HTC EVO 4G now has the latest Android operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich. While a few devices currently might have to wait for an official update to run ICS ROMs, developers are not willing to wait that long. Ever since the Ice Cream Sandwich source code was released development in terms of AOSP ROMs has started. This ICS ROM for Evo 4G is brought to you courtesy XDA-Developers forum member the_plattypus.
Before we begin with the installation, here’s an overview of the ROM, including the thing that are working.
What’s Working: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Touchscreen, Audio and Carrier Service seems to be working fine. However, it appears that GPS and USB Mass Storage mode may be broken for now, since the developer has not mentioned them. Nonetheless, it cannot be confirmed, so if you’re willing to give this WIP ROM a a try, do provide more feedback.
Disclaimer: Follow this guide at your own risk. WML Cloud And it’s team will not be responsible if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
- You will require a rooted EVO 4G. To do so, see my guide: how to root the Evo 4G.
- A custom recovery installed.
- Download ICS ROM for EVO 4G. (Links to the forum page)
- To get started, download the ROM from the link given above and copy it to the root of the SD card.
- Now, boot your device into recovery mode, by holding down the Volume down key (as your press the Power button).
- Create a Nandroid backup.
- Select wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache and wipe dalvick cache.
- Go to install zip from sdcard -> choose zip from sdcard option and select the respective ROM that you copied to the device.
- Once your ROM is flashed, reboot your device.
For more updates and queries, related to this ROM, go to the XDA Developers forum thread.