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    Default GB roll out starts tomorrow (11/9/11)

    Just heard from a Sprint ninja -- Gingerbread for the Epic 4G starts rolling out tomorrow. Will be a slow rollout, with only 3% of the users getting it on day one.

    Better than having to yank it back from everyone, I reckon

    Get your schitt ready to roll back to stock if you wanna try it out, hopefully someone from that 3% gets a download link.

    more details: Epic 4G gingerbread roll out

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    I don't trust anything a sprint rep tells me regarding updates. Froyo was rolling out for two days and they stopped due to issues. When I called tech support to ask when it would start again, they didn't even know that it was started the 1st time.

    I don't think sprint tells their reps when the updates are going to roll out.

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    Default Re: GB roll out starts tomorrow (11/9/11)

    I jumped out of my seat with excitement. It really has been a long time coming. More stoked for an official GB for devs to start with.
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    Default Re: GB roll out starts tomorrow (11/9/11)

    good news, now onto ICS
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    Default Re: GB roll out starts tomorrow (11/9/11)

    Quote Originally Posted by keithvetter View Post
    I don't trust anything a sprint rep tells me regarding updates. Froyo was rolling out for two days and they stopped due to issues. When I called tech support to ask when it would start again, they didn't even know that it was started the 1st time.

    I don't think sprint tells their reps when the updates are going to roll out.

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    Ouch! Easy Keith... I don't believe Jerry (gbhil) is referring to talking to your local Sprint sales rep. I think Jerry and the rest of the AC writers/bloggers have a bit more "insider" connections they receive tips from.. Also judging from the roll out details Jerry provided its looks official enough to me...

    Slow roll out is good! If they do have some major bug like devices getting bricked or something it won't be affecting the majority due to a mass push on the first day..

    Hang tight people, I'm sure within a few hours of rollout someone will get a hold of a direct download link to the OTA for others to grab their update ahead of the OTA notification.

    Thanks again Jerry! This has been a long time coming for the Samsung Epic 4g crowd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butters3605 View Post
    good news, now onto ICS
    Lmfao! Stay off the drugs son.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul627g View Post
    Ouch! Easy Keith... I don't believe Jerry (gbhil) is referring to talking to your local Sprint sales rep. I think Jerry and the rest of the AC writers/bloggers have a bit more "insider" connections they receive tips from.. Also judging from the roll out details Jerry provided its looks official enough to me...

    Slow roll out is good! If they do have some major bug like devices getting bricked or something it won't be affecting the majority due to a mass push on the first day..

    Hang tight people, I'm sure within a few hours of rollout someone will get a hold of a direct download link to the OTA for others to grab their update ahead of the OTA notification.

    Thanks again Jerry! This has been a long time coming for the Samsung Epic 4g crowd.
    Oops... Didn't realize he was staff... I guess I should pay more attention to who's articles I'm reading...

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    I'm calling shenanigans on this. Sprint+Samsung=disappointment. Even if does roll out, it will be laced with bugs and glitches galore. I have zippy faith in their ability to produce a quality product. Just look at the history on this phone.....which, by the way just shut off for no reason whatsoever while I'm typing this......Eclair=bug laden fail. Froyo=POS update loaded with glitches. Gingerbread=probably a stale, overbaked sugarless cookie.

    Sorry to be so cynical, but I've had better luck with a Sega Dreamcast than this phone.
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    Default Re: GB roll out starts tomorrow (11/9/11)

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul627g View Post
    Ouch! Easy Keith... I don't believe Jerry (gbhil) is referring to talking to your local Sprint sales rep. I think Jerry and the rest of the AC writers/bloggers have a bit more "insider" connections they receive tips from.. Also judging from the roll out details Jerry provided its looks official enough to me...

    Slow roll out is good! If they do have some major bug like devices getting bricked or something it won't be affecting the majority due to a mass push on the first day..

    Hang tight people, I'm sure within a few hours of rollout someone will get a hold of a direct download link to the OTA for others to grab their update ahead of the OTA notification.

    Thanks again Jerry! This has been a long time coming for the Samsung Epic 4g crowd.
    I will say this much. As long as there's a Paul627g, I have some faith. He's always the voice of reason and does carry the flame well. Thanks for being there Paul627g!
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    Default Re: GB roll out starts tomorrow (11/9/11)

    I try, what can I say friends... I still support you all even though I'm not running the Epic 4g any longer.. But my attachment to it is still close, my wife has her Epic 4g rooted and waiting for some nice official GB custom ROMs
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    Default Re: GB roll out starts tomorrow (11/9/11)

    I'd like to have an all stock, pre-rooted GB ROM, configured so it can be installed without wiping anything - just like the all stock, pre-rooted FroYo EC05 ROM I used to root my Epic 4G. IT came with FroYo out of the box, I just wanted to rip out some, not all, of the pre-loaded apps.
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    Default Re: GB roll out starts tomorrow (11/9/11)

    Thanks for posting this news. FYI, a Sprint Tech posted on the Sprint community boards: "We did receive the internal memo cited in the links. . . . I'm sure something [formal] will be posted tomorrow." See Sprint Community: Gingerbread update for Samsung Epic for more. I was a bit skeptical, but it looks like this could be the real deal.

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