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It looks like owners of AT&T's Inspire 4G should be expecting an OTA update any time now – HTC posted a notice to their support site earlier indicating that an update carrying software build 3.20.502.2 would begin rolling out July 31, 2012 (today).

The update, which AT&T recommends setting aside about 20 minutes for, brings just a few new features and a small handful of fixes/enhancements. New features include HTC Sense 3.0, "Task Manager," and AT&T Address Book.

Today's OTA also carries call optimization improvements (meant to reduce dropped calls), improved security, a fix for SMS thread contact display, and an improvement to the phone's use of background data.

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Those who don't want to wait for the update to become available for their handset also have the option of downloading the full RUU directly from HTC (linked below). For more information about this update and instructions on updating or using the RUU file, just hit the source link below.

Source: HTC Support

Download: 3.20.502.2 RUU

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • Crankshaft67

    It's not enough HTC.

    • megalyte

      The device is technically two years old! (18 months on AT&T though).

      I'm just happy that I'm getting Sense 3.0 and stuff, I did not expect anymore updates at all and this is a pleasant upgrade. It also fixes the annoying SMS contact bug. My contract ends in 3 months so my device technically received updates all through my contract!

      • Crankshaft67

        Was quite a bit younger when ICS was released.
        HTC said one thing, then another then cancelled.
        They had lots of time to make it work.

        No update, No more sales to me from HTC.

        • megalyte

          Well in my case, HTC didn't even hint at any more updates for my Inspire. At least HTC has a good reason for canceling ICS on the Desire HD. Even though they are not they best at updating, Samsung is much worse.

          Anyway, it's your opinion and your actions so I will respect those. As for me, I would have no problem buying more HTC phones.

          • Crankshaft67

            I've had HTC since they WM5, I love their build quality over all others.
            I know Sam/Moto/LG are just as bad,(About updates) But I thought the one Ace HTC had up their sleeves was working with the modding community and being active with customers, which seems to have taken a new direction and has been forgotten.

            Cheers, sorry if I came off harsh towards anyone other then HTC.

          • megalyte

            Ok now I understand and actually somewhat agree with you! Cheers!

  • john

    How is two years a long time?? People stop wasting your cash on phone upgrades. HTC sucks with s/w updates and not just the ICS debacle. No more HTC for me.

    • fixxmyhead

      get samsung flagships not cheap htc phones. my s2 got updated to ics and theres rumors of jb update which most likely we'll get but ill go the aokp way

      • GazaIan

        Your S2 got updated to ICS? Cool story bro, so did the HTC Sensation. The Desire HD is getting ICS, the original Galaxy S isn't. So do me a favor, a shut up.

        • fixxmyhead

          The sensation was hardly a flagship and is not as popular as the s2 so its done with updates. i didnt hear the sensation in the headlines selling millions like the s2 also I dont hear rumors about htc trying to update the sensation but i hear rumors about samsung working on a JB update for the s2. U mad cuz ur htc phone isnt getting updated?

          • GazaIan

            Oh, I get it. You're dumb.

            I'm trying not to laugh, did you really say the Sensation wasn't a flagship? Search HTC 2011 flagship on Google, and see how many Results say "HTC Sensation". Keep being stupid. Secondly, the HTC Sensation already got updated to ICS BEFORE the Galaxy S II, and HTC already announced they're working on the Jellybean update for its devices that got the ICS update. So just what the fuck kind of cave are you dwelling in?

          • fixxmyhead

            I know it was a flagship but it was a cheap one cuz it's already been forgotten about by HTC.It was a very early flagship but not as much as an s2 it's specs are crappier. Secondly I don't care which one gets it first as long as th updates keep coming. I have more faith in the s2 getting JB than the sensation.HTC is done with updates with last years phones

          • GazaIan

            Forgotten about by HTC? Is that why we got a kernel update in July? Is that why HTC pushed Qualcomm to release the Adreno 2xx drivers? To get picky, Do you not see what article you're on? The Inspire 4G is the American Desire HD, a 2010 phone, that they just updated, albeit for the last time. The phone is well over 19 months old now.

            Seriously; you'd be better off not speaking at all if you're going to speak from absolute ignorance.

          • fixxmyhead

            They give u scraps to keep u guys happy. Seriously ur not getting that JB update don't bet on it. The inspire gets what some crappy bug fix update nothing special or worse barely GB idk I don't follow low end HTC phones. Maybe if ur lucky HTC will at least still give u little bug fix updates. Now stop bothering me I'm watching movies

          • GazaIan

            So when HTC users gets an ICS update, it's scrap, but when GSII users get it it's all glory? This is why no one likes Samsung fanboys, you're all the most one sided, double standard, biased people for no reason. The Inspire 4G gets a "bug fix" (yeah, because the last time I checked, a bug fix was 350 MB and comes with a shitton of additions including a whole new version of HTC Sense), not to mention the Inspire 4G is a carrier branded phone, and it STILL got something, while all carrier branded Galaxy S first gen devices don't get shit. And of all carriers, AT&T, second notorious carrier for intentionally not giving a single fuck about its customers, but rather thier wallets. And I dont give a single fuck if you're watching movies. I'll do what the hell I want, it's up to you to resist the need to reply.

          • fixxmyhead

            Calm down did I hurt ur brothers feelings (the other guy)?

          • GazaIan

            I have no brother, and apparently I have no reason to continue battling your idiocy, people are already downvoting the hell out of you. Good job, biased idiot.

          • fixxmyhead

            I'm not even mad right now cuz I just got done having morning sex so I'm feeling pretty good.

          • GazaIan

            Cool story bro, cool story.

          • fixxmyhead

            Nope still feeling good , nice try though

          • GazaIan

            Cool story bro, cool story.

          • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

            Seriously, at this stage, you are trolling...

            Couple bits of info for the people who've forgotten history (and too lazy to simply look up the spec sheets).

            HTC DHD/Inspire: http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_desire_hd-3468.php
            SGS 1: http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_i9000_galaxy_s-3115.php
            SGS 2: http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_i9100_galaxy_s_ii-3621.php

            Given timing, hardware, and everything else, the Desire HD/Inspire is mostly on parity with the original Galaxy S. They were even released 3 months apart. The only significant difference is a bump in RAM from 512 MB to 768 MB, which makes ICS a questionable update on the DHD as opposed to a no-go on the SGS. Obviously, both devices can (and do) run ICS, but the DHD has a lot more breathing room than the SGS does.

            Comparing the DHD to the SGS2 is simply wrong. The SGS2 came out about 6 months after the DHD and comes with a dual-core processor from a WAY more recent generation of technology and the RAM went up to 1 GB (which is generally recommended for ICS).

            The DHD was not a "cheap one" or "low end" phone when it was released, and was only slightly behind the very top-end devices on other carriers when it came out as the Inspire 4G on AT&T. The fact is, the DHD is a pretty old phone (from HTC's perspective) and they care about updating it to ICS about as much as Samsung cares about bringing the SGS up to ICS, and we all saw how that turned out.

          • fixxmyhead

            Hey at least the sgs got that "value package" with some ICS things. Pretty good for an old ass phone

          • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

            I hate to be that guy, but I have to use your quote, "They give u scraps to keep u guys happy."

            The 'value package' was a couple of features that Samsung back-ported to the SGS so people wouldn't ask for ICS. Ultimately, it would have been better to pitch TouchWiz (like people wanted) and giving everybody ICS. The ICS update would have been way more valuable because of the updated API, which means they would have access to a lot more software on the Play Store.

            The article is talking specifically about a single carrier-branded variant. The real future of this device is dependent upon the ICS update that HTC claims they've made and hasn't released. I'm hopeful, even if that hope is misplaced...

          • fixxmyhead

            Yes but this scraps value package is much better to regular people than some kernel source thing like the other guy said. Regular people don't even know what the hell that is or what its for. At least with this value package regular people can actually see there was an update that changed the appearance and brought some new features to there phone. Going to sleep

            PS I knew the specs I just don't follow the phones update history. I don't follow anything that is single core nowadays. Anything below an s2 specs wise is not worth it these days

  • New_Guy

    Does the RUU need to be renamed to PG05IMG?

  • Mari

    its not working why isnt my update...UPDATING

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

    This is a kiss-of-death update. It's obviously the last official update that this phone will ever see.

    It's too bad, the DesireHD/Inspire really deserved to get ICS. I'm running ICS on mine right now and the only thing I really need to see is a couple of minor improvements to specific hardware components (the camera in particular). Everything runs smoothly and it's been a great phone. I was going to foot the bill for a new phone in a few months anyway, as are many other people with this phone. Most people who are still on this phone were really just hoping to get an ICS update to carry them through to the end of the year so they could hold out for the next round of flagship phones.

    • Gussy2000

      I agree 100%. The Inspire was, I think, a greatly under appreciated phone. My primary complaints are poor battery life and poor screen visibility in direct sunlight. Otherwise, I really enjoy my phone. ESPECIALLY, considering how old it is. it will make a more than acceptable back up once I move to a One X or SGS III.

      • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

        Really? I think it's was pretty decent in direct sunlight.

        I'm waiting until about November-ish when the next Nexus phone(s) come out. I wasn't in love with the One X or the SGS3. Each one had made bad choices where they should have done better (at least, I felt like each one cut some of the wrong corners). I'm hoping for a great phone to roll out under the Nexus branding (and ideally, the pricing too).

  • Ryan

    Um... I was notified of the update and went to go update it, but nothing happened. Do I just have to wait longer?

  • David

    Can anyone confirm that this update will work with stock Froyo? I never upgraded to Gingerbread because of all the bugs some were having with GB. Have those GB bugs been addressed? Do we have to get GB first to get this upgrade?

    • GazaIan

      Judging from the 350MB size of it, I want to say it does.

      But just how the hell have you managed to hold out on updating for so long? I'm on Jellybean, I can't be bothered with carrier or manufacturer restrictions.

  • Joe

    I got the text from att but when I click check for updates it says server unavailable. Can someone help? I've turned wifi on and off and restarted my phone but nothing works

    • Jon

      Me too, can't download it. Server unavailable

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matt-Masulis/1606262440 Matt Masulis

      Dial this
      *#*#682#*#* Just worked for me.

      • http://www.facebook.com/cobraforce77 Rory Jay

        Ty Matt that helped

    • jsglex

      I initially had the problem, but I restarted my phone and the update began.

  • http://bradhicks.livejournal.com/ J. Brad Hicks

    Didn't fix my dropped/missing calls feature. Managed to make Sense even more annoying. Still isn't ICS. I didn't think it was possible to make me hate HTC any more than I already did, but they managed it. The day I'm eligible for a new phone, I'm dropping HTC like a hot rock and never, ever, ever touching another product of theirs again.

    Seriously, people gave Apple grief about the Antenna Grip of Death for months. This tinkertoy paperweight has never gotten decent phone reception, no matter how I hold it. The phone on it is so unreliable it barely even qualifies to be called a phone. I was seriously hoping that it was a software problem that would be fixed some day, maybe some bug in the cell tower handshaking or something. Nope: it's a lemon, and you can't bug-fix a bad design.

    • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

      Mine doesn't have the best reception of any phone I've ever had (I've had a lot of phones, so that's setting the bar pretty high), but it's been pretty solid for me.

      Most of the connection problems with the phone have to do with AT&T's modifications. You really should try some of the custom ROMs. Most of the problems I had with the phone went away when I tried a couple different ROMs. Right now, I'm running a really stable version of ICS, no remains of Sense UI and I get pretty decent reception (except, it's configured to show very few bars despite a pretty good connection, which is annoying).

  • lala

    They should've added the swipe option for those who text, that's the only reason I want a new phone lol

  • RGomez

    Well, I just want to say that it's been a great phone down here in Costa Rica. Few dropped calls, good signal (from local carrier) and it's been the envy of several iphone owners (yup, that's right). Hopefully it will keep working fine until I can replace it sometime next year, for another HTC device !

  • http://www.facebook.com/scott37800 Jonathan Scott

    This update have made my phone worthless. Almost all of my most used apps have been uninstalled on their own. The phone randomly opens folders and runs apps without me touching the screen. I've had to power down the phone several times because Sense locks up. How do you complain when your phone has been destroyed by a software update?

  • Adam Ragels

    Just root your phones...I'm running JB on my Inspire right now.

  • kevin

    It seams after I updated, I have not been able to view live feeds from websites anymore.

  • shawn

    Cant get it any one know how i can get it

  • http://twitter.com/egipson18 Ebony Gipson

    I did the update and now my phone keep reseting it self

  • edwin

    link bad

  • Hitesh

    Hi All,

    I purchased a UNLOCKED HTS Inspire from Amazon, how to upgrade its O/S
    to Ginger Bread without AT&T card. I am not using AT&T SIM card.

    Thanks in Advance

  • Adam

    Can you "screen shot" with the update

  • meeeeeee

    you rock Matt Masulis!!