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I just installed the unofficial HTC ROM for Android 2.2 (FroYo) for my HTC Evo 4g

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Starfleet Captain, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Starfleet Captain

    Starfleet Captain Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    May 30, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    Just wanted everyone to know that I am now running a Sense enabled Froyo OS from HTC on my EVo. The download link was on Engadget but was taken down upon request by HTC. If you search hard (not really that hard), you can find a mirror to the download link. Before installing be aware that HTC DOES NOT WANT you to Install this version. They are saying its not the complete version, so install at your own risk. I installed using these precise instructions:

    My thoughts so far are the following:

    NOTE 1: IT killed my free wifi tether that was free at launch. Now its time for that extra 30 per month. I downloaded PDA NET (USB tether) and using that for now.

    NOTE 2: Camera works fine, no force closes, everything works.

    NOTE 3: Went to engadget to watch a video on my mobile browser to check out the flash. It works, but video froze halfway through. Did not try again.

    Note 4: Flashlight app rocks

    Note 5: Seems faster and more responsive.

    I downloaded and installed the update using the precise instructions below, posted by another user on Engadget:

    1) DL the zip file from the article link.
    2) Rename the zip file to update.zip
    3) Move the update.zip file to the root folder of your SD card. If you plug your phone into a USB cable tethered to your computer, this should be the first folder (On my computer it mounted as E:\) Just drop it in there.
    4) Disconnect your phone from your computer
    5) Power down the phone by holding the power button and selecting Power Down.
    6) After it has powered down hold the Volume Up button down (not the down button. Hold the Up button Down.) With this held down, hold down the power button. Keep them both held down until you see the white background screen with text of different colors on it.
    7) Use the up and down arrow keys to navigate to Bootloader.
    8) With Bootloader highlighted hit the power key (it acts as an enter key in this menu).
    9) At the next menu wait a few seconds. The screen will flash across some text about trying to load something.
    10) Once you can navigate again with the volume keys, go to Recovery.
    11) Hit the power key when Recovery is highlighted.
    12) Wait for the phone to displays a small image of a phone with a red triangle and exclamation point.
    13) Hold down both the Volume Up and Power buttons AGAIN.
    14) Keep them held down until you see more options come up. One of them should be "load from zip file: update.zip" something to that effect.
    15) Navigate to it with the volume keys. Hit the power button to select.
    16) It'll start doing it's thing and will take awhile to finish.
    17) Eventually you will see more options to select and it will say it succeeded at something.
    18) Select the restart option.
    19) It'll take it's time doing more stuff again.
    20) It will eventually reboot on it's own.
    21) You will think you are all done since you will see the unlock screen. Try to unlock it, or wait a little bit, and you will see an HTC screen.
    22) Click through the "Your stuff is updated" prompt (not exact text)
    23) It will show a progress wheel and counting percentage.
    24) Wait.
    25) Go through the "tutorial" stuff.
    26) Wait some more (Loading..)
    27) You should be done.


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  2. ZNA03

    ZNA03 Well-Known Member

    Jun 4, 2010
    Wellington, Fl
    I did it to... No issues so far. Can't get swype to work but i'm not to concerned with it.
  3. Starfleet Captain

    Starfleet Captain Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    May 30, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    I don't have swype. I don't know how to get it. But, from what I hear, just uninstall Swype and reinstall it. that should fix your Swype problem.
  4. chris4204

    chris4204 New Member

    Aug 2, 2010
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