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Old 02-15-2014, 04:08 PM   #1
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EVO 4G LTE Android 4.3 Update

Sprint EVO 4G LTE wont receive Android 4.3 over-the-air, HTC begins trial for those willing to update manually

According to an article posted today on Phandroid, HTC has stated that the HTC EVO LTE cannot be updated to Android 4.3 "Jelly Bean" Over The Air (OTA) due to the memory partition on the phone.

However, for technically inclined users, they are going to offer a manual update. The article has an email address listed which you can contact to request to be part of the trial. However, it won't go live for a few hours, and as of 4PM CST (2200 UTC), the email address wasn't working.

A commenter in the article stated that the update will wipe your phone, so be aware of that if you choose to update your EVO LTE, and take necessary precautions.

It's not an ideal solution for an update, but at least it's something for EVO LTE users.

19 February 2014 story update:


Someone from HTC made a download link public last night. It's available in the Android Police article below.

HTC Releases Sprint EVO 4G LTE Android 4.3 Update As A Full RUU File, No OTA Update Coming
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:44 PM   #2
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Should have had split the partition better
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Unfortunately the email address posted does not work and just bounces back.
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Unfortunately the email address posted does not work and just bounces back.
There's been an update.
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HTC EVO 4G LTE Android 4.3 update voids your warranty

The official HTC EVO 4G LTE Android 4.3 update from HTC has been released, and along with it came this letter:

From Mo Versi w/HTC:

Thank you for your support on HTC EVO 4G LTE 4.3 + Sense 5MR update. Below is the link for the final software release that includes support on Win8. Please note the following as this is an RUU update (side load):
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It is our responsibility to caution you that not all claims resulting or caused by installing this software may be covered under warranty.
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Please understand that you will not be able to return your device to the original state or earlier software, and going forward your device may not be held covered under the warranty for all claims resulting from installing this software. HTC bears no responsibility if your device is no longer usable afterwards. We strongly suggest that you do not install this software unless you are confident that you understand the risks involved and the potential consequences both to your device and to your warranty.
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In order to install the SW, double click the RUU file with your device connected to the PC. The upgrade process will take approximately 20 minutes. Please do not unplug the device from the PC.
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Download link here
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I’ve highlighted some of the more interesting parts of the letter, but it states that if the update bricks your device during upgrade that’s your problem (even if it’s through their oversight.) If the software eventually bricks your device because they screwed something up, too bad as well. You have no warranty if you upgrade and it fails, although it doesn’t claim anything else is void so we’re probably only looking at just the upgrade window.

So for all of you who have been on the fence about rooting the HTC EVO 4G LTE because it might void your warranty, HTC’s rep here seems to explicitly say that the official upgrade will void it, at least during the upgrade. If you survive it, you’re probably back to being covered by anything except an unlikely eventual ROM meltdown.

My guess is this is just to cover HTC’s behinds for the slew of people who break their phones due to a non-HTC related issue with the upgrade (cat, water, power outage, baby, etc.) but it does read as a “good luck, god speed, try not to die on the way to the mailbox.” It should however serve as a reminder that HTC’s vague warranty revoking threats (such as the bootloader unlocking warnings on HTCDev,) extend even to official software.

Should you be concerned? Probably not. This is mostly corporate rump covering.

For the link: http://www.pocketables.com/2014/02/h...-void-warranty
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I was able to upgrade my phone. The installation initially stalled, but fortunately my phone wasn't bricked, so I was able to boot into Fastboot and rerun the RUU.

If you have to install HTC Sync Manager to get your drivers, I recommend deleting it before running the RUU. I speculate that Sync Manager may have interfered with my first update attempt since it kept trying to run whenever Windows would recognize my phone.
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Last time I buy a HTC guess I will just leave mine alone have another year before I can upgrade to a different phone
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They should have done a better job with the upgrade so that we didn't take a chance on losing all out info or chance bricking the phone.
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They should have done a better job with the upgrade so that we didn't take a chance on losing all out info or chance bricking the phone.
uhh, any update has this chance as you are flashing the phone. if you read your manual most have this warning present in the back or some of the updates even prompt you of this prior to install.
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There's a warning prompt in the HTC RUU wizard as well.
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I was able to do the update fine and mostly like the improvements.

Can anyone tell me how to sort the app drawer alphabetically instead of its seemingly random order? I cant find anything among 8 screens of random order apps.
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Can't seem to find a usable link for the download for the upgrade anyone have a working one? Thanks
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