About a week ago, an unofficial beta Honeycomb ROM from HTC was leaked for the closely related sister to the HTC EVO View 4G, the HTC Flyer. Developers were quick to jump on board, quickly creating several custom Honeycomb ROMs for the Flyer … but what about the EVO View?
While we wait around for HTC and Sprint to finally release an official OTA update to Honeycomb (as they've been promising now for months), or for an ingenious developer to port it over to the EVO View, I thought now might be a good time to showcase one of the only custom ROMs currently available for the View: CleverNameHere, by contradude.
After several beta stages, the ROM is currently at RC1 (release candidate one). Based off the most recent OTA update to the View (1.22.651.1, Android 2.3.4), this ROM is close to stock, while adding some very valuable enhancements, including ad blocking, hardware acceleration, SD card speed increases, and some bloatware removed. (Contradude left Blockbuster, Qik, Polaris, and Sprint Navigation installed, but made them easily uninstallable by the user.)
CleverNameHere is also deodexed, with Busybox, Facebook, ES File Explorer, Titanium Backup, and Dolphin Browser HD preinstalled. Users are reporting increased battery life and snappier performance with this ROM, and you can check out a full list of enhancements at the link below.
If you are an EVO View owner who is jealous of all the custom ROMs available to HTV EVO 4G and EVO 3D users, be sure to try this one out, and give the developer some props for working on a device that many consider to be very underserved. Let's just hope that somehow, some way, Honeycomb makes its way to the View soon, whether by official or unofficial means.[xda-developers]