Orange and Vodafone rolling out 2.3 ‘Gingerbread’ to the Samsung Galaxy S ?

There are reports of Orange  and Vodafone rolling out the Android 2.3 ‘Gingerbread’ update to it’s Galaxy S owners today.

We can’t confirm this officially at this moment in time, have YOU had an update? Let us know in the comments below.

If true, it’s good news for Galaxy S owners who can look forward to an improved keyboard, better copy and paste, better Apps management, Improved power management and new UI themes among other things.

Thanks to @sasperello for the tip via Twitter.

  • http://kpwriting.com/ writing jobs

    Great article! Thanks a lot.

  • Georgedecourcy

    just got gingerbread update from orange let you know what like soon 

  • Source

    O2 Update was approved in May and has been availible via Kies for some time

  • Leroyw62

    yep just got gingeerbread on orange will also let you know how it is 

  • Guest

    Just updating now. Whoppee

  • christhedj

    Galaxy Tab is available on Orange!

  • http://www.facebook.com/christhedj Chris Merriman

    False alarm…. its a new 2.2 build :(

  • Annoyed

    But when the f*@! are Orange gonna roll out 2.3 to the Desire HD? Everyone else has it now!

    • http://profiles.google.com/neilhawke Neil Hawke

      Did you get yours? Its July and I can’t seem to update thanks to the crappy Kies software! Am v unimpressed.

    • http://profiles.google.com/neilhawke Neil Hawke

      Did you get yours? Its July and I can’t seem to update thanks to the crappy Kies software! Am v unimpressed.

  • Katsuroati

    It is not coming to Galaxy S yet on Orange. Anyone who says that is talking rubbish.

    • guest

       wrong got mine wednesday 8th at 9am and iam on a orange uk contract

      • Blah Blah

        Yeah but you probably don’t have a branded phone…

        • another guest

          Exactly … do you have Orange software on the phone (startup screen, Orange apps, Orange homescreen etc)?

          I think the latest firmware for branded Orange phones is JS4 – could be wrong though…

          Also heard a lot of people having problems with the new “update” – data problems in particular.

          • guest

            orange software firmware pda-jv7/phonejv2/cscjv5 org

        • guest

          correction i do

          • Nat327

            I can confirm that.
            Been waiting for a while and finally got it:). And yes, mine is Orange branded (contract).

      • Katsuroati

        Dont think so. As I said it is not coming before July and that is the earliest. Others just got a fake version.

    • Caddy

      I upgraded my orange galaxy s to gingerbread. At first data wouldn’t work but all I did was to reset the phone back to factory settings and it all works fine now. When you switch the phone off completely, data won’t work but if you take the battery out and restart it will work fine. Very happy with gingerbread.

  • Leroyw62

    i will post  a pic so you can see

    • James Pearce

      A picture would be great. Orange are not showing any evidence of this on their website at all. We based this article on a tip off and various users on different forums reporting that they had the update. So the more information from actual Orange users the better.

  • guest234

    What is the version number for the new update? I’m still on JP8…

  • Dreadman30

    i got it throw kies this week and im on orange

  • Dreadman30

    i got it throw kies this week and im on orange

  • Dreadman30

    2.6.35.7-i9000bvj7-cl213767 root@dell101 2

  • Dreadman30

    sorry should have said galaxy s update throw kies on wednesday  

  • guest234

    I’m on Orange but can’t update… Also, there are reports that this update was mistakenly released by Samsung and it is only something like a “beta” version that the Orange developers were working on. As such, people have been reporting crashed phones when updating and problems once it is finally installed. Anyone having these problems?

    Also, what version were you on BEFORE the update? JS4?

  • Leroyw62

    this  is a pic of my galaxy s on orange hope this shows that orange uk have gingerbread

  • Bajan9

    Hi, I just spoke to Orange CS and they said the upgrade is being released 20th June. So any that have it now must have the unofficial update used by Orange tech guys to correct any issues / bugs. 

    • Guest

      It’s 20th now. Any sign of the “official” update?

      • Bajan9

        I tried yesterday but nothing. When I connect my phone and right click on it in Kies, the firmware upgrade button is greyed out. Anyone else having any luck? I know in January when I upgraded to 2.2, my phone wouldn’t allow me to do it (rubbish Kies), so phoned Samsung and they said to take it to one of there authorised repair centres to upgrade. They upgraded it, but had the phone for 4 days, so a pain in the …. Don’t really want to have to hand it in again for another upgrade as it’s a massive inconvenience.

        • guest

          Are you on 2.2 or 2.2.1? Because you should be able to update to JS4 / 2.2.1 at least..

          • Bajan9

            I’m on 2.2 still. Every time I connect, I do not get an option to upgrade firmware, so not sure how long 2.2.1 has been out / availble? Kies really is the worst piece of phone software I have ever used.

        • Bajan9

          Just spoke to Orange Tech team again and they said it’s been delayed again even further (by a week or 2) as people are experiencing issues when connecting to Kies to do the update. They also put me through to Samsung who said it’s out for unbranded phones but Orange are yet to officially release it yet. I wont hold my breath, as speaking to Samsung and explaining i’m still on 2.2 and can’t even upgrade to 2.2.1, there suggestion again was to go to a service centre for them to upgrade me to 2.2.1. I obviously had a go at them for this, saying how can that be a decent service, me having to hand my phone in for 5 days every time I need a firmware upgrade and they said that’s all they can do. More Samsung poor CS.

    • Firedmusic

      I’m on orange contract (branded) and have had 2.3 for a few weeks now via keys.

      to who ever said anyone who says #### is talking rubbish.
      dont believe all you are told from orange cs. i had a handset that couldnt be update tp froyo a while back and i got told all sorts of crap by them when everyone was on froyo ages ago, told me it wasnt out yet etc,

      dont be to eager to slag people off for informing you they have updated. why would i lie about a bloody phone ffs

      • Bajan9

        I didn’t slag anyone off, so hope you are not referring to me, as you replied on my post? I just phoned them up as I couldn’t download it like a few others had managed to do. Just thought I would share what Orange told me incase others still waiting for it, were interested. I didn’t say anyone lied, but just said the one released was an unofficial one. Common knowledge on many forums. Samsung accidentally released the Orange test version on their web-site (meant for Orange Tech guys), hence many Orange owners who downloaded it had data issues after update. It wasn’t meant for the general public so early.

  • Dreadman30

    having probs with turning on data! have to turn off the phone and on again for it to work sometimes! after the update.

  • Dreadman30

    got it wrong gps working great but data not will not open up till i turn phone off and on again! 2.3.3 update.

  • Matthewhurd7

    got my update to 2.3.3 on Thursday the 9th on orange in the uk. lost my data connection from mid friday to mid saturday. apart from that all is ok things seem to work a little quicker.

  • Mlalle11

    Updated last night and still cant get data. any suggestions?

    • Dreadman30

      same with all of use! on the pull down bar turn on data then turn the phone off the on again and it should   work for a while.

  • Robbomark3

    Got my orange UK galaxy s gingerbread upgrade Wednesday 15th through Kies.
    No problems found with new firmware.
    From Robbo.

  • Roystoned

    I have the update but now my data isn’t working!

    • Abcd

      I spoke to Samsung re data problem who said I had to take it to a store and get it reset.
      Contacted orange who are sending a new phone via orange care.
      reset phone to factory settings as swapping it and found that data started working.
      How do you get the ‘orange’ release when it is all done via kies?

  • Roystoned

    I have the update but now my data isn’t working!

  • Scott130377

    Just updated KIES as it said no firmware updte.  When KIES updated there was a firmware update for my orange galaxy s.  Update has just finish and version is now 2.3.3, GINGERBREAD.BVJV7.

    Happy days

  • Scott130377

    Just updated KIES as it said no firmware updte.  When KIES updated there was a firmware update for my orange galaxy s.  Update has just finish and version is now 2.3.3, GINGERBREAD.BVJV7.

    Happy days

  • Dreadman30

    ok i have been told today by the tech girls at orange the 2.3 update throw kies is not done by orange its samsung so it has problems with of the orange bolt ons on the samsung galaxy s data being one of them! my sgs is going back getting a new sgs with 2.2 on it and well wait till orange put out there 2.3 i was told that orange will email or text all customers when its out so if your still on 2.2 dont update till you are told to.

  • Guest

    Any news on when the “official” update is out? It all seems to have gone a bit quiet…

  • honestman1958

    Got mine in Surrey, UK on Sunday. All seems to be fine.

  • guest

    Is it now “safe” to update via Kies to the “unofficial” Orange 2.3 update? What about those people who have already updated to the unofficial version – is the phone working properly now? I remember people saying they had data connectivity problems…