Sprint HTC Evo Shift 4G Android 2.3 Gingerbread update will be available on June 17

Good news if your smartphone of choice is an HTC Evo Shift 4G on Sprint. The update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread is now imminent.

As you may know, the Evo Shift 4G was launched running Android 2.2 Froyo, and an update to Gingerbread was promised. Well, now it’s almost here.

According to information leaked to Android Police, the update will start rolling out over-the-air on Monday, June 20. As the rollout will probably be staggered (OTA updates usually are), the update may not reach your particular phone on Monday, it may take a few days.

However, there’s a way you can get the update starting tomorrow. Yes, on June 17 the update will become available for those who force their phones to check for updates manually. So if you don’t mind doing that, you’re mere hours from running delicious Gingerbread on your Evo Shift 4G.

To make the phone manually check for updates, go to Settings > System Updates > HTC Software Update > Check Now and hit OK and Yes when needed.

You won’t be able to use the phone while it’s updating (it takes about 10 minutes). After updating, your phone should run software version 2.76.651.4. Alongside Gingerbread’s usual feats and enhancements, HTC and Sprint have also bundled Swype in this update.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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  • Bernie Welch III

    the update looks available now via manual update 6/16 @11:16

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/3ZSLENHYLNRTBA7TIQ3O6DUD7U Doug-H

    It sure is on mine.. even though I’m sitting at 4G, I’ll wait till I get home on my WIFI to grab it…

  • Kafouch

    Hmmmmm…..checked for update and its not there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/blm22 Jacob Doyelle Yates

    Just updated, waiting for my “Desktop” to finish loading on my shift.

  • Motun13

    I got my update yesterday, i thought it was going to be something amazing, and it is, it would of been nice if HTC sense could update to 2.2..i want more skins..but its new features are amazing

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MAPMGMFGQA5JDIYQHOH6VCXEDU WilliamM

    I checked for the update.  It’s not on my phone.