We predicted it would happen, confirmed it a few days later, and then explained why it won’t be so bad after all. The Android 4.3/Sense 5 RUU is now available for the HTC EVO 4G LTE for the public, without having to request it from HTC by email and downloading from an obscure file sharing site.
Martin Fichter, one of HTC’s US vice presidents, has posted the link on his Twitter account, and unlike previous RUUs, it looks like this is compatible with any EVO 4G LTE hardware revision in existence. It also appears to be compatible with all versions of Windows 8, fixing previous compatibility issues. There is no mention of this being a public beta, so most of you should feel fairly safe installing this.
Are you on an Evo 4G LTE, and you want 4.3/Sense 5? You can sideload this ROM, but it will erase your data. http://t.co/tKdZZSqdo6
— Martin Fichter (@mfichter) February 19, 2014
The RUU file is 826MB, so make sure you’ve got some time to download and install it – the total process usually takes at least 10-20 minutes. Additionally, you can follow our tips here to back up your data, so you don’t lose anything important.
Update: Here’s the direct download link.[Twitter via Android Police]