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I5700 Galaxy Spica/lite officially gets Android 2.1

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by svkndv, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. gusto5

    gusto5 Newbie

    I think he found this out by installing it officially onto his phone, and not in reference to a press release.
     

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  2. rusky

    rusky Well-Known Member

    Strange as Samsung use ODin to program the phones!
     
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  3. nx1977

    nx1977 Android Expert

    On the Samsung or in general? Because my Tmob Desire has 2.1 ;)

    My guess is they'll blanket flood their handset base with 2.1 updates around the same time.
     
  4. sirnose66

    sirnose66 Lurker

    Been following this thread for a few weeks - reckoned it was just a waiting game to get the official upgrade in UK, but following some of the latest posts I am not so sure...

    People who have rightly or wrongly posted on this thread about using Odin, seem to have had entirely positive experiences - or am I missing something? What are the downsides, aside from possible loss of warranty? Assuming the upgrade process goes smoothly, what is the likelihood I will subsequently need to return it under warranty and be turned down? If the phone died altogether or say the battery or display failed who is going to know or care what firmware I had?;)

    The other question I had was if I do unofficial upgrade and then the official one does actually come out, would I need to downgrade to 1.5 first to get it to work and if so where do I find the official 1.5 to flash as there doesn't seem to be a way to back up firmware?

    Any answers appreciated - I am a newcomer to the world of smartphones, but no stranger to flashing other devices so I am confident I could upgrade without a problem
     
  5. sipart

    sipart Member

    My thoughts also as it's mentioned and documented in the service manual - http://androidforums.com/samsung-ga...-galaxy-spica-lite-portal-service-manual.html

    But I suspect this is not a 'supported' method for general users - but it seems a reliable and effective way of upgrading the phone (with a bit of technical know how).

    As for "got-petrol - just phoned t mobile they don't support android 2.1" - strange as the HTC Desire is on T Mobile and uses 2.1 :) - unless they mean they don't support 2.1 on the Portal! But would you really call a mobile provider about OS issues when much more knowledge and experience on the web? As far as I am concerned the travesty here is that the NPS provided in the boxed product is defective and not fit for purpose (as in version 1.3 of NPS). The only risk is if you flash the phone unofficially with 2.1 - have a hardware fault which prevents another flash back to 1.5 before returning to T Mobile and they refuse to replace the phone due to the OS version (assuming they officially issue a statement specifying they only support phones with the shipped OS - doubtful(?) due to the lack of any specific T-Mobile skins/mods/branding in the OS - making it a T Mobile 'version')

    got-petrol and others - what are the best phone numbers to call for T-Mobile and Samsung UK support to clarify the 2.1 update?

    Cheers
     
  6. Sto

    Sto Newbie

    Samsung number is 0845 726 7864 (local rate)
     
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  7. andy-roid

    andy-roid Android Enthusiast

    I use 150 on the phone for t mobile
     
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  8. nx1977

    nx1977 Android Expert

    You're better off using the UK help twitter acct.

    Who ever runs it has a better clue than customer services via the phone do ;)
     
  9. andy-roid

    andy-roid Android Enthusiast

    how do i post a message to them on twitter im a member but cant find any where to post
     
  10. Sto

    Sto Newbie

    1) Log in to Twitter.com
    2) Go here: T-Mobile UK Support (TmobileUKhelp) on Twitter
    3) Click the cog icon
    4) Choose "Direct message TmobileUKhelp"
    5) Done!

    (or just do a normal Tweet with a @TmobileUKhelp mention - they'll pick it up)
     
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  11. andy-roid

    andy-roid Android Enthusiast

    i dont no if ive done it right will have to see any way the thing i wanted to no is if the update comes from t mobile how will we update
     
  12. nx1977

    nx1977 Android Expert

    HTC updates need HTC software, so it'd need NPS.

    It's just a case of them putting the file on the server for us to download. Hardly a difficult thing to do.

    All they have to do is add a T-mobile homepage/bookmark, WNW shortcut on the home screen, and T-mobile animation at start up. That's all the customisation they do to their phones!
     
  13. andy-roid

    andy-roid Android Enthusiast


    i cant find any of them customisations on my phone
     
  14. elo_pry

    elo_pry Lurker

    i'd be damn interested to learn how u got the information that 2.1 is out officially in indonesia. i can tell u one thing: it ain't. i'm happen to live here btw.
    same is true for sgp.

    regards
     
  15. Aleks2394

    Aleks2394 Lurker

    Did you know when android 2,1 go out for poland??
     
  16. sipart

    sipart Member

    Didn't call but tweeted as suggested:

    "@tmobileukhelp Time scale on Galaxy Portal Android 2.1 update? If not why not? Samsung announced roll out over 1 month ago? Thks"

    "TmobileUKhelp
    Hi there, we do not have an exact date for release but I do know that you do not have long to wait. Once released we will tweet. Thanks"

    Looks like released soon and T Mobile recognise the fact at least. I can live with 1.5 till then.

    Cheers
     
  17. Sto

    Sto Newbie

    Hooray! The first definite positive news! Nice one Sipart!

    Odin will wait - and so will I....<continues drumming fingers on table>
     
  18. andy-roid

    andy-roid Android Enthusiast

    what i want to no is how do we update if its coming from t mobile
     
  19. maciunio

    maciunio Newbie

    i guess it'd happen quite soon ;)
    hopefully :D
     
  20. redpyramid

    redpyramid Newbie

    ya sounded like horsesh*t to me when i saw it - like htf would he know? :rolleyes:
     
  21. gusto5

    gusto5 Newbie

    Maybe because he's in Indonesia and he installed it over NPS?
     
  22. Beerkan

    Beerkan Android Enthusiast

    Ordered Galaxy Portal today from t-mobile. Will post on receipt what o/s it has.







    Phone received. Android 1.5
     
  23. confabber

    confabber Newbie

    --ditto-- :)
     
  24. eluria

    eluria Lurker

    news update from samsung mobile singapore facebook:

    "Samsung Mobile Singapore Upgrade via our customer service centres is now available. Online upgrade will be announced soon via email to Samsung Mobile database.

    Do make sure you have opted in for the email."
     
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  25. confabber

    confabber Newbie

    Wow that's great news. Thanks eluria. I am in Singapore too. My hands are itchy now. :)
     
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