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Sprint pulls EVO 4G update in light of bricked phones

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HTC EVO 4G update After Sprint started rolling out yesterday’s OTA software update, some HTC EVO 4G users had been reporting their phones were becoming bricked and inoperable. Anyone who had a rooted phone would obviously become bricked after installing the Sprint update, but users who had a clean non-rooted device experienced problems with their handset after updating to the latest version. In an attempt to prevent any more problems from occurring, Sprint decided to pull the update immediately. Here is Sprint’s comment on the issue below:

While the vast majority of consumers successfully downloaded and installed the most recent HTC EVO 4G software update, we have received a handful of reports from customers having some issues with the update. In light of this, HTC and Sprint have decided to temporarily halt distribution of this software release until we can investigate further. We expect to be able to resume software updates shortly.

No word on how widespread the problem is, but it must be more than just a handful of reports for Sprint to stop the OTA update. Hopefully Sprint can sort the issue out and help the customers who have inoperable phones.

Via [MobileCrunch]

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  • Greg Billetdeaux

    Lucky me then. I just got pushed the update at 5:30PM CT today. My phone is functioning perfectly well too so I guess I lucked out.