May 13th, 2011, 01:56 AM
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Old official firmware upgrade files?
Sorry if you see this twice, I got no answers from another Android forum and I'm desperate!
My moment is still on the original 1.5 firmware - CJ05 to be exact. When I try upgrading to the latest 2.1 firmware, DJ07, using the Samsung upgrade tool which was released in October 2010, I get the "e-big partition" error that halts the upgrade process and bricks the phone. Luckily the Odin tool can get the phone back to life, but it is still on 1.5 after recovering it.
I've seen a couple posts saying that this problem shows up when you try to go from a very old firmware release to the very latest. That's me all right. If that's right, then I should be OK if I first install some intermediate firmware releases. The problem is that I can't get the older firmware upgrade files from Samsung any more; they have been taken off the web site, and customer support was no help at all. Support just kept telling me that only by sending my phone in to their service center could I get it upgraded.
Does anybody here have a copy of any older Samsung firmware upgrade tools? Or of course any other way around the "e-big partition" error? I'm hoping that people downloaded it, unpacked it, installed it, then left the original .exe sitting around on their disk somewhere. Please take a look and let me know if you find it! I'd really like to upgrade my phone, there are some apps that would be great to have that won't work on Android 1.5.
Thanks for any help.