Sprint HTC EVO 4G, Design 4G & Samsung Epic 4G get Firmware OTA Updates

HTC OTA updateIf you are on Sprint network in United States and you have choose one of the devices following devices HTC EVO 4G, HTC Design 4G and Samsung Epic 4G then you should be happy by hearing this news. HTC has released the Android update to EVO 4G, Design 4G handset and read on for further details on what is included in the update version. Along with those the update of Samsung Epic 4G too is available.

These updates to the devices comes Over the Air (OTA) on the Android devices. Importantly this update includes removing of Carrier IQ tracking from the HTC phones. The following is the complete details of improvements and enhancements included in the software update pack.

Sprint HTC EVO Design 4G Software Update

If you own 4G capable HTC EVO Design 4G phone from Sprint then the following update is available on your handset. The updated version will be 2.12.651.5 and it comes with following improvements and enhancements –

  • Includes Security updates
  • Removes carrier IQ tracking
  • Updates peep client to align it perfectly with Twitter
  • Battery life improvements
  • Updates Sprint Zone client
  • 3LM enterprise tool access with no user interface change

Sprint HTC EVO 4G Software Update

If your device is HTC EVO 4G with Sprint as your wireless carrier then you can update your phone with newly released software update version of 4.67.651.3. The following are the improvements and enhancements included in the change log –

  • Includes various security updates
  • Updates peep client to align with Twitter
  • Battery life improvements to provide longer battery backup life

Sprint Samsung Epic 4G Software Update

If you own Samsung Epic 4G and have choosen Sprint as your wireless carrier then your mobile is ready for the software update to EL30 version. The following is the list od enhancements, fixes and improvements included in the software pack –

  • Included various security updates
  • Fixes issues in Speaker feedback
  • QIK and Asphalt 5 applications are no longer preloaded

Updating Software on Sprint

You will receive a notification on your device saying that updates are ready for your mobile phone. If you have received such notifications, you just have to click on ‘Install now’ or ‘Install Later’ option. Install Now will install the update instantaneously and Install Later will remind you twice a day to install update. You should make sure that before you proceed with the update whatever present in your phone like contacts, SMS, call logs, phone memory storage files will be deleted and so we advices you to take backup of it. The following apps might help you –

Text messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Phone Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Pictures, Music, Videos, Files etc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

To check for manual update on your phone anytime you need to go to Home screen, tap on Menu > Settings > About Phone > System update and then click on Update Android. You should have an active internet connection on your mobile phone so your phone should communicate with the download link server to download the update pack. You just have not to worry about anything as the updates will be installed automatically on your phone.

How to Check Software Version on your Phone

To check the software version after you have done with the update you have to go to Home screen, tap on Menu > Settings > About Phone and check the built number and the software number which will be shown with the currently updated one. You can also check this before update just for verification.

For those who have not received the notifications of this update or they didn’t find any update via manual checkup then for them updates maybe released in stages. For those users we just advices you to check back later and wait until the update notification is received to your from HTC.