      attempting the DRM clear to get avatar to work… and just now realized the startup sound blasts at full volume each time i power up — even with the phone set to vibrate.

      • Bluemoon737

        Make sure you have signal and it might take a couple of reboots but the DRM clear seems to fix the Avatar issue. The MMS issue is likely due to how your phone numbers are entered in your contacts. It’s a pain, but go through every contact and edit them and make sure there are no “-” or “()” in the phone numbers. After you do that, MMS with the stock app should work fine as well. After editing them, the phone numbers will “display” with dashes so don’t get confused by that…what is important is how they look in the edit screen.

        • Miguel

          you’re right, after editing the contact it will work fine. So remove all – and () characters, just have numbers

        • Miguel

          you’re right, after editing the contact it will work fine. So remove all – and () characters, just have numbers

      • Bluemoon737

        Make sure you have signal and it might take a couple of reboots but the DRM clear seems to fix the Avatar issue. The MMS issue is likely due to how your phone numbers are entered in your contacts. It’s a pain, but go through every contact and edit them and make sure there are no “-” or “()” in the phone numbers. After you do that, MMS with the stock app should work fine as well. After editing them, the phone numbers will “display” with dashes so don’t get confused by that…what is important is how they look in the edit screen.

      • Bluemoon737

        Make sure you have signal and it might take a couple of reboots but the DRM clear seems to fix the Avatar issue. The MMS issue is likely due to how your phone numbers are entered in your contacts. It’s a pain, but go through every contact and edit them and make sure there are no “-” or “()” in the phone numbers. After you do that, MMS with the stock app should work fine as well. After editing them, the phone numbers will “display” with dashes so don’t get confused by that…what is important is how they look in the edit screen.

      • Bluemoon737

        Make sure you have signal and it might take a couple of reboots but the DRM clear seems to fix the Avatar issue. The MMS issue is likely due to how your phone numbers are entered in your contacts. It’s a pain, but go through every contact and edit them and make sure there are no “-” or “()” in the phone numbers. After you do that, MMS with the stock app should work fine as well. After editing them, the phone numbers will “display” with dashes so don’t get confused by that…what is important is how they look in the edit screen.

    • Sumit

      Backup your Vibrant, and dial *2767*3855# and wait 8-10 mins after it reboots. Avatar will start running. Enjoy!

  • Vibrant G

    I ended up going back to Nexus One. Greatest Android phone out there…but that of course is MHO. ;-)

  • Vibrant G

    I ended up going back to Nexus One. Greatest Android phone out there…but that of course is MHO. ;-)

  • SysAdmKC

    My upgrade itself went off without a hitch, after I fought a couple of hours getting OCLF pulled off. Some of the apps were a little laggy after the upgrade, like AD Launcher EX, K-9 Mail, and music streaming apps like Last.fm and TuneIn. I went into the bootloader, deleted all cache and user data, formatted the internal SD card, rooted the phone, and used Titanium Backup to restore my apps. Quadrant Standard benchmarks are much better than with the stock 2.1, but still not as good as with OCLF. For now 2.2 runs well enough that I’m not putting OCLF back on. It still seems like the apps that use network data don’t work as well as before over the cell network but are fine over WiFi. Still trying to figure out if it’s an issue with 2.2 on Vibrant, the TMO cell towers around where I live, or the TMO network.

  • SysAdmKC

    My upgrade itself went off without a hitch, after I fought a couple of hours getting OCLF pulled off. Some of the apps were a little laggy after the upgrade, like AD Launcher EX, K-9 Mail, and music streaming apps like Last.fm and TuneIn. I went into the bootloader, deleted all cache and user data, formatted the internal SD card, rooted the phone, and used Titanium Backup to restore my apps. Quadrant Standard benchmarks are much better than with the stock 2.1, but still not as good as with OCLF. For now 2.2 runs well enough that I’m not putting OCLF back on. It still seems like the apps that use network data don’t work as well as before over the cell network but are fine over WiFi. Still trying to figure out if it’s an issue with 2.2 on Vibrant, the TMO cell towers around where I live, or the TMO network.

  • Karlc

    Can’t mms!!! Does anyone know how to fix? or do we to wait for another update? Can I go back to 2.1 instead

    • beastly

      Try going into the APNs and resetting to default. Home > Menu > Wireless & Networks > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names > Menu > Reset to Default.

      Any luck?

      • Karlc

        yes i think it worked! i send a different photo and it sent. so perhaps yes it did. i was trying was originally trying to send a photo in a text that i had sent a few days ago,so dont know if that had anything to do with it. anyways it worked, so thank you…

      • Karlc

        yes i think it worked! i send a different photo and it sent. so perhaps yes it did. i was trying was originally trying to send a photo in a text that i had sent a few days ago,so dont know if that had anything to do with it. anyways it worked, so thank you…

    • beastly

      Try going into the APNs and resetting to default. Home > Menu > Wireless & Networks > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names > Menu > Reset to Default.

      Any luck?

  • Nardva

    I want to hear some more news about the Samsung Galaxy S 4G (Vibrant 2) or the LG Optimus 2x.

  • Scrvv

    From a corporate side…the update was a MAJOR FAIL for me! Updated exchange with support for security rules, passwords and remote wipe? Not working. Can’t connect to exchange because my device won’t support the rules (which are pretty much only password/pin and remote wipe)

    From a personal side…disappointed that I can’t re-download slingbox from market. Hopefully this will resolve. Otherwise wifi calling is cool. Tether is cool, but I had already put that on my 2.1. Lag is really bad again. Missing my old 2.1 lagfix…might have to try voodoo for some sanity.

    The auto gps tagging of pictures is dumb. Why can’t I turn this option off and still use wireless networks for location?

    Quadrant score running launcher pro and touchdown leaves me just below droid x, but well below nexus one on 2.2 which seemed disappointing (not that I honestly know what that means).

    Other than that, phone seems to be about the same.

  • Terrill

    Hello, I upgraded the day the upgrade was available and it went off without a hitch, I followed the instructions on tmonews.com downloaded mini kies, plugged my vibrant into a HP laptop running windows 7 and my upgrade was complete by the time I was out the shower. I can send mms the only problem is avatar drm, other than that 2.2 without a problem, new live backgrounds, watched Bobs Burgers & Cleveland Show on Fox.com with flash at full screen… It was awesome, not a hiccup, couldn’t do that prior to update. Overall I’m very satisfied and will use this phone until it’s obsolete.

  • aussieshed

    Upgrade was a breeze, but I am extremely disappointed. I am one of the people who have experienced lag, rebooting, freezing from the beginning. I have patiently been dealing with the issues doing hard resets etc, hoping that the Froyo update would fix the issues. When I first upgraded the phone it flew! Everything was opening immediately and I was extremely excited to finally see the Vibrant work the way I’ve been hearing people say it worked. Unfortunately it was short lived and I’m back to a laggy (10+ seconds to open an app or a simple email etc), freezing and rebooting phone. GPS is just shocking. The previous fix seemed to help a little, but with this update we’re back to where we started. It can never find my location and constantly crashes my phone. I have never been more frustrated with a phone in my life and what makes it more difficult is that fact that I was one of those people who was trumpeting it’s release to everyone I knew. As I said, I’ve been holding my tongue with T-Mobile for months, but enough, is enough. No more.

  • aussieshed

    Upgrade was a breeze, but I am extremely disappointed. I am one of the people who have experienced lag, rebooting, freezing from the beginning. I have patiently been dealing with the issues doing hard resets etc, hoping that the Froyo update would fix the issues. When I first upgraded the phone it flew! Everything was opening immediately and I was extremely excited to finally see the Vibrant work the way I’ve been hearing people say it worked. Unfortunately it was short lived and I’m back to a laggy (10+ seconds to open an app or a simple email etc), freezing and rebooting phone. GPS is just shocking. The previous fix seemed to help a little, but with this update we’re back to where we started. It can never find my location and constantly crashes my phone. I have never been more frustrated with a phone in my life and what makes it more difficult is that fact that I was one of those people who was trumpeting it’s release to everyone I knew. As I said, I’ve been holding my tongue with T-Mobile for months, but enough, is enough. No more.

  • aussieshed

    Upgrade was a breeze, but I am extremely disappointed. I am one of the people who have experienced lag, rebooting, freezing from the beginning. I have patiently been dealing with the issues doing hard resets etc, hoping that the Froyo update would fix the issues. When I first upgraded the phone it flew! Everything was opening immediately and I was extremely excited to finally see the Vibrant work the way I’ve been hearing people say it worked. Unfortunately it was short lived and I’m back to a laggy (10+ seconds to open an app or a simple email etc), freezing and rebooting phone. GPS is just shocking. The previous fix seemed to help a little, but with this update we’re back to where we started. It can never find my location and constantly crashes my phone. I have never been more frustrated with a phone in my life and what makes it more difficult is that fact that I was one of those people who was trumpeting it’s release to everyone I knew. As I said, I’ve been holding my tongue with T-Mobile for months, but enough, is enough. No more.

    • Anonymous

      definitely return it (or get a new one/warranty claim). that stinks…

  • it still wont update for me. samsung said they dont have my kies ready yet what ever that means

  • Relielbmij

    Samsung desktop app no longer works and is no longer visable in the Market

  • Relielbmij

    Samsung desktop app no longer works and is no longer visable in the Market

  • Anonymous

    Yea driving mode, it’s really weird but go to voice input output options and disable driving mode. Mine was also on by default!

    • Guest14

      thanks for the response. driving mode was/is off though. still haven’t figured it out!

  • Anonymous

    Yea driving mode, it’s really weird but go to voice input output options and disable driving mode. Mine was also on by default!

  • Anonymous

    Yea driving mode, it’s really weird but go to voice input output options and disable driving mode. Mine was also on by default!

  • miguel

    Touch vibration is weak, Avatar is locked, there is no Silent mode, you either have Vibrate on always, or only when not in “silent” mode, can’t shut off start up jingle. These are not serious issues some other users might be facing but it is still a nuisance that 2.1 did not have in my opinion. It is running smoother and faster in general. It took me 2 attempts to load Froyo, i had to do an emergency recovery first try, luckily it worked second time.

    • Anonymous

      Those sound like serious(ly) annoying issues to me!

    • Anonymous

      Those sound like serious(ly) annoying issues to me!

  • miguel

    Touch vibration is weak, Avatar is locked, there is no Silent mode, you either have Vibrate on always, or only when not in “silent” mode, can’t shut off start up jingle. These are not serious issues some other users might be facing but it is still a nuisance that 2.1 did not have in my opinion. It is running smoother and faster in general. It took me 2 attempts to load Froyo, i had to do an emergency recovery first try, luckily it worked second time.

  • Blast626

    I have to admit its garbage. after the update it flew by the screens with a breeze, now it lags and freezes and lags some more, oh yea did I mention it lags?

    • Anonymous

      I would say that if it flew after the update, and now it lags, it could be that you have live feeds/widgets and live wallpaper running.

  • Blast626

    I have to admit its garbage. after the update it flew by the screens with a breeze, now it lags and freezes and lags some more, oh yea did I mention it lags?

  • Petey

    It’s fine to me, just that prior to the update, the GPS was working fine, now after the update, it seems to having alittle bit of issues. They took away the android keyboard which suck cus I got used to it, and not a fan of the swype nor samsung keyboard :/ Other than that everything is alright.

    Now how long do I have to wait till the 2.3 update?

    • Anonymous

      Good question, I got 2.3, 2.3.1, and 2.3.2 all in the span of 4 weeks.

      Good thing Samsung doesn’t control my Nexus S.

  • Scott TM

    My 2.2 is working ok i have some lags on certain apps and such. but my big issue is my avatar movie keeps saying its locked and its starting to get aggravating, if any body knows a fix please let me know

  • Scott TM

    My 2.2 is working ok i have some lags on certain apps and such. but my big issue is my avatar movie keeps saying its locked and its starting to get aggravating, if any body knows a fix please let me know

  • filmore

    Samsung is crap. Never buy their stuff unless its a TV

  • Fd

    I lost my android keyboard

  • mrjoeyloke

    no more samsung products please! and for all the rest of us there is team whiskey! thats your best shot!

  • Vibrant Addict

    It’s working a WHOLE lot better for me. I just wish I could figure out the constant syncing slowing the device down, but I’m sure that’s an Android OS issue not hardware based.

    It’s a hell of a lot faster, and I love the free tether and wifi hotspot….I just hope it really is free and I don’t get billed at the end of the month.

  • Rabba

    First of all I do like this phone. I can do just about everything I want to on it. I do however have major issues with Tmobile and samsung now. Before I bought it I asked at least 3 Tmobile employees if the phone would be getting the 2.2 update. Everyone of them said that with out a doubt it was going to be pushed within a few weeks. We all know how that went. I called 611 God knows how many times and they all basically told me “o well, nothing I can do”. And as far as the GPS issue their response was “well you cant prove that it doesnt work so we arent doing anything for ya”. I have been with Tmobile for close to 8 years now and had my wife come over about 4 years ago. Can’t wait till our contracts are up. I never wanna deal with Tmobile or samsung again. Horrible Business ethics and even worse customer service as of lately.

    I hate you Tmoble… I hate you samsung.

    • ivan

      yeah theres nothing they can do if tmobile does not have the software update from samsung for you.. and if your on this website, im sure you know of certain forums like xda-developers where they explain allll of the gps issues.

      • Realmccoy Ucf

        Yes, and none of the fixes work.

    • Matlock

      youre a freaking idiot! What do you want a cust care agent to do, if they have no way of fixing an issue a phone is having. There is only so much that they can do. In the stores, the Reps go by what they are told by the Samsung representatives that come in to push their products. So if they are told that a phone will be getting an update shortly, then thats what they know. Not all employees of T-mobile are tech junkies, like most of the people on here, to many of them its just a job that pays the bills, so whatever they are told by the representatives of the different phone manufacturers, thats the info they will pass on. So dont blame the agents or t-mobile for all of the issues you experienced. Most of my friends that have the phone have complained about the GPS issue, but it hasnt been a deal breaker for them.

      You sir take yourself way to seriously, and think that everything is owed to you. The phone might not have been updated in a few weeks, but it DID get updated. At least you go an update, the Verizon Fascinate and ATT Captivate still have not gotten updated. Also, Like Ivan mentioned below you could have gone on XDA and read up on all or many of the GPS fixes they have on there.

      I have always liked the Samsung Vibrant and thought it was an awesome device. Yes, it does have its quirks, but for all of the complaining and bitching I have seen on the web about this phone, it has seriously been blown out of proportion. So for you to say that T-Mobile has horrible busiiness ethics I think is a bit over the top. So please sir get off your high horse, and come back down to reality.

    • Matlock

      youre a freaking idiot! What do you want a cust care agent to do, if they have no way of fixing an issue a phone is having. There is only so much that they can do. In the stores, the Reps go by what they are told by the Samsung representatives that come in to push their products. So if they are told that a phone will be getting an update shortly, then thats what they know. Not all employees of T-mobile are tech junkies, like most of the people on here, to many of them its just a job that pays the bills, so whatever they are told by the representatives of the different phone manufacturers, thats the info they will pass on. So dont blame the agents or t-mobile for all of the issues you experienced. Most of my friends that have the phone have complained about the GPS issue, but it hasnt been a deal breaker for them.

      You sir take yourself way to seriously, and think that everything is owed to you. The phone might not have been updated in a few weeks, but it DID get updated. At least you go an update, the Verizon Fascinate and ATT Captivate still have not gotten updated. Also, Like Ivan mentioned below you could have gone on XDA and read up on all or many of the GPS fixes they have on there.

      I have always liked the Samsung Vibrant and thought it was an awesome device. Yes, it does have its quirks, but for all of the complaining and bitching I have seen on the web about this phone, it has seriously been blown out of proportion. So for you to say that T-Mobile has horrible busiiness ethics I think is a bit over the top. So please sir get off your high horse, and come back down to reality.

      • Realmccoy Ucf

        Matlock, you are a freaking idiot. As with Rabba, this whole experience has killed my respect for Tmobile and Samsung. They did not release updates as promised and months later I am still left without a functioning GPS. This is a feature I paid for and have not received. I too will be switching companies when my contract is up. Nothing has been blown out of proportion. Money has changed hands, and product hasn’t followed. so STFU.

        • rabba

          I dont know what you have planned for the future but I think im just gonna break dow, root and use BionixV. Seems to be the safest way to go.

          Here’s a link –

          http://www.teamwhiskey.com/DownVibrant.html

          I just cant wait to get back to a HTC.

          GL bro

        • rabba

          I dont know what you have planned for the future but I think im just gonna break dow, root and use BionixV. Seems to be the safest way to go.

          Here’s a link –

          http://www.teamwhiskey.com/DownVibrant.html

          I just cant wait to get back to a HTC.

          GL bro

        • rabba

          I dont know what you have planned for the future but I think im just gonna break dow, root and use BionixV. Seems to be the safest way to go.

          Here’s a link –

          http://www.teamwhiskey.com/DownVibrant.html

          I just cant wait to get back to a HTC.

          GL bro

        • rabba

          I dont know what you have planned for the future but I think im just gonna break dow, root and use BionixV. Seems to be the safest way to go.

          Here’s a link –

          http://www.teamwhiskey.com/DownVibrant.html

          I just cant wait to get back to a HTC.

          GL bro

      • rebba

        Ok, we can start this off they way you like. Ill start by speaking like a13 year old….. You are a bigger idiot. Dummy.

        What I want is for customer service to do what ther are SUPPOSED to do. Service the customer. Something like “hey we know we were wrong, you bought this phone under false advertising. This is what we can do to try to resolve the issue… ” I didnt get any of that. I was called a lier when I told them my GPS didnt work!

        As far as the employees not being “techies” I could care less. They have a job to do and are not capable of doing it. You know, I own a small buisness and if I were to one day tell my clients “hey I know I told you this but I cant do it… O well its in your hands now” you know what would happen? Probably not cause you most likely live at home with mom and dad.

        And again no, I dont want things handed to me. I work very hard for everything I have. I take pride in that. I do how ever research major purchases before I actually buy them though… So if thats being full of myself, so be it.

        I stand by what I said – samsung and tmobile both suck.

      • rabba

        we can do this a second time too… cause I guess that gets you off..

        Ok, we can start this off they way you like. Ill start by speaking like a13 year old….. You are a bigger idiot. Dummy.

        What I want is for customer service to do what ther are SUPPOSED to do. Service the customer. Something like “hey we know we were wrong, you bought this phone under false advertising. This is what we can do to try to resolve the issue… ” I didnt get any of that. I was called a lier when I told them my GPS didnt work!

        As far as the employees not being “techies” I could care less. They have a job to do and are not capable of doing it. You know, I own a small buisness and if I were to one day tell my clients “hey I know I told you this but I cant do it… O well its in your hands now” you know what would happen? Probably not cause you most likely live at home with mom and dad.

        And again no, I dont want things handed to me. I work very hard for everything I have. I take pride in that. I do how ever research major purchases before I actually buy them though… So if thats being full of myself, so be it.

        I stand by what I said – samsung and tmobile both suck.

      • rabba

        we can do this a second time too… cause I guess that gets you off..

        Ok, we can start this off they way you like. Ill start by speaking like a13 year old….. You are a bigger idiot. Dummy.

        What I want is for customer service to do what ther are SUPPOSED to do. Service the customer. Something like “hey we know we were wrong, you bought this phone under false advertising. This is what we can do to try to resolve the issue… ” I didnt get any of that. I was called a lier when I told them my GPS didnt work!

        As far as the employees not being “techies” I could care less. They have a job to do and are not capable of doing it. You know, I own a small buisness and if I were to one day tell my clients “hey I know I told you this but I cant do it… O well its in your hands now” you know what would happen? Probably not cause you most likely live at home with mom and dad.

        And again no, I dont want things handed to me. I work very hard for everything I have. I take pride in that. I do how ever research major purchases before I actually buy them though… So if thats being full of myself, so be it.

        I stand by what I said – samsung and tmobile both suck.

      • rabba

        we can do this a second time too… cause I guess that gets you off..

        Ok, we can start this off they way you like. Ill start by speaking like a13 year old….. You are a bigger idiot. Dummy.

        What I want is for customer service to do what ther are SUPPOSED to do. Service the customer. Something like “hey we know we were wrong, you bought this phone under false advertising. This is what we can do to try to resolve the issue… ” I didnt get any of that. I was called a lier when I told them my GPS didnt work!

        As far as the employees not being “techies” I could care less. They have a job to do and are not capable of doing it. You know, I own a small buisness and if I were to one day tell my clients “hey I know I told you this but I cant do it… O well its in your hands now” you know what would happen? Probably not cause you most likely live at home with mom and dad.

        And again no, I dont want things handed to me. I work very hard for everything I have. I take pride in that. I do how ever research major purchases before I actually buy them though… So if thats being full of myself, so be it.

        I stand by what I said – samsung and tmobile both suck.

  • Rabba

    First of all I do like this phone. I can do just about everything I want to on it. I do however have major issues with Tmobile and samsung now. Before I bought it I asked at least 3 Tmobile employees if the phone would be getting the 2.2 update. Everyone of them said that with out a doubt it was going to be pushed within a few weeks. We all know how that went. I called 611 God knows how many times and they all basically told me “o well, nothing I can do”. And as far as the GPS issue their response was “well you cant prove that it doesnt work so we arent doing anything for ya”. I have been with Tmobile for close to 8 years now and had my wife come over about 4 years ago. Can’t wait till our contracts are up. I never wanna deal with Tmobile or samsung again. Horrible Business ethics and even worse customer service as of lately.

    I hate you Tmoble… I hate you samsung.

  • Donovan

    I lost the android keyboard, swype can’t recognize a lot of words, I lost a few Samdung widgets, my phone freezes and I have to take the battery out, auto updating apps isnt working, and it has trouble syncing my Facebook and Twitter contacts, and the gps isnt that accurate, and the music player is a little different.

  • Donovan

    I lost the android keyboard, swype can’t recognize a lot of words, I lost a few Samdung widgets, my phone freezes and I have to take the battery out, auto updating apps isnt working, and it has trouble syncing my Facebook and Twitter contacts, and the gps isnt that accurate, and the music player is a little different.

  • Donovan

    I lost the android keyboard, swype can’t recognize a lot of words, I lost a few Samdung widgets, my phone freezes and I have to take the battery out, auto updating apps isnt working, and it has trouble syncing my Facebook and Twitter contacts, and the gps isnt that accurate, and the music player is a little different.

    • Donovan

      And it keeps vibrating and apps keep crashing. O and I meant Samsung. Even though thats a good name for them.lol

      • Donovan

        And there is no app sharing or google clock and weather widget, and no tethering.

      • Donovan

        And there is no app sharing or google clock and weather widget, and no tethering.

      • Donovan

        And there is no app sharing or google clock and weather widget, and no tethering.

      • Donovan

        And there is no app sharing or google clock and weather widget, and no tethering.

      • Chris

        I’ve been having that same problem, but i just realized it needs time 2 start up. A REALLYYYYYY LONG TIME :( I just left it alone, and after about 3 minutes, everything starts up. Hope this helps!

    • Donovan

      And it keeps vibrating and apps keep crashing. O and I meant Samsung. Even though thats a good name for them.lol

  • Donovan

    I lost the android keyboard, swype can’t recognize a lot of words, I lost a few Samdung widgets, my phone freezes and I have to take the battery out, auto updating apps isnt working, and it has trouble syncing my Facebook and Twitter contacts, and the gps isnt that accurate, and the music player is a little different.

  • Shah

    The phone is finally living up to it’s potential. Everything is smoother, and better.

    • Karlc

      agreed, so far!

    • Karlc

      agreed, so far!

    • Karlc

      agreed, so far!

  • Shah

    Also – for everyone complaining that Android keyboard is gone – download Better Keyboard 8 off the Market. It’s infinitely better.

  • Shah

    Also – for everyone complaining that Android keyboard is gone – download Better Keyboard 8 off the Market. It’s infinitely better.

  • R3nsan

    Where did you go to update to 2.2? I checked for the new firmware on my vibrant but it says no new firmware available. I also checked my version and it still says 2.1. Help

    • Karlc

      samsung kies “mini” download from internet, not the regular samsung kies…MINI. follow the steps. mine works fine, but after reading the horra stories, good luck…all upgrades are nice

    • swehes

      It isn’t OTA. It is through Mini Kies which you have to download to your computer.

    • swehes

      It isn’t OTA. It is through Mini Kies which you have to download to your computer.

    • swehes

      It isn’t OTA. It is through Mini Kies which you have to download to your computer.

    • swehes

      It isn’t OTA. It is through Mini Kies which you have to download to your computer.

    • swehes

      It isn’t OTA. It is through Mini Kies which you have to download to your computer.

  • R3nsan

    Where did you go to update to 2.2? I checked for the new firmware on my vibrant but it says no new firmware available. I also checked my version and it still says 2.1. Help

  • Yazmin Aguilar09

    It’s okay, I lost my android keyboard and the auto rotating isn’t fucntioning like it should, it is really pissing me off. I’m not really seeing a huge difference so i’m kind of regretting doing the update!

  • Michael Hawthorne

    It’s nice, but I still hate the look of touchwiz:(

    • DB

      I like touchwiz

    • DB

      I like touchwiz

    • DB

      I like touchwiz

    • DB

      I like touchwiz

    • DB

      I like touchwiz

  • Anonymous

    In regards to the now-missing keyboard, as others in here kindly pointed out for us:

    In Android Market download the FREE Gingerbread keyboard. Once installed select it as the input method.

    It’s a fantastic keyboard.

    See it here, on my Vibrant:

    http://www.rantuniverse.com/VibrantWithGingerbreadKeyboardAndFroYo.jpg

    http://www.rantuniverse.com/VibrantWithGingerbreadKeyboardAnd2.2.jpg

  • hotrodthelovegod

    one thing i cannot find on my update is wifi tethering…where is that at? do i need to download something in the market?

    • Vibrant Addict

      Settings>Wireless and network>Mobile AP>Enjoy!

      • hotrodthelovegod

        thank you all very much…now i can work from anywhere…at least until they throttle me back!!!

    • Guest

      Visit [Settings/Wireless and Network]. You’ll see Mobile AP options there.

      • Guest

        My bad, should read “You’ll see Mobile AP and Tethering options there”.

  • The Raven

    Looks like it caused more headache than anything.

  • Bigdross97

    my computer keep sayin unregistered device how can i fix that

    • swehes

      Make sure you are on the Touch Wiz launcher (nothing custom like LauncherPro, ADW, Zeam etc). Also the servers are quite busy so try again later. :)

      • Bigdross97

        dont even know know what any of that is my phone should be all defaults

        • drmd

          Type your comment here.

          Use odin…very simple…………check tmobile forum.

        • Bigdross97

          what is odin?

        • Bigdross97

          what is odin?

    • swehes

      Make sure you are on the Touch Wiz launcher (nothing custom like LauncherPro, ADW, Zeam etc). Also the servers are quite busy so try again later. :)

    • swehes

      Make sure you are on the Touch Wiz launcher (nothing custom like LauncherPro, ADW, Zeam etc). Also the servers are quite busy so try again later. :)

  • Bigdross97

    my computer keep sayin unregistered device how can i fix that

  • Guest

    well, after seeing all issues people commented on, I think ill just enjoy my Eclair and plus Ive been trying to connect my phone to my laptop and desktop to get Froyo but the MTP driver installation fails everytime so yeah what the heck. does anyone have a link for a Froyo extraction? i think i might just get froyo later if there is an easier way to get it instead of thru kies but im not in a rush.

    • Beaker151

      I pretty much have the same issues no matter what drivers I download I keep getting the same message (One of the USB devices attached to the computer has malfunctioned and Widows does not recognize it.) I tried changing setting and the results are still the same. Though I was able to get a motorola cliq and a myt4g to connect with no issues needing to download drivers.

      Microsoft, Samsung and Tmobile all were unable to provide me a resolution, so needless to say probably will the last samsung phone I by.

    • Beaker151

      I pretty much have the same issues no matter what drivers I download I keep getting the same message (One of the USB devices attached to the computer has malfunctioned and Widows does not recognize it.) I tried changing setting and the results are still the same. Though I was able to get a motorola cliq and a myt4g to connect with no issues needing to download drivers.

      Microsoft, Samsung and Tmobile all were unable to provide me a resolution, so needless to say probably will the last samsung phone I by.

  • Guest

    I’m both extremely pleased and horrified at the same time that Samsung released an update over Kies Mini first. My previous experiences updating to J16 with Kies were horrible (random crashes, count to 5 then spin around counter-clockwise while clicking “Upgrade”, etc….)

    That said, I’m glad I didn’t have to wait for a random OTA. And somehow miraculously it’s worked on the first try each time I’ve done it. (I like to deodex and customize myself, so I’ve soft-bricked and had to start over once or twice. I’m a geek, I guess I enjoy that kind of suffering, lol)

    I’m upgrading from a previous leak, JL4, and even going from stock froyo to stock froyo I’m impressed. It’s MUCH snappier now. I even considered not installing Voodoo Lagfix for a while. It’s that good. Judging by the size difference of the two firmwares, I’d guess that they removed a bunch of debugging code and that’s probably a contributing factor to performance.

    I’ve had some variation of a GPS issue with every ROM on this phone. KA6 included. It just takes too damned long to get a lock. Saw a post on XDA (copied from some Chinese forum, apparently) that recommended changing your GPS settings to supl.nokia.com among other things. I now consistently get a lock in 10 seconds or less. It seems like it takes less time to download whatever info it needs to see the satellites MUCH faster than any other “fix” I’ve tried. I highly recommend you try it. My Vibrant’s GPS is way better than my ‘mates MyTouch 4G.

    Overall I’m extremely satisfied. My GPS works great, the phone feels as responsive as it should with no extra modification, and I don’t feel that twinge of regret about my >$300 smartphone purchase. Now if they’d just give me a way to disable Geotagging in the Camera app. I don’t need my GPS wasting battery every time I take a picture. Not very smart, smartphone…

  • Guest

    I’m both extremely pleased and horrified at the same time that Samsung released an update over Kies Mini first. My previous experiences updating to J16 with Kies were horrible (random crashes, count to 5 then spin around counter-clockwise while clicking “Upgrade”, etc….)

    That said, I’m glad I didn’t have to wait for a random OTA. And somehow miraculously it’s worked on the first try each time I’ve done it. (I like to deodex and customize myself, so I’ve soft-bricked and had to start over once or twice. I’m a geek, I guess I enjoy that kind of suffering, lol)

    I’m upgrading from a previous leak, JL4, and even going from stock froyo to stock froyo I’m impressed. It’s MUCH snappier now. I even considered not installing Voodoo Lagfix for a while. It’s that good. Judging by the size difference of the two firmwares, I’d guess that they removed a bunch of debugging code and that’s probably a contributing factor to performance.

    I’ve had some variation of a GPS issue with every ROM on this phone. KA6 included. It just takes too damned long to get a lock. Saw a post on XDA (copied from some Chinese forum, apparently) that recommended changing your GPS settings to supl.nokia.com among other things. I now consistently get a lock in 10 seconds or less. It seems like it takes less time to download whatever info it needs to see the satellites MUCH faster than any other “fix” I’ve tried. I highly recommend you try it. My Vibrant’s GPS is way better than my ‘mates MyTouch 4G.

    Overall I’m extremely satisfied. My GPS works great, the phone feels as responsive as it should with no extra modification, and I don’t feel that twinge of regret about my >$300 smartphone purchase. Now if they’d just give me a way to disable Geotagging in the Camera app. I don’t need my GPS wasting battery every time I take a picture. Not very smart, smartphone…

  • Guest

    After seeing a million and one issues that people are experiencing I decided to just keep my Custom ROM rather than update.

  • Guest

    After seeing a million and one issues that people are experiencing I decided to just keep my Custom ROM rather than update.

  • Guest

    After seeing a million and one issues that people are experiencing I decided to just keep my Custom ROM rather than update.

  • So far it’s generally better than Eclair/JI6. A WPA2 wifi problem I had is gone, but a won’t-autoconnect-to-BT problem still exists. Some apps are noticeably faster, IMAP (builtin and 3rd party) is tolerably useful now. Buitin USB and wifi tethering are nice and work, and the changes in Contacts and other basic stuff seem good. Some minor hanging so far in various places. I just hope this isn’t the last update of any kind this gets.

  • Ghoff15

    No issues here, my vibrant is running much faster. Avatar won’t play other than that no complaints……

  • V Rios85

    Love it…it works very well no problems whatsoever its about time Samsung! Hopefully the 2.3 “Gingerbread” update comes out soon! Nice job T-Mobile & Samsung…next time try not to keep us waiting so long.

  • V Rios85

    Love it…it works very well no problems whatsoever its about time Samsung! Hopefully the 2.3 “Gingerbread” update comes out soon! Nice job T-Mobile & Samsung…next time try not to keep us waiting so long.

  • V Rios85

    Love it…it works very well no problems whatsoever its about time Samsung! Hopefully the 2.3 “Gingerbread” update comes out soon! Nice job T-Mobile & Samsung…next time try not to keep us waiting so long.

  • Quickce

    I pulled the update down from MiniKies on Friday and have been happy with the results. I had to update a large number of my apps, but that is to be expected. The Update took about 10 minutes total in my case and went off without a hitch. The phone seems to be more responsive than before. I still get the occasional hicup, but an improvement none the less. I’ll be waiting for Team Whiskey to release Nero6 if I really want to see a good running 2.2 OS…Those guys rock!

  • Tarikida

    Upgrade worked smoothly. Only hiccup so far is with auto rotate(gyroscope) being buggy. Any way to change the behaviour?
    Avatar movie lost after upgrade and screen set to default.

  • Tarikida

    Upgrade worked smoothly. Only hiccup so far is with auto rotate(gyroscope) being buggy. Any way to change the behaviour?
    Avatar movie lost after upgrade and screen set to default.

  • Terrible. Slow and laggy. GMail takes several minutes to send sometimes even in coverage area. GPS does not connect. It wasn’t that it was slow to connect. It never connected. Shame on Samsung and TMO. Re-rooted and went back to Team Whiskey. Much better.

    • Garrett

      I too had some of these problems. You shouldnt have to do this but trust me it is worth it. Do a factory resetrecovery wipe. Reinstall all your programs and you should see a huge improvement. For me gtalk and gmail were almost impossible to use.

      • Loving the update!

        hard reset should fix the problem… worked for my phone anyway.

  • Terrible. Slow and laggy. GMail takes several minutes to send sometimes even in coverage area. GPS does not connect. It wasn’t that it was slow to connect. It never connected. Shame on Samsung and TMO. Re-rooted and went back to Team Whiskey. Much better.

  • Terrible. Slow and laggy. GMail takes several minutes to send sometimes even in coverage area. GPS does not connect. It wasn’t that it was slow to connect. It never connected. Shame on Samsung and TMO. Re-rooted and went back to Team Whiskey. Much better.

  • Rhylus

    Worst experience ever…T-Mobile has to ship me a new phone. Last week I got an OTA update that moved me from JI6 to UVKA2. This made my phone not available to accept the upgrade to Froyo. After 4 hours on the phone with Samsung “Level 3” support (whose only answer was “we don’t know anything about that update, and we will get back to you in a few days”) and another hour with T-Mobile, my replacement is on the way. Hopefully I will be running Froyo by next week.

  • Rhylus

    Worst experience ever…T-Mobile has to ship me a new phone. Last week I got an OTA update that moved me from JI6 to UVKA2. This made my phone not available to accept the upgrade to Froyo. After 4 hours on the phone with Samsung “Level 3” support (whose only answer was “we don’t know anything about that update, and we will get back to you in a few days”) and another hour with T-Mobile, my replacement is on the way. Hopefully I will be running Froyo by next week.

  • Rhylus

    Worst experience ever…T-Mobile has to ship me a new phone. Last week I got an OTA update that moved me from JI6 to UVKA2. This made my phone not available to accept the upgrade to Froyo. After 4 hours on the phone with Samsung “Level 3” support (whose only answer was “we don’t know anything about that update, and we will get back to you in a few days”) and another hour with T-Mobile, my replacement is on the way. Hopefully I will be running Froyo by next week.

  • Mobile Guy

    This update was great. Using Kies Mini was a breeze, with zero issues. Not sure why so many other people are having so many problems. Also having issues playing Avatar like the post below me, but who cares? I am however quite shocked about the quadarant scores. The is no way that other phones should still be outperforming the vibrant the way they are…. I think something is amiss, and maybe the quadarant app needs an update…. All and all, LOVING THE UPDATE!

  • bigdross97

    THIS IS BULL SAMSUNG JUST TOLD ME I CANT GET THE ANDROID UPDATE BECAUSE OF THE OVER THE AIR UPDATE T-MOBILE PUSHED TO MY PHONE A FEW DAYS BEFORE

  • Charlie

    I was concerned doing the update myself, but I still went for it on Saturday. I did a back up before upgrading to 2.2. I was able to update on first try and it went super smooth. After phone turned on, I could not see Avatar or send/receive text msgs with pictures and GPS was not working. I got really worried. I went ahead and did a factory reset on phone and crossed my fingers hoping that would fix it. Once I did reset, everything was back to normal. I could see Avatar, receive and send text msgs with pictures and GPS works real good! I was scared at first, but after resetting phone, everything works.

    • Rsjodin

      Just went thru the send receive text w/ pictures…go thru your contacts and delete the dashes between the numbers in your contacts…edit them…..when you save…the phone keeps the dashes…but now it works…try it

  • Charlie

    I was concerned doing the update myself, but I still went for it on Saturday. I did a back up before upgrading to 2.2. I was able to update on first try and it went super smooth. After phone turned on, I could not see Avatar or send/receive text msgs with pictures and GPS was not working. I got really worried. I went ahead and did a factory reset on phone and crossed my fingers hoping that would fix it. Once I did reset, everything was back to normal. I could see Avatar, receive and send text msgs with pictures and GPS works real good! I was scared at first, but after resetting phone, everything works.

  • Izzydjinn41776

    Yup, froyo is nice and delicious….. But, let me the first to say it STILL HAS BUG.
    Some of the apps like google maps or latitude freeze, accessing the app or exting the app. Long pressing the screen do not show samsung widgets. For some reason wifi connection through the notification bar, does not really connect. It shows error,in the wireless menu. But in thr wireless menu comnects fine. Also, 3g is fast, and slower on wifi, well atleast compared to my friend EVO 4g which he is running 2.2, one of the first ota’s before it got retracted. Also, if it already has flash, how come some of the site that offer video on their pages it wont play… Also, the keyboard has improved significally. I think samsung and tmo released this update still prematurely because of the accusations. Well, hopefully samsung and tmo release a refresh update to fix these bug, or even give us Gingerbread in May, who knows……… But overall I’m happy.

    • Loving the update!

      samsung widgets are not included in the new update…

    • Anonymous

      Samsung Widgets are now just bundled in with normal widgets menu. Flash Player is supported in 2.2, not automatically preinstalled. Go to Market and search for flash player

  • Izzydjinn41776

    Yup, froyo is nice and delicious….. But, let me the first to say it STILL HAS BUG.
    Some of the apps like google maps or latitude freeze, accessing the app or exting the app. Long pressing the screen do not show samsung widgets. For some reason wifi connection through the notification bar, does not really connect. It shows error,in the wireless menu. But in thr wireless menu comnects fine. Also, 3g is fast, and slower on wifi, well atleast compared to my friend EVO 4g which he is running 2.2, one of the first ota’s before it got retracted. Also, if it already has flash, how come some of the site that offer video on their pages it wont play… Also, the keyboard has improved significally. I think samsung and tmo released this update still prematurely because of the accusations. Well, hopefully samsung and tmo release a refresh update to fix these bug, or even give us Gingerbread in May, who knows……… But overall I’m happy.

  • Danny

    At first I was like: “Wow this OS is smooth and fast.”

    Then old Mr. Lag has shown his face again. Lags between screens and there appears to still be a delay when accessing apps from the app drawer.

    I’ve had 2 calls today that I couldn’t answer ’cause the screen would freeze and I couldn’t slide the answer bar.

    • Loving the update!

      Clear your running applications from the processes, that should help

      • Realmccoy Ucf

        Loving the update! – Do you work for Samsung? Because you are full of a lot of terrible (though optimistic) advice. Peoples GPS’s still don’t work, their phones may freeze, and you chime in with “blame the user” advice.

        • Loving the update!

          no I don’t work for Samsung:) lol, just excited about the update and I give advise based on my experience, I don’t claim it will work for everybody. just wanna help! what’s your problem?!

        • Loving the update!

          and BTW, where did you see me blaming the user? of course it’s a software/hardware problem!

  • Danny

    Power of screen lags too. Just hangs on “Goodbye,” now after the update.

  • Isaac

    I had to right click the kies mini shortcut and run as administrator on windows 7 to get it to update. the phone takes a lot longer to become functional once you turn it on. the stupid “battery full” notification still goes off. i find the gps is better, but my old blackberry’s gps is more accurate and faster. the battery seems to drain faster (i might have to re-calibrate it). avatar movie doesn’t work anymore, but i don’t care. samsung/t-mobile crapware still can’t be uninstalled. Wi-Fi calling works well. Seems to have fixed the blue tint on my screen (screen has better color). FASTER / SMOOTHER. overall pleased with the update

  • Anonymous

    I think the reason Samsung decided to not update via OTA is because they know there are still bugs to be worked out, but the voices of complaint is so loud from the “tech crowd” that they decided to release this “beta” 2.2 over kies becaue 1. only people that complain about not having 2.2 will find out about this update, people that don’t complain (not knowledgeable enough) will not find it, but its ok because they don’t care to begin with. so this will essentially appease the power and tech users that complain only. 2. we will now be acting as beta testers to find all the bugs so Samsung can fix them and release the alpha version OTA to everybody when its ready.

    That being said, even though there are still bugs, I find it a MASSIVE improvement over stock 2.1 in so many ways, so I am happy…ier

    • Prsketch

      Is it me, or is this just the tab software on a smaller scale. I went on to facebook and it asked me if I wanted to download the face book app for the galaxy tab. this is not showing me as an actual Vibrant update. just a quick fix for customers that are upset.

      • Anonymous

        Im not getting that

      • Loving the update!

        me neither…

      • Loving the update!

        me neither…

      • Loving the update!

        me neither…

      • Loving the update!

        me neither…

      • Mo713

        No android 2.2 is optimized for mobile phones. 3.0 will we designed for tablets. So the tab is running phone software.

      • FB use to tell me to download for my Desire

        ….on my Vibrant

        So…nothing new ;]

      • FB use to tell me to download for my Desire

        ….on my Vibrant

        So…nothing new ;]

  • Bono5112

    Downloaded Froyo update through mini kies on Saturday, new features are pretty cool, BUT the phones web browser lost funcionality (constant force closes) had to download Dolphin Browser from market to go online. Also cannot delete pictures from my gallery, other than that its great (sarcasm)

  • Dungpham602

    My gps off about 1200 meter. But before was 10 meter off and it was on 2.1
    After the 2.2 update

    • Loving the update!

      that’s not your gps. most likely either your gps is not locked on the satellite or it’s turned off. what you are seeing is your network location based on the location of the tower…

  • Dungpham602

    My gps off about 1200 meter. But before was 10 meter off and it was on 2.1
    After the 2.2 update

  • Bernardg76

    I have to say i was very happy the froyo update was made available: i started the update process Jan 22nd 2011 had to call samsung twice to jump start the update once it went through my phone froze at initial boot up i’ve swapped batteries etc: i finally broke down an call t-mo for a handset replacement. during the call i was informed to goto the t-mo store to request a temp phone while i wait for the new vibrant. at the store low and behold the phone boots right up (and i look like a bubbling idiot) glad that the phone is working that didnt matter to me but now facebook contact wont sync and GPS wont work (avatar is working) ive added/removed the facebook account over 20 times (logged into facebook on my computer and deleted the samsung addon) even reset the phone but as of right now facebook isnt sync’ing (twitter is) my GPS is working (had to download the samsung GPS fix) all in all the phone is faster and better off, i would like my facebook contacts to sync my addressbook

    • Bernardg76

      i forgot to mention, now on froyo when you use advance task killer my twitter app (tweetcaster) still updates in the background and its not on my ignore list i find that troubling, very troubling as a matter of fact if you start google navigation and use the advance task killer navi want stop unless you go into the app and press exit navigation (this is interesting when ATK says its killed 5 or 6 tasks) but twitter and navi are immune) wsup with that froyo?

      • A-dat

        Yeah Froyo has removed the ability of third party apps to kill anything running as a service. You now have to go into settings and to the running services page to do it. Kinda sucks

        • RSJODIN

          HOLD DOWN HOME KEY…GO TASK MANAGER…RAM MANAGER…LEVEL 2…CLEAR MEMORY….VERY EASY NO APP NEEDED

  • Bernardg76

    I have to say i was very happy the froyo update was made available: i started the update process Jan 22nd 2011 had to call samsung twice to jump start the update once it went through my phone froze at initial boot up i’ve swapped batteries etc: i finally broke down an call t-mo for a handset replacement. during the call i was informed to goto the t-mo store to request a temp phone while i wait for the new vibrant. at the store low and behold the phone boots right up (and i look like a bubbling idiot) glad that the phone is working that didnt matter to me but now facebook contact wont sync and GPS wont work (avatar is working) ive added/removed the facebook account over 20 times (logged into facebook on my computer and deleted the samsung addon) even reset the phone but as of right now facebook isnt sync’ing (twitter is) my GPS is working (had to download the samsung GPS fix) all in all the phone is faster and better off, i would like my facebook contacts to sync my addressbook

  • Bernardg76

    I have to say i was very happy the froyo update was made available: i started the update process Jan 22nd 2011 had to call samsung twice to jump start the update once it went through my phone froze at initial boot up i’ve swapped batteries etc: i finally broke down an call t-mo for a handset replacement. during the call i was informed to goto the t-mo store to request a temp phone while i wait for the new vibrant. at the store low and behold the phone boots right up (and i look like a bubbling idiot) glad that the phone is working that didnt matter to me but now facebook contact wont sync and GPS wont work (avatar is working) ive added/removed the facebook account over 20 times (logged into facebook on my computer and deleted the samsung addon) even reset the phone but as of right now facebook isnt sync’ing (twitter is) my GPS is working (had to download the samsung GPS fix) all in all the phone is faster and better off, i would like my facebook contacts to sync my addressbook

  • No problems updating my girls. But since update, wifi has issues turning on and she is back to the old market

    • Loving the update!

      it will update automatically to the new market…

    • Loving the update!

      it will update automatically to the new market…

    • Renardatruth2

      restart phone then wifi should work

  • Loving the update!

    I had no problem installing the froyo using my windows xp machine. It took me about 20 mins total. However, after the update gps and the avatar movie didn’t work. Hard reset fixed both problems, now my gps works great! no other problems so far!

    • Still loving the update! :)

      BTW it may take few minutes on the startup and may look like your phone is frozen, but don’t worry, wait a little bit, DON’T TOUCH THE PHONE and most likely it will go through the boot up.

  • ww77ww

    Had a ton of issues immediately after the update to the point where the phone was unusable. A hard reset fixed it, everything seems fine now.

  • ww77ww

    Had a ton of issues immediately after the update to the point where the phone was unusable. A hard reset fixed it, everything seems fine now.

    • Loving the update!

      right on! :)

    • Loving the update!

      right on! :)

    • Loving the update!

      right on! :)

    • Loving the update!

      right on! :)

    • Loving the update!

      right on! :)

    • Loving the update!

      right on! :)

    • Loving the update!

      right on! :)

    • Loving the update!

      right on! :)

  • ww77ww

    Had a ton of issues immediately after the update to the point where the phone was unusable. A hard reset fixed it, everything seems fine now.

  • ww77ww

    Had a ton of issues immediately after the update to the point where the phone was unusable. A hard reset fixed it, everything seems fine now.

  • ww77ww

    Had a ton of issues immediately after the update to the point where the phone was unusable. A hard reset fixed it, everything seems fine now.

  • ww77ww

    Had a ton of issues immediately after the update to the point where the phone was unusable. A hard reset fixed it, everything seems fine now.

  • ww77ww

    Had a ton of issues immediately after the update to the point where the phone was unusable. A hard reset fixed it, everything seems fine now.

  • ww77ww

    Had a ton of issues immediately after the update to the point where the phone was unusable. A hard reset fixed it, everything seems fine now.

  • 123Azul321

    First time I installed it my rooted phone bricked. I had to Odin back to JFD then to J16. Then I tried Kies again. That time it worked. I lost data. Nothing really new about the phone other than flash and better looking pop up screens, I NEED root access I’m dying without it haha. Other than that my phone reboots 5-6 times a day randomly and even though I have it on silent the sound blasts when it reboots. Thats going to be a major problem if it keeps going…

    • Jonnyp357

      Good luck getting it to run the way it use to!(not gonna happen)

    • Jonnyp357

      Good luck getting it to run the way it use to!(not gonna happen)

    • Anonymous

      Factory reset.. BACK UP YOUR DATA before you do so. Phone will be wiped clean.

      From the main home screen:
      Menu – Settings – Privacy – Factory Data Reset – Reset Phone

    • Anonymous

      Factory reset.. BACK UP YOUR DATA before you do so. Phone will be wiped clean.

      From the main home screen:
      Menu – Settings – Privacy – Factory Data Reset – Reset Phone

  • Gnd63

    Upgrade fine, but Android Market won’t come up. It keeps saying An error has occured. Please try again later. Any ideas?

    • Jonnypo357

      Throw that piece of crap against a brick wall. LOL!

    • Anonymous

      Factory reset.. BACK UP YOUR DATA before you do so. Phone will be wiped clean.

      From the main home screen:
      Menu – Settings – Privacy – Factory Data Reset – Reset Phone

      • Gnd63

        How do I get my Data back after the reset???

  • Oman774

    The upgrade process took long for me since the Kies Mini had problems. Now my phone is up to date and I am using the Wifi Hotspot to get on this site and type these comments. Finally Froyo 2.2

  • Realmccoy Ucf

    Did the update. The new features are great. The GPS is still unusable, no change. Even tried GPSrestore, no help. Probably won’t every buy a Samsung phone again.

  • Realmccoy Ucf

    Did the update. The new features are great. The GPS is still unusable, no change. Even tried GPSrestore, no help. Probably won’t every buy a Samsung phone again.

    • Not RealMcCoy

      Install the GPS restore app on your phone. Power your phone off and on. Go outside, open GPS restore, then open Maps, and then tell it to locate you. Make sure you are outside and that will fix it.

    • Not RealMcCoy

      Install the GPS restore app on your phone. Power your phone off and on. Go outside, open GPS restore, then open Maps, and then tell it to locate you. Make sure you are outside and that will fix it.

    • Anonymous

      If you run into GPS hanging your phone up, just do a factory restore. This should clear up the problem.

      T Mobile TV will also fail to start. The factory restore will also clear this problem.

      The GPS works better, though overall Nero 5 is still a better option.

      The only advantage of Samsung’s Froyo version is the fact that it does increase your network speed by 2x to 3x

  • Fjohanne

    Got the update, absolutely no problems only problem I had was my playlists were missing from the music player, I rebooted the the phone and problems are all gone. GPS works great.

  • Jose

    my avatar movie dont work …give me my stuff back…

  • Ericgrant12

    Well the instruction they gave us to get Froyo was wrong because I had to end up downloading the drivers and a different Samsung software for my phone because the samsung kies does not work.

  • Ericgrant12

    Well the instruction they gave us to get Froyo was wrong because I had to end up downloading the drivers and a different Samsung software for my phone because the samsung kies does not work.

  • Ericgrant12

    Well the instruction they gave us to get Froyo was wrong because I had to end up downloading the drivers and a different Samsung software for my phone because the samsung kies does not work.

  • Brazilpower

    Upgrade now for g2!

  • Brazilpower

    Upgrade now for g2!

  • Brazilpower

    Upgrade now for g2!

  • Brazilpower

    Upgrade now for g2!

  • blackbirdw68

    Didn’t have a single problem with updating the phone… with GPS….with Avatar. Nothing. I tried everything on the phone and it works flawlessly. After I updated I did a factory reset just to clear out all my garbage apps so maybe that helped before I even noticed anything. Love it! Much faster. In fact I’ve had my phone unplugged and being used all day and still have full battery life.

  • blackbirdw68

    Didn’t have a single problem with updating the phone… with GPS….with Avatar. Nothing. I tried everything on the phone and it works flawlessly. After I updated I did a factory reset just to clear out all my garbage apps so maybe that helped before I even noticed anything. Love it! Much faster. In fact I’ve had my phone unplugged and being used all day and still have full battery life.

  • blackbirdw68

    Didn’t have a single problem with updating the phone… with GPS….with Avatar. Nothing. I tried everything on the phone and it works flawlessly. After I updated I did a factory reset just to clear out all my garbage apps so maybe that helped before I even noticed anything. Love it! Much faster. In fact I’ve had my phone unplugged and being used all day and still have full battery life.

  • blackbirdw68

    Didn’t have a single problem with updating the phone… with GPS….with Avatar. Nothing. I tried everything on the phone and it works flawlessly. After I updated I did a factory reset just to clear out all my garbage apps so maybe that helped before I even noticed anything. Love it! Much faster. In fact I’ve had my phone unplugged and being used all day and still have full battery life.

  • tmo fan

    does anybody know what the firmware update in the camera app settings is???

  • Drick

    I had MAJOR lagging problem at first. Really dont know what the cause was, b/c my finance’s installed fine. I would say out of the 12gb’s that were available to use, I only have approximately 3 left, lol…
    So I deleted the Advance Task Killer from my phone and formatted my device. Ive read that some experienced issuse with that particular app and the 2.2 froyo OS. After the fomat, everythinh runs smooth, faster than before, minumal lag. In some ways it does feel like a new device. I say the firmware was well-overdue…

    Also, if you have time:
    Just in case you havent heard it on facebook first, you can check it out now! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV7jKK1nAIw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

  • Rballard1

    upgrading phone and it unplugged after it downloaded how long did it take to reset

  • Rballard1

    it was on the black screen it say do not unplug till it reboots and is on idle screen but dog knocked it out what should i do i plugged it back in but how long does it take to reboot?

    • chris

      you have to odin back to JI6 now. you’re phone is now soft-bricked.

    • chris

      you have to odin back to JI6 now. you’re phone is now soft-bricked.

  • Rballard1

    it was on the black screen it say do not unplug till it reboots and is on idle screen but dog knocked it out what should i do i plugged it back in but how long does it take to reboot?

  • Rballard1

    it was on the black screen it say do not unplug till it reboots and is on idle screen but dog knocked it out what should i do i plugged it back in but how long does it take to reboot?

  • Rballard1

    it was on the black screen it say do not unplug till it reboots and is on idle screen but dog knocked it out what should i do i plugged it back in but how long does it take to reboot?

  • Rballard1

    how do i do that?

  • Josh

    Mine flashed perfectly through the kies program…new hotspot feature is tight (dont know why it wasnt in the phone to begin with?), wifi calling is cool. All and all a good update! Surfs the web faster, plays all embeded flash with no problems. Now I just gotta wait till the programmers give it attention bcuz all the rooting is for 2.1 and superoneclick isnt working so, its much better, just behind the curve a little.

    I almost forgot, games and apps that used to hardcrash my phone no longer do.

  • Duboi97

    If I take my vibrant to the store will they update it for me my laptop wont detect my phone for media storage or anything I feel like really stupid since im usually the go to phone guy in my family

  • Duboi97

    If I take my vibrant to the store will they update it for me my laptop wont detect my phone for media storage or anything I feel like really stupid since im usually the go to phone guy in my family

  • Duboi97

    If I take my vibrant to the store will they update it for me my laptop wont detect my phone for media storage or anything I feel like really stupid since im usually the go to phone guy in my family

    • Poconopixie

      The stores cannot do updates, as it would require them do install Kies Mini and the network computers are blocked from doing downloads/installs.

  • marxmyth

    I am enjoying the new Froyo upgrade. It went without a hitch. My question is this: The Samsung car cradle I have claimed that it would work (the audio jack) after the phone is upgraded to 2.2 android. It still is not working. Do I have to do a ‘master reset’, or whatever it is called?

  • marxmyth

    I am enjoying the new Froyo upgrade. It went without a hitch. My question is this: The Samsung car cradle I have claimed that it would work (the audio jack) after the phone is upgraded to 2.2 android. It still is not working. Do I have to do a ‘master reset’, or whatever it is called?

  • marxmyth

    I am enjoying the new Froyo upgrade. It went without a hitch. My question is this: The Samsung car cradle I have claimed that it would work (the audio jack) after the phone is upgraded to 2.2 android. It still is not working. Do I have to do a ‘master reset’, or whatever it is called?

  • Josuemoralesc

    I’m lovIng the froyo update! Specially the Hotspot/tethering.

    What I don’t Luke about the update is that they toke away the Ocean waves live wallpaper ,and Avatar doesn’t work.

    When you do a factory reset is there a way to save your apps?

  • Josuemoralesc

    I’m lovIng the froyo update! Specially the Hotspot/tethering.

    What I don’t Luke about the update is that they toke away the Ocean waves live wallpaper ,and Avatar doesn’t work.

    When you do a factory reset is there a way to save your apps?

  • Josuemoralesc

    I’m lovIng the froyo update! Specially the Hotspot/tethering.

    What I don’t Luke about the update is that they toke away the Ocean waves live wallpaper ,and Avatar doesn’t work.

    When you do a factory reset is there a way to save your apps?

  • Samsung Geek!!!

    *Exclusive*
    Cool 2.2 froyo feature, only for Samsung Vibrant users…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV7jKK1nAIw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

  • AminK

    I am loving it so far. The battery is MUCH better on froyo 2.2, everything else seems the same! I wonder how can I root it??? Anyone?

  • Ok, OVERALL, the “stock” 2.2 update is much better than staying at stock 2.1. If you do custom ROM’s (Team Whiskey), they all cream this upgrade with their polish. For as long as this upgrade took them to supposedly develop, you’d think that there would have been more bells and whistles added, but hey at least it is FroYo right? Minor problems with certain features (e.g. Avatar movie DRM reseting, MMS, etc.) were fairly easy to fix. 2.2 gives a far smoother OS with some occasional lag, buy hey even my Nexus S has some lag every now and then and it’s on 2.3! There are some things, like Samsung leaving out the Android keyboard that really makes you wonder though. Samsung still has some work to do, especially with the promised functionality of the dock’s 3.5 mm jack, which is absent. GPS is still not what it should be. Ultimately, we are looking forward to the inevitable 2.2.1 update and future 2.3 upgrade! Hopefully Samsung will continue to improve things. Some hope has been restored, but not much. We’ll just have to wait and see, lol!

  • Anotherrcguy

    since the update my phone is choppy. I am not a tech guy so I was thinking of doing a hard reset, if I do this will it take me back to 2.1 or will it stay on 2.2?

    Thanks

    • Loving the update!

      it still was 2.2 for me

    • Loving the update!

      it still was 2.2 for me

    • Loving the update!

      it still was 2.2 for me

  • TMOBILE RSA

    THE UPDATE MESSED MY MEMORY CARD UP NOW NOTHING WILL READ IT AND I LOST ALL NEWBORN PICTURES OF MY 3 YEAR OLD AND MY 7 WEEK OLD!

  • TMOBILE RSA

    THE UPDATE MESSED MY MEMORY CARD UP NOW NOTHING WILL READ IT AND I LOST ALL NEWBORN PICTURES OF MY 3 YEAR OLD AND MY 7 WEEK OLD!

  • TMOBILE RSA

    THE UPDATE MESSED MY MEMORY CARD UP NOW NOTHING WILL READ IT AND I LOST ALL NEWBORN PICTURES OF MY 3 YEAR OLD AND MY 7 WEEK OLD!

    • steve

      Sorry that you lost such precious pics, but are kidding me? You didn’t have them backed up anywhere? Plus if you had read the instructions it explicitly said. “Backup your data”!

    • Mtnman

      I had to replace my Vibrant with a new one since I dropped mine on concrete. But when I updated my phone as well I sent all my pics to PhotoBucket.

    • Gordwiser

      Lucky you backed up all the pictures, then, huh?

    • RKALPHA

      To bad you didn’t read the instructions telling you to “SAVE YOUR DATA BEFORE INSTALLING.”

    • RKALPHA

      To bad you didn’t read the instructions telling you to “SAVE YOUR DATA BEFORE INSTALLING.”

  • dono

    I’ve only had my Vibrant for a couple of weeks, so I’m sort of a newbie to it (upgraded from a two year old G-1.

    The first thing was the process- took about 30 minutes from downloading Kies to finishing the install. It was a little weird doing it this way- the first thing was getting the phone to recognize Kies (after a few plugs and unplugs it finally kicked in). I really don’t notice that much of a difference with the update except for a few things. Tethering- nice that this is now included, but I prefer to use EasyTether Pro which transferred nicely from my G-1 when I initially setup the new Vibrant. Music- i had another music player installed alongside the standard one. To say the least, that didn’t work out so well- Froyo totally scrambled that player so off it went. I notice now in Advance Task Killer a lot more apps are running more frequently (so definitely use your task killers).

    Now the biggie for me (I buried the lead): when I updated to Froyo, it took my phone back to day one out of the box. All the downloaded apps were there, but ALL of my screens went back in time and looked like they did when i opened the box and plugged int he battery. Needless to say- not good and a complete time suck getting things back to the way they were. Another annoyance: my bluetooth now has an audio notification every time it connects and disconnects. Wouldn’t be so bad except it’s the same notification as my text messages and it took me half a day in the car to figure out what was going on.

    All in all, not so bad. Would like an “official” list of what the phone does now that it didn’t do last week and a tips and tricks that the average person wouldn’t know about.

    =)

  • dono

    I’ve only had my Vibrant for a couple of weeks, so I’m sort of a newbie to it (upgraded from a two year old G-1.

    The first thing was the process- took about 30 minutes from downloading Kies to finishing the install. It was a little weird doing it this way- the first thing was getting the phone to recognize Kies (after a few plugs and unplugs it finally kicked in). I really don’t notice that much of a difference with the update except for a few things. Tethering- nice that this is now included, but I prefer to use EasyTether Pro which transferred nicely from my G-1 when I initially setup the new Vibrant. Music- i had another music player installed alongside the standard one. To say the least, that didn’t work out so well- Froyo totally scrambled that player so off it went. I notice now in Advance Task Killer a lot more apps are running more frequently (so definitely use your task killers).

    Now the biggie for me (I buried the lead): when I updated to Froyo, it took my phone back to day one out of the box. All the downloaded apps were there, but ALL of my screens went back in time and looked like they did when i opened the box and plugged int he battery. Needless to say- not good and a complete time suck getting things back to the way they were. Another annoyance: my bluetooth now has an audio notification every time it connects and disconnects. Wouldn’t be so bad except it’s the same notification as my text messages and it took me half a day in the car to figure out what was going on.

    All in all, not so bad. Would like an “official” list of what the phone does now that it didn’t do last week and a tips and tricks that the average person wouldn’t know about.

    =)

  • dono

    I’ve only had my Vibrant for a couple of weeks, so I’m sort of a newbie to it (upgraded from a two year old G-1.

    The first thing was the process- took about 30 minutes from downloading Kies to finishing the install. It was a little weird doing it this way- the first thing was getting the phone to recognize Kies (after a few plugs and unplugs it finally kicked in). I really don’t notice that much of a difference with the update except for a few things. Tethering- nice that this is now included, but I prefer to use EasyTether Pro which transferred nicely from my G-1 when I initially setup the new Vibrant. Music- i had another music player installed alongside the standard one. To say the least, that didn’t work out so well- Froyo totally scrambled that player so off it went. I notice now in Advance Task Killer a lot more apps are running more frequently (so definitely use your task killers).

    Now the biggie for me (I buried the lead): when I updated to Froyo, it took my phone back to day one out of the box. All the downloaded apps were there, but ALL of my screens went back in time and looked like they did when i opened the box and plugged int he battery. Needless to say- not good and a complete time suck getting things back to the way they were. Another annoyance: my bluetooth now has an audio notification every time it connects and disconnects. Wouldn’t be so bad except it’s the same notification as my text messages and it took me half a day in the car to figure out what was going on.

    All in all, not so bad. Would like an “official” list of what the phone does now that it didn’t do last week and a tips and tricks that the average person wouldn’t know about.

    =)

  • Thatguysean

    Upgrade went smooth with no issues. Afterward, Avatar would not play. I deleted the DRM cache and restarted. After some time, I restarted again. Avatar plays now and I haven’t noticed any other problems. Seems very responsive and tethering works! Also fixed a blue-tooth pairing issue I had. Recommend following T-Mobile’s instructions and giving it some time. Also, reboot at least twice. GPS issues are partially software and partially hardware. My first phone had a worthless GPS. I got a replacement and it is 100 times better.

  • Thatguysean

    Upgrade went smooth with no issues. Afterward, Avatar would not play. I deleted the DRM cache and restarted. After some time, I restarted again. Avatar plays now and I haven’t noticed any other problems. Seems very responsive and tethering works! Also fixed a blue-tooth pairing issue I had. Recommend following T-Mobile’s instructions and giving it some time. Also, reboot at least twice. GPS issues are partially software and partially hardware. My first phone had a worthless GPS. I got a replacement and it is 100 times better.

  • Thatguysean

    Upgrade went smooth with no issues. Afterward, Avatar would not play. I deleted the DRM cache and restarted. After some time, I restarted again. Avatar plays now and I haven’t noticed any other problems. Seems very responsive and tethering works! Also fixed a blue-tooth pairing issue I had. Recommend following T-Mobile’s instructions and giving it some time. Also, reboot at least twice. GPS issues are partially software and partially hardware. My first phone had a worthless GPS. I got a replacement and it is 100 times better.

  • Hosty

    Cherry, Cherry Pow Pow….. thank you Tmo

  • Hosty

    Cherry, Cherry Pow Pow….. thank you Tmo

  • Hosty

    Cherry, Cherry Pow Pow….. thank you Tmo

  • Hosty

    Cherry, Cherry Pow Pow….. thank you Tmo

  • Hosty

    Cherry, Cherry Pow Pow….. thank you Tmo

  • spurs21_9

    I have the same problem. Mine not working.

  • spurs21_9

    I have the same problem. Mine not working.

  • spurs21_9

    I have the same problem. Mine not working.

  • spurs21_9

    I have the same problem. Mine not working.

  • spurs21_9

    I have the same problem. Mine not working.

  • spurs21_9

    I have the same problem. Mine not working.

  • spurs21_9

    I have the same problem. Mine not working.

  • SCHANTHASENE84

    I GOT BIONIX V….50 TIMES BETTER, FASTER, MORE EFFICIENT IN BATTERY LIFE THAN THE REGULAR FROYO THAT TMOBILE AND SAMSUNG GAVE US. CHECK IT OUT.

  • Email

    I love it! I didn’t notice any difference in speed yet but the software itself is much better. I love the mobile ap! Couldn’t get the avatar to work but who cares. The only thing I miss is the android keyboard.

    • Aeverett23

      Check out the Vlingo keyboard it is the android keyboard

    • Aeverett23

      Check out the Vlingo keyboard it is the android keyboard

    • Aeverett23

      Check out the Vlingo keyboard it is the android keyboard

    • Aeverett23

      Check out the Vlingo keyboard it is the android keyboard

    • Aeverett23

      Check out the Vlingo keyboard it is the android keyboard

  • zps

    how many bricks will this bring? i’d say a lot based on sammy’s track record.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know how many thousands of people are installing this, but less than five in here said their phones “bricked” and you interpret that as “many.” LOL.

      Clearly 99.9% of people are not having any problems and it’s people with issues on their end that’s causing the problems they have (impatience, morons, not following instructions, messed up computers, etc.)

      If the problem was on Samsung’s end then 99.9% of us would not have been able to successfully install 2.2

      But I guess it’s easy to blame one’s messed up computer or inability to follow directions on Samsung. No wonder few computer and software companies give tech support.

      The posts in here are a sample of the reason why software sellers cut off the support cord, or make you pay $50 a call for live support.

      You know, there were some posts in here about why T-Mobile is not handling this update. Well look at some of the moronic posts in here, many of them saying how they hate Samsung and even wish the company would go bankrupt and disappear off the planet.

      Having successfully installed 2.2 on my first try I will opine that the only thing Samsung could have done better is say on the update page that it was going to install Android 2.2 Until after the install and I could check in the settings, I did not know if the upgrade was installing 2.2

      • zps

        i would say i’m at the expert level for computer and mobile technology. i extensively used a galaxy s and galaxy tab, and both were riddled with bugs and did not function even at a beta level. kies is similarly horrible. this is not simply a problem of “messed up computers or inability to follow directions”.
        i have had ZERO problems with 2 other htc android phones. even that sorry sony xperia was better than the samsung products. sad but true.

        • the ones that bricked were probably rooted vibrants with custom roms and OR lagfixes. that’s the only way to cause brick via kies unless you’re a dumbass and unplug the phone while it’s still updating.

        • zps

          the international version galaxy s bricked from a normal kies update. i know this because it happened to me.

        • zps

          the international version galaxy s bricked from a normal kies update. i know this because it happened to me.

      • zps

        i would say i’m at the expert level for computer and mobile technology. i extensively used a galaxy s and galaxy tab, and both were riddled with bugs and did not function even at a beta level. kies is similarly horrible. this is not simply a problem of “messed up computers or inability to follow directions”.
        i have had ZERO problems with 2 other htc android phones. even that sorry sony xperia was better than the samsung products. sad but true.

  • Roger

    Love the froyo update! It works great. Everything is working even better than before. Thnx Tmobile!

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for posting your comment Roger. It’s good to see some others retort those blaming Samsung for their personal failings.

      Of course those people spewing hate on Samsung can’t explain why the install works for the majority of people but not them.

      Maybe they think some guy is on the 34th floor of Seocho Samsung Town pulling a lever deciding who gets the install and who doesn’t.

      http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=518929

  • Aeverett23

    Wish I could still put my phone on silent and it was silent and a separate selection for vibrate.

  • Aeverett23

    Wish I could still put my phone on silent and it was silent and a separate selection for vibrate.

    • TaxMgr

      Go to settings, sound, vibrate, select only when not in silent mode. That should get you back the way you were before.

    • TaxMgr

      Go to settings, sound, vibrate, select only when not in silent mode. That should get you back the way you were before.

  • made

    works great wish there was a separate toggle in the notification for silent and vibrate…had few force closes working with the new copy and paste feature…why did they take out the standard android keyboard…

    • Tainasgift

      Download an App called “my settings” from the market.

  • made

    works great wish there was a separate toggle in the notification for silent and vibrate…had few force closes working with the new copy and paste feature…why did they take out the standard android keyboard…

  • Cmh702

    Am not really sure how to do the update….followed all the directions but when I connect my phone to the computer nothing happens….kies still says to connect a device and nothing happens…please help??

    • Anonymous

      Sounds like your phone is not connected properly when you are trying to run Kies Mini.

      1. Install Kies Mini.

      2. Reboot computer.

      3. While computer is rebooting go to settings on phone.

      Click “Settings” then “Applications.”

      Put a check mark in “Unknown sources”

      Back on Settings, click Applications, and then click “Development”

      Put a check mark in “USB Debugging.” (This allows your computer to access the Vibrant to do various things and to communicate in ways I won’t go over.)

      Get back to home page.

      ____________________

      Assuming your computer has fully booted up, now connect your Vibrant to a your computer with a USB cable.

      Listen for a sound that signifies the USB connection is taking place (see my video below).

      If you don’t hear that sound, try a different cable, and/or a different USB port.

      “Connect the phone from the drop down menu on the Vibrant, “USB Mount.”

      Once connected, then open Kies Mini on the computer. It should automatically look for the Vibrant and once finding it connected it will tell you an upgrade is available. Press the “Upgrade” icon and that’s it, should install.

      Note: Kies Mini may install a program update first, before installing Android 2.2 on the handset.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJ0ZggqavjU

    • Serge

      i think original order is wrong – i start Kies on PC after connecting phone, that helped me.

    • Serge

      i think original order is wrong – i start Kies on PC after connecting phone, that helped me.

  • I Love Spam Nom

    no more crashing and freezing. faster responses. smoother interface. better set up with the widgets and toggles. tethering. it was worth the wait. so worth the wait.

  • I Love Spam Nom

    no more crashing and freezing. faster responses. smoother interface. better set up with the widgets and toggles. tethering. it was worth the wait. so worth the wait.

  • I Love Spam Nom

    no more crashing and freezing. faster responses. smoother interface. better set up with the widgets and toggles. tethering. it was worth the wait. so worth the wait.

  • Anonymous

    Some people in here are commenting that when they tap on the “New Message” alert in the notification bar, all their SMS conversations get deleted.

    This problem has happened across handsets, including Nexus One, Droids, Evo, Incredible and Galaxy S.

    It’s happening across Android OS versions, including 2.2

    This should tell you that this and many problems you are having are because of Google, NOT Samsung.

    So calm down on spewing hate and ill will on Samsung.

    Sidenote: From the Net: The issue’s priority is still “Medium” on Google Code, but Google needs to fix it soon. You can do your part by voting for the issue on its Google Code page and elevating the issue above of “Medium.”

    http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=5669&sort=-stars&colspec=ID%20Type%20Status%20Owner%20Summary%20Stars

  • Anonymous

    Some people in here are commenting that when they tap on the “New Message” alert in the notification bar, all their SMS conversations get deleted.

    This problem has happened across handsets, including Nexus One, Droids, Evo, Incredible and Galaxy S.

    It’s happening across Android OS versions, including 2.2

    This should tell you that this and many problems you are having are because of Google, NOT Samsung.

    So calm down on spewing hate and ill will on Samsung.

    Sidenote: From the Net: The issue’s priority is still “Medium” on Google Code, but Google needs to fix it soon. You can do your part by voting for the issue on its Google Code page and elevating the issue above of “Medium.”

    http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=5669&sort=-stars&colspec=ID%20Type%20Status%20Owner%20Summary%20Stars

  • Anonymous

    Some people in here are commenting that when they tap on the “New Message” alert in the notification bar, all their SMS conversations get deleted.

    This problem has happened across handsets, including Nexus One, Droids, Evo, Incredible and Galaxy S.

    It’s happening across Android OS versions, including 2.2

    This should tell you that this and many problems you are having are because of Google, NOT Samsung.

    So calm down on spewing hate and ill will on Samsung.

    Sidenote: From the Net: The issue’s priority is still “Medium” on Google Code, but Google needs to fix it soon. You can do your part by voting for the issue on its Google Code page and elevating the issue above of “Medium.”

    http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=5669&sort=-stars&colspec=ID%20Type%20Status%20Owner%20Summary%20Stars

  • gHoff15

    How do I get avatar to work again?

  • Yardis

    It works great. Its way faster than it used to be, and it hasn’t froze since I updated it. Plus flash is great.

  • Jay

    Updated this morning. Phone cannot get past the Media scan phase, freezes then reboots itself. Over and over and over and over and over.

    • Druppel1987

      t-rep said it happens about 40% as a glitch in the update, just do a master reset and it has fixed 39.9% of those with that problem

    • Druppel1987

      t-rep said it happens about 40% as a glitch in the update, just do a master reset and it has fixed 39.9% of those with that problem

  • Digitalman959

    Upgrade went smoothly. Phones performing well. I had the Avatar issue, but after clearing the data chache and a few reboots it’s working again. Battery performance is way much better in Froyo so that a great improvement. Still wish the GPS was more accurate. Anyway, so far, no regrets.

  • theciscokid

    I spent 3 hours trying to fix a “device not recognized” issue on my Windows 7 laptop. Was unable to update, then I noticed the drivers on Samsung’s website for the phone are XP/Vista, so I tried an XP netbook I had and it was done in less than 20 minutes. It’s like buying a new phone in terms of speed. It’s lightning fast and the battery life is much better. My battery was down to 15% or so and I forgot to charge overnight. Normally that means it will be dead in the morning but not anymore. WiFi calling is awesome because I get terrible reception @ home. WiFi hotspot is also awesome. As for the GPS issues I can’t really report any issues because I never use it for directions.

  • Gnd63

    People keep saying back up your data before factory reboot. Ok, I did that. Now how do I get my old data back!!!
    thank you

  • HTChereIcome

    The update went easy. Unfortunately, it seems as if they may have rushed this release to quiet people. The problems I am having are reduced battery life. About 25 percent less from my estimates. Screen brightness doesn’t seem to change no matter what level I set it at. My 3G reception is not as good with this release. I used to get 3G in my work place, but now all I can get is Edge. The Aux port on my OEM car dock was supposed to start working with 2.2. No such luck. I am really disappointed that it took this long for this update and it seems half baked. This will be my last Samsung product.

    • Remixfa.

      Many people have been having 2.2 update issues on many devices. Its not just samsung. universal answer, factory reset, then let it sit for 10 minutes after it turns back on so it can rebuild files. 90% of the time it will be flawless afterwards.

      Also you need to let your battery drain completely and then charge completely, then reset your battery stats. That will improve your battery life substantially.

    • Remixfa.

      Many people have been having 2.2 update issues on many devices. Its not just samsung. universal answer, factory reset, then let it sit for 10 minutes after it turns back on so it can rebuild files. 90% of the time it will be flawless afterwards.

      Also you need to let your battery drain completely and then charge completely, then reset your battery stats. That will improve your battery life substantially.

    • Remixfa.

      Many people have been having 2.2 update issues on many devices. Its not just samsung. universal answer, factory reset, then let it sit for 10 minutes after it turns back on so it can rebuild files. 90% of the time it will be flawless afterwards.

      Also you need to let your battery drain completely and then charge completely, then reset your battery stats. That will improve your battery life substantially.

  • Whittada

    3 attempts to update failed. Don’t think I’m going to press my luck with another.

  • Ellison297

    Update went well but it seems that the new os is buggy real sluggish and I’ve been experiencing alot of freezing problems more then ever

  • Ellison297

    Update went well but it seems that the new os is buggy real sluggish and I’ve been experiencing alot of freezing problems more then ever

  • Cncj04

    Did the update yesterday and no regrets at all.. The phone works so much better now signal in my house had improved could barely get edge before now im 3g all the time

  • Cncj04

    Did the update yesterday and no regrets at all.. The phone works so much better now signal in my house had improved could barely get edge before now im 3g all the time

  • Cncj04

    Did the update yesterday and no regrets at all.. The phone works so much better now signal in my house had improved could barely get edge before now im 3g all the time

  • Auser72

    Was able to purchase vibrant for free on tmobile website as a upgrade, just had bought mytouch 4g in december. Couldn’t turn down at that price..lol

  • Csih123

    GREAT, Keep your promise MAGENTA,you will be no 2 or 3 US carrier

  • Cccheel

    You guys shouldn’t bother with the official Froyo. Why? It’s still filled with T-Mobile’s bloatware. Head over to ZDA, learn how to root and flash a custom ROM. I put Axura 2.2.6 on my Vibrant, and it is SO much better. My battery life alone is 50% better. The phone is so much faster.

    If T-Mo was smart, they would hire some of the devs from XDA to work on their updates.

    • Auser72

      You make the assumption that most people have problem with the so called bloatware.

      • Amen, I just went from rooted Froyo back to stock Froyo because I missed all the T-mo stuff. No reason to remove any extras with a phone that has this much internal memory. geez

        • Jess123

          Rooting can also make your phone faster – I rooted mine to Froyo 2.2/Nero v5, and used Quadrant to measure the speed – it’s now faster than any phone on the market (+1523), including the Nexus 2 and Droid X. I’m indifferent about the bloatware.

        • Bschoolchris

          Just wait for the Vibrant 4G to beat it lol

        • Bschoolchris

          Just wait for the Vibrant 4G to beat it lol

        • Jess123

          Rooting can also make your phone faster – I rooted mine to Froyo 2.2/Nero v5, and used Quadrant to measure the speed – it’s now faster than any phone on the market (+1523), including the Nexus 2 and Droid X. I’m indifferent about the bloatware.

        • Jess123

          Rooting can also make your phone faster – I rooted mine to Froyo 2.2/Nero v5, and used Quadrant to measure the speed – it’s now faster than any phone on the market (+1523), including the Nexus 2 and Droid X. I’m indifferent about the bloatware.

      • Amen, I just went from rooted Froyo back to stock Froyo because I missed all the T-mo stuff. No reason to remove any extras with a phone that has this much internal memory. geez

      • Amen, I just went from rooted Froyo back to stock Froyo because I missed all the T-mo stuff. No reason to remove any extras with a phone that has this much internal memory. geez

    • I”m so with you on that? I’m hesitant to go with the official up because I love my phone with Axura and it came pre-rooted/lagfixed and scoring around 1475. My battery life has improved.

  • Rkapha

    I received a placement phone to fix the GPS problem the day before I updated to Froyo. My GPS problem was fixed and then…I updated and the GPS problem came back. I then downloaded the GPSrestore from the market and now my phone is everything I dreamed it would be. Thanks Samsung…but I will never buy another Samsung phone again.

  • Adam

    I have noticed a significant battery life increase… amongst many other operating speed enhancements.
    Opening, closing and switching between apps is definitely much faster, I have been using firefox as my primary browser, and the difference between 2.1 and 2.2 is clearly noticeable.
    The phones powers completely off and then back on again in half the time. I am pleased. It was worth the laborious wait…

    Have yet to notice GPS issues, though they were quite prevalent before the update to froyo.

  • Adam

    I have noticed a significant battery life increase… amongst many other operating speed enhancements.
    Opening, closing and switching between apps is definitely much faster, I have been using firefox as my primary browser, and the difference between 2.1 and 2.2 is clearly noticeable.
    The phones powers completely off and then back on again in half the time. I am pleased. It was worth the laborious wait…

    Have yet to notice GPS issues, though they were quite prevalent before the update to froyo.

  • It does not work on my Vibrant. I can’t update. So I am guessing if you have a T-Mobile Vibrant you will not be able to upgrade it.

    • Anonymous

      The only kind of Vibrant is a T-Mobile Vibrant.

      • That’s what I have. I click the phone the form minimizes the the error pops up.

        • Jack

          The upgrade worked for my T-Mobile Vibrant on the first try. I’d contact customer support if I were you.

        • Jack

          The upgrade worked for my T-Mobile Vibrant on the first try. I’d contact customer support if I were you.

        • Jack

          The upgrade worked for my T-Mobile Vibrant on the first try. I’d contact customer support if I were you.

      • That’s what I have. I click the phone the form minimizes the the error pops up.

      • That’s what I have. I click the phone the form minimizes the the error pops up.

    • Anonymous

      The only kind of Vibrant is a T-Mobile Vibrant.

    • Anonymous

      The only kind of Vibrant is a T-Mobile Vibrant.

    • Anonymous

      Huh? The whole point of this article and the site and the upgrade is putting 2.2 on the T-Mobile Vibrant.

      The only other Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant is in Canada, but I assume you know this is a TMOUS fan site, not Bell, Canada.

      http://www.bell.ca/shopping/Samsung-Galaxy-SVibrant/70269.details

    • Anonymous

      Huh? The whole point of this article and the site and the upgrade is putting 2.2 on the T-Mobile Vibrant.

      The only other Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant is in Canada, but I assume you know this is a TMOUS fan site, not Bell, Canada.

      http://www.bell.ca/shopping/Samsung-Galaxy-SVibrant/70269.details

  • It does not work on my Vibrant. I can’t update. So I am guessing if you have a T-Mobile Vibrant you will not be able to upgrade it.

  • BIGG13

    One issue I have ahd is that the battery seems to drain faster. Anyone else had this issue??

    • Anonymous

      Actually, that seems like a coincidence on your end, or you are simply paying attention to the battery now, and only now noticing that your battery is going out, that it would have had you not done the update.

      I say this because everyone else, including myself, are posting that we get better battery life, not declined.

      (Improved battery life was also one of the improvements users would experience on upgrading to 2.2).

      Bonus Tip: You may want to get a task killer on Market. The update will keep on some programs and also adjust your display settings. It sounds like you may have programs running that you did not before, so those are draining the battery faster. E.g., GPS, WiFi may be on, and some software may be running such as widgets.

      • Bgale14

        Please don’t tell anyone to use task killers. They don’t work. They just make things worse.

      • Bgale14

        Please don’t tell anyone to use task killers. They don’t work. They just make things worse.

      • Bgale14

        Please don’t tell anyone to use task killers. They don’t work. They just make things worse.

      • Bgale14

        Please don’t tell anyone to use task killers. They don’t work. They just make things worse.

    • Anonymous

      Actually, that seems like a coincidence on your end, or you are simply paying attention to the battery now, and only now noticing that your battery is going out, that it would have had you not done the update.

      I say this because everyone else, including myself, are posting that we get better battery life, not declined.

      (Improved battery life was also one of the improvements users would experience on upgrading to 2.2).

      Bonus Tip: You may want to get a task killer on Market. The update will keep on some programs and also adjust your display settings. It sounds like you may have programs running that you did not before, so those are draining the battery faster. E.g., GPS, WiFi may be on, and some software may be running such as widgets.

    • I have noticed the same thing. Since I’ve had it installed, I have not gotten more than 4 or 5 hours. I use to get at least 7 hours with GPS running.

    • I have noticed the same thing. Since I’ve had it installed, I have not gotten more than 4 or 5 hours. I use to get at least 7 hours with GPS running.

  • BIGG13

    One issue I have ahd is that the battery seems to drain faster. Anyone else had this issue??

  • Tshizzle87

    Did the update last night. Took about 3 tries, but it worked. Didn’t lose ANY data, battery life is amazing, I get better signal, and my phone is significantly faster. The only bad thing I noticed is that it went back to the old Market, but I’m sure it’s only temporary. Thanks Sammy, it only took 7 freakin months.

  • Tshizzle87

    Did the update last night. Took about 3 tries, but it worked. Didn’t lose ANY data, battery life is amazing, I get better signal, and my phone is significantly faster. The only bad thing I noticed is that it went back to the old Market, but I’m sure it’s only temporary. Thanks Sammy, it only took 7 freakin months.

  • thecas

    Followed the directions, removed my SD card, backed everything up and had no problems, though it took some willpower to not jump in after kies said it was done but the phone still just showed the big “S” on startup. Waited it out and, ta-da, a better phone! Faster, no lags, better battery life. Still hate the calendar/Exchange integration. Maps crashed once (GPS on and working well), restarted again, uninstalled and reinstalled Maps and haven’t had a problem since.

    The wait was TOO LONG, compounded first my the overblown promises and then the silence from TMO and Samsung, but glad for the update and the improvements/enhancements it brought.

    • Anonymous

      Look at the positive side, for me it feels like I got a new phone, this time without having to pay the $500 freight like I did in July.

      While I don’t subscribe to the conspiracy theory (that Samsung and T-Mobile held the update back so to motivate us to buy newer phones) getting this update has motivated me to hold off on getting a new phone, until maybe September when the new dual-core handsets permeate across carriers.

  • Rabi Fettig

    I can’t update. It seems like mini kies only recognizes my phone one time in ten. When it finally does, it tells me I have an “unregistered device” and gives me no options to do anything about it.

    I took it into a T-Mobile store this weekend to have them update it for me, and they couldn’t/wouldn’t do it. After an hour on the phone with tech-support, listening to how I needed to turn it off and on again, they finally told me that it was my own problem, I must not have the right version of Windows 7 (whatever that means) and that I can’t update no matter what I do.

    I am furious at Samsung. My girlfriend’s HTC phone got Froyo over-the-air. In OCTOBER. I will never buy another Samsung phone, and I will warn anyone else who is considering buying one.

    • Anonymous

      Rabi, The T-mobile salesperson put back my Vibrant back to factory settings and then I went home and using windows 7 64 bit system update the phone.

  • MY PHONE FEELS LIKE A WHOLE NEW HANDSET!! I REALLY LOVE MY VIBRANT NOW THAT I HAVE THE UPDATE, BEFORE I WAS LOOKING INTO BUYING ANOTHER PHONE BUT NOW I FEEL LIKE THE VIBRANT IS A QUAILTY DEVICE.

  • MY PHONE FEELS LIKE A WHOLE NEW HANDSET!! I REALLY LOVE MY VIBRANT NOW THAT I HAVE THE UPDATE, BEFORE I WAS LOOKING INTO BUYING ANOTHER PHONE BUT NOW I FEEL LIKE THE VIBRANT IS A QUAILTY DEVICE.

  • Smile4you2222

    Samsung Vibrant
    I was a bit scared to do the update with all the negative reports but followed the directions with no issues. PC is running Win 7 on 64 bit. Feels like a new phone LOVE IT! To bad T-mobile and Samsung blew how long it took.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah Smile. I don’t have any issues at all.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah Smile. I don’t have any issues at all.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah Smile. I don’t have any issues at all.

  • Smile4you2222

    Samsung Vibrant
    I was a bit scared to do the update with all the negative reports but followed the directions with no issues. PC is running Win 7 on 64 bit. Feels like a new phone LOVE IT! To bad T-mobile and Samsung blew how long it took.

  • FunkMaster

    Updated my Samsung Vibrant to Froyo using the Samsung Kies software. The interface is a bit nicer here & there. However, the phone’s more buggy than before! I can’t even establish nor maintain a Bluetooth connection with my car stereo anymore. The phone application crashes everytime I try to make a call via bluetooth.
    I’m selling the stupid phone. I can’t deal with this nonsense anymore.
    Any Nexus S owners? What’s it like? Any issues?

    • Lopiacha

      I own a vibrant and have issues with it too, from swype to web browsing. I don’t own a nexus s, but with this little experience we have had with the vibrant and all galaxy s phones…i think you….WE might be better off with HTC than Samsung, I know I will Never Again purchase a samsung mobile device…

    • Lopiacha

      I own a vibrant and have issues with it too, from swype to web browsing. I don’t own a nexus s, but with this little experience we have had with the vibrant and all galaxy s phones…i think you….WE might be better off with HTC than Samsung, I know I will Never Again purchase a samsung mobile device…

    • Lopiacha

      I own a vibrant and have issues with it too, from swype to web browsing. I don’t own a nexus s, but with this little experience we have had with the vibrant and all galaxy s phones…i think you….WE might be better off with HTC than Samsung, I know I will Never Again purchase a samsung mobile device…

  • FunkMaster

    Updated my Samsung Vibrant to Froyo using the Samsung Kies software. The interface is a bit nicer here & there. However, the phone’s more buggy than before! I can’t even establish nor maintain a Bluetooth connection with my car stereo anymore. The phone application crashes everytime I try to make a call via bluetooth.
    I’m selling the stupid phone. I can’t deal with this nonsense anymore.
    Any Nexus S owners? What’s it like? Any issues?

  • FunkMaster

    Updated my Samsung Vibrant to Froyo using the Samsung Kies software. The interface is a bit nicer here & there. However, the phone’s more buggy than before! I can’t even establish nor maintain a Bluetooth connection with my car stereo anymore. The phone application crashes everytime I try to make a call via bluetooth.
    I’m selling the stupid phone. I can’t deal with this nonsense anymore.
    Any Nexus S owners? What’s it like? Any issues?

  • Lopiacha

    I’m happy with my flash more than anything. But now I’m limited to 4 web browsers, gps on my phone is useless doesn’t work and I drive alot so that’s a problem, swype is less accurate and doesn’t capture all my words, haptic feedback feels like its on zero setting!! Phone its overall more buggy than before, freezes alot more often. No more Samsung for me I will sell this piece of crap on ebay. Next phone will be a HTC!!!

  • Lopiacha

    I’m happy with my flash more than anything. But now I’m limited to 4 web browsers, gps on my phone is useless doesn’t work and I drive alot so that’s a problem, swype is less accurate and doesn’t capture all my words, haptic feedback feels like its on zero setting!! Phone its overall more buggy than before, freezes alot more often. No more Samsung for me I will sell this piece of crap on ebay. Next phone will be a HTC!!!

  • Lopiacha

    I’m happy with my flash more than anything. But now I’m limited to 4 web browsers, gps on my phone is useless doesn’t work and I drive alot so that’s a problem, swype is less accurate and doesn’t capture all my words, haptic feedback feels like its on zero setting!! Phone its overall more buggy than before, freezes alot more often. No more Samsung for me I will sell this piece of crap on ebay. Next phone will be a HTC!!!

  • Anonymous

    I dropped in at my local T-Mobile store Saturday (1/22) to ask them about my almost not-functioning Vibrant. I immediately heard that Froyo arrived the day before. The salesperson gave us the site to download update. I almost ran home and invited Froyo into my phone. Well…AMAZING. This thing is fast and battery life is much improved. I fell in love with my Vibrant again,

  • Anonymous

    I dropped in at my local T-Mobile store Saturday (1/22) to ask them about my almost not-functioning Vibrant. I immediately heard that Froyo arrived the day before. The salesperson gave us the site to download update. I almost ran home and invited Froyo into my phone. Well…AMAZING. This thing is fast and battery life is much improved. I fell in love with my Vibrant again,

  • Anonymous

    I dropped in at my local T-Mobile store Saturday (1/22) to ask them about my almost not-functioning Vibrant. I immediately heard that Froyo arrived the day before. The salesperson gave us the site to download update. I almost ran home and invited Froyo into my phone. Well…AMAZING. This thing is fast and battery life is much improved. I fell in love with my Vibrant again,

  • Anonymous

    People complaining about Samsung and swearing them off, that’s your prerogative, I guess. You can blame anyone you want for issues caused on your end.

    If this was a Samsung issue, as I said before, why is the install going well for the majority of people? Seems if it was a hardware issue that everyone would be having install problems.

    Bonus Tip: To avoid frustration, if you intend to get a different handset or book to another carrier, you best do your research first. For example, think the Nexus S is the answer? LOL… check this out:

    http://androidandme.com/2011/01/phones/40-days-after-launch-googles-nexus-s-still-suffers-serious-random-reboot-bug/

    Fact is Android is buggy. Jumping handset to handset or blaming Samsung is not the solution to your problems.

  • Anonymous

    People complaining about Samsung and swearing them off, that’s your prerogative, I guess. You can blame anyone you want for issues caused on your end.

    If this was a Samsung issue, as I said before, why is the install going well for the majority of people? Seems if it was a hardware issue that everyone would be having install problems.

    Bonus Tip: To avoid frustration, if you intend to get a different handset or book to another carrier, you best do your research first. For example, think the Nexus S is the answer? LOL… check this out:

    http://androidandme.com/2011/01/phones/40-days-after-launch-googles-nexus-s-still-suffers-serious-random-reboot-bug/

    Fact is Android is buggy. Jumping handset to handset or blaming Samsung is not the solution to your problems.

  • Anonymous

    People complaining about Samsung and swearing them off, that’s your prerogative, I guess. You can blame anyone you want for issues caused on your end.

    If this was a Samsung issue, as I said before, why is the install going well for the majority of people? Seems if it was a hardware issue that everyone would be having install problems.

    Bonus Tip: To avoid frustration, if you intend to get a different handset or book to another carrier, you best do your research first. For example, think the Nexus S is the answer? LOL… check this out:

    http://androidandme.com/2011/01/phones/40-days-after-launch-googles-nexus-s-still-suffers-serious-random-reboot-bug/

    Fact is Android is buggy. Jumping handset to handset or blaming Samsung is not the solution to your problems.

  • Vanessa

    I love the new update but just tested my maps & still not working. It continues to say searching for GPS. If it wasn’t for my maps not working properly then this would b yhr ultimate phone. And yes I have all the proper settings in order for gps to work. Frustrating .

  • Vanessa

    I love the new update but just tested my maps & still not working. It continues to say searching for GPS. If it wasn’t for my maps not working properly then this would b yhr ultimate phone. And yes I have all the proper settings in order for gps to work. Frustrating .

  • Ibanezshreader

    I HATE HATE HATE the update. Apps Had before are no longer available. I purchased the slingplayer and now i cannot even use it because it does not show up on the market. same with the official facebook app. wtf… is there a way to go back to 2.1?

  • Ibanezshreader

    I HATE HATE HATE the update. Apps Had before are no longer available. I purchased the slingplayer and now i cannot even use it because it does not show up on the market. same with the official facebook app. wtf… is there a way to go back to 2.1?

  • Ibanezshreader

    I HATE HATE HATE the update. Apps Had before are no longer available. I purchased the slingplayer and now i cannot even use it because it does not show up on the market. same with the official facebook app. wtf… is there a way to go back to 2.1?

  • Anonymous

    My review (a few things)

    – Bottom line first: I am very pleased with the Vibrant and 2.2 now on it. As some said, it feels like a new phone!
    Feature I am most pleased with is the ability to play flash files posted on websites. (Prior to this update our handsets could not play Net video content that was in the flash format, which was most websites.)

    – Update went fine, albeit the procedure took getting used to since we are used to OTA updates.

    – Has anyone thanked TMoNews for alerting us to the update? So thanks TMoNews. But for TMoNews publishing the story I would not have search Google to find the update page (I am not aware that T-Mobile officially told us that the update was available.

    – As far as details, first thing that’s obvious is that there’s improved and additional functionality. For example, I checked out the WiFi calling and tethering. Both worked.

    – GPS works perfect.

    – Avatar did not play: Although I had no desire to watch it (I saw Avatar at the theater, played it on my Vibrant in July, and in December bought the DVD set) when I clicked the Avatar icon, it would not play the movie (even though the movie was still on the microSD card and in the correct sub folder titled “Movie” on the card).

    Most helpful was someone in here posted the fix. Performed the DRM (Digital Rights Management) clearing procedure as provided in here, rebooted the phone twice. On the second reboot the Avatar shortcut now plays the movie. Did not watch it though, for the above reasons.

    – “App Updates” works fine. 2.2 has given me notice that 18 apps need updating (I suspect many of those are due to my installing 2.2 and the apps need to address Android’s excessive fragmentation issues).

    Warning: On my Vibrant “Update notice” did not show up in Notifications until about 15 hours into having the phone.

    – Fragmentation: annoyingly evident. Those of you who don’t know what “fragmentation” is, here’s an example of it, in a nutshell.

    There was a cool “Plasma Globe” game that I downloaded a few weeks ago (A game in concept similar to Asteroids) . It installed on 2.1 fine. But when I tried to play it on the Vibrant a message popped up saying words to the affect: “Your version of Android is outdated and the program will not play on your device.” Clearly the app developer wrote it using Android’s latest code at the time and required Android 2.2 or better to play. :(

    On installing 2.2 “Plasma Globe” is the first program I tried since it was the only app that used the word “outdated” to describe my seven month old phone. This time around it worked perfect.

    And that in a nutshell is Android fragmentation. Evidence of it abounds in this latest install on my Vibrant; a few of my apps no longer work because the software was written with an older SDK. (Software Development Kit).

    Yes, we are at the mercy of Google and app developers. Google because it keeps doing this to us, trickling out Android features every few months so even 2.1, for example, appears outdated; and we are at the mercy of developers because on any apps we like it’s up to the programmers to go back to square one and rewrite the code so their apps work on new versions of Android.

    – Battery life: Greatly improved!! If I keep the display dimmed my battery now lasts way longer, about 24 hours without needing a charge.

    – WiFi and T-Mobile TV: WiFi connected way faster than before. And when I connected T-Mobile TV, it went to MSNBC really quick (one of the few live broadcast stations on T-Mobile TV, and the reason I have T-Mobile TV, to watch MSNBC). Over the past six months I have used my Vibrant on WiFi to watch MSNBC on T-Mobile TV , so I had a benchmark with which to compare.

    – Android keyboard vanished: But “Gingerbread keyboard for the Nexus S” can be installed from Market, for free. It’s a great keyboard. I am using that instead of Swype, for now.

    YouTube: I like that there’s more settings, preferences and features. For example there’s a check box to select “High quality on mobile” which means: “Start videos [automatically] in high quality when connected to a mobile network (WiFi).”

    There’s also an improved YouTube interface making it easier to one-click and “Save, Favorite, Share, and Copy URL”

    Flash: Love that I now have flash in my browser. (Isn’t the iPhone “flashless” and Jobs says the iPhone will never get flash?). Anyway, I reduced my cable TV package (was spending too much on it). So while I get 80 channels, TBS is not one of them. Why does that matter? Well, Conan O’Brien moved his show to TBS. So I was unable to watch it on TV.

    But on my computer, and now my Vibrant, I can tune in to Team Coco and watch full episodes. On the phone I simply go to Conan’s website, click the frame that says “full episode,” the video then plays (without commercials).

    Also, I can expand the screen so it plays full screen on my Vibrant.

    IMHO, getting Adobe flash is big news. This is 1) because not all Android 2.2 handsets can play flash; and 2) the flash-enabled browser now allows me to go on any website and play the site’s flash content, sites such as CNN, Hulu or whatever.

    See my YouTube demo here, as an example of what I mean:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nYQ_dV9lQ0

  • Anonymous

    My review (a few things)

    – Bottom line first: I am very pleased with the Vibrant and 2.2 now on it. As some said, it feels like a new phone!
    Feature I am most pleased with is the ability to play flash files posted on websites. (Prior to this update our handsets could not play Net video content that was in the flash format, which was most websites.)

    – Update went fine, albeit the procedure took getting used to since we are used to OTA updates.

    – Has anyone thanked TMoNews for alerting us to the update? So thanks TMoNews. But for TMoNews publishing the story I would not have search Google to find the update page (I am not aware that T-Mobile officially told us that the update was available.

    – As far as details, first thing that’s obvious is that there’s improved and additional functionality. For example, I checked out the WiFi calling and tethering. Both worked.

    – GPS works perfect.

    – Avatar did not play: Although I had no desire to watch it (I saw Avatar at the theater, played it on my Vibrant in July, and in December bought the DVD set) when I clicked the Avatar icon, it would not play the movie (even though the movie was still on the microSD card and in the correct sub folder titled “Movie” on the card).

    Most helpful was someone in here posted the fix. Performed the DRM (Digital Rights Management) clearing procedure as provided in here, rebooted the phone twice. On the second reboot the Avatar shortcut now plays the movie. Did not watch it though, for the above reasons.

    – “App Updates” works fine. 2.2 has given me notice that 18 apps need updating (I suspect many of those are due to my installing 2.2 and the apps need to address Android’s excessive fragmentation issues).

    Warning: On my Vibrant “Update notice” did not show up in Notifications until about 15 hours into having the phone.

    – Fragmentation: annoyingly evident. Those of you who don’t know what “fragmentation” is, here’s an example of it, in a nutshell.

    There was a cool “Plasma Globe” game that I downloaded a few weeks ago (A game in concept similar to Asteroids) . It installed on 2.1 fine. But when I tried to play it on the Vibrant a message popped up saying words to the affect: “Your version of Android is outdated and the program will not play on your device.” Clearly the app developer wrote it using Android’s latest code at the time and required Android 2.2 or better to play. :(

    On installing 2.2 “Plasma Globe” is the first program I tried since it was the only app that used the word “outdated” to describe my seven month old phone. This time around it worked perfect.

    And that in a nutshell is Android fragmentation. Evidence of it abounds in this latest install on my Vibrant; a few of my apps no longer work because the software was written with an older SDK. (Software Development Kit).

    Yes, we are at the mercy of Google and app developers. Google because it keeps doing this to us, trickling out Android features every few months so even 2.1, for example, appears outdated; and we are at the mercy of developers because on any apps we like it’s up to the programmers to go back to square one and rewrite the code so their apps work on new versions of Android.

    – Battery life: Greatly improved!! If I keep the display dimmed my battery now lasts way longer, about 24 hours without needing a charge.

    – WiFi and T-Mobile TV: WiFi connected way faster than before. And when I connected T-Mobile TV, it went to MSNBC really quick (one of the few live broadcast stations on T-Mobile TV, and the reason I have T-Mobile TV, to watch MSNBC). Over the past six months I have used my Vibrant on WiFi to watch MSNBC on T-Mobile TV , so I had a benchmark with which to compare.

    – Android keyboard vanished: But “Gingerbread keyboard for the Nexus S” can be installed from Market, for free. It’s a great keyboard. I am using that instead of Swype, for now.

    YouTube: I like that there’s more settings, preferences and features. For example there’s a check box to select “High quality on mobile” which means: “Start videos [automatically] in high quality when connected to a mobile network (WiFi).”

    There’s also an improved YouTube interface making it easier to one-click and “Save, Favorite, Share, and Copy URL”

    Flash: Love that I now have flash in my browser. (Isn’t the iPhone “flashless” and Jobs says the iPhone will never get flash?). Anyway, I reduced my cable TV package (was spending too much on it). So while I get 80 channels, TBS is not one of them. Why does that matter? Well, Conan O’Brien moved his show to TBS. So I was unable to watch it on TV.

    But on my computer, and now my Vibrant, I can tune in to Team Coco and watch full episodes. On the phone I simply go to Conan’s website, click the frame that says “full episode,” the video then plays (without commercials).

    Also, I can expand the screen so it plays full screen on my Vibrant.

    IMHO, getting Adobe flash is big news. This is 1) because not all Android 2.2 handsets can play flash; and 2) the flash-enabled browser now allows me to go on any website and play the site’s flash content, sites such as CNN, Hulu or whatever.

    See my YouTube demo here, as an example of what I mean:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nYQ_dV9lQ0

  • Jonathan

    I love it. Feel like I got a brand new phone. Flash is awesome. All the little bells and whistles are great. 100% pleased and happy.

  • Tarikida

    Can someone explain DRM (Digital Rights Management) clearing procedure. I searched this thread and unable to find that information.

  • Melissaliponoga

    DID anyone lose Avatar?? I did???

    • Bill

      I didn’t even check it until I read this. I have the Icons on the home screen and in the apps but neither takes you anywhere!

  • Melissa

    DRM (Digital Rights Management) where is this at to get Avatar back?

  • Melissa

    DRM (Digital Rights Management) where is this at to get Avatar back?

  • Melissa

    DRM (Digital Rights Management) where is this at to get Avatar back?

  • Dfgdg

    how do you back up your samsung vibrant phone? before updating it.. I dont want to lose anything.

    • oman774

      Melissa I downloaded Astro file manager from Market then in the tool go to Settings and Select Tools select Application Manager Backup then backup all programs to a folder. Upgrade to Freyo 2.2 then do a Facotry Reset of the phone. Redownload Astro file manager then go to Astro then select settings=>Tools then select Application Manager Backup click Backed Up Apps and select all then click Install.

  • Dfgdg

    how do you back up your samsung vibrant phone? before updating it.. I dont want to lose anything.

  • Dfgdg

    how do you back up your samsung vibrant phone? before updating it.. I dont want to lose anything.

  • Mizzonehunnidt

    i love it///thank u so much guys
    i had to reset my phone but overall its great

  • Anonymous

    Still doesn’t compared to third-party ROMs. Team Whiskey’s Bionix-V is dead-simple to install (easier than this mini-Kies garbage), gives you full access to everything in Android, and if you ever have problems or questions — you can actually talk to the people who make it. Imagine that.

    • Dragoth

      I here yah here my friend. I have been running Team Whiskey ROM’s since long before there was a Team Whiskey, back when the Bionix name was 2.1. :) The crapware that T-mobile/Samsung put out is garbage in comparison. The Dev team from Samsung could definitely learn a thing or two from the talented Developers that modify the ROM they deem “worthy” to release.

    • Dragoth

      I here yah here my friend. I have been running Team Whiskey ROM’s since long before there was a Team Whiskey, back when the Bionix name was 2.1. :) The crapware that T-mobile/Samsung put out is garbage in comparison. The Dev team from Samsung could definitely learn a thing or two from the talented Developers that modify the ROM they deem “worthy” to release.

  • Kabitap

    It improved the battery life a lot.

  • Kabitap

    It improved the battery life a lot.

  • Constomy

    I just installed it. I had a original rom installed. To be safe I unrooted and removed lagfix. Installed the update and it’s running absolutely perfect. You do have to do a factory reset though. So many force closes at first. Did the Reset and now everything is running perfect. I’m posting this compliments of wifi tethering…. Boo ya!

  • Constomy

    Oh ya and battery life is WAY BETTER!

  • Constomy

    Double Oh Ya, The GPS Works Perfect! Now was that really that hard to fix?

  • Constomy

    Double Oh Ya, The GPS Works Perfect! Now was that really that hard to fix?

  • Followed directions to the T and it bricked my phone. I’m no noob — jail broke a bunch of iPhones in the past so difficult for me to take the blame. Took it to T Mo store and they attempted a ReBoot (something I spent about 6 hours trying the night before) w/ no luck. Said its a known issue and are sending a replacement. Hope it has 2.2 on it b/c I’m not trying this again, I’ll happily live w/ 2.1 until there’s an OTA update. At least T Mo did the right thing

    • Rasolis89

      it doesnt . something like this happened to me. just got my replacememnt today. i wonder if it had to do with the fact that i was rooted, cuz i re did it with the new handset and it updated perfectly

  • AngryInch

    Had some of the problems with avatar, got that fixed thanks to this forum. Annoyed with the camera and using gps, hope they fix that. for now just turned off my location so it does not tag. and now the photos and video are in the same folder. hope they fix that too. But 2.2 is awesome and much better. Nice to see the new options as well. I wonder if tmo was not going to release this due to tethering and hotspot.

  • AngryInch

    Had some of the problems with avatar, got that fixed thanks to this forum. Annoyed with the camera and using gps, hope they fix that. for now just turned off my location so it does not tag. and now the photos and video are in the same folder. hope they fix that too. But 2.2 is awesome and much better. Nice to see the new options as well. I wonder if tmo was not going to release this due to tethering and hotspot.

  • Ghoff15

    If you want avatar back go to settings/applications/manage applications/all/drm/ clear data there is no cache to clear then reboot ur phone 3 times by holding the power button till it rebootsto galaxy symbol and u should be good, mine worked perfect….

  • Ghoff15

    If you want avatar back go to settings/applications/manage applications/all/drm/ clear data there is no cache to clear then reboot ur phone 3 times by holding the power button till it rebootsto galaxy symbol and u should be good, mine worked perfect….

  • Ghoff15

    If you want avatar back go to settings/applications/manage applications/all/drm/ clear data there is no cache to clear then reboot ur phone 3 times by holding the power button till it rebootsto galaxy symbol and u should be good, mine worked perfect….

  • Bigdross97

    i cant my avatar back

    • Bigdross97

      check that i got it

  • Bigdross97

    i cant my avatar back

  • Emilyward

    How do I download Kies for the Vibrant on my computer? I selected Kies on my phone but nothing happens on my computer.

    • Dragonfly1127

      google samsung kies download….try any one and then when done down load samsung mini kies….after that follow the instructions on the tmobil site! VERY EASY!!!

  • Ben

    The update screwed up the Alarm function a bit. Now if you create a “One Time” alarm it still associates it with the day. That means if you try on Tuesday 9pm to set an alarm to go off at 6:30am it’s not really set to go off for another 6.5 days — *next* Tuesday at 6:30am and not tomorrow morning at 6:30am.

    • Guest

      Ben is an idiot.

  • sweats62

    Let’s get the bad over with. It’ll be a long time before I will take anything I hear from Samsung or T-Mobile regarding Android updates with less then a handful of salt. That experience hurt.

    The good: Battery battery battery. I don’t have hard numbers but at a glance I’d say I’m getting 30-40% greater battery life. The whole experience is smoother and quicker than ever. The video experience is more slick (used to experience hiccups but no longer).

    Then there’s the Android keyboard, or the lack thereof. I’m more of a Swyper, but my wife was plenty upset about the missing Android keyboard. I downloaded the free Gingerbread Keyboard for Nexus this morning. Mine force closed once then no problems. My wife had experienced zero problems and is estatic.

  • Anybody else having problems with WiFi erroring out a lot when trying to connect?

  • Anybody else having problems with WiFi erroring out a lot when trying to connect?

    • My74elco

      Yup! I do too for some reason. Have to restart the phone to fix it.

  • Anybody else having problems with WiFi erroring out a lot when trying to connect?

  • Dragonfly1127

    Ok … I upated both my husbands and my Vibrant with no issues at all….here is the issue my friends were having with getting phone not registered code….u have to downloand both samusng kies AND samsung mini kies ..after u do that u will fly right tru the update..I updated both phones in under 15 minutes and both are working GREAT!!! :) I am very pleased!

  • Dragonfly1127

    Ok … I upated both my husbands and my Vibrant with no issues at all….here is the issue my friends were having with getting phone not registered code….u have to downloand both samusng kies AND samsung mini kies ..after u do that u will fly right tru the update..I updated both phones in under 15 minutes and both are working GREAT!!! :) I am very pleased!

  • Ed

    Easy update no problems–Froyo is great!

  • Ed

    Easy update no problems–Froyo is great!

  • Kristen

    I updated my phone a couple hours ago, the only issue I’m having is the accu weather widget is gone and I can’t seem to find another one I like. But other than that everything’s great! Been waiting a couple months for this update so I’m pretty happy!

  • Nkylieb

    Battery life is great! Is the portable hotspot suppose to show up since its the Froyo?

    • jackson.

      You have to go under your setting and go to wireless and network.

    • jackson.

      You have to go under your setting and go to wireless and network.

  • RobertH

    I absolutely love it! I tried the Mobile AP and it’s wonderful. Battery life gain is significant. Fixed the GPS bug [actually it really wasn’t bad before for me!] and the Gallery lag is gone. And THEN I rooted my phone and now it’s even more awesome.

    • richard

      how did you root froyo?

  • jackson.

    I love it! Everything works better than before! And the wifi calling/texting is a life saver!

  • jackson.

    I love it! Everything works better than before! And the wifi calling/texting is a life saver!

  • JG01

    Well…..let’s see, what errors have i had since applying the update…hhhmmmmmm. 1. most of the time my phone does not ring anymore, even if the volume is on high. 2. GPS still does not work. 3. listening the voice mail via bluetooth does not work. 4. System performance ha gone downhill ( ihave all the same apps as before, even taken some off and clear the system cache). That’s it for now, will post more later. But this is a bad start for me…….I won’t be buying Samsung again…..and thinking about leaving Tmobile…too many issues!!

    • elij

      I know it should have been solved in the update but it wasn’t. My GPS had troubles right after. Have you tried the GPSRestoreSamsung from the Market? Fix for GPS on froyo, solved my issue.

      • Tbird7090

        DUDE You’re a lifesaver. Fast fix. It works folks.

  • Tedhaber

    Exchange support from the stock email client no longer exists. The stock Android keyboard is missing. The upgraded Market regressed to an older version. I had to tebuild all of my carefully tailored home pages.

    Not really thrilled. Very disappointed.

    • Matt

      My exchange works

  • sweats62

    I already weighed in but THERE’S MORE!! Tethering? Who are we kidding here? I use my WiFi to power up the internet on my phone. Why would I want to use my phone to give my laptop intenet for crying out loud? I’ll tell you why. Both my wife and I are taking internet courses. Yesterday we both had posts due in class forums. My DSL modem died at about six last night. Vibrant to the rescue. Got the posts off. Sure it was slow (EDGE) but our grades are intact. I’m sending this post on a Vibrant powered internet right now (stores don’t open for a couple of hours). Good stuff.

    • Tbird7090

      I could only get mine to tether the first time after upgrading to Froyo 2.2 then not again. Went crazy with other apps till I found out I’d have to root but now found Klink. BINGO. No rooting & it connected within 10 min. of installing on phone & my computer.
      Yes I have to use USB but I would anyway for battery’s sake since I want to be able to use the phone while online as I tested & found I could that one brief time I tethered after the upgrade.
      I’d appreciate any tips on how anyone is tethering after doing a full upgrade because I’ve read that as soon as you do, T-Mo shoots down the ability somehow.
      Meanwhile it looks like Klink is the way to go.

  • bob362

    good: Wi-Fi calling is the best thing that’s happened to that phone since I got it! I can now make/receive calls from home! (T-mobile says I have good reception at home but my phone has always disagreed with that assessment!). Yeah. me=happy. :)

    neutral: I haven’t noticed any battery improvement. Still way too short.

    bad:
    1. phone pauses for a few seconds every now and then. not a huge deal but annoying. The power button now acts up (sometimes need to hold it down for several seconds to turn on the phone… but not always. weird.)

    2. skype is blocked from making calls over if not on wi-fi (message says that in the US it has to be connected through wi-fi). Lame. Really. It was already lame not to have the front-facing camera that Galaxy S devices have in Europe. That’s even more lame.

    3. I have to say it too… seriously… it took how long? You’re kidding, right? Are we getting 3.0 before 2016? Nah, probably never. That’s it for this phone.

    bottom line: wi-fi calling. love it. even if it eats up minutes. Much better than sticking an antenna on the roof. The negs are not much compared to the benefit I get from that. the whole experience is much improved.

  • JG01

    Called Samsung about some of the I have getting. Samsung knew about that Bluetooth is a big problem. In troubleshooting the phone myself, it seems that that the phone will establish a BT connection, but will not release it even though the connection is no longer established. The phone still tries to connect in the background and hold the connection open. To restore phone performance, delete the BT connection, turn off BT and reboot. The other issue they have admitted to is Swype not working as good as the previous version and I have been experiencing this issue, a lot of re-tries in sending texts. To me BT is a big one, which impact performance. It seems that they took a developers version and released it because we were pissed off with Samsung, they were just trying save face, but screwed up in the process. I like Samsung devices, but their software team needs to be re-evaluated.

  • Nick

    Froyo on the vibrant adds a lot of new functionality to the phone, including tethering, seemingly improved screen quality and mobile hotspot capability (among a slew of other things). Several UI changes have been made as well, but nothing big (settings menu in color, fifth button on the notification bar that controls auto-rotation, and one folder for both samsung widgets and widgets relating to apps, and the color scheme is dark blue now instead of light blue). Only downside that I can see do far I’d that they removed the android keyboard entirely and only left swype and the samsung keypad. All in all, it is a very nice update and is definitely worth the tedious process of getting it through Kies. However, the required kies mini software will not work on ANY 64-bit computer, regardless of the OS.

  • mcgirt

    my car used to be able to read/play music from the internal SD card/memory when i connected the phone via usb, enabled mass storage mode, and mounted the sd card. since the update, the car can only read from the *external* sd card. if i remove the external usb card and plug the phone into the car, the car says “no supported data found. you can remove the device.”

  • Mugennosora

    just figure people might like to know, that for froyo 2.2 desk home was broken…and taken off the market…today i found that it’s back on the market called desk home for samsung vibrant 2 and it works

  • Coon

    When you apply this update? Does it erase everything on your phone such as locked messages?

    • elij

      Didn’t have any problem with lost data. Backed everything just in case but had no issue.

    • elij

      Didn’t have any problem with lost data. Backed everything just in case but had no issue.

  • Matt

    .There are many new things that are great, but I have found that since the update my phone is slower when interacting with the UI. I have also been experiencing dropped calls in my house and at work for the first time. I also still have slow GPS. Contrary to anecdotal reviews here, battery life is not longer than before the update.

  • Mhughesmatt20

    Phone is very laggy and slooow battery dies much faster… I like all of the new features but nowhere near as smooth as i want. Almost want to go back to 2.1 :-(

  • Jaredwardy

    Android 2.2 update for Samsung Vibrant in one word sucks! My phone lags soo much and there are tons of glitches. GPS still sucks, stock alarm doesn’t work at all, android keyboard is gone and more. Many apps simply dont download on the marketplace. Somehow my signal/service is weaker than before, it takes longer to surf the web and or do anything in general! Wi-fi hotspot/Mobile AP is the only good thing about the update but signal is so scrappy its way slow. Wow they changed the colors a little bit who cares!? Also the phone will not connect to wifi or constantly try to connect and cannot. Random vibrations too wtf? I live in Vegas and I should have 3g everywhere. The battery is worse. This is pretty much a rant but I bet other Vibrant owners are pissed too. Should have never broke my nexus one :(

  • I rooted my and my wifes’ phone months ago and I loved mine she hated hers and I unrooted and installed the stock version of Froyo and yes it sucks bad, the GPS for me is nonexistant and I am getting a lot of “I called you and your phone just rung and rung” which is pissing me off so I will rerooting my phone :(

  • curt

    camera won’t open after froyo. it just flashes open and closed over and over about 10 times and then a message pops up that says ‘warning: camera failed.’

  • Darrellklee

    Froyo on Vibrant is great so far! There are defiinitely some bugs though. It does sporadically vibrate out of nowhere for no reason lol. But it works great. Gallery is better. Havent tried Wi-Fi calling yet but looks promising

  • Ana G

    Overall i want 2.2 fixed or wat 2.1 back.
    Battery life sucks
    super slow and laggy now
    deletes apps on its own
    sparatic vibrating
    ugh.

  • Guest

    it freezes just about every time I go to type something with the stock samsung keyboard.

    the good thing:
    the reply button at the top of the gmail app.

    the bad things:
    the constant lagging
    occasional complete freezing/not responding, requiring battery pull
    sloooow
    had to download a 3rd party camera app because there is no way to turn off location detection in stock camera app!?
    WHERE IS THE ANDROID KEYBOARD. the samsung one is laggy with bulky buttons and irritating auto correct, swype is not practical for all uses. the android keyboard was great. 3rd party keyboards crash the phone.

    can i just get the reply button in gmail on 2.1? that is really the only good thing about this.

  • MrDick

    I LOVE MY VIBRANT!! but I dislike Samsung. I would recommend learning how to flash roms onto your Vibrant. I have been somewhat patiently waiting for this update and by December I figured the hell with it and ported Team Whiskeys 2.2 gingerbread clone with voodoo lag fix AND EVERYTHING HAS WORKED TITS! MINIMAL LAG IF ANY AT ALL, GPS WORKS GREAT, VOICE TEXT AND GOOGLE VOICE SEARCH WORKS AWESOME. ANDROID IS THE BEST!! CAN’T WAIT TO GET MY MOTOROLA XOOM!

  • MrDick

    Ohh forgot to mention…MY BATTERY LIFE IS 2-3 TIMES MORE EFFICIENT with Team Whiskey’s 2.2 rom.

  • Fizbanli007

    Battery lasts half as long and phone is twice as slow now…. Fail fail froyo yoyo

  • Kirbi182

    I updated it after having a custom 2.2 [for warranty purposes and insurance] to the official 2.2 software… So far i like the integration, still the same TW launcher easy fix with ADWlauncher, promises of further gps was a disapointed now i cant lock on to a signal at all had to configure in settings for it to work, battery last longer from eclair, dosn last quite as long as the custom rom [ maybe an hour less, in which cases can make a difference] new looks for the apps, new task manager with options of clearing level one and level two of ram memory. WiFi AP works great lags our every now and than but works, wifi calling works as well not my thing tho voice comes out distorted.

    All in all its a must download for everyone who isn’t comfortable with flashing custom roms to their phones its much faster than stock 2.1.1 eclair [less lagging], photo album doesnt freeze phone, the twlauncher looks a little updated with the zoom out to see all the screens.

    My personal cons are still the twlauncher… reminds me too much of the iphone, I don’t like how the way u unlock the phone from screen lock with swiping the screen to any side unless u have pattern locked [numerical and alpha lock now available as well.] you can fix it still with an app but im tryin to save batter and with apps runnin in the back ground that i cant close is also taking up my ram space.

    so i will stick with the rom for awhile until a gingerbread rom thats stable enough to run with out bricking and lagging the phone comes out.

  • Smitherswow

    Its a bit too late. The update does make the Vibrant the phone it should be. Im actually happier with FROYO just un happy with T Mobile who promised this months ago. Update your phone its SO MUCH faster.

  • Joshua

    Phone is way too laggy now and touch feedback vibration intensity is low even when set as high as possible. Also, when phone is on silent, if I reboot it the start-up sound is BLASTING! It also got rid of the enter/return key on the samsung keyboard and replaced it with a smiley button?? I regret upgrading to froyo. A huge waste of time IMO.

  • DW

    My experience has been:
    1) Super laggy now – I use Advanced Task Killer to see what’s running and its usually around 50MB (previously my experience suggests anything less than 100MB sucks) so I kill basically everything listed (including ATK) and w/in 1 second check again and almost everything is running again and I’m back down to 50MB. They say to let Froyo manage its own memory but for me it hasn’t proven any better and I’d rather take care of it myself.
    2) Swype SUCKS SUCKS SUCKS on it. It hardly ever suggests the right word and some words no matter how many times I (carefully or not) try and think it should be in the list, it isn’t. I spend more time correcting it than if I just type all my words letter by letter. Where’s Blindtype Google?!? Did you just by it to pull a Microsoft and get rid of them?!
    3) GPS has yet to connect. It wasn’t the greatest before even after doing the software hack/fix but now this leaves this feature USELESS. I got more out of the G1 than this POS.
    4) Battery life SUCKS SUCKS SUCKS SUCKS SUCKS!!!! I used to get over a day with reasonable usage, now I leave work with it fully charged and get home 15 minutes later and it’s at 90% w/o any usage. Then, I’m pleasantly awakened at 3am by the screaming of the damn TMo shutdown crap (WTF WERE THE THEY THINKING WITH THAT?!?). One more time, battery life SUCKS.

    I’m rolling back to factory this week and going from there. Hopefully my next experience will be at least decent, if not I’m sticking with Éclair until I can get a different phone that’s not Samsung. (><)

    • Tbird7090

      **GPS FIX found below by one;
      elij 2 months ago in reply to JG01
      I know it should have been solved in the update but it wasn’t. My GPS had troubles right after. Have you tried the GPSRestoreSamsung from the Market? Fix for GPS on froyo, solved my issue.
      I did it & it worked in less than a minute. GPS – Fixed!

  • AL

    Just updated my phone any my wife’s phone yesterday, couldn’t be happier. The phone is twice as fast, no more text message delays, email opens and syncs in seconds, all apps and multimedia are lightning. Before update Advanced Task Killer used to be down to about 50M available and have to kill at least 15-20 things every ten minutes –> now after update there are only about 5 or 6 things to kill and usually have around 110M available. For me and my wife, the update has been a true upgrade – like a brand new phone.

  • bro

    feels like a brand new phone with froyo…battery life extended too works great

  • Themorn2112

    I am having a horrible experience with SWYPE now. The word accuracy is awful now. Battery life seems to be lower as well. I also have issues with the bluetooth interface. It doesn’t bring up the device selection like the previous versions. The one plus I can think of is the new look of the visual voicemail, and the ability to listen to listen to my voicemail messages on my bluetooth headset now. I plan to reinstall Samsung kies to see if works now.

  • Elseaniño

    Not a fan of the new keyboard options. Hate SWYPE and the new Samsung keypad isn’t as good as the Android keypad. Having trouble taking the haptic feedback off of the keypad while texting as well.

    • Tbird7090

      I’m using the FlexT9 Speak-Trace keyboard I found in the market & I am NEVER going back to Swype. I was about to give up on “Swyping” anyway as the keys were just too small for my fingers but this one is so much more roomy & dead on accurate
      The best thing is – screw the swyping/tracing – the voice recognition built in is amazing! I cannot believe how accurately this thing types no matter how I mumble what I’m entering. Addresses with city, state, zip all said fast, quiet whatever. It was I think $2.50. If I’d tried it first I would pay $10 for it. It’s awesome & has all the options of all the keyboards in one. The symbols could be larger but I think I’m just not used to where everything is yet. For that money to be able to talk & not have to repeat & try again – killer app.

  • Bo

    I’ve had my Galaxy S Vibrant since the day of release and have been pleased with it ever since. Let’s not talk about T-Mobile and coverage or updates …. Guess I’ve tweaked it any way I could think of and also rooted and unrooted back and forth. Right now it’s running unrooted and with only the apps I want and use in daily life. Makes sense to me. But the battery time SUCKS. Even on days when I do nothing with the phone it only lasts 7-8 hours. Well imagine what: When I’m speaking on the phone, using Internet, wifi, gps whatever …. it also lasts 6-7 hours. Now what’s up with that? It makes me believe it’s a defect in either the Froyo upgrade or the phone. Before Froyo I could go 13-16 hours in stand-by.

    Btw: My Galaxy Tab runs on internet, wifi and I almost have replaced my laptop with it. It can go for 50-60 hours without needing a re-charge. Battery is bigger yes but also the system is not stealing the power ;o)

    • Lopez_kerry

      If you add the Program Monitor Widget you will almost double your battery life. It lets you kill apps that are running in the background sucking up battery.

    • drdave

      I had the same problem and when I set it so that it checks e-mail only once every 15 minutes I now get 2 days of battery life! Hope this helps!!!

      • Bo

        I ended up buying a new battery from Hong Kong. Even though it’s only 1200 mAh compared to the 1500 mAh on the Vibrant I now get at least 30 hours. EVEN with heavy phone, GPS and email use.

        Ohh I upgraded the phone too to the Galaxy S 4G. (Which btw comes with a 1650 mAh battery which didn’t increase battery life with much.

        Hong Kong battery $8 including shipping to US ;o)

  • DH

    Well, it appears that Samsung has FINALLY release a Mac OSX compatible version of Kies Mini, but I haven’t been able to download the d*mn file!!! I emailed Samsung Support, & all they did was redirect me back to the software update page, & told me to try again. . . argh!!! When I click on the blank icon area, my browser is redirected to an error page that reads (in very large red letters): “This is Error Page!!!!!”

    http://www.samsung.com/us/support/supportDownloadCenter.do?prd_ia_cd=N0000005&prd_mdl_cd=SGH-T959ZKATMB&prd_mdl_name=SGH-T959

  • Mtfultz

    Froyo update was amazing on the Vibrant, the phone definitely ran faster and battery life increased by like 50%. GPS seems to actually work after i think swype even functions a bit better, not as many missed words. I as always with TMO have awesome service, but it really seems to improve a bit with Froyo, Im wondering if they changed radio software? I got the Vibrant on the 14th of July (day before release, pays to make friends with a store GM) and other than the GPS thing, which had a fix 3wks after the phone launched i never had one issue. I actually just swapped back from Gingerbread and am still remembering why i love this phone so much. Cant wait for SGSII since they claim its an improvement on this version!  Go Samsung

    • omelisa

      How did you get past the system recovery mode page?

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  • Thavuu

    not able to view recieved mms pic

  • Scwester

    OK, so here’s the deal I ran into:  Downloaded Samsung Kies Mini as instructed to my laptop,  did my phone, good to go, did the wifes, not so good, now she can’t read text, web, white lines and screen shaky. Upgraded both from 2.1 to 2.2 software. Any idea what went wrong here ?