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Topic # 82387 28-Apr-2011 11:33 Send private message

Ok so my partner went home and purchased one of these as she wanted a smart phone.

I am a bit bored of my iPhone so we have swapped lol.

Now whenever I do any research about this phone I find a lot of detail on the i9000 but im not keen on munting the phone due to it being a different model.

I assume the i9500 is some sort of international model only?

Can i update this with the gingerbread roms intended for the i9000?

Also wtf is Samsung kies? I assume its the kinda itunes variant for the Samsung Galaxy?





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  Reply # 463311 28-Apr-2011 11:48 Send private message

rossmnz: Ok so my partner went home and purchased one of these as she wanted a smart phone.

I am a bit bored of my iPhone so we have swapped lol.

Now whenever I do any research about this phone I find a lot of detail on the i9000 but im not keen on munting the phone due to it being a different model.

I assume the i9500 is some sort of international model only? Doesn't exist unfortunately, there is however an i7500(older), i9003(Galaxy S but with cheaper screen and slower processor), i5500(smallish screen, also i5503t Telecom varient)

Best thing to do is:
Hit Applications, Settings, scroll down to About Phone and check the "Model Number"

Can i update this with the gingerbread roms intended for the i9000?
No, well it depends what the model number says, there will be different GB for different phones

Also wtf is Samsung kies? I assume its the kinda itunes variant for the Samsung Galaxy?
That is correct, it's like iTunes only:
- A bit buggier
- Not as much bloatware

 




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  Reply # 463313 28-Apr-2011 11:52 Send private message

nah the phone externally looks like the Galaxy S i9000 just has different text on it when it starts up.

Im just gonna assume it is a i9000 then.

Ill get a data cable in the next few days from tardme(left overseas :( ) and see what its all about.  Hopefully the Gingerbread update is out shortly for this phone!

Im an old hand at iPhones but somewhat of an Android noob.

Is it worth getting custom ROMs and all that? 





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  Reply # 463316 28-Apr-2011 12:03 Send private message

What does it say when you hit Applications, Settings, scroll down to About Phone and check the "Model Number" as Vinnieg suggested?

You could end up bricking the phone, especially if you don't know what phone you've got 



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  Reply # 463318 28-Apr-2011 12:11 Send private message

Ill check later the mrs has it today!

She said it says i9000 though. I assume thats just the same as the Galaxy S?





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