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How To Update Samsung Galaxy 3 I5801 to Froyo 2.2 Firmware

Galaxy 3 LogoFor Samsung Galaxy 3 i5801 owners there’s a great news for all you guys has arrived, yes the most awaited Froyo 2.2 has arrived for Galaxy 3 not through KIES though, but you can install this Froyo 2.2 version on your phone manually by following simple instructions which are given below. If this is the first time you are updating your phone with the firmware then you need to know first the pre requisite and important instructions before directly proceeding to flashing the device so as to continue with the smooth update process. The firmware which we will be installing will be the Asian built and not the European build, though the EU builds are said to be the stable ones but the last firmware which was released in the February 2011 was XWJPD and was having screen black out issues after the call and also the battery life was not that optimized as compared to the latest and an all new Froyo ZHJPF 2.2 Android version for your Galaxy 3 i5801(Apollo).

The firmware flashing is similar to that of we used to see for Samsung Galaxy S, we have covered nearly 10 different versions of update from 2.2 Froyo to the latest Gingerbread 2.3.3 and we look forward to deliver same firmware upgrade tutorials for other Android phones in the market too. So, after following the important instructions below you will need to follow the procedure after that.

Galaxy 3 PhoneInstructions and Pre Requisites:

  • First up, make sure that the phone which you wish to upgrade is Samsung Galaxy 3 I5801 ONLY, after this you will have to download the Flash kit for Galaxy 3 from here and you will have to unzip the same, if it prompts for the password then you need to enter the password as androidadvices.com.
  • Since the firmware update process will wipe all the contacts, sms, third party applications, music, images and videos you will have to ensure that you have taken a backup of all your contents so that you can easily restore the same.
  • It’s ideal to have a battery life of 100% before proceeding to upgrading the phone, but its recommended to have at least 75% of battery life for a smoother upgrade process.
  • Also, make sure that your computer or laptop has a supports USB 2.0.
  • Ensure that the Samsung KIES is completely closed and also disable all the antivirus programs along with all the firewalls.

Procedure to upgrade Samsung Galaxy 3 (APOLLO) to FROYO 2.2:

  • First up after downloading the Flash Kit for Galaxy 3 I5801 above, you will get a zipped folder which upon unzipping you will get three files in it, one is the Firmware file itself which is 5810ZHJPF, Odin v4.252 and also Galaxy3_0531.ops file.
  • After downloading and placing all the three files on the desktop so that you can easily find the folders you will have to now switch your phone Off and then pull out the Sim card as well as the Memory card so that data in it doesn’t get deleted.
  • · Now, you will have to turn your phone ON in the Download Mode which basically acts as a safe mode for your phone and the same can be entered by holding the Volume Down button + the Home key button (the middle button), while holding these both buttons, you need to switch ON your device by Pressing he Power ON button.
  • After ensuring that firewall, KIES and also Antivirus programs are closed in computer you need to open the exe file “Odin v4.252” which you have downloaded and after which you will have to connect your phone to the computer with the help of USB cable.

As soon as you connect your phone to the computer you will see that in the “Odin Multi Downloader”, the COM Port Mapping block will turn yellow and will show up 1 (COM 6) int he box which will mean that the required drivers have been successfully installed after which in the Message field you will see that <1> Detected!!!.

Odin Multidownloader

  • In the Option field you need to ensure that Auto Reboot, Protect OPS and Reset Time (Sec) options are ticked and in the “Reset Time (Sec) field” 300 is entered as shown in the below screen shot and also ensure that One Package field is unticked.
  • In Debug Option, ensure that Debug Only is not ticked.
  • Now, next up you will have to select the below mentioned FILES which you have downloaded as mentioned below in the Odin Multi downloader,

OPS – Galaxy3_0531.ops file

Boot – I5801ZFJPE-REV02-Bootloader-CL915488.tar.md5

Phone – GALAXY3_FET_REV_00_phone

PDA – I5801ZFJPE-REV02-PDA-CL915488.tar.md5

CSC – I5801FETJPD-CSC-FET.tar.md5


One Package – NONE

Load Files in Odin

Do ensure and double check that the selections are done as per mentioned above.

  • After double checking the selections, proceed by clicking on the “Start” option and you will see that after sometime the process will be completed, generally it takes a minute or two not more than that to finish the upgradation process, do note that you don’t pull off the USB cable in the upgradation process as this will seriously damage the phone and your phone will become no less than an expensive paper weight as that will be bricked though this is an unlikely event and if power goes in between then not to worry you just have to follow the procedure again from the start.
  • As soon as the update gets finished you will see that the phone will be rebooting and you will see that you phone will be prompting you to enter all the initial settings, and now you can unplug the USB cable from your phone.
  • There you go you have now successfully installed the latest Froyo 2.2 version on your Galaxy 3 I5801.
  • Please note that at this point of time you may have to change the language as the language will be set to some other language, so to set the language as English you just need to refer to the pictures which are shown below,

SettingsLocale and TextSelect LanguageSelect English

Do let us know if you have any problems while updating as we will help you out with the same. Now, to check on which version you are on then you will have to just tap on the Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version where you will find the version of Android OS where it will show 2.2.

Galaxy 3 VersionPlease note that this update can be applied to all the handsets with model number of Galaxy 3 I5801 or even for Apollo version. Also, once the Gingerbread 2.3 arrives for the Galaxy 3 we will let you know about the same. Most importantly by applying this update won’t mean that you have rooted your phone.


  1. Hi !
    thanks a – lot I will try it !
    UMM I have some questions , and it’ll be awesome if you’ll answer me as soon as possible :)
    1.I bought my phone in Hong – Kong and it showes that the model number is GT-I5801 is it ok ? can I use it ? I just want to be really sure …
    and the baseband version is I5801ZHJG4 ..
    2.How can I know if my computer has a supports USB 2.0 ?
    3.How do I close the Samsung KIES and disable all the antivirus programs ?
    4.When will I be able to return my SD card and Memory card to the phone ?

    Im sorry for all the questions but I have never done it before and I want to be fully preperd :)

  2. Hi Neal,
    I have downloaded all the files, but after I connect my phone to the computer, the ODIN downloader doesn’t recognise my phone connected to the compuer. Tried it a number of times on two different computers, but there seems to be no luck. Doesn’t detect any phone connected….. Please help….

  3. I have update my phone in to froyo 2.2 but android market not supported

  4. Thank you for FUCKING UP MY PHONE!!!!!!

  5. I have better idea
    1. downlaod samsung kies
    2.after you installed it ,open it
    3.then connect your samsung android phone with your PC
    4.Samsung kies will uptate automatlically your android phone to froyo 2.2

  6. Simply Awesome!! works like a charm..
    trying to root it using z4root to uninstall chinese apps.. its taking forever to root though.
    One more thing.. can i uninstall the chinese keypad? hope the english keypad doesnt disappear. Pls advice.
    Thanks a ton again. Been searching for a long time n finally got it here.

  7. @nea ,Can u plz help me,i have the same phone.Whenever i want to use GPS it shows searching for location.
    plz tell me how to make it work

  8. Hey thanks a lot for the upgrade.
    I had used Kies to upgrade, but the phone had become extremely unresponsive. Also the phone hung on every call that I tried to make or receive.
    Went for manual upgrade over the kies upgrade and now the phone is working fine.

    @Jyoti: Thanks a lot. was worried as my internet was not working. Followed the procedure for vodafone that you pasted to correct the same.

  9. Hey bro…If I upgrade my Samsung GT-I5801 from2.1 Eclairs to 2.2Froyo from d above stated process , would I be able to download Flash player 10.1 or upgraded version of Flash player bcz my friend has upgraded his Samsung GT-I5801 from d Service center and and it does not support any Flash Players.
    plz plz plz…reply me…!!!
    Thanks in advance

  10. hi there trying to update my phone. i have downloaded the odin multidownloader but its saying image path and then some chineese writing. and when i try the procedure it stops working and closes, please help not sure what to do now. i have the samsung i5801.


  11. hi i am using i5801ddpj2 on my mob. which one is better

  12. Just curious is it possible or not and how?

    • yes, its possible to update your phone with the firmware mentioned above. Read the instructions carefully and proceed.


  13. How can I uninstall this Froyo Firmaware and get back to original Android 2.1 ?

  14. hey i heard dat gingerbread is also launched…is it applicable for galaxy 3 also?

  15. I am indian

  16. i had recently flashed it to this 2.2 on my galaxy 3 apollo but my sims not working at all in it and i am from india
    pls help me

  17. I want to know whether Galaxy3 I5801 will get Gingerbread 2.3 update by Samsung officially ,any sign of it please let me know
    thanks in advance

  18. Sir,please tell to update froyo 2.2 jpe to froyo 2.2 jpf for galaxy 3

  19. when i click on start it says connect your phone and when i connect it it does’nt show up in the software pls pls pls help me any one how to connect my phone so that it shows in the software

  20. password error pls help

  21. Thank you for such a simple process. It worked for me. Can you also please tell me if I can use live wallpappers my mobile now?

  22. Dude, Its Jst Simply Amazing, Took Jst 1 Minute & M Running With Froyo Now..Must Try Out…

  23. If Ur Phone Is In Warranty Then Jst Go To The Samsung Customer Care & Solve Ur Problem…

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