Well guys, I downloaded the FW, now its time for loading to the phone. At first it failed as usual but its staying at 'Recovery', so I am trying to Restore it from Kies. But when restoring it needed to go to "Download Mode" by pressing the 3 buttons, Down Vol key, the Camera key and the End Call key, it's going to the 'Download Mode' okay, but when I put my USB back in this mode the device doesn't connect, 'Samsung Mobile Modem driver' doesn't install. So, Can anyone tell me how to update this "Samsung mobile modem" driver or anyway to get connected to the phone when its in "Download Mode"?
Thanks in advance.
Anonymous, 22 Jul 2010i am who i am MR., if you flash it incorrectly your phone might be slow or some functionality ... moreactually i also tried FW upgade thro kies but failed as all downloads were done but when upgrading the message was some dll files are missing
so i called service center and thay hav no idea of any upgrade of FW
they told they will inform me? how?
greta samsung service
Saurav, 22 Jul 2010Huh..You are who Mr? Ruining a phone by flashing with KIES? LOL, this is the most craziest com... morei am who i am MR., if you flash it incorrectly your phone might be slow or some functionality might not be function properly MR. and also the phone warranty will also voided, you already knew in the first place that its hard to update the fw in kies but then you still tried it right? so just for convenience just go to a samsung service center and let them update it because they are authorize to do so MR., i'm not wondering if your laughing right now, its in your name, you shouldn't use a smartphone, its not in your league
umesh, 22 Jul 2010hi saurav
Please let me know is this handset is worth to buy..
how long ur using this one.... moreYes it is worth to buy. Worth every penny. Till now, and if Samsung keeps continue to update the software it will be perfect. And they first need to improve their Kies software, it is actually pathetic.
Jai, 22 Jul 2010Feedback about Samsung from indian users isn't very promising. Had a talk with one retailer in... moreyou want to have a perfect phone? please manufacture it with your self,please be reminded that nobody's perfect ok!!!even a phone can't be perfect, battery should be charge by atleast 5-10 cycles before it will maximize its 100% capacity, how will you be confused of the UI of wave its of the eye candy and user friendly smartphone in the market? the buyer should know how to read the manual and the store dealer must know the technical know-how of the phone that they are selling, because if they did not know all those that's really a big problem, buyers and sellers are pathetic in that case!!!! i have wave and i might also encountered some minor problems but that has been resolved already because i know how to read and understand the manual and resolve it myself not by means of spoonfeeding the answers from somebody..
Waka Waka Wave , 22 Jul 2010SAURAV now what happen whats the problem ur facing now let know clearlyhi saurav
Please let me know is this handset is worth to buy..
how long ur using this one..? plz share ur experience in terms of all feature of wave8500
Saurav, 22 Jul 2010It was JE7, and the upgrade option is to JF2.Every Indian device is built in with JE7. I don't know what's new JF2, but there should be some minor bug fixes, you never know until you flash it. When Samsung itself is providing an update your responsibility is to take it, no matter if there is anything new or not.
Anonymous, 22 Jul 2010you know what, you just don't know how to be patient, that's the problem with you its not the ... moreHuh..You are who Mr? Ruining a phone by flashing with KIES? LOL, this is the most craziest comment I ever heard. Going to service centre for a firmware update!!!Oh my god, anyway, thanks for entertaining us, me at least...and in future stop this non sense comments...still laughing...LOL
Saurav, 22 Jul 2010It was JE7, and the upgrade option is to JF2.wt advantes new firmware.My phone also JE7
Saurav, 22 Jul 2010What do mean by safe or not? This is darn FW update...every brands does this. I never believed... moreyou know what, you just don't know how to be patient, that's the problem with you its not the phone its you!!!!!if you want to update that go to samsung service center instead because you might ruin your phone by flashing it through kies, help yourself dude do not rely on other's help...your like a 2 year old kid that's need to be spoonfed, intiendes?????
Sam, 22 Jul 2010wt ur phone FW VersionIt was JE7, and the upgrade option is to JF2.
For the people having problems upgrading their Waves through KIES. Make sure of two things.
1. Your firmware version is native to your region
2. The location settings on KIES is set to your own country or region.
If you have an INDIAN firmware and want to check if there's an upgrade, it's only sensible to set your location to INDIA. I know most users have UK set because they have more apps.
Also, please be advised, that when you FLASH you are playing with the possibility of ruining your device as well as voiding your warranty. All firmware released so far doesn't really offer anything new or major but just minor differences. It doesn't even change anything SUBSTANTIAL on the phone, just the little things. I would advice that you just upgrade when Bada 1.5 or 2.0 arrives, but then again it's your phone, so do what you want.
Also I don't get why people can't even bother to read the manual. Most of the queries I'm reading in these posts are solvable by reading your manual, people. Someone even asked if this phone had wifi? Are you kidding me? That's why most of the older Wave users stopped answering the questions here because a lot of people too lazy to research on it themselves.
Please do us all a favor and read your manuals.
sam, 22 Jul 2010i download it yrrrr..it safe or ntWhat do mean by safe or not? This is darn FW update...every brands does this. I never believed Sammy will ever provide an update but they did, but not in easy way. I will wait a day maybe, then this device is in trash...
Question..., 22 Jul 2010I have a question can someone help please?
Basically once you download the apps via Kies in... moreYes, all your downloads are stored under "C:\Documents and Settings\[Username]\My Documents\Samsung\Kies\Download\Applications"
All you need to do is backup this folder.