How To Update Samsung Droid Charge to Gingerbread EP1F 2.3 Firmware

Droid Charge LogoNow, your fastest SAMSUNG Smart phone which is also powered with the Verizon’s 4G LTE Network will no longer be having the Android 2.2 Froyo firmware as after reading this article you will be in a position wherein you can easily update your Samsung Droid Charge with an all new version of Gingerbread 2.3.4. Please note that this update of Gingerbread 2.3.4 is only applicable for all those who has the Samsung Droid Charge SCH i510 handset model. With this new update, you can easily enjoy the high level of enhanced graphics set along with the best user interface ever as the UI has been tweaked for better experience and also with a super huge 4.3 inched Super AMOLED Plus display you will never forget this experience after the update. The update of the Gingerbread 2.3.4 is dubbed as EP1F.

Please note that only handsets which are locked onto the Verizon’s network are eligible to update with this update and if you still proceed for the update then you might end up locking the device or may even brick your phone completely. In the due course of this article we will see with the help of pre upgrade instructions and also followed by the instructions to update your phone with the Gingerbread 2.3.4 version. Please note that the update version is the leaked version and not the final version.Also, additionally if you update your phone with this version then you will not void the warranty as you will be just applying the update and will not be rooting the phone.

Also, most importantly if you update your Samsung Droid Charge SCH i510 with the same that doesn’t mean that you have rooted the device. If you have rooted your Samsung Droid Charge SCH i510 before then please note that after updating the device with the Gingerbread 2.3.4 you will have to again follow the procedure to root the Samsung Droid Charge SCH i510 as the rooting access is revoked after doing this update. All the users across the World can proceed and update their phones but the only thing you will have to ensure is that the phone is not locked with any sorts of network or else it will lock the handset after the update. Also, soon there will be 2.3.4 Gingerbread update for the Droid Charge but Gingerbread 2.3.5 update will not be there for this phone as itys not a phone which comes with the NFC.

  • Mike

    I saw both files but it won’t extract at all. Wizard says extracting then just freezes. Pls Advise?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      where you are extracting files?

  • Tom Roll

    Your english is atrocious

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      may we know what’s the issue?

  • Jeffrey

    I have entered download mode but oldin3 will not recognize my charge. Please advise.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      install all the drivers like KIES and .net framework!

  • Drewmon1

    I just did the update and it went throught fine…. HOWEVER, now my Corp Sync email will not function. Everything else works fine and is quick. I also reset to factory default and tried agin and it still does not work. I know the settings are correct, (I’m the Exchange Admin). Any advice. Is there a way to roll back?

  • Josh G

    The update worked perfectly! It wasn’t necessary to reconfigure the APN; 3G, 4G, & WiFi all worked upon booting the phone. Damn this sucker is a lot faster now! Thanks!!

  • Martin

    This worked great for me and i didnt have to fiddle with apns the phone just booted and was good to go all radios fired up and the hotspot is flawless. Good work guys. Can someone point me to some ROMS i can flash on this baby? Send me a link please. Btw the quadrant readings after the flas were impessive, they put my EVO to shame…i got 1594.

  • eloso33

    the only thing i’m worried about is that i started the process direction by direction about half an hour ago and its still the same way and i dont want to unplug it and have my phone be bricked.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      unplug and retry the process!

      • eloso33

        tried it … didnt work, no brick tho so i’m all set

  • Abed Alruheim

    instructions were clear and everything works you guys are freaking awesome but let it be clear “to start the download mode you have to press down the entire volume button i believe that was the problem that some were having” otherwise freaking great (follow instructions people)

  • eloso33

    i have verizon?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      Have you unlocked? coz it may or may not worked for the network locked devices!

  • Chuck

    The Odin screen says the following…..for about 10 minutes now. Is it still installing?

    Added!!
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    CI510_VZW_EP1F_ALL_ONE-LTE-CP_REV3_user_CL300919_Rooted_Stock.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:12)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      check with the USB rights access! USB ports are blocked!

      • eloso33

        i have the same problem as chuck and all my usb ports are enabled and not blocked and all my antivirus stuff is off so i dont know whats going on.

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          Phone is locked with any network?

  • Levi

    Worked perfect didn’t have to do any apn work

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      great to hear that Levi!

  • Darryl

    Is this the update that was rumored to be coming directly from Verizon OTA? Seems a bit involved. :)

  • Matt

    Well, I figured out it wouldn’t unzip cause I was using Windows 7. Now my problem is getting my droid charge into download mode. I tried it several times the way you explain but it won’t do it. I’ve clicked on the link to figure out how to fix it but the links broken. :(

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      the links are working fine, you can kindly check the same again!

    • D.C.

      If pressing the “Down Volume” button doesn’t work with pulling the battery out, try taking the battery out and connecting the phone via USB (with no battery in the phone), while holding the “Down Volume” button at the same time. This worked for me and I wa able to download this successfully!

  • Matt

    Hey, guys. I want to to do this but after I download Gingerbread I try to extract it and it won’t. Says Application not found. I have winwar and isohunter installed on my computer. What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks,

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      have you copied the zip file of the firmware to your phone? How are you trying to update, kindly follow the instructions!

  • zymone

    i can finallly use my front cam. for skype.

  • TonyS

    I have not tried this upgrade yet but something really has to be done regarding the Droid’s Mobile Hotspot feature. It is totally the WORST when it comes trying to use this feature. Either you connect to a site for a few seconds or when trying to turn the feature on the Server is not available; it looses connections or just does not connect at all. Bottom line…. IT SUCKS!!! I had a better mobile hotspot connection with T-Moblie. The only thing going for the Droid is it’s screen. The phone cuts off in the middle of conversations and overheats. Hopefully this upgrade with fix the Droid’s issues.

  • Tonymd

    Thanks for posting the detailed instructions. I did the updates to 2 droid charge phones tonight. So easy to do and now both phones had >1400 Quadrant score, much faster than before (~1000 score). No need to to configure the apn & mms. Both 4G and wifi worked smoothly.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      good to hear that tonymd

    • FredR

      I had the same experience too. Upgrade was completed in 7 mins, have worked well without any issues since. The only thing, I wished there was some way to do this without losing all your installed apps and having to re-install them again…that was a pain.

  • Alex

    Runs amazing. Thank you

    • Jamie

      Hey Alex…after doing the update on your Charge how did u go about configuring the apn & mms settings on the phone? THANKS

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

        speak to your operator for the same!

  • luke

    Is there a different way to do this on mac or is it all the same? I am trying to download the zip and it is not wanting to download. Or is there another site to download the firmware from?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      its all same for all!

  • Jason

    Hello,

    After executing the “Start” button, the process has run for 30 minutes and has not completed.
    How long should the process run?

    Thanks,

    Jason

  • Clash

    Every link on this tutorial goes to a page that indicates “Not Found, Error 404″

  • Pegi

    The update worked very smoothly.. Thanks! :-)

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      Thanks buddy for your valuable feedback

  • Kyle

    Thank you, charge is running much smoother now.
    The only thing I would suggest is that you make a note to install the usb drivers off the phone prior to plugging it in when instructed with your tutorial.

    For people reading, (just plug your phone into your computer before messing around with it)

    • Mitchell

      I read on another website that the text messaging doesn’t work for sending and spotty on receiving. Is this true on yours?

  • Pegi

    Will the Netflix app work with this update? or do I still have to root?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      netflix app can be installed separately!

  • Nick Joseph

    thanks pradeep for the update. it worked like a charm!

  • alireza

    how to update samung galaxy s

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      you can search for the same on androidadvices.com