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Root Benefits of Cyanogen Mod 6?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by lisalover1, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. lisalover1

    lisalover1 Member
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    I have a rooted HTC Evo with the stock 2.2 system, and I am considering installing Cyanogen Mod 6, but I'm not sure if it is worth the hassle. What benefits does CM6 have over the rooted version of Froyo on the Evo. I kind of like the Sense UI, so that keeps me from going ahead and installing it. I know that Bluetooth controllers actually work in emulators if you use CM6, so that is a major selling point for me. Is there anything else I should know?
     

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  2. The Evo All Things Root forums will probably get you more responses to your question, lisalover1, than the Android Lounge.. so I moved the thread for you. ;)
     
  3. surfologist87

    surfologist87 Well-Known Member
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    With ROMS, the best way to find out is to flash it and try it out actually. I have tried a few today just to see :D
    Before you flash or change anything, make a NANDRIOD BACKUP!!
    Just in case you were wrong and need to go back. :)

    And if anyone would like to comment and help her out, also, I tried flashing Cyanogen to my Evo, and got an error, and I dont know why? :(
    Any suggestions?
     
  4. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!
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    Cyanogen is an AOSP (Android open source project) ROM, which means it doesn't contain any proprietary software like HTC Sense. If you like Sense, this ROM might seem a bit lacking at first, since the stock Android apps can be weak and/or boring. You'll need to find replacement apps/widgets for a lot of things you take for granted when running Sense UI.

    I think the main advantages this ROM has over others is that it comes with dropbear sshd, and there's a lot of work done to support HID (human interfaceable devices) bluetooth devices. You can pair keyboard and mouse to your evo and use it like a traditional PC. You can also use it as a Wii controller.

    Like most custom ROMs, wifi tether is enabled, and you get a host of other modded kernel goodies, like the FPS uncap, improved finger tracking, 3 or 5 pt multitouch, CPU throttling, etc.

    Unlike other custom ROMs, 4G, FM radio, and HDMI are not working yet.
     
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