Originally Posted by rainor94
I am from Canada and my phone is Rogers (my service provider) branded. I really want to update my phone but when I go into the about screen on my phone the Model Number is: GT-I5700R. For people in the rest of the world isn't it GT-I5700? If I install a European firmware for example would everything work or would it be ok? If something doesn't work is there a way to go back to 1.5? Do I loose the crap that the service provider from who I bought the phone put on? Also is the installation process just the normal instalation process from Home
The R might be there merely because the North American HSDPA bands for rogers are 850/1900 and not the ones you would normally find on the phone. I know of at least one user on samdroid.net who flashed his rogers galaxy spica without a problem. beyond that, the hardware itself should all be the same, and thus there shouldn't be any harm in flashing any official firmware onto any phone.
It's kinda like how its the same android firmware for a google nexus one regardless of where the phone is.