Sense 5 for the HTC EVO 4G LTE pretty much done

Sense 5 for the HTC EVO 4G LTEWe have covered a bit about Sense 5 for the HTC EVO 4G LTE at the start of the working ports, and now there are three developers who have pretty much completed builds available.

The main difference between the EVO 4G LTE version of Sense 5 and the HTC One version on which it’s based seems to be Zoe mode – namely, it does not work correctly yet on the EVO, and the base Android operating system (4.1.2) is older than what is current with the HTC One.

The previous problems with the Bluetooth stereo profiles seems to have been corrected with Captain_Throwback‘s R17, although if you want to be on a ROM with Zoe mode development, yankees2450‘s version is where that’s happening. Having played with Zoe mode a couple of times on the One, it’s not anything I would hold my breath for. It will be nice when it works, and it appears it may be on the verge of working based on what I saw in Yankee’s thread and what it recorded when I was running Y3 (it looks like it’s capturing image data, just munging it up). For now, however the standard Sense camera works.

There are some hiccups occasionally in all of these with the dialer showing some Chinese text occasionally, but it’s nothing that can’t be ignored. I believe it’s a notice for when you last called the person, but I am not totally sure.

Battery life seems good across the board. Benchmarks are in the 6500 range on Quadrant for all of them, with minor variations that I’m not paranoid enough about to run sixty benchmarks to iron out. Of course there’s also the original porter/developer sun_dream’s Sense 5 version, which all this was initially based on and seems to be updated every couple of days.

So if you’ve been waiting for a reason to flash, there’s probably none left. I’ll point out I’ve had a couple of install issues with yankees2450, but I managed to fix that here. Whether that was his ROM installer or randomness from a previous ROM, I don’t know.

The only drawback to being on these Sense 5 ROMs is the older version of Android Jelly Bean, but honestly with all the Google apps back porting to older devices, I’m really not having a problem with. At this point, for what I do, the OS version has just become a number. However, there’s also a 4.2.2 port a few days in the works supposedly already.

Enjoy!

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9 thoughts on “Sense 5 for the HTC EVO 4G LTE pretty much done

  • November 18, 2013 at 9:46 pm
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    Personally, since my Evo is still under the protection of my warranty/insurance I just care about the official Sense 5. I am glad that there are working ports however, so don’t twist that up. Please if you find anything on the release of the HTC Evo’s Sense 5 update, post it up or even email me personally. I’m getting bored of Sense 4+ versus my cousins Sense 5.

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    • November 18, 2013 at 10:27 pm
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      Hey there, I rooted at week two and my EVO 4G LTE is also still under the protection of my warranty/insurance.

      Rooting doesn’t void your warranty, rooting and breaking it so all that is required to do is them run an RUU breaks the warranty.

      Note the HTCDev warning “may” not “will”

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      • November 19, 2013 at 1:13 pm
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        Thanks for that info, the main reason I said that was because of the fact that I’ve never rooted/S-Offed an HTC phone, so more likely than not I will break my phone.

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  • November 18, 2013 at 11:50 pm
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    do you have a link to the 4.2.2 port or not yet ?

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      • November 19, 2013 at 6:20 pm
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        Cant wait for the 4.2 port!!! it has better enhancements and tweaks already baked in.. too bad the devs arent helping each other out.. the only problem with nin’s 4.2 port is that the camera doesnt work.. and i need the cam. :(

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  • November 19, 2013 at 1:52 pm
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    When I root/S-Off how do I bring it back to normal when the official OTA update arrives?

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  • November 19, 2013 at 8:20 pm
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    Still hopeful and excited for HTC’s promise of sense 5 and 4.3 for the evo 4g lte, but these are nice to have in the meantime.

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  • November 25, 2013 at 6:20 pm
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    When will there be an update for the EVO 4g LTE sense 5?

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