Samsung Epic 4G D710 with Galaxy S3 Themed Custom ROM firmware

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Update Samsung Epic 4G D710 with Galaxy S3 Themed Custom ROM firmware. This Rom will have Touch Wix UX interface of Galaxy S3, can now port the same along with all other native looks in your Samsung Epic 4G D710 smartphone. This Rom is based on Galaxy S3 so Touch Wiz UX Launcher, Wallpapers and many other mods of S3. This is not an official firmware version release from Samsung electronics. Let’s check out the installing procedure.

Samsung Epic 4G D710 with Galaxy S3 Themed Custom ROM firmware

 

Full credits to XDA Developer scarmon25 for developing this firmware to a near stable version.

Add- Ons / Highlights of S3 ROM for Epic 4G:

  • Themed MMS to mimic the Sky Rocket MMS
  • Mildy debloated. Some apks left as not to effect functionality
  • Icons have been themed with the icons from the Galaxy S3
  • S Voice comes pre-loaded in this custom ROM,
  • Stock Wallpapers of S3 are now compatible,
  • Stock Email and Exchange works butter smooth,
  • Overall touch interface is better than ever,
  • Battery life has been marginally up scaled,
  • Additional options for further fine tuning user experience have been infused

Read our full article to know the installation procedure:

Disclaimer: This Galaxy S3 Themed Custom Rom is only compatible with Samsung Epic 4G D710 not for any other models. Neither we nor developer are responsible for any error occurred while updating firmware from our procedure. But don’t worry if any issues occur we are committed to help you in solving the same.

Pre-Requisites for updating Samsung Epic 4G D710:

Pre-requisites:

At SamsungMobileClub we make sure that our readers take all precaution and preventive [prevent data loss and soft Bricks]  measures before installing Custom ROM, Root or flashing firmware.

We have explained all required steps in detail:

Step 1: To ensure that you do not lose anything, please create backup of SMS, Contacts, APN settings, Whatapp chat messages etc. [ Alternative link to backup SMS, MMS, Contacts, Calendar, events on Samsung Android Phones]

Step 2: Please ensure that you have a desired battery level to perform the procedure [ we suggest minimum 60%]. While Installing custom ROM or Rooting your device it is required to enable USB debugging. You will find USB debug enable options in Settings>>Developer option. If you still do not get it check out our detailed tutorial about Enabling USB debugging and checking batter status /Usages.

Step 3: If you have already rooted your device and install CWM recovery and going to install a ROM then please backup your Firmware ROM using CWM recovery.

Step 4: We suggest a full backup of your apps and cache data, if you are rooted use Titanium Backup [ App backup and Restore tutorial] Or you can follow this tutorial to backup without root access.

Step 5: Please disable Antivirus, Firewall or other security apps before flashing Root, Firmware or Custom ROM as them may interrupt the procedure. We also suggest to disable Samsung Kies if you are flashing through PC.

Step 6:  Please insure that you have correct driver and ADB installed on your System.

If you face any issues you can restore ROM using CWM recovery. After installing Backup you can restore all apps, SMS, Contacts and settings using the Tutorial provided on above mentioned links.

Download: 

Download the Epic 4G EL26 Firmware package.

Download the Galaxy S III Custom ROM Firmware.

Download the Odin.

Step by step guide to install Samsung Galaxy S3 Custom Rom on  Samsung Epic 4G D710:

Step1. Open odin from the extracted folder in your computer.

Step2. On your mobile go to the recovery mode. Press Volume Down button + Power button and then you will get a warning message when you need to press the Volume Up button to enter the device in the download mode.

Step3. Now as you are in download Mode connect it with the PC while Odin will be opened.

Step4. You will see in Odin that the ID:Com section will turn yellow that means your drivers are installed correctly.

Note: If it does’t turn yellow then you must install the drivers of your device by Samsung Kies.

Step5. Now, click on “PDA” to select “StockCWM-EL26.tar.md5”. Once selected, click on “Start” for starting the process of updating. Once the device is updated successfully, it will be rebooted and once you see the home screen, disconnect the device from the computer. First connect your Samsung Galaxy Ace into your PC with the help of original USB cable.

Step6. Now it’s turn to install Galaxy S3 Custom Rom firmware for Epic 4G.

Step7. Disconnect the device and turn off the same so as to get into the recovery mode. The recovery mode in Epic 4G can be entered by pressing the Volume Up + power button.

Step8. Once the device is entered in the recovery mode, you now need to select Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select “Wipe data/factory reset” & “Wipe Cache partition”.

Step9. Select “install zip from sd card” > “choose zip from sd card” and choose Galaxy S III custom ROM firmware Zip package which you have placed in your device. Once the file is selected, it will take around 5 – 6 minutes to apply this update.

Step10. Just reboot the device.

That’s it now your device after restart land on new Custom rom.

Note: If the firmware update interrupts between the middle of the process.  Then you need to reinsert the battery and apply the update again by following the steps again from the start. Don’t forget to restore the backup which you have taken in the initial steps:

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