Sprint: leaked Epic Froyo ROM just a test build, real thing coming soon

December 7, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka



Samsung Epic 4G users were excited to come across a Froyo-based ROM for their phone that leaked over the weekend. As I originally suspected, that ROM was just an internal test build that was leaked to the public, which has prompted Sprint to encourage users not to download and flash to their phone.

A Sprint admin on the carrier forums relayed a message from a sprint product manager who suggests that Epic 4G owners simply wait for the official update to arrive. The product manager cannot provide a firm date or window as to when that release will arrive, and will only trot out the well-worn and now meaningless promise of “in the very near future.”

The Epic 4G Froyo launch is likely to come after Google releases Gingerbread, but most of the features in Gingerbread are for future devices or UI changes that Samsung would not have applied anyway. However, Sprint and Samsung need to pick up the pace if their software updates trail a fresher OS version.

[Sprint Community] Thanks, Ryan!

Sprint is working on a software package for the Samsung Epic4G that will upgrade it to the Froyo version of Android. Over the weekend, some users were able to access and download a test build (DK28) for the Samsung Epic from some 3rd party developer sites. Unfortunately, this is not approved software for Sprint production devices and we strongly recommend that users refrain from loading it.

Software version DI18 is the current production version of software. When new versions of software are available, users will receive a notification from Google on their device stating that an upgrade is available for download and installation. While we are unable to communicate a firm delivery date, rest assured that we are working on a software upgrade to Froyo and hope to have it out in the very near future.