Droid Charge

How To Update Samsung Droid Charge to Gingerbread EP1F 2.3 Firmware

  • Now, after this you will have to open the Odin Flash tool which you will have to ensure that you have turned On your device in the download mode. The download mode can be entered by first ensuring that the phone is turned Off and as soon as the phone is turned Off, just remove the battery. Now, just hold the Volume Down button after which while holding Volume Down, reinsert the battery and wait for the phone to display a boot screen saying “Downloading” or “Download Mode” which will mean that the device has now entered into the download mode. Please note that if the device boots in the normal mode with the home screen then retry the process and if despite retrying you are unable to get into download mode then you will have to fix the download mode error for your phone.

Galaxy S Download Mode

  • Now, as soon as you get into the download mode, you will have to connect the Samsung Droid Charge to the computer with the help of USB cable while Odin opened in the desktop. As soon as you connect the phone, you will see that first ID:COM box as shown below will turn yellow and in the message box you will see that it will show ADDED as shown in the below snapshot.

Phone Connected

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  1. Mike

    November 24, 2011 at 3:31 am

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

  2. Tom Roll

    November 17, 2011 at 1:09 am

    Your english is atrocious

  3. Jeffrey

    November 4, 2011 at 6:34 am

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

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 4, 2011 at 10:05 am

      install all the drivers like KIES and .net framework!

  4. Drewmon1

    October 17, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    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?

  5. Josh G

    October 14, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    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!!

  6. Martin

    October 10, 2011 at 6:25 am

    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.

  7. eloso33

    September 30, 2011 at 10:17 am

    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.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 30, 2011 at 10:21 am

      unplug and retry the process!

      • eloso33

        September 30, 2011 at 10:27 am

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

  8. Abed Alruheim

    September 30, 2011 at 10:16 am

    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)

  9. eloso33

    September 30, 2011 at 10:16 am

    i have verizon?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 30, 2011 at 10:16 am

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

  10. Chuck

    September 26, 2011 at 7:38 pm

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

    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..

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 26, 2011 at 9:32 pm

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

      • eloso33

        September 30, 2011 at 9:48 am

        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.

        • NeaL Pradeep

          September 30, 2011 at 10:13 am

          Phone is locked with any network?

  11. Levi

    September 16, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Worked perfect didn’t have to do any apn work

  12. Darryl

    September 13, 2011 at 1:22 am

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

  13. Matt

    September 12, 2011 at 5:14 am

    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. 🙁

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 12, 2011 at 9:08 am

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

    • D.C.

      October 5, 2011 at 1:22 pm

      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!

  14. Matt

    September 12, 2011 at 2:34 am

    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?


    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 12, 2011 at 9:10 am

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

  15. zymone

    August 27, 2011 at 12:52 am

    i can finallly use my front cam. for skype.

  16. TonyS

    August 24, 2011 at 9:15 am

    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.

  17. Tonymd

    August 20, 2011 at 9:35 am

    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.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 20, 2011 at 9:54 am

      good to hear that tonymd

    • FredR

      October 7, 2011 at 7:35 pm

      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.

  18. Alex

    August 1, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Runs amazing. Thank you

    • Jamie

      August 17, 2011 at 7:47 pm

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

      • NeaL Pradeep

        August 18, 2011 at 10:18 am

        speak to your operator for the same!

  19. luke

    August 1, 2011 at 5:53 am

    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?

  20. Jason

    July 24, 2011 at 2:20 am


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



  21. Clash

    July 23, 2011 at 10:44 pm

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

  22. Pegi

    July 19, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    The update worked very smoothly.. Thanks! 🙂

    • NeaL Pradeep

      July 19, 2011 at 10:10 pm

      Thanks buddy for your valuable feedback

  23. Kyle

    July 16, 2011 at 8:07 am

    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

      September 16, 2011 at 12:00 am

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

  24. Pegi

    July 15, 2011 at 10:52 pm

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

    • Neal Pradeep

      July 16, 2011 at 11:51 am

      netflix app can be installed separately!

  25. Nick Joseph

    July 15, 2011 at 3:25 pm

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

  26. alireza

    July 15, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    how to update samung galaxy s

    • Neal Pradeep

      July 15, 2011 at 8:12 pm

      you can search for the same on androidadvices.com

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