Software update for the Samsung Epic 4G Touch rolls out correcting signal loss issues
posted by John V. / Dec 07, 2011, 4:09 PM
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?
- 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
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I figured as much. A Samsung phone with signal issues lol.
posted on Dec 07, 2011, 4:40 PM 3
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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.
posted on Dec 08, 2011, 12:40 AM 0
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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
posted on Dec 07, 2011, 5:04 PM 1
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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.
posted on Dec 07, 2011, 6:30 PM 0
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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.
posted on Dec 08, 2011, 1:05 AM 0
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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.
posted on Dec 07, 2011, 7:49 PM 0
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it bricked my epic 4g touch :'( now i have to send it out for factory re-flashing
posted on Dec 07, 2011, 7:26 PM 0
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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 18.104.22.168 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.
posted on Feb 03, 2012, 4:54 AM 0
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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....:)
posted on Dec 07, 2011, 11:38 PM 0
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