Exclusive: Gingerbread Leaked for Samsung Epic

Filed under News by Korey Nicholson on April 27, 2011 at 3:43 PM
Android 2.3.3 Epic 4G Gingerbread

Android 2.3.3 for Sprint Epic 4G

Once upon a time, Epic users demanded just a taste of Froyo. Since that time, Epic users have received more than their share of Froyo. Now, the first real signs of Gingerbread have appeared.

The new leak is named ED12; based on Samsung’s coding methods, that means the creation date was April 12th, 2011. Early testing of the leak shows that turning on WiMax is soft resetting the phone. However further preliminary tests reveal that a lot is working at this point in time. We give Sprint and Samsung credit on this one. They have been rushing to get Gingerbread out to their devices after the chaos and mess caused by the Android 2.2 update.

Specs of Android 2.3.3 for the Epic 4G include:

  • TouchWiz 3.0 (Not 4.0)
  • Kernel Version 2.6.35.7
  • Android 2.3.3 (Latest Version)
  • Updated Modem

For more information, keep reading…
Samsung and Sprint have driven Epic customers up the wall after the Froyo update madness. EB13 was pushed out, then pulled after numerous problems and complaints. Only a month ago, on March 21, a final version of Android 2.2.1 was rolled out. Since then, Epic customers have been content with the success of Froyo, but still antsy to receive the update to the latest version; Gingerbread. Well the wait will soon be over…

A different source of mine indicates that the goal date for a finish of the final Android 2.3.3 ROM for the Epic 4G is May 15. However, they go on to say that the ROM will not be pushed out until after the EVO 3D is released, which will probably be June 5th. So, we can probably expect the over-the-air roll out around mid to late June.

So do you like what you see? Have recent events changed your mind about Samsung? Let us know by commenting below!

Thanks ACS

4 Responses to “Exclusive: Gingerbread Leaked for Samsung Epic”

  1. zanderman112 says:

    I cant wait for this! I’m sad it is 3.0 and not 4.0 though.

  2. ac16313 says:

    lol zanderman

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