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ROM Picks: Mobster ROM v 2.12 for the HTC EVO V 4G

2012 09 10 17.56.19 - for some reason we don't have an alt tag hereMobster ROM is an Android Ice Cream Sandwich AOSP/Sense hybrid custom ROM for the HTC EVO V 4G (Virgin Mobile’s EVO 3D, not Sprint) with bits of Android Jelly Bean thrown in here and there.

It features Awesome Beats v3 (Beats Audio), Dolby Mobile, an AOSP JB launcher, the JB Project Butter enhancements for an incredibly smooth experience, the Sense camera, Leedroid Tweaks, and the Mobster Tweaks among many others.

The camera feels like it’s faster than stock, and seems to have some more options thrown in. The clarity in the preview seems to be enhanced, but overall I only managed to get a 25% acceptable picture rate holding the camera still in a well lit room. I’m not particularly impressed, but I imagine that’s more reflective of the Sense camera that shipped with the ICS release than it is of the ROM.

I think this is my second ROM I’ve run into that claimed Project Butter enhancements, and they are very noticeable in the launcher as it smoothly transitions from one thing to the next. Web pages appear to load instantly in the stock browser, but Chrome doesn’t appear to perform any differently than it does on the EVO 4G LTE or EVO 3D or the OG EVO.

Video flickering in Chrome transitions seems to be significantly faster, but also more distracting. This may have to do with my firmware, so your mileage may vary.

2012 09 11 00.07.41 - for some reason we don't have an alt tag hereOne of the neat things this ROM has is that recent apps can be displayed (or not) in the drop down menu, along with Quick Settings – no long-press is required to switch between active programs, although the long-press functionality is still there and allows for task killing dismissive swipes.

Integrated Google Now on ICS means you’ll be able to use the very useful, and kind of scary, options that Google Now learns from you, from how long it’s going to take to get to work to what the weather is like to what your favorite sportsball team’s points are.

Quadrant and AnTuTu scores untweaked and right out of the box were not terribly impressive and do not reflect how smoothly this ROM seems to flow from operation to operation, but as we’ve said many times, benchmarks tell you only how good a phone performs benchmarks, not real world operation.

As this is my first foray into the EVO V 4G custom ROMs, I only have stock to compare it to, and it blows stock out of the water. A very polished JB finish on a completely performing ICS engine leaves very little to be desired. I think you’ll enjoy.

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15 thoughts on “ROM Picks: Mobster ROM v 2.12 for the HTC EVO V 4G

  • Hmmmm….looks interesting!!! I’m thinking I will flash this today!! I flashed a similar ROM called Common Sense and it was kind of like this with Apex Launcher as a choice and it was actually kind of nice!

    Great article Paul and I also had that Chrome issue with the Common Sense ROM.

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  • Avatar of Javier

    does this rom works on the Original Evo 4G

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    • Avatar of Paul E King

      no, works on the HTC EVO V 4G which is the same hardware as the HTC EVO 3D

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  • I must have missed what the Evo V is…

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    • Avatar of jmagnt7

      I’m not exactly sure but I believe that it was more or less the International version of the original evo4g. Came out around the time or slightly before the evo3D. Maybe like a 1.2Ghz snapdragon and I believe like 750 megabytes of Ram. Same size and all. Not sure about wimax but I’m thinking not. (no buzz for anyone here buying one) but this is all off vague old memories..

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      • Avatar of Paul E King

        the EVO V 4G is the HTC EVO 3D on Virgin Mobile.
        jmag is thinking the HTC EVO DESIGN 4G

        this ROM is basically for an HTC EVO 3D with different radio firmware for Virgin Mobile. I think that’s what the V stands for in it, but it could also be that it’s the 5th EVO if you’re counting 4G, Design, View, 3D, V 4G, 4G LTE, etc…

        No hardware differences from the 3D, just different carrier… you can flash the ROM on a 3D, not sure if it works or not as I don’t have service on my 3D… nor the firmware for Virgin Mobile.

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  • Avatar of jmagnt7

    Whoop.. Sry Sam

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  • Avatar of Josh Schneider

    Very nice. This is what the EVO V 4G needed.

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  • Avatar of Paul E King

    If anyone has any EVO V 4G ROMs they like, toss ’em my way…I’m not up to speed on development over there yet…

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  • Avatar of PACO MAN

    Flashing this bad boy today on my s-off e3d. Will report back to you guys layer

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  • Avatar of Mark Ryan

    Totally missed the V. I tried to install it on my EVO 4G lol. Whooops!

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  • Avatar of Abraham

    How does this run? Any news? I have been tempted to flash it.

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  • Just flashed it on my evo v 4g, it’s fantastic. Google now is super cool, very smooth, mainains 3d camera, 4g WiMAX, and loads of other options.

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    • Is 3D camera supported? This is the only reason why I haven’t flashed mine. Thanks

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