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Sprint Epic Official Froyo Is Finally Here

Hot off the presses!  This is better than diamonds, gold, and tanzanite jewelry.  FROYO is here.

Ok… I know that we have been waiting for like… a long time, but the long awaited Froyo Update for the Epic 4G is finally here.  You can choose to wait for the OTA update that will be sent out between February 21 and February 25.  This is according to information that was sent out by Sprint.

If you choose to want Froyo now, then you can download the file from the Samsung Download Center by Clicking Here.

NOTE: You need to have DI18 on your phone in order to do this.

Now you ask what to do with it.  Well, after downloading the file follow these steps:

  1. Rename the update.zip.zip to update.zip.(This may not apply to you.  Certain computers will add .zip the end of the file.)
  2. Connect your phone to your computer and go to Mass Storage.
  3. Copy the update.zip file to the SD Card of the phone.
  4. Power off the phone.
  5. While holding “Volume Down” + “Camera” turn the phone on.
  6. Keep holding this sequence until you are at the recovery screen.
  7. Move up and down with “Volume”.
  8. Select “Apply SD Card Update.zip”
  9. Click the “Home” button.
  10. Let it do its thing.

You now have Froyo… EB13 on your phone, and didn’t have to wait for the OTA update.

Sprint Epic 4G Gets Android 2.2

Check up on the web if you don’t believe me, but Android 2.2 is apparently starting to go out.

I just installed it, and it does in fact work.  NO rooting required.  And it’s a Sprint release.  Maybe not the final one, but it is one of Sprints.  I will give a full rundown in a few days.  From what I see, and these are only a few things…

  • Flash is now working
  • There is a “Silent” button on the DownSwipe screen.
  • Free HD Game Demos.
  • Tethering option under Wireless and Network.

I take no responsibility if you BRICK your phone so if you can’t follow directions, or aren’t confident… DON’T DO THIS!

If you want to do the update now you can do so by following these directions…

  1. Download the update file.  I already have it named accordingly. 
    http://www.myblogs4u.com/wp-content/plugins/downloads-manager/img/icons/default.gif download: Android 2.2.1 Firmware Update For Sprint Epic 4G (90.00MB)
    added: 05/12/2010
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    description: Android 2.2.1 Firmware Update For Sprint Epic 4G Use at your own risk.
  2. Connect your phone to your computer and select Mass Storage.
  3. Copy the update.zip to the root of the SDCard / Removable drive on your computer.
  4. Boot into Recovery Mode.
  5. Select Apply update.zip.

To get into Recovery Mode

  • Turn off phone
  • Hold Vol Down + Camera + Power On (Keep Holding These Till Recover Mode Is Visible)

To move around in Recovery Mode

  • Use Vol Up and Vol Down to move up and down.
  • Use Home to select.

That’s it.

Thanks to the many sources that bring me this information.