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Gingerbread (Android 2.3) Leaked For Samsung Fascinate

Our buddy P3droid, has leaked Gingerbread for the Samsung Fascinate. Fascinate users can thank the Android dev community once again, for keeping this device respectable in the face of newer Android phones. Samsung has been taking their time releasing GB on the Galaxy S series, so who knows exactly when an official release is to be expected. If you feel like giving this a shot, and want to have some fun with the Odin Recovery, and adb rooting Gingerbread, then check this out for sure.

For download, instructions, and support head on over to the original thread at MyDroidWorld.

Cheers John!

  • KSBCL33

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  • JakeTheGhost

    I’m lovin the Fascinate. Yes, it was discontinued, but hey, it works amazingly and the speed is blistering fast. Battery is okay, for it will last you somewhere close to 200 somethin hours on standby mode. The screen on this is great too. Anyone else have it/like it?

  • I thought it was going to be some boring old post, but it really compensated for my time. I will post a link to this page on my blog. I am sure my visitors will find that very useful

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  • Ofootprint

    No expert here..but willing to venture 🙂
    Did the update, it worked with out a glitch.. was able to root using superoneclick from xda..worked if I did not allow it to install busybox, when I did for somereason my phone wouldnt charge? Which btw adding busybox never popped up before when using superoneclick to root other androids…so far so good.. so far the changes are minimal…..a few extra settings such as font…but nice to have all the same..oh netflix works from the link provided with the leaked instructions…could be a tad scary to flash using ogdin..but it works.

    • Anonymous

      Did you download the superoneclick diectly from the web on your fascinate or to your pc and then placed it in your SD card? I really want root so I can get free wifi tether for my tablet. Going on vacation.

      • Ofootprint

        Just used superoneclick from XDA… it does not flash anything to the phone…JUST changes you to being rooted…download the program…plug in your phone click the root button…all good!  I will say I did take the gingerbread off went back to stock flash and rerooted…my battery was acting crazy taking for ever to charge or showing complete in 5 minutes… BUT I have used suponeclick with multiple droids… after that download superuser from the market and barnacle..you will have your wifi..which may not be compatible with all devices I use it with my laptop and kids ipods with no problem.

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  • lil nuffin

    did the fasc devs thank him yet? or are they still claiming he’s full of it?

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  • Codyb94

    Where’s the Droid Incredible 2’s GB update??

  •  Wonderful while the Continuum is still on 2.1

    • Cpurte1

      Now, I seriously wonder if it will ever see Froyo. Which would be sickening, considering the vzw sales rep acted like the update was a matter of fact.

  • 0silentmage0

    Hey!!! I Submitted that! Sweet! As a fascinate owner, and an avid fan of the root community, it is VERY nice to see this.

  • Anonymous

    The weekly add from Best Buy says that this still has 2.1 

    • 0silentmage0

      It probably still ships with 2.1, getting the 2.2 update on your first boot.

  • Rain_king46

    Huge thanks to P3droid for more great work! And FU to the Fascinate guys that had him so pissed off this weekend that he nearly did not release the update. 

  • Never thought I’d see the day.

  • Anonymous

    Question; Is anyone thinking the galaxy s2 is a potential buy? I don’t know if I have forgiven sammy for their past just yet..

    • Oh, it is most definitely a potential buy! 

      • Anonymous

        Yea I have been really trying to figure out what I’m going to upgrade to since I am due in about 2 weeks. I plan on waiting awhile to see the next “Big” thing but I can’t decide if it is the Droid Bionic or the Galaxy S 2, or even something else completely..

        • Rain_king46

          If your upgrade is due before the 7th you may want to just hop on a Thunderbolt or whatever to lock in 4G at the current data rates….

          • Anonymous

            Lol yea I am due on the 6th of July to upgrade..but is it a for sure thing that upgrades will be tiered data? I thought that was just for new customers..

  • Anonymous

    Tim-o-tato helping out the noobs; “Gingerbread (Android 2.3)”.

  • VonSwoopington

    Can things be taken from the Samsung leak and used towards other roms .. eg: DASBAMF for HTC Thunderbolt?

  • hfoster52

    “Fascinate users can thank the Android dev community once again, for
    keeping this device respectable in the face of newer Android phones.”  Yup and more respectable than the older phones that should be seeing GB.

  • Anonymous

    If the Samsung Fascinate gets an official update of GB before the Droid Incredible, than there is something wrong with that picture.

  • Droid X2 will be the last 2.2 phone to receive Gingerbread. It’ll be quicker to get it just buying a Droid 3 lol.

  • Immaage

    Hopefully this means that the Gingerbread release for the Charge is also in the works.

    • Do you like the Charge? Favorite thing about it? 

      • Immaage

        Favorite thing is the screen. Love watching stuff on it. I’ll admit the specs aren’t the best, but all in all, it’s a solid device (esp if you install some custom roms for it).

        Also, after hearing about the upcoming tiered pricing from Verizon, I’m definitely happy that I’m locked into a contract.

      • Jdenman03

        I LOVE the charge. Coming from a droid x i was kinda iffy, but i love it. The screen is amazing. Seriously i can’t give this screen enough praise. Its a thing of beauty. Speeds are out of this world on 4g vs 3g and the battery is about the same as was on my extended battery on the x. My only real complaints are the battery cover being made out of plastic and no notification light. Sweet phone tho!

        • Why Sammy thinks NOT putting notification LEDs on their phones is a good idea really irritates me. 🙁

          • ofootprint

            download bubbles or noled…works like a charge to give a notification on your screen..has battery saving options and buzz reminder.

  • Sjm614

    Tim-o-tato…You are the man!

    • Hah thanks. Just trying to get the info to the people! 🙂