Update Samsung Epic 4G to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean via CyanogenMod 10.1
The Samsung Epic 4G is still a powerful device and it’s able to taste the latest Android version like the smartphone has received the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean based CyanogenMod 10.1 ROM officially, thanks to CyanogenMod team member CMTeamEpic.
The CyanogenMod 10.1 is AOSP ROM, so it will give a pure stock Android experience while CyanogenMod is known for customizable features that allow you customize the interface according to your personal choice and Jelly Bean 4.2 also brings a lot of new features such as gesture-based keyboard app, improved Google now, panorama photography mode, lockscreen widgets and more.
But it’s also improvement note that the ROM is still being updated because it contains a few bugs currently, Wired headset mic & buttons aren’t working currently and you may also face errors in Bluetooth, however the CyanogenMod team will fix all bugs soon in near future.
The ClockworkMod recovery must be installed on your Samsung Epic 4G and be sure to 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 gets damaged following this guide.
Step #2: Transfer both zip files to the internal storage of your phone.
Step #3: Turn the device off.
Step #4: Reboot the device into recovery mode by holding down volume down, camera and power buttons (Note: In recovery mode use volume keys to navigate and power button to select).
Step #5: 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 #6: Perform wipe, select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen.
Step #7: Return to main menu by selecting “Go Back”.
Step #8: Select “Install Zip from SD Card” then “Choose Zip from SD Card” and locate the downloaded ROM zip file that you’ve transferred in above step and confirm installation.
Step #9: Repeat the previous step and install the Google Apps package in the same manner.
Step #10: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now” to reboot phone.
That’s it, the CyanogenMod 10.1 is now installed on your Galaxy Epic 4G, if you experience any error, do comment below and you may also visit the original thread of XDA link is given in first step.