Software update for the Samsung Epic 4G Touch rolls out correcting signal loss issues

Software update for the Samsung Epic 4G Touch rolls out correcting signal loss issues
Right on cue, that anticipated software update for the Sprint Samsung Epic 4G Touch is starting to roll out in droves to handset owners as we speak – bringing along some much needed bug fixes, but most importantly, corrects as issue relating to signal loss.

Late last month, we reported that Samsung has been testing out a patch for the handset, but after a tiny bit of wait, it’s being sent out as an over-the-air update right now. Although it’s not a major one, it’s enough to be deemed as a very important one, especially for those owners affected by signal loss issues plaguing some handsets.

Bringing its software to version D710.0.5S.EK02, the very first issue corrected with it is the loss of signal, which caused people to reboot the smartphone to get the radio up and running again. Secondly, the update also disconnects the 4G mobile hotspot functionality when you’re on a phone call. Yes, there isn’t a whole a lot going on with the update in terms of new features, but nonetheless, it should appease a wide array of people in the near term.

Of course, if you haven’t received that nifty notification regarding the update’s availability, you can obviously always manually check for yourself. If you managed to install it already, have you been experiencing any noticeable improvements?

source: Sprint

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Epic 4G Touch
  • Display 4.5" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Dual, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1800 mAh(8.70h talk time)

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18 Comments

1. evanskylerrr

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

amazing for those who got it. i got tired of my epic 4g and i traded in my epic 4g for a nexus prime.

2. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

I figured as much. A Samsung phone with signal issues lol.

9. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Iphone also have DROP CALLS.

13. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Miz you must be an apple noob. The original iPhone was notorious for dropped calls and having horrible call quality. Even after 5 different versions a lot of people are having these issues. It's more about Sprint's network than the phone itself.

15. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

Lol, then Samsung copied their signal issues haha, just kidding...

3. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Trust me, its not the phone (Thats bad enough w/o the reception issues), its the network. My 3d's 3g (That was fun to say) is usually about .5 at max to .1, usually in the middle

5. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Agreed, Sprints network is horrible for many people(myself included) try a Samsung phone on Verizon and you'll have no issues. Tho Motorola is still the reception champ.

14. Hello-dirt

Posts: 102; Member since: May 02, 2010

I want to agree with you but my Evo had great reception throughout my house and dropped calls or had problems with loading data for my many widgets. I do like how fast the 4G kicks in though, way faster than the Evo. I guess it could be the overloaded Sprint network, but since my Evo is no longer functional, it is hard to compare. I am hoping this update fixes the many reception issues I am having, otherwise I will be heading to verizon to pick up a Gnexus, when they finally release it.

7. paynekiller

Posts: 152; Member since: May 24, 2010

you get 500kbps on 3G? Lucky you I'd see a yeti here in south florida before I even get 300kbps. I just turn 3G off, it's only a last resort as it also drains the battery more.

16. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Yea, I lose 1/2 a battery even with 3g off in about 6 hours, so I need every little bit of battery I can get

4. cappy718

Posts: 26; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

Samsung beat Motorola to an update here...the bionic is limpling around with bad connectivity for many and the same 30-60 day story on Moto boards...

6. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

it bricked my epic 4g touch :'( now i have to send it out for factory re-flashing

8. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Get a better phone.

11. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I agree with the miz, get something that isn't the iPhone lol

18. TOMMYRED

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 03, 2012

HI THERE. I NOTICED YOU SAID THE EK02 BRICKED YOUR EPIC TOUCH. DO YOU MEAN IT UNROOTED YOUR PHONE...OR WHAT DO YOU MEAN? I HAVE HAD MY EPIC TOUCH ABOUT A MONTH AND ITS FLASHED TO BOOST AND ROOTED, BUT I'M HAVE A SIGNAL PROBLEM. I HAVE TO CONTINUALLY TURN RESTART MY PHONE TO GET MY SIGNAL BACK. I'M CURRENTLY RUNNING KERNAL VERSION 2.6.35.7 BASEBAND VERSION SD710.10S.EK02 - IS THIS A MORE CURRENT UPDATE THAN THE ONE MENTIONED IN THIS FORUM. I'M CURRENTLY RCVN A EL29 BUG FIX UPDATE ON MY PHONE... I NEED TO KNOW IF I INSTALL THE UPDATE WIILL IT TAKE MY ROOT AWAY???? DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE.... LET ME KNOW PLZ, THANKS.

10. Android32

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

I realize its not the fastest around...But at least its not as bad as AT&T. I use my E4GT ALOT and travel ALOT and its faaaar better than AT&T was...Which I had 2 yrs ago and had 5-7 dropped calls per week! We will be the ONLY ppl with unlimited when they improve their network! I watch Netflix on my cell and YouTube alot and seldom eeveeer have problems with WiMax. I'm gonna stay with them. I believe it will pay off in the long run. 2012 LTE....:)

12. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Verizon might not have the fastest 3G but it sure hell is the most reliable. I can go anywhere and still have decent speeds and coverage.

17. SmiLeoGeo

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 28, 2011

My Epic Touch tells me there is no firmware or android update when I manually check. And I haven't received an updae noification either.

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