****NEW OTA 4.67.651.3 is out DO NOT ACCEPT IT****


  1. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    hey guys,
    so there is a new software update that sprint is releasing.

    i just saw this:
    HTC EVO 4G receives OTA update to 4.67.651.3
    More Sprint Devices Receive Security Updates – HTC Evo and Design 4G Added To The Mix

    here is what the ota contains:
    please do not accept it. resist the urge to do so. it will most likely not do anything. but this is a good time to start developing good flashing habits now. most ota's will have a negative affect on your rooted phone.

    here is what accepting an ota will do on a rooted phone:

    1. usually ota's will close and previous exploits used to gain root. sometimes ota's will unroot your phone and you will then be stuck waiting for the devs to find another exploit to use to re-gain root and as time goes by it will get harder and harder to root.

    2.it could put your phone in an unusual state where you will be either with s-on and have a custom rom and recovery or s-off but with the latest ota unrooted rom and stock recovery. in either case it is slightly more difficult to get your phone back inline.

    3.the last thing it can do is brick your phone.

    please read this thread where i go into more details about it:
    http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all...ur-gingerbread-2-3-3-evo-but-now-you-can.html

    Update: so here is the info on what the software version, radio, hboot and android os version:

    UPDATE
    H Boot 2.18.001
    base band 2.15.00.12.19
    Kernel 2.6.35.10-g4b48446
    android 2.3.5


    edit:looks like captian throwback has a way that you can root your evo if you took the update. this method still uses htc's method of unlocking the bootloader, however he has found a way to gain s-off and not have your bootloader watermarked.

    so here it is:
    http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all-things-root/488901-rooting-gingerbread-2-3-5-dummies-guide.html

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  2. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog VIP Member

    YEAH What he said :D
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  3. mikem0269

    mikem0269 Well-Known Member

    YEAH what they said!
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  4. Ember

    Ember Well-Known Member

    Trust me guys custom rom/recovery on an S-ON device is no fun I had to call on the help of a Revolutionary dev to get me out of a pickle once.
  5. takirb

    takirb Well-Known Member

    I think it's similar to the 3VO update that just got pushed out. The "security update" and "battery improvements" were due to the removal of CIQ and it's logging. No clue on what effect it'll have on a rooted phone though...
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  6. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    yeah most roms have ciq removed anyways so no real need to accept this ota.
  7. LBPHeretic

    LBPHeretic Well-Known Member

    Did you mean a custom ROM and recovery on a device that has been unrooted by an OTA update? A custom ROM and recovery on a device that is still S-ON, but has full root access like my old Sprint HTC Hero, was never a problem for me. ;)

    I could see where being unrooted and unable to reroot would not be fun and being S-OFF would fix that in a jiffy though. Fortunately, that was never the scenario with the Sprint HTC Hero. :)
  8. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer Moderator

    Nice, I'm out working like a fiend and they roll out an OTA. Splendid! :D

    I wonder what the battery life improvements are?

    Did they add a new kernel to the ota?
  9. mikem0269

    mikem0269 Well-Known Member

    Yes that is correct my daughters evo is not rooted and after update is 2.18.001 also base band update to2.15.00.12.19
    I believe this will close the posibility of rooting again.
  10. mikem0269

    mikem0269 Well-Known Member

    UPDATE
    H Boot 2.18.001
    base band 2.15.00.12.19
    Kernel 2.6.35.10-g4b48446
    android 2.3.5
    This looks to me like a bad thing
    My daughters phone will never be rooted and she got the update and this is where its at.
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  11. justcallmeGreg

    justcallmeGreg Well-Known Member

  12. MizzouBrent

    MizzouBrent Well-Known Member

    Yuck. It has probably been posted all over these forums but for the live of God don't accept an ota if you're rooted
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  13. MizzouBrent

    MizzouBrent Well-Known Member


    Hmmm...new radio at least
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  14. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    wow thanx for the post i will add that to my do not accept the ota thread. that will most likely leave you unrooted and with an unrootable bootloader.

    thanx again for the heads up.
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  15. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog VIP Member

    yeppers OTA

    over the air
    out the arse :D
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  16. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    ok so i updated the op with the stats of the new ota.

    thanx mikem0269
  17. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer Moderator

    New Hboot.

    Poop, I wonder if the exploit is toast?

    Anyone confirm if revolutionary still works?

    Hopefully we get someone here to confirm soon so we can add it to the guides. Hopefully htc will release the new kernel soon so the devs can play. Wait, we don't have any kernel devs anymore. :(

    GGGGGGRRRRAHHHH!!
    /begins to rage, turns green, smashes a bunch of expensive stuff, calms down, regrets smashing expensive stuff, depression setting in....../

    [​IMG] :D
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  18. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer Moderator

    Hey Mike, could you possibly try to root it and see if Revolutionary will still work?

    You could always unroot it, if it works.

    Wait, don't try that. You might not be able to reroot afterword.

    Grrr, hafta go to work. I'll poke around XDA tonight and see if anything is floating around
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  19. mikem0269

    mikem0269 Well-Known Member

    Believe me i want to try but im afraid iit will bork something or get stuck in a state where its not fixable.
  20. LittleRedDot

    LittleRedDot Well-Known Member

    Is there a way to turn off the auto updater? I'm scared my cats might choose to attack my EVO at exactly the wron moment... just my luck...
  21. shantytownbrown

    shantytownbrown Well-Known Member

    If you have a custom ROM, will you be "offered" OTA updates as I did when i was unrooted with Sense?

    I often was "offered" and had declined for a long time....

    Then I updated all the way to latest, then Rooted...

    Does this only affect those who are rooted but without a custom ROM....

    Would like to be able to be sure i am not going to "accidently" accept the OTA update...
  22. jackgibbs

    jackgibbs Well-Known Member

    go into settings, scroll down to system updates, and in htc software update uncheck the scheduled check box. that should stop it from asking you to update
  23. shantytownbrown

    shantytownbrown Well-Known Member

    yeah, i investigated that, but it brings me to MIUI updates not HTC updates, so i assume i am safe from it being pushed to me then????
  24. NaterTots

    NaterTots Well-Known Member

    If you are on MIUI, CM7, or Ice Cream Sandwich then you are fine as they are not Sense based Roms.

    I believe the only ones affected would be Sense 1.0, 2.1, or 3.0 roms. Since they were on Sprint phones.
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  25. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    This is most likely just a ciq removal like every other device. Not worth risking it because most roms have it removed

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