Sprint's HTC EVO 4G is getting 2.3 Gingerbread today
posted by Victor H. / Jun 03, 2011, 8:21 AM
Menu > Settings > System Updates > HTC Software Updates > Check Now > OK >Yes
For those who are not that impatient, the update is confirmed to automatically roll out starting June 6th. Transitioning to Android 2.3 is done in two simple steps as the update is carried on over the air. The instructions below are given on Sprint’s website:
1. Users will receive a notification that Android 2.3 is available for download.
2. Once the user has downloaded the update, they will be prompted to install the update. The user will be notified that their device will be disabled during the installation process. The phone will be ready to use once the process completes.
So while rumors were split about a June 3rd and June 6th date for the update, it turned out that both are true. It’s not yet clear whether the update will bring the latest 2.3.4 flavor of Gingerbread, but – apart from the minor changes in the UI - it’s expected to fix some bugs including battery discharges, the ability to sync multiple Gmail accounts and display email attachments. Feel free to let us know how your update went and whether you personally find the promised improvements!
source: Sprint via Electronista
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YES get your Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It's sweet & very tasty! You will like it very much. Enjoy! :-)
posted on Jun 03, 2011, 8:31 AM 1
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this is what I mean by how HTC is better than Samsung. Sure Samsung is coming out with new phones but so is HTC. But HTC still prioritizes and cares about consumers enough to update their existing phones as promptly as possible unlike Samsung with their Galaxy S line up of phones (like my Epic 4G). After the EVO got 2.2 it took almost an entire year for us Galaxy users to get it! Really? TouchWiz is that much of a problem over HTC Sense? Fuck the Galaxy S2. There, I said it! Suck on that Sammy. It's not Google's fault but next upgrade its HTC or a non-Samsung Windows phone next time! ;D
posted on Jun 03, 2011, 7:48 PM 0
A few of the icons have changed, not too much else other than that. It's supposed to improve battery life buttttttt we'll see. The browser loads a little differently, copy/paste functionality is supposed to be better but that has yet to be seen. I guess it's still cool that we're one of the first to have Gingerbread though.
posted on Jun 03, 2011, 10:59 AM 0
Not working for me. It turns off, then the little green man comes out with a box. Then it went to the little green man with a exclamation point in a triangle. Now its just there. Been there for about 20 minutes now.
posted on Jun 03, 2011, 3:55 PM 0
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Are you running a rooted stock rom? If so, the update will download, but won't install. You will need to "un-root" by using the correct PC36IMG, which will return your phone to stock. Download 2.3.3 update again and then it will install.
posted on Jun 03, 2011, 10:46 PM 0
I've read some posts on other sites that netflix wont stream on the new 2.3 software. This is a deal breaker for me so i'm holding off until i know for sure. Has anybody tried this yet on 2.3? Please let me know. Thanks
posted on Jun 03, 2011, 8:12 PM 0
Yup, it doesn't work at all. When you go into the netflix program with the 2.3 update, it just says, "New version of application is found, you must upgrade to be able to use application." then when you press "OK" it takes you to a place where it says, "NOT FOUND: The requested item could not be found."
posted on Jun 05, 2011, 5:46 PM 0
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