The Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE is nearly devoid of bloatware. It's got the Sprint Zone and HTC Hub apps, but it's missing all of the usual carrier-loaded crap we're used to finding littered in our app drawers. It's also missing a few staples, though, including the Flashlight application. Getting it back is pretty simple, as SuicydeStealth points out in our forums. Just fire up the HTC Hub app, go to HTC Essentials in the categories, and there you'll find the flashlight app. And while you're there, might as well poke around and see if anything else is missing.

Interesting is that this isn't even an option on the AT&T HTC One X. Flashlight just doesn't show up. 

More: HTC EVO 4G LTE forums


There are 23 comments

Impulses says:

We had to do the same thing on the EVO 3D... Flashlight widget on home screen > a flashlight app anyway.

briankurtz79 says:

There are dozens of apps that will turn on the led. Not a real big deal

butters619 says:

I don't get why AT&T and Sprint removed it from the One X & EVO. Doesn't really make sense to me.

DougB541#CB says:

because people complain about bloatware so they made it optional.

benthe1 says:

Correction: HTC hub app> applications> categories> HTC essentials> flashlight.

How Do I Get To The Hub?

dubdrop says:

can't get my HTC hub to connect. EVO 4glte. would like to check it out though

galfert says:

On my ATT One X I got the Flashlight app from XDA. Originally you had to be rooted to install the Flashlight app but someone uploaded a signed flashlight.apk that just installs without root for the One X. Head over to XDA and search for the Missing Apps thread...and then go to page 6 of that thread for the signed version of the flashlight app.

commonplace says:

Good find, thanks!


up7up says:

I just used extended control it works fine

crxssi says:

It isn't QUITE that simple. For one, you have to create a stupid "HTC" account, and verify it. THEN you can download the app, if HUB is working, which it was not all weekend.

I had given up and installed Tiny Flashlight instead. Just wasn't worth the hassle!

And SprintZone on the Evo LTE is somehow broken because there is no menu key anymore, and no place for settings or options or preferences. So there is no way to subscribe or unsubscribe to the various notifications. It appears it might be a screwup on the compile under ICS, but I am not sure.

And I find it fascinating they would omit a flashlight, but include "Stocks", Dropbox, Facebook, and several other things I would consider bloatware. Still, compared to lots of phones, it is pretty clutter-free.

DocToxyn says:

+1 Tiny Flashlight here too.

pittzgreen says:

The HTC Battery widget is gone. Confirmed with a phone call to HTC. :-(

PittsPgh says:

I like color flashlight better

JeffDenver says:

HTC makes a fleshlight?

keld says:

Can't find the app, I dont see HTC essential category

hangtyma says:

HTC Hub > Applications > Categories A-Z > HTC Essentials > Flashlight > Done. :o)

gambinoevans says:

I have no category section or a-z on my EVO LTE. On apps & no flashlight

anaesthetic says:

I know this is a bit old, but I don't seem to have an option for categories in my HTC Hub. Could be because I'm running the One V, but would love to do this. I just see a list of featured titles in "Applications." Registered, verified, synced. Any suggestions?

gambinoevans says:

EVO LTE. I only have app section. Can't do A-Z, no essentials category.

The categories section has been removed.

dcwii says:

Right SO how do you get it now?

jeannine2222 says:

I do not have HTC Hub on my EVO LTE nor can I find it. Where can I find the record widget that was on the original EVO 4G? Does anyone know? I use it everyday for work and NO other app is the same or work the same as I have tried them ALL!