HTC EVO 4G LTE might receive Android 4.1 update today

HTC EVO 4G LTE might receive Android 4.1 update today
HTC EVO 4G LTE owners, listen up because today might be the big day. According to a spy shot of a document, supposedly coming from Sprint's internal network, your smartphone is going to get its dose of Jelly Bean today. The Android 4.1 update will be available on December 13, according to the document, with a network push scheduled to begin the week of January 3, 2013.

But if the software update really goes live today, you'll be able to get it on your HTC EVO 4G LTE by checking for it manually. Just go to Settings> System Updates> HTC software update and tap Check Now. The version number of the new software update is 3.15.651.16, according to the leak.

Once updated, the HTC EVO 4G LTE will get a number of enhancements and fixes, such as the newer Sense+ user interface, an improved gallery application, and extra camera capabilities. All goodies that come along with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean should also be present, such as Google Now and the expandable notifications in the drop down bar. Naturally, a number of bugs have been squashed too.

Keep in mind that all this is just a rumor so we can't guarantee that the HTC EVO 4G LTE will really get updated to Android 4.1 today. But on the other hand, the leak seems trustworthy, so we're feeling pretty optimistic about it. In case your EVO 4G LTE gets updated to Jelly Bean, don't hesitate to drop us a line in the comments below! 



UPDATE: Wow, that was pretty quick! The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the HTC EVO 4G LTE now seems pretty much confirmed. And the word comes directly from Sprint: on the carrier's web page, the smartphone is listed running Android 4.1 out of the box, as you can see in the screenshot. So get ready, folks! The wait is almost over.

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source: Sprint

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EVO 4G LTE
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2000 mAh(7.50h talk time)

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25 Comments

1. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

This has apparently been confirmed by Sprint's product page for the Evo: http://shop.sprint.com/mysprint/shop/phone_details.jsp?prodId=dvc6370014prd&deviceSKUId=63700579&ensembleId=APX325CKT&flow=AAL&firstSelection=PHONES&id16=evo%204g%20lte&question_box=evo%204g%20lte I've been clicking the update button for a couple hours to no success, so it hasn't started quite yet.

2. wendygarett unregistered

Am I the only one who think that Sprint done tha good job for updating android device compare to other?

4. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

They're good sometimes, not so good other times. In this instance they're pretty fast, it was only a couple weeks ago that HTC started updating the global One X. However, it took Sprint a month longer than AT&T to update the Evo to 4.0.4 / Sense 4.1.

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

T-Mobile has been doing great so far also. I would prefer I'd the update reprocess were to be a little faster but we all know that's never going to happen.

22. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

Sprint is really working hard at timely updates, they recognized its important to their customers. They were first to update the Galaxy SIII and now the EVO. In the past they have also been the better of the big 4, not great by any means but that is life with Android.

3. ABDULGHAFOOR

Posts: 106; Member since: May 04, 2012

No :D

5. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

good news....now im waiting on the droid incredible 4g lte to be updated

6. wendygarett unregistered

Yeah wait 3 more months for that :D

7. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

yea wendy thanks.....im glad you are ALWAYS right.....smh

8. wendygarett unregistered

Hey I'm just kidding, no intention to throw wet blanket tho

10. true1984

Posts: 865; Member since: May 23, 2012

dont hold your breath, this is verizon we're talking about

11. frontlyna

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 01, 2012

First off, you dont know what youre talking about, this is SPRINT. OH.. AND BY THE WAY, THE UPDATE IS LIVE!!!!! WE GOT JELLYBEAN!!!

12. true1984

Posts: 865; Member since: May 23, 2012

Like the Galaxy SII? If i'm not mistaken it go JB last week, Sprint got it in october followed by Tmobile and AT&T

13. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Yes!!!!! I got my update about 2MINS AGO!!! Jelly bean... Here I come!!

21. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Me too, downloading it now.

14. GlennLosenara

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

My HTC EVO 4G LTE is right now downloading the software update Android 4.1 as I write this comment.

15. pokerc

Posts: 60; Member since: May 24, 2012

IT IS WORKING NOW!!!!

16. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

Jellybean?

17. smdeezy

Posts: 66; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

I want to unroot my phone so I can do this. Can anyone help out? I have team win recovery on it.

18. true1984

Posts: 865; Member since: May 23, 2012

i'm just waiting on the devs it should be up tonight or tomorrow since they already have the the update on xda

19. Xavier1415

Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

The update is now live I'm downloading it now

20. SprintPimp

Posts: 12; Member since: May 17, 2010

I just started mine!!!! 4.1.1!!!!!!!!

23. chrisjoel21190

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

Idk if its just my phone or if its some kind of bug, but my beats headphones worked before i updated my phone this morning, now they dont work with the phone, I tried them on another phone and it worked just fine. Is anyone else having this problem?

24. B00M_SHAKALAKA

Posts: 27; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

This update is good but I have the common problem with my wifi not connecting to my home network...anyone else having this problem? Any fix?

25. mrozek1500

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

Had the same issue. I had to do a hard reset on my phone and it started working again

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