On 22 November 2011 11:40, Philipp Huebner <debalance(a)debian.org> wrote:
On 22/11/11 10:40, Brian May wrote:
On 22 November 2011 09:54, James Harper
A guy here with a Galaxy S says he put the latest
version of "KIES" on
his PC and could then upgrade to 2.3. I don't have an Android phone and
don't even really know what "KIES" is but maybe that information is
useful? Maybe it doesn't apply if your existing firmware is wiped...
Kies is the Windows only software supplied by Samsung for remotely
accessing/syncing your phone on computer. It seems to have a
reputation of being bloated.
Correct. That reminded me that KIES has an "emergency firmware restore"
feature in case one of the upgrades goes wrong. I didn't have to use it
yet, but it might be worth the shot.
I've used it - I had to compile one of it's dependancies (libusb from
memory) to compile it under debian squeeze. It
worked fine. I can send details if interested
It allows you to back write flash - but not read it so I had to first
flash a new kernel which then allowed me to back up
stuff - so I lost the original kernel. This was on a Galaxy S2 not
Galaxy S - but probably only means you need a different kernel and
related ROM images.