How to Update a Samsung Spica

Written by dan howard
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How to Update a Samsung Spica
The Samsung Kies program automatically installs firmware updates when you connect the Spica to your computer. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

The Samsung Galaxy Spica is a 3G smartphone also known as the Samsung GT-I5700. The Galaxy Spica runs the Android operating system and is only available to customers in Europe and Asia. Samsung is still providing service upgrades and firmware updates for Galaxy Spica phones as of May 2011. You can download a firmware update program to your computer from the Samsung website, and use it to install the latest Spica firmware via a USB cable.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • USB cable

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  1. 1

    Navigate your computer's web browser to the Samsung website at>

  2. 2

    Type "GT-I5700" into the search box in the upper-right corner of the website and press Enter.

  3. 3

    Click the "Support & Downloads" tab in the middle of the ensuing search page and click on the link to GT-I5700 Firmware that appears as the first search result.

  4. 4

    Click the "EXE" icon that is next to the listing for the most recent version of the Samsung Kies installer program. As of May, 2011 the latest version is version, released on May 3rd of 2011.

  5. 5

    Click "Save File" to save the firmware installation file to your computer's hard drive.

  6. 6

    Run the downloaded installation file and click "OK" and "Next" to continue.

  7. 7

    Read the terms of the license agreement and click the check box next to "I accept the terms." Click "Next" to continue. The Samsung Kies firmware update application will install to your computer.

  8. 8

    Attach your Spica to your computer using the USB cable that came with your phone. The Samsung Kies application will automatically detect whether there are updates you can automatically install.

  9. 9

    Follow the prompts on your computer screen to update your Spica cell phone to the latest firmware version.

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