Droid Charge: New Gingerbread 2.3.4 update available for download

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We have some excellent news for those of you in possession of a Samsung Droid Charge handset on Verizon, as we’ve just heard that a new Gingerbread build has become available to download online – it’s free as usual so this is a good opportunity for users to try to the latest version of the software.

The Droid Charge has been available on Big Red for around five months now and has won widespread praise for its excellent battery life, compared to the first 4G LTE device, the HTC Thunderbolt which came with terrible battery life in comparison.

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The handset shipped with Android 2.2 Froyo, but if you are familiar with installing custom firmwares on Android devices, you may want to do a bit of DIY firmware updating, as the reward is the newest build of Gingerbread – version 2.3.4 identified on the Droid Charge by a build number of EP1W as detailed over at MyDroidWorld.

As always, there are considerable risks when installing an unofficial firmware on your Android device, and this new build is no different. Only attempt to install this if you know what you are doing, as we don’t want to be held responsible for any bricked devices. If you do want to give this a go, you’ll find the download links and full instructions over at MyDroidWorld in the link provided above.

Based on feedback that we have read, it looks like this update is working perfectly, and users even have a revamped TouchWiz interface to play around with after installing. Considering Samsung’s infamous repuation for delivering official firmware updates for their devices, it may be worth giving the EP1W build a try if you are bored of your current firmware setup.

For those of you who do have this new version installed on the Droid Charge, let us know how the update process went for you so others can try it with confidence.

  • Doombuger

    my update went really smooth. the response is way faster than on 2.2 and the front video works with Skype  however when you get a phone call the ringer is quiet for a second and then fades louder. <might be a bug. also every now and again the Tw.launcher. (touch wiz) will lock up and force close. when this happens it immediately sends the phone into a reboot. Great update for the impatient, still has minor issues. but i'm satisfied none the less.

  • Doombuger

    my update went really smooth. the response is way faster than on 2.2 and the front video works with Skype  however when you get a phone call the ringer is quiet for a second and then fades louder. <might be a bug. also every now and again the Tw.launcher. (touch wiz) will lock up and force close. when this happens it immediately sends the phone into a reboot. Great update for the impatient, still has minor issues. but i'm satisfied none the less.

  • Doombuger

    my update went really smooth. the response is way faster than on 2.2 and the front video works with Skype  however when you get a phone call the ringer is quiet for a second and then fades louder. – seems like a bug.also the touch wiz Tw.Launcher force closes from time to time, sending the phone into a reboot.
    Other than that this update is great for the impatient like. However it isn’t flawless.

  • Doombuger

    my update went really smooth. the response is way faster than on 2.2 and the front video works with Skype  however when you get a phone call the ringer is quiet for a second and then fades louder. – seems like a bug.also the touch wiz Tw.Launcher force closes from time to time, sending the phone into a reboot.
    Other than that this update is great for the impatient like. However it isn’t flawless.

  • Rmunyika

    i want to update my galaxy from 22.2 to ginger bread but all i m seei ng are comments of other pipol. I went to saamsung service center in abu dhabi and i was told samsung doesnt warraantty itys products but it does for some shops and not their product. Truly speaking how can i buy a new galaxy just coming on the marrket witthin one year softwarre changess aand the manufacturer rep tells me he can noty help me upgrade my foneee. Now i m looking ffor the way to dowwnload and i m seeing poosts of other people. I m asking saamsung to waranty their prrodducts aand not shops. There is no way i can maanufacture a galaxy tab myself.

  • Rmunyika

    i want to update my galaxy from 22.2 to ginger bread but all i m seei ng are comments of other pipol. I went to saamsung service center in abu dhabi and i was told samsung doesnt warraantty itys products but it does for some shops and not their product. Truly speaking how can i buy a new galaxy just coming on the marrket witthin one year softwarre changess aand the manufacturer rep tells me he can noty help me upgrade my foneee. Now i m looking ffor the way to dowwnload and i m seeing poosts of other people. I m asking saamsung to waranty their prrodducts aand not shops. There is no way i can maanufacture a galaxy tab myself.