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Old July 16th, 2012, 04:53 PM   #801 (permalink)
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Sprint Community: Announcements: HTC EVO 3D and HTC EVO Design Customers to get Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich Update

"The wait is almost over for HTC EVO™ 3D and HTC EVO Design 4G™ customers! The Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, update will begin rolling out to users by early August. Stay tuned for exact dates.

When your device is eligible for the update, it will notify you to download. Once the download is complete, you will be prompted to install the update. Installation will take a few minutes, and your device will be disabled during the installation process. It will be ready to use when the process is complete."
Hahaha. You know, why bother to keep giving out these timeframes? Every month they just push it back to the following month. Just go back to giving a generic "Coming soon". Much better than giving us a date that they never, ever hit.

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Sprint Community: Announcements: HTC EVO 3D and HTC EVO Design Customers to get Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich Update

"The wait is almost over for HTC EVO™ 3D and HTC EVO Design 4G™ customers! The Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, update will begin rolling out to users by early August. Stay tuned for exact dates.

When your device is eligible for the update, it will notify you to download. Once the download is complete, you will be prompted to install the update. Installation will take a few minutes, and your device will be disabled during the installation process. It will be ready to use when the process is complete."
They still suck! Even though I'm not leaving Sprint (anytime soon. ) for another carrier _ cause they are the only one "who has truly unlimited data" ☜ laugh out loud...come on Sprint -- it would be nice to hear and see another slogan.
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JULY16,2012

The wait is almost over for HTC EVO™ 3D and HTC EVO Design 4G™customers! The Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, update will begin rolling out to users by early August. Stay tuned for exact dates.

When your device is eligible for the update,it will notify you to download. Once the download is complete,you will be prompted to install the update. Installation will take a few minutes,and your device will be disabled during the installation process. It will be ready to use when the process is complete.

Android 4.0 adds numerous enhancements and new features, including:

A refined, evolved userinterface that is simple, beautiful and useful

Face Unlock: use state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to unlock your phone with a smile

Redesigned camera app which introduces Scenes like Panorama, and Effects such as Vignette, Depth of Field,Vintage and Posterize

Web browser now lets you sync Google Chrome™ bookmarks, request full desktop versions of sites, see your open tabs in a new layout

People: browse friends,family and coworkers,see their photos in high-resolution and check their latest status updates from Google+

Improved keyboard with incredibly accurate typing, an inline spell checker and improved copy and paste support

Redesigned Gmail™ app that now lets you swipe between conversations to catch up quickly and search foremails even without a data connection

Google+ integration that lets you hangout and video chat with up to 10 friends using your front-facing camera.
Sounds pretty good. I guess the wait wasn't bad after all.
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Sprint Community: Announcements: HTC EVO 3D and HTC EVO Design Customers to get Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich Update

"The wait is almost over for HTC EVO™ 3D and HTC EVO Design 4G™ customers! The Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, update will begin rolling out to users by early August. Stay tuned for exact dates.

When your device is eligible for the update, it will notify you to download. Once the download is complete, you will be prompted to install the update. Installation will take a few minutes, and your device will be disabled during the installation process. It will be ready to use when the process is complete."
Sprint, Ha! "will begin rolling out by early August". As someone else said, I'll believe it when I see it at this point. That is precisely what I suspected would be the case, but then again I'm somewhat of a pessimist (realist).

+1 on this being a nice June/July update. Not to mention it's already 7+ months late to start with. Don't be shocked if this thing doesn't roll out until the end of August, only to hear it got pushed out until early September lol.

This should make it apparent Sprint is focused on the LTE rollout and they just don't care much about the 3D, otherwise this would have been done MUCH sooner.
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Goes without saying that I have been a big defender and supporter based on prior history, but I don't get this.

I dang sure don't condone it.

I'm all for not rushing updates but this is just silly.
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Early August... what the... smh...
I've also been waiting on the damn N7 to ship off.
Not a good Android month for me overall.
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You forgot the disclaimer by early august they really mean mid december
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I love my Evo 3d... Seriously! And this is why I'm waiting this craziness out. I don't even think I'm getting the Evo 4g lte until Sprint have full LTE up and running in New York City.

And again.. I'll reiterate, Sprint.... You...suck! :O
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Thats an awesome June/July timeframe

It's like every month the scheduled release gets pushes back another month or 2. Sprint really sucks and I used to defend them too..
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Thats an awesome June/July timeframe

don't forget kernel source to follow in Q1 2013, I mean June/July, wait! early Augustember
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You forgot the disclaimer by early august they really mean mid december
I think when they said the update would be rolled out ASAP....
That really meant "Around September, April Possibly"

Just keep checking for updates manually, and on AF to see if anyone posts that they got the update.
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Hahaha. You know, why bother to keep giving out these timeframes? Every month they just push it back to the following month. Just go back to giving a generic "Coming soon". Much better than giving us a date that they never, ever hit.
I'm just as pissed off as you are (about the EVO 3D update delays) - but do realize that this is the first time that Sprint has officially and publicly provided a timeline for the update.

AFAIK, everything till now has been "a store rep said" or "heard a sprint VP hint at" or "customer service agent said" or "a voice in my head said" etc...

While my primary device is now a GNex, I don't really see a reason to doubt this (incredibly terribly horribly delayed update). Absolutely no reason why it had to be this delayed - except sprint trying to frustrate customers to buy new devices - but it is what it is.
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Trust is like an eraser, it gets smaller every time its used. I'll believe what's being said...when my phone prompt me to update.

The next time I'll post inside this thread is when my phone has updated to


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When I was at the Sprint today (not getting my phone fixed, cuz it took them two days to figure out that I just needed a new battery and have to wait till thursday to get one)...I talked to one of the techs about the update, and he also confirmed what some other people have said here.

He said they get multiple emails DAILY trying to push them to get people to buy LTE phones, and to try and get people to give up on WiMax phones.(Sprint doesn't want to deal with WiMax related phones anymore once LTE has been released to 50%+ of the market) When I took my 3D to get repaired, they tried talking me into using my upgrade to buy an SIII or EVOLTE instead of using insurance to have my phone looked at. Also, that the VM version of our phone with ICS has had alot of bugs of problems with apps and native programs that both Sprint and VM are putting into the phone. Sprint knows if they released this to us (contract customers) they would have alot of headaches and problems, so they are trying to eliminate any kind of bugs or issues; as they want this to be the LAST AND FINAL update our phone will ever see...
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First off, sorry I've been MIA from this thread. Dealing with some IRL things right now.

Corpse, if Sprint really feels that way about our Evo3D's, I would be personally offended. I made a bet on Sprint buying this phone & it's a darn good device.

If they really want us to upgrade to LTE so badly, then they should offer free upgrades to those of us who renewed our contracts within one-year of WiMax stopping expansion & LTE being announced.

Sprint should back up & support their flagship phones like the Evo3D like they said they would. I'm trying to have faith here... I really am. I am disappointed in this situation.

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Corpse, if Sprint really feels that way about our Evo3D's, I would be personally offended. I made a bet on Sprint buying this phone & it's a darn good device.

If they really want us to upgrade to LTE so badly, then they should offer free upgrades to those of us who renewed our contracts within one-year of WiMax stopping expansion & LTE being announced.

Sprint should back up & support their flagship phones like the Evo3D like they said they would. I'm trying to have faith here... I really am. I am disappointed in this situation.

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First off, sorry I've been MIA from this thread. Dealing with some IRL things right now.

Corpse, if Sprint really feels that way about our Evo3D's, I would be personally offended. I made a bet on Sprint buying this phone & it's a darn good device.

If they really want us to upgrade to LTE so badly, then they should offer free upgrades to those of us who renewed our contracts within one-year of WiMax stopping expansion & LTE being announced.

Sprint should back up & support their flagship phones like the Evo3D like they said they would. I'm trying to have faith here... I really am. I am disappointed in this situation.

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I would hope so to, I know what I said earlier goes with a long string of what people have "heard" from reps and techs, etc...I bought this phone because at the time, and even still now, it is one of the top performing phones out there...you can throw the whole 3D thing out the window, and this is still one of the best phones.

But I have read on some other sites, where people have also said that both HTC and Sprint agree that this might be the last update that ever goes with our phone, barring some horrible bug that comes with the ICS update. Since its taking so long for us to get this update, I'm would think both Sprint and HTC are working hard to make sure this is a smooth and bug free update.

I agree with the contract thing as well, but since LTE is only available in limited markets as of now, and Los Angeles is not one of them...I'm in no rush to upgrade to a new phone. Some sites have even said Los Angeles and many other large market areas won't see LTE until 2013 and mid 2013 at that.

So with that being said, this official announcement of ICS finally by Sprint has brightened the mood some, but it still is kinda sour
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Why would we upgrade to LTE when only 20% of the U.S. even have LTE available in their area. I live in a major city in Ohio and I don't even get WiMAX 4g.

Makes perfect sense to me to upgrade
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Why would we upgrade to LTE when only 20% of the U.S. even have LTE available in their area. I live in a major city in Ohio and I don't even get WiMAX 4g.

Makes perfect sense to me to upgrade
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Honestly. If you don't have 4g now and won't with LTE I don't see why you wouldnt upgrade to the newest hardware tech with the 4.0 that you've been waiting on for 6months
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I think that the point is, one shouldn't have to upgrade their phone if the one that they have is capable of running the latest software, just because of 4G politics.
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Since when did Sprint not push customers to buy the latest and greatest phones with the latest connectivity (WiMAX / LTE) regardless of the customer would EVER be able to connect to that WiMAX / LTE network?

* I have WiMAX coverage till across the street (When I purchased the EVO 4G, Sprint told me that there was an antenna issue that was being addressed - years later, it is non-existent, and Sprint updated the coverage maps to indicate zero Wimax coverage here).
* With LTE, it shows full coverage at my residence and office. Of course I can't connect to LTE unless I go a few miles away to the next city.

It sucketh!

I really like Sprint's SERO plan, but honestly, had it not been for that (and most of their customer service agents that I've interacted with in the past few years), I probably would have switched to a GSM carrier (and a true GNex) a long time ago
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I wholeheartedly agree. The Evo3D is still a premium device. TBH, still one of the best phones on the market IMHO. It's a powerhouse & I don't think anyone would "need" to upgrade to an LTE device. I wont be upgrading until LTE is in my area or until my contract is up. =)

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It's funny (read: sad), but it woudln't at all surprise me if we had a pretty decent version of JB before Sprint gives us the official ICS update.

Saw yesterday (iirc) that there's an unofficial CM10 port for the Evo 3D, and while not much is working of course, it's a start. I have waaaaaaay more faith in the community to keep things moving and get things out than Sprint at this point.

Edit: Link to the port: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1776234

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Unfortunately, I've heard, seen and read about this predicament in several other threads before.

Looking forward to it. We love you Sprint.... [Sarcasm]
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There is already a thread on ICS, so I will merge this together.
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Looking forward to it. We love you Sprint.... [Sarcasm]
You broke your promise of not posting in this thread until you have ICS.
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Back in the day my choices were the Evo3D, the SGS2, or the Nexus S. I chose the Evo3D. Today as the Nexus S gets Jelly Bean & the SGS2 enjoys having ICS for quite awhile now... I wonder about my choice. I am slightly, ever so slightly, embittered lol

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Sprint is pulling the ICS update for the Epic 4G Touch and re-issuing it with bug fixes.

HTC has recanted and pulled it altogether for the earlier generation Desire HD.

This has been a rather catastrophic update for many.
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Hey guys, still waiting on that update? Yea, me too.
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Sprint is pulling the ICS update for the Epic 4G Touch and re-issuing it with bug fixes.

HTC has recanted and pulled it altogether for the earlier generation Desire HD.

This has been a rather catastrophic update for many.
Wow, that's not good at all. I guess that isn't surprising however knowing that both Sprint and HTC are really struggling to stay afloat at the moment. I don't understand how a company like HTC can go from a leader, to struggling to stay in business in a little over a year. Just amazing.

Also wouldn't surprise me if the statement about Sprint reps getting pressured to get people to upgrade to LTE devices was the primary driver for the delay in our ICS update. That, as well as the fact that since this is likely our last update, they don't want any bugs because they don't want to make anymore updates for the 3D. But I believe they could have had this done with no bugs months ago if they didn't want to try and milk the frustration with the update for all it's worth (getting people to say screw it and upgrade to LTE).

But knowing they both have limited resources ($$$$), I can guarantee that IF we get ICS at all for the 3D (meaning Sprint and HTC don't pull the plug all together), that this is the last official update we'll see. Neither company has the time or money to spend producing a JB update to a device that they don't sell anymore, and never made them a lot of money to start with.

Very dissapointed in myself for choosing to go with HTC on this phone instead of the SGII. Funny how then Samsung was the one to avoid cuz they couldn't get their updates straight, now the tables have turned and it's HTC that lost it's edge and is almost out of business.
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Where did you get the idea that HTC and Sprint's are going under?

You do understand that all last year HTC was setting sales and profit records each quarter until the Apple ruling in November? And that they bounced back again this year until the US Customs embargo hit?

http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/financials/financials.asp?ticker=2498:TT

As for Sprint, you are aware that that they received something on the order of $3 billion in financing to complete the Network Vision upgrade just a few months ago?

I don't think that an ICS update delay is going to tank HTC and I don't think that a Samsung screw-up is going to bury Sprint.

Did you not follow that the SGS2 ICS is a total screw up? That they are replacing phones because the update was that hosed? If you want an SGS2, our forums are full of irate owners of those.
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Where did you get the idea that HTC and Sprint's are going under?

You do understand that all last year HTC was setting sales and profit records each quarter until the Apple ruling in November? And that they bounced back again this year until the US Customs embargo hit?

HTC CORP (2498:Taiwan): Financial Statements - Businessweek

As for Sprint, you are aware that that they received something on the order of $3 billion in financing to complete the Network Vision upgrade just a few months ago?

I don't think that an ICS update delay is going to tank HTC and I don't think that a Samsung screw-up is going to bury Sprint.

Did you not follow that the SGS2 ICS is a total screw up? That they are replacing phones because the update was that hosed? If you want an SGS2, our forums are full of irate owners of those.
Here is an article after their Q1 results were reported and showed 70% year on year drop in profits, already after their November troubles.

HTC announces 70% year-on-year profit drop for Q1 2012

They admitted they dropped the ball on their latest devices, and have focused hard on the OneX line to fix it. It just happened they dropped the ball at the worst time, as Apple and Samsung are now in control of the global smartphone market. It hints that the OneX is their shot to make up for mistakes, but the market is moving so fast they don't have a lot of time to get their act together. If the OneX sales don't pan out, and they continue to bleed market share to their competitors, they are in SERIOUS trouble.

Sprint on the other hand does appear to be doing better now in terms of adding new subscribers (which I didn't realize when I wrote my post). Their growth however has primarily been fueled by taking on additional debt (26 billion total), vs a market capitalization of only 10 billion. So they are heavily leveraged, which is risky. So things may finally turn around for them (and I want them to, I hate ATT and Verizon), however it's not a for sure thing. They've been bleeding money and subscribers for a long time, so hopefully their turn around continues.

So I think you misread my point. My point was NOT that the updates themselves would be the cause for the demise of HTC or Sprint. My point was that with all that HTC and Sprint have going on with their business at the moment to challenge their competitors and continue to gain back some previously lost market share, the ICS update wasn't (and rightfully shouldn't be) very high on their list of priorities. ICS won't make or break them. Their next gen devices (HTC) and LTE network (Sprint) is what will make or break their business, so that is where their focus is.

Also I never said I wanted a SGII. It was more me voicing my frustration with this update as I chose to go with HTC based on their previously stellar record with software updates when I decided on the Evo3D over other devices at the time (one of which was the SGII). Personally I like the Evo3D still, the update is what has been troubling. You bring up a good point however, I never knew the SGII update was that hosed. It's better to wait and relase a good update rather then one that is a POS, I agree with that.
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I am familiar with the first quarter results as well as the fiction that they had dropped the ball with too many models, that was excellent fiction for free advertising from the blogosphere.

HTC One sales have continued to climb and while below 2011 figures are still well above 2010 figures.

Your phrase was "almost out of business" for HTC and that's simply untrue.

The issues with Apple litigation cannot be overstated. Their stock hits and consumer panics have tied to that.

In any case, HTC has released ICS for this phone internationally and for Virgin Mobile, and that was some time ago.

It's not HTC that has failed to provide the 3D update, so there's no cause to believe that they lack the will or the resources.

This delay is driven by Sprint.

PS - sorry, I must have misunderstood your intention when you said you regretted not getting the SGS2.

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Samsung - still not getting their updates straight, HTC - still not almost out of business.
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one week since anyone posted to this thread - wow - we must be getting ready to give up (or extremely tired of this delay from Sprint) huh?
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Just go to system update, HTC software update.
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Installed, took about 10 min make sure you have fully charged battery. The roboto font is amazing!
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It is about time they finally released it, will merge this with the ICS thread.



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Find and update the software version on your HTC EVO 3D

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Nice, lets see how long it will take the Devs to port it, notice the support has dropped off, so having this release should make a difference.


2.89.651.2
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  • Upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0)
  • Home screen folders
  • Launch Bar for commonly used apps
  • Improved Android Browser
  • Improved Camera Experience
  • Face Unlock
  • Resizable widgets
  • Add/Remove Panels
How do I update my phone, see below


Check the version on your phone
To find the software version on your HTC EVO™ 3D:
  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key and tap Settings
  2. Flick up to scroll down and tap About phone
  3. Tap Software Information
  4. Software version is listed under Software number
  5. Press Home to return to the Home screen


Update your software
To update your EVO 3D over the air:
  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key and tap Settings
  2. Flick up to scroll down and tap System updates
  3. Tap HTC software update
  4. Tap Check now
  5. Your phone will check for available updates
  6. If there is an update available, you will be prompted to download and install it; your phone may power off and back on to complete the software update
  7. If no updates are available, you will see a message stating your phone is up to date; tap OK
  8. Press Home to return to the Home screen
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DonB has created a GUIDE here:

Guide to install the latest ICS update for the HTC EVO 3D

and new thread on discussing any install issues, etc here:

http://androidforums.com/htc-evo-3d/592992-issues-problems-installing-latest-ics-update-discuss-post-here.html#post4747479

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