Epic Froyo Update Fake?

Yesterday we told you about an Epic 4G Froyo update that was sent out to some Epic owners. Well, we’ve got an official statement posted in the Epic forums by Sprint, who claims that the update distributed was a test build, and that it wasn’t approved software for release. How it got out is beyond us, but Sprint is urging Epic users not to download the upgrade, as it may be faulty or harmful to their device. They’re still working on the official update with Samsung, but are “unable to communicate a firm delivery date”. If you haven’t installed the update, we suggest you don’t do so until further notice. Sprint tells us that when the official update is ready, users will receive a notification to download it. Check out the full statement after the break

[spoiler show=”Sprint Statement”]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.


Source ComputerWorld

  • That’s like Sprint saying don’t root your device or flash a custom rom/kernel because it’s harmful to your device. Why do you advise people of this when it’s simply not true?

  • Cypher

    I agree with #1 here. I’m running it right now (rooted) with no major problems (do have issues with the gps on occasion though). It’s pretty solid for a “test build.” Even if this isn’t the official final product the state of this build indicates the official one can’t be far off.

    And anyone who roots, installs custom mods or unofficial updates should always be aware that it’s “at your own risk.” Those of us willing to take the risk are going to do so. Everyone else usually just waits for the OTA pushes anyways. Heck “standard” users probably weren’t even aware of the “test” build’s release. Just us nerds that were going to do what we do anyway.


  • noob

    So does this mean if we downloaded dk28 we have to revert back to 2.1 for the official update?

    • Niel FIU

      Yes. YOU have to revert…only common issues reported are with GPS!

  • stephanie

    so how do you go about reverting back to 2.1 is there a easy fix? my mobile hotspot is not working, it says not found not recognizing sd card, camera force closing.