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PhilZ Touch Recovery makes it to the HTC EVO 4G LTE

PhilZ Touch

PhilZ Touch is a heavily modified ClockworkMod Touch with support for KitKat, NTFS, exFAT, and a whole set of useful features thrown in under the hood. It’s been available for other devices for about a year now but has just made its debut for the HTC EVO 4G LTE.

PhilZ Touch feature three on screen touch modes and one hardware key CWM volume rocker selection mode, custom backgrounds and color settings for each of the GUI parts, configurable screen dimming/auto off, screen capture, theme support, configuration and theme backup, configurable gesture actions, Aroma File Manager, terminal access in recovery with root, multi-zip queuing, advanced statistics shown live during backup operations, and a whole list of features that go on for pages.

If you’re a fan of TWRP, which you’ve pretty much had to have been since that’s the only recovery that worked out of the gate for the HTC EVO 4G LTE, it also supports creating and restoring TWRP backups, so there should be no worry about compatibility there.

It has full support for openrecovery scripting meaning apps like GooManager can tell it what to do after a reboot.

If you’re interested in installing it, note that there are two distinct versions you need to be aware of for the EVO 4G LTE. These are versions for if you have the upcoming Android 4.3/Sense 5 update or are running a modified partition layout for KitKat, and if you don’t. As the new HTC release is going to change how the phone’s file system is mapped, you need to be aware there will be a change of all recoveries later on.

If you’ve gotten a Sense 5 OTA (you haven’t of this writing,) or installed Captain_Throwback’s RUU-based prelease, you’ll need the newest versions of PhilZ’s touch. If you’re like 99.9% of the EVO 4G LTE root crowd as of this writing, you’ll want versions prior to 6.13.6. The only difference to you will be a version number.

PhilZ Touch is also distributed in .img format, so you’ll need something to flash that image to the recovery partition if you’re not able to use the fastboot command from a computer.

Also in case you’re worried about the /misc partition issues that ClockworkMod had that screwed up all those EVO 4G LTEs in the early days, they are reportedly thankfully not present.

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