We had covered the detail procedure on how to update ICS Android 4.0.3 firmware in Samsung Epic 4G Touch smartphone a few days back and now another fresh update has rolled out for our Epic 4G. This new firmware is otherwise known as FB 17 update and is the official release from Samsung.
The best part about this firmware is that you do not require any extra effort to root your Epic 4G after applying this firmware as it is a pre-rooted firmware. Here we have discussed the simple tutorial to update your Epic 4G with the FB 17 Build firmware that comes along with FB 15 modem.
We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the updation procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The updation procedure is not recommended for basic users but is for advanced users and is only applicable to Samsung Galaxy Epic 4G Touch smartphones that are network unlocked. Do not apply it in any other models of Samsung Galaxy Epic 4G or in any other device as it might not be reversible and may harm the device by blocking it.
You must backup all user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup will help you to replace the lost data if any damage occurs. You can backup and restore all your data easily by following the link posted below.
Steps to Update FB 17 Build Android 4.0.3 Firmware in Samsung Epic 4G Touch:
Step-1: Download FB 17 Android 4.0.3 Package followed by FB 15 Modem Package from the Must Have section to your computer and enable USB Debugging in your phone from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging. Make sure to tick the USB Debugging option.
Step-2: Connect your smartphone to the computer via original USB Cable obtained at purchase time. Copy the downloaded zip file to your phone and make sure not to place this zip file deep into any sub-folder in your phone. After copying is over, remove the connected USB Cable and power off the phone to enter into Recovery Mode.
Step-3: The Recovery Mode can be entered by pressing the Volume up rocker key + Power button simultaneously. If the device boots into Normal mode then re-try to enter into Recovery Mode by the same process till you are finally there.
Step-4: In Recovery mode select “install zip from SD Card” > “choose zip from SD Card” then locate the ICS Android 4.0.3 FB 17 Zip file placed in your phone and select it by pressing the Power button. After the firmware is successfully updated, again select the file named as “E4GT_Modem_FB15.zip” and the device will reboot or land up in Recovery screen.
Step-5: In Recovery mode screen select the option of “++++ Go Back ++++” > “Reboot system now” to reboot the phone in FB 17 ICS Android 4.0.3 firmware. The device might take longer than the expected time to boot and display the home screen since it is the first reboot after firmware update. If the process gets stuck somewhere in the middle then, pull out the battery, re-insert it and re-apply the instructions again from the beginning.
Thus you can easily update your Samsung Galaxy Epic 4G Touch smartphone with an all new Android 4.0.3 version by following the steps mentioned above carefully.