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HTC EVO Design 4G gets OTA update to 4.02.651.2

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The HTC EVO Design 4G – you know, that little guy between the EVO 3D and EVO 4G LTE who so often gets forgotten – is getting an OTA update for itself, just a few short days after the OG EVO and EVO 3D got similar updates. This time, the software version has been bumped up to 4.02.651.2. Here’s the official changelog:

  • Hotspot improvements when on GSM network
  • Improved Messaging application ‘loading’ time
  • Sprint Connections Optimizer

According to Sprint, you can manually check for the update starting today, or you can wait to be notified on or after 2/26. This update means that all phones in the EVO family now have Sprint Connections Optimizer, which is a little tool that Sprint is implementing across practically all of its product line. The service runs transparently in the background and automatically connects you to WiFi or 4G WiMAX, if applicable. In other words, it’s a great way for Sprint to alleviate some of the congestion on its ailing 3G network.

If you notice any other changes or enhancements not listed here, or any new bugs, be sure to let us know.

[SprintThanks, Simon!

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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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10 thoughts on “HTC EVO Design 4G gets OTA update to 4.02.651.2

  • Avatar of Zachary Jacob Zblewski

    I’m on the EVO LTE and I’ve turned the Connection Optomizer off… but my WiFi still turns on automatically in locations where I’ve used WiFi before. Anyone know how to fix this?

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    • Avatar of Simon Belmont

      Go into apps management and then disable the Sprint Optimizer app? That would definitely disable it.

      I know that’s sort of a hack job, but it should. I don’t use the Sprint Optimizer app, but I do use Llama to dynamically control my network connectivity.

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      • Avatar of Zachary Jacob Zblewski

        I did that and it is still happening. Anyone else have any ideas?

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        • Avatar of Simon Belmont

          Hmm. That’s odd and kind of makes me glad I didn’t opt to use the Sprint Optimizer app. My friend was having issues with it on his E4GT too. What a shame.

          If you were rooted, I’d say try freezing it with Titanium Backup. If you aren’t rooted, try removing and re-adding your Wi-Fi access points, or maybe a factory reset.

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  • Avatar of Tray Rolin

    As an unfortunately owner of the evo design (good phone poor support for it lol) I’m glad to hear that it still is getting OTA updates. still not enough to go back to stock though.

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  • Avatar of Simon Belmont

    No problem on the tip! I was wondering if this little guy was going to get some update love too. :D

    I don’t think this phone ever took off in popularity. It wasn’t a bad choice if you wanted a smaller screen. ;)

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  • Avatar of Matthew

    I don’t use the optimizer either.
    4G LTE

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  • Avatar of Matthew

    This is why all the HTC phones are getting updates….
    Kinda sad?
    NYTimes: HTC Settles Privacy Case Over Flaws in Phones
    http://nyti.ms/USrDuy

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    • Avatar of Simon Belmont

      Actually, HTC issued updates for the HTC Loggers and CarrierIQ stuff a LONG time ago. Like, back in 2011.

      That article is just saying that HTC has settled with the government on the potential privacy issues. They set some guidelines and will be under scrutiny for twenty years, or something.

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  • Avatar of Cassie

    Don’t suppose there is a way to revert this update. Did this update yesterday, and now my Splash ID app is saying it’s unlicensed, and won’t let me access any of my information. I can’t buy it again because my Google Play services magically disappeared a month ago. Help?!

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