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By zedomax, Senior Member on 17th September 2011, 03:45 AM
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Here's how to root your Epic 4G Touch:

Video Tutorial:

So, I finally got everything working today 3G/4G/Voice/Hauptic/Wifi, we have full root for the Epic 4G Touch!

Huge thanks to users ShabbyPenquin and Tanimn at ACS, I wouldn't have gotten this working without them.

*Note - This rooted kernel is still experimental, we are not responsible for anything that happens to your phone! You can always flash Bubby's stock kernel here after flashing Zedo Root to get back to stock with root or even bring your phone back to completely stock like day one. wootwoot

Here's how to root Epic 4G Touch:

This is for Windows ONLY, for Mac or Linux rooting, please see this thread!!!

Download rooting files here and unzip:

Put your Epic 4G into download mode by holding down Power button and Volume down buttton, when you see an option screen, let go of both buttons then hit Volume up button.

You should now be in download mode, connect your USB cable from Epic 4G Touch to a Windows computer. (Sorry ODIN uses Windows only...)

Make sure you have Samsung Kies installed, it will install the proper drivers,

Download kies off samsung site here:

Open up odin3 v1.85.exe, click on "PDA", then select "SPH-D710_Zedomax_Kernel.tar" and hit Start.

Your phone should reboot and voila, your phone should be rooted with SuperUser app.

Want to thank me?

Having issues with voice and data?

Most likely not from the kernel but you just need to do an MSL update, see video tutorial here. This one is for Evo 3D, u will need to use this method to read MSL:

***Try out some ROMs***

The best two ROMs for Epic 4G Touch right now:

Starburst ROM for Epic 4G Touch by PhantamHacker - I highly recommend Starburst ROM, I have it on my Tab 10.1, it rocks, faster/better/stock/overclock.

MIDnight ROm for Epic 4G Touch by pftdmedic rocks!

And if u need Arabic support, see here.

Don't forget to check out my new site, subscribe to my email list, and subscribe to my YouTube channel!!!

For donations, donate to these guys instead of me: ShabbyPenquin and Tanimn at ACS/XDA


NOTE: I will be posting full step-by-step instructions on how to compile your kernel and what I've learned, this is my first root! Still can't believe it. Coming soon at so you don't have to decompile my code.

For those of you who want better battery life/performance/overclocking, flash this Zedomax Epic Touch Kernel instead:

The first day of root STUFF********************************************* **********************************

UPDATE 9/18/2011: 6PM PST, FULL ROOT ACHIEVED, WIFI/VOICE/3G/4G WORKING!!! Instructions coming soon, Zedomax Kernel is here!!! (My first ever kernel rooted, huge thanks to tanimn and ShabbyPenquin, I took some of their work and found a way to get wifi working.)

UPDATE 9/17/2011: Voice CDMA, capacitative buttons, usb, sdcard working now:

UPDATE 9/16/2011:

Working on it, worked on it all day long, if I can just figure out how to get Samsung open source kernel to actually work, we should have a fully rooted Epic Touch 4G soon...

Working on it, will update this thread when I have everything working in order.

And thanks to everyone tried to help me earlier with the config files.

UPDATE2: I just got a replacement from Sprint!

UPDATE1: I just HARD BRICKED MY PHONE, can't not get into ODIN, which I was using to flash kernels, damn it, didn't know that would happen, try again tomorrow after I get my replacement. I am just gonna tell Sprint my phone just started giving me blank boot-ups, that shoulda work. good thing i got the warranty.

Here's what I did: (and plz don't try this as you can really brick ur phone!!!)

I just tried flashing original Galaxy S2 Clockwork mod (which flashes but you lose 3g/4g/voice) then flash superuser/su with clockwork mod(which gives you root), and lastly you just need to flash a working Epic 4G Touch kernel (from a kernel compiled on Samsung Open source), but that kernel doesn't work and ends up in a boot loop. Looks like we have to find a way to get initramfs compiled with the kernel, trying to do that, any help appreciated.

The bricking part wasn't caused by what i did above i got so frustrated and used a PIT file for ODIN off an Epic 4g, (don't do that).

You won't brick your phone by doing what I did but not do flash PIT file off Epic 4G like I dido.

You are gonna lose 3g/4g/voice if you do what i did by flashing s2 original recovery/kernel, until someone can post a stock kernel of epic 4g touch that works correctly, the ones off samsung's open source site don't.
**********above is all old stuff from first day of root********************************************** ***********************************************

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17th September 2011, 03:48 AM |#2  
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You got me there, LOL
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17th September 2011, 03:52 AM |#3  
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Nice work! Too bad the source is buggered up.
17th September 2011, 03:52 AM |#4  
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Nice to see people working on it

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17th September 2011, 03:54 AM |#5  
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Absolutely amazing and awesome. Cannot wait for root. Looks like ill be up all night watching this section. Great job devs

Sent from a Galaxy far far away...
17th September 2011, 03:56 AM |#6  
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Mr. Blurrycam much? Lmao
17th September 2011, 04:00 AM |#7  
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Best part of my phone not arriving until Tuesday: root will likely already be fully achieved before I've so much as opened the box. You rock.
17th September 2011, 04:08 AM |#8  
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Mr. Blurrycam much? Lmao

His camera is not blurry, that screen is soooo bright/amazing, it jacked up the camera hahaha!!
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Woohoo! Just upgraded from rooted hero......2 different dimensions... Already so close to rooting this thing you guys are awesome.

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That is the most beutifull pic ive seen all day. I need me some of that su.

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17th September 2011, 04:22 AM |#11  
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Originally Posted by asafegous

That is the most beutifull pic ive seen all day. I need me some of that su.

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damn it, i just really hard bricked my phone while trying to flash a new kernel. Oh well, its so bricked sprint will HAVE to give me a replacement tomorrow.

Night folks, this is the first time i bricked an android device. Arghh...
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