After hitting a bit of a snag initially, the Samsung Epic 4G's Android 2.2 update is slated to begin rolling out again tomorrow. There were a few details about the update included with the leak, like the fact that Sprint ID will be included, and tonight even more info about the upgrade has leaked out to get you prepped for its arrival. Below you can find all of the enhancements, fixes, and other goodies associated with the Epic's EC05 update.
While not everyone is thrilled that the Epic 4G will be given Sprint ID, it's good that Sprint is finally pushing Android 2.2 once again, especially since it took so long for the initial update to be released. Epic owners, you'll let us know when the update arrives on your handset, right?
Software Update to EC05 (Froyo with Sprint ID) - Samsung EPIC 4G (SPHD700BKS)
Steps to update to EC05 (Froyo with Sprint ID) on the Samsung EPIC™ 4G (SPHD700BKS)
Effective Date: 3/21/11
A software update to EC05 (Froyo with Sprint ID) will be available beginning Monday, 3/21/11 for the Samsung EPIC 4G via Google OTA.
OTA Duration time dependent on current device usage: 10-20 minutes, with installation time of 6-8 minutes.
Customers will become eligible for the upgrade across a 4-day period based on their status with the Google servers.
Upgrade of the Google OS from Éclair to Froyo (2.2.1)
Add Sprint ID functionality
Ability to install applications to external storage
Improved Bluetooth device support
Bluetooth Voice Dialing
Flash Player 10.1
Improved OS performance
Email PIN based authentication
User friendly tethering for 3G and 4G
Customer's EPIC 4G will recognize it needs the latest software and may ask the customer to allow the installation and download.
Once download completes the following screen is displayed.
If user chooses Install later they will be reminded once or twice a day to install with the above screen or after every reboot.
More info displays the following screen.
Test screen. Production update will have different wording including description.
If the user selects Restart & install on either screen, EPIC 4G will power down or display the following.
After the Samsung screen, user will see the following as the software is installed.
EPIC 4G will reboot again.
It will also check for a modem firmware update and report the update status back to the server with the following screen.
If no update is available, the following screen will get display.
No update should be available.
Once up, verify the software was applied.
Note: If the software update should fail, user will see a screen that lists the following options:
Reboot system now
Apply SD Card update
Wipe Factory default
Use volume keys to navigate up and down and Home button to select.
Reboot system now will reboot EPIC 4G to the previous software version with no data loss
Via Android Central