Latest Galaxy S updateSupport


  1. bennylava

    bennylava Well-Known Member

    I have a samsung galaxy S. Not the new S2. I was wondering what the latest version I can update to is. I have heard that the latest android version out right now is 2.3.7, but will that work on my phone?

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  2. bennylava

    bennylava Well-Known Member

    Nobody? Surely somebody know
  3. bennylava

    bennylava Well-Known Member

    So its safe for me to update to the absolute latest? Which is like 2.3.7? When will my galaxy reach the end of what it can run? I guess when android finally gets too big?
  4. Daniel-Bevis

    Daniel-Bevis Member

    I'd like to know too actually [the latest official, non-rooted phone firmware update number that is], having had my Samsung Galaxy S coming up to two weeks now - and where to get it from.

    As the firmware it came installed with was 2.3.3.
  5. exinferios

    exinferios Member

    Latest leaked but made by Samsung is 2.3.5. The latest on kies is 2.3.4 in some countries, 2.3.3 in most others. The highest cyanogenmod had 2.3.7 if I remember correctly.
  6. bennylava

    bennylava Well-Known Member

    So how do we know... what the latest one is that will even run on our phones? I mean since its android, you'd think that it would run on anything that met the minimum hardware requirements, right?
  7. Daniel-Bevis

    Daniel-Bevis Member

    I haven't the foggiest either.

    I assume Galaxy S and below won't get Android 3.0 updates and above, whereas the Galaxy S II and the like will [if not installed with such - I guess].
  8. jimrebello

    jimrebello Well-Known Member

    Honeycomb (3.0) is for tablets, not phones.

    Latest stable Cyanogenmod is 7.1.0, which I believe is 2.3.7
  9. Daniel-Bevis

    Daniel-Bevis Member

    So unless you buy a new phone every few month then essentially you're stuck with whatever firmware update the phone came installed with - unless I want to bin my warranty and [potentially] mess up my phone beyond repair with all this Flashing malarkey?

    Sounds like a stupid business model to me... :confused::(
  10. jimrebello

    jimrebello Well-Known Member

    Actually, I've owned 3 Android Phones

    LG EVE - started with 1.5, only went to 1.6
    HTC Magic - started with 1.5, then an updated 1.5, went to 1.6 and then 2.1
    Samsung Captivate - started with 2.1, then went to 2.2 and then 2.3

    to say that your stuck is not 100% true in most cases, however eventually all phones will stop getting updates. Just like an old computer that has XP can't always be updated to Windows 7. It's the same idea, just happens faster.

    BTW, yes Honeycomb is 3.0, but it's not a smartphone build, it's only for Tablets. You may luck out and be able to get ICS, but I wouldn't count on it.
  11. Daniel-Bevis

    Daniel-Bevis Member

    Oh, don't get me wrong. I know that all technology heavily inclines you to upgrade [XP users in a very short while will be left to their own devices, TV users that haven't done the digital switchover thing etc.] after a few years - but I'm just very new to this pace with smartphones.

    The Samsung Galaxy S only came out last year didn't it[?]and it's gone through X revisions already.

    I just feel the least I should get is the rest of the Gingerbread [2.4-7] updates officially, even if they don't seem to add much [not to mention my fear of said updates simply wiping my phone clean - as half-backed-up as it is atm].
  12. rayhipkiss

    rayhipkiss Well-Known Member

    As far as I'm aware Google are determined to get Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) made available for as many phones as possible. The whole point of ICS is a one size fits all policy, rather than having different versions of Android across a wide range of phones. It will merge the best bits from Gingerbread with Honeycomb.

    The first Android phone with ICS is the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, so it's entirely up to Samsung to provide a version for the SGS which shouldn't be too difficult for them.


    All the best.


    Ray
  13. jimrebello

    jimrebello Well-Known Member

    I agree, I'd love to see them continue to support it, but chances are they won't.
  14. PabloEscobar

    PabloEscobar Well-Known Member

  15. bennylava

    bennylava Well-Known Member

    Hmm, interesting. Yeah samsung has always been a little flaky (imo) on their updates and software support. Maybe they're getting better finally. But I have a friend with some random HTC phone, and that thing has SELF UPDATED somehow, from 2.1 all the way to 2.3 lol. Over the span of time that he's had it. Why can't samsung get that going on?
  16. 360degrees

    360degrees New Member

    OS 2.3 is all you'll need on the galaxy s mobiles, for the time being. Accomplishes everything, and more. By the time 2.3 is obsolete our current phones will be too.

    For that matter, there's nothing wrong with staying with 2.2. The only difference I can see between the two OS's on galaxy s mobiles is with gaming, 2.3 runs the apps more smoothly.
  17. rynlpin

    rynlpin Well-Known Member

    I'm not particularly fussed about ICS. The Galaxy S has seen Eclair, Froyo and Gingerbread and by the time ICS is rolled out on most phones, our contracts will probably be up anyway. I just want to see a stable Gingerbread finally released with all the annoying the bugs addressed.
  18. bennylava

    bennylava Well-Known Member

    So its not possible that our Galaxy S can run ICS?
  19. MAKFOTO

    MAKFOTO Active Member

  20. davew41

    davew41 Active Member

  21. ayongkot

    ayongkot Well-Known Member

    i have flashed ICS to my SGS international version, very nice but i have to go back to gingerbread 2.3.5 for two main reasons i.e., all my music are in my 32 Gb external sd card but in ICS, my music files are inaccessible and there is no FM radio in ICS. complete instructions and download links are here
  22. BraskaBulldog

    BraskaBulldog New Member

    I just updated my Galaxy S 2 days ago, and the firmware version says "2.3.5". Has anyone noticed any issues and/or changes with theirs? Mine has several that are pissing me off:

    -My screen will stay on for an undetermined amount of time regardless how many times I click on my "Power" button when I try and put it in standby/lock. Or, it will periodically takes screenshots when I'm trying to place it in standby.

    -My keyboard layout for Samsung and Android has changed dramatically. It looks nothing like it used to.

    -Prior to the update, I had approximately 20 apps I manually installed, none of which were saved to my SD card. Now, I can only install around maybe 12 or 13 before I get a message telling me there isn't enough available space on the phone itself to support any more apps.
  23. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Well-Known Member

    Yes, my phone updated to 2.3.5 on Dec 2nd.
    It lost all of the pinch/stretch capabilities.
    Also, it no longer reformats the text to stay inside the window, I have to scroll sideways forever to ready my news articles and forums.

    Firefox will spread out, but will not keep text inside the window. It used to, but now it don't.
  24. LateNiteMike

    LateNiteMike Well-Known Member

    Well, from what I'm reading in these postings....it would seem as if it may be best to stick with 2.3.3 after upgrading from 2.1 on my stock SGS.

    Also, with the latest reports (as of today) saying that the SGS will NOT be getting ICS from Samsung after all,..it looks as if 2.3.3 is going to be it.
  25. antoeknee

    antoeknee Well-Known Member

    Don't know about 2.3.3 being last version.

    I'm in UK and Orange network, few weeks back phone got 2.3.5

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