Last Updated: Mar 08,2010
It says I7500JIII1
What does all this mean? Should I upgrade to IK5?
I7500: phone model
JI: country code
II1: firmware date (I=200, I=september [9th month], 1=first build of the month)
you might wanna update to ik5 (latest official), il3 (latest cupcake) or jb2 (latest donut)
Thanks I guess I will update to IK5... Does it void my warrenty? Also how are you running a non-rooted donut?
if you can get it updated via nps (new pc studio, came with the phone, plus new version available from samsung's website somewhere) it won't void your warranty
if you update it with odin (see sticky tutorials) it will void the warranty, tho' if something goes banans, but you can flash back to the original firmware (or any officially available there), they can't tell
jb2 is a leaked (said to be official in france?) firmware that's based on donut - flashing any firmware doesn't require root, regardless of if you do it via nps or odin
If something goes wrong I can always flash back? NPS doesn't work for me so I guess flashing to IK5 via Odin will be it.
as long as you have the firmware
i've upgraded my firmware twice and both times i had to flash twice because the first try didn't take for whatever reason
Hmm ok thanks... Umm I can't find a guide for flashing IK5 only II5... Is it the same thing?
Out of curiosity, despite the firmware probably being available on the samsung firmware website somehow, is it possible to 'extract' the firmware from your phone using odin or something? (I'm on a work computer) so I can't check right now.
there are 2 types of firmware packages (that i know of), but both pretty much follow the same procedure
the difference is, one contains files called pda, bootloader, csc and whatnot, which you flash by using those in odin (it'll be obvious when you look at it)
the other is a .tar file that doesn't contain said files, but some others, including cache.img, which is the csc equivalent (which you'll prolly wanna remove)
this kind you flash with the "one package" option in odin (also quite straight forward)
i don't know which k5 & i5 are, but you can pretty much follow the same guide
it is, but i don't know how, never bothered with it (i do know it's not with odin)
look around here for talk of taking backups - i think nandroid has something to do with it
So I just delete csc and then flash with odin? Thats it?
I downloaded the II5 from the odin thread and it doesn't have csc or cache.img...
Its a tar with these:
sure, tho' you'd be better off getting a newer firmware, i5 is hardly newer than your current i1
Whats a newer version then? I just took this from the odin thread... Can you link me to the newest non 1.6 good release?
Thanks I checked there but didn't see. Will time to update lets hope everything goes well. BTW should I update to 1.6? Should I root? Why would I want to do those?
the current donut firmware is slightly buggier (varies from person to person, some have gone back to a cupcake firmware after trying it; i'm happy with it for now) than the latest cupcakes
some apps require donut, for example google goggles, maps 4.0 etc.
donut also introduces a new market app (not much new apart from the look and screenshots of the apps)
rooting gives you access to quite a bit of general geeking around if you know what you're doing, plus some apps require root access
Thanks... Gonna update to IK5 now... Maybe 1.6 in the future... and I might root for a bit of geeking around
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