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Old August 20th, 2010, 10:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Evo Purchase--Froyo 2.2 Installed at Factory

It shipped with 2.2

I remember seeing someone asking when the new units would be shipping with Froyo and mine did... im pumped!

im guessing this will be moved/merged but I couldn't find the appropriate thread to place this information in...

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Old August 20th, 2010, 10:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It shipped with 2.2

I remember seeing someone asking when the new units would be shipping with Froyo and mine did... im pumped!
If it was factory-installed, that's good news. It means you're getting a new shipment batch, which hopefully won't have any of the hardware issues the original batches had.
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Old August 20th, 2010, 10:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah, i just actually called a radio shack here, they said they had one, picked it up and was going to update, and saw it was already running 2.2... lets hope this phone doesn't have screen/charging issues
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What hardware version is it? Menu > Setting > About Phone > Hardware Information
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Forgive me for anticipating a response to your hardware version being 0003:

The previous "hardware" issues the Evo suffered, such as the screen separation, mushy power button, and loose charge port, are manufacturing problems, not hardware problems. These issues were likely addressed at the assembly plant early on, but only after the public received the bad batch. I'm sure there are still unsold units somewhere out there, but if you have a factory-installed 2.2, that eliminates the possibility that your phone was part of the bad batch, since the bad batch was factory installed with 2.1.
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I was just curious if 0004 are out yet. Enjoy your EVO
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I'm hoping my replacement ships with 2.1 so I can root before installing 2.2 like I should've done the first time.
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I added #3 from Best Buy last night and it came out of the box with 2.2 also. I was hoping for 2.1 but all good. We'll get root on 2.2 eventually.
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Or reps at the stores just automatically did the OTA upon arrival. My buddy at BB says they do it all the time so they dont have returns or questions on how to do it and not have a customer screw it up.
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mine wasn't activated even when it left the store. The only way they loaded 2.2 is if they did it via the RUU. I doubt it, the Best Buy idiots couldn't figure out how to port a number from Verizon.
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Or reps at the stores just automatically did the OTA upon arrival. My buddy at BB says they do it all the time so they dont have returns or questions on how to do it and not have a customer screw it up.
mine wasn't activated either (still isn't)
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How long did you have to wait to get yours?
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How long did you have to wait to get yours?
i put myself on the waiting list at one radio shack but i didn't even get it from there... just constantly calling and I heard some shipments went out to certain best buys, though they told me they were holding for wait listed people... so either way made another round of calling Radio Shacks, one had it, i went there right away and now have an Evo!
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So now theres slim chance of finding a 2.1 evo... FML
Lol i wish i didnt update.
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So now theres slim chance of finding a 2.1 evo... FML
Lol i wish i didnt update.
I hear ya. I have a refurb being delivered today and if it doesn't have 2.1, I'll probably keep what I have considering my slow internet issue seems to be fixed now. My awake time and up time are still equal, but battery life is not horrendous so I'd rather have my launch day phone than a refurb somebody [probably] returned due to some major issues.

I can't believe I didn't root when I had 2.1. I can NEVER leave anything alone, I don't know why I started now!
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I hear ya. I have a refurb being delivered today and if it doesn't have 2.1, I'll probably keep what I have considering my slow internet issue seems to be fixed now. My awake time and up time are still equal, but battery life is not horrendous so I'd rather have my launch day phone than a refurb somebody [probably] returned due to some major issues.

I can't believe I didn't root when I had 2.1. I can NEVER leave anything alone, I don't know why I started now!
No joke. I have a 003 version with ZERO cosmetic/screen problems, and i really wish i could trade it out for a 2.1 cuz of the OS problems im having now but im afraid of getting more issues with a refurb or some other malfunctioning one. My buddy is on his thrid one because of blown speakers, lines in the lcd screen, etc.
I found no advantage to rooting for my type of use.. But then the day after i updated to 2.2 (because i thought using chrome to phone would be cool) i ended up buying a macbook.. and I really wish i could root for the free hotspot.
Hopefully for us they will find a rooting method for 2.2 soon..theres gotta be a way somehow.
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Got mine today and it had 2.2 out of the box and it's hardware version 003. Upon inspection I cannot detect any light leakage or dust under the screen so I am hoping I am in the clear.
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Got mine today and it had 2.2 out of the box and it's hardware version 003. Upon inspection I cannot detect any light leakage or dust under the screen so I am hoping I am in the clear.
Congrats, how did you get it?
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I just picked up my evo today. I just called a couple stores and they said they had some so i went down to pick it up And I just checked and its 0003 with 2.2 preloaded. I thoroughly went over the phone and i have ZERO light leakage! so far so good!
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Got my new EVO today from Ausurion and it had 2.2 pre-installed.
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Congrats, how did you get it?

Radio Shack here in San Jose. I got really lucky. I called them on Tuesday and go on their list. When I called they had 25 people. I got a call today to come and pick it up. The manager said he got 5 in and only five people picked up the call. That Radio Shack does not leave messages when you are on the list.
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I think its pretty ridiculous that these phones have been so scarce. This is 2010, not 1975! In this day and age there should not be such a shortage...can't blame the screen either HTC because after all, its an LCD.
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i'm in the same boat. after ordering the white one from best buy on thursday when it was available, i was like i don't want white but at least it's available. yesterday get a call from sprint saying they got one, so call best buy and cancel that then go to sprint and finally got it

i love this phone, love the feel and everything about it. but mine also came with 2.2 pre-installed but had to import my old numbers manually as it was already past close and didn't want the guy to be there any longer but this phone is great so far.

anybody know if they'll let you look at the epic on the 31st before you buy it. i have it preordered and still want to look at it and see how it compares before buying it or returning the evo (which is going be pretty hard)
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i love this phone, love the feel and everything about it. but mine also came with 2.2 pre-installed but had to import my old numbers manually as it was already past close and didn't want the guy to be there any longer but this phone is great so far.

anybody know if they'll let you look at the epic on the 31st before you buy it. i have it preordered and still want to look at it and see how it compares before buying it or returning the evo (which is going be pretty hard)
Google Contacts is really handy. I had all my stuff synced with them on my iPhone 3GS and then I logged into Google on my Evo and BAM! everything was there.

Also we got my girlfriend a Moment months ago and before we bought it we played with it at the Sprint store. I know it's an older phone but they might let you play with one at the store.
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Just wondering, of the people with the "newer" evo's that come with 2.2 pre installed, are you having any hardware issues as of late?
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I just picked one up for my girlfriend. The screen has a yellowish tint to it, compare to my launch day Evo
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Got mine two days ago, mushy on/off button. Otherwise seems fine.
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Got mine two days ago, mushy on/off button. Otherwise seems fine.
Thats sounds about normal, That power button is awful.
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I think its pretty ridiculous that these phones have been so scarce. This is 2010, not 1975! In this day and age there should not be such a shortage...can't blame the screen either HTC because after all, its an LCD.
The issue was that Samsung was "low on stock" of the LCD screens that HTC was using for the EVO. Which was why HTC had to get a new manufacturer contract w/ Sony for the Super LCD screens.

I'm more curious if going forward the newer EVOs that are produced will have the Super LCD screen from Sony over the regular LCD from Samsung.
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i love this phone, love the feel and everything about it. but mine also came with 2.2 pre-installed but had to import my old numbers manually as it was already past close and didn't want the guy to be there any longer but this phone is great so far.
Like the other guy said.. Look into google contacts and start using that. You will never need to manually sync numbers again.
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I was on 7 local sprint store waiting lists. Got a call saturday from the closest one, I was #16 on the list friday (iv been calling everyday) and they called sat. and wanted to know if I was still looking. I was in the store 35 min. later (its 20 miles from my house.) It came with 2.2 and hardware 003. Cant see any light leakage, screen is awsome. I cant put the phone down....Now when I look at my Hero that I gave my wife Im amazed at how small the screen is...lol
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HTC is pushing to get these things made and in the stores ahead of the Epic's launch. We'll be seeing lots more of these in the coming days than ever before. At least for HTC's sake we better.
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I don't know........seems kinda convenient to me that Samsung, who has its own superphone agenda would have shortages supplying parts to one of its main competitors.....but what do I know.
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cannot put it down as of yet

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The issue was that Samsung was "low on stock" of the LCD screens that HTC was using for the EVO. Which was why HTC had to get a new manufacturer contract w/ Sony for the Super LCD screens.

I'm more curious if going forward the newer EVOs that are produced will have the Super LCD screen from Sony over the regular LCD from Samsung.
None of that is true or accurate. The HTC EVO does not nor has it ever used a Samsung originated screen. The EVO has had two screen suppliers verified independently from the community at XDA so far, the original screen came from Novatel, the newer models have been switched to Epson screens.

There's a global parts shortage. For the person saying it's 2010, and not 1975, I'm not sure what that means. It may be 35 years later, but there is no magic that makes cellphone parts appear out of thin air, they still need to be manufactured. Therein lies the problem. There's a global recession and factories were shut down.

This article explains it all: Recession hits smart-phone makers in the chips - SignOnSanDiego.com
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If it matters my Evo came with 2.2 as well. I bought mine the day they came in at Radioshack on the 19th.
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