XDA-member dyehya released a guide for fixxing / repairing your (software-sided) bricked phone. You must be able to get into the download-mode otherwise this will not work. Furthermore the steps described in the tutorial will reset your phone to factory state, which means all data is lost.
Just head over to the XDA-forum by clicking these words or click the picture below to get to the thread.
First of all, a theme can make your operating system appear in a whole new way. It can change specific colors and pictures but usually changes no functionality.
There are basically two ways of applying a custom theme, all it needs is a rooted device (custom ROM is no must).
First one would be the CyanogenMod Theme Chooser, but this is only doable through CyanogenMod and because there are not that many themes for it, I will leave that – but you can read about it on xda-developers.com. Second option is flashing. Usually every thread, which suggests you a theme provides you with a little tutorial how to apply it, because it can be pretty different from theme to theme. However, every theme has to be applied through flashing a .zip, and how this is done i showed you in our previous tutorial Samsung Epic 4G Root & Hack: How to flash Custom ROMs, Kernels, Radios.
If there are any questions left, feel free to comment!
Provided you have rooted your device (How to Root, click me), you can also “flash” custom ROMs (community-built versions of an operating system, like Android 2.2), Kernels and Radios (last two for more advanced users). This little tutorial should show you how to basically do this on your phone.
At first you need to get into the “recovery” by pressing 1 (on your hard-qwertykeyboard)and power button, while your phone is off. When you’ve done this, nandroid-Backup! do this by going to Backup/Restore => Nand backup. (This is not a must, but i emphasize EVERYONE to do this, as it makes your live much easier, if the custom – flashable doesn’t work). After doing this wipe via wipe => wipe ALL userdata. Then go to “flash .zip from SD card” (this zip must be already on your SDcard, PACKED), choose the zip and press “Yes”, give it some time and after it’s done, reboot. Now you should be done!
Always read the thread you have your ROM from. (a very save source is xda-developers.com).
There might be extra steps to do as doing “ODIN” or things like that, so read through it!
ROMs, which are built for other phones, WILL brick your phone .
You didn’t dare to root your phone to have access to special root-only features or even custom ROMs (custo Operating Systems based on Android) yet, because it is “too complicated” or you are not so used to tech ? The 1-Click-Root & Recovery tool from solves this issue. It’s a simple tool brought to you by FIRON and published by XDA-Forummember noobnl.
It will root your phone install ClockworkRecovery, so you’ll be able to do nand – Backups as well as flash CustomROMs.
The only requirements are 1. you need samsung galaxy s drivers32-bit drivers: http://firon.net/xda/Samsung_Mobile_...00_Epic_4G.zip
64-bit drivers: http://firon.net/xda/usb_drivers_GalaxyS_x64.zip2. push MENU, select Applications > Development, then enable USB debugging.
You might want to read this XDA-developer’s news: Users of the Samsung Epic 4G may hunger after increased speeds and reduced memory usage by changing (back) from a deodexed system to an odexed system.OneClickOdexer is an odexing and restoration tool for deodexed ROMs by XDA forum member tanimn. It will automatically odex your ROM or restore to a deodexed state with one click. If a critical error occurs the app will return your phone to it’s previous state. The dev states that care has been taken to only odex apps that come stock with an odex file.
Changing from a deodexed to odexed system modifies the method in which your Dalvik VM works. Full details are included in the readme file, including instructions for manual operation and running from the handset instead of via adb.
the original article can be found by clicking here .
The world famous forum xda-developers for all mobile device developers released some time ago an app for viewing their forum. It’s not only faster than looking for it on your browser, it even has different styles (dark / light) some configurability (search history, default view, !NOTIFICATIONS!, Signature,…)
A MUST for every Android nerd and even every other Android user to get the most out of your phone! All that for free !
Samsung Epic 4G runs on the Android 2.1 OS, and there are no apps available as now to take screenshots on the device itself. You will need some other way of taking the screenshots. Here is quick guide on the same topic. Follow the steps given and you will able take screenshots of your Samsung Epic 4G.
You will have to install two softwares on your PC, these are the Android SDK and the Java SE SDK. Download this and install on your PC before you continue with this guide. Follow the steps given below:
On your computer:
Extract the Google Android SDK to a folder on your desktop
Install the the Java SE SDK
On the Samsung Epic 4G:
Press the Home icon, press Menu and then tap Settings (figure 1)
Tap on Applications
Tap on Development
Check the box for USB debugging
Now you are ready to get started.
Plug your Samsung Epic 4G into your computer via USB and Windows will attempt to install all of the appropriate drivers; one of the drivers will not be found and thus you must proceed to Device Manager in your Control Panel and find the Samsung Epic 4G (there will be a yellow icon next to it)
Right-click on the Samsung Epic 4G entry and select properties; instruct Windows to update/install the driver for this device and when asked, simply browse to the usb_driver folder inside of the Android software development kit folder that you extracted to your desktop earlier — the device is recognized and the driver is installed
Browse to the Android SDK folder that you extracted to your desktop and run the SDK Setup.exe to start the program
Once the application has launched you will be presented with a window as shown in figure 2 above
Click on the Refresh button so that the application can update its list of operating system SDKs available from Google
Check off the section next to the URL that is shown in the application (figure 2); you are now presented with a list of Android SDKs and Google APIs you wish to install
It is recommended that you select select all available packages for maximum compatibility
Once the files have been downloaded simply close the application
Browse to the Tools folder inside the Android SDK folder you extracted to your desktop
Double click on DDMS.BAT to execute the Dalvik Debug Monitor
The application will launch with a DOS command window and eventually a Windows based application — your phone will be listed on the left hand side, and you should click on it to make sure it is selected
Click on the Device menu and select Screen Capture or use the CTRL-S key combo
The capture now appears on your screen, but there is one final undocumented step
We recommend that you click on the Copy button and paste the screenshot into your image editor of choice (Microsoft Paint, Adobe Photoshop, etc) — the reason for this is that there is a known bug that does not carry over the colors of the actual screenshot inside the capture utility
It sometimes happens that you lose or accidentally unistall or remove an app from your phone that you had paid for. In such cases, you are obvious to get irritated for the money you lost and plan to either buy again the app or let the app go and search for a free alternative. But here is a method which will let you re-download the apps you had earlier bought. Follow the steps given below and you should be able to get the app again on your phone.
Navigate to the Android Market application and launch the Market
Press the Menu button and select Downloads
Scroll through your list of downloaded applications until you find the one that you are looking for (any paid applications should show “Purchased” next to them)
Once you’ve found your lost application, just re-download it as you did the first time
You are done now and you should see the app back on your phone for free this time. This not a crack of some kind, and dont think that you are cheating the developer or something. You are just re-downloading the app for which you have already paid. And this method works for free apps also. So you can try it out with any app.
Samsung Epic 4G has not yet been released, and you say I’m nuts to tell you that it has already been rooted!! Well, yes! This is true. Even before its release, the super cool phone has been rooted with its stock Android 2.1. The process of rooting is pretty soon. We will post the rooting process very soon.
The guys over at SDX-Developers have had the phone for quiet a while and they have successfully rooted the device. So you can say that soon after the release of the device, you will be getting the root also. So make yourself ready to root your phone. If you have done this before, you will be having an idea of how to do it. You will primarily need the Android SDK on your computer.
Anyhow, we will post the root procedure shortly. So keep an eye on the blog. Again, Samsung Epic 4G has been rooted before its release!! That cool..