Samsung Galaxy S Gets Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update From Nexus S

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by casey on December 18, 2010

Simply amazing! The Google Nexus S is not the only handset with Android Gingerbread 2.3 update. Supercurio over XDA-Developers has ported Android 2.3 Gingerbread on Samsung Galaxy S. The hack is successful as it makes Gingerbread 2.3 offer almost all functionalities as it does on Nexus S. Although few functionalities like voice, WiFi, and GPS are not working on it.

People were anxiously asking for the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update on Samsung Galaxy S phone. Google announced Nexus S that was the only phone having Android 2.3 before that. XDA-developers has showed that they can restrict but they can not stop the developers.

android 2.3 gingerbread ported samsung galaxy s

What’s about this port:
- It uses the Nexus S kernel compiled from sources
- It runs the exact /system image release, we dumped yesterday. (I spent the night of it so it’s still the same day!)

Which filesystem ?
This early preview runs on Ext4. no RFS at all, the kernel don’t support RFS.

Does everything work ?
Nope, but I must admit I didn’t expect such a result.
Don’t work: GPS / Voice / Wifi / some Buttons / camera
Work: everything else: like sound, GL acceleration etc

Source: via XDA-Developers

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