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The Epic update is ONLY being distributed OTA! (No Message Below)

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Journeyman

The Epic update is ONLY being distributed OTA! (No Message Below)

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Journeyman

soon as one dev has it on their device that will change within seconds...

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Journeyman

I don't think that is what the OP means.  When EB13 was released, Samsung put a .exe file on their website which updated the phone.  This was a EXTREMELY clean and effective update.  The rumor is that Sprint is not allowing Samsung to post that file right now, which is a real shame.

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Wizard

Agreed.  I used the update.zip file in February to get EB13, and while I've never done an OTA update, I have to think that it was as quick as, and almost as simple as, an OTA push.  I hope they'll reconsider making the update.zip file available.  It would probably take some of the load off the servers pushing the OTA and help get things done quicker.

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Journeyman

Still not talking about the update.zip file.

I am referring to the really nice .exe EB13 installer that Samsung put on their website last month.  Was a fantastic updater.  The rumor is that Sprint is holding Samsung back from posting it.  I e-mailed Samsung twice about it, and they couldn't even give me the courtesy of a response.  I shouldn't be shocked based on their track record with the Epic.

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Journeyman

i dont understand why only OTA. i tried to follow the instruction given on the Sprint site, for updation ANdorid. its not working. i am on EB13 so that may be the case.

they should have provided link to download and update it through PC.

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Wizard

Samsung released both an update.zip and the Windows executable installer.  I think the executable wipes the phone, and that could be part of the reason they don't want to release it.  The update.zip didn't wipe my phone when I used it.  Either way, we're both talking about a non-OTA way of updating the phone, and think it would be good if Sprint/Samsung released it.

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