How to Install Android 2.3 Gingerbread on Samsung Galaxy S

Updated: Install Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread on Samsung Galaxy S – Complete Guide

EDIT:

Cyanogen Mod 7 (Android 2.3 Gingerbread) is now available for Samsung Galaxy S.

Check out this link for download and install instructions. – Android 2.3 Gingerbread for Galaxy S – Cyanogen Mod 7

How to Install Android 2.3 Gingerbread on Samsung Galaxy S

How to Upgrade your Samsung Galaxy S to Android 2.3 Gingerbread

Requirements

1. Your phone must be rooted
2. Your /data must be converted to EXT4 by the Voodoo lagfix
3. Complete backups are recommended before you attempt this
4. You must have Busybox

Downloads

1. CM7.tar.gz

2. nsonsgs-unsigned-cwm-update.zip

Steps to Install Android 2.3 on Galaxy S:

1. Copy the file CM7.tar.gz on your SD card

2. Run these commands

adb shell
su
cd /data
mkdir gingerbread
cd gingerbread
busybox tar zxvf /sdcard/system-dump-as-root.tar.gz
mkdir data
busybox cp -a /efs efs
sync
reboot recovery

3. Unzip nsonsgs.tar.zip to nonsgs.tar

4. Flash nsonsgs-unsigned-cwm-update.zip via CWM recovery.

Your Samsung Galaxy S should now be running Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

To revert back to Froyo, just flash your Froyo ROM back using ODIN. It must support the EXT4 FS.


Source: XDA – Supercurio / Cyanogen

@supercurio has already ported Android 2.3 Gingerbread to the Samsung Galaxy S.

Check out this video of the Samsung Galaxy S Running Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

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Android 2.3 Gingerbread was released on December 6 and the Google Nexus S is the first phone to officially run the new OS. The Android 2.3 Gingerbread update should be rolled out to all new phones soon, and the Samsung Galaxy S will probably get it sooner than most other phones, as it almost has the same hardware specifications as the Nexus S, barring a few changes like the NFC chip.

Even before Samsung officially rolls out an update to the Samsung Galaxy S for Android 2.3, the modder community should surely give us an Android 2.3 Gingerbread port for the Galaxy S. In fact, they have already started working on it.

As soon as an Android 2.3 upgrade or port for the Samsung Galaxy S becomes available, I will update this post with the complete details on how to install it on your phone.

Until then, Install Android 2.2 Froyo on your Samsung Galaxy S.

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