root eb13 on the Sprint Epic 4G

So you weren't patient enough to wait for a rooted version of EB13 Froyo for your Sprint Epic 4G and flashed the official version from Sprint.  I can't blame you; I would have done the same darn thing, and so did Android Central Epic 4G forums moderator ragnarokx.  Luckily, he took the time to verify the root method and write it up for everyone to use. 

So if you just couldn't wait, and are already tired of looking at the Nascar app, or want to fire up Titanium Backup to restore some apps, head into the forums and follow the instructions.  Be sure to tip you hat and tell ragnarokx thanks for getting this one sorted so quickly.  [Android Central forums]

 
There are 15 comments

Skynett says:

Do you think the rooted version of eb13 wil be out tonight?

ldp71 says:

well alrighty then. Thanks ragnarokx.

dchawk81 says:

It's nice to have 2.2.1 and rooted to boot, but I have to admit it was rather anti-climactic. I'm glad the GPS was improved though. I didn't expect that.

gitit20 says:

:) thanks

jiml243 says:

Updated successfully...sorta...
Tons of force closes on any type of media player. (Audio:Music playe and winamp) (Video: video player)

LaFrance1987 says:

Why thank ragnarokx? The exact same oneclickroot that worked with Eclair works with Froyo. Not that hard.

dchawk81 says:

Because he took the time to figure that out and let us know in a well packaged post. If you had done it first, you'd be getting the credit.

gitit20 says:

Some one is a bit bitter? We should all be happy and thank you guys for all your work. I was able to root my new EB13 first try... I am kinda shocked more people dont root as easy as it is...

tgaskill says:

Is anyone else getting an "invalid thread" message on the forum link?

tgaskill says:

Never mind, it seems to be working now.

VDub2174 says:

Is the Epic like the EVO in terms of if I apply the update, will I lose root? It wouldn't be a bad thing since I bought mine already rooted and had issues flashing CWM3.x.x

hmmm says:

At least they weren't dicks and block the security vulnerability that allowed root.

matttmj says:

I have had yet more issues within the past 24 hours of installing the new Froyo update on my Samsung Epic. As mentioned above in my enumerated post, the phone seemed more glitchy and hesitant than before under Eclair.

(1) Yesterday, around 7pm, my phone got stuck, where the only icon in the dock was the "applications" icon. There were no "phone, contacts, or messaging" icons at all in my dock. The only thing I could do was toggle back and forth between the "home/applications" icon. After having determined that there is no way with Touch Wiz to actually add back the icons to the dock and not understanding how or why they were now missing from my dock, I decided to do a factory reset on the phone. The factory reset brought the phone back to the basic Froyo 2.2(Eclair has apparently been wiped clean after having done the previous Update.zip install). I then proceeded to add back all my applications, which I had backed up to my SD card. Fortunately, all 4 dock icons have returned upon reset.

(2) Despite the dock now being made whole again, the phone remains glitchy. A noticeable and frustrating glitch occurs when I use the slide-out keyboard. With Eclair, the phone automatically switched to landscape mode to accommodate the slide-out keyboard. It was flawless and effortless without any hesitation with Eclair.

NOW, however, the phone pauses(10-15 seconds) and the circular "loading" symbol appears on the screen, taking a while to slowly re-populate the screen with widgets/ icons while making the switch to landscape mode and vice versa. And, yes, I did toggle the "auto-rotate screen" option under settings to see if that somehow had any effect on it. Unfortunately, neither option helped.

Has anyone else noticed any of these issues with their phone since the update?
If Eclair is still available on the Samsung site, I may download it and revert back to it. I can't really see that Froyo has made any huge difference in my phone. The only thing it has done is allow me to access the Skype application directly, but I was already able to do that indirectly already with the IMO Messenger Android application.

Can someone please explain what the great improvements are to this phone under Froyo, considering the number of people asking to have Froyo on their phone? Surely it isn't just an example of having the NEXT and LATEST THING, The latest incarnation of software isn't always a step-up. Windows Vista is surely a recent example of the falsity of such a notion.

Isn't it possible that poorly-conceived/programmed UPDATE with Froyo may very well make the Samsung Epic worse than it was before? In my humble opinion, this update has done just that.

matttmj says:

I have had yet more issues within the past 24 hours of installing the new Froyo update on my Samsung Epic. As mentioned above in my enumerated post, the phone seemed more glitchy and hesitant than before under Eclair.

(1) Yesterday, around 7pm, my phone got stuck, where the only icon in the dock was the "applications" icon. There were no "phone, contacts, or messaging" icons at all in my dock. The only thing I could do was toggle back and forth between the "home/applications" icon. After having determined that there is no way with Touch Wiz to actually add back the icons to the dock and not understanding how or why they were now missing from my dock, I decided to do a factory reset on the phone. The factory reset brought the phone back to the basic Froyo 2.2(Eclair has apparently been wiped clean after having done the previous Update.zip install). I then proceeded to add back all my applications, which I had backed up to my SD card. Fortunately, all 4 dock icons have returned upon reset.

(2) Despite the dock now being made whole again, the phone remains glitchy. A noticeable and frustrating glitch occurs when I use the slide-out keyboard. With Eclair, the phone automatically switched to landscape mode to accommodate the slide-out keyboard. It was flawless and effortless without any hesitation with Eclair.

NOW, however, the phone pauses(10-15 seconds) and the circular "loading" symbol appears on the screen, taking a while to slowly re-populate the screen with widgets/ icons while making the switch to landscape mode and vice versa. And, yes, I did toggle the "auto-rotate screen" option under settings to see if that somehow had any effect on it. Unfortunately, neither option helped.

Has anyone else noticed any of these issues with their phone since the update?
If Eclair is still available on the Samsung site, I may download it and revert back to it. I can't really see that Froyo has made any huge difference in my phone. The only thing it has done is allow me to access the Skype application directly, but I was already able to do that indirectly already with the IMO Messenger Android application.

Can someone please explain what the great improvements are to this phone under Froyo, considering the number of people asking to have Froyo on their phone? Surely it isn't just an example of having the NEXT and LATEST THING, The latest incarnation of software isn't always a step-up. Windows Vista is surely a recent example of the falsity of such a notion.

Isn't it possible that poorly-conceived/programmed UPDATE with Froyo may very well make the Samsung Epic worse than it was before? In my humble opinion, this update has done just that.

matttmj says:

I have had yet more issues within the past 24 hours of installing the new Froyo update on my Samsung Epic. As mentioned above in my enumerated post, the phone seemed more glitchy and hesitant than before under Eclair.

(1) Yesterday, around 7pm, my phone got stuck, where the only icon in the dock was the "applications" icon. There were no "phone, contacts, or messaging" icons at all in my dock. The only thing I could do was toggle back and forth between the "home/applications" icon. After having determined that there is no way with Touch Wiz to actually add back the icons to the dock and not understanding how or why they were now missing from my dock, I decided to do a factory reset on the phone. The factory reset brought the phone back to the basic Froyo 2.2(Eclair has apparently been wiped clean after having done the previous Update.zip install). I then proceeded to add back all my applications, which I had backed up to my SD card. Fortunately, all 4 dock icons have returned upon reset.

(2) Despite the dock now being made whole again, the phone remains glitchy. A noticeable and frustrating glitch occurs when I use the slide-out keyboard. With Eclair, the phone automatically switched to landscape mode to accommodate the slide-out keyboard. It was flawless and effortless without any hesitation with Eclair.

NOW, however, the phone pauses(10-15 seconds) and the circular "loading" symbol appears on the screen, taking a while to slowly re-populate the screen with widgets/ icons while making the switch to landscape mode and vice versa. And, yes, I did toggle the "auto-rotate screen" option under settings to see if that somehow had any effect on it. Unfortunately, neither option helped.

Has anyone else noticed any of these issues with their phone since the update?
If Eclair is still available on the Samsung site, I may download it and revert back to it. I can't really see that Froyo has made any huge difference in my phone. The only thing it has done is allow me to access the Skype application directly, but I was already able to do that indirectly already with the IMO Messenger Android application.

Can someone please explain what the great improvements are to this phone under Froyo, considering the number of people asking to have Froyo on their phone? Surely it isn't just an example of having the NEXT and LATEST THING, The latest incarnation of software isn't always a step-up. Windows Vista is surely a recent example of the falsity of such a notion.

Isn't it possible that poorly-conceived/programmed UPDATE with Froyo may very well make the Samsung Epic worse than it was before? In my humble opinion, this update has done just that.