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Gingerbread (aka Android 2.3) on Evo!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Slice28, Jun 30, 2010.


Are you excited for Gingerbread?!?

Poll closed Jun 9, 2011.
  1. Hell yeah!

    22 vote(s)
  2. Hell no!

    5 vote(s)
  1. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!

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  2. Slice28

    Slice28 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I'm curious to know something regarding gingerbread on the Evo. Obviously gingerbread is a very small upgrade from froyo, that being said many of the few new features of gingerbread (mainly aesthetics) dont seem like they will be applied to the Evo. Obviously the new dock won't be seen on the Evo because of sense, but I wonder if sense will also get in the way of other visual improvements. For example, the menu changed from white to black, the notification bar is slightly changed, etc. Also, one of the new features of gingerbread is the new android keyboard, but sense phones don't come with the android keyboard in the first place, so my concern is that the upgrade to gingerbread is already so small, but sense getting in the way of a few features can make it even smaller. Thats why I believe that including an updated version of sense along with the update to gingerbread was so important. Hopefully gingerbread will be well worth the wait.
  3. Slice28

    Slice28 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Just for the record are we once again the first phone to get updated to 2.3 (aside from the nexus one) or did the droid x already beat us to the punch?
  4. Crodley

    Crodley Android Enthusiast

    Droid X already got it yesterday, a buddy says it sped up his phone noticeably.
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  5. Jayo619

    Jayo619 Well-Known Member

    This is good news... Now I have to play the waiting game until Myn makes a gingerbread version of warm 2.2 :D
  6. BHalbrooks

    BHalbrooks Well-Known Member

    Can someone explain the difference between "Gingerbread" and what we already have?
  7. jj14x

    jj14x Android Expert

    It might have been faster to just search the web for this information... ;)
    Some of the features that gingerbread is supposed to bring are:
    Faster speed.
    Better Android battery life
    Better application management
    An updated user interface (sense will overwrite that)
    A new keyboard
    Improved cut-and-paste
    Easier file management
    Better camera management
    Near Field Communication (NFC) (EVO won't benefit from it - unless you get a NFC equipped microSD card)
    SIP based Internet calling
  8. bupolo

    bupolo Android Enthusiast

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  9. KenjiSpencer

    KenjiSpencer Member

    Hopefully updating to Gingerbread will fix this problem where the Evo can reboot spuriously.
  10. wodin

    wodin Well-Known Member

    Both are OTA, tomorrow you can get it by checking for upgrades, Monday it will be pushed.

    I think that's so early adoptors can provide feedback for any problems so they can address them before the push.
  11. Slice28

    Slice28 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    i wonder will the manual update be available by midnight ?
  12. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
    VIP Member

    Moved some posts to - http://androidforums.com/htc-evo-4g/347483-nfc-possible-evo.html

    And also - http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-support-troubleshooting/347485-unrooted-backup-save-game-state.html

    YouTube - ‪Android 2.3 Official Video‬‏

    They talk about garbage collection and games. Garbage collection is a programmers term that means: make better use of memory while the app is running and don't bloat up memory. It's not just for games.

    That in turn (on any computer) tends to make things run a bit snappier.
  13. 814 htc evo

    814 htc evo Android Enthusiast

    My ? Is will gingerbread be on the evo plate at midnight? If so what time zone cause I live on the east coast and iv been dying for this update especially since the p.o.s Droid x got it Friday!!! :( :( :( :(
  14. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!

    Hey Early,

    Feels good to be back in our "home" forums, eh? Can't believe it's been a year, and now once again, the Evo forums are buzzing because of this update.

    Maybe you need to prep a "How to fix Gingerbread" thread! Don't worry, everyone; I only said that to anti-jinx us.

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  15. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    Since it's being reported that "manual" updates will be available by tomorrow, it only takes a few seconds to check if you're up at midnight EST. If you're not up or don't feel like staying up, then you can check first thing when you wake up.
  16. rdfaulkner

    rdfaulkner Newbie

    Wouldn't it update on Pst time zone? Seeing as that is where google resides
  17. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
    VIP Member

    Who says you can't go home again? I hang here a bit, marctronixx is the (often hidden) mod power holding it together here. ;)

    I have it from reliable sources for other HTC phones who got the update in Europe already that it's the exact same as How to fix Froyo - therefore, I renamed the thread a few weeks ago in anticipation. :)


    Truth is - if the Dalvik cache gets tangled or stale bits, it'll need a cleaning.

    I make the backup/reset/restore part of my normal procedure for any rom swap or update.

    For those unfamiliar:

    Substitute any two Android revisions and it's still true.
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  18. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
    VIP Member

    The update is coming from Sprint servers, their HQ is in Kansas.

    Also - as we learned from past updates - we have our calendar and clock - and they have theirs.

    Anything before the June 6 push-out will be gravy.
  19. BrianJB

    BrianJB Android Enthusiast

    My wife has an unrooted white evo, I got my evo the first day it came out (i am rooted). But its weird because last time sprint pushed out an OTA (the crappy blockbuster,nova update) her phone had the option to upgrade the OTA about 12 hours before mine did....

    (I was unrooted at the time of that OTA)
  20. chasers

    chasers Well-Known Member

    quick question, didnt see this discussed in this thread. will 2.3 allow us to turn sense off like 2.1? i know when the phone was updated to froyo this option was obsolete.
  21. archercc

    archercc Android Enthusiast

    I am dissapoint from that sprint shot, no mention of chat, which means 2.3.3 instead of 2.3.4. The native chat works great in honeycomb, get that chit working on my evo!

    Rooted, will wait to see if Myn skins this rom.
  22. badiban

    badiban Newbie

    From what I heard, the notifications bar will be slightly different (more chromish i think) and the Sense Clock will actually flip :D
  23. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
    VIP Member

    Last warning - do NOT accept the OTA if you're rooted!!! Wait for the equivalent to get posted on XDA!!!
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  24. rdfaulkner

    rdfaulkner Newbie

    I'm not rooted, but I've been seriously considering it. I will most likely wait until they get root on this gingerbread update
  25. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    if you are rooted.. and you take the ota...

    1. you might loose root.
    2. you might have software issues.. and not boot or force closes.
    3. cant fix because you lost root.. no access to nandroid backups.
    4. might have to wait. for a new root method to fix your issues.

    so.. wait a short time.. for a dev to bring out a safe ROM.
    if you have to have the OTA... find the RUU and unroot and put it back to stock first.
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