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Quick ROM review – CIUI Gamma V3 for the HTC EVO 4G

2012 09 06 15.45.08 - for some reason we don't have an alt tag hereCIUI Gamma V3 for the HTC EVO 4G is a fully-functioning MIUI-themed CyanogenMod-based ROM where everything just works – and it works fast. (We first covered CIUI nine months ago, when it first hit the scene.)

While the OS it is based on is not exactly cutting edge any more, the ROM itself is a solid, fully-functioning piece of work that seems to have prided itself on not working with 4G/WiMAX.

While I’m not particularly a fan of any flavors of MIUI, I’ve got to say that in the time I’ve played with CIUI, I’ve been a fan. It’s snappy and feels responsive.

On install, I managed to bork it, most likely due to me not having an internet connection and having a phone that is out of service, but a reboot fixed it.

I’m a bit confused about what team claims this ROM now – Team D.I.R.T. has banners in the XDA development thread, the download links go to a Team XTC account, and Team Nocturnal’s CIUI thread also lists it as XTC. Whatever the team, SinisterTensai was the author.

It seems we rarely cover ROMs these days that make it past betas, as work gets abandoned to chase after a new operating system base. It’s nice to see that this reached gamma. The only sad thing about this is no ability to install Chrome, as the base OS is a tad too dated, which for me ends up being as bad as not having 4G.

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19 thoughts on “Quick ROM review – CIUI Gamma V3 for the HTC EVO 4G

  • Avatar of Josh Schneider

    Wish I still owned my OG EVO. I would flash this in a heartbeat. Still a little sketchy about flashing the LTE just because it is flawless.

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    • Avatar of Paul E King

      Try setting an individual ringtone for a person with the latest OTA and tell us if it’s flawless when they call you :-)

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  • Yeah SinisterTensai is NOW part of Team D.I.R.T but was part of Team XTC before that and before that was part of Team Nocturnal before that I believe.

    BUT like you said, this ROM is snappy and I’m not a big fan of MIUI myself either as you can tell by my past ROMs but I’ve used CIUI for a while now and is kind of grown on me :)

    Great article Paul!!!

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  • I need my new battery so that I can try this out on my OG Evo.

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  • Avatar of brandon

    wish i still had my og evo too but running stock with goodies v2.03 on the evo lte and its great. you should give that rom a try

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  • Avatar of etnpnys

    I know that I can click on links to probably find out, but there’s no mention as to the base Android version – just talk about how it’s outdated, so I’m assuming GB?

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    • Avatar of Paul E King

      Yup, CM7.2/Gingerbread… seriously thought I had put that in… but I didn’t… will edit that in a bit

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  • Avatar of HawaiiD

    If it’s cm 7.2 gb?4g wimax works?

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  • Avatar of HawaiiD

    Does wimax work?

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    • Avatar of Paul E King

      yeah,everything works. OK, I can’t actually *test* it because I don’t have service on that phone, but it’s a completely working ROM… gamma release…something we rarely see.

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  • Avatar of HawaiiD

    Thanks Paul ill try flashing this rom

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  • Avatar of Abraham

    No 4G and no Chrome, means I am out the window ever since the get go.
    Basic features such as Chrome can never be overlooked in my opinion.

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    • Avatar of Paul E King

      4G works, Chrome never worked on Gingerbread OSes

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    • Avatar of SinisterTensai

      uhhhh? gingerbread rom, not ics 4g does work. you must be new to the root world.

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    • I don’t exactly use either of those, I just love the new Launcher and features in ICS/Jelly Bean! :D

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  • Avatar of mirosuki

    I like the toggle screen feature. It makes everything supereasy to turn on and off.

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  • Avatar of SinisterTensai

    now available for epic4g and epic4g touch

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