HTC EVO 4G Update To Fix Broken Netflix

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Hot on the heels of learning about an upcoming HTC EVO Shift 4G Gingerbread update, thanks to a tipster leaking an internal Sprint document, we’re getting even more news about the EVO family. That same tipster has revealed a second document, this one discussing an upcoming software release for the original EVO 4G that should finally fix the recently-introduced Netflix incompatibility.

When the EVO 4G got Gingerbread of its own back at the beginning of June, along with fixing numerous bugs the update introduced one of its own, causing the smartphone to lose its ability to stream TV and movies through Netflix. The combination of a big 4.3-inch screen and a kickstand had made the EVO 4G a natural for that kind of usage, so breaking Netflix was a real problem.

As of June 20, users will start receiving notifications that system software 4.24.651.1 is available for OTA download. If you don’t get a message straight away, you’ll always be able to manually check for the update. While the Netflix fix is going to be the only thing most of you are interested in, the release will also spruce up the visual voicemail indicator and fix a bug wherein you could lose the ability to manage hearing aid settings.

Source: Android Police

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