Android 2.2 on the Evo 4G

Judging by the carpet bombing our inbox is currently undergoing, it looks like the official Android 2.2 update for the Evo 4G is under way. That's a tad earlier than we'd been told (though nobody here's complaining), and hopefully it bodes well for getting those of us on the earlier unofficial builds "back on track."

In the meantime, be sure to check out our walkthough of Android 2.2 on the Evo 4G, and discuss the update in our forums. Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

Update: We double-checked (can you blame us?) and this one's for real, folks. Have at it!

 
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Have it downloading on my Evo as I type this!!

And up and running now...

Seems a bit snappier. Need some time with it.

shawnmitchel says:

my htc evo is not letting me install froyo. ut goes to a boot screen and stays there. how do i flash a custom rom?

lamonicaj says:

downloading mine now too!!!

gvndeb60 says:

Downloading now!!!!

Got my download on!!!

thekarens says:

Woo Hoo! Froyo baby!!!

Scott500 says:

Just checked....yee ha....downloading now!

deaofly says:

My wife's evo on 2.1 found the OTA 2.2 update just now, but my leaked 2.2 evo says no update. Maybe I have to manual download, she's downloading it now and after the install I'm going to see if the version number has changed of it its the same one. Anybody else?

There's a story that says that you won't get it right away if you did the leaked version a couple days ago, but Sprint has a plan in place to get the official release to you soon.

Sorry, double posted.

Evo Longoria says:

The leak's number is 3.26.651.3-1; official number is 3.26.651.6

'Been installed about two hours now. ' Still checking things out.

Swype definitely still works, but you probably have to uninstall and re-install. Shootme no longer works, unfortunately. Entering comments here in AC is weird because whatever you type scrolls offscreen as soon as you type it, so something is definitely wrong. (Using Opera Mini.)

Back to looking around...

iJason#WN says:

Where r u finding this?

lov2xlr8#AC says:

go to settings > system updates > HTC update and "check now"

YES!!! FROYO!!!

cyberjew#AC says:

Someone please provide a link to the file. Or upload the update.zip when possible.

TIA

DaEXfactoR says:

oh yea!!!!installing now baby!!!!

GT_R4C3R says:

yeah i just checked it before looking here. its downloading right now.

mrcam216 says:

The new version is .6. Downloading on my wife phone but I did the leak and can't.

Litt says:

Anyone confirm the "official" build number?

DaEXfactoR says:

jus fired it up....FROYO BABY!!!!

flyer8493 says:

downloading.........

justin_aga says:

downloading as we type ;)

emaddox84 says:

Hell yeah, downloading now.

emaddox84 says:

Installing. :D:D:D

DaEXfactoR says:

3.26.651.6

cpagan2000 says:

Got it downloading now. Yesssss!!!!!

ro1224 says:

WOO-HOO... Downloading it now. I've been checking all day and nothing until just now. Thx, Phil!

pdiddyfan says:

Well, guess I'll hold off til someone with the early leaked build (.3) has downloaded and installed it.... Damn, I was gonna wait, but the froyo anticipation got me last friday night. LOL

VDub2174 says:

I'm almost there!!!!!

bpurcell says:

Downloading as I write!

jaskojad says:

Downloading now, YEAH

cstoli says:

Thanks for the heads up. Downloading now.

bighoward305 says:

There goes my baby....ohh girl look at you....

rowehc says:

it still says no firmware update on my Evo

intheb0x says:

NO FIRMWARE, go to HTC update.

blckz28 says:

Gah I hate you satellite internet, hurry up with my froyo

Go Steelers says:

Downloading!

mandyd78 says:

I have the leaked .3 version, so far not showing any available updates for me.

SkyG says:

Wooooo downloading!

rquezada79 says:

has anyone gotten the update on the west coast? i still havent seen it in sf... cant wait!

Go Steelers says:

Installing!

Weeton#AC says:

dangg it! i just put on the leaked version on sat. i was tooooo impatient >.<

mandyd78 says:

Wonder if we should factory reset and then install update?

Never mind that won't work :) going to check out htc

seistoes says:

It's Christmas in August!!!

bpurcell says:

rquezada79, I live in Bay area, and I can confirm that I'm getting Froyo update.

rquezada79 says:

thanks for the tip! i was beginning to think it was being rolled out from the east coast first. i'll keep checking!

jpj2127 says:

Downloading now......15% lol

gabato says:

I just finished backing up everything. Now for the Froyo download!

youngzayiles says:

Got it.... yesssss

bpurcell says:

The suspense is killing me. The phone keeps turning on and off throughout update.

Lil21kev says:

Downloading as we speak on the west coast!

tblack2#CB says:

I started downloading the leaked version but it kicked out, so i never
installed. No update for me.

nismopwr16 says:

heck yea! htc and sprint ftw!

Sweeter than sugar!!!

deaofly says:

Well almost all her apps are no longer in the markets download section but my leak 2.2 apps are. Lol, but there still on her phone under the apps section. I wounded if I can find the OTA on her SD card and upload it?

bpurcell says:

My HTC Software version is now 3.26.651.6

Crackburry says:

HTC said that in terms of functionality, there is NO difference whatsoever. The differences between the two builds, according to HTC, is that the leaked version might cause issues with WiMax. That's about it.

Gimik says:

wonder if there's any difference between .3 and .6. Not showing an update for me with .3 installed.

rodvillegas says:

Thank you sir.

jcmyers79 says:

So can I install .6 just as I did .3? Anyone do it yet?

deaofly says:

I just downloaded it, changed it to update.zip so I'm going to attempt the install and I will be back ASAP with results.

miguel4360 says:

I hope this works.....

jedisrus says:

I get installation aborted halfway through. :(

cyberjew#AC says:

Same here. Damn I hate how impatient I can be!!!

deaofly says:

I 3rd that, it said error and aborted. Well guess we'll have to wait guys.

mellisnj says:

You think I can flash 2.1 same way then do the new 2.2? I have the files... any thoughts?

deaofly says:

I think there's a check system that can tell if the image (firmware) version is older then the one being installed. But I'm not sure really,

cyberjew#AC says:

I just tried flashing back to 2.1. No worky. I guess I'll have to wait until either someone much smarter than I am figures it out, or HTC ships another update that will work for those of us that installed the update early.

mellisnj says:

Only other option is factory reset i'm guessing

Factory reset maybe... But hard reset gets you back to 2.2 I wish there was a way I could do this without losing my call history, settings and texts and photos.

n64kps says:

Download Call Log Backup and Restore and SMS Backup and Restore from the market, or Root + Titanium Backup

jaswolf says:

Yep, failed for me also

acstewart82 says:

Ditto

deaofly says:

Yes thank you

mellisnj says:

If I download that zip wit .3 already installed and flash that. What do u think will happen... any thoughts.

mike31082 says:

My Evo's frozen up during the reboot. It installed, but now it's been frozen on the 4g screen for the past 10 mins. I can't power down?!

bpurcell says:

twitter app now shows number of new tweets on t-icon on taskbar.

jayelarex says:

(In Chicago) After you download tour phone will restart a few times and seem to hang on the 4G loading screen. After that, you will be prompted that you have 2.2x.. It will continue to setup again.

jedisrus says:

I guess I should have waited. I wonder what is different.

bpurcell says:

Build Number 3.26.651.6 CL218634 release-keys

bpurcell says:

Looks like I am finished with Update. Software Info shows Android Version 2.2!

yuniercirco says:

Lo mejor pero que trabajen para cambiar el homescreen, que se pueda maniobrar el Sense con otros estilos.

installerman says:

Just finished installing. My EVO seems smoother & faster!

crazace says:

Wooo Hoo DLing now!

bpurcell says:

I have the Move to SD card button now. I'll be using that a lot tonight.

MNTwinsFan says:

DL right now! :)

omondragon21 says:

yessssssssssssss!!!!! its true just downloading right this moment

bpurcell says:

Gotta love the Flashlight app!

JCool525 says:

I'm downloading now too!

wdm says:

Downloading update now, but install won't happen until I charge the battery up! Make sure your battery is charged asap. BTW, I'm in Maryland.

Sambo41 says:

Installing now!

spepi says:

did the DL, now its booting up...

blaque37 says:

downloading now...froyo goodness

smallpsych says:

Getting FroYo on!!!

Saiyajin says:

Wow. A week ago it was us VZW folks who were gonna get this update so soon. Gots me some Froyo envy... lol. Enjoy it folks. Me and my DI are just gonna sit here and patiently wait...... or maybe not so patiently.... ;-)

HedonismBot says:

If you're the adventurous type, there was indeed another leak of a Froyo build for the DI on Sunday.
Even if you're waiting for the OTA, at least take comfort in the fact that the official DI Froyo builds are getting better all the time. Also the leaks themselves represent the progress as of a week or more in the past...

EVIL--- says:

hey does the evo keep the hot spot or does it loose it.

mike31082 says:

Mine has been frozen on the 4g screen for the past 30+?!

reeper55 says:

My phone will not complete the check, it just shows the circle spinning saying "checking". I dont know what to do. HELP!!!!

shacker2762 says:

Downloading now! 54% done!

My only hope is that the stock launcher is included again. No offense to HTC but I'm not feeling sense.

Other than that - thanks HTC and Sprint!

CybermatriX says:

I found one thing that is not working is the Screen Lock. Sure, recording the PIN, Pattern or password works but when you lock the phone by letting it do it itself or pressing the power button to do so, when you swipe down to unlock it literally just unlocks it and doesn't prompt you for the unlock Patter, PIN or password. Anyone else encountering this?

jedisrus says:

You need to reboot your phone. It will take effect then.

CybermatriX says:

Thanx. That did it for me

shacker2762 says:

Can anyone tell us how long the install takes? 10 minutes? 15? 30?

BTW, still downloading

bjordan says:

It probably took about 15 to 20 minutes on my phone.

shacker2762 says:

Can anyone tell us how long the install takes? 10 minutes? 15? 30?

BTW, still downloading

cyberjew#AC says:

Oh well...not possible to do a manual upgrade from 651.3 to 651.6 with my limited skillz.

jerseygirl says:

I think I'm almost done downloading...it rebooted several times and now its on the 4G screen.

Update: Congratulations! Your phone is Froyoized :-))))

gsvarner#AC says:

Just downloaded and waiting for a reboot!!!!

CybermatriX says:

All the findings I'm finding. The recent apps, when holding down the Home button has been bumped from 6 apps to 8 apps

A day early....YEAH. :) Just happened to stop by for my daily fix on AC and discovered that the update was available. Downloaded/updated via without any problems at all. :) So much simpler than my Bold updates and no freaking cables or desktop software to get going before beginning the process. Still loving my EVO. Settling on the couch with a cold drink and watching AC's clip on the new features. THX AC!

askbobo says:

Still not available yet here in Michigan...

Estylo says:

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh man I jumped for joy in my kitchen lol....my mom was like "what's wrong, whats wrong?!?" Me: "My freaking update! FROOOYOOOO...." lol the nerd in me came out :) I hope we all enjoy this cause we've all been waiting a long time.

marko358 says:

What are some good flash sites to test with Froyo?

slayerpsp says:

tnaflix works good if you like that kind of thing

Hooray for me! I have Froyo!

pgrtag says:

Nothing in San Diego. Still waiting.

colecoyates says:

me too. man but we gotta stay classy san diego lol!!!!

mike31082 says:

Ok after hanging for 45 mins on the 4g screen while rebooting. I just pulled the battery out, and re-powered the phone. Got the installation complete message once the phone rebooted, and the phone seems to be working fine. Seems to be running more snappier than before.

zambalis says:

Had the leaked version, but also had the clockwork mod and a back up. I restored it to eclair took download and about to install

slayerpsp says:

doesn't that break your root?

acjackson#AC says:

If you love your EVO with its delicious FroYo goodness, give me a "Giggidy Goo"!!!

Thanks for the information. Went ahead and let all my readers know too.

http://tech.redwhiteandfat.com/evo-4g-official-froyo-update/

Corpsitron says:

I was going to say that Flash wasn't working, but I figured it out. You have to enable plugins first. Anyway...even with Flash enabled the browser is crazy fast!

jrheuman says:

I am loading Froyo and it sits on the FASTBOOT, RECOVERY, etc screen???

crazace says:

Having the same issue...

Estylo says:

Giggidy GOO!!!!

A couple of things that I have noticed so far:

* Pandora Widget is gone after move to SD
* Album Art is gone in 3(Cubed) Player.

I'll try a reboot in a while to see if those issues self correct.

Edit: Reboot did not fix either issue. Unistall/reinstall Pandora and widget is back...until I move to SD, then gone again. Hopefully Pandora sees my comment and the one other that was in the Market regarding this.

I just re-ran the Get Album Artwork on 3 (Cubed) and it worked.

gbhil#AC says:

Widgets don't work at all when an app is moved to the SD card. Since they can cause so many issues, Google disabled their use if you move the app.

Ahhh, I wasn't aware of that. Thanks for the info!

gabato says:

I got Froyo. I ran the popular brenchmark apps. All performed at least 5 times better.

Too bad no fps improvement. Oh well, can't have everything.

Us .3 early adopters from last Friday are going to have to wait a day or two for HTC to make this update work with our phones.

CouchFisher says:

So far... not in Detroit. I did do the .3 version the other day and I tried the *CHECKIN* routine, still waiting.

prissysox says:

It does seem to have taken care of my speaker phone and Bluetooth issues that were broken with the last update

prettygril04 says:

Hey does anyone know if you lose your hot spot with the down load? For evo on Sprint?

gabrielzorz says:

all you guys saying "downloading now" are idiots.

jeffreytz says:

Update complete, very seamless and relatively quick. Here are a few benchmarks off my Evo 4G:

Linpack:
2.1 = 3.623 mflops/1.49 seconds
2.2 = 33.008 mflops/0.16 seconds
911% performance increase

Neocore:
2.1 = 18.7 fps
2.2 = 26.0 fps
139% performance increase

So far everything seems to be working well, only exception is Swype beta reports its for a different version and doesn't seem to work. Checking their website for an update.

YBCold says:

Whats their site address for the download again?

jeffreytz says:

FYI simply uninstalling/reinstalling the Swype beta resolves any issues with Froyo on the Evo 4G.

astoriacub says:

Damn....flash is pretty good. I'm impressed.

Do you have to go to the HTC & download or go to the menu on the phone & look for an update? I'm not to tech smart, sorry.

Ashton says:

Ok, new to the forum but I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced a weird issue with Google Talk. When I press someone's picture a phone icon shows up twice even if I have only one number for them. When I select the second phone icon a option comes up asking me to select an application to complete the action...problem?? I hope not! Help!

MNTwinsFan says:

Testing battery out. I heard Froyo fixes it.

I got it and its good

prettygril04 says:

Do you guys still have hot spot?

crxssi says:

FYI- If your camera doesn't work after 2.2, uninstall the LED Light app from the market.

newyorkunit says:

What a glorious day to be an American with a HTC Evo!!! Froyo rocks!!!

skribbles505 says:

i have the "leaked" version but mine is later than what our droid central folks and matched the build of the the current push so is another update really necessary? hmm.....

The new official update is higher than the one which was posted briefly, which is higher than the leaked one.

skribbles505 says:

oops that didnt come out right. well no matter waiting to get back on track ....ouch

oldpapa49 says:

I got mine.. Was at a eating out and there she was.. I'm 2.2 as I type.

jeffreytz says:

Wow, it takes like 2 seconds to get the full application list under Manage Applications. Used to take minutes on my Evo.

Same here .3 version, won't update. Tried the Manuel way and shuts down half ways also. That's what we get for not waiting..

ashakouri1 says:

I just updated my EVO, and when I go to the marketplace and select downloads, it only shows four apps, although I have downloaded about 40 apps.

All the apps I have on my phone work fine, but they just don't show up on the Marketplace list of apps that I have.

Playboy E says:

I LIVE IN NEW JERSEY I HAVE NO OTA YET WHEN WILL I GET IT?????

jerseygirl says:

Awww, too bad. I'm in South Jersey...got mine about 9pm last night.

ksbkny says:

Sprint EVO With Froyo 2.2 = The Best Phone in the market....PEROID!

lee#AC says:

try turning off your wifi first, then check for the update.

rquezada79 says:

I am still waiting in SF.

lee#AC says:

try turning off your wifi first, then check for the update.

askbobo says:

Still waiting in Michigan. Any Detroit area folks having luck yet?

techh10 says:

yea i gots mine...loves mai froyo...mmmmmm yummy :D

acstewart82 says:

So basically all us early adopters are screwed. Any rumor on a fix for this? I know it may not make a difference to some but it does matter to me.

Word is there's a special fix for us early birds, in a few days.

acstewart82 says:

I hope it doesn't take too long.

Me either...

GQ50 says:

Hey Congrads to all the Evo owners out there! This is great. Also can someone verify if you see a significant difference in the battery usage? I guess this will take a lil time. I just purchased the Captivate and luv it but the battery wears down fast through out the day. Was hoping Froyo would assist with that amoung others things, like speed. :-)

jeffreytz says:

Hmm, looks like the mass delete option in Gallery is gone, but if you do the long press on a picture you now have a crop option, nice.

mellisnj says:

Crop was there b4.

jeffreytz says:

Thanks, didn't notice it before and was using Photoshop.com Mobile to do basic editing. I wasn't use to the "long press" when I got the Evo so I probably overlooked it (now I long press everything :) )

And never mind on the delete thing, the trashcan is there, guess I was blind last night!

PGiovanni says:

installed went smooth only weird thing is when i go to android market it only shows the apps i paid for not the free ones, they still work just doesnt show them in market...

theyre showing up now, everything is freakin awesome

sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet

PGiovanni says:

cool now you cant set a delay time before it locks

PGiovanni says:

just finished the wifes evo also went smooth as glass

PGiovanni says:

every single app worked flawlessly

Playboy E says:

IM IN DIRTY JERSEY WHERES MY OTA UPDATE MAN LOL ..I HAVE A BIG QUESTION ANDROID BUDS ARE WE STILL GONNA HAVE THAT HTC SENCE CRAP OR WHAT?

techh10 says:

yes we will have sense

Sotoman7 says:

flash works well. Browser is much better will see if it's time to say goodbye to skyfire.

bnewt says:

Froyo with sprinkles! Booyah!

Just got Froyo installed and it really rocks. OMG, the biggest thing I've seen so far, is the 4g radio is way faster. I'm hitting 8mbps on the phone now, where I was seeing 3-5 before. Everything is much faster. Still need to send some more time with it, will report back soon.

vegafox8181 says:

what site are you streaming from i want to try it!!!!!!

OMG Flash runs fine in full screen mode. Streaming anime on phone..just amazin!

vegafox8181 says:

what site are you streaming from i want to try it!!!!!!

RichYung says:

Anyone able to move their apps onto their SD card? The option is shaded therefore I'm not able to.

techh10 says:

only certain apps can move apps to sd keep trying on your apps or find one in the store

thegov says:

Friends stream has some changes..you can see number of comments now. Also says updating instead of loading..wish I could get swype and blockbuster

coop_58 says:

Swype not working here either

Tekka says:

What exactly is it us early adopters are missing out on? My girl got her Update so far I haven't seen a difference other then her swipe not working....

techh10 says:

sometimes 4g wont work with the .3 update but if you dont live in a 4g area...no difference

ReggieTee says:

I didn't have to re-install Swype.

xontic says:

G-BLESS ALL OF YOU!

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DLING!

prinaldi says:

It broke my browser!!

lee#AC says:

Hey heads up, if your phone is saying you're already up to date but you still have 2.1, try turning off your wifi first and then check back. For whatever reason my Evo wouldn't find the update until after I turned off my wifi and re-enabled it to download once it found the new software.

Playboy E says:

IM IN PLAINFIELD NEW JERSEY IM STILL WAITNG FOR MY OTA

techh10 says:

ota may take days go to menu>settings>sys updates>htc software update

I just got my update here in South Jersey at 11:15pm. And it just finished downloading and installed at 11:30pm. I ran the "Linpack" app right before and it was hitting at 6.7-6.9 on average and now I am getting results of 37-41. Wow. This is going to be great.

I really don't see much of a difference...please show me where I can see big changes. EVO

deaofly says:

Well the video recorder now records and plays back movies very smooth, also video settings now has h.264 codec settings but not 720p, screen rotation on 3 sides instead of 2, speed performance on both phone and browser. Install and move apps to SD card (if the app dev allows it). Better signal for both WiFi and Sprint, Full flash, loading pages with full flash is faster then 2.1 with flash lite. Messenger settings are diff, now you can select an upload with out hitting the menu key. A few others I can't think of right now but that's all I can remember. Also, this is from a Froyo 2.2 leak, so the official 2.2 1.6 version is more stable.

bjordan says:

Nice the update went smooth!!

Already noticing some keyboard lag which is annoying though.

gdrenick says:

After three attempts to initiate the HTC Update, I was successful. I powered down the EVO completely and then powered back up. After clicking on check for update again, the update was found. I had wifi turned on and was given the option to download via wifi only or 3G/4G/Wifi. I am not in 3G coverage so I downloaded via wifi only which I understand can be faster depending on hardware. The download and install went fast without errors.

coop_58 says:

Downloaded 2.2..Swype is no longer swyping.

jeffreytz says:

Just uninstall and then reinstall, works perfect after that.

nashgold says:

I had installed 10.1 flash on 2.1. The froyo bricked flash completely! I had to wipe the phone by powering up holding the volume down, then selecting clear user data wiping the phone. My EVO is like a virgin!

Pull out the battery then put it back in. Next hold down the Volume Down button and then the power on the phone. You should now get the Boot screen, using the up/down volume buttons scroll down to "clear storage" then hit the power button and the phone will reset to factory settings, but with 2.2.already running. I had to do this in order to get my Flash working as well. now it's awesome!!

so i downloaded the updated, then went to install it, i got the triangle with the exclamation point and the little android guy... can anyone help?

Playboy E says:

LMAO

kynadams says:

same problem here - any luck

kremer42 says:

Same thing here... been sitting at the caution sign thing for ~30minutes.

l1ttl3z says:

about to dl it now im so excited nipples hard and all.. he he

walrusk1 says:

Just finished downloading and installing. It is finishing up. Glad I checked before I went to bed! I am in the Atlanta Georgia area.

Playboy E says:

YAYYYYYYYY PLAINFIELD NEW JERSEY I GOT MY 2.2 ITS DL NOW FINALLY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

feardunn says:

need some time to play with it. Has anyone tried BT voice dialing?

debsawyer says:

Doing mine now as I post. Just reboot your phone.

jomonto says:

Bakersfield, Ca.
Checked and started the update at 08:50 pm
09:10 pm the update was downloaded, installed and running.
Perfect update - no issues - easy peasy!

Now off to play !

nashgold says:

bt dialing works...but not that great with my plantronics backbeat 903, very inaccurate, will have ti tweak probably

Ashton says:

Ok, new to the forum but I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced a weird issue since getting 2.2 When I press someone's picture in both the People app and Google Talk a phone icon shows up twice even if I have only one number for them. When I select the second phone icon a option comes up asking me to select an application to complete the action...problem?? I hope not! Help!

Will updating un-root my phone, if so... are there any custom firmwares of the update pre rooted?

jrheuman says:

Wow, why am I the only unlucky guy out here. Update sits in the RECOVERY, REBOOT, etc. screen. I could not get anything to work so I finally just hard reset the phone and it is still doing the same thing. Any ideas?

chillkid007 says:

do i have to back up my contacts stored to phone before installing ota??

PGiovanni says:

i didnt have to all my setting remained didnt lose a thing

thegov says:

just installed several updates just became available....from the market. 3banana, mypaper plane, couple of others. had to reinstall the weather channel and engadget. weren't working properly and i couldn't kill the weather channel. the weather channel and engadget both work fine now...had to re-sync accounts also. also had to re-load htc bookmark widget to get my bookmark pics to reload. still haven't re-booted to solve anything though..haven't had to.

Lil21kev says:

My widgets are all messed up now!!!!!! I'm going to try to uninstall and reinstall.. I guess its better than having a brick right?

JayCudi says:

Came home from work to find out the great news of Froyo being available for the Evo

Download took about 10-15 mins.

Overall, the upgrade is pretty decent
Much a drastic update as some might expect

Swype is still working for me
All my apps are still showing in the market (at first it didn't appear)

Phone seems snappier
Like the options of the phone lock screen

Downloaded adobe flash and Live TV app and Oh.My.God....its amazing

One of the biggest problems that i'm having would be the live wallpapers are not working!!

Besides that, everything else is fine.

Palmpr says:

Dude ,Check The Web Browser It's Slow And Sucks Froyo It's a Piece Of Sh.#-@*$ Flash Sucks...

CoachGary says:

And once again another Verizon User. ilovetacos, your just unlucky or something. Why do you suppose thousands of Froyo users are lovin it and your not....could it be your just not getting it, or have a bad download?

Fix it and you shoud be good to go!

JayCudi says:

Disable your wifi and then reconnect

It should fix it

kewlbroduh says:

Just finished download and install, apps do seem to be speedier and flashlight is a welcome, Yeah! Froyo!

BTW, I live in North Carolina on the coast, no 4G but I travel a lot where 4G is.... Whoopie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ricbon says:

daaammmnnn you lucky bastards......verizon where is froyo for my inc...

rquezada79 says:

Just finished downloading and installing in sf! Definitely feels faster. Any exchange issues?

jeffreytz says:

Exchange working perfectly for me :)

g4ove says:

anyone else having problems with their browser crashing? Skyfire and the htc internet brower keep crashing when i try to open normal sites like espn.com

CoachGary says:

Another Verizon User.... LOL!

Hey g4ove, it works fantastic for everyone else, your just unlucky and have a bad download....sorry! :(

jajajija says:

do a factory reset and it should fix it

Palmpr says:

Don't Install Froyo It's A Piece Of Crap The Web Browser It's Realy Slow I Hate Froyo Piece of Sh.$&#*

thehighhat says:

So I am poking around the settings to see how the EVO has improved with Froyo, when I start to wonder about the differences between Sense UI and pure Froyo.

One thing that kinda unnerves me is all of the default applications running and the broad permission they carry.

After a restore to factory defaults erase and reboot, there are dozens of apps running. See Settings/Applications/Manage applications/Running. Why?

And there does appear to be anyway to permanently disable many of the apps that automatically run at startup.

Also, the permissions on most of the HTC branded apps (Google apps even more so) are very broad. For example, look at Weather Provider. Why would it need so many permissions? Things like record audio/take pictures/read SMS/authenticate an account/etc. seem superfluous.

What do you all think?

Finally, I have not seen the raw 2.2 running. Is there much difference between the two?

Trying to figure out why I can't view any vids on hulu?

shacker2762 says:

Hulu actively blocks requests from mobile browsers. They's been doing so for a while (it's not fun, I know).

I haven't tried it but you may be able to mess with the browser settings so that it reports itself as a desktop browser and that should trick Hulu into working (until they block that, too).

Try a google search for "android browser useragent"

colecoyates says:

i still cant download it.

supranodip says:

my evo keeps rebooting anytime i try to download apps from the market..anybody got this issue too?

kynadams says:

mine won't install :(

kewlnesss says:

Yay!

everinm says:

Just installed on my wife phone and my phone and is great. The internet is amazing fast, and the flash works great. I feel the phone even more fast and smooth. I just love it.

Tampa/Florida

PaperMate3rd says:

Can anyone confirm the backup feature or that there is "Privacy" in the settings menu? Man I wish I had waited the pre-release dl has been very buggy for me.

vegafox8181 says:

i did my update about 2 hours ago and everything installed smoothly and it didnt hard reset my evo which i thought was supper great!!! moved a couple of apps to the sd card (4) i dont know why the others didnt move over...but everything else works just fine...just wanting to test the 10.1 flash anyone with suggestions let me know!! but over all clean and simple update!!!!!!!

vegafox8181 says:

nothing got erased all and i do mean all my apps and market etc is 110% i wonder why others are having issues that seems strange?!?!?

Lil21kev says:

Now that I have my 2.2 and flash.. Now I want my 4G !!! All the cities that matter lol around Fresno have it, I picked it up a lil bit in LA why cant I have to so my EVO can be the speed demon its meant to be? !!!!

daniebello says:

After I installed the update, whenever I try to load a webpage right before it finishes loading, the browser just closes an it goes to the main menu on it's own.

jajajija says:

just do a factory reset and it'll fix the problem

tim6253 says:

Hulu doesn't work because they block mobile browsers from viewing their content ex. skyfire, xbox, ps3. They have their own app for the low low price of 9.99/mo uggggh btw, not available for android yet.

iamsoup says:

Downloaded and installed last night around 8(EST)

Love the EVO!

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Seems to use more battery though

shacker2762 says:

Froyo is great so far!

I replaced Sense with LauncherPro and things seem even better (at least for me).

Task Killer consistently shows over 200MB of memory free on every kill (unlike 2.1 where I never seemed to get above 170MB).

JIT really does speed things up. Applications open faster. The device seems smoother.

Flash 10.1. What can I say? Finally! At long last! I can view (non-Hulu) sites that serve up Flash content. A big one is the new YouTube mobile site - works like a charm! Goodbye dedicated YouTube app!

There's more goodness but all in due time!

bjordan says:

I'm definitely liking 2.2 so far as well. I'm anxious to see any battery life differences after a day or two of usage.

I also think I'll eventually try LauncherPro soon.

A note on freed up RAM though. On Android too much freed up RAM is a bad thing. It means that programs aren't being held in RAM ready for when they are needed.

I wondered the same thing and then did some research. It seemed I always had 50MB or RAM free which bugged me. Turns out that's not necessarily a bad thing.

So bottom line is I wouldn't stress it. I only manually kill a process if I think it's out of line, (E.g. Slacker was keeping my phone awake 100% of the time). Rarely have I noticed a process getting out of line though.

Here's a good article breaking it down.
http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2010/04/multitasking-android-way....

(screams like a lil girl in excitement!)

byoungxxiii says:

I'm in STL, and havent gotten the OTA, I keep checking...

How do you put apps on the SD card? That button isn't highlighted for me to use.

deaofly says:

You can download the update from htc.com and manual install it. Also only apps that the dev has made the install or move to SD card available will be highlighted, if its shaded out then you will have to wait for the dev to update and give us that option.

Thanks

well, the downloand and install took less than 25 minutes in a non 4G area. Since the install, I have noticed that many more apps need to be "killed" after making a phone call or using the internet. Also, it seems to be draining my battery a little faster...

Iceman24 says:

For those who are having issues with no browsing on flash player sites, do a hard reset by holding volume down button + power button and choosing "clear storage" by using the volume buttons and power button for the enter button. Please be advised that it will return you to default settings. I had flash player 10.1 for 2.1, and believe this conflicts with the new flash player. Hard reset worked for me and have no issues going to any flash player site now. Good luck!

dude thanks so much for that tip. Mine had the same problem. Thanks a bunch!

rmoise973 says:

Is it me or did the internet and the start-up get much slower after froyo? Not sure if the internet is dragging by mass people downloading froyo and testing or what? On Wifi my EVO is super fast but 3g a little disappointed. Also speedtest result also seems to be less then before.

gijoe12345w says:

Ok... I have a rooted EVO! Will I be able to get the OTA from HTC or sprint still. Or will I not get this because my phone is rooted?? Please anyone who knows please let me know, very anxious on getting 2.2

The only thing that this phone is missing now is being able to play http//:mms audio files. If only i knew programing..

Nique0201 says:

http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-evo-4g/26826-browser-crashing-flash-... for people whos browser crashes when they open sites wit flash, or apps wit flash... (only affects users with the 2.1 version of flash 10.1 installed on phone before update.) doesnt require factory reset. THIS WORKS!!!

hgsxr#AC says:

need root for evo froyo

Sprint engineers pulled the update because of customer issues with Froyo....hence i never recieved the update and i tried .3 and the .6 downloads and all i get are aborts =[