Early last month, HTC announced the list of HTC phones slated for upgrading to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) some time before March ends. The HTC Evo 4G isn’t on the list. Will it be getting official ICS from HTC? We’re not sure. Can you get ICS for your HTC Evo 4G unofficially? You bet!
RootzWiki developer deck has created a custom ROM of ICS for the HTC Evo 4G. Despite being an old phone (released in 2010), the Evo 4G does have enough muscle for ICS.
Deck’s AOSP-based custom ROM is still under active development and almost all functions work, although some bugs or force closes may be experienced. As of last checking, the developer has listed the following broken features: camera preview, gallery editing, and WiMAX.
If you want to have your first bite of Ice Cream Sandwich, read and follow our step-by-step guide on how to flash deck’s ICS ROM on your HTC EVO 4G.
Hooray! You have successfully installed Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich on your HTC EVO 4G via the ics-deck-evo custom ROM. You can now experience the latest and sweetest Android right on your mobile phone.
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Alpha 8 is available at http://dev-host.org/users/deck. Camera is not fully working. Orientation change can cause forced closes. Good rom otherwise.
My HBOOT version was 2.18.0001, not 2.16.0001, so I had to use this guide http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1473373 to root the phone. The ics-deck-evo-alpha7.zip install was simple and painless. I’m happy with the upgrade but now the phone reboots a bit too frequently. I plan to keep up with the new releases as they come out. Thanks!
thanks for the tutorial, is very useful for my android device
How do I enable 4G. I do not see an option for it.
It says WiMax not working yet meaning no 4G.
“Damn you, Google!”
The download link for the ROM is no longer working, please help!
deck’s repo is located at http://d-h.st/users/deck/. The Evo 4G ROM is located in the folder ics-evo, with htc_supersonic-ota-eng.deck-pb25.zip being the latest at the moment. The Google apps are inside the folder ics-gapps, and were updated once since the article, the latest file being gapps.ics.02172012.zip. Just updated mine… love this ROM so much.
It’s the first time I’m gonna root my EVO, are the steps the same if my computer is MAC OS.
Upgraded to the build dated 2012-07-09 14:41:32. Its a beautiful and stable CyanogenMod9. Wifi works, YouTube works solid, 3g works, GPS works, rear camera works (not front). netFlix doesn’t work (doesnt FC, just hangs when trying to stream). Overall the UI is very responsive. What’s missing? Couldn’t find the calendar or the FM Radio, but these are easy to find on the web and install. Build includes panorama option on the Camera software, Torch for the flashlight, DSPManager for the EQ, Apollo music player, Rom Manager 18.104.22.168.
Is there any projected time in the near future that these issues will be fixed?
“Broken features: camera preview, gallery editing, and WiMAX”
Has this been updated beyond an Alpha? if so where is the updated info?