UPDATED : How To Install 2.2 Froyo on your Samsung Galaxy 5 I5500 /i5503
What you will NEED!
2. The 2.2 Firmware i5500( click here to download password = samfirmware.com).
2.2 for i5503 is now available (click here to download pass = samfirmware.com)
UPDATE : WE HAVE REPORTS that the i5503 is not working properly with the above rom. So try it at your own discretion.
3. ODIN downloader (click here to download).
4. OPS files (click here to download).
5. A windows PC + samsung data cable.
If you get errors after upgrade : i.e. error: phone application has stopped working or get constant crashes,do the following:
To fix phone not working, initiate restore phone to factory settings command from Settings – Privacy
TAKE SERIOUS CONSIDERATION BEFORE UPGRADING AND HAVE YOUR BACKUP IMAGE READY IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG – use the OLD FIRMWARES: (passwords next to link)
- ASIA : I5508ZCJH2 : ANDROID 2.1 : DOWNLOAD (pass: samfirmware.com)
- Europe:I5500XWJK3 :ANDROID 2.1:DOWNLOAD (pass: samfirmware.com)
- USA :I5500LUYJI1:ANDROID 2.1:DOWNLOAD (pass: samfirmware.com)
Make sure your device is fully charged!
BE sure to backup all your data!
You are doing this at your own risk, Although, This will NOT void your warranty!
Your phone does not need to be rooted to get this working.
UPDATE : AFTER BACKUP – FACTORY RESET YOUR PHONE BY ENTERING THE FOLLOWING CODE
TO AVOID PROBLEMS
Download all the files above, and make sure you have the latest version of KIES software installed.
Extract the RAR to get a .tar file.
Open ODIN Downloader.
MAKE SURE you select One Package, Auto Reboot and Protect Ops checkboxes.
Select the Ops file (the file we downloaded earlier).
And finally select the tar package we extracted from the RAR earlier.
NOW CLOSE ODIN.
Backup you phone and data with the KIES software (after you are done exit KIES)
Turn OFF the Galaxy 5 and remove the Battery
Reinsert The Battery and Press the following buttons together
VOLUME DOWN + CENTER HOME BUTTON + POWER BUTTON (END CALL)
Hold the buttons together till you see the downloading screen
Now Connect your Phone with your PC using the ORIGINAL DATA cable and wait for windows to finish installing the hardware
Once you get a prompt – “the device is ready to use”
Fire up ODIN DOWNLOADER (make sure the settings are same as before) Your phone will now show up connected in Com Port
STEP 6 (Final Step)
CLICK START and wait for process to finish, once done your device will automatically reboot and will have Android 2.2 running on it.
Few features that are in the 2.2 update -
A very colorful menu interface
The ability to Install apps to the SD CARD
And the ability to play FLASH content Natively (websites, online videos etc.)
Apart from general Performance boost in processor, better battery and ram management.
We will have a full video showcasing the few updated features soon.
Thanks to the members of the iGyaan Forums for linking us to the information.