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How to update EVO 4G to fix SDcard/security errors

June 4, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka



Earlier this week we reported that the HTC EVO 4G ships with faulty SD cards. It was later learned that the problem was actually related to the EVO software and a fix for the issue has already been made available on launch day.

HTC and Sprint have released an over-the-air update that should end  the permission errors that previously made it difficult to take photos or perform other tasks that required access to the Micro SD card. The update also fixes a security hole that may have exposed users to security threats and allowed root access to the phone. Do not apply this update yet if you plan to root as it will likely get in the way of the process.

Regular folks can proceed applying the update by following these instructions:

  1. Press the Menu button on the phone
  2. Tap the “Settings” icon
  3. Scroll down and select “System Updates”
  4. Tap “HTC software update”
  5. Press “Check Now”

The phone should then reveal an available software update. Follow the instructions and your phone should fix the errors that early adopters have been experiencing for two weeks now.


Enjoy your new phone and be sure to join the Androinica  HTC EVO Users Group to share tips and more.