After some hits and misses, I managed to get my Galaxy S connected to Kies and stay connected. It is shown as GT-I9000. Then under Firmware information, it says "Please update Samsung Kies to the latest version and then upgrade firmware. Current firmware version: PDA:JG4 / Phone:JG4 / CSC:JG4 (XSO)" When I click Help Check updates in Kies, it says "Latest version installed. Installed version: 184.108.40.20614_49." I am STUCK!! How do I get out of this ditch? Thanks.