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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MetaX, Dec 7, 2010.


When will Samsung drop Gingerbread on the Galaxy S?

  1. Beginning of Summer

    18 vote(s)
  2. Beginning of Fall

    25 vote(s)
  3. Will look nice under the Christmas Tree

    29 vote(s)
  4. Snowball's chance in hell, ie. never

    63 vote(s)
  5. Right after the Flyers win Lord Stanley's Cup

    10 vote(s)
  1. drorez

    drorez Lurker

    I mean, why would samsung release the update if their new phones probably make them more money. I think it's a financial desicion to keep us out of the gingerbread :mad: loop. With their new phones coming out, they would like people to buy the latest and greatest so why give an older phone the newest OS? I'm pretty pissed about it myself, I clearly bought this phone because pre-launch Samsung said they WOULD be upgrading it to Gingerbread... had they said it would take this long, I would have passed or waited.

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  2. Maverickc5

    Maverickc5 Newbie

    Wireless Carriers make more money if you keep your phone and plan. They loose money on the phone.

    I believe there will be an update. There is no business sense in not doing this upgrade. Perhaps a technical one , i would not know that. However an update to keep customers happy is the only thing that is logical. More patients ...
  3. Maverickc5

    Maverickc5 Newbie

  4. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Android Expert

    Really, the idea they won't give the Epic GB just makes zero sense regardless of the time it's taking or what else is getting released. Their developers are pumping out update after update, week after week for testing. We get leaks of them every so often. You honestly think they'd be paying these guys to spin their wheels just to string us along? Is it that hard to realize the internals just aren't playing nice, and it's obviously been a bitch to get it right. So can we get over it already? If it left a bad taste in your mouth for Samsung, ok, we get it. I'm sure they learned from their mistakes and the internals of newer phones don't resemble the Epic. So GB will be here when it's ready.
  5. nachipai

    nachipai Lurker

    Got tired of waiting and went ahead with EF02. Can relax a bit now.
  6. badankles

    badankles Android Expert

    hey, my initial vote is still in the running for Christmas. Unless the Prime comes to sprint before then, then bounce I'm gone asap.
  7. jimweda

    jimweda Well-Known Member

    I'm totally on the fence with the GB update for the Epic 4G because of my experience with my last phone which was the Samsung Instinct. We were totally abandoned and left in the dirt which is why I'm really shocked I bought another Samsung phone so soon. I just couldn't resist the specs on this phone and at $37 out the door helped a little bit. I really do love this phone when its working properly but right now thats about 40% of the time ad thats because I stopped letting Sprint Customer Service try to fix it after my 5th phone exchange. I came to places like here and took advice from members which made the phone more stable.

    Now I'm thinking rooting if it can be done a "rooting for dummies" since I'm new to Android phones and only have a Mac running 10.4.1. I hear there is something called Z4root or oneclick that might be the answer for me. Any input would be appreciated. Until then I do hope GB does come to the Epic 4G.

  8. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Android Expert

    again, do people pay attention to samfirmware.com, all the links posted, all the leaks posted? Why would they be wasting their time trying to perfect gingerbread if they weren't going to release it. Why would Samsung be paying their developers to work on something they will not release. Makes ZERO sense. The Instinct was such an overblown phone by Sprint. If they didn't hype it as an iphone killer it would've been any other feature phone that sold minimally and died out. Instead they hyped the crap out of it, created unrealistic customer expectations then tried to update it to keep up with the hype and failed miserably. This is not that story by a long shot.

    And seriously, rooting for dummies? Don't mean that in a bad way, there have been many links posted to XDA and the extremely simple one click rooting for the epic. Then it's as simple as downloading a rom (syndicate or bonsai highly recommended), copying it over to the root directory of your card, booting into recovery (phone off, press and hold camera, volume down and power), "install zip from sd card" and chose the rom and run. Here's the bonsai site and the xda thread for syndicate.. Of course you can back out of that thread and check out the gingerbread eh17 roms floating around. i've been running the stock EH17 for a few.
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  9. _-Jay-_

    _-Jay-_ Well-Known Member

    My daughter's LG Optimus S got it's OTA Gingerbread Update this morning. Seems a lot nicer and smoother now. I can't freaking wait until we get our official GB OTA!
  10. Maverickc5

    Maverickc5 Newbie

    One click root should be easy. I have turned off, disabled uninstalled if possible, every spyware and firewall I know of and still can not figure out how to get the file to run without an error. I have many cords and many ports. I watched all the video's and have read more on XDA on how to do this than anything. I rooted me Palm Pre the first time. I was pretty good with all the Palm stuff. I still do not know what I have missed in this process so it will root once and for all. So yes there is still a need for rooting an Epic for Dummies as I am befuddled. Yep I am a Dummie
  11. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Android Expert

    How about right clicking and running it as administrator. I know that's solved some of my problems running programs like that. I haven't bothered turning off security to run it. The other option is to used odin and load one that has root built in. I think that's an option. Hve to do a little research on that one.
  12. jimweda

    jimweda Well-Known Member

    After talking to this tech guy I've been dealing with regarding my phone over the last week told me that he is showing a Gingerbread release date of November. No specific "day", but right now its showing that they will release it to Epic 4g sometime in November of this year. Hope this real. We'll find out.

  13. jimweda

    jimweda Well-Known Member

    One more piece poop news. He did a little more digging and found out that the reason it hasn't already been released is that they have been testing it and there are issues with it and the phone. I guess they're trying to keep from making the same mistake when they released the HTC version too early. Great.

  14. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Android Expert

    well that's why they would be doing test release after test release. If they weren't having issues, it would have been released already. Random reboots, 3g/4g not waking among a couple other issues I believe. Been a few since I read up on it. For the most part, EH17 is pretty stable. Some of the guys that talk to the samfirware group said sometime in October, but if they're not making a lot of headway, I can imagine it getting pushed back to November. I'm sure they want to be one and done with it.
  15. jimweda

    jimweda Well-Known Member

    I agree and I'm sure because of the backlashing they received from the HTC users who got their first Gingerbread OTA update and had issues made them think twice about just tossing out "something for the Epic crowd to play with until we get it more stable". I don't mind waiting a little longer if it means a stable version. I'm going to keep my ears open and keep bugging the Sprint people since I still haven't gotten my phone up to par yet and they haven't come up with a solution that I would be happy with especially since this is still considered a new phone. I'll pay a little extra to get the GSII Epic 4G Touch or even maybe the Motorola Photon 4G and that would only be because in all my experience with motorola, including pagers back in the day, I have never had a bad product from them and the specs don't look all that bad.

  16. gmcgirt

    gmcgirt Newbie

    i've had this phone since release and i have tried (oh how i've tried) to make myself happy with it. I just can't. between battery life and the host of other issues, it's currently a race to see whether I'll upgrade before or after GB is released OTA. We shouldn't have to turn to developers and rooting to get the optimal operational conditions on our phone. . .that should be released from our phone company and the manuf. It's unfortunate that we have grown to "accept" that neither are really there to support us as end users. The unfortunate thing is that I don't think any one phone company or manuf. is any better than another. I fear switching phones won't help. . .even if I go to the dreaded iphone. Someone somewhere will always be unhappy with the phone. I'm man enough to admit that i'll always take some issue with the phone, but I just don't feel like a major software release is something I should be forced to wait months and months and months for. If your bloatware is interfering, then it's time to remove your bloatware. . .if it's the phone, then admit you made a subpar device. . .but stop hiding behind the "why." Tell us what's going on and let us make informed decisions!
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  17. Adrift

    Adrift Android Enthusiast

    To each his own, I am still happy with the Epic and have been since release. It does everything I need it to, battery could be better but I dont expect perfection; I just expect it to work, and it does.
  18. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Android Expert

    +1. I get more accomplished on my Epic than I do on my Transformer. I have an easier time navigating around docs to go on it than I do the transformer. The nice screen and mostly nice keyboard along with the always on me just makes it convenient. Would love to see something a touch trimmer and a slightly larger screen down the road, but I couldn't imagine going to a slate or something that is just less functional. If I was a big gps user I might be peeved enough, but that is my largest beef with the Epic.
  19. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Android Expert

    Do remember that's Canada, not the US. US carrier crapware is what can hold things up. But also remember the Epic does have some different internals than the other Galaxy phones which could be part of what's giving gingerbread problems. I'm sure gps is one thing.
  20. Poweranimals

    Poweranimals Android Enthusiast

    November.... Really?
  21. Jrojas

    Jrojas Newbie

    I just gave up on the update. If and when it comes out i'll download it then put a custom rom. I'm running frozen rom right now and love it.
  22. Maverickc5

    Maverickc5 Newbie

  23. Maverickc5

    Maverickc5 Newbie

    I believe I tried this by turning off Mcafee , but I will try again. Thank you !
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  24. Maverickc5

    Maverickc5 Newbie

    Well now I am beginning to wonder about that update myself ....

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The Samsung Epic 4G release date was September 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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