ROM Picks: Clean ROM BE 2.3 for the HTC EVO 4G LTE

This guest ROM Pick was written by Good and EVO reader Jerry Gluck. If you’d like to submit a guest post to Pocketables, please get in touch with us!

Want something different from the stock Sense 4.1 on your HTC EVO 4G LTE, but not too different? Do you like (or need) that ICS blue? Not ready for CynogenMod 10 and company? If so, you may want to try CleanROM BE 2.3 by developer benny3. I think it’s a real gem for the HTC Jewel.

So what happened to Scott Crosler (scrosler), the original developer of the CleanROM series? He’s still there, but it seems that benny3 is one of a small group of people under the tutelage of the esteemed Mr. Crosler. And I must say, he’s done quite a nice job here.

Visually, the status bar, notification drop-down, Quick Settings panel, and some other items have been tastefully modified with a few graphics changes, along with that nice ICS blue you’ve come to love. I really like it – especially the way the battery percentage is embedded into the icon.

Under the hood, you’ll find goodies like the now-standard 5MB MMS message size, custom boot-up and -down animations, the advanced power menu (APM), extended Quick Settings, Google Wallet (it works A-OK, with no “unsupported device” message), the latest Visual Voice Mail update, HQ camera mods, custom wallpapers, memory tweaks, and more. Additionally, the option to skip music track with the volume buttons is available as a downloadable mod (a must-have feature for me, it’s available here. And there’s quite a bit more; you can see the full change log here.

What you won’t find is all of Sprint’s bloat, Polaris Office, and a few more items that most people won’t care about (see the change log, Luke!).

Need a daily driver? Look no further. How is it to use? Just as smooth as any other top-notch EVO 4G LTE ROM. So try it out – I think you’ll like it!

This guest ROM Pick was written by Good and EVO reader Jerry Gluck. If you’d like to submit a guest post to Pocketables, please get in touch with us!

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John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.