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Sprint's HTC EVO 4G is getting 2.3 Gingerbread today

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Sprint's HTC EVO 4G is getting 2.3 Gingerbread today
Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G unleashed the 4G wave in the States by being one of the first 4G-enabled phones, but with the passing of time it has lagged slightly in another area – that of Android updates. That’s changing today as Sprint officially confirmed that one of the most popular Android phones to date has gotten Gingerbread and can be manually updated now. To give your EVO 4G Gingerbread love just follow the path:

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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posted on 03 Jun 2011, 08:31 1

1. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

YES get your Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It's sweet & very tasty! You will like it very much. Enjoy! :-)

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 19:48

23. lp_522 (Posts: 46; Member since: 31 May 2011)

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 04 Jun 2011, 20:38

33. cert15z (unregistered)

You can get any windows phone, because they all will update at the same time.

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 08:44 3

2. spanky (Posts: 81; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)

downloading now..........

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 10:06

4. spanky (Posts: 81; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)

all successful so far looks great! hope it helps with battery life...

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 09:30 1

3. checo22 (Posts: 6; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)

downloading now. yeahhhhhh

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 10:07

6. ROD (unregistered)

GOT It !!!!!! Yeahhh

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 10:19

7. Busa03 (unregistered)

It says there are no update available for your phone. What the Hell!

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 10:32 1

8. dc296gsr (Posts: 17; Member since: 20 Nov 2009)

its 2.3.3

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 12:56 1

15. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)

Dang it. I was hoping for 2.3.4 with native video chat through Google Talk :-(

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 10:36

9. Busa03 (unregistered)

I did not turn off my phone last night, just did & now it found the update.

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 10:56

10. kyeongshik (Posts: 4; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)

Whats changed? Dont really see anything different.

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 10:59

11. EvoUser (unregistered)

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 03 Jun 2011, 11:02

12. kyeongshik (Posts: 4; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)

for sure

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 11:21

13. tepdroid (unregistered)

Already downloaded... no google video chat that I can see... bummer

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 11:31

14. evo boy (unregistered)

Did the update and of course netflix isn't working now....Grrrrr

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 13:14

16. hybrid281 (unregistered)

Is this update available for the EVO Shift as well? I'll just check for the update when I get the chance today and see if it's there.

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 14:07

17. wowfactor (Posts: 6; Member since: 03 Jun 2011)

dont download 2.3 yet not if you love your netflix ....

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 14:42

18. gbuffs (Posts: 5; Member since: 13 Mar 2011)

I am trying to update but the screen is just stuck on "CHECKING" with the circle going around it. WTF? I tried a battery pull, and I tried on 3G and WiFi. Nothing. What gives?

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 15:55

20. Luis (unregistered)

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 03 Jun 2011, 22:46

25. leefer77 (Posts: 23; Member since: 04 Jan 2011)

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 16 Jun 2011, 19:37

38. ben210hill (unregistered)

has anyone found a fix for this?? im having the same problem. my email is bherrera143@gmail.com please let me know.

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 15:57

21. evo-ninja (Posts: 31; Member since: 23 May 2011)

getten my download on

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 20:12

24. EvoUser (unregistered)

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.


posted on 03 Jun 2011, 22:48

26. leefer77 (Posts: 23; Member since: 04 Jan 2011)

Netflix won't stream. Hopefully, Netflix will fix this.

posted on 05 Jun 2011, 17:46

35. MaaadaFadda (unregistered)

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 04 Jun 2011, 01:02

27. Reboot yo shit (unregistered)

Man, the boot up time is literally 3 seconds!

posted on 04 Jun 2011, 07:47

28. dad (unregistered)

YAY!!! its downloading ive been waiting so long for this.

posted on 04 Jun 2011, 08:52

29. Mrblackout247 (unregistered)

I am happy to have gingerbread now but now my Netflix app wont work....... I called netflix and they said that "we're working on the problem and it should be fixed in a few days." now i cant even find it in the market.

posted on 04 Jun 2011, 11:21

30. TAE (unregistered)

downloaded and installed yesteday morning, i love it my EVO 4G is very fast and responsive :D

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