It's been about seven months since the all-but-forgotten EVO 3D saw its last over-the-air update, which brought Android 4.0 to the handset. Sprint hasn't given up on the 3D oddity just yet, however – a small update will begin making its way to the device beginning on February 21st.


It will bring build 2.95.615.4, and include a couple of small fixes and one lone "enhancement:"


  • Sprint Connection Optimizer


  • AVI Files unable to stream or play via DLNA
  • Launching Messaging app loading time

Yeah, it's not very exciting. Nonetheless, when an update hits your phone later this week, at least you'll know what's in it.


Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://twitter.com/TheChrisGlass Chris Glass

    I also noticed my voicemail got an update this week to allow choosing between a light and dark theme.

    • Rks1157

      Me too. I went with dark! It also seems to advertise an upgraded service to transcribe your voicemail. Free for one month.

  • http://twitter.com/trickedoutdavid David Margolin

    nice to see a little more love from sprint... know that we will never get jb but somewhere deep inside me, my heart still yearns for 4.2...

    • Simon Belmont

      Yeah. Sadly, I think most hope is lost for a Jelly Bean update for our EVO 3D handsets.

      If you are rooted, I'd recommend Dastin's Gangnam Style CM10. It's a really great AOSP Android 4.1 experience. In fact there's a CM10.1 ROM with Android 4.2.2 out now too.

      • http://twitter.com/trickedoutdavid David Margolin

        already running it... but even though i dont use 3d... id just like a jb rom where everything works...

      • Cinnamon

        How do I get it? I'm with Virgin Mobile... They are horrible. I constantly run 1x.... Please help me

        • http://twitter.com/trickedoutdavid David Margolin

          you will get the update too but but it will be a bit harder to update... one of the devs will convert it to a pg86img.zip file and you will be able to flash it as long as you have s-off...

        • Rob Jansen

          Email me if you need help

    • Rob Jansen

      Custom roms my friend I am on evo 3d 4.2.2 :))

  • Simon Belmont

    Weird. My messaging app has never had a slow loading issue on my EVO 3D.

    As for the connection optimizer, I use Llama for that. Nice to see Sprint/HTC are still giving the EVO 3D a little love.

  • stressed

    OTA, DLNA, Acronyms I don't understand. Please help.

    • http://twitter.com/trickedoutdavid David Margolin

      ota is over the air so you will be able to update directly through your phone instead of downloading the update on a computer and then passing it on to your phone...

      dlna is a technology that allows for streaming music/video/other media on a network...

  • Cinnamon

    I'm with Virgin Mobile. :'( I always run 1x I am truly bummed

  • caz

    Thanks for the update,any update IS good news. I never could send an mms file,it has never worked. It says its sent but i cannot send a pic. Although i can receive them. ?

  • SEJ326

    I just clicked the source link again since I haven't heard of anyone getting the update and the page says the current version is 2.95.651.4 but the information pictured above about the update has been removed from the grid and the ICS update is the most recent one listed there.

  • EwaldnerEV0

    I emailed sprint and everything and my phone keeps saying that my phone is up to date , but its not how long will it take for me to get this update ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/JohnSandi-Palafox-Graham/100000175630048 JohnSandi Palafox-Graham
  • http://www.facebook.com/jpws15 Julian Scott

    please help me root my 3d

  • Rks1157

    Thanks for the info. I received the update this morning with no information on what it contained. I held off on installation until reading this. It doesn't seem to address much but maybe it will when I get around to some of my remembered hotspots.

  • maxx

    Had an update a week ago to 2.95.652.5 since the update my wifi auto cuts on 8+ times a day... Extremely annoying