Monday, March 28, 2011

Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread ROM for Samsung Galaxy S leaks

The official Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread update for the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S is out - well, unofficially. We’re still expecting the official update but you could download and install this one right now, at your own risk, of course.
The ROM is version XXJVK and works on the international Galaxy S, the Samsung I9000. Android 2.3.3 brings the API level to 10 and improves Bluetooth, graphics, media framework and speech recognition.
Here’s a video that shows off the new ROM running on the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S, including a whole bunch of benchmarks.

The firmware is a leaked official ROM, but there are still risks involved in installing an unofficial, unsupported software on your phone.
If you do want to install it on your Samsung Galaxy S, you should start with these instructions and watch the step-by-step installation video. The ROM can downloaded from here (there are versions with and without a boot loader). You might want to wait for the official update, it should arrive soon (or not, you never know).
Here’s the video:

If you install Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread on your Samsung I9000 Galaxy S, drop us a line in the comments - do you notice any major improvements over Froyo?

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