How can I get kies to work to update my SGS to gingerbread?
Hi I'm a noob member of this forum, but have been watching it for 3 months. With suggestions from this site, I have eventually managed to get the current version of kies (126.96.36.19914_49) to connect to my Galaxy S I9000 - at least some of the time (it's a bit hit and miss).
I have been able to sync my contacts and podcasts from my phone to my computer using kies.
I can get to the kies screen for updating firmware. BUT - this is the really frustrating part - it tells me that my firmware is up to date.
It correctly tells me that my firmware version is:
PDA-JP5 PHONEJP3 CSC-JP4(XSA) - this matches the output of the not-so-secret key-code.
From the handset, in Settings About Phone I get:
Firmware version 2.2
Kernel version 188.8.131.52 foot@SE-S604 #7
I am aware of the post "Kies firmware update without using (all of) Kies!" by miki4242, but this doesn't apply to the latest kies. Does anyone know how to do the same thing with the current version of kies?
I'm also aware of the post "Kies 2.0 Registry Patcher 184.108.40.206, patch registry on latest Kies" by Nodial, but I'm looking to do it as simply as I can. I have not rooted my phone, and would prefer to use Samsung software (kies or part thereof) to get gingerbread. Surely it shouldn't be so hard!?!
(Or why can't we get it as a download direct to the phone from samsung or the market?)
PS: I tried to post this qn as a new thread, but the site wouldn't let me (the error msg said I couldn't paste outside links).