HTC EVO 4G LTE now receiving Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update on Sprint


It’s that time, boys and girls. After Sprint was the first carrier in the US to release Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the Samsung Galaxy S3, they’re at it again, this time updating the HTC EVO 4G LTE to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. For those keeping track, the EVO 4G LTE is the first HTC device here in the states to receive an official Jelly Bean update (not ship out of the box ala the HTC One X+ on AT&T), and from Sprint no less.

Aside from firmware, the OTA also bring with it an updated HTC Sense version, along with improved performance from the camera app, enhanced UI and power management, as well as the Sprint Connection Optimizer application. Jump into your Settings app to find the update already waiting for you (that is, if you haven’t already been prompted). Don’t forget you can chat it up with fellow EVOLTE users in our EVO 4G LTE Forums where they’re already discussing this latest update. Before you leave, make sure to drop us a line and let us know how the update is working out for ya. I’m happy for y’all.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. I found out about this article on Twitter…what’s great is the tweet that came in just before this one. Nice job Sprint!

  2. Awwuuhhh Yeah!
    Sprint is starting to get a good reputation of releasing updates quickly. Good guy Sprint.

    EDIT: lol… you asked how the update was working for us…
    Nice improvements to the Sense UI in terms of looks and speed, including a faster camera that fixes some of the grainy-ness that was present when doing full HD pictures. And it is as smooth as butter (I guess thanks to Project Butter). Not to mention Google Now and the new revamped notification bar… Great update.
    EDIT 2: I just found out… Sense 4+ gets rid of the wallpaper scrolling effect… I always thought this was an awesome feature… Kinda disappointed
    EDIT 3: Anyone else getting this bug where your time zone is messed up? It thinks I’m in Las Vegas, when I’m in Houston… TIme to go to XDA…

  3. I might have to go away from CM10 for a few days to play with this… once XDA gets it safe for consumption that is…

    1. Edit: That was quick! Good work XDA!

  4. This phone is absolutely flying now. Go Jeally Bean

  5. Love it! I’ve been using it on my ASUS, but now I can on my EVO. Good job sprint and HTC.

  6. And boom goes the root dynOmite, courtesy of viperboy and Haus at XDA, links here in our forum – http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-lte-all-things-root/662076-rom-stock-3-15-651-16-odex-deodex-jelly-bean-firmware.html

  7. EVERYONE PANIC!!!! FACE UNLOCK IS GONE!!!! k but seriously… where is bean-flinging action and where the hell did my facial unlock methods go?

  8. would this work on virgin mobile also since theyre under sprint? hmmmm

  9. Good job at&t

  10. And to think, I am still waiting for my Thunderbolt to get ICS!

  11. This update is amazing.

  12. Now my phone won’t recognize my audio line out to my car, but it does recognize my headphones. WTF?

  13. The update improves performance all around qualitatively and apparently quantitatively as far as quadrant is concerned, now scoring about 6700-6900 while before the update my evo topped out at about 5700. This phone was pretty fast before but now everything is completely lag free. Its hard to describe project butter as anything but as smooth as butter. Some of my apps are acting a little buggy right now but that’s probably due to compatibility with this new build. A few improvenments I’ve noticed that weren’t noted yet include a big boost in the maximum volmume which is actually a pretty big deal for me, and an increase (at least seemingly) in touch sensitivity. One thing that has bugged me though is the absence of the ability to change the size of some widgets that were adjustable before the update, notably the music widget. Overall though, this update is quite substantial and packs a ton of improvements and new features, as well as various bug fixes. Huge thanks to Sprint and HTC for bustin out this update in a relatively speedy fashion.

  14. Best. Update. Ever.

  15. Now if Sprint could update their network to keep up with their equipment. Nearly three years ago I was talked into buying an expensive Samsung Epic 4G phone with the assurance that 4G would be in my area soon. I was charged a $10/month premium data charge for having the “upgraded” 4G phone. The 4G network upgrade never happened, of course. Then six months ago when it was time to re-sign for two more years and get another phone upgrade, I was told that 4G LTE would be in Massachusetts by the end of the year. Once again I fell for the false sales pitch. Here it is now, 2-1/2 years after the purchase of my first Sprint 4G phone and STILL no 4g network in my area. in the meanwhile, my neighbors with both At&T and Verizon service have been enjoying 4G network speeds for quite a while. I have absolutely no confidence that even when Sprint DOES finally get 4G LTE in Western Massachusetts that it will extend to the smaller cities like Westfield. The 4G Wimax never made it out of the large cities. It’s very frustrating that the equipment technology far outstrips Sprint’s ability to provide network service for that equipmentl

    1. BTW, I do have the HTC Evo 4G LTE phone now with the jJllybean update.

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