Samsung Conquer 4G smartphone from the house of Sprint now can be updated with the latest firmware which has been just released by Sprint. This update is dubbed as FC 17 update and also removes all the bloat ware such as Maps, Spectrum, Water, waveform live wallpapers along with the magic app. Also, the best part of this update is that it fixes all the security related issues and also fixes most of the bugs which are there currently. Please note that this is the OTA update which has been released but just in case if you are on the beta firmware or say on the custom ROM firmware, you can easily apply this update manually.
Disclaimer: Neither AndroidAdvices, nor developer should be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article. It’s very unlikely that there will be any issues but just in case if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.
Warranty Information: Applying this update won’t void the warranty in any manner. Also, applying this device doesn’t require you to root the device or also it doesn’t root the device. Just in case if you wish to root your Samsung Conquer 4G on FC 17 update, we will try to come up with a separate article if possible very soon.
Essential Pre Requisites:
- After applying the update, the data won’t be wiped off completely until and unless you clear or wipe the data from the recovery mode. Its important to wipe the data so as to ensure that phone doesn’t encounter with the force close errors. So, we recommend you to backup the data with the below mentioned steps so as to ensure that just in case if any data is lost, the same can be easily restored with the help of below mentioned steps.
SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”
- Disable all the antivirus suites in your computer and uninstall the same in your device as these tools generally tend to interrupt the process of firmware update.
- Minimum charge left in the device should be at least 60% so as to ensure that device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
- Enable the USB Debugging in your Samsung Conquer 4G from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked as shown in the below screen capture.
So assuming that you have followed all the instructions, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to apply this all new FC 17 update.