Android 2.1 for the Samsung Moment gets leaked

Android 2.1 for the Samsung Moment gets leaked
Still without an official release date for the Samsung Moment's Android 2.1 update, the people over at SDX Developers managed to accomplish the possible. The last we heard about it, Sprint told their employees that Android 2.1 for the Moment won't be available in March and to check back again in April. So here we are with the first week of the month already behind us, but there is still no word from the wireless carrier when the official update is expected to land. Thankfully SDX developers comes in to save those owners the stress of waiting, but the process is somewhat involved and could possibly land you handset inoperable. Nonetheless, we're sure that there are some brave souls out there that are willing and able to take the plunge to experience all of the goodies that accompanies Android 2.1. There are two builds that are available for download, ECLAIR.DC23 and ECLAIR.DD03, but reports hint to ECLAIR.DD03 working a tab better – based on the experience of people who already performed the task. One problem that has been seen so far by these individuals is that there is an issue with the Android Market, but other things like data and voice look to be working flawlessly.

Samsung Moment Specifications | Review

source: SDX developers via SlashPhone

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6 Comments

1. dasparkdaddy

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 10, 2009

And the HTC Hero users are still using Android 1.5 =\

5. xmguy1

Posts: 68; Member since: Nov 04, 2009

And Eris users (but since the Hero and Eris are practically the same)

2. jerdog76

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 08, 2010

Geez - this is actually a simple process. Using Sprint's update utility you replace the .tar file found in the "Binary" directory in the Samsung Electronics Update SW program path - and follow the steps. And DD03 is the latest, updated pre-release (it's firmware states "firmware-updated") and compiled April 1. The DC03 is the original leaked version compiled March 20'th'ish I believe. After you flash, reboot the phone and everything works fine. Data, voice, etc. no problems. Everyone that had problems with the Market (and other things) hadn't rebooted right after the phone came up after the build. Once they do - works. Very nice, and probably not much different than an official release.

3. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

had it not been for the announecement for the evo 4g, i would use my upgrade in may for this phone. ive heard good things about this phone and the update should make the phone better

4. NotoriousNeo

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Just updated using the DC23 version since for some reason the upgrade tool wouldn't install using the DD03. I'm very impressed at how responsive most of the stuff on the phone is, especially considering this isn't the official and I'm assuming incomplete update (NFL Mobile Live is still one of the apps installed after all). A slightly big bummer in my opnion is the omition of live wallpapers, but that could be because those are meant to be run on screens like the Droid and Nexus One. Other than that, good stuff!!

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