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Official Froyo test upgrade for Sprint's Samsung Epic 4G leaks

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Official Froyo test upgrade for Sprint's Samsung Epic 4G leaks
If you own the Samsung Epic 4G and are a little jealous over those Android owners rocking Flash on their web browser, you will be happy to know that the gang at Xda-developers made an important discovery. Earlier Saturday, build DK28 was leaked out and installing it on a Samsung Epic 4G led to the handset receiving Android 2.2.1. While it is an official release, it has not been officially released (how's that for a play on words) which means no OTA upgrades at this point for this test build.

Now, you could sit around and wait for Sprint to roll out the Froyo upgrade some time in the near future, most likely on a staggered basis. Or, you can grab it yourself by heading over to the source links. Hey, no thanks required! All we ask is that you express your feelings about your newly 'Froyotized' Samsung Epic 4G in the comments box below.

source: Xda-developers (1), (2)


Apparently, Samsung Epic 4G owners are beginning to receive the Android 2.2 upgrade directly from Sprint. Obviously, with the OTA upgrade, you simply need to click a button to get the whole process rolling. If you received the OTA prompt and have upgraded your Samsung Epic 4G, let us know. Those comment boxes below are waiting for your observations.

source: AndroidGuys

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posted on 06 Dec 2010, 10:40

1. scorpio85 (Posts: 160; Member since: 16 Jan 2010)

Didnt get the update ota but did it with the leaked (official) version from xda. With 2.2 its so much better! Brings more colors to the setting, changes the way texting looks, and of course flash support.

posted on 06 Dec 2010, 13:50

2. eddv (unregistered)

So since this isn't directly from Sprint, will downloading this void my warranty?

posted on 06 Dec 2010, 15:42

3. DonkeyPunched (Posts: 321; Member since: 10 Jan 2010)

I'm not sure. I wouldn't worry about it so much. This leak is official and can easily be updated through the stock recovery system. Plus, Sprint isn't the brightest about their phones AT ALL, so they probably wouldn't even realize if you had either Eclair or Froyo.

I remember when I bought my Epic, the representative was trying to sell me it by saying it had Froyo. He actually believed that too. I brought up the "about phone" settings and made him look stupid. I'm glad I know my electronics haha.

posted on 06 Dec 2010, 22:21

4. thedoors6495 (unregistered)

Does anyone know when the 2.2 will come through for the samsung transform?

posted on 07 Dec 2010, 06:57

5. Donkey Sauce (unregistered)

Installing this release will void coverage. Sprint notified its employees of the leaked update yesterday and told everyone to advise customers that it is a test revision and not to install it. That being said.... many Sprint employees won't know the difference anyway.. I have installed this on a few Epics and the one issue I noticed is that one of them will no longer send texts properly. My personal one is working fine, though.

posted on 10 Dec 2010, 13:02

6. nola7820 (unregistered)

Just to let everyone know, I spoke with a Sprint Rep and they told me that if you bring your Epic into the store, they will update it to the 2.2 Froyo for you. No need to wait for the OTA update or possibly mess up your phone by doing it yourself. FINALLY!!!!

posted on 20 Dec 2010, 20:10

7. blaze77 is atm (unregistered)

i already downloaded the update to my pc, how do i install it on my epic

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