Originally Posted by TheGreenz
Okay so i know i have to first root this android phone (samsung Galaxy Y S5360) but i read an article where the person downloaded the game, fifa 12, but the players were invisible!? and someone told them to update their firm ware.
So Galaxy Y is originally on Android OS, v2.3.5 (Gingerbread)
What firmware is needed to run fifa 12 smoothly? or should i just update to the latest firmware 4.0? or even 3.0
Also one important question is how exactly do i update this firmware? I read that whole rooting guide for the Y but i don't think its clear...
EDIT: Completely forgot to mention this, HOW DO I GET chainfire 3d thing?
Hello TheGreenz. I see you're asking several questions (and in more than one area here trying to get help). I don't blame you for feeling frustrated at this point.
One thing that I noticed is that you're asking about "updating firmware" and then tying that in with reading about rooting the device. And then there is the connection you're making with all of that to a game that you say won't function unless you update to a certain version.
The whole thing is confusing (at least to me.. I'm speculating that it may be confusing to others as well, thus the absence of responses here in this thread
Here is what I know:
- "Firmware" updates, that is, OTA or "over the air" updates come to Android phones through the carrier, and are most often to address bugs in the OS or to add functionality.. they bring the OS to a slightly newer version in those cases. In other, more rare cases, the update is an actual move from one full version of Android to another, such as from Froyo to Gingerbread, or from Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich, etc.
- Rooting most often disallows updates to come to Android devices. Not always, and usually when a rooted Android device receives an update successfully, the root exploit is lost and/or other problems ensue, so it's best to not be rooted if you want a good update.
- There are many apps/widgets/games that won't run on every version of Android's OS, and/or on every Android device no matter the OS. What's available in Android Market (now "Play Store"
) most often shows notes as to which devices and versions of Android they'll run on successfully.
So you have some choices: Root? Wait for update?