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Security fix coming soon for HTC EVO?

Sensation-security-updateRemember that huge fiasco with HTC Loggers making your private information on your HTC EVO available to just about any rogue app that wants it? It looks like HTC has finally figured out exactly how it's going to fix this problem, and has even started to roll out an update to the unbranded European HTC Sensation. Since the Sensation is basically an EVO 3D without the 3D, it's very likely that a similar fix is on the way for us, pending Sprint's approval, of course.

The update for the Sensation is 9.21MB, and includes "an important security update. HTC urgently recommends you to download and install this update."

So, shame on HTC for allowing such a huge security vulnerability to pass through the supposedly rigorous testing. But good for HTC for being so quick to implement a fix, and for listening to the developer community who found this bug to begin with.

Now, in case you are not rooted, or running a stock ROM that doesn't have HTC Loggers already removed, it's just a matter of playing the waiting game.

[Android Hilfe via Android Police]
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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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6 thoughts on “Security fix coming soon for HTC EVO?

  • Avatar of Steve Gaudreau

    Yay!!!!!!! I was beginning to get paranoid what with all big brother is doing with all our civil liberties as of late. Kidding just kidding.

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  • Avatar of Max Powers

    Sucks that Sprint Lovers hasn’t been updated in a while with any of the recent Android and HTC updates. I was hoping some DEV would pick it up.

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  • Does this mean I have to upgrade from froyo to gingerbread?
    I would rather not if I could avoid it.

    Before someone says it, I can’t root, my computer is too old (old mac powerbook) and I don’t have the money for a new one.

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  • Avatar of Patrick

    Find a friend, borrow their computer for a few minutes and root.

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  • any updates on this fix?

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  • Looks like the fix just came out for the EVO 3d

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