Good evening everyone.
There is a shiny new leaked official Samsung Gingerbread update available. Version JW4 2.3.6 which includes the Value pack and TouchWiz 4! The same TW4 that first debuted on the Galaxy S II.
Download and instructions;
Root with Clockwork mod recovery.
Hi guys can you help me update the software of my handset to 2.3.6. I always encounter force close when using apps. Thank you.
Ray Hipkiss, 25 Mar 2012
The best place to go for flashing guides and custom ROMs is always going to be... more@ Ray (help to flash ICS in SGS1)
Ray thank you so much for helping me out. I have successfully installed ICS 4.0.3 in my SGS. I absolutly agree that 2.3.3 had more features than ICS. However, ICS is better in terms of graphics UI. Font has become more crisp and pictures look sharper than before. I dont know if I am wrong but battery time has improved after putting ICS in my phone.
Thank you for helping me out. Stay blessed.
Anonymous, 30 Mar 2012I am based in the UK and upgraded my Samsung ROM to this so called value pack.
It freezes a... more@ anonymous
Like you, I have also installed Gingerbread v2.3.6 VP and can report that it is the best thing that has ever happened to the SGS.
It is blazingly fast, never hangs, and every app runs perfectly.
The problems you are reporting suggest that you either used a corrupted ROM or that you didn't install it correctly.
I am based in the UK and upgraded my Samsung ROM to this so called value pack.
It freezes all the time, when changing the main panels even keyboard. Applications crash all the time or hangs for a long time Yahoo Mail, Viber, WhatsApp, Pulse are all unusable.
I do not know if there is any way to be polite about this.
Samsung we asked for ICS but you gave us more bloatware that made the phone even worse. Please do not burden us with your incompetence !!!
how about battery life ? is it good ? how long i can play games or use apps ?
Anonymous, 29 Mar 2012dear okay is not so much change :-) but 2.2 hangs too much :( but brother galaxy s puls is so ... morethe s plus will always be faster as it has a 1.4 ghz processor. I know exactly what you mean, after using a 1.4 device then the sgs doesnt seem as fast. If you have a samsung service centre nearby then they will update the firmware if they can.(Good to hear that nokia provides a good working gps ,vid callsl. I have never used the gps.
Uk user, 29 Mar 20122.3 isnt really much of a change to 2.2. I barely noticed a difference:dear okay is not so much change :-) but 2.2 hangs too much :( but brother galaxy s puls is so faster than my device :( my device shown me force applictions :(
Ray Hipkiss, 29 Mar 2012 @ Anonymous Sounds like you've got a Firmware that hasn't ever been through the Samsung... morei used skype and nimbuzz on both devices belive me ray the voip calls on symbian 5800 is clear sound than galaxy s even the applications size on android is bigger than symbian . the skype app size on android is 12mb but on symbian 3mb . the nimbuzz size on android 6.50mb but on symbian is 1.93mb . the voip calls working great on symbian , on android always force applictions :( . yes games browser on galaxy s is way better than 5800 symbian
Ray Hipkiss, 29 Mar 2012 @ Anonymous Sounds like you've got a Firmware that hasn't ever been through the Samsung... moreokay ray i will do it :-) thank you so much :-) . ray bro i will say something true maybe android fan not like it :( but fact is fact :-) . i used both symbian nokia 5800 and samsung galaxy s we all knows android is beautifull os :-) but symbian is not bad . on my galaxy s gps not working :( but on my 5800 always i get update :-) and gps working so great . i used skype on both voice call sure 5800 is better .
Anonymous, 29 Mar 2012hello all samsung fans and users . guys please really i want help . i was nokia symbian user ... more
Sounds like you've got a Firmware that hasn't ever been through the Samsung servers, so Kies doesn't recognise it.
Your only option then is to flash your phone yourself using Odin and the correct firmware files for your country/region.
Visit the following link for full instructions and download links.
hello all samsung fans and users . guys please really i want help . i was nokia symbian user after that i moved to samsung android user plus fan . i owned galaxy s version 2.2 and without android market :( i downloaded samsung kies and want upgrade my device to 2.3.x but system replayed me 'your device not support software' :( really i am unhappy with samsung . can anyone help me please .
If they had ultraphone category this phone would fit right in,had mine 3months already and only a few small problems popped up,the gps is inaccurate sometimes tellin me that im in another town or to make u-turns on the highway.battery life as well is a downside,occasionally eating up battery all by itself,which seems to be caused by stuck app.but battery life still better than iphone.
On the upside its fast,u wont get better for price,the camera is fairly brilliant although not good at night as it lacks a flash which was a bad decision by samsung.
Its a hard and tough phone,the glass screen is scratchproof and accurate.
I would recommend this phone to everyone,but there is a galaxy s+ which is a bit faster and it only costs about 5% more than an s.
Sadly both of these only support 2.3 at this stage.if u want more get an s2.
Shane, 28 Mar 2012Need some help guys! Really confused about buyin my next phone! Its either gonna be nokia n8, ... morenot sure if neo v has hdmi. my choice xperia arc s(8mgp)which was £199 at dialaphone.com, sgs or neo v in no order. The hdmi port really makes a different when viewing pics and games on the tv, whereas the tv out really loses some sharpness of the orginal media etc. I am not a fan of nokia anymore, not to mention the differences for a faster UI OS on android, and loads of good free apps,games. My x6 crashes regularly, as i here is common. Tv out on my sgs is good enough for most games and it has a better GPU. My girlfriends Arc s is way sharper.
Need some help guys! Really confused about buyin my next phone! Its either gonna be nokia n8, 603, 701, sony neoV, samsung galaxy S or maybe iphone(long shot), drop in your suggestions! Not new to moddin, almost been a developer for symbian since 2 years, using a 5233 at the moment, priorities are good camera, good apps, gaming(rare, but yeah!), modding, tv-out..suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks:)