Sprint issues an OTA update for all HTC devices to fix security flaw


At the beginning of this month a security flaw discovered in almost all HTC devices put at risk customers sensitive mobile data.

Sprint worked closely with HTC after reports emerged of a potential issue that could allow malicious third-party apps to compromise data on Android devices made by the Taiwanese handset maker.

The update is available over the air (OTA) starting today for all HTC devices on Sprint network including HTC EVO4G, HTC EVO 3D, HTC EVO Shift 4G, HTC EVO Design 4G, HTC EVO View 4G and HTC Wildfire S. You can download the update manually following the instructions below.

Update notifications will be sent to users in waves. The notification will let users know the update is available and provide the easy, over-the-air download instructions:

  1. Users will receive a notification the software update is available for download.
  2. Once users have downloaded the update, they will be prompted to install the update. Users will be notified that their devices will be disabled during the installation process. The phones will be ready to use once the process is complete.


Beginning today, customers can manually download the update by going to Settings >System updates > HTC software update > Check Now.


source Sprint