All is in the title. I have got a GT-I9000 (samsung galaxy S) and I do not understand why I cannot upgrade the android version ?

Why an android version is linked to a specific phone ?

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    Nov 26, 2012 at 9:27
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    Try to specify what you have tried so far.
    – Markissimo
    Nov 26, 2012 at 12:14

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First, you probably cannot update to Android 3.x as that version was only intended for tablets.

Second, no Android version is linked to a specific phone. But each phone needs specific adaptions due to different hardware elements used, so each Android version must be adapted to be usable on the device.

Third, for "How can I..." and "Where do I find..." and "When is it available...", please check the questions (and answers) already dealing with this:


You can use not official builds (because no oficial updates), like CyanogenMod, but before flashing it, please, read CyanogenMod forums and XDA-Developers!

Flashing new ROM will require to delete all your data from phone. And yes, by incorrect actions, you can easily break it.

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