Android 4.3 for the HTC EVO 4G LTE now available for manual installation [DOWNLOAD]



HTC EVO 4G LTE owners: you guys ready to roll up your sleeves and get down and dirty with some ROM flashing? True to their word, HTC VP Martin Fichter posted a link on his Twitter account today that allows any-and-all HTC EVO 4G LTE owners on Sprint to manually download and flash the Android 4.3 with Sense 5 RUU for their device.

So why not over-the-air like traditional updates? According to HTC, they had been investigating ways of getting the over-the-air route but in the end, the EVO LTE’s memory constraints made that method impossible. No matter, for those that really want Android 4.3 and Sense 5 on their device (or even know the difference between that, and 4.1 Jelly Bean) you can now do things the XDA way: manually.

Simply download the 826MB zip file here and using a Windows PC, connect your device via USB and open the enclosed EXE file. Follow the onscreen steps and you’ll be on your way to the latest Jelly Bean experience. Keep in mind that the RUU will delete everything on your device — even the internal storage. So make a backup before starting. Godspeed.

Download: Android 4.3 Sense 5 for the HTC EVO 4G LTE RUU

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. Android 4.3? Yawn… The Galaxy S3 is getting updated to 4.4 soon :)

    1. i’d put an asterisk on the word “soon.” And to be honest with you, I couldnt tell you the difference between 4.4 and 4.3… <– general consumer nexus4 user.

      1. 4.4 adds mostly behind-the-scenes stuff like less RAM usage. The main thing you should be able to notice on the front end is immersive mode. Immersive mode is probably the most useful thing since it shuts everyone up who complains about software keys taking screen real estate.

        This is actually the reason I welcome 4.4. Immersive mode solves my issue with software keys. So now it’s up to the developers to get on board with it.

        1. of course, im not saying there’s no differences, i was just saying the differences that would exist between an Evo and a gs3 wouldnt really be much to brag about… given my personal usage patterns.

          Yeah immersive mode is cool. I have a rom that whips it out whenever you want. I dont use it much cuz i only really need it for movies (which already did that) but its nice to have on call if i ever do need it.

      2. Okay forget Android 4.4 for now. The Galaxy S3 was updated to 4.3 back in November. My point is that HTC is late.

        1. that’s better lol.

  2. will this void my warranty?

    1. you still have warranty?

      1. They still sell this thing new.

  3. Has anyone done the update yet? I tried to but when the phone restarts into the boot loader the computer says the phone is disconnected

    1. Go to the forums b/c the answer is there…

  4. What’s the best way about backing up your current phone and getting it back to what it was in the least amount of time. Hours and hours of downloading apps, home screens, etc, again…..etc. and then flash your device.

  5. Does it work for non LTE version?
    I’d love to put it on my freedompop evo design 4g

  6. Confirmed, No 4.4 for EVO LTE per twitter https://twitter.com/mfichter HTC WON’T do update after replying (can’t). Will probably be switching to Samsung or Nexus later this year, because of the poor customer service by HTC. But for now will enjoy 4.3, so far nice except the millions of fixes still to do to phone.

  7. I was able to successfully install the update. However, I had to install HTC Sync on my PC first because without that the computer was not recognizing that the phone was plugged into the USB. Very easy to follow process, and it took about 15 minutes. All of my apps installed automatically after I logged into my Google account. Then it took about a half hour to add all of the shortcuts and widgets. So far it seems to be running fine.

    1. Did you uninstalled the HTC Sync Manager AFTER the computer recognized your phone when you plugged into the USB? I’ve read so many comments from people saying to uninstall it before you download the 4.3 update or else it’ll crash the phone..

      1. I did not uninstall Sync, and everything worked fine.

  8. How can I download it onto a Mac?
    Or isnt there a file for macs yet???

  9. Guys, make sure you revert to stock image, unroot and lock the bootloader before installing this update.

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