Sprint pushing out OTA updates for the Samsung Epic 4G and the Samsung Galaxy Tab
The most significant improvement to the Samsung Epic 4G is its upgrade to the most popular Android version out there – 2.2 Froyo. That translates into added Adobe Flash 10.1 support for a richer browsing experience, the ability to install applications to the smartphone's external storage card, and a number of other minor and major enhancements. Additionally, just as it was announced a few months ago, the updates also introduce the Sprint ID customization capability to both the Samsung Epic 4G and the Samsung Galaxy Tab, which brings the total number of devices to support the feature to five. Users will now be able to easily customize their smart handhelds by choosing one of the many predefined lifestyle “packs,” which have been designed around a specific theme – golfing, business, automobiles, or fashion, to name a few. Each one of the sixteen “packs” contains theme-related widgets, sounds, wallpapers, and apps, and the entire selection can be browsed through via Sprint's website.
Sprint promises that the updating process will be complete on all devices by March 24 so keep an eye on the notification area of your handheld.
1. wumberpeb (Posts: 385; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)
Today also gives us the Froyo update for the Samsung Transform, a phone that needed 2.2 as badly as the damn Epic did. Did PhoneArena purposely omit that? The 3 updates were all announced together, wow.
2. Goofy1 (unregistered)
Who said they will be updated? i emailed Sprint sunday and they just email me back that there is no update coming in the near future???????????????????
3. IHatePhones (Posts: 94; Member since: 12 Aug 2009)
SprintID on the Epic? Not happy about that. I hope they fix the regular 2.2 and push that back out. I don't appreciate unecessary bloat on my phone.. SprintID takes a powerful phone and kidifies it, I can go on the market and download apps myself thankyouverymuch... In fact, I'd rather it be vanilla Android. I don't need Nascar or Asphalt 5 or a "Free HD Game" icon everpresent on my phone either...
4. DragonicNIght (unregistered)
The funny thing is if you dont like having the preloaded apps on your phone there are plent of home replacements that should go ahead and resolve the issue for you regarding the extra icons
6. IHatePhones (Posts: 94; Member since: 12 Aug 2009)
But I shouldn't have to get another app to "hide" the apps I don't want in the first place. I have rooted it in the past to delete the stuff I didn't want and that made me have to hard wipe the phone to put the upgrade on it... It's a pain either way. And SprintID isn't an app it is a complete overlay. Like TouchWiz or TouchSense. Just more bloatware.
5. DragonicNight (Posts: 5; Member since: 21 Mar 2011)
My only other thing is if the Epic Gets 2.2 that would mean that the only deviec left ( mine ) The fascinate would be the only one needing 2.2 .......
7. nola7820 (Posts: 11; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)
@ Goofy...it is true. I read it on Sprint's website as well as Android's website that the updates were going out today.
Nice that they were supposed to "notify us" when the update was going to become available...I didn't get any notice...and it seems no one else did either. I had to find out the way the rest of us did...by continually checking every friggin website about cellphones to see if there has been any word on it. If that is the notification that they were supposed to be sending out then it failed...badly....and someone needs a lesson in customer service!!
8. skymitch89 (Posts: 926; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
Wonder and hope that this will bring the option to have predictive text while using the physical keyboard.
10. nola7820 (Posts: 11; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)
I hear ya on that. Kinda sucks it doesn't have it on the physical keyboard.
9. ibap (Posts: 650; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)
Isn't this an old story that has somehow been recycled? This was a while ago.
11. nola7820 (Posts: 11; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)
Didn't get the OTA update so I went to Sprints website and went to the forums. They have the file listed there on page 12 for the downloadable file, Downloaded it and had to log into a couple of things, but other than that, it works perfectly. no problems. Thank you for posting the update online!! And for those that aren't as tech savvy, like me, i will repost the directions...
download link from phone
Open my files in app drawer after complete
Rename file to update
Then move file to root of sd
(Hold file select move)
at bottom of screen press move here
Once moved turn off phone
Then reboot into recovery by holding
vol down, camera, and power
Select update zip using vol keys to scroll
use home button to select
Dowload useing 4g
Took me 10 min total
12. nola7820 (Posts: 11; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)
Added info: From what I understand, this only works for DI18 build, not the EC13 build.
Here is the link:
Its on Google server now !!!!
13. nola7820 (Posts: 11; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)
14. nola7820 (Posts: 11; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)
Sorry about that....the link isn't copying correctly. There is no space between the "DI18" and the "ToEC05.zip" ...
15. IHatePhones (Posts: 94; Member since: 12 Aug 2009)
Oh and I just got a message through SprintZone, apparently you can "turn off" SprintID in order to just use it as a regular Epic 2.2 experience.http://sprint.us/sites/sprint_