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Samsung Epic Touch 4G (SGS II Sprint Variant) Root Guide

September 20, 2011 at 4:49 am

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So you’ve picked up the new Samsung Epic Touch 4G from Sprint, and are ready to get your Galaxy on.  You’ll certainly want to get this baby rooted in a hurry and start cleaning up that bloatware.  If you’re still looking into this newest droid, you can stop by our full review and get an idea of what to expect.

Shoutout:

This method comes via the XDA Developer’s Forum, from user zedomax.  If you are having trouble, this thread is a good place to post about your issues and look for help.

Warning:

This method is for the Sprint variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II, the Epic Touch 4G.  You should not attempt this method with any other device.  gggadgets.com is in no way responsible for any damage you might cause to your device by undertaking this method, and you should be aware that it will void your warranty.  Proceed with caution.

What You’ll Need:

  • The epic4gtouchrootv1.zip, which you will then extract into a folder of your choice
  • An Epic Touch 4G from Sprint
  • Your USB cable
  • Samsung Kies to detect your device properly
  • A Windows PC.  Currently there is no Mac solution
  • Odin3 v1.85, which you will extract into a folder of your choice

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Download epic4gtouchrootv1.zip and extract
  2. On your device hold down the Power + Volume Down buttons together until you see an option screen.
  3. Release the buttons and click the Volume Up button.  You should now be in download mode
  4. Have Samsung Kies installed and ready, then connect your device to your Windows PC via USB cable.
  5. Navigate to the folder you extracted Odin3 v1.85 to, and double-click odin3 v1.85.exe.
  6. Click on PDA, and then select SPH-D710_Zedomax_Kernel.tar from the zip you extracted.
  7. Your device should reboot and when it comes back up should be rooted!
If you did everything correctly, you should see SuperUser installed on your device.  You will also find a video tutorial below, if you need additional assistance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qVcB9ktE

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