White Sprint HTC EVO 4G shows up at Best Buy early. Latest Sprint EVO OTA update rooted

Remember those white Sprint HTC EVO 4Gs, that were exclusively promised to Best Buy for July 11th.  Have you been waiting for one?

If so, we have some good news for you. Engadget reports, that white HTC EVO 4Gs started arriving to Best Buy whole five days early.

After all those delays HTC has been facing in delivering it’s latest handsets, that’s one welcome surprise.

Could it be that HTC is finally resolving those Samsung caused supply issues?

Nah. I don’t think so. Most likely it’s because of the biggish 4.3” display size. The demand for the big 4.3” AMOLEDs must be much lower, then for the most popular 3.5 and 3.7” display panels, so it’s easier to fulfill. Continuos rolling 4 week delays for Verizon HTC Droid  Incredible – is confirmation of that.

Another bit of good Sprint EVO 4G related news is, that the latest Sprint OTA update for HTC EVO 4G has been rooted.  It’s not as easy as earlier roots, and uses a Flash lite vulnerability in Evo 4G. But if you are stuck with the latest Sprint update, and still want to use that Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality for free – it might be worth jumping through some hoops.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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  • diegoelunico

    Guys there is a mistake. HTC EVO 4G doesn't have an AMOLED display, it's TFT.

    HTC's Amoleds are: HTC Desire / Google Nexus One, HTC Legend, HTC HD Mini, HTC Incredible.

    Both HD2 and EVO are TFT.

    Greets!