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Is Evo 4g on its last breath?

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6th August 2011, 04:51 AM   |  #1  
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With less and less devs working on the Evo 4G nowadays, I ask, is Evo 4G officially being forced to retire? I myself even went to check on upgrading to the 3VO. It's no fun without any new Roms to play with. Being a flashoholic, I'm suffering from withdrawal, and it's hard to deal with.
6th August 2011, 05:18 AM   |  #2  
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What exactly leads you to say that devs are no longer supporting the EVO 4G? The development forum seems as hopping as ever to me.
6th August 2011, 05:24 AM   |  #3  
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What exactly leads you to say that devs are no longer supporting the EVO 4G? The development forum seems as hopping as ever to me.

Check out the latest updates. I've seen only two in the last few days. Look at the 3D forum, it's on fire.
6th August 2011, 05:26 AM   |  #4  
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Check out the latest updates. I've seen only two in the last few days. Look at the 3D forum, it's on fire.

Newer devices are going to have more support than older.


However, it's also true that the source code for Gingerbread for the Evo was only released a few days ago.
6th August 2011, 05:38 AM   |  #5  
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This Guy must have missed the development thread....

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6th August 2011, 05:39 AM   |  #6  
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I donít know, it looks like we shall be set free, in good time but in a "registered" kind of way. At least that is what I am getting from 3D forums and the f+Bk page.
6th August 2011, 07:19 AM   |  #7  
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I could be wrong about all of this, but to me, the writing is on the wall. I really feel the demise of EVO 4G, as far as development standpoint. The latest talks is that most of the devs are jumping ship. I mean, can you really blame them. Great phone that has been improved. I've even seen what could be called a collection plates to get certain devs 3VOs. No disrespect to anyone doing. Hard/good work should not go without its just reward.
6th August 2011, 08:22 AM   |  #8  
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I think there just isn't anything new really other then kernels no new OS atm to play we have sense up to 3.0 and why port much much more? I do see improvments in each ROM though just slower EVO 3d is hoping cause they don't have anything

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6th August 2011, 08:51 AM   |  #9  
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I think there just isn't anything new really other then kernels no new OS atm to play we have sense up to 3.0 and why port much much more? I do see improvments in each ROM though just slower EVO 3d is hoping cause they don't have anything

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Yeah, it is important to understand that the big rush in the beginning is:

1) Get root
2) Wait for Source code
3) Fix **** ups from the manufacturer
4) Make modifications [possibly from other devices] to improve Android overall.

It's been over a year, all that's been done. While improvements are still coming constantly...the bulk of that work for the Evo is, well, done.
6th August 2011, 03:45 PM   |  #10  
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Yeah, it is important to understand that the big rush in the beginning is:

1) Get root
2) Wait for Source code
3) Fix **** ups from the manufacturer
4) Make modifications [possibly from other devices] to improve Android overall.

It's been over a year, all that's been done. While improvements are still coming constantly...the bulk of that work for the Evo is, well, done.

I have to agree here. I think a lot of people have gotten into the habit of changing ROMs on a way too frequent basis, to the point where they're switching weekly with 4-6 Nandroid backups of different ROMs so they can jump around as much as they want.

That list above is the true goal of Android development. If I find a good ROM, and there's relatively little bugs (especially less than stock), looks great, gives me something flashy (like Sense 3.0) I can be satisfied for months at a time, not even updating most of that time.

Unless there is something that has yet to be perfected on the EVO, development could halt right now and it wouldn't hurt what we already have. Look at all the things that's been done for the EVO since release:

Wireless N
HDMI-to-TV mirroring
Hacked hotspot
Notification bar power controls
4G on CM7
Hacked Hulu (which is now pointless, but eh)

...and more I just can't remember right now because I haven't had my morning coffee yet. The EVO has actually evolved (no pun intended) over the last year and 2 months, and like any piece of hardware, we're going to reach the limits. But the EVO has shaped the future of Android forever, and that's what we need to remember most.

Our community has created some of the most amazing pieces of code Android has ever seen, and that will only get better with the 3D. Time to move on...if I had the money, I'd get the 3D too, but that's just because I can't root my replacement EVO...

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