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Update Samsung Galaxy Europa I5500 to XFJPQ 2.2 European Firmware [How to]

Samsung Galaxy Europa I5500 has got the new firmware update. The firmware version XFJPQ updates your mobile to Android 2.2 version. This firmware is released for European users and it is not an official update by KIES so we will use Odin Flash Tool to update this firmware version. Soon it will be released for the Asia and US users too. So stay tuned with The phone may be damage if any other user than Europe will try to update this. There may be some minor bugs as it is not a official release but a beta release.
Pre-requisites: -

  • Ensure that you have made a back up of all your data like images, videos, audio, contacts and messages, because updating this firmware will erase all your data stored in the local phone memory.
  • You can transfer your images, videos and audios into the external memory and can locally save your contacts and messages into your PC/laptop or you can sync your mobile with Gmail. See here : how to back up your contacts and messages
  • More importantly note down the APN AND MMS settings because they will also get erased. To note down Go to Applications >Settings> Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names.
  • Verify that your mobile have at least 90% battery backup so that it will not interrupt the updating process.
  • Make it sure that your PC have USB 2.0 ports ,you must have admin rights in your PC ,update the KIES latest version that is KIES 2.0 and close down all the firewalls and anti-virus on your PC.

Steps to Update Samsung Galaxy Europa I5500 to XFJPQ 2.2 European Firmware

  • Once downloaded the folder open the Odin flash tool and switch off your mobile to enter into the download mode; press Volume down key + OK button and along with both the keys press the power button.
  • Now connect your mobile with your PC or laptop with the help of USB data cable and as soon you connect it you will see that ID:COM block in the Odin will turn into yellow which means all the drivers have been successfully installed.
  • Click on ‘One package’ and select the tar file i.e.

One package – I5500XFJPQ_I5500XWJP4_I5500MOTJP3_HOME.tar

  • Now you have to click on Start to proceed the update process and it will take 10 to 15 minutes to update and after the process get completed your mobile will restart.
  •  You have to switch off your mobile now and on it in the recovery mode to clear all the cache files; Press the Volume Up key + camera button + power button.
  • Select Wipe data/factory reset with Wipe cache partition. After this reboot your phone by selecting ‘reboot system now’ and at last it will ask you or the language preferences and Google account preferences.

You are successfully done with the update process of Samsung Galaxy Europa I5500 to XFJPQ 2.2 European Firmware

Posted by On September 20, 2011 Filed in: How to Tags: ,

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