How To Install Froyo On Your Vibrant!

Froyo for the Samsung Vibrant is FINALLY here and you’ve waited long enough so I won’t make you read any of my witty (and awesome) writing. T-Mobile posted a “how to install Froyo on your Vibrant” via their forums and we’ve taken a screen shot and posted it for your pleasure. I mean it’s one less click you have to make right? The less clicks you have to make the quicker you can be on your way to installing Froyo on your Vibrant!

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  • ScottieYorkPA

    Only issue I have is my Avatar doesn’t open anymore…. I clock it and it goes to my home screen. Any other issues like mine out there? No message, nothing… just right to the home screen.

    :-(

  • ScottieYorkPA

    Only issue I have is my Avatar doesn’t open anymore…. I clock it and it goes to my home screen. Any other issues like mine out there? No message, nothing… just right to the home screen.

    :-(

  • EC

    Once I select Samsung Kies when connecting my phone to PC via usb, at 88% batterry, how long does it stay ‘connected’? Or will this only work with a 100% battery?

  • EC

    Once I select Samsung Kies when connecting my phone to PC via usb, at 88% batterry, how long does it stay ‘connected’? Or will this only work with a 100% battery?

  • EC

    Once I select Samsung Kies when connecting my phone to PC via usb, at 88% batterry, how long does it stay ‘connected’? Or will this only work with a 100% battery?

  • http://twitter.com/josuemoralesc josue morales

    Not once did i complain about Samsung (the lack of Froyo on the Samsung Vibrant) but this BS stops when they(Samsung) decided to delete/not put the Ocean Wave Live wallpapper when you upgrade to Froyo! >:(
    That wallpaper was not only their best it also promoted/showed how awesome their SAMOLED screen really was. Luckly I was able to find it on the Android Market(for free :D) because someone improvised/ was one step ahead of Samsung!

    Froyo 2.2 works awsokme on the Samsung Vibrant! It’s super quick!

    I cant get Avatar to work now that it has Froyo! Help!

    Does anyone know how to activate the wifi Tethering?

    • Anonymous

      Download a free game called “Plasma Lamp.” It only works on 2.2.

      Not only is it a cool game, but it will show off the SAMOLED display. People that I have shown it to today have gone “WOW!.” Even the guys at the T-Mobile store were really impressed with it. There’s a free version and paid one. Download the free version.

  • http://twitter.com/josuemoralesc josue morales

    Not once did i complain about Samsung (the lack of Froyo on the Samsung Vibrant) but this BS stops when they(Samsung) decided to delete/not put the Ocean Wave Live wallpapper when you upgrade to Froyo! >:(
    That wallpaper was not only their best it also promoted/showed how awesome their SAMOLED screen really was. Luckly I was able to find it on the Android Market(for free :D) because someone improvised/ was one step ahead of Samsung!

    Froyo 2.2 works awsokme on the Samsung Vibrant! It’s super quick!

    I cant get Avatar to work now that it has Froyo! Help!

    Does anyone know how to activate the wifi Tethering?

  • http://twitter.com/josuemoralesc josue morales

    Not once did i complain about Samsung (the lack of Froyo on the Samsung Vibrant) but this BS stops when they(Samsung) decided to delete/not put the Ocean Wave Live wallpapper when you upgrade to Froyo! >:(
    That wallpaper was not only their best it also promoted/showed how awesome their SAMOLED screen really was. Luckly I was able to find it on the Android Market(for free :D) because someone improvised/ was one step ahead of Samsung!

    Froyo 2.2 works awsokme on the Samsung Vibrant! It’s super quick!

    I cant get Avatar to work now that it has Froyo! Help!

    Does anyone know how to activate the wifi Tethering?

  • http://twitter.com/josuemoralesc josue morales

    it doesnt take more than 10-20 min

  • http://twitter.com/josuemoralesc josue morales

    it doesnt take more than 10-20 min

  • http://twitter.com/josuemoralesc josue morales

    it doesnt take more than 10-20 min

  • http://twitter.com/josuemoralesc josue morales

    Avatar isnt working! and they deleted the Ocean Waves wallpaper! but i found the wallpaper on the Android Market :D woot that save me because i was pissed

    • Anonymous

      If you like water-based live wallpapers here’s some other free ones that I have installed:

      “3D Koi Pond”

      “Seagull’s View”

      “Water!” (with the exclamation point)

      “Underwater Free Live Wallpaper”

      Enjoy.

    • Anonymous

      If you like water-based live wallpapers here’s some other free ones that I have installed:

      “3D Koi Pond”

      “Seagull’s View”

      “Water!” (with the exclamation point)

      “Underwater Free Live Wallpaper”

      Enjoy.

  • Scott

    I get to the Phone Upgrade screen, then it says Keis mini has stopped working and has to close. Every time. :( I just want Froyo.

  • Scott

    I get to the Phone Upgrade screen, then it says Keis mini has stopped working and has to close. Every time. :( I just want Froyo.

  • zZzerozZz

    Has anyone updated with a rooted 2.1 vibrant? I was just wondering if it wipes out your root or will I have to reroot?

  • zZzerozZz

    Has anyone updated with a rooted 2.1 vibrant? I was just wondering if it wipes out your root or will I have to reroot?

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think that would happen. AFAIK to “unroot” a phone that has been rooted you have to install specific apps to do that.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think that would happen. AFAIK to “unroot” a phone that has been rooted you have to install specific apps to do that.

    • Mikestevens21

      it does unroot the phone

    • Mikestevens21

      it does unroot the phone

    • Mikestevens21

      it does unroot the phone

    • Mikestevens21

      it does unroot the phone

  • Bigdross97

    ok ive been getting the same message from the kies mini program since before this damn froyo update and that seems to be all i can get now so i cant upday and my build number says eclair.uvkaz nothing like the how to page saysit should be old or new what the hell am i supposed to do

  • Bigdross97

    ok ive been getting the same message from the kies mini program since before this damn froyo update and that seems to be all i can get now so i cant upday and my build number says eclair.uvkaz nothing like the how to page saysit should be old or new what the hell am i supposed to do

  • Bigdross97

    oh the message is MiniApplication Laucher has stopped working

  • Bigdross97

    oh the message is MiniApplication Laucher has stopped working

  • Bigdross97

    oh the message is MiniApplication Laucher has stopped working

  • jesus g2 owner

    no one gives a krap about the vibrant no more too late samsung u took too long n now u lost more customers n lost me right after the behold 2 similar incident u corrupt lying company … i will stick with htc n htc only forget moto n samsung who needs them ….

  • Shelby

    Just plain didn’t work. I downloaded Lies (typo, but i’ll keep it) but when I connected my phone to my computer, NOTHING.

    • B_payne

      Turn on USB Debugging

      • Glamr303

        I had the same issue, and turning on USB Debugging still didn’t work.

  • got it

    4 computers later I got my phone to update. Yes!

    • Shelby

      It shouldn’t take 4 computers. /not jealous

  • Beaker151

    ok i guess I am beyond help. I can not get a single computer to recognize my vibrant. Trust me I have tried all 3 computers in my house and my neighbors were nice enough to let me try their computers so 35 computers and none will recognize my phone when contecting via usb. I have not rooted, moded or done anything since I bought it from tmobile. I have spent the better part of 17 hours just trying to find a computer that will not tell me is does not recognize the usb device. I have tried every setting I can think of, read and operating system (windows xp, vista, 7, linux and mac) so I guess I am just meant to have froyo.

    • Beaker151

      i meant to so someone of something is telling me my vibrant and froyo were just not meant to be

    • Florezsfour

      did you first go to your settings and select applications, then usb settings, and then highlight the “ask on connection” button, after selecting this hit the home key. After this when you plug the usb cord to your phone and then your computer. there will be a pop up screen that should come up asking for you to open files, etc, etc, just x out of that. it should then start to work. Assuming you have downloaded the kies file and opened it? I hope this helps….

    • guest

      before you hook up your device go into settings, applications, development, and select usb debugging. then connect your device and it should recognize it. thats what worked for me. just remember before you even start to also go into settings, applications, USB settings and select Kies at the top. then do the other i told you, and you should have no problems. good luck

      • Michelleescue

        this worked for me too. select kies then enable usb debugging.

      • Michelleescue

        this worked for me too. select kies then enable usb debugging.

    • guest

      before you hook up your device go into settings, applications, development, and select usb debugging. then connect your device and it should recognize it. thats what worked for me. just remember before you even start to also go into settings, applications, USB settings and select Kies at the top. then do the other i told you, and you should have no problems. good luck

  • guest1710

    when i open up the keis mini program and plug in my phone then select samsung keis, when it finally connects to the computer the autoplay window keeps poppin up on my computer and the keis mini program doesnt go to the upgrade screen. What am i doing wrong???? please help.

    • Swyperstillswyping

      I have the same exact problem right now. This is tremedously annoying. HELP!!!!!!!!!!

    • Swyperstillswyping

      FINALLY got it to work. Go to settings/applications/development/then click usb debugging. Try it and hopefully it works. It looks nice thus far.

    • Swyperstillswyping

      FINALLY got it to work. Go to settings/applications/development/then click usb debugging. Try it and hopefully it works. It looks nice thus far.

  • Ephiv

    tried it out and it was successful!

  • Email

    Update went flawlessly for me. I didn’t mind waiting although it was disappointing. My next phone will be vanilla android. But not nexus s. I ll wait until dual core nexus comes out. Samsung phone is good. Its fast and very nice looking. Good battery life. I think ui makes it a little sluggish though. Gas sucks compared to HTC. Overall i like it better than HTC phones that are currently out.

    • Email

      I meant gps instead of gas.

  • Mtnman

    I love all the new features. The Wi-Fi calling,Tethering up to 5 devices, Flash 10.1 and most importantly I can now call using voice on my Bluetooth again. I did a speed test via Wi-Fi and got 11.50 download. Neocore gave me 57.5fps. Quadrant Standard gave me a rating of 976. Not perfect, but it’s pretty good.

    • Catsigh

      My phone was rooted before I did the upgrade. I was getting 2199 on Quadrant standard before Froyo. Looks like it’s no longer rooted – had to erase user data to get it to boot all the way. Now I want to root it again and see what it does.
      BTW, for some reason I download Quadrant standard, but it doesn’t install. Weird…

  • Kaynae01

    David,

    I just read this info about the vibrant and called 611 twice and both times they said the update will come OTA. So we should just be looking for it…as of yesterday

    • Anonymous

      I would not trust anything a call to 611 says. They are known for getting things wrong all the time.

      Moreover, I am assuming David’s info is solid. Notice that the posted graphic says that this update WILL NOT be delivered OTA.

      So either the CSRs you called to were wrong, or David’s info is incorrect. I’m betting it’s the former, albeit this is a convoluted way to update the phone. But maybe this is the way of the future with Samsung, they will use Kies to update it handsets and leave T-Mobile out of it. I can see T-Mobile liking that way of doing things. And if it gets me Samsung updates faster, I am all for it too.

  • Erivera989

    Am I the only one getting the “failed to connect to the model information server” I have been trying for two hours, first hour attempt was last night at around 12EST and again this morning at 6EST. Am I doing something wrong, no one else seems to have posted this error. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  • http://twitter.com/Syk0Matik420 Beefy McBigDick

    well to those who are going through with this ridiculous process of getting froyo, congratulations i guess. Hopefully, it goes well for you all. I hate seeing Samsung jerk people around all the time. (sigh). I hope someday Samsung Mobile goes bankrupt and disappears. In the meantime, enjoy froyo vibrant fans!

  • kbeatzzz

    i did the update and found flaws…. the touch points are inaccurate….when you hold onto an app it doesnt pin to home screens….anyone else find this

    • kbeatzzz

      its all good….turn auto rotation off….fixed it…

      • kbeatzzz

        actually its not fixed there is a major bug issue with this update with the touch points and im not happy about it

      • kbeatzzz

        actually its not fixed there is a major bug issue with this update with the touch points and im not happy about it

      • kbeatzzz

        actually its not fixed there is a major bug issue with this update with the touch points and im not happy about it

  • Kwlex

    My pc would not recognize my phone either until I uninstalled Launcher Pro. After uninstalling launcher pro, the pc recognized the phone and started installing Kies drivers.

  • Tamadfilipino

    Why Froyo?…Nero V5 is the best!

  • beastzzz

    after updating via kies mini my vibrant has some trouble getting 3g networks. does anyone know about this?

  • Nastleford

    after updating now the wifi doesn’t work on my qwest dsl. works perfect on my cable internet. i know the router and modem is fine because the ipod, wii, laptop all work fine. not sure who to blame on this one?

  • AndyAndy

    So I got mine working… but I’m really curious about the wifi tethering. It works on my phone, but I thought you had to pay extra for it? Anyone know the details about this feature..is it free with my regular “unlimited” data plan?

  • beastzzz

    i have the same problem. some thing with the 3g network is not getting signal

  • Michelleescue

    This worked for me after many failed attempts… on your phone go to settings, applications, usb settings, SELECT KIES (do not select ask on connection). Hit back button, go to development, enable usb debugging (make sure you do this after selecting kies, not before). Hit home button. Plug the usb into your phone & pc. DO NOT touch anything on your phone. Your pc will download drivers, wait for this to finish. Finally, open kies mini. Kies mini will open and show your upgrade available. This worked for me!

  • Michelleescue

    This worked for me after many failed attempts… on your phone go to settings, applications, usb settings, SELECT KIES (do not select ask on connection). Hit back button, go to development, enable usb debugging (make sure you do this after selecting kies, not before). Hit home button. Plug the usb into your phone & pc. DO NOT touch anything on your phone. Your pc will download drivers, wait for this to finish. Finally, open kies mini. Kies mini will open and show your upgrade available. This worked for me!

    • Xyz

      This worked for me!

      Windows 7 64-bit + Samsung Galaxy S

  • Btd2379

    Has anyone had an issue with not being able to open Avatar? When I open it says do you want to unlock, click yes and nothing happens??? Other than that everything went well with the update.

    • Overgunned

      Avatar doesn’t work and probably need addressed by TMo. If you browse to the file with the file browser, press and hold on the avatar.dcf file and select details. The last entry is “Right status” and it shows expired. So the update wiped the license for the movie

    • Overgunned

      Avatar doesn’t work and probably need addressed by TMo. If you browse to the file with the file browser, press and hold on the avatar.dcf file and select details. The last entry is “Right status” and it shows expired. So the update wiped the license for the movie

    • Michelleescue

      my avatar works fine.

  • House3272

    Note to anyone using any version of WINDOWS 7. I have called 3 people at galaxy s support, and they all confirmed that kies mini is NOT compatible with any versions of windows 7. It will work with most vista and all xp’s though. For those of you who are wondering.

    • :(

      Lol, wow.. GJ Samsung for not supporting the latest Windows OS…

    • Nastleford

      worked just fine on my windows 7 32bit

    • mjh1348

      Not true. I used Windows 7 64 bit and it worked perfectly.

    • mjh1348

      Not true. I used Windows 7 64 bit and it worked perfectly.

  • Guest14

    Is there anyone who successfully updated but now you’re having a few issues such as: When I’m talking on the phone and I receive a text, it is automatically read out loud and the person on the line can hear it (I can’t figure out how to turn that crap off)? Or why is it that you have to go into the menu and switch b/w vibrate and silent in the sounds menu? The options to switch to vibrate or silent by using the volume rocker are gone only one is offered at a time until you switch it in the sounds menu. And why in the flying hell did they take away the android keyboard?

  • lofty

    my GPS sucks sooooo bad now! its like 5 miles away! other than that mine is fine

  • lofty

    my GPS sucks sooooo bad now! its like 5 miles away! other than that mine is fine

  • Beaker151

    Still no luck no my end with getting my vibrant to contect to Windows 7 and to add my frustration I have been able to successfully get a motorola cliq and a myt4g to connect just by plugging in the usb. I have tried every usb driver I can find, every phone setting and still nothing. I have resigned to the fact that me and froyo were not meant to be on the vibrant.

    Also i have tried multiple computers and mulitple operating system so I can pretty much say its the phone.

  • guest

    GPS is worse than before, new features are nice though.

  • drmd

    update not working….shpws unregistered device……..current baseband version is T959uv15…no help from tmo or samsung…sucks……

    • Jawdoc

      shows same thing……tried multiple compt……..

  • Evos469

    Is anyone versions avatar locked after you updated to froyo?

    • spongebob71

      Mine is. I have been waiting for someone to post a fix for this

    • spongebob71

      Mine is. I have been waiting for someone to post a fix for this