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Dec
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Update: Sprint's posted the official changelog, here it is:

HTC EVO 4G LTE Software Update  - 3.15.651.16

Enhancements/Fixes:

- WiFi Authentication Improvement
- Personalized ringtones
- Calendar event description hyperlinks and calendar reminder improvements
- Addition of Sprint Connections Optimizer
- Upgrade to Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) with HTC Sense 4+
- Improved Browser performance
- Face Unlock Improvement
- Application Improvements to YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Maps, and more
- Improved Camera including Auto Portrait and Sightseeing Mode capabilities
- Improved Gallery with ability to display photos and video albums according to when or where taken
- Tap and Go function to connect the phone to select Beats Audio speakers
- HTC Get Started support to allow device set up from a computer

Important Notes:

- Software version is: 3.15.651.16
- Updates may be released in stages. When checking for the update, you may receive a message that no update is available, check back later or wait until the update notification is sent to your device.
- Refer to the HTC EVO 4G LTE Software Updates blog for install instructions

We're hearing from a tipster that the EVO 4G LTE Jelly Bean update is rolling out today, confirming the Sprint leak we reported on yesterday suggesting as much (the build number matches, as well). Here's a screenshot of the update dialogue:

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Doesn't get much more confirmed than that. The update of course brings Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which adds features like Google Now and expandable notifications. The latest version of HTC's Sense UI overlay, Sense 4+, is also in tow, though it's a pretty minor bump. There's a mention of improved power management, too, and that's always a welcome change.

We're still waiting on an official changelog from Sprint, though it's likely that will just be a mirror image of what's shown here. Start frantically hitting that 'Check for updates' button!

Thanks, William!

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Fifth313ment

    I have been trying for hours and nothing but just now I clicked update
    and it worked! Downloading now in Fort Lauderdale Florida! Whoot!

    • Lisboa

      So after your upgrade.. is it all working?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Иван-Сусанин/100001431420694 Иван Сусанин

    I hope it's comes for Sensation too.

    • Abhijeet Mishra

      It would be a poor show of support if it doesn't, and HTC doesn't seem interested in talking about 2011 devices right now. Samsung is updating both the SGS2 and Note 2 to their second major upgrade, HTC better do the same at least for the 2011 flagship device, and fast.

  • Fullthrottlez

    I have been trying all day. Finally it showed up about 10 minutes ago and it is downloading as we speak!!!!!

  • tbealmear

    So I guess AT&T is to blame for the One X 4.1 push not happening yet. COME ON!

  • http://twitter.com/jordanlong20 Jordan Long

    Got it....via wifi on stock non rooted in Austin

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

    As an EVO LTE owner until about 2 weeks ago, I'd like to congratulate all the patient EVO LTE owners. Don't count on a 4.2 update though. The fun probably stops here.

    • http://www.twitter.com/Genjinaro Genjinaro

      Patience paid off & heck, AT&T One X owners are still waiting. I didn't see that coming.

    • ConCal

      nah, it will get 4.2. just in 6-7 months.

    • Chris

      whats so special about 4.2?

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

        Nothing to me really. I'm just afraid that's the end of the road for any updates for the EVO LTE. 4.2, 5.0, etc.

  • Steve

    Yes, Downloading the update now as we speak in Southwest Florida!

  • yarrellray

    I am happy for my Htc Evo 4g Lte friends on Sprint. Enjoy the update Google now is hype.

  • Mike

    I HAVE IT HERE IN MD YAYYYYY

  • yobbei

    My question is where is the jelly bean for my HTC One X(L)???

    I want it now.

    • http://twitter.com/phonecount StalkyTheFish

      AT&T is still making sure all their bloatware is compatible.

  • omgitzsars

    Too bad nothing can fix the messed up radio performance that causes borked LTE performance.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bproimos Bobby Proimos

    NY HERE DOWNLOADING AS WE SPEAKK...GONNA ROCK WITH GOOGL NOW

  • Van-Snipes

    GOD DAM IT! I bought an international one x and live in Canada. It was from the UK I think. Why the hell does the Evo get it before an unlocked version. I am defiantly getting a nexus after this.

  • http://www.twitter.com/morenicano Morenicano

    The camera can now record in 1080

    • Chris

      It always could record in 1080p

  • Andrew H. King

    Has anyone gotten expandable notifications to work?

    • http://twitter.com/NotSo1nter3stin Eli Lucéro

      I've had trouble getting them to work also. It does "work" but the gesture is seriously messed up. Takes practically 20 tries. If you sit there for five minutes then you'll get it to work

  • Steve

    Since I installed this update, Google Navigation no longer works... I've uninstalled, reinstalled, cleared the cache, rebooted, downloaded maps for offline, etc... No luck.
    I've Googled the issue and found many others having the same issue.
    Anyone else here having the same issue? Found a resolution yet?

    • tducklee

      Try holding down the power button for 10+ sec. I lost my keyboard after my update and even Sprint 2nd level support could not fix. They wanted to do hard reset. The 10Sec power button fixed it.

      • Steve

        Tried all of the usual troubleshooting steps... If you go to Google Maps on the Play Store, there are many comments from EVO 4G LTE owners having this same issue. Google has yet to release a fix for this. Besides the phone itself, I relied on Google Maps & Navigation on an almost daily basis. Still waiting for an update to fix the problem.

    • http://www.facebook.com/bproimos Bobby Proimos

      no prob here

  • http://www.twitter.com/morenicano Morenicano

    I noticed split text messages are joined in one large message

  • kushmnkz

    does anyone know how to take a screenshot with the new update ? It used to be hold the power button and home button at the same time , now its not , if you find out let me know lol

    • kevin moe

      Hold the power button down and the volume down button

  • Louis

    Why don't you date your posts in the text? The tab on the side is, "cute," but not that functional. I know it's in the URL, I figured out the date of the post, but come on. Or don't; whatever. It's not like I'll come back to this blog if it's not functional, attractive, and filled with good content. Nice article, attractive layout, and I even love your little, "Android Cop," logo, but lots of sites are pretty, structured, and carry detailed content. Just a suggestion. Thank you for the post, I think it convinced me to trade in my iPhone! :)