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    Exclamation [The Petition]**We Need Your Support**

    the following message will be a direct copy of the thread from XDA Developers, here is the link: We need your support - T-Mobile/Samsung - Give us an update! - xda-developers
    all credit goes to XDA Member Theexel. please read the entire message and please help! other than that, here we go:


    We need your support - T-Mobile/Samsung - Give us an update!

    We have gotten no news of any kind of update for our Samsung Vibrants. No Gingerbread update, not even a small 2.2.1 update, and I honestly believe that's just plain wrong. This has nothing to do with this phone being too slow or too old to run Gingerbread, heck.. it can even run Ice Cream Sandwich. And before you stop reading, no.. this isn't one of those threads that is just posted to complain, we have to do something about this. Maybe some people don't care for an update, maybe some don't understand what an actual OFFICIAL update could do for us users and devs. The lack of support for this device from both T-Mobile and Samsung has been horrible. Ask a representative from T-Mobile about an update, they'll say; Oh, It's coming.. Samsung is working on it. Ask a representative from Samsung about an update, they'll say; It's being worked on.. no ETA. So now, either both of the companies are clueless of their own product, and honestly don't know what is going on, or they just won't give us a straight.. 'No, you won't be getting an update.' which I think is dumb. I got hooked on Android because of it's openness, the support and the community. One of the only major updates that we got was through KIES, it wasn't even OTA. Maybe most of you don't care, but T-Mobile and Samsung should do right by us. I don't care about getting the latest and the greatest, I honestly would respect both Samsung and T-Mobile more if they gave us a straight answer.

    So, what I'm asking is.. please help us by signing this petition and spreading the link wherever you can, because we have the power to fight this, we have the numbers and we can do it. This phone isn't super old, it's one of the best phones I've owned. Samsung did a great job with it, but that gives them no reason to stop supporting it. I got this on a two year contract, they should atleast support it for two years, and simply because it's in the Android spirit.


    Link here: http://www.change.org/petitions/sams...sers-an-update
    Please feel free to spread it on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, anywhere you see fit! If we get some headline news on Android blogs and sites, that'd be great, too!

    Samsung and T-Mobile, we need an answer.
    Last edited by Nabeel10; 01-04-2012 at 01:22 PM.

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    I think its a lost cause.. The phone is quickly becoming out dated and there is almost no reason for them to update.. Providing an update to the firmware would only create more issues for the developers and not just fixes.. soo its kind of an ironic thing to ask for..

    and your petition link is broken too..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shift_Lock View Post
    I think its a lost cause.. The phone is quickly becoming out dated and there is almost no reason for them to update.. Providing an update to the firmware would only create more issues for the developers and not just fixes.. soo its kind of an ironic thing to ask for..

    and your petition link is broken too..
    Just fixed it!

    Yea but understand, every single Galaxy S phone (Captivate, Fascinate, i9000, Galaxy S 4g) has already gotten a Gingerbread update except the vibrant. Our hardware is the exact same of the i9000, don't you think thats not fair? alot of people did their 2-year contract on this phone, and Samsung/Tmobile deserve to support it for 2 years, not ignore it. Our phone is still one of the top phones out there in the market and our developers have so many gingerbread ROMS and heck we even have an Ice cream sandwich ROM that runs better than Gingerbread! but we need the drivers in order to be 100% stable.

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    so wouldnt there be a way to use the i9000 softwares?

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    Buttons are different (Vibrant has 4 soft-keys, i9000 has 2 softkeys and one middle button) . Radio is different. Phone is a different shape only by a little.
    Vibrant has a different GPS chip than the I9000, one without the FM radio.

    We have many successful i9000 ported ROMs, but the GPS is the main issue, and then battery life is next. Because the software is not fully meant for us, not everything is stable.

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