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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  • Evos469

    You need to enable the debug usb

    • Stu

      thank you i was stuck forever. You are the ONLY person that stated this fact. Once I switched to debug mode it installed fine.

  • Evos469

    You need to enable the debug usb

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6CKDGDBG3ZTCOGPYV4EXFE7H6I Justin J

    Mine keeps saying unregisterable device. I called T-Mobile and they have no clue because Kies is not supported by them. Called Samsung and they state that the Kies Server is overloaded so thats why it wont work. So I guess we should either wait or get lucky

  • Dcripp

    Now the GPS is not working AT ALL! We got the GPS upgrade a couple months ago that fixed the problems with the GPS, now it’s not picking up any signal. The update went fine on a Win 7 64 bit, I have to re-build all my pages and icons, etc…no big deal.

    I hope Samsung didn’t “rush” something out just to shut us up? I’ll be expecting another update soon to fix the issues with GPS.

  • Alitahan1

    I did mine last night at 2:00 am and it worked fine..

  • AJH

    my update will not go through at all. it keeps failing at the downloading screen on the phone. ive done it multiple times and read all of the comments for a possible solution. nothing. can someone please help me?!? i just want froyo

  • AJH

    my update will not go through at all. it keeps failing at the downloading screen on the phone. ive done it multiple times and read all of the comments for a possible solution. nothing. can someone please help me?!? i just want froyo

  • Jamrock

    Added it last night-works fine.

  • Jamrock

    Added it last night-works fine.

  • Peter k

    Is anyone else experiencing problems with swype after the update. Like I seem to be missing common words like” work” and “miss”

    • Anonymous

      lol somebody got too drunk last night

  • Prsketch

    has anyone noticed that after the update you go on line and it is asking you if you want to download the app for galaxy tab? I was on facebook and it was asking me about the tab update. and my avatar doesn’t work.

  • Prsketch

    has anyone noticed that after the update you go on line and it is asking you if you want to download the app for galaxy tab? I was on facebook and it was asking me about the tab update. and my avatar doesn’t work.

  • Whiteknight180sx

    Kies mini failed to complete the update process,It said something about unable to upgrade.Something about emergency recovery mode. Phone kept saying “DOWNLOADING”. Left it there for 30 min.I gave up. Now I think it;s bricked. only displays a “phone..!..comptuer”. Icon. called tmobile,they tried to help me boot.No luck so they are sending me a new phone.They also said to reinstall kies mini and try again but I’m afraid too.thing that sucks is I lost all my pics and videos of my family and I.

    • USAGIAN

      I am right now updating and it stopped the process at 94%. More or less the same case as yours. Will call to T-Mobile before disconnect it.

      • USAGIAN

        Applied the Kies mini’s emergency recovery option and it finally completed the upgrade. Now let’s see how is working the phone.

    • Dstorm

      Download odin on akaskriller.com then eugene373 no brick pda, then flash it to the phone, after reboot it will say i9000, from here you will pull the battery and re insert it, go back into download mode and flash stock jfd.pda with 512.pit and bam your phone is back to stock out of the box with your pics still on board. Akaskriller. com donate and download all files as mentioned above and he has great how to videos. To keep your pics and all files do not wipe all data or cache in recovery screen nor check reparation in odin or you will loose everthing

    • AminK

      Or you can go to this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnY7P14JSWQ

  • Hymbaw

    Since the update I can no longer send MMS’s. Avatar is locked. I’m sure that there is more issues, just haven’t found them yet.

    • Rinverso

      Having the same problem with MMS messages. Tried sending picture messages today and get an “Error in server response” message.

    • Iworkthere

      The trailer works but not the movie. MMS does not work.

    • Iworkthere

      The trailer works but not the movie. MMS does not work.

  • Michelleescue

    No problems here with gps, mms, or avatar. Everything works like it should!

  • Tigremalo

    I tried to installing using a Win 7 computer , the mini kies app kept crashing. Finally, I was able to do it on a Win XP computer..at first the mini kies did not recognized the device, kept trying on different usb ports and it found the device after several tries…installation went without a hitch..please pay attention to the instructions on tmonews.com..avoid touching the device …when it finally reboots it gets stuck on the Galaxy S opening animation…leave it alone it will eventually load the Android Home screen ;when that happens then you can disconnect the phone from the computer..everything is working good and download speeds appear faster..can anybody confirm that indeed downloading is faster? Also, make sure to use touchwiz UI when u connect the phone to the computer instead of Launcher Pro., use the usb cable that came with the phone that made things easier.

    • Tigremalo

      I love the wireless tethering and new widgets..Gmail is easier and stock android browser displays flash video great….I can live with this phone now until a the Optimus 2X makes it to Tmobile.

  • DH

    i have a mac, so this is whole samsung kies ridiculousness is totally useless & irrelevant to me. way to go, samsung. . . again! my disdain & dissatisfaction w samsung just keeps growing & growing, as the likelihood that i’ll ever buy another samsung product keeps dwindling into high tech oblivion.

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  • http://twitter.com/LTEstyles LTEstyles

    Kies mini app keeps crashing on all my computers running Windows 7 32 & 64. what am i doing wrong??

  • http://twitter.com/LTEstyles LTEstyles

    Kies mini app keeps crashing on all my computers running Windows 7 32 & 64. what am i doing wrong??

  • http://twitter.com/LTEstyles LTEstyles

    Kies mini app keeps crashing on all my computers running Windows 7 32 & 64. what am i doing wrong??

  • http://twitter.com/LTEstyles LTEstyles

    Kies mini app keeps crashing on all my computers running Windows 7 32 & 64. what am i doing wrong??

    • Anonymous

      When I opened Kies Mini for the first time it automatically downloaded a program update.

      Did that happen on yours? If not, don’t connect the phone, simply open Kies Mini and see if it updates. If it does not, see if there’s a menu choice for manually checking for program updates.

      Just a thought.

    • Tigremalo

      yes i was getting app crash errors..i actually did the update on a win xp computer.

  • http://twitter.com/BiGMERF Marvin Feliciano

    updated my girls with no issue

  • HAOLE-MIKE

    I like the update, just a small issue with Samsung taking out the stock Android keyboard as an option. Does anyone know how to get it back? Also, like some others, I can not play Avatar, I don’t really care about that part too much as I am not the type to watch things more than once. When I open from video player it says it has to convert it and then it does nothing.

    • Evos469

      you can download a gingerbread keyboard in the marketplace

  • Anonymous

    Well I made a crappy video of the update process and posted it on YouTube. None of my camcorder batteries were charged, so I had to use an old 2005 camera in video mode. End result, most of the video is out of focus. But it does show clearly (in focus) what happens on the PC.

  • tmo fan

    Does anybody know what the firmware update in the camera settings is???

  • tmo fan

    Does anybody know what the firmware update in the camera settings is???

    • Iworkthere

      Not sure but I hit the first ok after it says “this will incur fee” and then it takes you to another page and then a samsung page and then i got an error.

    • Iworkthere

      Not sure but I hit the first ok after it says “this will incur fee” and then it takes you to another page and then a samsung page and then i got an error.

  • George

    my gps wouldn’t pick up the signal at all… After trying many different ways to fix it I called tmo’s technical support but they were unable to fix it either, so I gave up and performed the factory reset… Surprisingly it works great now and I haven’t lost my froyo update

  • Iworkthere

    So just did mine last night. If Windows does not recognize try a different USB port. worked for me. also restart the phone and the computer.

    • Moxie_75

      OK this is exactly the post I was looking for. Many have said that Kies didn’t recognize, for me it was windows! I am going to try what you said, please cross your fingers, I have been trying EVERYTHING to get this to work since noon. (it’s 930) :(

  • Aeverett23

    Now that I have done the update I noticed that silent mode only put the phone in vibrate, and the android keyboard has not been installed either. On the upside WiFi calling is working just fine.

  • Aeverett23

    Now that I have done the update I noticed that silent mode only put the phone in vibrate, and the android keyboard has not been installed either. On the upside WiFi calling is working just fine.

  • Flash99

    Upgraded today – I have a Mac so I had to do it at work. Download and installing the software took forever but the actual upgrade was quick. Phone is significantly snappier and it’s a big improvement overall but there are a few small issues.

    1) I wish they had not taken out the Android keyboard because it’s the one I was mostly using. I don’t care for Swype and and Samsung Keyboard is a little quirky.

    2) The “Facebook S!” app stopped working completely but now the regular Facebook app works fine (it had been laggy and tended to freeze).

    3) I had the problem where Avatar wouldn’t play after the upgrade but I fixed it by clearing the DRM data and restarting a few times.

    • anonymous

      http://forums.t-mobile.com/t5/Samsung-Vibrant/Avatar/td-p/681793/page/3

      detailed info on getting avatar to work after upgrade (clearing drm)

      Consider this option carefully if you have DRM protected material on your phone other than Avatar. There is no guarantee that all rights can be recovered. It does, however, work for Avatar.

      Go to Settings>Applications>Manage applications>All>DRM Protected Content Storage>Clear Data (there is no Cache to clear)

      Then do a reboot by pressing and holding down the Power button right the way through the power down dialog, the system shutdown, and all the way until the Vibrant screen reappears. You can then release the Power button. This is the equivalent of doing a power down and battery pull.

      The first time you try to play the movie it will come up with an error. Don’t despair. Give it some time and then do another reboot.

      Mine became playable after the second reboot, yours may take longer. Remember it is re-acquiring the DRM data from the network so you will need to have an active wireless network connection during this sequence.

      • Anonymous

        Thanks for posting this. I did what you said. First reboot said “Sorry cannot play this file.”

        Second reboot, it played.

        Someone needs to contact T-Mobile tech support because on other forums people have said they called 611 and no one knew what to do.

        Fantastic post.

        If you don’t mind, I am going to post this on my YouTube video.

      • Iras182

        I did exactly what you said and it worked! i can watch avatar on my phone now with the new update!

      • Bowmansjzl

        Worked for me too

  • Flash99

    Upgraded today – I have a Mac so I had to do it at work. Download and installing the software took forever but the actual upgrade was quick. Phone is significantly snappier and it’s a big improvement overall but there are a few small issues.

    1) I wish they had not taken out the Android keyboard because it’s the one I was mostly using. I don’t care for Swype and and Samsung Keyboard is a little quirky.

    2) The “Facebook S!” app stopped working completely but now the regular Facebook app works fine (it had been laggy and tended to freeze).

    3) I had the problem where Avatar wouldn’t play after the upgrade but I fixed it by clearing the DRM data and restarting a few times.

  • Flash99

    Upgraded today – I have a Mac so I had to do it at work. Download and installing the software took forever but the actual upgrade was quick. Phone is significantly snappier and it’s a big improvement overall but there are a few small issues.

    1) I wish they had not taken out the Android keyboard because it’s the one I was mostly using. I don’t care for Swype and and Samsung Keyboard is a little quirky.

    2) The “Facebook S!” app stopped working completely but now the regular Facebook app works fine (it had been laggy and tended to freeze).

    3) I had the problem where Avatar wouldn’t play after the upgrade but I fixed it by clearing the DRM data and restarting a few times.

  • jhoff

    update worked fine for me using 64bit windows 7. updated two phones w/o an issue. only took about 5 mins each. But at least on one of the phones, avatar won’t play (rights expired) and I can’t send mms messages (tried to send an old photo and after pushing send, it thinks for a few minutes then I get “Error in server response.” At first the gps wasn’t working at all but I ran the “GPSRestoreSamsung” app which reported failure but then the gps seemed to work fine… actually, seems that it needs to get the first lock with wifi OFF after that it will work fine either wifi off or on but it seems to need to be off to lock the first time.

    • jhoff

      re getting avatar to play – fix below from anonymous worked for me (clearing drm data and 2 reboots)… tried an mms fix from xda devs but no joy.

  • jhoff

    update worked fine for me using 64bit windows 7. updated two phones w/o an issue. only took about 5 mins each. But at least on one of the phones, avatar won’t play (rights expired) and I can’t send mms messages (tried to send an old photo and after pushing send, it thinks for a few minutes then I get “Error in server response.” At first the gps wasn’t working at all but I ran the “GPSRestoreSamsung” app which reported failure but then the gps seemed to work fine… actually, seems that it needs to get the first lock with wifi OFF after that it will work fine either wifi off or on but it seems to need to be off to lock the first time.

  • Akcruz65

    Did the update today. Happy with some things disappointed with others. Good stuff – seems faster than Eclair version, like the new text correction feature, and the tethering option. Cons -Yes, Avatar is locked, scrolling seems choppy on some websites and Android keyboard is gone.

  • Anonymous

    By the way, on getting Avatar to work, I had copied the file “avatar.dcf” on to a 16 GB chip and stowed the 2 GB chip in the box that the Vibrant came in.

    If you do this, you need to create the same folder on the new chip, so the icon on your Vibrant can find it.

    The folder you create is “Movie”

    Create that folder and place avatar.dcf into it.

    The fix submitted in here, to get the movie working again, it was on my 16 GB chip. So you don’t need any of the files or the 2 GB chip to get the movie to play.

    Sidenote: I am playing Avatar as I type this. I forgot how fantastic the movie looks on the SAMOLED display and that the reason T-Mobile included it on the Vibrant was to show off the graphics and display.

  • Sk

    Gps problem ( disable wifi,Gps and then press and hold on the power button until it turns off and back on again release the button once you see the vibrant) hope this help also on the avatar movie just go to your setting select privacy then do a factory data reset this should also help to
    Please reply if it help thanks

    • Dung

      HI…my phone got GPS problem too, the signals was 1200 meter far off. before 2.1 was 6 meter off. i did rset and update the software over again but still way off. is GPS fixed? or still have the same problem?

      thanks

      • Sk

        Mine works better than before.its very accurate.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UUUQ2X3Q64R276JS4Z425TKDXQ Brian Arnfelt

          How do you do this with a Mac?!

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UUUQ2X3Q64R276JS4Z425TKDXQ Brian Arnfelt

          How do you do this with a Mac?!

  • Kristin

    For those who use the andriod keyboard (like myself) and lost it, theres a keyboard called Gingerbread Keyboard that’s free in the marketplace to download and it’s pretty good.

  • Catsigh

    My vibrant was rooted and I had to lose the user data to get it up and running. It’s no longer rooted, and the root update doesn’t appear to work. I’d love to have my 2,2 vibrant rooted and see what sort of speed I’d achieve then. Anyone have the in on how to do that since the update.zip doesn’t work.

  • dc

    So i plugged my phone onto my PC, and selected Samsung Kies when it showed up. It said initializing then said connected. How long does it stay ‘connected’? Its been a half hour and still shows ‘connected’. Anyone have the same problem?

    • AminK

      if it doesn’t detect it in ur system then from ur phone go to settings then applications then choose usb debugging. Then unplug and plug it again and choose samsung kies, that did it for me, it should help u too!

  • AM

    hmm my UI is still the same as 2.1. I didn’t get the new UI (new lock screen and new home screen with shortcut dock at the bottom) to show up once my phone updated to Froyo. anyone else have this problem or a solution?

    • Wolfrunner6996

      Froyo only updated the operating system mostly, we still have to use the touchwiz skinning that Samsung has used. I too like the 3D scrolling on other Froyo enabled phones.. I recommend downloading Launcherpro if you want more of the “vanilla” Android experience. It’s free, and it gets rid of the touchwiz, and you can customize it however you’d like. :) Hope this helps!

  • AM

    hmm my UI is still the same as 2.1. I didn’t get the new UI (new lock screen and new home screen with shortcut dock at the bottom) to show up once my phone updated to Froyo. anyone else have this problem or a solution?

  • Mirsad

    Is it just me, or does my battery last longer after the update??

    • Michelleescue

      I’ve noticed that too.

      • Kevinr99

        ditto – very happy with that

    • Ali1

      I noticed that my battery lasts longer to.

    • Ali1

      I noticed that my battery lasts longer to.

    • Ali1

      I noticed that my battery lasts longer to.

  • Ali1

    Can we use mobile ap for free?

  • Ali1

    Can we use mobile ap for free?

  • Beverageninja

    My past experiences with Kies were just HORRIBLE and I never wanted to use it again. Never heard of Kies Mini and was reluctant to use it, but I downloaded it anyway, Yes, that’s how bad I wanted Froyo. I was a little worried that the requirements page said you needed a 32-bit version of Win XP, Vista or 7 and I have the 64-bit version of Win 7. Fully expected it to not work, but the update went off without a hitch (I know, bizzaro world or what?) and I’m playing with 2.2 right now. I can only hope that this is a sign of things to come.

  • bigm

    Anyone else having troubles connecting to the firmware server?