In the past couple of weeks, two different developers have released Wild for the Night, a custom CyanogenMod 10.1 (Android 4.2.1, Jelly Bean) ROM for the HTC EVO 4G LTE and the HTC EVO 3D (along with its Virgin Mobile counterpart, the EVO V 4G). I’ll be going over some of dastin1015’s EVO 3D’s distribution here.
First off, the bad: the EVO 3D version does not do anything in 3D – no videos, no use of the second camera, and occasionally you’re going to run into some screen tearing. You’ll also need to be on an HBOOT lower than 1.57 in order for it to function. For some of you, this means you’ll need to take the S-OFF plunge like I did a week ago, and then downgrade the HBOOT. The EVO 3D version also claims to have issues with the GPS; however, I have not noticed any problems.
It becomes hard when you’re staring at a very stock ROM to see much difference – the OS works, it uses the Apex launcher, and it’s pretty speedy, except when you go to benchmarking applications. Even after enabling developer options and seeing that it was pegged as best as it could be, it was getting less than I would expect. Although benchmarks are pretty unreliable, this does seem to hit an upper limit and jerk around at speed. Oddly, though, it seems buttery smooth in anything except benchmarks though.
With this ROM, Android 4.2 profiles are up and implemented, although they’re not the multi-user profiles that tablet-mode enjoys. These are more for setting how you want things to work in certain areas, such as at work, home, and night modes. For example, you can set up a profile for use after midnight on Saturday, in which text messages that come in play a different notification at a lower volume. You can also set a “bunker profile” for when you’re in an area where GPS and mobile data are useless.
The EVO 3D can be overclocked to 1.5Ghz, and this ROM includes slide-to-wake, WiMAX, and overall pretty much everything else I would want in a stock CM build. I am very interested to see where this goes, and hope to see the tablet multi-user profiles put in so I can profile this out as a media server/children’s entertainment/backup phone, and never risk my settings getting screwed up.
Have at ’em, and tell us what you think of both. I didn’t test out the NineInchNails EVO 4G LTE version, so it may or may not have any of the benchmark and tearing issues that the EVO 3D version has.