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HTC EVO 4G to get Gingerbread update on June 3rd?

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HTC EVO 4G to get Gingerbread update on June 3rd?
The first U.S. handset to work on Sprint's 4G WiMax network, the HTC EVO 4G is almost a year old. And what better way to celebrate than with a upgrade to Android 2.3. According to a leaked memo, the upgraded OS will become available for a manual installation starting on June 3rd. Three days later, if you haven't upgraded your EVO 4G, the phone will ask if you want to upgrade. Say 'Yes' and the upgrade will commence.

According to this memo, the HTC EVO 4G will get upgraded to Android 2.3 on Friday

According to this memo, the HTC EVO 4G will get upgraded to Android 2.3 on Friday

The update will also take care of some bugs. No longer will SMS messages be sent to the wrong person by random. When writing an SMS message in Spanish, the word 'Me' will be replaced with 'Yo'. After the Android 2.2 upgrade, multiple Gmail accounts stopped syncing, a problem that will be rectified with the Ginbergread upgrade. Another bug that prevented batteries that were run down below the low battery/power down level from charging will also be fixed.

Remember, the June 3rd date of the manual upgrade has not been officially announced by Sprint, so on Friday go to Menu > Settings > System Updates > HTC Software Updates > Check Now > OK >Yes and hopefully you will find a serving of Gingerbread for your HTC EVO 4G.

source: AndroidCentral

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posted on 01 Jun 2011, 20:09

1. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)

Oooo! so close to beating Motorola this year HTC.

posted on 02 Jun 2011, 01:45

8. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)

They just gotta get it to droid incredible

posted on 01 Jun 2011, 20:45

2. SPRINT EMPLOYEE (unregistered)

I can verify that this is indeed LEGIT! It is the new edition of the Playbook (the training manual and pricing) for Sprint employees. It comes out Thursday morning!

Can't wait til Friday!

posted on 01 Jun 2011, 21:07 1

3. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

FINALLY. About damn time to, yo.

posted on 01 Jun 2011, 21:29

4. Alva (unregistered)

And how long ago did Google release Gingerbread to manufacturers? I wish releasing updates by manufacturers was more of a priority. I'm pretty certain my HTC EVO will not see Ice Cream Sandwich...

posted on 01 Jun 2011, 21:32

5. skymitch89 (Posts: 1363; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

"First" isn't first this time. Just hope that the Evo Shift gets it's update fairly soon.

posted on 01 Jun 2011, 23:05 1

6. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)

Now I want to see Gingerbread on my ThunderBolt

posted on 01 Jun 2011, 23:13

7. joey78 (unregistered)

Will Sense be updated to 2.1 or 3.0?

posted on 04 Jun 2011, 09:05

12. Mike (unregistered)

2.3.3 on the evo 4g breaks screen brightness controls and netflix. I wish I had known this first.

posted on 04 Jun 2011, 19:23

13. Friend of a Friend (unregistered)

Friend warned me not to upgrade as he lost inet speed thru WiFi and dwnload speed dropped from 14 to 8mb/s. I will wait until the bug fixes,

posted on 10 Jun 2011, 08:11

14. Friend of A friends friend (unregistered)

When will Evo Shift get Upgrade? Hopefully soon

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