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  1. E4GTUser94's Avatar
    At OP, it is now rumored the S2 will also be getting 4.2.2!! Damnnnnn samsung is on a roll with their slow updates.

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    Now, considering all things I've heard, I can only hope your being serious, but highly doubt it lol.... never know with you haha

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    03-18-2013 05:30 AM
  2. Stryke_the_Orc's Avatar
    That rumor is circulating...

    Slithering from the nether regions of a twisted mind and tarnished soul
    03-18-2013 12:32 PM
  3. E4GTUser94's Avatar
    That rumor is circulating...

    Slithering from the nether regions of a twisted mind and tarnished soul
    I seen over in the RDF Thread... I got my name changed over the to H4rryTipp3r, this is what it used to be.

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    03-18-2013 04:29 PM
  4. Stryke_the_Orc's Avatar
    I seen over in the RDF Thread... I got my name changed over the to H4rryTipp3r, this is what it used to be.

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    Ah, I was wondering where you went LOL

    Slithering from the nether regions of a twisted mind and tarnished soul
    03-18-2013 04:49 PM
  5. E4GTUser94's Avatar
    Ah, I was wondering where you went LOL

    Slithering from the nether regions of a twisted mind and tarnished soul
    LOL, now I'm just trying to decide between GN2 and GS4. I want to say GS4 just because I can sell it for a lot if I don't like it lol. I wish I could give my e4gt to a dev, but i have to give it to my step dad to get his upgrade.... he's still on the OG epic lol

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    03-18-2013 05:13 PM
  6. Stryke_the_Orc's Avatar
    LOL, now I'm just trying to decide between GN2 and GS4. I want to say GS4 just because I can sell it for a lot if I don't like it lol. I wish I could give my e4gt to a dev, but i have to give it to my step dad to get his upgrade.... he's still on the OG epic lol

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    Bummer bro. I think I'm going to a note when my upgrade comes up, but we'll see...

    Slithering from the nether regions of a twisted mind and tarnished soul
    03-18-2013 06:03 PM
  7. E4GTUser94's Avatar
    Bummer bro. I think I'm going to a note when my upgrade comes up, but we'll see...

    Slithering from the nether regions of a twisted mind and tarnished soul
    When is your upgrade? If I wouldn't use my step dads mine would be in February 2014!

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    03-18-2013 06:14 PM
  8. Stryke_the_Orc's Avatar
    When is your upgrade? If I wouldn't use my step dads mine would be in February 2014!

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    October I think...

    Slithering from the nether regions of a twisted mind and tarnished soul
    03-18-2013 06:42 PM
  9. mmednick1's Avatar
    How is the battery life?

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    03-20-2013 08:00 PM
  10. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Thanks Golfdriver97.
    GB08 has been temping me. I've checked out QBKing77 a lot in the past. Good resource. GB08 sounds fairly stable. I just recall side installing a pre-released "official update" in the past (I think it was for my EVO 4G) and then finding out that the real official had other changes. HTC had to issue a special update, later, for us impatient early adopters to get us back to the new stock. My issue with rooting is that my phone is my personal and professional lifeline. Many times rooted options have some limitations; something doesn't work right. I guess its a case of staying with the devil you know (stock) rather than going with the devil you don't know. I'll check out QBKing77, today, and maybe, I'll make the jump. One thing is for sure. Getting 4.2.* and beyond is not a given with the SII, so rooting might be the way for me to get that.

    T-Mo subsidizing. Personally, I wouldn't buy a phone from T-Mo or any other carrier for the very reasons that you listed. No more carrier branded and controlled phones for me. I would go to the Google Play Store and get the Nexus. If T-Mo or AT&T offered it at a similar price then I would buy an unlocked Nexus from them, however.

    My personal plan is to get a GSM Nexus this Fall when my Sprint is up. By then, I might just wait a little longer to get the "next" Nexus. I'll have my number ported to GV (hopefully they have true MMS support by then ) and then get a SIM for T-Mo, AT&T, or one of their pre-paid MVNOs. I'd go monthly, and see who gives the best coverage and service for my needs. Freedom and flexibility, baby!
    Hey, glad you are looking at QBKing's stuff. He has been very helpful for me. I just looked at my download dates, and I have had GB08 for over a month (2-19) and have had no problems. However, to be more specific, it is not my daily driver phone, so it is not connected to Sprint's 3G/2G service. If there are any problems there, I wouldn't know about them. However, I have read other postings her and other forums about people running GB08, and having no problems at all.
    03-20-2013 11:29 PM
  11. Brainerd's Avatar
    "Samsung aware of lock screen security issues, working on a fix"

    This was discovered on Sammy devices running Android 4.1. If this security breach is in GB27, then GB27 is not going to be the Jelly Bean update for the Epic 4G Touch. Man, I would hate further delay.
    03-21-2013 08:35 AM
  12. sparkeater79's Avatar
    Why did I wait so long to get jellybean? I can't get the Swype auto spacing to work right, but I am sure I will figure it out. the new touchwiz has some features from gingerbread I liked. I am excited to use it some more. I am trying to change my boot animation, I did root, but I don't know if I can only change it with a custom Rom. any one know?
    03-24-2013 12:08 PM
  13. Stryke_the_Orc's Avatar
    Why did I wait so long to get jellybean? I can't get the Swype auto spacing to work right, but I am sure I will figure it out. the new touchwiz has some features from gingerbread I liked. I am excited to use it some more. I am trying to change my boot animation, I did root, but I don't know if I can only change it with a custom Rom. any one know?
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2079190

    Go here:beer:


    Slithering from the nether regions of a twisted mind and tarnished soul
    03-24-2013 04:54 PM
  14. sparkeater79's Avatar
    I can't find where to put the boot animation.zip. I know it goes in system/media.I put my bootanimation inthe folder I should and nothing. I am running fk23. any ideas would be much appreciated.
    03-25-2013 08:38 AM
  15. cs2870's Avatar
    I think Google needs to make faster updates part of the licensing agreement.

    I don't hate Sprint because of the slow updates. I've got plenty of other reasons.

    When I had the HTC evo, the updates were pretty quick. Obviously it's more to do with the hardware manufacturer. I don't care how good the phone is, I will never own another Samsung phone, on any carrier, because they are slooooooooooooow. It wouldn't be nearly as big of a deal to me, if the current official version wasn't such crap! They made my phone worse with the current update, then take their sweet time about releasing an upgrade, which I would call a "fix", not an update.

    Although I've been a computer geek all my life, and always hacked and took everything apart electronic I've ever had, but my phone is just one of those things I want to work, out of the box, keep it official so if they break it, they fix it, and don't want to screw with it. A combination of too little time, too little patience, and a day to day necessity for my job. Otherwise I would go find one of those roms you guys are talking about. I am sooooo tired of waiting. My next phone will be a nexus. I was pissed they didn't make the nexus 4 available on verizon. At this point every phone is fast enough for me ( i don't play games on mine ) and I just want faster updates and an original android OS without all the bloat and bs customization
    03-25-2013 09:18 AM
  16. Stryke_the_Orc's Avatar
    I can't find where to put the boot animation.zip. I know it goes in system/media.I put my bootanimation inthe folder I should and nothing. I am running fk23. any ideas would be much appreciated.
    You need to the bootanimations4u.zip in the link posted above for it to work.
    Samsung changed things with jb, so the old methods don't work:beer:

    Slithering from the nether regions of a twisted mind and tarnished soul
    03-25-2013 08:25 PM
  17. Stryke_the_Orc's Avatar
    I think Google needs to make faster updates part of the licensing agreement.

    I don't hate Sprint because of the slow updates. I've got plenty of other reasons.

    When I had the HTC evo, the updates were pretty quick. Obviously it's more to do with the hardware manufacturer. I don't care how good the phone is, I will never own another Samsung phone, on any carrier, because they are slooooooooooooow. It wouldn't be nearly as big of a deal to me, if the current official version wasn't such crap! They made my phone worse with the current update, then take their sweet time about releasing an upgrade, which I would call a "fix", not an update.

    Although I've been a computer geek all my life, and always hacked and took everything apart electronic I've ever had, but my phone is just one of those things I want to work, out of the box, keep it official so if they break it, they fix it, and don't want to screw with it. A combination of too little time, too little patience, and a day to day necessity for my job. Otherwise I would go find one of those roms you guys are talking about. I am sooooo tired of waiting. My next phone will be a nexus. I was pissed they didn't make the nexus 4 available on verizon. At this point every phone is fast enough for me ( i don't play games on mine ) and I just want faster updates and an original android OS without all the bloat and bs customization
    Things are a lot smoother on this side of jb. You can use a one click for jb with root, and one click back to official whenever you want.

    Slithering from the nether regions of a twisted mind and tarnished soul
    03-25-2013 08:27 PM
  18. SceneKiller632's Avatar
    I just spoke with a rep at Sprint. The latest information they're being given from Samsung is that it WILL be 4.2.2 and it's going to come before the launch of the GS4. They said since the GS4 launches in the 3rd week of April, the update will come no later than the 2nd week of April. Take it with a grain of salt obviously but that's the latest straight from the horse's mouth
    03-26-2013 10:40 AM
  19. nickjyc's Avatar
    I just spoke with a rep at Sprint. The latest information they're being given from Samsung is that it WILL be 4.2.2 and it's going to come before the launch of the GS4. They said since the GS4 launches in the 3rd week of April, the update will come no later than the 2nd week of April. Take it with a grain of salt obviously but that's the latest straight from the horse's mouth
    This gives me some hope then, even if it may be complete BS.

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    03-26-2013 11:00 AM
  20. whitenack's Avatar
    I have been holding off from rooting/flashing. Trying to be patient. I'd rather keep things stock but the "staying awake" issue is really frustrating. I also have a wifi connectivity issue that may or may not be related. The wifi shows connected but it will randomly lose connection to the internet.
    03-26-2013 11:06 AM
  21. Brainerd's Avatar
    I just spoke with a rep at Sprint. The latest information they're being given from Samsung is that it WILL be 4.2.2 and it's going to come before the launch of the GS4. They said since the GS4 launches in the 3rd week of April, the update will come no later than the 2nd week of April. Take it with a grain of salt obviously but that's the latest straight from the horse's mouth
    Eating salt right now.
    03-26-2013 12:11 PM
  22. E4GTUser94's Avatar
    Eating salt right now.
    yup same here.

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    03-26-2013 12:21 PM
  23. ScottMGS's Avatar
    There should be a separate place on the forum for emotional rants that are only thinly disguised as requests for technical assistance. There should be another one for requests for unknowable information and rumors like release dates and future features.
    03-26-2013 12:56 PM
  24. yikes777's Avatar
    Sprint may update the S2 when they say since the S2 seems to be the giveaway phone with contract. If it proves popular then maybe their customer service will improve. HA! One can hope.

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    03-27-2013 09:33 PM
  25. drk65's Avatar
    For those of you still on the fence about pulling the trigger on the Jelly Bean GB27 Odin One-Click update for the E4GT, especially those of you (like me) who haven't tried this type of update before... I say GO FOR IT! --- Here's my feedback on my GB27 experience, thus far... which I posted yesterday in another thread (but I think this one is more appropriate).

    "Nothing ventured... Nothing gained"!

    Still only a few days in with GB27, but I can tell you that my phone is running far more smoothly and a bit faster. There are also already a handful of Jelly Bean enhancements that I'm really enjoying, breathing new life into the E4GT. Most importantly, the phone is far more stable. Pre-update (on ICS FL24) I was plagued with involuntary reboots and battery issues everyday. Since flashing to GB27, the phone has not auto-rebooted or frozen even once. Jury is still out on battery performance, as I've been "using" the device a lot more these past few days in re-installing and configuring my apps. I've installed and configured over 80 apps without a single Force Close. Thus far, the only negative I can see is that the Auto-Brightness calibration is a little too low for me, requiring me to resort to manual brightness control... which is now conveniently located as you reveal the notification drop down bar. No big deal, but overall brightness (even max) seems lower than pre-update.

    Bottom Line: After all the ICS OTA misfires from Sprint, If my E4GT continues to perform like this on GB27, I will be happy to have this be my regular/final update, regardless of whether or not it becomes the Official OTA Build from Sprint.
    03-28-2013 11:51 AM
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