Sunday, April 1, 2012

CM9 alpha2 for the Epic 4G Touch now released!

Once again, the Epic 4G Touch team is proud to present our second alpha release of CyanogenMod for your Sprint Epic 4G Touch. Please, follow us on Google+ and Facebook for the latest news. Even for being an alpha, with it as stable as it is, be wary of bugs and other kinks for the matter, as they are still being worked on.

Changelog
  • Android version has been updated to 4.0.4. This brings along with it all the bug fixes upstream that it introduces. Big thanks to the Andoird Open Source Project.
  • Video recording has been fixed. A big thanks to the guys at teamhacksung for the patch.
  • The issue regarding Netflix and other similar video players has been fixed. Thanks to our Sbrissen for the fix.
  • The phantom voicemail issue has now been fixed. If the problem seems to persist, even after flashing alpha2, try pushing this apk to /system/app.
  • Capactive lights now turn on by last action. This was a request by the users, for a convenience, especially in nighttime, so the lights don't bother them.
  • Dock settings has been introduced into the ROM.

Release Notes
  • With Android 4.0.4, testing has shown the following:
    • Smoother overall experience
    • Camera autoflash works properly now
    • Better overall battery life
    • One tester noted that sync with Exchange, which was broken for him in 4.0.3, now works with 4.0.4
  • We have removed Sprint VVM from the base package, for the sake of legalities. See the customization guide, for how to get it back.
  • Stock android recovery is still being used in the ROM. This is for your protection, so you don't brick your phone due to all the people whom having flashed an ICS kernel, bricking when flashing a rom, wiping, etc. If you would like to backup or restore, or do any flashing, please go back to an ELXX gingerbread kernel, and do it from there.
  • Dock audio confirmed working BUT users must select 'Use Dock USB Audio' from Settings->Dock BEFORE connecting device to dock (setting locked when docked). Default is UNCHECKED.
  • Do NOT use SetCPU with this ROM.  It is known to cause the "Sleep of Death" issue.
Links

See the CM9 Status page for more details concerning the ROM, then head over to the CM9 Install Guide to install the ROM. Please, check the Epic Touch CM Issue Tracker, to see if your bug has been posted already, before filing a bug report.

31 comments:

  1. I hope this is not an April fools joke. LOL

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  2. Are there still issues with some market apps not installing correctly?

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    1. Which market apps issue are you referring to? if you are talking about the one where apps wouldn't install due to an error regarding external storage, that has been fixed.

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  3. What kernel does it come with?

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    1. FC24... Once source drops, we'll have an actual CM kernel from source in this rom. be patient with us (ie, attempt to be patient with samsung ;) )

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  4. I hate needing to flash rom then gaaps then vvm in one sitting! Makes me nervous lol

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    1. Shouldn't make your nervous. It is at least safe to do so.

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  5. Thanks so much! Installed and running great so far.

    However, I disagree with the choice of capacitive button backlight being active on touch; the traditional CM way makes more sense to me. If it is light out, you don't need the buttons lit, and if it's dark, you need them lit so you can see them. Perhaps add a toggle to switch behaviors?

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    1. The behavior you describe is bad for people who use their devices for watching video. If I'm watching a 30min TV episode, I don't want my button backlights on the whole time.

      IMO, it's easy enough to tap the screen to re-activate the button backlights if you need them. In lieu of an option to change behaviors (which would be a LOT of work, and something that you'd have to submit to the main CM9 development team for consideration), I think this is option that better accommodates all parties.

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    2. What Brian said is exactly why we changed the behavior. In the future, we may indeed add a feature to control panel lights via menu toggle; but for now, this is the way they'll be featured, as per user feedback.

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    3. Interesting. I thought that the ambient light sensor activation was the CM way (CM7 was this way), and touch activation the TouchWiz way.

      If that's true, then I completely understand the work involved with reengineering upstream code, and agree it's not worth the trouble.

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    1. that's a known issue, and is being worked on by the CyanogenMod Team.

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  7. external sdcard not recognized!!!!

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  8. Phantom Voicemail is appearing. Dropped the suggested phone.apk linked above and lost my network entirely. Had to repeat the process and I'm back to square on. Any suggestions?

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    1. Try pushing the linked phone.apk again; i've reuploaded it. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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    2. It would be nice if it had an option to turnoff capasitive buttons light, since it drains battery

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    3. Tried the newly uploaded file and experienced the same issue.

      1. Drop the phone.apk onto the SD card
      2. Use root browser to drop the Phone.apk int /system/apps
      3. Install APK, fails, I've even tried adjusting the permissions on the phone.apk file as the owner has no permissions (didn't make any difference)
      4. Network is gone after a reboot.
      5. Next time I'll backup the current phone.apk and see if I push that one back in case an updated version of phone.apk doesn't work.

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  9. Having some issues with wireless tether anybody have a fix. Just came from the cm 9 alpha 4 and it works fine with that

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  10. This is how you get rid of the phantom voicemail bug, 100 percent guaranteed...

    This file is based on alpha2's phone.apk.

    http://db.tt/1rcin9q2

    Installation instructions
    1: download the file above
    2: use es file explorer, under the settings menu make sure there's a check next to UP TO ROOT, ROOT EXPLORER, and MOUNT FILE SYSTEM
    3: navigate to /system/app and rename the existing phone.apk by replacing the .apk with .bak
    4: move the phone.apk you downloaded into the /system/app folder... long press on it so that you can change its permission to rw-r--r--
    5: go to the cache/dalvik-cache folder and delete the SYSTEM@APP@PHONE.APK@CLASSES.DEX file
    6: reboot

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  11. I'm loving this !!! Can't believe this is an Alpha.
    How can I go back to Stock Gingerbread. Is it ok to use the sfhub's OC EL29 ODIN Tar?

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  12. Not sure what i'm doing wrong but I can't seem to upgrade from 4.0.3 to 4.0.4. Doesn't even start to flash...

    Hmm, Think i'm going to have to retrace.

    Regards

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    1. OK got it to flash But whenever I flash 4.0.4 then flash clockwork mod using Odin it doesn't boot up fully but when I flash 4.0.4 again clockwork mod erases or ceases to work and candy flash gapps for ICS. :-(

      Can anyone help?

      Regards

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    2. How can I flash the gapps on 4.04?

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  13. running good for it being at the alpha stage...dope work!!

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  14. I'm comming from the Epic 4G which was on a beta release so pardon the noobish question. I was used to just flashing updates right over the current CM9 version. This looks a little more involved. Do you have to odin back to GB for every update? Or is it just the GB kernel with CWM? I'm guessing this wipes everything everytime or is there a way to build a nandroid of your CM9 build to advance restore from to not start from scratch?

    Thanks in advance

    Love your work CM team.

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  15. I am also having issue with my external SD. it show up in storage info, and I can browse it with a PC connected via mass storage. The gallery also sees it. No file manager does though.

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  16. The external SD will show as "EMMC" if no one has figured that out by now.

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