Evo 4G

How To Update HTC Evo 4G with Cyanogen MOD 7.1 Custom ROM Firmware

HTC Evo 4G LogoHTC Evo 4G users can now smile as we are now in this article will see on how you can easily update your phone with the latest version of Cyanogen Mod 7.1 version of firmware. We are in constant efforts to make article informative and also in such a way that even a noob can update their phones, the only condition being is that you need to follow each and every single instruction which is mentioned in this article. We really try hard just to ensure that there is no flaw in any of the instruction which can lead to the bricking or damaging the device.

Disclaimer: Please note that we should not be held responsible in any manner in whole or in parts if any damage is done to your device caused by updating the firmware which is a very unlikely event if you follow the instructions as mentioned in the article including the pre requisites and the procedure to update the phone.

Caution: Applying this update in your phone will require you to root the phone and will eventually void the warranty of the phone. To get back or to regain the warranty you will have to re apply the stock update and also you will need to re lock the boot loader. We should not be held responsible for the loss of warranty.

For making it even simple we have broken this article into two pages wherein in this page we will see on what are the things you need to follow with the list of pre requisites followed by the enhancements as well as the disadvantages of this custom made Cyanogen Mod ROM followed by the instructions to update the phone with the Cyanogen mod 7.1 in the next page. So, lets check out all of those in the due course of the article.

Advisory: Ensure that all the instructions are followed and also ensure that you read all the instructions which are mentioned in the below mentioned link of “Pre Requisites to be followed” or else there is a probability that you may end up bricking up the phone or messing up with the phone.

This new release of Cyanogen Mod 7.1 release brings in the host of benefits which are mentioned below along with the list of disadvantages too.

Features / Enhancements of Cyanogen Mod 7.1 ROM:

  • This firmware is based on the AOSP Kernel and the Gingerbread 2.3.7,
  • Stock version of 2.6.35.14,
  • Cyan colored interface with stylized icon sets and improved range of wallpaper package,
  • Batter lasts longer with this custom ROM of Cyanogen Mod,
  • Supports the latest Android Market place 3.1.6,
  • Comes with the better app management tools and facilities as it supports many folder lock applications which was not there earlier
  • Increases the quadrant rank by a whopping up to 50%,

There are few disadvantages of this firmware too which we will be discussing on what are they.

  • Force close errors when more than 5- 6 applications are opened,
  • Some of the task killers are not compatible with this CM 7.1 version of firmware
  • Issues related to the Wi Fi latching has been reported

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7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Cory Cline

    January 14, 2012 at 6:14 am

    GoogleApps link is broken….

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 18, 2012 at 12:26 am

      we will fix the same very soon!

    • ZIG

      July 29, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      Still broken…

  2. Braaainz

    December 26, 2011 at 12:06 am

    With CM7.1, does HDMI out, bluetooth mouse & mouse pointer support, and wiimote controllers all work from the start, or do I need to use a nightly or extra zip files?

    • Pradeep Neela

      December 26, 2011 at 9:58 am

      Nightlies are v unstable..we dont recommend them

  3. nikhil

    November 16, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Thanks for the step by step help! I was successful – and thrilled – with my Cyanogen rooted Evo!

  4. nikhil

    November 15, 2011 at 12:47 am

    The path of \fast boot\ is incorrect. The correct path should be SETTINGS…APPLICATIONS…FASTBOOT

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