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HTC EVO 4G: Android 2.2 Froyo Port Pre-Release Date

For those of you patiently waiting for Sprint and HTC to announce details regarding an official update to Android 2.2 Froyo, we’re pleased to confirm that a port is now available for those who don’t want to wait.

As reported from Phandroid, this port is the same update which became available for Nexus One users. This is now possible since the handset was rooted just a few days ago – read more about that here.

What is even better for Sprint customers, is that the port has arrived just days before the official launch of the handset on Friday, meaning that you can get the handset upgraded to 2.2 over the weekend straight away!

Since this is not official, there are always risks involved, but there should be no major problems when installing, head to the link above for more details. We’ll let you know if anything changes regarding the port.

There is a video showing Froyo on the EVO below.


  • Cyrhe

    If sprint had not mentioned the additional $10 premium data fee but simply had included as part of their monthly fee nobody would have complained.
    As far as the upgrade pricing through Spint… that's a farce. Why don't they just come out and say that its $199 with a new contract. They try to make it look as if your're a valued customer by offering you $150 upgrade allowance and then still have to mail in a $100 rebate. Bestbuy and Walmart offer it simply as $199

    • Earl Hickey

      the only reason they have it set tht way is because best buy and walmart dont offer mail in rebates on there devices for any vendor… but if u goto a sprint store u can have the option of billing your acct for the phone instead of paying right there, but only at corporate stores.

  • Jamal

    You must be broke as hell if you cant afford ten extra dollars for the company thats leading the way in communication technology.. Do you think it cost nothing to switch a nationwide network from 3g to 4g?? quit crying, Im sure this fee will eventually go away as more and more people activate this phone

  • Bob

    uhh.. no cap, maybe for now, read the fine print of any of the press release ad.. good luck

  • the 10 i agree is bs if they cant build there devices correctly
    its for the data usage which is suppose to be unlimited its contantly downloading info
    from the network to updates to everything you have running its maj bs i think make it simple when a update is available a notification should appear

    still not bad next to iphone for 30 bucks

    but no free hotspot which is gay as hell but theres always tethering hehehe the new froyo will have it built in wired yaya

  • temirov

    Is it any snappier with 2.2? Its initial response with 2.1 is pretty dumb

  • haha Froyo is already on the evo:
    Woohoo! Not even out and froyo/root already. Get it there ^^^

  • Shawn

    I think they've been pretty clear that there is no data cap on the Evo, thus a $10 premium fee. Even with that, it is still the cheapwst smartphone plan on the market, and that's with 4G. No one is complaining about the bloated Iphone plan, way more than the Evo and that is with spotty 3G service. If you don't like it, don't get it…

    • jerry

      I agree…Friday 8AM I get mine!

  • The $10 fee for the EVO is a joke and Sprint still can't explain what it's for.

    explainthefee dot com

    • Paul

      Seriously $10 isn't that bad guys, after all, it's still cheaper than all other carrier's plans out there.


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