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HTC EVO 4G LTE receiving update, brings Sense 4.1

A new update is reportedly headed out to Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G LTE this morning, and while it does bump up the handset’s Android version, it doesn’t quite take us to Jelly Bean. The latest software, version 2.13.651.1.710RD, brings the EVO 4G LTE to Android 4.0.4 and updates HTC’s custom UI to Sense 4.1. The minor update is expected to mostly serve as a bug fixer, but a complete changelog hasn’t been posted at this time.

The EVO 4G LTE still looks to receive Android 4.1, but just when is unknown at this time. Head on over to the AndroidForums link below and let us know if you have at least received this latest Ice Cream Sandwich build on your device.

[via AndroidForums]

Continue reading on the HTC EVO 4G LTE forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • phinn

    Meanwhile my 2011 HTC phone sits on gingerbread. Never buying an Android phone again that isn’t a Nexus.

    • blest

      Buy a Sammy

      • phinn

        Yea, if I get another Android phone, it’ll definitely be the 4th-gen Nexus this winter.

        • NYCHitman1

          I’m actually hoping that Samsung doesn’t get their hands on the next Nexus.

          • Marsg

            I Hope Sony does, Nexus is lacking in camera and sound quality and based on the recent Xperias they excel in that department

          • NYCHitman1

            I’ve never had any hands-on experience with any of the Xperia devices, but I don’t think I would buy one if I had access to it. Kinda hoping that ASUS will drop a phone in the US. Doubtful, but we can dream.

          • Marsg

            I have owned both Sony and Asus products and the experience with the Transformer Prime and Transformer infinity were ok but not great, both tablets had shortcomings, I returned the Infinity due alot of software glitches like sometimes it wouldn’t respond to touch and there were some hang problems, and as for the Prime most people have heard of the glitches on that(Forceclosures, GPS, etc.), Sony products on the other hand just feel more premium and you get exactly whats advertised. But you also have to keep in mind that most the hardware used in the product and even some design elements will be influenced by Google. Asus would be my second choice because in the end they do fix the problems but they should work on not having the problems in the first place and they are awesome with updates.

          • NYCHitman1

            I’ve heard the opposite for the Sony Android products, but that’s irrelevant. ASUS does a great job at provided superb support, which is all we could ever ask for.

          • Marsg

            I agree Asus support is prob the best, but that was my experience with their products, i still have the TPrime, it has improved on the soft glitches it had when I first bought it, but it would of been even better if it dint have them in the first place.

          • NYCHitman1

            Realistically, no device is perfect. It’s all about whatever device is perfect for you.

    • NYCHitman1

      What phone is that?

      • phinn

        HTC Incredible 2

        • NYCHitman1

          Ahh. Yeah, that does stink, but then again.. you can blame that more on Verizon than HTC.

          • phinn

            And I do, but because of that if I buy another Android phone it wouldn’t be anything but a Nexus so I can be sure it get updates. I don’t care if another phone is half the price and twice the performance I wouldn’t buy it over a Nexus.

          • NYCHitman1

            As long as VZW’s Nexus is part of the AOSP, you’ll be fine. Personally, I don’t see the purpose of buying a Nexus device and not unlocking/rooting it.

          • malcmilli

            buy a nexus device so you wont have to unlock/root ;-) for us rooting impaired.

          • NYCHitman1

            Mr. Millionz – it’s a developer phone. Thus, one of the primary purposes is to unlock/root.

          • malcmilli

            lol yeah thats one of the reasons, but not the sole reason. another primary reason is instant updates from google and no skinning. The reason some people root is to achieve nexus interface on their superior specced phone i presume. Dont come at me with that stream vernacular and expect me to back down!

          • NYCHitman1

            However, those who purchase the device are the ones who intend to unlock and root, so my theory more or less remains intact. It’s rare to see your random consumer walking around with a Nexus device. Needless to say, even if you did – they likely have no idea how to use it to it’s full potential.

          • malcmilli

            i disagree, ive actually seen more non rooter nexi and rooted nexi… lol that number being 2-1 lol. well 2-1-2 cuz i saw 2 in the street so their statuses are unknown. but a few people bought in when it launched because it was verizons best device at the time. Obviously its a developer phone, but people still bought it because they liked the way it looked and responded over the rezound/razr

          • NYCHitman1

            I need to go to areas that you frequent b/c I almost never see random folks with Nexus devices. I see tons of OG EVO’s, iPhones, Galaxy S2′s, and BBs.

          • malcmilli

            yeah i most see those as well, but recently ive seen a handful of gs3′s and ive seen 2 other Evo LTE’s besides my own. Oh and ive seen like 2 notes ever.

          • NYCHitman1

            Also something to keep in mind is that how would you really know that they were rooted by looking. AOSP ICS/JB ROMs appear identical to running stock.

          • malcmilli

            the 2 i know arent rooted are amigos of mine

  • brad lanphere

    Downloading as we speak :-) thanks for the tip :-)

  • brad lanphere

    Downloading as we speak :-) thanks for the tip :-)

  • DavidVarghese

    Anyone got a change log for the update?

    • DavidVarghese

      Nvm, I found it..One thing thats brand new was the addtion of “button” in settings>Display, gestures & “buttons”
      It allows for us to change the Switch windows button to a menu button as well to get rid of that annoying menu button present in some apps

      • Covert_Death

        this is probably the biggest news of the update… HTC listening to people!

  • brad lanphere

    Please post changelog when ya can, I have only noticed its quicker overall, but for it to 4.1 and 175.57 mb download its gotta be something a little more than general speed upgrade for phone browsing app to app etc… Thanks

  • http://www.facebook.com/josh.r.richard Josh Ryan-Gosling Richard

    Just updated mine, seems much more snappy. I suppose that’s in part to the whole *sans 3D* direction HTC is going in. I definitely appreciate the quick response. Being a sprint customer is tough enough. This is a bit of welcomed good news during Hurricane Isaac.

  • Nate

    According to the One X 4.1 updates sense 4.1 should have brought back Quick Settings and a dedicated front/back button to the Camera app… This update for the EvoLTE brought neither. But the performance and Menu button option is welcome (although the “3 dot” is still present in apps).

  • http://www.facebook.com/jaytai Jason Asianface

    Try to say that name ten times fast @@ HTC EVO 4G LTE
    But where the update for One X of AT&T :/

  • ReverseRoxas

    If you plan on modding your phone in any way, do not accept this update or you will have huge problems with S-ON. Fair warning until ROMs are made for Sense 4.1 on the Evo LTE.

  • Kanes_Inferno

    Awesome, was hoping we got this update when I heard the One X got it. Help tide me over till JB.

  • brad lanphere

    Since this update this morning, I have now received the below message 3 times! Has anyone else? Mine has came from an 8437 phone number.. here is the message-

    //LL:1563:1346535418461:NGD:C:4bzdN3aqq9dw4keSVk5X+w==:TLLQ6LFK39TC6CY1JUTBF2P6UPB8XZ8V

    Anyone else receiving this random text since the update for sense 4.1? I have recieved three so far, the third one I just got 2 minutes ago!

  • Jackie222

    @Brad lanspere, I received the same message after updating but, mine came from 8737.

  • brad lanphere

    Jackie222 sorry I meant to type the same phone number you had mentioned for those strange texts I have received since the sense 4.1 update yesterday. But I haven’t got any today so far but total iv got 4 of them weird messages!?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Psylocke0834 Oliver Almare

    Ever since I updated mine to Sense 4.1, my phone has “bricked” for about 4 times. I had to factory reset my phone, and it’s bugging me. I’m thinking of going back to Best Buy and have it checked/replaced. Anyone out there getting the same problem? It’s been stable lately, only because I hardly have any apps in it. It seems to get erratic as I install more apps…