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Original Epic 4G Getting a Bug Fix, While the Epic 4G Touch is Saying Goodbye to Carrier IQ

Posted In Featured, News - By Mark Hearn On Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 4:06pm PST With 7 Comments

After waiting and waiting and waiting some more, Epic 4G owners finally got a taste of Gingerbread. Sadly the update may have spent too much time baking in the oven, as there have been customer reports of an audio bug since installing the update. People are said to be experiencing an annoying screeching sound when operating their phone and in some cases even when the device is in standby. The noisy issue is said to be tied to third-party audio apps, such as Shazam and SoundHound, but it appears that Sprint has some medicine on the way.

Our beloved Super Spies have shared with us that a software update is on its way and said to remove this nuisance from Epic 4Gs affected by this problem. In addition to silencing an audio bug, the update is said to also add the option to remove some of Sprint’s pre-installed bloatware. A little on the late side, but nonetheless still a welcomed option.

Not to steal the spotlight from its successor, the Epic 4G isn’t the only Galaxy device scheduled for an update. Following suit with HTC’s EVO 3D, the Epic 4G Touch is set to remove Carrier IQ with its next software update. Currently both software bumps are slated to hit the airwaves before month’s end.

About - Mark is the founding father of SprintFeed. He is a nerd's nerd if ever such a thing existed. His love affair with the Now Network started with the release of the Treo 600 back in 2004 and has been going strong ever since. Highly opinionated and somewhat eccentric he shares his ramblings about his network of choice here at SprintFeed.

  • Casey Anthony

    Don’t forgot to write your elected officials today, fuck sopa & protect ip

    In othernews, Carrier IQ won’t be missed

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gerry-Clay/1633613457 Gerry Clay

    Doesn’t affect me if I’m not on a stock ROM. :P

  • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

    Well, la-dee-da, Mr. Awesome.. =p

  • Matt

    What about the GPS issues with the OG Epic 4G? I didn’t have a problem before the gingerbread update >.<

  • Nathan Steele

    If you’re willing to root, there’s a great fix for GPS issues over at XDA Developers. I’ve got 10/10 satellites locked constantly and 9 indoors!

  • http://twitter.com/TheMockSun Lonnie McAfee

    How ’bout encryption? Its removal was pretty disappointing.

  • Bbest83

    Yeah, I’ve had gps issues too since the Gingerbread update!