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How much longer will you keep your EVO 4G?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by salpiche, Jun 20, 2011.


Who is upgrading to the LTE and who is staying Old School?

Poll closed May 29, 2012.
  1. Going to upgrade to the EVO LTE and not look back.

    11 vote(s)
  2. Staying with the Original EVO, still kicking butt!

    6 vote(s)
  1. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
    VIP Member

    Welcome fletzie!
    Here is an excellent guide for rooting your Evo 4g: (I assume that is what you have :0 )


    If you have any questions, just start a new thread and ask my friend. :D

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  2. kevr6

    kevr6 Newbie

    Just an FYI: All who are waiting for Wimax to shut down before getting another phone, I do see a considerable difference in speed with LTE vs Wimax. All the streaming apps I use through my car while driving. No actual bench info yet but very happy with Sprint LTE here in Atlanta.
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  3. ARt15

    ARt15 Newbie

    I plan on keeping it until it is no longer functioning.
  4. timstdy

    timstdy Lurker

    Until my eligibility for an upgrade with Sprint comes up then will probably buy Samsung Note 2.
  5. Caloy

    Caloy Android Expert

    You won't be sorry if you did. You still get the user battery swap option as well as sd card expandability. Too bad HTC had to limit our choices. I wouldn't have jumped ship if they didn't.

    -Sent using the force
  6. Caloy

    Caloy Android Expert

    (Erased, wrong thread)

    -Sent using the force
  7. Maritzay

    Maritzay Lurker

    ill keep it forever[​IMG]
  8. wolf_walker

    wolf_walker Well-Known Member

    I finally jumped ship, galaxy s3. Got on Verizon with the wife, it was a lot of phone for the money and 4G lte is everywhere. I miss my Evo, but sprints data speeds were pitiful. The evo is for sale with seidio battery and case and all...
  9. syi

    syi Android Enthusiast

    my brother just jumped ship to the note 2. I am mad jelly of mutitasking done right!
  10. ChuckHester

    ChuckHester Lurker

    I will probably keep the Evo until there is a decent quad-core phone available on Sprint
  11. Herodroid

    Herodroid Well-Known Member

    The Galaxy Note 2 :D
  12. Caloy

    Caloy Android Expert

    Agreed! The Samsung GN2 is not only a decent alternative, it's an awesome alternative! The only thing that the Evo has that the GN2 doesn't is the kickstand.
    2 years ago I wouldn't be caught dead with a Samsung. Just goes to show how far this company has gone.

    Sent using the force
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  13. Palmetto Fellow

    Palmetto Fellow Android Expert

    Looks like I am done with the EVO 4G.

    I thought I was going to hold off for a quad core HTC, or Samsung Galaxy S4, but I decided to get the EVO V 4G and move to Virgin Mobile. It saves me over half my bill, and is a phone upgrade at the same time. The new phone should be paid for in 4 months. After that, who knows...I'll probably stick with it for a whole year to reel in the savings.

    Like most Americans, my paycheck just got hit with a SS tax witholdings increase. The switch will help me lower my bills.
  14. tube517

    tube517 Android Expert

    The way the economy is now, prepaid is becoming the way to go especially with more smartphones being offered. I doubt I will ever get a contract again. I'd rather use a dumb phone on a cheap prepaid plan than pay all that money on a 2 year contract.
  15. kevr6

    kevr6 Newbie

    I'm here to tell you I've been overly pleased with my GN2. Blows away the EVO 4g. Rooted with modified boot animation and launcher...pure love. Of course Samsung is planning to stop using android in the future. We'll see how that hurts their business.
  16. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    really.. sammy is dropping andy? this is the first i heard of this...
  17. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
    VIP Member

    BGR hyped up a story.

    At no point has Samsung said that.

    They rolled out a replacement for their regional os, Bada.

    According to BGR, once again, the sky is falling.
  18. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    i think a company as big as sammy..and from their past experience..

    the smart play is not to put all your eggs in one basket.
    they will make devices for everyone..
    Apple ( yes.. parts)

    RIM? not even sure they will make it far enough out of the gates..
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  19. Karayan

    Karayan Member

    Kept mine until last Sunday when the battery finally went flatline. Had to dust off the EVO LTE I've had for some time now just incase. It was a great ride. One phone I absolutely enjoyed using.
  20. Shane37664

    Shane37664 Newbie

    Now that my phone is properly rooted, all thanks to Mikestoney, i plan on using this phone for as long as it will last for me!
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  21. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    how long have u had this EVO?
  22. Shane37664

    Shane37664 Newbie

    ive had my phone for probably over 2 years now, and i was skeptical about rooting it for awhile, especially when i quit my contract and started running everything via WiFi, but never realized how much more i could have done without spending so much....
  23. LOveWerks

    LOveWerks Android Expert

    I have a hot-tubbed EVO 3D, an EVO 4G that is pristine [minus battery and SD Card] (both Sprint; the 3VO has a brand-new Gorilla Gadgets MegaBattery, and back cover); I also have a Samsung Prevail (working - 2gB SD Card), & all have root - I'd trade 'em for anything that'd work with Boost Mobile, that'd run ICS/Jellybean on up.

    But, maybe pigs have wings - I'll go to a local shop to trade up ;)
  24. Evo

    Evo Well-Known Member

    Last week me phone started going into Car Panel mode randomly throughout the day. I cleaned dalvik cache and cache, I reflashed my ROM, I flashed an old ROM, I froze Car Panel in Titanium Backup, I uninstalled Car Panel in Titanium Backup. But after days of trying I am going to have to say goodbye to my EVO. I truely felt like I gave my phone the equivelant of CPR to a human, doing everything I could think of before I had to call it.

    Maybe it is not a complete goodbye, I will still use it for an mp3 player, maybe play some old games, maybe keep it around for a desperate backup situation, but it looks like it is time for me to move on. Whether I wanted to or not, I am being forced to move to another phone.

    I am on Sprint and have been holding out for a Nokia phone for what feels like a year. I was eligible for an upgrade over a year and a half ago but I have held onto my Evo because I didn't think there was a better phone or community out there. I have wanted to try a Windows phone for quite awhile now and with Sprint only having 2 Windows phones, I have gone with the HTC 8XT.

    It has only been 2 days on this new phone, but I am realizing really quickly that I am going to miss how much help there is out there for certain phones and OS's. This is getting a little long but wanted to say a thank you for all that have answered my questions, developed ROMs, written tutorials, or even asked the question I needed an answer to before I even asked it.

    I didn't necessarily talk to some of you, but here is a thank you to some of the people who got this forum going or seemed to have answers to questions that helped me along the way.

    twospirits, ocnbrze, Caloy, tube517, dan330, EarlyMon, Matlock, Covert_Death, and most definitely billsmed who seemed like he was the 1st (unofficial) moderator of the Evo forum who put the work into getting all of the information and rumors together.
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  25. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
    VIP Member

    Best luck, don't be a stranger! :)
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HTC EVO 4G Forum

The HTC EVO 4G release date was June 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 512GB RAM, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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