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Old October 9th, 2010, 07:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Why Not Update To JI6 Now! (Manual update - includes Kies)

This is the OTA JI6 not leaked, etc. It's super easy, don't be intimidated but DO read and follow the step by step instructions. rhcp0112345 over at XDA has posted the OTA update JI6. Remember rhcp0112345 spent time and money to bring this update to us so it would be a nice gesture to donate $1 to his paypal if you avail yourself of his work. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=2GNX7EGPEPXYW

Download the OTA JI6 file, read about that here: Offical JI6 update - INFO thread - xda-developers

Get Odin here: Odin3_v1.0.rar

Here's a video tutorial on using Odin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnY7P14JSWQ

More Odin info if needed: Samsung Galaxy S: How to Upgrade Firmware using Odin Flash Tool Questions, Hacks, Problems, and Troubleshootings

Just remember to be patient while the phone updates and voila, you will be updated to the OTA JI6 without a wait.

No need to be intimidated, this works on stock, non-rooted phones. It takes no more than 10 minutes or so and you will have the update. But it is still possible to screw your phone up if you don't read and follow the step by step info so use this at your own risk.

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just remember you need the vibrant's USB Drivers to use Odin
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does this method erase installed apps from the market? (or does it wipe anything else?)
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I got a question.

What would happen if we flash this update and then the OTA wants to do the update?

I heard that the EVO got an OTA update. Then later got that same OTA update and could not overwrite itself and bricked the phone resulting in the pulling of the OTA from being pushed further.
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does this method erase installed apps from the market? (or does it wipe anything else?)
Not so long as you only include the PDA in the ODIN update. I believe if you also include the PIT it will.
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I got a question.

What would happen if we flash this update and then the OTA wants to do the update?

I heard that the EVO got an OTA update. Then later got that same OTA update and could not overwrite itself and bricked the phone resulting in the pulling of the OTA from being pushed further.
All good so far. I'm not sure why it would prompt you to do an OTA update if you already have the identical version on your phone.
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Does it work for rooted phones as well?

besides on the Samsung Galaxy S: How to Upgrade Firmware using Odin Flash Tool Questions, Hacks, Problems, and Troubleshootings

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"This tutorial is to help Samsung Galaxy S (I9000) users to upgrade the firmware of the phone. The requirement of this guide is the Samsung Galaxy S must be unlocked."

so maybe you DO have to be rooted to do it this way.
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sorry but manual update DOES NOT WORK.

odin got stuck at file analysis every time...so i then restarted my computer and pulled the vibrant battery. tried again, stuck at cache.rfs

manual update WILL-NOT-WORK. do not try it.

edit:

Phone is bricked. power button does not turn on the phone. no way of turning it on or flashing back to stock or anything.

Thats what i get for trying.

Edit again:

pulled the battery and left it like that for awhile. tried turning it on again and im brought to a screen that has a picture of a cellphone two dots an exlamation point two more dots and a computer image.

what the hell?
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Does it work for rooted phones as well?

besides on the Samsung Galaxy S: How to Upgrade Firmware using Odin Flash Tool Questions, Hacks, Problems, and Troubleshootings

it reads

"This tutorial is to help Samsung Galaxy S (I9000) users to upgrade the firmware of the phone. The requirement of this guide is the Samsung Galaxy S must be unlocked."

so maybe you DO have to be rooted to do it this way.

I believe that just implies that the phone must be capable of entering download mode manually, but I am not certain (as my phone is/was rooted when I applied the update via ODIN).
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can anyone help with this unbrick?
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does this method erase installed apps from the market? (or does it wipe anything else?)
I used Odin on mine and all my apps and settings remain intact. I did NOT check the "Re-partition" button. My understanding is that if you check the Re-partition button it will wipe your settings and apps.
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can anyone help with this unbrick?
This is very bizarre. There are many users reporting success (and none reporting this problem) over at xda using this method. Was your phone rooted? Did you follow the steps exactly, get into download mode, did you wait until the phone fully rebooted itself, etc?

If the instructions are followed to the letter and you wait for the phone to reboot fully, this should not happen.
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oh

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fixed it.

if you get this phone exlamationpoint computer screen, a ''soft brick'' try this method

1. Take out battery, put it back in. (to turn the phone fully off)
2. Don't turn it the phone on!
3. Plug the phone into your PC, do not hit the power button!
4. See if the phone shows anything on the screen (powers on its own when plugged in)

IF the phone screen does 'turn on' after being plugged in without you hitting the power button, so far so good.

5. Now while it's on like this, hold the volume up and volume down buttons.
6. Hold the power button as well as the volume buttons until the screen goes black.
7. As soon as the screen goes black, let go of the power button! But DON'T let go of the volume buttons!

you should then be back in to download mode. ODIN AND ENJOY!
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holy s**t! connected to 9 sats in about 15 seconds. thats better than my usual 2 - 4 in the orange or red. now theyre all yellow or green.

wow!
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holy s**t! connected to 9 sats in about 15 seconds. thats better than my usual 2 - 4 in the orange or red. now theyre all yellow or green.

wow!


That's what I'm talking about! Way to go!

Glad you got it worked out, the problems you described should not happen. Did you unplug it or shut it off before it rebooted? This was such a quick and easy update.

So maybe an edit is in order about the manual update working?
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JI6 via Kies - xda-developers

Just installed and tested. I can see protected apps in the market with this update.
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Do I need a pit file for this update?
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No you do not.
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This worked wonderfully! I get 6-7 sats outta 11 within 5-10 seconds!
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This worked wonderfully! I get 6-7 sats outta 11 within 5-10 seconds!
Way to go! Good job.
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anyone know if this will affect future OTA updates? and if I manually update to JI6 will another OTA JI6 be pushed to me again?
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anyone know if this will affect future OTA updates? and if I manually update to JI6 will another OTA JI6 be pushed to me again?
Highly unlikely. If you update using Odin and then try to use Kies to load JI6 Kies will inform you that you already have the latest, correct firmware. Besides, if the OTA did notify on your phone you could simply decline.
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true but i'm having that issue where some apps aren't showing up in the market and i kinda want to have to the option of updating to the real deal OTA just in case.
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true but i'm having that issue where some apps aren't showing up in the market and i kinda want to have to the option of updating to the real deal OTA just in case.
Member "Tornado" above posted that using the Kies update to JI6 he can now see the apps he was unable to see before. I can confirm that this is correct. So if you have "missing apps" in the market then Kies would be the way to go - or wait for the notification OTA.
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where does it show how many sats you are connected to, is this with google nav?
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where does it show how many sats you are connected to, is this with google nav?
Download GPS Test from the market or lbstestmode to get that info.
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Remember, your best results will be outdoors or in the car. GPS is line-of-sight technology.
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It looks like you can also update through Kies Mini now too.

How Do I Update The Software On My T-Mobile SGH-t959 (Vibrant) Phone To JI6 Through Kies Mini?
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Talking vibrant JI6 update via kies mini

I got tired of waiting so I decided to see if I could find a way to get the download. kies has the update but it won't work. So I did some research and you can use kies mini to get the update without having to wait forever for the OTA. Click the link to download kies mini and get the JI6 update. It worked very well for me. How Do I Update The Software On My T-Mobile SGH-t959 (Vibrant) Phone To JI6 Through Kies Mini?
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Thanks for posting this in new thread, it was already mentioned before in another thread. It will get out now better. It worked for me as well.
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did doing this version of the force update, odin, make it not give you everything? I was told youre supposed to see fandango in the market. i see none of this.
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Tornado, this link provided was the first time I actually got something to work. Thank to all the posters who continually dont quit and find a work around to a problem.
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I was able to download the update, but now my phone is no longer rooted.
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Just wondering if any one with a non rooted, non lag fixed (in other words totally stock except for downloaded apps) try the mini Kies method to do J16? Curious before I try it...

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Just wondering if any one with a non rooted, non lag fixed (in other words totally stock except for downloaded apps) try the mini Kies method to do J16? Curious before I try it...
Yes it works perfectly on a virgin Vibrant.
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I have j15 from kies, and cant update thru mini kies to j16....anyone else having this isssue?
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A couple of questions:

1) Do you get an error message?
2) You loaded the JI5 with Kies or Mini Kies?
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I have j15 from kies, and cant update thru mini kies to j16....anyone else having this isssue?
Have you used Odin? It can be easily done that way.
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Hey guys new to the forum, thanks for the great info thus far...

With that said, I have a vibrant that is rooted, with lag fix. They where applied to the phone using the OCLF (one click lag fix) app from the market. When the OTA update from t-mobile showed up on my phone I thought I would look first to see if this was ok for me to install on rooted phone with lag fix. I found some people saying that it was ok for them so I gave it a try. The phone did not accept the update. Instead it just rebooted. There is no issues with the phone as of yet. However I would like to install the OTA update if possible. Is there a safe way for me to do this? If so could someone please direct me to the solution.

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by the way I use a mac but have access to a PC with XP
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Hey guys new to the forum, thanks for the great info thus far...

With that said, I have a vibrant that is rooted, with lag fix. They where applied to the phone using the OCLF (one click lag fix) app from the market. When the OTA update from t-mobile showed up on my phone I thought I would look first to see if this was ok for me to install on rooted phone with lag fix. I found some people saying that it was ok for them so I gave it a try. The phone did not accept the update. Instead it just rebooted. There is no issues with the phone as of yet. However I would like to install the OTA update if possible. Is there a safe way for me to do this? If so could someone please direct me to the solution.

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by the way I use a mac but have access to a PC with XP
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I would use the Kies or Mini-Kies method. JI6 via Kies - xda-developers
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No error message, when I plug in the phone mini kies recongnizes the phone,but under firmware it says unsupported device. Havent tryed odin...im kinda nervious about modding my phone,Iv never tryed it...is there a guide for newbies? Like a rooting for dummies? LOL Id love to do it but scared...
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No error message, when I plug in the phone mini kies recongnizes the phone,but under firmware it says unsupported device. Havent tryed odin...im kinda nervious about modding my phone,Iv never tryed it...is there a guide for newbies? Like a rooting for dummies? LOL Id love to do it but scared...
If you don't plan to use a custom ROM this works for many folks:

RyanZA's OCLF 2.0 - Android app on AppBrain

Odin isn't nearly as bad as some make it out to be. Not the greatest video, but check this out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnY7P14JSWQ

Also, check out the Vibrant Bible for resources:

[REF]***Vibrant Directory(Bible)***(10/13/2010)*** - xda-developers

You can get everything you need there to flash with Odin to the latest official update for the Vibrant.

I think you'll find Odin to be easy and more reliable.

Don't forget to get the proper drivers for the Vibrant as well, though if you installed Kies you likely already have them.
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No error message, when I plug in the phone mini kies recongnizes the phone,but under firmware it says unsupported device. Havent tryed odin...im kinda nervious about modding my phone,Iv never tryed it...is there a guide for newbies? Like a rooting for dummies? LOL Id love to do it but scared...
Trust me. The fear of Odin is misplaced. It is not "modding" or rooting. It's just a downloader. Very simple. Watch the video.
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Trust me. The fear of Odin is misplaced. It is not "modding" or rooting. It's just a downloader. Very simple. Watch the video.
Yeah...robo21 knows! You've bricked your Vibrant, what, 7 or 8 times already?

Teasing, teasing!
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Yeah...robo21 knows! You've bricked your Vibrant, what, 7 or 8 times already?

Teasing, teasing!
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Actually, bovine knows how cautious I am... He's really trying to get me to root and get adventurous... And I'm getting there.
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