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2 responses to “Samsung Epic 4G Froyo Update After Christmas”

  1. CT

    If you currently have Root access on the Epic and are using the free WiFi Tether app, does applying the 2.2 update require you to re-Root the device?

  2. Christopher Price

    Any update that replaces the kernel typically will require re-rooting. You should not update the Epic 4G if you want to root, until an exploit is found in the new firmware that enables rooting.

    Otherwise, if you update, you will likely lose the ability to root for the foreseeable future. Android 2.2.1 was specifically released to deter rooting.