In an interesting turn of events, Agrabren – the developer of an HTC EVO 3D CyanogenMod 9.0 variant we’ve covered in the past called Devil Toast – has called it quits. The nearly-complete CDMA project was due to people using and discussing an alternative kernel that fixed some of the problems that Devil Toast had during development.
Feuds between developers and teams seem to have been par for the course during the EVO 3D’s life, which is one of the reasons why there have not been a lot of major leaps in AOSP-based ROMs for the device. Unfortunately, it’s a good phone with a rather large battlefield.
This particular feud with the other kernel developer reached the point where he’s pretty much known as “that other guy,” or “he who shall not be named” on xda these days, and legal council was involved, according to his own site. In other words, this was more than just an average internet fight.
While both parties had pretty much gone their separate ways, fans continued fanning the smoldering embers until the flames caught again. Or people are too touchy – your call. But in any case, it kept being brought up every day by someone.
It’s sad to see Devil Toast get shelved for the CDMA versions of the EVO 3D. The developer has stated that he’ll start work on a GSM version of it, and hopefully the CDMA EVO crowd will get tossed a port of it.
Other than my dislike of the camera, and the continual fights between developers, the HTC EVO 3D was and still is a really good phone. Hopefully the great work that’s gone into CM9 for the EVO 3D won’t just be tossed in the trash can and the phone can finally see some CM/ICS /AOSP love.