Galaxy S I9000

How to Upgrade Firmware of Samsung Galaxy S i9000 to Android 2.2 Froyo

This article is going to help you guys in Upgrading Firmware your Samsung Galaxy S i9000 device from the current Android 2.1 to the latest Android 2.2 Froyo version. If you are from a country where this update is not yet available, then check out Upgrade Galaxy S Froyo Update in any Country – GT-i9000 Tutorial. To upgrade your Samsung i9000 Galaxy S device from the Android Eclair 2.1 to Android Froyo 2.2 version you will have to connect the device to the Windows based computer and run the Samsung Kies Application.

Click on the Firmware Upgrade button which is located at the bottom right side of the Kies application. Next you will be shown with a list of devices requiring Firmware Upgrade.

Samsung Firmware Upgrade Button

Click on the ‘Upgrade’ button to begin the process.

Firmware Upgrade Kies

Make sure that only the device you are upgrading is connected. Disconnect all other devices :

  1. Removing the cable from the mobile phone while upgrading may cause an error. Please make sure the connection is maintained until the upgrade is complete.
  2. Executing PC software while upgrading can overload the computer.
  3. Do no run the menu by pressing any buttons while upgrading.
  4. Do no connect other mobile devices (MP3 players, cameras, external hard drives) to the PC while upgrading.

Firmware Upgrade Caution Message

Next the Service Name and Service Version would be displayed. The option is important for saving the information stored for users who are under the two year contract. To be on safe side, just continue to Next by selecting the option of ‘Allow saving’.

Firmware Upgrade Information Stored

Next the Kies application would start ‘Downloading Binary files from the server’. Make sure that you do not remove the device from the PC while the download process is going on. This downloading of files would take a good amount of time because the update is quite heavy and you will have to make sure you are on a high speed internet connection.

Firmware Upgrade Download Binary Files

Once the process of downloading files is completed, the update will be started and it would be done within a few minutes. following this the installation would take another 15 minutes and all the files would be transferred to your device and installed. Check out the following videos for more on this.

Device Installation Demo :



  1. marlene

    September 29, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Why idont see no apps in my samsung apps every time i clik on it it keep telling me no update

  2. fred

    August 31, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    be careful if you upgrade to froyo 2.2 (samsung galaxY). Bluetooth connectivity with my car phone was affected (worked perfectly ok before firmware upgrade), you may have problems with the phone directory/contacts not working. Firmware upgrade not much difference from factory settings but caused a lot of problem with car phone. went back to factory setting, hopefully when developers sort out bluetooth connectivity will consider upgrading firmware again

  3. Yasmine

    August 27, 2011 at 10:37 am


    I’ve tried to update my i9000 with kies but unfortunately an error occurred, i tried the emergency upgrade and an error occurred again. I switch it off overnight and now it doesn’t want to switch on in any mode. The phone is completely dead, even when plugging in the charger, nothing showing on the screen that the battery is charging. Now when i try to re upgrade it by kies it tells me that i don’t have a phone connected since its not on. Not even in recovery mode does it switch on!



    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 27, 2011 at 11:16 am

      you can update with XXJVR 2.3.4

      • Yasmine

        August 27, 2011 at 11:28 am

        With my phone off?

  4. mannojj

    June 19, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    dear mr.amit, i tried to update my galaxy s from froyo 2.2 to gingerbread 2.3 but the kies s/w says update is not possible pls guide

  5. arman

    May 18, 2011 at 4:49 am

    i have the samsung ace s5830 the samsung kies is a crap it has been 6 days i couldnt update the phone it is always stucked in preparing the firmware

  6. kiranprsad

    April 24, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    I purchased samsung ace, i hav latest kies. But when i try to upgrade firmware. it shows it is preparing. and the preperation never ends. and I cannot minimise that window too..

    samsung mobile is a waste

  7. Resank

    March 21, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Dear Experts,

    I m new to Galaxy S GT-i9000. I’m working india, but as of my project i came to Saudi Arabia and i bought a Samsung GT-i9000 from here. So when i started with the kies_1.5.3.10093_80 it is recommended to Update into new version.So that i downloaded Kies_2.0.0.11014_49_2. In settings i checked about my phone information.
    It is showing that the
    Firmware version is 2.2.
    Base band Version is i9000JXJPD.
    Kernel Version is and root@SE-S606 #89
    Build Number is FROYO.JPJPF

    I hope my android is updated to 2.2 Version. Even though i cannot access to Androd Market with my gmail account. I tried downloads from Android not in one bit, i tried many times. But still it is showing i need to sign in with another account. Also the phone is not showing any android market Icon to download softwares.

    I want to know how i can access android market from my phone or PC…!…?
    And my phone is it updated to Froyo or not…!..?

  8. anchit pancholi

    March 1, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    i have samsung galaxy 5 (i5503) . i try to update using kies but it says “THE VERSION OF YOUR DEVICE IS CANNOT BE UPDATED” and still no update .. i want to update my android 2.1 to android 2.2 . is this update are avaliable in india..or not?

  9. St.John

    February 19, 2011 at 8:19 am

    I may seem a bit thick but my kies page doesnt have an upgrade firmware icon. Have i done something wrong? Also my phone(galaxy s) says connected but computer says no. Help me please. P.s i did push kies icon on usb select on phone

  10. prashant dhale

    January 18, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    froyo 2.2 upgrade is not succesful in samsung galaxy s gt i9000, it creats a problem.

  11. Raul Oja

    January 8, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Hello. I need help. I have Galaxy S. It came with 2.1. I live in Estonia. I tried to update it with KIES but it told me “No Response from server. Please check if your internet connection is activated and try again”. I have tried many things but nothing. I found another solution from web how to install from 2.1 to 2.2 (I9000XXJP2 / After I had installing it I discovered many bugs like:
    1. Screen does not act like it should. Freezes all the time.
    2. Does not keep up to date/renew Call log after 30 logs.
    3. Auto focus does not focus. Macro works ok.
    4. Clock every day goes 2-3 minutes behind. VERY STRANGE!!!
    5. Plays MP3 very low quality.

    What to do?


    December 27, 2010 at 11:59 am

    dear Amit
    If so from where to download that//

  13. garima agrawal

    October 25, 2010 at 4:23 am

    Im unable to install v 2.2 in my samsung galaxy s as kies says that update is not avsilable

  14. kenneth

    October 17, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Hey Amit, congrats on the extremely informative video presentation, and its finally good news you have brought yourself an ‘Galaxy 3’ (just for testing purpose).

    Would you be able to help us with an similar approach for the firmware upgrade to Froyo 2.2 for Galaxy 3 as well ? (as you earlier mentioned the firmware is identical on both the Galaxy variants S/3, only their is hardware difference)

    Many thanks Amit, you have been very helpful to me and to so many of my friends as well.

  15. A. S. Bhasker Raj

    October 17, 2010 at 6:46 am

    Amit Bhawani,

    Good guide. Many people will be anxious to upgrade to 2.2

    I have HTC Wildfire with Android 2.1 OS. Is it possible to upgrade to Android 2.2. If yes please send the procedure to do it?

    Waiting for your reply

    Best Wishes

    A. S. Bhasker Raj
    Freelance Writer and Author
    Mobile: 08978115545

    • Amit Bhawani

      October 17, 2010 at 8:07 am

      Hey, I actually dont have the HTC Wildfire device or else would have written a guide for the same too. Just purchased a Galaxy 3 device which is a low cost alternative for Galaxy S device. For the HTC Wildfire i will have to try to get the device from someone for a days time and then try out the upgrade process.

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