A few days ago we told you that Sprint was getting ready to roll out the highly anticipated Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for its Galaxy S2 version – more commonly known as the Epic 4G Touch – and it looks like the update is already available. Better late than never, right, Sprint subscribers?
The update is available as an over-the-air (OTA) download, so you should have no problem installing Android 4.0.4 on your Epic 4G Touch device. Sprint already posted the complete changelog for the Epic 4G Touch Android 4.0.4 update (hit the source link below) and revealed that starting July 15, “for a limited time only,” the carrier will offer a “Buy One, [...]
The Ice Cream Sandwich roll out continues, which should be good news for Android device owners that are waiting for the latest mobile OS version from Google. Technically, Jelly Bean is the latest Android version, but JB was only unveiled a few weeks ago at Google I/O, and it will take some time until it makes it to non Nexus-branded devices.
Meanwhile, you should know that Sprint’s Epic 4G Touch, which is what the carriers calls its Galaxy S2 flavor, will soon be getting its ICS fix. A screenshot grabbed by Android Central reveals that the ICS rollout for the Epic 4G Touch is set to start on July 12 (or tomorrow) and the process should be [...]
All those reports about a white HTC EVO 4G LTE on Sprint may finally lead to a satisfying conclusion in the coming days. The latest leaked internal document from the carrier, which Techno Buffalo has gotten their hands on, indicates that the white version of the phone will be hitting stores on July 15.
The expected release date should put it in line with previous color alterations of the EVO line. The HTC EVO 4G too got its white-colored cousin roughly a month after the original model was introduced.
The leaked document also reveals that the white model of HTC EVO 4G LTE will be priced similarly to the regular one. You’ll be able to buy the phone for [...]
The Galaxy S3 US launch is finally (almost) upon us. For Android fans in the US, that’s great news, not only because they’ll get to play with one of the best smartphones ever, but also because some older devices will become more accessible than ever.
We’ve suspected for a while that the Samsung’s Galaxy S2, still a more than decent phone, will see discounts in the coming weeks, and now we have a confirmation of sorts from TechnoBuffalo.com. According to a “trusted source” inside Sprint, the Now Network will be dropping the price of the Epic 4G Touch to a winning $99.99 on a two-year contract on June 21, which just happens to be the release date of the [...]
It’s great if your phone comes with pre-installed applications that you actually use, however most phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S2 Epic 4G Touch come with bloatware. These are applications pre-installed on your device but which you don’t actually (or frequently) use and which you cannot uninstall. The only way around it is through root access.
You can opt not to remove such unnecessary applications, however they tend to slow down the performance of your device and consume significant storage and RAM. There is now a way to get rid of them–Calkulin’s Bare ROM Converter, an application developed by XDA Developers member Calkulin.
The Ice Cream Sandwich craze is all over town and it seems that almost every Android smartphone already had its own share of Google’s frozen treat. With CyanogenMod 9 (CM9) making its way to the Samsung Galaxy S2 Epic 4G Touch, it’s about time the device gets some serious upgrade in terms of its software. Considered as the holy grail of custom ROMs, CyanogenMod 9 promises users pain-free installation of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS).
CyanogenMod 9 features full customization of Ice Cream Sandwich minus the TouchWiz UI and other Samsung bloatware. Although CyanogenMod 9 for the Epic 4G Touch is still under heavy development, expect to see this ROM with some bugs [...]
There are two factors that hinder Android users from tasting the sweetness of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on their devices—the device model and the carriers’ discretion. Fortunately, Sprint is alert to the requests of consumers and soon an ICS update will be expected on their Epic 4G Touch (Galaxy S2).
Although the update has yet to arrive, ACSyndicate developer Shabbypenguin was able to get a leaked copy of build FB09 of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich destined for the Samsung Epic 4G Touch.
The developer has taken the liberty of packaging the update into a flashable ZIP file. What’s more is that the firmware is already rooted, deodexed, and [...]
Looks like even Sprint’s Epic 4G Touch gets a power up, thanks to CyanogenMod 9. At the moment, the release is experimental (alpha 3.1 as of this writing), ported from the current build of the CM9 for the Galaxy S2. Thanks to XDA Developers member sbrissen, this ROM is based on the latest AOSP sources, and incorporates some enhancements and tweaks.
Because this release is still an experimental build, there are still a number of bugs to be addressed. Some of the known issues are:USB (phone will charge and there will be adb access but it will not mount) Signal bars are not accurate Stock browser will not work (use Opera or other browsers from the Market) No [...]
If you own an Epic 4G Touch on the Now Network, you may want to go into settings and check to see if your system is up-to-date because Sprint is rolling out a new update now. The EL29 update’s source code actually dropped a week ago so we all knew the update was coming soon. The official Changelog is below:Security update Dismissing multiple calendar alerts Commercial Alert System (CMAS) activated
The Epic 4G Touch update — officially to software version S:D710.0.5S.EL29, if you’re a geek that’s into that sort of thing — will be released in stages but all devices scheduled to receive it within the next 10 days or so.
While it [...]