By Stephen Schenck | August 5, 2011 7:51 PM
Last time we told you anything about the Samsung Continuum, it was back in January when the phone received a bugfix update. After being tipped-off that an update was on the way, we were getting optimistic that it might just be Froyo, but saw our hopes dashed. While some other Galaxy S models have seen official Froyo updates, the Continuum has remained stuck on Eclair. That’s a shame, because it’s got some interesting hardware, like its 480 x 96 sub-display. For those of you who haven’t given up on the phone yet, we’ve got great news, as a developer on XDA has released a leaked Froyo ROM for the Continuum.
This ROM updates your phone from the last-released DL17 software to EC03 with Froyo. Installation requires ClockWork Mod and Samsung’s Odin tool, but looks relatively straightforward. While there are supposedly some bugs remaining, users who have flashed the ROM largely report that it’s behaving. There’s still some bloat on here, though a clean ROM may be coming in the near future.
Don’t expect to ever see Gingerbread on the Continuum, but this release is still a nice shot-in-the-arm for an otherwise-neglected smartphone. Check out the thread on XDA-Developers for full details on how to download and install.