Android 2.3 on Samsung i551General

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  1. J-Gamer

    J-Gamer Member

    Is there a way to update my Samsung Galaxy 551 to Android 2.3? If not, how long am I going to wait until Samsung releases their update trough Kies?

    I want to be able to use the NDK on itself to develop apps. In Android 2.2, you still need to use Java(or that's how I thought it was).

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  2. karandpr

    karandpr Well-Known Member

    If you are ready to ditch warranty ,this might help
    Install Android 2.3 Gingerbread on Samsung Galaxy S - Complete Guide

    I havent used it and i cant guarantee if it works or not.It's a custom mod rom so use at your own risk.

    Ignorance on my part .
  3. chris08

    chris08 Member

    Has anyone tried this yet on their phone?
    I am thinking about doing it.
  4. karandpr

    karandpr Well-Known Member

    No use I would say,No wifi.
    Plus the possibility of bricking phone .
    I would wait for a month or so.
    Optimus One is getting an update so hopefully 551 would get one too.
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  5. mkasit

    mkasit New Member

    Is there any update on this? For Samsung 551, Whether 2.3 Upgrade available or not?
  6. J-Gamer

    J-Gamer Member

    AFAIK not yet... I plug my phone in almost each day and Kies still says I have the latest firmware :(
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  7. CJ9620

    CJ9620 Active Member

    any update ?
  8. karandpr

    karandpr Well-Known Member

    KIES !!!!.You gotta be joking.KIES is the most ridiculous software ever.It doesnt even show the KA7 update .And since Ace got the gingerbread update and the release of native gingerbread phones,Samsung has clearly made a distinction of who will get updates and who wont.Dont keep your hopes high.Samsung is more interested in gaining new customers than keeping old ones. Last Samsung phone for me .:mad:
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  9. kunaldas

    kunaldas Member

    do we have 2.3 update yet??? i am also waiting like you

  10. kunaldas

    kunaldas Member

    do we have 2.3 update yet??? i am also waiting like you :)

  11. ramans1995

    ramans1995 New Member

    Hey I was also waitin like u guyz. But then I thought any update I do from outside may make my phone just a junk box. So I recommend that u stop searchin on web about this and email the samsung customer care or service center. They will tell u if the update is available in ur country. If it is then u can go to there center and they will just take 15 minutes max and update ur phone. And it will have no problem.I just got it updated a month ago. And its workin just fine.
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  12. sreelalpb

    sreelalpb New Member

    how can i update android 2.2 to 2.3 for samsung galaxy 551
  13. karandpr

    karandpr Well-Known Member

    You cant till official update is released and 551 is not in line for official updates. So never maybe.The only guy developing on CM7 update had his laptop crashed so the project is suspended.Samsung's rfs and recovery sucks .:(

    Really and which country has the gingerbread update ?I am really curious.
  14. J-Gamer

    J-Gamer Member

    Me too... Altough I fear he was talking of the Froyo update :(
  15. karandpr

    karandpr Well-Known Member

    Galaxy Mini which has same hardware as 551 and it received the 2.3 update yesterday.
    Galaxy Fit received it's update 3 days ago.
    They also have quicker update release
    551 has very few updates and it is sorely neglected by samsung.
    If you have any knowledge of modding ,help us at XDA.
    I am creating custom frameworks .(Check my blog)
    We have to assume samsung wont give us gingerbread. :(
  16. J-Gamer

    J-Gamer Member

    I would like to help, but I don't really have much knowledge about Java... I primarily program in C++ and my exams are pretty close, so...

    A question about rooting it, though: can the process be reversed if it fails?
  17. karandpr

    karandpr Well-Known Member

    Rooting is not flashing .If it fails you will have the same phone.technically nothing happened.
  18. karandpr

    karandpr Well-Known Member

    Rooting is not flashing .If it fails you will have the same phone.technically nothing happened.
  19. karandpr

    karandpr Well-Known Member

    It's official ,NO Gingerbread for Galaxy 551 .Period .:mad:
  20. Aditya Pal

    Aditya Pal New Member

    ha gys!!!!! i own galaxy fit i got 2.3.4 update from ""
    and i found gingerbread update of galaxy 551 is also there.....try this link

  21. karandpr

    karandpr Well-Known Member

    Which firmware is Gingerbread ??? According to samfirmware ,551 is chopped of the update cycle.:mad:
  22. J-Gamer

    J-Gamer Member

    Does anyone know if I can trust (I'm cautious when it comes to something that voids my phone's warranty and I might not be able to reverse the process of rooting).
  23. karandpr

    karandpr Well-Known Member

    There are the same fW's as samfirmware .No 2.3 .551 has been chopped off the update cycle .It's official and 5 new phones have also been announced .:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
  24. J-Gamer

    J-Gamer Member

    That's a pity... I bought the phone with high hopes about being able to port level editors for my game(in c++) to it without much of an hassle :(...

    Guess I'll have to learn Java or buy a new phone then ._.
  25. karandpr

    karandpr Well-Known Member

    You can program in eclipse easily .If you know C++ java wont be that hard. Lets hope Willing Magic of XDA ports 2.3 to 551 .Currently he has problems with init.c

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