Android 2.2 Froyo for Sprint EVO 4G Now Available from HTC [updated]

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Sprint already announced that the HTC EVO 4G is slated to get Android 2.2, or Froyo, starting August 3. Even if the update doesn’t hit your device over the air on that date, you’ll be able to manually grab it through the phone’s settings under “HTC software update.” Oh, but no. You are just far too impatient for that. Good news for you, if you haven’t already slapped some cooked up ROM version on your EVO, you can download the update officially from HTC.

That’s right, boys and girls, you can get the official version of Froyo for the EVO 4G simply by downloading the software and installing it on your device. Here is how to do it as reported by AndroidSpin:

  1. Place in the root of your SD card
  2. Boot into recovery mode
  3. Select “apply update.zip” or “install from .zip”
  4. Enjoy your Froyo!

It’s so easy a Luddite can do it. So what are you waiting for? Faster web browsing, Flash 10.1, an LED flash light, apps to SD card storage and a bundle of widgets can be at your disposal now. Of course, if you have that overwhelming fear that you’ll do something wrong or brick your phone, I suppose waiting a few days can’t hurt. Otherwise, follow step 4!

[Update]
As with any unofficial software release, in that software isn’t officially released by a carrier of manufacturer, take great care and caution when updating. HTC just announced on its Twitter page, “Please be aware any update.zip floating around for EVO are not final and may cause problems. Official updates are coming OTA next week!” Although the file download version matches the one on Sprint’s OTA page, so at this point you’ll have to use your own discretion.

Check out our hands-on demo of the Sprint HTC EVO 4G running Android 2.2 Froyo here.

[Via: AndroidSpin]

  • Ryan

    I don't get the option to install from .zip! It just goes to a black screen with a phone with a red triangle/exclamation on it. Anyone else? What am I doing wrong?

    • marcflores1

      Ryan, when you see the red triangle with the exclamation mark in it, you have to press the volume up and power button at the same time to continue the process.

  • RichKidFresh

    :-) I love Sprint!

  • Jose

    Great I can't wait

  • Shawn Keene

    I installed this "unofficial update", but it seems beta to me. For example, when I am charging, the music app can't read the SD card — even if I'm charging from the AC outlet and the notification bar says "Charge Only".

  • suvro

    dr sir/madam i did nt undrstnd the post much coz it is nt xplaind in nice way . Plz tl wat is 4g

  • worldbfree4me

    New mirror for Update posted at Android Police and it works like a Charm!

  • Jason

    I click on the "download link and IE says "Page cannot be found." Did HTC take it off their website?

  • Chris

    I just downloaded the official update by using the update software feature in the settings menu on my evo. I believe that it's been released early. It took only 8 minutes to download and install. It's working great so far!

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