I will probably update this less frequently, maybe once or twice a month. I no longer use my Evo 4G.
LeWa ("Happy/Funny Frog") comes to us from China and is a MIUI-inspired ROM based on CyanogenMod 7. It's an incredibly lightweight ROM made primarily for yesteryear devices comparable in specifications to our Evo 4Gs. Don't let its sub-100 MB size fool you, though. It's still filled to the brim with features, such as built-in power and battery management, CPU control, and memory clearing. I can confidently recommend LeWa for daily use.
This ROM is stable out of the box. I try to keep my modifications to a minimum and stick to the spirit of the original work.
- Double-tapping the lock icon on the lock screen will bring up music controls.
- Press volume-down and menu at the same time to take a screenshot.
- Pressing on the data usage statistics in the notification panel will bring you to a screen where you can slide to the right to change your "Monthly data limit."
- Pressing the green orb in the notification panel will kill all open apps. Holding it will bring up its whitelist. (You likely want to add your input methods (Swype, Swiftkey, etc) to this.)
- You may put *.apk files in /sdcard/APK/ to have them automatically install when flashing the ROM.
- If you're a chatterbox, be sure to turn on SMS splitting in Message Settings.
This is a pretty solid ROM. Its official versions are released for both MDPI and HDPI devices, and most of the devices that LeWa supports are on the weaker side of the hardware specification spectrum. As such, there should not be any lag or resource issues with the Evo 4G. Indeed the vanilla ROM weighs in at ~75 MB and with my additions, it weighs in at ~95 MB.
LeWa OS Team - developing the user experience that's built into this ROM
CyanogenMod Team - developing drivers, APIs, frameworks, and resolving many device-specific issues, all of which made porting this a breeze.
AOSP - developing the core components and framework of Android.
MIUI - provide much of the design inspiration that goes into LeWa OS
MIUI.us, Swiperat, et al. - major kudos to you guys for your work on porting MIUI. I can only imagine how much of a pain in the ass it would be to port one of these ROMs without a CyanogenMod base. You bros deserve special recognition for that.
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Looks cool and really fast as well. However, i can't seem to download themes so i modded the default one. Still changing and adding some stuff to it. If anyone has been able to download a complete theme, can you please share the file here with me so i can see what i can do with it? Here's what i did so far except status bar..
You know what? That's one thing I haven't really tested. I've used Mason kernel with it, and that seems to work fine. I haven't tested beyond that, though. I'd expect that any kernel that works with CM7 will work with this.
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