I finally got my Samsung Galaxy S phone back from repair. Like many other GT-i9000M Canadian Galaxy S phones, mine had also suffered the infamous SD card failure. As the phone was 2 months old when then internal SD card went, I had to send it in for a warranty repair. It only took Samsung SIX weeks to repair it!!!
When I got the phone back on Friday, I was half expecting it to have Froyo on it. However it was returned with the same Eclair firmware that it shipped with in September – Android 2.1-update1.
I started looking around XDA for a good custom Froyo 2.2 ROM. I decided to go with Darky’s newest Froyo ROM – Version 6.0 Gingerbread Edition. (This is still an Android 2.2 ROM, but with some Gingerbread theming.) So this morning I rooted the phone, installed a custom recovery, and flashed the ROM.
I was impressed with how easy it was to do this. Darky has conveniently included the FULL ROM in one package. It only took 10 minutes for the whole flash to take place, and this ROM is SUPER AWESOME. I am definitely amazed with what a difference it makes to the phone.
Some of the benefits:
1. Heavily optimized and blazing fast
2. All the latest Google Apps, including GMail and Youtube
3. Gingerbread Launcher, Gingerbread keyboard, Gingerbread live wallpapers
So far the only thing I can find that doesn’t work is haptic feedback with the gingerbread keyboard. Other than that everything else has been working perfectly.
So far I am thoroughly enjoying this new ROM – Darky is a genius and has cooked up a fantastic ROM that I would recommend to anyone without hesitation.
Here is a quick video so you can see this wicked fast ROM in action.
You can download this ROM for your Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 at: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=814091