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Android Phone Tips
Good news if your smartphone of choice is an HTCEvo Shift 4G on Sprint. The update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread is now imminent. As you may know, the Evo Shift 4G was launched running Android 2.2 Froyo, and an update to Gingerbread was promised. According to information leaked to Android Police, the update will start rolling out over-the-air on Monday, June 20. 

As the rollout will probably be staggered (OTA updates usually are), the update may not reach your particular phone on Monday, it may take a few days. Yes, on June 17 the update will become available for those who force their phones to check for updates manually. So if you don’t mind doing that, you’re mere hours from running delicious Gingerbread on your Evo Shift 4G.

To make the phone manually check for updates, go to Settings > System Updates > HTC Software Update > Check Now and hit OK and Yes when needed. After updating, your phone should run software version 2.76.651.4. Alongside Gingerbread’s usual feats and enhancements, HTC and Sprint have also bundled Swype in this update. 

Just a quick heads-up for all of our readers rockin’ Sprint’s HTC Evo Shift 4G: you can start nommin’ on some Gingerbread with the official update to Android 2.3 right this second. According to an announcement posted over on Sprint’s forums, they’re going to start rolling out the update to everyone on June 20th. If you just can’t wait any longer, however, there’s a way to get it now.

Just earlier today, we posted that the “regular” Evo 4G was going to receive a maintenance update to fix issues associated with their latest Gingerbread OTA update. Not too many people know this but an official leaked version of the Evo Shift Gingerbread ROM was leaked awhile ago and I’ve been running it strong on my Evo 4G with no problems what-so-ever. Smooth as butter.

Couple the Gingerbread update with the fact that the Evo Shift is also running a newer version of Sense 2.1 and you might say that this device has a leg up on its qwerty-less cousin. Now how about a Sense update for Evo 4G users, HTC?
By. Android Phone Tips

Friday, June 17, 2011 | 0 comments | Labels: , ,


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