HTC EVO 4G Android 2.2 (Froyo) Update for Early Adopters Now Available

We HTC EVO 4G owners became a little excited when we found that the Android 2.2 update for the handset, compatible with all that Sense UI goodness straight from HTC, and went straight to download and install it. The Taiwanese smartphone maker then took to Twitter and announced that the build wasn’t final and might have been unstable. So while everyone else got their official updates from Sprint just three days later, we were stuck with a working, bug-free and stable version. Wait, what?

While we’ve gone from version 3.26.651.3 to software version 3.26.651.6, most of us won’t see much of a difference, if any difference at all. But psychologically, we’re all wanting to be on the latest and greatest, so it might seem faster or more stable. HTC tells us that the functionality between the two software versions is identical, and that the only difference between the two may be the way in which the radios handle 4G or WiMax.

Personally, I see no difference between the two software versions at all. The update was pushed to my handset last night and it took about 5 seconds to download (over WiMax) and another three minutes to completely install. Like the .3 version, all my apps and info remained intact.

If the update was not pushed to your device, you can simply go into Settings>System Updates>HTC software update and manually check for the update. From there, you’ll be prompted to download and install the update and there will be a friendly reminder that your phone will be unusable during the process. Make sure you don’t need to make phone calls or take e-mails during the update process.

And that’s it! Let us know if you run into any issues, but it should be smooth sailing from here.

Are you thinking about grabbing an HTC EVO 4G for Sprint? Unsure about the device or whether it’s right for you? Check out our hands-on review here, and our review and impressions of Android 2.2 on the device here. If you’re new to Android, be sure to check out IntoMobile’s dedicated Android section here.

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