EVO Shift 4G

Steps to Update HTC EVO Shift 4G to Gingerbread Firmware

The huge HTC Device just got itself updated to Gingerbread today. Sprint has announced that all their Evo Shift Users can update their phone’s firmware to Android’s latest Gingerbread version 2.3.3. The Nexus S 4G from Sprint was the first 4G device to run Gingerbread and now it is followed by the EVO Shift, both from the same operator, Sprint.

HTC’s Sense UI however does not get updated in this process and there’s basically the same version running of Sense running on your phone post the Gingerbread update too!

There’s tonne of features on Gingerbread over Froyo including new iconography throughout the UI including Notification Bar icons. The whole User Interface has been simplified and end of list animation has also been added, which provides an overall nice feel to it while you’re at it.

Image: AndroidPolice

There’s lots of stability and battery improvements as well and that should be much needed with 4G running always.

If you own a Evo 4G, make sure you’ve backed up your device and here’s how you could get ¬†Gingerbread right away :

-> Menu/App Drawer-> Settings -> System Updates -> HTC Software Update -> Check Now

And then there isn’t much to do, it shows you the update and once you start with it getting downloaded, it’s all pretty easy. It installs by itself and restarts to welcome you with a fresh taste of Gingerbread!

You can instantly notice the new batter icon on the top along with the battery status on the notifications bar. Looks much better than the old one! If your phone already runs Gingerbread on a custom ROM, you might consider installing the original version as well.

7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. diesel

    August 15, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    There is no procedure on how to UNDO it… Just to install it

  2. diesel

    August 12, 2011 at 5:09 am

    I don’t like the upgrade. Text screen scrolls up to the top message often. I have 1800 messages between my gf and I so when it scrolls up I have to go back a screen then click on the conversation. The mobile number shows up behind my contact that I’m talking to in the conversation. My phone seems to run slower now. I had to go back and re-link 80% of my Facebook contacts. I don’t like the new pull down bar. Now it shows running apps and a setting tab. I don’t want to see that when I pull it down. How can I uninstall the update!?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 13, 2011 at 4:33 pm

      yes you need to flash with the older version of firmware!

      • diesel

        August 13, 2011 at 11:16 pm

        No idea what that means. How do I do it?

        • NeaL Pradeep

          August 14, 2011 at 10:22 am

          Follow the procedure which is mentioned above, simple!

  3. birdman

    July 16, 2011 at 2:00 am

    the new update is nice but there is a couple bugs when i text it will flip up to the first message if you have alot of messages in a thread with someone it gets irritating because you have to constantly scroll down and finish your message i was in a long conversation and it kept interrupting my message and go back to the top of the screen to the 1st message i sent so i had to keep scrolling down past all the messages i had sent so its very irritating hopefully sprint will fix this bug

  4. JD

    June 28, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Is there a way to download this version of gingerbread to the regular HTC EVO 4G phone?

    My roommate has the HTC EVO Shift, and with this update, his got WAY more updates and does stuff my phone does not do, so basically it has new features that I don’t!

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