It was only a matter of time before Ice Cream Sandwich came to the HTC Evo 4G. Users of this HTC device can now enjoy a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich, thanks to independent developers at the XDA Developers forum.
An alpha version of the Android 4.0.3 firmware was recently released for the HTC Evo 4G, put together by dedicated third-party developers. At the moment, there is no official news when this particular device will receive an official update from HTC, but for those of you who can’t wait to run ICS on your HTC Evo 4G devices, here’s a quick list of what currently works in the firmware.
Because this is still developer preview/testing version, there’s no definitive list of what doesn’t work. The developers, however, promised that once a beta is released, they’ll be able to draw a list of what bugs need to be removed.
Before you begin applying this update, there are a few things you’ll need to do to facilitate a smooth updating process:
Once you’ve completed the installation requirements, you may now proceed to applying the ICS 4.0.3. firmware to your HTC Evo 4G.
Congratulations! You’ve successfully upgraded your HTC Evo 4G to Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich via the Evervolv Acies ROM.
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I’m not rooted and I updated my phone to 2.3.5 (htc evo4G). Would I, still be able to 4.0.3 ICS?
There is a very hard way to root 2.3.5, which I have done, but I Do not think it is compatible with this. I just get stuck where it says evervol with the heartbeat thing running over it. Is that supposed to take a long time?
Root instructions: http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all-things-root/488901-revised-rooting-gingerbread-2-3-5-dummies-guide.html
not until there is a way to root 2.3.5 which as of now there is not
Just did this about an hour ago. Works great with two hugely notable exceptions: Camera(s) don’t work, and the gallery doesn’t work. Caveat Emptor
I take back what I said earlier about the phone working. It’s dead. Not bricked, not frozen. Not locked. dead. After about 30 minutes of listening to Pandora, it died and unless Jesus comes tomorrow, my phone ain’t coming back to life. I can’t blame you, all I did was follow the instructions. Which clearly was my mistake.
Shoulda stated that phone needs to be rooted… Release 7 has been out for awhile, rear cam and camcorder work…
awesome works great!!!
Cannot download from the download link at the stated website for ROM.
So far so good! The default wallpaper doesn’t completely fill the screen and Gallery is not allowing me to make a change. I am undaunted, though, and will continue to play.
Jamcgov again. The desktop wallpaper is working fine now, but no camera. I get this message: Unfortunately, Camera has stopped. Any suggestions?
I just did it and nonthing happen.
how long does it take to reboot?
Stuck at start up what can i do?
Go back into recovery, go to WIPE > Factory Reset. Then do WIPE > Caches. Repeat for good measure. Then re-flash Evervolv and Google Apps.
i can’t open any application on this roms plss any fix
1. You have to unlock your phone and add recovery first. This forum is the best: http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all-things-root/488901-rooting-gingerbread-2-3-5-dummies-guide.html
2. If you can’t seem to get into bootloader, make sure you are holding the volume-down key while powering the phone back ON (not while turning it OFF).
3. At the “Clear Storage” phase, you need to wipe the heck out of the storage. Perform “factory reset” three times and then clear caches three times. The article makes it sound like all you’re supposed to do is clear caches, but you need to clear everything. I made the mistake of not clearing everything, and Ice Cream Sandwich wouldn’t load. I corrected this by going back to recovery, wiping everything a million times, and then re-flashing Evervolv and the Google Apps.
Anyone figure out how to get the camera to work?
My EVO won’t even go into bootloader mode…
is there any way to flash back to the regular os?