Epic 4G

How to Update Samsung Epic 4G D710 with Official ICS 4.0.3 FD19 Firmware

Ice Cream Sandwich LogoSamsung Epic 4G smartphone can now easily install the latest firmware of ICS Android 4.0.3 firmware which is dubbed as FD 19. Please note that this update is an official firmware released by Samsung Electronics and this will be helpful for all those who are on the rooted firmwares or on the custom ROM firmwares. This update is a global update and anyone with their Samsung Epic 4G device can apply this update, the only condition is that you need to ensure that the device is not a network locked device. Please note that this is the pre rooted firmware and after applying this update you need not root this firmware separately. The advantage of this pre rooted firmware is, you can then install the custom ROM firmwares easily.

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.

Over a period of this article, we will check out on a detailed change log on what are the benefits of using this firmware with the help of a detailed change log, essential pre requisites you need to follow and then followed by the tutorial to update. There are two firmware package which we will be checking out, one will the odex one which will completely erase the user data and the other one will not delete the user level data s it’s the De odexed one.

Essential pre Requisites:

  • Just in case if you are installing the Odex update which is a recommended one, the data in the device will be erased, so with the help of below mentioned tips. You can easily backup all the user level data so as to ensure that just in case if the data gets erased or corrupted, the same can be 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 Epic 4G from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked as shown in the below screen capture.

USB Debugging

So assuming that you have followed all the instructions mentioned above, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to apply this update in your device.

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  1. Robert

    February 28, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    The reply by eus2ks causes me to ask is this update applicable to the D700 Epic 4G?

    Just to be safe.


  2. eus2ks

    June 22, 2012 at 2:38 am

    The Epic 4g is the D700. The Epic 4g Touch is the D710. The instructions appear to be for the former but the title is for the latter. Clarification pls?

  3. hmm

    April 30, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Just wondering.. how much does this take to update?
    Mine seems to hang up in the “Setup connection” process..

    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:7)..
    File analysis..

  4. drodro88

    April 29, 2012 at 4:26 am

    Working Perfectly Fine On Both My SPH-D710(Sprint)
    Up To Now Hasnt Given Me Any Problems

    Only Question Is Where’s The Screenshot Option?
    Also I Cant Seem To Connect My Easytether Anymore Thru Debug Mode..

  5. Rukshan

    April 27, 2012 at 9:51 am

    how come epic gets an official ICS update when both this one and Galaxy S i9000 holds the same specifications?

    that’s something weird from samsung!!!

  6. Lulu

    April 26, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Can we install this for samsung galaxy ace currently on ginger bread,thanks

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