Just because the HTC EVO 4G LTE is most likely not getting Android 4.3 from HTC, and will probably reach end of life status at Sprint soon, it doesn’t mean that Android 4,3 is out of your reach.
While you’ll need to dip your toes into the root world a bit in order to continue using your hardware, Android 4.3 ROMs have been out and available for the HTC EVO 4G LTE almost as long as Android 4.3 has. For that matter there are Android 4.3 ROMs available for the original EVO 4G and the EVO 3D, which both reached their end of life years ago – but that’s another story.
Here’s a quick and probably incomplete rundown of what is out there at the moment with Android 4.3 that works on the last EVO.
HTC EVO 4G LTE Android 4.3 ROMs
- Beanstalk, based off of CyanogenMod
- Vanir ROM
- PACMan 4.3
- ParanoidAndroid 3.99
These are all AOSP, which means they’re a little different than Sense, but after a day or so playing with AOSP over Sense you won’t really have any complaints, other than perhaps the camera software – at least you can change out for better or at least different ones.
If you have any additions, let us know as I’m sure this is list is probably incomplete.