For a long time the Epic 4G is not getting any official updates. But, the custom development community has not forgotten this device as they always bring updates to it. Presently, they have come up with Android 4.2 Jellybean update in the form CyanogenMod 10.1 ROM. All these have been made possible by XDA Developer team CMTeamEpic so the credit goes to them. You can check our tutorial on how to root Samsung Epic 4G.
The essential thing you should remember is your device is rooted and has a reliable custom recovery installed in it.
Features of the CyanogenMod 10.1:
- Keyboard with gesture-based typing
- Lockscreen widgets
- Multitasking speed improvements and new animations
- Camera with 360 degree panorama picture taking ability
- A screensaver mode with Daydreams
- Generally improved performance and smoothness
Read the carefully to learn how you can apply this update in the form of custom ROM onto your Epic 4G.
Warning: Neither we nor the developer will hold any responsibility if you damage or brick your phone in the process of following this article. Therefore, please proceed at your own risk.
What to do before installing ROM or Rooting your device?
Step 1: We always suggest a full backup of your Android device before you go for rooting or installing custom ROM. Backup all your SMS, Backup/Export Contacts, Backup APN settings. You can also follow our Tutorial on creating backup of Android device without root access.
Step 2: You should also Backup all apps, if you have not rooted your device yet then follow this procedure to backup apps. If you have a rooted device then use Titanium to Backup and restore apps and cache data.
Step 3: Enable USB debugging on your device, Go to settings>>Developer options and check the USB debug box. If you are not able to get it check our detailed guide on enabling USB debugging on Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread.
Step 4: Always check your battery before performing rooting procedure or installing ROM. If you have low battery status then you may face interruption while the procedure and it may brick your device. Check our tutorial on how to get battery percentage on Status bar.
Step 5: If you are going to install Custom ROM then it’s better to create a full Nandroid Backup of your device. You can also use Custom recovery to create Nandroid backup.
Step 6: We would also suggest disabling security apps and programs like Antivirus and Firewall on your Android device as it may interrupt the procedure.
Step 7: You must have installed a reliable custom recovery on your device before proceeding with this article.
I am sure that if you take care of above mentioned steps carefully then there is a lot less chance of issues. If you face any issues with ROM then you can revert back to the previous Nandroid Backup. Also you have all SMS, settings and apps data with you that can be restored anytime.
How Update Samsung Epic 4G with Android 4.2 Jellybean via CyanogenMod 10.1:
Step 1: Reboot your phone so as to enter it in ClockworkMod Recovery. To do so, when you phone is OFF, press and hold the Volume Down + Camera + Power buttons together until the screen turns ON.
Step 2: Now, from the main recovery menu, select “wipe data/factory reset” and then select “Yes” to confirm your action.
Step 3: Again from the main recovery menu, select “install zip from sdcard” then select “choose zip from sdcard” and then select the “ROM file” you’ve placed on the SD card.
Step 4: Your phone may reboot once during installation, then continue installing the ROM automatically. So, just wait for the procedure to complete.
Step 5: As soon as the installation of the ROM has completed, install the Google Apps Package in the same manner as you’ve installed the ROM file.
Step 6: After you’ve finished with the installation, select “++++Go Back++++” and then select “reboot system now” to reboot your phone.
Step 7: Rebooting first time after installation may take 5-10 minutes so don’t worry.
Congratulations! You’ve successfully updated your Samsung Epic 4G with Android 4.2 Jellybean via CyanogenMod 10.1 ROM. Do let us know if you have any doubts, we are here to help you in re-solving the same.