How to Update HTC Evo 3D CDMA with Leaked ICS 4.0.3 Firmware

htc evo 3d LogoHTC Evo 3D CDMA smartphone users too can easily update to the latest version of ICS 4.0.3 firmware. Over a period of this article we will be checking out on how you can apply this update with the help of pre requisites and a detailed guide on how to apply this firmware. Please be informed that this is not an Official firmware update and is a RUU leak version. Applying this firmware won’t root the device in any manner. As of now we don’t have any ETA on by when there will be an Official update of ICS be rolling out for Evo 3D CDMA version.

Please note that this is not for the GSM version of HTC Evo 3D phone. If you continue to apply this update in your GSM phone then it may brick the phone for which we should not be held responsible.

Rooting Information:

  • Applying this firmware doesn’t root the device.
  • Just in case if you have already rooted the device then after applying this update the rooting access will be revoked.
  • If you want to root the device, then we will very soon be coming up with a detailed guide on how to root htc evo 3D cdma on ICS 4.0.3 firmware.

Disclaimer: Neither AndroidAdvices, nor developer should be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article.

Let’s head to the detailed list of essential pre requisites need to be followed below.

Essential Pre Requisites:

  • In the process of this update, there are chances that the data in your HTC Evo 3D may get erased or corrupted, so it’s highly recommended to back up the data so that just in case if the data gets corrupted or erased, the same can be easily restored with the below mentioned steps. Don’t backup the data using the HTC Sync as it doesn’t support the beta firmwares.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • Minimum charge left in the device should be at least 60% so as to ensure that device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
  • Enable the USB debugging in your HTC Evo 3D from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked. USB Debugging Mode can only be enabled once you disconnect the phone from computer. USB Debugging should be ticked.

USB Debugging

  • Disable all the antivirus suites in your computer and uninstall the same in your device as these tools generally tend to interrupt the process of firmware update.

After following all the above mentioned steps, it’s time to head to next page where we have summed up a detailed guide on how to apply this update in your HTC Evo 3D device.

26 Comments
  1. Reply Gary July 18, 2012 at 3:14 am

    I’m just curious, is there a fix in the works for the 3D camera and 3D video features. Also a biggie is not being able to use Netflix after flashing to a custom rom. Now I wish I could go back to the original firmware, even though all these ICS roms look and behave so sexy. Other than the major issues about Netflix, Hulu+ and 3D not working.

  2. Reply Pedro Quintana June 29, 2012 at 12:04 am

    i have a rooted htc evo 3d how can i unroot it

  3. Reply Girish Harlikal June 12, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    guys the power button is  ok button

  4. Reply chaps May 23, 2012 at 7:12 am

    Once applying this leaked version will my phone be able to upgrade via OTA when final ICS version get released? Thanks!!

  5. Reply SL May 9, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Where is the “OK button” during the “PRESS THE VOLUME UP + OK Botton” in the recovery mode directions? I couldl’nt figure that out and reset using ” Volume Down+ Power button” but when I press “recovery” in give me the dreaded “Red Triangle” so I just pull the battery and started typing.

  6. Reply James May 9, 2012 at 8:02 am

    so tell me why this is not working…i get to the recovery mode and it wont open my sd card,i even wiped it and re did everything and it still wont open my card…tell me whats up plz.

  7. Reply gregory May 9, 2012 at 8:02 am

    PLUS evo does not even have an OK button, whats up with that??

  8. Reply gregory May 9, 2012 at 7:41 am

    yeah i tried this and i when i booted into recovery it went straight to a black screen with a phone and red triangle icon. how do i make it work? i thought u said you DO NOT need root access

  9. Reply NOOB May 9, 2012 at 5:25 am

    it say press volume up and ok button…whats the ok button?

  10. Reply rjc May 9, 2012 at 4:51 am

    also,how do you put the evo 3d into recovery mode

  11. Reply Mark May 9, 2012 at 3:15 am

    there is no “OK” button on the evo -__-

  12. Reply rjc May 9, 2012 at 3:06 am

    what will adding this leak do once the official firmware is released

  13. Reply lizette May 8, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Will everything work w/ this update?

  14. Reply ryan May 8, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    can you revert back to the current non rooted firmware on sprint if there are complications? if so, how do i do this before i proceed with this?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 8, 2012 at 8:25 pm

      will check and get back for your query on reverting back to stock rom! which is the current stock rom for your device?

      • Reply ryan May 8, 2012 at 8:31 pm

        well, this article states that you dont have to be rooted to do this and it says it will not root your phone,, i just have the latest version that is up to date from sprint. if it doesnt root the phone then i wont have a problem bringing it back to sprint if somethign went wrong but im assuming i would need to downgrade back to my current firmware.. what im asking is how do i get back to the current state that im in if something goes wrong, since my phone is not rooted and i cant unroot the phone since its not rooted,,, i dont want to root the phone but i want to install this rom,, any suggestions would help out alot

        • Pradeep Neela May 8, 2012 at 8:32 pm

          it wont root the device!

        • ryan May 8, 2012 at 8:40 pm

          i understand that but after i complete the upgrade, if somethign goes wrong in a few weeks and i need to go into the sprint store, how do i downgrade back to my current firmware number as im assuming sprint will be pissed that my firmware is 4.03 prior to it being officially released,

        • ryan May 8, 2012 at 10:00 pm

          any advice on my question?

        • Dominique May 9, 2012 at 1:56 am

          I don’t think Ryan is asking if it will root the phone. I think he’s asking will he be able to go back to the stock gingerbread rom, or whatever rom he’s using, just in case it doesn’t work. I would also like to know this.

  15. Reply James May 8, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    how do I know of my phone its CDMA or gsm?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 8, 2012 at 7:50 pm

      which operator you are using?

      • Reply ryan May 8, 2012 at 8:19 pm

        Pradeep, can you revert back to the current non rooted firmware on sprint if there are complications? if so, how do i do this before i proceed with this?

  16. Reply lizette May 8, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Can i install this to my HTC EVO 3D from Sprint? Need to know.

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