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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 73024 7-Dec-2010 14:23 Send private message

The galaxy 5 is a great budget android phone but i've have trouble with the wifi and the phone going to sleep and not waking up again.

Froyo has been released by samsung (most likely this is a beta) but I have installed it on my telecom nz Galaxy 5 and it's working fine.

You can find the details here:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=781149

So here are the steps i followed.

Install Kies - it's on the disks that come with the phone (if you don't install kies then it will never find the drivers for the phone and you can't upgrade) - make sure it's closed though when you run odin.

I didn't root the phone - it upgraded fine

You need to download Odin and your choice of roms (there is only 1 2.2 rom at this stage) - you have to unrar the rom the password is provided in the link above

Run odin - select OPS - make sure you select the OPS file that came in the odin download package

Tick the box under options that says "one package" it then greys out the other boxes and leaves one - that's where you put the rom file (it's in .tar format)

Now prepare the phone, power down, take out battery for a wee while then reinstall - press volume down, center button and power on together - the phone shows an android yellow triangle and says downloading - you can now use your USB cable and plug it into your PC

You should now see Odin show a yellow box under com port.

Now you can hit start - it took about 5 minutes to finish for me an says pass when successful.

Hard reset after flashing goto the dial pad and dial *2767*3855#

Phone reboots

That's it.

Please note I provide this information for you for informational purposes - if you use this information and brick your phone I am not responsible nor is geekzone.









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Master Geek
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  Reply # 414057 7-Dec-2010 14:42 Send private message

Just got odin to take a look. Process looks very easy in all honesty. Thank you heaps for this. Seems the i5503 might be my entrance to the Android world!

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 414141 7-Dec-2010 17:29 Send private message

Has multitouch been enabled in this firmware version, do you know? :)

Thanks.



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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 414150 7-Dec-2010 17:45 Send private message

Rappelle: Has multitouch been enabled in this firmware version, do you know? :)

Thanks.


No Multi Touch in this firmware

Cheers

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 415482 10-Dec-2010 12:07 Send private message

Hey guys, I've followed the instructions and downloaded the files but now my phone language is in spanish, can you provide a link to the actual files that you used to flash to Froyo?



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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 415487 10-Dec-2010 12:18 Send private message

bishnz: Hey guys, I've followed the instructions and downloaded the files but now my phone language is in spanish, can you provide a link to the actual files that you used to flash to Froyo?


Sorry forgot to mention that - just go to Settings (the round cog) then 5 from the bottom is langurage (it has an A in the logo then the first option is to select the language - select english and you're away

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 415494 10-Dec-2010 12:29 Send private message

Sweet thanks :-)

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 415503 10-Dec-2010 12:54 Send private message

Ok so it appears there are a few issues with this build (unless I'm doing something wrong.. which is highly likely) when you restart or reboot the phone the language appears to always default back to spanish, and more importantly when I try to connect to our work exchange server and gmail I have no network access... Any idea on how to fix?

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 415544 10-Dec-2010 14:34 Send private message

Do you know what the complete APN settings should be?



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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 415554 10-Dec-2010 14:38 Send private message

bishnz: Do you know what the complete APN settings should be?


This isn't a telecom NZ build so you need to add the apn settings here they are

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=97&topicid=67440

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 415603 10-Dec-2010 15:30 Send private message

Yep was deff missing APNs, can now confirm that email both exchange and gmail working and I can now password my handset without killing my data connection (seemed to be an issue with 2.1??)  . Android 2.2 is well cool, thanks for all your help Cool

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 415622 10-Dec-2010 16:03 Send private message

I hear there's some battery usage problems with that 2.2 build. Can either of you confirm that?



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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 415737 10-Dec-2010 23:06 Send private message

I cant really say ive noticed any battery issues, but the compass is 90 degrees out.

The great thing from my perspective is that its fixed the 2 issues i had with the phone - wifi and phone coma are no longer a problem.

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 416365 13-Dec-2010 08:39 Send private message

Battery appears to be the same, I went to 2.2 cause on 2.1 when I enabled screen lock on the handset for some reason it prevented exchange sync. 2.2 fixed that :-)

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 416508 13-Dec-2010 13:35 Send private message

Hi all, Does anyone have a copy of the original telecom branded 2.1 firmware?

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 416548 13-Dec-2010 14:45 Send private message

Getting one of these in a couple of hours. May have to do a review of my own afterwards. Hopefully it goes well!

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