The XDA forums are on fire this afternoon after a user posted a thread linking to a Polish Android forum, claiming to contain a download for an official Gingerbread build for the Samsung Galaxy S i9000. Before you get too excited, let me reiterate: this is not for US devices, and I would not recommend trying it on your Captivate/Vibrant/Fascinate/Epic.

That said, the handy development community will get their paws on this and have a field day, so you may be seeing unofficial Gingerbread ROMs for US phones (aside from CyanogenMod 7) start floating around on XDA in the next week or so. It also provides some certainty that Samsung is well on their way to preparing a Gingerbread release for Galaxy S phones, it's just a matter of time. How much time is anyone's guess, though.

The link to download the ROM is here.

Forum.android.pl, XDA via Phandroid

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Evan


  • MR.Patu

    I have waited this so long...!!!

  • Betto

    While the ppl who have the I9000T didn't even got the Froyo yet...

  • Andrew

    You said, "Samsung is well on their way to preparing a Gingerbread release for Galaxy S phones".

    Churchill said, "Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it".

    No offense, but I will go with Churchill on this one...

  • ujjwal

    if i say that i am expecting another 3.0 or 2.4 update from samsung for our galaxy s will i be expecting too much??? i mean what i have seen of that version looks pretty good and with all that UI changes it will be like getting a new phone...