T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S 4G Android 2.3 Gingerbread update now available

Good news if you own T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S 4G. The update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread for your smartphone has finally been released by Samsung and T-Mobile, almost nine months after the Galaxy S 4G became available, and about 11 months after Gingerbread was first unveiled – but who’s counting?

Well, if you have the Galaxy S 4G, today you shouldn’t be counting. You should focus on getting the update onto your device. And that isn’t as simple as it usually is, for this isn’t an over-the-air update. That means that it won’t just magically appear on your phone – you’ll have to use a computer to apply it.

You’ll need Samsung’s Kies Mini software on your PC, and that will help you update. Full instructions are available here, where you’ll also find out how to perform the update if your computer is a Mac.

The update brings some camera and Wi-Fi enhancements alongside a security patch and the usual Gingerbread bits. After applying the update, your phone will be on software version T959VUVKJ6.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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  • http://twitter.com/aaronelvisjames Aaron Elvis James

    Please note that the Kies Mini on Mac DOES NOT work with Galaxy S 4G.

  • Surfy0

    Well maybe you should buy a ijunk then your Mac would work.

  • Michael Garcia

    This update is sort of buggy but it’s not that kind of bug that will nag you. 4G network doesn’t work for some reason unless I slept through the night and checked my phone having internet again (yay!). I’m going to do an experiment on how long the battery lasts. This update also removed some bloatware including the infamous DoubleTwist! But I hope they did remove some other bloatwares like Slacker radio since it’s not as good as Pandora. In replacement for DoubleTwist they added TalkBack which is a google app that helps disabled people. But besides from the network bug it’s fine.

  • Neal Patel

    It took them way too long to ship out this update…

  • Neal Patel

    Unfortunately, doubleTwist, Facebook, Amazon MP3, T-Mobile TV, Layar, Media Hub, Layar, TeleNav, Video Chat, and Visual Voicemail are still there. This bloatware really is stupid since it forces people to root their phones…

  • Michael Garcia

    However you probably have not read my comment or probably searched for doubletwist on your phone. Doubletwist is long gone off my phone when I have updated, however they pre-installed talk back and google books which is much better because it does not run at all when you are idle.

  • Michael Garcia

    However you probably have not read my comment or probably searched for doubletwist on your phone. Doubletwist is long gone off my phone when I have updated, however they pre-installed talk back and google books which is much better because it does not run at all when you are idle.

  • Michael Garcia

    However you probably have not read my comment or probably searched for doubletwist on your phone. Doubletwist is long gone off my phone when I have updated, however they pre-installed talk back and google books which is much better because it does not run at all when you are idle.

  • Rambunctious Explorer

    Question: Will this update with the SIM card removed?

    They say to back everything up before updating and it seems easiest to not insert card.  I presume they don’t want me to back up their, as many say, bloatware, right? 

    I just bought this phone (awaiting delivery) from eBay.  I’d like to update immediately.