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OTA updates are coming to the HTC EVO 4G, EVO Design 4G, and Samsung Epic 4G - adios Carrier IQ?

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OTA updates are coming to the HTC EVO 4G, EVO Design 4G, and Samsung Epic 4G - adios Carrier IQ?
Well, well, it seems as though Sprint decided to go full steam ahead in bringing software updates to three of its devices – the HTC EVO 4G, EVO Design 4G, and the Samsung Epic 4G. Recently, the HTC EVO 3D received one for itself that removed Carrier IQ from the device, and based on that, it seems fitting that the same thing is happening to these three smartphones

If you look below at the first bullet under each device below, you can clearly notate that the first fix on there is “security update.” More than likely, it’s probably the removal of Carrier IQ off the devices, especially considering the big news surrounding it of late. In addition, it was only a couple days ago when Sprint went on the record to announce the removal of Carrier IQ off its phones, therefore, it’s more than likely that this is the case with these new updates.

From the sound of it all, the update for the Samsung Epic 4G is being pushed out as we speak, however, you’ll need to manually check for it on the HTC EVO 4G and EVO Design 4G seeing that it won’t be rolling out until later on in the month – January 24th to be exact.

HTC EVO 4G
  • Security Update
  • Updated Peep client ( to align with Twitter)
  • Battery life improvements

HTC EVO Design 4G
  • Security Update
  • Updated Peep client (to align with Twitter)
  • Updated Sprint Zone client
  • Battery life improvements
  • 3LM Enterprise Tool Access (no user interface changes)

Samsung Epic 4G
  • Security update
  • Speaker feedback fix
  • The QIK and Asphalt 5 applications are no longer preloaded. When opening the applications using the application icon, you will be redirected to the Android market to download and install the full application.

source: Sprint (1, 2, & 3) via Android Police

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posted on 21 Jan 2012, 11:15

1. nmerry77 (Posts: 39; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


I have the Epic 4G...and its the only one that desnt get an update for "battery life"....That sucks!!!!! Oh well,....just gives me more reason to upgrade...I wish I knew when the G-Nex was coming out...I dont wanna settle with Th GS2...if the G-nex will be coming out soon.!!! SPRINT< GIVE US THE RELEASE DATE!

posted on 21 Jan 2012, 23:24

2. TechnoTechyes (Posts: 56; Member since: 24 Jan 2011)


That is probably something HTC developed for their own phones..

posted on 22 Jan 2012, 12:12

3. Sdubb3 (Posts: 19; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)


I just did the update this morning on my Evo 4g. Did a quick look around and noticed the Sprint Zone app icon has changed and the Market is now version 3.4.4. I downloaded and installed the CIQ detector app from Lookout Labs and it said it was clean.

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 23:01

4. nmerry77 (Posts: 39; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


My Epic 4G hasnt recieved any kind of update. :-(

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 20:29

5. daniel82tx (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)


I am just going to wait for the Samsung galaxy 3

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