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Users of HTC EVO 4G complain that the latest update has messed up their phone

0. phoneArena 30 Dec 2010, 00:40 posted on

An anonymous HTC EVO 4G owner has told us that since the latest maintenance upgrade, the battery life of the phone has decreased, Wi-Fi fails to stay connected and the phone lags; forums have been full of EVO 4G owners making the same complaint...

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posted on 04 Jan 2011, 22:15

30. JasonG (unregistered)


The update made my EVO 2x as fast and just plain snappier.

posted on 05 Jan 2011, 03:01

32. Jackson (unregistered)


The last update broke my 4g access, before I had full 4g reception, now I can't even connect. Now I'm really hesitant to download any patches from Sprint. Haven't they ever heard of testing things before sending it out to everyone?

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 16:50

33. wileynash (unregistered)


Some of you should consider yourselves lucky. Here’s what the update did for me. Erased my SD card, all photos, contacts….gone. Then, it must have backed up after the update and get this, my google contacts were also almost completely wiped out. Sprint tech could do nothing. Furthermore, they said that since my Evo was running hardware version 0003, (evidently the only hardware version they cannot work around) the phone was essentially rendered useless. Oh boy! I got a brand new Evo but had to trade all of my contacts and 8 months of photos for it. Just F’n fantastic.
Would be interesting to know if the others experiencing problems were also running HW version 0003.
Funny how the Evo and Sprint sites seem to be scrubbing this issue. Ok, not funny.
Love the Evo but I am seriously PO’d about this.
Sprint says I’m the ONLY one – RIGHT! Anyone else lose everything?

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 20:29

34. Doug Fresh 123 (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Mar 2010)


I must agree , every since the last update my Evo has been laggen too . The Evo is still # 1 thow

posted on 10 Jan 2011, 18:39

35. mariabx485 (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


OMG I thought i was the only one going thru issues since da upgraded software..I Love my evo but hate the problems its giving me.. i screen bounces up and down on a regular..i have NOOOOO service even in my own house which i have wireless internet. My apps keeps closing and it takes me forever to download one dam page...But the most annoyin shit is my fone gets soooo hot that i have to take the battery out and let it kool off...sprint did reboot and gave me a used battery like thats going help and which it didnt..so like WTF can i do now????

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 14:07

36. Chelle (unregistered)


I had absolutely no problems with my phone before this latest update. But ever since the update, my phone thinks my location is Riga, Latvia! I live in Utah!! This affects my alarm clocks, texts, voicemails, weather apps etc. My battery life has been horrible since the update, as well. I fully charge my phone every night, and after a few hours (of not even using my phone) my battery is dead! This is ridiculous, and unacceptable! Sprint better fix this bug, or I'm going back to Verizon!

posted on 30 Jan 2011, 23:39

37. RYAN (unregistered)


The only problem I'm having is battery life. But other than that this is the best smartphone by far.I think its funny that some people don't understand that allot of the performance of the phone lies in two primary factors.one being your network and two being your hardware. Sometimes a update can mess things up but guess what that's what's insurance is for. And this is for all you people that think just because you sell phones that you now how everything works. Let me refrase that not all but most... anybody can sell phones or trobleshoot a phones problems in store, however there are people called network engineer's like myself who no that allot of the performance is based on your carriers network. Sprint and Verizon are pretty much the same except that the Sprint 4g uses wimax and Verizon is lte. Now I had Verizon for 10 years and had nothing but problems with there network and there hi pricing for service. If u have poor signal strength and are having problems ask to speak with an network engineer and have them run a field strength test anything minus 100db is bad I get about minus 36. Sprint or Verizon can credit your account or nock off some of your bill if your having signal strength problems. If that don't work ask about a signal repeater. You'll have to buy it but hey don't buy it from them get it from a third party not only will it improve signal strength in your house but reassure's you you'll always have signal at your home . But Sprint has the best deal out there. And to all the people that want to go get an crapphone 4 good luck with that. Read reviews about the phone look up a side by side comparison with the evo and iPhone 4 the only thing that the iPhone has on the evo is its smaller lol.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 16:17

38. Lola2011 (unregistered)


Can someone help since the last update for my hct evo i have a notification saying that i have 9 vmail which i dont... phone is really slow.. Is there something i can do or just wait for another update for the phone to be fixed..

Thank you !

posted on 28 Jun 2011, 01:04

39. e (unregistered)


Mines messed up it lags , dies on me after a whole night charge -____- its rediculose like! really ? I didn't speend 200$ on a crappy phone!

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