For those of you who want to root your Galaxy S2 Epic 4G Touch smartphone from Sprint, here’s an easy, step-by-step guide that literally anyone including your wife and kids, can use to root your phone.
*WARNING – This root method will erase all your personal data/settings, we highly advise you to root your phone the day you get it so you don’t have to re-install everything!
Step 1. First, we are going to install a fully rooted stock EL29 ROM on the Epic 4G Touch by unrooting it. To do this, simply put your phone into download mode by holding down Volume Down and Power button together for about 5 seconds. W=
Step 2. When you see the warning sign, hit Volume Up button to put it into download mode like below:
Step 3. Next, download Epic4GTouchUnrootEL29.zip and unzip, you will find a file called SPH-D710.EL29_CL852097_ROOTED-OneClick.exe. Double-click on the file.
Step 4. Now, verify that you have the correct drivers installed, you should find “SAMSUNG Mobile USB CDC Composite Device” under Device Manager. If you don’t, download Samsung Kies software and install it.
Step 5. Unplug USB cable from your Epic 4G Touch to your computer then plug it in, you should see yellow highlight come up with a COM number.
Step 6. Hit “Start” to begin the process.
Step 7. When your phone reboots, you should find a completely stock EL29 ROM with root. You can stop here if you just want root but if you want to install custom ROMs, you will want to continue and install ClockworkMod Recovery.
Step 8. Make sure under Settings->Applications->Development, USB Debugging is checked ON.
Step 9. Download e4gtauto.zip and unzip. You should find a bunch of files in it. Double-click and run the file called “install-el29-cwm-rogue.bat”.
Step 10. This will install ClockworkMod Recovery and reboot your Epic 4G Touch.
Step 11. You can access ClockworkMod Recovery anytime by holding down Volume Up and Power button together for about 5 seconds.
Congratulations, you’ve rooted your Epic 4G Touch!
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