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New MIUI ROM (1.11.4) for rooted HTC EVO 3D released, includes tethering


MIUI, a Chinese ROM that looks quite a bit like the iPhone and is based on the Android Open Source Project, has released a new stable build for the HTC EVO 3D that includes a working FM radio, USB and WiFi tethering, and low-quality video recording support. 

The beautiful MIUI interface remains about the same as it was for the EVO 4G in previous reviews. All the applications are on the desktop, rearrangeable as you like, and an OTA MIUI updater is included for future patches and tool updates. Overall it's a really slick and solid looking ROM, as most MIUI users will tell you.

If you long for an iPhone-look, but with faster hardware, the new version of MIUI might be what you're looking for. Slap in Iris as a Siri replacement, and you might even be able to fool someone into thinking you have an iPhone random number and letter beta.

Unfortunately, the deal-breaker for me with this release is that there's no WiMax/4G and no ETA on getting it added. If you're in an area with reasonable 3G coverage, this may not be an issue for you. But I have great 4G and miserable 3G.

The EVO 3D port is also lacking 3D support, be that stereoscopic video or the ability to access the dual-cameras we have, which means you'll be losing out on a couple of features that your phone supports. This may not be a deal killer for most people, but it's worth mentioning that this ROM takes the 3D out of your EVO 3D.

There also appears to be some spacing issues with the 3D port and a couple of language quirks, but the trade-offs get you an entirely different app drawer-less interface and a ROM that can get in excess of 4000 in Quadrant (or about twice as fast if you go by scores alone) when tweaked.

Hopefully 4G will be added along with 3D support some day. Those features would make this a fully functional EVO 3D ROM, but it's still really good for what it is now.

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Paul E King

Paul King started with GoodAndEVO in 2011, which merged with Pocketables, and as of 2018 he's evidently the owner. He lives in Nashville, works at a film production company, is married with two kids. Facebook | Twitter | Donate | More posts by Paul | Subscribe to Paul's posts

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