These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
Identification and Background
The Epic 4G Touch is Samsung's first release of the Galaxy S II in the US. Although the Samsung Galaxy S II was first released worldwide in May 2011, the S II first became available in the US four months later, on September 16. Though still branded as the Galaxy S II, Sprint has named it their 'Epic 4G Touch.' The biggest change from the Epic 4G is a loss of the QWERTY keyboard (good riddance). Some of the more remarkable features of the Epic 4G Touch include the 4.52" screen (an increase from the Galaxy S's 4.3" screen), a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 4 capacitive buttons, a whopping 8 megapixel camera (2 megapixel frontward-facing camera), and a WVGA Super AMOLED Plus display.
- 1.2 GHz dual-core Exynos processor
- 1 GB RAM
- 16 GB internal storage / microSD external storage slot (potential for 48 GB total storage)
- 8.0 megapixel rear-facing camera
- 2.0 megapixel front-facing camera
- 800 X 480 pixel display
- WVGA Super AMOLED Plus display
The Epic 4G Touch features some changes from its Galaxy S II prototype. For one, the corners are a bit more rounded, some buttons have been moved around, and the speaker grill has been shuffled to the other side. Another obvious one: the Epic 4G Touch is CDMA, so you won't be finding a SIM card underneath its cover, unlike its GSM cousin. One thing to note is that the Epic 4G Touch ships with Android's Gingerbread 2.3.4, whereas the Galaxy S II comes standard with Gingerbread 2.3.3.
This phone is available for service on Sprint and to buy from Amazon Wireless. Note that AT&T and T-Mobile will be offering their spins on the Galaxy S II as well. While T-Mobile intends to keep the 4.52" display, AT&T will offer their S II with a 4.3" display.