Upgrade Samsung Wave II S8530 To Bada 2.0 OS

Upgrade Samsung Wave II S8530 To Bada 2.0 OS

Feb 19, 2012

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After scouring the Internet for articles for so many months related to upgrading Bada 1.2 of my Samsung Wave II, I finally have my Samsung phone loaded with Bada 2.0 operating system. I made this decision even though many people say that incorrect flashing will brick my phone. Additionally, when all of my attempts in updating my phone’s firmware through Samsung Kies were exhausted that waiting for the official released of Bada 2.0 seems to be futile. With the information (and a lot of courage) that I gathered, I proceed blindly to flashing my phone with firmware from another region to upgrade Samsung Wave II to Bada 2 OS.

Previously I was using an Asian firmware with S8530DXKB1 and CSC with S8530OLBKB1 because I’m from the Philippines. And when I visit sammobile.com and find out that there’s still no firmware for my region, I decided to use a Romanian (Vodafone) Bada 2.0 firmware released this month (February). Though I do not know whether this is an official release or not I pick this firmware because after downloading the zipped file, it seems that it has all the files needed. After downloading the file, I suggest that you make it sure that the files you have downloaded is not corrupted. So if it’s possible to turn off advance virus scanning, turn it off before downloading the file.

Before proceeding with the steps required in flashing your Samsung Wave II, make sure that your does not have SIM lock and NET lock. To check, type *#7465625# and see to it that all the settings were currently set to [Off]. In my case, after typing the code all settings were set to [Off]. If this is not the same as yours, I highly suggest that you do not proceed.

Samsung Wave II with Bada 2.0 Upgrade via Multiloader

According to samfirmware, if you have boot and FS files you can use that firmware even if that firmware is from another region. By believing in that statement I proceed to flashing my phone with a firmware from another region (Romanian). Check this post by samfirmware that I used as a basis in using this firmware.

Warning: Flash at your own risk and always make a backup of your data. I am not responsible for any damage to you and your phone in this process.

Download the files below:

Things to do:

  1. You can choose between installing the USB drivers for Samsung Wave or install the latest Kies from Samsung Apps website. But I suggest that you install the latest Kies version because I believe that the latest USB drivers are included in the latest release of Samsung Kies.
  2. Check that your phone can connect with Kies via USB cable.
  3. Extract the contents of the firmware archive in a folder.
  4. Launch Multiloader v5.65 and select LSI.
  5. Before connecting your phone, take out the SIM card and memory card. Turn it on (power on) again.
  6. Put your phone in Download mode by holding Volume Down + Camera + Power buttons.
  7. Connect your phone via USB cable and click ‘Port Search’ button. Make sure that you select the port labeled as ‘Ready’ by clicking the correct radio button.
  8. Choose ‘Full Download’.
  9. Select Boot and locate the file from the folder you extracted on Step 3.
  10. Select Amss and go to the file.
  11. Select Apss and go to the file.
  12. Select Rsrc1 and go to the file.
  13. Select Rsrc2 and go to the file. (Select always LOW)
  14. Select Factory FS and go to the file.
  15. Select CSC and go to the file.
  16. Select SHP APP and go to the file.
  17. Select FOTA and go to the file.
  18. Click the Download button.
  19. Wait for the flashing process to finish. If finished, your phone will boot and you should see the blue Bada logo.

After the phone has restarted, you might find it a bit slow at first but be patient because your phone is just warming up. Also you might find out that there’s no connection settings configured for your applications to use when connecting to the Internet. You can ask this info from your respective service provider but normally they can send this as configuration file in the form of SMS. In my case since I’m a Globe subscriber I just send ‘GO’ to 2951 to get all the connection settings that I need.

Also you might find yourself wanting to change your phone’s theme immediately after using it for a while. To change your default theme, you can download themes from Samsung Apps or you can do it manually by using STune.

To use STune, connect your phone via USB cable then launch STune. Select ‘Samsung Mobile USB Modem’ under the ‘Devices’ tab. Select ‘Browser’ tab then double-click AppEx from the folder list. Proceed to User > Theme > Download then drag the *.smt theme file that you downloaded from the internet to this folder located at the right pane. Unplug your phone then go to Settings > Display > Theme then select the theme you added previously.



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75 comments

  1. YouResh Shresth /

    hotfile is not workin how can i download firmware

  2. NUTC24CK32 /

    Your welcome! Glad it worked on your phone. :)

  3. Hi followed your steps…did it sucessfully…thanks a ton :)

  4. arjunxt /

    thanks this worked….:)

  5. NUTC24CK32 /

    Oh, I’m not really into spoofing bada apps. Sorry but I do not know how to spoof bada apps. ;)

  6. is there any working method of spoofing in bada 1.2? i have tried everything like wave spoofer, applist, wamp server etc but nothing worked.is there any other method bro?

  7. NUTC24CK32 /

    Yes, it should work if after typing *#7465625# on your phone will show all settings are set to ‘OFF’. Otherwise do not attempt to upgrade it using the method above.

  8. i few days back i just changed the country in PRE CONFIG menu of phone and phone didn’t start afterwards so i had to take the phone to repair :-(

    so are you certain that upgrading my phone with some other region’s firmware wont do anything silly with my phone?

  9. NUTC24CK32 /

    Just follow the steps provided in this blog post. You can use the firmware that I used to successfully upgrade your Wave II to Bada 2.0

  10. but bada 2.0 has not yet released for my region for Wave-II. what can i do to upgrade my bada 1.2 to 2.0?

  11. NUTC24CK32 /

    Perhaps you should try upgrading first. ;)

  12. NUTC24CK32 /

    Just follow the steps above. As I have said in this post, my region is Philippines but I used a European firmware and it works. It should work also for you. Just follow the steps carefully. Goodluck!

  13. i have another problem as well. whenever i close a game like Alchemy on my phone a blue screen (app crashed) appears and i have to remove the battery to restart the phone. so i put the debug level to LOW. but after that the game is not working and the phone hangs. what to do?

  14. i have S-8530 Wave-II and i want to upgrade the bada os of my phone but bada 2.0 has not yet released for my region. what can i do to upgrade my bada 1.2 to 2.0?

  15. NUTC24CK32 /

    Make sure you download the files completely and not corrupted. I suggest that you change some settings on your anti-virus to not scan while downloading to avoid corrupted download file. Also please follow the instructions carefully. Goodluck!

  16. hey..i got Factory FS write error..tried many firmwares, even every file one by one..and always the same..is there any help?

  17. NUTC24CK32 /

    You should check whether the Facebook app is installed in your phone’s memory card (SD card) or phone memory. I suggest you install it in the SD card.

  18. Lia Torralba /

    I have a Wave 2 too which I upgraded to Bada 2 using Kies. I can’t seem to use live wallpaper as it appears to interfere with my Wi-Fi signal. I deleted it na. I’m using Globe too and got all the configurations but everytime I launch Facebook, the phone says I don’t have enough memory and that app must close. WTF?! BTW, I did go to STunes but can’t seem to find the devices tab anymore. :(

  19. NUTC24CK32 /

    You’re welcome!

  20. John Paul Matias /

    You’re a mobile savior!! thank you very much for this!! :)

  21. NUTC24CK32 /

    lanya ka she :)

  22. Sheys Reaño /

    pagkwagwapo naman pala ni nutc24ck32 hihihih go go go

  23. NUTC24CK32 /

    how’s your Samsung Wave II?

  24. yes

  25. NUTC24CK32 /

    Do you check whether your phone is using the correct USB port number? I’ll be back at 9am because I will be going to office today.

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