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BlackDome V2.2 Supersonic AOSP JellyBean kernel available for the HTC EVO 4G

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BlackDome V2.2 is a custom kernel for the original rooted HTC EVO 4G running Jelly Bean. It brings a host of CPU and IO governors to the device, and although BlackDome doesn’t particularly appear to be an overclocking/undervolters dream, it does bring stability and choices that are lacking in the AOSP OG EVO Jelly Bean arena at the moment. It also brings the SavagedZen, badass, lagfree, AssWax, smartassV2, conservative, userspace, powersave, Lionheart, ondemand, and performance governors to play.

For a phone that’s been discontinued for over a year, to have more than one kernel that supports the latest version of Android is impressive – to me, anyway.

The kernel currently works for several of the OG EVO AOSP Jelly Bean ROMs; however, not all of them appear to work without problems, so your mileage may vary. This is the first kernel offering from the developer TroNit, and it appears to be a good one, at least from what I’ve played with it on Evervolv’s latest nightly for the Supersonic. While I said it may not be an overclocker’s dream, I have overclocked it using Evervolv’s settings, but did not really see any improvements.

There are currently two separate builds for Jelly Bean 4.1.2 and 4.2.1, so make sure you know which version you’re running. BlackDome V2.2 is for 4.2.1, and v2.1 is for 4.1.2.

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9 thoughts on “BlackDome V2.2 Supersonic AOSP JellyBean kernel available for the HTC EVO 4G

  • Avatar of Simon Belmont

    Are there actually any feature complete Jelly Bean ROMs for the EVO 4G? I’m talking working front facing camera and video capture on the rear one that isn’t choppy (I know 4G is a pipedream).

    CM7.2 still works great on my wife’s EVO 4G and all those things AND 4G work. This set of kernels does sound interesting though, if there’s a decent set of JB ROMS to work with them.

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    • Avatar of Paul E King

      only reason to update really is if you want Google Now… hopefully someone can backport it.

      There are no fully working JB ROMs for the EVO 4G that I am aware of. There are close, but it doesn’t look like WiMAX will ever be there.

      I could be wrong… I’ve been a bit out of the root loop on anything except the LTE for the past couple of months… have dived back in on the 3D and 4G as of this week though.

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      • Avatar of Simon Belmont

        Yeah. I’ve been mainly concentrating on my EVO 3D lately too, since I’ll probably be hanging onto it a bit longer after my upgrade comes due until I figure out what to do in terms of a new phone or carrier (no Sprint LTE in the foreseeable future here).

        My wife is happy with CM7.2, but has asked about Jelly Bean because she loves using it on the B&N Nook running CM10.1. I guess I’ll look around and see if there are any good ROMs.

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        • Avatar of Simon Belmont

          Bah. Meant B&N Nook Color.

          Though, that was probably obvious. Oh well.

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          • Avatar of Paul E King

            cool beans, going to try the 10.1 out now because that 9 is meh

        • Avatar of Paul E King

          hey, can you point me to a JB ROM for the nook (or is it just on Cyanogenmod?) – I can’t stand the CM9 I have on there (laggy as heeeeeeeellll)

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  • Avatar of adam

    wish HTC would release kernel source for the evo 4g LTE!! this waiting months BS is gotta stop..

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    • Avatar of Paul E King

      I’ll probably write something about that tomorrow… having a day at the moment… time to put the pressure on HTC again… as that’s the only way they respond to anything

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