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ROM Picks: CM7.1 Kang Alpha 2 for HTC EVO 3D

Cyanogen-logo-242x242[1]If you have a rooted HTC EVO 3D and were a fan of the ever-popular CyanogenMod custom ROM on any of the multiple platforms it's been released on, you might have felt left out as there have been no official stable, experimental, or nightly releases for it, even though it was being developed.

With the CM team basically holed up in a bunker for the next two months working on CM9 (AOSP Ice Cream Sandwich port), you might have even thought the next couple of cold winter months would be spent Cyanogen-less.

But worry not, as developer JoelZ9614 has broken that expectation with the recent release of CM7.1 Kang Alpha 2.

While this is an early alpha, with known issues with WiMAX, Torch/Flash, 3D photo taking, and the camcorder, it still looks to be a good candidate if you've been twitching to dip your EVO 3D's toes back into a pure AOSP ROM. Based on the flurry of activity and frequency of updates in the thread below, it appears that Alpha 3 is on its way fairly soon too. Maybe it will be completely bug free well before CM9's official release.

If this is your first CyanogenMod rodeo, then after making a Nandroid of your current ROM you'll clear Dalvik and Cache, flash the CM7.1 ROM, and then flash a separate Google apps (Gapps) zip to install the Android Market, Gmail, and other Google-specific utilities.

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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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