Sprint's HTC EVO 4G is getting 2.3 Gingerbread today
Menu > Settings > System Updates > HTC Software Updates > Check Now > OK >Yes
For those who are not that impatient, the update is confirmed to automatically roll out starting June 6th. Transitioning to Android 2.3 is done in two simple steps as the update is carried on over the air. The instructions below are given on Sprint’s website:
1. Users will receive a notification that Android 2.3 is available for download.
2. Once the user has downloaded the update, they will be prompted to install the update. The user will be notified that their device will be disabled during the installation process. The phone will be ready to use once the process completes.
So while rumors were split about a June 3rd and June 6th date for the update, it turned out that both are true. It’s not yet clear whether the update will bring the latest 2.3.4 flavor of Gingerbread, but – apart from the minor changes in the UI - it’s expected to fix some bugs including battery discharges, the ability to sync multiple Gmail accounts and display email attachments. Feel free to let us know how your update went and whether you personally find the promised improvements!
source: Sprint via Electronista
1. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4408; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
YES get your Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It's sweet & very tasty! You will like it very much. Enjoy! :-)
23. lp_522 (Posts: 25; Member since: 31 May 2011)
this is what I mean by how HTC is better than Samsung. Sure Samsung is coming out with new phones but so is HTC. But HTC still prioritizes and cares about consumers enough to update their existing phones as promptly as possible unlike Samsung with their Galaxy S line up of phones (like my Epic 4G).
After the EVO got 2.2 it took almost an entire year for us Galaxy users to get it! Really? TouchWiz is that much of a problem over HTC Sense?
Fuck the Galaxy S2. There, I said it! Suck on that Sammy.
It's not Google's fault but next upgrade its HTC or a non-Samsung Windows phone next time! ;D
33. cert15z (unregistered)
You can get any windows phone, because they all will update at the same time.
4. spanky (Posts: 81; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)
all successful so far looks great! hope it helps with battery life...
6. ROD (unregistered)
GOT It !!!!!! Yeahhh
7. Busa03 (unregistered)
It says there are no update available for your phone. What the Hell!
15. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)
Dang it. I was hoping for 2.3.4 with native video chat through Google Talk :-(
9. Busa03 (unregistered)
I did not turn off my phone last night, just did & now it found the update.
10. kyeongshik (Posts: 4; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)
Whats changed? Dont really see anything different.
11. EvoUser (unregistered)
A few of the icons have changed, not too much else other than that. It's supposed to improve battery life buttttttt we'll see. The browser loads a little differently, copy/paste functionality is supposed to be better but that has yet to be seen. I guess it's still cool that we're one of the first to have Gingerbread though.
13. tepdroid (unregistered)
Already downloaded... no google video chat that I can see... bummer
14. evo boy (unregistered)
Did the update and of course netflix isn't working now....Grrrrr
16. hybrid281 (unregistered)
Is this update available for the EVO Shift as well? I'll just check for the update when I get the chance today and see if it's there.
17. wowfactor (Posts: 6; Member since: 03 Jun 2011)
dont download 2.3 yet not if you love your netflix ....
18. gbuffs (Posts: 5; Member since: 13 Mar 2011)
I am trying to update but the screen is just stuck on "CHECKING" with the circle going around it. WTF? I tried a battery pull, and I tried on 3G and WiFi. Nothing. What gives?
20. Luis (unregistered)
Not working for me. It turns off, then the little green man comes out with a box. Then it went to the little green man with a exclamation point in a triangle. Now its just there. Been there for about 20 minutes now.
25. leefer77 (Posts: 23; Member since: 04 Jan 2011)
Are you running a rooted stock rom? If so, the update will download, but won't install. You will need to "un-root" by using the correct PC36IMG, which will return your phone to stock. Download 2.3.3 update again and then it will install.
38. ben210hill (unregistered)
has anyone found a fix for this?? im having the same problem. my email is email@example.com please let me know.
24. EvoUser (unregistered)
I've read some posts on other sites that netflix wont stream on the new 2.3 software. This is a deal breaker for me so i'm holding off until i know for sure. Has anybody tried this yet on 2.3? Please let me know.
26. leefer77 (Posts: 23; Member since: 04 Jan 2011)
Netflix won't stream. Hopefully, Netflix will fix this.
35. MaaadaFadda (unregistered)
Yup, it doesn't work at all. When you go into the netflix program with the 2.3 update, it just says, "New version of application is found, you must upgrade to be able to use application." then when you press "OK" it takes you to a place where it says, "NOT FOUND: The requested item could not be found."
27. Reboot yo shit (unregistered)
Man, the boot up time is literally 3 seconds!
28. dad (unregistered)
YAY!!! its downloading ive been waiting so long for this.
29. Mrblackout247 (unregistered)
I am happy to have gingerbread now but now my Netflix app wont work....... I called netflix and they said that "we're working on the problem and it should be fixed in a few days." now i cant even find it in the market.
30. TAE (unregistered)
downloaded and installed yesteday morning, i love it my EVO 4G is very fast and responsive :D
31. RJ (unregistered)
Update was worth it but now LED notification for Handcent sms wont work anymore and it does improve battery life just fyi.
32. James123456789 (unregistered)
Is sense 3.0 ever gonna come to the evo. i mean android 2.3 is nice but i want a UI update
36. tiredofsprint (unregistered)
I think this EVO sucks, I've had 4months trouble after trouble , take my word drop it and Sprint service as well , the tecs are unhelpful. The only help they do is make it worst and put you on hold for hours. Sprint really sucks. I should have stayed with ATT& be we all learn from our mistake.... What we think is good or better. May not be. As it has shown to me ...
37. tiredofsprint (unregistered)
SPRINT SUCKS AT$T RULES
39. mimi (unregistered)
wrost update ever