Software update: Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G

Samsung and T-Mobile plan to release a software update for the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G that updates the device software to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The dates for this future update are TBD, but this document will be updated when details become available. See Software updates for Android for more information.

 

Understanding the Update

Beginning July 16, the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G will have a software update to Android version 2.3.6 / Software T769UVLF4 via OTA. The update will also be available via Samsung Kies on July 17. This update improves performance and stability.

 

You can update in two ways:

 

  • Over the air (OTA) update to Software T769UVLF4:T-Mobile will push the update to  your device sometime between 7/16 and 8/5. We cannot expedite how soon we send  the OTA to individuals.    See below steps to manually request the OTA update.
  • Manual download: If you want to update to T769UVLF4 after July 17, 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

T769UVLF4

This software version is current. Your device software is up to date.

T769UVLB7

Beginning July 16, follow the steps above to Download update from T-Mobile.

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

See also: Check your software version.

 

  • Android version 2.3.6 / Software version T769UVLF4 - Current version
  • Version

    • Android version 2.3.6 / Software version T769UVLF4
    • Updated 07/16/2012
    • OTA and Manual update

     

    Improvements

     

    • E911 issue over Wi-Fi resolved   
    • Echo issue when on Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) call   
    • Proximity Sensor improved

     

    Prerequisites

     

    • OTA and Manual (via Samsung Kies)  update
    • Android version 2.3.6 / Software version T769UVLB7
    • Device software is not rooted
    • 50% battery life
    • Data connection
    • 20 MB available memory (File size of update is 15.7 MB)

     

  • Android version 2.3.6 / Software version T769UVLB7
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Help & How to

Download update from T-Mobile

You may request the 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.
  4. 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.

  5. Follow the on-screen prompts.
  6. Wait as your phone restarts and updates to Android version 2.3.6 / Software version T769UVLF4

 

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 Android version 2.3.6 / Software version T769UVLF4

 

Manually Update via Samsung Kies

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)
  2. 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).
  3. Double click the Kies file. The program will self extract, no action is required
  4. Select the desired Language and Location, then click Next.

  5. Read the license agreement, check the box for "I accept..." and click Next.

  6. Kies will begin the installation. No action is required.

  7. When the process is complete, click Finish.
Prepare the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G
  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 the device to Android version 2.3.6 / Software T769UVLF4

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.
  4. Update 1.jpg

    Update 2.jpg

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

    Update 4.jpg

  11. When the update completes, the 'Firmware Upgrade Complete' window will appear.
  12. Update 5.jpg

  13. Click OK to confirm.

 

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