Let’s face it: when you try to impose restrictions on the devices of thousands of developers, those restrictions aren’t going to hold up for long. We first saw it when Nexus One developers found a way to unlock the device’s HD video recording capabilities, and now the HTC EVO 4G is getting a bit of that same tender love and care.
In the case of the EVO, that pesky 30FPS cap that was hampering the device’s potential graphics performance has been scraped away by the good folks over at XDA. After applying the patch, you can use a benchmark program to see just how much of a boost you’re getting: an average of 54FPS in the case of the device above.
Some things to note after taking a quick look at the thread: the hack is only “optimized” for hardware version 003 at this time (I put optimized in quotes because the hack itself isn’t fully stable yet, but it’s working). This is due to the fact that the different hardware revisions are using different displays. Version 002 uses Nova’s, while 003 is using Epson’s.
Still, the developers at XDA work insanely fast, so I’m sure those of you on version 0002 won’t have long to wait. Follow all of the action and gather all of the details you need starting at this link.
As for WiFi N? It’s easy peasy (if you’re comfortable with this sort of stuff) and it takes a couple of seconds to unlock the great potential your device has ahead of HTC’s cue. Follow this link if you want those goodies, as well.