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Try the Leaked Froyo Update on your Epic 4G!
Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S Android device family has brought some serious competition to market-leaders such as HTC and Motorola. The hardware found on these phones is among the best, including a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, 512MB RAM, two cameras and 8/16GB of storage space.
Sprint’s exclusive variant, the Epic 4G, is arguably the best available. Packing a nifty qwerty keyboard along with all of the hardware found on the other models, the Epic is also designed to work with the same super-fast internet bands as HTC’s own EVO 4G.
However, the more-than-satisfactory hardware has been hampered by software problems since the phone’s release. Those eager to make the most of their Samsung have been unable to flash custom ROMs due to issues with the recovery process, and – surprisingly – the Epic 4G only runs the Eclair 2.1 build of Android out of the box.
Now, things have finally started to change. XDA member Firon and team have been hard at work on making the leaked beta build of Samsung’s official Froyo update for the Epic safe to flash and pre-rooted for the masses. Having an official Froyo-based ROM to work from is great news for the developing community as it means that a lot of the tricky elements of the porting process are already done. Sprint and Samsung should also have included some bug fixes and optimisations in the release.
To pick it up and flash it yourself, visit the project thread.
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