04
Jun
HTC EVO 4G OTA Update Comes Out In Time For Launch, Fixes SD Card Problems, Patches Security Issues, Disables Root Hole - Available Via WiFi As Well

The disappearing SD card issue plaguing a whole slew of HTC EVOs, sometimes resulting in data corruption, has been fixed by an over-the-air update, according to Sprint.

I alerted the community of the issue last week by raising some red flags and starting a few forum threads, and voila - Sprint and HTC scrambled the fix in time for launch. Thank you, everyone, for all your feedback!

The problem with the SD card, which most users incorrectly attributed to the card itself being faulty, ended up being a software bug, so no device returns should be necessary.

04
Jun
sprint

I’m sure Dan Hesse (CEO of Sprint Nextel) is celebrating tonight. Sprint’s had their share of financial difficulties over the last few years, and after the recent the troubles that Palm has had, they’ve needed a new flagship phone to replace the aging Pre and it seems the EVO 4G might just be that phone.

Various blogs and first hand accounts from customers have mentioned that Sprint’s activation system has been buckling under the weight of all of the eager, soon-to-be Android owners trying to activate their phones.

04
Jun
The Day You've Been Waiting For - EVO 4G Goes On Sale Today. Post Your Initial Impressions And Reviews

I've had the EVO 4G for the last 2 weeks, and now it's your turn - the phone goes on sale everywhere today, with some stores opening their doors as early as 6am.

Here is AndroidPolice's EVO 4G coverage of the last few weeks:

Reviews

Problems

We've identified a serious issue with the EVO which could result in requiring you to restart the phone periodically to gain access back to the SD card and even data corruption.

04
Jun
AndroidPolice.com And EVO 4G Go To Nice And Monaco's Monte Carlo For A Photo/Video Shoot
Last Updated: July 24th, 2011

Earlier this week I've covered EVO 4G's photo (8MP) and HD video taking (720p) capabilities with beautiful shots and videos of Paris.

I could leave the subject alone, but you see, after Paris, I went to the south of France - Nice, Monaco, Monte Carlo, and other beautiful towns. I then fell in love with Monte Carlo and shot some videos and more photos of it with the EVO, which I can't not share with you, right on EVO's launch day.

03
Jun
unrevoked

Well, this is fun. Minutes after I completed and published my post further detailing how to root your EVO, I catch a teaser for ‘unrevoked’ - a ‘painless’ EVO rooting method that’s to be released tomorrow. Unrevoked is the work of Matt Mastracci, who gave us our first sneak peak at a rooted EVO, and one of the developers who contributed to the hack.

unrevoked

As Matt details here, there are several critical security flaws present in the custom Sprint software included on the EVO, and these flaws were the driving force behind releasing an easy ‘anyone can do it’ rooting method for the EVO.

03
Jun
evo4ghuge

This article mentions rooting and the flashing of non-stock roms. If you’re unfamiliar with either term, hit up our primers here and here for additional information

Good news for those of you that were hoping to root your EVO the minute you tear it free from the box: the instructions and files needed in order to root the device have been officially released online.

User ‘toastcfh’ over at XDA-Developers, who’s been providing us with teaser images and video of his rooted EVO for the last couple of weeks, has come clean with detailed instructions on how you can get sweet, sweet root access on your EVO.

02
Jun
evo4ghuge

Not a ton to say on this, but I think it’s cool none the less. Google’s pretty much left it up to the carriers and device manufacturers to really promote Android so I’m excited every time it’s done right.

So far Verizon has done an exceptional job with their Droid campaign, and while this Sprint commercial isn’t exactly of that caliber, it’s definitely one of the better that we’ve seen (hit ‘Read On’ to see the video):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdLtWVy1DQI

Unfortunately the commercial plays more towards the merits of Sprint’s 4G network and not Android itself, but I’m sure we’ll see both features share the spotlight as Sprint ramps up the campaign in the coming months.

02
Jun
Forget Using Your HTC EVO 4G's Screen As A Flashlight - Use Its Blinding Dual LED Flash Instead
Last Updated: June 6th, 2010

The EVO 4G, which is coming out in only 2 days on June 4th, comes with a pretty decent 8MP camera. One of the best things about the camera is that it in turn comes with a shockingly bright for a cell phone dual LED flash. Here it is:

Forget Using Your HTC EVO 4G's Screen As A Flashlight - Use Its Blinding Dual LED Flash Instead

Wouldn't it be perfect if you could use these LEDs on demand, turning the EVO into a bright flashlight? You can do that with some other phones, and EVO's little sister HTC HD2, which has essentially the same body but runs WinMo, even includes a native app to do so.

31
May
Review And Hands-On Results With HTC EVO 4G's 720P HD Video Camera - Paris In Videos
Last Updated: July 24th, 2011

Yesterday I posted my review and hands-on results with lots of photos made by HTC EVO 4G's 8MP camera, and today I was finally able to finish uploading the 720P HD videos from the same period of time during my visit to Paris (damn you, slow French WiFi!).

As before, I'll start with some details and thoughts and end with the videos themselves. Switch the Youtube player to the 720P mode if you want to see them at max quality.

31
May
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Our friends over at Engadget have published a kick ass guide on how to take advantage of Froyo’s cloud to device messenger capability. You may recall the demonstration during the Android keynote at Google I/O, where they pushed directions to their phone from Google Maps with the click of a button. Well, someone hacked together a quick app and accompanying Chrome and Firefox extensions that will allow you to do the same.

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