Jun 04 AT 11:20 AM Taylor Wimberly 7 Comments

Sprint EVO 4G receives its first software update on day one

Customers who purchased the Sprint EVO today will likely see an update notification when they first power on the device. A small software update (13 MB) is being sent out over the air to fix a few minor bugs that were being reported. The update is said to address the errors regarding “insufficient file permissions” when users tried to save files to their MicroSD card. It is also being reported that this minor update patches a security hole that allowed users to hack the device and gain root access.

If you have a EVO and have not received the update, you can manually check for it. Just go to Settings > System updates > HTC software update > Check now. I downloaded and installed the update on my EVO and the entire process took about five minutes.

Software updates on day one are nothing new, but it’s good to know that Sprint is on the ball and able to quickly push out fixes when they are needed. I expect we will likely see a couple more updates in the following weeks to tweak the radio and improve performance, but the real update we all want (Android 2.2) might have us waiting a little longer.

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  • s15274n

    Surely you can still get root after this update?

  • http://Website beoba

    Yeah, what if you WANT root?

    • http://Website Bacon

      Jealous of the EVO for it’s features. Sooooooo happy I have a Nexus One because of Sprint trying to keep users from rooting.

      Nexus One = Easy Root Access = WIN

      I’ll wait for the next developer phone before I upgrade. Plus EVO won’t see Froyo 2.2 for a long time.

  • http://Website klausMachiavelli

    Is there any proof that it wipes out the root? Or is that just everyone overreacting to the update?

  • http://www.typhon4android.org/ Mike Leahy

    Unfortunately it doesn’t fix the rendering bugs. 2D and 3D performance is still improperly capped at 30hz. Boo… ;P You can really tell the difference when comparing against the N1 running at 60hz. The capping is improper because it stutters considerably with variability with a simple 2D or 3D scene as much as 15FPS both ways (15 to 45 FPS variability). I can also show that when you drop 3D rendering below the 30hz threshold the improper capping code path or whatever is going on behind the scenes takes significant time to stop. I can then set rendering to 30hz and the scene is locked at 29-30FPS consistently with no variability. The second I put rendering back to 60hz the improper capping appears and things are wonky. I should probably make a video of this, but I’m under the gun to get out TyphonRT and prepare for a big presentation at the end of the month. If you’re in SF and interested in real time app & game dev check it out:

  • chris0101

    This is pretty prompt, considering how many days the bug was known for.

    May this phone receive Android 2.2 for those who get it as quickly. Also, hopefully we’ll see some unlocked versions. I’d love to see this phone here in Canada.

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