Refresh Roundup week of February 18th, 2013

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: Users of this oddity smartphone from Sprint can grab an update that brings proper playback of AVI files over DLNA. Load time of the messaging app is also said to be quicker in this release, which also includes the Sprint Connection Optimizer. [Android Police]
  • Samsung Galaxy S II: Rogers has made Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) available to this smartphone for OTA installation. [MobileSyrup]
  • Samsung Galaxy Note: Android 4.1.2 is now official for Samsung's original Note (GT-N7000). Nature UX is front and center in this new release, as are features such as Multi-Window, Popup Play and Smart Rotation. [SamMobile]
  • HTC One S: It's not Jelly Bean, but T-Mobile is now rolling out a security fix to this smartphone. The update weighs in at approximately 49MB, and the carrier is aiming to have all devices updated by February 28th. [Android Police]
  • HTC EVO Design 4G: An incremental update to this smartphone is now available to those who manually initiate the process. Otherwise, Sprint will begin notifying users of the software on February 26th, which brings improved hotspot performance, quicker load times of the messaging app and Sprint Connections Optimizer. [Android Police]
  • LG Spectrum: Verizon has spilled the beans about an update that brings improved dialer performance, the ability to take pictures while on a voice call and new call rejection features to the Spectrum. Also in this release, many of the Verizon-bundled apps such as V Cast, Verizon Video, Rhapsody and Blockbuster will be removed. [Droid Life]
  • HTC Rezound and Droid Incredible 2: It's hard to tell what Verizon has in mind, but the carrier has tipped an update for these two smartphones that's obtusely described as an "HTC Device Enhancement." [Droid Life]

Unofficial Android updates, custom ROMs and misc. hackery

  • Samsung: Those who'd like to take a gander at what TouchWiz might look like when blended with Android 4.2 can look to a recent firmware leak for the Galaxy S III. Revised notification center toggles and support for lock screen widgets can be found in this pre-release software. [SamMobile]
  • HTC: S-Off status has been achieved for the Droid DNA, One X (Snapdragon S4) and One S via a new method known as Facepalm. [RootzWiki]
  • CyanogenMod: Nightly builds of CyanogenMod 10.1 are now available for the HTC One X (Snapdragon S4), One S and EVO 4G LTE. [Android Police]

Refreshes we covered this week

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Refresh Roundup: week of February 18th, 2013