Epic 4G Touch – Step by Step Tutorial to Install Sony Bravia Engine Powered Custom ROM

Sanjana January 21, 2012 0

Do you own a Samsung Epic 4G Touch smartphone and fond of Sony Bravia Engine Technology? Well if your answer is yes, then we have come up with the detail procedure regarding on how to update this firmware with a custom ROM that supports all the high end features of this firmware. This new firmware comes with a variety of added features like Sony Xperia software, Sony PSP Live Wallpaper, Time scape Widgets, Sony Bravia Color Engine and Custom Sony Xperia GUI. This is not the official firmware version released by Samsung Electronics but is developed by third party developers.

epic 4g touch

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 Epic 4G Touch smartphones that are network unlocked. Do not apply it in any other device as it might not be reversible and may harm the device by blocking it.

Lets take a look at some of the features that come with this custom ROM:

Features:

  • Sony Xperia Software
  • Base is EL29
  • Sony PSP Live wallpapers
  • Sony Bravia Engine
  • Time Scape widgets
  • Sleek System Transitions
  • CRT on/off animation
  • TSM Parts – v0.0.5a only (Tks Maddoggin) Thread found HERE
  • hotspot hack
  • Updated Market
  • Extended Toggles including 4g – v0.0.5 only (Tks gtg465x) His rom found HERE
  • CIQ removed natively
  • Gtalk with video
  • Optimized the apk’s
  • Rogue Desperado Kernel (Tks Steady Hawkin) found HERE
  • Swype beta
  • Optimization apps
  • Titanium Backup
  • Custom Sony Xperia GUI by Team-Nocturna

epic 4g screen shot

epic 4g screen shot 1


Pre-Requisites:

Before applying this update your device should be rooted and Super user app as well as CWM app should be present in your applications list. You ought to backup all the user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup can help you replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Must Have:

Download Sony Bravia Engine Powered Custom ROM

Steps to Update Sony Bravia Engine Powered Custom ROM in Epic 4G Touch:

Step-1: Enable the USB Debugging from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”.

enable usb debugging

Download Sony Bravia Engine Powered Custom ROM from the Must Have section to your computer. Connect the smartphone via original USB Cable obtained at purchase time and copy the downloaded zip file to your phone’s SD Card.

Step-2: After you have copied the file to the computer, disconnect the USB Cable from the computer.  Power off your phone to enter into Recovery mode by pressing Volume up key + OK button and holding both press Power button simultaneously. If the device enters into Normal mode then try to enter into Recovery mode multiple times till you are finally there.

Step-3: In Recovery mode choose “Install zip from SD Card” > “Choose zip from sd card” to select the Sony Bravia Custom ROM Zip file placed in your phone. It will take about 15-20mins to apply this update. After the device is updated you will again land up in Recovery mode screen. In recovery mode, select the option of  “++++ Go Back ++++” then choose “Reboot system now” option to reboot the device in Sony Bravia Engine Powered Custom ROM.

reboot system now

Step-4: When the phone turns on, again power it off so that you can power it on in Recovery mode. The Recovery mode can be entered by pressing Volume up key + OK button and holding both press Power button simultaneously. In recovery mode, choose “Wipe data/factory reset” > “Wipe Cache partition” then reboot your device by selecting ”Reboot system now” option. If the device enters into Normal mode then try to enter into Recovery mode multiple times till you are finally there.

When the phone turns on, again power it off so that you can turn it on in Recovery mode. The device might take longer time to boot and display the home screen since it is the first boot after firmware updation. Alternatively you can also apply this custom ROM via Clockworkmod procedure that is one of the simplest process for applying this custom ROM.

Thus you can easily update your Samsung Epic 4G Touch smartphone with the latest Sony Bravia Engine Powered Custom ROM by following the steps mentioned above carefully.

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