The guys over at Samfirmware have gotten their hands on an official build of Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread for the European variant of the Samsung Galaxy S GT-i9000. The build date on this is June 3rd, so it's relatively new - but there's no word on whether this is a finalized build or not.

This firmware is for the European Samsung Galaxy S GT-i9000 ONLY. If you attempt to flash this on any other device, the result will most likely be irreparable. This is not compatible with the any of the US Galaxy S devices.

First off - this is not a flashable .zip file and it must be flashed via Odin. The process doesn't seem to be all that complicated (though I haven't tried it myself); here is a video made by XDA member itskapil showing exactly how it's done. He actually flashes an older build in this video, but the process is still the same.

Got it? Okay - here is the download link, as well as a text based flashing tutorial over at XDA. Good luck!

[SamFirmware, XDA 1,2]

Thanks, krulgrizzla929!

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  • http://android-maisters.ddns.net rafyvitto

    Sure u can flash it on US gsm galaxy S devices, on the captivate u will get wrong button orientation, and the orientation sensor values will be reversed, everything else will work fine, to fix the bugs flash xcaliburinhand kernel which is reoriented(fixed for captivate) so captivate users can use i9000 firmwares, on the vibrant u will get the same bugs and loose gps, this is only for GSM SGS variants, not CDMA variants.

  • hazwheel

    The guys over at darkys rom obtained this new rom first, then leaked it to the comunity. It was ripped from samsungs servers by one of them.

  • kenisho

    new firmware does not appear on samsung skies!!
    galaxy s 2.2.1 gt i9000

  • shiv govind patel

    Can you tell me any official update by Samsung for Galaxy S3 I9300