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2.3 OTA Update w/ Rooted EVO vs an Unrooted Evo

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  1. frenchy714

    frenchy714 Well-Known Member


  2. Should I also down load radio and all that or is the flash Rom okay?
  3. mig1980

    mig1980 Well-Known Member

    what is the difference between odexed & deodexed?

    Does anyone know if someone is working on releasing 2.3 with Sense 3.0 for EVO?


    CRAZYISH Well-Known Member

    i did everything finnish reboot but all looks the same how do i know if it has the GB the android version is 2.3.3 am i good to go
  5. NeoteriX

    NeoteriX Well-Known Member

    I'd stick with the directions listed. I came from a stock rooted 2.2, and only used the odexed zip linked to earlier in the instructions. I did that and it's still rebooting, but things seem to look okay so far.
  6. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

    There are already 2.3 3.o hybrids out...all but a few are unstable. The 2.3 with 2.1 and bits of 3.o are the most stable.

    Development has been waiting on this new kernel ....hopefully they can tweak it and provide more stable builds
  7. Xtremedays

    Xtremedays Well-Known Member

    You should be good to go. There were no major changes that I have seen from froyo 2.2. The new radio and prl might make some changes but other than that it is not much different.
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  8. uminchu

    uminchu Well-Known Member

    Odex is the way files are stored in a Sprint ROM. They boot faster, but they cannot be modified. Deodexing allows devs to modify the apps.

    There are some over at xda. Check the Evo 4g development forum. Sorry, I'm on the go using my phone right now, don't have easy access to a postable link.
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  9. frenchy714

    frenchy714 Well-Known Member

    Go to settings>about phone>software then look at the android version.
  10. dgrobe2112

    dgrobe2112 Well-Known Member Contributor

    i just flashed the new rom.. posted here.. and it went around everything.. did a wipe davlik and cache.. took a while to boot up.. but all my settings and stuff are still the same.. sweet..

    So, if its this easy to flash a rom, can someone explain what a Kernal does.. i see some people have asop and some weird kernal.. what does that do.. do you flash it like you would a rom?

    Anyone out there have a fully fuctional 2.3 rom, without all the sprint bloatware?
  11. frenchy714

    frenchy714 Well-Known Member

    Glad your settings are intact! Awesome!

    Let's keep this thread on the topic of GB. I believe your question deserves it's own thread.

    Mods, what do you think?
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  12. Just get titanium backup and freeze it..don't delete..stops that shit from running and disappears on app drawer..
    dgrobe2112 likes this.

  13. Titanium backup..freeze, back up those shitty apps, and forget about em..
    dgrobe2112 likes this.
  14. NeoteriX

    NeoteriX Well-Known Member

    So I flashed the new odexed rom (and did a cache and dalvik wipe before and after the flash) and it's booted up (new 3G icon was the first thing I noticed).

    However, the phone seems a bit sluggish, and when I look at the stats in SystemPanel, something looks to be constantly maxing out the processor at 100%. Any thoughts?
  15. Don't delete them..big pain, gotta flash a Rom to recover..
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  16. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns! VIP Member

    System Panel reports live updates of CPU usage by app/component... so it should say what's pegging the CPU... GO into SystemPanel, tap the pie graphs up top. Click the History tab at the bottom. Switch it from Plot to Top Apps. IT should list things in order of most CPU usage for the date range specified. If you just flashed, you might want to wait another hour or so, so it has more history to go by.
  17. absolvd

    absolvd New Member

    I just rooted my Sprint Evo 4g with Unrevoked for the first time about a week ago. Like a dummy, I tried to install the OTA updated this morning without coming here first. As it was trying to install I got the triangle with exclamation point warning. I pulled to battery to re-boot and everything seems to be fine. Obviously the update didn't install, but I don't appear to have lost root status since wi fi tether is still working like a charm.
  18. NeoteriX

    NeoteriX Well-Known Member

    Yeah nothing I see on the active apps is maxing out the processor; I'll try checking the history after a little bit like you mentioned.
  19. Xtremedays

    Xtremedays Well-Known Member

    As a precaution, I would check to make sure I still had s-off and hboot 2.10 or lower along with being able to get to recovery. If those are good, then you should be fine.
  20. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns! VIP Member

    Would be interesting to know if HTC has modified their OTAs to abort if the existing firmware isn't stock. The problems this used to cause was their justification for starting to encrypt their bootloaders. Maybe this new way is the best of both worlds.... Just a hypothesis.
  21. jericko

    jericko Well-Known Member

    I want to thank everyone for all the help! I just updated min through Clockwork 2.6 and I have never flashed a ROM before and it was super easy!

    I am surprised to see all my settings and apps still intact. But it shows I am on 2.3.3.
  22. Xtremedays

    Xtremedays Well-Known Member

    I think we had one in this thread: http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all-things-root/92459-how-do-you-unroot-unrevoked-method-2.html that it updated his hboot but failed to flash the rom without the stock recovery. At least that is what it seems like from the info he gave us.
  23. absolvd

    absolvd New Member

    Thanks for the reply. How would I go about checking those 2 things?
  24. absolvd

    absolvd New Member

    Thanks for the reply. How would I go about checking those 2 things?
  25. Xtremedays

    Xtremedays Well-Known Member

    Power off, then hold volume down + power til a white screen comes up. It will have s-on or s-off and hboot version listed at the top.

    After you verify that, select recovery from the menu and tell us what it does

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