tompraison, 31 Mar 2010Does anyone know how to update to andorid 2.1. I am from India.you can download the latest firmware I570EXXJC3 from
Since its a newer firmware so you will use spica_jc3.ops
follow the tutorial at
just remeber to remove and re insert the battery after hard reseting the fone and before putting it in download mode. things can go wrong so do it at your own risk. i had to enable the usb debug in the phone to make it work.
it is only cost Rp 2900 million around US$310... is it cheaper than other country ?
did it by my self, took help from a few tutorials on the net. Though the tutorials are not perfect, you still have to do some trouble shooting by your self. especially while installing the device drivers.
Just updated mine to 2.1 and the phone experience is highly improved, speed is quicker, ringtone volume is louder and better, touch inout has improved. It looks and feels like a new device now
teja, 30 Mar 2010hey thanks..knew the bolt thing but dint observe the fully charged thing..:)moving from nokia ... moreThanks, I was not gonna flash it with middle east firmware I wanna get market app.
As for the message notification you can set it on repeat. Click on messaging --- menu key -- you get COMPOSE-DELETE THREADS -SETTINGS at the bottom of the screen. Click on settings and scroll down to notification settings. Adjust as needed :)
new to android, 30 Mar 2010Yes there is.... when it's charging you see little "lightning bolt" on the battery, ... morehey thanks..knew the bolt thing but dint observe the fully charged thing..:)moving from nokia i expected phone would be shouting out loud "battery full":)
and any way to get repeated notification for messages..i seem to miss messages as the phone just notfies me once..
New to android, 30 Mar 2010:) Thanks.... I'm from Europe, BiH to be exact, but picked up phone at Dubai airport so it's n... moreu say you are from europe ..so i think its better if u flash a european version..i think even the 2.1 does not have market app in middle east firmwares.. some sort of country policy i think...and you get the country specific options by the firmwares you flash..i 'm from India and my firmware has hindi keyboard and orkut app..so something could be specific to your country..check out http://samsung-firmware.webs.com/WEBPROTECT-samsungandroidi5700.htm
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teja, 30 Mar 2010how do i know if the battery is full..??there seems no notification.Yes there is.... when it's charging you see little "lightning bolt" on the battery, when it's full the "bolt" is gonne. Also if the screen is locked and you tap/short press unlock button it'll tell you on the screen "battery charging" or if full "battery full, unplug charger" :) Hope this helps
teja, 30 Mar 2010glad you like the phone..i had made the same choice choosing this over nokia 5800 and am happy... more:) Thanks.... I'm from Europe, BiH to be exact, but picked up phone at Dubai airport so it's not on any contract on anything. I'd love to have market app on it though, and was thinking about flashing but I never did it before and had second thoughts, don't wanna brick the phone.. But I think when I update to 2.1 it should have market app on it, I'll try to install european version of update, german or UK, samsung want release it for my country anyways, BiH is not even on the list on the samsung mobile web site... If you have any sufggestions or comments please let me know and thank you.
New to Android, 30 Mar 2010I picked this over Nokia 5800 at airport for 277 $, Nokia was 320 $. Was gonna get Nokia but d... moreglad you like the phone..i had made the same choice choosing this over nokia 5800 and am happy..where are you from..??android market is preloaded except in few areas (including middle east i think)..
you can flash any firmware (of cupcake) if u are not on a contract..its safe..and i think you should because market is great:)
Anonymous, 30 Mar 2010r u talking about spica with android 1.6 or 2.0? does it still suffer from many bugs- reboots ... moreSpica came out with cupcake 1.5 and update is to eclair 2.1 ...... Own the phone and love it, you get a lot of phone for the price.....
and to all thinking of upgrading to 2.1,,the eclair version is still in development with versions coming out every week..
and it lacks the smooth transitions of the cupcake(1.5) firmware..it is sluggish(at 2 -3 common applications like music and calender in background).. repeated flashing of a phone reduces the battery life drastically..so better wait until the final OFFICIAL version is released...
I picked this over Nokia 5800 at airport for 277 $, Nokia was 320 $. Was gonna get Nokia but decided to experiment and give droid a chance, been nokia fan forever now. And you know what, love this phone, it surely is google oriented which is fine with me use google services anyway. Big letdown is NO market app preinstalled on it, and you cannot install it short of flashing ur phone with firmware that has it... don't understand google politics on this one, not good for android.
Anyways for this price phone is awesome I believe it gives you better user experience than nokia 5800. My friend owns 5800 and I see envy in his eyes :) and it will only get better with 2.1 update. Gonna wait for official one, like the phone to much to mess with flashing....
Yes I would absolutelly recommend this phone to everybody, if you gonna get one do some research and get one with market app preinstalled. All new Spica's will come with 2.1 . Thanks and go ANDROID :)You made a believer out of me :)