New leak suggests Jelly Bean for HTC EVO 4G LTE will roll out tomorrow

EVO 4G LTE JB leak - for some reason we don't have an alt tag hereYes, we’ve heard this a couple times before. Yes, we’re just as tired of false alarms as you are. Yes, we really hope this is true, but we’re not going to bet the farm on it. According to an anonymous tipster that Android Police has no “particular reason to consider reliable,” the HTC EVO 4G LTE will be updated to Jelly Bean tomorrow.

However, Android Police is saying that “we’re leaning on ‘legit’ here,” and I have to agree with this assessment, regardless of the source of the leak. That’s because all the pieces seem to be here, some of which have been missing in the past:

  • The software version number (3.15.651.16) follows the same pattern that HTC’s other Jelly Bean update for the One X has used.
  • The leaked screenshot includes a link to DARA, an internal Sprint system.
  • There are no confusing references to Ice Cream Sandwich, unlike a previous leak that turned out to be false.
  • This update is for Android 4.1 – if the leak had mentioned Android 4.2, I’d have been very skeptical, given how recently this version of Android was released.

Here are the enhancements and fixes for this update:

  • Upgrade to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • HTC Sense 4+
  • Improved camera capabilities and gallery
  • HTC Get Started Support – The HTC Get Started website lets customers set up their new smartphone from their home computer
  • Wi-Fi Authentication improved
  • Personalized ringtone issue fixed
  • Hyperlinks routing to phone app from calendar description issue fixed
  • Calendar Reminder improvement

It certainly seems like a few bugs that we’ve all been complaining about will be fixed, which is definitely welcome news. If we are to believe this leak, we’ll be able to check for the update starting tomorrow, December 13, with a widespread roll out to everyone else on January 3, 2013.

[Android Police]
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48 thoughts on “New leak suggests Jelly Bean for HTC EVO 4G LTE will roll out tomorrow

  • Avatar of NelsonTitua
    December 12, 2012 at 5:13 pm
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    I just got an erection!!!!

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  • Avatar of Mankiran
    December 12, 2012 at 5:13 pm
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    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEAHHhAHAA

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  • Avatar of Rodney
    December 12, 2012 at 5:16 pm
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    This would make me happy happy happy! I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed!

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  • Avatar of NelsonTitua
    December 12, 2012 at 5:22 pm
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    i have viper rom 4g so i wont be able to hit update.. the people that can.. please confirm this tomorrow!!

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  • Avatar of HawaiiD
    December 12, 2012 at 5:31 pm
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    I hope it is true. My sisters GS3 is awesome
    with JB and fooled now

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  • Avatar of juan
    December 12, 2012 at 5:34 pm
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    HTC severs better be ready

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  • Avatar of Dennis
    December 12, 2012 at 5:42 pm
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    I’m checking at midnight! It better be there! If it isn’t?!?! I’ll keep trying.

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  • Avatar of Adam Bublitz
    December 12, 2012 at 6:08 pm
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    excited…but as the article says i’m not getting my hopes up yet. I have the galaxy note 2, so it doesn’t affect me either, but for the evo users you guys deserve it

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  • Avatar of Chris
    December 12, 2012 at 6:08 pm
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    Could be true this time. I just had a few google apps eligible for update, which they usually do before a software update.

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  • Avatar of Gamma24
    December 12, 2012 at 6:28 pm
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    Finally. Merry xmas!

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  • Avatar of Dave
    December 12, 2012 at 6:42 pm
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    It would also make sense considering the official PlayStation deal that went through today, because it said it required 4.1.

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    • Avatar of Jason B.
      December 12, 2012 at 6:48 pm
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      That is the only reason for me to even remotely suspect that an update might come. But I’m not holding my breath. I just remind myself that I like the phone. Though I need to also remind myself that Sprint no longer does the Premier Gold program so I’m not getting a new phone come June.

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      • Avatar of Dave
        December 12, 2012 at 11:37 pm
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        I agree. This combined with updated specs on sprints site make me want to believe ill be waking upto jellybean in the am.

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  • Avatar of Tim
    December 12, 2012 at 7:01 pm
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    Hope this is not another hype….I think not this time.

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  • Avatar of Rose
    December 12, 2012 at 7:50 pm
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    Happy Hanukkah to me if it’s true!

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  • Avatar of jeff
    December 12, 2012 at 8:32 pm
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    WHAT ABOUT THE CONTACTS/TEXTING LAG?! just fix THAT and I’ll be happy until Christmas Day……

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    • Avatar of Paul D
      December 12, 2012 at 11:29 pm
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      Agreed! Though today was a good day with no text or contact lag. Let’s hope the new update does away with it for good!

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  • Avatar of Fifth313ment
    December 12, 2012 at 8:47 pm
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    I’m excited mainly for offline voice typing and Google Now! Google Now is such a huge feature and I don’t know why more carriers and Google don’t advertise it more often? It blows away Siri but no one even knows what it is. I showed it to a friend of mine who has a GS3 and they didn’t even know they had it! They couldn’t believe how cool it was.

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  • Avatar of HawaiiD
    December 12, 2012 at 9:29 pm
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    7:28 pm Honolulu. Nothing yet

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  • Avatar of HawaiiD
    December 12, 2012 at 9:29 pm
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    7:28 pm Honolulu. Nothing update yet

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    • Avatar of Samson
      December 12, 2012 at 10:20 pm
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      lol woah! so this update may be real! That’s promising!

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  • Avatar of Casey
    December 12, 2012 at 10:11 pm
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    12:10 in Nashville and nothing yet.

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  • Avatar of Rose
    December 12, 2012 at 10:20 pm
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    I keep checking in Kentucky nothing yet. I have JB on my tablet Transformer Prime and I no Google Now is there but I don’t know everything it does cause I use Speak to it Assistant which does everything i need. But it will be nice to have Google Now on the phone. So will I still be able to say like dial Starbucks or text or email to so and so when I bring up the Google voice search to speak?

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  • Avatar of Cody
    December 12, 2012 at 11:27 pm
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    If you go to the sprint site and look at the stats for the phone it says the phone is on 4.1 alreadyhttp://m.sprint.com/shop/mobile/shop/phone_details.jsp?prodId=dvc6370014prd&deviceSKUId=63700579&flow=AAL&planSKUId=&ptn=&tabId=dt_phones

    Its happening for sure already called tech support at midnight as well and they confirmed as well

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  • Avatar of Paul D
    December 13, 2012 at 12:41 am
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    Stay hopeful EVOers! Whether or not we get Jelly Bean today… we know we’re going to get it soon. I’m personally suffering from text/contact lag and I refuse to root because there aren’t any ROMs out right now that I feel are worth it (things I want on my phone would be lost). My EVO 4g LTE is still a great phone, all things considered. I am happy with it. I know it will only get better, so I will patiently wait for the updates. I encourage you all to do the same. Just hold out a bit longer, I’m sure you won’t regret it.

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  • Avatar of Brett R
    December 13, 2012 at 1:35 am
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    It’s 4:34am in S.C. no update here yet!

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  • Avatar of Barrett Gruber
    December 13, 2012 at 2:52 am
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    5:51 AM Columbia, South Carolina

    Cleared Services Framework, and reset phone, and nothing dropped yet. I will try every couple hours, or until I see someone say they got it.

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  • Avatar of DrizzyGadget
    December 13, 2012 at 5:33 am
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    I don’t even need to get the update today, I just need to see that someone got it to keep me hopeful. *Patiently Waiting*

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  • Avatar of Scott
    December 13, 2012 at 5:58 am
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    I really could care about getting JB, I just want the contact and text lag fixed. But getting JB is just an added bonus!

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  • Avatar of Rodney
    December 13, 2012 at 6:04 am
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    Nothing yet guys…… It looks like this will just be another disappointment… I was Really excited last night when I seen this too. As customers of sprint and HTC is really don’t feel like we should have to go through this.

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  • Avatar of K-man
    December 13, 2012 at 6:10 am
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    9:10am Boston, nothing here yet.

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  • Avatar of RM
    December 13, 2012 at 6:25 am
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    A little after 8am in Iowa and nothing yet :(

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  • Avatar of erik johnson
    December 13, 2012 at 6:25 am
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    Sprint website now shows Jellybean. I will have to wait until I get home, do not have wi-fi at work. I am getting .02 mps down in Grand Rapids metro.
    NICE NETWORK!!

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    • Avatar of erik johnson
      December 13, 2012 at 6:31 am
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      now up to .04 mps, getting better all the time

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  • Avatar of Dan
    December 13, 2012 at 6:36 am
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    My phone has been doing random resets, every day, for the last week, and my battery life has gone to crap. I hope this update fixes this, since it seems to have started after the last update.

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  • Avatar of Dennis
    December 13, 2012 at 7:19 am
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    9:15am Chicago, nothing yet.

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    • Avatar of Dennis
      December 13, 2012 at 7:23 am
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      Hoping Sprint can get their crap together soon also the 3g situation in Chicago is Horrendous. I email a pic every day of the speed test results I get there is almost no data whatsoever. I tell them how can I say no to sharing data when there is no data to be shared. Sprint is the one not sharing their data.

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  • Avatar of Scruff24
    December 13, 2012 at 7:43 am
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    In Cleveland/Akron Ohio…nothing yet…

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  • Avatar of Rose
    December 13, 2012 at 10:03 am
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    Ok HTC just told me the OTA update is supposed to be ready in 3 days but it could be sooner. And with Sprints website listing the EVO with JB I believe it. She said just wait for the notification to hit the phone but I am manually checking under software every so often.

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  • Avatar of powerful
    December 13, 2012 at 10:40 am
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    It’s out now. Just downloaded it.

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  • Avatar of Dennis
    December 13, 2012 at 10:53 am
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    Downloading update now!!!

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  • Avatar of Dennis
    December 13, 2012 at 12:33 pm
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    Update is nice. But I was looking forward to the jelly bean lock screen and interface. Is there a way to get this without rooting? Any one?

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