Software update for Samsung Epic 4G: Android 2.2.1 (DK28) in US

Samsung Epic 4GThe first Samsung Galaxy S from US to receive the Android 2.2 update is the Epic 4G.

Sprint is pushing the official Android 2.2 update for Epic 4G through an OTA update and is slowly working its way around US. This new firmware update is the 2.2.1 version and brings a lot of new features and improvements:

– Android 2.2 JIT compiler
– Adobe Flash Player 10.1 compatibility
– New Android Market with auto-updating
– Speed improvements
– Pinch-to-zoom homescreen flyover
– Improved default keyboard
– Quick links to “GPS” and “Auto rotation” toggles on notification bar added
– Slightly different graphics and transitions with app drawer and default icon dock
– Colored icons in settings
– GPS improvements
– Better Exchange support
– Video records in MP4 format
– New Search widget
– New Gmail application

How to manually install Android 2.2 Froyo on Epic 4G (from Android 2.1 to the latest 2.2.1 firmware)

– Download the .zip file
– Rename the file to “update.zip”
– Save the file to your storage on the Epic 4G (Mount USB storage and drag the update.zip into root-highest-up folder)
– Boot the Epic 4G into “recovery mode” (hold down the “Volume Down”, “Camera” and “Power” button simultaneously)
– Apply or install the sdcard “update.zip” from “recovery mode”

Now you can enjoy the latest Android 2.2.1 Froyo (DK28) on your Samsung Epic 4G from Sprint.

Instructions to update Android 2.2 Froyo for Epic 4G (from any other version of Android to the latest 2.2.1 firmware)

– Download the required .tar file
– Download Odin
– Open up Odin, put your phone into “download mode” (you have to turn off your phone, wait until the lights turn off. Then hold “1” on the keyboard while powering up)
– Plug your device in
– Place the .tar file in the PDA slot
– Start flashing

Congratulations, you can now enjoy the latest Android 2.2.1 Froyo (DK28) on your Samsung Epic 4G from Sprint.

[Via androidos]

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