HTC and Sprint suspend EVO 4G update after problems

HTC and Sprint suspend EVO 4G update after problems
As we reported Monday morning, HTC and Sprint were sending out an OTA upgrade most likely to improve the phone's Wi-Fi reception and increase the handset's battery life. While nothing out of the ordinary took place for most owners of the nation's first 4G enabled device, some found that their trusty handset was bricked by the download. Sprint issued a statement which said, "While the vast majority of consumers successfully downloaded and installed the most recent HTC EVO 4G software update, we have received a handful of reports from customers having some issues with the update. In light of this, HTC and Sprint have decided to temporarily halt distribution of this software release until we can investigate further. We expect to be able to resume software updates shortly." Some of those who ended up with inoperable phones had modified their handset in one way or another. Some, though, were units that just came straight from the factory. Mobile Crunch counted dozens of posts in their forum from people whose EVO 4G is now an expensive paperweight, so this is a major problem for both the carrier and the manufacturer. The bricked phones cannot be repaired and must be replaced. This is sure to make owners of the next phone due to receive an OTA upgrade very, very nervous.

source: MobileCrunch

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7 Comments

1. Mali Mal

Posts: 35; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

I upgraded mine and dont have a problem... knock on wood... FYI, please download Mario Live Wallpaper from the Android Market. Its compatible with Android 2.1 and 2.2... Thanks!

4. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Already did....but, I believe it is compatible with 2.2 as I have a 2.1 ARIA and it dod not seem to work- I will look at it again...

2. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Haha very nice photo attached to this article.

3. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

I blame the less intelligent ppl for not being able to follow instruction and do the OTA upgrade/fix correctly, lol

5. ILOVEIPHONE25 unregistered

WHERE ARE THE GOOGLE FANBOYS? THIS CONVO DOESN'T GET 5 POSTINGS, BUT ANY IPHONE POSTING GETS AT LEAST 15 NEGATIVE POST..

6. matt1q2aw3 unregistered

Shut up!!! I've... nay.... we've had enough of your sass for one day

7. dahaka17

Posts: 61; Member since: Jun 08, 2010

i wonder where the post is saying its been fixed and the update is going out again and @ilovecrapphone wheres hows ur software fix on the iphone oh thats right jobs retracted his statement and said thier isnt a problem i bet thier is alot of iphone users out thier begging to differ

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