Sprint Software Updates to fix issues with Samsung Epic 4G and Epic 4G Touch, brings Gingerbread and Carrier IQ removal

Posted on Jan 19 2012 - 1:02pm by Brian

In response to all the Carrier IQ controversy, it looks like Sprint has finally stepped up to the plate by removing it via software update. Original Epic 4G owners don’t get left out of the update party–they will be receiving bug fixes with their latest software package.

After waiting far too long for the update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread, Sprint users were hit with a faulty software package that has customers reporting an annoying audio bug (screeching noises). The latest update should remove these problems, and also gives Epic 4G users the option of removing some of the Sprint’s bloatware.

With regards to the newer Sprint Epic 4G Touch (Galaxy S II), a smaller–but possibly more significant in value–update will be sent over the airwaves, removing the despised Carrier IQ software. If you didn’t have a chance to read up on Carrier IQ, it was essentially a hidden spyware that came packaged with numerous phones.

There isn’t an official time frame for the release of these updates, but they should hit your phones before the end of the month. Check back on CareAce and we’ll keep you posted!

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