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[Q] Might be getting a Shift

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By corybucher, Senior Member on 14th February 2011, 12:36 AM
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I have the Evo now but am giving that phone to my dad when I bring them onto my family plan and will be using his new contract to get a different phone. My question for you Shift owners is does the Shift use a GPL to control it's graphics (should be smother for scrolling if I'm not mistaken) instead of hardware control? Also I've heard numerous people say that the shift is a lot faster even though it's running a 800mhz processor instead of a 1ghz like the Evo. Keyboard doesn't really mean much to me as I will most likely be using the on screen more than the physical. Thank you all in advanced.
 
 
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I have the Evo now but am giving that phone to my dad when I bring them onto my family plan and will be using his new contract to get a different phone. My question for you Shift owners is does the Shift use a GPL to control it's graphics (should be smother for scrolling if I'm not mistaken) instead of hardware control? Also I've heard numerous people say that the shift is a lot faster even though it's running a 800mhz processor instead of a 1ghz like the Evo. Keyboard doesn't really mean much to me as I will most likely be using the on screen more than the physical. Thank you all in advanced.

My dad has the original Evo and myself the Shift. It blows the Evo away in my opinion. The keyboard is great, the graphics amazing, the screen vivid, and the processor seems to be quite a bit faster. Not to mention the dev attention this phone is getting so far. We are only about, what, a couple months in and we already have MIUI, new sense, cm6, cm7, and an aosp gingerbread, and a 1.8ghz overclock, and an upcoming dual boot from myself. I don't see what phone is better on Sprint?(;

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Thanks for the response, I believe you just made my decision very easy to say the least.
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I will add thise too. I bought the shift over the evo for the 2nd gen snapdragon and new GPU. However, I use the keyboard a helluva lot more than I ever thought I would.

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14th February 2011, 02:45 AM |#5  
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My dad has the original Evo and myself the Shift. It blows the Evo away in my opinion. The keyboard is great, the graphics amazing, the screen vivid, and the processor seems to be quite a bit faster. Not to mention the dev attention this phone is getting so far. We are only about, what, a couple months in and we already have MIUI, new sense, cm6, cm7, and an aosp gingerbread, and a 1.8ghz overclock, and an upcoming dual boot from myself. I don't see what phone is better on Sprint?(;

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Aight, Bubby. Curiousity's peaked here, what're we dual booting with? Whatever it is it sounds crazy and I want some!



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14th February 2011, 04:38 AM |#6  
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Can anyone point me to cm7? Can't seem to find it in the development thread.
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Can anyone point me to cm7? Can't seem to find it in the development thread.

CyanogenMod 7 isn't available for the HTC Evo Shift, but there is Evervolv which is based off CyanogenMod 7 source.
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CyanogenMod 7 isn't available for the HTC Evo Shift, but there is Evervolv which is based off CyanogenMod 7 source.

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Yes it is. Look on BC's development page. Its linked in his WIP thread.

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Edit: Here's the link to all bc's current roms. http://www.thebcblends.com/shift/roms/
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And in that thread bcnice never discusses that CyanogenMod 6, not CyanogenMod 7. And just because there is a linked ROM in that directory does not explain how stable it is.
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And in that thread bcnice never discusses that CyanogenMod 6, not CyanogenMod 7. And just because there is a linked ROM in that directory does not explain how stable it is.

I didn't say it was stable, just that the rom IS available.

However, since I'm equipped with all things necessary to flash a rom, I have ran cm6, cm7 and evervolv each for at least a solid day. I'd also like to note that MY rom of choice is Evervolv.

Since you're so quick to mention stability, all three are having the same issues. MMS and Camera being the ones most users will notice.

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