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Bell Galaxy S Vibrant Android 2.2 Upgrade Now Available

Looks like Samsung wasn’t lying this time about that Froyo eh? ;-)

Bell’s Vibrant has been blessed first and is now able to receive the Android 2.2 Froyo update through their website. We know this is something everyone has been waiting for. Update instructions from Bell are linked right below so get updating and let us know how it went, will you?

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  • CAB

    Exciting. Will updating result in the loss of data (apps etc)? I just went through a hard-reset and getting all my old app’s back on the phone was painful..

    • Mo

      when i updated my N1 …… last summer….. wow, that’s a really long time ago, you just got it on your Vibrant?? wow.
      lol, sorry didn’t mean to sound like a jerk. but it’s a point worth mentioning. anyways, when I did the 2.1 to 2.2 update, the phone didn’t loose it’s apps or anything. some of the settings (especially for the new added features) are set to default but that’s it. but I felt the phone was a bit sluggish when i updated it so I performed a hard reset anyways and I felt it got better.
      enjoy the 2.2, it’s way better than the 2.1.

      • CAB

        Yeah…..Bell Canada just released the update…..seems we are way behind.

        Installed the updates with no issue thus far. I did remove the SD card for the updates……

  • desireheartswin7

    I know you guys probably have jobs and all but every article is posted at least 24 hours to a couple of days after it was posted on endgadget or mobilsyrup. I’m not bitching just recommending to step it up in order to compete :-D.

  • tremSr

    People on mobilesyrup were complaining of boot loops or corruption due to the external sd card drive.
    With the only option being to return the phone to Bell for repair and no estimated time on it’s return. I was holding out to see if the issue was caused by enhancements such as root or lag fixes not being removed before upgrading or if it’s just a lack of following instruction by the users.
    Anyone here been successful? Unsuccessful?

    thanks.

  • Cyberwolfmd

    I’m not impressed with new update my phone seems to be glitchy during startup. Way to go Samsung! Thought 2.2 would make the phone faster not slower!

    • Mo

      wow, I did the unofficial update on the AT&T’s captivate. It also was slower than the 2.1. I sold it on ebay only for that reason and got another captivate with 2.1 on it. I thought it got slower because it’s an unofficial update, but to hear it’s the case with the official update is disappointing.

  • Sal

    Bricked my phone tabarnak!

    • Mo

      merde man

    • Eric_poirier

      il mon prêter un Beurk Berry en attendant ……….c comme conduire une lamborghini et de tomber sur un cheval………. : (

  • Mark Porter

    Worked fine for a day after then my phone died. Bad timing or result of the update?! Won’t boot, recovery mode says cannot mount SD card and it won’t reformat. Time to send back for repair.. boo

  • Mark Porter

    Worked fine for a day after then my phone died. Bad timing or result of the update?! Won’t boot, recovery mode says cannot mount SD card and it won’t reformat. Time to send back for repair.. boo

  • M_Kant

    Kies says my device cannot be updated after connecting. Anyone else have this problem? Currently sitting at version JH2.

    • Samuel Aug3r

      Same here, I have a I9000M and im from montreal, canada

      • vkos

        I had the failed to convert to upgrade mode or whatever. restored to factory settings, still didn’t work. I eventually ended up unmounting the internal storage and formatting it via Settings> SD card and phone storage. then remounted sd car,d plugged it in and upgrade was successful. The phones working much better since 2.2 :D

  • Timothy Bingham

    I just did the upgrade to 2.2 and it bricked my phone. Thankfully I’m lawyer and considering either (a) a small claims action or (b) a class action.

    • evil-doer

      get onto the xda-developer forums and let us know what you do. there’s dozens of people there angry that the same thing happened to them. i myself am one of them.

      • Eric_poirier

        I speak with a tech form samsung and he tell me they have more the 250 issue in 2 days about that update

    • gmccague

      I just recently received a bill from Rogers. I’m willing to sign up to item (b).

    • drouou

      it to me did the same thing 3 years ago with an update with another of my phone and again with my samsung galaxy S we could probably make a collective reccour with this problem. what do you think

    • Damien

      The update improved stability till it bricked my phone a week after applying the update, and this phone, coupled with the lack of service when I’ve called about the problems in the past… I’d defiantly sign up for option b.

    • Epgomez

      Hi I have the same problem. I spoke to a samsung tech and told me to bring the phone to Bell so they can send it to samsung for repair. Bell was asking for the receipt and I no longer have it. First they dont want to send the phone to samsung and I told them “are you telling me that you want me to throw my $600 to the garbage bec I dont have a receipt. After and argument they checked IMEI and validated that it’s from Bell. Obviously the vibrant is only from Bell which is stupid of them. They charged my $40 just to bring it to Samsung. They asked me to sign a piece of paper. Can I sue them? Bell and Samsung?

  • gmccague

    Yeah this is not going to work. I have Samsung Kies on 1 Windows 7 computer, 2 Windows XP machines. It does not work on any of them. Hopefully Rogers will provide another means to get the update on my phone when it becomes available.

  • gmccague

    Yeah this is not going to work. I have Samsung Kies on 1 Windows 7 computer, 2 Windows XP machines. It does not work on any of them. Hopefully Rogers will provide another means to get the update on my phone when it becomes available.

  • Saboteur

    3 months late, 2 days to kill my phone, great job…

    so any word on what bell/samsung are gonna do? to fix this

  • Gordo

    Of course we don’t have anything from Rogers yet. If you folks are looking for a solution to getting your Captivate to actually connect and also update the firmware I suggest you look at the following links:

    http://www.hmtweb.com/imd/?p=394#comment-1059 (I had this problem. The solution works perfectly)
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=758429 (I like this one because Kies is bloatware beyond belief. Make sure you connect your phone via USB before you launch the application)

    Hope the above helps people with issues. I’m waiting for Rogers. Which means I’ll probably wait a long, long time.

  • Eric_poirier

    it to me did the same thing 3 years ago with an update with another of my phone and again with my samsung galaxy S we could probably make a collective reccour with this problem. what do you think

  • tremSr

    Update has been pulled from Kies.

  • Xepol

    Suddenly, I am happy Rogers can’t get its update act together…..

  • http://twitter.com/gmccague Gordon McCague

    As I watch this situation and wait for my update I ponder the state of Canadian telecommunications. These updates are pushed to people in Scandinavia. The United States. A colleague suggested that they even see the update available in South Africa? ICELAND? It’s available in Iceland? This is comic. Completely and utterly ridiculous. Beyond comprehension. These countries received the update IN OCTOBER!!! I’m not an all caps kind of guy but this is utterly pathetic. Canada used to be a world leader in telecommunications.

  • http://twitter.com/gmccague Gordon McCague

    Anyone having trouble with their wireless phone can lodge a complaint with the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services at https://www.ccts-cprst.ca/en/

    Go do it! Don’t forget to name the various parties involved. HTC is behaving as badly as Samsung at the moment I understand.

    Here are some main points to mention:

    1. The high failure rate of the phones
    2. The extreme wait times on repairs 4-6 weeks
    3. The $25+ fee for a basic non-Smartphone loaner
    4. The fact that we cannot suspend our services when our phone is out for repair
    5. Our “repaired” phones are dieing again, some multiple times
    6. Bell & Samsung are not informing their customers of anything.

    Terms of Resolution:

    1. We want our phones fixed 100% for good.
    2. Reimbursed for the fee of getting a loaner
    3. Reimbursed for the service we had to pay for that we couldn’t use during the repair time. (This is assuming you did not use your data at all)

    Possible other Terms:

    1. Full product recall, replacing every phone out there with a new one that no longer has the issue
    2. Extended warranty

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