HTC EVO 4G LTE is now officially PlayStation certified (kind of)

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We knew it was coming, and now it’s finally here: the HTC EVO 4G LTE is now officially PlayStation certified, meaning the latest EVO now has exclusive access to PlayStation mobile games that only a handful of other HTC, Sharp, and Sony devices currently have.

Other devices that were recently certified include the HTC One X+ and the One XL (i.e. the AT&T One X).

However, there’s one caveat – even though the EVO is listed as officially certified, the service doesn’t work on the phone quite yet. That’s because, according to the official list of certified devices, the EVO has to be running Android 4.1 or higher, and as we know, the EVO is currently stuck at Android 4.0.4.

It’s unlikely that Sony’s intent is to encourage everyone to root and flash a Jelly Bean custom ROM, so we should probably take this as further evidence that a Jelly Bean update is indeed right around the corner for the EVO 4G LTE, although we still don’t have the exact time frame yet. Someone at Sony probably just jumped the gun a little early.

In any case, once that update finally does roll around, you’ll be able to get all the PlayStation mobile games you want!

[PlayStation via PhandroidThanks, Terrell and Don!

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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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21 thoughts on “HTC EVO 4G LTE is now officially PlayStation certified (kind of)

  • Avatar of Carl D
    December 12, 2012 at 8:26 am
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    Solomon that’s why it wasn’t working for. Oh well ill just restore my jellybean Rom.

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  • Avatar of Paul E King
    December 12, 2012 at 8:29 am
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    Android 4.0.4: Playstation not found

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  • Avatar of spencer311
    December 12, 2012 at 8:37 am
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    Doesn’t work with cm10

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  • Avatar of Cody
    December 12, 2012 at 10:01 am
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    HTC just needs to get their heads out of the gutter and see whats going on…apparently other manufacturers don’t understand the delay in updating this FLAGSHIP device either…

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  • Avatar of Ryan
    December 12, 2012 at 10:53 am
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    As of yesterday I cashed in my LTE for a Galaxy Note II. Jelly Bean is AWESOME and there is SO much this phone can do

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    • Avatar of spencer311
      December 12, 2012 at 11:05 am
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      There is literally nothing that phone can do that Evo 4g lte can’t do lol. But guess what you cannot use PlayStation mobile.

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      • Avatar of Ryan
        December 12, 2012 at 12:07 pm
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        Really? Split screen, cropping from web, drag and drop clipboard, S-pen, activate camera by voice, waking phone by voice, waking phone from proximity, NFC/SBEAM…..oh yeah, and JELLY BEAN LOL… All joking aside, I have ALWAYS been an EVO fan since day one and have had every phone in the EVO lineup. The LTE was a GREAT phone! I just got tired of being put off without updates and having to deal with that TERRIBLE lag issue. I just wanted to try something new. Don’t worry though, I change phones like I change my underwear, so as soon as the next EVO comes out, I will be first in line :)

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        • Avatar of spencer311
          December 12, 2012 at 12:17 pm
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          We can do all those things with free apps from the play store. Plus I would rather have a camera button. The only thing we Dont have is the pen. I do have jellybean BTW. But I am just sick of Evo owners complaining so much about this phone cause I love it. Sorry If I snapped lol.

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  • Avatar of Bill
    December 12, 2012 at 11:06 am
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    Except for SVDO which is kind of important to me.

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    • Avatar of Bill
      December 12, 2012 at 11:10 am
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      ^^^ was intended to be a reply to Ryan.

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  • Avatar of Scruff24
    December 12, 2012 at 11:36 am
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    Any list of the games that would be available or can be played, once JB comes out?

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  • Avatar of Don
    December 12, 2012 at 12:28 pm
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    Awesome, my tip made it.

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  • Avatar of Joel M
    December 12, 2012 at 1:05 pm
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    Just installed the psm apk and the fix for the 8008103E error I initially received when I opened the app. Able to get into app with no issues thereafter. I just had to create a sony acct since I didn’t have one.

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    • Avatar of taz88ny
      December 12, 2012 at 1:39 pm
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      @Joel M. What fix did you apply for the 8008103E error?

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  • Avatar of Dan
    December 12, 2012 at 1:25 pm
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    Hmm, good news. I guess I had assumed Sony had a hardware requirement that was built into the certified phones. I guess not.

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    • Avatar of NelsonTitua
      December 12, 2012 at 2:54 pm
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      i tried flashing from recovery and i get failed..

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      • Avatar of spencer311
        December 12, 2012 at 5:10 pm
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        Worked for me on cm10

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