Samsung Epic software upgrade announced Android 2.3 included


Now its official Sprint released a formal announcement this morning as we expected last night regarding Samsung Epic firmware upgrade to Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Once the upgrade becomes available for your device you should get a software notification version number D700.0.5S.EI22. If you don’t receive any notifications (it takes 10 days until it spreads to all Epic smartphones connected to Sprint) try to manually pull the update over the air by following this instructions:

Update your software:

Software will be automatically downloaded to your phone

1.  A system update screen will prompt the user to ‘install now’ or ‘install later’

If ‘install later’ is selected, a reminder will be sent once or twice a day to install the update

If ‘install now’ is selected, the phone will power off and back on to complete the software update


Check for updates

1.  Go to the Home screen

2.  Tap Menu > Settings > About phone > System updates >Update Android

3. Your phone will automatically download and install any available updates.  You may need to power your phone off and back

on to complete the software update.

Check the software version on your phone:

1.  Go to the Home screen

2.  Tap Menu > Settings > About phone

3.  The build number and software number show the current version on your phone

Samsung Epic 4G Software Update – Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) – EI22


  • – Upgrade of the Google OS from Froyo to Gingerbread (Android 2.3)
  • – Audible Sprint AIRAVE™ notifications when answering call
  • – SMS messages sent without area code
  • – PRL and Profile update
  • – EAS (Exchange Activesync) email displaying HTML
  • – Bluetooth headset sound improvements
  • – Fully visible date on device lock screen

source Sprint