For those of you who can't get Gingerbread (or can't wait), I have the solution.
Head over to:
There you will find a link to the ROM you need, and instructions on how to flash it onto your phone.
One thing it doesn't tell you though:-
After Stage 5, first put your phone into Recovery mode - Volume UP + Home + Power.
Then choose 'wipe data/factory reset
Then choose 'wipe data partition
After that turn your phone OFF (wait for it to vibrate).
Then follow the instructions from Stage 6.
I've just done mine and 'About phone' confirms that I have Gingerbread.XWJHV, which according to Kies is the NEE version.
Remember, the first boot after the Update takes about 5 Minutes. Be patient, it will Reboot.
Ray Hipkiss, 19 May 2011It will depend on the product code of your wife's phone. Its the 3 lettered code in brackets a... more@ Ray
Ahh, so that's why!
The Product Code does indeed finish in CPW, so now I now.
I updated Kies to v188.8.131.524_11 before trying, so it must be a case of wait and see.
Thanks for the info.
Freefaller, 19 May 2011I have just connected my (ex)wife's SGS to Kies and was informed that the firmware (v2.2) is u... moreIt will depend on the product code of your wife's phone. Its the 3 lettered code in brackets after the firmware version in kies. Yours may say CPW, in which case the update isn't ready yet. If the product code says XEU you should be able to update. Try updating kies first. Then check again.
All the best.
Ray Hipkiss, 19 May 2011No, it is only available for XEE ( Sweden / Nordic countries ),
XEU ( Europe countries ) and ... moreI have just connected my (ex)wife's SGS to Kies and was informed that the firmware (v2.2) is up to date.
Strange, (seeing as she bought her SGS from Carphonewarehouse in the UK, so it is an unlocked model), I thought it would have the update, but it hasn't yet.
[deleted post]Yep. Having NEE as your product code is the reason you have Gingerbread.
All the best.
Savouy, 18 May 2011Can anybody tell me which is better galaxy s or galaxy ace? :)Galaxy S of course...!!!
Ray Hipkiss, 19 May 2011My answer is still correct. Freefaller was asking if it was a bug in Android that causes this.... more@ Ray
It seems you are right in your assumption. I have looked at several forums about the battery issue and almost all of them agree with what you say.
Anonymous, 19 May 2011is the 2.3 update available through kies in any country?No, it is only available for XEE ( Sweden / Nordic countries ),
XEU ( Europe countries ) and NEE ( Finland ).
Other countries will follow shortly.(See link)
[deleted post]yeah....i've done that already...just didnt update it here...
Galaxy S, 18 May 2011It's not fine. you need to calibrate your battery then. You will also experience a better batt... moreMy answer is still correct. Freefaller was asking if it was a bug in Android that causes this. It is not a bug, it is a feature to prevent overcharging of the battery.
I didn't mention anything about calibrating the battery as you had already instructed him on how to do that, and it would have been rude of me to tell him the same thing.
All the best.
Thanks for the advice Guys.
I went onto Appbrain.com and searched for 'Battery Calibration', and found an app by the same name.
It states that it removes the batterystats.bin system file and the OS creates a new one. It actually worked when I tried it. Magic !
Ray Hipkiss, 18 May 2011@Freefaller. The battery is designed to do that as a safety measure. If you repeatedly try... moreIt's not fine. you need to calibrate your battery then. You will also experience a better battery performance doing so.
Is gingerbread available for south africans immediately, then when will it be?
Ray Hipkiss, 18 May 2011Just plugged mine into Kies and started the Gingerbread upgrade.
In the UK.
Rayand how is perfromance now!
i would say much better
freefaller, 17 May 2011Does anyone know the answer to this:
When I charge my phone the battery meter reads 100%, b... more@Freefaller.
The battery is designed to do that as a safety measure. If you repeatedly try to force it to stay at 100% it can cause the battery to die a horrible death. So, once it has fully charged and then immediately drops to 98% don't worry about it, it's fine.
midhunrules, 18 May 2011Finally ginger bread start rollling out in uk for galaxy sJust plugged mine into Kies and started the Gingerbread upgrade.
In the UK.