Former Writer · Mar 9, 2012 at 04:00 am

Experimental CM9 Builds Show Up for Epic 4G Touch

It’s always exciting when an AOSP-based ROM shows up for a device for the first time, and it’s even more exciting when it’s a new iteration of Android. The chance to run vanilla—or at least mostly vanilla—Android is something that most users want. At the very least, it gives people a chance to check out the base features of the OS without OEM skins getting in the way.

For those carrying the Samsung Epic 4G Touch, you now have the opportunity to check out some new Android features as well. XDA Recognized Developer sbrissen and Senior Member darchstar have both released competing unofficial kangs of CyanogenMod 9 for users to install and play with.

The ROMs are both alphas, meaning that there are a lot of bugs, and they are not quite ready for daily driver use. That said, both developers are working hard to get them to daily driver status. In an attempt to bring even more ICS goodness to the Epic Touch, sbrissen and darchstar are actually combining forces to get these issues fixed and release a unified CM9. Also, it is noteworthy that if you use darchstar’s CM9 that you must use the EL29 version of ClockworkMod Recovery to flash CM9, as using any other build could result in a hard brick. Darchstar is also kind enough to provide a download link to the recovery so users can flash safely.

Until then, users will still have two choices when it comes to CM9. Anyone who wants to try it out can check out darchstar’s CM9 thread or sbrissen’s CM9 thread for additional information, download links and a full list of what’s not working. Be sure to create a backup before flashing in case anything goes wrong. Lastly, big thanks to XDA Senior Member blackroseMD1 for the screenshot!


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