Slim Bean is a product of Slim ROMs, and an unofficial port by Wambo_Bomb has made it to the HTC EVO 4G. It is based on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) and features SlimPIE (like the PIE launch control in DU), music playback control tile, enhanced auto-brightness UI, the Slim File Manager, A2SD or no A2SD, and a tweaked Slim Bean experience.

The current development logs show that this is being worked on, and are updates released in a fairly timely fashion. So if you’re looking for a ROM with a lot of work going into it on the EVO 4G, here you go.

Drawbacks of this ROM

The drawbacks to this ROM are no camcorder at the moment, and no front facing camera. It seems limited to what the base Evervolv ROM has reached, which means we may not ever see this go beyond that in terms of device compatibility.

Then again, the EVO 4G is nearly three years old, and support was abandoned for it two operating systems ago, so the fact that it’s got Jelly Bean looking nice at all is still impressive as hell.

Installation

  • Make a nandroid backup
  • Grab the Slim Bean GApps and unofficial ROM from the link below
  • Wipe system, data, cache
  • Flash ROM, GApps
  • Walk away for 15 minutes
  • Enjoy

Miscellaneous

It’s a really neat looking ROM, seems to run great for those who’re using it as their everyday driver (I’m not, since I don’t use my EVO 4G daily any more), and it seems to have a person who’s enjoying updating the thing so he can make it better. If you’re looking for a 4.2 ROM to play with, this looks quite fun.

Go ahead and install it, and if you like it drop in the developer thread and thank him for helping keep the OG EVO 4G alive and kicking so long after it’s been discontinued.

[xda-developers]