ROM Picks: Lights Out for the HTC EVO 3D

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Team D3rp has released a ROM that works with either the Sprint or Virgin Mobile versions of the HTC EVO 3D, that is snappy, responsive, and works wonderfully.

The ROM is based on the Sprint PCS 2.89 RUU and contains the Leedroid Tweaks, both the Sprint and Virgin Mobile APNs, and the Sony Xloud enhancements. It also comes packaged with an AROMA installer, which allows you to choose a Sense, Senseless, or custom installation.

2013 01 03 22.06.53 - for some reason we don't have an alt tag hereIt comes packaged with a neat over the air SVN updater, so in theory future patches should require a smaller download, rather than an entire ROM of data. That’s also more feasible on Sprint’s 3G network.

Everything in this ROM is transparent, and beautifully so. It’s not the smoothest or fastest ROM I’ve run on the EVO 3D, but I believe it may very well be the most fully-featured ICS to run that speed.

That’s not to say it is without problems. The AROMA installer seemed to not respond to screen touches for me using the latest 4EXT; however, you can still use the buttons. Bluetooth also failed to ever connect or turn on, but there’s a patch for that in the development thread on the third page, or you can install an update via SVN, supposedly.

The 3D camera also appeared to be a little out of focus and not as good as I’m used to. However, this may be entirely my imagination, as every time I tried taking a picture, the cat turned into a blur of motion.

A lot of work has gone into this, it looks really nice, and it has a ton of features to make this an extremely configurable work of art.

As a side note, the Virgin Mobile branded EVO 3D is called the EVO V 4G (not to be confused with the original HTC EVO 4G), but is the exact same hardware as the EVO 3D.

Give it a try, and let us know what you think. It’s been running on my EVO 3D as the first ROM I downloaded and flashed for the year, and quite possibly the first released EVO line ROM, as it came in at 3:00 a.m. on January 1.

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