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

Procedure to update Samsung Epic 4G with EG 22 Gingerbread 2.3.4:

  • First things come first as you will have to first up download the EG 22 Gingerbread 2.3.4 Update Zip file in your computer, preferably to your desktop so that it can be located easily. Once you download the file, the next thing you will have to do is to just right click on the file and need to select the option of “Extract Files”.

Extract Files EG 22

  • As soon as you choose this option, you will see that you will be prompted to enter the location where you wish to extract the files, you can create one folder on your desktop so that all your files are extracted over there.
Extract Files to Path EG22
  • Before files are extracted, you will be prompted to enter in the password wherein you will have to enter the password as “androidadvices.com” without the inverted comas.

Enter Password Epic 4G EG 22

Now, as soon as the files are unzipped, you will see the files which are mentioned in the below screen shot, please note that just in case any file is missing then you will have to re download the whole firmware again as the download wasn’t successful in this case.

Extracted Files EG 22 Epic 4G

Now, from the extracted files, open the Odin file as shown in the above extracted files and then a new window will be opening up as shown below,

D700 Odin

  • So, after extracting, you will have to open the Odin and then you will have to switch Off your device and then need to switch ON in the download mode after this from your computer keep the Odin program opened.
  • The download mode in the Samsung Epic 4G can be entered by long pressing 1 and then press the power button after which you will get a yellow triangle. Now as soon as you see the yellow triangle, you will have to connect the phone with the help of USB to the computer while keeping the Odin as open in the computer.

Samsung Epic 4G Download MoDE

Now, you will see that the ID:COM lamp will glow yellow which will mean that all the required drivers have been installed successfully and you are ready to flash the device.

PIT – victory_8G_100528.pit

PDA  – SPH-D700-EG22-8Gb-REL-DebugKernel.tar

Add Files D700

  • Now, once you add the files, you will now have to double check the same on whether the files are the same which are mentioned above or not. Just in case if you have selected the wrong file then you will have to re select the files correctly as mentioned and click on the “Start” option to start the firmware updation process. After clicking on the start, you will see that the firmware will be installed in your phone within a time of not more than 5 minutes.
  • The firmware installation process will be initiated once you click on the “Start” tab and then within  a maximum time of 5 minutes the updation process will be finished. Just in a very rare case if it hangs up at one particular place for more than 10 minutes, then just pull off the battery and re follow the instructions from the start after restarting the computer.
  • So, now as soon as the firmware updation process is done, you will see that language selection option followed by the Gmail account details will be asked which you need to enter accordingly.

Successfully Flashed

  • After you update the phone successfully, you will now have to perform another step so as to ensure that the firmware is installed correctly and all other cache files which are system generated are removed from Epic 4G. For this first up you will have to put your device in the recovery mode.

So, in this way you have successfully installed the latest Android version of Gingerbread 2.3.4 on your Samsung Epic 4G. Please note that since you have updated your firmware, all the APN Settings will be cleared. So, to access all the data services / MMS / Internet, you will have to get the Internet settings from from your Service provider. Do let us know if you face any issues or problems in the comments section below as we will try to solve the same.

52 Comments
  1. Reply HKP December 21, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    I have done the update successfully.
    Thanks

  2. Reply PT November 4, 2011 at 4:09 am

    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/

    • Reply PT November 4, 2011 at 4:10 am

      Sorry, answered my own question I think by the first response in the other article

      “No problems so far, and everything looks great. Haven’t noticed any major changes yet from EG22″

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 4, 2011 at 1:17 pm

      yes its the latest version!

  3. Reply Luis F October 22, 2011 at 12:43 am

    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?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 22, 2011 at 7:41 am

      it will be rolled out in some days officially!

  4. Reply Anand Alphonse October 1, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    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????

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 11, 2011 at 2:09 am

      yes we will come up with the same v soon!
      yes we will launch custom roms tutorials as well!

  5. Reply kim September 27, 2011 at 9:22 am

    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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 27, 2011 at 11:41 am

      but when you are in download mode, connect the phone to the Odin ? what’s the issue?

  6. Reply Sam Safi August 27, 2011 at 7:04 am

    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. Reply Wandi Mulia Wangsa August 22, 2011 at 12:43 pm

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

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 23, 2011 at 10:55 am

      you will have to re configure the settings!

  8. Reply Jim B August 19, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    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.

    • Reply Sam Safi August 27, 2011 at 10:59 am

      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

      • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 27, 2011 at 11:16 am

        uninstall the app from the control panel!

        • Sam Safi August 27, 2011 at 1:12 pm

          Neal, sorry but what app? I checked my add/remove app and I didn’t see anything referencing samsung.

        • Sam Safi August 27, 2011 at 1:58 pm

          Do I need to install any software prior to upgrade? any drivers? I’m excited to do this upgrade but my phone is not connecting to the computer after getting the yellow triangle.

        • NeaL Pradeep September 5, 2011 at 5:10 pm

          IS YOUR PC SUITE UPDATED TO THE LATEST VERSION?

        • Sam Safi September 9, 2011 at 2:12 am

          Neal, I have the latest Windows 7 updates. Here’s what I’m doing, please tell me if I missing something.
          Phone not connected to computer yet
          open Odin
          turn off phone
          turn on phone in download mode
          wait for the yellow screen
          connect the phone to the laptop
          wait and wait and nothing happen (no yellow light comes on on Odin.

          What I’m missing here? Your help is appreciated.

        • NeaL Pradeep September 17, 2011 at 12:01 pm

          is your pc having the active usb port?

  9. Reply Marcus August 17, 2011 at 11:22 pm

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

    HELP….

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 17, 2011 at 11:26 pm

      kindly try downloading the zip file again!

  10. Reply Pratik Shah August 12, 2011 at 1:09 am

    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.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 13, 2011 at 4:40 pm

      thanks to rahul and pratik as the issues have been resolved!

  11. Reply Pratik Shah August 11, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    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.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 11, 2011 at 5:20 pm

      yes it will work…. yes it will wipe it.
      no, all roms will work with the modems!

  12. Reply John August 6, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    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. Reply Anthony August 3, 2011 at 7:43 am

    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?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 3, 2011 at 11:09 am

      you can make use of another file!

    • Reply Rahul Dixit August 3, 2011 at 1:45 pm

      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..

      • Reply Ahmer March 13, 2012 at 9:40 pm

        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. Reply Anthony August 2, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    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.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 3, 2011 at 12:11 pm

      you can seelct from the zip file which you have extracted!

  15. Reply Rahul Dixit August 2, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    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.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 2, 2011 at 4:43 pm

      thanks rahul for the clarification!

    • Reply HKP December 20, 2011 at 10:44 am

      Hi Rahul
      I am using EPIC 4g on reliance network. If I update form Froyo (2.2.1) to Gingerbread (2.3) will it affect the PRL and other setting, ie will it give any problem for using in the Reliance network for data and mobile use. I am very new to this and look forward to your guidance.

  16. Reply Nick August 2, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    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. Reply Rahul Dixit July 27, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    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..

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep July 27, 2011 at 9:39 pm

      there will be separate apn settings for 3G / 4G

  18. Reply Benjamin July 26, 2011 at 7:25 pm

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

  19. Reply john July 26, 2011 at 5:47 am

    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.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep July 26, 2011 at 10:21 am

      you will have to update the phone again!

      • Reply Rahul Dixit July 28, 2011 at 10:06 am

        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..

        • NeaL Pradeep July 28, 2011 at 11:58 am

          have u cleared the cache?

      • Reply tim July 30, 2011 at 7:19 am

        wont come off the samsung.com screen

        • Rahul Dixit August 1, 2011 at 3:49 pm

          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.

        • Ryan August 12, 2011 at 4:26 am

          Thank you! Worked perfectly after I followed your instructions

        • NeaL Pradeep August 12, 2011 at 11:05 am

          thanks ryan for your feedback!!!

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