Last week, Sprint rolled out OTA updates that removed Carrier IQ, as well as providing various other bug fixes and enhancements to a few different devices. The Samsung Epic 4G Touch is on the receiving end of a similar update beginning today, with the full rollout finishing its run within 10 days.

Here are the details:

  • Security update (read: Carrier IQ removal)
  • Dismissing multiple calendar alerts
  • Commercial Alert System (CMAS) activated

To see if the update is available on your device, head into the Settings menu > About phone > System updates > Update Android.

Enjoy your Carrier IQ-free handset!


Cameron Summerson
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  • http://www.geekchoice.com Dagmar Schnietz

    You had me at security update. My last Samsung was broken into.

  • andrea

    They need an update to fix the physical keyboard on this phone! It drops/skips keys when you're typing! I'm using the garbage right now and it took me about 5 minutes just to write these few lines of words because I'm constantly going back to fix typos! Ugh! So frustrating...

    • Michael

      Perhaps you are using the epic 4g? The epic 4g touch does not have a physical keyboard.

    • Levi

      If you have an Epic 4G Touch, you shouldn't have a keyboard...

    • Ray

      If you're talking about the Epic 4G, pretty much every custom ROM has fixed the keyboard issues.

    • melanie

      mine does the same thing i hate it!

  • andrea

    Sorry guys, wrong forum. The Epic 4g got an update as well so I must've over looked the touch part after 4g before posting.

    • Jake

      Yeah, it was el30 and was covered a few days ago.

  • http://www.tncnewscentral.com Chris Pagan

    I wish they would fix the camera lag issue and the auto light focusing with this camera it's awful I love my EVO 4G the camera was great. Also I wish they would fix the WiFi issue too, I get very low signals at home even when I am close to the router. Any ideas!!!

  • Drake

    Everytime I go to update it shuts down and goes and starts downloading but a 1/4 way through it stops and appiers with error on it (the android icon with the triangle on it with ! In the middle) what do I do now?

  • joe

    Will this update break root or cuz phone to brick if u except update with phone rooted

  • sanchanim

    So poof it is gone? i have a feeling once the lawsuits are over it will be poof there it is! The metrics data is way to valuable. Also I know for the HTC and will assume Samsung they pushed smith micro's product. Have a look at it, dose a lot of what Carrier IQ does. Just saying...

  • aj rieske

    My update took away movable background.

  • DaRkBlo0d08

    wow they took nexus and microbes off the live wallpaper >.<

  • Scott

    did anyone else notice that the new update provides the ability to carousel between the extreme left and right homescreens similar to the HTC Sense overlay?

  • alvin

    I hope they can add an off switch to the camera shutter sound. If you know how to turn off guys let me know please. It is really annoying.

  • Chris

    Oh I'm pissed they took away microbes and even the scrolling background.

  • ginaa

    wat do you mean by your able to carousel ?? && wat do you mean by they took away the scrolling backround? wat exactly is this update goin to do to my phone ?

  • http://noneofyourbusiness.biz scrabbleloozer

    Home screen scrolling is contineous from screen to screen, before you had to scroll back from screen seven to screen one.

  • Nikki

    My personal pet peeve & biggest complaint about the SGS2 is the absurd inability to DISABLE the SHUTTER SOUND ON THE CAMERA!! I noticed that I'm clearly not the only one who is extremely frustrated by this, so I thought Id share a way to fix it permanently!
    ** Please do not attempt to make any changes to you're device unless you have more than a moderate knowledge level about programming and feel comfortable with implementing changes on your own.**
    Go to the XDA-DEVELOPERS FORUMS website (there is also a very useful APP available for free in the Android Market) and locate the topics for Samsung Galaxy S II *making sure you find the posts specific to your device model* (they are not all the same- there are significant differencs between them and using the incorrect information could damage your device). Browse for the topic(s): " Disable Camera Shutter Sound " Choose which method to use based on what you feel is the most understandable or based on other users success- and follow the instructions.
    Hope this is helpful and Good Luck!