How to Avoid EMMC Brick By Installing Safe Kernel/Recovery on Rooted Epic 4G Touch!

In recent months, there’s been a ton of users bricking their Epic 4G Touch due to faulty ICS kernels on leaked ICS ROMs. This caused a havoc among the Epic 4G Touch users including myself. I bricked my phone and it was not fun feeling as my Epic 4G Touch is the only phone I’ve ever bricked out of many 30 or so Android devices I have.

Well, there’s a way to avoid this EMMC bug brick, simply by flashing a safe kernel/recovery on your Epic 4G Touch before installing or restore ROMs when you are on an ICS ROM.

Simply, before you flash any ROM, just get

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How To Root ICS on Epic 4G Touch FF18! [Easiest Method]

For those of you who want to root ICS on your Epic 4G Touch FF18, here’s the easiest method for doing so. This will also get you updated straight from any custom ROM to the official FF18 with root.

UPDATE: Please see updated FI03 ICS root method!!!

If you are still on Gingerbread and you want to upgrade to ICS, you can use this root method to get ICS and root at same time and no need to

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TouchedByS4 ROM for Epic 4G Touch!

For this week’s ROM of the week, check out TouchedByS4 ROM for your rooted Epic 4G Touch.

Based in Android 4.1.2 TouchWiz GB27, TouchByS4 ROM brings you some features as its name implies including S4 wallpapers, widgets, system sounds, launcher icons, contacts, and some more.

The coolest feature on this ROM is that it comes with Android 4.2. PhotoSphere camera and Epic 4G Touch camera. Also, the 3Minit Settings in the ROM allows you to fully customize your UI including clock, status bar, and battery.

For lockscreen, you get ripple with ink effect and al

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CM10.1 ROM for Epic 4G Touch! [Android 4.2.1]

For those of you who want to experience the latest CM10.1 ROM with Android 4.2.1 for your Epic 4G Touch, here’s your chance to turn your phone into a Nexus 4.

Built for pure Android fans, the CM10.1 ROM is a ported version by XDA user Dastin1015. Overall, this is a very satisfactory port of CM10.1 for Epic 4G Touch, if not near perfect.

Only minor issue I found was that there’s no 4G icon when 4G WiMax is turned on but not a huge issue as it does not interfere with actual 4G signals.

Other than that, everything works just fine on this ROM.

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Blu Kuban ICS ROM for Epic 4G Touch! [FI27]

Looking for that cool “blue” ROM? Well, your wait is over, check out the Blu Kuban ICS ROM for your Epic 4G Touch. This ROM comes loaded with features like 180 degree rotation, landscape lockscreen, hotspot hack, removed Sprint proxy, and a whole lot more while all Sprint/other bloatware are removed so your phone runs faster and lasts longer on a single charge.

UPDATE 11/02/2012 – Latest version adds AROMA installer, giving you a ton of great options like choice of GS3 TouchWiz UX launcher, Nova/Apex/LG launcher, kernels, apps, and more.

Definitely gi

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Black ICS ROM for Epic 4G Touch! [FI27]

For those of you who want to experience a highly-tweaked ROM running on the latest FI27 ICS update, try the Black ICS ROM, which comes with an LG ICS launcher, lockscreen weather widget, Power widgets, and more. Additionally, there are a bunch of add-ons you can install (check the XDA link below).

Try it out and let me know what you think!

Download: Download Black ICS ROM

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Codename Jelly Bean ROM for Epic 4G Touch!

Here’s a really fast and smooth Jelly Bean ROM you will appreciate, the Codename JB ROM!

The Codename Jelly Bean ROM comes out of the box with Android 4.1.1 and everything working.  Not only that, as we have seen with Codename ICS ROM, the Jelly Bean version also brings you a ton of UI customizations.  Of course, my favorite feature about the ROM is that it’s running Jelly Bean, project butter seems to whisk past any ICS ROMs I’ve tried, especially Touchwiz ICS ROMs.

You will definitely not be disappointed with speed or battery life on this ROM and

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How To Root ICS on Epic 4G Touch FI03!

Here’s how to root your Epic 4G Touch on ICS FI03.  This will also get your system up to the latest ICS FI03 update with root if coming from an older stock GB/ICS ROM.

The latest FI03 seems much more stable and have better battery life so if you are still on holder FF18, try updating to the latest one shown here.

Download: Download Samsung USB drivers

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The Universe ROM FH13 for Rooted Epic 4G Touch!

Here’s a quick update on The Universe ROM for your rooted Epic 4G Touch, it’s now based off latest FH13 software version. I think this is the best ROM out right now (for TouchWiz-based) for your Epic 4G Touch, comes with lots of Galaxy S3 stuff and CPU Sleep app to make the battery last longer.

Honestly though, after testing a ton of ICS ROMs last whole week, I still feel Gingerbread ROMs in general get much better battery life (my suggestion is

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CM10 Jelly Bean ROM for Epic 4G Touch!

For those of you who have been waiting for Jelly Bean on your Epic 4G Touch, there is a working build of CM10 Jelly Bean ROM. Now, everything is working on this CM10 Jelly Bean ROM but there’s a major bug where the airplane mode randomly turns on.

If you want to try out the new Jelly Bean ROM, go ahead and give this a try but do not use it as a daily driver. Pretty much everything is working though including GPS, bluetooth, Netflix, etc…etc… It’s too bad that the airplane mode bug is there as it pretty much disables everything on your phone random

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The Universe ICS ROM for Rooted Epic 4G Touch![TouchWiz UX][Deep Sleep]

I’ve been in search of a good stable ICS ROM (FF18 based) for my rooted Epic 4G Touch with great battery life and I think I might have finally found one.

The Universe ICS ROM comes with TouchWiz UX, S-Voice (sorta working), and most importantly, deep sleep mode for maximizing battery life while your phone is off. One of the things that annoyed me the most about the latest ICS Epic 4G Touch update is very horrible battery life. I just got a new brand, new phone back from Sprint and every FF18 ICS ROM I’ve tried hogs battery like there’s no tomorrow.

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