Samsung has released system software update for Blackjack i607 on AT&T Wireless / Cingular
If you have the Samsung Blackjack, you may want to book mark this page with a system software update from Samsung.
Among other things, it re-brands the phone for AT&T Wireless and gets rid of the Cingular swoooosh start-up.
#1 WARNING: this update will COMPLETELY PURGE ALL DATA FROM YOUR PHONE! So don’t do it unless you’ve synced your data and have original application installation files.
#2 WARNING: You need an functioning ActiveSync link to your PC, so if you’ve never done it, this is the time to set it up before starting, otherwise, you may end up with a wiped phone for no reason.
If you’ve got the 10 minutes required for the upgrade and want more details here they are…
Here’s the “official” background of what it’s for from Samsung:
“What Does The Software Update For My SGH-i607 (BlackJack) Change And How Can I Obtain This Update?
Samsung has recently released a software update for the BlackJack, which is recommended to be installed. This update should enhance roaming capabilities, especially Internationally. In addition, there are cosmetic user interface changes (several icons have been changed) contained within the update. The update will take about 10 minutes to complete if the system is already set up.”
- Go to the SGH-i607 (BlackJack) page on Samsung’s website
- Click on Software from the grey box on the right. Popup blockers must be disabled or the file will not download.
- Download the file & save it to your hard drive.
- Follow the detailed instructions with screenshots for the upgrade process
Samsung even supplies a toll-free number for upgrade help: 888-987-4357
Good luck & may the Force be with you.
If you’ve gone through the process, please leave a comment below to let us know how it went and any tips you might have.