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Latest Ice Cream Sandwich Update for Epic 4G Touch – FD05

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Come on Samsung, release the official Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) Android 4.0 update for the Epic 4G Touch already! The pace at which ICS firmware for the phone have been leaked till now is staggering to say the least. Well, here’s another one. FD05 is the latest ICS firmware to be leaked for the Epic 4G Touch. You can flash it on your phone thanks to XDA modder sfhub who has released a pre-rooted package of the firmware, like he did with previous ICS leaks for the phone.

Read on to find out how you can update your Epic 4G Touch to the FD05 Ice Cream Sandwich firmware.

Compatibility

This firmware and the guide below are compatible only and only with Epic 4G Touch, model number SPH-D710. Check your device’s model number in Settings » About phone.

Warning!

The methods and procedures discussed here are considered risky and you should not attempt anything if you don’t know completely what it is. If any damage occurs to your device, we won’t be held liable. 

Pre-Installation Requirements/Tips

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  1. Drivers! — it’s important you’ve the proper drivers installed. Download Link
  2. This procedure will wipe all your apps, data and settings (but it will NOT touch your SD cards, so don’t worry about those). Backup your Apps and important data — bookmarks, contacts, SMS, APNs (internet settings), etc. This Android backup guide would help you.
  3. If you have Samsung’s PC software Kies installed, un-install it first because it may interrupt the flashing process.

How to Install FD05 Ice Cream Sandwich Firmware on Epic 4G Touch

  1. Download FD05 firmware from any of the download links below.
    Download Link 1  OR  Download Link 2
    Filename: SPH-D710.FD05_CL355991_ROOTED-oc-sfx.exe | Size: 289 MB
  2. Double-click on the file you downloaded in step 1, then click on ‘Extract’ button to extract the file. This will give you a folder named Odin-OC.
  3. Open the folder Odin-OC, then double-click the file SPH-D710.FD05_CL355991_ROOTED-OneClick.exe to run Odin3Execution v1.81.
  4. Disconnect your phone from PC (if connected). Power off your phone (wait for vibration to confirm complete switch off).
  5. Now, put the phone in Download Mode — press and hold these keys together: Volume Down + Power. You’ll get a Warning! screen.. press Volume up to continue to enter download mode.
  6. Connect your phone to the PC. You should get the message Added!! under Odin’s message box at the bottom. If you don’t get this message, then make sure the drivers for the phone are properly installed. Check step 1 in ‘Pre-Installation Requirements’ above.
  7. Now, hit the START button to start flashing the firmware. When the flashing procedure is finished, your phone will automatically reboot — and when you see the Samsung logo, you can safely unplug the cable. Plus, you’ll get a PASS (with green background) message.

    IMPORTANT Note
    : If ODIN gets stuck and doesn’t seem to be doing anything, or you get a FAIL message (with red background) in ODIN, do the following — 
    disconnect the phone from the PC, close ODIN, remove battery, re-insert it, turn phone on in Download mode again, and do the procedure again from Step 6.
  8. When the phone has restarted, your phone will be running the FD05 Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0.3 firmware.
  9. If you run into any roadblocks while trying to flash the firmware, let us know and we’ll try to help you out.

That’s it. You now have the FD05 Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0.3 firmware running on your Epic 4G Touch. Share your thoughts on the firmware in the comments below.

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  • David

    my phone has bee on the downloading screen forever. i already got the pass message though.. is this normal?

  • Joanna

    please help, during download it keeps getting stuck on last line. I have removed battery and reinstalled several times. any suggestions?

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      You mean last line in Odin or steps above. Can you get us an screenshot of where Odin gets stuck? Upload it to http://picasaweb.google.com/ and provide the link here.

  • http://anyrandom.com Tom

    This ROM is awful it goes through battery like a hot knife through butter. Blazer 4.0 ROM does circles around this… it seriously drops over 50 percent of my battery in less than 2 hours. Horrible. Uninstalled.

    • http://anyrandom.com Tom

      Just realized it was due to using Exchange push and leaving sync on which also killed the battery back on Gingerbread. I moved on to the Blue Kuban ROM.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=581723746 Ethan Nash

      Hey if you don’t mind telling me, how did you manage to uninstall this ROM? I want to do so because of the fact that it doesn’t give me an option to put this on Mass Storage Mode…so I’ve lost everything on my phone :/.

      • http://anyrandom.com Tom

        I used Odin and flashed back to a rooted GB ROM with CWM and then I followed instructions for installing Blu Kuban and then I found an XDA guide on installing the latest modem for ICS on the E4GT. I really like Blu Kuban it has its own update manager that isn’t without issue, but is one of the nice ROMs I have ever encountered.

  • mubu

    thank you very much!!!! I updated my phone..it’s working now

  • baldfruit

    Cannot change the wallpaper “unfortunately, gallery has stopped working”.
    Only problem I’ve had so far.  

  • Tensai

    I don’t have the roboto font, and there is no camera icon on my lock screen, is this normal?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jstarr20052005 Jake Starr

    is there any way to go back to stock?

  • daniel

    I have to root my phone first to do this???

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Nope. Root isn’t required.

  • daniel

    I hace top root my phone firt ???

  • Jimbob12322

    Odin does not recognize my phone once plugged in.  Stock OEM USB cable, driver above was downloaded, and pc has been reset as well. 

    • Dhardyjr

      are you in “Download” mode? once in “Download” mode open the odin folder connect you will see a yellow box then press start…

  • Tony Hoechbauer

    Couple little glitches with the play store widget, but otherwise working great. Thanks!

  • Kyse Devildog

    So far it works great! Thanks a ton!!!
     

    • Tensai

      I don’t have the roboto font, and there is no camera icon on my lock screen, is this normal?

    • Tensai

      I don’t have the roboto font, and there is no camera icon on my lock screen, is this normal?

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