How To Update Samsung Galaxy Epic 4G with Official Gingerbread 2.3.5 Firmware

Sprint Epic 4G LogoLast 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.

Epic 4G

So, let’s proceed to the list of pre requisites which you need to follow below.

Pre Requisites:

  • 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.

USB Debugging

  • 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.

37 Comments
  1. Reply Vi Haveman April 17, 2012 at 10:08 pm

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  3. Reply Nate February 27, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Now I get one of these

    E:Error in /sdcard/update.zip
    (Status 7)
    Installation aborted.

    I am currently using 2.1-update1

    I should have just bought an iphone.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 7, 2012 at 2:08 am

      please root the device and then try!

      • Reply hmm April 30, 2012 at 11:13 pm

        can you explain why you have to root your phone to apply a OFFICIAL firmware?
        I never had this issue with any other package except yours.
        are you sure your package isn’t.. botched?

  4. Reply Nate February 27, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    So can the phone be successfully rooted after the update?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 7, 2012 at 1:50 am

      YES YOU CAN ROOT THE DEVICE!

  5. Reply Duey S December 8, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Opps, link is:

    Duey S

  6. Reply Alex December 3, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    ok i tried the root now i fucked up my phone now im trying to find the official firmware so i can get 2.3.5 back on my phone and judging by these comments and all your other b.s nothing works that you post you sir suck and just send people a link hoping they will figure out what to do do some work and take down the stuff that doesn’t work because you have a very bad reputation right now

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 4, 2011 at 11:20 am

      this article is to update and not to roott he article!

      yes you can get back to 2.3.5 gingerbread!

  7. Reply Lynn November 29, 2011 at 5:43 am

    I have no progress on the 2.3.4 to 2.3.5 update. The OTA has been out for several weeks, but my phone does not get it for some reason. I guess we’ll have to wait on the 2.3.5 OTA (if that ever happens). I could probably bounce my phone back to FROYO, but it was so flakey back then I’ll just stay on 2.3.4 until the OTA. If anyone knows how to go from 2.3.4 to 2.3.5, please let me know.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 29, 2011 at 1:36 pm

      you need to manually update! you cant do by an OTA again

    • Reply Duey S December 3, 2011 at 5:06 am

      If you want to go to 2.3.5 from 2.3.4, you’ll have to go back to the stocked froyo version 2.2.1 (yuck) first. Once it goes stock, it starts to do the OTA 2.3.5 gingerbread right away (yea).

      Follow the instructions here and you’ll be set!

      Duey S

  8. Reply Lynn November 29, 2011 at 4:55 am

    Justin is correct, this procedure does not work to go from 2.3.4 to 2.3.5. I’m researching same problem. If I find answer I will post.

    • Reply Lynn November 29, 2011 at 6:40 am

      This procedure seems to expect your phone to be on 2.2.1 FROYO EC05. At least thats the error my 2.3.4 phone reports when I run this procedure.

  9. Reply Justin November 29, 2011 at 1:03 am

    Error in /tmp/sideload/package.zip (status 7)

  10. Reply Justin November 29, 2011 at 12:36 am

    How do I upgrade from 2.3.4 to 2.3.5? I tried and it won’t let me.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 29, 2011 at 12:36 am

      you need to follow the procedure!

      • Reply Justin November 29, 2011 at 12:49 am

        I did. the update is from EC05(2.2) to EI22 and not EH06(2.3.4) to EI22 so its not working. Is there a way for me to get back to EC05 from EH06 so I can update to EI22?

  11. Reply steve November 21, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    i tried rootint it with yoru method and now all i get is the samsung boot screen adn nothing else works on it. all i can get into is the recovery screen and the yellow triangle screen but my phone does not recognize to odin anymore either. And I still havent recieved any help on how to reinstall the rom back on my phone since i am already on 2.3.5 when i try to install it through the sd card as update.zip it doesnt go through and stops at verifying part and says can not very signature e: and then aborts so I can not get my phone working again.

  12. Reply steve November 20, 2011 at 3:34 am

    Anything to help me with my epic please? I cant find a fix anywhere and its all cause of this rooting http://androidadvices.com/root-samsung-galaxy-epic-4g-d700-gingerbread-23x-firmware/#comment-34836
    which left it on the Samsung screen. the only other thing i can do is go to the yellow triangle screen and into recovery but cant do anything else and when i try to put this 2.3.5 back on my phone through SD as update i get the error i listed in previous listing.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 20, 2011 at 10:34 am

      it should root your phone!

      • Reply steve November 21, 2011 at 10:10 am

        my phone don’t work it is stuck on the samsung screen and doesn’t do anything else. i cant go to anything but the recovery screen and the screen with yellow ytiangle. o gfollowed your directions to a tee and my problem is i cant get the 2.3.5 rom to reload cause its so new and even you other page doesnt allow it to load though my sd card keeps failing to authorize at E:

        • NeaL Pradeep November 21, 2011 at 10:28 am

          have you rooted the phone?

  13. Reply steve November 18, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    can you please email me neal ASAP I really need help here

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 18, 2011 at 3:16 pm

      what issue you are facing?

      • Reply steve November 18, 2011 at 10:07 pm

        well i upgraded my phoen with the ota to 2.3.5 no problem then i tried to do the rooting you have set up on this page and now its stuck at the samsung screen . I tried putting the official release on the sd card as update and running it but i get to where it verifying update package then two red lines pop up E;failed to verfify whole0file signature and
        E: signature verification failed
        Then installation aborted

        I also wrote a coule oof these on the rooting page if you can hel me either way would be great to get my hoen working again

        • NeaL Pradeep November 23, 2011 at 12:17 pm

          we are looking into this, its a strange issue!

  14. Reply steve November 18, 2011 at 10:45 am

    when i try to install it at the part for verifying update packge it stops and says
    e:failed to verify whole-file signature
    e:signature verification failed
    Installation aborted

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 18, 2011 at 3:25 pm

      which version you are on, and whats the extension of the file whihc you renamed to.?

  15. Reply Meghal November 17, 2011 at 11:46 am

    I get an error message:

    E:Error in /sdcard/update.zip
    (Status 7)
    Installation aborted.

  16. Reply B November 15, 2011 at 9:44 am

    My market won’t load….hmm

  17. Reply Jason November 11, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Update

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