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Alas, Froyo update for the Samsung Vibrant is available through Kies mini

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Alas, Froyo update for the Samsung Vibrant is available through Kies mini
You say that you can't stand through the grueling process of waiting to see that notification hit your Samsung Vibrant about the Android 2.2 Froyo update? Well, there's an alternative process that's available which will transform your Android 2.1 powered Vibrant to Android 2.2.

Not everyone might not be comfortable in pursuing this alternative process, but it appears that the update is available through Samsung's some times wobbly Kies mini software. Granted that they provide step-by-step instructions on installing the update, some people may still be put off having to do some manual work in getting their handset up to par with Froyo. But if you feel up to a challenge, you can follow the directions and find your smartphone finally up to the levels of some newer devices on the market.

However, it's worth noting that there is no 64-bit Windows or Mac support at this time.

source: Samsung & Mobileburn

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posted on 21 Jan 2011, 19:48

1. guy12 (unregistered)


I have windows 64 bit :(. Won't install

posted on 21 Jan 2011, 19:52

2. kanon (Posts: 36; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)


@guy so do I and it installed flawlessly did you run as admin... Also just installed it.. Just hit a benchmark of 956 :/ I am gonna try running it on tw b/c I have ADW over the top of it right now...Only weird thing I have noticed was the market got switched back to the older one so i dunno.. Also does anyone know if a one click rooter will work with this since it has froyo now?

posted on 21 Jan 2011, 19:55

3. kanon (Posts: 36; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)


Also just gonna leave this here No 64 bit support huh? http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab99/kanonnmedia/54bit.png

posted on 21 Jan 2011, 23:25

4. black02wing (Posts: 21; Member since: 05 Feb 2007)


win 7 64 worked perfect for me. lost use of the avatar movie after, but dont care.
Still a very laggy rom. Looking at Voodoo lagfix maybe.

posted on 22 Jan 2011, 16:33

5. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


who no captivate... never buying another samsung phone... understand custom roms but really samsung? 2.3 is already out and u use it... why cant we all have 2.2 at least

posted on 24 Jan 2011, 18:26

6. donzere88 (unregistered)


i installed the kies mini on my 32 bit vista laptop and it works great. Everything on my phone is now faster and the color looks more vibrant in summary i love it. The only thing that doesn't work is the avatar movie that was preinstalled on the phone which i don't really care since i have the 1080p on my laptop

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