Finally there is some great news for Samsung i5700 Spica owners who were looking to install Android 2.2 Froyo on their already rooted handsets. In order to install Froyo on your Samsung i5700, you will need to root your handset; the detailed rooting instructions can be found here. According to Leshak, the author of this port at Samdroid Forums, there are certain features that will not work with this port. Here is a list of features which will work once you install Android 2.2 Froyo on your Samsung Galaxy Spica.
- Touch Screen
- Home and other keys
- Send and Receive SMS/ Make calls
- GPRS/Edge/3G With manual APN configuration.
- SD Crad/ USB Mass Storage
- Google Services like Gmail, Market, Contacts and Calendar.
And these are the features which might not work after porting:
- Audio –No ring-tones, voice etc
- GPS Services
Here is the step by step guide on how to Install Android 2.2 Froyo on your Samsung i5700 Spica:
- The first step is to download the i5700 Froyo Alpha 1 update file from here , rename it to “update.zip” and save it on your desktop [Or wherever your prefer].
- Now connect your phone to the computer and mount SD card; Copy the earlier downloaded update.zip file on the SD Card root.
- Now reboot your phone in Recovery and flash/install the update.zip file.
- Once done with the flashing, wipe all data and cache.
- Now reboot your phone. Please note that the phone might go in a reboot loop, but according to Leshak, it is normal; wait for the phone to boot normally.
- There you go! you now have Android 2.2 Froyo installed on your Samsung Galaxy Spica.
Again we will stress on the fact that this Froyo build for spica is an incomplete alpha release, so it will be better to wait for a complete and stable build.
Disclaimer: Please follow this procedure at your own risk. AddictiveTips won’t be held responsible if this method incurs any permanent or non-permanent damage to your device.