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Install Jelly Bean Based CyanogenMod 10 on Epic 4G Touch


Will Samsung Epic 4G Touch get Jelly Bean update? Might be not, but now you can easily taste the Jelly Bean via CyanogenMod 10 (CM10), an unofficially CM10 build has been arrived for your Epic 4G touch that based on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, thanks to senior XDA developer member PhantomPhreak53.

The CM10 is AOSP (Android Open Source Project) based ROM, so it brings a stock Jelly Bean experience to your phone and the developer has packed useful customizable features to the ROM and as most of you know well that the Jelly Bean comes with a smooth UI, Google Now app, offline voice typing, better notification bar, new keyboard app and much more. But do note that the ROM is still under development stage, it’s alpha build and it’s very stable for the daily use and you may face bugs using this ROM, like the 4G initial on starting show a message unknown but then connects, the front camera take distorted photos, and Super User app sometime doesn’t show up, and you there are some bugs in video playback, screen wakeup, and SOD (on phone’s sleeping, calls don’t wake up the device). It also has LOS (Loss of Service) issue.

Read on how to install CyanogenMod 10 on Samsung Epic 4G Touch, do keep in mind this ROM is just for Epic 4G touch model number SPH-D710, don’t try on any other model, the CyanogenMod 9 also should be installed on the phone, you can follow our this guide to install CyanogenMod 9. Make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps.

DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or get damaged following this guide.

Instructions

Step #1: Download the latest version of ROM from here and Google Apps from here.

Step #2: Transfer the downloaded file to the internal SD card of device.

Step #3: Turn the device off and reboot the device into ClockworkMod recovery mode by holding down the Volume up and power button (Note: In recovery mode use volume keys to navigate and power button to select).

Step #4: In recovery mode, create a nandroid backup of your current ROM, it’s important because if anything not work out that you expect from this ROM, you’ll be able to easily revert back to your current state. To create backup select “Backup and Restore”, and then select “Backup” again.

Step #5: Perform full wipe, first select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen.

Step #6: Select “Install Zip from SD Card” then “Choose Zip from SD Card” and locate the downloaded ROM file that you’ve transferred in above step and confirm installation. Wait till installation complete.

Step #7: Repeat the last step to install Google Apps .zip file.

Step #8: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now.”

Great job, enjoy latest Google’s mobile operating system Jelly Bean on your Epic 4G touch, comment for queries and you also visit the original thread of XDA link given in first step.

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