Sep 22 AT 12:24 PM Nick Gray 14 Comments

Sprint rolling out minor bug fix for the HTC EVO 4G

While Samsung Captivate owners are grabbing their GPS fix, HTC EVO 4G owners might want to check their handsets for an update as well. Sprint is pushing out a new update (3.29.651.5) today which should address some issue that EVO users have been complaining about for a while.

The minor update fixes the calendar editing and multiple Gmail account sync problems. I have not been able to download the new firmware update yet, but if you want to manually check for the update, follow the steps below. As usual, Sprint is being pretty quiet about the update, so we have no indication as to how fast it will be rolling out to all HTC EVO 4G users.

Manually check for System Update

  1. From the home screen, press Menu
  2. Select Settings
  3. Scroll down and select System updates
  4. Select Firmware update

Source: http://support.sprint.com/support/article/Find_and_update_the_software_version_on_your_HTC_EVO_4G/case-wh164052-20100527-115429?&INTNAV=SU:DP:HDIA

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • http://Website Chad

    Sprint has barely been talked about lately. Does sprint have any known phones to be released this year.

    We have a lot of info on upcoming tmobile and verizon phones, but almost nothing on upcoming sprint phones.

  • http://Website Jonathan

    I highly doubt you’ll see anything from Sprint until 2011….They seem to have put all their money behind the evo and the epic 4g….

    • geniusdog254

      Thats not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, its great! Think about it:

      It’s hard enough to release to high profile devices like the Evo & Epic in such a close timeframe and still sell both in numbers. Releasing any more this year would just be detrimental to the sales of all of them. If they wait until this time next year, they can release one or 2 more uber-high end phones that will make all of us with Evo’s & Epic’s want to upgrade. And we will, no doubt.

      Its the art of incremental updates. Hated by consumers, loved by manufacturers.

  • Dave K

    They also have a maintenance release (bug fixes) for the Hero as well.

    http://community.sprint.com/baw/thread/44926

  • http://Website Jesse J

    Hey just to let everyone know, this isn’t a minor update like they are claiming. It’s actually quite major, has the FPS fix in it as well. It’s been confirmed…

  • http://Website Rev. Rhino

    It’s out people, the fix is out..hit Update.

  • http://Website Glenn

    Installing update now. An earlier leaked ROM supposedly had significant battery life improvements, I hope this one contains the same (or better) improvements.

  • Prince77

    They don’t have to release another this year, I agree. What they should be doing is getting their 4G rolling. T-Mobile is killing them with their high speed. I do have an Evo.

  • http://Website JimboLodisC

    Got mine installed this morning at around 7am Central, absolutely LOVING the FPS bump, altho i do notice that when I slowly swipe on the homescreen it seems to be kinda jumpy, but as soon as i let go i get a nice framerate bump… guessing something about the touch screen only “reads” at a certain rate

  • http://Website Fernando

    I perfromed the update and I am happy to say that the choppy HD video playback from the Froyo update is fixed with this update. All the HD videos I took with my phone now playback smoothly once again. This was a known issue with the Froyo update.

  • http://Website Jeff

    The update was remarkable, everything runs smoother and faster. I noticed a huge difference and that was only when the SPRINT load screen came up,

    The best smart phone just got better!

  • http://mikeriosisawhore.com Mike

    But did the fix the lack of a HID profile problem the EVO’s had since release with this firmware update?!?…

    Seriously though, fix it already HTC! I’d like to be able to use my bluetooth keyboard with my EVO.

  • Prince77

    I keep hitting firmware update and there was nothing until it told it couldn’t do wait and try again. If I can’t downloaddownload it contact customer service. I font get that anymore.

  • http://Website mike

    You have to do a HTC software update not firmware.

  1. ChadGuest 5 years ago

    Sprint has barely been talked about lately. Does sprint have any known phones to be released this year.

    We have a lot of info on upcoming tmobile and verizon phones, but almost nothing on upcoming sprint phones.

  2. JonathanGuest 5 years ago

    I highly doubt you’ll see anything from Sprint until 2011….They seem to have put all their money behind the evo and the epic 4g….

    • Thats not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, its great! Think about it:

      It’s hard enough to release to high profile devices like the Evo & Epic in such a close timeframe and still sell both in numbers. Releasing any more this year would just be detrimental to the sales of all of them. If they wait until this time next year, they can release one or 2 more uber-high end phones that will make all of us with Evo’s & Epic’s want to upgrade. And we will, no doubt.

      Its the art of incremental updates. Hated by consumers, loved by manufacturers.

  3. They also have a maintenance release (bug fixes) for the Hero as well.

    http://community.sprint.com/baw/thread/44926

  4. Jesse JGuest 5 years ago

    Hey just to let everyone know, this isn’t a minor update like they are claiming. It’s actually quite major, has the FPS fix in it as well. It’s been confirmed…

  5. Rev. RhinoGuest 5 years ago

    It’s out people, the fix is out..hit Update.

  6. GlennGuest 5 years ago

    Installing update now. An earlier leaked ROM supposedly had significant battery life improvements, I hope this one contains the same (or better) improvements.

  7. They don’t have to release another this year, I agree. What they should be doing is getting their 4G rolling. T-Mobile is killing them with their high speed. I do have an Evo.

  8. JimboLodisCGuest 5 years ago

    Got mine installed this morning at around 7am Central, absolutely LOVING the FPS bump, altho i do notice that when I slowly swipe on the homescreen it seems to be kinda jumpy, but as soon as i let go i get a nice framerate bump… guessing something about the touch screen only “reads” at a certain rate

  9. FernandoGuest 5 years ago

    I perfromed the update and I am happy to say that the choppy HD video playback from the Froyo update is fixed with this update. All the HD videos I took with my phone now playback smoothly once again. This was a known issue with the Froyo update.

  10. JeffGuest 5 years ago

    The update was remarkable, everything runs smoother and faster. I noticed a huge difference and that was only when the SPRINT load screen came up,

    The best smart phone just got better!

  11. MikeGuest 5 years ago

    But did the fix the lack of a HID profile problem the EVO’s had since release with this firmware update?!?…

    Seriously though, fix it already HTC! I’d like to be able to use my bluetooth keyboard with my EVO.

  12. I keep hitting firmware update and there was nothing until it told it couldn’t do wait and try again. If I can’t downloaddownload it contact customer service. I font get that anymore.

  13. mikeGuest 5 years ago

    You have to do a HTC software update not firmware.