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Official Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) update available for HTC EVO 4G today

Evo-4g-gingerbread-update Sprint announced yesterday that its official Gingerbread update (version 4.22.651.2) will be headed to HTC EVO 4Gs across the nation on Monday, June 6th, in an over-the-air maintenance release. For those who'd rather not wait any longer for the new features and enhancements baked into Android 2.3, the carrier is making the new software available today for anyone who can tap Menu > Settings > System updates > HTC software update on the phone.

As the most recent version of Android for smartphones, Gingerbread is faster, more responsive, more optimized for better battery life, and offers better app and downloads management than its predecessors. The update also fixes the EVO's media streaming and battery discharge issues, enables syncing of multiple Gmail accounts, corrects email attachment and SMS problems, and presumably contains some niceties that you'll discover during extended use. Sadly (and as expected), a new version of HTC Sense is not included.

So how's it going so far?

I've been running several ROMs based on the leaked test build of Android 2.3.3 on my EVO for a while now and, like most of the rooted and custom ROM-ed community, don't plan to manually update today or accept the official OTA update next week. It won't be long before devs put out a rooted version of the update and start building custom ROMs on top of it, but since the official software will be out first and many of you unrooted EVO-ers will be installing it, please let the rest of us know what's happening out there. Any problems, surprises, or disappointments?

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366 thoughts on “Official Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) update available for HTC EVO 4G today

  • I was just going to say that 7am Nothing Boston

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  • Avatar of Frank Mejias

    No update available yet 6 AM Chicago.

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  • 6:11 here in Dallas, TX and nothing yet.

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  • nOTHING YET IN pHILLY AT 7:15 AM

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  • Nothing yet here in VA, 7:20am I am getting excited tho. Even if I have to wait until Monday!

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  • So Sprint headquarters is in KS which is currently 6:23am what time do you think they will release the update?

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  • Nothing in Tennessee yet.

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  • I’m guessing it will be an 8am release or so at the headquarters in KS

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  • Avatar of Noob in Detroit

    Been trying since 12:01 a.m. 7:40 a.m. here & still no update. No statewide 4g from Sprint either though, just in Grand Rapids. Was actually gonna root & use gingersense(???) a week ago, so naturally this news is very enticing. Any1 get any results yet?

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  • Nothing in Pittsburgh 7:39

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  • Maybe they are releasing later today? I checked on my EVO in Dallas and there are no updated available.

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  • Is always after 9 am and sometimes after 12 pm

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  • once I hit “check now” it is taking a bit longer to “check” so maybe something is happening

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  • Avatar of Noob in Detroit

    Yeah, been experiencing the same thing but tend 2 think its irrelevant.

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  • 7:48 am in Ft. Lauderdale….NOTHING!

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  • Avatar of Noob in Detroit

    Any1 else hear that the new EVO 3D is supposedly going 2 be root-proof?

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  • Possibly the side effect of many peeps hitting “Check now” at the same time. But maybe not.

    Still nothing in Columbia, SC, 7:57 AM.

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  • Originally it was but HTC came out with an official statement last week saying that the bootloader would NOT be locked (meaning it will be able to be rooted) after people started threatening not to get the phone if it was unable to be rooted.

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  • Avatar of Noob in Detroit

    Gr8 call, dude.

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  • 0805 in Rock Hill, SC nothing
    Why has the US waited so long for 2.3 Europe has had it
    for quite awhile now. Just get me my 3D my 4G is crapping
    out. The service has been slowly getting worse since March.

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  • Avatar of YouEvoLilmanyou

    Houston….we have a problem!

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  • Avatar of Noob in Detroit

    Lucky you, I’ve NEVER had 4g for my EVO(white) here in miserable Detroit, lol.

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  • Avatar of Jamie Boles

    Nothing in Tampa Florida 8:18am

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  • HTC & Sprint, Y U NO Give us update?!

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  • DC, 8:25 not update available

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  • We’ll have to unroot to make this happen, correct?

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  • Avatar of Mark Seven

    Late April Fool’s joke?

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  • Avatar of flashaholic

    Which sense will be on this

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  • 8:40 and still nothing in Gainesville, FL

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  • Avatar of Noob in Detroit

    Today when? 11:00 pm?

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  • Avatar of Calvin Dorsey

    8:45 Cleveland and still nothing………….

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  • Nothing here Orlando Fl 8:45 am

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  • All across America, managers will be scratching their collective heads trying to figure out why productivity took a nose dive on the morning of June 3. No one will tell them it was due to the unrooted masses ceaselessly checking for Android 2.3 and posting minute by minute updates on GoodandEvo.net.

    Oh the humanity…

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  • 8:50am Miami, FL… Nada! :)

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  • Figures… looks like i’ll just have to find a decent gingersense rom to flash.

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  • Avatar of Noob in Detroit

    Join the party…….

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  • I contacted Sprint Reps and they explained that the updates should be available. However, after walking me through the process. The updates still aren’t there. It could be because I’m rooted, but I doubt it.

    8:52am EDT

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  • Your rooted and your checking for updates, are you stupid? You know what, go ahead. Keep checking and see what it does to your phone….

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  • I could be wrong but I have a hard time believing that root has nothing to do with it

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  • 8:57 phila mine is downloading

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  • 8 am chicago, nothing yet

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  • Won’t do anything but break root, so I don’t know what you are getting at. It wont brick his device

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  • 9:00 am in Knoxville…NOTHING!

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  • 8:58 in VA and just got the update! :)

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  • Avatar of steve steverson

    It’s not over the air until June 6.

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  • Downloading now!!!! Lake charles Louisiana

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  • Took a couple of tries after I seeing the first “got-it” but it is 60% downloaded as we speak…

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  • Downloaded but no install yet and no message other than download complete.

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  • 9:06 (ET) in San Francisco. Nothing here.

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  • 9:08 AM in Michigan and still no deal.

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  • Avatar of AndroidATX

    8:10 in ATX and nothing yet.

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  • 9:11, nothing on Long Island, NY

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  • Avatar of flashaholic

    Hey guys virus over at xda got the update rooted

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  • Give it a second… Mine did the same thing, now it had rebooted and is installing – about 60 percent complete…

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  • Avatar of arod-o-riffic

    9:12 dc just got it

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  • My EVO just sits on the “Checking” screen indefinitely. This ever happen to any one else? Anyone know a fix? Tried restarting and removing the battery. Not Rooted.

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  • Alabama… downloading now.

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  • Michigan also, but just appeared at 9:13 after I rebooted..

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  • Downloading now @ 9:13 Miami

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  • 9:13, just got in – Long Island, NY

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  • I have the same problem..

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  • 8:14 in Wisconsin, my wife is updating (I am rooted)

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  • Atlanta down load and transform… EVO RISE N SHINE

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  • Anyone know where updates downloads to on the phone?

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  • Philly- installing it now

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  • 0915 Rock Hill, SC got it I feel like a kid at Christmas well atleast til 24th that day actually will be christmas

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  • Downloading now in Detroit..

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  • Yikes…I had that problem with the Froyo update for days after launch…had to factory reset my phone and was good to go!

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  • Avatar of williamsck

    Downloading now…In Oklahoma

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  • Downloading now Burnt hills, NY

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  • It’s 6:15 am in Sherman Oaks, CA (Los Angeles Area). Gingerbread is downloading.

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  • @9:15 in NoVA

    Me: I can haz update?
    Evo: NO!
    Me: Awwww….

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  • Whoops….. 921 in Detroit

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  • Knoxville, TN – Downloading now…

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  • 9:22 Raleigh, NC…downloading now

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  • Gainesville, Fl downloading now!

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  • Checked at 6:20am (California)
    Rechecked after I read this post…..GOT IT!!!

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  • rebooting after install – the boot animation looks like it was faster… looks like the same old sense though… All programs and setting look to be there as if nothing happened… background unchanged…my custom scenes are all still there also… browser has some nice enhancements though… refresh and stop are buttons, and the more settings menu fits on the screen without scrolling

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  • chicago, download available

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  • Norwalk CT… and im Downloading……

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  • Finally got an install message. Installing now.

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  • I’m getting update is corrupted. Rooted w/ Sprint Lovers.

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  • Northern VA, still at checking screen. Just power cycled the phone, will let you know what’s up shortly…

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  • Finally got install message. Installing now!

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  • Downloaded started at 9:25. Download finished at 9:30. Asked me if I wanted to install 4.22.651.2 now or later, I chose now. During my install I got the little android guy with a giant triangle and a ! within it. I’m in Charlotte, east coast. My evo was rooted but no custom roms.

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  • 20 minutes ago nothing, but installing now in Albuquerque

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  • Yep, that seems to be what I have read in other places. Backing everything up now and will hard reset and try again.

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  • YaaaaaaaHooooo! Installed with no errors!

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  • Just Downloaded it. Columbus, Ohio

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  • hey can I receive the update if I have “rooted” my phone BUT put the stock rom back on? thanks

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  • Requires WiFi OR 4G: Downloaded…installed…up and running….perfection. – Richmond, Va

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  • Updating in Dallas as I type.

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  • I dont know why people keep posting there location, it has nothing to do with the update….

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  • Avatar of Noob in Detroit

    LADIES & GENTLEMEN, GOT MILK? CAUSE DETROIT’S GOT GINGY!!!!!!

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  • Okay, so I just finished installing successfully but everything looks the same, like the home screen buttons, menu options. I’m not really seeing anything different. Did I do something wrong? Yikes!

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  • Hmm, stopped about a third the way through install. Andriod guy with exclamation mark.

    Battery out, retry, same thing?

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  • UPDATE: Yes I did receive the update by just installing my stock rom again. This installed while be rooted.

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  • Avatar of williamsck

    anyone finished, how is it? Does it have an updated sense ui?

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  • Update is live in Atlanta, GA!

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  • I hard reset… downloading again…

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  • Downloading in Tennessee

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  • Available in Nashville as of 8:45 AM CST

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  • I had that also and just press vol + and power and it booted back to 2.2

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  • Can someone actually tell us what this update contains? The Virus Shift ROM has sense 2.1 and working 4g. Does this have sense 2.1?

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  • Well I guess it puts you to sleep, no feed back?

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  • Some things have improved… the text selection is better, the application manager is improved… you can simply check a box next to apps to move them to sd… but many of the improvements in gingerbread are either under the hood or were interface improvements that won’t show up because of sense… like the new android keyboard…

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  • Some things have improved… the text selection is better, the application manager is improved… you can simply check a box next to apps to move them to sd… but many of the improvements in gingerbread are either under the hood or were interface improvements that won’t show up because of sense… like the new android keyboard… – sense is the same as before…

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  • Same error… getting frustrated.

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  • So all those taking the update via the phone and losing root could have waited less than a few hours, gotten the update and still kept root? Amazing!

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  • Atlanta here. Installed updated. Phone seems faster and more responsive Netflix is broken though. It
    loads up just fine but after you choose a film it starts to load then crashes back to the netflix main screen.

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  • Thanks, hated pulling the battery. Downloading agin.

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  • Uh oh, deal breaker.
    Got a series of I.T. Crowd to watch.

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  • can’t update PRL after install…”error code:1012″ anyone else getting this…

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  • Wow really that anal about a fucking update what no lifers

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  • Just updated in NJ… not sure what’s new, since the OTA update corrupted my SD card. Good thing I had backed it up just last week; recopying the data post format now.

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  • Avatar of SuperWheel

    Just got the update. Downloading right now!!! St. Louis!!

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  • Okay, thanks Vince! I guess I got confused because I was reading some articles on the new Gingerbread update and the screen shots from those articles were completely different than what I was seeing my actual phone.

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  • Thanks. I’ll stick with an AOSP until someone builds off of this. I saw Virus is expecting to have a version of this up later today, but it doesn’t sound like any new features.

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  • Installed. Phone is fine at the moment nothing different with home screens so far so good

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  • does it have to be over 4g or 3g…..

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  • I really don’t notice anything that has changed off the bat except selecting text its easier. Only problem its if you use swype and select a word to change or add the copy/paste menu blocks the word selection that swype gives you. How dumb is that?! Come on HTC.

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  • I changed from 4g to 3g then the update appeared, try it out……

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  • i cant believe that i un rooted for this piece of s… update!!!!!!
    they didnt change anything!!

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  • Can someone let us know if the updates are wiping current phone data? A co-worker wants to update, but not if you lose data and have to start over… Thanks!

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  • Got it installed – seems to have broken Netflix :(

    Anybody else having app problems?

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  • Downloading nom in Savage MN

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  • So at this point I’ve tried everything except unrooting. I’ve tried to download and install three times now, and I get stuck at the same place each time, triangle with exclamation point.

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  • It’s actually in the works, not ready yet AFAIK

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  • It was 9:25am when I started in MN any one know if the Evo shift is getting the update?

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  • Downloading Houston as well

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  • Just got it 30 minutes ago and it is BUGGY!!!! I wouldn’t download it. Bugs so far:
    Boot time is lightening with a fast boot option but auto dim keeps the screen very dark and won’t adjust.

    Laggy switching some screens.

    If you reboot and kill all apps, takes minutes to come back up.

    A voicemail indicator won’t disappear on my phone

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  • Where can I go to find out what gingerbread 2.3 is going to do for my evo?

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  • Updated in Sprint’s hometown…but am not seeing the home screen app management link anywhere like it’s supposed to be. Ideas?

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  • Great except for the copy/paste menu blocking the swype word selection menu if you use the swype keyboard.

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  • yeah update appeared after i disable 4g!

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  • I am running Gingerbread… My phone is faster. I really don’t see anything different as of yet… I like the way it’s flying thru applications… :-)

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  • Rooted and dl update. Update starts and hangs with triangle ! Icon and android guy. Looks too be universal uh oh sign.. Pop battery and still on 2.2.

    May try again…. Yes I’m ok losing root unless I’m incredibly brave or stupid…

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  • Netflix broken for me, too. GRRRRRR.

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  • Wont let me set Launcher pro as my default home and no sense 2.0 on a phone that is capable to run it!!!!

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  • when it was installing i got an triangle with a “!” inside, plz help…

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  • Showing my ignorance here but does this update not include the new UI or have I missed a setting to change that?

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  • Mine is taking a long time to download, Dallas, TX

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  • Downloading now…Los Angeles

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  • I have updated and am now running Gingerbread. 10:50am in Virginia. I see absolutely nothing different from android 2.2. It brought up my wallpaper and everything I already had. I thought gingerbread was supposed to have a different look with the launcher at the bottom. Where is that?

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  • Running it. So far netflix doesn’t work.

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  • I think if the phone is rooted it want take the update

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  • Ive got mine…..Im in PR…nice day

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  • I lost no data in the update. I did backup just in case, but when the update was complete all my setting and data are still there. I actually see nothing different with this update. I was under the impression that there would be a new launcher at the bottom and a the scroll in the app tray would be the cool effect that I have seen with the rolling effect rather than just the same old scroll up and down.

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  • Avatar of King Louie

    Downloading 99% Orlando. Best thing is, it’s my birthday today.

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  • Avatar of The Gingerbread Man

    Brother, U are an obnoxious hater. Seemingly, to the nth degree. I would love 2 label u a nitwit.

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  • they didnt even change the keyboard to the gingerbread keyboard!!
    its not right to pump us up for months only for this tremendous let down!!!!!!!
    what a waste of time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • How’d that go for you?

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  • The shutdown menu has changed. There is an actual restart option now. It only has power off, airplane mode, and restart. Anyone know of other changes, and any ways to get the launcher shown on all the gingerbread images?

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  • Just downloaded it in Raleigh NC

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  • I called Netflix to report this issue – they did not have a resolution, but said there may be a Netflix update after HTC starts pushing 2.3. He did mention that 2.3 is supported on a couple of other devices, so there is hope.

    They did not confirm this (I did not ask), but I suspect the problem is a conflict between the Android version and the device type…

    I would encourage others with this problem to (politely) call Netflix (1-866-716-0414) as well – their support did seem genuinely interested in the problem.

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  • Is it rooted yet? how about now? Almost done? j/k kinda jealous that all of you are DL the new Ginger, i’ll wait till its rooted

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  • Avatar of The Gingerbread Man

    Ur a failure. Thanx 4 comin out…..NEXT!!!!

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  • Avatar of The Gingerbread Man

    Update rocks. You’re fools if u think ur gonna get EVO 3D action from the EVO. Different processors,more RAM(3D), I mean, be serious. Buncha “techie” babies.

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  • So am I and but now my battery is too low to try again after wiping caches. I had this same problem with 2.2 and I think I had to wipe it to get it to work, Not going to do that this time tho..

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  • i got mine…but the voicemail icon just WONT get off my frickin notifications bar even when i restarted the phone

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  • The version of Decks I am running is 2.3.4 and I downloaded Netflix out of the market day 1 and its worked smooth. Something sounds fishy about this.

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  • Download successful.

    Started installing… Now stuck on Eclamation Point for the last 10 minutes. What should I do??? EVO

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  • Oh but they’re still going to keep us on Sense 1.0 though? Screw them, I’m staying on my custom Sense 2.1 rom. :P

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  • You are probably correct in labeling me obnoxious, and I will admit to being an occasional nitwit. But a hater? Nope. I know the term is thrown around so loosely these days but I don’t fit any definition of it. Certainly not as it relates to anything or anyone on an internet comment thread.

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  • Avatar of Justinscott04

    Oh thank God – a reset button!

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  • Avatar of Blitz_Pigs

    11:25 in NYC and it is telling me there are no updates available for my phone. :/

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  • Atlanta on deck! But uhhh… what exactly am I supposed to be getting? Looks exactly the same. I know it’s all “optimized” and “streamlined”, but no new sense? What’s the coolest visible change here? Give me something for all my anxious anticipation!!! Yea see… that’s why I went and pre-ordered my 3D at the shack yesterday… I’m a Evo addict… need a fresh supply of futuristic 3D techno-niceness ASAP!!! I thought this update would hold me over, but it’s underwhelming me greatly so far…

    BTW, if the 3D is in your future, head to the Shack and get it basically for free… $150 upgrade + (not less than) $150 for your old Evo + your $50 gift card + $10 off (receipt survey) for accessories = Radio Shack basically cutting YOU a check when you check out. crazy.

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  • so we don’t get 2.3.4 or new sense what was the reason for the update??? and does anyone know if the shift will get new sense and 2.3.4

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  • Avatar of EVOloution

    Here’s an interesting tid bit… I went to the update, it found it, but I declined it, as I didnt have 4g turned on and wanted to have it on before I started the download.
    Now, it is claiming that there is no update.

    if you find it, dont leave the screen without selecting download =)

    Cheers.

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  • My clockworks mod is preventing the update from installing. It says that the package has a bad signature

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  • downloaded, installed. I honestly don’t see a single thing different than how it used to look, feel, work. Am I missing the point?

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  • Texting also has a new selector if you click in the message you are typing. still playing with mine to see what’s different

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  • what rocks about the update?!
    please let me know, i would really like to be pumped about it!!

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  • It doesn’t appear that you are missing the point. This upgrade appears to be all below the surface. My phone does run faster now that the update is downloaded. There are very few cosmetic differences from this update. I really wanted the gingerbread launcher at the bottom and the cool rolling cube effect in the app tray, but they are not there with this update. I think I might seriously have to start looking for a good stable rom and finally root my phone. I also hoped for at least sense 2.0, but no luck there either.

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  • Ok. So this may be a stupid question. But does this update apply to the EVO Shift? My shift is showing no updates available.

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  • i totally agree, well said!!!!

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  • Getting an error after update installed and phone rebooted, it just shows an exclamation mark and the android logo…. Is anybody else having this problem?

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  • Avatar of Dave From Rockford, IL

    Nothing so far in Seattle. I’ll be in Chicago this evening, so I’ll see if it’s available when I get there.

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  • Am I the only who has had it pushed to him? I did not look for the update. My phone told me one was available. Slow download (3G), slow install, and now an endless reboot (with the big “4G” on the screen). Sure hope this works one day. And now loading…

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  • I have the voicemail thing too (as well as the dark screen – have to manually readjust on reboot). The icon is driving me nuts though since I have no new messages and have double checked both the visual voicemail and the call in.

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  • Avatar of The Gingerbread Man

    U have 2 go through the phone. You will see significant changes.

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  • Could it be because my phone is rooted?

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  • Got it in Austin – no problem installing, but now the official Netflix app does not work.

    It loads up all the lists, browsing, queue, etc., but when a movie is attempted to be played, it pops back to the Netflix screen after a second or two of black screen.

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  • Avatar of Donald Metz

    nope not me not at all

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  • Been checking here in Massachusetts since 6AM, nothing yet. Last check was 2 minutes ago. Nothing! My EVO stays in a “Checking….” state and I end up cancelling out.

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  • Help. I downloaded the update but the installation failed. It says, ClockworkMod Recovery v3.0.05 “Failed to verify whole-life signature”, “signature verification failed”. I rooted once before and thought that I had unrooted. Is there a fix?? so that I can install the new update.

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  • Wow! Not a real big surprise I guess, considering it took Netflix so long to produce it’s Android app. :D

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  • 9:15 am in California and download worked fine but did take about 20 minutes total on non-rooted phone. All initially seems to be working fine.

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  • updated to 2.3.3 :]! Too bad it’s not 2.3.4! No Google Talk :[

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  • Stock Gingerbread does have a different look with the launcher but those of us running Sprint devices with the HTC Sense overlay will not see it. You will continue to see the same Sense that you have been running until a Sense update is released for the RVO 4G. Many of the screenshots for Gingerbread are from phones running AOSP Roms which are basically Vanilla Android. I say “basically” because I know there are AOSP based roms out there that are far from vanilla.

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  • realy nice. my evo seems to fly! the battery life has also been better by a bit.

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  • Avatar of Justinscott04

    Thank God – A reset button. I thought we were getting a new UI? Looks exactly the same to me.

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  • Nh updated. gingerbread!

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  • My evo is rooted. done downloading. cant apply update. freezes at the black screen with yellow loading line on bottom.

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  • 11:33 AM in Little Rock, Arkansas
    still nothing yet.

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  • Anyone having trouble with their Amazon apps? It says I don’t own them

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  • Avatar of Dave From Rockford, IL

    I had an update, but it was 4.22.651.2. It’s installing now, so when it’s done I’ll see if I needed that update before 2.3 would install. Still in Seattle. It was interesting, I saw that an update was available and when I turned on 4G it was no longer there. When I went back to 3G it was. Go figure.

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  • Updated and everything is running fine. I’m digging the font tweaks and now my clock actually flips like on the shift. Gmail is better. Before if an app was saved to sd and needed an update I had to move it back to the phone then update. Now its updating apps saved to the sd.

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  • Avatar of Frank Mejias

    Updated mine this morning around 9:30 AM CST (also did my girlfriends Droid X at the same time. Her update finished quicker). Reboot (restart) option added to the power options menu but sound option is gone. Sprint 4G splash screen loaded much quicker at boot without any stuttering but the 4G logo remains on the screen for about 30 seconds. Pocket mode in Sounds settings is cool and so is the Flip for Speaker option. GTalk icon appears on status bar when message is received as well as other icon changes such as gmail, 3G font and voicemail icon. Adao Task Manager now integrated with OS. The Kill Selected Apps button takes me directly to Gingerbread’s Running Services app. GPS loads automatically now and WAY more memory is being used. I was at around 224MB at boot and now I’m at 168MB!! Not good. I’ve been waiting for Gingerbread to ROOT since I’m not sure if the EVO will handle the next flavor of OS. Since this version is a memory hog I’m definitely getting a 32GB micro SD card so I can move most apps over after I ROOT.

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  • Supposedly you only get $100 for your original evo. So it would cost u $50 after the fact.

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  • Can’t see new keyboard!!!

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  • I tried the PC36IMG.zip file to unroot but when installing it fails saying that “Main Version is Older”. Is there another file I should be using to unroot?

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  • That is the 2.3 update. If you’ve installed that you are running 2.3.3
    Installed mine and loving it so far.

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  • Avatar of benodiktine

    Nope. EVO 4G only.

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  • No landscape home screen..:( the flipclock flips..no diff keyboard and it seems like youtube takes forever to start as well..i ran quadrant and same scores as when froyo was running this beast..kind of dissapointing that it took this long and not much change. Fastboot is nice i think i might buy the evo3D..

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  • i have my evo rooted but i want to try the update … but my rom is cm7 how can i go back to the HTC sense ??? to get the update .. ?? anyone ???

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  • I have to agree with you. It may finally be time to root. I want the “coolness factor” to apply! I’ve resisted rooting as I knew this update was coming out. And by the looks of all those that previously rooted and attempted the update… BORK!

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  • Avatar of loudroadking

    i can’t see new keyboard either

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  • Downloaded this morning at 8:15 am San Francisco No Problems with install

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  • Yep me too. Tried everything but that voicemail icon is stuck on my notification bar. Pretty annoying…

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  • one big difference, NETFLIX IS BROKEN. Grief.

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  • as evidenced by other post, if your phone was previously rooted, prepared to be BORKED if you apply this update.

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  • Avatar of benodiktine

    when you say “now my clock actually flips like on the shift” I’m assuming you mean the HTC clock/weather widget and that when you turn your phone from portrait to landscape the clock rotates? If that’s what you mean, then it doesn’t do that on my phone after the update and it shouldn’t on anyone else’s either. That sounds like a sense update, this update did not include any major, if any at all, sense updates.

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  • netflix is now broken. It’s just a queue manager now… won’t stream movies. uninstall, useless. I am less than happy with the update. Useless. My phone ran “plenty” fast the way it was. I already used a gingerbread keyboard and I see no difference except certain apps no longer work. grumble, grumble, grumble… I’m going to root and get cool things. Thanks HTC for pushing me over to the dark side. =)

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  • Avatar of DrizzyGadget

    Never seen this many comments on here before. But anyway, Im gonna wait for the OTA notification even though I can manually update now. Froyo manual update messed with me.

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  • Avatar of Fifth313ment

    I updated to the update without issue and I’ve tested my led notification icon and it works fine for missed calls and text messages so no issue on my phone there. I’m also not having any issue with my voicemail icon. I’m not having an issues with the time zone settings or clock errors. So far I’ve noticed they added internet calling to phone options, updated the calculator app, newer menus and GUI touches. The weather clock app now has some new animations. They’ve added flip and pocket modes to the sound settings. HTC has added fastboot and 2.3 adds some new options and settings to the application settings such as cache and RAM usage, etc… They’ve also added an auto enhance option to the camera app. Sprint Navigation has become TeleNav GPS Navigation. A Downloads app was added which is basically a shortcut to the previous internet download manager. Also a few new options have been added to the default internet browser for GIF image animations and changing the default search engine. The biggest unnamed feature is certainly the speed improvements! Everything is faster and more responsive. If I had to lay a number to it I’d say about 30-40% faster which is a huge improvement! They’ve change the clip board option icons and options for some apps such as now being able to cut all or some words in text messages. And any other Gingerbread specific additions and changes! This is a great update if not just for the speed! I think I mentioned everything I noticed but there could be more! Also it seems that alarms, website logins and a few other items reset after the update so be sure to check your options after the update!

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  • I’m getting a corrupted error message. Rooted with Sprint Lovers.

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  • Avatar of benodiktine

    some of the major changes I’ve noticed.

    New:
    *3g font looks different
    *Cut/and past selecting is improved
    *When you back out of an app or hit the home button while in an app, the transition kind of fades from the app, back to the home screen,
    looks nice.
    *When you press and hold the power button, you only have 3 options, Power off, Airplane Mode, and Restart.

    New but Bad:
    *Netflix broke. You can browse through your queue, etc… but streaming doesn’t work.
    *If you use the Swype keyboard, the HTC cut/copy pop-up blocks the Swype word recommendation pop-up.

    A few people mentioned that the clock now flips, I think they mean the HTC clock/weather widget and that it flips when you rotate your phone to landscape orientation but it doesn’t do that for me. Maybe i’m misunderstanding what they mean.

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  • Downloaded, Chicago, working awesome…but Divx Demo Player is no longer working after the update…any suggestions?

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  • My clock/weather widget doesn’t flip as in reorient in landscape mode – what it does do, however, is when the minute or hour changes, the number “flips” with an animation that looks like flipping a page in your calendar.

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  • Avatar of benodiktine

    “Sprint Navigation has become TeleNav GPS Navigation”

    that update was available before the gingerbread update.

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  • Avatar of benodiktine

    Oh, OK. Just noticed that too. I misunderstood. Thanks for the clarification.

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  • Thanks for posting this!

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  • Downloaded and installed without a hitch. I use Zeam launcher and it was intact along with all my custom screens :).

    Maybe it is my imagination but everything seems much faster. :)

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  • Thanks for the info. I kind of assumed it was more below the surface than the actual interface. I do see a drastic increased in speed and response. I have found a few small cosmetic changes and they are all nice. I don’t want to come off as negative because there is a positive improvement. I was really looking forward to the rolling cube interface in the ap tray. Is there and ap out there for a non rooted phone that gives that effect? I am thinking of rooting now that the update is out and it is a little underwhelming on the graphic changes, but if I can do hat I want stock I will.
    Is there supposed to be an update coming for sense? I was really hoping for at least 2.0.

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  • I am with you 100% on the “coolness factor” I really hoped it would be there for this update. But I am not complaining that much. The update makes the phone faster and there are small cosmetic changes that are nice in their ways.

    I don’t use netflix on my phone, but understand what you mean. Hopefully there will be an update in the market soon.

    I am open for suggestions on Roms. I’d like to try one with a newer sense, so I think that is my first place to look.

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  • You’ve had the update for an hour and you can see battery improvement? What a load of crap!

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  • I updated my wife’s phone. What a let down. It doesn’t look anything like Gingerbread. It looks like Froyo. So while it may run faster, which I can’t detect and it may conserve power which I can’t detect I see no reason for Sprint to have wasted time on this. It sounds like they were just trying to shut us up. Nice try.

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  • Installed… Not so hot on the Quadrant Standard benchmark test. 2 below the Evo 2.2+

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  • If it’s so fast, why does the benchmark test come in below Evo with 2.2? Just wondering if anybody knows why this would be the case

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  • The flip clock on my sense also flips as Dro3d said. It does not rotate when you turn the phone, but the clock does flip.

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  • I read that some people can only see the update over WiFi or 3G. If you are getting stuck at “checking” try using one of those.

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  • 11:30am San Diego, Nothing

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  • Im also getting the “checking” box just running also. =( i guess i have to reset the phone too?!

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  • and What is “Rooted”?

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  • Avatar of tama1drummer

    I started mine around 11:30am in Little Rock. I had to power off my phone, then check for the update before it would show up.

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  • Ok, did the update here in Los Angeles around half hour ago. Sense seems pretty fast, resolutions seems better but I dont notice any real changes BUT it did DISABLE my 4G. The option to turn it on is grayed out. Tried everything: resetting, taking batt out, restarting…dont want to do a hard reset just yet so off to the Sprint store I go.

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  • Avatar of charlies toy

    killed my netflix!

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  • I downloaded the update this morning and don’t see a lot of visible changes. However, my K9 Mail program is no longer displaying the body of any incoming emails. I can see the header and any attachments, but nothing in between. This is consistent for messages coming in from all different sources.

    Very frustrating! I switched to K9 from the stock mail app a while back when it stopped deleting emails from the server after being deleted on the phone.

    Help!

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  • Avatar of DrizzyGadget

    Just having the 3 options when holding power should be in New but Bad. That used to be the easiest way to switch to vibrate.

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  • Avatar of imsplitbit

    I just updated mine and now found that they have locked out recovery mode. If you hoped to root after the update, you are gonna be sad.

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  • Update was pretty smooth. A couple of things….Netflix doesn’t seem to work properly and Sprint Navigation seems to be gone.

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  • i have stock Evo that is rooted with Unrevoked3.

    How do i unroot to apply this update?

    Will Unrevoked3 still work after applying this update ?

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  • Okay the voicemail notification (staying on after update) was kind of a pain, but you can manually clear it by going to Settings>>Call>>Clear Voicemail Notification.

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  • Had that happen to me the very first time I updated the EVO last year. They just switched out my phone. Note, the hard reset didn’t work.

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  • Question…. wasn’t the task bar suppose to change colors or something along those lines as well? The reboot speed is freaking AWESOME though.

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  • Having the same issue. Tried everything. Any luck?

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  • a.k.a. jail-breaking, altering the UI using aftermarket dev created software packages. If you don’t know what it is by now, stay far, far away from it.

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  • Havent been able to get mine, 4g connection, been trying since 9am. Northern Va, its now 440pm.. Heeeelllp!

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  • Nothing yet at 5pm NY

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  • Avatar of imsplitbit

    looks like I was wrong. There is a fastboot option now that skips all that. disabled and now I have recovery access.

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  • Same thing happened to me, I guess I should wait for unrevoke.

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  • Updated this morning in San Antonio, very happy with it! Here is what I’ve noticed:

    Positives:
    1. phone is faster and quicker to respond to inputs and flows smoothly between actions.
    2. Major improvement in the built in app manager program. it now shows RAM usage, the number of services for each app, and doesn’t show essential system operations.
    3. battery life has improved greatly
    4. HD video playback is once again fixed. By this I mean playing back HD videos that you recorded with the camcorder. (they would lag and skip horribly when you played them back on the phone) This was broken with the very first EVO update, then fixed, froyo broke it again, and its finally fixed again. (hopefully for good)
    5. Internet streaming is back the way it should be

    Negatives:
    nothing ive found yet. (still messing around with everything) I suppose netflix being broken is a negative, but i dont use netflix on my phone, so it doesnt bother me.

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  • After the update I tried to root my phone and it said firmware too new, any suggestions on how to get around this?

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  • Also, I like the way the lock screen changed, and how you now have an option to turn off, or reboot the phone when you hold the power button.

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  • Can’t root phone after installing update, any suggestions

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  • Avatar of horge6969

    Took forever for the apps saved on my SD card to load..

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  • Avatar of Richard Yarrell

    I woke up this morning at 7:30am New York time to some beautiful smells of gingerbread as soon as I turned on my Evo 4g. Download took 10mins and right away I was able to see the changes. The clock widget flips, when you turn off gps it tell you your location is bot available right on the widget, the 3g and 4g symbols are different, the settings panel is different where now you have better control of battery as far as runing processes, battery life appears to be much better,the gingerbread keyboard is stupid kool, the gmail functionality is much better,texting the font is more crisp, and the browser operates much better as well. All in all a great update in my book. This makes me realize how great gingerbread will be on my Evo 3d. My fellow Evo 4g owners the granddaddy of all 4g device deserved this update it has represented android very well for 1 full year. Now we have a new member of the family that we can be proud of…June 24 is a BIG DAY IN THE EVO FAMILY. Hopefully this NETFLIX ISSUE WILL BE SOLVED WHEN MY EVO 3D COMES OUT.

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  • Avatar of MadAtGingerBreadm

    Well… I am unimpressed with the update as a whole. All the features mentioned in these comments are there which for the most part is ok, HOWEVER——-> I was truly excited about this battery usage upgrade… I guess I am ABSOLUTELY ALONE because for me… this update has CHOMPED my battery… seriously. I made no other changes and have looked into various running apps and info managers I have and do not see anything abnormal other than my battery is draining like my gas tank in my suv. Another HORRIBLE negative is the voicemail icon not going away… I am NOT OK WITH going into the phone setting menu after every voicemail to clear it. ANOTHER negative… using the popup quickmessage in Handcent wakes the screen in landscape however does not change out of landscape until I exit the popup and then unlock the screen which kinda defeats the purpose…
    As for SPEED… I not only do NOT see a speed increase but DO see a massive slow down… maybe 5-8ish percent slower.
    I am NOT HAPPY with this “update”. More like a downdate, degrade, Ungrade… pushing a 1 year user into a new phone purchase tactic is what it feels like.

    Not happy about it but its Root time. :(

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  • Avatar of MadAtGingerBreadm

    GingerBLOWmEVO

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  • Still nothing for me,been trying since 8:30am, it’s now 8:41. I’m in Northern VA(though I’m pretty sure location has nothing to do with it). I’ve tried through Wifi, 4g, and 3g.. Any tips/suggestions? Other than waiting til next week??!

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  • 8:41PM, for clarification,hah

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  • I got my Gingerbread at 9:30 —> no problems. I don’t notice much difference just yet, but no problems.

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  • Fredericksburg, VA, mine is up and running and it popped up and asked me if I wanted it without my asking. Took about two hours over 3G. Do WIFI. Wife’s no-joy, even after attempting manual update. Clock is a bit different as you now see the numbers flip/change. The sprint navigation changed and there is a new “app/widget” that shows you your latest downloads.

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  • hmm… my K9 works fine.

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  • even my GPG key and encryption still works. (thank goodness!)

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  • I lost the lights on the four bottom buttons

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  • I had to take my EVO in for service today to have the screen replaced due to the white “B” dot..(warranty runs out tomorrow), so I unrooted and did the OTA update to 2.3.3..oops. Now that I have the new screen installed and Sprint won’t be touching my phone for a while, is there a way to re-root it? I noticed that Unrevoked won’t work on 2.3.3 yet.

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  • My battery life seems to be about 25% shorter since the update…and I haven’t changed any settings.

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  • UPDATE: I downloaded an updated version of K-9 and now it works again. The K-9 icon disappeared from my homescreen in the process, leaving behind the label text “K-9 Mail” beneath the empty spot. I drug the empty space down to the Remove area and then re-added the App shortcut. The icon is back and all is functioning again.

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  • My battery usage will not reset. Took it off charger and still says 23 hrs on battery. Anyone else?
    Also shows same usage for internet, display, Bluetooth, ect

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  • I got the update but everthing looks exactly the same. No new keyboard, no new buttons no new homescreen, etc. So wth is going on??

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  • Avatar of DEBORA RRRIIOOsSs

    Why does mu update look like nothing happened?! My ohine looks and acts ecatly the same!!!

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  • Working in Cali now @ 1:30PM… downloading 109 MB over WiFi.

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  • The Battery life upgrades are incredible. I’ve been using it heavy since 6 this morning and it is still almost full. Before the upgrade it would be way past half empty. Very happy with the upgrade.

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  • That’s interesting as I’m experiencing the exact opposite. I took mine off charger at 5:53am. It’s now 5:19pm and my Battery Indicator app shows the battery at 24%. In the almost 12 hours of up time, I have made one phone call that lasted 38 seconds. I played a game of solitaire that lasted about 5 minutes. And I’ve been getting my emails. Maybe 2-3 minutes of web browsing. It’s horrible.

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  • Avatar of MadAtGingerBreadm

    Agreed… mega battery drain SINCE the update… AND I cannot see any speed improvement in fact he opposite. Also I am not ok with all the bugs…
    1) The vociemail notification icon crap.
    2) No wireless N (taken away!!!)
    3) Stats not resetting on battery and other logs.
    4) Only happened once so far but manually switching between 3g and wifi or having them both off causes errors from something (news?/weather?) trying to talk to the networks.
    5) losing login cache in borwser.
    6) slower wifi connecting process
    7) less boot choices on long press top power button.
    8) breaks handcent ability to rid txt message unread count on stock app icon.
    9) breaks handcent landscape normal transition on msg popup when screen locked.
    10) plenty more…
    SO UNHAPPY!
    CAN THIS BE UN-UPDATED??????????????

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  • Avatar of MadAtGingerBreadm

    DONT DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Mega battery drain SINCE the update… AND I cannot see any speed improvement in fact he opposite. Also I am not ok with all the bugs…
    1) The vociemail notification icon crap.
    2) No wireless N (taken away!!!)
    3) Stats not resetting on battery and other logs.
    4) Only happened once so far but manually switching between 3g and wifi or having them both off causes errors from something (news?/weather?) trying to talk to the networks.
    5) losing login cache in borwser.
    6) slower wifi connecting process
    7) less boot choices on long press top power button.
    8) breaks handcent ability to rid txt message unread count on stock app icon.
    9) breaks handcent landscape normal transition on msg popup when screen locked.
    10) plenty more…
    SO UNHAPPY!
    CAN THIS BE UN-UPDATED??????????????

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  • Has anyone noticed the picture is showing “EvDo” as a network connection?… Really?… Just saying lol

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  • I still cant update. Guess i’ll wait til it gets pushed to me…

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  • I updated on 4 June and so far this is the best update I’ve had with this phone. The update made my phone faster, operation is smoother and the battery life seems to have improved (will know better by the end of the day). Another feature I like is that when you touch the text area of text message a magnifying icon, which helps you put the cursor where you want it, is great. I guess there are other features I’ll find about as the week goes on. So far so good!!!!

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  • I’m in Detroit and I got the update Saturday morning.

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  • Got it late last night in NYC … everything went fine, but then again, I wouldn’t know what would go wrong –

    margaret the non-techie,

    on a
    stock EVO
    stock HTC Flyer

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  • I can download the update but when it press ok to install it gets stuck on the error page (! and android icon)

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  • get OFF wireless conection and manually update it!

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  • downloaded the new software and i am having problems with my evo. my voicemail keeps saying i have 3 and i don’t, my notifications screen will not clear out, if i press missed calls then my phone decides to try and call all of my missed calls in my history, the phone actually tried opening some of my apps yesterday as well. i have not had any issues at all until i did my update. so what is going on for my phone to get this crazy now?

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  • System is updating..I’m hoping this isn’t a crap update. I just got my EVO (white) 3 weeks ago and my Mom got the black one so If all goes well, I’m going to tell her to update her system as well. Currently at 60% – let’s go!

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  • Avatar of Jose Calderon

    Are you rooted? If so, did you make a nandroid backup before flashing?

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