P3Droid of MyDroidWorld has scored an early (debug) Gingerbread build for the Samsung Fascinate, and it's apparently quite polished. So far P3 and Justin (of AndIRC) are the only two to have laid hands on the build, but the issues they have found are that Tetris force closes, Google Maps isn't pre-installed, and some market apps don't show. Otherwise, they say it's a very solid build. P3 has provided a quick (37 second) video preview:

Justin was also kind enough to snap a few quick photos:

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Ready to take the dive? Hit up the source for instructions and download links. If you need any help or support, you're best off posting a reply to the source thread.

[Source: MyDroidWorld, thanks to P3Droid!]

Aaron Gingrich
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  • pete bilz

    Is gingerbread coming to HTC desire?

  • JW

    The fasciante that just got 2.2 already has 2.3 leaking?? Wheres 2.3.4 for the Charge??

  • chris

    Funny how for months nothing for this pphone and now all these leaks. Samsung is stepping there game up finally.

  • donnydon

    Happy for fasinate users...theyve been jilted by samsung for soooooooooo long!!!!

  • Fulaman

    Looks good, I was hoping that they would remove bing. Have they added TV-Out yet (all the other Galaxy S phones except the Epic and Fascinate have TV-Out).

  • thatdroidguy

    I didn't know there were still some fascinate owners around......lol that update took entirely too long!!!

  • Belair

    So whats new it looks the same

  • Allan

    Why is it that these stories don't show a publish date? I think this article is over a week old, even though it's listed on Google News as being only 24 hours. Hmmm...

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      The date is listed on the left of the post.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      And a week old? Hardly - we were among the first ones to post it two days ago, if I remember correctly.

  • Masterfascinater

    In case you all missed the part where the build number seems to have rolled back to EC09, its a disaster. EC09 is the build with the bug thats frys the sd cards at random, and there is no way to recover the card. nice little way for verizon to say "screw you" when they leaked it.

  • zash

    ok.... I recently rooted my verizon facinate via "SuperOneClick" and upgraded the original Eclair 2.1-1 EA28 to "Super Clean version 2.9" Froyo 2.2.1 EB01 via Odin.
    This was my first go with this type of thing. I would like to go ahead and up the phone to Gingerbread 2.3 but I am seeing conflicting info on this task. Some are saying that for now the Gingerbread ROM downloads are ONLY for NON USA Fascinates....is this true?