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Galaxy S

Last week, We announced that Samsung will launch a VPU or a Value Update package that will for the Galaxy S I9000 Users, that will Offer them the same experience of the ICS but in Gingerbread (browser, multi-tasking... etc) instead of the CORE ICS 4.0.1 OS Update which samsung said it "could not run smoothly on the galaxy s older hardware, and will not deliver a good experience to the user".


However, a Samsung spokesperson today has said that the company will NOT offer the (VPU) update either due to the hardware specifications of the older Galaxy devices, in that they are limited to and fully optimized for the Gingerbread experience only. The news will frustrate Galaxy S owners that had gotten their hopes up following recent reports, They won't get the ICS nor the VPU, with many still on a two-year contract, they were hoping to see new features on the device.

We are Truly Very Sorry to all Galaxy S Owners and Fans for this Bad News, but we will keep supporting you with Gingerbread Updates and Bug fixes, also we will offer some easy-steps tutorials for How-to flash your Galaxy S to ICS 4.0.3.

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Galaxy S

After Samsung released the ICS 4.0.3 Update to the Galaxy S II with the latest Android Interface and features of the Ice Cream Sandwich. Now its time for Samsung's previous Flagship device the Galaxy S. Unfortunately, Samsung is not delivering the 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich Update to Samsung Galaxy S and its equivalents due to some hardware limitations.

ICS-VPU LockScreen

However, Samsung has just Officially Confirmed that it will release a VPU (Value Pack Update) to the Galaxy S with the Ice Cream Sandwich features but it will pack Gingerbread 2.3.6 I9100XXJVU instead of the 4.0.3, The Update will be available to all Galaxy S versions and Galaxy Tab too:

  • Samsung I9000 Galaxy S
  • Samsung I9001 Galaxy S Plus
  • Samsung I9003 Galaxy SL
  • Samsung I8150 Galaxy W
  • Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab

ICS-CPU Photo Editor

The Update will have all the cool ICS features, Here is the Change-log:

  • Performance Improvements
  • Smoother UI
  • ICS Lockscreen - Swipe anywhere to Unlock.
  • ICS Face Unlock - Same as GalaxyNexus.
  • Photo Editor
  • Improved Camera - Take pictures while shooting video, Panorama Mode.
  • Camera App UI Improved
  • Faster Auto-Rotation - Fast switching from portrait to landscape.
  • Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread

Galaxy S VPU


The Update is coming By Next Month via KIES, YouMobile will Release the Country Release Status page very soon to keep you posted with the VPU Updates.


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VPU Upgrade

Bookmark This page, As we will Daily update the Countries Statuses, For more info about the Galaxy S VPU (Value Pak Update) make sure to check the "Improtant links" section below and you will also find a How-to Update tutorial for KIES with a link to donwload the latest KIES version available.


Last Updated: 01,January 2013


(Pending…) → VPU is Not Available for this region, yet!


(Updating…→ Update on "Test Mode", waiting Approval.


(2.3.6 Update Available!) → Update Available via KIES/OTA.


Australia (unlocked) → Pending…


Australia (Optus) → Pending…


Austria (Three, Orange) → Pending…


Austria (T-Mobile, A1) → Pending…


Austria (unlocked) → Pending…


Belguim  2.3.6 Update Available! (29/04)


Brazil → Updating…


Canada → Pending…


Canada (BELL) → Pending…


China (CHN)  2.3.6 Update Available! (19/04)


Chile (Movistar, Unlocked, Claro)→ Pending…


Cyprus (CM, Vodafone)  Pending…

China XEZ,CHN  2.3.6 Update Available! (23/04)


Czech (Vodafone)  2.3.6 Update Available! (06/04)


Denmark  Pending…


Egypt & Saudi Arabia → Pending…


France (SFR)  2.3.6 Update Available! (11/04)


France (Orange, XEF) → Pending…


Germany (E-Plus, BASE, O2→ Pending…


Germany (Unlocked, Debitel) → Pending…


Germany (vodafone, T-Mobile, Telekom→ Pending…


Greece (COS) → Pending…


Honk Kong TGY  Pending…


Hungary  2.3.6 Update Available! (29/04)


Hungary (Telenor)  2.3.6 Update Available! (29/04)


India (All) → Pending…


Indonesia  Pending…


Ireland (Three)  Pending…


Israel (Orange,Cellcom,Partner)  2.3.6 Update Available! (29/03)


Italy (Vodafone)  2.3.6 Update Available! (20/04)


Italy (Tre,H3G,Unlcoked,Win,TIM→ Pending…


Korea  2.3.6 Update Available! (04/04)


Lithuania  Pending…


Luxembourg → 2.3.6 Update Available! (30/04)


Malaysia (All) → Pending…


Middle-East & Arab Gulf → Pending…


Netherlands (XEN,KPN)  2.3.6 Update Available! (20/04)


Netherlands (Vodafone, T-Mobile) → Pending…


New Zealand → Pending…


Norway (Telenor) → Pending…


Pakistan → Pending…


Philippines (XTC,GLB)  Pending…


Poland XEO  Updating…


Portugal TMN,TPH  2.3.6 Update Available! (25/04)


Romania (Orange, Cosmote, Vodafone) → Pending…


Russia  Pending…


Serbia (Telenor, Telekom) → Pending…


Singapore → Pending…


Slovakia (Orange, Unlocked)  2.3.6 Update Available! (19/04)


Spain (Vodafone) → 2.3.6 Update Available! (20/04)


Sweden (Tre)  Pending…


Switzerland AUT 2.3.6 Update Available! (27/04)


Taiwan  2.3.6 Update Available! (25/05)


Thailand → Pending…


UK (Three,Orange,T-Mobile,O2) → Pending…


UK (Unlcoked,Warehouse)  2.3.6 Update Available! (30/04)


UK (Vodafone)  2.3.6 Update Available! (26/04)


USA (Carriers) → Pending…


» Nordic Countries NEE  Pending…


› Europe XEU  2.3.6 Update Available! (29/03)


› Any Country in Europe that is not on the list Above.

» Nordic Countries (NEE) are Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Greenland.

Galaxy S

Finally, Samsung starts Rolling out the first Value packs Updates (VPU) to the Samsung Galaxy S I9000 devices.

Samsung korea

The Update is currently Available for Europe and Korea through OTA or via Samsung Kies and will Roll-out to other countries soon. The Value pack will make your Galaxy S Faster, smoother and uses some Android 4.0 features adapted inside it, such as the Facelock.


Check if your Country Got the (VPU) Update


VPU Change-log

This Value Pack Update is based on Android 2.3.6, Here is the Change-log:


  • Performance Improvements
  • Smoother UI
  • ICS Lockscreen - Swipe anywhere to Unlock.
  • ICS Face Unlock - Same as GalaxyNexus.
  • Photo Editor
  • Improved Camera - Take pictures while shooting video, Panorama Mode.
  • Camera App UI Improved
  • Faster Auto-Rotation - Fast switching from portrait to landscape.


GalaxyS VPU


VPU GalaxyS


GalaxyS VPU

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Galaxy S I9000 VPU


The Samsung Galaxy S is not getting the full Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update, but it is still getting updated with some of the ICS features in what Samsung calls a "Value Pack Update" or VPU. But what exactly is included and how do you benefit from the update? Samsung has now released a detailed guide (PowerPoint Document .pptx) on how to use the Galaxy S Value Pack, Download below.



Download Galasy S VPU Guide






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