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

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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EVO 4G
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.00h talk time)

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35 Comments

1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

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

23. lp_522

Posts: 46; Member since: May 31, 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

33. cert15z unregistered

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

2. spanky

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

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

4. spanky

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

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

3. checo22

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 01, 2011

downloading now. yeahhhhhh

6. ROD unregistered

GOT It !!!!!! Yeahhh

7. Busa03 unregistered

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

8. dc296gsr

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 20, 2009

its 2.3.3

15. AndroidTroll

Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

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

9. Busa03 unregistered

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

10. kyeongshik

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

Whats changed? Dont really see anything different.

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.

12. kyeongshik

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

for sure

13. tepdroid unregistered

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

14. evo boy unregistered

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

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.

17. wowfactor

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 03, 2011

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

18. gbuffs

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 13, 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?

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.

25. leefer77

Posts: 23; Member since: Jan 04, 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.

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.

21. evo-ninja

Posts: 31; Member since: May 23, 2011

getten my download on

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. Thanks

26. leefer77

Posts: 23; Member since: Jan 04, 2011

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

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."

27. Reboot yo shit unregistered

Man, the boot up time is literally 3 seconds!

28. dad unregistered

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

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.

30. TAE unregistered

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

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