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Ding-ding-ding! EVO 4G LTE owners, the update you've been waiting for is ready. v1.22.651.3 of the software is rolling out starting today, July 11th, and according to Sprint fixes a whole array of bugs. The most important aspect of the update has to do with Google Wallet which has been broken since pretty much day one of the release. Other changes include improvements to Wi-Fi connectivity, playback of sideloaded videos, the crashing gallery app, calendar reminders, random power cycling, and more.

Here's the full changelog posted by Sprint:

Version

1.22.651.3

Date released

07/11/2012

Description of enhancements/fixes

This update addresses:

  • Google security updates
  • Wifi disconnect issue
  • Time zone issue
  • Google Wallet fix
  • Side loaded video pause issue
  • Random power cycling issue
  • Pioneer Bluetooth Car Kit connection issu
  • Gallery app crash
  • Calendar reminder (all day even time) issue

Fire up your engines by going to Settings > System updates > HTC software update if you're running stock or wait for your favorite custom ROM developer (my personal choice is flipz of Fresh ROM) to merge the changes and provide an update you can flash. Don't forget to login to Wallet after the update and claim any missing credits by creating a Google prepaid card.

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Thanks, Jorge!

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  • FirefighterMatt56

    FINALLY a GWallet fix... Was going to sideload the fixed apk today but now I don't need to!

  • Jim’s Dad

    Finally! Works great! Now we just have to wait for LTE to hit so that ppl will stop complaining about that also lol

  • Lexster

    Wallet is still pointless to me, considering I don't have a Master Card. But, I'm glad it'll work for people who find it useful, now. I'm glad for the Time Zone fix. I'm hoping that's referring to the issue where the phone constantly asks you to update your Time Zone settings.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      So don't use the MasterCard part, just use the Google prepaid card, especially since you get $10 to open one.

      • Lexster

        It just seems like a pain to have to use a card to put money on another card just to use Wallet, when not a lot of places would be able to accept NFC payments. Especially since once you put the money on the prepaid card, it's no longer in your bank account to be used on regular cards.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          To me it's kind of like a Clipper card here in the Bay Area. I load all my bus, BART, caltrain, etc passes on it and then just tap when I walk into any train/bus. It's awesome, though there's a little bit of upkeep (which really goes away once you enable auto-recharge). So Wallet is the same at this point, and I've seen a bunch of places that take it. I love the future, and I want to be part of it.

          • Lexster

            I moved away from Cali before they instituted the Clipper card, so I haven't really used it. The problem is, the prepaid card isn't a real card. So, if I happen to put my money on the prepaid Wallet account and go to a place that doesn't have NFC payments, then I have no way to use the prepaid account in another way. I love the future too, but right now it's just a gimmick for me until it will use Visa cards as well, really. It's not reliable enough yet in availability that I would feel comfortable not having a backup way of paying.

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

            Good point, but still, there's no reason not to spend 1 minute to click 1 button and get $10 deposited in it you can use whenever you ARE around an NFC pay station. Don't use it after, but passing on $10 for a minute of work seems silly to me. But it's up to you in the end, of course.

          • Lexster

            You do have a point and I would try it, but I'm also concerned about the whole EVO LTE thing. Something about Wallet breaking the phone if you do a factory reset? I never really got a clear explanation of that. Is it still a concern?

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

            It's nothing like that. Basically if you log into Wallet and then flash another ROM and log into Wallet again, it will permanently destroy the secure element in NFC, which means you won't be able to use it for secure NFC transactions (like Wallet) but can still read NFC tags just fine. That's it. To avoid this, if you're planning on flashing a ROM, just open the Wallet app and log out of it through its menu, which resets it.

          • Lexster

            Ohhh, okay. I don't plan on putting a ROM on, so I'm good, I suppose. So, to get the $10, I just login to Wallet on the phone and activate a prepaid card?

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

            Yup.

          • irishgreen

            Not sure if people know this or not but you can add funds to the virtual Google prepaid card on wallet with any credit card/debit card. I bet Ull add money after your free 10 is gone..the look on peoples faces as you pay with your phone Is priceless

  • Fifth313ment

    Anyone who has downloaded this update can you please check to see if the Google Search has been changed to disable local search. All the reports from yesterday about calling Google Security updates, which were really just disabling the local search function on those devices. Also if it did AndroidPolice should update this news article with the info. Maybe check to see if the proximity sensor issues have been fixed? Thanks!

    • Fifth313ment

      Also I read somewhere else that HTC was working on a fix to change the "Recent Apps" capacitive button into a menu button and simply holding the same button for Recent Apps similar to the Gingerbread recent menu. This would fix legacy apps which force a huge menu button on your EVO LTEs which takes up a huge chunk of screen real estate on the end of the screen, which is even worse on phones with a smaller screen such as the HTC ONE V/S, etc.

      • Mike

        nope, i'm updated and the buttons are the same as before. which I'm glad. would rather have a menu bar for legacy apps than a capacitative button that changes function constantly based on the target api of the currently loaded app.

    • Lexster

      Why would they disable local search? You mean like searching for "People" and it lists it?

  • Jose Garcia

    Not sure what's happening but is not installing on my phone.

  • Riiktar

    Still sign up for the prepaid card. Free 10 bucks to use. Couple clicks and you have the money. Wish this would fix some of the issues people have with camera not focusing after being near an object.

    • http://twitter.com/thesacbunt The Sacrifice Bunt

      THIS!

    • Zero448

      damn i though i was only one

  • Keith Myers

    I really do wish Google would have credited all users for this. They did for the last wallet blunder that impacted a few phones last year and that only lasted a few days. This outage lasted 45 days!!!!

  • Donatom3

    Just to let you know the wifi fixes are in the radio not the roms. So make sure you flash the updated radios in bootloader.

  • http://twitter.com/KingNothing KingNothing

    Well I applied the update, however I am still presented with the "Not supported - Unfortunately, Google Wallet is not yet available for your device or mobile network." message. I then push the 'OK' box under the message and the application closes... Any ideas on how to resolve this frustrating little dilemma?

    • RevolutionizeRhythm

      This happened to me too. You have to reinstall the update then it will work fine

  • ACL

    Downloaded and installed. Still didn't fix saturation issue, volume issue on spkr phone, or crappy beats audio distortion. Worst tech purchase I ever made. Phone is junk and I'm stuck with it. Oh and did I mention they have no lte plans for Austin area for another 18 months?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Some of these are reasons for why I'm moving to the SGS III.

    • OMGitzSARS

      austin, TX is scheduled to be fully deployed by Dec. of this year. I agree with you that the ELTE is an awful device, mainly due to HTC's godawful sense overlay.

  • http://youtube.com/user/CurelessSyn CurelessSynergy

    Still can't fix the ugly.

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