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How To Update Samsung Epic 4G D700 to EG 22 Gingerbread 2.3.4 Firmware

Samsung Epic 4G LogoSamsung Epic 4G, yes it’s now your turn to update your phones! After the recent coverage on the latest firmwares on Galaxy S, Galaxy S II as well as other Android phones, we thought we should make other Android users too make happy and feel special by coming out with a way wherein you can update with the latest version of the firmware. So, let’s check out on how you can effortlessly update with the latest version of firmware in the form of Gingerbread 2.3.4. This all new update is dubbed as EG 22 and can be updated by any user who is present anywhere across the Globe as this update is not the region specific. Apart from this, the another good thing about this update is that irrespective of the current firmware update.

For all of those who are not well versed with the firmware updates, then we will ensure that you face no issues and get a complete coverage of the firmware upgradation process in this article. You will not have to venture out in the search for the right guidance which you have always wished for. We take a stride forward to answer all your queries with respect to your Android device and the best part being is that its totally free of cost, all we need is just your support and trust towards us. Since the Epic 4G handsets still sports the boring and old version of Eclair 2.1 version, we understand that you too deserve the latest version of Gingerbread 2.3.4 version for your phone and so is the reason at Androidadvices that we took initiative in covering an article with which you can update your phone with the latest version of 2.3.4 Gingerbread for Samsung Epic 4G.

With the super AMOLED display, faster 1GHz processor, slide out Qwerty keypad and an impressive 5.0 MP camera along with the LED flash makes this device different from other smart phones. So, let’s proceed and see on how you can easily update your phone with the latest 2.3.3 version of Gingerbread. Please note that you will have to follow the instructions carefully or else there is a high probability that you may spoil the device or may even brick the device and will not be a usable device due to improper software update. If you guarantee that all the below steps carefully followed only then we take guarantee that the software upgrade is hassle free and worry free. So, let’s proceed and see on what are the notable changes which have been made in the latest version. Also as of now the file system is of RFS built now but soon in the next built it will be an EXT 4 type.

It has been found that many Android Phone users tend to ask this question,

Do i need to Root my Phone before i update with this firmware?

The answer is “NO” as rooting is different from the firmware update. Rooting basically opens up the device with which you can even access the system level files which cannot be done in a non-rooted phone. This firmware update doesn’t require you to root your phone before you proceed for the firmware update. Another thing is that if you have already rooted your phone before then after applying this firmware the root access will be revoked and then again you will have to root your device to get the root access.

Many of the users have misconceptions that rooting and updating with the beta ROMs is both at the same, but actually it’s not the case.


52 comments

  1. I have done the update successfully.
    Thanks

  2. Hey, posted in the other thread on Epic 4G 2.3…update. Which is the latest version? This(EG22) or the one listed here
    http://androidadvices.com/update-samsung-epic-4g-gingerbread-234-firmware/

  3. Im a novice..should i try this..and if not how else can i get this update? Also..who created this update..and why hasnt sprint or samsung release it if it exisits?

  4. Hii guys….Thanks to android devices….I got my epic 4G from ebay a couple of days back with froyo 2.2.1(my first android )….i was tryn to get GB onto this baby…..but it was really confusing in many websites….they thing we r pros and flashing is no big deal….it was really confusing ….but here it was too simple…..I got some errors tho…
    >>initially my device did not get recognized in ODIN3
    >>win 7 just kept telling the device is not recognized…
    >>then i enabled USB debugging on
    >>then after it got recognized, update got stuck….
    >>at 4th attempt it worked….under 3 min i got GB….hehe…..kool….Every thing works(EVDIO n all)but touch responce n UI is a bit choppy…(IMHO)
    .Thanks to all(site people n people posted errors n solutions) guys…..

    BTW i got a question, is this method of updating applicable to other custom ROMs for epic(like some available at xdadevelopers.com)????

    n any such simple methords for Verizon fascinate????

  5. I cant get it to finish download I read it wouldnt take long my phone is not downloading it says Do not turn off target get pit for mapping help will unplugging brick my phone

  6. I’m having a problem, I cannot pass the step where you launch the program, then start the phone in download mode and then plug the phone via usb to computer.

    my phone is not connecting successfully, I’m getting “Devise Drive software was not successfully installed”

    I have the yellow triangle on the phone and I have the software running on the computer. I turned off the firewall and the anti virus. What else I can do? I never connected the phone to this computer before. This is a home laptop windows 7

    Thanks,
    Sam

  7. Wandi Mulia Wangsa

    Hi guys, can you also explain how to root this phone after the upgrade. because i loose my 3g after upgrading. thank you.

  8. Thanks goes out to Rahul Dixit. I tried to upgrade using the SPH-D700-EG22-8Gb-REL-DebugKernel.tar file and thought I bricked my phone. Luckily I had the original firmware files on hand and was able to use ODIN3 for epic to get my phone working again. Once I use the SPH-D700-EG22-8Gb-REL.tar.md5 file to do the upgrade, it worked perfectly. Thanks to everyone involved in this project.

    • Hi Jim,

      Can I ask what phone/service you use? I have epic 4 with Sprint and I couldn’t even connect my phone to my laptop windows 7. How did you go about recognizing your phone to apply the update and get it hooked with the software?

      I’m getting “Devise Drive software was not successfully installed”

      Thanks,
      Sam

  9. I have downloaded the zip file bu WinRar is giving error that the file is “unknown archive format or damaged”

    HELP….

  10. Ok. Worked well for me as I followed Rahul Dixit’s steps.

    And for those who want to know, the PRL didnt get wiped. Its still on MTS.

    Please double check your sources before giving wrong answers to newbies like me. Its really frustrating.

    Thanks for the guide though. And its working wine in USB mode as well.

  11. Will it work if i’m on EC05 Froyo 2.2.1 right now? I also have a few other queries if you or Rahul can help me out.

    Does flashing a new modem wipe your prl? I’ve programmed my Epic on MTS. I hope Flashing this ROM or any other modems wont put it back on Sprint PRL.

    And is it that only a particular ROM works on a particular modem?

    The other problem I am facing is that my SD card doesnt get detected on my computer when I turn USB mass storage mode on. I have checked that the Debugging mode is off. It is the same for a PC as well as Mac Pro. The SD card doesnt get detected in both. Can u guide me to a solution please.

    I am planning to root my phone. Was researching a lot. But the more I read the more I’m getting confused. Things used to be much simpler 2 years back, when I had a G1. Please link me to what is the best and safest way to root my Epic? A link to the latest CWM recovery would be very helpful.

  12. I keep getting this message:

    Added!!
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    MD5 hash value is invalid
    SPH-D700-EG22-8Gb-REL.tar.md5 is invalid.
    End…

    Also should anything be in the Bootloader field?

  13. so I found the file previously mentioned by Rahul, but the file type is different. It shows as a .7z file, “SPH-D700-EG22-8Gb-REL.tar.md5.7z” I attempted to change the file by deleting the “.7z” and the altered file. Upon running this configuration this is the response I received,

    MD5 hash value is invalid
    SPH-D700-EG22-8Gb-REL.tar.md5 is invalid.

    What do I need to do to resolve this issue?

    • you can make use of another file!

    • Hi Anthony, first you have to unzip SPH-D700-EG22-8Gb-REL.tar.md5.7z then only you will get SPH-D700-EG22-8Gb-REL.tar.md5 (without zip symbol), then ODIN will show this option. Don’t just change the name of Zip folder and don’t try to alter, just unzip you will get the required file.

      You can check for details. If you are onrooted device, then there are deoxed flash version available which you can just copy on your SD card and install through CWM..

      • Hi Rahul,

        I have Samsung EPIC 4G and I am using it on TATA Indicom at the moment. I am still on Eclair 2.1 and would like to update it to 2.3 gingerbread. I am not very tech Savy hence is there any easy way to get the Android updated without using ODIN etc…… If there is any step by step instruction guide it will be of help thanks in advance

        Regards,
        Ahmer

  14. When I complete the process up to the PIT/PDA stage I do not have the option of selecting the file SPH-D700-EG22-8Gb-REL.tar.md5 instead I am given the options of 1)modem.smd 2)VICTORY8Gb_LOKE3_SMD.smd or 3) SPH-D700-EG22-8Gb-REL-DebugKernel.tar

    How do I go about selecting/obtaining the correct file for the PDA? thanks for the help.

  15. I think writer has to be careful because the the whole process depends on the file MD5 which he has not mentioned anywhere. Some time having wrong file at PDA section can brick the device.

    Secondly, the writer has generalized the CDMA with GSM. For CDMA EVDO is 3G and settings are pre configured by service provider (Sprint). We can change the data setting only by using software like CDMA workshop, which we do in India for foreign handsets. We change PRL (Preferred Roaming List) for latching Indian Network of Reliance or Tata and then changing data settings either through CDMA workshop or other software of Qualcomm.

  16. Rahul was 100% right. I unzipped the SPH-D700-EG22-8Gb-REL.tar.md5 and used it under PDA and it worked. The filed noted in the article to use under PDA is incorrect. Seems its just the kernel.

  17. You have mentioned that “APN Settings will be cleared”, this is CDMA device and APN is for GSM. There is no setting on CDMA as seetings are operator configured….I have flahsed two to three ROM but for none of them I needed to re configure data settings..

  18. Some places you mention Gingerbread 2.3.3 and other places 2.3.4… Is this a typo?

  19. i did everything as described and my download from odin onto the phone only took 19 second and then the phone freezes on the samsungmobile.com logon screen. I now officially have a phone.

    • you will have to update the phone again!

      • I done according to step mentioned and my phone took just 17 seconds..but same problem freezes on samsunmobile.com log on screen…tried two or three times…but of no use..

      • wont come off the samsung.com screen

        • Actually the problem is in the file mentioned in the article, I lost my device for nearly two days, then tried the MD5 file which is not zipped. The file mentioned under PDA – SPH-D700-EG22-8Gb-REL-DebugKernel.tar is not correct.

          I request writer to please check this and correct it..this is the cause of failure.

          Under PDA- the file should be SPH-D700-EG22-8Gb-REL.tar.md5 . This has caused severe problem to new comers like me. By Accident I tried this MD5 extension file and it took around 3 minutes and my phone got life.

          Although the article is good but the file mentioned in special boxes is totally deviate the process. I hope those who are facing problem of not booting the phone and get stuck at http://www.samsung.com screen will follow this and problem will get resolved.

        • Thank you! Worked perfectly after I followed your instructions

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