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Samsung Epic Software Updates

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VersionRelease date
Description of Enhancement/Fix
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SSmiley Very Happy700.0.5S.FC0903/26/2012

- Force close error when receiving a call

- Sprint Connection Optimizer

Discuss it here

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SSmiley Very Happy700.0.5S.EL3001/19/2012

- Security update

- Speaker feedback fix

- The QIK and Asphalt 5 applications are no longer preloaded.  When opening

  the applications using the application icon, you will be redirected to the

  Android market to download and install the full application. 

  * After the QIK install, you will need to login using your original

    account information or create a new account.  All contacts should remain intact

  * After the Asphalt 5 install, previous game play data (eg. levels) will not be retained.

Discuss it here

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SSmiley Very Happy700.0.5S.EI2211/09/2011

Upgrade of the Google OS from Froyo to Gingerbread (Android 2.3)

Audible Sprint AIRAVE notifications when answering call

SMS messages sent without area code

PRL and Profile update

EAS (Exchange Activesync) email displaying HTML

Bluetooth headset sound improvements

Fully visible date on device lock screen


Discuss it here

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SSmiley Very Happy700.0.5S.EC05

3/21/2011

Upgrade of the Google OS from Éclair to Froyo (Android 2.2.1)

  - Ability to install applications to external storage

  - Improved Bluetooth device support

  - Bluetooth Voice Dialing

  - Flash Player 10.1

  - Improved OS performance

  - many others...

GPS Enhancements

Email PIN based authentication

User friendly tethering for 3G and 4G

Sprint ID


Discuss it here

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SSmiley Very Happy700.0.5S.EB13

suspended

2/21/2011


Upgrade of the Google OS from Éclair to Froyo (Android 2.2.1)
- Ability to install applications to external storage
- Improved Bluetooth device support
- Bluetooth Voice Dialing
- Flash Player 10.1
GPS Enhancements
Improved OS performance
Email PIN based authentication
User friendly tethering for 3G and 4G

Discuss it here

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SSmiley Very Happy700.0.5S.DI189/30/2010

Wi-Fi standby battery drain - device not going into sleep mode

Amazon MP3 not downloading in 4G

Large email lag in upload speeds

Code to enable faster 3G upload speeds


Discuss it here

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SSmiley Very Happy700.0.5S.DI07
9/16/2010

Adds Samsung Media Hub

Sprint Zone upgrade

Amazon MP3 upgrade

Qik upgrade

4G de-registration when activating Mobile Hotspot

Won't maintain Exchange credentials

GPS performance enhancement

Hotspot 3G idle battery issues

32GB SD Card Fix - previously not recognized during formatting

Discuss it here
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SSmiley Very Happy700.0.5S.DG27
8/30/2010

Adds Amazon MP3

Improves Mobile Hotspot Performance

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SSmiley Very Happy700:0.5S.DG178/30/2010Initial Release



Important Notes:

- Software updates may take approximately 10 minutes to download and 10 minutes to install; updates complete faster when connected to Wi-Fi

- Battery should be charged to approximately 50% before starting the update and should not be removed during the update 

- Your device must be on the most current software version to receive the update.  Exception: for the EC05 software update, an upgrade is availalbe for

   devices on oldersoftware versions.  Devices on the leaked DK28 release are not eligible for updates.

- Released in stages with 100% of devices on the most current prior release having received the update within 10 days (unless otherwise specified). 
- Updates are available OTA (over the air) only and are 'pushed' to devices in stages.  Device selection is random.
- If you do not receive the update, try downloading or updating an application from the Android Market.  This may trigger the software download.

Update your software:

Software will be automatically downloaded to your phone

1.  A system update screen will prompt the user to 'install now' or 'install later'

     If 'install later' is selected, a reminder will be sent once or twice a day to install the update

     If 'install now' is selected, the phone will power off and back on to complete the software update

If you selected 'install later' and would like to apply the update prior to receiving the next update reminder,

1.  Go to the Home screen

2.  Tap Menu > Settings > About phone > System updates >Update Android

3. Your phone will automatically download and install any available updates.  You may need to power your phone off and back

    on to complete the software update.

Check the software version on your phone:

1.  Go to the Home screen

2.  Tap Menu > Settings > About phone

3.  The build number and software number show the current version on your phone

Note:  Comments are restricted on this blog.  Please post any comments under the thread for the specific software update.

3/24/11 - Important Notes, EC05 updates from older software versions

1/23/12 - Clarified the manual check for updates - only after selecting 'install later'.

3/26/12 - Rollout schedule is 10 days unless otherwise specified