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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.

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