Install Android 2.3 Gingerbread on Samsung Spica i5700 - Complete Guide

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How to Install Android 2.3 Gingerbread on Samsung Spica i5700

Android 2.3 Gingerbread has been out for quite some time now. It is the best version of the Android OS and offers the best performance so far.

Officially, it is available only with the Google Nexus S, but unofficial ROMs are now available for many phones.

I’ve already posted a whole lot of tutorials which explain how you can install Android 2.3 Gingerbread on your phone, well, at least most of them (Motorola Droid, Motorola Droid X, Samsung Galaxy S, HTC Droid Incredible, HTC EVO 4G, HTC HD2 etc ). In this tutorial, I will explain how you can install Android 2.3 Gingerbread on the Samsung Spica i5700, one of the best budget Android smartphones so far.

The Samsung Spica comes with Android 2.1 Eclair but already has an Android 2.2 Froyo ROM. We also have a Cyanogen Mod 7 Alpha Gingerbread ROM for the Spica. To install it, you need to have a rooted Samsung Spica. If you don’t have root access on your phone, then make sure that you root it first.

Here is a list of the stuff that works on this ROM and the stuff that doesn’t work.

Stuff that works:

  • GSM
  • Audio
  • SD Card, USB Mass Storage
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • Airplane Mode
  • Call Waiting
  • Network Searching

Stuff that doesn’t work:

  • Sleep Mode
  • Hardware Acceleration
  • Sensors
  • GPS

Keep checking on the official thread at Samdroid to get updates to this ROM.

How to Install Android 2.3 Gingerbread on Samsung Spica i5700

First of all, download the CM7 Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM for the Samsung Spica i5700. If you cannot download it from that link, you can get an alternate download from here. - Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM for Samsung Spica. You should keep checking the thread at Samdroid for any updates to the CM7 ROM before you proceed further .

Copy the downloaded file to your Desktop. Connect your rooted Samsung Spica i5700 to your PC using the data cable. Browse to the root of the SD card in your Samsung Spica and copy the downloaded Gingerbread ROM there.

Now boot your Samsung Spica into the recovery mode and select the “Apply ZIP from SD card” option.

Use the D Pad to select the Android 2.3 Gingerbread ZIP and install it.

Once the ROM is flashed, your phone will reboot.

Also wipe the data and cache. Reboot the phone. It should now be running Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Note: If you have any issues with the ROM or any doubts about how to install it, visit the thread at Samdroid. Also remember, we at Bright Hub are not responsible for anything that may happen to your phone should you try out this ROM. Try it at your own risk.

Source: Samdroid