Former Writer · May 8, 2012 at 02:00 pm

Problems with the EVO 3D ICS Leak Brings Warnings from Devs

Not long ago we brought you great news of the EVO 3D receiving its first taste of ICS through a leaked firmware. Not even 24 hours after the leak, there were already a few developers making releases and repackaging the RUU as a flashable firmware update. It was rather comforting to see HTC showing their flagship phone from last year some love, and users were pretty happy as well. However, not everything is sunshine and kittens with the ICS leak, and now users are finding themselves in quite a pickle.

It was first documented in a question thread that many users looking to roll back to Gingerbread in order to regain some functionality. Apparently, many users suffered from decreased signal and had difficulty in maintaining a 3G connection, instead having to suffer through the dreaded 1X icon. That, along with reports of loss of VPN functionality, prompted some users to look to revert to Gingerbread until a more stable release emerges. If only it were that easy.

XDA Senior Member yousefak has posted a warning that states that, currently, there is no way to get back to Gingerbread from the ICS update, and that is a really big problem. As it turns out, the leak was for the Virgin Mobile version of the HTC EVO 3D and wasn’t really intended for the Sprint version or any other version for that matter.

The warning states the full list of issues, referring to the big ones specifically and the less important ones as other bugs, along with the reason users can’t just switch back and updates on the progress being made to fix this situation. As of right now, XDA Recognized Developer Chad.Goodman is working on a fix, but reports state that it’s not going well so for anyone on the ICS firmware, so users who tried out the leaked frmware may be stuck for a while. Yes, it’s HBoot 1.50 S-On all over again. Worry not, though, as there are several people working on getting it fixed.

For updates on the fix, more information, users should check out the official thread. For those who haven’t flashed the ICS update yet, it is highly recommended that you either do not flash it until a fix is found or only flash it if you’re aware of, and okay with, what it’ll do to your device.


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