[FIXED!] How to get Froyo if your OTA is failing!Support


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  1. Blue218

    Blue218 Well-Known Member

    Installing now.......

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  2. xavier61

    xavier61 Member

    OK, phone is in DL mode, Samsung drivers loaded, ran odin3, selected .tar file. Odin message window just says setup connection. Is this normal?
  3. Grahxen

    Grahxen Well-Known Member

    Look in top left where it lists ID:COM, is it yellow? and does it show a com port? if so, the phone is conected.
  4. Blue218

    Blue218 Well-Known Member

    When I started it up it did a install on its own without a prompt....it just finished the install of the update from when I went and did it myself.....I think 2.2...hold on.....nope that was the other update....Now I'm downloading 2.2...
  5. Grahxen

    Grahxen Well-Known Member

    Yup, its going to download a small update first, to patch it prior to the 100mb froyo update.
  6. xavier61

    xavier61 Member

    Yes, ID:com is yellow and shows 0:[com3]. How long does it take?
  7. Grahxen

    Grahxen Well-Known Member

    takes a few minutes to reflash... youll see it at the very top left in the progress bar... I believe bar will turn green and say finsihed when its done.
  8. Blue218

    Blue218 Well-Known Member

    Yep it did for me

    I have 41% of 2.2 downloaded
  9. xavier61

    xavier61 Member

    OK hanging on and waiting for a good sign. BTW - Thanks for your help. Way more informative than Samsung was!
  10. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    ^Roger that - you're saving a lot of grief here, compadre! :)
  11. Grahxen

    Grahxen Well-Known Member

    Ill be happy when both of them say it works :)


    BTW... i just did my wifes fascinate few moments ago as well.


    She had the same problem as mine... Her phone was rooted though which explained her error.


    She is up and running with 2.2!

    Now to load her THAI fonts back! Ughh!
  12. xavier61

    xavier61 Member

    Ok connected for about 20 minutes. No sign of completion. Concern?
  13. Grahxen

    Grahxen Well-Known Member

    you did click on PDA and browse to the TAR file and hit start correct?????
  14. Blue218

    Blue218 Well-Known Member

    Samsung wanted me to send them my phone and just gave me a link to a verizon page telling me how to do an OTA.....which I had already done a bazillion times like I told the bonehead at Samsung...Verizon offered me a refurb.....my phone was brand new and I wanted to keep it.
  15. xavier61

    xavier61 Member

    Yes, all selection buttons in Odin are greyed out. The D101 package is listed in the PDA line
  16. Blue218

    Blue218 Well-Known Member

    Ok download done...and updating now....(installing).......
  17. Grahxen

    Grahxen Well-Known Member

    WHat happened after you hit start? Their should be info at top left in the progress windows as well as the bottom left.
  18. xavier61

    xavier61 Member

    Yes, never went beyond "setup connection". Just failed as I typed this.
  19. xavier61

    xavier61 Member

    Gonna try again.
  20. Blue218

    Blue218 Well-Known Member

    Booting up......WhooHoo 2.2.1 it worked thank you
  21. Grahxen

    Grahxen Well-Known Member

    Try again, sounds like a communcation error over USB. SOon as the COM area turns yellow and shows a com port # the phone is detected and you can browse for the .tar and then hit start.


    Make sure you do it in PDA and NOT phone.
  22. Grahxen

    Grahxen Well-Known Member

    Great, your very welcome.

    Maybe you can call verizon/samsung and send them these instructions :) haha
  23. Blue218

    Blue218 Well-Known Member

    I plan on letting my friend, a manager at Verizon, know about this
  24. xavier61

    xavier61 Member

    Yes, started and is now saying "initialization" I'm gonna hunt for another cable real quick.
  25. Grahxen

    Grahxen Well-Known Member


    Try rebooting the phone again as well, make sure battery is out.

    Connect USB when battery is out, and just hold volume down, your PC should do the rest. Then load ODIN when phone is in download mode.

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