How to update Samsung Galaxy S to Android 2.2 Froyo via Kies [Anywhere in the world]

Samsung has officially announced the availability of new Android 2.2 Froyo upgrade, which started to roll out via Kies in the Nordic region. If you’re based from any other country over the world and want to upgrade your Galaxy S (GT-I9000) to Android 2.2 Froyo update, then check the below tutorial to accomplish this task.

Galaxy S_Froyo

How to Upgrade Galaxy S to Android 2.2 Froyo update –

Firstly, make sure to backup all the important data present on your device.

Download Samsung Kies version or something that is not the latest, you will need to uninstall the latest then install this one.

1. Connect your phone and open Samsung Kies and let you phone be detected as usual.

2. Keep Kies open, minimize it and run regedit in windows.

3. Locate HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Samsung\Kies\DeviceDB\

4. You should see some folders, named 1,2,3 etc in that folder, look for the one that mentions your current firmware, IMEI number, etc.

5. Once you find the correct folder (only one folder mentions this information), you need to modify 3 strings by simply double-clicking on them.

6. Locate the following 3 entries and change their value to the ones shown below. (You may first like to backup their value data to a notepad file).

SoftwareRevision = I9000XXJF3/I9000SWC/I9000XXJF3/I9000XXJF3

ProductCode = GT-I9000HKDXEE


Now close the Registry editor and do a Refresh. So, while Kies is minimized and still open and connected to your phone, you have changed these 3 strings.

7. Click on ‘Firmware Upgrade’ button in Kies, and you should now see Kies saying there is one upgrade for JP6. Now wait and let the upgrade process to complete.

Note – The above procedure is said to be working perfectly but try it at your own risk. Also, flashing will result in loosing the root if you were rooted.

Source: Android Forums


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter.

46 Responses

  1. a_usman says:

    Thanks for this guide. Now I can help my friend who asks everyday how to update Galaxy S to Froyo.

  2. Aravindan says:

    What exactly are we changing in the registry? Are we changing our region to Nordic to trick the system to make the update?

    Will this create problems in future ?

    aravindan(no spam!)

    • You are changing the Product Code to the one for which Update is available officially. You are not likely to face problem with this trick. Go ahead if you want to update via KIES only else Moddem ROMs are always better than this.

  3. Dave says:

    The did not work for the UK. Sorry but no cigar.

  4. De Decker says:

    Does an update but not to Android 2.2, still 2.1!

  5. Rizwan says:

    Samsung loves to produce amoled display phones and I love samsung because of samsung’s love for amoled. Read my latest article on amoled screen

  6. Robert says:

    I did the things you said just right but Kies didn`t see the jm6 to be the update,only pda:jm2/phone:jm1…so no jm6 🙁 I updated it anyway,it was froyo alright,but the phone didn`t work( the android process didn`t start ,nor the twlauncher),so i upgraded again to another buggy jm2 that i already had on my pc. I`m from Romania if it helps.Any advice? Thanks in advance!

  7. says:

    In the ‘How to Upgrade Galaxy S to Android 2.2 Froyo update’, please help me understand what you mean by “Now close the Registry editor and do a Refresh”. I’m not as tech savvy as some of you and will appreciate pointing me to what to REFRESH or where to find what to REFRESH.

  8. Prem says:

    I’ve a 3 month old SGS which i had updated to 2.1.1 Eclair. Couple of days back think I did terribly wrong.
    I tried to get Froyo using the below mentioned (I am from India, Asia) registry hack method given on this page….

    I didn’t get Android 2.2, and i did note my initial settings…another mistake there::

    After so-called firmware update my phone have PDA:JM2 / PHONE: JM1
    Android 2.1 – update1
    kernel version: 2.6.29 root@SE-S603 #2
    build number: ECLAIR.XWJM2

    and whan I try to update via Kies (old or newest version) I get the same msg:
    “This device’s version cannot be updated”.

    Will I still be able to update to Android 2.2 through Kies, when available in my country ??
    It seems the Phone has lost the “Root” as i tried to upgrade the phone using the registry hack method. Hence Kies says this device’s version cannot be updated. Have spent hours looking for a solution online but no luck….pls let me know if you found any solution to this problem and u were able to upgrade to Froyo…..
    a quick revert would be very much appreciated…

    • If you want to update via KIES, just go back to official DDJG4 firmware via Odin. You can get Odin, and the DDJG4 package from samfirmware.

      • Prem says:

        Kalpik…thanks for your response. As I mentioned earlier I did the mistake of not noting the initial settings i.e. the Baseband, Kernal and Build…. I got my phone from HK grey mrkt which was to be shipped to Germany… I’m assuming this coz when I first switched on my phone…it started with German and I do remember 100% that the Product Code was GT-I9000HKDDBT!!!

        A quick response would be great…


  9. Prem says:

    Mayur, can you help me out on this one??? I kind of trusted your procedure blindly and well….this is where I am…..

  10. Prem says:

    Thanks Mayur. That’s reassuring. Given the scenario I am in right now, I have one more query….when Samsung finally manages to release Froyo on India, I am assuming that it would be available with their authorised service centers as well. In that case, will they be able to upgrade my phone to Froyo with the exclusive tools available to them???

  11. Prem says:

    oh goodness….I did save my original stock f/w information on a notepad and forgot about it….here is what below…

    baseband version I9000XXJM1
    kernel version 2.6.29 umts_scm@S1-BUILDXXJM1
    build number ÉCLAIR.I9000XXJM1

    Mayur and Kalpik….can you guys now help me out????

  12. Prem says:

    and Product code remained the same…GT-I9000HKDDBT

    • Prem says:

      My phone is working perfectly fine. The only I had was i was getting a “this device’s version cannot be updated” when I try to update f/w using Kies…thats all. Earlier…before reg hack update to JM2 i was getting a “You already have the Latest Version” msg….how can I get Kies to give me an option to Upgrade once Froyo is rolled out in India?
      I’m currently on ….
      PDA:JM2 / PHONE: JM1
      Android 2.1 – update1
      kernel version: 2.6.29 root@SE-S603 #2
      build number: ECLAIR.XWJM2

      Before reg hack update i was on
      baseband version I9000XWJM1
      Android 2.1 – update1
      kernel version 2.6.29 umts_scm@S1-BUILDXXJM1
      build number ÉCLAIR.I9000XXJM1

      Since Kies says it cannot update my Phone’s F/W when Froyo is rolled out in India, the Service Center guys will be able to upgrade my phone to Froyo with the exclusive tools available to them???

      If not, how is that i can do it….ODIN? as mentioned by Kalpik? I checked that one… it mentions “Flashing way I9000XWJPO: First I9000XWJM8 with RE-Partition and 512.pit. Than I9000XWJPO without RE-Partion use 803.pit”

      That means i have to first flash mine to XWJM8 first and then flash it to XWJPO??? Or i can directly flash to XWJPO? Mine is German product code GT-I9000HKDDBT…

      Will highly appreciate your suggestions….thank you

      • Like I said earlier, flash to DDJG4.. That’s the latest Official firmware available in India.. Once you’re on that, you should get updated to froyo once it is released in India via KIES.

        • Prem says:

          I downloaded Odin 1.0, the firmwares you’ve mentioned in .zip format. While i open the zip files it asked for a password, i gave and tried as well but both dont work…..what to do?

  13. Sean says:

    I tried to avoid, like many others, the terrible vodafone bloatware situation by updating to JM2 via odin, but now the official Vodafone UK release is out and confirmed to have no bloatware, how can i upgrade to it?

    I connect my phone to the most recent Kies and it says “This device’s version cannot be updated” and when trying the registry hack the older version of Kies says my handset is not supported?!

    Please give me some good news and say this is possible!


  14. Prem says:

    Kalpik, following your advice i have now flashed to DDJG4. Rather, i got this done with Samsung Service Center as i had flashed to JM8>XWJPA but GPRS/APN did not work even with correct settings. Same case with XFJP7 as well. What is the right way to flash to DXJPA??? Coz, when i flashed DXJPA thru ODIN with 803 PIT with no repartition….the device lost recovery mode and download mode with a grey battery figure appearing when put on charge with the circle not moving. The asian version?? do i use the firmware from Samfirware or Richtofens? and which .PIT do i use and do i use repartition???

    Would be very much thankful if you can guide me on this one…

    Current Phone detail is as shown below…
    baseband version I9000DDJG4
    Android 2.1 – update1
    kernel version 2.6.29
    build number ÉCLAIR.DDJG4

  15. alphama says:

    Hi Gurus,

    I tried to update my Androide 2.1 to 2.2 with no success
    I already used Kies version Kies_1.5.1.10074_45 and I got a message of no upgrade possible.
    With latest kies version Kies_1.5.3.10103_102 I got amessage of latest version already installed in that phone.

    Need your help guys for that.

    The current version is listed below

    Value 17
    Name: SoftwareRevision
    Type: REG_SZ
    Data: I9000UGJH2/I9000BMCJH2/I9000UGJH2/I9000UGJH2
    Value 18
    Name: HIDSWVER
    Type: REG_SZ
    Data: I9000UGJH2/I9000BMCJH2/I9000UGJH2/I9000UGJH2
    Value 19
    Name: ProductCode
    Type: REG_SZ
    Data: GT-I9000HKABMC

  16. Aishvarya Verma says:

    My current kernel version is 2.6.29 #2..
    why is there instead of root in this.. is this not the original kernel..
    Also, i am not able to upgrade to 2.2 still.. please need help..

  17. Radioactivemah says:

    hello, i followed the procedure word for word and now it tells me this when i try to update:
    Model Name: GT-I9000
    Current version: PDA:JF3/PHONE:JF3
    This device’s version cannot be updated

    no what???

  18. Rich says:

    This just doesn’t work for me at all. I have tried for the last 4 hours & still no joy. My phone is unlocked although the product codes etc are ORA (orange I’m guessing) is just tells me everytime that this phone cannot be updated 🙁 I’m going mad here.

  19. Brielle says:

    When I try to update to froyo it says there is no internet connection when it is any ideas?

  20. Brielle says:

    and it always stops downloading at 5272kb at 3% download…

  21. Soumick Panja says:

    heloo bro myself from India
    this doesnt working for me itz showing that
    Current Version : PDA:JF3 / PHONE:JF3
    This device’s version cannot be updated
    i followed all your process then also doesn’t working plz hlp me

  22. aika says:

    i’m using the samsung galaxy 5 running on 2.1 and want an upgrade to 2.2. but when i try to upgrade it using kies, it says this version of the device cannot be updated. i’m from the philippines, does anyone know when the official upgrade gets here? or will it at all?.. i’ve been reading up on ways to upgrade but alas i’m not exactly techy savvy so i’m reluctant to try it out. please help me guys..?

  23. ghous says:

    does this method works for samsung galaxy 3

  24. Ravi says:

    I got Kies 2.0 and tried upgrading Galaxy 3 (should be Apollo). After like, 3 hours (i-speed is reaaaaally slow… 2kbps) i still got 2.1…

  25. maree says:


    You should see some folders, named 1,2,3 etc in that folder, look for the one that mentions your current firmware, IMEI number, etc.


  26. Dr Pramod Karnatic says:

    Friends if ur 2.1 ver is working fine don’t try to fiddle ,thanks.

  27. biswajit kisku says:

    my phone is samsung galaxy I5503…. it has android 2.1.1 at this moment…. how can i get the froyo version for my mobile officialy???? can anyone suggest me plzzz???

  28. Joanna says:

    current version: PDA:JG4/PHONE:JG1. I am from Poland, all above mentioned in previous message is current.
    Thanks for help,

  29. Joanna says:

    I don’t have DeviceDB in my kies folder even I’ve installed suggested by you Kies version, I only have DeviceAuthenticated. What should I do? My program version is I9000XWJG4/I9000SWC/I9000XXJG1/I9000XWJG4, model GT-I9000. I’m from Poland.
    Thanks for help,

  30. Haider says:

    I am already having andriod 2.2 but wanna upgrade it to 2.3 (Gingerbread) …..
    My phone is samsung galaxy S

  31. paul says:

    can this work on galaxy pop ? if not, give an alternative asap

  32. BISHOP says:

    VE gt i9000
    baseband i9000xxjpk
    kernel version 2.6.29 root@SE-S603 #2
    can it be upgraded n how? cos I used da kies registry patcher n said found new firmware. kies downloaded but cant upgrade da fone. I put da fone in download mode n kies wont recognize it

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