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Dirty Unicorns ROM rolls out big updates for the HTC EVO 4G, EVO 3D, EVO 4G LTE

Team DIRT's Dirty Unicorns with HaloTeam D.IR.T’s Dirty Unicorns AOSP/AOKP project has been updated with a wide variety of new features that are all available on the original HTC EVO 4G, the EVO 3D, and the EVO 4G LTE.

Among the new and notable features are Ribbon, the ParanoidAndroid hybrid settings, the PIE launcher, navigation rings, and the ParanoidAndroid Halo bubble/floating multitasking mod. You can see an example of the Halo mod (pop up multitasking) in the image on your right, and I’ll be covering each of the features in more detail later on.

The ROM also includes multi-user mode on a phone. This is something I’ve been wanting in a phone ROM for a long time (it existed in tablet ROM versions). Multi-user mode allows you to configure your phone however you want, and then give it to your eight-year-old niece or nephew with their own profile without having to worry that they can touch, uninstall, or mess with any of your application data.

The OG EVO and EVO 3D have a couple of hardware limitations, but the EVO 4G LTE appears to be completely functional; a few pokes at the developers will probably get more attention to the older EVO hardware.

The ROM, being based on AOSP, AOKP, PA, requires you to flash both the ROM and the 4.2.2 GAPPS package if you want to use the Play Store or any of Google’s services. But if you’re not interested in those, you can flash and run an absurdly stripped-down Android Jelly Bean ROM.

You can find the development thread for the EVO 4G here, the EVO 3D here, and the EVO 4G LTE here.

I also understand that CyanogenMod privacy mods  have been baked into the newest EVO 3D version, but I can’t confirm that at the moment. Also, according to the developer, this is now also available for the “GNEX (all three….Maguro, Toro, Toroplus), NEXUS 4, HTC One, Droid Razr, Samsung Fascinate and SGS3,” so if you’ve got any of those you can flash a pretty neat featured ROM.

As a side note, in case you’re wondering about the image here, that’s a web browser running in Halo over Ingress. I wanted to show that you could pop in and out of text messages and check notifications, but that”s really not evident in a single photo. I’m planning on doing a short video on this feature later.

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Paul E King

Paul King started with GoodAndEVO in 2011, which merged with Pocketables, and as of 2018 he's evidently the owner. He lives in Nashville, works at a film production company, is married with two kids. Facebook | Twitter | Donate | More posts by Paul | Subscribe to Paul's posts

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