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  1. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    No, not if it's via OTA.

    See the root forum.
  2. Rush

    Rush {<>}~{<>} Guide

    I did the update...but did it the right way. I got the stock root Rom. :)

    Thanks for the advice.

    Also, a member over at XDA has a post (what seems like a tweet) saying that the Evo 4G Lte will be getting Sense5 - version 4.3 update by year end. ;)
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  3. WifiMaxed

    WifiMaxed Well-Known Member

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  4. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

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  5. WifiMaxed

    WifiMaxed Well-Known Member

    We know the 4.2.2 update for HOX got blinkfeed but No ZOE. Since this is a 4.3 bump and hop-scotch 4.2.2. EM, I am with you, wondering if ZOE will be baked into 4.3

    Honestly, after just getting a maintenance update for LTEVO. I was thinking OTA wise LTEVO was EOL. Definitely a gift. I can comfortably wait for my upgrade now before picking up One Max. I still think it should be EVO Max! Kickstand please :p
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  6. chris2vic

    chris2vic Member

    After the update, Google Chrome is now native
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  7. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    How do you mean?

    Not being snippy, genuinely curious, because I haven't been much of a Google Now user.
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  8. CapThrowback

    CapThrowback Well-Known Member

    Chrome was added to /system with this OTA, as was Google Play Games.
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  9. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    How on God's green Earth did my eyes tell me that Google Chrome was Google Now in that post??

    OK it's official (again) - I'm an idiot! :D

    Thanks Cap, I wouldn't have noticed without the clarification. :)
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  10. Rush

    Rush {<>}~{<>} Guide

    I now remember seeing Google Chrome was amongst the list of apps inside my application drawer. ;)

    I think there aim (Google) is to give us a feel of Google's soon to be default browser on devices.
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  11. WifiMaxed

    WifiMaxed Well-Known Member

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  12. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Post 100.

    He said they may go that way, I hope that they do. :)
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  13. Rush

    Rush {<>}~{<>} Guide

    With "may" being the operative word. ;)

    I got so use to OTA updates on Android...that turning on my PC to install an update might make me feel a little iPhonish. {Smile}
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  14. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    We were doing PC installs back in the Evo Froyo days.

    Sprint used to keep update downloads on their website.

    Easier on the network, convenient fallback for those having update issues.

    The HTC One updates recently are approaching 300 MB and they started with Sense 5.

    They could be assuming a lot of things - LTEvo users are happy or they want the differentiator for the One - or it's just too much for an older phone.

    Either way, we're getting it. :)

    As a rooter, I'm happy.
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  15. Rush

    Rush {<>}~{<>} Guide

    Yeah, I'll be a happy camper.

    Thanks for the clarity. :)
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  16. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Wow - the Sprint One update to 4.3 was over 500 MB according to ironman over in that forum. :eek:
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  17. Rush

    Rush {<>}~{<>} Guide

    I'm holding off from rooting my phone until the end of this year. Hopefully, HTC will stay true to their word and give us Sense 5-4.3 android version.

    This would be an awesome new year's present. Hahaha. ;)
  18. smitty543

    smitty543 Well-Known Member

    Hopefully HTC will get things right. Appears that [some] Samsung Galaxy S4s have had problems with 4.3 releases and the forums suggest that many people have had to do 'factory resets/wipes' for their phones after the "update" to get their phones to function properly. Hopefully HTC will do better!
  19. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Don't count on that - it's an old Android problem and I've complained for a while about it.

    The operating system relies on caches, just like a browser.

    And just like a browser, those can get tangled when things change a lot.

    This update WILL tangle things under the hood and will NOT include the few simple additional update code lines to fix it.

    Backup your goods, Helium Backup is very good, and just plan now to do a backup, factory data reset and restore once the big update hits.
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  20. Rush

    Rush {<>}~{<>} Guide

    I always make sure to backup before, and a full wipe after each update. ;)
  21. Rush

    Rush {<>}~{<>} Guide

    Honestly, I would have been surprised if this had never happened.


    At least the wait for this update (since officially announced) isn't as overwhelming as waiting for Sprint's 4G LTE. Haha-ha.

    Note: Rooting is always an option for those who cannot wait.
  22. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    I'm a little surprised.

    The only HTC Sprint device that they pulled back on a promised update before was the Evo 3D.

    They're turning their attention to KitKat and newer devices, so I don't see the point in the delay here.

    Even though I'm rooted, I'm affected.

    Devs don't get a stable base until this drops.

    We can get the Captain's Sense 5, and even CM KitKat, but this is still an important option.
  23. Rush

    Rush {<>}~{<>} Guide

    Exactly. Nothing like the original files to work from. :(

    Early, if you had only one thing about Android that you would changed...what would that be?
  24. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Put Andy Rubin back in charge.
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