Lo and behold! Just three days after launch and we already have news of the Samsung Epic 4G Touch (for Sprint) being rooted for privileged access. If you’d like to learn how to root your new Epic 4G Touch, follow our guide after the break!
The root method comes straight from Android hacking forums XDA-Developers where user zedomax published a small, easy to follow guide on how to root the Epic 4G Touch.
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!
How To Root Samsung Epic 4G Touch on Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread
DISCLAIMER: Redmond Pie is not to be held responsible for any loss of data as a result of the malfunctioning of your Samsung Epic 4G Touch.
While the method has been confirmed to be working, it is highly recommended that you make suitable backups of important data such as contacts, messages, emails, photos, videos, music etc.
It is better to be safe than be sorry!
Step 1: Download epic4gtouchrootv1.zip from here [AndroidROM LINK]. Extract it using a suitable software.
Step 2: Pick up your Epic 4G Touch and hold down Power + Volume Down buttons simultaneously until you see a option screen. At this point, let go of both buttons and press the Volume Up button. Your phone should now be in download mode.
Step 3: Download and install Samsung Kies from here [Official Website] so that your computer detects the Epic 4G Touch properly.
Step 4: Connect the Epic 4G Touch to your Windows-based PC using a USB cable.
Step 5: Download Odin3 v1.85 from here [DIRECT DOWNLOAD]. Extract the .zip file using a suitable software and launch odin3 v1.85.exe. Click on PDA and then select SPH-D710_Zedomax_Kernel.tar from the .zip you extract in Step 1 and hit Start.
Step 6: Your phone shall now reboot and be rooted.
If you followed the steps correctly, you should be able to see an app called SuperUser, which will confirm that you have successfully rooted your Samsung Sprint Epic 4G Touch.
You can also follow zedomax’s video tutorial: