By Stephen Schenck | June 17, 2011 8:05 PM
A Gingerbread ROM for Samsung’s Galaxy S 4G has leaked, letting owners of the smartphone check out Android 2.3 while enjoying a very nice battery-life boost.
The ROM looks like an engineering test build, rather than a leak of a finalized version, so don’t expect everything to be running 100% smoothly. That said, many of the users in the XDA-Discussions forum where the leak got public attention have said it’s stable enough for general use.
It didn’t take long for the ROM to be rooted; once full access to the smartphone was gained, and unnecessary apps removed, users report that the battery lasts for nearly fifty percent longer than previously. If that’s not a good reason to flash a ROM, we don’t know what is. Of course, unless you’re willing to take your phone’s life into your hands, just wait for Samsung to get around to releasing an official update. For the brave among you, head over to XDA-Discussions to check out what you’ll need to do, fire up Odin on your PC, and get flashing!