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HTC EVO 4G LTE Users Get Some Grim Update News



The HTC EVO 4G LTE remains on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, an update that rolled out in December of last year. Rumors suggested that the HTC EVO 4G LTE would be getting Android 4.2 Jelly Bean down the road but now, the source of those rumors claims that he now possesses some doubts about an update for the device.

Since December, things have been pretty quiet for HTC EVO 4G LTE owners. Neither HTC nor Sprint have talked about its Android update prospects, something that has likely made owners of the popular device wonder if it will be getting an update down the line.

Rumors up until now suggested that the HTC One EVO 4G LTE would be getting an update to Android 4.2.2 and Sense 5, something that was seemingly reinforced by the company’s HTC One X Android 4.2.2 and Sense 5 roll out. The HTC EVO 4G LTE is essentially Sprint’s version of the HTC One X and both were released around the same time.

Read: Android 4.3 & Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Update Roundup.


The source of those rumors was noted HTC insider LlabTooFeR who has a fantastic track record when it comes to HTC software updates and who often delivers update news well ahead of schedule.

Today, he has issued some grim news to HTC EVO 4G LTE owners, news that came in response to a question about HTC’s EVO 4G LTE update plans. He now claims to have “some serious doubts about update for this device,” a much different tune than before.

Obviously, this does not mean that the device isn’t getting an update, but it’s certainly not good news for those on the lookout for an HTC EVO 4G LTE Android 4.2 and Sense 5 update.

Popular HTC devices have been left behind before, devices like the HTC Rezound, and we’ve also seen HTC cancel updates including a Sense 5 update for the HTC One S. So it’s possible that something happened in testing and it’s possible that HTC decided to divert its resources to other updates. It’s not clear at this point.

While an HTC EVO 4G LTE update should still be expected, owners might want to think about tempering their expectations.



  1. Jdizzle

    10/01/2013 at 6:51 pm

    This is why I left htc for Apple


    10/01/2013 at 9:41 pm

    I was advised by HTC they will be rolling out an update for the device due to camera issue with the pics looking blurry sent out via text & screenshot wise. HTC is horrible with updates definitely not purchasing another HTC device in the future

  3. Lacedaemon

    10/02/2013 at 12:14 am

    I need Android 4.2 for group texting with my iPhone buddies!

    AOSP 4.3 is working for now but I prefer the Sense look and feel over it, not to mention fully functioning GPS and LTE…

  4. Mark

    10/02/2013 at 8:00 am

    Going to buy a Samsung next. I’ve always had HTC…Sadly they are not going to update my HTC EVO 4G LTE. HTC this is why you are going to fail.

  5. Daniel Natic

    10/03/2013 at 7:28 pm

    I’m done with HTC. Going Samsung from now on. This is my second HTC FLAGSHIP device that I have been screwed on.

    • Rich F.

      10/03/2013 at 9:26 pm

      Yup, Samsung seems the way to go w/.me too, HTC has screwed me one too many times now with their shoddy devices, while look great as a device, but aare buggy as hell in dire need of updates.

  6. TyWade

    10/04/2013 at 1:18 am

    I had an S3 and decided to give the LTE a shot because I loved the Rezound when I had it a few years back. If this update fails to happen I will be going back to samsung.

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