HTC Inspire 4G Gingerbread Update Now Available

The HTC Insire 4G has been out since February and since then, owners have been waiting and waiting for their freshly baked Gingerbread to arrive. Turns out, the update started rolling out a few days ago according to HTC and can now be pulled OTA if it’s ready or can be installed via ROM over at HTC’s website.

If you haven’t already received the update and want it right now, you’ll want to manually install it. Keep in mind though, you’ll also want to back up all of the stuff on your phone because if you do it this way, it’s going to wipe everything. So keep that in mind before taking the plunge.

HTC Inspire 4G

Here’s what HTC had to say about the update:

This update will only be available for AT&T HTC Inspire 4G Customers and will be sent to the device over the air. Once the release is ready, HTC Inspire 4G users will receive a notification on their device advising them of this update and provide instructions to receive and install it. Users can proactively check for this update by going to Home>Menu>Settings> AT&T Software Update > HTC Wi-Fi software update > Check now. The system update can also be downloaded below and manually applied to the device.  less

This system update includes:

  • Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread
  • New HTC Sense™ features
    • Updated Application Tray features
    • Updated FriendStream™ features
    • Added Quick Settings in the Notifications window
  • Improved Power Management function
  • Improved media experience
  • Various minor bug fixes

Manual system update instructions:
NOTE:  Performing the system update manually will delete all information from the device.  Ensure all information is backed up before proceeding.  Information saved on the microSD card will not be affected.

Performing the ROM Update:

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  • Download and save the HTC Inspire 4G™ for AT&T Gingerbread ROM update to your PC.
  • Connect your device to your PC via the supplied USB cable. NOTE: You must have HTC Sync installed on your PC in order to run the update.
  • On the Connect To PC pop-up on your device, select HTC Sync.
  • Once connected to HTC Sync, locate the HTC Inspire 4G™ for AT&T ROM Update that you downloaded and double-click on the file to launch the system update wizard.
  • Follow all of the system update wizard instructions shown on your PC.
  • Once the update is complete, click Finish in the Wizard and the device will reboot.
  • Once the device reboots, the initial setup wizard will appear.
  • Once the initial setup process is complete, the device is ready for use.
The ROM that HTC speaks of can be downloaded right here. Again, keep in mind, it’s going to wipe everything so make sure you back your files up before you manually install. Otherwise, enjoy your Gingerbread HTC Insire 4G owners.
  

Comments

  1. James Duffy says

    Thanks! I have been waiting for the official update for weeks.. but unfortunately it won’t let me check for updates for another 12 hours (I have been checking every morning).. I am not patient so I will be backing up and flashing it. :D

  2. Ayokristinicole says

    I haven’t received the over the air update (yes I checked.for updates htc WiFi AND at&ts). I also can’t seem to get my HTC inspire to connect to HTC sync! It’s up to date and I’m putting my phone on HTC sync when its connected. I’m pretty pissed. >:[

  3. Jesus Lagarda says

    I download the update from HTC it went smooth ,is better then froyo by far, the downside is the scores on benchmark test now is lower ,around 1550 fps, when before the average was 1700,,but gingerbread is nice OS upgrade, battery life improves a lot,and it makes the phone faster,smoother and more operational.

  4. Lhuffaker says

    I updated OTA and everything seems to have gone great I’ll update later on Battery life let’s hope they made great improvements to this because it is a major down fall for this phone 

  5. Grant says

    Just got the gingerbread android update yesterday for HTC inspire. One issue. Prior WiFi Speed on home network was 15 to 18 mb, now it’s 5 to 6 mb. I kid you not and have checked many times in disbelief. I am thinking of trying to restore prior operating system if possible. Otherwise phone seems to work about the same, don’t see much difference.

  6. Grant says

    Did an android system restore. erased everything. now fast as ever. and didn’t take long at all, surprising. wish I didn’t have to at all though, thanks gingerbread, when will I learn not to install system updates?

  7. Anonymous says

    hi ….i had a doubt regarding the updation……aactually my htc inspire 4g has android 2.2 froyo installed and i wud like to upgrade it…..my phone is unlocked…..and i wud like to ask wether after upgradation my phone wud be locked again?????????? or nothing wud happend,,,,,pleaase guide……..
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  8. Daniel says

    Hi!, Im from Mexico and just used this update in my phone and work perfect, no issues, ive unlocked yesterday from at&t and updated to ginger today, thanks for the instructions

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