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.

You might also want to check out posts about best Verizon phones and cheapest Android phones.

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. 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..


  3. 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 🙁

  4. 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.

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

  5. 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

  6. 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!

  7. initially., it showed “serial port open error”

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

    wat shd i do now.?

  8. 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..

  9. 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.

  10. 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?

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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

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

  15. 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 .

  16. 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

  17. 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 ???

  18. 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 …….

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

  20. 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.

  21. 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

  22. 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

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

  24. Hi
    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

  25. 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?

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. 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

  29. Hi

    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.

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

  30. 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

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

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

  33. 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

  34. 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

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

  36. 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

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

  38. 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

  39. 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….

  40. 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.


    • 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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.