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Mean Bean fixes most issues that S-ON users suffer on HTC EVO 4G LTE

Mean Bean splash - for some reason we don't have an alt tag hereHTC EVO 4G LTE owners who are S-ON have been having quite a hard time lately, myself included. That’s because, as most of us know by now, any changes made to the system partition would, at best, not stick after a reboot – and, at worst, cause your phone to crash and restart. However, HTC’s highly unneccesary road block seems to have been patched, thanks to developer flar2.

Paul reported on New Year’s day about a new kernel by this developer that finally allows proper overclocking and writing to the system partition, but I think more attention needs to be paid to this latter feature, which is causing many S-ON users to rejoice. And, to make things even better, the latest release of Mean Bean (version 1.9) incorporates this module that grants write access to the system partition.

To my knowledge, Mean Bean was the first custom ROM that fixed this issue, although the vast majority of ROMs will most likely incorporate this in future revisions, too. It truly seems that mikeyxda is among the most friendly developers towards S-ON users, opting to support them rather lecture them about accepting OTA updates and not gaining S-OFF.

Flashing Mean Bean is truly a breeze for S-ON users, requiring absolutely no extra work, other than unlocking via HTCdev and installing a custom recovery. Mean Bean even includes an S-ON friendly kernel installer, so S-ON users don’t have to worry about convoluted methods for flashing the kernel – and the ROM keeps getting better and better with each (almost nightly) release.

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John F

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.

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14 thoughts on “Mean Bean fixes most issues that S-ON users suffer on HTC EVO 4G LTE

  • Avatar of curtis

    I haven’t had any issues with removing system apps with the new 1.9. THANK YOU!

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    • I know, I had almost lost hope… and then this came out. :-)

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  • Avatar of Paul E King

    Now if they could just make it so launcher selection sticks I’d be a happy man…

    every time i reboot, have to select the launcher I want to use…

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  • Looks like it also allows us to change the boot screen..Used Log cat live.

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  • MeanBean has been truly amazing, thanks to Pocketables for tipping me off to it in the first place :-)

    I can’t believe how good MeanBean is and even more so I can’t believe that HTC hasn’t hired mikeyxda to work for them!

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    • Avatar of Paul E King

      Well, one of the things here is Mikey puts out a ton of updates. Each of these fixes a problem from the past or adds more features to it currently. Each one weighs in at 600 megs.

      Can you imagine Sprint’s network attempting to keep up with that volume? Would be a terrible terrible thing…

      What they seriously need to do is release a beta of what the next ROM will be to developers, let them distribute it and fix it for a couple of months, then release it.- IE taking Mikey’s work after we reach somethnig like MeanBean 36

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      • HTC has hinted in the past that they are planning on doing something like that.

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        • Avatar of Paul E King

          They’ve also hinted at that they can release a ROM without bugs, backdoors, and spyware…I’ll believe it when I see it…

          They have a whole development community available to them and they push them away, make the same mistake on multiple phones over and over again. They’re terrible

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      • Good point Paul.

        However, aren’t some ROMs starting to use CVS and wouldn’t that alleviate the need for huge downloads?

        Gracias,
        -JD

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        • Avatar of Paul E King

          Many ROMs are using versioning software that involves computers. You don’t want to do that when dealing with a couple of million phones. the support nightmare would be astounding.

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  • Avatar of Robert542

    HTC might have hinted that they might have plans for this but the latest build and all the S-on problems that came with it tells a different story. HTC is actively pushing the development community away.

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  • I’ve been running Mean Bean since day 1. It is the best Rom I’ve had for my evo LTE to date!

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  • i been using mikey’s work since his awakening tweak for the evo 3d.. i remember clean rom 2.0 DE with mikeys awakenings v3 tweak was the isshh .. then few weeks later he came out with his own rom for the evo 3d.. Mean Rom with was the best rom for the 3d at the time and prob still is!! and now mean rom/meanbean for the LTE.. i will be following mikey for a while.. what ever phone he gets im getting!!! :)

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  • MeanBean is nice. I just followed the instructions as I just got a new evo via best buy insurance. The meanbean actually killed a little more battery life so far then the stock jellybean. But I can live with that with all the bug fixes.

    I would really like a ROM that is straight AOSP with the sense camera. Does anyone have any ideas?

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