A few weeks ago I wrote about how to get Froyo (Android 2.2) for your Samsung Galaxy S even if you’re outside of Nordic countries and Kies doesn’t let you upgrade.
The article explained how to trick the Samsung application into thinking your phone is from the Nordic variety by changing some registry values. I believe that Samsung already blocked this approach on their servers a while ago but its not important because for most countries the official version of Froyo is out.
Important! Read this article first: More on getting Froyo (android 2.2) for your Galaxy S
If you’re like me and you already heard that Samsung released their version of the Android 2.2, Froyo update but can’t wait until it reaches your region then you might want to read on…
Some areas like in Scandinavia have already been officially getting the update but here in the U.K. apparently it will take a few more days. Well, I’m not going to wait even that to get all of that Froyo goodness:
- Pinch to Zoom homescreens overview.
- Flash 10.1
- Big speed increase
- Auto updating Android market
- Hebrew support
- and more…
To get the new update you first have to make sure you have the latest Kies software which you can download here. You can check which version you have by opening Kies and then clicking on the top left of the screen where it says “Kies” and then “Program Information”.
If you don’t have the 1.5.3.xxxx._82 then use the link above to download it.
Once you have done that, follow the instruction in this forum thread, instruction copied here for convenience: