Refresh Roundup week of July 16th, 2012

Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it's easy for a sizable chunk to get lost in the mix. To make sure they don't escape without notice, we've gathered every possible update, hack, and other miscellaneous tomfoolery we could find during the last week and crammed them into one convenient roundup. If you find something available for your device, please give us a shout at tips at engadget dawt com and let us know. Enjoy!

Official Android updates

  • HTC EVO 3D and EVO Design 4G: While it's a little late to the game, Sprint has revealed that it will begin the Android 4.0 rollout to these two handsets in early August. As with the counterparts at Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile, both the EVO 3D and EVO Design 4G will each receive Sense 3.6. [Sprint]
  • HTC Desire HD: Last week, we reported that Telus had cancelled its Android 4.0 upgrade for the Desire HD. Now, HTC has made it clear that the OS won't be made available for the phone at all -- apparently, the user experience wasn't very good. [HTC]
  • Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G: T-Mobile has released an incremental update for OTA download which brings refinements to the proximity sensor and resolves issues of E911 over WiFi. The 15.7MB update is also available via Samsung Kies. [Android Central]
  • HTC One V: A software update is now available that enables support for the HTC Media Link HD. [Android Central]

Unofficial Android updates, custom ROMs and misc. hackery

  • Motorola Atrix 2: The Atrix 2 is set to receive Android 4.0 sometime during Q3 of this year, but if you just can't wait for the official release, then go ahead and snag this leaked build of Ice Cream Sandwich. [Phandroid]
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus: Koush has released ClockworkMod Recovery 6.0 for the Galaxy Nexus, which includes the ability to create iterative backups and restore files greater than 2GB, along with bug fixes and UI tweaks. Koush also took the opportunity to share his plans for future changes to the ROM Manager app, which will include a paid ROM section and the ability to upload ROMs. [MobileSyrup]
  • HTC Desire HD: A ROM known as Jellytime, which is based on Android 4.1, is now available for the Desire HD. Currently, the camera, Bluetooth audio and tethering are said to be non-functional, and users may need to contend with random reboots and other power management glitches. Problems aside, hopefully it'll help take the sting away from the ol' ICS debacle. [Thanks, typongtv] [xda-developers]
  • HTC One X: The latest version of HTC One maXimus is based on a leaked version of a future update for the One X, which is said to bring a new kernel and baseband software, along with improved stability and faster performance. [Thanks, Martin] [KitGuru]
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and 10.1: Official nightly builds of CyanogenMod 9 are now available for these two tablets. [Android Police]

Other platforms

Refreshes we covered this week