PSA: EVO 4G 2.2 available for download now [UPDATE]

BEGIN UPDATE:

Even though the .zip file is hosted via HTC, according to their Twitter account, this is not final. Here is exactly what they have to say:

“Please be aware any update.zip floating around for EVO are not final and may cause problems. Official updates are coming OTA next week!”

So far, no issues have been reported, but beware. The linked file has been removed.

END UPDATE

While we just got word last night that the HTC EVO 4G will see 2.2 rolled out via OTA August 3rd, HTC has beat Sprint to the punch and put EVO update 3.26 live now. What does the update include?

3.26.651.3
7/30/2010
This update offers:
- Ability to share applications
- Display events and birthdays from Facebook on Calendar
- Use camera LED as flashlight
- New user interface for the FM radio
- Add unknown users in Facebook as friends in Friend Stream
- Photo Gallery supports Facebook comments function
- Send contact as vCard using SMS
- Addition of MMS slideshow editor
- New pre-loaded widgets including Calculator, FM radio, Message list view, Profile settings and Ringtone settings
- Camcorder can use camera flash so video can be shot at night or in low light
- Flash 10.1 support
- Numeric PIN and alpha-numeric passwords to unlock screen
- Search widget and search bar able to switch to search in different types (web, specific application, or all)
- Adjustable alarm volume
- Android Market widget allows installation of applications on SD card

To download 2.2 for the HTC EVO, grab the .zip file here, and follow the instructions below. How many of you are excited to try this? Be sure to let us know how it goes and look for more coverage to come.

Instructions:

Download file
Place in the root of your SD card
Boot into recovery mode (hold the Up button while your phone is booting!)
Select “apply update.zip” or “install from .zip” (depending on your recovery image)
Enjoy.

Via Android Police

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