Welcome to the new guys!
For the newbies, this cannot be said too often:
Rule #1 of NPS is "do not use NPS".
By the way, NPS is "Samsung New PC Studio".
The reason we say this is that it just will not work
with the Galaxy.
So if you want to update your firmware (to get rid of old bugs, or to install a custom version) you need to use a program called Odin
. I have attached a screenshot so you know when you've got the right thing.
You then specify the binary files (either one zip file, or you unpack it and provide one or more parts) and hit Start. After a few minutes you will have a better (or broken
Yes this is quite advanced.
Yes this is very confusing.
Yes it is a royal pain to get the right drivers installed.
No this is not officially recommended.
No Odin does not come with a user guide.
Yes there are plenty of instructions for Odin!
---> Read the stickies
in the Galaxy forum, especially the FAQ