Samsung i7500 Bell Firmware Update?Support

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  1. voodoochild16

    voodoochild16 Well-Known Member

    Hey all, I know there must be a way to do this or a thread sitting right under my nose but I can't find it. If someone can lead me into the right direction to how I can upgrade the firmware on my Galaxy (I'm with Bell Canada) that would be awesome because my phone has bugs. I am computer literate and can figure out tutorials if required. Thanks in advance!.

  2. DaSchmarotzer

    DaSchmarotzer Blame it on me VIP Member

    For firmwares, there's a guide right here.

    For Galaxo, there's a guide stickied in the all things root subforum, it works for the I7500L too.
  3. weasel

    weasel Well-Known Member

    Go with Galaxo. Trust me. Best thing to happen to your Galaxy !
  4. mikeh36

    mikeh36 Well-Known Member

    Bell never released any updates for the phone. If you want an official firmware you're stuck with what was on the phone when you got it (1.5 can't remember the version). However, I'd give Galaxo a shot. Like weasel says, best thing to happen to the Galaxy.
  5. voodoochild16

    voodoochild16 Well-Known Member

    So obviously Galaxo works for any Samsung Galaxy for any carrier, but are their any bugs or risks taken if installed on your phone? Is it possible to put the old firmware back on if you decide to get a different phone at the end of your contract?. It looks cool and geeky for sure, especially with the capability to change the theme on the GUI, so with those questions asked I'll consider looking into it... thanks in advance for any suggestions.
  6. weasel

    weasel Well-Known Member

    Yes, 1.5 is still available to put back on if required. There are some bugs, but there are also solutions. Some people have had issues with the camera. I have not had any problem at all. Look into the threads an decide. Once you do it, you'll find its not as hard as its described. 2.2 ( froyo ) is just about ready. Some are using it now, I am holding off until the camera is working.
  7. kzod

    kzod New Member

    What are the benefits of 1.6 over 1.5? I hear that it's better all the time, but what exactly does it do for you?
  8. alquistador

    alquistador Member

    pay the three dollars for the Drakaz updater. Worth the money. U only have to root your phone. It will do everything for you
  9. accentchick

    accentchick Member

    I am sooo hoping that this thread isn't dead yet. I made the mistake of trying to upgrade from 1.5 to 1.6 without reading all the instructions first. I flashed it with odin and 1.6 (russian one) and didn't read the part where it said not to do the phone section . So now my bell phone will not recognize any sim cards. I have searched high and low for the original firmware but every torrent I find has no seeds. I'm begging someone to pleaseeeee post a working link for the 1.5 original bell canada firmware.
  10. DaSchmarotzer

    DaSchmarotzer Blame it on me VIP Member

    If the links around here aren't working, I can't really help you... You're out of luck since MegaUpload was brought down a couple days ago.

    I had the original Bell firmware on my PC, but I lost everything about a month ago. I'll check more thoroughly tomorrow, but don't get your hopes up.

    The link for JC6 with the integrated recovery was still working, so you'd be able to get the recovery. I wonder if a Nandroid backup contains the whole firmware, in that case I might be able to send you a Nandroid backup from my I7500L that has working cell radio. My Galaxy is 2 hours away from where I am, so it might take a while though.

    Try finding BMIK6 or BMIK7 (there's only BMIK6, but sometimes it was labelled as BMIK7, no idea why).
  11. bobski911

    bobski911 Member

    Hey guys, I just flashed my i7500l with 1.6 and made the same mistake. I'm on bell mobility (canada) as well. Did anyone come up with a conclusion. What can I do to get this phone working again? When I start the phone up it asks to unlock or dismiss. When I dismiss it loads up but no network or sim card.

    Thanks for helping.
  12. bobski911

    bobski911 Member

    Hi, did you ever figure this out with your phone? Do you have the original bell firmware that you could send to me? I cant find it anywhere.


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