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Support Help - I bought a Samsung Galaxy S on ebay and it won't update

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rossdude, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. rossdude

    rossdude Member
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    My phone was advertised on ebay as being simlocked to T mobile. However I quickly discovered it wasn't when my Orange Sim worked in it and no T mobile apps or logos appeared on my phone. I already have a Samsung Glaxaxy from Orange so instantly knew that my new phone from ebay was not up to date.


    Pictures are better than words so please have a look:

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    As you can see one of my phones is running the latest firmware but the other one isn't AND also says it cannot be updated. What is going on? Has the seller messed with my phone or something?

    I am not interested in getting Froyo on either of my phones. I will get that when it is officially released. All I want is the ebay phone to be able to be updated. I have tried everything suggested on this forum including changing the product code. I tried to change it on the phone, no product codes were listed as a choice, I also changed the registry but nothing works. Have I got a dud phone because surely my T Mobile phone (which somehow allows an orange sim to work) can get JM3 update by now?

    Please comment as I am really worried that my phone is stuck on an old firmware EVEN though my orange one has a newer update. Surely it can at least match that update?
     

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  2. Wild Thing

    Wild Thing Well-Known Member
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    tmobile can use the orange network. my tmobile galaxy s is unbranded with no tmobile logos or bloatware. tmobile SGS cannot be updated to froyo yet via kies
     
  3. swipermusic

    swipermusic Active Member
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    Dont fret about it you can always do it yourself through Odin.
     
  4. karnka

    karnka Well-Known Member
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    I am sick of the misconceptions about TM/Orange.

    Most of what you say here is right, the initial TM Galaxy S's were not heavily branded (a few links in the browser), but will be getting a more heavily branded ROM when TM release their Froyo update in the next couple of weeks.

    The issue I have is what you're saying about orange. The OP's orange sim works because the original TM batch of SGSs were also not simlocked, this is nothing to do with the Orange/TM merger.

    If you have a TM simlocked phone you can not use an orange sim in it. If you have a TM sim in it you can roam to oranges 2G network (orange users vice versa) but this is obviously not what you are describing.
     
  5. Wild Thing

    Wild Thing Well-Known Member
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    @k exactly what i was trying to say you just put it more elequently.
     

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