14-09-2011 09:34 PM
hi, kies advises i have lastest firmware which is still verion 1.0, most apps i want is version 1.2 has vodafone released this version yet? i have tried vodafones upgrade software page and nothing for this model
16-09-2011 01:21 AM
Welcome to the Vodafone eForum from all of the team.
I have answered your query in the other thread that you posted in earlier, please take a look at that thread and we will be able to assist you further.
17-09-2011 08:29 PM
. I have just tried reinstalling kies again on the new 2.0 version. still does not work, it advises this version of the device cannot be updated, firmware version i have on the wave is s8500ACJF1/S8500VODJF2(XEU) Im still on 1.0 version PLEASE HELP.
19-09-2011 05:58 PM
21-09-2011 04:34 PM
take it to carphone warehouse, and tell them it has a firmware issue, they send it off and get latest firmware put on, which takes all vodafone rubbish of phone, then from then on you can use kies to update it., vodafones firmware stops you from updating it as they like to have there own branding on YOUR phone
27-09-2011 06:34 PM
Well I went into carphone warehouse today and they stated unable to do this I need to refer to vodafone as this has there firmware on.
I need version 1.2 on but kies still advising device can not be updated and even customer services in my local vodafone shop was no help on this issue
27-09-2011 07:58 PM
go to different carphone warehouse, and all you need to say is, ( my phone keeps crashing and being very unresponsive, i think it is a firmware issue, could you please send it off to service centre) and they will do, you will get it back unbranded with the latest firmware, and when ever a new firmware is released you just plug it in to kies,
05-01-2012 04:20 PM
Hey all, I also have this problem any chance your still looking into it?
In regards to your post Lee, my current software version is:
I'm hoping you guys can solve this annoying little issue
06-01-2012 04:22 PM
I downloaded 1.0 last night with flashing software, i flashed it on to my phone, then i have just about 10 mins ago updated via samsung kies to the latest 1.2.
If there was a way i could give you my email address on here i could arrange with you to send you the software on a pendrive, and you could do it very very easyly, then you can update to bada 2.0 via samsung kies when it is released. Also it takes all vodafone branding of the phone, which makes the phone quicker, and the phone can then be used as Samsung intended it to be used, with no restrictions.
Samsung them selves gave me the firmware, due to the fact vodafone phones with there firmware on will not update via kies, the reason for this is vodafone stop you due to the fact they like to load there bloatware on to there phones. to remind you everytime you switch phone on that your on vodafone lol.
07-01-2012 11:01 AM
09-01-2012 01:48 PM - edited 09-01-2012 01:59 PM
My girlfriend bought it for me from your shop in Fareham, i think, its been over a year since I've had it. I think it was an 18 month contract.
Should my phone have different firmware then?
11-01-2012 06:28 PM
11-01-2012 10:41 PM
I thought I'd take screen grabs to help show what the problem is, So with a fresh install I add the latest Kies software....
Once I plug my phone in however, the Firmware information section (shown below) always has this...
and thats where I'm stuck as it wont let me update at all.
13-01-2012 05:27 PM
13-01-2012 07:17 PM
14-01-2012 10:49 AM - edited 14-01-2012 10:51 AM
going to try and attach it this time, hopefully you'll be able to see it
now that is interesting seeing as I definately got it sent to me from Vodafone in the UK.
I was thinking about flashing it, but I don't entirely understand where to start... surely i could only flash XEE/JEE firmware onto it? otherwise I might brick it right?
I had taken it to a Vodafone store once already (last week) and the guy there had flashed it but I guess he didnt flash it right, because the screenshots I took were only from a couple of days ago
14-01-2012 04:47 PM
Sorry I can see the code clearer on your new picture. JEC is a UK Firmware. I thought it was JEE, sorry for the confusion.
I have found a flashing guide that claims to restore Kies connection as well. Read carefully!