HTC has just updated the HTC EVO 3D and they are basically fixing the issues that the first OTA caused the device from back when it launched. While the update didn’t take too long I’m sure some wish this would have came a bit sooner. The update (version number 2.08.651.2) began its rollout already this morning and should be hitting all EVO 3D owners by 8/23. You can check for HTC Software Updates now and it will pull the update just as I have done. It’s around 45mb in size so Wifi might speed up the process.
If you don’t want to wait for the OTA to hit your handset go ahead and go to Menu > Settings > System Updates > HTC Software Update > Check Now > OK and you’ll be good to go. Once you’ve installed the update you will find many bug fixes that should help overall performance and user experience and they’ve even added native screenshots.
-Device Lockscreen stuck in “half-state”
-Ability to transfer all contacts over bluetooth
-Birthday one day off between contacts and Facebook when synced
-Random GPS coordinates issue
-Lockscreen displays 3 digit temperature correctly
-Spiderman demo lockups
-Making additional preloaded apps uninstallable by user
-Update to applications: Spiderman, Watch, Qik
They were also nice enough to allow more of the pre-loaded applications to be uninstalled by the user, something previously needing root access so we all appreciate that. The update brings along native screenshots to the EVO 3D and Sensation 4G. Hold the power button and quickly tap “home” and it will take a screenshot and save it to your gallery. I’ve just confirmed this indeed works and is easy as can be.
Go ahead and update your EVO 3D phones and please feel free to drop us a comment below if you experience any issues or problems. If you are rooted I’d wait on accepting this in case the loophole that was found for root and unlocks has been closed.