Android Firmware

Upgrade Galaxy S Froyo Update in any Country – GT-i9000 Tutorial

The official news is that – Android 2.2 Froyo Update for Samsung Galaxy S is out but for a few countries only. In this article we are going to show you how you can quickly start the upgradation process of the Android Froyo update on your Samsung Galaxy S device. This is possible with the small trick listed below.


Normally once you complete the setup of the Samsung Kies software and continue with the upgrade option, you will get the following message on the ‘Firmware Upgrade’ page. It says that – ‘The latest version is already installed on connected device’. Along with this the ‘Upgrade’ button is disabled because this update is not yet available all over the world and is limited to a few cuntries only.

Firmware Upgrade Samsung Kies

Next click on the ‘Cancel’ button and proceed back to the home screen, but dont close the KIES application. This will just keep it running and at this moment you will have to open the ‘Registry Editor’ on your computer.

For this you will have to click on the Windows Start > Search programs and files > regedit.

Next under the Registry Editor you will have to access HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Samsung > Kies > DeviceDB. Here you will get a list of different sub folders in numerical order.

Windows Registry Editor

Under these folders you will have to click on each of them and try to find the folder where you will find the Entries like SoftwareRevision, Product Code, HIDSWVER etc.

Windows Registry Editor Entries

Next to all these entries there is a small ‘ab’ icon. Double click on these and change the value data of the corresponding entries to the ones listed below.

Value Name – SoftwareRevision
Value Data – I9000XXJF3/I9000SWC/I9000XXJF3/I9000XXJF3

Value Name – ProductCode
Value Data – GT-I9000HKDXEE

Value Name – HIDSWVER
Value Data – I9000XXJF3/I9000SWC/I9000XXJF3/I9000XXJF3

Once these changes to the entries are made, you will have to click the Registry Editor and move back to the Samsung Kies application which is still running in the background.

Firmware Upgrade Kies

Click on the ‘Firmware Upgrade’ button and proceed with the installation process. You will now find that the ‘Upgrade’ button is activated and you will be able to perform this Upgrade now, even if you are from a country where its not available yet. Do make a note that if you perform this upgrade, you will loose the rooting of your device.

Installation Demo :



  1. Mushahid Ali Khan

    September 14, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Please tell me whether this will work for Galaxy Tab,Wi-Fi version, Model No.SHW-M180W, Firm ware version 2.2.1,Kernal version When itried to update through Kies a Time out message appears and the procces is terminated.
    M A Khan

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 14, 2011 at 11:55 pm

      no, it wont be working on the Galaxy Tab!

  2. chris

    July 18, 2011 at 2:51 am

    Hi Bro, sorry this recommendation did not work for me, kies says this version of Samsung Galaxy GT I9000, PDA:J58/PHONE:JPK/CSC:JS5 (021) cannot be updated, what do i do, i try to change the value as specified above but no joy.

    Do i need to change the value back to the original, pls advice,
    thanks man

    • NeaL Pradeep

      July 22, 2011 at 10:43 am

      no dont cahnge the value, you can update the phone via Odin!

  3. Rushan

    June 24, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Hey whn i tried to upgrade it says This device cannot be upgraded please can someone help me out.

  4. tapan kapadia

    June 8, 2011 at 11:30 am



  5. Sarah

    May 20, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    i did everything it says, but it doesnt work. can someone tell me y plz 🙂

  6. Debbie

    March 13, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Could you please send me step by step instructions on how to install adobe flash player, ive been waiting for this for ever. Its crazy this phone should of already came with the flash. You guys in your hard instructions…do this, do this, and that, cant you just send me a simple link to fownload…..

  7. youthesh sagar

    January 10, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    HI, i did this long back and since then im facing battery back up problem its draining fast plz help me

  8. Kong

    January 9, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Didnt work for me too 🙁

  9. J4Ckp3r

    January 4, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    lol my phone only change the boot and the shutdown screen… in the past i got telcel splash screen and now get telecom screen but still on 2.1.1 lol..

    in the next try when my phone are installing the update my lap reboot !! lol now i stuck on black screen lol !!!!

    the fail-phone is now on guarantee… 48 hours under observation… i just say …

    i was transfering files with kies and my phone reboot… a construccion android appeared and then boom!! black screen… next..the face of the tech guy…what a noob..

    lol !!!

    Epic fail …..

  10. drill

    January 2, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Hi there, what Kies will do if i ll change, update to 2.2 and then go back and change all values back to default one in registry, like i had before ? Will Kies showing to downgrade 2.1 version or what ?

  11. Marcel

    December 12, 2010 at 6:56 am

    December 12, 2010 at 6:51 am
    will this crack result in my phone becoming a brick in curently using Firmware version 2.1 update 1 and my baseband version is I9000UGJH2 on bell mobility.
    Please help.

    thanks in advanced.

    also my device is not rooted.

  12. Zaharan Haleed

    December 4, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Excellent, it worked for me very well. Thank you so much for the help.

  13. raj

    November 23, 2010 at 11:54 am

    i am not getting the ab icon

  14. keopp0

    November 7, 2010 at 8:53 am

    @Pumpesku try a 3 button recovery.

  15. Pumpesku

    November 3, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    I did everything as been told in tutorial but then I pressed UPDATE and did it but I’m still on 2.1 🙁

    So You wrtoe down that version:

    is goin to be updated to

    I did everything correctly with :
    But then the Update window come out I’ve got information that :

    is going to be updated to

    What gone wrong ? Any comments ? I’m located in England near London.

  16. Paps

    November 3, 2010 at 6:38 am

    now i real mess up i did 3 button sysmtem reboot, my phone will not load up stuck to some blue screen saying to me Sorry app Twlauncher has stoped, i can’t force close the screen, guess i have to bring back to bell mobilty and hope then can fix it or my warranty cover sit

  17. Paps

    November 3, 2010 at 6:02 am

    I follow the steps got to upgrade but I’m having same problems Like MC. still shows 2.1 , apps have been removed and the version now canot be upgrade. how can I correct this please

  18. PaulGalaxyS

    November 3, 2010 at 4:57 am

    I tried to upgrade it AGAIN..but it won’t let me to..It says there..Current Version: PDA:JM2/PHONE:JM1/CSC:JM1 [This device’s version cannot be updated]

    please…I’m begging for the solution!


  19. dutchgalaxy

    November 3, 2010 at 10:07 am

    you forgot to mention that your phone NEEDS TO BE UNROOTED!!
    else it does not work.
    also JM1 at update is NOT froyo 2.2.
    so if you have that message, you should wait for the official update.
    if you’re in norway or some other country, you have a modified phone.
    that won’t work too.

  20. PaulGalaxyS

    November 3, 2010 at 4:23 am

    Uhm….same problem with FEROZ…it’s still ECLAIR…..what should I do??

  21. GalaxySkid

    November 3, 2010 at 3:21 am

    Thank you so much!!! This really works…

  22. MC

    November 2, 2010 at 2:01 am

    Hi, When I do a update as according to the steps but it is still not 2.2 and some the App have been removed and I try to do a update again it shown me PDA:JM2/PHONE:JM1/CSC:JM1, this version cannot be updated, pls help.

  23. Feroz

    November 1, 2010 at 10:05 am

    After making the regedit and waiting for hours for the upgrade, when I checked after the phone rebooted, the version still shows as Eclair 2.1 and not 2.2. What could be the problem and how to fix this

  24. Mikkel

    November 1, 2010 at 9:06 am

    I have the same problem as Roy – please help, this black screen is annoying.

  25. roy

    October 31, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    i dit upgrade. ut the pfone stay on black screen after reboot.
    so plz, help met out of this ugly black screen.
    everything worked smooth, untill the rebooting.
    u can mail u advice to me.

  26. vitor

    October 23, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    and me too

  27. Adblaze

    October 21, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    @Santhanam even i too got the same message

  28. vitor

    October 21, 2010 at 7:19 am

    This works with the version JM2 ??

  29. Alui

    October 19, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Didn’t update, still on Eclair 2.1.1.

  30. Galaxy Fan

    October 19, 2010 at 3:59 am

    It does not work , i made the changes and waited to see if anything in the update window changes, but it remained blank even if i left is on for 30 min remained???

  31. mike

    October 19, 2010 at 12:22 am

    so i did some research and samsung pulled the froyo update off its server today. i guess there are still some major bugs to be fixed.
    so that firmware update i did, basically turned my unlocked bell vibrant, to an un-branded GT-I9000

  32. mike

    October 18, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    i got it to work with fellow canadian gnein’s advice, but when it finished it was still 2.1

  33. ikke

    October 18, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Blocked by samsung since last night!

  34. Santhanam

    October 18, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    I am getting the Current version as given in the tutorial. However latest version shows: PDA:JM2/PHONE:JM1/CSC:JM1. Is it ok to continue ?

  35. Mimz

    October 18, 2010 at 8:22 am

    I was premature in my praise. it said it updated but when I checked my phone info it said it was still on 2.1

  36. Mimz

    October 18, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Just tried it again and it works now Thank you!!!!!

  37. Mimz

    October 18, 2010 at 8:02 am

    I did this, waited 10 years for it to download from the server etc finally got to the upgrade section and i got the download screen then it said it couldn’t launch the upgrade screen or or something like that. Had to put my phone into recovery mode to remove it. Any info on how to get past that?

  38. Steven

    October 17, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Hey,, i wanna ask,, i did all waht u have said and i lcik the upgrade button… but the problem was… it says i have a problem at internet connection… so it canceled by itself…. lol… help me please…

  39. Cisco

    October 16, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    did not work for me. Ran this by the book – didn’t work on my Kies. THe upgrade message definitely came up but then Kies shut it down and said it could not upgrade this firmware. Kies will now close. Not sure why. I had JP6 up.

  40. gnein

    October 16, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Greetings. This worked great for me! I’m on a Bell Mobility network in Canada, so I had one extra step to take before it worked. In the registry, I had to change the “ModelName” from “GT-I9000m” to “GT-I9000”. For those that are wondering, the Galaxy S on Bell’s network is called “Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant”.

    I’ve been using the phone on the firmware 2.2 for several hours without issues!


  41. JagedNS

    October 16, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Does this do anything to the warranty etc on the phone? If someone tries this and it locks up the phone and it has to be sent back to Samsung, will they restore it with no problem or will they say “hey, you altered settings, it’s no longer covered”

  42. narcom

    October 16, 2010 at 12:36 am

    Bravo !!
    it works
    Been interrupted by a charged battery popup on device after upgrade went on normally.


  43. mike

    October 16, 2010 at 12:11 am

    didnt work for me

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