New update for Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G LTE

by: Bams SadewoAugust 30, 2012

Following the firmware update that AT&T’s HTC One X received earlier in the month that cleans up the three-dot menu bar on the bottom of the screen, a similar update is now coming to the HTC EVO 4G LTE on Sprint. The system enhancement update, as Sprint calls it, is 171.81MB in size, and it finally deals with the menu problem that has been plaguing the phone.

If the bottom menu bar that takes up the precious screen real estate on your HTC EVO 4G LTE has annoyed you to no end, the OTA update is the perfect remedy. The new firmware has a built-in remapping option where you can reassign the recent apps button to the menu button, thus removing the black menu bar in the process, should you choose to do so.

Along with the menu bar fix, firmware 2.13.651.1 also brings the latest Sense 4.1 to the phone, which helps improve the overall performance of the phone, as well as providing a fix for the multitasking woe on the HTC EVO 4G LTE.

Seeing that Sprint has only begun pushing the new software out yesterday, it may take a while for the OTA update to reach everyone. We certainly don’t mind you letting us know whether the notification has popped up on your HTC EVO 4G LTE or not.

  • Keedog in Charlotte

    It didn’t automatically pop up on my phone but after reading ur article about it, I checked “HTC updates” and there it was. I downloaded and updated it. Never noticed before that during updating the screen said “Updating… Optimizing applications… 33 of 84” off course with the number “33” steadily increasing. Also after updating my EVO LTE said “updated successfully to version 2.13.651.1 710RD.” But anyway the option is there. “Displays and Gestures” in Settings now is called “Displays, Gestures and Buttons” and the new option is in there.

  • jw50

    I just successfully updated to version 2.13 and see the Display, gestures & buttons and three options: Always open recent apps, Press for menu … and Press for recent apps …. But I still can’t remove the bottom menu bar.

  • Scott Maxwell

    I just updated and when I assign a ringtone to a contact the phone plays it but when the contact calls the phone plays the default ringtone.

    • Litsa

      I have the same issue. I have a specific ringtone for a friend and it was working fine until the update.

  • GPS has not worked good since update, is there a fix?

  • Angry Evo Lte owner

    The Update Is Horrible, lagging keyboard with every click, apps take 20 seconds or more to load when you click the home button and yey again they chsnged the standard color of everything to a clashing blue color. auto correct fails to show up in most places as well. And Swype Auto Capitals Every Word Now Just Like How I’m Typing. Its a Shame But I’m Switching Back To My IPhone This Week.