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EVO 4G owners, it looks like you won't have to wait long for your Android 2.3 fix, at least according to what looks like a shot of an internal Sprint memo that we were just tipped off to by Mr @5c13nc3 on Twitter (tweet since deleted).

Update: According to the full text of this memo, sent by another anonymous tipster to AndroidCentral, the part that we are missing next to "manually update" actually reads "June 3rd." To force the check, just hit up Settings > System Updates > HTC Software Update, but wait till Friday to do so!

Update 2: Sprint just released the official word that the update will indeed start rolling out on Monday, June 6th, with a manual update available on June 3rd.

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The snap looks pretty legitimate, so come June 6th, which happens to be almost exactly a year since the original release date, you should be able to expect the following:

  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • fixes for the infamous SMS bug
  • fix for multiple Gmail account syncing
  • fix for a battery that refuses to charge anymore when discharged beyond the low battery threshold
  • A hilarious to all non-Spanish-speaking users fix to the SMS app that reads "Me instead of Yo in SMS thread conversations when set to Spanish" ("Yo" means "I" in Spanish)

Welcome to the club (almost), EVO owners, that is unless you've been running a Gingerbread ROM (e.g. CyanogenMod 7) like all the cool people do.

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Thanks, @5c13nc3!

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
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  • Mike

    Can't see myself ditching Decks 1.2 rom for this as of right now.

  • John A

    Gingerbread is cool but to bad they had to ruin it with HTC sense

    • mike

      I completely agree with you, I hate HTC Sense more than anything

  • http://phandroid.com/author/gamercore Chris Chavez

    CM7? Naw...... MIUI Gingerbread, all day son! =p

    Honestly though, would have rather seen Sense 2.1 =/

  • jim

    GB is pretty nice. Already wanting Ice Cream Sandwich!

  • john

    any word on whether battery life improves with this update?

    • Eric

      A 3500mah battery will fix that problem for you. Only solution i've foundfound and I'm running CM 7.

  • TA

    This would happen two days after I finally switch from Rooted Stock to CM7 on mine. Is this just 2.3, or is it full 2.3.4?

    • Dan

      Just updated.
      It's Android 2.3.3

  • Alex

    I'm a noob so bare with me. I rooted with Unrevoked just to get rid of all the bloatware and get a few root-only apps, but am still running stock otherwise. Anyone know if this update will break root or crash my phone in any way?

  • RF

    So no new Sense? Too bad, I like Sense, especially the mail and calendar apps. Hopefully the dev community can come up with something.

  • http://none angrydroid

    will this update break to 2.3 ghr,...Will it break "ROOT" ?...or nobody really knows yet,running cm-7.well i guess i'll flash back to my origana sense "ROM" and try to update manualy.if anyone has any idea,or just a guess..hit me back.....THANX

  • Bacoon_Hat

    Seriously, you anti-Sense users are starting to get as annoying as the iPhone people who like to troll on Android sites. You know you guys won't get this update so stop complaining, you already have Gingerbread.
    Isn't the first rule of rooting, "Don't download official HTC/Sprint builds." Can't have it both ways. If you want stock and don't want to root, buy the damn Nexus S 4G already.

  • Droidfan

    GB is running great on my Droid X. Manual update on June 1. Finding new treats every day. Duarte's influence is a welcome addition. App Groups is fantanstic. So much faster. Smoother. Polished. Android just keeps getting better and better.