This guest post was written by MildlyDisturbed.

Amon-ra-2.3 If you've recently rooted your HTC EVO with Unrevoked's one-click utility, then you may not be too familiar with the other tools available to you since you probably just went ahead and installed ROM Manager (one of G&E's must-have root apps) and flashed ClockworkMod Recovery as per most rooting instructions. Then you sat down, heart racing, and were amazed that your phone still worked.

In case you don't know, a custom recovery is what you use to flash custom ROMs, kernels, boot animations, and various patches that come along. ClockworkMod is one of the most talked about custom recoveries, but it's not without its problems.

There have been some issues with Clockwork for a while that had the potential to make transitioning from custom ROM to custom ROM a pain for new users; greatest among these is it refusing to properly clear the Dalvik cache. While not always an issue, several replacement kernels and ROMs will fail to run properly on first boot when there're junk in the Dalvik cache. This can leave you with a phone that fails to function properly immediately after an upgrade or send you into an "oh crap what did I do what did I do what did I do how do I fix this why hasn't anyone responded to me in the thread in 5 minutes" panic. 

Enter Amon Ra's custom recovery, the most popular Clockwork alternative and the one that many EVO users swear by. It's been around for a long time but has recently been updated to version 2.3. The recovery's creator, Amon_RA, describes it like this:

This is a custom recovery based on Cyanogen's recovery source with a lot of things added by me. The purpose of this recovery is to avoid using ADB by accessing all features directly from the menu.

It contains all the goodies of Clockworkmod (e.g., ability to make Nandroid backups, roll back to them if you accidentally screw up your phone, flash new ROMs and kernels) plus a working Dalvik cache cleaner.

There are several ways to get it on your EVO, so hit the link below to try the method that you're most comfortable with. If you don't like Amon Ra's newest recovery or if it doesn't function for you in a particular instance, then you can usually just reflash Clockworkmod via ROM Manager. Give it a try (if you haven't already) and let us know what you think about it in the comments.

[xda-developers]

This guest post was written by MildlyDisturbed.