HTC EVO 4G LTE receiving software update to address Google Wallet problems, other bugs

According to Sprint’s support pages, a new update is being pushed out to the HTC EVO 4G LTE today. Bringing the phone to software version 1.22.651.3, the patch addresses numerous bugs, not the least of which are problems folks are still experiencing with Google Wallet. Also covered are WiFi issues, random reboots, and a crashing Gallery app among other minor fixes. The update is being pushed over the air; users can check if it is available for their device by navigating to “HTC software update” under Settings/System updates. A full changelog can be found at Sprint’s site.

[Sprint via AndroidPolice]

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  • Jose Garcia

    I just try to installed this updated and not sure what happen but it bricked my phone i guess. Now i have a black screen with a red triangle!!!!

    • NYCHitman1

      Take your phone to Sprint directly. Hopefully, they can figure out what went wrong and swap you out a new unit.

      • Fifth313ment

        To the user who the update bricked his phone, had you disabled anything in the system apps settings? I have tons of crap disabled and I don’t want to update and have it bricked. What other changed did you have made, root perhaps? Thanks.

        • NYCHitman1

          A brick would only occur in the event of a bad radio flash though, which is entirely possible with a full software OTA update.

        • Jose Garcia

          no changes, no root, no nothing. stock factory.
          also it not bricked, the phone did re start and as i’m typing the update is downloading again.

      • Jose Garcia

        The phone just restarted, but the update did not installed

        • NYCHitman1

          You don’t see the new software version? 1.22.xx

          • Jose Garcia

            No, re-downloading. Lets see what happens.

        • EarlyMon

          Bad download most likely.

          Settings, System update, HTC software update and you can try for the download again.

          • Jose Garcia

            just did, Is downloading again.

  • http://twitter.com/Deztin Dez

    Wallet has been working for me like a charm for over a week, but I do see some wonky Wifi cutting in and out for no reason and the rare random reboot. Looking forward to the update.

  • Fifth313ment

    To the user who the update bricked his phone, had you disabled anything in the system apps settings? I have tons of crap disabled and I don’t want to update and have it bricked. What other changed did you have made, root perhaps? Thanks.

    Anyone who has downloaded this update can you please check to see if the Google Search has been changed to disable local search. All the reports from yesterday about calling Google Security updates, which were really just disabling the local search function on those devices. Also if it did Phandroid should update this news article with the info. Maybe check to see if the proximity sensor issues have been fixed? Thanks!

    • EarlyMon

      The proximity sensor issues that were fixed by making sure that your screen protector didn’t interfere with it?

      • Carl Rood

        Plenty of people, including me have the proximity sensor issue without any screen protector.

        • EarlyMon

          In our forums, we’ve seen that attributed to screen protectors, a bad phone, and a quick fix toggling it with Elixir2. Maybe you cats post elsewhere about it.

    • Jose Garcia

      no changes, no root, no nothing. stock factory.
      also it not bricked, the phone did re start and I tried re downloading and still nothing.

  • 814 htc evo

    I haven’t done this new update yet because I’m at work but by any chance did this fix the google wallet issue?

  • 814 htc evo

    did this fix g wallet? does anyone know?

    • EarlyMon

      Yep.

  • Gabe

    It fixed wallet! Now I’m patiently waiting until LTE launches in Overland Park next weekend!!

    On a side note: a couple apps that were crashing are now working better. Don’t know of It’s this update or not.

    • primer

      I just got done updating mine. I’m showing a 4G indicator now while at work in downtown KC, MO.

  • 814 htc evo

    sweet thanks guys now does anyone know if I use the same gmail I had used for google wallet before the factory reset bricked my google wallet last time if I use my same gmail address that I had set up wallet with originally if that will cause problems this time!? same g mail just different phone I’m afraid to try it using the same gmail iv always had and used and that’s the one I use to sync my phone etc…

  • Jose Garcia

    Update did not installed on phone tried several time and nothing. finally took it to a sprint store and they replace the phone..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=708741524 Robb Nunya

    If you’re rooted with a custom ROM, do NOT, I repeat do NOT apply this. If you’re just rooted, you should be OK. At the worst, it should fail and come back up after a reboot, or it might just kill root.

  • Robert Oteri

    I’m on my 4th Phone! This is way past reasonable, even past absurd! I just got off off the phone with Sprint Repair Depot down the street to escalate the issue. My phone still reboots randomly 1, 2, 8 times a day. With this last one, I didn’t install anything, didn’t tweek anything, I just installed the HTC update. 3 hours later; Boom! Reboot. On the crash report I chose to preview the log file and scrolled down the 80k lines to the bottom to try and see if I could decipher anything; I found where the phone crashed (or fatal errored) and prompted the reboot. The very first entry after “Warning” is “Corrupt skb detected”, and then dozens of lines that contain ‘prima_wlan’. I bet it’s something with the WiFi and bad packets. I don’t much care about it any more, I just need a phone that works!

    My 2 Coppers.