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Sprint sends out update for EVO 4G; possible Wi-Fi and battery fixes included

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Sprint sends out update for EVO 4G; possible Wi-Fi and battery fixes included
Sprint sends out update for EVO 4G; possible Wi-Fi and battery fixes included
The other day, we reported that Sprint was planning a maintenance update for the EVO 4G for today. And sure enough, owners of the handset this morning are being greeted with an OTA update which allows version 1.47.651.1 to be installed. At 21.43MB, we are probably looking at some small bug fixes, minor to be sure, but hopefully it will contain the necessary improvements to improve the phone's battery life and  repair the Wi-Fi reception issues. You can't tell the players without a scorecard and without a list of changes, you can't be sure exactly what the pin-dropping network is up to. If you are an EVO 4G user, drop us a comment if you notice anything different about your handset after downloading the upgrade.

HTC EVO 4G Specifications | Review

source: Engadget






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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:47

1. dyster (Posts: 63; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Use caution with this update. BGR users are posting it disables tethering and some features in rooted phones.

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 12:14

2. scorpio85 (Posts: 160; Member since: 16 Jan 2010)


Haven't seen any issues, also that's the risk you take when you root your phone.

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 12:16

3. je2345 (Posts: 62; Member since: 05 May 2009)


your not suppose to install these updates when you root your phone. Wait for someone smart to fix the ota release to work with a rooted device.

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 12:25

4. easytochris (Posts: 126; Member since: 21 Jan 2010)


"wait for someone smart to fix the ota release" completely out of context that sentence is awesome.

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 13:27

5. cwiley5045 (Posts: 16; Member since: 07 May 2010)


Browser is not stable keeps closing and doesnt display things in there proper place. Battery, and WiFi still a problem. I need to be very close to my router in order to get a good signal, and battery is half gone with very little use. I believe my EVO was much more stable before the Update. Not sure what was done but so far I'm not happy!

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 15:26

6. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 864; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)


My wifi did improve , but only slightly. My battery life has been awesome since the upgrade. I have wifi and blue toohth activated, and I have connected to the web and held a few conversations while still maintaining a close rto full battery strenght for the last 4 hours I am still alomst full. I'll get back tro you. I have nobrowser issues either!

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 15:39

7. desertmike680 (Posts: 42; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


We have actually seen that the update has completely corrupted the device after the install, hence not allowing the device to power on. I'll keep you guys posted on anything else I see. Mike Zubrtisky Handset/Network Technician, Sprint Communications

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 17:39

8. ogfish (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Feb 2010)


Yet you are not in the corporate email? Hmmm nice try...

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 19:10

9. HockeyDood (Posts: 64; Member since: 14 May 2010)


Always fun to catch ppl posing as Sprint employees.

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 19:50

10. desertmike680 (Posts: 42; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Wow. You guys are really smart. If your actually Sprint employees, then search me on the exchange server dir and get ready to be proved wrong.

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 20:45

11. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2973; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


As Steve Jobs would say......."what wifi and battery life issue? Let's put a software fix for issues that don't exist."

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 21:27

12. paynekiller (Posts: 139; Member since: 24 May 2010)


I haven't gotten this update.. and when I check it says my device is up to date :s I always notice I have a problem with com.htc.bg or something like that where it keeps saying it had an error and i have to force close. This has been happening for a long time now for me and I don't know if it has to do with bluetooth cause it only happens why I have BT on.

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