Software versions & updates: Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G

Understanding the Update

Beginning February 22, the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G (ICS only) will have a software update to Android version 4.0.4 / Baseband T769UVMB1 via OTA and Samsung Kies. This update improves security and provides an improved user experience.

 

You can update in two ways:

 

  • Over the air (OTA) update to Baseband T769UVMB1: See below steps to manually request the OTA update.
  • Manual download to T769UVMB1: If you want to update to T769UVMB1 via OTA or the OTA notification is not received, you can update via Samsung Kies. Ensure you are on the latest version of Kies prior to attempting the update. See http://www.samsung.com/us/kies/ to confirm the version.

 

Current Software VersionUpdate Status

T769UVLF5

or

T769UVMB1

This software version is current. Your device software is up to date.
T769UVLH5
  • The update to T769UVMB1 is being sent to customers via OTA until 3/5/2013. You can wait for the update to be delivered to your device.
  • You can manually update to Android version 4.0.4 / Baseband version T769UVMB1. See above for steps to manually update via Kies.

T769UVLF4

T769UVLB7

  • The update to T769UVLF5 is being sent to customers via OTA until 2/28/2013. You can wait for the update to be delivered to your device.
  • You can manually update to Android version 2.3.6 / Baseband version T769UVLF5 or Android version 4.0.4 / Baseband version T769UVLH5. See above for steps to manually update via Kies.
Other versions

T-Mobile and Samsung will not send you a software update.

 

Devices with non-T-Mobile software versions are out of warranty and do not receive updates.

 

 

Software versions

To find the software version on your device, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap About phone.
  4. View Baseband version.

 

Android version 4.0.4 / Baseband version T769UVMB1 - Current ICS version

  • Version
    • Android version 4.0.4 / Baseband version T769UVMB1
    • Approved 02/15/2013
    • OTA and Manual (via Samsung Kies) update available 2/22/2013
  • Improvements
    • Security enhancements
  • Prerequisites
    • Android version 4.0.4 / Baseband version T769UVLH5
    • Device software is not rooted
    • 50% battery life
    • Latest version of Kies software downloaded on PC or MAC (For update using Kies)
    • Data connection
    • 20 MB available memory (File size of update is 16 MB)

Android version 4.0.4 / Baseband version T769UVLH5

Android version 2.3.6 / Baseband version T769UVLF5 - Current GB version

  • Version
    • Android version 2.3.6 / Baseband version T769UVLF5
    • Approved 01/31/2013
    • OTA and Manual (via Samsung Kies) update available 2/4/2013
  • Improvements
    • Security enhancements
  • Prerequisites
    • Android version 2.3.6 / Baseband version T769UVLF4
    • Device software is not rooted
    • 50% battery life
    • Latest version of Kies software downloaded on PC or MAC (For update using Kies)
    • Data connection
    • 5 MB available memory (File size of update is 2 MB)

Android version 2.3.6 / Baseband version T769UVLF4 - Approved 7/16/2012

Android version 2.3.6 / Baseband version T769UVLB7 - Approved 3/28/2011

 

 

 

Help & How to

Download OTA update - T769UVLF5 or T769UVMB1

Download update from T-Mobile

You may request the T769UVLF4 update from the update servers, even if you have not received the Over the Air (OTA) update. To download or check for updates, follow these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch Software Update.

    Note: If the Software has been pushed to your phone, you will received prompts to download. If it has not, you will receive a 'No Firmware' message.

  4. Follow the on-screen prompts.
  5. Wait as your phone restarts and updates to the new software version.

 

Download Over the Air (OTA) software update
  1. You will receive a notification message when the update is available for you.
  2. From the message Notification Screen, touch Download.
  3. Touch Install Now.
  4. Wait as your phone restarts and updates to the new software version.

 

Manually update via Kies - T769UVLF5 or T769UVMB1

Note: All troubleshooting support for the Kies desktop experience including installation, connectivity between handset and Kies as well as device OS updates via Kies, should be forwarded to Samsung.

Installing Kies
  1. Download the most recent version of Kies by visiting http://www.samsung.com/us/kies/ (Select the SAMSUNG Kies version compatible with the PC)
    Note: Save the file to a desired location - the Desktop is recommended for easy access.
    Ensure you are on the most recent Kies version. If you attempt to check for Kies updates manually through the application, older versions may not recognize that there is a new version available. Compare your version number (found in Help > Kies Info) with that available through Samsung (click the file to download, on the download screen, the file name will include 2.x.x.x.xxxxx_, this is the current version available).
  2. Double click the Kies file. The program will self extract, no action is required
  3. Select the desired Language and Location, then click Next.
  4. Read the license agreement, check the box for "I accept..." and click Next.
  5. Kies will begin the installation. No action is required.
  6. When the process is complete, click Finish.
Prepare the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G

Note: USB Debugging is only needed when using a MAC to Update via Kies.

  1. From the Android home screen, press the Menu key and tap Settings.
  2. Tap Applications.
  3. Tap Development.
  4. Tap USB Debugging.
  5. Tap the Home key to exit the settings menu.
  6. Insert the USB data cable into the phone and then into an available port on the computer.
  7. Select Samsung Kies at the phone prompt. The PC should recognize several devices and begin installation. This is normal and may take a few minutes. Unplug the data cable when completed.
Upgrade to Android version 2.3.6 / Baseband version T769UVLF5 or Android version 4.0.4 / Baseband version T769UVMB1

Important: Verify you have backed up all of your data, including the contents of the internal (non-removable) SD card, to prevent unnecessary data loss.

    1. On the PC, open the Kies application.
    2. Connect the device to the computer using the included USB cable.
    3. Once Kies recognizes the device, a popup window will appear.

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    1. Click Update.
    2. Read the Caution statements and select the I have read... check box.
    3. If desired, select Allow saving to back up the device. If not, select Proceed without saving.
    4. Click Start Upgrade.
    5. The software will download to the PC, and then to the device.

Update 3.jpg

Update 4.jpg

    1. When the update completes, the 'Firmware Upgrade Complete' window will appear.

Update 5.jpg

  1. Click OK to confirm.

 

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