Completely silent and unnoticed 22.03.2011 another minor firmware update for Samsung Galaxy S Given the history of the long-suffering 2.2, which was released for half a year and released frankly raw, this bugfix came out rather quickly. About what it brought with it
Once again I decided to check for updates in KIES and found that a new version was available. The availability of firmware has been shown to be directly related to the current version of the KIES software. So, before every time I check for available updates, the first thing I do is update KIES to the latest version, which can be found at Samsung site Version 220.127.116.1132_12_9 is available today.
My phone is with root (for Titanium Backup and some other things), lagfix (weak attempt to get rid of lags in 2.2) and modified charge icon (digits are clearer than the bar). Because on forums they warn, that lagfix must be removed before update, otherwise there will be cyclic reboot and possibility to restore only with "three-button mode", I removed it and proceeded to reflashing. The process of reflashing through KIES was very fast and smooth. But restarting the phone after reflashing took forever (it kept on blinking "S"), I don’t know what it was connected to, I can only guess. But I would not recommend you to panic and wait 10-15 minutes. If you still can’t wait for the phone to start – try removing the battery and starting the phone up again.
So, what happened and what happened?
Let me tell you right away: the firmware is noticeably faster than the previous 2.2. But this is probably the end of its advantages.
Next comes a big spoonful of soot.
UPD: Thanks to the commenters for correcting me. The following is a clear illustration of what can happen if you do not carefully modding the firmware. I leave it as it is, so that others do not step on the same rake. Firmware to put unambiguously! It is much faster than 2.2.
The surprises in the new firmware were not long in coming. Since it’s recommended to reflash the phone with full charge, I pre-charged it to 100%, but, of course, after all the resets and plugs and unplugging the cable the phone "sat" and when it reached 100% charge it gave me this:
Those "Plug in the charger" and "That’s right!" shocked me. It gets even funnier:
The interface is untranslated in some places, translated incorrectly in some places, some ridiculous wildcards are popping out. Instead of "Clear" button on the right picture is a gibberish "Current". In short, alez.
When I connected the phone as a USB drive I got these messages :
Thank goodness this was cured by disconnecting and plugging the microSD in the settings, but I’ve never encountered such a glitch before. But the surprises didn’t end there.
After unlocking, I found that all of my widgets were gone. The only thing that calmed me down was that all the apps were still there. When I launched them, it turned out that all the user data and app settings had evaporated!
What do we have in the "dry residue"? The firmware is even more crude than the long awaited by all Samsung Galaxy S owners, version 2.2. Update or not – think for yourself.
Thank you for your attention!
P. S. If someone will be interested in how to get root on 2.2.1 and put a "bagel" with the percentage of charge – write in comments, I’ll add recipes to the topic.
UPD: As promised, since you asked, about the "bagel". Beware! do not repeat my mistake!
1. You need to get a root. For example, as described here
2. It is necessary to download and install "SGS Bat Icon Mod 2" It’s easy to google, but if anything, you can take, for example, here Next, start the application and press the "Select Mod" button:
If you see what is on the left picture, connect the internet. If everything is fine, you will see what is on the right.
Choose the mod you like for your firmware and press it, after that you will get back to the screen with "Select Mod" and "Apply" buttons. Press the last one, wait for the process to finish, the phone reboots and after the reboot you get the desired "bagel" or "brick".