I think there may be some issues with the gapps Joelz provides for this ROM. I couldn't complete the setup wizard all the way and Google Talk crashes all the time. He may have thrown a new gapps up on his DL link, but the original had issues.
Well I flashed the latest nighly build, then flashed the Sense removal tool and got to the setup screen but then there was no UI after that. I got the lock screen, but when I unlocked it I just got a blank screen with a notification bar at the top. I didn't install the kernel, but it should intially work without a different kernel shouldn't it?
It should work! Try reflashing it again it might have taken the first time. Launcher pro is the new launcher that comes with it. I rebooted first before I flashed the script. Then I set everything up then flashed.
Ok, I reflashed the nighly and it's booting all the way up, but into Sense of course. I'm not seeing any other launcher available. Do I need to DL this from the market or is it hidden in there somewhere?
Ok, gotcha. There is no other launcher installed with this ROM, which is probably why I had the problem when I ran the script after I flashed the ROM. I will DL a launcher from the market then run the script and see what happens. Is it the removal of Sense that makes it so fast? Even with Sense this ROM is pretty snappy!
Well, it's a long process, but you need to start by identifying what hboot you have. Most of the rooting guides will walk you through the process. When did you get your phone? Have you run all the latest updates from Sprint? When you bough your phone is not that important because I just got a replacement phone from Sprint 2 weeks ago and it had hboot 1.4. If you have run all the latest updates, then you are probably on hboot 1.5 and this presents a few problems that make it a little more difficult for flashing ROMs. I am going to assume that you are on hboot 1.5 and point you here as a good place to start...
I had hboot 1.5 on my first EVO3D and this is the process I followed. It's a lengthy process so be willing to commit to it before starting. Once you have root access and unlock your bootloader custom ROMs will give you the full potential of the phone. It's worth the time investment, especially if you are technically minded and enjoy gadgets!
OK, so I have deSensed my Warm ROM and while it's snappy, it doesn't seem near as snappy as ICS with its stock Kernel. However, I haven't installed the Anthrax Kernel yet, so that may be the missing link here. While lots of performance tweaks come from tweaks in the actual ROM, there are many performance enhancements that come from custom Kernels as well. So, I haven't totally written this effort off yet. I will see it through to its end in my search for ultimate performance!! I really like those numbers you post in your sig... I must have them...