HTC EVO 4G, EVO Design 4G, and Samsung Epic 4G receiving updates from Sprint

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: January 19, 2012

HTC EVO 4G Sprint

The Sprint device updates just keep on flowing. Hot on the heels of the introduction of an HTC EVO 3D maintenance update, Sprint today announced that updates for the HTC EVO 4G, EVO Design 4G and Samsung Epic 4G are also on the way. The full changelogs for all three handsets are as follows:

HTC EVO 4G Software Update - 4.67.651.3

Enhancements/Fixes:

  • Security Update
  • Updated Peep client (to align with Twitter)
  • Battery life improvements

HTC EVO Design 4G Software Update - 2.12.651.5

Enhancements/Fixes:

  • Security Update
  • Updated Peep client (to align with Twitter)
  • Updated Sprint Zone client
  • Battery life improvements
  • 3LM Enterprise Tool Access (no user interface changes)

Samsung Epic™ 4G Software Update - EL30

Enhancements/Fixes:

  • Security update
  • Speaker feedback fix
  • The QIK and Asphalt 5 applications are no longer preloaded.  When opening the applications using the application icon, you will be redirected to the Android market to download and install the full application. 
    • After the QIK install, you will need to login using your original account information or create a new account.  All contacts should remain intact
    • After the Asphalt 5 install, previous game play data (eg. levels) will not be retained.

There's no direct mention of Carrier IQ in Sprint's documentation, but considering that "Security Update" is listed in all three changelogs and was also present in the EVO 3D's recent upgrade, it's likely that the new updates also remove the Carrier IQ software on these handsets. As for when the upgrades will begin rolling out, EVO 4G and EVO Design 4G owners should be able to pull the update starting today, with notifications being sent out on January 24th. The Epic 4G's update will be rolled out in stages, with 100 percent of handsets expected to receive it within 10 days. Sound good? Good! If you've got one of the aforementioned phones, don't forget to hop on down to our comments section to let us know when the new software makes its way to your neck of the woods.

Via Android Police, Sprint (1), (2), (3)