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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by aliveon2legs, May 22, 2010.

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Which version would be better?

  1. Android 2.1 with Sense UI

    6 vote(s)
    20.0%
  2. A rooted EVO with Android 2.2 (Froyo) without Sense UI

    1 vote(s)
    3.3%
  3. A rooted EVO with Android 2.2 (Froyo) with Sense UI

    23 vote(s)
    76.7%
  1. aliveon2legs

    aliveon2legs Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    While you're waiting for the official release of Froyo on the EVO, which way will you go?
     



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  2. SoFLO

    SoFLO Guest

    I'll be going Android 2.1 with Sense UI...I can wait :)
     
  3. wase4711

    wase4711 Android Expert

    when the official htc/sprint update comes out, I will change..
    the phone is so uber-kewl, that by the time I get a little bored with it, 2.2 will make it like new again...

    delayed gratification....delayed gratification.....
     
  4. Bek

    Bek Android Expert

    How about a rooted Evo with Froyo and Sense?
     
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  5. Clock

    Clock Well-Known Member

    That's what I'll be waiting for as well. Until then, I'll run with 2.1 and Sense.

    Froyo looks awesome, but I doubt the wait will be long and I'll have more than enough to sink my teeth into with 2.1 and Sense to keep me going. Froyo will be a VERY cool upgrade, but it doesn't have any GOTTA-HAVE-IT-NOW utility for me. The performance increase will certainly be amazing, but from the reviews so far, the EVO's hardware has handled the software load just fine.
     
  6. seretogis

    seretogis Member

    exactly! :)
     
  7. GeneralPatton

    GeneralPatton Well-Known Member

    Stay with the official Android 2.1 with HTC Sense

    The only reason I will root the EVO is if you can successfully use the phone as a hotspot without paying the extra $30/mo
     
  8. VGPOP

    VGPOP Android Enthusiast

    Can that be accomplished?

    I think Sprint will sue xda-developers or whoever tries to do that.
     
  9. Clock

    Clock Well-Known Member

    Yes. It's already done, actually.

    They really can't - what would they be suing for? Undesired competition from independent developers?
     
  10. wase4711

    wase4711 Android Expert

    I hope someone develops a Swype keyboard for the EVO ASAP..thats one of my favorite features of my INC..handscent+Swype=Android Nirvana
     
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  11. Caloy

    Caloy Android Expert

    ditto.
     
  12. devobail

    devobail Newbie

    +1
     
  13. jadoe05

    jadoe05 Well-Known Member

    lol. Sprint wishes they could. With 3g/4g being "uncapped" for the EVO and the next update of android coming with built in free WIFI tethering, Sprint doesn't have a basis to sue.
     
  14. Aridon

    Aridon Well-Known Member

    I won't update until I'm sure that I won't lose root.

    Rooted users will be enjoying froyo well before it is officially released
     
  15. stroths

    stroths Well-Known Member

    While I think I will prefer Sense over the stock interface, I would go with a rooted 2.2 because I want the newer OS and the flexibility to do more with a rooted device.
     
  16. jadoe05

    jadoe05 Well-Known Member

    If you have root and you update you lose it. You can't get it back unless that version is already rooted.

    Example: The Sprint Hero 1.5 has been rooted, 2.1 hasn't been yet. If you update to official 2.1 from Sprint, you lose root and can't get it until official 2.1 on the Hero is rooted.

    I won't "oficially" update until after official Froyo on the EVO is rooted.
     
  17. neodorian

    neodorian Android Expert

    What he said. Until that is doable I will just run rooted 2.1 with Sense most likely. Maybe a modded version of that if I find a good one.
     
  18. ikonosin

    ikonosin Newbie

    This
     
  19. Nem_Zero

    Nem_Zero Member

    Actually, I'm pretty sure that exact ability with 2.2 will be what delays the update coming to EVO. Sprint will have shot themselves in the foot. I'm sure we can assume 2.2 won't port Wimax connectivity (but someone will find a hack), but the fact it gives 3G tethering will be a turn off to Sprint as it's undermining a target market for revenue (they're marketing the phone and service in all coverage areas). Pretty sure 2.2 with EVO will have the tethering aspect disabled (or perhaps with every Sprint phone, though that's a reach) out of spite. ..Though, if they don't then that'll be awesome too.
     
  20. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor
    VIP Member

    Okay folks, you may need to re-vote, since I updated the poll to include the third option. In doing so, it wiped out the previous poll.

    TS
     
  21. aliveon2legs

    aliveon2legs Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    The 3rd option kind of defeats the purpose of the original question. When it's possible to have Froyo and Sense on a rooted EVO, that seems like the obvious route to go. I'm trying to decide what I want to do until then.
     
  22. fr4nk1yn

    fr4nk1yn Guest

    I like the plain version someplaces and Froyo fixes the "launch bar" so that makes it better.
    plus some of the HTC apps I won't use, footprint, frindstream, peep, so it's just bloat.
    I'm sure we'll see a cyanogen mod for this beast.

    The question is after Sense's eye candy could I give it up?
    I can't vote yet.
     
  23. Orion

    Orion Android Expert

    Same here.
     
  24. TheBiles

    TheBiles Android Enthusiast

    Why would anyone want 2.1 over 2.2? 2.2 is amazing!
     

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