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Feb
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While it's been nearly a year since Sprint last issued an OTA update to the EVO 4G, it looks like the Now Network isn't quite content to let the first EVO die just yet. A small patch incorporating security fixes was announced over at the Sprint Community forum today, bringing the EVO to version 5.07.651.6.

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While this may not be the world's most anticipated update, it's definitely a noteworthy one. It's one of the first times we've seen an Android phone get an official update after over two years on the market, at least in the US. The EVO 4G was released in June 2010 - 32 months ago. The fact that Sprint (and HTC) care enough to still issue an update, even if it's a minor one, says something. Though security fixes aren't particularly exciting, it is reassuring to know that these things are still being taken care of.

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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.

  • Simon Belmont

    Wow. Pretty impressive.

    My wife's EVO 4G is still rocking CM7.2. I doubt she'll want to go back to Sense 1.0 now.

    • Jay Dee

      I'm still rocking the EVO 4G too with CM7.2. Really surprised Sprint released an update.

  • cy_n_ic

    Wow. Surprised to hear this. I do still have an og evo in a drawer. It has company now with the evo lte lulz

  • Scott

    I still have mine with a 3800mah battery and car dock if anybody wants to buy it :D

    • Reginald Spence II

      How about no. Lol. :-D

  • Steve

    Just shows how long it takes sprint to get these updates out still waiting for the jelly bean for my lg optimus g

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dominick-White/642535026 Dominick White

    I am pretty sure, the Htc incredible a two year old phone got a update a little while ago

  • Luisito Mercado

    man i loved my evo 4g so much i still regret selling it for my one x :'(

  • oesjmr

    I'm still using my OG EVO, but it has been running Deck's Gingerbread for quite a while. I've been eligible for an upgrade for months, but I've decided to hold off until I see what this Motorola X phone is all about.

    • Cherokee4Life

      When I upgraded to my EVO LTE I flashed back to Myn Warm 2.2 and activated in my sisters account, she loves it. That phone in my opinion was the first phone of this generation of phones. It set the bar high!

  • http://twitter.com/wildl lisa wild

    this phone has the worst battery life ever! I cannot rely on it to stay on an hour after its charged all night! Sucks.

    • ChumbleSpuzz

      You try recalibrating the battery? Follow this guide. It helped when I had an EVO. Or, buy a new battery. Better yet, buy a new phone!
      http://www.xda-developers.com/android/tweaks-for-superb-battery-life-in-evo/

      • Angie

        I can get about 4 hours of heavy texting/surfing on my 2+ year phone with original battery... I don't want a new phone... I love this one!!

    • Simon Belmont

      Really? My wife's easily gets 24 hours+ on a charge with several hours of screen on time.

      She IS running CM7.2, but she never had complaints for the OEM ROM either. This is on the stock 1500 mAh battery too.

    • dawhoda

      YOu need the aftermarket battery for it. LAsts all day and night

  • Pete Van Wattingen

    Ahhh and I just replaced my Evo 4g with a Note 2. Still using it as a dedicated Unified Remote for my TV which works great for but of course running CM 7.2 so the update doesn't apply.

  • OOps!

    After the update the phone doesn't recognize the sd card. All the pictures are gone! My wifes not happy!

  • http://www.yamomstho.com/ Kicko

    The update came across my phone last night, so I decided to run it. Once my phone came back on, my WiFi now reads "Error" and my 4G reads "Unable to start". So I call Sprint and of course they tell to factory restart my phone which didn't correct the problem at all. They give me the HTC number, I call and go through the motions with them with no results.