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Samsung Releases DROID Charge Gingerbread Source Prior to Pushing OTA Update?

The DROID Charge and Samsung Fascinate are essentially Verizon’s last two phones that should be running Gingerbread (Android 2.3) yet for whatever reason, are not. It’s no secret at this point that Sammie is one of the worst when it comes to updating their phones, but there may be light at the end of this tunnel. Source for the Charge’s GB update has been posted as build EP4D, which is a pretty good sign that we could see it roll out any day.

We have looked in all of the usual places for support docs and came up empty. A rumor floating around VZW’s forum suggests that the update may roll out as early as November 29 though. We’ll continue to monitor it all.

And if you were interested in grabbing the source, hit up this link and search for “SCH-I510.”

Cheers Kip!

  • http://www.legicia.com/ Détective Privé

    Thanks for the link to grab the source :)

  • Andrewjt19
  • Andrewjt19

    any word on rooting this yet? I have the leaked update from here Samsung Releases DROID Charge Gingerbread Source Prior to Pushing OTA Update? – Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog

    And I tried using Gingerbreak through ADB, permission denied.

  • Spc Hicks09

    I think it’s great! One step closer to CM7.2, overclockable kernels and more stuff. Good news!

  • WalkerNA

    My droid charge should be getting an official Gingerbread release AND Delaware is getting a 4G LTE tower.  This has been a week of good news!

  • Anonymous

    Interesting. I wonder how it compares the EP4P leak from earlier in the month? http://www.mydroidworld.com/forums/droid-charge-discussions/9951-ep4p-official-gingerbread-build.html

  • Booboolala2000

    Too little too late. Verizon is the reason for the holdup in the first place. That’s why Samsung has posted it for public record. Verizon “tested” the current 2.2.1 and thought it was brilliant and bug free. What a joke.

  • Aleroguy

    The true reason why the delayed the Nexus was Verizon wouldn’t release it until the Charge had Gingerbread.

  • Maggie DiMarco‎‎

    @902ae00f6f1f2d17f63910aef1e9b11b:disqus  I dunno.. my friend’s aunt makes $74/hr on the internet. She has been without a job for 9 months but last month her paycheck was $7233 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read about it here http://togl.me/7bE

  • Anonymous

    I always thought it was strange that the Charge was such a disaster.  It looks terrible, feels terrible and yet, they then make the SGSII and go on to make the Nexus.  Did they hire completely new design engineers?

  • gregba

    so are we able to upgrade our phones manually then?  If so, how do we do that?  Im not too tech savvy, so im sorry if this is a simple answer. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/5.second.minute Kit Tihonovich

    Samsung may be slow to update…but the good news is they don’t have locked bootloaders.
    And thus…are essentially some of the FIRST to get updates…unoficially.

    Being a Moto owner…I can’t help but hate the fact that they update the “fastest” lately.
    That means nothing to me when I could have been potentially running ICS THIS WEEK if it weren’t for my locked bootloader.

    • Spc Hicks09

      And how could you have done that on Moto Device?

    • Anonymous

      There were two reasons I went w/ the Droid Charge over the Tbolt and Revolution – the Super AMOLED Plus screen is gorgeous, and the bootloader is unlocked.

      I’ve been running the leaked Gingerbread builds on it for a few months, and it’s a lot better than Froyo. Now I just wish they’d kill off RFS. This phone has so much potential, if only you can get good software on it.

  • Dominick DeVito

    Finally – my wife will be happy. Now we can video chat. Oh wait, I’m still on my OG…

  • Rick

    About time Samsung and VZW….

    Thanks… Bring on some CM7 goodness than CM9 for the Droid Charge

    • Andrewjt19

      Probably won’t happen since CM builds are only for 3G phones. XDA covered this issue. Although it would be sweet.

  • Lolercopter

    downloading source now

    • gregba

      do you do this from your phone, and if you do, does it update you to GB?  how is that done?  Thanks for any help you can give.

      • Anonymous

        This is the source code, not the actual update. In short, no, it won’t give you Gingerbread. But it’s a very good sign that the update is coming soon.

  • Dan

    Hell has officially frozen over.

    • Dominick DeVito

      lol

      • sog805

        not yet…we still dont have the OTA

  • Anonymous

    Samsung is slow in the US because of carriers. Pretty much all of their international versions have been updated for awhile now…

    • Anonymous

      I dunno…why are they so much slower than other manufacturers stateside?  Are they a little slow because of touchwiz, and it’s just compounded by carriers?  Are US carriers pickier about update quality?(lol)  Are carriers just stupid slow to approve updates, and Samsung happened to end up the scapegoat?

      • Anonymous

        They are pretty slow with all updates. I mean look how much verizon alone tests and yet updates still have to get pulled and fixed for a month+ before being sent back out. It is just funny that samsung can have all their international versions up to date and everyone thinks they suck with updates, it isn’t all on them here in the states. It is probably about 50/50 between them and carriers.

    • sog805

      moto and htc dont seem to be having this problem

      • Anonymous

        They just push out updates that make the phone worse than before the update cough droid x/x2 and thunderbolt/inc cough.

  • Anonymous

    Will we see long delays with the Galaxy when it comes out? Or is that different since it is a Nexus device?

    • Mctypething

      u dumb bro?

      • Jadam6118

         you a jerk bro?

      • Dominick DeVito

        Come one bro – this isn’t a (you know what) article. Be happy.

      • Spc Hicks09

        You gay and angry bro?

    • EC8CH

      Updates for Nexus devices are handled by Google, so they are normally the first to be update when a newer version of android is released.

      • Mctypething

        In other news, the sky is blue.

        • EC8CH

          Not everyone who comments on Droid-Life is an Android expert… or an annoying troll.

          • Mctypething

            or a mechanical engineer

          • Anonymous

            Goddamn your intelligent and observant trolling! 

          • EC8CH

            true… quite the diverse community we make

            can you post a screen shot of the bridge you live under?

          • Mctypething

            yeah, I can pull it from google images like your work picture

          • EC8CH

            you caught me… I just did a google search for images of pro-engineer screenshots showing designs of delta robots… you’re so clever I can’t get anything past you

      • Anonymous

        Key word, “normally”. Lets not forget Verizon has their hand in the U.S.version of the Gnex so there are bound to be some delays.. We can only hope that updates come faster then the phone and they are as smooth as ice cream.

        • EC8CH

          It will be interesting to see how the update to jellybean for the G-Nex goes on Verizon.

    • T Hall

      Just look at the other Samsung Nexus S – First phone always to get Android updates