ROM Update Utility public download link now available
While HTC originally said they were going to do a user-trial of the 4.3 update for the HTC EVO 4G LTE, VP Martin Fichter has since let loose the official download link on Twitter so everyone can give it a try.
Are you on an Evo 4G LTE, and you want 4.3/Sense 5? You can sideload this ROM, but it will erase your data. http://t.co/tKdZZSqdo6— Martin Fichter (@mfichter) February 19, 2014
The link will download a 866MB executable that will get your EVO 4G LTE up to version 4.3, with Sense 5. A few things you will need to know about the process:
- The program needs run on a Windows computer while your phone is connected via the USB cable
- All your internal storage will be wiped
- There is currently no path back to what you're running now
- This will be the only method to update your EVO 4G LTE to Android 4.3 and Sense 5
Fichter said on Twitter than "hundreds of people" have already done the deed, and apparently they feel it's bug-free enough to send it out into the wild Internet.
If you have any questions about the process or the requirements, the forums are your best place to find answers. Good luck, and enjoy the fresh new Jelly Beans!