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Former Writer · Apr 28, 2012

Learn How to Run Init.d Scripts from Boot on the Epic 4G Touch

Running scripts on Android phones is one of those essential experiences that any rooted user should have in his arsenal. With the proper script, users can see improved battery life, less lag, more Play Store compatibility, and a plethora of other tweaks that can make any Android phone run just a little bit nicer. Many users run into the issue of not knowing how to install a script properly. In many cases, there's a flashable update.zip that does the work...

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Former Writer · Apr 24, 2012

Guide Shows Users How to Avoid Bricking the Epic 4G Touch

When a new iteration of Android starts hitting a device, it rarely just rolls out to the device on OTA day. There are leaks, pre-releases, and all sorts of mayhem that can fall down on a development community depending on how open---or irresponsible, depending on how you look at it---an OEM is. In some cases, there are two or three leaks, followed by the official release. However, for users of the Samsung Epic 4g Touch, they have CyanogenMod9, ICS MIUI,...

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Former Writer · Feb 18, 2012

Ice Cream Sandwich Leak for Epic 4g Touch Officially Booting

Samsung has a history with Sprint phones and updates to new versions of Android. Just ask the owners of the original Samsung Epic 4g how long it takes to get a new version of Android. With the sequel, the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4g Touch, Samsung seems to have learned their lesson and appear to be working quite fervently on getting Ice Cream Sandwich to its entire Galaxy S II line up. While nothing official has come through the...

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Former Writer · Feb 14, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4g Touch Ice Cream Sandwich Information Spotted in the Wild

When Samsung first announced which phones would be getting Android Ice Cream Sandwich, they didn't mention the U.S. versions of the device whatsoever. While most were confident that their brand new, super power phones would not be left behind, there were some non-believers that thought they were about to be left in the dust. For owners of the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4g Touch, you are among those that do not have to worry about it anymore. Thanks to...

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Former Writer · Jan 18, 2012

Epic 4g Touch Receives Sony Xperia Bravia Engine Port

Development for the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4g Touch has been slowly increasing over the last couple of months. Just a couple of days ago we told you about the modification to allow Epic Touch users access to all their 4g settings and there's word around the rumor mill of CM9 in the works as well. Today, the Epic Touch got another very unique ROM to add to their growing ranks. Team Nocturnal of XDA has churned out a...

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Former Writer · Jan 17, 2012

Epic 4g Touch Can Now Access All Its WiMax Settings

With Sprint gearing up for it's LTE rollout, it's very possible that the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4g Touch could be Sprint's last WiMax release. That doesn't mean the development stops, however. XDA Senior Member autoprime has released a modification that will allow users full access to the Epic Touch's WiMax settings. As autoprime explains: As the WiMax enthusiasts already know... we can edit 99% of the same values as the OG Epic already using both ##DATA# > View...

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Former Writer · Jan 14, 2012

Comprehensive Tutorial Helps Beginners Compile Kernels on the Epic 4g Touch

Everyone that wants to be involved with development has got to start somewhere, and for users who own an Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4g Touch, there's a place for you. XDA Member shanenielson1234 has written a thorough set of instructions for the aspiring developer who wants to learn how to compile a kernel. This has been attempted before by others, but they include things like a script that does all the work for you which leaves the aspiring developers...

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