HTC EVO 4G Update to Gingerbread 2.3 Starting June 6th [Official]

June 2, 2011
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It is official, starting Monday June 6th Sprint will start the rollout for Android 2.3 Gingerbread for their hot selling HTC EVO 4G we all know and love. The EVO has been one of the biggest selling Android phones aside from the Galaxy S and has been a huge success for Sprint. The update to that sweet Gingerbread was talked about back in April, then leaked a few days later. This will be official, and tasty just as Gingerbread has been.

UPDATE: Available now!

Here is a little tip, for those that are excited and just can't wait until June 6th you can apparently get it starting Friday the 3rd. Yes that is tomorrow. According to the Sprint site users can "check for updates" right on the handset on the 3rd and the update will be initiated, otherwise it will be pushed over-the-air starting Monday. Pretty weird way to roll-out the update because I'm sure anyone that hears that will check for updates manually.

Gingerbread brings many changes and improvements as well as UI changes. A Download manager is included as well as some EVO specific Gmail, and battery drain issues have also been resolved. For all the information check out the press release below, or click here.

HTC EVO™ 4G from Sprint will receive the Android™ 2.3, Gingerbread, update through an over-the-air maintenance release beginning on Monday, June 6.

Sprint will send update notifications to users in waves. The notification will let users know the update is available and provide the simple two-step, over-the-air download instructions.

Users will receive a notification that Android 2.3 is available for download.

Once the user has downloaded the update, they will be prompted to install the update. The user will be notified that their device will be disabled during the installation process. The phone will be ready to use once the process completes.

Can't Wait Until June 6?

For those who just can’t wait to get Android 2.3, there will be an easy user initiated option to download the upgrade starting on Friday, June 3. To access the update – from the home screen/Menu/Settings/System updates/HTC software Update. This will initiate the upgrade process.

The software release upgrades HTC EVO 4G to Android 2.3, Gingerbread. This version of Android improves download management through the Downloads application, offering the user easy access to any file downloaded from the browser, email or another application. It also fixes the devices ability to stream media through certain applications for the device.

Gingerbread restores HTC EVO 4G’s ability to sync multiple Gmail™ accounts, display email attachments in the email client and fixes battery discharge issues.


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  • Jhoanmontiel

    will the evo shift 4g also get the update?

    • Kukidoh

      I dont know if anyone’s replied to this, because I’m too lazy to read further, but the shift is getting their gingerbread update soon, I can’t remember the exact date = ) 

  • David Wheeler

    I tried to manually update and it says my software is up-to-date…

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephen-Coleman/1342357870 Stephen Coleman

      June 3rd which is tomorrow.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephen-Coleman/1342357870 Stephen Coleman

      June 3rd which is tomorrow.

  • http://www.facebook.com/wendellkinney Wendell Kinney

    YES….YES….OMG!!!! FINALLY!!! YES!!!!! So, um, anyone staying up til 12:01 to begin the update besides me? ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/wendellkinney Wendell Kinney

    YES….YES….OMG!!!! FINALLY!!! YES!!!!! So, um, anyone staying up til 12:01 to begin the update besides me? ;)

  • Da_gr8t1

    I’m staying up till 12: 01 am lol

  • Rampartcam2010

    i just tried to do the update manually and its saying that there is no updates available for my phone at the current time and that it is up to date :(

  • Guest

    well guess its not coming out at midnight. Oct been trying for 35 mins now. No update available.

  • Guest

    well guess its not coming out at midnight. Oct been trying for 35 mins now. No update available.

  • Guest

    well guess its not coming out at midnight. Oct been trying for 35 mins now. No update available.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=556956851 Terry Baresh

    8:00 CDT Downloading update… 109.4MB… stuck at 20%.

  • Scott

    Has anyone been able to get the update yet? mine still says I am up to date

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=556956851 Terry Baresh

    Tried again and now System Upgrade 4.33.651.2(109.21MB) is available.  Downloading…

  • Luis

    me too! Downloading as I type this

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=556956851 Terry Baresh

    Android 2.3 successfully installed on HTC EVO 4G at 8:30 a.m. CDT – Minneapolis, MN.  Woot!! 

  • Whgt

    Should one back up their contacts / data before installing?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=556956851 Terry Baresh

      Not necessary to back up contacts/data/apps… 

      • Whgt

        Thanks.  My co-worker is running his now and I wanted to check.  I’m so used to using custom roms on my tablet that I always do a full backup on them right before.

  • Adam

    If you get the update, can you post hardware version number?

    • Ndiff

      Hardware version number on mine is 0004.

  • Biggboi22

    I got the notification to update my phone at around 3 a.m. Saturday June 4th.

  • Omegaphi0123

    The user interface is still the same, thats one of the things I was hoping that would of changed. But obviously from a business point of view they want customers to buy the new phones with new UI on it. Thats the problem with buying product when they first come out, you don’t really get updates you just get enough tweaks to say you got something.

  • Jlrivera Ks

    why doesn’t facebook and my evo contacts sync anymore?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TBZAWGW72XIJPX76SILEQIXMKI DJCoin

    The New Gingerbread look will be released on another update that will come out either the June 6th or the 9th….As most people who updated found out, not very much physically different, the before June 6th push was a more inner workings update on the EVO 4G    

  • Ash

    I didn’t upgrade to the Swype/Blockbuster version because of the across the board disapproval.  Can I go straight to 2.3?  Or must I be bloated up?

  • Rorkis

    Really slow on my EVO

  • Badboystanggt

    the new andriod update erased all my alarms and now I was late to work >:(  
    there should have been a warning!

    • J Me Dru

      Glad I read tyhis comment! checked my alarms afterward and they were all reset!

    • J Me Dru

      Glad I read tyhis comment! checked my alarms afterward and they were all reset!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dark-Poet/1179229940 Dark Poet

    oddly this update unlike the last update erased all my contacts and those i had backed up on memory card very few of them even showed up ugh. thankfully it saved my text messages so i could get at least some of the important numbers back.

  • Brcgn

    Anyone having problems with your bluetooth with this update. My bluetooth worked great until this update. now it keeps disconnecting and then connecting for a minute and so on.

    • Haligan

      Same problem.

    • Haligan

      Same problem.

    • Haligan

      Do you have any resolution. I have tried everything I can —- no luck!

    • Haligan

      Do you have any resolution. I have tried everything I can —- no luck!

  • Elrod07

    that’s ain’t true, i upgrade my phone but it say android 2.3.3 not Gingerbread

  • Vanessalcarmack

    nothing has changed on my evo, but my fiances evo shift has all sorts of new things.  What do i need to do now after it is installed to get the new upgrades to show on my phone?

  • Vanessalcarmack

    nothing has changed on my evo, but my fiances evo shift has all sorts of new things.  What do i need to do now after it is installed to get the new upgrades to show on my phone?

  • Marg

    How do i get it to update even when it says my software is up to date?