Carrier IQ Removal Included In Latest Security Update For The Samsung Epic 4G Touch

Sprint continues its Carrier IQ eradication, with the Samsung Epic 4G Touch being the latest to receive a security update. Update EL29 has begun rolling out today and will go out in stages, with 100% of phones being updated within 10 days. The update will bring you to software version S:D710.0.5S.EL29 and includes:

  • Security update (Carrier IQ removal)
  • Dismissing multiple calendar alerts
  • Commercial Alert System (CMAS) activated

As you can see, there’s only a couple minor fixes in this update and its primary function is to remove the notorious Carrier IQ. If you haven’t received the update yet, just sit tight. If you’re the impatient type, you can always check to see if it’s available by tapping Menu > Settings > About phone > System updates. Cheers!