Sprint rolling out Froyo (2.2) OTA
We all thought this day would never come, or at least I did. According to Brief Mobile – Sprint has begun rolling out Froyo to Epic 4G owners. This seems to be Sprint’s new style. Just as they did with the Evo 4G, the release of Froyo for a Galaxy S phone they beat the rest of the competition to the punch.
As we know, this is the first official update of a Galaxy S phone in the United States. Considering that this is also the final major Galaxy S phone launched in the US (Continuum excluded) this is a big step for Sprint. They seem to be determined to maintain their place in the Android world, offering the first updates as soon as they can. No matter what the reasons, it is nice to see the update finally making its way to consumers. Samsung, please get everyone else caught up now as well!
I am adding the manual update process again, via Brief Mobile
We’ve just reported that Android 2.2 has been over-the-air updated to the Sprint Epic 4G. Until now, users not receiving the update yet have been out of luck. Below, we’ve uploaded an update.zip to allow you to install Android 2.2.1 Froyo on your Epic 4G. Go ahead and push the file to your internal SD card. From there you can flash the file in recovery mode.
Instructions: Update Android 2.2 Froyo for Epic 4G
Intended for those going from stock Android 2.1 to the latest firmware.
- Download the required update.zip file
- RENAME the file to “update.zip” (If you get an error while flashing, your file might accidentally be named “update.zip.zip” due to Windows’ file renaming system. Simply rename it to “update” to make it update.zip and flash)
- Move the file to your storage on the Epic 4G (Mount USB storage and drag the update.zip into root-highest-up folder)
- Boot your device into “recovery mode” (if you don’t know how: click here)
- Apply the sdcard update.zip from Recovery Mode
- Congratulations! You now have Android 2.2.1 Froyo (DK28) on your Samsung Epic 4G from Sprint!
Alternate Instructions: Update Android 2.2 Froyo for Epic 4G
Intended for those going from any other version of Android to the latest firmware.
- Download the required .tar file
- Download Odin
- Open up Odin and put your phone into “download mode”
- Turn off your phone, wait until the lights turn off
- Hold “1″ on the keyboard while powering up
- Plug your device in
- Place the .tar file in the PDA slot
- Start flashing
Please let us know if this has worked for you, or if you have received the OTA.