How to install Bada 2.0 on Samsung Wave II S8530

Samsung Wave II is a good phone with features like 5mp camera with LED Flash, 3.7’’ capacitive touchscreen, 3G, Front facing Camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi etc. But the operating system, Bada 1.2 is not so good considering the hardware of the mobile phone. We have all heard the news about Bada 2.0 update from Samsung, but they didn’t came up with the Official Bada 2.0 and I don’t see them coming up with it anytime soon. There is some good news though, the Unofficial version of the OS is already out and is successfully being run on the device. Some of the main features of Bada 2.0 are:

  • Supports Multi Tasking. The Users can switch between different applications without losing any Data.
  • The Dolphin 3.0 Browser works smoothly and fast with Flash support.
  • You get all the settings for every application like Music Player, Internet, Calls etc at one place. That means centralized settings solution like Android and iOS.
  • Gallery is very impressive with some cool effects.
  • Music Player shows you the Lyrics of the current playing Track and automatically looks for and finds album art using the ID3 tags.
  • Voice Command, Voice Search and Voice Dictation work perfectly.

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Picture worth a thousand words, right? Here are some screenshots of the new Bada 2.0 running on Samsung Wave II:

Bada 2 on Samsung Wave 2

Bada 2.0 Operating system running on Samsung's Wave II

bada os 2 wave 2

Centralized Settings and Voice Recorder in Bada 2.0 OS

Here is how you will be able to install Bada 2.0 on your brand new (or old) Samsung Wave II mobile phone.

First of all you need to download: Bada 2.0 firmware and Multiloader 5.65.

  1. Backup all your files and contacts on the PC using Samsung Kies.
  2. Now Switch off your phone and remove Sim Card and Memory Card.
  3. Make sure your phone’s battery is fully charged.
  4. Prepare Mini USB cable for connecting PC with mobile phone (do not connect the phone yet).
  5. Press volume key down + lock key + power button.Your phone is now in download mode.
  6. Connect the phone with your PC using Mini USB cable.
  7. Wait for your system to detect the connected device.
  8. Once the device is connected, run Multiloader v5.65.
  9. Select LSI, tick Boot Change then tick Full Download.
  10. Click Boot and select “Boot Files”. All these files and folders are inside the package you downloaded above.
  11. Click AMSS and select “amss.bin” file.
  12. Click APPS and select “apps_compressed.bin”.
  13. Click RSRC1 and select “Rsrc_S8530_Open_Europe_Common.rc1”.
  14. Click RSRC2 and select “Rsrc2_S8530(Mid).rc2”.
  15. Click FACTORY FS and select “FactoryFs_S8530_Open_Europe_Common.ffs”.
  16. Click CSC and select “”.
  17. Click SHP button and select “”.
  18. Leave the FOTA, TUNE, ETC, PFS unchanged. See the image below.
  19. Now Click Port Search and it will detect your device, if not then connect your phone in any other port and search again.
  20. After it detects your device, Click Download button and you will see download in progress.
  21. During flashing, the phone will restart several times. There is no need to be worried.
  22. Once the download is completed, you can unplug your device and enjoy Bada 2.0 on your Samsung Wave II.
  • Warning: Do not unplug the USB cable while flashing, it may Brick your device and you will not be able to use it.

samsung multiuploader bada
As this is not the Official Bada 2.0, there are some bugs as is to be expected. After Flashing your device you need to change some setting to avoid some hiccups in the user experience. To avoid some of these problems, you just have to follow these few steps:

  1. Go to PreConfig by pressing *#5239870*# on your phone’s keypad.
  2. Select “Pre Config”.
  3. Password is *#27236*#.
  4. And select “DBT”.
  5. Now your phone will restart again.
  6. After restarting this is the last step you must do: dial *#33284*# and select debug level to “low”.
  7. Your phone will restart again and maybe the language is changed too. Change the language back to English and your are done.

Congratulations, you have now successfully installed Bada 2.o operating system on your Wave II mobile phone.

Bonus Tip: How to change the default Theme.

  1. First of all, download the themes you like for your phone. Make sure the extension is “.smt”. A simple google search will land you 10′s of themes for Bada 2.0.
  2. Download STune.
  3. Connect your phone with your PC in Kies mode (Kies is necessary for Drivers, otherwise your computer will not recognise your phone).
  4. Now start STune and select Samsung Mobile USB Modem.
  5. Select Browser Tab.
  6. Now select AppEx, it will expand like a tree.
  7. Select User > Theme > Download. See the image below
  8. Now Drag  “.smt” file to the RHS of the Stune (under Files section).
  9. Unplug the device and go to Settings > Display > Theme.
  10. You will see new themes that you just added, apply the desired theme and enjoy.

samsung bada theme change
Let us know how it went. If you face any problems, don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below.


  1. Piet

    February 6, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    My laptop says you need an password. What should I do?

    • Uzair

      February 6, 2012 at 11:21 pm

      You have to be an administrator to perform this operation. Contact your system admin.

  2. Nagarjuna

    February 7, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Does it work properly?

    • Uzair

      February 7, 2012 at 10:21 pm

      There are some minor bugs.

  3. Nagarjuna

    February 8, 2012 at 12:25 am

    it maybe effected in working

    • Uzair

      February 8, 2012 at 5:15 pm

      No, it sometimes reboots on its own.

  4. ravikiran

    February 9, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    pls tell how to change back from bada 2.0 to bada 1.2

    • sumit

      August 4, 2012 at 10:22 pm

      you are going to samsung servics center

  5. sunil

    February 11, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    can u please let me know , it was asking password for when I am trying to extract the S8530XPKH3.rar file….and also let me know incase if it is not done perfectly how to revert back to bada 1.2, any back for 1.2?

    thanks in advance.


    • Uzair

      February 13, 2012 at 8:10 pm

      There is no password on the rar file. I haven’t tried reverting back to 1.2 yet. You should try some other website for downgrades.

  6. robin

    February 12, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    what is the password ?!

  7. Diego

    February 14, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    There IS a password, ‘’.

  8. abhi

    February 16, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    hi I tried everything u told 2 do but i m getting this error ”Serial port open error! ”

    wat can be done n another thing my phone as been struck/hanged plezz let wat can be done 2 release it frm tat hang….

  9. stalin.d

    February 17, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    sir some one stolen my mobile samsung wave II how can i find him he was switched off sir how can track him and locate him pls pls help me sit i ill so thanks full to u sir if u help me sir pls pls pls

  10. LJP

    February 19, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    after installing BADA 2.0 , my phone keeps on restarting every 5 mins.Pls help . what to do? its really frustating

    • Uzair

      February 23, 2012 at 6:28 pm

      I have fixed the above link with a new Bada OS that doesn’t have any of the bugs.

  11. LJ

    February 23, 2012 at 3:44 am

    im from the philippines. can i use any firmware? tnx

  12. krunal

    February 23, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    thanks for this valuable post i have successfully bada 2 on my phone but there is one problem i m unable to us internet connection through wifi plz give solution

    • Uzair

      February 23, 2012 at 6:24 pm

      Make sure your wi-fi is working. It is working flawlessly on my device.

  13. krunal

    February 23, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    thanks for this valuable post i have successfully bada 2 on

  14. Edd

    February 27, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    does this work for the S8500? (wave 1)

    • Uzair

      February 27, 2012 at 7:19 pm

      It is for Wave II only.

  15. yarden

    February 27, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    dude i got a problem downloading the:”Bada 2.0 firmware and Multiloader 5.65″ file…it just won’t open.

    • Uzair

      February 27, 2012 at 7:20 pm

      Please try downloading the file again.

      • yarden

        February 27, 2012 at 11:54 pm

        dude the link isn’t opening…can you give me another link?
        thanks alot xD

      • Uzair

        February 28, 2012 at 10:28 am

      • yarden

        February 29, 2012 at 12:05 am

        great dude!! I really want to flash my wave 2 allready!!
        i hope it will work!!

      • yarden

        February 29, 2012 at 6:55 pm

        that mirror you gave me is an “India” region file…
        is it good for eastern Mediterranean as well?

  16. Edd

    February 27, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    ok thanks, do you know where I could find one for wave 1?

  17. RISHEN

    March 5, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    i followed the above steps perfectly but after the download my screen goes white and in red its written that fota is not installed,plz install fota…now im trying to install but it says security warning and nothing happens…somebody please help…plz email me at

  18. Vikas

    March 11, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    The link on hotfile does not have Factory FS flile. Can you please help?

  19. vaibhav

    March 13, 2012 at 7:52 pm


    • Uzair

      March 16, 2012 at 10:12 am

      Try to re-flash it.

  20. n!p

    March 15, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    man , am in middle east…are you sure calls wifi and everything will work fine??

    • Uzair

      March 16, 2012 at 10:12 am

      It should, yeah.

  21. anish

    March 16, 2012 at 4:57 am

    wer can i find the boot files????plzz help

    • Uzair

      March 16, 2012 at 10:11 am

      We have included all needed files in the linked package.

  22. pushp

    April 5, 2012 at 11:21 am

    is it risky bcse my phone is new

    • Uzair

      April 5, 2012 at 12:15 pm

      Yes, it is a bit risky as with all custom ROM installations.

  23. jad

    April 9, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    I did these steps:
    Go to preseeding by pressing * # 5239870 * # on your phone’s keypad.
    Select “Pre Config”.
    Password is * # 27236 * #.
    And select “DBT”.
    Now your phone Will restart again.
    and my phone has not yet started
    Always restarts automatically

    • jad

      April 9, 2012 at 6:57 pm

      my phone does not start

  24. ana

    April 9, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    I’m using wave II. when will it be abble to donwload bada 2 directly from the phone through settings?

  25. Ravind Kumar

    April 11, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Hello Uzair…!

    I am using WAVE2(GT-S8530) bada 1.2 with 1012291534LISS8530DDKA1 kies.
    I want to upgrade bada1.2 to bada2.0
    So plz help me to do that with full steps.

    Thank You.

  26. ppr

    April 13, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Hi Uzair following link is failed to download this said content has been deleted , Have u other link.

  27. santosh

    April 15, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    hai i need bada 1.2 firmware..

  28. EZZY

    April 18, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Hey dude my phone gives me a white which it wants me to install FOTA. an when i try to do it again my computer cannot fine my phone.

    What do i do now

  29. Shail

    April 19, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Hey it is showing the error Security warning and after that my phone is not starting. Plz help. My phone is new

  30. Salman

    April 22, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Uzair bhai…..
    I dont want to take risk….pls tell me when official bada 2.0 will release in india….

    • Uzair

      April 23, 2012 at 7:16 pm

      It is available from Samsung Kies. You can download and install it easily without any risk.

  31. Vijoy Kumar

    April 23, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Official Bada 2.0 is available at samsung site thru Kite; I upgraded it easily.

  32. rohan singh

    April 29, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    how to samsung wave2 update 2.0

  33. rajat harmalkar

    May 2, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    hi, uzair

    1)tell me after update , it will restarts several times , but for how much days ?,
    2)what is minor bugs ,does it slow down my mobile,or it is virus , which will go automatic,
    3)what bad effect will take place ?

    thks u
    uzair for update

    • Uzair

      May 2, 2012 at 8:44 pm

      IT should be a bug. I would suggest you upgrade to the official update via Samsung Kies.

  34. rajat harmalkar

    May 2, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    does it need internet

  35. amit

    May 3, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    if i install bada 2, by chance not doing work properly can i install again 1.2
    pl tell me

  36. rejeesh nv

    May 3, 2012 at 1:34 pm


    I am having samsung wave 2 gt-s8530. Recently i have updated the operating system from bada 1.2 to 2.0. Bada 2.0 is much better than the version 1.2. But now i am facing a problem in connecting the phone to PC for internet sharing.
    Previously i had connected phone like this
    settings-connectivity-usbutilities-internetsharing and i was able to browse from PC using my phone as modem.
    After upgrading to bada 2.0 connecting procedure changed like settings-connectivity-usbutilities-tathering .When i tried to connect using tathering option its showing modem not found error message. So i think it is needed to install phone modem again in PC.How to do this activity.Could you please give me solution for this.

    • Malan

      May 3, 2012 at 6:20 pm

      Not a question you shouls ask Uzair… your pc could have any kind of modem in – ask your local pc shop!

    • chaitu

      June 20, 2012 at 6:12 pm

      hey don’t woory yar. which type of os ur using in u r system & 2.0 supports only for 7 & don’t use ur phone like modem much more times..

  37. rejeesh n v

    May 4, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Mr Malan

    what question i am supposed to ask here..If you dont know anything,shut ur mouth.people who knows about this technical difficulty should reply to my querry..You dont care

  38. navdeep

    May 5, 2012 at 3:39 am

    hy i download all thimgs ,Full Firmware S8530DDLC2_S8530ODDLC2_INU and MultiLoader 5.65 … but i try to boot the file it is not show firmware file’s……..and suppoose i done it then u sure it will run poperly there is no any kind of problem in my wave 2

  39. jerry

    May 9, 2012 at 5:49 am

    guys please help me,after i installed a firmware in phone i got messege from multi loader “fail” multiloader.after that the device is not detect in computer….what to do this problem.thank you

  40. blacky799

    May 9, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    hi I flashed my phone but didn’t include the fota file when I try to reflash it multiloader says that there is a security fail what does this mean and how can I solve it?

  41. Sharath

    May 16, 2012 at 10:07 am

    I have samsung Kies if i upgrade firmware of wave 2 using it will there be any problems ?
    will the previous installed apps will be there?
    if not can i backup wave 2 ?
    if its possible please tell me how.
    thanking you

  42. jalindar

    May 16, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    while downloading there is error shows open port error & download interrupt.
    Phone is not working.Give the solution

  43. P

    May 17, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    i have done dis directly..

    Go to PreConfig by pressing *#5239870*# on your phone’s keypad.
    Select “Pre Config”.
    Password is *#27236*#.
    And select “DBT”.

    nd my phone got struck……. if i on it.. its going on restarting again and again…….. help me out

  44. aryan

    May 30, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    I installed latest version of kies it shows update for firmware(S8530DDLC2_S8530ODDLC2_INU1) as i started upgrade its getting stuck…i tried many times but still not working.please tell me solution

  45. nafsal

    May 31, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    super software “STune”. I really like it,

  46. priya

    June 7, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    cant this be done via kies??

  47. Thachi

    June 9, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Hi Guys… I have upgraded from 1.2 to 2.0 jus before. Followed below steps,
    1. Connected phone to PC via USB cable using skies.
    2. Found an option “Firmware upgrade” in Skies.
    3. Clicked “Firmware Upgrade” button. After 2 hrs got upgraded to 2.0.
    4. Wowwwww Amazing Bada Dev… Great job.

  48. ghazwan

    June 19, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    all link above ats not working can you put other one you have?

  49. aamed

    June 21, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    excuse me but where can i download the firmware 2.0

  50. darshan

    June 24, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    my mobile is not starting what shall i do

  51. darshan

    June 25, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    thanx i have now bada 2.0 and it is si nice

  52. Bennet Mthembu

    July 8, 2012 at 7:20 am

    I m from South Africa .Whe can i get bada 2

  53. belal

    July 16, 2012 at 3:55 am

    hello>>>> thanks for bada 2 ,,, its great but it haven’t Arabic language ,,, please help me to get it

  54. darshan

    July 16, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    hand off to you and listen we can install bada 2.0 for samsung kies bu upgrading firmwok it takes 30-40 min

  55. Abhi

    July 18, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Please don’t install Bada 2.0 , it works fine for the first 4 months but in the back end the display’s lifetime is getting low . I have 3 wave phones and now all the phones display went off and i have to pay nearly half the amount of the phone to get a new display for these phone. PLEASE DON’T DO IT. Its your phone rest is up to you …….

  56. chris

    July 30, 2012 at 3:40 am

    Hey i tried it to my mobile bt is still flashing what can i do?

  57. rahull

    August 2, 2012 at 2:46 am

    i have bada 1.2 that did the shop for me, and i wanna to have bada 2.0 and i know how to do it now pleassse tel me a code for bada 2.0 ???

  58. Aisha

    August 4, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Does 3G works with bada 2.0 coz one of my friend flashed her S8500 with bada 2.0. Everything is working fine except 3G networking and GPS position. REPLY SOON

  59. poweruas

    August 6, 2012 at 7:35 am

    download link is down :(((
    please get a new link

  60. henry Dilonga

    August 11, 2012 at 5:02 am

    I made a mistake by disconnecting while trying to update my wave 3 although the instructions stipulate this should not be done. It cannot reboot. What else can be done to reboot the phone again. Please help me

  61. Gurvinder kaushik

    August 11, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    hi i’m using wave 2 gt – s8530 . and i also want to upgrade the os systm 1.2 into 2.0 . then i’m go to samsung care bt they tell me there is a screen touch prlm in bada 2.0 os systm. plz help me .

  62. shakes

    August 13, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    hey dude just wanna know how can i upgrade to bada2(the official one) i dont want any risk with my phone.

  63. Asad

    August 28, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    hi I tried everything u told 2 do but i m getting this error ”Serial port open error! ”
    what would i will do my phone hanged out
    please help me

  64. Thomas

    August 30, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Are the new Bada 2.0 compatible with Whatsapp,because I could’nt download it previously on my phone.

  65. hammad

    September 2, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    i m not finding the boots files 4m whr to download plzzz tel me

  66. Matei

    September 24, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    I have installed everything but the internet doesn’t go

  67. narender

    September 26, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    can i use nokia fata cable to connect and install samsung bada2.0

  68. narender

    September 26, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    can i use nokia data cable to upgrade my os tp 2.0 becoz with that i use to connect my device to pc to upload songs on my memory card will it work

  69. mohsen

    September 29, 2012 at 1:27 am

    i want to install bada2 with farsi support please help me

  70. Rade Tatung

    October 2, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    i want to upgrade my mobile wave 2 by downloading bada 2.0 but owing to unavailabiliy of pc i am unable to do it. cant it be downloaded with my mobile itself? while going through many of the coments of the users it is reported that after upgrading to bada 2.0 some problems started to crops up. will it be safety for mobile phone if it is upgraded to bada 2.0? one more question – now a days internet is too slow. it may be due to virus or some others as i use to do internet frequently. is there mobile scanner for better internet service? please reply.

  71. yasir

    October 20, 2012 at 1:47 am

    hi I flashed my phone but didn’t include the fota file when I try to reflash it multiloader says that there is a security fail what does this mean and how can I solve it?

  72. kay

    November 5, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    hi how about changing to android??? thks

  73. shahriyar

    November 7, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    help me of update wave 2 bada 1.2 to bada 2

  74. Max William

    November 18, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    All the links are not working, i tried to use Kies but it didn’t get to 2.0

  75. bahaa

    November 19, 2012 at 12:32 am

    I have ruined my phone I do not know how to fix it Help me please

  76. colin

    November 28, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    this is typical of big companies, selling products and not providing customer service. samsung wave 2 owner stuck with bada 1.2 kies does not work for upgrade even on win8 system. samsung dont care, loads of apps for bada 2 and no upgrade is working. and i was thinking of getting a samsung LED tv 42 inch…. not if i don’t get bada 2.0 first… come on Samsung don’t be a bunch of sh**’s do somthing to be proud of and fix the bug.. then we will believe in you again.

  77. colin

    November 28, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    tomorrow i will call samsung… not holding my breath… but will post their reply and attitude to my (our) problem… i will ask if i can send in my phone for them to load Bada 2.0 ??? any bets on their reply..

  78. the sman

    December 7, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    i download all of it and now my wave is sying define network what shall i do pls tell me yaar

  79. karthick

    January 16, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    initially., it showed “serial port open error”

    i changed port .,
    after download start ., it shows warning:security fail.

    wat shd i do now.?

  80. karthick

    January 16, 2013 at 11:20 pm



  81. janak

    April 6, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    really very good step 100% working

  82. Emmanuel

    April 8, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Hello I successfully installed it.Although I had ‘serial port error’ displayed, i went on to click download and it started downloadin at on of the ‘COM’ i think COM 14…can’t really remember. Also please remember to click on FOTA and add the .fota file before you click on download. I’m really enjoying the new and marvelous display.

    Welcome to BADA 2.0!

  83. Sai

    April 18, 2013 at 11:18 am

    I tried to root my star 2 duos but it switched off when i was installing. It is not switching on. How much ever i tried. Please help to restore my phone

  84. shah

    April 19, 2013 at 7:33 am

    there is no DBT in my phone plz help me…….

  85. saurav

    May 18, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    hello, there is no port finding in multiloader 5.65. please help me. I was followed your every steps. but at last, not a sigle port was find. I also try to insert my USB pin in every USB port but nothing happened. please please please help me.

    • Hussain Ageel Naseer

      September 1, 2013 at 9:30 pm

      try “port search” button if ur phone is not detected. if still cannot, then use a different cable.

  86. Hussain Ageel Naseer

    September 1, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    thank you so much. good article and is very helpful.

  87. Nelson Carlos da Barra

    October 15, 2013 at 2:36 am

    bada 2.0

  88. Badar.ulzaman

    October 16, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Thankyou very much for such a great and helpful article.
    I was very much worried due to hanging and restarting problem of my GT-S8530.
    That is why I was searching for replacing old Bada 1.2 with Bada 2.0 to get rid of those problems.
    Thanks to Almighty Allah, I found your website on google and offcourse this nice article.
    I didnt installed Bada 2.0. I just tried codes and Pre-Configs told by you to avoid hiccups.
    And all of my Luck, my phone is great now. No restart and hanging problem.
    Many functions like Memo, Camera setting, Navigation, which were disabled before those are functioning as well.

    I am bookmarking your site.
    Thankyou very much again n again for your nice help.


    Badar ulzaman

  89. Badar.ulzaman

    October 16, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    However one problem I felt in your article was related to download link for “Bada 2.0 firmware and Multiloader 5.65″. When I click on link, new window opens, ask me to wait for few seconds. when I try to download it downloads ilivid software not multiloader and Bada 2.0.
    I have downloaded Multiloader after searching from google. but no bada :(

  90. prashanth

    January 14, 2014 at 2:41 pm


  91. Lakhi kahlon

    February 26, 2014 at 7:03 am

    I am unable to install wave 2 drivers in my pc because when i connected usb cablein phone pc shows installing driver and then my phone is gonna restart. (Switch off) and drivers not successfully installed.. plz plz help me..

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