Samsung Epic 4G CyanogenMod 7 Gets Functional WiMAX

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Right as we wrapped-up 2011, we caught wind of an important milestone for the Samsung Epic 4G on Sprint. After months and months of spotty, unofficial support, the Android finally earned itself an official release of CyanogenMod 7. While that was fantastic news for owners of the QWERTY slider, there were still several problems remaining with the build, including a pretty major one for most users: broken WiMAX support. Still, it was progress, and we were happy to see it released, even in that state. Now, just a few days later, WiMAX has already been fixed.

The important thing is that 4G is now working, even if there are (surprise, surprise) some more glitches remaining. For instance, you won’t be able to use the platform’s built-in tethering support while connected over WiMAX, and will have to turn to an external app for that functionality. Additionally, the widget you use to enable and disable WiMAX isn’t working.

Beyond WiMAX support, this new release also fixes some of the problems with WiFi hotspots that were affecting earlier builds. Check out the downloads you’ll need and installation instructions through the Source link below.

Source: XDA-Developers forum

Via: XDA-Developers

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