POSTS TAGGED: Samsung Epic 4G Touch

Hulu Plus App for Rooted and Unrooted Epic 4G Touch and Other Unsupported Devices

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As we’ve discussed before, the use of video streaming applications such as Hulu and Netflix while on the go has been on the rise recently. Despite the developer’s efforts to make Hulu available to all (major) devices, there are still a few devices such as the Samsung Epic 4G Touch that are not yet supported.

To help ease the pain, XDA Senior Member ReActiveDisorder has released a modified Hulu application that works on all Epic 4G Touch devices, regardless of Android version. In fact, since the developer removed the phone check, there is also a chance that this could work on many other devices that have not yet received Hulu’s official blessing. Says ReActiveDisorder:

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Tablet UI Mod Available for Epic 4G Touch

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Getting a tablet UI to work on an Android phone is pretty cool. Not only is it a breathe of fresh air from the typical Android phone experience, but it looks cool and is actually functional on larger phones once you get used to it. In fact, whenever an AOSP-based ROM hits a device, getting tablet UI on it seems to be on the high priority list of things to get working since it’s slowly becoming popular with end users. Well for those running certain AOKP builds, getting tablet UI is as simple as flashing a mod, and the mod is expected to be ported to a number of other devices.

The port for the Samsung Epic 4G Touch has now arrived thanks to XDA Senior Member rsalinas1. As it’s still cumbersome trying to flash . . . READ ON »

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AnaKonda for Epic 4G Touch Combines Xperia Launcher with TouchWiz ICS

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XDA has a long history of developers searching out ways to bring key features and/or software from one device to another, and hopefully adding value to the user in the process. In that same vein XDA Senior Member VeNuM has put together a pretty slick ICS ROM for the Samsung Epic 4G Touch.

The ROM is based on the latest “stable” leak from Sprint and Samsung, and features the Sony Xperia Launcher instead of Samsung’s TouchWiz launcher. VeNuM is calling it AnaKonda. It is based on build FC24 (Android 4.0.3). The release brings many enhancements and fixes such as Odex Me and a spectacular theme from XDA Recognized Themer dazednconfused.

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Install Debian, Arch, or BackTrack Linux on the Epic 4G Touch

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Android phones have undergone a transformation over the last few years. Unlike other platforms that often seem reluctant to change, Android phones have only gotten bigger and faster, squeezing even more awesomeness into every cubic centimeter of each passing new generation. Along for the ride are other fun things such as allowing Android users to run software that isn’t actually Android.

Many devices can actually run several distributions of Linux. The Samsung Epic 4G Touch is one of the latest to gain the capability. XDA Recognized Developer dasmoover has brought some flashable Linux goodness to Epic Touch owners, giving them the option to run Debian, Backtrack, and Arch distros.

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kTool for Galaxy S II Dumps Kernel and Helps Backup EFS

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Most tools help users and developer add things to their Andorid devices—be it themes, mods, or even GUI interfaces that flash kernels and ROMs. However, there’s another genre of tool that is just as essential to the Android experience: applications that backup essential system files that can easily be broken when flashing development work.

XDA Senior Member HellcatDroid created one such tool for Samsung Galaxy S II, allowing users to perform numerous tasks including backing up and restoring EFS, dumping the kernel, flashing kernels, and verifying that your EFS partition is intact. The tool has been out for awhile, and most of the bugs have been worked out.

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FC15 Spotted for the Epic 4G Touch, Stock Rooted ROM Already Available [Update: Now FC18]

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Update: kc_exactly has now updated his thread to house Calkulin‘s stock, rooted FC18 update. All signs point to this being very close to official release!

Owners of the Samsung Epic 4G Touch have been lucky lately. First the bloat removal tool provided by XDA Senior Member Calkulin showed up, seamlessly doing it’s job for both Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs. The very same week Calkulin delivered another surprise in the form of the leaked FC14 update for the phone. Lucky, indeed. In an impressively quick follow-up, XDA Senior Member kc_exactly has already posted the newest update for the device, thanking XDA Senior Member qbking77 for his help finding the update.

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Stock Rooted FC14 Update for the Epic 4G Touch Available

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Samsung Epic 4G Touch owners, begin celebrating! XDA Senior Member Calkulin has posted the leaked FC14 4.0.3 firmware, stock and rooted with busybox installed, along with a de-odexed version and the FC14 modem.

The developer warns that users installing the update must flash both the firmware file and the FC14 modem in the same ClockworkMod recovery session because after installation and rebooting you will no longer have CWM recovery. The developer also notes that a factory reset and data wipe is recommended, and he has included a flashable zip that will guarantee all partitions are formatted properly.

Shortly after Calkulin‘s original post, XDA Senior Member qbking77 posted two youtube videos . . . READ ON »

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Kiss Bloat on the Epic 4G Touch Goodbye Thanks to Bare Rom Converter

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We are all aware of a large number of methods to get rid of unwanted bloatware from our devices. Manufacturers really give you no option to rid yourself of software they want you to use as they can potentially bring in revenue for them by selling you products through these. Moreover, without a custom ROM or access to root, you really cannot do away with them as they are normally uninstallable. And even if you could somehow easily uninstall them, then comes the question of what you can safely uninstall without losing major functionality. The Epic 4G Touch is one such device, loaded to the top with Sprint applications and other things that you may or may not need, but thanks to XDA member Calkulin, there is now a way to e. . . READ ON »

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New OTA Update For Sprint’s Epic 4G Touch Removes Carrier IQ

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Sprint has said that it will remove Carrier IQ on all of its devices, and is continuing to make good on that promise with the latest OTA update targeting the Samsung Epic 4G Touch, Sprint’s own version of the Galaxy S II. The new update has the version S:D710.0.5S.EL29 with the following changelog:

  • Security update
  • Dismissing multiple calendar alerts
  • Commercial Alert System (CMAS) activation

Of course, “security update” is corporate doublespeak for “Carrier IQ removed”. The update will roll out in the next 10 days, by which all eligible devices should have gotten it.

Sprint previously removed Carrier IQ on the HTC EVO 3D and, one week later, HTC EVO 4G, EVO Design 4G and Sams. . . READ ON »

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