Froyo on the Epic 4G

For those of you dying to get your hands on an official Android 2.2 build for the Sprint Epic 4G, it looks like one has found its way onto at least one phone. The update, which appears to be build DK28, brings the phone up to Android 2.2.1. Doesn't look like it's being pushed to a large number of phones yet -- in fact, the total as we see it so far is one, and it appears to be a dev unit -- so everybody stay tuned. [XDA Developers]

Update: You want the link to the DK28 update?  Of course you do!  Grab it direct from Google right here.  For questions about the installation procedure, be sure to visit the Epic 4G forums for all the answersThanks dieselg5!

 

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Official Epic 4G Froyo build leaks out (it's likely a test build, though)

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Don't jinx it!

Since it's an official test, Sprint might get it out by February.

Now if it shows in December, we all can be happily surprised :P

where is it I want it gimme gimme I want it now give me the link now!
Anyway these leaks have been tested for over a month now. Someone in the ppcgeeks forums said that it would be release mid december. BETA TEST OVER RELEASE It ALREADY!

I guess this could be used as evidences that it's not Samsung that is slow with the updates, it's ur respective "Carrier"

its just one more thing sprint is trying to be first at..... first u.s. galaxy s phone to get 2.2.......... tht doesnt sound as good as first to 4g. lol

I wish Google would hurry up and announce Gingerbread, just so that Samsung has the shame of not being able to get an update out to their flagship device before the next version is announced.

lol that would be horrible.... samsungs flagship devices being 2 software versions behind phones like the nexus one and the droid which has been out forever it seems

Well, rumor has it that we'll see the announcement/release on Monday, so Samsung is about to be embarrassed BIG time!

This is why, ultimately, I'm glad I didn't get the Fascinate.

Practically EVERY Galaxy S phone (international editions, Epic, Vibrant, Captivate) has either official Froyo or a leaked build of Froyo. Except for the Fascinate. LMAO!

Just installed it. Wow. Seems to work great. Love the new interface. Go for it. Will let you know if I have any problems.

Paul,

Search for .zip install in the forum (I can't post linnks here) and look for Andrew Rofollo's post 'How-To Update to DI18 manually'. It was created for the last manual update, but just follow the directions using the new file. You'll be good to go!

I saw that too, but the lag was due mostly to it indexing for the first time all the media files (music, etc.). After that the lag was no more.

So far great. Has the voicemail to text feature (free trial for month), new widgets, etc. Went to market, downloaded flash- working fine.

Only thing I do not like is that you can no longer access bookmarks via the menu button- you have to to up to the top right corner and and hit the button there on the browser- that's a froyo thing.

Horrendous? Droid X and Droid 2 only score higher in quadrant because of an inflated IO score and they score the same in linpack. Not to mention your Epic beats everything in graphics benchmarks.

@locationman52, Thanks friend. Checked out the forum posting by Andrew and it sounds simple enough.. Gonna try it out in a little bit. :)

Got mine working. System just rebooted and made me re-enter google password and now it is running a "checking for software update".

I installed DK28 on my Epic 4G, And it seems to have changed to look of some of the apps, and my phone is funning much faster.... As for updates, the only Market app it asked me to update was Flash 10.1, But it is a none destructive install. And it was very very very easy to install!

One thing I did notice is that if you use the Stock Launcher , and you press on the App drawer , It takes a second to load, Luck for me, I'm using Launcher Pro Plus, Touch Wiz Launcher also works very well. They both seem to run faster!

I had that problem at first, Don't rename the file Upgrade.zip just name it upgrade because the file will add the zip to the end, once I did that... the upgrade went straight trough without any problems.

Okay I haven't had luck which suck, I have download the file and named it update.zip but ever time I am at the recovery screen I receive a fail message so do I need to put in a certain folde?

The update was so easy and it was so worth it. I am still finding improvements/ changes that it has been fun searching the phone. I love the 270 degrees of rotation, the way-improved music interface (love the EQ and CD view), and too many other things to list...okay, one more-the true customizations of the launcher, app lists, and more! Just download it, it's like a treasure hunt!

The update was so easy and it was so worth it. I am still finding improvements/ changes that it has been fun searching the phone. I love the 270 degrees of rotation, the way-improved music interface (love the EQ and CD view), and too many other things to list...okay, one more-the true customizations of the launcher, app lists, and more! Just download it, it's like a treasure hunt!

Downloaded and upgraded. Now my camera and anything that uses sound (aka ringtones, text notifications, etc) force closes. I can make calls, but because of the force close, I cannot receive any calls.
Also my gallery is not pulling up any pictures. I can find the pics on Astro, but it force closes when I try to open.
Any suggestions?

I was having the same problems and then I did a factory reset and everything is good now. You lose all your data but everything works.

There is a faster way to do this, without doing all that.... Just Download the file from Google,then rename it Update, the .zip should auto add it's self. Then mount the phones SD as a disk drive ,drag the file to the disk. Shut the phone off, then hold the down Volume key,Camera key and press the power button at the same time. tap down on the volume down key one time once in the Recovery screen,to hi light the file, and lastly tap the Home key to start to update....

Someone please run a quadrant score on 2.2 please!

and run a highly intensive graphic game and let us know if there is any performance boost? Also how is it playing flash videos like on hulu?

I just ran a quadrant benchmark and the score was 1024. As far as a graphic intensive game goes Angry birds still looks and plays great.

Okay did. Everything once again but as I remember I rooted my phone and removed some files but also back them up everything went back in place except that damn asphalt5 demo and every time I go thru the steps it shorts that the demo is not available and I get a fail message so what I wanna know is since I wasn't able to install that demo with the software could that be stopping me from updating?

I'm having the same issue because I removed the bloat and I get the message because sprintzone is missing. I'm just going to flash back to complete stock via Odin and try again. Hopefully it works.

Very nice! Runs so much better than before! Gps used to lock in at 90 or 120 meters at home now its down to 10 meters. Also now I'm locking in a 4G signal too at home and I had to drive a mile or two closer to town to get a signal before. Very happy right now. :-)

couldnt get odin to flash the update to my phone..... keeps closing on me... i already restarted my computer and reinstalled odin.,.. any ideas???????

I found that I forgot to uncheck f.reset.time.
And I had problems on my Vista 64 bit, but when I reloaded it on XP32 no problems :D

I found that I forgot to uncheck f.reset.time.
And I had problems on my Vista 64 bit, but when I reloaded it on XP32 no problems :D

Ok, so is this the official froyo update that Sprint it going OTA later? If so, why are there so many people with issues? Also, is anyone else getting this update via OTA?

every time i try to install update from my sd i get this error
E: error in /sdcard/update.zip
(status 7)
Installation aborted.
i've done a factory reset and retried and cleared the cache.... tried alternative method and tht hasnt worked either..... rooted but running stock any ideas?????????

Just Download the file from Google,then rename it Update, the .zip should auto add it's self. Then mount the phones SD as a disk drive ,drag the file to the disk. Shut the phone off, then hold the down Volume key,Camera key and press the power button at the same time. tap down on the volume down key one time once in the Recovery screen,to hi light the file, and lastly tap the Home key to start to update....

Only problem I have found is with the Media Hub asking for an update and sending to update in the market but nothing was found. This is also the day I received my $50 credit for the media hub... Someone help me!!!