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Well You Rooted Your EVO 4G, Now What? Put Froyo On It, of Course!


The HTC EVO 4G root tutorial just went out to the public, but the guys at XDA didn’t stop there. They already have managed to tack together a very preliminary build of Froyo for installation on the EVO 4G. For the most part it works, but there are some major kinks that need to be worked out before you could call the ROM fully functional.


Here is what you will be able to do with Android 2.2 on the EVO as of now:

  • Basic android
  • JIT compiler
  • App storage on SD card
  • Data and telephone connectivity

What you won’t be able to use:

  • Cameras
  • MMS
  • 4G Data
  • Tethering

And while the “doesn’t work” list comprises just about everything that makes the EVO 4G the beast phone that it is, there is one thing that may make it very tempting for those who have rooted their phones to install this Froyo ROM — the increased speed boost. Check this out:


Yeah, that’s your EVO 4G running Android 2.2. A blazingly fast Android if we ever saw one. Over at XDA they are promising in future builds of the Froyo ROM at least some of the non-working features should be addressed, but if the unpolished build doesn’t suit your fancy at least rest assured knowing that when an official 2.2 release hits the EVO this thing will zoom.

While I must insert my standard disclaimer that we here at Phandroid neither condemn nor condone rooting and tinkering with your phone, if you want to get Froyo on your EVO you can follow these instructions put together by pingpongboss over at AndroidForums. Do it at your own risk, we’d hate to see you mess up that amazing new handset.

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  1. YIKES!!!!!!!! Ok its a wrap. With the results of that speedtest, I think there is one obvious statement to make about this phone. EPIC!!!!!

  2. damnnnn i might do it just to run that speed test and see it for myself LMAO

  3. If it wasn’t for the missing MMS I would be all over this..Maybe I could have the cougars send pics via email instead haha

  4. Is that speedtest measuring MFLOPS?

  5. can someone make a supper easy way for none hackers to unlock the nexus one. im still lost on this unlocking n1 and theres not to many good video’s on how its done without bricking youre cell.. wheres the nexus one love?????

  6. @RickDoez it is extremely difficult to brick your phone, YouTube Rooting N1 and head over to XDA Developers Forum if you need any help.

  7. 1442 is not THAT amazing. I’ve gotten 1802 with an average of about 1675. I’m rooted running Froyo with an optimized kernel.

  8. @RICKDOEZ Your phone can always go back to stock, very extremely difficult to brick an Android phone. there are plenty of resets to prevent that.

  9. t-minus 19 hours til i get mine

  10. oh will root, root, root for the EVO,if you didn;t preorder its a shame, cuz it’s 2, 3, 4g yer done on the android phone.

  11. holy cow! this has to be a record..

  12. can you measure battery life also?

  13. Which app is that speed test taken on should one want to compare their rooted Droid for an apples-to-apples comparison ?

  14. i will wait for official release.

    who the heck doesnt want all the other STANDARD features. Thats like regressing to an iPhone

  15. Can’t explain it but before rooting my EVO I couldn’t transfer pics from my gallery to my laptop via bluetooth. Now it works perfectly without a hitch

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