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  1. natorade93

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    Im wondering about getting an evo. I currently have an htc hero cdma and its rooted and running gingerbread. Its laggy a lot with force closes. Im thinking about getting an evo but im wondering if its much better? And also if i do get a hero is it worth it to install gingerbread or is it already up to date with the newest android version.

    To any evo owners how is it overall? Like battery length, phone durrability, speed and laggyness?
     

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    What nightly version of AOSP Android 2.3 are you running? The latest builds are astoundingly fast and snappy to use. AOSP has done a great job in stripping it down to a nearly vanilla Android 2.3 experience. The benefit, as stated above, is speed, efficiency, and a clean slate to add your own launcher and customizations.

    I am no Sprint HTC EVO 4G owner, so I cannot comment on its battery life, but I assume the durability is good as my Sprint HTC Hero has been very durable. Honestly, if I were you, I would wait for the newer handsets coming out, like the Sprint HTC EVO 3D and the Google Nexus S 4G.
     
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    Im running aospCMod-20110310 and adw launcher is always going blank and fc. Im always needing to take out my battery and reboot. Is this better in the nightlies? If so where do i find the newest up to date nightlies at?
    And when does the new evo come out and in what ways is it better than the first?
     
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    You can find the latest developments on AOSP Android 2.3 here: http://androidforums.com/sprint-her...-aosp-2-3-3-cm7-gingerbread-03-26-2011-a.html .

    I believe the Sprint HTC EVO 3D will be out in the Summer time. There is no exact date set yet.
     
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    Thanks for all the info. Im looking into the 3d evo now. i guess it all depends on the price it releases at. But being as the first evo is still 4 hundred somethin i might as well go for the new one. But as for the nightlies can i start installing them right over the version im running? I used to use nightlies but now that i hav the aospCMod-20110310 idk if the nightlies will work over it. But i really dont feel like completely clearing and having to install everything again
     
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    You should be able to get away with just wiping cache, then going into Advanced and wiping Dalvik cache, and finally going into Mounts and Storage (or Partitions) and formatting cache. After you do that, just flash the new ROM over top of the old one followed by the new GApps.

    Follow the above instructions and you should retain all of your data. If you run into issues you will likely have to do a full wipe and flash the ROM and GApps again. Oh, and make sure you do a Nandroid backup before you attempt any of this. Cheers.
     
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    Download the latest aosp and run LauncherPro which seems to work much better and is a lot faster IMO instead of ADW.

    As for the EVO, I was going to get that for my wife but when we saw the EVO and the EPIC 4G side by side, me and my wife felt that the EPIC was way better. The display was soo crisp and bright! Plus it just performed better with some of the games that we were able to play on both sets. My sister has the EVO and her husband has the EPIC. I got the EPIC for her and she loves it. Now I got her Hero and have been toying around with it.
     
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    Get Titanium Backup!!! That will save you from downloading everything again!!! Works like a CHARM :D
     
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    From the 3/10 verision you SHOULD be ok with a Flash over after a cahce and davlik wipe.

    the 3/26 build is crazy smooth and fast.

    ADW launcher is NOT running well on this build - Try LP as suggested or ZEAM.....
    (Zeam is super smooth but offers next to "0" customizations.)

    Gapps is automatically backing up and resptring MOST apps....
    Some Need to be TB'd

    evo3d will not only have more under the hood 1.2ghz Snapdragon Dual core - Put will also have the BEST screen to date....I am holding out for that....
     
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    I hope you are right about the screen!! I really wanted to pick up the EVO for myself but was very disappointing with the display quality when compared to the EPIC. So I just got my wife a new phone because she hated (and that's being nice) the Hero!!
     
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    this is a link to a one version download of honeycomb. first off is the hero capable of running honeycomb at a stable rate. or should i stick with gingerbread. and second where are the nightlies if this isnt the right place, or does this page update daily?
     
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    Haha. Who said that this had anything to do with Honeycomb? The 'HC' in the file stands for "HeroC" as in Sprint HTC Hero. You know, the CDMA one. :D

    That thread is updated by DonB whenever a new update is released. The AOSP Android 2.3 "nightlies" are not always nightly per se. There may be a few days in between releases. I hope this helps. ;)
     
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    Ohh alright sweet! Thanks! And will they be updated om that page?
     
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    Yeah. DonB is good about posting the updates in a timely manner.

    Just check back once every so often. Cheers.
     
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    Update coming...SOON...being tested now.
     
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    not to hate on aosp but i would use his rom aswell and would always get bootloops and forcecloses and got tired of it and started using the nightlies from cyanogenmod 7 and it stopped, im currently running the CM7 RC4 and its working great for me, no problems what so ever, you should give it a try and if you don't like it then you can always just nandroid back
     
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    Weird. I never get boot loops or force closes. The AOSP ROMs have been quite reliable thus far. I guess it is different for everyone.

    Did you fully wipe your handset before flashing the ROM and GApps? That can have a huge effect on how well it performs and how reliable it is in the long run.
     
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    yup did the whole nine yards before flashing roms and still got the FC's and BL's....i guess its true when they say everyone's device responds differently to roms....all is well tho, im happy with CM7 RC4
     
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    Yeah. As long as something works out for you and it does not kill your love for rooting and customizing. ;)

    I might give CyanogenMod 7 RC4 a try this weekend. We shall see. :)
     
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    my love for rooting and customization will never end lol.....I've been due for an upgraded phone from sprint since November but haven't done it since im still happy with my hero since i learned about rooting and Roms

    yeah you should try out CM7 RC4 im sure you will like it
     
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    Not a lover of RC4 - flashed - Probably placebo - didn't seem as fast - Was choppy and My HI - Traffic cam app wouldn't work.....
    Back to AOSP....
     
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    Well im very confused with what ones are aosp and what ones are cm. Like where they come from and what ones are different.

    And also is the newest one out from the link above still 03/26? Because i keep going back and thats still the one its showing but someone had said update soon
     
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    The ones is the huge thread that is updated by DonB are AOSP Android 2.3 ROMs. CyanogenMod 7 ROMs have an official thread on these forums, but hardly anyone ever looks at it.

    That is not to say that people do not use the CyanogenMod 7 ROM. Quite a few people do and most seem to like it for the extra settings.
     
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    LBP - Try Flashing S0be's new Kernel -
    The thing is SLICK!!!!!
     
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    Do you mean the 2.6.35 kernel? Yeah, I had been following that kernel, but lost track of it recently due to being busy.

    Is it stable now? What improvements have you seen with it?
     
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