I love my Continuum but for the last two weeks it has been behaving badly...unsolicited reboots, taking forever to activate the phone, etc. My thinking is I've got nothing to lose by upgrading from Froyo (2.2.2) to GB in the hopes of regaining some performance. I'm a noob and based on what I've read here and other places I needed to downloaded the drivers, Odin3 v1.85, garnett_3.pit and SCH-I400-EG04-Ginger-Rel.tar.md5. Then follow these steps:
1. Download and Install USB Drivers
2. Download and Install Odin
3. Put phone in Download mode by holding Vol- and Power buttons simultaneously to get to Samsung Recovery Utilities
4. Start Odin
5. Connect phone to computer with USB cable
6. Wait until a Device is detected on COM port ( get a yellow box indication)
7. Map to .PIT file on PC
8. Map to .MD5 file on PC
9. Verify re-partition, auto reboot and F. Reset Time boxes are selected
Step 6 was never reached (device detection) when I put the phone in Download mode per Step 3. I left the PC-phone connected for nearly an hour and nothing. So I took a chance and turned on USB debugging and just plugged it in. Success! Odin indicated a device detected. Proceeded with the rest of the steps above to a point where the following messages appear in the Message Box:
<OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
<OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
<OSM> Please wait..
<OSM> SCH-I400-EG04-GINGER-REL.tar.md5 is valid.
<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
<OSM> Leave CS..
<ID:0/005> Odin v.3 engine (ID:5)..
<ID:0/005> File analysis..
And I wait. And wait. And wait some more. After 15 minutes, still nothing. PC is quiet, too. When I've convinced myself that I've given it enough time, I dismount the PC/phone connection and the following messages appear:
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)
What am I'm doing wrong or need to try to complete the upgrade? Any help will be greatly appreciated.