A new leaked firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S (i9000) has the mark of the fabled "Value Pack" written all over it. For those not following along at home and wondering what the hell we're talking about, it all started when Samsung's Korean language blog Samsung Tomorrow said that the Galaxy S would not be getting Ice Cream Sandwich. Then we heard that Samsung was reconsidering their decision, and looking into updating the Galaxy S with ICS. Fast forward a few days, and we hear that Samsung has decided to offer a "Value Pack" consisting of some features from ICS backported to Gingerbread for the Galaxy S. Then (you knew this was coming) Samsung told the folks at The Next Web that there was no such thing in the works for the Galaxy S.
Then the "Value Pack" ROM leaked out, and here we are.
It's Android 2.3.6, firmware XXJVU, built December 29, 2011. Feature-wise, it has some new goodies:
- Galaxy Note Lockscreen
- Galaxy S2 Photo Editor
- Better camera that can snap stills while shooting video
- Fast auto-rotation
- Face unlock
If you're on the hacker update path, hit the links below and get your "not a value pack" ROM. If you're not the hacker type (and we wouldn't blame you) there's no telling exactly what -- if any -- update you'll be seeing.