Sprint sends out update for EVO 4G; possible Wi-Fi and battery fixes included

Sprint sends out update for EVO 4G; possible Wi-Fi and battery fixes included
The other day, we reported that Sprint was planning a maintenance update for the EVO 4G for today. And sure enough, owners of the handset this morning are being greeted with an OTA update which allows version 1.47.651.1 to be installed. At 21.43MB, we are probably looking at some small bug fixes, minor to be sure, but hopefully it will contain the necessary improvements to improve the phone's battery life and  repair the Wi-Fi reception issues. You can't tell the players without a scorecard and without a list of changes, you can't be sure exactly what the pin-dropping network is up to. If you are an EVO 4G user, drop us a comment if you notice anything different about your handset after downloading the upgrade.

HTC EVO 4G Specifications | Review

source: Engadget



1. dyster

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Use caution with this update. BGR users are posting it disables tethering and some features in rooted phones.

2. scorpio85

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 16, 2010

Haven't seen any issues, also that's the risk you take when you root your phone.

3. je2345

Posts: 63; Member since: May 05, 2009

your not suppose to install these updates when you root your phone. Wait for someone smart to fix the ota release to work with a rooted device.

4. easytochris

Posts: 126; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

"wait for someone smart to fix the ota release" completely out of context that sentence is awesome.

5. cwiley5045

Posts: 23; Member since: May 07, 2010

Browser is not stable keeps closing and doesnt display things in there proper place. Battery, and WiFi still a problem. I need to be very close to my router in order to get a good signal, and battery is half gone with very little use. I believe my EVO was much more stable before the Update. Not sure what was done but so far I'm not happy!


Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

My wifi did improve , but only slightly. My battery life has been awesome since the upgrade. I have wifi and blue toohth activated, and I have connected to the web and held a few conversations while still maintaining a close rto full battery strenght for the last 4 hours I am still alomst full. I'll get back tro you. I have nobrowser issues either!

7. desertmike680

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

We have actually seen that the update has completely corrupted the device after the install, hence not allowing the device to power on. I'll keep you guys posted on anything else I see. Mike Zubrtisky Handset/Network Technician, Sprint Communications

8. ogfish

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 15, 2010

Yet you are not in the corporate email? Hmmm nice try...

9. HockeyDood

Posts: 80; Member since: May 14, 2010

Always fun to catch ppl posing as Sprint employees.

10. desertmike680

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Wow. You guys are really smart. If your actually Sprint employees, then search me on the exchange server dir and get ready to be proved wrong.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

As Steve Jobs would say......."what wifi and battery life issue? Let's put a software fix for issues that don't exist."

12. paynekiller

Posts: 152; Member since: May 24, 2010

I haven't gotten this update.. and when I check it says my device is up to date :s I always notice I have a problem with com.htc.bg or something like that where it keeps saying it had an error and i have to force close. This has been happening for a long time now for me and I don't know if it has to do with bluetooth cause it only happens why I have BT on.

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