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Original HTC EVO 4G gets OTA update to 5.07.651.6

htc software update - for some reason we don't have an alt tag hereAn OTA update began rolling out for the original HTC EVO 4G yesterday, bumping the software version up to 5.07.651.6. This comes almost 9 months after the last OTA update for the OG EVO, and is fairly significant given the EVO’s age (it’s approaching three years old).

As far as we know, this update doesn’t bring any new features or updates to the Android version that the phone is running. Instead, the official changelog only list those mysterious and elusive “security updates.”

I guess you could interpret this update in one of two ways: Either you could be thrilled that Sprint and HTC are still supporting a device that’s so old, and you could take this as a demonstration of HTC’s commitment to all of its devices, no matter their age. Or there could have been a really huge security bug that was so dangerous, HTC and Sprint knew they couldn’t ignore it for much longer.

My question, however, is this: How many of you are actually receiving this update? With a device so old, I’d imagine that the majority of you have either moved on to newer and better things, or are running some kind of custom ROM by now. Maybe I’m wrong, but I suspect I’m not.

[SprintThanks, devo4g and Simon!

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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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