Samsung Epic 4G users can now upgrade their old devices to the latest Android 4.2, using CyanogenMod 10.1 for the device. This was a popular and the first Galaxy phone among many from 2 years ago and developers just refuse to retire it. However, take note that nightlies are not the same as typical drivers and a few users may be affected by some bugs, but nothing that will prevent it from running smoothly on Android Jelly Bean 4.2.
Before flashing, always back up your data and download the CM 10.1 for the device, so you can enjoy the new features and capabilities that the latest Jelly Bean brings such as lock-screening of widgets and other system and network additions. "Epic" is truly the operative word and judging from the fan-base that this phone has created, it remains to be one of Samsung's greatest phones.
Download Link: cyanogenmod
Beginning today, Samsung Galaxy S® II customers will be able to upgrade to AndroidTM 4.1, Jelly Bean, via an over-the-wire update (via Samsung's Simple Upgrade Tool.
Jelly Bean offers users stunning graphic capabilities with expanded feature functionality. This software update will make several premium and intuitive Galaxy S III features available to Galaxy S II users.
Some new features of the Jelly Bean:
- Smart Stay: Tracks eye movement to ensure the device screen is always on while it's viewed so the backlight doesn't dim or become idle
- Direct Call: Converts text message interface to the voice call interface by simply raising the phone to the ear
- Pop Up Play: Allows users to watch video content while operating any application at the same time
- In addition, different operation modes allow users to modify phone functions to meet their always changing needs:
To download the Jelly Bean update, go to this link. Once the Simple Upgrade Tool download is complete, you will be prompted to install the Jelly Bean update. Your device will be disabled during the few minutes it takes to install the update, but will be ready to use immediately afterwards.
Source: via Sprint