Tizen 2.4 Upgrade available for Samsung Z1

Today, we have some good news for our Samsung Z1 readers that are based in India, as their Z1 Smartphones begin receiving the much awaited final release of the Tizen 2.4 Operating System update version Z130HDDU0CPB1. The update will be delivered Over the Air (OTA), so will either use your WiFi or network providers cellular data. It is advised to use WiFi as the update is pretty big. For Tizen 2.3 users the size of the update from BOK2(2.3) is ~262MB. For Tizen 2.4 Beta users who are on COL6 the size of the update is ~17MB.

Initially the Tizen 2.4 Operating System (OS) for the Samsung Z1 has been in beta testing since the end of September 2015, but now it is finally available to everyone. The initial Z1 rollout will begin in India and then will begin being distributed in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka about one week later, subject to completion of successful testing.
 

Summary of New Features in Tizen 2.4

  • Messages
  • Smart Manager
  • Image editor
  • Voice Recorder
  • Camera
  • Calculator
  • Music
  • Voice Call
  • Memo
  • Video
  • FM Radio
  • Hints
  • Contacts
  • Settings
  • Lock screen

 

Kies Update

The following is the procedure to use to update the firmware using the Kies desktop application:

  • Launch the Kies App on your Desktop
  • Plug your Smartphone into the Desktop
  • You should get an option to update your software
  • Manually check by selecting Tools -> Firmware Upgrade and Initialisation

 

Download

You can download the update file and follow the flashing instructions.
 

Manual Check

If you do not get automatically prompted to update your firmware on your smartphone, you can manually check by using the steps below:

  • Select Settings
  • Select About Device
  • Select Software Update
  • Select Check for updates

 

Important Points

  • India release is today and available to all Tizen 2.3 users
  • If you have Tizen 2.4 version COL5 or COL6 you will receive a Over the Air (OTA) update that will take you to the final version
  • Other markets such as Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka will get the update in about one weeks time subject to successful testing

 

You can find further details on the Tizen 2.4 update here. Have you received the update? Let us know in the comments section below.