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Requiem90

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Sep 27, 2011
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Hello everyone and sorry if i created a topic that already exists ive been searching this forum for hours and i could not find a solution to my problem.

I have a Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 purchased in Slovenia at the provider Mobitel.
I've tried to update my phone to a newer version of the firmware trough Kies but i get the following error.
OK as im new it doesnt let me insert links :/ so my firmware version is the following:
PDA:JS2 / PHONE:JPY / CSC:JS1 (MOT)
i know the update to 2.3 is availible in Slovenia but i think i am missing some update inbetween or something, as you can see my Kies says its not an official version on my phone but it is, my phone is the same as i bought it ive never updated yet nor i installed any custom stuff on it.

Hope someone can help me i've been trying to update for about 2 weeks now :/ thanks!
 

Brian-UK

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Mar 16, 2011
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Hi it would seem that http://www.samfirmware.com/ have a lot of updates that don't seem to be on kies I have updated my I9000 to 2.3.5 using Odin from there.

Everything you need to do it is on that site there are many threads on this forum for updating you phone. Before you do back up your IMEI data because if something goes wrong (not that it should) this data is unrecoverable.

See this link for how to do it.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=859914

When you go onto samfirmware there are guides on how to use Odin and what firmwares to use. Not that the name of the firmware version holds info about country codes and languages so my firmware I9000XXJVS is decoded in the following way -

I9000 - model
XX - Country code
JV - Language code
S - Changes with version

When you are changing the firmware check that the language code and country code are the same as what you have already this will ensure you have the right firmware. Only the last letter changes usually.

Brian
 

Requiem90

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Sep 27, 2011
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Hey thanks for your reply!

See im a complete novice when it comes to update Android phones on my own...doesnt it mean if i do it with Odin its going to be a custom update and i loose my warranty as it would be an official samsung update anymore ? and the frimware versions its all just numbers and letters to me i coudnt tell the difference between them if i look at them :/ so if you could please link me the exact things that i need if its legal to update that way , if im not asking for too much cause i feel like i am :/ i've been searching both this forum and sam's for a few days and i cant make out anything of it, like i saidi m a novice dont know much :/
 

Requiem90

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Sep 27, 2011
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Ok i downloaded this :

samfirmware.com/apps/blog/show/8512833-android-2-3-5-for-galaxy-s-

now i have completely no idea what to do with >.< please help!
 

Brian-UK

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Mar 16, 2011
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Ok firstly Odin is a manual tools for updating firmware. And the roms on that site are stock roms (unmodified). The reason Samsung and other manufacturers don't like people flashing roms is that a) you can brick your phone and b) with a custom rom they will not warrantee the rom because they didn't make it. If you flash a stock rom onto your phone you should be fine. (Bricked phones are recoverable usually).

As I said before BACK UP YOUR IMEI DATA as shown by the link in my original post reply as if this data is corrupted even if you get a good rom on your phone if you have lost your imei your phone will not work. (This is more of an issue with custom roms and not usually an issue with stock roms but do it anyway).
**UPDATE** This actually requires that you have Odin up and working which you might not yet so don't worry just yet about this.

Don't use xxjvs yet it may be the wrong language we will check before proceeding.

Ok firstly you need to check the language version of the rom already in your phone the easiest way is to go into settings and then about and check the kernel version it will be something like 2.6.35.7-I9000XXJVS-CL535839

The important bit for now is the bit in bold in the above example I9000 is the model xx is the country code jv is the langauge code and s is the version.

XX = Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom
JV = en,fr,pt,tr(ar,de,es,fa,it,nl)

If you are from Solvenia you country code would normally be XD and im not sure what your language code is. Any firmware you install should have the same country and language codes.
Checking the site there aren't any versions with the XD country code so before continuing can you confirm what version your phone already has?

XD = Croatia, Czech, Hungary, Slovakia
?? = language (use whatever your old rom is)

You can flash different country codes but be aware that this may change the available languages on your phones and/or settings/carrier information. (checking the site they just have the xxjvs firmware listed under "Europe" so it might be fine. It's up to you. That being said when I turn my phone back on after flashing a rom it prompts me with a list of countries so...


You need to install your phone drivers

Then download Odin http://hotfile.com/dl/107607762/640950b/I9003_Odin3_v1.82.rar.html and then un-rar it.

You then need to download the firmware you want to flash the current XXJV firmware is http://hotfile.com/dl/129538506/0a079c6/I9000XXJVS.rar.html.

This will contain 4 files the modem, csc, kernel and pit files everything you need to make it work.

I'm not going to go through the Odin instructions as they are on the site here http://www.samfirmware.com/SVC Android/I9000 Flashguide.pdf and are pretty easy to follow (just ignore the first few pages until you come to the Odin section).

Brian
 
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