1. Murphy5111's Avatar
    So I didn't root my phone, just installed a leaked build of ICS (I think). It's really buggy so I wanted to go back to EL29. I really don't want to delete my data though. If I leave it alone and sprint pushes out the final ICS build, can I just update it since I'm not rooted? Or will it not recognize my current OS version or build? Thanks
    07-01-2012 12:57 PM
  2. Dark_Knight2's Avatar
    So I didn't root my phone, just installed a leaked build of ICS (I think). It's really buggy so I wanted to go back to EL29. I really don't want to delete my data though. If I leave it alone and sprint pushes out the final ICS build, can I just update it since I'm not rooted? Or will it not recognize my current OS version or build? Thanks
    The official 4.0.4 update that sammy will push to devices sometime by 2014 It will see what update you are on and reject the update. You have to be on EL29 to update. You need to Download Odin and Flash EL29 Odin Tar by SFhub on xda. Otherwise you are stuck on buggy FD24 FOREVER.

    Sent From A Rotary Phone
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    07-01-2012 01:02 PM
  3. blackmannx#AC's Avatar
    More than likely it will not recognize you as having the correct build. what data are you looking to save? most of it is in the cloud and you can always upload pics/video to dropbox on the mobile app.
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    07-01-2012 01:02 PM
  4. Murphy5111's Avatar
    More than likely it will not recognize you as having the correct build. what data are you looking to save? most of it is in the cloud and you can always upload pics/video to dropbox on the mobile app.
    Thanks, I just don't want to have to install all 100 apps again and put my email accounts including exchange. I think all my pictures and videos are on the sd card. Can I just update to a more recent build? I saw there is an FF18 or something but that has an exchange sync bug. Would that be the same way to install? (I just downloaded the update file to sd card and ran the update). Thanks again
    07-01-2012 01:23 PM
  5. Dark_Knight2's Avatar
    Thanks, I just don't want to have to install all 100 apps again and put my email accounts including exchange. I think all my pictures and videos are on the sd card. Can I just update to a more recent build? I saw there is an FF18 or something but that has an exchange sync bug. Would that be the same way to install? (I just downloaded the update file to sd card and ran the update). Thanks again
    FF18 doesnt have the exchange bug.

    Sent From A Rotary Phone
    07-01-2012 01:36 PM
  6. Murphy5111's Avatar
    I know people say that it's easy to root and install ROMs but all I did was installa leaked update and I'm already in way over my head! Thanks for your help. I'll just leave it where it is and get rid of this phone once my ETF gets to a reasonable level.
    07-01-2012 01:39 PM
  7. Dark_Knight2's Avatar
    I know people say that it's easy to root and install ROMs but all I did was installa leaked update and I'm already in way over my head! Thanks for your help. I'll just leave it where it is and get rid of this phone once my ETF gets to a reasonable level.
    Odin is so simple to use. Dont let it get to you. Its so easy a caveman could do it :rolleyes:

    Sent From A Rotary Phone
    07-01-2012 01:43 PM
  8. Murphy5111's Avatar
    Odin is so simple to use. Dont let it get to you. Its so easy a caveman could do it :rolleyes:

    Sent From A Rotary Phone
    Ok so I stepped back from the ledge. Can I just use the instructions on the xda site for "[GUIDE] Using ODIN to flash your Epic 4G Touch (windows only)." I also saw that there is an FD26. Can i install that without going through using Odin. Thanks again for your help - I don't want to brick my phone.
    07-01-2012 09:22 PM
  9. Dark_Knight2's Avatar
    Ok so I stepped back from the ledge. Can I just use the instructions on the xda site for "[GUIDE] Using ODIN to flash your Epic 4G Touch (windows only)." I also saw that there is an FD26. Can i install that without going through using Odin. Thanks again for your help - I don't want to brick my phone.
    FD24 and FD26 are 2 days apart. And no you cant. The update.zip checks to see if your on EL29 2.3.6 and if your not it will abort the install. You have to go back to EL29. Plus we are now on FF18. The FD24 are over two months old.

    Sent From A Rotary Phone
    07-01-2012 09:36 PM
  10. Murphy5111's Avatar
    FD24 and FD26 are 2 days apart. And no you cant. The update.zip checks to see if your on EL29 2.3.6 and if your not it will abort the install. You have to go back to EL29. Plus we are now on FF18. The FD24 are over two months old.

    Sent From A Rotary Phone
    Ok. so Install Odin and go back to EL29. Can I install Odin with what I currently have? Then from there if I am "rooted" I should be able to install FF18? Or should I just do a factory reset? Thanks
    07-01-2012 09:39 PM
  11. Dark_Knight2's Avatar
    Ok. so Install Odin and go back to EL29. Can I install Odin with what I currently have? Then from there if I am "rooted" I should be able to install FF18? Or should I just do a factory reset? Thanks
    You dont "need" root to install FF18 but I highly recommend it

    Sent From A Rotary Phone
    07-01-2012 10:43 PM
  12. DEF3NDER's Avatar
    You didn't make a backup first?? I made a nandroid of my stock setup so that in 15 years when sprint releases the official ICS I can restore my stock setup and and get the update. I will probably just flash a jellybean build instead though.
    07-01-2012 10:49 PM
  13. Murphy5111's Avatar
    You didn't make a backup first?? I made a nandroid of my stock setup so that in 15 years when sprint releases the official ICS I can restore my stock setup and and get the update. I will probably just flash a jellybean build instead though.
    No, I don't have any luck with backups. I get major issues, duplicates and problems everytime.
    07-02-2012 06:43 AM
  14. Murphy5111's Avatar
    Im downloading [ODIN][TAR] SPH-D710.EL29_CL852097 (EL29 Modem/Kernel/ROM - Full Restore - Rooted) - Please someone stop me if this is going to be a problem. As I said, all I did was install FD24, I did not root. Will this cause a problem? It will finish downloading in 27 min. Let me know. Thanks
    07-02-2012 06:54 AM
  15. Dark_Knight2's Avatar
    Im downloading [ODIN][TAR] SPH-D710.EL29_CL852097 (EL29 Modem/Kernel/ROM - Full Restore - Rooted) - Please someone stop me if this is going to be a problem. As I said, all I did was install FD24, I did not root. Will this cause a problem? It will finish downloading in 27 min. Let me know. Thanks
    Go for the gold

    Sent From A Rotary Phone
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    07-02-2012 08:12 AM
  16. Murphy5111's Avatar
    Go for the gold

    Sent From A Rotary Phone
    Thanks - all unrooted and back to stock after factory reset. Think I'll end my little adventure here.
    07-02-2012 08:49 AM
  17. Dark_Knight2's Avatar
    Thanks - all unrooted and back to stock after factory reset. Think I'll end my little adventure here.
    You just took the first step to becoming......dare I say it? A Rooter You will be back. Welcome to the dark side

    Sent From A Rotary Phone
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    07-02-2012 08:53 AM
  18. Murphy5111's Avatar
    You just took the first step to becoming......dare I say it? A Rooter You will be back. Welcome to the dark side

    Sent From A Rotary Phone
    Thanks but not a chance. Losing all your stuff isn't that fun.
    07-02-2012 12:41 PM
  19. droidweasel's Avatar
    WHERE IS THE walkthrough video?
    07-02-2012 01:38 PM
  20. Dark_Knight2's Avatar
    WHERE IS THE walkthrough video?
    What? A walk thru video? Can you not read?

    Sent From A Rotary Phone
    07-02-2012 01:39 PM
  21. blitz118's Avatar
    WHERE IS THE walkthrough video?
    You should check qbking77 YouTube channel. He has the best walk through videos.
    07-07-2012 06:44 AM
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