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Sprint EVO 4G and Hero Receive OTA Updates

Douglas Carter

Sprint sent out OTA maintenance updates yesterday to the HTC EVO 4G and the HTC Hero which bring some much-desired fixes for the EVO, and some bug fixes for the Hero. The biggest fix for many users that comes with the EVO's update is the removal of a 30FPS cap that HTC had previously said could not be fixed.

The HTC EVO 4G update (3.29.651.5) also contains, according to the picture leaked to Android Central, a fix for the calendar editing problems, "GPS reboot", and multiple Gmail Account Sync (which broke when Android 2.2 was released.)

The HTC Hero's update contains a "GPS reboot" fix and an attempt at fixing a problem regarding a "sluggish" dialer. If you were affeted by any of those problems and have received the update (2.31.651.7), then let us know how it works.

AndroidandMe mentions that "Sprint is being pretty quiet about the update, so we have no indication as to how fast it will be rolling out to all" devices.

Androinica adds (at least in terms of the HTC EVO 4G) that "Root users should not apply the update; simply wait for your ROM’s developer to integrate it into the next version."

Engadget comments that, in regards to the EVO update, "Sprint's official changelog only mentions the calendar and Gmail sync fixes, so it's possible they're trying to keep the other two low-key to prevent undue questions and curiosity from folks as they upgrade."

Other Sources: AndroidandMe, Android Central, Androinica, Engadget

Image from AndroidandMe

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  • Douglas Carter Sep 29, 2010 Link

    Sounds like all good news with this latest update. Nice to hear!

  • Toni L. Sep 29, 2010 Link

    I received the update to my EVO and at first everything was really sluggish and I was feeling frustrated. I had gone out and forgot my charger so, of course the phone died and when I charged it and restarted it the problem was gone. It also seem to take less time to fully charge it.

  • Geoff G Sep 25, 2010 Link

    evo 2.2 achieved better score in quadrant after installation of latest OTA update.

  • Douglas Carter Sep 24, 2010 Link

    Thanks for letting us know that it does seem to work better.

  • Darius Bradley Sep 24, 2010 Link

    I finally received the Hero update and the phone is running better than it did when it was brand new. It dials very quickly and it seems to run a lot faster than before. I am still testing it out. I am very happy so far.