Zelf Android 2.2 op je Samsung Galaxy S 'hacken'

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Natuurlijk is het voor de meesten onder ons het beste om gewoon te wachten tot de officiele Android 2.2 (Froyo) update voor de Galaxy S van Samsung uitgerold wordt. Die wordt ergens vanaf September verwacht, maar dat is nog niet officieel.

Voor de ongeduldige, technisch goed onderlegde, doe-het-zelvers hebben de boys van Samsung Firmwares een handleiding gemaakt hoe je een van de eerste Android 2.2 firmware versies die zij hebben weten te bemachtigen, op je Galaxy S kunt 'hacken'.

Letwel, dit is niet iets wat zomaar iedereen effe kan proberen. Je moet je terdegen bewust zijn van de risico's, voldoende technisch verstand hebben en niet bang zijn voor bugs en dergelijke (want de gelekte firmware versies zijn nog niet final). Mocht je het willen proberen (op eigen risico), dan staat hieronder een stappenhandleiding in het Engels, met dank aan de boys bij UnwiredView

Before you start:
- You need to have an unlocked phone.
- You also need to have Samsung’s New PC Studio installed before you do anything. Get that from your local Samsung support site (search for i9000 and go to Software). Install it, then reboot. This is needed so that proper hardware drivers for the i9000 are installed on your system. Then make sure you’ve closed all processes that it has opened (use Task Manager). Open processes started by Samsung’s PC software will interfere with the flashing.

If you’re ready…
1. Download the prerequisites that you can find here. The firmware (I9000XXJP1 or I9000XXJP2), the 512 PIT file, and the flash program.
2. Now unpack the firmware file. The password is “samsung-firmwares.com” (without the quotation marks). You’ll get a bunch of .tar files. DO NOT unpack those.
3. Unpack and run Odin, the flash application. (In Vista or 7, it’s best to right-click the Odin executable and choose “Run as Administrator”)
4. Now select each file you got from the firmware archive in Odin in its appropriate category. For PDA, select the .tar file that has “PDA” in it. For CSC, select the file that has “CSC” in it. For PHONE, select the file that has “MODEM” in it. Also be sure you select the PIT file you’ve just downloaded.
5. Now turn off your phone and take out the SIM card and microSD card (if you have one in it).
6. Then, while it’s turned off, press the volume down key + Home key + ON/OFF key simultaneously until the Download screen appears.
7. Now connect your phone to the computer with the USB cable.
8. If it is detected correctly (that may take up to a minute), the first ID:COM box in the top left of Odin should be filled with a COM number. (If this doesn’t happen, make absolutely sure that no Samsung PC Studio files are still running)
9. Now just click on Start and WAIT until it finishes.
10. Your phone will reboot when it’s done and you can take advantage of all the goodies that Froyo has to offer.

This should go easily, but as always, keep in mind that things can always go wrong.

- Doing this may void your warranty and/or brick your phone. We are not responsible for such events in any way. Only proceed at your own risk and if you absolutely know what you’re doing.
- This will completely wipe your phone’s ROM. So make sure you backup your data and applications before you engage in this activity.
- I haven’t flashed a Galaxy S using this method, since I’ve yet to get my hands on one. However, the procedure is based on Samsung Firmwares’ own PDF instructions available here, just made more clear. I have flashed my own Samsung Galaxy Spica using these exact steps and everything went perfectly fine in Windows XP.
- Flashing is reported to work best when using Windows XP. This is my experience too, so if something doesn’t work as it should and you’re using Vista or 7, that may be the reason.

Ron Smeets

Ron is mede oprichter en hoofdredacteur van Mobile Cowboys. Zijn passie voor mobiele gadgets is ontstaan aan het begin van de jaren 90 en groeit nog dagelijks....

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