(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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  • MayorMcCheese

    and of course….no mac support. WAY TO GO. Contract is over in 40 days…soooo ready to leave.

    • BigNasty

      Blame it on Samsung, not T-Mobile, they didn’t make the software or the phone …

      • MayorMcCheese

        I know I know. But I got t-mobile when entering college for it being the most cheap and I rarely get service back home in southeast Indiana. I feel like a traitor and joining up with my family on their plan and going ATT with the iPhone. :/

      • MayorMcCheese

        I know I know. But I got t-mobile when entering college for it being the most cheap and I rarely get service back home in southeast Indiana. I feel like a traitor and joining up with my family on their plan and going ATT with the iPhone. :/

        • get an moto atrix …there are alot of good options coming to ATT

        • Farhan

          I was about to tell him the same thing. The Atrix looks like a really good phone.

        • MayorMcCheese

          I check it out…and I must say at first glace I am digging it.

    • That’s what you get for having a Mac. Go buy an iPhone

      • MayorMcCheese

        I plan on it actually.

      • MayorMcCheese

        I plan on it actually.

    • That’s what you get for having a Mac. Go buy an iPhone

  • MayorMcCheese

    and of course….no mac support. WAY TO GO. Contract is over in 40 days…soooo ready to leave.

  • I’ve got the update! I connected through Mini Kies and everything went smooth. :)

  • I’ve got the update! I connected through Mini Kies and everything went smooth. :)

  • swehes

    We probably have about 6 or so members on XDA that has taken the step and done the upgrade over Mini Kies.

  • Downsouthswagg

    how do can you do the update and how to get mini kies

  • Pq2k4

    Chatting with Samsung tech support showed opposite conclusion. It’s strange if T-Mobile asks its customers to go through all those hassles to upgrade software not via OTA.

    • MayorMcCheese

      Yeah I also just talked to them and they said “As of now we do not have the information on the update, however you will receive the update through OTA from the carrier if the update is available.”

      soo its nice to hear it will be OTA..but kind of unsettling that there is no information on it. But that could just be lack of communication.

      • Actually, according to our new info, it will be via Mini Kies and NOT OTA.

      • Knowfosho

        I can tell you for a fact that the update will not be via OTA, as it is just too large. The only way to get the Froyo update is via the KM.

  • Pq2k4

    Chatting with Samsung tech support showed opposite conclusion. It’s strange if T-Mobile asks its customers to go through all those hassles to upgrade software not via OTA.

  • joe

    The phone is taking a long time to boot up after the update

  • joe

    The phone is taking a long time to boot up after the update

  • I downloaded Kies Mini and I do see a firmware update available for the Vibrant, but when I click update, Kies crashes. Oh man.. What the hell? :/

    • joe

      windows 7 with kies mini?

      • Yea, I’ll go try the older PCs with Vista and XP..

      • Yea, I’ll go try the older PCs with Vista and XP..

      • Yea, I’ll go try the older PCs with Vista and XP..

    • joe

      windows 7 with kies mini?

    • joe

      windows 7 with kies mini?

  • I downloaded Kies Mini and I do see a firmware update available for the Vibrant, but when I click update, Kies crashes. Oh man.. What the hell? :/

  • joe

    kernel version: 2.6.32.9
    firmware version: 2.2
    build number: froyo.uvka6

  • joe

    kernel version: 2.6.32.9
    firmware version: 2.2
    build number: froyo.uvka6

  • I am downloading the update via mini kies it told me the current version is T959UVJ16 being upgaded to T959UVKA6 and the update is halfway through.

  • I am downloading the update via mini kies it told me the current version is T959UVJ16 being upgaded to T959UVKA6 and the update is halfway through.

  • I am downloading the update via mini kies it told me the current version is T959UVJ16 being upgaded to T959UVKA6 and the update is halfway through.

  • Grv

    This would be fine if tmobile said it was ok to download

    • Anonymous

      Good point. Why is it the first day of the upgrade and this information has not been outed by TMO??

  • Grv

    This would be fine if tmobile said it was ok to download

  • Joe

    upgraded through kies mini right now. still exploring around..phone is noticeably faster…
    faster start up.
    GPS seems unchanged if not worse or at least on my phone…
    Market back to the old one.
    Avatar not working.
    same home screen and application screen nothing changed.
    Tmobile tv.
    thats about it so far, still checking everything
    added wifi calling that uses plan minutes.

    • GPS seems fine on mine. Avatar not working on mine either, market back to old one, tmobile tv on phone

      • jcj

        to fix avatar issue need to master reset. had same issue and master fixed it, soft reset did nothing

    • Anonymous

      what was your build number prior to this update?

      • Joe

        stock JI6

      • Joe

        stock JI6

      • Joe

        stock JI6

      • Joe

        stock JI6

    • Anonymous

      what was your build number prior to this update?

    • Anonymous

      what was your build number prior to this update?

  • Joe

    upgraded through kies mini right now. still exploring around..phone is noticeably faster…
    faster start up.
    GPS seems unchanged if not worse or at least on my phone…
    Market back to the old one.
    Avatar not working.
    same home screen and application screen nothing changed.
    Tmobile tv.
    thats about it so far, still checking everything
    added wifi calling that uses plan minutes.

  • Joe

    upgraded through kies mini right now. still exploring around..phone is noticeably faster…
    faster start up.
    GPS seems unchanged if not worse or at least on my phone…
    Market back to the old one.
    Avatar not working.
    same home screen and application screen nothing changed.
    Tmobile tv.
    thats about it so far, still checking everything
    added wifi calling that uses plan minutes.

  • Joe

    upgraded through kies mini right now. still exploring around..phone is noticeably faster…
    faster start up.
    GPS seems unchanged if not worse or at least on my phone…
    Market back to the old one.
    Avatar not working.
    same home screen and application screen nothing changed.
    Tmobile tv.
    thats about it so far, still checking everything
    added wifi calling that uses plan minutes.

  • Osyrus68

    So I am curious, if this is the “official” way to do the update even though for the past 2 years Tmo has said over and over it’s not official unless it’s OTA, and there are no links to Samsung’s Kies on Tmo’s site, or what appears to be even a download of Kies on samsungs site (unless I am completely overlooking it and they aren’t flat out calling it “kies” except on the foreign sites) how this isn’t a rushed response to the possible filing of legal action. I know David in your previous article talked about the aluminum foil conspiracy theorists, but as a recipient of class action suit monies from the cd price fixing years ago, it seems VERY plausible that there COULD be something a little bit sinister (for lack of a better word) more than “technical difficulties” behind the scenes. ESPECIALLY when every other country in the world got their working update before the US and if it WAS the carrier skinning causing problems even more reason these US carriers have their heads up their *****. Of course their caveat is that the full set of details and instructions to come later….

    • Osyrus68

      and I’m an idiot for not looking at the updated photo showing the url for the link to kies….

    • Osyrus68

      and I’m an idiot for not looking at the updated photo showing the url for the link to kies….

    • Osyrus68

      and I’m an idiot for not looking at the updated photo showing the url for the link to kies….

    • jcj

      kies is a samsung product and downloadable from samsung. this is how samsung chose to do it, who cares, it is here as everyone wanted. obviously something caused it to need to be done this way.

  • Migz305

    So i successfully installed froyo.

    • Why does my Phone says unregister device. After i download new Kies mini for vibrant

    • Why does my Phone says unregister device. After i download new Kies mini for vibrant

    • Anonymous

      what was your build number prior to this update?

      • StabMasterArson

        I’m having the same problem. My build number is ECLAIR.UVJI6

        • jcj

          it did not update or you just got the maintenance release, retry upgrade with mini kies and make sure is shows different version #

        • jcj

          it did not update or you just got the maintenance release, retry upgrade with mini kies and make sure is shows different version #

      • StabMasterArson

        I’m having the same problem. My build number is ECLAIR.UVJI6

      • StabMasterArson

        I’m having the same problem. My build number is ECLAIR.UVJI6

    • Anonymous

      what was your build number prior to this update?

    • Anonymous

      what was your build number prior to this update?

  • My apps and such are still intact, but they restarted the homescreen to the 7 screens and put in default apps, taking off all of mine that were on there.

    I also see the wifi calling that Joe mentioned.
    My speeds for 3g are still awful inside my house. 300Kbps down and 800 up
    The 3g icon looks a bit nicer in 2.2 as well.

    [Will edit as I go along]

  • My apps and such are still intact, but they restarted the homescreen to the 7 screens and put in default apps, taking off all of mine that were on there.

    I also see the wifi calling that Joe mentioned.
    My speeds for 3g are still awful inside my house. 300Kbps down and 800 up
    The 3g icon looks a bit nicer in 2.2 as well.

    [Will edit as I go along]

    • Anonymous

      what was your build number prior to this update?

      • the JV6 (forgot if that’s right) 2.1.1

    • Anonymous

      what was your build number prior to this update?

    • Anonymous

      what was your build number prior to this update?

    • jcj

      this will not affect 3g signal bu now you can call out via wifi, as for icons, it sets back to default settings and retains info so, yes, you need to resetup screens

  • My apps and such are still intact, but they restarted the homescreen to the 7 screens and put in default apps, taking off all of mine that were on there.

    I also see the wifi calling that Joe mentioned.
    My speeds for 3g are still awful inside my house. 300Kbps down and 800 up
    The 3g icon looks a bit nicer in 2.2 as well.

    [Will edit as I go along]

  • Drew

    my kies mini had a update to the application and when i tried to connect to my vibrant it force closed. anyone else having this issue?

  • Drew

    my kies mini had a update to the application and when i tried to connect to my vibrant it force closed. anyone else having this issue?

  • Drew

    my kies mini had a update to the application and when i tried to connect to my vibrant it force closed. anyone else having this issue?

  • Chaldean swag

    Mine wont let me update its said unregistered device

    • Br1

      I got the same thing the upgrade button is greyed out

      • Chaldean swag

        Same here this is bullshit

      • Chaldean swag

        Same here this is bullshit

    • Anonymous

      are you running a ROM or did you update through Kies before? Your phone should should be on JI6 I believe

    • Anonymous

      are you running a ROM or did you update through Kies before? Your phone should should be on JI6 I believe

  • Chaldean swag

    Mine wont let me update its said unregistered device

  • Chaldean swag

    Mine wont let me update its said unregistered device

  • man, I feel bad for Vibrant owners. Isnt anyone P*ssed they have a $500 phone and have to jump through hoops after waiting 6 months for an already outdated version of Android? well, maybe not outdated but we’re not far from 3.0. whats gonna happen then? vibrant owners must cure Aids, Cancer and liberate Iraq and Iran in order to get 3.0…….

    • Matt J.

      That is the most retarded post I have ever read…

      • Anonymous

        The dude is just retarded.

    • Matt J.

      That is the most retarded post I have ever read…

  • man, I feel bad for Vibrant owners. Isnt anyone P*ssed they have a $500 phone and have to jump through hoops after waiting 6 months for an already outdated version of Android? well, maybe not outdated but we’re not far from 3.0. whats gonna happen then? vibrant owners must cure Aids, Cancer and liberate Iraq and Iran in order to get 3.0…….

  • man, I feel bad for Vibrant owners. Isnt anyone P*ssed they have a $500 phone and have to jump through hoops after waiting 6 months for an already outdated version of Android? well, maybe not outdated but we’re not far from 3.0. whats gonna happen then? vibrant owners must cure Aids, Cancer and liberate Iraq and Iran in order to get 3.0…….

  • Tdr2150

    cant upgrade through mini kies getting unregistered device

  • Tdr2150

    cant upgrade through mini kies getting unregistered device

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the link. Downloading it right now.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the link. Downloading it right now.

  • Anonymous

    http://ars.samsung.com/customer/usa/jsp/faqs/faqs_view_us.jsp?SITE_ID=22&PG_ID=2&PROD_SUB_ID=557&PROD_ID=560&AT_ID=341559

    Keis will only recognize certain baseband versions and the latest OFFICIAL one is the JI6. If you have some custom stuff on your phone then you will have to put it back in order for kies to work with it. I’m not sure what the official baseband before JI6 was but either that one or JI6 is the only thing that will work because the program looks for it.

  • Anonymous

    http://ars.samsung.com/customer/usa/jsp/faqs/faqs_view_us.jsp?SITE_ID=22&PG_ID=2&PROD_SUB_ID=557&PROD_ID=560&AT_ID=341559

    Keis will only recognize certain baseband versions and the latest OFFICIAL one is the JI6. If you have some custom stuff on your phone then you will have to put it back in order for kies to work with it. I’m not sure what the official baseband before JI6 was but either that one or JI6 is the only thing that will work because the program looks for it.

  • Anonymous

    I used Kies when JI5 was availible for a brief moment and that kept me from being able to update to JI6. Used ODIN to return my phone to its ORIGIONAL state and then Kies no longer said Unregistered Device and I was able to perform the upgrade.

    • Chaldean swag

      I REBOOTED my phone and it still wont let me update

    • Chaldean swag

      I REBOOTED my phone and it still wont let me update

    • Chaldean swag

      I REBOOTED my phone and it still wont let me update

  • Anonymous

    I used Kies when JI5 was availible for a brief moment and that kept me from being able to update to JI6. Used ODIN to return my phone to its ORIGIONAL state and then Kies no longer said Unregistered Device and I was able to perform the upgrade.

  • Din

    T-Mobile received the upgrade last year, when the international version upgrade was available, I don´t understand why T-Mobile can´t be clear.
    T-Mobile is letting upgrade just by Kies and they know not everybody will do that.
    That s*@k, this is my last T-Mobile phone.

  • Din

    T-Mobile received the upgrade last year, when the international version upgrade was available, I don´t understand why T-Mobile can´t be clear.
    T-Mobile is letting upgrade just by Kies and they know not everybody will do that.
    That s*@k, this is my last T-Mobile phone.

  • Johnbarras

    when i connect phone, it says that iIm not in Keis mode, please help!!!!

    • Anonymous

      settings—applications—usb settings—Kies

      • Br1

        In debug mode or not?

        • swehes

          Set it to Debug mode

        • swehes

          Set it to Debug mode

        • swehes

          Set it to Debug mode

        • swehes

          Set it to Debug mode

        • swehes

          Set it to Debug mode

        • Anonymous

          not sure. try both and let us know.

        • Anonymous

          not sure. try both and let us know.

        • Anonymous

          not sure. try both and let us know.

        • Anonymous

          not sure. try both and let us know.

        • Anonymous

          not sure. try both and let us know.

    • Anonymous

      settings—applications—usb settings—Kies

    • Anonymous

      settings—applications—usb settings—Kies

    • Anonymous

      settings—applications—usb settings—Kies

  • Johnbarras

    when i connect phone, it says that iIm not in Keis mode, please help!!!!

  • Romo

    Mac Users can use samsung wave

  • Just downloaded via mini kies… I must say I am very excited

  • Just downloaded via mini kies… I must say I am very excited

  • ChazLaz

    Ok I rarely post on here but I have a problem updating.
    I just installed Mini Kies on my laptop running Vista 64bit.
    But whenever I connect my phone it says “please reconnect the device in Samsung kies mode”
    I have no clue how to put my phone in Kies mode.

    • ChazLaz

      nevermind saw the post below me

    • ChazLaz

      nevermind saw the post below me

    • ChazLaz

      nevermind saw the post below me

    • swehes

      Go into settings->applications->usb settings and choose either Ask on Connection or Kies

      • ChazLaz

        It won’t let me update it the update button is grayed out. any help?

        I have not put anything custom on the phone either and it is on baseband JI6

        • swehes

          What information are they giving you? Does it show unregistered device in the top part?

        • ChazLaz

          Yes it is listed as unregistered

        • ChazLaz

          Yes it is listed as unregistered

        • ChazLaz

          Yes it is listed as unregistered

        • ChazLaz

          Yes it is listed as unregistered

        • ChazLaz

          Yes it is listed as unregistered

      • ChazLaz

        It won’t let me update it the update button is grayed out. any help?

        I have not put anything custom on the phone either and it is on baseband JI6

      • ChazLaz

        It won’t let me update it the update button is grayed out. any help?

        I have not put anything custom on the phone either and it is on baseband JI6

    • swehes

      Go into settings->applications->usb settings and choose either Ask on Connection or Kies

    • swehes

      Go into settings->applications->usb settings and choose either Ask on Connection or Kies

  • ChazLaz

    Ok I rarely post on here but I have a problem updating.
    I just installed Mini Kies on my laptop running Vista 64bit.
    But whenever I connect my phone it says “please reconnect the device in Samsung kies mode”
    I have no clue how to put my phone in Kies mode.

  • ChazLaz

    Ok I rarely post on here but I have a problem updating.
    I just installed Mini Kies on my laptop running Vista 64bit.
    But whenever I connect my phone it says “please reconnect the device in Samsung kies mode”
    I have no clue how to put my phone in Kies mode.

  • ScottieYorkPA

    My Mini Kies just stays on the main page. When I plug my phone is… nothing happens??

    Are there known issues with Win7 32bit?

    Please help.. Thanks!! :-)

  • ScottieYorkPA

    My Mini Kies just stays on the main page. When I plug my phone is… nothing happens??

    Are there known issues with Win7 32bit?

    Please help.. Thanks!! :-)

    • plug the phone in first and wait until it says connected, then open up mini kies. Otherwise it just sits at that main screen

      • ScottieYorkPA

        thanks, trying now

      • ScottieYorkPA

        thanks, trying now

      • ScottieYorkPA

        thanks, trying now

      • ScottieYorkPA

        Thanks G-Host, that seemed to work, now about this whole unregistered device thing

      • ScottieYorkPA

        Thanks G-Host, that seemed to work, now about this whole unregistered device thing

    • plug the phone in first and wait until it says connected, then open up mini kies. Otherwise it just sits at that main screen

    • plug the phone in first and wait until it says connected, then open up mini kies. Otherwise it just sits at that main screen

    • swehes

      Make sure your phone is set to Kies when connecting the USB.
      Go into settings->applications->usb settings and choose either Ask on Connection or Kies

    • swehes

      Make sure your phone is set to Kies when connecting the USB.
      Go into settings->applications->usb settings and choose either Ask on Connection or Kies

    • swehes

      Make sure your phone is set to Kies when connecting the USB.
      Go into settings->applications->usb settings and choose either Ask on Connection or Kies

    • Kimmitchell35

      ive had that same problem,,cant instll the j16

  • ScottieYorkPA

    My Mini Kies just stays on the main page. When I plug my phone is… nothing happens??

    Are there known issues with Win7 32bit?

    Please help.. Thanks!! :-)

  • Br1

    Can someone please add the official link to download Keis mini for the froyo update?

    I did everything step by step and still get unregistered device and the upgrade button is greyed out!!

    So Im going to delete keis completely fomr my comp and see if that works

    • Anonymous

      that site looks generic but that IS the official spot to get it

    • Anonymous

      that site looks generic but that IS the official spot to get it

    • Anonymous

      that site looks generic but that IS the official spot to get it

    • ScottieYorkPA

      mine’s showing unregistered also, and i did a clean install. Whats happening?

  • redredkroovy

    I’ve never rooted my Vibrant, downloaded Kies Mini, have changed my USB settings to allow for Kies mode.
    When I run KiesMini it still shows “unregistered device” and the phone upgrade button is not available

  • Anonymous

    So where’s all the people who have succeeded??

    • swehes

      XDA. :)

      • Anonymous

        LOL yup

      • Anonymous

        LOL yup

      • Anonymous

        LOL yup

      • Anonymous

        LOL yup

  • himynameisAO

    Is it worth it to go from nero v5 to this? Thoughts? I’m pretty content as is.

    • swehes

      No it isn’t. Just flash the KA6 modem and you will have a nicer device. :)

      • Olsonac07

        Did that, and loving it. I figured I should just leave it how I have it. I have no issues, and a new ROM will be out sooner than later and it’ll be easy to load that up.

  • To everyone asking how to switch your phone’s usb mode to Kies mode, go to Settings > Applications > USB settings, and voila!

  • I’ve seen a lot of “I’m downloading it now!” and “Set the Debug settings” posts here but…

    Has anyone had success in getting the Froyo update OTA?
    Has anyone had success in using Kies to get this update from a non-rooted, stock phone?

    • redredkroovy

      non-rooted stock phone, trying via Kies – I even tried again with usb debugging enabled. nothing.

    • Guest

      There were several posts earlier (Including someone who went over what changes they saw) but they’ve all scrolled off the bottom of the feed, I suspect people who complain about things that don’t work are more vocal than people who are satisfied with the results.

    • mitch

      Yeah, download is taking a long time but it makes sense. OS upgrades on my blackberry would take a long time as well

    • mitch

      Yeah, download is taking a long time but it makes sense. OS upgrades on my blackberry would take a long time as well

    • mitch

      Yeah, download is taking a long time but it makes sense. OS upgrades on my blackberry would take a long time as well

  • Snowey

    I did everything it says and put it in kies mode and when it prompts me to plug the phone in I do and nothing happens! Idk what to do anyone else having this problem?

  • Cscorbin

    Is the gps performance any better?

    • swehes

      My phone now locks within 10 seconds and sees about 13 birds and locks in to about 7+… inside the house in an office.

  • Cscorbin

    Is the gps performance any better?

  • Ldaniel38

    I just downloaded and installed the froyo update via keis. So far it’s working great , no problems

    • Anonymous

      care to answer some of the questions below?

      what was your previous baseband version?
      did you have debugging on?

      • Ldaniel38

        I don’t remember the baseband version and I didn’t have debugging enabled. I recently purchased my vibrant and haven’t played around with it too much or rooted it yet.
        Hope this helps.

      • Ldaniel38

        I don’t remember the baseband version and I didn’t have debugging enabled. I recently purchased my vibrant and haven’t played around with it too much or rooted it yet.
        Hope this helps.

    • Anonymous

      care to answer some of the questions below?

      what was your previous baseband version?
      did you have debugging on?

  • Ldaniel38

    I just downloaded and installed the froyo update via keis. So far it’s working great , no problems

  • Ldaniel38

    I just downloaded and installed the froyo update via keis. So far it’s working great , no problems

  • Ldaniel38

    I just downloaded and installed the froyo update via keis. So far it’s working great , no problems

  • Gordwiser

    To those of you getting “unregistered,” have you registered your phone with Samsung? Just a thought…

    • azdgcat

      Yes, my phone is registered with Samsung…

    • azdgcat

      Yes, my phone is registered with Samsung…

      • Gordwiser

        shot my own theory… shows me as unregistered also

        • Anonymous

          LOL

      • Gordwiser

        shot my own theory… shows me as unregistered also

      • Gordwiser

        shot my own theory… shows me as unregistered also

    • azdgcat

      Yes, my phone is registered with Samsung…

  • Gordwiser

    To those of you getting “unregistered,” have you registered your phone with Samsung? Just a thought…

  • Gordwiser

    To those of you getting “unregistered,” have you registered your phone with Samsung? Just a thought…

  • Scdddvr

    Froyo thru Mini kies

  • Scdddvr

    Froyo thru Mini kies

  • Scdddvr

    Froyo thru Mini kies

  • Scdddvr

    Froyo thru Mini kies

  • Scdddvr

    Froyo thru Mini kies

  • Matt J.

    I am loving Froyo, I know you rom users have had it for ages, but finally got Flash Player on my Vibrant. The Android Market at first shows old one, but after a few minutes it updates to the newer layout. This post is just if anyone was wondering.

  • Matt J.

    I am loving Froyo, I know you rom users have had it for ages, but finally got Flash Player on my Vibrant. The Android Market at first shows old one, but after a few minutes it updates to the newer layout. This post is just if anyone was wondering.

  • Well. Got an answer from GalaxySsupport on Twitter and they think that the servers are overloaded. So if you get an “unregistered device” when connecting to Kies, please try it later. It will be worth it. :)

    GalaxySsupport
    @swehes The server is possibly over capacity. ^Mary

  • Well. Got an answer from GalaxySsupport on Twitter and they think that the servers are overloaded. So if you get an “unregistered device” when connecting to Kies, please try it later. It will be worth it. :)

    GalaxySsupport
    @swehes The server is possibly over capacity. ^Mary

  • I keep getting unregistered device :|

  • I keep getting unregistered device :|

  • Nardva

    I think they did this to appease the the techie/blogging community. The average person is going to go through the minor loopholes to get the update. What happen to a regular OTA that everybody can grab? The bad press is due to the techie/blogging community. Once we are satisfied the bad press goes away.

  • Scott TM

    my phone works with the upgrade and everthing awesome, just got it yesterday and now have wifi calling woo hoo

  • Pappasan D

    Where do I find this mini kies? What site is the pic of in the article?

    • Ldaniel38

      Go to samsung’s support website and you download it from there.

    • Anonymous

      streamline, tmo employees only

    • Anonymous

      streamline, tmo employees only

    • Anonymous

      streamline, tmo employees only

  • Kimmitchell35

    ive tried connecting my phone to the usb and the thing keeps telling me to connect the phone

    • You need to set your phone to connect to Kies when you plug in the USB. Go to settings->Applications->USB settings

      • Kimmitchell35

        it is, and it still tells me to connect my phone… my phone is connected

        • jonstonson

          Same issue. Someone have any Ideas??

        • jonstonson

          Same issue. Someone have any Ideas??

      • Kimmitchell35

        it is, and it still tells me to connect my phone… my phone is connected

    • You need to set your phone to connect to Kies when you plug in the USB. Go to settings->Applications->USB settings

  • – Can connect to Kies (Windows 7)
    1. Go to USB connection
    2. Select Kies when plugging the USB

    – Kies shows the icon for Firmware Upgrade.
    1. Clicking on the icon, I get the following: “The device does not support Firmware Upgrade”.
    Model Name: BLANK
    Current Version: BLANK

    I have a Sumsung Vibrant ECLAIR.UVJI16…

    • Kimmitchell35

      shoot at least u got farther than i did,,i went to usb, selected kies when plugging it in, and thats it,, its still telling me to plug my phone in..ive tried 2 different usb cords too

    • Kimmitchell35

      shoot at least u got farther than i did,,i went to usb, selected kies when plugging it in, and thats it,, its still telling me to plug my phone in..ive tried 2 different usb cords too

    • Kimmitchell35

      shoot at least u got farther than i did,,i went to usb, selected kies when plugging it in, and thats it,, its still telling me to plug my phone in..ive tried 2 different usb cords too

    • Wynterknight

      You need to use mini kies not the regular samsung kies

  • – Can connect to Kies (Windows 7)
    1. Go to USB connection
    2. Select Kies when plugging the USB

    – Kies shows the icon for Firmware Upgrade.
    1. Clicking on the icon, I get the following: “The device does not support Firmware Upgrade”.
    Model Name: BLANK
    Current Version: BLANK

    I have a Sumsung Vibrant ECLAIR.UVJI16…

  • My phone shows Unregistered Device on Mini Kies, baseband T959UVJI6.

    My phone is carrier unlocked and rooted. I’m wondering if it’s the carrier unlock that’s causing the unregistered device. Does anyone else have an unlocked Vibrant that’s successfully upgraded?

    • swehes

      It’s not. It is that the servers are being bombarded and having problems to answer everyone. There is a limit it seems to how many can download at a time.

    • swehes

      It’s not. It is that the servers are being bombarded and having problems to answer everyone. There is a limit it seems to how many can download at a time.

    • Joeln0671

      just keep unplugging ur phone and keep trying and it well come up ..thats what i did

    • Joeln0671

      just keep unplugging ur phone and keep trying and it well come up ..thats what i did

    • Joeln0671

      just keep unplugging ur phone and keep trying and it well come up ..thats what i did

    • Joeln0671

      just keep unplugging ur phone and keep trying and it well come up ..thats what i did

    • Joeln0671

      just keep unplugging ur phone and keep trying and it well come up ..thats what i did

  • Kimmitchell35

    actually i think its probably their way in messing with us again..probably sitting behind their computer screens laughing at all of us

  • Kimmitchell35

    actually i think its probably their way in messing with us again..probably sitting behind their computer screens laughing at all of us

  • JAVIWOOD

    I got my vibrant updated make sure debugging is checked and usb setting is set for Kies Mini and BINGO updated

  • JAVIWOOD

    I got my vibrant updated make sure debugging is checked and usb setting is set for Kies Mini and BINGO updated

  • JAVIWOOD

    I got my vibrant updated make sure debugging is checked and usb setting is set for Kies Mini and BINGO updated

  • Kimmitchell35

    ok, i tried and set the debugging on before connecting the usb… now everything started working right til the kies had to shut down,, repeatedly

  • Kimmitchell35

    ok, i tried and set the debugging on before connecting the usb… now everything started working right til the kies had to shut down,, repeatedly

  • Kimmitchell35

    ok, i tried and set the debugging on before connecting the usb… now everything started working right til the kies had to shut down,, repeatedly

  • Kimmitchell35

    ok, i tried and set the debugging on before connecting the usb… now everything started working right til the kies had to shut down,, repeatedly

  • I’m getting the message “The device is not supported by kies”… I have installed the Android Wifi-Theter (http://code.google.com/p/android-wifi-tether/) and it automatically roots the device (I have the application Superuser Permissions)… Is this the reason?

    Model number: SGH-T959
    Baseband version: T959UVJI6
    Kernel version: 2.6.29
    Build number: ECLAIR.UVJI6

  • rev2redlineguy

    Man, this bites! I’m trying to update this stupid Vibrant with no luck. I’ve downloaded Kies Mini, plug in my phone into my computer, select Samsung Kies but nothing….stuck on the screen that says “Please connect your phone to the USB port into the computer” even when it’s connected. I’ve made sure USB Debugging is set and still nothing. This really is a pain in the rump!

  • ADMJSON

    yo if your phone is ROOTED DOES IT MATTER PLEASE LET ME KNOW

    • Anonymous

      mine was rooted worked just fine, you lose root just so you know

      • Admjson

        ITS NOT WORKIN dam

  • rev2redlineguy

    Oh, this might be a dumb question but I have a G2 and a Vibrant. Do I have to insert my SIM card back into the Vibrant for this to work?

  • Anonymous

    It must be a cheaper way of pushing out the update. The only way to figure the reasoning behind it. All comes down to $$$$$$$.

  • BRYAN

    I’m getting “Unable to connect to the Server at this time, Please try again Later

  • rev2redlineguy

    OMG I just read something on the forums that worked! Make sure you are on TW Launcher homescreen and not another (Like LauncherPro). Once I switched back to TW, BAM! It’s downloading the update now. Cross your fingers for me!

  • Please help… Kies shows the error message “The device is not supported by kies”… My Vibrant shows “Connected” on the MTP application screen showing that it has been connected to kies.

    • Eandres03

      Set your phone in usb debugging mode without the phone being connected. It is located in settings>applications>development>USB debugging. Then connect to kies.

      • Thanks Eandres03… I still have problems…

        Kies says: Can’t connect in debugging mode. Please select Kies (PC Studio) on the mobile phone and reconnect..

        This error message is shown in the right-side of the screen…

  • Please help… Kies shows the error message “The device is not supported by kies”… My Vibrant shows “Connected” on the MTP application screen showing that it has been connected to kies.

  • theanalyst

    FROYO! Got it…excited. Only annoyance is having to recreate all of my homescreens again.

  • theanalyst

    FROYO! Got it…excited. Only annoyance is having to recreate all of my homescreens again.

  • theanalyst

    FROYO! Got it…excited. Only annoyance is having to recreate all of my homescreens again.

  • Roxva

    Samsung sucks!!! I got the Samsung mini Kies connected to the phone.. Phone Upgrade icon is still grayed out!!!

  • Roxva

    Samsung sucks!!! I got the Samsung mini Kies connected to the phone.. Phone Upgrade icon is still grayed out!!!

  • Roxva

    Samsung sucks!!! I got the Samsung mini Kies connected to the phone.. Phone Upgrade icon is still grayed out!!!

  • Bobblehead

    Let the whining for gingerbread begin.

  • Bobblehead

    Let the whining for gingerbread begin.

  • Bobblehead

    Let the whining for gingerbread begin.

  • Fattygarcia

    It worked for me.Just got off a WIFI call.

  • Fattygarcia

    It worked for me.Just got off a WIFI call.

  • Fattygarcia

    It worked for me.Just got off a WIFI call.

  • Philmrear

    downloading update now through Kies.
    select Kies in USB settings, put in debug mode.
    connect cable, load Kies.

  • Philmrear

    downloading update now through Kies.
    select Kies in USB settings, put in debug mode.
    connect cable, load Kies.

  • Philmrear

    downloading update now through Kies.
    select Kies in USB settings, put in debug mode.
    connect cable, load Kies.

  • Lokailauren

    I only have a Mac, no access to a PC… anyone got the update OTA?

  • Lokailauren

    I only have a Mac, no access to a PC… anyone got the update OTA?

  • Lokailauren

    I only have a Mac, no access to a PC… anyone got the update OTA?

  • Romo

    If you get unregistered device make sure you register your device with samsung or you will not get the update using Kies

  • Romo

    If you get unregistered device make sure you register your device with samsung or you will not get the update using Kies

  • Romo

    If you get unregistered device make sure you register your device with samsung or you will not get the update using Kies

  • Romo

    If you get unregistered device make sure you register your device with samsung or you will not get the update using Kies

  • Romo

    If you get unregistered device make sure you register your device with samsung or you will not get the update using Kies

  • Mcdaygo

    Go to Samsung USA and register your phone first.

  • Mcdaygo

    Go to Samsung USA and register your phone first.

  • Mcdaygo

    Go to Samsung USA and register your phone first.

  • Mcdaygo

    Go to Samsung USA and register your phone first.

  • Mcdaygo

    Go to Samsung USA and register your phone first.

  • ADMJSON

    IF YOU ARE HAVING PROBLEMS CONNECTING AFTER DOWNLOADED ****KIES*** UNPLUG YOUR PHONE AND KEEP DOING THAT UNTIL IT NOTICES YOU PHONE WORKED FOR ME

  • ADMJSON

    IF YOU ARE HAVING PROBLEMS CONNECTING AFTER DOWNLOADED ****KIES*** UNPLUG YOUR PHONE AND KEEP DOING THAT UNTIL IT NOTICES YOU PHONE WORKED FOR ME

  • ADMJSON

    IF YOU ARE HAVING PROBLEMS CONNECTING AFTER DOWNLOADED ****KIES*** UNPLUG YOUR PHONE AND KEEP DOING THAT UNTIL IT NOTICES YOU PHONE WORKED FOR ME

  • ADMJSON

    IF YOU ARE HAVING PROBLEMS CONNECTING AFTER DOWNLOADED ****KIES*** UNPLUG YOUR PHONE AND KEEP DOING THAT UNTIL IT NOTICES YOU PHONE WORKED FOR ME

  • ADMJSON

    IF YOU ARE HAVING PROBLEMS CONNECTING AFTER DOWNLOADED ****KIES*** UNPLUG YOUR PHONE AND KEEP DOING THAT UNTIL IT NOTICES YOU PHONE WORKED FOR ME

  • man i give up…i’ve been trying for an hour and my phone is still a $300 unregistered device…there’s no way T-Mobile can expect EVERYONE who owns a vibrant to do this…i’m about to toss my phone in the snow cuz that’s the only way it’s getting frozen anything

  • man i give up…i’ve been trying for an hour and my phone is still a $300 unregistered device…there’s no way T-Mobile can expect EVERYONE who owns a vibrant to do this…i’m about to toss my phone in the snow cuz that’s the only way it’s getting frozen anything

  • man i give up…i’ve been trying for an hour and my phone is still a $300 unregistered device…there’s no way T-Mobile can expect EVERYONE who owns a vibrant to do this…i’m about to toss my phone in the snow cuz that’s the only way it’s getting frozen anything

  • man i give up…i’ve been trying for an hour and my phone is still a $300 unregistered device…there’s no way T-Mobile can expect EVERYONE who owns a vibrant to do this…i’m about to toss my phone in the snow cuz that’s the only way it’s getting frozen anything

  • man i give up…i’ve been trying for an hour and my phone is still a $300 unregistered device…there’s no way T-Mobile can expect EVERYONE who owns a vibrant to do this…i’m about to toss my phone in the snow cuz that’s the only way it’s getting frozen anything

  • ADMJSON

    YO BEFORE I DO THIS WILL IT DELETE MY PICS

  • ADMJSON

    YO BEFORE I DO THIS WILL IT DELETE MY PICS

  • ADMJSON

    YO BEFORE I DO THIS WILL IT DELETE MY PICS

  • ADMJSON

    YO BEFORE I DO THIS WILL IT DELETE MY PICS

  • xChrisZx

    Kept trying and trying and trying and it eventually worked.

    Downloading FROYO right now!

  • StabMasterArson

    For all those folks getting the “unregistered device” message, what worked for me was to remove my microSD card. Hope that helps.

  • Emudee81

    Where could I downloand kies from…please help…

  • Mastaglaus

    Finally got it to work. I was getting unregistered device, just kept the kies open and kept unplugging and plugging in the cable every minute or 2. I did not have USB debugging on.

  • Tmorep

    i figured out what the problem was..when connected to kies switch to the regular stock home screen not the other one..i hit my home key and as soon as it switched all of a sudden my phone was no longer unregistered..took forever to figure this out!!!!

  • Gordwiser

    Success! Many connects and disconnects of the usb cable and turning debugging on and off and rebooting… finally got to the load screen and it worked. Good luck, all!

  • “Unregistered Device” problem fixed by itself. I just tried after a while and it works!

  • Error94

    Like Mastaglaus, I just keep opening and closing Kies. Didn’t unplug, though. After several tries, Kies downloaded an update for ITSELF. After it installed its own update, then it recognized my phone and downloaded the Froyo update. Phone is on the startup screen now, finishing the patch. Fingers crossed…

  • Still have problems… Debugger on and Kies selected on USB mode preferences…

    Gray error on kies: Can’t connect in debugging mode. Please select Kies (PC Studio) on the mobile phone and reconnect..

    This error message is shown in the right-side of the screen…

  • Alexvidal_

    this is the most ridiculous installation process ever

  • swehes

    For you who get Unregistered Device – Alot of people are trying to get Froyo right now and it is overwhelming Samsungs upgrade server (or at least that is what their story is) and that is what they told me on twitter when I asked GalaxySsupport. If you are having issues that is a place to go or go to tmobiles official forums.

  • swehes

    For you who get Unregistered Device – Alot of people are trying to get Froyo right now and it is overwhelming Samsungs upgrade server (or at least that is what their story is) and that is what they told me on twitter when I asked GalaxySsupport. If you are having issues that is a place to go or go to tmobiles official forums.

  • ADMJSON

    I CANT BELIEVE THAT MY PHONE IS ABOUT TOOO HAVE 2.2

  • ADMJSON

    I CANT BELIEVE THAT MY PHONE IS ABOUT TOOO HAVE 2.2

  • Ok, now it’s working. I just tried again and all of a sudden it says update available. So I guess the server is being pounded. Anyways, downloading now, crossing my fingers.

  • Ok, now it’s working. I just tried again and all of a sudden it says update available. So I guess the server is being pounded. Anyways, downloading now, crossing my fingers.

  • Keillen Davis

    To register your device you might have to wipe it. I hour the same error. You have to shut down your firewall ( like the direction said). I had a hard time updating my phone through kies in october. Btw 2.2 is garbage on the vibrant. Hopefully the can fix that. How do I go back to the previous version.

    • Any misspellings blame it on swype.

    • Any misspellings blame it on swype.

    • Anonymous

      LOL… you spent at least an hour trying to do the update?

      It’s not that 2.2 is garbage, it’s the YOUR computers and phone have serious problems. For example, for at least the last eight years it’s been “install 101” to close down your firewall and anti-virus BEFORE installing any apps or software. Matter of fact, most apps have a warning that pops up telling you to do that before the install.

      Don’t blame Samsung for your issues.

  • Scott TM

    froyo fricking rules dude lol

  • Scott TM

    froyo fricking rules dude lol

  • Suriya

    Finally got mine updated. Kies sucks.. Worked after multiple installs and restarts.

    • ADMJSON

      DID IT DELETE ANY PICS

      • Joe

        no they were placed in a different folder for me

      • Joe

        no they were placed in a different folder for me

    • ADMJSON

      DID IT DELETE ANY PICS

  • Suriya

    Finally got mine updated. Kies sucks.. Worked after multiple installs and restarts.

  • Tdr2150

    i was having the same problem unregistered device. Only thing i did was waited and it finally went through. Pleasure ensure your phone is on debugging status. Update is pretty sweet.

  • Tdr2150

    i was having the same problem unregistered device. Only thing i did was waited and it finally went through. Pleasure ensure your phone is on debugging status. Update is pretty sweet.

  • and just like that…i now have froyo…personally i think it was the threat of snow abandonment that scared my phone into cooperating…also my mini kies had to update…u guys should try that if ur having trouble

  • and just like that…i now have froyo…personally i think it was the threat of snow abandonment that scared my phone into cooperating…also my mini kies had to update…u guys should try that if ur having trouble

  • Michael Hawthorne

    YAYY! Figured it out… if you have a replacement launcher you must download home switcher and switch to the TWLauncher and stay on the home screen and it will automatically work

    • Anonymous

      Your right I forgot all about that.

  • Michael Hawthorne

    YAYY! Figured it out… if you have a replacement launcher you must download home switcher and switch to the TWLauncher and stay on the home screen and it will automatically work

  • Just updated w/ Kies. It went okay, thought my phone bricked for about five minutes while it was stuck on the “S” screen. Works well, wifi calling is nice feature, and the GPS locked in on me in seconds when I stepped outside and turned on Maps.

    • Flacyclist

      how did you get wifi calling to work?

    • Flacyclist

      how did you get wifi calling to work?

  • Mikhadaddy

    I just got the update… Lets see if it was worth the wait

  • ADMJSON

    YO IM RUNNING 2.2 BITCHHHHH

  • ADMJSON

    YO IM RUNNING 2.2 BITCHHHHH

  • pablonewgen

    Did it through Kies Mini/Samsung Kies. Basically went through installing Kies Mini on my PC, set my phone to Samsung Kies and went through the step-by-step instructions on the Kies Mini program. Froyo is quite lovely. =D

  • pablonewgen

    Did it through Kies Mini/Samsung Kies. Basically went through installing Kies Mini on my PC, set my phone to Samsung Kies and went through the step-by-step instructions on the Kies Mini program. Froyo is quite lovely. =D

  • pablonewgen

    Did it through Kies Mini/Samsung Kies. Basically went through installing Kies Mini on my PC, set my phone to Samsung Kies and went through the step-by-step instructions on the Kies Mini program. Froyo is quite lovely. =D

  • Drew

    my kies mini keeps force closing everytime i plug in my Vibrant to my computer. HELP! whats wrong?

  • Drew

    my kies mini keeps force closing everytime i plug in my Vibrant to my computer. HELP! whats wrong?

  • Drew

    my kies mini keeps force closing everytime i plug in my Vibrant to my computer. HELP! whats wrong?

  • Drew

    my kies mini keeps force closing everytime i plug in my Vibrant to my computer. HELP! whats wrong?

  • IKU

    Is Avatar working for anyone post-update?

    • Joe

      nope not working

    • Joe

      nope not working

    • I just checked and it does not work, even selecting through video player.

    • Freddyyy

      it’s working for me. :o

    • Freddyyy

      it’s working for me. :o

    • IKU

      Has anyone tried removing the SD card while updating to see if Avatar goes unaffected?

    • IKU

      Has anyone tried removing the SD card while updating to see if Avatar goes unaffected?

  • IKU

    Is Avatar working for anyone post-update?

  • IKU

    Is Avatar working for anyone post-update?

  • IKU

    Is Avatar working for anyone post-update?

  • I’ve got my own little personal Tumblr blog post about the little updates. I’m editing it as I go along finding new things. http://yessaranghae.tumblr.com/post/2859835696/froyovibrant

  • MayorMcCheese

    Im digging froyo…but my one small complaint…it took my android keyboard away. only samsung and swype? no thank you.

    • Mikhadaddy

      Oh it did… I was trying to figure out to how to get it back on. Lame.. Why take anything away

    • Anonymous

      try smart keyboard much better

    • Anonymous

      try smart keyboard much better

  • Freddyyy

    I got the update, my phone is more responsive. I’m loving froyo! :D

  • ok..it def works…YOU MUST HAVE USB DEBUGGING ENABLED.

    • jonstonson

      Kies wouldn’t recognize the phone, Removed SD card and changed from LauncherPro to Sammy’s OS. Recognized immediately.

  • Vibrant Addict

    Success!!

    Had to install Samsung Kies Mini twice, and download two different drivers. Then the phone got stuck on that stupid ‘S’ for a long time, did a couple resets and it worked finally.

    But in the end I have FROYO finally!!

    • You don’t have to reset. I was just about to do it, after a couple minutes of waiting, but it clicked over in the last seconds before I took the battery out.

  • Vibrant Addict

    Success!!

    Had to install Samsung Kies Mini twice, and download two different drivers. Then the phone got stuck on that stupid ‘S’ for a long time, did a couple resets and it worked finally.

    But in the end I have FROYO finally!!

  • phenom1

    Will avatar be deleted once I update to froyo 2.2?

    • Anonymous

      no it wont

  • David

    You will need to register your device or the updates will not happen…This is just more DUMB %%$##%..If “…You will need to register…” at Samsung site then why not have it as a down loadable file there?

    More, “we do not care about customers we only care about what Samsung wants” Sure wish FCC, someone would take them to tasks. If you want to enjoy the fruits of U.S. market and airway then you have to act in an fair and just manner. Yes, Samsung sells phones, however, they are to be used on U.S. bandwidth therefore their business practices fall within FCC oversight.

  • Here is the solution to your problem..PLEASE POST THIS IN YOUR ARTICLE…

    In order for kies-mini to see the device USB DEBUGGING MUST BE ENABLED. You must have the USB settings set to “ask on connection”…then exit that screen, enable debugging, power on KIES-MINI..when it says connect phone, CONNECT PHONE. It will read the phone and tell you the update is available..However on your device you will NOT see the usual KIES screen saying connected..Please allow device a few minutes to load binary files and it will auto-change to Download mode and complete the update its self. All done…Please let phone sit for 20 minutes (THIS IS A MUST) after upgrade as the phone is still setting up binary coding and programming. After that reboot again and allow 5 minutes again (AGAIN THIS IS A MUST). After that you are set to go. ENJOY FROYO ON YOUR VIBRANT!

  • Here is the solution to your problem..PLEASE POST THIS IN YOUR ARTICLE…

    In order for kies-mini to see the device USB DEBUGGING MUST BE ENABLED. You must have the USB settings set to “ask on connection”…then exit that screen, enable debugging, power on KIES-MINI..when it says connect phone, CONNECT PHONE. It will read the phone and tell you the update is available..However on your device you will NOT see the usual KIES screen saying connected..Please allow device a few minutes to load binary files and it will auto-change to Download mode and complete the update its self. All done…Please let phone sit for 20 minutes (THIS IS A MUST) after upgrade as the phone is still setting up binary coding and programming. After that reboot again and allow 5 minutes again (AGAIN THIS IS A MUST). After that you are set to go. ENJOY FROYO ON YOUR VIBRANT!

  • BC

    I got the update from Kies…I didn’t have any trouble once it didn’t come back with “Unregistered Device.” The performance is faster from what I have tested so far. It did revert my home screens back to the factory default, but performing the upgrade was smooth (once it arrived anyway).

  • vibrant_™

    Will my photos and video be deleted in the whole process? Someone please let me know…that ay I can bsck up tje files on the computer.

    • Anonymous

      mine were just fine, the only thing that changes are your homescreens they change to stock

    • My photos and videos did not get deleted. Never hurts to back up, but mine went unchanged. It will reset your homescreen back to defaults, so you’ll need to remember where all your apps were located on the screens.

    • My photos and videos did not get deleted. Never hurts to back up, but mine went unchanged. It will reset your homescreen back to defaults, so you’ll need to remember where all your apps were located on the screens.

    • ADMJSON

      NO PICTURES WILL STAY GO AHEAD

      • Anonymous

        Were your “pictures” on your SD card? If so, then people are going to be in for a rude surprise if they install 2.2 when their “pictures” are residing on the phone’s internal memory.

        Disregard my warning if 2.2 is NOT a new ROM and simply updates elements of the Vibrant’s 2.1 ROM.

        If that’s what this update does, that’s surprising to me because I thought 2.2 was an entirely new ROM and I am not aware of any OS install not “wiping” the internal memory beforehand. Of course, perhaps the Vibrant’s chip as a part designated the “internal SD” that is where pics and video are stored, and that’s not accessed during an update.

        Even so, before any major install it’s a good idea to perform a backup of any files residing on the internal memory. I simply don’t trust what a manufacturer says about an install, e.g., files won’t be affected.

    • Anonymous

      See my response in here, but also…. those people saying that their pics and video did not get deleted, I suspect they have their camera and camcorder set to save files on to the microSD card and that’s why they did not get deleted.

      From experience, a new ROM install will wipe or delete any files (pics, video) you have on your phone’s internal memory.

      And on the Avatar question, that won’t be deleted because the movie came on the included 2GB microSD card. But if you have that 2 GB card on the phone, I’d remove it when doing the install, since in the past people have reported that on installing a ROM the SD card was wiped too. But most of those complaints were back in the days of the G1.

    • Anonymous

      See my response in here, but also…. those people saying that their pics and video did not get deleted, I suspect they have their camera and camcorder set to save files on to the microSD card and that’s why they did not get deleted.

      From experience, a new ROM install will wipe or delete any files (pics, video) you have on your phone’s internal memory.

      And on the Avatar question, that won’t be deleted because the movie came on the included 2GB microSD card. But if you have that 2 GB card on the phone, I’d remove it when doing the install, since in the past people have reported that on installing a ROM the SD card was wiped too. But most of those complaints were back in the days of the G1.

    • Anonymous

      See my response in here, but also…. those people saying that their pics and video did not get deleted, I suspect they have their camera and camcorder set to save files on to the microSD card and that’s why they did not get deleted.

      From experience, a new ROM install will wipe or delete any files (pics, video) you have on your phone’s internal memory.

      And on the Avatar question, that won’t be deleted because the movie came on the included 2GB microSD card. But if you have that 2 GB card on the phone, I’d remove it when doing the install, since in the past people have reported that on installing a ROM the SD card was wiped too. But most of those complaints were back in the days of the G1.

    • Anonymous

      See my response in here, but also…. those people saying that their pics and video did not get deleted, I suspect they have their camera and camcorder set to save files on to the microSD card and that’s why they did not get deleted.

      From experience, a new ROM install will wipe or delete any files (pics, video) you have on your phone’s internal memory.

      And on the Avatar question, that won’t be deleted because the movie came on the included 2GB microSD card. But if you have that 2 GB card on the phone, I’d remove it when doing the install, since in the past people have reported that on installing a ROM the SD card was wiped too. But most of those complaints were back in the days of the G1.

  • dvd03

    i got the update but they toke out android keyboard wtf! i got to find away to get it back i hate swype

  • Jmharrison87

    Ahhh Yes!!!!!! Success I FINALLY have Froyo on my Vibrant! Honestly I never thought the day would come! It’s amazingly fast,and there are a lot of pleasant surprises with the update! I’m sooo in love with my phone, once again :)

  • After seeing all this confusion with Kies I’d rather download KA6 or KA7 from xda and flash using odin.

  • Anonymous

    Bonus Tip: Always remove your microSD before doing any install. That’s playing it safe and assures your apps or files won’t get deleted.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, installing a ROM will delete your pics and video, that are on the phone’s memory.

    If you have files ON the internal memory, connect your phone to your computer and transfer them off the Vibrant.

    Generally, a ROM will “reformat” your Vibrant’s internal memory (that’s the same as your computer’s hard disk). In other words, just like when you reformat your computer’s hard drive and install a new operating system, during the install of a new Android version, the install process will delete anything that’s on the phone.

    Sometimes patches or updates, that are NOT a complete ROM, will not delete files, but even then it’s better to copy or transfer the files from the internal memory and on to your computer, since you never know.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, installing a ROM will delete your pics and video, that are on the phone’s memory.

    If you have files ON the internal memory, connect your phone to your computer and transfer them off the Vibrant.

    Generally, a ROM will “reformat” your Vibrant’s internal memory (that’s the same as your computer’s hard disk). In other words, just like when you reformat your computer’s hard drive and install a new operating system, during the install of a new Android version, the install process will delete anything that’s on the phone.

    Sometimes patches or updates, that are NOT a complete ROM, will not delete files, but even then it’s better to copy or transfer the files from the internal memory and on to your computer, since you never know.

    • formerberry

      I updated and all files remained as is. Nothing was lost–as far as I can tell.

    • formerberry

      I updated and all files remained as is. Nothing was lost–as far as I can tell.

    • formerberry

      I updated and all files remained as is. Nothing was lost–as far as I can tell.

  • vibrant_™

    So the android keyboard is gone? There’s always gonna be something wrong lol! Did anyone else see if they still had their android keyboard?

    • dvd03

      download keyboard from android 2.3 app by steven lin awesome app its the 2.3 keyboard and its awesome and free

      • IKU

        The only app from Steven Lin is the Android 2.3 Launcher. Is that what you are talking about?

      • IKU

        The only app from Steven Lin is the Android 2.3 Launcher. Is that what you are talking about?

  • vibrant_™

    So the android keyboard is gone? There’s always gonna be something wrong lol! Did anyone else see if they still had their android keyboard?

  • mike89z

    Just upgraded my wife’s Vibrant and it now has ….
    Wifi-Calling!!!!
    yes!!!

    • pllzz help me :( i start up the samsung kies mini software and it stops working and force closes

      • Anonymous

        make sure you go to setting – applications – usb – and set it to Kies and then make sure you put it in USB debug mode, Thats what I did and it worked the first time.

        • thnks but it didnt work! :( it starts up fine and starts loading the download then crashes!

        • thnks but it didnt work! :( it starts up fine and starts loading the download then crashes!

    • pllzz help me :( i start up the samsung kies mini software and it stops working and force closes

  • mike89z

    Just upgraded my wife’s Vibrant and it now has ….
    Wifi-Calling!!!!
    yes!!!

  • mike89z

    Just upgraded my wife’s Vibrant and it now has ….
    Wifi-Calling!!!!
    yes!!!

  • mike89z

    Just upgraded my wife’s Vibrant and it now has ….
    Wifi-Calling!!!!
    yes!!!

  • Anonymous

    Wifi-calling! NICE! Enjoying my Froyo though I don’t see much difference…yet; just subtle changes.

  • Anonymous

    Wifi-calling! NICE! Enjoying my Froyo though I don’t see much difference…yet; just subtle changes.

  • Anonymous

    Wifi-calling! NICE! Enjoying my Froyo though I don’t see much difference…yet; just subtle changes.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for posting this info.

    People reading this, before any install you should always backup your information that’s residing on the Vibrant’s internal memory (Market has lots of free backup apps).

    Also remove your microSD card BEFORE any install.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for posting this info.

    People reading this, before any install you should always backup your information that’s residing on the Vibrant’s internal memory (Market has lots of free backup apps).

    Also remove your microSD card BEFORE any install.

  • Josh

    It works! Finally have froyo, but Avatar isn’t working but I don’t care that much for it on my phone anyway. Is the wifi tethering free though?

  • someone plzzzz help me! :( i plug in my phone and start up kies mini but it freezes and force closes!

  • AZTimmay

    has any tried from the JI6 build? I was reading on the Samsung site that it only recognizes the JF6 build.

    • omfg r u serious! ? :( is that y it isnt working for me?

      • AZTimmay

        Possibly…I’m guessing most of the people that are able to do this never flashed using ODIN to get the JI6 build. I’m trying to downgrade back to JF6, but the download says it’s going to take about 24 hours, not sure what’s wrong with that server

        • Weird, according to TMO, “Kies Mini does support an update path from JI5 to KA6.”
          Apparently JI5 was the international build. Did you use the international version of Kies before, or is this a stock phone (USA)?

        • AZTimmay

          Yea apparently this isn’t the issue, but I keep getting “unregistered device” when I try to plug in my phone when mini kies is up

        • Weird, according to TMO, “Kies Mini does support an update path from JI5 to KA6.”
          Apparently JI5 was the international build. Did you use the international version of Kies before, or is this a stock phone (USA)?

        • Weird, according to TMO, “Kies Mini does support an update path from JI5 to KA6.”
          Apparently JI5 was the international build. Did you use the international version of Kies before, or is this a stock phone (USA)?

        • Weird, according to TMO, “Kies Mini does support an update path from JI5 to KA6.”
          Apparently JI5 was the international build. Did you use the international version of Kies before, or is this a stock phone (USA)?

      • AZTimmay

        Possibly…I’m guessing most of the people that are able to do this never flashed using ODIN to get the JI6 build. I’m trying to downgrade back to JF6, but the download says it’s going to take about 24 hours, not sure what’s wrong with that server

    • I have 2 vibrants (one mine, one my moms). Mine is build JI5, Kies Mini won’t see the upgrade and shows the firmwire as being unregistered. My moms is build JI6, Kies Mini see’s the upgrade.

      Bad for me, good for her :(

    • I have 2 vibrants (one mine, one my moms). Mine is build JI5, Kies Mini won’t see the upgrade and shows the firmwire as being unregistered. My moms is build JI6, Kies Mini see’s the upgrade.

      Bad for me, good for her :(

    • From http://forums.t-mobile.com/t5/Samsung-Vibrant/Samsung-Vibrant-software-upgrade-to-Android-2-2-Froyo-now/td-p/678871:

      If I downloaded JI5 through the overseas version of Samsung Kies, will I get the KA6 update using Kies Mini?
      Yes. Kies Mini does support an update path from JI5 to KA6.

      So maybe the JIx build should work?

    • From http://forums.t-mobile.com/t5/Samsung-Vibrant/Samsung-Vibrant-software-upgrade-to-Android-2-2-Froyo-now/td-p/678871:

      If I downloaded JI5 through the overseas version of Samsung Kies, will I get the KA6 update using Kies Mini?
      Yes. Kies Mini does support an update path from JI5 to KA6.

      So maybe the JIx build should work?

    • From http://forums.t-mobile.com/t5/Samsung-Vibrant/Samsung-Vibrant-software-upgrade-to-Android-2-2-Froyo-now/td-p/678871:

      If I downloaded JI5 through the overseas version of Samsung Kies, will I get the KA6 update using Kies Mini?
      Yes. Kies Mini does support an update path from JI5 to KA6.

      So maybe the JIx build should work?

    • Tbird7090

      I did it yesterday sort of accidentally trying to figure out if I could tether without rooting. I already had kies mini on my windows 7 32bit machine but always had trouble connecting. I unmounted the SD card to try something I’d read about tethering, remembered the usb never connects without first turning on debugging in usb.
      Anyway it told me there was a firmware upgrade & I just followed the instructions. Took about 15-20 min. Gave me warnings about backups etc I just kept clicking OK to everything & after the warning to not touch the phone or computer or shut anything off – it just did it’s thing.

      Now I have a setting for tethering that worked once fantastically, faster than my comcast broadband & today I can not get it my computer to recognize the phone as modem no matter what I try.

      BUT YES I did download successfully on this factory reset/refurb with JI6 to now running Froyo 2.2

  • rev2redlineguy

    Okay so I’ve been tooling around with my now Froyo 2.2 Vibrant and here are a few things I’m experiencing: some lag when backing out of apps going to homescreen; in applications, at one point it went non-responsive when touching an app to launch. I had to back out of it a couple of times before it worked again; signal strength indicator is going wacky again; GPS was okay it found my location but still off. So far it’s okay but I think I’m packing her back up and going back to my G2.

    • Anonymous

      contrary to what most people are experiencing, super fast and responsive, love how the screen is darker, battery life so far 80% after about half an hour of calls and lots of texts and 8 hours since unplugged, not counting the 15 monts of it being plugged in for the update

    • Anonymous

      contrary to what most people are experiencing, super fast and responsive, love how the screen is darker, battery life so far 80% after about half an hour of calls and lots of texts and 8 hours since unplugged, not counting the 15 monts of it being plugged in for the update

    • Anonymous

      contrary to what most people are experiencing, super fast and responsive, love how the screen is darker, battery life so far 80% after about half an hour of calls and lots of texts and 8 hours since unplugged, not counting the 15 monts of it being plugged in for the update

    • Anonymous

      contrary to what most people are experiencing, super fast and responsive, love how the screen is darker, battery life so far 80% after about half an hour of calls and lots of texts and 8 hours since unplugged, not counting the 15 monts of it being plugged in for the update

  • mezy1

    Samsung could have done this months ago lol but see what HAPPENS WHEN WE SPEAK UP TJE ANDROID COMMUNITY GETS WHAT IT WANTS!!!!!!!!

  • I think I’m the only one with a bricked phone. Constant freezing. Nothing works. I can’t even do a factory reset. Help?

    • Elninio

      i got the same. phone did not reboot after update. just spoke with t-mobile and they are sending me new one

      • Thecrimsonking33

        Mine is doing the same thing. All the buttons at the bottum are lit up and it vibrates every few seconds.

      • Thecrimsonking33

        Mine is doing the same thing. All the buttons at the bottum are lit up and it vibrates every few seconds.

        • Elninio

          my is complete brick. was your rooted??

        • Thecrimsonking33

          No, not rooted. Just bricked.

        • just did the reset right before I saw your reply, too bad, lost my data =( but thanks!

        • Thecrimsonking33

          No, not rooted. Just bricked.

        • Thecrimsonking33

          Ok, I fixed it. Here’s what you need to do…
          1.Take off the back cover and pull out your SIM and battery.
          2.Put your battery back in.
          3.Hold the volume up/down buttons simultaniously and then hold down the power button. Do not release the power button until you see the yellow text start scrolling.
          4.Select erase user data.
          5.Select reboot now.

          Viola! Your phone is un-bricked.

        • Philmrear

          I had the same thing happen, but managed to get into it after it sat there and vibrated for 10 minutes. I did a factory reset. Lame. Had to reinstall everything but my media files.

        • Elninio

          my is complete brick. was your rooted??

        • Elninio

          my is complete brick. was your rooted??

        • Elninio

          my is complete brick. was your rooted??

      • Thecrimsonking33

        Mine is doing the same thing. All the buttons at the bottum are lit up and it vibrates every few seconds.

      • Thecrimsonking33

        Mine is doing the same thing. All the buttons at the bottum are lit up and it vibrates every few seconds.

    • Elninio

      i got the same. phone did not reboot after update. just spoke with t-mobile and they are sending me new one

  • I think I’m the only one with a bricked phone. Constant freezing. Nothing works. I can’t even do a factory reset. Help?

  • Robonik

    Yes, I received KA6 at 9:30AM PST this morning. No problem whatsoever. Looks great. GPS works just fine.

  • Robonik

    Yes, I received KA6 at 9:30AM PST this morning. No problem whatsoever. Looks great. GPS works just fine.

  • PLEASE HELP!!!!
    I keep getting the error “the device is not supported by kies”…

  • PLEASE HELP!!!!
    I keep getting the error “the device is not supported by kies”…

  • Keep getting “the device is not supported by kies vibrant”…

    Windows 7 64bits… Is this the problem?

    • samsung kies freezes up and force closes on me :(
      i have win764 bit
      am try it on my netbook which is 32bit …hope it works! :(

      • The same… I’m installing Windows XP 32bits on a Virtual box to see if I can get it working…

        • Guest

          +1 to the Virtual Machine method. I installed via VMware Player running Windows XP with no problems.
          If you have Windows 7 (Pro Only?) you can get Windows XP Mode (Windows XP+Virtual PC) for free from Microsoft.

        • Guest

          +1 to the Virtual Machine method. I installed via VMware Player running Windows XP with no problems.
          If you have Windows 7 (Pro Only?) you can get Windows XP Mode (Windows XP+Virtual PC) for free from Microsoft.

        • Guest

          +1 to the Virtual Machine method. I installed via VMware Player running Windows XP with no problems.
          If you have Windows 7 (Pro Only?) you can get Windows XP Mode (Windows XP+Virtual PC) for free from Microsoft.

      • The same… I’m installing Windows XP 32bits on a Virtual box to see if I can get it working…

      • The same… I’m installing Windows XP 32bits on a Virtual box to see if I can get it working…

      • The same… I’m installing Windows XP 32bits on a Virtual box to see if I can get it working…

    • samsung kies freezes up and force closes on me :(
      i have win764 bit
      am try it on my netbook which is 32bit …hope it works! :(

    • samsung kies freezes up and force closes on me :(
      i have win764 bit
      am try it on my netbook which is 32bit …hope it works! :(

    • Anonymous

      That’s the issue, 64 bit. The Mini Kies site says the app is for 32 bit OS versions.

      http://ars.samsung.com/customer/usa/jsp/faqs/faqs_view_us.jsp?SITE_ID=22&PG_ID=2&PROD_SUB_ID=557&PROD_ID=560&AT_ID=341559

  • Keep getting “the device is not supported by kies vibrant”…

    Windows 7 64bits… Is this the problem?

  • Keep getting “the device is not supported by kies vibrant”…

    Windows 7 64bits… Is this the problem?

  • So does anyone know what the difference between build KA6 and KA7 is? Maybe 2.2.1? T-Mobile’s forums say that some users have gotten KA7, Kies gives you the “latest” being KA7. I dunno about you but I want the absolute latest. Anyone have KA7 and can list their device (is it a different Galaxy S model?)…

    Also, Kies says this update was from two days ago (1/19). Strange…

    • Charlotte

      I’m assuming KA6 is to shut people up, and we will get 2.2.1 OTA sometime later. KA7 is NOT 2.2.1

      • Thanks. I wish T-Mo would say something about KA7…

  • So does anyone know what the difference between build KA6 and KA7 is? Maybe 2.2.1? T-Mobile’s forums say that some users have gotten KA7, Kies gives you the “latest” being KA7. I dunno about you but I want the absolute latest. Anyone have KA7 and can list their device (is it a different Galaxy S model?)…

    Also, Kies says this update was from two days ago (1/19). Strange…

  • So does anyone know what the difference between build KA6 and KA7 is? Maybe 2.2.1? T-Mobile’s forums say that some users have gotten KA7, Kies gives you the “latest” being KA7. I dunno about you but I want the absolute latest. Anyone have KA7 and can list their device (is it a different Galaxy S model?)…

    Also, Kies says this update was from two days ago (1/19). Strange…

  • Official post from T-Mobile on getting the update (can this be made sticky?):
    http://forums.t-mobile.com/t5/Samsung-Vibrant/Samsung-Vibrant-software-upgrade-to-Android-2-2-Froyo-now/td-p/678871

    You WILL NOT get this update over the air. You MUST get it through the Kies software provided from this link.

  • Official post from T-Mobile on getting the update (can this be made sticky?):
    http://forums.t-mobile.com/t5/Samsung-Vibrant/Samsung-Vibrant-software-upgrade-to-Android-2-2-Froyo-now/td-p/678871

    You WILL NOT get this update over the air. You MUST get it through the Kies software provided from this link.

  • grateful

    my phone is set at mtp application and just says connected, how do I get past this?

  • grateful

    my phone is set at mtp application and just says connected, how do I get past this?

  • grateful

    my phone is set at mtp application and just says connected, how do I get past this?

  • grateful

    my phone is set at mtp application and just says connected, how do I get past this?

  • racso

    I just upgraded through Mini Kies and it took awhile, but i got 2.2 and its awesome:)

    • how!!?!?!?!?!
      samsung kies keeps freezing up on me!

    • Deni

      how long? i’m still running mini kies and my vibrant and no luck. been over an hour

    • Deni

      how long? i’m still running mini kies and my vibrant and no luck. been over an hour

    • Deni

      how long? i’m still running mini kies and my vibrant and no luck. been over an hour

  • Macknifetx

    Froyo looks great on the Vibrant. Once I got Kies to work properly, no problems in the update.

  • Macknifetx

    Froyo looks great on the Vibrant. Once I got Kies to work properly, no problems in the update.

    • Deni

      kies or mini kies?

    • Deni

      kies or mini kies?

  • Anonymous

    OK, I just installed 2.2 on my Vibrant. All went well. Here is all you do.

    First, I installed it via the Samsung Mini Kies software.

    1. UNINSTALL any old versions of Samsung Kies you have on your computer.

    2. Backup all your files.

    3. Go to the below link and download/install Samsung Mini Kies.

    (DISREGARD anything it says on the site about previous updates. For example, it does not say anything about Android 2.2 being available.

    4. Reboot your computer!

    5. Put any anti-virus and firewall in “game mode” or disable it.

    6. On the phone, go to Settings and put the phone into “Unknown Sources” install mode (green check mark in box).

    7. Connect your Vibrant to computer with USB cable.

    8. Say on the Vibrant to “Mount USB”

    9. Double click the Mini Kies icon on your desktop to open the program.

    10. Mini Kies will automatically detect your Vibrant and say an upgrade is available. Disregard that it does NOT say an update to Android 2.2

    11. Press “Upgrade” icon in Mini Kies and the install will take place, takes about 8 minutes.

    12. Mini Kies will say “Phone successfully upgraded.”

    13. Phone will then take about five minutes to fully install 2.2

    14. Note: The install got rid of my home page icon setup, but my live wallpaper and other files remained intact.

    http://ars.samsung.com/customer/usa/jsp/faqs/faqs_view_us.jsp?SITE_ID=22&PG_ID=2&PROD_SUB_ID=557&PROD_ID=560&AT_ID=341559

  • Anonymous

    OK, I just installed 2.2 on my Vibrant. All went well. Here is all you do.

    First, I installed it via the Samsung Mini Kies software.

    1. UNINSTALL any old versions of Samsung Kies you have on your computer.

    2. Backup all your files.

    3. Go to the below link and download/install Samsung Mini Kies.

    (DISREGARD anything it says on the site about previous updates. For example, it does not say anything about Android 2.2 being available.

    4. Reboot your computer!

    5. Put any anti-virus and firewall in “game mode” or disable it.

    6. On the phone, go to Settings and put the phone into “Unknown Sources” install mode (green check mark in box).

    7. Connect your Vibrant to computer with USB cable.

    8. Say on the Vibrant to “Mount USB”

    9. Double click the Mini Kies icon on your desktop to open the program.

    10. Mini Kies will automatically detect your Vibrant and say an upgrade is available. Disregard that it does NOT say an update to Android 2.2

    11. Press “Upgrade” icon in Mini Kies and the install will take place, takes about 8 minutes.

    12. Mini Kies will say “Phone successfully upgraded.”

    13. Phone will then take about five minutes to fully install 2.2

    14. Note: The install got rid of my home page icon setup, but my live wallpaper and other files remained intact.

    http://ars.samsung.com/customer/usa/jsp/faqs/faqs_view_us.jsp?SITE_ID=22&PG_ID=2&PROD_SUB_ID=557&PROD_ID=560&AT_ID=341559

  • BRYAN

    Tried it at work and it was no go. I’m guessing something from work network was blocking Kies.

    Make sure you have administrator permissions.

    Install mini kies
    reboot
    run kies~ it will do an update when you first start it.
    Make sure you put your phone in Kies for usb option and plug it in.
    Windows should automatically install the necessary drivers and Kies should detect it.
    hit the upgrade button and let it do it’s thing.

  • BRYAN

    Tried it at work and it was no go. I’m guessing something from work network was blocking Kies.

    Make sure you have administrator permissions.

    Install mini kies
    reboot
    run kies~ it will do an update when you first start it.
    Make sure you put your phone in Kies for usb option and plug it in.
    Windows should automatically install the necessary drivers and Kies should detect it.
    hit the upgrade button and let it do it’s thing.

  • BRYAN

    Tried it at work and it was no go. I’m guessing something from work network was blocking Kies.

    Make sure you have administrator permissions.

    Install mini kies
    reboot
    run kies~ it will do an update when you first start it.
    Make sure you put your phone in Kies for usb option and plug it in.
    Windows should automatically install the necessary drivers and Kies should detect it.
    hit the upgrade button and let it do it’s thing.

  • BRYAN

    Tried it at work and it was no go. I’m guessing something from work network was blocking Kies.

    Make sure you have administrator permissions.

    Install mini kies
    reboot
    run kies~ it will do an update when you first start it.
    Make sure you put your phone in Kies for usb option and plug it in.
    Windows should automatically install the necessary drivers and Kies should detect it.
    hit the upgrade button and let it do it’s thing.

  • LovePhones

    i have two drives on my PC, C and D hard drive. my C drive has less than 500 MB which the update needs, but my D has plenty of GBs. I installed kies mini to D, but yet kies still says i have insufficient space on my drive. can i dl it to my D drive where i have it installed?

  • LovePhones

    i have two drives on my PC, C and D hard drive. my C drive has less than 500 MB which the update needs, but my D has plenty of GBs. I installed kies mini to D, but yet kies still says i have insufficient space on my drive. can i dl it to my D drive where i have it installed?

  • LovePhones

    i have two drives on my PC, C and D hard drive. my C drive has less than 500 MB which the update needs, but my D has plenty of GBs. I installed kies mini to D, but yet kies still says i have insufficient space on my drive. can i dl it to my D drive where i have it installed?

  • LovePhones

    i have two drives on my PC, C and D hard drive. my C drive has less than 500 MB which the update needs, but my D has plenty of GBs. I installed kies mini to D, but yet kies still says i have insufficient space on my drive. can i dl it to my D drive where i have it installed?

  • Anonymous

    Anyone having problems with Mini Kies, make sure your phone is properly connected, the settings are correct and that you have your anti-virus and firewall disabled.

    When you connect your Vibrant via USB cable AND THEN OPEN KIES, if Mini Kies does not detect your device and IMMEDIATELY say there’s an upgrade, there’s something wrong with your setup or your connections are not correct.

    Also, try a different USB cable AND USB port on the computer. Cables can go bad, as well as ports. (Dust, dirt, etc.) And some cables are cheap Chinese garbage that simply don’t work.

  • Anonymous

    Anyone having problems with Mini Kies, make sure your phone is properly connected, the settings are correct and that you have your anti-virus and firewall disabled.

    When you connect your Vibrant via USB cable AND THEN OPEN KIES, if Mini Kies does not detect your device and IMMEDIATELY say there’s an upgrade, there’s something wrong with your setup or your connections are not correct.

    Also, try a different USB cable AND USB port on the computer. Cables can go bad, as well as ports. (Dust, dirt, etc.) And some cables are cheap Chinese garbage that simply don’t work.

    • NOO NOO NOO NOOOOO NOOOOO
      IT CRASHES RIGHT WEN ITS GETTING READY TO DO IT THING!

    • NOO NOO NOO NOOOOO NOOOOO
      IT CRASHES RIGHT WEN ITS GETTING READY TO DO IT THING!

    • NOO NOO NOO NOOOOO NOOOOO
      IT CRASHES RIGHT WEN ITS GETTING READY TO DO IT THING!

    • NOO NOO NOO NOOOOO NOOOOO
      IT CRASHES RIGHT WEN ITS GETTING READY TO DO IT THING!

    • Or close Kies, unplug the phone, restart Kies, plug in phone, etc.
      It took me a few tries for the computer to see it.

      I also went to my Device Manager (in WinXP) and hit Scan for New Devices for it pop up.

  • Anonymous

    If you all want to try out 2.2’s amazing graphics, go to Market and download a free Live Wallpaper called “Plasma Lamp”.

    It does not work on 2.1, but it does on 2.2

    It’s uber cool on the Vibrant.

  • Anonymous

    If you all want to try out 2.2’s amazing graphics, go to Market and download a free Live Wallpaper called “Plasma Lamp”.

    It does not work on 2.1, but it does on 2.2

    It’s uber cool on the Vibrant.

  • Anonymous

    If you all want to try out 2.2’s amazing graphics, go to Market and download a free Live Wallpaper called “Plasma Lamp”.

    It does not work on 2.1, but it does on 2.2

    It’s uber cool on the Vibrant.

  • Anonymous

    Correction, it’s not a live wallpaper, it’s an app. Simply open it from your apps menu.

    When I tried to use it with 2.1 a message popped up and said my Android version was “outdated.” :( How rude.

  • rvzoo

    so i did this and it failed twice then all that would show up is a phone icon a ! triangle and a comp… now i have to get a replacement phone… and hopefully a loaner till then.

    • Anonymous

      That computer with a triangle is what displayed on my phone while it was updating.

      You sure you didn’t wait long enough?

      In any event, simply connect your phone to the computer, listen for the USB connection sound (via your PC).

      Then open Mini Kies and try the install, again. Click the “upgrade” icon in Mini Kies.

      You may not have bricked your phone and the install will be successful. Make sure to not do a thing to the phone or computer, give it time.

  • rvzoo

    so i did this and it failed twice then all that would show up is a phone icon a ! triangle and a comp… now i have to get a replacement phone… and hopefully a loaner till then.

  • Anonymous

    Those of you having install problems may want to try a different computer for the install, if you have one.

    Make sure to turn off any anti-virus and firewalls. (If you are running a third party app like Zone Alarm, make sure that Microsoft Windows AV and firewalls are stopped too. Sometimes people are running both and don’t realize it.)

    Oh, I did the install without a hitch. PC was a 32 bit machine, Zone Alarm, Windows 7 Home Premium, USB 2.0 port, etc.

    The Vibrant, by the way, did have the September install, Android 2.1.1 and I had the settings with debugging mode on. And don’t forget to try a different USB cable. The one you have may be partially crapped out.

  • Anonymous

    Those of you having install problems may want to try a different computer for the install, if you have one.

    Make sure to turn off any anti-virus and firewalls. (If you are running a third party app like Zone Alarm, make sure that Microsoft Windows AV and firewalls are stopped too. Sometimes people are running both and don’t realize it.)

    Oh, I did the install without a hitch. PC was a 32 bit machine, Zone Alarm, Windows 7 Home Premium, USB 2.0 port, etc.

    The Vibrant, by the way, did have the September install, Android 2.1.1 and I had the settings with debugging mode on. And don’t forget to try a different USB cable. The one you have may be partially crapped out.

  • graulfam

    ugh, kepts saying can’t connect to server, try again later! whats up?

  • Miro

    once I get to 2nd stage where it says upgrade, a message pops up saying “New hardware found” and wants to install new driver. It does end up saying “ready to use” after the driver is installed but the upgrade goes nowhere, it doesn’t progress. It just sits there and ends up telling me “could not be upgraded” after a few minutes

  • Vperez85

    phone stop working after updated. first i lost the market then i powercycle the phone. now it will not go past the samsung vibrant screen it goes all black . boooo:(

  • AZTimmay

    UGH! I got mine to finally do the update, but after the S logo was done the screen was black…I let it sit there for a good 5-10 minutes and finally pulled the battery…now when it is loading and gets to the S it vibrates 3 short bursts and doesn’t do anything else. Anyone having this issue? Any thoughts on what to do or am I hosed?

    • Dougfresh69

      Is your phone laggy also?

      • AZTimmay

        LAGGY?? My phone doesn’t do anything but vibrate right now!

        • Thecrimsonking33

          Check a little furrther back in the comments. I posted how to fix this issue.

        • Thecrimsonking33

          Ok, I fixed it. Here’s what you need to do…
          1.Take off the back cover and pull out your SIM and battery.
          2.Put your battery back in.
          3.Hold the volume up/down buttons simultaniously and then hold down the power button. Do not release the power button until you see the yellow text start scrolling.
          4.Select erase user data.
          5.Select reboot now.

          Viola! Your phone is un-bricked.

        • Morrigan_2575

          Yeah, that’s exactly what I had to do to fix the issue but it sucks, lost all my aps and widgets. Ah well at least it’s running Froyo :-)

        • Thecrimsonking33

          Ok, I fixed it. Here’s what you need to do…
          1.Take off the back cover and pull out your SIM and battery.
          2.Put your battery back in.
          3.Hold the volume up/down buttons simultaniously and then hold down the power button. Do not release the power button until you see the yellow text start scrolling.
          4.Select erase user data.
          5.Select reboot now.

          Viola! Your phone is un-bricked.

        • Thecrimsonking33

          Ok, I fixed it. Here’s what you need to do…
          1.Take off the back cover and pull out your SIM and battery.
          2.Put your battery back in.
          3.Hold the volume up/down buttons simultaniously and then hold down the power button. Do not release the power button until you see the yellow text start scrolling.
          4.Select erase user data.
          5.Select reboot now.

          Viola! Your phone is un-bricked.

        • AZTimmay

          You are a savior!! I was about to go through ODIN to recover to the base image and go through all the upgrades again. Thank you so much…I’m going to repost your instructions up here towards the top so they don’t get lost in the mix

          FROM Thecrimsonking33
          Ok, I fixed it. Here’s what you need to do…
          1.Take off the back cover and pull out your SIM and battery.
          2.Put your battery back in.
          3.Hold the volume up/down buttons simultaniously and then hold down the power button. Do not release the power button until you see the yellow text start scrolling.
          4.Select erase user data.
          5.Select reboot now.

          Viola! Your phone is un-bricked.

        • Thecrimsonking33

          Check a little furrther back in the comments. I posted how to fix this issue.

        • Thecrimsonking33

          Check a little furrther back in the comments. I posted how to fix this issue.

      • AZTimmay

        LAGGY?? My phone doesn’t do anything but vibrate right now!

    • Dougfresh69

      Is your phone laggy also?

  • I’ve updated my mom’s Vibrant (JI6 build). My Vibrant (JI5 build) does connect but I get no update icon and unregistered device :(

  • I’ve updated my mom’s Vibrant (JI6 build). My Vibrant (JI5 build) does connect but I get no update icon and unregistered device :(

  • Surgpimp

    Upgraded my wife’s phone, everything went fine…… But she does not have the samsung widgets or weather clock now!

    Added wifi calling…. But looks the same acts the same!

  • Surgpimp

    Upgraded my wife’s phone, everything went fine…… But she does not have the samsung widgets or weather clock now!

    Added wifi calling…. But looks the same acts the same!

  • Dougfresh69

    Downloaded update with ease but its laggy.any suggestions? Make sure to remove ur sim and sd cards beforehand.it did something to my Avatar movie.

    • Jpierce1030

      Yes it loced my Avatar movie also…I wish the instructions would have told me to remove sd card first before the update!!! I’m upset because I can’t play the movie now….it tells me that it’s “locked” and asks me if I want to unlock it; but, when I say yes it still doesn’t work…any ideas on how to get the movie to work ??

      • kenbot

        Some people have reported success by doing a factory reset after updating to Froyo. You’ll lose all of your apps but will get Avatar back.

      • kenbot

        Some people have reported success by doing a factory reset after updating to Froyo. You’ll lose all of your apps but will get Avatar back.

      • kenbot

        Some people have reported success by doing a factory reset after updating to Froyo. You’ll lose all of your apps but will get Avatar back.

  • Anonymous

    http://briefmobile.com/how-to-update-t-mobile-vibrant-to-android-2-2 —> IF you get “Unregistered Device” this process helped me :)

    • Didn’t work for me ; _ ;

    • Didn’t work for me ; _ ;

    • Didn’t work for me ; _ ;

    • Way to plug your own website!

  • Anonymous

    http://briefmobile.com/how-to-update-t-mobile-vibrant-to-android-2-2 —> IF you get “Unregistered Device” this process helped me :)

  • what happens if I update an unlocked Vibrant?
    Will this update remove my unlock?

    • beastly

      It shouldn’t.

    • beastly

      It shouldn’t.

  • Chaldean swag

    Did anyone lose the android keyboard cause mine is gone

    • I did and was not happy about it. I downloaded a gingerbread keyboard from the market that is a perfect replacement.

    • I did and was not happy about it. I downloaded a gingerbread keyboard from the market that is a perfect replacement.

    • I did and was not happy about it. I downloaded a gingerbread keyboard from the market that is a perfect replacement.

  • For those of you with problems on Windows 7 64bits, I could successfully upgrade my Vibrant using softwares from Singapore (In English)…

    http://www.samsungmobile.com.sg/support/softwaremanuals/software.do?phone_model=GT-I9000&sw_type=SW

    Download the SAMSUNG Kies,PC Sync, Version 2.0.0.11011_16_5

  • Jimmy Christian

    I’m done updating and running 2.2, no bugs or issues here! I couldn’t get Kies to recognize my phone when I plugged it into my computer with the USB cord…finally after an hour of frustration, I enabled “USB Debugging” and voila, Kies prompted me to update my phone…

  • Jimmy Christian

    I’m done updating and running 2.2, no bugs or issues here! I couldn’t get Kies to recognize my phone when I plugged it into my computer with the USB cord…finally after an hour of frustration, I enabled “USB Debugging” and voila, Kies prompted me to update my phone…

    • Jimmy C

      and I do still have Android keyboard…also unrooted before updating

    • Jimmy C

      and I do still have Android keyboard…also unrooted before updating

    • Jimmy C

      and I do still have Android keyboard…also unrooted before updating

    • AndyAndy

      Same here! It told me not to, but I was having all sorts of driver problems… debugging made it work.

  • David

    “…So purely from a numbers game, why WOULDN’T they treat the whole thing like a big “Screw you”, cause the only ones who will be upset are a tiny fraction of the bulk of their customers, and everyone else they will just convince to go buy the new Vibrant 4g (which is almost the same phone, with an upgraded OS)…”

    Except it was in various and many places in the “PRESS” which causes a ‘black-eye’ and more important showing poor ‘face’ which is the only way to get anyplace with Samsung which pulled T-mobile into saving Samsung’s face. As they know a small drop of water turns into a river which then floods which then kills which then and so on….IF all xda/TW/etc folks keep posting issues and get the “PRESS” to pick up the story then and only then will change happen as it did this time. They will wait until FORCED into action as it is in their interest to wait and only after the “PRESS” publish the unrest will they do the ‘fair’ and morally correct actions, sadly…IMHO

    If we do not keep the pressure up, many folks can not do the update the way they are forcing it currently (jump thru hoops) when all they have to do is make it a down loadable file off the web.

  • martiger

    upgraded, no problems, happy !

  • Texscot50

    downloaded mini kies but get message “extract error aminiversion.exe” The emessage”update cancelled” the program strts but doesnt recognize phone when connected

  • Liindo

    i just update my samsung vibrant, but theres is one problem with my phone and its that it doesnt move at te galaxy S sign an it just stays there. And i hope it doesnt remove any system data on my phone and even personal. Some one help me with this problem.

    • SublimeDavid

      sounds like you bricked your phone somehow, you will need to reflash it probably.

    • Marc

      Mine did that too, I just let it sit for about 10 minutes and it reset itself.

    • Anonymous

      I’ll repeat this from yesterday since people are not reading all the comments in here.

      IT STAYS WITH THE FLASHING “S” ABOUT SEVEN TO TEN MINUTES!!!

      It is installing the upgrade during that time.

      Be patient people. But if you want to remove your battery and screw up the install, go ahead. Just plan on spending an hour or two trying to fix the install.

      If it get’s to the “S” that’s a good thing. Again, be patient.

  • Liindo

    i just update my samsung vibrant, but theres is one problem with my phone and its that it doesnt move at te galaxy S sign an it just stays there. And i hope it doesnt remove any system data on my phone and even personal. Some one help me with this problem.

  • Tiff

    I’ve never been more aggravated in my life. I am a networking student who’s about to graduate and I
    can’t get this damn update to work. My GPS stopped working so I called them and they told me I needed the update from today, but I would have to download it on my computer and then install it. Easy peasy, right? Not hardly. I have tried on 4 different computers. Anti-virus off, etc, and it says it’s an unregistered device and will not allow me to click upgrade. I’ve spent over an hour doing this on this brand new phone they sent me because my last one crapped out 2 months after receiving it. I’m starting to think that the Vibrant isn’t as great as I originally thought it was because this is the second phone I’ve had issues with in two months!

    • KP3624

      take out your sim card and make sure debugging is enabled under development. I went through same problems you did but when i did above it worked for me.

  • Tiff

    I’ve never been more aggravated in my life. I am a networking student who’s about to graduate and I
    can’t get this damn update to work. My GPS stopped working so I called them and they told me I needed the update from today, but I would have to download it on my computer and then install it. Easy peasy, right? Not hardly. I have tried on 4 different computers. Anti-virus off, etc, and it says it’s an unregistered device and will not allow me to click upgrade. I’ve spent over an hour doing this on this brand new phone they sent me because my last one crapped out 2 months after receiving it. I’m starting to think that the Vibrant isn’t as great as I originally thought it was because this is the second phone I’ve had issues with in two months!

  • Tiff

    I’ve never been more aggravated in my life. I am a networking student who’s about to graduate and I
    can’t get this damn update to work. My GPS stopped working so I called them and they told me I needed the update from today, but I would have to download it on my computer and then install it. Easy peasy, right? Not hardly. I have tried on 4 different computers. Anti-virus off, etc, and it says it’s an unregistered device and will not allow me to click upgrade. I’ve spent over an hour doing this on this brand new phone they sent me because my last one crapped out 2 months after receiving it. I’m starting to think that the Vibrant isn’t as great as I originally thought it was because this is the second phone I’ve had issues with in two months!

  • Tiff

    I’ve never been more aggravated in my life. I am a networking student who’s about to graduate and I
    can’t get this damn update to work. My GPS stopped working so I called them and they told me I needed the update from today, but I would have to download it on my computer and then install it. Easy peasy, right? Not hardly. I have tried on 4 different computers. Anti-virus off, etc, and it says it’s an unregistered device and will not allow me to click upgrade. I’ve spent over an hour doing this on this brand new phone they sent me because my last one crapped out 2 months after receiving it. I’m starting to think that the Vibrant isn’t as great as I originally thought it was because this is the second phone I’ve had issues with in two months!

  • Tiff

    I’ve never been more aggravated in my life. I am a networking student who’s about to graduate and I
    can’t get this damn update to work. My GPS stopped working so I called them and they told me I needed the update from today, but I would have to download it on my computer and then install it. Easy peasy, right? Not hardly. I have tried on 4 different computers. Anti-virus off, etc, and it says it’s an unregistered device and will not allow me to click upgrade. I’ve spent over an hour doing this on this brand new phone they sent me because my last one crapped out 2 months after receiving it. I’m starting to think that the Vibrant isn’t as great as I originally thought it was because this is the second phone I’ve had issues with in two months!

  • William

    Isn’t T-Mobile rolling this out with an auto update over the next 2 weeks? Why go through all the head ace with kies?

  • William

    Isn’t T-Mobile rolling this out with an auto update over the next 2 weeks? Why go through all the head ace with kies?

  • xxxsuperseriesxxx

    It works for me and smooth and stable only thing it removed my rooted now my phone is unrooter and need to be rooted again..

  • 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 ?

  • 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).

  • 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?

  • 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!!

  • “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?????

  • “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