[Rolling out 25 October 2011] HTC EVO Security Update OTA 4.54.651.1.

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  1. NeoEVO

    NeoEVO Well-Known Member

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  2. ocnbrze

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

    cool. thanx for the heads up
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  3. cheony1981

    cheony1981 Member

    What's new with this update.
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  4. ocnbrze

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

    Sprint Community: 10/25 - HTC EVO 4G Software Update -...

    HTC EVO 4G Software Update - 4.54.651.1

    - Security Update
    Important Notes:
    - The new software version is: 4.54.651.1
    - The customer may initiate the update beginning 10/25 or wait until notifications begin being sent to devices on 10/27
    - Refer to the HTC EVO 4G Software Update blog for install instructions
    - Updates may be released in stages. When checking for the update, you may receive a message that no update is available,
    check back later or wait until the update notification is sent to your device
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  5. savetheknot

    savetheknot Well-Known Member

    Will this effect roots or roms?
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  6. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    absolutely it will. there are steps rooters need to take. see your ROM cooker for details...

  7. ocnbrze

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

  8. PhotoGenic

    PhotoGenic New Member

    So I just had a software update (4.54) and I'm wondering
    What's new ??
  9. mcbtrain929

    mcbtrain929 Well-Known Member

    scroll up in this very thread and find out.
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  10. oldpalmguy

    oldpalmguy Member

    I got the low memory notice with the update. I was worried. However, I checked app file sizes under Manage Apps in Settings and found contacts had ballooned to 191 megs!!. My primary contact list is Deja Office and its data is only 4 megs or so. Therefore I deleted the Android Contacts and Voila! Memory recovered and I still have all my Deja Office contacts.

    So far phone works like always, very well (added 11/2)
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  11. stainlessray

    stainlessray Well-Known Member

    My phone went into boot loop after the update. Booted into recovery after a battery pull. Now it's just sitting there telling me it's updating for 30 minutes or so. This was a small update judging from the file DL. It would be the second time an official OTA has bricked an Evo for me. I'm growing weary of HTC. This security update wouldn't even be necessary if they had taken our privacy more seriously in the first place. I'm stock BTW, never rooted. If I had, I also would not have needed this update, because I could have frozen the questionable processes, and removed the data file stored which caused the vulnerability.
    Any suggestions are welcome. But don't waste your time telling me to root. The insurance I pay for makes it too risky. Maybe I will once this phone is replaced if that is required once all is said and done.
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  12. inglesideguy

    inglesideguy New Member

    I downloaded this update yesterday and have had problems with it ever since. When trying to watch any video, phone will now freeze up and takes forever to reboot and kills the battery when doing so if it's under 75% when it reboots.
  13. gnarlyDUCK

    gnarlyDUCK Well-Known Member

    Im unable to keep Zeam Launcher as my UI, when I press the Home button it takes me back to SenseUI... anyone else with similar problems? or a resolution?
  14. ocnbrze

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

    go into settings/apps/manage apps/top tap select all/find htc sense and clear default. when you back out a window should pop up asking you which launcher you want, choose zeam.
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  15. BenW

    BenW Member

    I ran this update last week. Note for those who chose not to upgrade to Gingerbread, it would not let me install this update until I ran the Gingerbread update and whatever that "fix-it" update was that came out soon after. Once those updates were installed, the phone saw this security update and installed it.

    I had skipped Gingerbread myself because of some of the problems I had read regarding it, and the fact that my phone was working fine with 2.2. However I thought this security update was important enough to bite the bullet. All three updates ran and installed fine, and I'm regretting that I didn't do Gingerbread earlier, because I have a noticeable increase in battery life now. The only negative I found was that Shoot Me stopped working. Everything else runs fine.
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  16. cakewalk

    cakewalk New Member

    Since this update, my battery life has been incredible!! I'm not sure how or why, but I no longer have to charge twice a day. Anyone else?
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  17. davidukfl

    davidukfl Active Member

    just to confirm for everyone. Revolutionary DOES work on the latest update.
    I just used it to root + cwm recovery a totally stock Evo with the latest update.
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  18. heavychevy

    heavychevy Well-Known Member

    I keep getting data call failure since doing the update. I've tried battery pulls, factory resets and everything...........
  19. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    update your profile and prl
  20. heavychevy

    heavychevy Well-Known Member

    Wont do that either.
  21. thugdrummer

    thugdrummer New Member

    [Noob here.] I've been toying with the idea of rooting, and reading about this vulnerability has me leaning even more towards doing so. Then I see this and pause. Are you talking about Sprint's protection plan? How does that make rooting risky?
  22. ocnbrze

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

    welcome to the forums!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    well in general most ota's usually will close any previous exploits found. so it is always recommended that if you plan on rooting your phone to never accept an ota. if the exploit was closed then you will not be able to root until the devs can find a new exploit to gain root.

    so here is a great example of what happened when people updated their phones from froyo only to find out that they could not root gingerbread at the time.

    i believe it lasted almost 3 or 4 months before an exploit was finally found.

    luckily this security update does not close the exploit up. though it was believed at the time this was released that since it is a security update that it could close up the exploit as it can be deemed a security risk for you phone. but this is not the case. you can root it with revolutionary.
  23. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    I believe he is talking about the fact that rooting your phone violates your warranty. However, you are able to unroot your phone back to factory settings in the case that you need to get warranty service and sprint will never know the difference.
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  24. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer Moderator


    Most of the issues you could encounter can be fixed with having root permissions. ;)
    Of course a cracked screen, bad speaker ETC, will require the insurance. Just unroot before you take it in to a store, POW, insurance is not voided. ;):D
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