Upgrade Android 2.1 (Eclair) to 2.2 (Froyo) on your Samsung GT I5800 in 7 EASY steps!Tips

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  1. rammeshmistry

    rammeshmistry New Member

    Are you sure of this? Samsung had already delayed this a lot...

  2. bjlabuk

    bjlabuk Well-Known Member


    If you are still interested in trying the I5800XXJPF version have a look at

    THE ANDROID FANS: HOW TO : Install ANDROID 2.2 (FROYO) [LATEST I5800 XXJPF] on your Samsung GT-i5800/5801

    Basically, when you extract the JPF .rar file you get 4 .tar files in the folder that is automatically created (instead of one when you did JPB). So, in ODIN uncheck the 'one package' box (because you now have 4 files to load, not one), select the OPS file that you downloaded (as before), then under that box select individually the BOOT, PHONE, PDA and CSC .tar files in the I5800XXJPF folder.

    ODIN is then ready.

    Then you go through the same process with your phone as described before.

    Let me know how you get on if you try it.

  3. Craig12

    Craig12 Well-Known Member

    Thank you!!

    i was very worried to try this, but i was suprised at how easy it is to do!!

    just upgraded my i5801 on eclair to 2.2 in less than 30 mins
  4. Craig12

    Craig12 Well-Known Member

    just a quick question...
    has anyone rooted this firmware yet?
    ive tried z4root but it doesnt seem to work.
  5. bjlabuk

    bjlabuk Well-Known Member

    Craig. my post (6 posts up) tells you how to root the phone with Superoneclick from your PC. I have done it myself.
  6. Kiwiuser

    Kiwiuser New Member

    Hi. Did you get the 3G to work on VNZ?
  7. Kiwiuser

    Kiwiuser New Member

    Thanks for mentioning the APN. Now work great.
  8. Craig12

    Craig12 Well-Known Member

    thanks bjlabuk, successfully rooted :)
  9. jbeyz

    jbeyz Member


    haven't been here for a while - thanks for these further instructions.
    Before I try it - what are the benefits to go to this version compared to JPB-version?

  10. jbeyz

    jbeyz Member

    Hi again Bruce,

    what does this do this ROOT thing and the SUPERUSER thing?
    So, it will not work with 2.2 JPB? So, I first need to install 2.2JPF? Or am I totally lost now?

    thanks for explaining! means you building up your belgian beer credit ;-)

  11. bjlabuk

    bjlabuk Well-Known Member


    If you root your phone you will get 'Superuser' access which will then allow you to install apps for root users only. You will know if you have Superuser access because a 'Superuser' icon will appear on your screen. It is a bit like getting Administrator privilege in MS Windows - you can see more of the operating system files than ordinary users can and run special apps that ordinary users cannot.

    If you root your phone you can install apps like Busybox, Cachmate for root users, Mybackup for root, etc etc, and explore the 'hidden' files using Root Explorer.

    You can do all this with the version JPB that you have already. You don't have to upgrade to JPF. Just follow the instructions to install Superoneclick in the link I gave.

    I haven't noticed the differences between JPB and JPF, but just wanted the latest version. It seem to work very well.

  12. gvanels

    gvanels New Member

    Hello i'm new on this forum and also @ this phone,i have done this my phone is verygood now,but i cannot enable gprs internet on th phone maybe someone can tell me!
    Thanks in advance
  13. gvanels

    gvanels New Member

    I have found that my apn is cleared so i have no internet or mms connection!
  14. MattCN

    MattCN Member

    Go to a shop of your provider....
    Like me,
    I also had that problem i goto the shop (T-Mobile shop) and they putten my apn's back in!!
  15. mambo

    mambo New Member

    thanks guys
    the first problem was booting in download mode apollo i5800 so its different sequence.
    i did power and home and got the download screen.
    my froyo work well thanks to all.xxx
  16. shashankaf

    shashankaf New Member

    i am trying to upgrade my android Apollo phone to 2.2
    but when i try to upgrade the odin multidownloader is getting hang please tell me what to do
  17. bjlabuk

    bjlabuk Well-Known Member

    When you say you are getting hang what do you mean? Do you mean ODIN stops working, eg the timer stops and ODIN does not finish, or do you mean that once ODIN finishes, your phone does not reboot and gets stuck on the pulsating boot screen ?

  18. barqers

    barqers Well-Known Member

    After you finish flashing using Odin you must wait at least 5 minutes for the first boot.
  19. Craig12

    Craig12 Well-Known Member

    The first boot after flashing took mine over 7 mins so id leave it around 10 mins then try turning the phone on with usb unplugged
  20. persian sphinx

    persian sphinx New Member

    you cant open it because the stupid programmers that made the kies application made it almost as heavy as World of Warcraft (when you play it on lowest graphics)so it takes up of about 500-600 of your ram space, and if you're using an ancient 2GB ram like me, you wont be able to run it im afraid :(
  21. persian sphinx

    persian sphinx New Member

    I think that free extract frog app is also supposed to be mentioned in the requirements, or for flips sake put the .tar files directly in, not the rar!! i mean why?! lol
    thankx though bruce, whithout your useful posts i would be stuck in the instructions like shit in a toilet !!! :))
  22. bjlabuk

    bjlabuk Well-Known Member

    Persian Sphinx,

    I don't want to hijack the Original Posters thread but the following would probably makes thing clearer:

    Preparation: Make sure

    (1) You have the latest version of Samsung Kies installed on you PC. You are not going to use it but it helps in keeping latest Windows drivers installed.

    (2) You have downloaded ODIN and the OPS file to your PC. These can all be found on www.samfirmware.com and registering is free.

    (3) You have downloaded the new firmware you wish to flash. It is usually in the form of a .rar archive file which you need to extract. If you downloaded from samfirmware take a note of the password you need to extract the file.

    Your can download Free RAR Extract Frog from
    Download Free Free RAR Extract Frog, Free RAR Extract Frog 2.70 Download, or
    IZArc from

    (4) Your Samsung I5800 phone battery is fully charged.

    (5) When told to hard reset your phone you can do it by switching on, waiting for the home screen, going to the keypad and typing the code *2767*3855# (this will automatically start the process and wipe the cache and reset the phone.

    Then follow the instructions above to start ODIN and connect your phone.

  23. mczlaw

    mczlaw New Member

    Thanks to all for providing the upgrade instructions. It took a while, but I am now the proud user of FROYO.XXJPF.

    A few observations from this novice/non-technophile:

    1. The phone I bought (a Polish-language version bought in USA on Amazon) came with Eclair, Rev. 1. Not sure if that made any difference in the end, but I note it. I didn't retain the actual file name.

    2. Following the instructions at the top, then alternate ones further down the thread, I sought to download the single JPB file initially. Three tries, three hangs. Waited 15 minutes a couple of times. Thought I had killed the phone.

    3. One point of confusion in the instructions: with each download attempt, I received the 'disconnect serial port & wait until rebooting phone' in the ODIN
    message box BEFORE the ODIN timer finished and the box on top turned blue and said "PASS". This caused me some confusion as to when to disconnect the serial cable. There were also a couple lines that appeared in the message box after "disconnect serial port. . ." (one, I believe, said "Instant destroyed") that freaked me out a bit.

    4. Finally, decided to go with the JPF package. So, entered all four of the .tar files into ODIN and held my breath after starting the download. Sure enough, though, after a few minutes of boot time, the home screen popped up. A little minor fiddling (including the second hard reset) and nearly good as new. Not sure what to do about a few little anomalies I'm noticing--hangs, intermittent GPS. Any further tips (or links to tips) in that regard appreciated.

  24. bjlabuk

    bjlabuk Well-Known Member


    Thanks. I have update my original post so that point 15 is clearer.

    FYI the first time I tried to update from Rev 2.1 to 2.2 it didn't go smoothly either. I think it took me about 4 hours to get there!

  25. ebt4ever

    ebt4ever New Member

    Hi guys,

    Is there a way to backup all settings and application before upgrading and then restore these settings to avoid to set up everything again?

    Many thanks,


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