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  • Cricket Samsung Indulge Official Gingerbread 2.3 Update Instructions

    In case you haven't upgraded your Cricket Samsung Indulge to Android OS 2.3 Gingerbread, here are the official instructions.


    From Samsung:

    Cricket: How do I update the software on my Samsung Indulge™ (SCH-R915) mobile device to EL06?

    Samsung Indulge™ Android Upgrade

    Android 2.3 Gingerbread upgrade is available for the Cricket Samsung Indulge (SCH-R915). Please follow the instructions below to download and install Kies Mini using your Windows PC.

    Requirements

    Computer

    • Desktop/Laptop Computer Running Either Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, or XP.
      Currently, there is no support at this time for Apple computers.


    • All Firewall & Anti-Virus Programs Should Be Disabled.
    • Administrative Privileges Required To Download & Install Software Including Drivers.
    • An Available USB Port On The PC That Supports 2.0 USB.
    • Windows Media Runtime 11 (automatically installed by Kies Mini if not present).

    Mobile Device

    • Fully Charged Battery.

    Other

    • USB Data Cable (included in Retail Box) Note: this is the same cable used to charge your device.
      • Direct connection of the USB cable to the computer's USB port is strongly advised. The use of a USB hub or docking station is not recommended.

    • Your PC must be connected to a live internet connection to upgrade your device using Kies Mini.


    Back Up Your Information

    Important: This update was designed to simply upgrade the operating system of the device while leaving certain types of user data intact. This user data includes pictures, videos, and contacts. Certain settings, such as wallpaper and ringtone assignments, may be reset back to factory default. To be safe, it is best practice to always back up all data and assume that everything will be lost.
    Below you will find options to backup contacts, messages and help to reinstall third party applications.
    Note: When you sync to your Google Gmail and Exchange Mail accounts, you are backing up your information. Google Gmail and Exchange Mail information on your device including contacts are stored remotely on the Google and Microsoft Exchange server.

    Contacts

    • Save Contacts to SD Card Export to SD Card
      1. From the Home screen, touch Contacts > Menu.
      2. Touch More > Import/Export, then touch Export to SD card.
      3. Confirm export by selecting OK.


    Import to SD Card

    1. From the Home screen, touch Contacts > Menu.
    2. Touch More > Import/Export, then touch Import from SD card.
    3. Confirm export by selecting OK.

    • Google Gmail
      1. From the Home screen, press the Menu button > Settings > Accounts & Sync.
      2. Touch your Google account to display the Data & synchronization screen.
      3. To sync your Gmail, Calendar or Contacts, touch the setting to enable synchronization, a check mark appears in the check box.
      4. Press the Menu button > Sync now.



    • Exchange Mail
      1. From the Home screen, press the Menu button > Settings > Accounts & Sync.
      2. Touch your Exchange Mail account to display the Data & synchronization screen.
      3. To sync your Email, Calendar or Contacts, touch the setting to enable synchronization, a check mark appears in the check box.
      4. Press the Menu button > Sync now.


    Text Messages

    • To save important text messages, you can forward it to an email address.
      1. From the Home screen, touch Messaging.
      2. Select text message that you want to save.
      3. Press and hold the text message. You will see a menu for Message options, which allows you to Forward the selected text message.


    Applications

    • Any installed applications downloaded from the Android market may need to be re-installed. To re-download paid applications follow the steps below:
      1. From the Home screen, touch Applications > Market > Menu > My Apps.
      2. If prompted, sign in with your Google account credentials.
      3. Paid applications will populate in the list shown.
        • To re-download Free applications you can visit market.android.com and log-in with your Google account information. All previously downloaded applications are listed in My Library.




    Step 1: Obtaining Kies Mini

    1. To obtain a copy of Kies Mini for the PC, click download button below.


    1. Save the file to a specified location. We recommend Desktop for easy access.


    Step 2: Installing Kies Mini

    Important: We highly recommend that you uninstall all Samsung software or drivers from your PC before beginning the Kies mini installation..

    1. Double click the Kies Mini file . The program will then extract files needed for installation.
    2. Location and language is selected by default. Verify that the selection is correct and click Next.
    3. Read over the license agreement. Check "I accept the terms of the license agreement", and then click the Next.
    4. Kies Mini will begin installation. Note: Windows Media Runtime 11 is needed to upgrade your device. If Windows Media Runtime 11 is not detected, Kies Mini will now download and install.
    5. Please Check "Yes, I want to restart my computer now" and then click Finish to restart your computer.


    Step 3: Configuring Device/Driver Install

    While the computer is restarting, we will need to configure your device so that it can connect with Kies Mini.
    Please follow the steps below.

    1. From the Home screen, press the Menu button > Settings > USB settings > Samsung Kies checked.
    2. Install Device Driver Software: After your computer has restarted, insert the USB data cable into the mobile device and then into an available port on the computer. The computer will recognize the device and install the drivers automatically. This is normal and may take a several minutes. Unplug the data cable when completed.


    Step 4: Device Upgrading

    Note: Your PC must be connected to a live internet connection to upgrade your device using Kies Mini.

    1. Open Kies Mini and use the USB cable to connect the mobile device to your PC. Note: An automatic update (to Kies Mini) may occur when Kies Mini is launched.
    2. Click on Phone Upgrade.
    3. Read over the Caution statements. Check "I have read and understood the preceding information" and then click the Upgrade button.


    1. Kies Mini will contact the server and download the new firmware. Downloading time varies on network conditions. It may take several minutes.


    1. Kies Mini will start updating the firmware on the device. Warning! Do not disconnect your mobile device from your PC or power the PC off. If interrupted your device could become inoperable.


    Note: Please wait until your mobile device reboots completely and the Android idle screen is displayed (shown Below) on your Samsung Indulge (SCH-R915) before removing the USB cable.

    1. Click the Ok button to finish.


    1. USB Debugging should be disabled on your device. To do this, press the Menu button > Settings > Applications > Development > and touch on USB debugging to remove the check mark.
    2. At this time you can transfer the content we backed up earlier to your upgraded device.


    Release Notes

    • Google platform upgrade to Gingerbread 2.3.6 Operating System


    Common Questions

    Kies Mini Does Not Detect The Phone:

    • Depending on the amount of data stored on the memory, this could impair Kies Mini ability to detect device if phone is set to Samsung Kies mode. It may be necessary to remove the microSD card if inserted. Should problems persist, the internal memory may need to be purged. Backup up all desired data (using instructions provided above) and then go to Menu > Settings > Privacy > Factory Data Reset. Follow the onscreen instructions and after reboot, attempt to connect to Kies Mini.
    • The Media Scan process could produce a loop if connected while in progress. If this occurs, disconnect and power cycle the device. Wait until the device fully boots and the process is finished before connecting again.
    • When the mobile device goes into download mode instructed by Kies Mini, additional drivers need to be installed. A timeout may occur from the time the drivers install until Kies Mini can detect. Should this occur, close Kies Mini and remove the cable. Next, remove the battery cover and battery. Afterwards, insert the battery, place the cover back on, and power on the device. When the device reboots, connect the data cable and open Kies Mini.

    Connection Lost:

    • Kies Mini contains an update feature which will download the latest copy of Kies Mini. If you are experiencing problems with the connection, simply close out of Kies Mini and reopen it. At that time, it should check for updates.


    For more information on the Cricket SCH-R915 (Samsung Indulge™) click here.


    This article was originally published in forum thread: Cricket Samsung Indulge Official Gingerbread 2.3 Update Instructions started by chrisngrod View original post
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. price's Avatar
      price -
      Nice tutorial
    1. Tim Trozzo's Avatar
      Tim Trozzo -
      It says unregistered device,and my indulge is registered with Samsung.
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