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Gingerbread to the UK - Woohooo!!! (photos)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Solarwind, May 18, 2011.

  1. Solarwind

    Solarwind Newbie
    Thread Starter

    (Via Kies). Finally!!!





    :) :) :)

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  2. menlover

    menlover Newbie

    well congrats!

    i am still on eclair and i wonder whether i will ever get regular update through the kies....
  3. goyal.sanchit

    goyal.sanchit Android Enthusiast

    Congrats dude. Never got the official 2.2.1 update. Now waiting eagerly for 2.3.3 as Froyo 2.2 is horribly slow.
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  4. up2nogood

    up2nogood Newbie

    Is this a hoax? I'm in the UK, I've got my samsung galaxy s connected to kies as we speak with 2.2.1 and Its saying "This is the latest firmware". I dont see how this can be possible?
  5. blonkster

    blonkster Member

    Got mine yesterday on Orange, but unbranded.
  6. up2nogood

    up2nogood Newbie

    Woa really, I'm on Orange too. This is odd to say the least. How can the update roll out sooner in some parts of the UK than others? I could understand other countries getting the updates at different times, but this is ridiculous. I have the latest version of kies, and theres nothing I can do. Should I remove kies and reinstall it or what?..

    To be quite honest I'm almost speechless as to how a simple update could seemingly be so botched..?! Lol amazing.
  7. blonkster

    blonkster Member

    Have you got the latest Kies? My version is
  8. locutu5

    locutu5 Lurker

    YAY! Updated mine too last night..

    On o2 PAYG..

    Only hitch i had was norton deleting the Binary whilst it was trying to update, Had to restore and tell it to ignore it in future.

    Much nicer now
  9. sleeco

    sleeco Well-Known Member

    When i downloaded it I read somewhere that it was released for unbranded phones first, carriers to follow.
  10. Lucky096

    Lucky096 Newbie

    Yes Im using 3G contract and updated to Gingerbread 2.3.3 via KIES new version and it prefect running that was yesterday when it came up - it lots better than the much bugs in Froyo cos the Froyo I used was lots of crashing, freezing and i have to reset by wiped off and start again but updated to Gbread that lots better without problems - im glad as Ive got all my software I used a lots that work excellent.. hooray,
  11. wunay

    wunay Android Enthusiast

    Thursday 19th May 14:20. Being offered update to PDA:JVO on sim free unbranded Galaxy S. I take it this is Gingerbread? At this time I am considering whether to take the plunge?
  12. up2nogood

    up2nogood Newbie

    yep I have that version too. I have a contract with Orange, dunno whether that is whats stopping me? It seems a lot of people are having more luck with unbranded versions. Good old Orange.. :rolleyes:
  13. djmoogaloo

    djmoogaloo Newbie

    up2nogood - you probably have an orange handset, which means you need to wait for orange to put their fairy dust on you version. add another month or two
  14. up2nogood

    up2nogood Newbie

    Oh god. Open your window and listen very carefully... Can you hear that? Its the sound of my head hitting my desk over and over.

    No wonder they've introduced 24 month contracts, perhaps its to give hope to users that they may still use the phone when they eventually get round to putting the update online.
  15. antoeknee

    antoeknee Well-Known Member

    Usual for Orange to do some tinkering with the release, but as usual this means a delay for us Orange users.

    Can't say I'm that desperate for the update, don't get me wrong I'll gladly have it, as my phone is performing well on 2.2.1.

    Not sure yet what benefits the update is suppose to give.
  16. Marbles

    Marbles Newbie

    No update for JPX so far. Anyone else get it for that rom version yet?

  17. blonkster

    blonkster Member

    So, when do we get 2.3.4 to fix security problems?
  18. dandabyron

    dandabyron Lurker

    I've just upgraded to 2.3.3 XXJVO etc (per original screenshots) but now Titanium Backup won't run! It says it can't root:

    Sorry, I could not acquire root privileges..."

    I followed the "Problems?" prompt and updated the SuperUser app as well as the BusyBox thing, but no improvement.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction to resolve this, please?

    Thanks in advance,
  19. Solarwind

    Solarwind Newbie
    Thread Starter

    "Is this a hoax"!? Are you having a giraffe mate!? :D

    You think I went to all this trouble to chop some photos and post them as a joke? For the benefit of who!?

    I am running Gingerbread on a stock SIM free handset. Perhaps your SGS version aint ready for an upgrade yet?

    Hoax.... PMSL! :rolleyes:
  20. t sport 1978

    t sport 1978 Well-Known Member

    The security upgrade is not done via firmware release, its done on the server side.
  21. R4nd0mJ0k3r

    R4nd0mJ0k3r Well-Known Member

    I can confirm also, Got 2.3.3 last night and its sexy. No major changes, but here goes my list of small ones;

    SMOOTHER overall, apps launch quicker, no lag switching homescreens even with live desktop and lots of widgets.... fone just feels quicker (major plus!)

    Slight visual differences (ie. pull down menu).

    Battery use/management and other status indicators in settings seem like they're giving lots more info. Think my favourite is the detailed breakdown of exactly what has used my battery, how it used it etc.

    RAM clear is now simple one button push and ya done. and phone does not lag like mad for 5-10 seconds after a RAM flush.

    Sure there are lots more...

    So now, because I can, I'm going to sum up my GalaxyS experience for anyone who gives a damn:

    I get my Galaxy S (Updated from Omnia I8000 on windows mobile).
    Its running froyo 2.2.
    I think "Boy, this makes my old phone look like a pocket calculator, its 99% perfect (and would be 100% if it wern't for the occasional lag.)
    Then, a week or two in, 2.2.1 comes along and the lag was all gone so this phone was literally 100% perfection in my eyes.

    Thing is, with GingerBread.... its now 110%... and i f***ing love it.

    - R4nd0mJ0k3r
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  22. Solarwind

    Solarwind Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Agreed; despite reading some scares regarding the battery life, I have noticed a significant improvement. This handset just flies now and it really has come into it's own...
  23. blonkster

    blonkster Member

    Sorry, thought it was on the phone. Good news :)
  24. JohnnyZenith

    JohnnyZenith Newbie

    Have Gingerbread on my phone. The pop up menus are white not black! Gingerbread is supposed to have black menus.

    Why does mine have white? And yes it is 2.3.3.

  25. jatank

    jatank Newbie

    Now I have lovely official gingerbread.

    Is it worth rooting and applying a lag fix. Does it make a good speed difference?

    If so which lag fix is the best one?

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