Install Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread On Samsung Galaxy 5 I5503/I5500 – Step By Step Guide

So you own a Samsung Galaxy 5 I5503/I5500 and probably running the age old Android 2.1 (Eclair) unless you have already flashed it with a Froyo version using my previous guide. Since the Froyo, a lot has changed, new android devices have been launched with more power in their back accompanied by sturdier version of Android, the latest being Ice Cream Sandwich. Unfortunately, Samsung hasn’t been kind enough to it’s older devices unlike Nokia, dropping support of Samsung Galaxy 5 I5503/I5500 and similar cheaper devices, by not pushing Android updates to them even though they are very much capable of running almost all of them!

Anyhow, we are not here to crib about Samsung’s policies so I’ll get straight to the point. I have a Samsung Galaxy 5 and being lured by those awesome Cyanogen Custom ROM’s for Android, I couldn’t wait to test if the good ‘ol Galaxy 5 with a mediocre ~600 Mhz processor still had the tendency to cope up with developments in Android and vice-versa. And guess what, It worked! No Rooting require…..!!! I was actually able to run Android 2.3.7 on the “age old” Samsung Galaxy 5 I5503/I5500 without and issues. Infact, this unofficial update turned out to be a blessing in disguise by bring in improvements in form of:

  • Highly improved battery usage
  • Beautiful user interface (blows mind!)
  • Nexus style screen lock animation, beautiful indeed
So, I’ll stop teasing with all the awesomeness that this guide will bring to your Galaxy 5 smart-phone and start with the process right now icon smile

Be Prepared With

Before we start, you’ll need to download some software and get ready with some hardware so that there’s no “Darn It! Why didn’t this work?” moment. You’ll need the following:

  • Samsung Galaxy 5 USB drivers (For 64bit, 32 version of Windows) – Download Here – For 32 BitFor 64 Bit – This becomes important. I literally banged my head when my device didn’t connect to laptop. I had the wrong perception that Windows 7 will automatically set up the mobile phone for me. But it didn’t.
  • ODIN Multi Downloader, EUROPA, ClockWork Mod For Galaxy 5, Google Apps and Custom ROM from MADTeam – Download Here – You don’t really need to know what and why all these things do. I’ll be guiding you through. For now, just download all these files which have been packed into a single .rar file for your convenience icon smile
  • USB Cable using which you can connect your Samsung Galaxy to windows running computer.
  • MicroSD card with free Space of at-least 1 GB – You’ll be needing this to backup the current version of ROM running on your galaxy, just to be on safe side and transferring the new Android Gingerbread version 2.3.7 to your device for automatic flashing!
  • Fully charged galaxy phone.
  • Make a full backup of your mobile phone including contacts, media, etc.

Disclaimer

I hate reading and writing disclaimer. But because activities like this can potentially break your device, It’s important that we clarify some things before proceeding. Otherwise you’ll be up in a jiffy to grab my neck and hold me responsible for anything that goes bad with your device. So, it’s better to make some things clear. First, the files you’ve downloaded above haven’t been developed by me or anyone here at TechVorm, I have compiled them from trusted sources and the same has worked for me. Second, although I’ll try to be explanatory about the process but there are no guarantees. Shit happens. Third, Do not switch off/reboot your mobile phone during this process. You’ll screw up everything.

Phase I

  1. Turn off your Galaxy 5.
  2. Hold the Volume Down + Home + Power Button to put it in “Download Mode” (as shown below).Samsung Galaxy 5 I5503 I5500
  3. Run ODIN Multi Downloader found in Galaxy 5 Prep Pack.
  4. Select EUROPA.ops in the OPS field.
  5. Select One Package and ClockworkMod-Galaxy5-v0.4.tar in the one package field.
  6. Now connect your phone to your computer via usb cable and wait for it to show up in ODIN (Under COM Port mapping).
  7. Once it shows click on “Start”.
Your mobile phone will now boot in Clockwork Recovery with a screen something similar to one shown below:Clockwork Recovery Mode

Phase II

  1. Using the D pad browse to “Mounts and storage”.
  2. Once in mounts and storage select “Mount USB Storage”. Your memory card will show up in your computer.
  3. Copy the “update-cm-7.1.0-RC1-MADTEAM-v1.6-signed.zip” file from Galaxy 5 Prep Pack to the memory card from your computer and safely remove/eject the memory.
  4. Now, on your mobile press the back button several times, till you reach the Clockwork recovery screen as shown above.

Phase III

  1. Browse to Wipe date/factory reset and select “yes” – This will revert your mobile to factory settings and delete all the data (But we have back up. Yay!).
  2. Browse to Wipe cache and select “yes”.
  3. Browse to Advanced –> Wipe dalvik cache and select “Yes”.

Phase IV

Now comes the stage where you put the custom ROM viz. Cyanogen Mod 7.1 which will put Android 2.3.7 in your Galaxy 5 I5503/I5500.

  1. Browse to Install zip from SD card and select “Select zip from SD card”.
  2. Select the “update-cm-7.1.0-RC1-MADTEAM-v1.6-signed.zip” file that you copied to the memory card in Phase II.
  3. Initiate it by selecting “yes”.
  4. Once its done reboot your phone by selecting “Reboot system now” from the main menu.
Now, if your mobile phone reboots without any issue and shows the homescreen then you have successfully installed Android Gingerbread version 2.3.7 on your Samsung Galaxy 5. What you need to do now is install Android Market, Gmail and other Google apps. For that follow the below mentioned steps:
  1. Press the power button and select “reboot”.
  2. Now select “recovery”.
  3. You will be taken to Clockwork Recovery mode (as it did earlier).
  4. Go to “Mounts and Storage” and select “Mount USB storage”.
  5. Connect your device to computer and from your computer copy “Google Apps.zip” file to memory card.
  6. Safely remove/eject memory card from your computer.
  7. On your mobile, from the Clockwork recovery screen go to “Install zip from SD card” –> Select “zip from sd card” and select “Google Apps.zip” file.
  8. Now select “Yes”.
  9. Once the installtion is done, reboot your phone by selecting “Reboot system now” from the main menu.
That’s it! You have a Samsung Galaxy 5 with Android 2.3.7 version fully running in it….. icon smile Enjoy the Android awesome and do share your views/queries via comment section below.
Update: If the link given above for downloading Custom Gingerbread ROM doesn’t work then download from here – Galaxy Custom ROM Pack.
  • Teja

    thanks for ur posting my frnd
    its was a sucessful one for and now mnie is 2.3.7.
    and every thing is changed…
    thanks a lot yar…………..

    Teja………..

  • Jayakrishnan

    Plz Plz give me a valid download link.Very excited to upgraded to 2.3.7…Two days back upgraded Galaxy 5 from 2.1 to 2.2

  • Arbaaz_khatib

    please tell me what to do about bluetooth

  • Arbaaz_khatib

    it installed successfully but my bluetooth is not working

  • Arbaaz_khatib

    the links above are dead so just copy the name of file and paste nd search it on http://www.filecrop.com its easy i have downloaded from there too

  • Vara

    Both the links to download the file is same. It is pointed to rapidshare website. when we click on the link it showing file not found error.

  • spike

    that is working,,,,,read it carefully

  • Abhinav

    Same problem for me. Links are dead. Please update.

  • Abhinav

    Radio also?

  • Abhinav

    Does FM radio work in this version 2.3.7? I am going to upgrade but before that I would like to confirm this.

  • Vara

    Hi Paritosh,

    Link you posted to download the 2.3.7 files is not working as it is showing file not found error. Could you please upload another link.

    Thanks,
    Vara

  • Vivek Atale

    It WORKS Perfectly For ME….
    Thanks

  • http://www.madhousevfx.com maddyathunt

    Hey guys who are facing the problem of boot loop & phone not starting. Plzz flash 2.2 again and start thr phone and type*#*#5570#*#* and press ok. The phone will be restored to factory settings and then carry on with this tutorial. This tutorial is written assuming that ur phone is at intial state. So bringing ur phone to initial state is crucial before carrying out the steps of the tutorial. Hope this works for u guys……

  • nonesee

    SAME ISSUES!!
    So.. IM NOT THE ONLY ONE who get the same issues for following this step.
    And the writer havent respond to any commenter yet :(

    If anyone solved this problem please share

  • alex

    this time i need 2.3 for my samsung galaxy 5 .i tried to find the links but it didnt helped me ..
    so if u have any sites or advise pls let me know

    the link wich u above mentioned is no longer available

  • striker09

    hi there please re-upload all the links thanks…

  • untoch

    hey, both links are not working.. please post an updated link though. thanks!

  • adnan

    thanks a lot
    it really worked well and it was simple and easy

  • Jitesh

    Awesome man hats off to you… its simply amazing… You saved my money… God Bless You

  • Arun

    you were on 2.2 before installing it??

  • Arun

    hey plzz tell me you installed this when you were having 2.1 or 2.2??reply……

  • NIsarg Thakkar

    Hi I am trying to upgrade from 2.1 to 2.3.7 but i am facing the same issue……how to revert it or fix it…..

  • gokulnaath

    Successfully updated to Gingerbread.FM is working fine..But Google play store does not appear.

  • Bryan Thia

    I want to downgrade to android 2.2 or 2.1, but couldnt get the link, can send me the updated link?? [link removed] Please…..
    thx…

  • Zoocittass1

    thanx man, for me this work amazing, thanx a lot again… ^_^

  • broken galaxy 5

    please tell me how to fix the continu rboot please

  • broken galaxy 5

    What to do if I accidentally wipe all and not save…
    I dont have everything now.. and it coutinu reboot reboot reboot reboot What shall i do please
    tell me its continu reboot reboot

  • http://www.techvorm.com Cliff

    What to do if I accidentally wipe all and not save… :(
    I dont have everything now.. :/

  • http://www.nadchet318.webs.com tech dan

    is it possible to work the radio in gingerbread?galaxy 5 i15503?any body?tenx

  • http://www.nadchet318.webs.com tech dan

    i want to see in ginger bread to work the radio..is it possiblesir

  • Rajdeep Chakraborty

    WIFI Hotspot is working.

    There is a separate way to resolve the issue.

    Thanks for this ROM.

    Regards
    Rajdeep

  • galaxy5

    its’nt run
    its like that android
    and reboot
    reboot
    reboot
    what shall i do please
    my android is I5503 2.1update1

  • Tektrix

    Amazing mod, cant get wifi goinig tough can someone help.

  • broken Galaxy 5

    when i wipe data
    its not work ohhhhhhhh
    nooooooooooo whats the problem
    please tell me its’nt Run please

  • Rajdeep Chakraborty

    portable hotspot is not working,hence again rolled back to 2.2

  • Mukul

    Yup…….I also did exactly the same to solve dis problem……:)

  • Mukul

    I had already installed froyo before I tried this upgrade…….but it was from a different source..does dat also matter?…..bcos I have 2.2 and still its showing this problem..:(

  • Lalit

    @daniel just reboot ur system and then try to connect ur phone.hopefully it will work..

  • Lalit

    buddy 1st u have to install android 2.2 (Froyo) then install this Android 2.3.7. and everything will work. :)

  • shiyas

    wow…nice…ma phone is totally colourfull…wow great performance…!!!every one should try..!!

  • Daniel

    how did you solve the problem???

  • Mukul

    problem is solved….:P

  • Mukul

    yup exactly………same problem here……..plz helppp…….!!

  • soh chee tiong

    hey, i do until phase IV, after i select reboot system, it continues to flash samsung and android only… just samsung then android then samsung then android. What shall i do?

  • sunny

    same problem for me also……my mail id is [removed]

  • Elvin

    Please Paritosh, tell me why Google Play app isn’t appear on menu screen ?

  • Mukul

    Hey paritosh………..My phone is not able to boot in clockwork recovery mode in the start itself….It sticks to the downloading mode only even when I press Start…….Can u tell the probelm??………and in the odin multi dowloader in the message column dis is what is exactly displayed–

    Download Start…
    Create File…
    StartThread Detected : 1
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    — cannot open the usb serial port. code: 5

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Mahn..
    Successfully Updated From 2.2 to 2.3..
    Model-I5503

  • harsh

    HEY BUDDY thats awesome but now i want to upgrade to ics 4.0.4 how that can be possible

  • nik

    yes but not getting the firmware of 2.2 to download link shows 509 error plz help…

  • milan

    u have to install it from a computer…

  • nik

    hey if u hav 2.2 (froyo) file plz mail me or give link because above links are not working plz any one help……

  • williams

    Just installed it on my samsung i5503 and it worked and its great. Thankyou. But need more time to check whether all the features are working… Till now everything seems fine

  • tommy

    installed it, and so far it’s great, ton of thanks Paritosh xD

  • lalit

    yup u can but it is recommended to 1st upgrade to 2.2 and then to 2.3.7
    i m also using galaxy I5503 and i have done the same..
    now i have 2.3.7..

  • lalit

    start from phase 1 all over again..

  • lalit

    Hey buddy just download TUBEMATE.
    it is a client software of youtube.

  • lalit

    YES MAN I HAVE INSTALED IT 6 MONTHS EARLIER ND IT STILL WORKS GREAT..

  • lalit

    buddy i have successfully installed 2.3.7.and it works great.. TY 4 that.
    The only problem is that the WIDGETS of the new applications installed from the google play are not available..
    plzz help me.. :)

  • test

    Is it working

  • milan

    Hey, YouTube doesn’t work anymore! Am i the only one with this problem? What to do??? :( Imma shoot myself

  • nawaz

    it is SEXY man!!!
    thanks for ur “well guided” steps!!
    loved it! :)
    and ginger bread is on my phone now! :) :D
    THANKS A TON!

  • milan

    I have gone successfully through phase one but the clockwork recovery screen just won’t boot up. What shall i do?

  • ruby

    now im using 2.2 (froyo). if i want to upgrade to 2.3.7..which phase i have to start with??what i understand is steps above are to upgrade from 2.1 to 2.3.7… should i start with phase 1 or skip to other phase?

  • nik

    i have Samsung Galaxy 5 I5503 2.1 android can i update it to Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread as above shown..?
    thanks.

  • http://www.youtube.com/eilaithen1 Eilaithen

    no root is required for this mod. the current operating system does matter. and if a phone is locked that doesnt effect the phone in any besides not allowing you to connect to a network besides the one the phone is locked to.

  • Nick

    Can you please explain to me. I have a locked Samsung GT-I5503T will the gingerbread update work on mine. Also do you need to root the phone first and do you take out the sim card?
    Thanks Nick

  • http://www.youtube.com/eilaithen1 Eilaithen

    thank you guys Iv never modded a phone for a first time it was scary byt in the end was super easy. the only thing that stopped was selecting one package you have the tick one package on the right. my crappy phone is much faster during boot and the visauls are much cooler thanks you for releasing this awsome guide will come back for more. now Im off the the xda developers site ;)

  • Yudhistira

    Dear admin,
    How to connect between PC and Mobile? I’ve been try it many times and it’s not working…
    Help please…

  • Anand Shukla

    Please provide your email id..I can mail you that…

  • Anand Shukla

    in your settings, go to the cyanmod setting in that you can select the angles you want it to rotatable to.

    also in your Settings->Display->Click Auto Rotate

  • yan

    everything is working fine except I can’t rotate my screen.. anyone know how to fix this problem?

  • BISWAJIT KISKU

    at the time of processing, when i have to mount usb storage… my memory card is not showing in computer…. what shoud i do??? plz help

  • shivang

    you are best

  • http://www.techvorm.com/install-android-2-3-7-gingerbread-on-samsung-galaxy-5-i5503i5500-step-by-step-guide.html Jörgen Jägermon

    Hi.
    This works…if the sim-card is removed before starting to follow the instructions.
    Best regards JörgenJ

  • micko

    android market not working

  • jack

    Awesome thanks !

  • SSK

    what are the issues u faced in using 4.0 ics and why u want to downgrade tel me i want to know cuz was planning to upgrade to ics

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    Just follow the steps given above. It is as easy as the earlier guide :)

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    You won’t be able to connect with KIES. That’s a known issue.

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    Download Astro File Manager to access stored files.

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    Disable background sync and see if battery life improves.

  • http://www.nadchet318.webs.com tech dan,,,

    hi guys,,,and to ssk also..and to techvorm.
    from 2.1 eclair and to froyo 2.2…i upgrade my galaxy 5 better,,,and i want to share that i upgrade again my galaxy 5 to 4.0 ice cream sandwich,,,, i make it so easy…my galaxy 5 is running now in 4.0 ics,,,,
    but my problem is…where is my video recorder…?only camera is working……
    where is the radio?no radio at all…
    my music player is lagging,,,sometimes it stop automatically…
    thats all guys….everything wors fine…
    ssk,,bro does your gingerbread has a radio?

  • http://www.nadchet318.webs.com tech dan,,,

    hi bro….does the gingerbread has a radio?ive already upgraded my galaxy 5 to 4.0 ics,,,im plaqning to downgrade to 2.3?does the gingerbread has a radio function?

  • http://www.nadchet318.webs.com tech dan,,,

    hi mr paritosh….does the gingerbread 2.3 has a radio sir?

  • http://www.nadchet318.webs.com tech dan,,,

    hi guys,,,and to ssk also..and to mr arul…
    from 2.1 eclair and to froyo 2.2…i upgrade my galaxy 5 better,,,and i want to share that i upgrade again my galaxy 5 to 4.0 ice cream sandwich,,,,i done perfect and i make it..i follow the steps of mr arul..tenx man….my galaxy 5 is running now in 4.0 ics,,,,
    but my problem is…where is my video recorder…?only camera is working……
    where is the radio?no radio at all…
    my music player is lagging,,,sometimes it stop automatically…
    thats all guys….everything wors fine…

  • SSK

    paritosh do you know or have any idea, when Mad Team is releasing the final version of CM9 I am desparately waiting for it to use.

  • Gurunath

    Hi guys,

    First of all thanks to developers!!

    Now my question. I want to upgrade my Samsung GT-I5503 (bought in India, using in Germany) to Gingerbread.

    I have flashed my mobile for another Eclair (2.1-update1) to solve my APN problem in Germany.

    Kernal: 2.6.29-perf root@SE-S604 #1

    Baseband Version: I5503DXJG5

    Now, can some one please point me to the right ROMs for Froyo and then Gingerbread.

    Thank you very much in advance.

  • SSK

    Hi Dan

    We all are trying and appreciating the work developers have done, liking / disliking roms its our own choice but i can assure u that, it is faster and better than 2.2 in my view, if you go to upgrade then please do it with patience, guide is comprehensive just read every line and upgrade your froyo to gingerbread.

    It is easy but if you have any doubt that u may brick you phone then i wil suggest you do not do it.

  • Anand Shukla

    Hi guys,

    Well i have migrated successfully to 2.3.7.

    To those who have some problems, here are few steps:
    1. for constant loop problem: Well do not bother. Just install Froyo. Follow the steps for froyo and after the steps are complete for froyo, you do not need to check whether froyo is installed or not, just know for a fact that if steps were successfully, then you have froyo files.
    2. On it’s done immediately follow the steps given for the installation by Paritosh step by steps, and they will work.
    3. There will be some issues but they should be a problem like kies and others but that i do not think is a bigger one. Mostly everything works.

    If that did resolve your issues, please like my page http://www.facebook.com/siyahiKiKashish

    Paritosh, this is not a tech page. Its poetry, so shouldn’t be a problem for you :)

  • http://www.nadchet318.webs.com tech dan,,,

    hi ssk….im dan
    do u have any much easier way to upgrade my galaxy 5….just like u bro i did it wel when i upgrde my galaxy 5 from 2.1 to 2.2,,i did it wel…but for now im not sure if i can make it to upgrade to 2,3…

  • wawnrid

    i can’t connect to my samsung kies after flash,,, what should i do?

  • Gurunath

    Same problem!! Any Solution?!

  • jass

    its not work man
    I tried 5 times but I did everything I could not turn up to Android and then goes out not to be the most do not know why

  • Harry

    Thanks man it works!!!!!!

  • Bryan

    My wifi will automatic off (although the setting is enabled) after standby for few minutes, how can i always on the wifi? or is it a bug that can be resolved?

  • Steve357

    Thanks mate! you the best

  • JOSEPH RUERAS

    m confused..what should i do to the memory card..should i insert it to my phone..or do i need to use a card reader??? confused..help please

  • JOSEPH RUERAS

    Im confused..what should i do to the memory card..should i insert it to my phone..or do i need to use a card reader??? confused..help please

  • Mao0098

    Thanks ,i can ,,,
    :D

  • SS

    Hi new to updating dowlnoaded from rapidshare opend odin system says cant open ops file pls help

  • SSK

    I have one question to ask Paritosh, tell me why i5503′s battery drains too quick on standby it works 14 to 16 hours just. Do u have any suggestion to increase the usage of battery and if i use mobile network (edge) it drains in 2 to 3 hours why

  • vinit

    whne i select reeboot now …..the phone strts n shows samsung and android n den black screen and continuously its showing dis …w to to do plz help ,e plzzzz

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    CyanogenMod 9 for Samsung Galaxy 5 I5503/I5500 is still in alpha phase with a lot of issues. I did flash my device with CM9 but unfortunately there were a whole lot of issues to be used as daily driver.

  • SSK

    waiting for ice cream sandwich :)

  • TJBlueyes

    I successfully made my Samsung Galaxy 5 (GTI-5503T) variant to work with this and now it using Gingerbread now. It works as it should.

  • SSK

    now facing a problem too when i open google play (market) it doesnt open and says application ggogle play store stoped unexpectedly sort of now what to do i have reinstalled google app package still the same and the same hapening with bluetooth stopped unexpectedly

  • SSK

    One thing just I am facing is whenever i try to receive any file from bluetooth it fails, my G5 is pairing but not receiving files, any suggestion.

  • SSK

    Hurray thanx man thanx for this step by step installation guide everything working fine and now my froyo 2.2 is now 2.3 gingerbread. and people who are facing problems let me tell u guyz really for upgradation u just need patience read every step many times and complete one step then jump to 2nd do not do hurry that may lead u to face problems.

    Excellent rom and excellent guide.

  • jj

    hey terry
    i got my problem solved ,you need to first upgrade from android 2.1 to froyo once done with that then the 2.3 version will easily install ……

  • terry

    Had the very same issue. Keeps looping between logo and Android flashing on the screen. Install 2.2 first then install gingerbread.

  • terry

    Have the very same issue. Keeps looping between logo and Android flashing on the screen. Help!

  • jj

    hi paritosh
    got a quick question, i followed the steps in right manner but after installing the custom rom the phone goes in to a constant loop of samsung logo followed by android written on screen, any help on this ?

  • anand

    when i click on start after selecting ops file and other files it starts to download but after few seconds halts on this msg cannot open the usb serial port code 5. AN idea?..plz be quick to suggest

  • BISWAJIT KISKU

    hi paritsh… radio and bluetooth prblm is still there….. plzz help…. others r fine..

  • BISWAJIT KISKU

    paritosh….. how the radio problem will b solved?????

  • Limitless

    Bro its taking a lot of time on downloading from odin and its not downloading it after a lot of time either plzzzz help

  • Poonam

    Yay!! Wi-fi is working now … Thanks a lot Gr8 job !!!

  • Poonam

    Hey Paritosh.. Thanks but After upgrading to 2.3 Wi-Fi is not working :(
    Please Help

    Thanks

  • sumit

    Hi, On google i found some new ROMs for Samsung Galaxy GT-i5503/i5500,
    I request TechVorm that plz tell us as early as possible the process to update Samsung Galaxy GT-i5503/i5500 to android 4.0.3(ics)

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    Link to stock rom is given at the end of the article. Use than rom and same steps you followed earlier.

  • mohsin

    hello paritosh please tell me how can i rollback to custom rom

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    Bluetooth is working without any problem. Perform a full format, and then re-flash again. Shouldn’t be a problem :)

  • BISWAJIT KISKU

    hi paritosh…. after upgrading my phone to 2.3 …….. bluetooth is nt working… plzz suggest soon

  • BISWAJIT KISKU

    is bluetooth working in ur mobile after upgradation??? plzz notify me… mine is nt working…

  • BISWAJIT KISKU

    all the features working well xcept the radio.. thnx 4 dat :-) .bt bluetooth automatically activated whenever i swtich on radio button….and then,only a noisy sound is there..plzz rectify the prblm…

  • mohsin

    hello paritosh i m upgrade my phone to 2.3.7 and its work well thanx alot for your guaidens,
    1. in android 2.2 when i open camera night mode option is visible but in this mod night mod option is not there.
    2. when i enter in app lication i press back button in android 2.2 when i press back button previous page show but in this mod when i press back button direct desktop show.
    3. when i open radio blutooth is automaticaly on .
    i think this problems is occur by cyanogenmod please tell me official version i mean android 2.3 official version without any modification and without any bugs.
    thanx in advance and sory for my bad english :-D

  • AYUSH

    PLEASE GIVE THE LINK

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    Follow the above mentioned steps to the point and you should not face any kind of issues :)

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    All the features are working without any issues :)

  • Sam B

    flash with a compatible baseband. That’ll resolve your problem. eg 5503jxjg5

  • BISWAJIT KISKU

    HI PARITOSH….. i have followed your instruction earlier to upgrade my galaxy 5 mobile from 2.1 to 2.2 . no problem till now.. working flawlessly…. thank u very much bro…this time i want to upgrade from 2.2 to 2.3….is there any type of function dat will not work after upgradation??? plz notify me….

  • BISWAJIT KISKU

    i have 2.2 froyo in my galaxy 5 set right now… i want to udate it to gingerbred….. can anyone tell me plz…all the features like internet,wifi,bluetooth etc are working or not after upgradation???

  • peter

    do you mean the data settings or network in general if its just the data then you need to manually install the apn settings by going into settings – wirless and networks- mobile network settings – access point names then see if your network settings are there if not your gonna have to manually install them what network are you on

  • danny

    My mobile network not working…help pls….thanks

  • peter

    thx alot i did try this originally but i didnt clear user data or cashe and it just kept crashing i have restored it now thanks again :)

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    Flash the stock version using the guide above and you’ll be back to what Samsung had to offer!

  • peter

    hi does anybody know how i can remove this from my phone thanks

  • Maddy

    Hi Guys……………………

    I think you all should also give a try to CM9 i.e ICS For galaxy 5.
    the rom is awesome and works great for me. But as that is still in early development stages some features might now work but almost everything is working fine for me and its recommended to have a backup phone

    And for those who are interested, you just need to download CM9 rom and replced it with “update-cm-7.1.0-RC1-MADTEAM-v1.6-signed.zip” in this tutorial. If you want the link, just comment…………… :) B). See ya…..!!!

  • arya

    everything worked fine…android 2.3.7 is superb. I upgraded to 2.2. and then 2.3.7

  • Arthaz22

    Thank you so much!

  • arya

    same problem…what to do Paritosh?

  • http://www.trialbeatz.com tiago

    Thanks! Followed step by step, works just fine!

  • http://www.trialbeatz.com tiago

    nevermind, problem solved. reboot and wait like an hour or so and you should have wifi working.

  • http://www.trialbeatz.com tiago

    i can’t see any google app installed but i’ve already installed like 3 or 4 times. i can’t even access the internet too.

  • lalit

    thanx buddy..
    nd plz tell me my phone is GT I5503 and if i continue with the link u posted for me is appropriate for my phone model or not..
    nd thanx once more.. :D

  • vishnu

    in last step u r talkng about power button what is this power button??

  • nnik

    i can’t install 2.2 pls help me
    when i finish install 2.2 it show only samsung logo it is not continue to normal page
    what i will doing pls help me

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    No. Just follow the guide.

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    Remove the battery and reinsert it after a minute or so.

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    Try to flash gapps package again.

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    Link updated. Please download the file and continue with the process :)

  • lalit

    hey buddy the download link for .rar files is not working plz can send a new link in my email id or can u please post a new link here.
    Plzzzzzzzzzz buddy help me, i need to upg=rade my firmware as soon as i can….
    :(

  • MSK

    Absolutely fantastic .. everything worked like a clockwork

  • Arrjae

    I installed it and have gingerbread now, But when I installed the Google Apps – no apps showed, not even android market. Also, it seems the Mobile internet and wifi are not working…did I do something wrong? Is there a way to fix this?

  • Matías

    Awesome !! It worked !! I has Eclair 2.1 and tried to jump directly to Gingerbread 2.3.7 but my phone got a loop on the logo screen. So I installed froyo 2.2.2 first and afterwards did the 2.3.7 upgrade.

    Thank you so much dude, Regards.

  • Aireez

    @aman: removing battery is necessary.

  • aman

    hey i cannot exit downloading mode in my galaxy 5 and i have pressed the back button several times too so what should i do now mail me.please tell me as earlier as possible .

  • karthik

    Cool :) updated from 2.1 (eclair) to 2.3.7 now. Looks awesome. Wasn’t able to do a direct upgrade though. I had to update it to froyo first and then to gingerbread.
    Now im running GooManager app from google play. Now i can update to every new version that is released by MADTEAM.

    Your tutorial helped a lot. Thank u paritosh :)

  • Vishal Sharma

    Followed your instructions and my phone now has android 2.3.7….
    Thanks a lot man!!

  • Aneesh

    Plz can u Tell me how to solve the bootloop problem after installing the update and rebooting???

  • Patryk

    Hello.

    I have a samsung galaxy gio.
    during the upgrade with odin took more than a 15min then I disconnected cable.
    and now wont my mobile turn or boot!
    what can i do??
    please help me!!

  • Duncan
  • Amit Gupta

    Bryan, Am facing same problem like u… i cnt able to download d file, Plz help me out

  • Bryan

    it is cool, problem solved.

  • Maddy

    U can try restoring ur phone to 2.2. and when ur phone starts repeat the process but before that do a factory reset by typing *#*#7780#*#*…………………….

    Hope this will solve ur problem…………… worked for me once

  • Bryan

    i successfully download the file.
    but my problem now is after i install the CM7, i select Reboot system now, it just show the samsung logo and android logo… PLS, anyone, need help….

  • Bryan

    i have the same problem… *HELP*

  • Bryan

    can someone share the folder with me? i cant download it.

  • maddyathunt

    And is the incoming call issue is fixed…???
    Thanks in advance

  • maddyathunt

    Do i need to have an already rooted phone for this to work……….???

  • Md Raju

    Done :)
    Its too easy .
    Thanks bro …

  • bajoi

    after 2 days of searching of the “needed” files & trying to install twice (thanks for the instructions!), my old-model galaxy 5 is now in android gingerbread 2.3.7. *yey!*

  • toiz

    thank you. i follow ur step by step and boom.. sucess in 1st try..

  • melanie

    I have now used this guide to put cyanogen mod 7 on an australian telstra galaxy 5 GT-I5503T and it worked great. I had used titanium backup to back up my apps so I just restored the google vending apk and it gave me google play back, unfortunately my telstra foxtel wont work anymore as I am not sure which backed up files I need to restore to make it work (foxtel app wont work by itself and I am loathe to reinstall all of the telstra bloatware).It removes the telstra bloat very well, but if you want radio, gps or wifi tether you need to install an app for it. I have installed tune in radio, samsung navigator and wireless tether- all free from google play and all seem to work well. My phone that was sim locked to telstra now appears unlocked as I can put an optus sim in without any simlock message. I just wish my kid was not so upset about the foxtel not working, if I could get that working it would be absolutely perfect for me. Three cheers for Paritosh!!! :-)

  • melanie

    There are active links added further down the page. At least they were active 2 days ago when I used them.

  • Raju

    ODIN Multi Downloader, EUROPA, ClockWork Mod For Galaxy 5, Google Apps and Custom ROM from MADTeam – Download Here –

    This download link is dead >

    1.1 509 Bandwidth Error

    Please active this link .

  • melanie standage

    Hi everyone,
    Has anyone tried this on an australian telstra galaxy 5 GT i5503T?

  • ARK

    I am having trouble with receiving incoming calls. The call automatically gets disconnected after 1 ring. What should I do? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

  • Dinesh

    arter upgrading my galaxy 5 i5503 to android 2.3.7 i m not able to turn on mobile after samsuung logo……pls tell me what to do plsssss

  • hams

    all went well but can not receive incoming calls, always in the switch or the number is always busy
    please solution….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://Stylishandgoodacceleration.... Harry

    Thanks a lot PT, everything is working fine even with the wifi which people are complaining about.But have some questions leveled below.
    1. Why do the radio have to automatically switch the bluetooth on before it can work.
    2. in the contacts column i think the search bar must e at the topmost part of the contact ui as compared to froyo 2.2. Doesn’t need to click a button before it appears.
    But aside all,again thank u for the brief instructions………its working

  • pranesh

    thank u very much……… it solved almost all problems…. running good i5503

  • Sumit wath

    after instaling 2.2 i installed 2.3 and wow itss amazing thanks to all……..love u friends

  • Sumit wath

    hey dude my mobile is shoing samsung logo and android not going further plese help as early as possible…………………..plz

  • noam

    It works great – THANK YOU!!!

  • http://dcracks.websstarts.com nihaldivyam

    i also having same problem

  • http://dcracks.websstarts.com nihaldivyam

    after loading 2.3.7 i have tried to load android 2.2 using odin but after loading it i m not able to turn on mobile after samsuung logo

  • Lokendra

    Hey Dude all above links r not working pls upload working link.
    Thanx

  • Ajay Ray

    After installing Android 2.3.7 my bluetooth does not seem to work.

  • Sayeed

    Dude I am not able to download the ROM from the above link. I think the link is not working pls help..

  • sandeep

    hey Paritosh also add the giude for partition of sd card as it is req. to run cynogenmod much faster and more smoother otherwise it lags .

  • sandeep

    download google apps – copy it on sd card – now go in to recovery mode – install zip from sd card – do all type of data wipe – restart the device . btw u can also v2.3 of cynognemod its better than v2.2

  • sandeep

    then try 7.2 v2.3 its best till now

  • sanch

    thnx dude after spending long time….i m able update it to 2.3.7 but plz tell me how to get google play

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    This happens when correct usb drivers aren’t installed. I’d say reinstall KIES and then follow this procedure.

  • Lans Rosales

    i experienced the same problem with getting stuck with the samsung logo and android logo, when i try odin again its saying that — cannot open the usb serial port. code: 5. can anyone help me, please?

  • sandeep

    hey friends just update cwm 7.2 v2.2 its awesome till now no problem. more smooth work like charm

  • Kiran

    Please fix the Bluetooth Problem…. Pls.. Pls… :(

  • saket

    hey..the drop box link is broken..can u pls giv another link!1

  • Manzeet dash

    thanx bro…i did it…WORKS!!!!
    Awesome looks…n…really fast…

  • anthony

    if any 1 having problems going from 2.1 eclair to 2.3.7 Gingerbread like i did.this is what i ended up doing tyred instaling 2.3 gingerbread 5 times didnt work was going to give up then thought well ill try 2.2 froyo it installed but neva got to the menu just past the samsung flash startup screen so i went back and tryed 2.3 gingerbread again & Yay It worked.goes good aswell love it .so i suggest any1having problems do 2.2 froyo frist then 2.3 gingerbread this was on I5503

  • anil

    works flawless… buttery smooth…..just that most of the files from the google zip do not install. perhaps a compatibility issue. but i managed to get the essentials like gmail,talk and a few other. Map and Navigations do not install. i even tried installing them individually but apps dont show up in the file manager. any solution? btw, i partitioned my sd using CWM. i can see that the sd has lost its storage mem to the partition but the partition does not show up as a storage drive. is it hidden or something? neither the internal storage shows an increment with the addtional memory.. where has the memory gone??????

  • doms

    nice nice nice! thanks!

  • Antriksh

    Hey All ,
    I am getting the problem: After following all steps phone shows samsungmobile.com and then android logo and nothing else is coming.
    Please let me know how to rectify it.

  • praeator

    Please post a working link for the Custom Gingerbread ROM. Thanks!

  • shr3jn

    Work like a charm! Thank You! :)

  • milind

    its only coming samsungmobile.com and android

    not starting….ps help

  • http://parthparmar7.webnode.com Parth

    its only coming samsungmobile.com and android

    not starting….ps help

  • Duncan

    For the time being, i offer you a dbox link for the files

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/13236831/Galaxy_5_Prep_Pack.rar

  • praeator

    The Custom Gingerbread ROM links don’t work, both on the main post and update. Please post another working link. Thanks!

  • harsh

    is there anu need for factory data reset fobefore doing this

  • ken

    thank you sir great job but dont have a android market apps ? how to install android market sorry for bad english.

  • Naveen

    Hi there i have installed this rom with your guidance and its working perfectly except the wifi which is weak , is there any updates that is been released after this rom is released . Please reply .

    Thanks

  • Smit

    after update my mobile was working fine. But later i get lots of force closes in every app so i switched off mobile and when i tried to on it again, it got stuck at cynogen mod icon and dosen’ t start. I waited long but it was restarting again and again. Please help me what should i do. Please comment fast.

  • ken

    links is temporary disabled.. pls post a new link.

  • Ovix

    Did it! It works!All the best! Thank You!

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    I am sorry but there’s no way out. That’s one area where this mod fails.

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    I hope so too!

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    You’ve to do that from the settings menu itself. And it’ll erase every bit of information from your device and NOT reinstall OS.

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    There could be many reasons, processor, high graphic requirements, general compatibility. Try to shut down the apps running in background and see if the gameplay gets any better.

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    I think it’s pretty cool :)

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    I am sorry, I should have mentioned about backing up the applications in guide. But doing so wouldn’t have made the difference since restoring them wouldn’t have worked either. And reverting back to Froyo will not re-install your apps.

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    Try downloading the apk and then installing it manually. The apps are certainly installing without any problem.

  • bhagyesh

    sometimes we cant install anything through market…it works fine when i reboot my phone…did u take any back up of apps when u were in 2.2??

  • Ovix

    I still can’t install any apps on 2.3.7. I’ve tried for 2 days.

  • Ovix

    Thank You, sir. Great job:-)
    Everything works fine, but now with the new version I can’t download and install anymore apps from Android Market. I can’t also download back the old apps I used to have ‘em on 2.2 :-(
    Any help, please!
    Or should I go back to 2.2 Froyo?

  • DN95

    Thank you, Works great, ;-)

  • hossein

    hi, i think the biggest problem is the size of the lock screen is big,
    i mean where u can drag the lock botton for unlocking or silent botton, do u have any idea for that, thank you for everything

  • smit

    Yes.. I follow it. I found an amazing game named ‘earth and legend’ in market… It works little slow… Do you have any idea.? Or it’s because our processor?

  • Kiran

    *2767*3855# is not working to factory reset and reinstall the OS pls help ….

  • bhagyesh

    Hi Paritosh,

    1st of all gotta thnk u for uploading this beautiful update to android 2.1…it works very beautifully in my cell..smooth and i can move my apps to SD card.

    Now the pt is i get wifii issues more often like some guys mentioned below,,ie it gets disconnected more often and doesnot connect also no matter the distance frm the router..

    So please help me out…:)

  • Kiran

    Everything works fine… accept as you told before little problem with Bluetooth & wifi works fine…
    but my problem is …. CALL
    Dialing is very slow sometimes and call functions like recieve & hang the call is not working good…

    I think its worth nothing to hold a mobile phone when we cant even call speedly … so i request you to give me a solution… (sorry for my bad English ;D)

    hope u do something on this…

    thanks in advance…

  • Duncan

    The new link works as a charm. Hope it is capable of coping with so much interest :)

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    True. But this being a custom ROM, I can’t be specific. And that’s why market is the best place to look for. Go through the games section, see which game has maximum rating, google for its (you know what) and install it!

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    Added a new link to download the file. Apologies for the unforeseen link outage ;P

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    It won’t connect with KIES, consider that as a drawback. You can upload the address book on gmail and sync with your device. It’s the easiest way out!

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    I am using dropbox. Unfortunately, the file transfer has exceeded the allowed limit. I have uploaded the same file on rapidshare, the link has been added at the end of the article.

    And everyone deserves to be treated equally! I had no intention of “shutting down” the link. It just happened. Though I am happy that it did, shows readers liked this guide!! ;)

  • Duncan

    if only one of the ones who downloaded the files could upload them again… please, we deserve some good too. btw, you could use dropbox too

  • Pradeep Rajput

    I have installed 2.3.7 on my Samsung GT-I5503, as suggested by you. But after installation I am not able to use KIES on my mobile phone. While I run KIES on my computer and connect my phone to it, the computer shows that I have not connected my phone in KIES mode and asks me to connect again. Please help as I have my phone book on my computer and my phone book on phone has been wiped off. Kindly help or URGENT BASIS. Thanks and regards.

  • Karan

    Just wanted to update…. The wifi is working fine now… after a day… on its own.. and has not given any trouble… the OS occupies very little space and even after installing most of my fav apps, I have around 95 mb free, as compared to 35 mb earlier!! the speed is incredible and I am loving it!! thanks a ton!!

  • Duncan

    same thing here, too much trafic it says

  • Karan

    Thanks for the awesome and extremely detailed guide!!! Everything is working fine except for the WiFi.

    Can you please help me fix the wifi. It gets connected for a few seconds and then disconnects. I tried switching off the phone and the router and using multiple wifi hotspots, but its the same problem! Please help!!

  • smit

    but you know,you can’t get best games on market.

  • nathaniel

    help me guys when i click the download link of the pack it shows me this, This account’s public links are generating too much traffic and have been temporarily disabled!
    help
    TIA

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    Open android market. Its the best place to search for games!

  • smit

    WOW!!!!!! I DONT KNOW HOW TO THANK YOU!!!! Thank you so much. I installed perfectly after 4 tries. Amazing new experience!! no issues yet. can you tell me a game which is best,perfect for our mobile after update?

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    1. KIES will not recognze this, sorry.
    2. For restoring contacts the best way is to link google account and sync over the air. Next best solution that I followed was to restore the contacts using Mobile Backup II app – https://market.android.com/details?id=mobilehome.backup

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    You can reset the time and date from under settings. Shouldn’t be an uphill task :)

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    Yes, you’ll be able to run 2.2 apps in it. As a matter of fact the market will itself download the appropriate version for your device :) App2SD should work though I cannot for sure say that it will.

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    First install ver 2.2 and from thereon follow this guide. That’s what most of the readers did when they got stuck.

  • Kiran

    When I restart the device.. time set to 10.00AM :(

  • Kiran

    Successfully Installed gingerbread … very nice ..

    but the problem is
    1. its not connecting to Kies
    2. Cant import Contacts from SD card (its Loaaaaaaaaading.. )

    how get ride of these problems…?

  • Smit

    Please reply. Would i be able to use and run 2.2 and 2.3 apps after it. And a big question. Can i use App2sd after this update. Or you know any trick or something to solve problem of low memory in galaxy 5 gt i5503?? Please reply.

  • http://thedroidnation.com Vikas@Android Blog

    Same thing is happening with me.. Reply bro!!

  • http://thedroidnation.com Vikas@Android Blog

    The Mobile phone gets stuck in between booting time and keeps on showing “Samsung” logo

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    First install version 2.2 and then follow this guide again.

  • sunny

    i hv updated to 2.3 frm 2.1 bt it doesnt shows home screen as per instruction prescribed in update guide it only shows samsungmobile and android simentanously nd mah cel nw becums a dumy only… Plz suggest sumthng to get ridoff frm this prob plz help asap as u cn understand a person widout cel is like widout senses thnx….

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    Aha! You are one patient soul ;)

    BTW I have included the Google Apps package file above. Did you try installing that?

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    Try the settings menu and look for volume control. Tinker around and see if you find your way out. I’ll have to re-flash my phone to see a possible solution.

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    You must have missed installation of Google app package. Install that file and you should have Google market, gmail, etc installed :)

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    Install the drivers from the link give above.

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    Download swype (if not already installed in your device, see input settings) from here: http://www.swype.com/category/get-swype/

  • yadukrishnan

    I had the same problem.. and after trying froyo, i was able to install GB..
    But as i mentioned in my prev comment, i am facing audio pblm.. like the in-call volume is too high and also the sound quality is less.. Any one else facing the same pblm?

  • ghen

    after trying 8x the above procedure, alas I have successfully installed gingerbread on my samsung gt i5503. I was so desperated at my 7th try coz i keep on getting the same error (blinks displaying samsung and android) and finally decided to install froyo. at first I thought I did it right but then after displaying the home screen the phone keeps on restarting. and then decided to try again the above procedure and wholla, I’m now using gingerbread with no problem except the gapps was not included in the package so i search in google and found one on a thread in symbianize.com so there, if your facing same problem with mine then try to install froyo first then gingerbread.

  • yadukrishnan

    Hi,
    After gingerbread install, my in-call volume has gone up too much. The volume is unbearable even in the smallest level.. anyone else facing? Please help me..

  • http://cunuik.blogspot.com surya dinata

    iam finish upgrade g5 on 2.3.7..
    but nothink market, maps, and cant add acount in account & sync..
    help me……

  • yadu

    Hi,
    After all mentioned steps , my phone is not going into the home screen.
    IT is showing samsung logo and android.. but nothing else…
    please help me..

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    Your way out – Flash again and this time make sure that you do not disconnect your phone before the last step (above) is completed. Keep your device connected with computer all the time during this process.

    If you want to revert back to previous version then visit this article wherein I have included the link for the original ROM (and flashing guide too): http://www.techvorm.com/install-android-2-2-froyo-on-samsung-galaxy-5-i5500i5503-without-rooting.html

  • Viswazith

    I am facing similar issue. My phone blinks with displaying android and Samsung mobile.. Not able to boot it and I have not taken the backup as well.. What should I do now ?

    Any help will be really appreciated. thanks

  • Viswazith

    I am facing the same issue.. any help will be appreciated.
    If not atleast let me know how to revert back the installation. Thanks

    I was using Android 2.1 on I5503

  • Ajay Ray

    Thank You very much. I have installed Android 2.3.7 on my Samsung Galaxy I5503 successfully. But now I am not able to connect through Kies on Windows 7 64 bit. Some drivers are missing.

  • sharvin

    sorry nt skype itz swype

  • sharvin

    how can i add skype keypad plz share the link????

  • ghen

    i also experience the same prob. i followed the steps carefully but still when i successfully installed update-cm-7.1.0-RC1-MADTEAM-v1.6-signed.zip and reboot it it wont start the home screen instead error problem same as above.
    please help

  • ghen

    my phone keeps on restarting with android written on it. what should i do please help.thanks

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    Eh. You shouldn’t have done so. Try to follow the above procedure again and this time make sure not to disconnect/restart your device unless until told to do so.

  • Kiran

    When I try to hard reset my galaxy 5 it is saying ” No reset performed because system clear service is not available”
    and i cant reset my galaxy 5 ..
    is it occured because of disconnecting my device when my backup was not done ..?

    ( I disconnected my device when backup was not done)

    how can i reset my galaxy 5 now..? :(

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    Make a backup of your current ROM using Titanium Backup or skip this backing up step (I have uploaded the original rom in a different article).

  • Kiran

    When I am trying to Backup .. its saying Can’t mount / System!

    what should I do now..?

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    Turn on the USB Storage (Tap on it when you connect it with pc) and from there on you can transfer files to and fro from your mobile phone.

  • sharvin

    no probs in wifi as such for me

  • sharvin

    the device is not showing up in kies….

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    There can be different ways to install custom ROM on your phone. The procedure given above is what I followed and installed Gingerbread. If you are comfortable with the one given in the video then I’ll say follow that instead :)

  • Kiran

    I saw a video on Youtube … explaining how to install gingerbread
    there they said that we should install 3 zip files to update our old OS
    1&2 are same as ours.. 3rd is hotfix.zip..?

    here is the link…
    [Link removed]
    &
    [Link removed]
    @ 3.20 mins

    Thanks

  • Kiran

    ohhh :D Thank you very much…

    I am now going to update my Galaxy 5 to 2.3.7 Huhoooo

  • lawkig

    Works perfectly! Thank you very much for this comprehensive and accurate guide. It couldn’t have been written better.

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    1. It “should” support Samsung Kies after the update, it’s just that KIES will show a different model but it’s functionality won’t be affected.
    2. There is some issue with Wifi connectivity but the Bluetooth works fine.
    3. Yes, you’ll be able to revert back to version 2.1 (you won’t though, this one’s lot better!).
    4. Hot fix? I didn’t get you. Sorry :(

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    Is it is working for Samsung Galaxy 5 I5503. In-fact the above guide was written based on GT I5503!

  • Kiran

    will it support Samsung KIES after update..?
    will it connect to wifi & Bluetooth after update..?
    can i revert back to previous version (2.1) ..?
    Should I install hot fix also.? but here is no tutorial how to install it..?
    pls help me to do this update… i like gingerbread very well..

    …. thanks …

  • Kiran

    hi..

    is this update works with GT I5503? or not?

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    This seems to be an issue with the rom itself. Even I am facing this problem.

  • nmro

    u r the best! thanks alooooooooooot :)

  • sharvin

    guys i hav got one issue aftr successfully installing as per the above mentioned guide
    I’m unable to host a conference call
    when i press merge call it says “UNABLE TO CONFERENCE CALLS”
    plz help me
    no other issues with it
    one of the best custom rom out there!!

  • sharvin

    guys u have done an awesome job!!!! keep up the good work!!!

  • sandeep

    after reboot screen is showing android and then samsung mobile and this process remain for many time now what should i do

  • Peter

    Internet settings for Samsung fit(idea)

    Navigate to Menu- Settings- Wireless and networks- Mobile networks

    Now select ‘Access point names’

    Now the internet settings for IDEA(Kerala) is:
    ———-
    Note: Giving the proxy address(even if it is correct) will not work in the case of Samsung Fit
    The provided informations are found very accurate in Kerala circle. Others(Bangalore, Chennai etc) may also check this
    settings.

    Name: Idea_internet

    APN: internet

    Proxy: Not set

    Username: Not set

    Password: Not set

    Server : Not set

    MMSC : Not set

    MMS proxy : Not set

    MMS port : Not set

    MCC : 404

    MNC : 19

    Authentication type : None

    APN type : internet

    Navigate to Menu- Settings- Wireless and networks- Mobile networks
    Check(tick) the box ‘Use packet data’

    Note: Wait for an ‘E’ symbol to appear on the top of the screen
    Now close the browser(if it is opened already) and open it again

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    After which step are you facing this problem?

  • kai

    were you able to get the CMR working on the phone? make sure you get it working and do the factory reset process after then just continue with the rest in phase III.. again make sure you get the CMR on your phone.. ;-)

  • karteek

    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……

  • walid

    thankk youuu veryy muchh i’ts working!!!!!!!!

  • gonads

    You idiots f’ed my phone up!

  • Sagar

    You are the absolute best man..!!!! My phone works like a charm now..much better than it ever did thanks to you :) I have modified my phone so much in the past few hours..no more words to say.. :)

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    The process works just fine. I was able to flash 3 Galaxy 5 using the steps given above. Please mention the exact step where you are getting error.

    If you are here to rant about the guide not working then I won’t be able to help you.

  • http://thedroidnation.com Vikas@Android Blog

    Not working!! Bro.. what to do with that?
    I keep on getting android and then phone gets restarted!!
    Damn non working guide!!

  • kai

    thanks a million!!! finally everything works!!! :D

  • http://www.techvorm.com Jatinder

    Use this link to download Google Apps folder: http://www.box.com/s/ypk4fzj4kb4vgujjf5ac

    The link in article has been suspended, it’ll be up and running soon :)

  • kai

    well i kinda wanted to use your Google Apps.zip file since my market app is gone.. however when i tried to download via the link you posted http://db.tt/8vQsLj7Y it does not seem to work.. any suggestion to get the market app back on my galaxy 5? if not then kindly upload the whole thing else where and i’ll try to install it on my phone.. perhaps it might bring the market app back on my phone.. thanks.. i’ll be waiting for your response