[ad#ga-cbox-left]Although Samsung took their own sweet time getting FroYo out to the Galaxy S series (with a few phones in that family still running Eclair), it looks like they won’t be as slow in deploying the update to Gingerbread (Android 2.3). Gsmarena reported that the SGS would be getting updated to Gingerbread in March. Well, it looks like an official Gingerbread rom for the SGS has leaked out and is now available for you to download and flash onto your SGS, courtesy the good folks over at Android.com.pl.
It’s signed “XWJV1” and is based on 2.3.2. Head over to XDA Developers to download and follow instructions if you want to flash it onto your device.
Note: This might be a beta version of the Gingerbread Rom, so Flash at your own risk. We are not responsible for anything. Having said that, the SGS is quite hard to brick.
The Rom hasn’t been rooted (yet), so I don’t think you can run a custom kernel just yet. Download mode seems to be working, so you can always go back to an older rom. Market doesn’t seem to be working just yet though.
Personally, I’ll be waiting for Darky or some other Rom Chef to get cooking.
UPDATE: Here’s a video walkthrough on how to install the rom.