How To: Update Samsung Intercept Android OS from 2.1 Éclair to 2.2 Froyo.

Posted on Apr 12 2011 - 11:07am by Hansoo

The Samsung Intercept from Virgin Mobile is finally receiving an Android 2.2 Froyo update. The update is being pushed out now and can be installed OTA(Over the air).

How long will the update go on for?
Within the next few weeks you will receive a prompt on your phone to update your Intercept phone software from 2.1 Éclair to 2.2 Froyo.
How long will the update take?
The update process will take 5-15 minutes to complete.
What should I be aware of prior to conducting the update?
Ensure that your phone is charged or connected to a charger before clicking Restart and Install.
Do not remove your battery during the update process.
Google or Exchange Contacts, Email accounts, Text Messages, Alarms and installed applications will be backed up and restored by some backup utilities such as ASTRO File Manager.
What will happen after updating?
A soft reset may be required to re-sync Calendar events. Music files, Photos and Videos are stored on the memory card and are not affected. Memos, Call Logs, Speed Dial numbers, Playlists, Folders, App shortcuts and Widgets will be deleted. Backup any important Memos before proceeding.Speed Dial numbers, Playlists, Folders, App shortcuts and Widgets can be recreated after the update is complete.

After the installation is complete, your phone will restart. You will be prompted to re-enter your Google Account Password.

Froyo improvements over Éclair?
Froyo 2.2 enhancements include:
  • Exchange Active Sync updates
  • Ability to install applications to an external memory card
  • Improved Bluetooth device support
  • Bluetooth Voice dialing
  • Improved operating system performance
  • Dedicated phone, application and browser icons on every home screen

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