The Samsung Continuum, unlike some other devices in the Galaxy S series, has not yet received an official Froyo update. The phone’s unique 480X96 sub display failed to catch as many eyes as Samsung may have hoped and has remained stuck on Éclair. Great news for those who had given hope on the old handset, a developer on XDA has finally leaked a Froyo ROM for the Continuum. This update may just breathe new life into the handset, Android 2.1 wasn’t helping it much.
The update, build number EC03, brings the standard Froyo feature set to the device. It seems that the ROM is stock, and does not contain any customizations. Apparently, you’re going to need the ClockWork Mod and Samsung’s Odin tool. The procedure looks relatively simple, though. This is still a leak and not an official release, but users have reported that it is working quite well. We could not confirm if this ROM would ever see the light of day as an official Froyo Update for the phone.
While we would not get too optimistic and start expecting a Gingerbread update for the aging Samsung Continuum, this is still worth the time and will let you use your phone a tad bit longer. Be sure to visit the XDA developers forum for detailed instructions o how to download and install the update.