View Poll Results: Was the wait worth it now that you running official Gingerbread??

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  • Yes, the update turned out as expected or better

    119 37.66%
  • No, this update isn't worth a darn. I should of stayed on Froyo

    24 7.59%
  • Not sure, I haven't updated yet.

    115 36.39%
  • Official Gingerbread OMG !!!! Didn't think this day would ever come (Joke option here...)

    58 18.35%
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  1. Paul627g's Avatar

    EI22 Official Gingerbread
    For the Samsung Epic 4g


    Screenshot by Ed H

    Starting 11/9/11 roughly 3% of the Epic 4g's will start to receive the official OTA update to Gingerbread EI22. From there for the next 8 days it will continue to roll out and increase in saturation until its at 100% of devices as long as there isn't any major roadblocks. Full information found http://www.androidcentral.com/ginger...ow-nov-9-rumor

    Sprint makes it official, credit: Phil Nickinson

    Android v2.3.5 Gingerbread, D700.0.5.S.EI22

    Besides the normal perks with Gingerbread here are the bonuses for the Epic 4g.

    • Airrave notification fixes
    • SMS area code fix
    • PRL and Profile update fix
    • EAS HTML Tagging fix
    • Bluetooth headset quality fix
    • Lock screen date fix


    Manual "update.zip" Method Using Stock Recovery
    Credit: OTA download link to manual update.zip file discovered by bit1 from XDA forums. Thank you!

    Download Link : Official Google Link
    Mirror Link : EC05 to EI22 update.zip (Credit: Paul627)

    As usual, handy video tutorials by qbking77.. [ACS][How to] Everything EI22 Gingerbread (Thanks qb!)

    ** YOU MUST BE STOCK FROYO EC05/NOT ROOTED. MAKE SURE ALL YOUR PHONE/CALENDAR/CONTACTS ARE SYNCED BEFORE INSTALLING.


    1. Download the file
    2. Rename the file to "update.zip" ** Window users careful it doesn't get named update.zip.zip
    3. Place it on the root directory of your sdcard
    4. Boot into stock recovery (Press and Hold Volume Down+Camera+Power)
    4a. You navigate stock recovery using your volume up/down and make selections with the HOME key.
    5. apply update.zip
    6. Boot into Gingerbread!

    **** BOOT LOOPING AFTER INSTALLATION ****

    1. Pull your battery
    2. Boot back into stock recovery (Press and Hold Vol Down+Camera+Power)
    3. Do a full reset/system wipe (Yes you loose your data SORRY)
    4. Reboot.



    :: Rooted Users ::
    Use procedure #1 from thread below to return to stock. Then perform manual update or wait for OTA.

    [How to] Factory Restore (or Fix a Bricked Phone)

    ** OR **

    See the Rooting and Hacking Section for more options...



    Thanks to Jerry Hildenbrand (gbhil), Phil Nickinson and others who gave us this information and still are watching out for you diehard Epic 4g owners



    11-08-2011 09:43 PM
  2. Paul627g's Avatar
    Reserved....
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    11-08-2011 09:43 PM
  3. dtm_stretch's Avatar
    Bout time.
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    11-08-2011 10:03 PM
  4. Since9600's Avatar
    I think I'll wait before I change over, until my fave mods/patches are ported over and an Odin-able file..
    11-08-2011 10:52 PM
  5. un1ocked's Avatar
    when will upgraded to an ICS?
    just as usual, the epic 4g get the update first,
    then i hope the verizon fascinate will be upgraded
    11-09-2011 12:02 AM
  6. Officerpolabear's Avatar
    Hopefully, this will contribute to help get the little bugs out in CM
    11-09-2011 12:44 AM
  7. Mobius360's Avatar
    Hopefully, this will contribute to help get the little bugs out in CM
    Ohh man I hope so. I'm really liking CM7 so far.
    11-09-2011 01:05 AM
  8. cheburashka's Avatar
    Oh wow, it is actually here!? I sure hope they will not pull this one like they did with eb13? I tink it was? Anyway, very excited I do like the sfr and cm7 though, can't wait!

    Cheburashka
    11-09-2011 02:10 AM
  9. cerobles1's Avatar
    Maybe somebody can get Galaxy Tuner working on Gingerbread. I love that app and it's the only reason I'd go back to SFR 1.2 I also hope they fixed the GPS issue too. Well, I'll be gng back to stock just to experience getting the upgrade.
    11-09-2011 06:38 AM
  10. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    BTW: It's official. Nice scoop, Jerry!

    http://www.androidcentral.com/sprint...g-pushes-today
    11-09-2011 07:52 AM
  11. Funky Cricket's Avatar
    i'm waiting to see if anyone here got the update and if there are any issues. Every GB update so far seems to come with a trainload of issues, hopefully the wait is worth it and it's smooth.
    11-09-2011 08:03 AM
  12. Jaggrey's Avatar
    This might be wishful thinking, but could Gingerbread make it easier to get Kies Air on the Epic, like what's on the Epic Touch?
    11-09-2011 08:07 AM
  13. werkx's Avatar
    BTW: It's official. Nice scoop, Jerry!

    http://www.androidcentral.com/sprint...g-pushes-today
    You know the funny thing with the official Sprint thread is? The post date on that was "Nov 8, 2011 3:54 PM". I know I checked there late into the night, after midnight, yesterday and it wasn't there. Thought that was interesting.

    Sprint Community: 11/9 - Samsung Epic 4G Software Update...
    11-09-2011 08:30 AM
  14. Marshmallow713's Avatar
    Hurray! Finally here... now that my phone is starting to break. The ear peice has no sound so I have to switch to speaker phone, which only lets people hear me speradically. Go sprint!
    11-09-2011 08:33 AM
  15. Funky Cricket's Avatar
    Hurray! Finally here... now that my phone is starting to break. The ear peice has no sound so I have to switch to speaker phone, which only lets people hear me speradically. Go sprint!
    use TEP to get it fixed.

    I refuse to think someone with a 600 dollar computer they carry around in their pocket doesn't have some sort of insurance on it.
    11-09-2011 08:38 AM
  16. regression's Avatar
    I just got a pop up on my rooted Epic running 2.2. I went ahead and installed it. It rebooted and has been stuck on the screen that says "SAMSUNG" for about 30 minutes now.... I am not sure if it is downloading GB in the background. Maybe I shouldn't have installed in since I am rooted. I figured since I was rooted, I wouldn't get the update. I will post an update if something happens on mine.
    11-09-2011 08:52 AM
  17. Paul627g's Avatar
    I just got a pop up on my rooted Epic running 2.2. I went ahead and installed it. It rebooted and has been stuck on the screen that says "SAMSUNG" for about 30 minutes now.... I am not sure if it is downloading GB in the background. Maybe I shouldn't have installed in since I am rooted. I figured since I was rooted, I wouldn't get the update. I will post an update if something happens on mine.
    Something has obviously gone wrong with the install if you've been stuck on Sammy screen for that long...
    11-09-2011 08:57 AM
  18. Paul627g's Avatar

    Those looking to grab the OTA update and want to attempt to help find the direct download link.. Grab logcat from the Market and let it run, once you receive the OTA update notice we can look at the log cat report and find the direct download link to the update.zip.

    You would be looking for a google.com/xxxxxxxupdate.zip address in the log cat... Thats the golden ticket for everyone to grab the manual download to update!
    11-09-2011 09:05 AM
  19. regression's Avatar
    Something has obviously gone wrong with the install if you've been stuck on Sammy screen for that long...
    Looks like a hard reset is in my future.... I will probably ODIN back to stick EC05 and then do the over the air update. However, I'm at work and can't access the download sites for EC05 / ODIN, so I will have to wait until I get home.
    11-09-2011 09:14 AM
  20. josearmz10789's Avatar
    Paul too bad you dont have the Epic no more im sure you couldve done something so the rest of us could have GB without havin to wait for push notification.
    11-09-2011 09:15 AM
  21. Paul627g's Avatar
    Manual download for the update.zip link available in the OP !!

    Edit: I will have a mirror up shortly...
    josearmz10789 likes this.
    11-09-2011 09:18 AM
  22. Devtodi's Avatar
    waiting as well, for Cyanogen Mod to do their magic. Then we truly rock. Maybe not flagship quality but definitely enough to get us through the contract until Galaxy Nexus is available. Wheee!
    11-09-2011 09:20 AM
  23. War3190's Avatar
    I updated, but now its stuck on the galaxy s image, and will show sprint image, then back to galaxy s image.

    I'm new to this, did exactly as the instructions said. I tried installing GB again and now it says

    E:failed to verify whole-file signature
    E: signature verification failed
    installation aborted.

    What should i do?

    I don't want to lose my data either.....
    11-09-2011 09:51 AM
  24. Paul627g's Avatar
    I updated, but now its stuck on the galaxy s image, and will show sprint image, then back to galaxy s image.

    Were you on EC05 stock?

    How did you update? OTA or manual?
    11-09-2011 09:56 AM
  25. War3190's Avatar
    i was on stock and i did it manually
    11-09-2011 09:58 AM
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