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Old June 28th, 2010, 12:05 PM   #51 (permalink)
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After the update, I'm getting a "Problem loading gadget" on 5 of all of my icons on the 7 screens -- 2 of them are original Widgets: Voice Mail and the HTC 5-button Power for Bluetooth, WiFi, etc. While I was on the phone with Support, I received a message that HTC Sense was not responding, had to Force Close. I was able to remove and re-add Voice Mail back to the Home screen. When I went to re-add the power widget, the phone seemed to be updating again, then I got a message saying it was complete. I was able to add the Power widget again.

No major issues, but not a smooth system update.
Yeah I had the widget issue too and just re-added them. My phone has been fine since.

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I think something went wrong during your update. When mine finished, it clearly said I had successfully updated to the new version. I rechecked to see if the update is available and it said it was not.
Same here.

I think something is wrong with the phones that were bricked. The update itself is fine.

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I installed the second update. The second time through I got through the first loading screen (with the progress bar), and then it moved on to the screen with the EVO and the green arrows circling it. And then it went black.

I think I straight bricked it.

Edit: To the questions above, the only thing that was different between what I did with the first update and the second was it was plugged in to the wall the second time around. Still no signs of life.

Edit 2: Not rooted. Used ADW Launcher but that's the only non-standard thing that I had going on with the phone.
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I updated, rechecked and clearly stated that no updates are available. Your first update must have failed or something. BTW, I'm not rooted or anything, just stock.
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I went thru two updates and my phone is working perfectly.

The first time, I got a downloading symbol like what we normally see when we download an app. It finished in a couple of minutes, if that.

It then said I had an update available for download (seemed like the same one). I accepted it, it warned me to do nothing with the phone until it was done.

This time, my screen went black except for a green sync symbol and a timeline/loading symbol. It went thru several half-boots with the screen going black multiple times.

It finally rebooted completely and I got a "update successfully applied" or something like that.

I wonder if people are bricking their phones because they're not waiting for the full update and reboot to take place.


EDIT: Oh, and after my second update, I was not offered the update again. I suspect the first update is possibly the HTC update and the second the Sprint Firmware.
Mine phone did the exact same thing. It took about 20 mins over WiFi, but it worked without any problems.
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I must have a fast 3G speed around the office; downloading only took 3min and installation about 10min.

Turned off the scheduled updates, and the phone is much more responsive, oh and I can connect to Wireless - N. Not rooted.
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I am guessing when I get a replacement phone I am going to lose all my contacts. Am I right? It isnt saved on the SD card is it?

IF you have ur contacts on ur google account, ur phone will pair automatically.
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it wont brick it you just need to boot into bootloader mode and reset your phone
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I don't think you were seeing two different updates. The first thing you saw was it asking if you wanted to DOWNLOAD the update. You said YES, then it downloaded similarly to how you download an app (with the download symbol in the notification bar). After it downloaded, it asked if you wanted to INSTALL the update you just downloaded. It wasn't asking to apply the update a second time. Once you said YES to that, it installed/applied the update. So, yes, there were two different things you had to say YES to, but they were part 1 and part 2 of the same update.

BTW, I just did my update and the only problem I saw was the fact that my "beautiful" widgets came up with an error when Sense reloaded. So, I just moved them to the trash and re-added them. After that, all is well. .

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I went thru two updates and my phone is working perfectly.

The first time, I got a downloading symbol like what we normally see when we download an app. It finished in a couple of minutes, if that.

It then said I had an update available for download (seemed like the same one). I accepted it, it warned me to do nothing with the phone until it was done.

This time, my screen went black except for a green sync symbol and a timeline/loading symbol. It went thru several half-boots with the screen going black multiple times.

It finally rebooted completely and I got a "update successfully applied" or something like that.

I wonder if people are bricking their phones because they're not waiting for the full update and reboot to take place.


EDIT: Oh, and after my second update, I was not offered the update again. I suspect the first update is possibly the HTC update and the second the Sprint Firmware.
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after the update i am getting error code 67
something about my pcs username and password being wrong any solution?
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I updated, rechecked and clearly stated that no updates are available. Your first update must have failed or something. BTW, I'm not rooted or anything, just stock.
My update was successful. However, it came back with a message that stated I needed to update again. I did not do this and my phone is fine so far.

There have been reports of some phones AUTOMATICALLY updating a second time and the phone gets bricked. This is a bit worrisome, but the phone should ask whether you want to install the new update. For now, I would suggest to anyone that they DISCARD the new update if they already installed one.
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Before I downloaded the update I turned off the "Scheduled Check" and then pressed the "Check Now" button to do the update.
The download of the update took less than a minute over Wifi.

Update started at 12:24PM and finished at 12:33PM, the last thing before the update was complete is the Sprint startup music and the "4G" logo was on my screen for probably 30-45 seconds followed by a successful startup. As soon as I pulled down the screen lock I received the "System software update" notification congratulating me on the update.

First difference I noticed was Wifi is now performing way better.
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After you update to 1.47.651.1, some may be tempted to check for the update again. Your Evo will state:

"There is an update available, do you want to update?"

Do NOT update again.

There have been several reports (RoboMonkey, Erickson00, ecb, kiz88, Nerve) that re-applying the update will brick your phone. Simply check your update and confirm that it is as stated above.

Do NOT re-update!
What happened with mine was upon installing the downloaded update I recieved an error msg stating that it was corrupted and needed to be reinstalled. That was how mine bricked. I am so sad. Not sure I want to go thru the whole Evo set up again with an inferior screen. The bricked phone had no issues til this morning.
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after the update i am getting error code 67
something about my pcs username and password being wrong any solution?
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I don't think you were seeing two different updates. The first thing you saw was it asking if you wanted to DOWNLOAD the update. You said YES, then it downloaded similarly to how you download an app (with the download symbol in the notification bar). After it downloaded, it asked if you wanted to INSTALL the update you just downloaded. It wasn't asking to apply the update a second time. Once you said YES to that, it installed/applied the update. So, yes, there were two different things you had to say YES to, but they were part 1 and part 2 of the same update.
Not the case. I installed the first update and got the "update successful" message and yes, all my widgets wouldn't load and I replaced them. Then I went in to check for the second update, got the notification that it was available, downloaded it, started installing it, and now my phone is a paperweight.
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hummm, I updated my own EVO and my girlfriends EVO this morning, both went perfectly fine. Then went back after it was done and each phone was restarted and selected updates, just to double check I/we got everything, and we did. Her phone is a 002 and mine is 003, Both of which downloaded the update flawlessly.
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I didn't realize an update was coming today so when I saw my phone was unresponsive (pressing the power button didn't do anything) I pulled the battery.

Now I see my software number is still the old 1.32.651.6 but when I go to update my system software it says "Your phone is up to date".

Any suggestions as to how to get the update even though my phone says it's up to date (but it's not)? Thanks.
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Default I bricked my phone with the update :(

So I took the 3 day old phone back to BB. I had no intentions on getting a new one at this time (it would be my 4th), so I was going to park my number.

Well when I got to BB they told me I could only park my number if I had hardware to park it on. So I say fine do you have anymore EVO's (no). I'm like whatever, just cancel the number and I'll buy a new one in about 2 weeks.

In all my years I've never known a software update (not firmware) brick anything. I'm so depressed as I got the EVO as a birthday gift to myself.

Now I have no cell phone and I've lost my number (I should have stayed in bed).

By the time the white one comes out it should have all fixes applied, so maybe I'll just preorder that one.

If you're curios my EVO issues were as follows.

1. Screen was raised and the device would freak out if I was watching a video with the headphones on and received a call.

2. The touch screen would just stop working. I found out later that might have been the grounding issue. The screen on that one looked like crap, hence my "003 Is not Glass post".

3. Bricked by software update. I won’t take ownership of that one. Yes I did install 2x times, but I had no idea it was the exact same install (I did not initiate the 2nd install the phone did it by its self). For all I knew the first one failed and it was trying to do it again. Or it was a two part install.


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How do boot into bootloader when the phone doesn't power on at all. If you suggest holding the down button and the power button at the same time...this doesn't work. Do you know of another way?
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Sticking this in hopes that people stop re-updating, since it seems like its happening more and more.
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Sticking this in hopes that people stop re-updating, since it seems like its happening more and more.
As big as this problem is going to be the longer it goes on, maybe a board-wide mass email from the admins could help save a few/lot of people the agony if bricking their phone...?
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I updated and everything seemed fine till i came on here

there is a second update available when i manually check. it has the name supersonic, seems to repeat version numbers and is a zip file.
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my phone is bricked, sprint solution is to get a replacement, damn their QA department must suck ass so bad, why couldn't they do a simple check if(currentVersion == latest) {doNotShowUpdate();} this sucks
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Mine bricked as well. From what I can tell, I did not request a second update. I downloaded the first update and walked away from the phone. I checked the phone a couple of times and saw the green download status screen. On my last check it was on the white screen that says "HTC Evo 4G."

That was it. I brought it back to Best Buy and they were out of stock, so they gave me a Blackberry to use until the next EVO batch comes in.
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I think this is HTC's update...not Sprint's. And the fact that the upgrade manager allows the updates to come across 2 times is a huge (and obvious) bug. This is going to be very costly for both Sprint and HTC. What a foul up.
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this is exactly why we dont get feature updates as much as we should.
a company's motto is if its not broke dont fix it. the run the risk of things happening like this so we get slow ass feature updates. This is going to make them even more shy now watch.

hopefully they'll throw us a bone to calm down the storm of bad PR that is about to come there way.

Me personally? i feel like updating twice just to get a new one and saying FU. but i wont. I've got a pretty good phone, no batttery, leakage or stability issues.

HTC is really playing with their reputation on this evo

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After rebooting the phone, the second "update" is no longer available. Either they pulled the updates, or the phone needed to be booted from scratch. Perhaps it was suppose to go through another on/off cycle after the update, but the programmers forgot, or screwed it up. My phone has been on after the update for over an hour so I know it wasn't due to my impatience.
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I updated my phone and checked for update again and it says my device is up to date. No problems. The update took a long time though.
Same here. Did the update, then after reading this thread, purposely checked for updates again, said there was no update available and my EVO correctly shows 1.47.651.1 -- I wonder why some phones still show an update available afterwards and some do not?
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Not the case. I installed the first update and got the "update successful" message and yes, all my widgets wouldn't load and I replaced them. Then I went in to check for the second update, got the notification that it was available, downloaded it, started installing it, and now my phone is a paperweight.

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Where the sprintTV thing used to be on the second page to the right under the media player, its not there anymore after the update and says "problem loading gadget". Anyone know what the deal is with that?
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My fear now is that people are going to abuse this foul up and brick their phones on purpose in hopes of getting a new device. smh @ you if you do that.
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Where the sprintTV thing used to be on the second page to the right under the media player, its not there anymore after the update and says "problem loading gadget". Anyone know what the deal is with that?
Yes. Some gadgets and shortcuts have to be reset. Just throw your gadget/shortcut away (drag to bottom of screen) and reapply the gadget.
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I went thru two updates and my phone is working perfectly.

The first time, I got a downloading symbol like what we normally see when we download an app. It finished in a couple of minutes, if that.

It then said I had an update available for download (seemed like the same one). I accepted it, it warned me to do nothing with the phone until it was done.

This time, my screen went black except for a green sync symbol and a timeline/loading symbol. It went thru several half-boots with the screen going black multiple times.

It finally rebooted completely and I got a "update successfully applied" or something like that.

I wonder if people are bricking their phones because they're not waiting for the full update and reboot to take place.


EDIT: Oh, and after my second update, I was not offered the update again. I suspect the first update is possibly the HTC update and the second the Sprint Firmware.

Consider yourself lucky, after the first update look at the update when you try again it the second time, it is the same version, it is NOT a firmware update.

I waited 1 hour after the second update to go thru and it was dead, it did not accept charging, hard reboot did not work nada.

Even the guy at the Sprint store said damn its bricked LOL!!!!
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My fear now is that people are going to abuse this foul up and brick their phones on purpose in hopes of getting a new device. smh @ you if you do that.
If they do, their true fear should be whether they will get an Evo anytime soon. The supply is short and getting shorter.
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i updated mine.

took a lil while so i went back to bed. Came back twenty minutes later and it was done.

I am unrevoked rooted.

My widgets werent working correctly i replaced them and now everyhting is fine.

i think alot of people are just not patient and started to mess with thigns while its on one of the prolonged installed screens or even the 4g screen. Mine was on each screen for quite a while before it finally booted back in to the lock screen.
unrevoked like just the app? Was it still on your phone after the update, or could you still install it?
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If they do, their true feat should be whether they will get an Evo anytime soon. The supply is short and getting shorter.
Exactly, the phone hasnt even been out a month. And anyone purposefully bricking their phones means they are simply out an evo sprint gets them in.
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The download of the update took less than a minute over Wifi.

Update started at 12:24PM and finished at 12:33PM, the last thing before the update was complete is the Sprint startup music and the "4G" logo was on my screen for probably 30-45 seconds followed by a successful startup. As soon as I pulled down the screen lock I received the "System software update" notification congratulating me on the update.

First difference I noticed was Wifi is now performing way better.
I had the same expereince, did my update over Wifi, and took a little over 9 minutes. When home screen appeared after staying on the 4G start-up screen, it gave the congrats with the new update version, nothing wierd notice, but a much faster speedtest with the local server. this is with version 3.
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I dont know but the new update has me flying on Wifi now!!!!!
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This is confirmed I bricked mine after it asked to upgrade a second time.

Got a brand new one just now from the Sprint store in NYC.
your on your 3rd Evo and I cant even find my first one.
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i did still keeps coming up
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Mine bricked too went to a couple sprint stores but they were out of stock. I updated before I went to sleep when I awoke I had a brick.
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Call sprint (from another phone) and they can walk you through updating the phone settings to make sure it's still right for your account.
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I dont know but the new update has me flying on Wifi now!!!!!
Yep...I suspect they enabled the the 'N' switch. The chip was always capable of wireless N, they just had it disabled for some reason. It was trivial to do it...a dev over at XDA figured it out.

But, I will say, my wifi reception seems stronger now too. It was always pretty good for me, but never the full bars. Now the reception is maxed all the time and I'm getting my full wired broadband speeds over my wireless router.
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To those of you thinking anyone would purposefully brick a perfectly good evo:

Yah cuz those of us who had amazing phones with good screens, and no problems just couldn't wait to get on the waiting list for a brand new sub par evo. I can't imagine anyone wanting to brick their phone, and it shouldn't be possible to do it so easily thru an ota update anyway.
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i updated mine.

took a lil while so i went back to bed. Came back twenty minutes later and it was done.

I am unrevoked rooted.

My widgets werent working correctly i replaced them and now everyhting is fine.

i think alot of people are just not patient and started to mess with thigns while its on one of the prolonged installed screens or even the 4g screen. Mine was on each screen for quite a while before it finally booted back in to the lock screen.
Still rooted post update? wifi tether still work?
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Interesting. I checked for updates after successfully updating my phone, and it stated that updates were available. I discarded the update rather than re-updating. According to the three members I listed above, reapplying the update resulted in a bricked phone for them.

Hopefully, most people will not try to check for updates again. And if they do, hopefully they won't reapply the update.
I did not have to check for another update. I got an error msg after trying to download/install the first update telling me it was corrupt and to re- install.
I did not have a rooted phone, but now I kind of wish I did, since they don't recieve this so called "patch update". I have a shiny evo brick, and no one at sprint or RS care. Sprint actually asked me if I wanted to cancel my contract. I can't. I ported my number, and it is a business number as well as a personal number. Heartsick. What to do now?
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Was the update removed?
It asked me to update this morning, i canceled it from DL`ing because i wanted my battery 100%. Now when i do a search for updates, nothings found.
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a little to late! Have a Brick beautiful EVO....Dang It!! why oh why did I go and check for a update twice! I had a bad Icon ( i think the voice-mail one) and double check and ran it again then...........black screen....tried the old battery pull....nothing....panic mode sets in.

Im screwed...run to best buy...they dont have any will have to wait.
So I head to a sprint store and get one ordered, I hope I see it in a couple of days. the phone is my life line!!

Any benefit on getting a replacement now as appose to the 1st released one's?

why oh why did I click on the update!!!!!
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it looks like sprint has pulled the update lol
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Yeah after I updated and I rechecked it says up to date. Maybe some people are getting incomplete installs or something?
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Dang, looks like about 20% brick rate. I'm sure Sprint pulled the upgrade, heck they can't supply phones to new customers let alone upgrade bricks.
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I was waiting till I got home and had better signal. I REALLY want an update if there is a chance in heck it'll let me get through a work day before the battery dies, not to mention my wifi is slow. I would have risked the brick on my Rooted EVO.
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