A few days ago, Sprint has started rolling out software updates for its HTC EVO 4G, HTC EVO Design 4G and Samsung Epic 4G handsets. Now, the carrier has also started pushing out a new software update for the Samsung Epic 4G Touch handset, which is Sprint version of the original Samsung Galaxy S II handset. The latest update will bump the software version of the handset up to S:D710.0.5S.EL29. The software update EL29 will bring the following changes for the Samsung Epic 4G Touch handset:
# Security update.
# Multiple calendar alerts will be dismissed.
# Commercial Alert System (CMAS) will be activated.
Purportedly, this update will also remove the Carrier IQ software from the handset. In fact, because of a public outcry from the Android users, Sprint has already confirmed it’s no longer collecting analytics via Carrier IQ. So the “Security Update” portion should be aiming the removal of Carrier IQ.
The new software update EL29 is being rolled out through an OTA (Over-The-Air) process. So you should be seeing the signs of the update hitting your Samsung Epic 4G Touch handset at any time now. Or else you can manually try to force the update hitting the Menu –-> Settings –> System updates –> Update Android –> If the update found –> the update will be automatically downloaded –> Follow the on-screen instructions –> Let it finish the upgrade process. After successfully finishes the upgrade process, the software version should be shown as EL29 on your Samsung Epic 3G Touch handset. Sprint mentioned that the update is being pushed out in waves and all the handsets are scheduled to receive it within the next 10 days or so.