Latest software update (1.47.651.1) bricking some HTC EVO 4Gs

Update-628 A new over-the-air HTC Software Update was released for the EVO today. The update includes:

  • Improvements to Wi-Fi performance
  • Exchange Active Sync improvements, including fix to issues with new account setup, PIN policy usage, and Exchange Calendar 2010 Sync
  • Addresses Facebook sync issue that can improve battery performance

While many users have downloaded and installed it with no problems, others are reporting that the update has turned the HTC EVO into a brick. Sprint tech support is apparently already aware of this issue, telling one user that the "software push broke a lot of the EVOs to the point where I don't even get a power light on it."

Some say the problem occurs when you try to install the update twice, which can happen when users check for an update after already applying the newly released one. Rather than being told that the EVO is already up-to-date, a pop-up window will indicate that there is a new update available and asks if it should be installed.

There are also some reports of the update affecting widgets, but it seems that a quick reinstall makes everything right again.

Have you experienced any problems with the new software update?

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