Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Samsung I5700 (Galaxy SPICA) Android 2.1 Flashing Guide (Updated)


***** USE THIS GUIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK !  *******
***** DO NOT BLAME ME FOR BRICKED DEVICES ******


What you need : 

The firmware : I570EDDJB2 in my case. (Unreleased Android 2.1 (Eclair) firmware from Samsung).
Multiloader application and Spica OPS (Odin_v4_03.exe + spica.ops) : Odin_v4_03.zip
*** Please use the new spica_jc3.ops file for the firmwares I5700XXJBA, I570EXXJC3 I570EXXJC5
Drivers for I5700 : drv5700.zip
Samsung USB Cable

Before you start : 
Backup your data !
Remove the SIM lock if any.
Create a folder and extract all files listed above + the firmware (do not extract the tar file from within the firmware)
Ensure your phones battery is sufficiently charged (and your laptops battery too if you live in a country like ours lol ;-))
Shutdown any service/software which could be using the USB port, especially the Samsung PC suite. - Very Important

Flashing :

Edit : You should probably do a hard reset before you start by punching in the following code on the phone *2767*3855#

1. Shutdown your phone and remove the SDCARD and the SIM 


2. Put the phone in "Download Mode" by pressing Volume Down + Camera + Power button.
Image Courtesy : samdroid.net
3. Connect the Phone to the PC using USB
4. Install drivers using the drv5700 files- A lot of guys are going wrong here.  Open your device manager and ensure the two Samsung devices are shown properly before you go ahead.(circled in red) - see image below :


4a. Disconnect phone from the USB. *** (Very Important), thanks to Srikanth Kapa (For all you guys having problems with "Setup Connection"
5. Open Odin Multi Downloader v4.03.exe and then reconnect the phone, you should see the a COM port number with a yellow background.
6. Select the files as shown in the image below : 

Image Courtesy : samdroid.net
If you are using some other firmware and there is only one tar file select Option : One Package and load the file under One Package TAB.

Cross check the files and if you need to change anything click on "Reset Files" and select files again.

7. Once you are ready hit the START button. DO NOT DISCONNECT the phone until the firmware download completes.

8.Watch the "Message: window and wait till it shows <1> Close serial port and wait until rebooting.- This usually takes not more than 1-3 minutes.

9. At this point your flashing is complete and the device should be automatically rebooting, once the reboot is complete unplug the USB cable and flick open the Eclair green locking slider ;-)

Congrats !!! Welcome to the delicious ECLAIR club :-)

Issues : 

Google Maps seems to be a bit temperamental (Upgraded to ver 4.0.0 from the new 2.1 Market). Phone has hung a couple of times but nothing really serious.

New Features : 

Multiple Accounts Support
Exchange Support - No Calendar support or GAL lookup.
Camera now has Scene mode, White balance, Color effect
Search across the device including SMS/MMS
HTML5 Support in the browser.
Live Wallpapers
Refreshed UI


Hopefully Samsung will include pinch and zoom in the final release version :-)

Thanks to the guys at : 

Screen Shots : 


  

 
  
  
 

937 comments:

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Alb said...

hey.. thanks..

i hav bought this fone few days ago and awaiting this 2.1.
but this is the first time i gonna try this kinda work since am new to this kinda fone. the old os version has to be taken in backup for any further usage if suppose this update not works? can u guide me how.. ;)

now bluetooth file transfer is working on 2.1 and voice recorder on calls?

Sameer Prabhakar said...

you can always flash it to an older version.. by backup i meant backup of your data .. essentially your sms etc. If you have synced it with a gmail account you already have a backup of the phone nos. Happy Flashing.

Anonymous said...

did you void the warranty btw? ;) i'm sitting on the fence about flashing the 2.1 fw. any other issues like connecting to EDGE/GPRS, and buying from the android market (i presently don't see paid apps!)?

also, my baseband version is i5700DDIK2. is it ok to flash with the DDJB2 fw?

Sameer Prabhakar said...

My guess is that warranty will be void if you manage to brick the device not by just flashing it. Haven't faced any issue with the GPRS/EDGE. It should be ok to flash from your baseband version. You can run a check @ samdroid.net just to be sure though. Let me know how it goes ;-) A delicious eclair awaits on this side of the fence lol.

Alb said...

my new pc studio wat i got in package itself is not workin it seems. am not gettin any phone details after connecting to pc via usb. anything to be done after physically conencting the phone to PC via usb.

Sameer Prabhakar said...

Use the drivers I have mentioned in the guide.

Alb said...

model number : gt15700
firmware version : 1.5
baseband version : i5700ddik2
kernel version : 2.6.27 imtrs @se-5506 )
build number : cupcake.ddil1

.. is this the detail of ur mobile and os wen u bought it?

Sameer Prabhakar said...

Yes... if I remember correctly.

Alb said...

haaa... ;) thanks.. first i need to backup my fone ?!! so downloadin the pc studio of erlier version. seeing everywer as new pc studio is not working.. is it so..

Anonymous said...

what about paid apps? do they show up (or have i missed something out while setting up the phone)?\

thx!

Sameer Prabhakar said...

nope ..paid application don't show on my phone atleast.. but that is something to do with the country I live in (India).. apparently paid applications are available in only 7 countries.

Anonymous said...

Hey,

I tried your guide... I use Winxp...
The first time i attempted, i got run-time error (a typical report [send][don't send] dialog box).
I unplugged the cable, removed the battery and restarted. I doesn't boot, stuck at the black screen having two icons, a pc and a handselt, in a middle, an exclamation mark. what the hell is this??? m retrying but the odin stuck "<1> setup connection..." whats this man???? is ma phone bricked???????????

Anonymous said...

ITS ALREADY 10 MINS AT "<1> setup connection..." HOW MORE LONG SHOULD IT TAKE?????

Anonymous said...

could u not fuckin explain how to use the provided drivers???? don't put incomplete info if u know s.h.i.t. about things?!!!!! people would definitely brick their phone reading such useless info!!!!! beware people!!!!!!

Sameer Prabhakar said...

You obviously can't understand english.. read the first line of the post.. its bold and in red font. You should not have used the guide if you did not know what you
were doing. If your xp threw a wobbly you can't blame me.

Anonymous said...

I get the feeling that anyone who doesn't understand how windows drivers work, without help, really shouldn't be trying to flash a phone(!)

I reckon the instructions above aren't bad. Enough info that if I wanted to have a go I could. But I won't. I just spent a fair bit of money on a new phone and recognise that there's a reasonable chance I could brick it.

People do stupid things sometimes, don't they.

pamungkas said...

Dude, u forgot to set the "debug only" checkbox on the odin tool to allow erase PDA otherwise it will render the device with 0.00mb internal storage memory. HTH oh and theres also 64bit drivers as well (google for SamsungUSBDriver_4_40_7_0_v1_6.zip for you too lazy to reinstall 32bit windows like me:))

Rishikesh said...

Any idea how to backup the original firmware?

How much is the application memory and how is the ram utilization?

Sameer Prabhakar said...

About backing up the original firmware I would suggest asking in the samdroid.net forums. I had an earlier firmware tar files and the phone was new so I personally did not bother about backing up the existing firmware.

Not sure how to check the application memory but I use advanced task manager to free up memory used by every couple of hours. Otherwise The phone tends to get sluggish at times.

Sameer Prabhakar said...

Some anonymous person is trying to tell me I have copied this guide from Samdroid.net ..well for starts I have credited them ! and yes I flashed my phone using the various guides available on that very forum.

The only trouble is that most guys there are Russaian (no offense) moreever there are 2-3 different versions which is kinda confusing.

So I decided to post/share what worked for me to ease up some confusion for fellow Android users.

Never meant this to THE GUIDE :-) Just happy to share my experience.

Rishikesh said...

@Sameer : by application memory i meant the internal storage space available. With the default firmware DDIK2 the internal storage space available is 183 mb.

How much is it with this new firmware? Also any changes in the media player?

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@Rishi - currently it shows 101 MB free but that is after all the additional applications installed. Media player sure looks differnt although by how much I am not sure.. I never use my phone for music :-)

Rishikesh said...

i tried to flash to the new firmware but the process is stuck at

<1> setup connection

any idea whats going wrong?

Sameer Prabhakar said...

http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-lite/48087-samsung-i5700-galaxy-spica-android-2-1-flashing-guide-english.html

Looks like you have not disabled NPC or the Drivers are not installed properly.

Sameer Prabhakar said...

I would suggest you stop at this point.. post these questions in a forum and after you are sure try again.

Rishikesh said...

I dont have NPC installed

I reinstalled the drivers and 2 things were installed

Samsung mobile modem and composite device

Tried Odin and again it seems to be stuck at setup connection


I just saw the new pics you have put up...i get the modem and composite device but there is no ADB interface...how to install that?

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am having problems with the drivers. I use windows 7 64bit os. Can you instruct me on how to do this?

Sameer Prabhakar said...

There seems to be a problem when you try this with 64bit drivers, I guess you rather wait for the official release, won't be nice bricking your phone in the process.

BTW if the process doesn't go beyond you should probably remove the battery and start your phone again, that seems to save the phone from bricking.

http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-lite/48087-samsung-i5700-galaxy-spica-android-2-1-flashing-guide-english.html#post381596

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Rishikesh - ADB interface is something thats probably come up since I rooted this device using ADB. Not sure though, noticed it after you posted that comment.

frankmehta said...

I am stuck too :-(
The ODIN detects the phone but doesnt go ahead of step 1 :-(

Sameer Prabhakar said...

Thats unlucky.. suggest you wait for the official one. Don't want a bricked device.. do we ?

finalmoksha said...

Hi Sameer, Thanks for the guide. I have successfully upgraded my spica to 2.1 and loving it. Multiple gmail accounts was something i wanted desperately and I now have it :) . One thing, in Odin if I select the CSC file I was getting the cache.rfs error. I then flashed only the boot, phone and PDA after which the upgrade was successful. Thanks once again. Great work.
Sanjay

Sameer Prabhakar said...

Quote so u would say i5700 is a better buy than i7500 if i want to install android 2.1?? and this is the only phone tht offers android and 3g for this price right..

@raghu - yes this is cheapest 3g phone in india and a bloody good one.. it has a 800 MHz CPU vs a 528 MHz cpu on the i7500, also the i7500 wont get the 2.1 upgrade.

robertja said...

Just tryed and got stuck at " <1> setup connection " in Odin, and when I restarted the phone afterwords it was not comming up again, so I had to flash it with the i5700XEIJ4 firmware to get it working.

Strange that its working with i5700XEIJ4 but not with I570EDDJB2...

@finalmoksha: how did you get past it?

CHOBiE said...

Is app2sd included in this? Thanks =]

Alb said...

i'm not getting "samsung usb modem" under modems in device manager when copnnecting via usb.

Manu Parameswaran said...

Thanks for the note Sameer. A good guide to start with.

Have you tested all features mentioned here?: http://smarterware.org/4308/android-2-1s-best-features-in-screenshots

pamungkas said... "u forgot to set the "debug only" checkbox on the odin tool to allow erase PDA otherwise it will render the device with 0.00mb internal storage memory."

So, should we have to tick Debug Only before starting the execution?

How about this deal from ebay? (13.5k including 2GB card & shipping):
http://cgi.ebay.in/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290401318125&ssPageName=ADME:X:AAQ:IN:1123

You did mention above as 12.5k for yours. Was that inclusive of tax and others?

Anonymous said...

What if I used a 32bit pc? Ihave xp and 7.

on Ali said...

What is the price of this phone in Mumbai? Where is it available?

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ lee xp should be safer..
@ alb try the forums at samdroid.net/androidforums.com
@ chobie nope no apps2sd on this rom
@ ali - i got it for 12500 in pune..no idea about mumbai.
@ manu - I did not tick that debug thingy but if you do get the 0.0B problem then you probably have to select that and reflash again.. crosscheck in the forums though.
13.5 seems a little high.. look around and you might find it cheaper.. I think no harm paying around 13k if you can't find it for 12.5

Lastly yes ..I have checked all those features listed ..the only thing missing is a 3D galary..

Sameer Prabhakar said...

Gallery* $##$ typos..

Anonymous said...

how should i do it/?

Giuliano said...

I'm on the way to buy a Samsung i5700 Galaxy Lite. Since I am Italian the phone language will be Italian too.

What about the language if I'll perform an upgrade following your guide?

Thank you so much! :)

Giuliano said...

I'm on the way to buy a Samsung i5700 Galaxy Lite. Since I am Italian the phone language will be Italian too.

What about the language if I'll perform an upgrade following your guide?

Thank you so much! :)

Giuliano said...

I'm on the way to buy a Samsung i5700 Galaxy Lite. Since I am Italian the phone language will be Italian too.

What about the language if I'll perform an upgrade following your guide?

Thank you so much! :)

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Lee follow the guide.. :-)
@ Giuliano - All firmwares have mulltiple languages.. you could switch the language once the upgrade is done. I just checked and it has Italiano (Italia) as a language.

Giuliano said...

@Sameer: Thanks a lot for your quick answer! :-)

Dilip said...

Hey does adobe flash work with this rom? Can I install adpbe flash n view flash content in the browser

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Dilip : nope flash is not supported. Android is yet to get it officially. It might be soon though.

Richard said...

I managed to flash my phone successfully(uk t-mobile user) however my 3g connection has gone and cant connect to internet unless i use the wifi.

any suggestions on how to fix this

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Richard - That seems to be a one of the bug(s), What you can do is to add the settings manually. It worked for me that way.

Allan M. Kristensen said...

If have the same problem as Richard, I can add the apn settings manually, but when I save it doesn't save! I can't figure out why, any help here? I'm danish, have a danish provider, it worked perfekt for 1.5 firmware, but not now....

CHOBiE said...

Did you notice any performance improvement on the 2.1 upgrade vs the stock firmware?

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Allan - for me it gets fixed if I restart the phone.

@ Chobie - The performance is good with 2.1 although it does tend to get a bit sluggish at times. I used the 1.5 only for about a day ;-) so can't really say.

Anonymous said...

You did not teach us how to do the drivers?

Allan M. Kristensen said...

@ Sameer - Thanks, that worked for me, the APN settings are a little buggy, but it works now. I'm very happy :-). Only thing missing now is Danish dictionary and keyboard, but i guess I'll have to wait for the official upgrade for this.

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Lee - when you connect the phone it should prompt you to install the drivers at that point just point it to the drivers folder.

@ Allan I have installed an application called APN Backup and Restore (FREE) just in case the APN settings vanish again. You can try it too.

Anonymous said...

What are the causes of getting stuck at setup connection 1?
if its the drivers, could you be more specific?

mboisker said...

hi sameer...
my firmware is I5700DXJA1, can i upgrade to 2.1 ?

Shaji said...

Hi Sameer! Great Piece of work. Does the phone now support voice recognition? I mean creating SMS using voice. I was looking forward to this in 2.1. Also in case we do this upgrade as suggested by you will it be possible to do the final upgrade once samsung releases the official version?
Thanks
Shaji

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Lee I am not really sure, maybe they are not getting installed properly, you could try with another clean installation of XP.

@ mboisker - I see no problem with that.

@ shaji - yes it does support voice recognition,although i am not sure how useful it is. I would think the official upgrade can be applied on this firmware.

sandy said...

can i update the phone from windows 7 i have .

please let me know

Gunish Rai Chawla said...

I bought this phone, a day before you posted this article. I am so happy that i bought the right one ... :-P...
a few questions... ive been trying to figure out how to do the following.

1. Restore it to the Factory Firmware if i don't like the new one.

2. Will i be able to get the official one later after i put this firmware on it now ?

3. I tired using the Samsung PC Studio Disk that came with it ... and it sucks
a. It dosnt detect the phone so i had to download a new version with came with corby
b. It has no compatibility with android what so ever. No Data Backup, No Emergency Restore... Even No way to register your phone ? All it does is allow u to access Ur sd card...
Did u go through the same shit ? or is it just me ?

Anonymous said...

I have done it, successfully. Its slow, asks me to set it up every time i start it, and reverts settings everytime i restart it. its horrible, many bad things about it. is there any way i can revert it to the default firmware? i am singaporean. does anyone have the files for that?

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@Lee. U can download the 1.5 fiwate frm http://samsung-firmware.webs.com/WEBPROTECT-samsungandroidi5700.htm

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@gunish - I have answered all ur question in other comments.. the pc suite is def. A piece of crap. :-)

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@sandy some people have had issues with win 7...

sekar said...

Sameer, i have the SPICA Baseband Version i5700DXIL1 Android version 1.5 purchased in Singapore and i am using it in India. The New PC suite 1.3.0 came with the mobile phone was a crap, so i have downloaded New PC suite 1.4.0 from SAMSUNG UK site and it installs the drivers (Android Modem and USB Composite device) but still the phone is not getting detected. I could not even take backup of Contacts. Could you please suggest some Apps for contact backups so that i can proceed on to next step of upgrading the firmware to 2.1? Also any idea when the Andriod 2.1 will be officially anounced by SAMSUNG?

KhaleD said...

i think i have just broke my phone plz help i do every thing like U said but i dont know what hapend wrong odin faild and i force close it
then when i tride to tern on the phone it wont it stuked on some screen with tow signs a phone and a pc with something in the midlle
plzzz help me as fast as u can
ps i have made bake up file before doing this
can u tell me how to recover it
(( excuse my ENGLISH ))

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@khaled try to reflash with an old version..I have given the link in my previous comment.

@sekar u shud sync with google ttake a backup..samsung is going to release the offcial ver in bout a month.

Guys I am out the city. .won't be able to reply to the comments for the next 24 hours.

giovanni said...

i did this and everything worked except:

1) apn's won't stay saved.

2) market shows only free apps

cheers!

Mezei Áron said...

flashing with csc (cache.rfs in the tar file) didn't work, but removing it did help (also installed nps from samsung), anyhow, thanks for the guide

Anonymous said...

which one? btw, is there something wrong with what i did? causing the glitches and slowness?

Anonymous said...

Ok. I did it, but same problem as before. Its the 1.5 firmware, but it is as if it factory resets itself everytime i restart it. it also has the no space error everytime i try to install an app. What has happened? i know you warned us, but is there a way to save my phone?

jiahong said...

IT WORKS!!!

Following the instruction, I also experience the problem of stucking at " <1> setup connection "

After trying and trying I almost gave up. Then it comes across my mind that the problem is the connectivity issue, so work on it...

So I try a little different from what the guide said as follows:

Unplug the phone after installing the drivers (until seeing the circled devices on the device manager)
Now open the Odin app...
And plug in the phone and follows exactly as the guide.
The device should start downloading from computer

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Roghan David K said...

Hai Sameer,

I am from uae (A proud Indian) i have this phone, here there is no android market in the phone. So planned to update with this firmware. I done everything excatly as you wrote. But still i am geting one error. here i am inserting the log from Odin_v4_03

Download Start...
<0> Create File...
<1> StartThread Detected : 1
<2> StartThread Detected : 0
<3> StartThread Detected : 0
<4> StartThread Detected : 0
<5> StartThread Detected : 0
<6> StartThread Detected : 0
<7> StartThread Detected : 0
<8> StartThread Detected : 0
<1> setup connection...
<1> odin mode.. check plcatform verification.
<1> START!!!
<1> e - unknown file - "cache.rfs"
<1> e - unknown file - "d"
<0> Destroy instant..
<0> Killed timer
<1> Disconnected!!!


So if you can please help to sort out this problem. Thanks in advance

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Lee - start the flash once again and this time check the DEBUG only check box.... there is and answer to this somewhere on the samdroid.net forum.. please refer to that and you should be ok.

@ Roghan - uncheck the CSC file and flash again.. that should solve it.

Roghan David K said...

Sameer thanks a lot it worked. I just removed the csc file then it updated correctly.....

Ricardo Camus said...

Hi.. Thanx for the Guide...

I'm from Chile.. some problems but finally get the firmware installed... the spica.ops file doesnt put the CSC, 2.1 works very good but no 3G connection anymore...

Its a way to fix this? 3G is a important thing in this phone...

By the way i cannot install a older version of my firmware because isnt any southamerican firmwares in the web...

Thanx in advance for the 3G help...

Ricardo

Andrew said...

Sameer, by Sim Lock do you mean like Network Lock or PIN code? And my phone is locked to T-Mobile, what will happen if I try to flash it, will it brick?

Ricardo Camus said...

Sameer,

Please forget my other message, for the 3G i only has to put the APN information manually.

Best Regards.

Ricardo
Chile

robertja said...

Hi again, just figured out how to flash my spica.. had to not flash it with the "CSC-file" added in Odin.

Anyway how did you manage to get the "Live wallpaper" to work? if I go to cahnge the wallpaper I don't have that option. any clue?

Thanks for the guide =D

@@abhishek said...

hi sameer u have done a gr8 jb by flashing 1.5 cupcake to 2.1 eclair i want to ask that the original phone which i bought cntain 1.5cupcake hw to copy dat original firmware frm the phone pls guide me in detail plz..

Anonymous said...

Thanks alot, i really apreciate your help.

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Andrew - Ideally you should not have any kind of lock on the phone or the SIM. I am not sure about the T mobile lock though.. It should be ok but you can try to find out more about it.

@ Robert - Please see my other post, it has details about how to root and install livewallpapers.. Although on my phone the livewallpaper is only active when the phone is locked. Apparently you need a modified launcher for using with the Livewallpapers.. The default Panteon does not work with Livewallpapers.

@ Abhishek - Samdroid.net has a sticky related to backing up your current firmware.

Nicholas said...

One more thing, is there away we can get the offical firmware when samsung releases it? The original one for my country?

Nicholas said...

I just found out market place cannot download apps. Have plenty of space left after reflashing. I suspect it is because I got a foreign firmware. Where can I get a singaporean 1.5?

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Nicholas - check the free space left on your phone memory .not the SD Card.. there is no reason why you should not be able to download apps. If it shows 0 bytes reflash using the DEBUG only checkbox.

Nicholas said...

nicholas was my other account. is there away we can get the offical firmware when samsung releases it? The origina one for my country? I just found out market place cannot download apps. Have plenty of phone memory left after reflashing. suspect it is because I got a foreign firmware. Where can I get a singaporean 1.5?

LeeTL said...

I'm in Singapore and using this firmware. I have the "Download Unsucessful" bug in market... Really sad now. Can't do much...

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Nicholas - yes you can get the official fw after it releases... not sure where u can get the singaporean 1.5 though.. as far I know the country does not matter when it comes to firmwares.

@ Lee - that seems to be a problem with the GPRS/3g more than anything else.. you should try again or maybe try to download something else when this happens to ascertain what is the cause.

jan said...

From the Netherlands:
Use the discription as archived BUT:
Only use the PDA file and the Spica.ops file. After 1,5 min. the Galaxy will reboot and you can start configurate the Spica
Nice work!

jan said...
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Dennis said...

Wondering why my 3G/GPRS dont'work I can add an APN (vodafone) but i never get a g or 3g connection with my APN.

I also tried to restart the phone, the APN is still there but nog GPRS. Bit boring without internet LOL

Anyone any idea?
Greetz Dennis

4733galaxy said...

Jan>
Does this help so I can get further than step 1 in flashing ?

derek said...

Hi Sameer,

Any more thoughts on the performance of your 5700 with the 2.1 firmware? Are you happy with it?

cheers

derek said...

Hi Sameer,

Good job with everything. Are you happy with the performance of your 5700 with the 2.1 firmware now you've had it for a while?

cheers

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ derek - the performance is good...although I can't really say how it is compared to the 1.5.. I used the 1.5 for not more than a day.

I am loving all the new features though..

@ Dennis - you should check the settings with your provider.. I see no reason why it should not connect if the APN settings are present.

4733galaxy said...

Hi From Denmark Sameer

The comment Jan left. Does this help so I can get further than step 1 in flashing do you think ?

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ galaxy - If you are having problem with the cache.frs error you can leave out the CSC file and you should be fine.

Dennis said...

Hej Sameer, i did install without de CSC file, and all seems to work fine, and connects to my dutch vodafone without problems, it all worked before on the 1.5 version, is it possible to change the radio rom?

I dont see a 3G or G sign in the top bar at all.. it did show that really well before...

Maybe some idea?

Greetz Dennis and keep up the good work.

@ Dennis - you should check the settings with your provider.. I see no reason why it should not connect if the APN settings are present.

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ dennis - Not too sure about this.. maybe you can try posting this question in the samdroid.net or androidforme.com forums.

4733galaxy said...

Sameer.
Thanks for the quick respons... I did have the error at first with the CSC so tried without. But after 12 mins of "<1> setup connection..." I disconnected.... Jan said to only use the pda file and leave out the Boot and CSC.... Is that the way to go ? I am running XP with the drivers you linked to in the guide..

Cheers from Denmark

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Galaxy - well you can try that. Just don't brick your phone.

4733galaxy said...

Sameer.

Hehe well i will try not to. But is there a risk of doing that by just flashing PDA file?

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ galaxy - there is always a risk of bricking when you are flashing the phone ;-)

4733galaxy said...

Sure.. I know hehe. but thanks for a great guide.. know I just dont know if I dare trying to flash again LOL

Karan Kadam said...

Thanks for the guide. I had read about it on Samdroid but was waiting for someone to try it out. Anyways I installed Eclair and used it for a week. Great feature wise but it is very sluggish compared to Cupcake. That and a couple of minor bugs made me switch back to Cupcake. Cupcake is like a breath of fresh air after Eclair ( which is good but is miles away from a polished version ) Anyways, thanks again!

jan said...

I only installed the PDA file and the 2.1 Firmware is perfect. Even the speeds performance is great.
Remember to set the right provider settings for your GPRS/UMTS/3G otherwise it will not work.
And just like said before, there is always a risk to flash your phone. In my case it worked great.
Some applications are not working properly cause the new firmware restrictions due some applications.
Good Luck!

4733galaxy said...

Installed 2.1 without problems... I also just used PDA and Spica.ops

1 Minute 30 sec and boom. 2.1 on the Galaxy
Thanks to Sameer for the guide and to Jan for the last step on the way >/(

Cheers from Denmark

4733galaxy said...

May I copy this guide to use in danish on my android site? Ofcaurse with thanks to you in the end of the guide

Sameer Prabhakar said...

galaxy - sure you can :-)

Triddick said...

Hi thanks for your comprehensive guide I have managed to flash my phone and have been using my phone in the uk. The only thing is its stuck on silent for incoming calls there is no option to select anything other than silent. Obviously I'm a bit of a novice, I thought that 2.1 would be more like the nexu one and have a 3d feel to it.

Anyway keep up the good work and pointers regarding the silent issues would be welcomed.

Thanks

apel said...

i got 0.00B on Available space..... there's any way to delete unused apps? thx

Sameer Prabhakar said...

Please read my earlier comments.. you need to reflash using the DEBUG option. That will fix it.

bregga said...

Thanks sameer for this awesome guide. At first i got stuck on "<1> setup connection...",
then I removed the csc file and puff! Its Done :D
so far so good. Got no problems yet :)

I wanna share something about firmware codes.
Only European and Asia Firmwares.

XA = Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, UK
XB = Denmark, Norway, Sweden
XC = Portugal, Spain
XD = Croatia, Czech, Hungary, Slovakia
XE = Bulgaria, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine
XF = Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania
XP = Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Polski, Portuguese, Turkish
XW = UK, Italy, Germany, France, Australia, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland
XX = Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom

DD = India
DX = Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam
ZC = China, Hong Kong
ZH = Hong Kong

Note: every firmware has English language.

Year/Month. Code.
A = 2001 - January
B = 2002 - February
C = 2003 - March
D = 2004 - April
E = 2005 - May
F = 2006 - June
G = 2007 - July
H = 2008 - August
I = 2009 - September
J = 2010 - October
K = 2011 - Novermber
L = 2012 - December

Explain:
My Spica I5700 version is I5700DXJA1
DX = Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam
J = 2010
A = January
1 = Version

then in "http://samsung-firmware.webs.com/WEBPROTECT-samsungandroidi5700.htm" there is

I5700DXJB3 which means
DX = Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam
J = 2010
B = February
3 = Version
This firmware is newer for my "DX" since i'm in indonesia :)

Hope this find useful guys :)
happy flashing

apel said...

i try to reflash again and check Debug Optio

but now process stop in "setup Connection"

is already 30 min now.

something wrong?

Halotracer said...

@FOR ALL THOSE WORRYING WITH BRICKED PHONES
1. Disconnect the cable from the phone and pc.
2. Uninstall all samsung phone drivers by going to devmgmt.msc
3. Install the drivers that came with the phones CD.
4. Upon installation stop the NPS(Samsung PC studio application).
5. Open the file Odin_v4_03\spica.ops
6. Go to the "6," and type in "cache" no space no changes in the file except this.
7. Remove your phone battery for about a min.
8. Put it in download mode using the procedure given above. Volume down+camera+power.
9. Now connect the phone to the PC.
10. Now follow the instructions provided by SAMEER starting from the "5th" step follow exactly the same procedure everything will work fine .
11. Do not disconnect the phone until you see PASS in Blue background in the square box above the yellow COM port connection indication box on Odin v4_03

apel said...

finally success after more than 50 times try :D

thx all!

Gunish Rai Chawla said...

@Halotracer What do you mean in step 6. where you say... "Go to 6" ?

Halotracer said...

@Gunish Rai Chawla
read the steps together
5. Open the file Odin_v4_03\spica.ops
6. Go to the "6," and type in "cache" no space no changes in the file except this.

OPEN Odin_v4_03\spica.ops IN NOTEPAD IN THAT FILE YOU WILL FIND SOME 9 OPTIONS I THINK "6," IS EMPTY RIGHT ?
SO GO TO THAT "6,"
I THINK YOU GOT ME ... IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBTS POST A COMMENT

Gunish Rai Chawla said...

@Halotracer
Thanks...
Open could have been in the Loader App or something else...
Thats why i wrote to conform!

Better Ask than Brick right ? :-)

Halotracer said...

@Gunish.... as long as you are able to put the phone to DOWNLOAD mode.
There are whole lot of ways by which
you can get the firmware installed ...
do post if its a SUCCESS. however you will post if it is a FAILURE..

Aneez said...

Hi sameer

I flashed to DXJB3 coz i live in Singapore. Can i understand the significance of an asian firmware versus say DDJB2 or XXJB4 ? Can I then try to install a DDJB2 to my phone then ?

Also, since installed to DXJB3, my USB is not able to mount to my XP or Windows 7. Would u know how I can solve this ? I need to copy my apps saved on my desktop to the phone and I dont have wi-fi at home

Aneez said...

Hi Sameer

I installed DXJB3 coz I live in Singapore. But can I understand what's the real difference between a DDJB2 or XXJB4 ? Can I install it on my phone as well. if so, what's the impact.

Also, my SD is not able to mount after I installed ..DXJB3. Did you face similar issues and how did you overcome it ?

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ aneez - I have read that there is not much difference between the various firmwares available.. although some localisation could be added to a region specific firmware.

As for the mount problem ..what is the error you get ? you could try posting it in one of the forums.

Manu Parameswaran said...

Hi Sameer, I've successfully upgraded my Spica to 2.1. Thanks for your guide.

However, I'm having an issue with Phone Ringtone. I've only Silent option available in it. So no sound during incoming calls.

Can you please help?

Manu Parameswaran said...

Hi Sameer, I've successfully upgraded my Spica to 2.1. Thanks for your guide.

However, I'm having an issue with Phone Ringtone. I've only Silent option available in it. So no sound during incoming calls.

Can you please help?

ankit said...

Hey Sameer,

Me tumcha abhari ahe..!!

I was able to install 2.1 on my galaxy spica (albeit with some hiccups).Your tutorial was very useful as well as the comments really helped.

Thanks a lot. Please keep on posting more updates.

Cheers
Ankit Shah

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ViKiD™ said...

Hi!

First thanks a ton for the great guide...worked like a charm....

Only thing is that my SD card is not working.... it just says that the SD is blank or of unsupported format.
Any ideas?

Is there any way i can go back to 1.5?

ViKiD™ said...

First of all thanks a ton for the great guide....worked flawlessly...

Im just being able to access my SD card from the computer...
It says i need to format it...when i try that it just vanishes...from the PC and the phone...

On the phone it gives a error SD card is Blank or of unsupported format.

Any Solutions?

Also please can you tell me how can i go back to Android 1.5?

Bryan Loh said...

got problem in step 4 -install drivers using the drv5700 files- A lot of guys are going wrong here. Open your device manager and ensure the two Samsung devices are shown properly before you go ahead.(circled in red)

Can you please help how to installed the driver. After i connected the 5700 , the device manager showing Samsung MobieModem & SAmsung USB Composite Device.
I try to update the driver but find no way.

Please provide more steps how to get this done can , please.

yilong said...

Hi Sameer,

2.1 is kinda slow compared to 1.5.. I've been reading around. Seems like the Light Weight Mod is capable of making it slightly faster. Am I wrong or? If so, can't seem to get hold of a guide anywhere..

yilong said...

Hey Sameer,

2.1 is kinda slow isn't it? I've been reading around lightweight mod kinda speeds it up? Can't seem to get hold of a guide anywhere. Or am i wrong?

chandu said...

Thanks for the guide Sameer. I just wanted to confirm if the bluetooth was working in the 2.1 version or not??

Chandra said...

Hi Sameer, I just bought I5700, missing Market app!!, should I attempt setting it up fully or switch to 2.1, ready to take risks no issue with that:)
chandra

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ manu - not sure what could be wrong there.. maybe its just the volume ?

@ Vikid - can u try some other SDCARD ? going back to 1.5 is possible.. just reflash one of the 1.5 firmware.

@ bryan - well if you see those two devices in the device manager then you have the drivers installed already (if you have samsung PC suite installed ..the drivers would be there already)

@yilong - 2.1 is a bit sluggish but then this still an unreleased version... Suggest you use something like the advanced task manager to end applications which are not required periodically. Another thing you should do is to replace the default Launcher - Panteon with something like Pandahome..

@ Chandu - Bluetooth works like a charm. You could play around with the 1.5 for a day or two and then decide to take the plunge. I did the same and I don't regret it one bit. Although please be aware of the risks involved.

ViKiD™ said...

Hey Sameer can you please explain how to add add custom ringtones and sounds to 2.1?

JAB said...

Hi Sameer, Thanks for the post...I have been sold by your post to update to Android 2.1! I have the same spica with baseband version i5700DDIK2. In case after I try 2.1 and for some reason I want to restore to this image, can you point me where I can get the same image? When I tried in samsungfirmware.net, I could not find this exact image. Any idea where I can get it? If not the exact one, which of the ones available in samsungfirmware.net can be used in case I decide to go back to 1.5? Thanks

JAB said...

Hi Sameer, Thanks for the post...I have been sold by your post to update to Android 2.1! I have the same spica with baseband version i5700DDIK2. In case after I try 2.1 and for some reason I want to restore to this image, can you point me where I can get the same image? When I tried in samsungfirmware.net, I could not find this exact image. Any idea where I can get it? If not the exact one, which of the ones available in samsungfirmware.net can be used in case I decide to go back to 1.5? Thanks

Tim said...

i have flashed to several 2.1 ROMS, including newer than the one above. I have found them all to be unusable because:
- youtube a/v never sync
- divx/xvid not sync
- missing exchange agenda sync (email&contact present)
- no gps fix ever

Does anyone else have these problems or is it just me and my bad luck?

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Vikid - http://forum.samdroid.net/threads/112-i5700-The-first-firmware-Android-OS-2.1-(Unofficial) - there is a bit about adding mp3 to your rightones.

@ jab - you can use any firmware listed on the samsung-firware.webs.com before the I570EDDJB2.. they are all 1.5.

apel said...

is there anybody can install .apk from memory card via File Manager?
never successful trying

always shown warning :
"No Application can perform this action"

thx

Bhavnit said...

Sameer, is bluetooth file transfer working in the new version? Thanks
Bhavnit

Anonymous said...

hey sameer howdoi install the usb drivers on tomy pcthat you have mentioned on the site.

cause it is not in any exeformat

please help

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ apel - download and install the APPManager from the market.

@ Bhavnit - Yes.

@ Johnson - After connecting the phone the computer should prompt you to install drivers.. at that point browse and point it to the drivers folder (extract it first). Although Johnson.. no offence but if you are not aware/comfortable with the drivers installation I recommend you wait for the official version to come out. A bricked phone is very sad.

PatrickC said...

I am new to this. I did everything as you said and yet for 9 mins, its stuck at setup connection. Please help.

suleyman said...

hi everybody

i successfully installed the new firmware. but i have a problem with opening the market. can anyone help me.
thx

JAB said...

Hi Sameer, I tried to flash my system yesterday. This is what happened:
- I had already installed NPS drivers that came with my phone. When I enable debugging on the phone and connect it, it shows Samsung Android USB Modem and Samsung Android USB Composite device
- I did hard reset, turned off, removed the SIM and mem card and turned it on with the buttons pressed and it went to download mode
- However now when I connected the cable, it showed up as Samsung Modem #2 and Samsung Composite Device in device manager. It wasn't showing the earlier Samsung Android device and it didn't ask for installing any drivers either
- After proceeding further using odin, it detected COM4 as you mentioned and I pointed to the right files and enabled debug mode. 10 min. and nothing happened.It didn't go beyond Setup <1> stage
- Then I disconnected and turned on the device. Thankfully everything was safe :-)

What can I do further to get it working. Why isn't it detecting as android device when connected in download mode? Should I try it again or do you see any brick in creation here?

Your advice would be very helpful

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Jab - All I can think is that you need to try the drivers that I have posted. Everything else seems to be alright. Uninstall the NPS and then try this once again. I have read that if you remove the battery if the setup gets struck then you won't brick the device.. although I can't be sure. Goodluck.

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Patrick - did you manage to save the phone ?

JAB said...

Succesfully flashed to 2.1! The new version seems good...Here's my observation after looking at it for 5 minutes:
- There is no rington as mannu said..the only option available is silent mode..Also there's no audible feedback when typing, that's also silent
- The home screen is slightly sluggish..but the apps as such works fine
Any suggestion for these issues?

Apart from that everything else looks great but not very polished as one gentleman commented

Thanks again for your tutorial!

Mayuresh said...

Hi Sameer,

Thanks a lot man, this upgrade worked n i'm enjoying the 2.1 version. however the GPRS seems not to be connecting. I installed the firmware with the CSC file as previously it gave me a error. Later it was done & working fantastic.

Also i faced the same problem whr Odin used to stop at "Setup Connection" however i found out a driver which helped me overcome this.

when u connect the USB cable after it gets into the download mode u can download the "
ADB Drivers for Win XP/Vista/7" drivers from the below link & run setup.exe

http://forum.samdroid.net/threads/18-Flash-Your-Samsung-I5700-%28firmwares-amp-tools%29-ENG

after installing it successfully u can use the Odin to upgrade the firmware.

I confirmed with Service Provider n got the settings, now i can also enjoy GPRS.

Jahapanha tussi great ho.....

JAB said...

My GPS doesn't seem to be working in 2.1..I am not getting position update in google maps or any other 3rd party GPS software...Has anyone faced this issue?

Manu Parameswaran said...

@JAB: I managed to overcome the ringer issue by following steps:

1) Open MyFiles application
2) Create 3 folders media\audio\ringtones
3) Copy paste your ring tones in the ringtones folder
4) Go to settings and you'll have the ring tones listed

Hope this helps.

JAB said...

@manu - Thanks, that worked! Has anyone faced GPS not working problem? Any solution?

udin said...

9. At this point your flashing is complete and the device should be automatically rebooting, once the reboot is complete unplug the USB cable and flick open the Eclair green locking slider ;-)

why after rebooting my phone blank and the usb cable detect unknown device!!
after that my phone continue blank,
how can i solve that problem!
thank you for the advice

udin said...

9. At this point your flashing is complete and the device should be automatically rebooting, once the reboot is complete unplug the USB cable and flick open the Eclair green locking slider ;-)

why after rebooting my phone blank and the usb cable detect unknown device!!
after that my phone continue blank,
how can i solve that problem!
thank you for the advice

Trial said...

have a question here, after update how can we root the device? would like to get to recovery to install language pack

Manu Parameswaran said...

@Trial: Check this out for root: http://www.greaky.com/2010/02/rooting-other-goodies-on-samsung-galaxy.html

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ udin - have you managed to save your phone ?

@ Manu - thanks for the link.

Sameer Prabhakar said...

Thanks everyone for making this such an interesting discussion.. Thank you for all the nice words you have had for me. Sincerely Appreciated.

I checked my google analytics account and there have been more than 10,000 unique visitors since the posts about our beloved Galaxy.

Dilip said...

Hi, I have a problem my phone does not start after the samsung boot screen!!! so it possible to upgrade to your firmware when my phone isnt starting???

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Dilip - You should probably try to reflash.. did you get any errors while flashing ?

Dilip said...

No I have not made any changes to my firmware or anything my phone just got hang and now when i start it stops at the samsung boot screen, I tried to reset using call + Ok + end and went to the self test menu and did a reset but its still not working.. SO i was wondering if i can update my phone to 2.1 in this condition? so is it possible to upgrade with my phone not starting?

Trial said...

thanks for the earlier help, how can I gain access to recovery on the device after rooting, i tried vol- + call + on all i get is a warning triangle on top of a phone, do I need to install recovery or is there another combination to use

Camelrider2003 said...

Hello Sameer,

keep up the good work.
Last week I was in Dubai for a few days and picked up a Spica. Now I am back home.
After buying the unit I found there was no Market app installed and am thinking about flashing the phone.
The firmware I have on it is:
i5700JPIJ5
Will the 2.1 image work on this phone?

Thanks,

hjalmar

Prakhar said...

Hello Sameer..
Thanks for the Guide..
I have a problem in my spica...after upgrade to 2.1
My EDGE/GPRS is not working.

Pls help

wahyu said...

how to get into "download mode"? i cant get it. I do press ++, but its not working. I do press ++, its not working too..

is there any other way?

wahyu said...

I cant get into download mode. I've press vol_down + OK button + Power button, but its not working. also I've press vol_down + camera button + Power button, but its not working also....

is there any other way to get into download mode....

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Dilip - how did the phone get like this ? did you try to flash the phone earlier ? if not I would suggest taking the phone to a dealer and getting it fixed and then maybe trying to flash it to 2.1.

@ hjalmar - I don't see any issues with flashing the firmware you have.

@ Prakhar - u should check the APN settings with your service provider.

@ wahyu - the only way to get the phone in the download mode is by pressing the Volume_Down + Camera + Power button.

Prakhar said...

I'm inserting correct APN settings,same that i inserted before upgrade but this time its not working

I tried all networks sim card and their settings but nothing works.

pls help

Prakhar said...

its i5700ddik2 firmware

Prakhar said...

Hello sameer..

Can I get my original firmware from internet..
if u have the link pls give it to me..

need it for warranty claims.

Prakhar said...

Regarding GPRS/Edge problem

1. phone showing the icon on taskba
2. but not able to browse
3. no problem from service provider side and apn settings. As gprs enabled from provide side.
4. There is an accessibilty option in settings which is not enabled in the phn...isn;t this creating the problem

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Prakhar - you can get the 1.5 firmwares from http://samsung-firmware.webs.com/WEBPROTECT-samsungandroidi5700.htm

I5700XEIL3 is the one which is most stable I am told.

Dilip said...

@ Sameer I have no idea the phone just got hung and i restated and now it just stops at the samsung logo after the samsung boot screen and the logo keeps blinking, I tried to reset it by pressing CALL + OK + END but its still the same. Cant I do it myself rather than going to the service cenre? I am also from India can you give me the link of the original rom or firmware and help me out to flash it.

Prakhar said...

thnx for the firmware....

is it possible to resolve gprs/edge problem.

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ I strongly suggest you take it to a service center.. It must be still in warranty right ?

@ Prakkar - for me the problem gets resolved when I restart the phone.

Dennis van Limbeek said...

@ Prakhar
Did you finf a solution for the GPRS problem?

I cant get it to work either. Maybe a rom which works fine? i tried loads now..

Mohammed said...

@Sameer
Hi Sameer, i have brought the phone from Saudi Arabia and did not find Android Market. Will flashing bring Android Market with the new firmware. Please advise. Note: i am very new to Android.

Thanks!

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Mohammed - I am not too sure about that. You should cross check this with some other people.

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Mohammed said...

@Sameer
thanks for your advice. by the way i tried flashing after reading your valuable guide, but where do the files for I570EDDJB2 bootloader, pda, csc and phone as the folder which you have uploaded does not have the .tar files.

Please advice.
Thanks bro.

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Mohammed said...

PHONE, BOOT, PDA, CSC - resp. of the firmware (tar files), if the firmware contains only one. tar file, select it as a PDA!

Where do i find the files within the i570EDDJB2 folder. please help

tonny said...

bro me too new , in android, my base band ver i5700DXJA1
me from indonesia..if i want to upgrade to 2.1 can i upgrade my galaxy spica..? and if i don't like it can i down grade it..? btw, my droid don' have android market.. and my firm ware are 1.5 cupcake

Teja said...

is multi touch supported??

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Mohammed - the I570EDDJB2.ZIP file contains all the individual files.

@ Tonny - yes you can upgrade and downgrade if you don't like the new version.

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Teja .. no multitouch is not supported with the version I have flashed.

Teja said...

sorry if this question has been asked before..
1. when is the official update to this firmware??
2.are any other official or unofficial(custom) roms available??and if yes ,link plz..:)

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Teja - 1. in a month we been hearing.
2. I haven't come across any custom rom.

Teja said...

n i forgot..
landsape qwerty was slow on this phone(stock firmware)..is the landscape slow keyboard issue resolved with this update..??
is the camera interface now similar to other samsung phones??

Sameer Prabhakar said...

@ Teja - keyboard is not much better.. I have been trying to get better keyboard installed.

I have a screenshot of the camera interface with my post.. a whole lot of settings have been added :-)

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