Sam Firmwares has done it again! Yes folks, the official Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread ROM for good ole’ Samsung Galaxy S has been released online by SamFirmwares.com. For those who don’t know, Sam Firmwares have this “ability” to get hold of unreleased official Samsung ROMs through methods best known to themselves. This Android portal also released leaked Galaxy S, Spica and other Samsung Android phone officials ROMs / patches since it came into existence.
With this ROM leak, it’s pretty clear that Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread is queued up for Galaxy S I9000 and will be officially made available in due period. This firmware release from Sam Firmware is in collaboration with Team Darky and this is what they have to say about this “alliance”:
Well like you already know we of Samfirmware have a nice thing going on with Team Darky.
Together we have released and will release the latest Firmwares for your Galaxy S device.
Team Darky will release their Custom Rom as we release the stock firmware.
In the future we of SamFirmware and Team Darky have little thing up our sleeve so stay Tune
The ROM is I9000XXJVS Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread is and is available in stock and pre-rooted condition. The rooted version of this Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread ROM is pretty much stock with root privileges. The rooted version, for now, doesn’t carry lockscreens, camera hack and stock features like ascending ringtones, TouchWiz Launcher and MMS / SMS are kept as shipped.
Here are some screenshots of the ROM for your reference:
The Stock version of official leaked Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread can be downloaded and installed from
SamFirmware.com (download removed) and click here (download removed) for Darky’s pre-rooted version of the ROM. The deodexed and zipaligned version of the stock 2.3.5 ROM is available. You can download the ClockworkMod flashable zip version or the Odin flashable version, and install using the usual recovery or Odin methods. Before flashing though, make sure you are already on Gingerbread and not on FroYo, as these ROMs require your phone to already have a Gingerbread bootloader. If you are on Froyo, update to the latest Gingerbread ROM by connecting your phone to PC, running Samsung Kies and checking for udpates, or by any OTA update notification you get on your phone.