Install Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean on Samsung Epic 4G via CyanogenMod 10.1, thanks to XDA Recognized developer CMTeamEpic. Android 4.2.1 will bring features such as lock screen widgets, improved Google Now, Swype-like typing, panoramic 360 photography.
This is a Preview build and hence there may be bugs and issues.
Bluetooth still needs some work
Wired headset mic & buttons
The guide is only for Samsung Epic 4G and cannot be tried on any other device. You can find model of your device by going to Settings >> About Phone.
We cannot be held liable for any loss or damage done to your device while following the guide.
Install CM10.1 on Samsung Epic 4G
Take a complete backup of data,apps and settings as the procedure may wipe your data.
Make sure that the battery of device has a minimum charge of 60%.
Enable “USB debugging” on your device by going to Settings >> Developer options >> Enable USB debugging.
ClockworkMod recovery should be installed.
Download CM10.1 for Samsung Epic 4G (m-10.1-20130120-EXPERIMENT) and Google Apps Package (gapps-jb-20121212-signed.zip). Google Apps are not included in ROM, you will have to install them yourself.
Copy both the zip files to SD-Card of your device without extracting.
Switch off device and boot into recovery. Hold power button and volume down button and enter recovery.
Perform a Nandrop backup of your existing ROM. Select “Backup and Restore” and then select “Backup again”.
Select “wipe data/factory reset” and wait till the data gets wiped.
Select “install zip from sdcard” and then select “choose zip from sdcard”. Navigate to the CyanogenMod 10.1 ROM file which you have downloaded and confirm to “install”. Wait for few minutes till installation gets complete.
Repeat the procedure to install Google apps by selecting “choose zip from sdcard” and then select “Gapps.zip” and install.
Select “reboot system now”.
CyanogenMod 10.1 Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean is installed on Samsung Epic 4G.