The Sprint Samsung Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean update, otherwise known as the Samsung Epic 4G Touch Jelly Bean update has leaked once again and it appears that this version of the update could wind up being the final version that rolls out to the masses.
According to a user named sextape on the SXTP-Developers forums, courtesy of Android Authority, the version of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean that leaked out today for download could very well end up being the final version of Jelly Bean that Sprint offers to its customers. Sextape is the same person who brought the Epic 4G Touch Jelly Bean update to life in previous weeks.
The update isn’t Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, but it is Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and it’s available to those that wish to download the software early. We of course advise that Epic 4G Touch owners on Sprint hold off for the official OTA as the software could end up proving to be more trouble then it’s worth.
The installation process for brave Epic 4G Touch owners can be found on the forum post but again, we advise those who are not skilled in this sort of thing to wait for the OTA to arrive from Sprint.
Just when that will be remains uncertain given that the Galaxy S II Jelly Bean update has yet to roll out for any version of the device. Samsung has indeed confirmed the update for its aging smartphone but so far, no carrier has given a specific release date for the update. American carriers are also notorious for being slow to updates and so it could be that the update here won’t roll out for at least a few weeks or longer.
We’ve heard that the Galaxy S II Jelly Bean update could be rolling out in 2012, though Samsung still hasn’t confirmed any timing.
Helping Sprint’s cause is that it was the first to roll out the Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S3, something that rivals AT&T and Verizon have yet to do for their respective Galaxy S3 devices.