Sprint issues security fix for HTC phones

Sprint on Tuesday confirmed that it has released an over-the-air security update for several HTC smartphones. In a statement posted to Sprint’s community forum by company spokesman Mark Elliot, Sprint said HTC smartphones including the HTC EVO 4G, HTC EVO 3D, HTC EVO Shift 4G, HTC EVO Design 4G, HTC EVO View 4G and HTC Wildfire S will all begin receiving the update this evening. “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 HTC,” the statement said, noting that users of the aforementioned smartphone models should install the update promptly. Sprint’s full statement along with instructions on how to update HTC devices follows below.

HTC devices, including HTC EVO™ 4G, HTC EVO™ 3D, HTC EVO Shift™ 4G, HTC EVO Design 4G™, HTC EVO View 4G™ and HTC Wildfire S™, will receive over-the-air updates starting today. Customers can download the update manually right away by following the instructions below.

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 HTC.

Protecting customer privacy is a top priority at Sprint. Beginning today, HTC EVO™ 4G, HTC EVO™ 3D, HTC EVO Shift™ 4G, HTC EVO Design 4G™, HTC EVO View 4G™ and HTC Wildfire S™ customers will receive the over-the-air software update to address this situation. We urge all users to install the update promptly.

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.

[Via BriefMobile]

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