Earlier we covered the EP1F Gingerbread firmware leak for the Samsung Droid Charge, and that brought in some much needed improvements to the device that was stuck with the Android 2.2 Froyo Firmware as the latest offering. Now it seems like the Droid Charge is on the roll as an EP4P Gingerbread firmware has been leaked over at MyDroidWorld thanks to forum member p3droid. The leak is strictly unofficial, but has been tested for over 4 days apparently without any serious issues encountered. Being the first LTE Droid, and boasting some very impressive specs, running the Froyo firmware was almost shameful. Not anymore, and you know what makes this leak even hotter? The fact that the leak comes in 4 different packages. You have:
- A stock and non rooted ROM.
- A stock and rooted ROM.
- A stock, deodexed and rooted ROM.
- A deodexed, debloated and rooted ROM.
So go ahead take your pick! For now, there is no official changelog available, but hopefully one will be made available soon. So if you really want to get some Gingerbread goodness onto your Droid Charge, we’ll show you how. Before we continue, you should know that your data will be wiped.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
- ODIN installed on your system.
- Samsung USB Drivers.
- To download the ROM of your choice, head over to the forum thread at MyDroidWorld.
- Full Froyo build. (Incase you want to revert back for any reason.)
- To begin, extract the ROM of your choice to find a .tar file.
- Now run ODIN and make sure Re-Partition is checked in the application.
- Hit the PDA button and choose the ROM you extracted earlier on when prompted to.
- Once you have chosen the file, you need to put your Droid Charge in download mode. (Remove the battery and plug the phone to your computer via USB. Keep holding the Volume Down button as you reinsert the battery and wait for the Downloading message on the screen.)
- The device should now be detected in ODIN, so simply hit the Start button and cross your fingers when it does so, and let the ROM install.
- Once the process is complete, the phone will reboot itself, but ff it doesn’t, you need to do so manually.
For updates and queries, head over to the forum thread at MyDroidWorld.