Samsung Galaxy S i9000: Download Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread Update Now

By Alan Ng - Mar 29, 2011

Yesterday we informed you that a Gingerbread build had leaked out for the Motorola Droid 2 and Droid X handsets, but now we have some good news for those of you in possession of the Samsung Galaxy S, with the i9000 model number.

A new Gingerbread ROM has just been released for the Galaxy S too, and it appears to have once again surfaced from the guys over at XDA Developers Forums. From what we gather, this ROM is an official version of Gingerbread, Android 2.3.3 which Samsung are planning to bring to Europe in the coming months, as reported from Phandroid.

You can enjoy it right now of course, if you’re willing to give the download a go. If you’re interested, head to the XDA Forums here, download the ROM and follow the installation instructions. However, make sure you know what you’re doing as we won’t be responsible for any bricked devices. Judging by the feedback though, this build works perfectly so there is no reason why you shouldn’t try it.

Do you already have an unofficial version of Gingerbread running on your Galaxy S? If so, will you attempt to install this latest 2.3.3 version or wait until Samsung release it properly?

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  • Dingding

    2.3.3 lags my phone will no body business. It can’t even send MSG sometimes. Auto shut down and can’t call. Don’t upgrade

  • furkan


  • Kunal

    Updated 2.3.3 through Odin, works like a charm ! I9000 galaxy s

  • Scotty

    I have 2.3.3 know for over a week and the only prob I have come across is the standard Music player crashers half way into a song, Third party Music players work fine though..

  • Kebab

    Im still waiting for the stupid official update.

    I'm getting sick of this now. Why is there no date so we can at least have an idea when it will be out. And not From march 20 to end of march. We are in April now, So what gives

  • Gman

    Has anyone got an offical update through kies?

  • mil to Komarac

    so Komarac do you have any problems with the phone yet cause i do and that is the task manager i installed a new one on top of the old one and it work the u shut the phone down turn back on and the new one i installed it not their what u think of that and far as the speed it lags big time unless u clear ram then its fast as lighting then after 10 min it lags again so u repeat the proses again and on top of that some apps wont work and on top of that a rooted my phone no download screen i fixed that using jig and went back to 2.2.1 much better then the 2.3.3 by the way this is the one u have XXJVK im i right the old one was better it had touchwiz 4 XWJV1

  • Komarac

    I have 2.3.3 know for a few days and i must say it is very stable somethimes ther is some lag and it isn't verry fast on the web so i hope this isn't the original version .further the battery is good know for over 20 houres and i am non stop on my galaxy s so overall its a good rom the best one android have sent out……sorry for my bad english

  • Stereohero

    Any update on stability and compatibility? I'm looking forward to upgrading to GB but I'm still hesitant.. Mainly because I've bought my Galaxy S last saturday and don't really like to void warranty, as you'd imagine!

    • ghost.bhoot2k

      it shows that u r zero at this point.1st warranty will never be void.2nd its impossible to brick a galaxy s.

  • ghost.bhoot2k

    plz dont update…problems are much greater
    1.while booting up instead of showing galaxy s gt i9000, watermark comes
    2.less free ram
    3.not compatible with 3g voodoo lagfix—benchmark-only 954
    5.cant deodex–may be i am at fault but i deodexed 2.2.1 xxjpy much easily.

  • cobrasixtysix

    I got awfully tired of Kies withholding new os's. Went out on a limb and cooked my own Froyo 2.2.1 ROM using docs ROM Builder from xdadevelopers. The phone now works perfectly. It used to have memory slowdowns with Kies released 2.1 and 2.2, now it slows for no man. terrific device now.

    • Mark

      Hi cobra66. I just got my Galaxy S. It still has 2.1-update1 (sticky sometimes). You make it sound so simple. I don't have a clue how to get a later version. Please please please give me clear guidance how to do the update.

  • Gman

    Still no update on kies yet???