1. Len Griffin's Avatar
    I recently obtained a Samsung Galaxy Fascinate phone and am using it on Tracfone. The OS is at 2.2.2, and I'd like to update it to 2.3. All the links to the ' official file ' from Verizon posted to Hotfile are dead. Can anyone help with an update for this device? From my research, the file was: SCH-I500_SCH-I500USFC27_US_XAR.rar. If anyone has the file, or advice on how to proceed, it will be appreciated! Len
    06-25-2014 09:15 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums.
    Hotfile links are dead because Hotfile shut down a while ago. Try either Sammobile or samsung updates .com for your file. Both locations take time to download.

    You will then need to install them via a PC and a program called Odin. This method may wipe your device, so back everything up before starting.

    Here is more info on Odin: http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...-via-odin.html
    06-25-2014 09:54 AM
  3. Len Griffin's Avatar
    I tried Sammobile...the site is a farce! You have to register, but it will not let you without signing up for some sort of ' Google Ad Services '. I HATE GOOGLE!.
    it is impossible to register with the Sammobile registration page without solving an ' AntiSpam ' puzzle, but in place of the puzzle is a Google signup link instead, which cannot be removed!

    The Samsungupdate site only has 2.2.1 for download, not the gingerbread 2,3 I need. I need the Gingerbread update for the Fascinate...surely someone has it.
    06-25-2014 06:37 PM
  4. Paul627g's Avatar
    That would be the same recommendations I would give you. Unfortunately the age of that device your faced an unhill climb to locate 2.3 Gingerbread or other related files.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using AC Forums mobile app
    06-25-2014 10:31 PM
  5. gamerguy2002's Avatar
    Hey Len, any luck with this? I just got a Fascinate too and it needs updating.
    07-13-2014 02:41 AM

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