How to Update Samsung Epic 4G Touch with Official Jellybean 4.1 FJ 10 Firmware
Epic 4G Touch smartphone users can now rejoice as in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how you can install the latest Jellybean 4.1 firmware update in your device. This Jellybean 4.1 firmware is dubbed as FJ 10 and can be manually apply with this update. This update has been pushed to select countries as of now. As of now there is no ETA on by when there will be an official firmware update pushed to all the countries but all thanks to the recognized XDA developer sextape who has come up with this update.
Please note that just in case if the device is rooted, the root access will be revoked and for all those who wanted to root we will be coming out with an article very shortly. In the last few days we saw on various custom ROM firmwares for Epic 4G Touch smartphone. Uninstall or Disable all the security suites installed in your computer & Phone as these tools interrupt the firmware update process.
Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions mentioned in this article as if there is any damage caused due to not following instructions then we shall not be held liable or responsible. Just in case if you face any issues then we will try our level best to address the same.
With the help of below mentioned steps you will have to create a backup of all the data manually and not with the help of KIES as KIES may not detect the device in this firmware in select countries.
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”
Head over to the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”, enable the USB Debugging, ensure that the USB debugging option is ticked in your Epic 4G Touch smart phone . Ensure that the minimum charge left is not less than 30% or else the device is at risk of getting turned off in the middle of firmware update.
So assuming that you are done with the above mentioned steps, you can now head over to the next page where we have mentioned a detailed article on how to apply this firmware update.
Procedure to Update Epic 4G Touch smartphone with Jellybean 4.1 Firmware:
- Download the Epic 4G Touch Firmware and Odin from here to your computer. Extract Odin in your computer and open the same.
- Now, turn off your Epic 4G Touch smartphone so that it can be entered in the download mode. Download Mode can be entered by pressing the Volume Down rocker key + power button at the same time while the device is turned Off. If the device starts in the normal mode, you need to re try the process of the entering the device into the download mode. You can refer to the below mentioned video to know more on how to enter the device in the download mode.
- In download mode, connect your device to the computer with the help of original USB cable and click on “PDA” in Odin to select the tar file which you downloaded in the first step. Ensure that the ID : COM section in Odin has turned yellow or else the firmware can’t be applied.
- Once you have selected the firmware zip file in the PDA, click on “Start” to start the process of firmware update. Please note that it may take more than 4 -5 minutes for applying the update. Once the update is applied successfully, the device will reboot automatically and when you see the home screen or the Country selector option, you can disconnect the phone from computer and enjoy the latest firmware. To check on whether the firmware has been successfully updated or not, head over to the path “Settings > About Phone” where you will get to see the current firmware version as Jellybean 4.1. Very soon there will be test builds of Jellybean 4.1.2 for Epic 4G touch which we will be coming out soon.
Note: If the Odin gives error at param.fs or say at any point then you will have to reboot your computer and try applying the process from the start. Ensure that you have installed all the latest possible drivers of your phone. Also, KIES should be the latest version.
Do let us know in the comments section if you face any issues as we will try our level best to fix the same. Congratulations, you have now successfully updated your Epic 4G Touch smartphone with the latest Jellybean 4.1 firmware.