Sprint has always been known to deliver software updates very late. Custom ROMs are the fastest way to move to a newer OS, even if the manufacture is not officially supporting it. CM9 final version is now available for Samsung Sprint Epic 4G SPH-D700.CM10 still has a lot of time before it gets officially released, but for now we will have to enjoy CM9. You can now install CM9 Android 4.0.4 ICS on Epic 4G SPH-D700.
In this tutorial, we will tell you how to install CM9 Android 4.0.4 ICS on Sprint Epic 4G SPH-D700 with complete steps using ClockworkMod recovery. Make sure you backup all the data as we will have to wipe your previous personal data and apps. Let’s begin with the tutorial below.
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Make sure you have installed all your USB drivers for the Sprint Epic 4G to connect it with the computer. Download Sprint Epic 4G USB drivers! Apart from just the USB drivers, there are a few more things that you need to take care of.
1. You need to enable USB debugging mode. This helps to connect your Android phone with the PC. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging.
2. Your phone battery should be 80-85% charged. If your phone goes off suddenly because of battery, during flashing ROMs or installing mods and updates — your phone might go dead permanently. See here: How to Check Battery Percentage.
3. Backup all your important data that you might need as soon as your flash a new ROM, or make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below on how to backup data:
- Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
- Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
- Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
- Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
- Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings.
Data can also be backed up using Samsung KIES for their devices, but if you backup data manually, you get more options what top choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.
4. Your phone should be factory unlocked. Additional instructions for locked Android devices will be added in the tutorial for unlocking devices.
Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Sprint Epic 4G SPH-D700 to CM9 Android 4.0.4 ICS custom firmware.