New Software Updates Coming Soon To Samsung Epic 4G and 4G Touch On Sprint


Samsung Epic 4G and 4G Touch users get ready. Sprint is getting ready to send out a new over-the-air software update for both devices set to fix a few issues plaguing both devices.

First up, we have the “OG” Samsung Epic 4G who will be receiving a few bug fixes after receiving a Gingerbread update that may have been a little burnt around the edges. Users have been reporting a screeching “audio bug” after updating to Android 2.3 back in November. This OTA should deal not only with that, but removing some of Sprint’s bloatware that came pre-installed on the device when it launched (hey, better late than never).

Next up is my current personal device — the Samsung Epic 4G Touch Galaxy S II (yes, I prefer her full name). You may remember a few days ago when the HTC Evo 3D received a software update removing that nasty Carrier IQ spyware well, you can expect the same for the Epic Touch in the near future.

While no official ETA’s could be given on the software updates, you should be expecting them to hit your device sometime by the end of the month. We’ll keep you posted.

[Via SprintFeed]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  2. Sweet!

  3. I’ve been running the EL29 “update” since December

  4. Will carrier iq be removed from the “og” epic 4g in this update also?

    1. Apparently, Sprint is doing it with all their phones so I would think so…?

      1. So my samsung moment should be getting an update?? Yay! 

  5. What about the GPS issues with the OG Epic 4G? I didn’t have a problem before the gingerbread update >.<

    1. My GPS has been awful since the 2.3 update as well….I am more concerned about this being fixed than I am the audio issues…I no longer have a Garmin because my Epic 4G has multiple navigation options…Unfortunately, constant GPS signal lost notifications and random reboots of my phone have me missing good old dependable Froyo.

  6. Forget Carrier IQ, I want ICS!

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