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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. yes the internet dosent work !! :(
    i’ve got the exact same problem as saloni does ….. 2g and 3g net dosent seem to come .., i used to use these on my phone with old firmware…, as soon as i tried this froyo update it stopped working…, any fix for this ??

  2. Helpppppp

  3. Help me out guys… I have to receive mails every 3 hours… It will be a problem for me..
    PLzzz PLzzzzz PLzzzzzzzz !!!
    How to get back 2.1 if internet won’t work on 2.2 ??? I tries doing that factory settings… But it didn’t work… !!

  4. Dude i have done everything… I upgraded it to froyo however my internet won’t work….
    Whenever i go to setting and tick on “Use packet data” it will automatically get unticked as soon as i get back to the previous menu… Can u suggest something ???
    And how to go back to 2.1 if i want to ???
    HELP !!!

    • @saloni have you configured the APN Settings? if not then kindly set the Internet settings it, your internet will work! Do, let us know for any more help

      • hi, i did try this but still no luck. Have flashed it several times, all APN settings are correct, but still this option unticks as soon as i change the screen

  5. Hi
    I did the update n its so gud…
    I wud really appreciate if u could tell me how to install adobe flash player 10.2 or 10.1
    Thnx in advance,,,,,

  6. i did the update

    dunno abt wat ll happn nxt
    bt my 1st ques…
    there is no live wallpaper option…
    wat to do? :(

    :( :(

  7. i did the update

    dunno abt wat ll happn nxt
    bt my 1st ques…
    there is no live wallpaper option…
    wat to do? :(

  8. how much time it will take to complete the upgrade????

  9. can u plz atttach a video abt how 2 upgrade & how phone apps & settings look after upgrading to 2.2, also can we use european version other than this ZHJPF 2.2?

  10. how do i save all my phone data lik apps n contacts n stuffz nw?
    i mean through which app?

  11. love you android advices website. you made my life.thank you very much neal, you gave a life to my phone.now please help me out in removing the chinese applications

  12. Why we need to specify
    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

    as separate files..while many tuts show to use only ops and one package option to flash??

    • i used the settings of the tis tutorial n successfully did the update…
      i think u too should go widout thinkin wt other tuts say :)

  13. thanks for the update man…, but as it turns out u cant uninstall these chinese apps thro the phone settings…,
    i’ve tried almost everything to uninstall these but in settings manage apps tab there is no option to uninstall them, also this chinese language keybord setting is a real pain and comes in the way of msging and shows as a permanent icon in da msging qwerty keypad ,, so plz some help would be apprecited to get rid off all these annoying chinese stuff

  14. hi, thanks for this it works great, but how do i go back to the original version?
    thanks again

  15. Upgraded to froyo. No issue as such. Only problem that some chinese applications are installed and the upgraded google maps force closes intermittently. Can anyone share how to root the upgraded froyo on Galaxy 3 so that the chineese applications can be uninstalled

  16. hmmm
    how do i get back to the original firmware?

  17. I tried but after selecting the last file i.e. CSC the ODIN Multi Downloader
    stopped working & asked to force close.
    Plz help!!!!

  18. hey why is the file modem.bin included iin the download

  19. @Neal. Hi! Can U pls tell me if this firmware is I5801ZFJPE or I5801ZHJPF. I am from india running I5801DDJG6 on my phone. Which firmware is better for my phone??

  20. is tis safe?
    i mean
    no gps wifi n other things goin wrong?
    no warranty void or imei losing?
    is tis the best firmware ever?

    plz plz plz
    do reply
    i need 2.2
    bt im worried abt my phone also :(
    wont get another one if i screw tis one :(
    plz help

  21. Prashanth Krishna

    it worked fine thanks a lot for posting

  22. Prashanth Krishna


    I have a Samsung galaxy 3 (GT- I5800) bought from UK which is having a firmware version 2.1 update 1 and baseband version I5800XXJG3. can i upgrade my phone to froyo with the above said steps or is there any other way to upgrade without any problems to the phone?

    Thanks in advance.

    -Prashanth. K

  23. does this void the warranty or is it the samsung official update?

  24. Thanks for the update dude.. Seems nice. But how do I uninstall the stock chinese apps from the phone ???

    • @shashank you can uninstall them..!!

      • How. The inbuilt applications wont uninstall. I think rooting is required. but how to root.

      • thanks for the update update..but their seems to be some problem with my phone..before running the froyo update…my screen kept on flashing USB connected ..usb connected…phone used to heat up and after that it used to shud down by itself…after upgrading froyo have the same problem..please provide me with some suggestions

      • also i am data service icon is not showing up on the status bar and not able to use the gprs connection even after data service in wireless and netowork option

    • I must Say that the Battery life has been exceedingly well on this firmware. I’ve been using it for days now and seems quite good. I’ve haven’t had any luck in uninstalling the chinese apps though. They just don’t get listed in the list of apps.

      I haven’t rooted it yet as I’ve heard that it voids the warranty. Can’t say for sure. But thanks for the update.

    • Shashank @ what are these stock chinese applications?? and also tell me if this is a chinese version or english version.

  25. thanks a lot man :) :)

    • I’m abt to go thru these steps, just want to clear that whether flash player will get installed and also work as i do want to watch live tv. thanx

      • dude only one file is getting downloaded… Can any one help…. i am only able to get the 5801ZHJPE, not getting the other two… where can i get them

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