Last time we saw on how you can update your Samsung Epic 4G with the beta version of firmware from EC05 to the EC 06 version of firmware. Now, you need not worry as in the due course of the article we will see on how you can easily update to the Gingerbread version 2.3.5 which is dubbed as the EI 22 version of firmware. This update comes as a huge respite for all the users who are having issues with the last firmware as you can now update with this update. The best part of this update is that it’s an official update and you can apply this update manually, so no more waiting for this update to arrive. This all new update of Gingerbread is dubbed as the 2.3.5 version.
In the due course of the article we will see on the short list of pre requisites followed by the detailed instructions to apply this update. This update can only be applied by the users of Epic 4G which is bundled with the Sprint network. Just in case if you are not sure on how you can check the current firmware version, then you can check the same from the path Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version.
If you are on any of the Custom Firmware then you will have to first get into the recovery mode and then you will have to clear the cache which you can do by selecting the option of Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select Wipe Cache partition and then reboot your device by selecting reboot system now option to clear all the cache.
Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible in any manner, if any damage happens to your device after applying this firmware as it’s a very unlikely event if you follow all the instructions carefully which are mentioned in the article.
Note: Applying this update will in no manner root the phone and also applying with this firmware won’t void the warranty as well as it is the official firmware update.
So, let’s proceed to the list of pre requisites which you need to follow below.
- In the process of this firmware update, there is a possibility that you may lose all the data which is there stored in your phone. So, it’s always wise to create a backup of the same so that you can then easily restore the data which is lost. With the help of the instructions which are mentioned below you can easily backup the data which you can restore too.
Notes – Backup in the mail so that you can then restore manually
Text messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Phone Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Pictures, Music, Videos, Files etc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”.
- Once you have created the backup, charge your phone to an at least 80% of level so as to just ensure that the device doesn’t get turned Off in the process of the firmware update.
- After this you will have to ensure that the USB Debugging in your The USB Debugging can be enabled from the path of Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging. Apart from this you also need to ensure that your computer has ADMIN privileges and USB Read / Write Access. Also ensure that you have the latest version of PC Suite installed in your computer so that all the required drivers are installed in your phone.
So, let’s proceed to the next page where we will see on what are the instructions to update the Samsung Galaxy Epic 4G.