Samsung Galaxy S Android 2.3 software update

by Social Media Team ‎09-09-2011 08:40 AM
Social Media Team

UPDATE: 8 September, 2011

Hi everyone,
Please to announce that the Android 2.3.3 update for Samsung Galaxy S will be available from 12PM AEST on Friday September 9, 2011.

How can I get this update for my Samsung Galaxy S?

You can update your Samsung Galaxy S using Samsung KIES and following the instructions

How big is the file size?

The file size for the Android 2.3 update on the Samsung Galaxy S is approximately 400MB

Just to note:

  • The update is available free of charge, however it will require internet connection on your PC to download and install the new update via Samsung Kies
  • You’ll need to back up all mobile phone data via Samsung Kies before performing the upgrade
  • It’s recommended that you have a full battery when upgrading

UPDATE: 5 August, 2011

Hi everyone

We are introducing a new weekly post for device software updates. Check out the first one we posted yesterday. We are looking at posting this weekly update every Wednesday, so keep your eye on the blog for the next one.



UPDATE: 14 July, 2011

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for your patience, sorry for the inconvenience this original post may have caused. The firmware version I9000XXJVO which we approved will not be available due to an internal issue with Samsung.

Samsung is currently working on a new and improved firmware release and in conjunction with us, will bring a new version to the market as a maintenance release. 

Sincere apologies to any Samsung Galaxy S owners using the 3 variant, there was a communication mistake regarding the software update. Unfortunately, we are yet to test the firmware for 3 and are waiting for Samsung to provide us the right firmware for testing

No ETA has been set when Samsung will release this new version, but please check back on Samsung Kies and our Vodafone blog for further updates.



ORIGINAL POST: 12 July, 2011

Firstly, thank you for your extreme patience regarding the Samsung Galaxy S Android 2.3 ‘Gingerbread’ update.

We know a lot of people have been asking us on our previous post - Testing for Android 2.3 Gingerbread on specific mobile phones and on our Vodafone Community forum when Android 2.3.3 ‘Gingerbread’ for the Samsung Galaxy S would be available.

We are pleased to say that the new version of software (I9100TDUKF4) has passed our internal testing process and is now available for Vodafone & 3 customers via Samsung Keis.

How do I get Android 2.3 on my Samsung Galaxy S?

Step 1: Connect your smartphone with your computer, it should auto-start with Samsung Kies (if it doesn’t, just open that application on your computer)
Step 2: Follow the prompts to update your Samsung Kies on your computer
Step 3: Once installed, Samsung Kies auto-detect a new firmware is available for your Samsung Galaxy S
Step 4: Follow the instructions on your computer to install the new software for Android 2.3.3 on your Samsung Galaxy S

Let us know what you think of the new software.

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by Steve42 ‎13-07-2011 08:17 AM

What about the Galaxy Tab?

by Andrew_Tran ‎13-07-2011 08:23 AM

Hi Steve, I'm our team is still chasing more information on this, when we have more, we'll share it on the blog Smiley Happy Cheers AT

by Nick_1 ‎13-07-2011 08:30 AM

I am on Three. It still says you already have latest firmware?
Is it also available for Three

by Mark7 ‎13-07-2011 08:31 AM

Glad to hear about the update. I've checked and so far KIES isn't recognising an update. I'm still on the vodafone 2.2 firmware. Still says I'm on the latest firmware.

by Andrew_Tran ‎13-07-2011 08:37 AM

Hi Ben, Yes, you need to reinstall Samsung Kies first. Cheers AT

by Nice ‎13-07-2011 09:05 AM

Still no luck downloaded and installed latest version of Kies which is but still says This is the latest firmware.
Any clues?

by Andrew_Tran ‎13-07-2011 09:12 AM

Hi Ben, Let me ask around and get back to you. Cheers AT

by Paul19 ‎13-07-2011 09:27 AM

Andrew, Is this update also for the unbranded phones Aussie GalaxyS?

by Paul19 ‎13-07-2011 09:36 AM

The Firmware mentioned above I9100TDUKF4 is for the SGS2. what is the version we should be looking out for the SGS.

by irajohn90 ‎13-07-2011 10:16 AM

please correct.....
is this an update for i900o i9100T ??
you've mentioned the software version I9100TDUKF4 which is for I9100T

by Andrew_Tran ‎13-07-2011 10:38 AM

Hi Paul, I'll put the question to someone in the office, but they might not get back to me till tomorrow. My gut feeling says 'no', but i could be wrong. I'll get confirmation and update. Smiley Happy Cheers AT

by Andrew_Tran ‎13-07-2011 10:41 AM

Hi Joseph, My bad, thanks for the pick up will update... it's I9000XXJVO Cheers AT

by Andrew_Tran ‎13-07-2011 10:43 AM

Hi Paul, Thanks for the pick up, it's I9000XXJVO Smiley Happy Cheers AT

by Justin12 ‎13-07-2011 10:50 AM

Fully uninstalled and re-installed Samsung Kies. Still says firmware is current, even tried rebooting phone, still says current firmware. Can you check to see if this has been released to phones or if its still in testing?

by Mark7 ‎13-07-2011 11:04 AM

I tried the same thing as well, couldn't find an update either.

by Nicholas3 ‎13-07-2011 11:21 AM

I reinstalled the keys software and I get the same messsage as the other guys.
Has the update been released or are you jerking us around?

by irajohn90 ‎13-07-2011 11:53 AM

just tried to update, no update found. could be voda have to wait for samsung to list???

by Mark7 ‎13-07-2011 12:14 PM

I hope not. And also I thought the update was going to be 2.3.4, but as long as I get gingerbread I don't really care Smiley Happy

by Robbie1_1 ‎13-07-2011 12:25 PM

Same issue here.Latest Kies, no firmware yet.

by veuie ‎13-07-2011 12:27 PM

load of bs. no update. well done voda

by Pat3 ‎13-07-2011 01:20 PM

Hey, I'm with Crazy Johns and it says I have the latest firmware on Kies. How do I get the update?

by Sam63 ‎13-07-2011 03:00 PM

Having the same problem here

by Stooge_1 ‎13-07-2011 04:08 PM

Updated to the new version of KIES. Also says its on the latest firmware. With Vodafone. Anyone had the update come through?

by viralvirgo ‎13-07-2011 04:24 PM

nothing in kies.. still says 2.2 is the latest firmware..can this issue be solved early please.. really frustrated with this laggy phone..

by Peter46 ‎13-07-2011 04:35 PM

Did everything as suggested, but still old firmware ... rather sad ... :-(

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