SonySan 1.0 ROM released for the HTC EVO 3D

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SonySan is a custom HTC EVO 3D ROM based on CM9 and tweaked to look like a Sony One. It features the Sony Launcher, an unlocked market for PS games, an OTA updater, and the Sony Walkman music app. There’s also evidently a work in progress to make this work on the HTC EVO V 4G, also known as the EVO 3D on Virgin Mobile, but it’s in the testing phase at the moment.

After installing you’re greeted with the XPERIA S boot animation. Unfortunately, that’s about as far as I was able to get because of having an HBoot above 1.57, and unfortunately I’m still S-ON because I haven’t run across a computer that likes my live CD. However, my inability to run this shouldn’t deter you.

The whole ROM looks like it’s a winner, based on a rock solid CyanogenMod OS, themed out, and tweaked with all sorts of audio goodies. The downside is no 3D, as the ROM it’s based on doesn’t support it (nor does CM9).

One of the most interesting things about this is one of the distribution methods. As opposed to asking people to donate money for bandwidth, you can donate bandwidth by torrenting the ROM and leaving the torrent open after it’s downloaded. I’ve been pushing ROM developers for years to start doing this and it seems it’s finally started to take off.

Anyway, give it a try and let us know how it works for you. I really wanted to play with this ROM but getting S-OFF can’t be done at the moment.

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7 thoughts on “SonySan 1.0 ROM released for the HTC EVO 3D

  • Trying it now. Sigh, I can’t seem to get it right. Stuck at (Sony Xperia) boot animation now.

    I’m 1.50, S-Off, used the HTC unlock, and have been using 4EXT Recovery Touch (v

    Radio –

    I use the FlashIMG GUI to flash the kernel prior to the ROM.

    Then into recovery where I do a full wipe (except for SD). Then install the ROM from the zip. Completed, then reboot.
    And then…Boot Animation..and nothing more.

    Am I missing a step again? You’d think for as many times as I’ve done this I’d have it figured out better…

    • Avatar of Flaahalot


      Go to the thread
      But you don’t need flashIMG GUI try just flashing in recovery and make sure you have ticked off smartflash

  • Avatar of Whyze

    Update: A second attempt seems top have been more successful. Now to work out the kinks..

  • Avatar of Chilango


    If you have access to a Windows machine you don’t need to use the live CD to achieve S-Off. Just use the wire trick here http://unlimited.io/juopunutbear.htm
    I just did it on my phone and went from the same hboot you have back to 1.4

    • Avatar of Paul E King

      Windows 7-64 bit are all the ones I have access to. Think I’m going to have to go the livecd route

      • Avatar of Chilango

        I usted 64bit Windows Vista, it’s not in the list but it worked just fine, had to mess with the wire position a few times but that was all. 64bit Windows systems have an emulation system for running 32bit apps. The only other thing I did before running controlbear was to right click on it view properties> compatibility and check the box to run as admin

        • Avatar of Paul E King

          I ended up doing it with a livecd. the developers won’t help if your phone gets bricked with an unsupported version, seemed easy enough to make a livecd / gave me something to write about that I didn’t notice Andreas having done roughly a week before…


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