Sprint EVO 4G OTA recall

Okay, so you can’t recall a software update, but it sounds like Sprint would take back the update they sent out yesterday if it were possible. After a strange install process that required reboots without prompting, and that caused some phones to install the software twice, reports of bricked phones and other bad juju are popping up all over the place. On damage control, Sprint downplayed the scale of the fumble:

“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.”

I’ve already heard from or spoken with a few people whose phones are bricked, but the word is that bricking is pretty widespread. I would like to get a better idea of the size of the problem and so would our readers, so please let us know in the comments here if the update was successful for you. If not, what’s happening (or not happening) with your EVO?


Via PhoneDog