Hey guys! I know there are going to be a couple of noobs around here in the next couple of weeks asking how to install these custom ROMs and Kernels. I'm not judging or anything, because after all, we were there once. I think it would be a good idea to have a thread giving instructions on how to install these ROMs and Kernels. First and Foremost: MAKE SURE YOU ARE ROOTED! Second of all: MAKE SURE YOU NANDROID!!!! Note: We are not responsible for ANYTHING you do to your phone. We just give instructions depending on how it works for us. So, if you brick it (which is kinda impossible), not my problem. Anyways, let's get started! Visit the xda Evo Shift Android Development forums for the ROM and/or Kernel of your choice. Browse the threads, making sure you READ EVERYTHING in the post about the ROM/Kernel. If it is to your liking, download the file onto your computer. Link to xda forums-> EVO Shift 4G Android Development - xda-developers Make sure that when you connect your phone to the computer, you have it set as a disk drive. For just the ROM, or the ROM AND Kernel Spoiler 1. Copy (drag and drop) the file to the root of your SD card. (By 'root of the SD card', I mean just click on the SD card. DO NOT GO INTO ANY FILES IN THE CARD). 2. If you downloaded a custom ROM and Kernel, copy them both at the same time. 3. Eject your phone from the computer by right click on the sd card and clicking 'eject'. 4. Reboot your phone into recovery. (volume down + power key) For me, it reboots into Hboot and then I have to choose recovery. 5. Go to backup and restore. 6. Choose Backup. ( so that in case you mess up, you can go back to the stock rooted ROM) 7. Go back to the main recovery screen and wipe: -data/factory -cache partition Go to mounts and storage - format boot -format system -format data -format cache Go to Advanced -wipe dalvik cache 8. Go back to the main recovery menu and go to 'install zip from sdcard' 9. Then, go to 'choose zip from sd card' 10. Click on the ROM name and then select yes. (Flash GAPPS if you have any) Congratulations! you installed the ROM! Follow these steps AFTER you install the ROM if you are going to install the Kernel too. 11. Go back to 'install zip from sdcard' 12. Go to 'choose zip from sdcard' 13. Choose the Kernel zip file. Then, 'yes'. Congratulations! you just flashed the kernel! Just the Kernel Spoiler 1. Wipe cache partition. 2. Go to advanced and choose "Wipe dalvik cache" 3. Go back to recovery main screen and choose "install zip from sdcard" 4. Then, 'choose zip from sdcard' 5. Find the Kernel and choose it. 6. Click yes. Congratulations! You flashed the Kernel! Have fun! And if there is anything wrong with my 'guide' just pm me and I'll be sure to edit. Also, any questions, just feel free to post it and we will try to answer to the best of our abilities.