Good and EVO

What else did the new HTC EVO software update break?

Question-markAssuming you weren't one of the unlucky ones whose HTC EVO got bricked by Monday's software update (1.47.651.1), has anything else been negatively affected by the "improvements"?

Sprint released a new version of the update after hearing about all the problems users were having with the original one, and most people seemed to have no trouble applying it. But while no one appears to be having issues with the fixes/enhancements included in the update, I'm hearing from a lot of EVO owners that other things are either completely breaking or not working like they should/used to.

In addition to some widgets needing to be reinstalled to function properly, I've been told that the stock launcher that could be used when HTC Sense is turned off is no longer available, that Gmail stopped syncing, and that ShootMe (the app used to take screenshots) doesn't work anymore. The last one is understandable since ShootMe wasn't really "supposed to" work on a non-rooted EVO in the first place, but the other two shouldn't have been affected.

Has anyone else experienced these problems after installing the new update? Any other strange and/or unexpected behavior you've noticed?

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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