(My Epic 4G Touch rooted but with no data connection.)
So, I’ve been working 24/7 to get the Epic 4G Touch rooted and I’ve actually got it rooted, just need to get a good version of compiled kernel off Samsung’s open source.
Basically what I did is flash an original Galaxy S2 kernel on the Epic 4G Touch with ClockworkMod Recovery. Then I flashed SuperUser and SU in ClockworkMod Recovery.
This gives you full root except you lose data connectivity, voice, 3G, and 4G radios because the original Galaxy S2 kernel was built for GSM/HSDPA, not Sprint’s CDMA/WiMax 4G.
Well, I accidentally bricked my Epic 4G by tinkering with something else and will have to get a replacement soon to try it again.
Samsung’s open source code for the Epic 4G Touch SPH-D710 isn’t up to date and compiled kernels end up in boot-freeze or boot-loops. There still may be a chance to get it working correctly by changing the values on .config file but it’s going to be hit-or-miss and lots of trial-and-errors.
I suspect every developer is actually going through this right now, they cannot get a compiled kernel booted correctly based on the Samsung open source code.
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