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Old August 12th, 2011, 04:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Help please for problem upgrading firmware for Galaxy S [I9000T] in KIES (Telecom New Zealand)

I am encountering problems upgrading my Galaxy S I9000T via Kies. The upgrade procedure seems to unable to find a "model information server" most times. The times that I don't get this error message (ie progressed to downloading firmware files), the upgrade procedure says that the a "link" is disconnected by the server.

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Location: NZ Carrier: Telecom NZ
Firmware version: 2.1-update1 Build number: ECLAIR.DOKA1

Firmware version reported by KIES:
PDA:KA1 / PHONE:JL1 / CSC:JL1 (TNZ)

Latest firmware version that KIES is trying to install:
PDA:JV4 / PHONE:JV4 / CSC:JV3 (TNZ)

Does anyone know where we can download this firmware directly to install ourselves independently of the KIES application? ... and "how-to-flash" instructions too please....

(I am a newbie with Android phones.... but am beginning to develop a dislike for KIES - it deleted all my MS-Outlook contacts on several occasions during a sync!)

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Old August 17th, 2011, 06:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi,
I have same problem with Galaxy S I9000T. Current firmware Firmware version: 2.1-update1 Build number: ECLAIR.DOKA1 (TNZ), but KIES shows PDA:KA1 / PHONE:JL1 / CSC:JL1 (TNZ) and would not update.
Very appreciate for your suggestions.
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Hi - I have found a solution to update my Telecom NZ Samsung Galaxy S to what I think is an official Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread), release XWJVB.

(1) For clear instructions to do a firmware update to 2.3.3 (XWJVB), see: How To Update Samsung Galaxy S I9000 to stable Gingerbread XWJVB 2.3.3 Firmware | Android Advices

(2) For clear instructions to do root the 2.3.3 (XWJVB) firmware, see: How to Root Galaxy S on Android 2.3.3 XWJVB Firmware | Android Advices


(3) There also appears to be a further update to a later version (from XWJVB to XWJVH). See: How To Update Samsung Galaxy S I9000 to stable Gingerbread XWJVH 2.3.3 Firmware | Android Advices


I have done steps 1 and 2 on my Galaxy S today successfully.

The two only additional instructions that I would add before anyone commences the update process is to
(a) read everything to the end and make sure you know what you have to do; and
(b) before commencing step (1) above, to note down all your TelecomNZ "APN" settings. To do this:
(1) Press the middle Home button
(2) Then press the left button
(3) Select "Settings" > "Wireless and Networks" > "Mobile networks" > "Access Point Names"
(4) For each entry you see (I had "TelecomData" and "TelecomDefault" on mine), select it to view the settings, and write down each setting you see. You will need all this to re-set your APNs after the update.

You don't have to "root" your phone (step 2) if you don't want to, but I did. I followed the instructions in steps (1) and (2) above, and my phone is working normally so far.

Hope this helps any other newbies like me out there.
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After my update to version 2.3.3 (XWJVB), my Galaxy S could not connect to the Telecom NZ 850Mhz network after a while... (I admit I was mucking around with the band selection using *#*#0011#*#* on the phone keypad in anticipation of an overseas trip.)

It appears to be something to do with the file that gets uploaded by ODIN in the "PHONE" field....

Here's a discussion I found: Samsung Galaxy S I9000, look at the post by "lofreq" (# 462303 on 25-Apr-2011 23:35) and the reply by "Shrapnel" (# 462359 on 26-Apr-2011 09:46).

It appears to be something to do with the "PHONE_XXJVK.tar.md5" file that is uploaded by ODIN as part of the firmware for XWJVB.

Following the discussion by "lofreq" and "Shrapnel", the replacement modem file "MODEM-I9000UGJL2.tar" worked for me, and I could re-connect back to Telecom NZ's network. (By the way, I got the replacement modem file from this link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1012849&goto=nextoldest, from the "MODEM-I9000UGJL2.zip" file provided by "rmanaudio" on 17th January 2011, 08:02 PM).
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