Latest i8910 Omnia HD Firmware I8910ZXIG4 tested
Samsung i8910 Omnia HD Firmware I8910ZXIG4

Samsung i8910 Omnia HD Firmware I8910ZXIG4 tested

Since the latest Italian firmware i8910XXIH1 or whatever it will be has been delayed, I have flash the most recent available firmware which is the generic Hong Kong branded firmware – I8910ZXIG4. This latest firmware has turned out to be a pleasant surprise.  As posted in our i8910 Omnia HD user forum I have tested I8910ZXIG4 and here are my findings:

Things I’ve noticed:

  • We now have letters on the dialer, unlike IG2. But still no quick way of bringing up contacts by keying the number that corresponds with the letter / name.
  • More free ram. Around 170mb free now just after a reset
  • Faster than i8910XXiG2
  • Supports 3 Chinese languages and English only. Will boot up in Chinese but you just change it to English.
  • Browser stop bug fixed. (That was also fixed in G3 I think!)
  • The S60 web browser, is faster and more responsive to touch. Must be a newer/better build Vs IG2.
  • Wifi works well. Even with low signal I can connect.
  • A few megabytes more of free C drive (36mb aprox phone memory)
  • 720p video is smoother. Other users have reported this too.
  • Improved battery life over
    the Italian
    IG2
  • GPS lock is the same as IG2 – Very fast and I can get full strength GPS signal even indoors.

Negatives of this

firmware:

  • No games installed. I guess they had no Chinese versions. No biggie for me as the games were just trials anyway.

So if your impatient like I am and can’t wait for further delayes to the newest Italian IH* firmware. I suggest users give this firmware a go!

You can download the firmware here: Firmware i8910ZXIG4 Opinions and Discussion

And here is our tutorial on how to flash your i8910 Omnia HD using windows XP:

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  1. Edward Lockwood
    August 25, 2009

    Only downside is the camera and camcorder menus dont change to english

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    August 25, 2009

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  3. trond
    August 25, 2009

    hey. can u upload a video with the I8910ZXIG4 firmware? I wanna see if the video is more smooth. still aac codec I hope….

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  4. Gareth
    August 26, 2009

    Yes, I believe I have the earlier version of the Honk Kong Firmware. i8910ZXIG2.
    Same problem with the camera / video camera I just get the first letter for each button and squares for the rest of the characters. ie: “C—–” (With squares replacing the dashes) instead of the word “Camera”. Any clues how to fix this?

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  5. Briggs
    August 26, 2009

    That’s incorrect, everything is in English. Camcorder and camera is 100% English. I have not seen any Chinese letters.

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  6. Briggs
    August 26, 2009

    Again no such issue for me on IG4

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  7. mike
    August 26, 2009

    do you need to reformat ma c before i use every firmware o evry time ill change the firmware coz the other .sis file is remein in my c please help

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  8. Briggs
    August 26, 2009

    Yes It formats the C drive on install. Mass storage is untouched.

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  9. mike
    August 26, 2009

    do i need the mass storage format 1st or not

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  10. Briggs
    August 26, 2009

    No, it will install and leave it untouched.

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  11. mike
    August 26, 2009

    thanks a lot briggs im done i install it already its good. the main problem is the no gate reply when i brouse to the internet i still connected i dont know why i have 3 connection here its all the same

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  12. raj
    August 26, 2009

    i8910 Omnia HD Firmware I8910ZXIG4
    how to install or upadate abave firmware.kindly help me

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  13. mike
    August 26, 2009

    is there any one else have a .sis aplication asphalt4 please give me the link to download thanks

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  14. Engin
    August 26, 2009

    Try go to Samsung.com and download Asphalt4 or google

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  15. Snowy
    August 27, 2009

    Hi Briggs.
    Probably a stupid question but do I need to install all the firmware upgrades or will the latest one (IG4) cover everything from the previous updates?

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  16. Briggs
    August 27, 2009

    Just the one update will get you to IG4

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  17. Briggs
    August 27, 2009
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  18. DonLuciano
    August 27, 2009

    I installed IG4 but I have huge problems with it….first everything looked OK, but after a while (10 min or so) Omnia HD freezes and that is it….I couldn’t turn it off, so I needed to put battery out…..after that I wanted to turn the phone on but it stops. I just get to the logo of Samsung and that was it….So now I have IG3 Switzerland and looks OK…..If you have any suggestions for me please help with IG4…. Thanks

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  19. Hee
    August 27, 2009

    WOW is this supposed to be continued? Samsung is releasing more firmwares for this device. First time i got this one with xxxIF8 (something old i can’t remember) and got problem with signal reception then returned to the shop. Guys overthere told me they refused to update to new firmware for the reason is it might got dead (become a brick). Luckily they gave me a new one with xxxIG2. Now i want to update the firmware myself but i am worried. Is it that much risk? Thank you.

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  20. Andy
    August 27, 2009

    Well…just flashed mine…solely for the HD recording “improvement”…bad news is there is only a subtle improvement…slowly going from left to right still has a framedropout…checking a video i just recorded outside on a sunny day the frames drop from 24fps to 20fps…so theres still a jerk sadly with me. Frustrating as it would make this a killer IF they sort the Hd video out.

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  21. mike
    August 27, 2009

    noh!

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  22. leroyb69
    August 28, 2009

    how do you change the langague on the hong kong firm ware please

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  23. Hee
    August 28, 2009

    You flashed to this new firmware and still got 20fps instead of 24fps?

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  24. DonLuciano
    August 28, 2009

    Remember how the Icons look like on your current firmware and after flashing pick the same icons to get to language settings and that’s it…..Hope this helps ;-) )

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  25. Andy
    August 28, 2009

    @ Hee…yeah sadly….

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  26. Reza
    August 30, 2009

    Briggs, how you doing? Look mate I bought a Samsung Omnia HD, and I’m having a few problems. First off, most of my calls keep getting disconnected. I can only talk to a person for about 60 seconds. I’m not sure why it’s happening. Plus, I’m finding the battery is just going out way too quick. Is it because I haven’t charged it properly? Or perhaps I need a new battery? Plus just wondering, does this firmware upgrade also fix up the audio recorded in a video? If you could just get back tome with details it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a million mate. You’re a champ.

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  27. mike
    September 2, 2009

    im not Briggs maybe I can help… Ok the problem for disconnecting youre calls because its a touch phone sometimes accedentaly when you put it on your ear you dont know you touch the end call by youre face…
    about battery
    1 you must go to setting then connectivity go to video sharing and turn it off
    2 set youre phone to GSM go to setting then connectivity then network use gsm mode it you want 3G set it to dual mode to have a video call…
    3 go to setting connectivity again admin setting then packet data set it to when needed or if you want more life for battery use the basic mode
    how… go to setting, personal , home screen then set it to basic mode
    4 setting, phone, then display anto brightness turn it off and dim time turn it off

    OK gudluck…

    ___MIKE___

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  28. mike
    September 2, 2009

    sorry for mah ENGLISH

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  29. Darkcooleo
    September 2, 2009

    Italian IG2 is better in my opinion, GPS lock is flawed in the chinese version, and transitons are not as smooth. navigation is muc better in IG2, also Orange Maps does not work correctley. Thanks Darkcooleo

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  30. Snowy
    September 2, 2009

    Thanks Briggs,
    Can you reccommend which is the best firmware. After having read these posts just now I’m not so sure the IG 4 is the best option.

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  31. hatrec
    September 3, 2009

    hi bro

    q : is this firmware support arabic lang ?

    thx

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  32. stevio
    September 4, 2009

    what are you options if for any reason the debranding doesnt work? can u factory restore your phone or is it just an expensive lump of plastic??

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  33. scott
    September 4, 2009

    When i open my videos they all have been named in chinese, i think im going to go back to IG2 as this is the only one i’ve not had problems with

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  34. riteshdon
    September 4, 2009

    Why r u all the people not talking about Omnia HD Phones incapability of Assigning a Video as Ringing Tone.There must be a Software Update which Support Videos as Ringing Tones.

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  35. anand
    December 16, 2009

    hey mike, the reason for the disconnection of calls, can not be the touch, because omnia touch screen is locked n works only when u hold ur lock button while in call, it also displays there. so no question of accidently touching, there must be some other reason.

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  36. dusan
    January 8, 2010

    hi there can somebody tell me how update my i8910hd…i try few times…but i still get same error THE CONNECTION BETWEEN PC AND PHONE WAS UPDATE thats it…i can update my phone..using pc studio 7…other applications runing well…can somebody help me…
    thanks

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  37. buggered
    February 9, 2010

    hi there,

    I bought my samsung i8910 3 days ago from ebay. sent from hong kong with aussie brand on it called optus. I know nothing about phones and now find myself rather confused………

    I do not know what flashing is, or what firmware is, or what either does. I do know that i cannot update adobe flash 10 because symbian is not an option to select as an operating system

    i cannot install applications, battery only lasts a day, even though i have not used it

    if i try and record hd for more than 5 mins, the phone switches itself off and does not save the video, and i wouldnt have the slightest clue how to even put a movie onto the phone

    if someone coud help me out i would be greatly appreciate it, and would save my wife from shooting me over spending £400 on a phone that “doesnt work”

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  38. TANCRUISE
    February 19, 2010

    I DONT HAVE PC STUDIO VERSION 7 FROM WHICH I CAN UPDATE PLEASE SEND ME THE LINK IF U HAVE

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  39. Radooo
    February 25, 2010

    i need a GPS soft ware PLZ free one…

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  40. Sameer
    August 22, 2010

    Hi All i hv problem with my Omnia i8910 HD my phone is freeze at Samsung Startup logo and not starting it was working good but when i installed Trure Caller application and Removed then restarted my phone but phone is freeze at logo i hv done every thing remove the bettery sim card mmc and put bettery back and started but No Luck same possition when start its freezes at samsung logo plz some buddy help me…………………

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