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I5700 Galaxy Spica/lite officially gets Android 2.1

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

  1. Sto

    Sto Newbie

    No, I'm positive we will get it on the Portal. The ones from 3 are called Portal and run 2.1 already. There really is no difference between the Spica and the Portal. Besides, the guys at Samsung UK and T-Mobile UK have both confirmed that the upgrade is on it's way soon. Just today on Twitter T-Mobile again posted that a new 2.1 ROM for the i5700 is on its way.

    Before today I wanted the upgrade, but after this:
    Official Google Mobile Blog: Explore the UK and Ireland with Google Maps Navigation
    I need it!!!


  2. Rivisio

    Rivisio Newbie

    I tried twice, it froze and did nothing. blah. I dunno what I did wrong, I did however use a package firmware instead of the individual files.
  3. redpyramid

    redpyramid Newbie

    LMFAO yeah.. good luck with that.. :mad:

    more samcompetence (<- that's the worst kind of incompetence)
  4. I must admit that I don't use the gallery much but I did check after you mentioned those lines and nope ...I don't have those little white lines.

    Yep. GDE is nice too but I find Helix a bit "cleaner". I prefer minimal animations and a faster phone :)
  5. rainor94

    rainor94 Member

    Did you have the new .ops file? Mine froze on me too when I was trying to upgrade the os but with the new ops file it worked. I have a Rogers Spica and I can confirm os 2.1 works well.
  6. plusnplus

    plusnplus Newbie

    which one is the best guide to flash samsung galaxy spica, from firmware 1.5 to 2.1?

    thanks for any info/ reply
  7. purity

    purity Lurker

    I got an answer from Samsung Norway customer service today, stating that "the update should be out today, 22/4-2010. If now it will be within a couple of days".

    I'll try to update when I get home, and post the results here.
  8. andy-roid

    andy-roid Android Enthusiast

    I tryed NPS 1.4.1 AD1 I uninstalled nps 1.3 and all the drivers from my daughters laptop installed the other one after it had insalled pluged in the phone no drivers would install so went back to 1.3
  9. cxeop001

    cxeop001 Lurker

    I have found that if you connect the phone switched off and then switch it on windows detects the drivers.
  10. Rivisio

    Rivisio Newbie

    Just tried again, still got hung up on <1> setup connection... even with the new spica_jc3.ops file.
  11. andy-roid

    andy-roid Android Enthusiast

    t mobile need a kick up there @$$
  12. plusnplus

    plusnplus Newbie

    anywhere else i can download firmware I570EDDJB2, beside from mediafire.com
    i don't know why, i have not success download it after more than 10 times try.
  13. dmok

    dmok Lurker

  14. svkndv

    svkndv Member
    Thread Starter

    You can download it here
  15. andy-roid

    andy-roid Android Enthusiast

    an other week gone and nothing from samsumg or t mobile but if t mobile find any bugs they will never release it untill somebody sorts it out
  16. Zargon

    Zargon Member


    Either use Odin, or hush your whining. What happened to your new thread anyway?

  17. plusnplus

    plusnplus Newbie

    my spica is in 2.1 firmware.
    wow.., during the upgrade/ flashing process, my heartbeat is so fast.
    because i fail one time.
    i follow instruction from :
    Sameer Prabhakar - Mad Ramblings: Samsung I5700 (Galaxy SPICA) Android 2.1 Flashing Guide (Updated)
    first time fail, still can reboot,
    second time fail, can not reboot :(
    the phone screen show "phone icon and cross mark and pc icon"
    3rd time flash, SUCCESS !!!

    IMPORTANT note: my time upgrading is exactly 6.14, before the pass message appear.
    so not really 3 minute like most internet guide said.
    maybe my one so long because it not the 1st time success and the phone in non-bootable condition

    i did change the Odin_v4_03 file.
    I forget from which one is not working.
    firmware i use is
    I570EDDJB2 .

    1st look, very happy see diff layout.
    hm.., tell my self many time, if during the upgrade, the phone brick, oohhh, really waste the money.
    luck is still in my side and i really thanks to God to make my upgrade process success !
    will let you know if something happen again with my phone.

    lastly, hopefully my info help other who want upgrade their firmware.

  18. rusky

    rusky Well-Known Member

    Apparently the T-mobile release is weeks away rather than months.

    TBH, I don't think I can hold out & may well Odin it with JD1!
  19. kingdave

    kingdave Android Enthusiast

    What's your source?

    I've tweeted the T Mobile UK thing but they've never responded to me.
  20. andy-roid

    andy-roid Android Enthusiast

    are you going to pay for the sim unlock code and buy me a new phone if any thing goes wrong with my luck it will

    ive been reading other posts and some whos upgraded via odin are having problems with buggy os/fw
  21. rusky

    rusky Well-Known Member

    I tweeted T-Mobile:D
  22. kingdave

    kingdave Android Enthusiast

    I've actually just had a DM reply on Twitter:

  23. plusnplus

    plusnplus Newbie

    hi all,
    help needed here :)
    Everytime, i turn off and on my handphone, it is look like the phone has been hard-reset.
    is that something wrong with my 2.1 firmware?

    thanks for any reply/ help.
  24. punyv

    punyv Newbie

    Called samsung norway just now, they said that the update at 19. april is only the unlocked phones, the locked phones (like mine :() is getting the update sometime next week... I'll just keep waiting...
  25. sipart

    sipart Member

    I've tweeted T Mobile UK twice and got responses twice - but just saying they will tweet when it's released.

    I've waited this long - I can wait a....bit....longer :-(

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