The update for Samsung Epic 4G Touch, otherwise known as Samsung Galaxy S2 under Sprint network, leaked out just recently. One developer community or forum provided the download links to the firmware as well as to all necessary applications that could be used to flash the ROM into the device.
In a report, Android Authority, a website dedicated to bringing news about Android, said that the leaked firmware could be the final Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the Epic 4G Touch (with model number SPH-D710). Owners of Galaxy S2 and Epic 4G Touch already knew these devices are entitled to receive the Jelly Bean update and everyone has already been waiting for the official roll out.
For people who might want to go ahead of others and take the risk of flashing an unofficial update into their device can now download the firmware and follow a simple set of instructions. But then again, everything is on you; if you brick your phone because of it, you couldn’t blame anybody and you couldn’t also claim a warranty.
The Epic 4G Touch was originally released running Android 2.3 Gingerbread but majority of the owners already updated their devices to the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. An update to the Jelly Bean may not be the biggest update for this handset but it sure brings hundreds of bug fixes, performance boosters and features. So, for those who might be enjoying the ICS comfort and asking if the JB update is worth it, well, it is!
This device was built with a lot of muscles that when it was released a little over a year ago, it was one of the most powerful devices in the Android market. The Epic 4G Touch or Galaxy S2 has Samsung’s dual-core Exynos processor with Mali-400MP graphics processor and 1GB RAM. Apparently, these specs can run Jelly Bean without a problem. So, it would be a shame for such a powerful device would run ICS forever.
To give credit to the people who first posted this update, you can visit the link below so you can download the package, necessary applications and find step-by-step instructions.
Source: SXTP Developers Community
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