Many a Sprint customer woke up to an unfortunate side effect to Sprint and HTC’s fixes this morning for the HTC EVO 4G: it actually broke some phones instead of fixing them. The update itself wasn’t directly responsible for the bricking of devices, but rather the update was being pushed to users twice (in err) and the double application didn’t bode too well for the state of their phone.
For those 4.3-inch paperweight toting Android users, I say sorry: nothing is going to bring your phone back from the dead. Try to get lucky with a replacement unit from Sprint or HTC, if you want, but this thing is about as hard to find as “the island” from “Lost” right now. HTC’s currently scrambling on a solution for you fallen soldiers.
For those already updated and their device is working fine? You’re good as the update is applied as it should be. Finally, for those that didn’t pull the trigger at all? Go ahead and try it, as HTC’s thrown the OTA back up into the cloud and they’re confident the problems should be squared away.
[via Android Central]