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HTC Sense 6 from the M8 Ported to the Evo 4G LTE

Posted by Will Verduzco March - 29 - 2014 - Saturday Comments Off

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A few days ago, we talked about a leaked document showing HTC’s tentative software update schedule for various devices. Unfortunately, the picture for the two-year-old  is relatively bleak. The Evo 4G LTE isn’t scheduled to receive an update to Sense 6, and no information is available about a future update to KitKat. However, the lack of official updates never stopped the aftermarket development community.

Recognized Developer Sinistertensai and Recognized Contributor chubbzlou took it upon themselves to get HTC Sense 6 working on the aging Evo 4G LTE. The ROM itself is a port of the HTC One (2014) M8, and as such, it also packs Android 4.4.2. Currently, it’s not anywhere close to being daily driver status, as there are issues with the camera, sound, calling, and mobile data. Despite this, it’s nice to see that progress is being made on a popular, but aging device.

If you own an Evo 4G LTE and wish to try out a taste of Sense 6, head over to the original thread to get started. But since this is nowhere near daily driver status, please make sure that you have a working Nandroid backup so that you can restore after testing.

Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE Finally Receives Official Android 4.3 and Sense 5 Update via RUU!

Posted by Will Verduzco February - 19 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

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Some say that a device just now receiving Android 4.3 is rather late to the party, and that most users here much prefer AOSP-derived SENSE-less ROMs—and they just might be right. All we know is, it’s called the Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE. Forgive me, as perhaps I’ve been watching too much TopGear.

Getting back to the point of this story, another device has just now entered the Android 4.3 fray, and it’s Sprint’s take on the popular One X: the HTC EVO 4G LTE. The update was shared by HTC VP Martin Fichter on Twitter earlier today, and it is not available via traditional methods. Rather than coming in the form of an OTA update, the firmware is delivered via a side loadable RUU that will completely wipe your data in the process.

So without further ado, head over to HTC’s Download Server or  Martin Fichter’s Tweet to get in on the action. And once you’re done, be sure to drop by XDA Senior Member WindyCityRockr‘s update discussion thread and the comments section below to share your thoughts. It may not be KitKat, but it’s a step in the right direction!

[Many thanks to XDA Forum Member Titokhan for the tip!]

HTC EVO 4G LTE Android 4.3 update now delayed to mid-February

Posted by wicked January - 2 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

It seems that users of the aging HTC EVO will have to wait a bit longer to get the promised Android 4.3 update. Having missed its end of 2013 target, HTC is now saying that the update will roll out around the middle of February.

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This announcement comes from HTC America president Jason Mackenzie via Twitter. Last October, Mackenzie said that the device will be receiving an Android 4.3 update along with HTC’s custom Sense 5 UI by the end of 2013. Of course, that timeline has passed and gone and HTC has to now reschedule. Mackenzie is now saying that the update will enter into testing around January and will finally be released to owners by February.

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Should the update push through at all, it will be an impressive feat for this smartphone. It is rare for a device to receive official updates that traverse three major Android version, but that will exactly be the case when the HTC EVO 4G receives the update. It will also somewhat be a testament to Android 4.4‘s compatibility with slighly less powerful hardware, as it will be running on a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor with 1 GB of RAM. Definitely not the lowest tier that KitKat is aiming for, but it’s also not a powerhouse by today’s standards.

It is not uncommon for updates to be delayed, even by a few months. HTC has even explained how the entire process can be slowed down by carriers. Hopefully for the remaining owners of the HTC EVO 4G LTE, this will be the last delay before they get the promised update.

VIA: phoneArena

Android Authority Q&A – September 26, 2013

Posted by wicked September - 26 - 2013 - Thursday Comments Off

Android Authority Q&A 09/26/2013

Hello again and welcome back to this week’s episode of Android Authority Q&A. We had a lot of great questions this week asking about the Android 4.3 update to the Galaxy S4 and the best tablet for college students. Of course, this show is powered by your questions so if you have a question for us, use this link to ask! If you’d rather watch than read, check the bottom for the video. Don’t forget to tune in next week!


Question 1

When will Android 4.3 come out for the Samsung Galaxy S4? – Ritvik

Answer

The official word out of Samsung is that the Android 4.3 update will be coming to both the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4 sometime in October 2013. We imagine it’s because they don’t want to take attention away from their Galaxy Note 3 launch, which is happening over the next 2 weeks, so they’ll probably begin rolling out the update after the Note 3 craze settles down. Of course, we can’t guarantee that this will happen and updates have been known to be delayed, so don’t take our word as gospel.


Question 2

What would you recommend as the best tablet for a college student? There are many different lists of the top tablets. However, I am looking for one tablet that is the best for a college student. – Heather

Answer

As a current college student, I can understand the frustration. If you’re anything like me, you want something with excellent performance that’s also very cheap because we college students are generally broke. In the Venn Diagram of cheapest to best performance, there is only one right answer and it’s the Nexus 7. It’s under $300 and it has top of the line specs. You can probably even pick up last year’s Nexus 7 for cheaper than $200 on sites like eBay and it still performs well enough for what you would need it for.


Question 3

Hey guys, I want to get the Oppo Find 5. Can you tell me which carriers it will be able to run on? – Derek

Answer

According to the specs, it can supports up to HSPA+ 42 on the 850, 900, 1700, 1800, 1900, and 2100MHz bands. This means you can get HSPA+ on both T-Mobile and AT&T along with 3G. Unfortunately, it’s not LTE enabled so if you were looking for that you may be disappointed. Also, the Oppo N1 was recently announced and it is a huge upgrade from the Oppo Find 5. So you may want to check that out before going all in on the Find 5.


Question 4

Will my EVO LTE see the light of day? In this situation, day is another update, perhaps to sense 5 and Android 4.2.2 or 4.3? – Adam G.

Answer

I wish I could say I had some good news for you, but as of right now there are literally no rumblings about the HTC EVO 4G LTE getting an update any time soon. The good news is that there are rumblings of the One X getting such an update sometime in the unspecified future, which means the EVO LTE might as well. Of course, you need to look no further than an HTC One S owner to know how those rumors can turn out sometimes.


Question 5

Is there a way to have my HTC One X, or any Android device, use atomic time from a specified website like time.gov like a computer? – John

Answer

The answer is sort of. There are a number of Android apps which will sync the time on your device to the atomic time. Without root, it’s accurate to a few seconds but with root it is pretty much spot on. You’ll have to search through the available apps in the Play Store by searching for “atomic time” to see which ones sync with which clocks.


Android Authority Q&A wrap up

Don’t forget that this is fueled by your questions. If you don’t ask, we can’t answer! head over to the Android Authority Q&A page and ask us anything. We’ll try to get it answered. Tune in next week for the next episode!


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EVO 4G LTE gets a quick OTA update, still on 4.1 Jelly Bean

Posted by wicked February - 1 - 2013 - Friday Comments Off

Today it looks like HTC is pushing the updates quite hard. After hearing the venerable HTC Thunderbolt will finally get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, it looks like the newer, thinner HTC EVO 4G LTE from the Now Network is getting a little update itself. While it has already received Jelly Bean it’s still getting a bug fixer update today.

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We’re not too sure what’s all in this quick little 44MB update, but the carrier themselves have confirmed it’s currently rolling out to users. Mainly we’ve been hearing this is all about bug fixes with WiFi and the proximity sensor to name a few, as well as general performance increases.

After some digging around users are reporting in-call proximity sensor improvements, enhanced MHL quality and options with video streaming to an HDTV, Bluetooth and Wifi improvements and updates, as well as power management improvements across the board. Most updates claim better performance and battery life so we’ll have to test that out ourselves.

It also appears that they’ve silenced the camera shutter sound when the phone is actually set to silence, something that was a petty issue for some in the past. Overall the file is quite small, and we haven’t heard what all else is included at the moment. Either way the EVO 4G LTE already is enjoying 4.1 Jelly Bean, so go ahead and check for updates this evening and let us know how it goes by dropping us a comment below.

Device Specifications and Information
Device Info

    Device Name : EVO 4G LTE
    Manufactuer : HTC
    Carrier : Unknown
    Announced Date : April 04, 2012
    Release Date : May 18, 2012
    Also Known As :

Display

  • Screen Size : 4.7 Inch
  • Resolution : 1280×720
  • Screen Type : SLCD 2
Dimension & Weight

  • Height : 5.31 Inch
  • Width : 2.72 Inch
  • Depth : .35 Inch
  • Weight : 134 Grams
Battery & Power
    Battery Type:
  • Lithium Ion
  • Battery Capacity : 2000 mAh
  • Talk Time : NA
  • Stand By Time : NA
Software
    Android OS:
  • 4.0.x
    Audio Playback:
  • AAC
  • AAC+
  • AMR
  • MID
  • MP3
  • WAV
    Video Playback:
  • h.263
  • h.264 / AVC
  • MPEG-4 (MP4)
    Messaging:
  • SMS
  • MMS

Hardware

    CPU : S4
    CPU Clock Speed : 1500 Mhz
    Core : 2
    Ram : 1024 MB
    Internal Storage : 16GB GB
    Front Facing Camera :
    Camera Resolution : 8 MP
    External Storage:
  • MicroSD
  • MicroSDHC
    Camera Features:
  • Auto focus
  • Flash
  • 1080p Video Recording
    Sensors:
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Proximity
    QWERTY :
Cellular Network
    Network Technology:
  • CDMA
Device Connectivity
    Wi-Fi:
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
    Bluetooth:
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • A2DP
    Location Features:
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Cellular location
  • Wi-Fi location
    FM Radio :
    NFC :


Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G LTE is getting a minor update

Posted by wicked January - 31 - 2013 - Thursday Comments Off

White-HTC-EVO-4G-LTE Sprint is pushing out a new update for the HTC EVO 4G LTE. If you were hoping it was the latest release of Jelly Bean, Android 4.2, it isn’t. The new update is very minor as it only fixes a few minor bugs with the device. Don’t get us wrong, bug fixes are always welcomed, but it’s nothing to get excited about.

The most major thing about this update is that audio/video output via an MLH cable has been added. There has also been a few bugs fixed and tweaks to the handset’s proximity sensor, WiFi connectivity and Bluetooth compatibility. Sprint also notes that annoying issues with Android applications shutting down have been resolved. So if you’ve been suffering from these issues, this update will be awesome for you.

The update is being pushed out over the air. You’ll need to head into Settings, then About Phone to grab it! After completing the update your software version should be 3.16.651.3. If it isn’t coming up, give it a little while. OTAs often get pushed out in stages. Has anyone gotten the update for the HTC EVO 4G LTE yet? Have the tweaks and fixes being noticeable?

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Make Your Voice Heard – Vote on the Next XDA Cases

Posted by wicked January - 19 - 2013 - Saturday Comments Off

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At the end of last year, we started selling XDA cases with our friends at CruzerLite, and we’ve seen some phenomenal interest. Our current lineup is the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and the Google Nexus 4—but we want to add more. So we have decided to hold a poll and let the users choose which device(s) to add to our current lineup.

Below you will find some of the top devices at XDA. Please choose one from the list that you would like to see offered, and we will pick from the top 3 devices. The voting ends on February 15, so make sure you place your vote for the devices you love!


HTC EVO 4G LTE Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update expected today

Posted by wicked December - 13 - 2012 - Thursday Comments Off

This is not the first time we have heard about Jelly Bean coming for the HTC EVO 4G LTE, however as of now, it is looking like the update should begin rolling-out today. The details have yet to be officially confirmed, however a leaked page coming out of the Playbook has the update beginning today, December 13.

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The one catch with that, the December 13 availability is user initiated, which simply means that you will need to venture into the settings and check for the update manually. Otherwise, those wiling to sit back and wait for the update notification to arrive — you have a bit of a wait. Well, a few weeks anyway. According to that same leaked page, the OTA network push will begin the week of January 3.

Otherwise, the update will be arriving as software version 3.15.651.16 and as Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 4+. Some of the goodies that you can expect include Google Now, improved notifications and the smoothness from Project Butter.

The changelog for the update also notes the following; improvements to the camera and gallery, improvements to Wi-Fi authentication and improvements to Calendar reminders. Finally, some of the fixes include issues dealing with personalized ringtones and a fix for those using links to go from a description in the calendar to the phone app.

Device Specifications and Information
Device Info

    Device Name : EVO 4G LTE
    Manufactuer : HTC
    Carrier : Unknown
    Announced Date : April 04, 2012
    Release Date : May 18, 2012
    Also Known As :

Display

  • Screen Size : 4.7 Inch
  • Resolution : 1280×720
  • Screen Type : SLCD 2
Dimension & Weight

  • Height : 5.31 Inch
  • Width : 2.72 Inch
  • Depth : .35 Inch
  • Weight : 134 Grams
Battery & Power
    Battery Type:
  • Lithium Ion
  • Battery Capacity : 2000 mAh
  • Talk Time : NA
  • Stand By Time : NA
Software
    Android OS:
  • 4.0.x
    Audio Playback:
  • AAC
  • AAC+
  • AMR
  • MID
  • MP3
  • WAV
    Video Playback:
  • h.263
  • h.264 / AVC
  • MPEG-4 (MP4)
    Messaging:
  • SMS
  • MMS

Hardware

    CPU : S4
    CPU Clock Speed : 1500 Mhz
    Core : 2
    Ram : 1024 MB
    Internal Storage : 16GB GB
    Front Facing Camera :
    Camera Resolution : 8 MP
    External Storage:
  • MicroSD
  • MicroSDHC
    Camera Features:
  • Auto focus
  • Flash
  • 1080p Video Recording
    Sensors:
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Proximity
    QWERTY :
Cellular Network
    Network Technology:
  • CDMA
Device Connectivity
    Wi-Fi:
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
    Bluetooth:
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • A2DP
    Location Features:
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Cellular location
  • Wi-Fi location
    FM Radio :
    NFC :


[via AndroidCentral]

EVO 4G LTE Owners: Get Your Official JB Update Now

Posted by egzthunder1 December - 13 - 2012 - Thursday Comments Off

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If all rumors were true, we would likely be living with aliens, and Elvis would likely be alive and kicking back in his cozy shack in Las Vegas while sipping, well, virtually everything in front of him. That said, rumors have a tendency to give us a bad aftertaste since they normally tend to not be true, which is a very nice slap back into reality. However, when they are true, it normally takes a second or two to sink in, but we tend to jump with joy shortly thereafter.

XDA Forum Member 27s started a thread earlier today based on a story posted by AndroidPolice that stated, with a screenshot of unconfirmed and unknown origin, that Jelly Bean would be rolling out to the HTC EVO 4G LTE sometime today.

Lots of skepticism went around for the better part of the day, until people started reporting that they were getting OTA update notifications via Sprint Zone. If you can see the featured image in this article, you will see that the update is in fact the much awaited newer version of the Android OS, which has been making rounds through all of the Android world, mostly in the shape of AOSP-based ROMs.

The new version should come with a few goodies for EVO 4G LTE owners to enjoy. However, the best part is that now there is a fully JB-compatible version of Sense to play around with, and port back to older (but still very much capable) devices like the Sensation, EVO 3D, and others.

Please post some feedback. And if you happen to get your hands on a dump of the download, post it so that others can see what it had for lunch. Who knows what goodies (or baddies) this new build may have.

You can find more information in the original thread.

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Is Sprint rolling out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to the HTC EVO 4G LTE now?

Posted by wicked December - 13 - 2012 - Thursday Comments Off

EVO 4G LTE

Though HTC and Sprint have always been reluctant to talk about the timing of the Android 4.1 upgrade for the EVO 4G LTE, we’ve suspected for a while this was due before Christmas. Our hunch seemed to turn into reality about a month ago, but unfortunately that proved to be just another unsubstantiated rumor.

Now however we’re 99% certain Jelly Bean is rolling out to the EVO 4G LTE, based on a leak, but also on a mention on Sprint’s website. First, let’s see about the leak.

That very clearly showed an internal Sprint doc saying EVO 4G LTE’s update to 3.15.651.16 will be “customer initiated” on December 13 (today). Of course, we had no way to know the picture was legit, but it looked like a much too elaborate hoax to us.

There was plenty of info in the doc, a lot more than in the one “leaked” back in November, not to mention the link to DARA, an internal Sprint web portal or the new software’s build number, which checked out. As for the actual information, you could see a pretty thorough list of enhancements and fixes there , as well as a couple of updating tips.

HTC EVO 4G LTE

The “changelog” included the actual bump to Android 4.1 and HTC Sense 4+, but also a few mentions of specific bug fixes and enhancements, like improved camera capabilities, Wi-Fi Authentication and Calendar Reminder.

Not included in that list of new features were all the Jelly Bean-exclusive treats, but fear not, because Google Now is definitely coming, as well as Gesture Mode, expandable notifications and so on and so forth.

But if there was still anyone that doubted this leak’s accuracy, Sprint very quietly and unsuspectingly changed EVO 4G LTE’s listing on the company’s website. The device is now said to be coming with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box, which can only mean one thing – JB is in fact rolling out to the EVO as we speak.

Of course, there’s still a chance this listing is an unfortunate typo and the leak is fake, but that sounds like a sci-fi scenario that not even Spielberg would touch.

What we’d like now is for you EVO 4G LTE users out there to lend us a hand in getting to the bottom of this and turn that 99% chance of Sprint updating the phone to JB to 100%. So, did any of you get an automatic prompt message encouraging you to download and install a tasty new software pack? How about if you perform a manual check for updates – does that help? Let us know down below.

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