July 24, 2014

HTC Evo 4G Recieves Froyo-less Update

Sprint updated the HTC EVO 4G Monday with a small software update of 21.43MB, called System Upgrade 1.47.651.1. According to Boy Genius Report, it is supposed to improve wi-fi performance, fix Exchange Active Sync issues, and make Facebook not murder the phone’s meager battery life. The only thing I have noticed since the install is my email is actively updating.

Early in the day a few people reported that their EVOs were bricked.  The definition of bricked implies all the phone is good for is breaking windows, or building houses.  When enough of these reports came in, Sprint halted the update, so not everyone received it.

I did watch the update download with my fingers crossed, silently hoping they accidently left a zero off the end of the file size. You know what they say, “every update that isn’t Froyo, is one step closer to being Froyo.” Okay, no one actually says that, I just think it to myself.

Snaps to BGR on the preemptive  heads-up.