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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