Install Android 2.2 (Froyo) On Samsung Galaxy 5 I5500/I5503, Without Rooting!

I have had a chance to play with Samsung Galaxy 5 I5503, a Google Android 2.1 running device. Unfortunately Galaxy 5 I5503 hasn’t qualified to get Froyo update (Android 2.2) although it should have, no compatibility issues. Anyway, I was determined to get Android 2.2 running on my Galaxy 5 and was successful too! A big thanks to Samfirmware for Android 2.2 firmware for Galaxy 5 series phones (I5500/I5503).

The process to install (I know this tutorial is a bit late) and get Android 2.2 running on your Galaxy phone is very easy. Just follow the following mentioned points in order and your mobile phone will soon enjoy all the features of Android Froyo update!

Files You Need To Have Before Installing Android 2.2:

Process To Flash Your Samsung Galaxy 5:

  1. You must have downloaded all the files mentioned above and have them ready to use.
  2. Backup all the contents of your phone memory with KIES or using Mobile Back Up II (available for free on Android App Store).
  3. Reset your phone to factory settings (Not compulsory but advised).
  4. Make sure the battery is fully charged up.
  5. Switch Off your Galaxy 5 (I5503/I5500). Remove battery and re-insert after a few seconds.
  6. Press the following buttons together:
    • Volume Down Button + Center Home Button (Big square) + Power Button
  7. Wait for “Downloading” screen to appear. Once this screen comes up release the buttons and connect your phone with computer using original data cable.
  8. Now wait for your computer to install device driver (until it shows “the device is ready to use”). In the mean time extract the I5500LUYJP2.rar file which will give you a I5500LUYJP2 folder with I5500LUYJP2.tar file in it.
  9. Now open ODIN Downloader (downloaded above), if the phone connection is successful the box under COM Port Mapping will turn to yellow. Select the following check boxes (as shown in screenshot below):
    • One Package, Auto Reboot and Protect Ops check-boxes.
    • Select the Ops file (downloaded above).
    • Select the tar package downloaded above.
  10. Cross check the settings and hit “Start”.

Galaxy 5 Custom Firmware

That’s it! In approximately 5 minutes your device will restart and boot into Android 2.2 with beautiful icons and lot many new features icon smile

If you face any problem then do leave a comment below, I’ll try my best to answer it to the best of my knowledge.

In case you mess up or something stuck for you then download the original firmware for Samsung Galaxy 5 I5503 using this link and follow the exact steps from point number 5. This should restore your device back to Android 2.1.

Note: This process is based on my personal experience and since every device is different hence you are on your own while flashing your device. I, or any other author of TechVorm will NOT be responsible for any loss caused due to this. However, I’ll be happy to help you if need be.

94 Comments

  1. Vara

    March 17, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    Everything working fine. But my IMEI is got changed.So, I am unable to activate my data connection. Please help me on this. I am unable to activate my data connection.

  2. Terence

    March 16, 2013 at 2:59 AM

    The same is happening to me, but I followed the steps correctly.

  3. Paritosh

    February 14, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    Hey!

    Thank you for such a beautiful sarcastic comment. Really appreciate your effort in taking out time to write this comment. Appreciate it.

    Regarding unanswered queries and making a tech blog, I’d say, I have put up this tutorial after trying it out and the same has worked for many readers. And it’s not just about this tutorial, there are many other tutorials present on this blog.

    About owning and maintaining a blog, my dear friend, I am trying to share something useful with readers. If you think that the information here is not up-to the mark then instead of criticizing and discouraging other interested readers, I’d say poke around some other portal and spam their comment section.

  4. nonesee

    February 13, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    should I mentioned your name that your article and your respond to your reader SUCKS???!

  5. nonesee

    February 13, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    Hey Arul, try this.
    1st. I tried the step from your article, i came up with samsung logo flashing and nothing else.
    2nd. I read that were many reader had same problems..
    3rd. They commented to your article and…most of the simmilar problem left UNREPLIED!
    4th. If you really want to share things, be prepare to answer common problems from you reader.
    5th. Learn from Paritosh.. most of readers who wrote their problems are responded.
    6th. If you are soo cool in makin tech blog, why dont you focus on keeping your reader stayed in your page instead of spamming this helpful writer (paritosh) trying his best to share his knowledge AND…respond to his reader.

    LEARN ARUL! Stop stalking and spamming. Keep you own shop.

    To Paritosh…
    Thank you for your article and solution :D
    IT WORKED!

  6. krishna

    January 2, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    it didn’t work

  7. krishna

    January 2, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    hey bro i am suck with my phone showing samsung logo help me

  8. broken galaxy 5

    October 20, 2012 at 4:13 PM

    i tried flashing my galaxy5 with 2.3.7 as in ur other tutorial and it was showing a samsung and android logo simultaneously
    so i read the comments and then i flashed it with 2.2 as per this tutorial and then it was showing downloading for 14 mins and then i disconnected the phone and when i switched it on it showed a logo with a computer and a phone with a caution sign in the middle
    Help Paritosh HELP!!! please

  9. nik

    September 11, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    when i tried to download Android 2.2 firmware above link it shows like these

    Error (509)
    This account’s public links are generating too much traffic and have been temporarily disabled!

    from a week i’m tying plz help me get this file….

  10. Naseeb

    August 9, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    My GT-I5503 stucks, An error “Odin Multi Downloader Has Stopped Working” During the process… Please me… I even tried to go back to older version (android 2.1) but same error is showing their…
    Please brother help me… :-(

  11. Rider

    August 6, 2012 at 7:20 PM

    I did the whole procedure. Procedure completed but now my GT-I5500 is stuck on the logo GT-I5500L. . . Help me! :(

  12. tech dan,,,

    August 3, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    atlast…..i down grade my galaxy 5 from 4.0 ics to 2.2 froyo….i wont be able to upgrade or downgrade again,,,,2.2 froyo is still the best for galaxy 5,,,because ive bin experience to use 2.1 eclair,2.3 ginger bread and 4.o ics….i ddnt try honeycomb yet…because i know it will lag again as 4.0…

  13. tech dan,,,

    August 3, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    do it again bro…read the sreps again and u can make it

  14. Robin

    August 1, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    HI
    i tried flashing my galaxy5 with 2.3.7 as in ur other tutorial and it was showing a samsung and android logo simultaneously
    so i read the comments and then i flashed it with 2.2 as per this tutorial and then it was showing downloading for 14 mins and then i disconnected the phone and when i switched it on it showed a logo with a computer and a phone with a caution sign in the middle
    Help Paritosh HELP!!! please
    :)

  15. tech dan,,,

    July 30, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    sir thank u very much,,,so happy..highly appreciated ur work,,,i do ur steps and i upgrade sure my galaxy 5 i5503 into 2.2 version froyo…so easy and safe,,,,performance is still fine,,,i test also the wifi on downloading…much better than my eclair 2.1/////for now im enjoying using it…i hope u can give me the steps on how to upgrade it again into 2.3 gingerbread or 4.0 icecream os if supported,,thanks to http://www.techvorm.com

  16. Hew

    May 4, 2012 at 12:23 AM

    my phone is still stucked in samsung logo..
    i tried flashing it several times but no improvement.
    i tried different firmwares but still doesn’t work. any tips?
    i dont wanna go to the samsung center xD

  17. Paritosh

    April 27, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    First flash your phone with android 2.2 and then follow this guide. This is a common problem. And usually it takes 2-3 minutes to finish with flashing.

  18. melanie

    April 26, 2012 at 7:19 PM

    Hi paritosh,
    Is it at all possible to get the telstra samsung galaxy 5 GT-I5503T stock firmware. I put cyanogen mod on it following your guide but I misunderstood and assumed that titanium backup would let me restore my stock firmware if I decided I didnt like the cm7, but it seems to only restore apps not whole firmware. I am getting hassled by my daughter as the foxtel will no longer work so I would love to restore the stock firmware. I appreciate any help you can give me.
    Regards
    Melanie

  19. cyril

    April 22, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    please upload the link to download original firmware for samsung galaxy 15503

  20. Sumit wath

    April 9, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    first i installed 2.3 then as u said if it’s not working instal 2.2 now its showing new type of samsung logo ans gt-i5503l and its not moviing from samsung…..plz help me

  21. sanch

    March 29, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Hi,
    I hv GT-I5503.
    I completed all steps successfully, but after restart phone only show up with samsung LOGO. I did the same for 2.3 from your other bloug, but same problem their also. How much time it takes normally to start after finishing set up. I waited till 5-10 minuts.
    Any solution for htis?
    Samsung logo keeps flashing. n my fone is not opening

  22. Lans Rosales

    March 21, 2012 at 12:48 AM

    hey, can you give me a working link to the froyo firmware, ill try it before going to 2.3 coz that how the other guys did it when they experienced problem with installing 2.3 right?

  23. Paritosh

    February 25, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    Shouldn’t be happening. Did you disconnect your device during this process? Normally the phone restarts within 2-3 minutes.

    As for a solution, first Factory reset your device and then try to install Froyo. I can’t guarantee that it’ll work but it’s worth a shot :)

  24. Paritosh

    February 25, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Follow the guide here: http://www.techvorm.com/install-android-2-3-7-gingerbread-on-samsung-galaxy-5-i5503i5500-step-by-step-guide.html
    It installs Android 2.3 on your GT I5503, on the same lines as Cyanogen mod. And I’ll try to update the link for original firmware soon :)

  25. Paritosh

    February 25, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    Try this guide: http://www.techvorm.com/install-android-2-3-7-gingerbread-on-samsung-galaxy-5-i5503i5500-step-by-step-guide.html
    It installs gingerbread i.e Android 2.3.

    And regarding links, I’ll try to update it soon enough. Till then flash your phone using the above mentioned link :)

  26. aman

    February 23, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    heyy,,,,
    i have tried many times to download the android 2.2 firmware but its not downloading….its showing this error “Error (509)
    This account’s public links are generating too much traffic and have been temporarily disabled! ”
    plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz help me….
    i want 2.2 in my phone…..bcoz i want wi-fi tethering in my phone….

  27. gurmeet

    February 21, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    hii paritosh i tried my gt i5503 updating with 2.3.7 cyanogen mod 7 but turned my phone into brick only samsung banner falshing all the time….
    kindly let me know how to do it install 2.1 original eclair in this..
    the above link for 2.1 saying error not found..pls post the link..and how to do guide..thxxxx

  28. Ik_RIS

    February 11, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    Hi,
    I hv GT-I5503.
    I completed all steps successfully, but after restart phone only show up with samsung LOGO. I did the same for 2.3 from your other bloug, but same problem their also. How much time it takes normally to start after finishing set up. I waited till 5-10 minuts.
    Any solution for htis?
    Samsung logo keeps flashing.

  29. Paritosh

    January 28, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    Hard reset your phone and see if the warning message disappears.

  30. Sarathi

    January 27, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    Hi,
    I have tried this steps and successfully got upgraded to 2.2 froyo version from 2.1, but have facing some problem after this, its showing warning message every 1min like “Sorry! The process com.android.phone has stopped unexpectedly!. Please try again.”
    Can u please suggest me what i have to do now?

    Thanks,
    Sarathi.

  31. Paritosh

    January 25, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    Flash again and DO NOT disconnect your device (in the middle of the steps) until the above given process is complete.

  32. Paritosh

    January 18, 2012 at 9:11 PM

    Flash again and see if the problem persists. This usually happens when the boot loader gets corrupt.

  33. shivu

    January 18, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    sir,,it shows samsung and again samsung,but don’t start,,please help me,,i m waiting,plz!

  34. Paritosh

    January 1, 2012 at 11:23 PM

    Try flashing your samsung galaxy with the newer version viz. 2.3.7 i.e Gingerbread. I wrote a guide here: http://www.techvorm.com/install-android-2-3-7-gingerbread-on-samsung-galaxy-5-i5503i5500-step-by-step-guide.html

    As of now, I didn’t come across the conferencing problem with Gingerbread.

  35. sharvin

    December 28, 2011 at 6:53 PM

    i successfully flashed my fone wid 2.2 version everything working fine bt just 1 problem
    i cannot host call conferencing wich i could do with my older firmware
    is it a bug or a problem??????

  36. Paritosh

    December 27, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    Please choose your words wisely. Nothing has been copied from your blog or any other website. As a matter of fact, this article was written in the month of July, 2011 whereas your article was published in month of August, 2011. If anyone was to be blamed then it should be you who in all possibilities might have taken the content from TechVorm.

  37. Arul

    December 27, 2011 at 4:26 PM

    You are cheater.. this article is copied from my blog http://www.arulraj.net/2011/08/upgrade-samsung-galaxy-5-and-3-to-froyo.html . Even you are not mentioned my blog name anywhere…

  38. karteek

    December 21, 2011 at 9:03 PM

    The above method ain’t working on galaxy gt-i5503…
    the mobile is not rebooting after update. It’s showing a start up display as GT-I5500l and from there on its’s hanging up at the samsung logo…… kindly help me out……….!!!!!!!!!
    I’m awaiting your response……

  39. Paritosh

    November 30, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    Make sure you have selected “Use 2G” under Mobile Network. If this doesn’t work then try to reset your device to factory settings settings.

  40. Dev Com

    November 30, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    Dear,
    After successful flash as it says pass
    removing usb cable, restarting i5503 shows spanish language, after setting it to english language till this everything ok,, now it does not shows mobile network always shows no service
    i tried *#*#7780#*#*, *2767*3855#, still problem is it does not shows mobile network, even i tried many sim card thinking one of may be damaged, kindly suggest me solution as i can use 2.2 froyo
    thank you

  41. Shiyas

    November 13, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    but still i din get it…….itz same as dat….

  42. Paritosh

    November 12, 2011 at 10:40 PM

    It should have been updated to latest version. Anyway, try again but this time first format your phone and then follow these steps.

  43. Shiyas

    November 11, 2011 at 6:40 PM

    i did as u said n….it rebooted…thn after sum 3 minutes it showed sum pass..but still itz not updated with 2.2….my mobile is gt 15503…plz help me…

  44. Paritosh

    November 4, 2011 at 5:49 PM

    A lot of readers have complained about this problem. Though I did not get this particular problem but since majority of them are expressing their concern over the same, I guess this is a common issue. All I can suggest is to format your device and then see if problem persists.

  45. gurmeet

    November 2, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    and also i cant instaal aplln on my memory card how to do that???

  46. gurmeet

    November 2, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    hiii.. paritosh

    all working well but problem in bluetooth cant send and recieve files..wat to do??

  47. mahesh

    October 14, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    aftet upgrading to 2.2 my bluetooth is not working properly

  48. Paritosh

    September 9, 2011 at 6:53 PM

    No. Corby doesn’t even have android installed.

  49. anji

    September 9, 2011 at 3:10 PM

    Is it possible to Corby?

  50. Paritosh

    September 4, 2011 at 3:02 PM

    No. Porting Android to Nokia devices is not possible at the moment. And I don’t think it will be possible.

  51. bluto

    August 25, 2011 at 10:03 PM

    is it possiable to anroid OS in nokia C5 (symbian os)….?
    if possiable please help how to do..

  52. Paritosh

    July 18, 2011 at 7:25 AM

    Reset the phone from the inbuilt menu itself. Why use a shortcut?

  53. Nanda Kumar

    July 17, 2011 at 8:48 PM

    After keying *#*#7780#*#* am not able to reset. Still its showing the process com.android.phone has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again.
    Force Close

  54. Paritosh

    July 17, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    The link to original firmware is mentioned in the article above. It isn’t an image file. You to put the files individually in “Select Images To Load”.

  55. manoj

    July 17, 2011 at 7:46 AM

    now 2.2 is working properly but some function not working like GPRS .so when i download orginal frimware .in which image file is not there by which flashing is not started. pleae give me a proper link for orginal frimware of 5503

  56. Paritosh

    July 14, 2011 at 4:52 PM

    That’s because it was flashed with Android 2.2 firmware of I5500. Android 2.2 is not available for I5503. And after installing this new firmware, reset your phone to get rid of this error.

  57. manoj

    July 14, 2011 at 4:35 PM

    upgrade sucessfully but phone is showing name of model is incorrect i5500 insted of i5503
    and process com.android.phone has stopped unexpectedly..pls try again

  58. Paritosh

    July 14, 2011 at 1:12 AM

    Swype doesn’t work. Sorry ’bout that. And bluetooth error is the first time I’ve heard about. Try to reset your phone to factory settings and see if bluetooth works okay.

  59. Maddy

    July 13, 2011 at 11:38 PM

    hey i am done with this steps…but now phone is showing process com.android.phone has stopped unexpectedly..pls try again////what should i do now????

    here is a solution guys just reset phone setting by typing keypad *#*#7780#*#*

  60. sagar

    July 13, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    I will try that…anyway, i found one other problem..(Please dont feel bothered..i am just worried :( ) Bluetooth doesnt work..it force closes when trying to transfer or receive files.. and what about swype?

  61. Paritosh

    July 11, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    I wasn’t aware of this issue.

  62. hemal

    July 10, 2011 at 9:38 PM

    hey same error i had mentioned earlier…try to change some network setting..like use 2g network only and etc..and remove ur current sim card and insert other card..then swith on ur mbl..and then once again insert ur old sim card…i dont knw what exactly solve error..but i had tried above things,,and one of them worked with me,,,and froyo is working..

  63. pax

    July 10, 2011 at 6:38 PM

    after the flash… my I5500 is now android froyo but there’s an error that pop up;
    Sorry!
    The process com.android.phone has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again.
    Force Close

    what needs to be done now…?

  64. hemal

    July 10, 2011 at 6:01 PM

    i came up with one disadvantage,,of froyo..i am not able to decrease volume when mbl is in stand bye mode/lock mode..it is possible to increase and decrease volume in lock mode in eclair…

  65. Paritosh

    July 9, 2011 at 11:22 PM

    Thanks for a solution hemal :) Appreciate it.

  66. Paritosh

    July 9, 2011 at 11:21 PM

    music players? There’s only one music player. And if music player isn’t showing any tracks then format the mmc (take backup) and then transfer songs. See if it helps.

  67. hemal

    July 9, 2011 at 11:08 PM

    hey flash it one more time,,it will be okay..i also faced same problem,,but i tried it once again,,walla it worked,,,so will suggest u to flash your phone once again…

  68. sagar

    July 9, 2011 at 11:00 PM

    hey..please reply..swype isnt working and none of the music players are recognising albums, artists etc of songs..

  69. Paritosh

    July 9, 2011 at 7:35 PM

    This tutorial is only for I5500/I5503. You wrote 5530, on which the OS upgrade will not work.

  70. Paritosh

    July 9, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    Allow it to scan media files and then use the phone. It acts sluggish when you access phone while media scanner is running.

  71. alok

    July 9, 2011 at 4:19 PM

    i tried to install 2.2 on my 5530… after the downloading screen appeared i connected to laptop which showed the com port 8 in odin 4.3….
    one package and ops done…. waited for 7 hours still nothin happened…. u told me it will take aprox 5 mins…. i have been waiting for 7 hours with internet on but …. i think my mobile is gone….:(( HELP

  72. mukesh

    July 9, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    i installed it on galacy 5………it sarts n…gets stucked

  73. Paritosh

    July 9, 2011 at 2:51 PM

    On which device did you install and what error are you getting?

  74. mukesh

    July 9, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    hi…
    i installed it…but my device is not working….

  75. Paritosh

    July 9, 2011 at 12:09 PM

    By higher version you mean Android 2.3, right? The fact is I haven’t yet come across any custom rom for installing android 2.3 in Galaxy 5 I55xx. So can’t comment whether Android 2.3 will actually work or not. But I am as anxious as you are to if it’ll work or not ;)work or not. But I am as anxious as you are to if it’ll work or not ;)

  76. hemal

    July 9, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    will it support higher version then froyo???i just want to know…if we install higher version ,,what will be problem???just asking due to my curiosity..pls dont mind it..

  77. Paritosh

    July 9, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Ah. The point is your phone has android 2.2 and is working fine. Enjoy the updated android :)

  78. hemal

    July 9, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    i had done with it…its is due to network problem,,when u install updated version…i go trough google android section’s blog…and came over with the proble,,,but dont knw exactly what solve my problem,,,but now its working fine..and thanx,,for it.. :)

  79. Paritosh

    July 9, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    In the notification drop down bar, on the extreme right there is an option to turn on/off auto rotate. Just tap on it once and turn it on. It is working fine for me.

  80. Paritosh

    July 9, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Is it working now? Did your phone have full battery? You restore it to original version by downloading firmware for I5503 and then try to flash it again.

  81. leen

    July 9, 2011 at 7:24 AM

    hye..wanna ask u..is it a normal problems if the setting for ‘auto-rotate screen’ not being ‘auto-rotate’?cuz im always must click the button,eventhough i already click,it till appear not click..afte a while…y?pls advice..thnx

  82. hemal

    July 9, 2011 at 1:34 AM

    hey i am done with this steps…but now phone is showing process com.android.phone has stopped unexpectedly..pls try again////what should i do now????

  83. Paritosh

    July 9, 2011 at 1:13 AM

    Yes, I am using it now without any problems. You might need to change language settings to English but that’s about it. No other problem.

  84. hemal

    July 9, 2011 at 12:31 AM

    hey..i am gonna try this…is it runing safely till now ???reply me as soon as possible..

  85. hemal

    July 9, 2011 at 12:21 AM

    hey,,i am going to do it with my galaxy 5 I5503..you are using it now???does it make any problem or not??i want to knw before i install it..

  86. sagar

    July 8, 2011 at 4:26 PM

    but the swype isnt working…found out just now..:(

  87. sagar

    July 8, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    Thanks a lot man..:) it was easy to follow..

  88. Paritosh

    July 6, 2011 at 9:07 AM

    My pleasure. Enjoy Android 2.2 :)

  89. leen

    July 6, 2011 at 5:51 AM

    okey….done already..thanx ya..!

  90. Amit

    July 5, 2011 at 8:23 PM

    Hi Paritosh
    Thanks for the post…

  91. Paritosh

    July 5, 2011 at 12:09 PM

    Once you connect your phone with computer using USB, your computer will detect the device automatically and will start installing drivers. Just wait for it to finish installing drivers.

  92. leen

    July 5, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    hye..

    already follow the step dat u give,but im stuck at the step no 8..can u explain more detail for diz steps?thanx

  93. Paritosh

    July 4, 2011 at 7:17 PM

    You’ll have to do some guess work here.
    1. Go to menu and look for settings icon (blue colored circle, as was in Android 2.1)
    2. From the end tap on 5th tab (it’s of Language Settings).
    3. Tap on 1st tab and select “English”.

  94. anchit pancholi

    July 4, 2011 at 6:50 PM

    hello ,

    i working grt but language is unknown it not english …plz reply me fast …….
    at — anchitanc6868@gmail.com

    thanks

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