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Old December 22nd, 2012, 10:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just purchased a HTC EVO Design 4G for myself and simply gonna let my 5 year old have my now unactivated Prevail...

Is there a recommended ROM for such a thing. Simply want to retain WiFi for putting games on it and such. Other than that I want it to be stripped down for maximum performance as it won't be used for much else.

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Old December 22nd, 2012, 10:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Best on battery and no fluff ur 5 year old wont use.
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 02:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Best on battery and no fluff ur 5 year old wont use.
Any particular version or do you recommend 3.75? I ask because I had better performance it seems with previous versions...I encountered lag with the latter ones...As others have from what I have read.
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Any particular version or do you recommend 3.75? I ask because I had better performance it seems with previous versions...I encountered lag with the latter ones...As others have from what I have read.
Use the version that works best on your phone. . I mean it's gonna be used by a child, right?


I will say this though, you are taking a HUGE chance giving a 5 yr old a rooted device. You know how kids that young are are, they'll start pressing stuff and there's no telling what will happen.
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They could always remove superuser...

Just flash this after the rom (but mind you this will not allow for the extra storage, since koumamod relies on Sunday, but for a 5 yo.... you should still be fine )
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Yeah, but then he would not be able to overclock and stuff like that. He said he was wanting to get the maximum performance out of it.
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I will say this though, you are taking a HUGE chance giving a 5 yr old a rooted device. You know how kids that young are are, they'll start pressing stuff and there's no telling what will happen.
Am I really taking a huge chance or could he brick it? If it gets goofed and can just flash again, no big deal...

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Just flash this after the rom (but mind you this will not allow for the extra storage, since koumamod relies on Sunday, but for a 5 yo.... you should still be fine )
http://db.tt/WvOvBTLW
I need the storage on my micro. He likes all the Angry Birds stuff and added vids...So, can I install the games, move to SD, and then add rom you link to?

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Yeah, but then he would not be able to overclock and stuff like that. He said he was wanting to get the maximum performance out of it.
This is important...Maximum performance for angry birds space and star wars is needed (does pretty good with the others)....
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Am I really taking a huge chance or could he brick it? If it gets goofed and can just flash again, no big deal...



I need the storage on my micro. He likes all the Angry Birds stuff and added vids...So, can I install the games, move to SD, and then add rom you link to?



This is important...Maximum performance for angry birds space and star wars is needed (does pretty good with the others)....
If you root it, make sure that you make a recovery backup with CWM. Also, if you install a file manager with root access, you can always use Titanium backup Pro to freeze it or use an app locker to lock it so the child cannot access vital files.

Once you've done the above, flash CTMod or CM7 w/ The KatoKernel and overclock it.
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I would also think about removing the dialer. Remember, all cell phones, even not activated ones, can make calls to 911. Another suggestion would be to consider instead of giving him the Prevail, buy a cheapo tablet. You can find them for about $60 these days and they dont have a dialer. Thats what I did for my 1yo since he always wants to mess with mine and my wifes tablets.
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I would also think about removing the dialer. Remember, all cell phones, even not activated ones, can make calls to 911. Another suggestion would be to consider instead of giving him the Prevail, buy a cheapo tablet. You can find them for about $60 these days and they dont have a dialer. Thats what I did for my 1yo since he always wants to mess with mine and my wifes tablets.
The tablet is a good idea, I bought a Kindle fire and rooted it. It was 60 dollars, and works as an Android Tab!
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Holly Molly! You guys go e expensive crap to little babies! O.O! That's crazy to me. xP
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Holly Molly! You guys go e expensive crap to little babies! O.O! That's crazy to me. xP
$60 is expensive? Have you seen the price of toys? Sixty duckets is mid range compared to everything else he has. Plus its cheaper than him breaking my wifes and my tablets then having to replace them. Plus my son has a love for electronics at just 13months. No need for a paternity test from Maury, thats definitely my lil dude
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