**UPDATE: So it seems as though Samsung might have pulled this update due to the amount of people using the Registry Hack to trick Kies. For now until we hear of or read an official update from Samsung, we would HIGHLY encourage you to not update your phone using this method. Many different people have reported lots of problems using this method, and so far only European countries have had the smoothest of installs (I updated the post title to reflect this).
If you’ve already installed using this method or you’ve left a comment with your problem below, I’ll be updating this as read about solutions int he XDA Forums and posting as many of them here as I can find/verify. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Check back with us here at this article and our main page to get the most up to date information regrading Froyo and Galaxy S devices.
*****UPDATE: So I put the original directions on another post which can be found here. If you still want to try the Registry Hack, then go there, but I wouldn’t recommend it as Samsung has pulled the update and people are instead being updated to Android 2.1 update-1 which doesn’t always match their model number, so be forewarned if you try that. Otherwise see below for how to do the update through a program called ODIN.
Current Known Problems users have been experiencing across all countries and device models:
- GPS issues have been better, the same, or worse in some instances
- Users have lost either their data network connections or voice network connections
- Loss of 3 button start
- Beings stuck at the intro screen forever
- Conflicts with or non-working Swype software
- Slower than previous 2.1 build
Problem: Missing homescreen shorcuts or widgets
Solution: So it seems like some people are experiencing their homescreen widgets and shortcuts being rearranged, moved, or deleted. This is normal just recreate them or if you have Launcher Pro just backup your homescreens and then restore.
Problem: Slower UI than your previous 2.1 build
Solution: Also users have been noting that the phone is slow for the first 30 minutes. If you know what LagFix is (or how to use google) then you can apply that or just wait for awhile and it seems to correct itself.
Problem: Frequent unknown vibrating
Solution: Not sure about this frequent vibrating, but haven’t read anywhere that this is harmful. Users have been reporting that this stops once you disable your Swype keyboard. If you want to get your Swype keyboard working, our very own Dar has reported that doing a factory reset of the device in your 3 button mode solves this issue. Thanks for the tip Dar!
Problem: Market not showing up in your app drawer
Solution#1: Do a hard reset of your phone. This will wipe all your data and settings, but many people who flash their phones often swear by doing a hard reset immediately after to get the most out of that particular ROM. Should you choose to do a hard reset, check out our Samsung Kies article because it talks about all the apps that allow you to backup basically everything on your phone.
Solution#2: Some people are reporting that if you can get a file explorer application installed, or you had one installed before updating, then accessing a file on your phone is all thats needed to restore the market. The guide below was found on the XDA Forums posted by user vigge_sWe
I don’t know if this has been posted before, but I found a way of getting market to work without a factory reset:
You need a filemanager that can access /system/ for this, like Astro. Go to /system/apps/ and install the vending.apk . You will now have market. The first couple of times you launch it, it will crash. But after a couple of times it will start working as normal again. At least it did for me.
So if you’re able to follow that guide. Otherwise you’ll need to download a File Manager apk and install it through your computer. Now in our comments sections user odrikez was kind enough to host a file for all of you and you can find it at this link just go there on your mobile phone and click on the icon next to the name to download the file. Now some Galaxy S devices prevent non-market apps from installing. To bypass this go grab Astro File Manager’s APK from here and then read out guide on how to install apks through your usb connected computer here.
**This will be updated as I find out about more problems/solutions. Also let us know in the comments if you find anything new that you don’t see here yet.
Other Misc Links and Info regarding this update
- New root method by Chainfire can be found here.
- A way to get the 3 button mode working on any rom here.
- A forum post where you can post about your experiences with the new Froyo builds and also report problems can be found here.
- How to update your Galaxy S phone to Froyo 2.2 using Odin and other methods (including lagfix) can be found here. (This is a more technical, but more stable way to update your device to Froyo than the Reg Hack method used above)
How to revert back to Android 2.1
- So this isn’t the easiest of methods, but it should work and there are instructions in the link. Just please please please make sure to read every line of text whether big or small before attempting to do this. I can’t be held responsible if anything goes wrong, and this solution is one of the easiest I found.
- You will first need to sign up for an account with SamFirmware before you’ll be able to access the links below.
- First go to this link where you can see all the firmwares for every Galaxy S device (exlcuding North American models) and the subsequent files needed to revert back to 2.1. Make sure to check out the bottom of the page where you will find the Odin files, the .PIT files, and the instructions in 8 different languages.
- If you’re confused on which files to download, check out this link where you can find your country and see what firmware code you need to download.
- Please let me know in the comments if this works for anyone who needs/wants to do this!!
Hopefully you enjoyed this guide and let us know how it goes in the comments!