Gas, 17 Mar 2012hey man,which link did you use to update to 2.3.6.is it official rom?@ Gas
This is the Rom I used; as far as I can tell it is the official one. I have been using it for about two months now without any problems at all. No lag, no Force Closes, and the battery life now is superb; I manage to get 5 days from one charge regularly.
I gave up on Kies a long time ago, in my opinion it is a bug ridden piece of bloatware; so I use Odin for flashing my phone. I've upgraded four Galaxy S phones now without any trouble; but as a disclaimer I would point out that you flash your phone at your own risk.
On the link page you will see that you get a new lock screen, a photo editor, and Face Unlock, along with several bug fixes.
perfect mobile but no flash light....... its great mistake of samsung company.
valli, 13 Mar 2012hi friends i want to buy a samsung galaxy pops5570 can u give suggestion about that please....its rubbish,better go for the wildfire s at least in that price range.
Naa, 16 Mar 2012Guys i can't play videos all the time... to play video i need to restart sometimes.... i don'... moreNot sure if this will help but...try going into the Settings. Next, go to Display and pick the Screen timeout.
Guys i can't play videos all the time... to play video i need to restart sometimes.... i don't know whats the prob????? can any one help me????
Sampath, 16 Mar 2012I bought my galaxy s from koria.its made for anycall network.I cant use mms facility.pls help me...@ Sampath
Your phone isn't set up for MMS with your supplier.
I bought my galaxy s from koria.its made for anycall network.I cant use mms facility.pls help me...
i bought mine from the philippines year ago..im here now in hongkong..cant upgrade to gingerbread coz cant recognise my fon..is specific region reguired? plss som1 tell me wat to do..i dont lyk to root my fon..t i A..!!!
hope gsmarena will re-review at least the software parts of firmware update for all those phone out there..
Ray Hipkiss, 15 Mar 2012
The upgrade from Froyo to Gingerbread was necessary to address bugs and perf... more@ Ray
I upgraded my Firmware to Gingerbread v2.3.6 VAP mainly for the built in photo editor.
The bonus was that I also got the new lockscreen (nice), and Face Unlock which I'm not all that sure about because I have read elsewhere that you can hold a photo of the owner in front of the camera and it unlocks it. (Don't know if that is true, I haven't used Face Unlock, it seems silly).
AnonD-27124, 14 Mar 2012everybody loves updates so same i love it too ...why did u upgrade ur froyo to gingerbread thn... more
The upgrade from Froyo to Gingerbread was necessary to address bugs and performance issues. ICS isn't a necessary update for the SGS as the phone is working perfectly on the latest Gingerbread build.
If all you want is the Face unlock then you can download a Face unlock app from Play Shop or wait for the Value pack to be released.
All the best.
how do i increase d battery life in my sgs cos it doesnt last a day. i charge it 2 to 3 times a day n d battery s stil in gud health. i instald juice defender n easy battery saver bt stil no change. and i only make n receive calls with it. pls help me
AnonD-27124, 14 Mar 2012everybody loves updates so same i love it too ...why did u upgrade ur froyo to gingerbread thn... more@ Venomous
Settings/Location and security/Set screen lock...
Gives you the option(s) of:
I'm finished with this thread now.....
Freefaller, 14 Mar 2012@ Venomous Please - Satisfy my curiosity... What do you NEED ICS for? Not WANT, but NEED... moreand u didnt answer about incredible s and galaxy s too which i have asked coz both are single core but htc incredible s gonnna have ICS so why is not for sgs ..
Freefaller, 14 Mar 2012@ Venomous
Please - Satisfy my curiosity...
What do you NEED ICS for? Not WANT, but NEED... moreeverybody loves updates so same i love it too ...why did u upgrade ur froyo to gingerbread thn ? ofcourse u like update ! so thts wht all sgs users wants simple ..
even i wanna have face recgnistion fr unlock my phone coz i couldnt find it :)
AnonD-27124, 14 Mar 2012but HTC INCRDIBLE S ALSO HAVE SINGLEEEEEEEEE CORE :( they are updating them with ICS how ccan ... more@ Venomous
Please - Satisfy my curiosity...
What do you NEED ICS for? Not WANT, but NEED?
What is SO important about ICS that you can't do without it? I'm curious.
Freefaller, 14 Mar 2012@ Venomous You're getting confused with memory vs processing power. The Galaxy S has a sin... morebut HTC INCRDIBLE S ALSO HAVE SINGLEEEEEEEEE CORE :( they are updating them with ICS how ccan this be possible ..sorry man but i really wanna have ics in sgs which is making me angry and letting me think in not to buy further samsung mobiles =/
AnonD-27124, 14 Mar 2012i understand wht ur saying but if HTC Incredible S can upgrade to ICS thn why cant samsung gal... more@ Venomous
You're getting confused with memory vs processing power.
The Galaxy S has a single core processor and ICS reqires a minimum of a dual core processor to run efficiently. That is the main reason why Samsung decided that it couldn't be done. I've tried ICS on my SGS and it was struggling!
I've been using XXJVU (Gingerbread v2.3.6 Value Added Pack) for some time now and it is as far as you can go with what is now sadly an outdated phone.
If you can't wait for v2.3.6 then you can go here and find what you need to flash the phone yourself.