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This morning I received the welcome news via KeeMan’s blog about the Android Gingerbread JV9 update for Samsung Galaxy S.
Okay I know I’m a week late but I was on holiday and didn’t have my computer.
I plugged in my phone, opened Kies and was greeted with this screen:
If you don’t see any updates, make sure you have the latest version of Kies (this link is for Malaysia version phones only).
Finally, the long awaited update! I clicked Update and out came this long warning message.
I proceeded to minimize the Kies window and backed up my files and photos just in case something went wrong.
Here are the steps to proceed with the upgrade:
1. Click Start Upgrade. A screen will come up asking you to backup your data. You should backup any files you can’t afford to lose.
I skipped the backup because I had already backed up my photos, and my contacts are already synched with my Google Contacts account.
2. Kies will then proceed to download the firmware files and you will see the following screens:
3. Once download is complete, it will start flashing the new firmware on your phone. You will see a yellow downloading sign on your phone, and the following screen on your computer. Guard your phone with your life! This is a critical stage.
4. Less than five minutes later, the phone update should be completed. You will see a confirmation screen as follows, and your phone will have some geeky looking yellow text.
5. Your phone will then auto-restart and stay at the “Galaxy S” logo for 5 minutes. Wait for it to complete (and pray hard) because the upgrade is still in progress.
If you want, you can hold your phone’s hand, ask it to breathe and PUSH!
6. When the phone boots, you will be asked to do some setup. I just chose English (US), then clicked ‘Next’ all the way until Finish (because the settings were the same).
7. Ta-da! Firmware upgraded to DXJV9. Check out the new icons on the notification bar.