Sprint Samsung Galaxy S2 Epic 4G Touch OTA Update Swype Bug Fix (Workaround)
Sprint Samsung Galaxy S2 Epic 4G Touch ICS OTA update finally began to roll out yesterday but instead of making the users happy, the update has left the users craving for their old Sprint Epic 4G Touch build.
Apparently, the ICS update brought more bugs and troubles than it introduced the new features. Users are complaining that they have faced many bugs & lags on their Sprint Samsung Galaxy S2 Epic 4G since the ICS update.
For instance, WiFi connectivity issues, shorter battery backup, web browsing speed decreased, more RAM usage than the previous build, slower phone (sometimes freezes & lags too) and the most important of all the Swype functionality is no more available/usable in the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S2 Epic 4G.
However, some users have reported that Swype works just fine on their phone. Some users have found a workaround to get the Swype keyboard working again. Below is the guide on how to turn on the Swype keyboard on Sprint Samsung Galaxy S2 Epic 4G after the ICS update.
Step 1: Go to Settings>Apps>Swype
Step 2: Tap Disable and then tap on Clear Data option.
Step 3: Now re-enable.
Step 4: Goto Settings>Language and Input>Keyboards and Input methods> Default.
Step 5: Enjoy the swype keyboard.
It is not yet known exactly when Sprint will be rolling out another update to fix the issues in this one. The official OTA update adds a load of new features to the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S2 Epic 4G, like for example a simple and better UI, face unlock: a state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to unlock your phone with a smile, better camera app which introduces panorama mode, powerful photo editor, Android Beam™, improved web browser which is now cable of syncing bookmarks from Google Chrome™ and request full desktop versions of sites, enhanced Google+ experience, better copy-paste support, a new Calender app which can sync with Google Calendar™ or Microsoft Exchange, redesigned Gmail™ app which does not need an internet connection to search mails and then finally Google+ integration that lets you hangout and video chat with up to 10 friends using your front-facing camera.
Feel free to comment your views on the Sprint Epic 4G Touch ICS update & if this temporary solution worked out for you or not.