Sprint HTC EVO 4G: Froyo update going out, Android 2.2 source code released

There were quite a few rumors spreading around about the Android 2.2 Froyo update for the HTC EVO 4G for Sprint and when it might go out, until Sprint decided to officially announce it on July 30th.

The update has been rolling out just fine, however there were a batch of owners (mostly power users) who couldn’t wait for the official bits to make it to their phone and went ahead and installed an unfinished and not-officially-sanctioned update, version 3.26.651.3.

The official update version is 3.26.651.6, which, judging from the numbering difference, fixes a few more bugs compared to .3. Until now, those who have installed .3 on their devices manually were stuck with that, but Sprint and HTC have made available an update that gets these people ‘back on track’, so to speak.

It should have already started to show up on people’s EVOs via OTA, and the package is very small and will take only a couple minutes to download and install. Needless to say, it is highly recommended you do this update.

In other news, HTC have published the source code for the EVO’s Android 2.2 update. This means independent developers can take a peek at it and hopefully flood the forums with custom ROMs based on Froyo. There shouldn’t be much waiting to do before the first of those start showing up.

If you’re interested in the source code, head to HTC’s Developer Center and download it.

Via Sprint

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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  • clueless

    What does the update do? Strange no description in your article.

  • http://twitter.com/superlinkx Steven Holms

    Not much, just some basic fixes that were made right before the official update went out. Remember, this just puts those who used the leaked version at the same level as those on the official build. Look at the official build's changelog for all the things that come with it.