(Updated: Official!) Samsung Vibrant Froyo Update Coming Via Mini Kies

Update: I’ve added in this official internal screen shot, fire up Mini Kies and get yourself Froyo!!!

To say that Samsung Vibrant owners are waking up today and checking their phones with a fury to find that elusive Froyo update would likely be an understatement. While we learned yesterday the update would in fact happen today, T-Mobile CMO Cole Brodman said the update would be staggered over time. However, early reports from the front line indicate the update will in fact take place using Mini Kies via a pc usb connection as is common with the Galaxy S line.  We can’t verify if that is actually the case, even with the above screen shot. While the shot itself does say that Mini Kies is how the update will be loaded, we don’t know if that’s the actual case just yet.

If anyone has received the update either via OTA or Mini Kies, please report back in the comments and let us know how it arrived!

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  • mobilenerd

    I have installed the update yesterday vis Kies mini. Please remember that to get the update via Kies Mini your default launcher should be TWLauncher

  • Jamaicaqueens4life

    Like most vibrant owners I too was waiting to see that notification that says you have an update.but after reading your post I decided to download kies mini.and their it was android 2.2 froyo.so crossed my fingers and clicked on update.now my samsung vibrant is running on froyo 100% genuine. thank you tmonews.

  • Jaypeezy

    ok!!! everyone that is getting “unregistered device” its because you have a program downloaded to your phone thats being a firewall. uninstall all virus blockers to your phone, restart, then try it! works great!!!!!

    • Deannaweber71

      How do I uninstall? I am getting “unregistered device” once I connect my phone to my pc

  • Jaypeezy

    ok!!! everyone that is getting “unregistered device” its because you have a program downloaded to your phone thats being a firewall. uninstall all virus blockers to your phone, restart, then try it! works great!!!!!

  • Drjineshm

    Updated from JI6 on a windows 7 32 bit machine without any problems. I suspect most people posting here are the ones having problems. T-mobile got their phone updated before the other carriers, TMo rocks !!

  • Drjineshm

    Updated from JI6 on a windows 7 32 bit machine without any problems. I suspect most people posting here are the ones having problems. T-mobile got their phone updated before the other carriers, TMo rocks !!

  • Jpierce1030

    yes, i did the update to Froyo on my vibrant using mini kies, it worked well except I cannot play the Avatar movie now, it says its “Locked” and I cannot unlock it…so far that is the only problem i have noticed…anyone else have this issue??

    • Nes boy

      Happened to me too. I did a factory reset after the update and everything works well now.

      • guest

        same here, since ive tried countless gps fixes previously something must of left behind after the update so GPS DID NOT WORK AT ALL EVEN AFTER UPDATE…did a factory reset, works perfect now…avatar, gps, froyo

    • Anonymous

      The Avatar movie not opening (after saying to unlock) is a universal problem. It’s a bug in the Samsung’s coding, the DRM. (Avatar is an encrypted file, with the extension “dcf.” This assures James Cameron that his movie will only play on the Vibrant. You can’t transfer it to your PC and play it, for example.)

      I suspect that Samsung did not put in the code to allow the Vibrant to unlock the Avatar’s DRM (digital rights management) protection.

      Just an oversight, I am sure they had a lot of things to deal with and simply forgot to “authorize” Avatar to play.

      • Mrbrucecom1

        To get the Avatar movie to play do the following. It worked for me and many others. I got the infro from T mobile forum

        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

      The Avatar movie not opening (after saying to unlock) is a universal problem. It’s a bug in the Samsung’s coding, the DRM. (Avatar is an encrypted file, with the extension “dcf.” This assures James Cameron that his movie will only play on the Vibrant. You can’t transfer it to your PC and play it, for example.)

      I suspect that Samsung did not put in the code to allow the Vibrant to unlock the Avatar’s DRM (digital rights management) protection.

      Just an oversight, I am sure they had a lot of things to deal with and simply forgot to “authorize” Avatar to play.

  • Na_din

    My gps isnt working now

  • Na_din

    My gps isnt working now

  • Mrbrucecom1

    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

  • Awdf

    ta.gg/4vp

  • Awdf

    ta.gg/4vp

  • Liindo

    Any one having problem with google servers ?

  • Liindo

    Any one having problem with google servers ?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VD3AY6DUK7GAULDQLGDEUWFTI Aimee

    How is everyone getting the update? Mine keeps saying unregistered device?

    • Traxx

      Samsung 2.2 FROYO has been out for a while. Cell phone carriers have not relesed it yet as an over the air update. To update use Samsung Kies version 1.5.10074_45. Do not update application. It will automatically advise you of the 2.2 update. Only update firmware.

  • AM

    hmm my UI is still the same as 2.1. I didn’t get the new UI to show up once my phone upgraded to Froyo. anyone else have this problem?

    • tigremalo

      same here ..old UI and same lock screen animation..

    • Anonymous

      TouchWiz UI looks the same guys! It’s what’s under the hood or added on via Froyo that makes the difference. Go into your settings and phone information and you’ll find out that you indeed have Froyo. Also just explore your phone a little bit —there are like billions of awesome changes on your phone now. I can go through all of them here, but go find out for yourself—and don’t be disappointed; the best thing that can happen to you in the Galaxy S world. :-)

  • Odaniel9

    Good question, AM. Is the UI supposed to be different with the Froyo update? I was expecting something similar to my Galaxy Tab (more specifically the new lock screen and home screen shortcut dock).

  • http://twitter.com/jngan joe

    I am having a hard time booting up the device after the 2.2 update, it shows it scans the internal storage then sd card then register with tmobile but I don’t get the screen to show up anything else at all and I can’t seem to hard reset (hold down the volume button and press the power but I don’t get the option to reset) help please?

  • http://twitter.com/jngan joe

    ok give this a try, use pin code as your lock screen, hold down the power button, choose turn off the phone, hold down the power button to reboot, and you will see nothing on the screen, so i need to do erase all the data to do a hard reset what the deuce?

  • Anonymous

    My Vibrant’s S’AMOLED Screen looks like it got 10 billion times better. Much sharper and crisper…looks more like an HD Screen. Colors are more vivid and pure, and VERY BRIGHT. I don’t know anything else on the market that can top this screen. Amazing!!!

  • zps

    i am so thrilled to never have to use kies again. what a wreck of a program.

  • PlowRox

    Thank You for the update T-Mobile…
    That said ..It took how long to get this out…”because of bugs…problems..”? sheesh other than killing off close to more than a dozen phone numbers , killing off “avatar movie DRM” gee guys this was the selling point of the phones screen and you managed to bungle this!.. fear not doing a factory reset will restore the movie rights….and force you to reinstall probably just the real apps you used..sigh scream yell!

    so after 2 days of tweaking I’m loving it!

  • KarlC

    Installed yesterday morning with out any issues. i love my vibrant! the best phone I have ever owned! perhaps i’m one of the lucky ones with out any issues…..one question though; there is a GPS icon in the left upper corner of my camera screen…can this be turned off? does anyone know how to turn if off??
    thanks
    and yes, I too, I’m bitter about vibrant 4g+ !!!!! low blow samsung and tmo! remove, then add to create “upgraded model”, just 6 months after your intial release original……shady, straight up!

  • Bec68g

    Not that its a HUGE problem, but when i select the avatar movie, it says FILE not found. Ive completed the update, ive re-booted my phone twice and i still get the same message. Any suggestions? Oh and I also went to the Settings>Applications>Manage applications>All>DRM Protected Content Storage>Clear Data (there is no Cache to clear)

    And does any one know an easier way to add all contacts to the phone? Once it added all my contacts from google, im having to input contacts manually just to assign a ring tone and to put them in a call group. Is there an easier way?

    • swehes

      You export your contacts and then import them into your phone.

      • Bec68rg

        it says to save to SD card or SIM Card?

      • Bec68rg

        it says to save to SD card or SIM Card?

    • swehes

      You export your contacts and then import them into your phone.

    • swehes

      You export your contacts and then import them into your phone.

  • Rie Rodriguez

    Im getting a “Mini application error has stopped working” Any thoughts???? HELP

  • Trill

    Even though not everyone wants to hear it I would always to a factory reset after an update to ensure that there isn’t any junk left in the system also keeping some files after an update often messing with things since most manufactures try to make it where it patches or replaces what needs to be without writing over data.

    Mobile AP is free and included with your data plan on mobile hotspots devices such as G2, Nexus, Mytouch 4G, Vibrant, Optimus and any other device you would like to tether with like a blackberry or older phone via USB you get charged $15

  • Traxx

    Samsung 2.2 FROYO has been out for a while. Cell phone carriers have not relesed it yet as an over the air update. To update use Samsung Kies version 1.5.10074_45. Do not update application. It will automatically advise you of the 2.2 update. Only update firmware.

  • Kingstreet09

    i did the update but nothing happened. Im not sure if I did something wrong or what but no 2.2. Im pretty certain everything was right bc i got all the prompts it said i would but once the kies was downloaded and i plug my device and selected the kies option…… that was all that happened.

    • Xstreamrecords

      Before u begin updating ,turn ur debugger on in your settings..it worked for me.

    • Xstreamrecords

      Before u begin updating ,turn ur debugger on in your settings..it worked for me.

  • Nkylieb

    Does the portable hotspot show up ?

  • DLS

    Updated mine the other day, no problems, yea!!

  • DLS

    Updated mine the other day, no problems, yea!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QESZS4PCDEMJ362ASJLRSUKQO4 Ekin

    “unregistered device” ?? Me and my brother both got a vibrant, but only his vibrant got updated with no problem,,after mine pluged in with Kies keep saying “unregistered device” ,,help?????

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QESZS4PCDEMJ362ASJLRSUKQO4 Ekin

    “unregistered device” ?? Me and my brother both got a vibrant, but only his vibrant got updated with no problem,,after mine pluged in with Kies keep saying “unregistered device” ,,help?????

  • Danna

    i did all the steps when it tells me to connect my usb it stays on that screen

    • Vovka91

      now open kies on your pc and click upgrade phone…

  • Dave8012

    i plug my phone in and i got a upgrade pending due to low battery. update: t959uvka6 fromt959uvji6 which i think it was 2.1

  • Vovka91

    go through the whole process, at the end it says Cannot upgrade your phone…
    great. just great.

  • Redpy5

    I got it the day it came out, had to do it with debugging on. Just turn debugging on, plug it in and run Kies Mini. It’s so worth it, just need root for it now.

  • darkz2550

    Finally got mine today, had to plug in an old 32 bit computer for the update to work. On the other hand the update went great, the phone is faster and just all around seems better than 2.1.=)

  • Jklmo123

    Updated my samsung vibrant yesterday and right afterwards noticed that scrolling through my contacts it would freeze several times or get “stuck” not sure why this is happening is there a fix for this?

  • Vibrantluver

    Someone help plz Im trying to update my vibrant to foyo but Kies mini is saying Firmware vision: Unregistered Device and I have already registered my vibrant on Samsung.com need next step!

  • john

    updated mine and now kies no londer works with my phone, anyone know how to fix? or where to get another version of kies