The Evo Rom/Kernel/Goodies Bible

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This thread will server as a master list of ROM's, Kernels, and Themes. Dont hesitate to PM me and have something added, i will also be adding stuff to the lists as time goes on. I hope to eventually have everything Rom/Kernel related cataloged here one day.

Have fun flashing!

Post #1 = Index
Post #2 = FAQ
Post #3 = ROM's
Post #4 = Kernels
Post #5 = Themes / Goodies

You must be FULLY rooted, and have a custom recovery installed to use any of the stuff in this thread. Go HERE to root you device.
 
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FAQ's

ROM's:
Q: Why are some better than others?
A: Thats for you too decide, some simply look different, while others are completely different under the hood as well as visually different. Nandroid, and flash your brains out. You'll have a favorite :p

Kernels:
Q: How do i flash these?
A: There are 2 types of kernels, some for sense based roms, and others for AOSP based roms. Make sure you're on the matching rom as the kernel you wish to flash, then boot into recovery and flash them as you would a rom. Most kernels will use koush's any kernel updater which will automatically wipe dalvik cache and the normal cache, pretty sweet huh?

Themes:
Q: How do i apply these?
A: Flash them as you would anything else from recovery, and make sure that you're running a rom that is compatible with the theme. Or install the .apks and use the theme changer if on CM7 and it uses that method.
 
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Rom's

OS Compatibility: Most of these Rom's will be 2.2 froyo, although AOSP & Cyanogen have moved on to 2.3 gingerbread.
General Notes: Nandroid BEFORE flashing, a full wipe is usually needed when switching between roms, so make sure your backed up. Full root and a custom recovery is needed to use any of these.

Rom Name: CyanogenMod 7
Developer: Cyanogen, toastcfh and the CM team. CyanogenMod | Android Community Rom based on Gingerbread
Summary: An AOSP (stock android) based rom, that has MANY great tweaks to improve the user experience..
Tools Required: Custom recovery.
Add-on's Available: Google apps-You will have no market or google apps without this.
Location: CyanogenMod Mirror Network - Powered by TDRevolution
Flashing: Wipe everything, flash rom, flash G-apps, and reboot. If you are updating from an older RC/nightly of CM7, to a new nightly or RC no wipe is needed, just flash over your current set up. Nightly's AFTER #6 have 4G included and working!
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Rom Name: Myn's Warm TwoPointTwo
Developer: Myn
Summary: Elegantly themed, highly customized, and hugely popular sense based rom.
Pre-requisites: Must be on the newest radios HERE
Tools Required: Custom recovery
Add-on's Available: Theres a TON of add-ons
Location: [ROM] Myn’s Warm TwoPointTwo - [RLS 5 - 01/07/2011] - More Than Meets The Eye! - xda-developers
Flashing: Make sure your radios are up-to-date, wipe all, and flash.
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Rom Name: Vaelpak
Developer: Vaelpak
Summary: A rom based on the sense framework, but with all traces of sense removed. Everything in the rom works.
Add-on's Available: Vaelpak settings
Location: Vaelpak's pad.
Flashing: Nadroid, wipe, flash.
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Rom Name: MIUI
Developer: Chinese dev team for original rom, and a bunch of great devs found on this thread
Summary: An AOSP based rom that is unlike anything youve seen before, some compare it to iOS. Its beautiful IMO and there are many great themes.
Tools Required: Caulikns format all
Add-on's Available: Tons of THEMES for the native theme changer built in.
Location: XDA thread -- MIUI english site
Flashing: Nandroid, flash caulkins format all .zip, wipe again, flash and enjoy.
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Rom Name: MikFroYo
Developer: aamikam
Summary: A fully ReEngineered sense rom, with LOADS of mods and extras.
Add-on's Available: Check the 2-5 posts in HERE
Location: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=883026
Flashing: Wipe, nand, flash, and flash extras- depending.
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Rom Name:Warm Z TwoPointTwo
Developer: myn
Summary: Myn brings another great rom to the table with this Desire Z based, sense 2.0 running beast.
Add-on's Available: 4G and HDMI dont work outta the box. But FullHDMI or HDMwIn can be use to get full hdmi mirroring.
Location: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=966728
Flashing: Nandroid, full wipe, and flash.
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Rom name: Synergy
Developers: Team synergy - DJZager, incubus26JC, Joelz9614, myn, Rafyvitto, suilmagic, WoZZer, Virus
Summary: A hybrid sense 2.1 & 3.0 rom, in order to save space yet have the extras of 3.0 sense
Add-on's: God-mode and a ton of mods after the OP
Location: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1144447 AND/OR Nightly synergy kingdom rom's
Flashing: Wipe everything, partition if youd like because this rom is big, and flash
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Rom name: Kinged pyramid
Developers: King team
Summary: Full sense 3.0 port, be weary of the size :p
Add on's: themes on the OP
Location: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1208523
 
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Kernel's

Compatibility: Sense roms with sense kernels, AOSP roms with AOSP kernels.
General Notes: Custom kernels allow you to overclock, under clock, undervolt, and update your phones linux kernel to newer versions.

Kernel name: Evo Freedom
Developer: Lithid-cm
Summary: A more customized, under-volted to your liking, kernel that has versions corresponding with the rom youre on.
Location: [Kernel][Sense]Evo 4g Freedom-v0.8 Kernel GB MR 2.6.35.10 - xda-developers
Flashing: Gingersense only. Wipe dalvik cache and cache then flash.
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Kernel name: Golden monkey
Developer: Netarchy
Summary: A always updated, stable gingersense kernel
Location: [Kernel]Golden Monkey 1.1 (31-July-2011) - xda-developers
Flashing: Only for gingersense roms. Wipe cache and dalvik cache then flash.
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[NOTE]This version of netarchy is for 2.2 or below only.[/NOTE]
Kernel Name: Netarchy-Toastmod
Developer: Netarchy
Summary: A very well put together sense kernel for all sense based roms.
Pre-requisites: Must be on Sense framework.
Location: [GPL][Kernel]netarchy-toastmod, Stable: 4.3.1 Beta: 4.3.2 - xda-developers
Flashing: Wipe cache/Dalvik cache and flash.

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Kernel Name: Savaged-Zen
Developer: Bbedward, jsseildel1, luisrcastillo
Summary: a 2.6.37 AOSP kernel, with HAVS, SBC*, and WiMax support (if supported in AOSP rom). They still make froyo builds for you MiUi lovers out there too, along with 2.3 builds of course.
Pre-requisites: Must be on a true AOSP rom.
Location: Savaged-Zen - mirror - ssneziB iknum + Change log.
Flashing: Wipe cache/Dalvik cache and flash.
*These builds come standard with SBC, i will be posting up Non-SBC builds here on AC once instructions come from the savaged-zen team
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Kernel Name: Tiamat
Developer: Cayniarb
Summary: An AOSP kernel based off of the stock CM7 kernel, but with HAVS, and a TON of other mods.
Pre-requisites: Only works with 2.3 based AOSP roms.
Location: [Kernel][AOSP] Tiamat 4.0.6 | 2.6.38.8 | 7/14/11 - xda-developers
Flashing: Just flash it, it automatically wipes what is needed.
HDMI Mirroring solutions

Project/App name: FullHDMI
Developer: Orrebmas
Summary: This app allows you mirror you phones screen to your HDTV via HDMI. No special kernel needed, although using one will boost the performance.
Location: http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc...llhdmi-official-fullhdmi-beta-discussion.html and Market Link.
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Project/App name:HDMwIn
Developers: #Teamwin (Shinzul, toastcfh, agrabren, shift_ and more)
Summary: Originally intended for AOSP only, this will fully mirror via hdmi. The kernel needed is in any CM7 compatible kernel available (edit: no kernel needed, but will boost performance now). Expect this to be merged into CM7 eventually.
Location: HDMwIn v1.2.5 - Fixes an issue with sense! - xda-developers and Market Link.
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A note about HDMI mirroing solutions and which is better: Decide for yourself, both are GREAT. I understand the tension between the two groups and any bringing up of this drama will be dealt with swiftly.
 
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Theme's

There is a huge amount of themes out there, so ill just put up some of the popular ones.

OS Compatibility: These are for use with the cyanogen mod theme changer included in CM7. Install the .apks, apply the theme with the theme changer, and reboot.

Theme Name: Honeybread
Designer: haxzamatic
Summary: An AWESOME honeycomb theme that will soon be in the market.
Location: Honeycomb Theme - CM7 Theme - Alpha 3 - xda-developers
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Theme Name: Sculpted
Designer: Shift_ (Many other co-helpers :p)
Summary: Shift has always been an amazing graphic designer, this theme for cm7 is no exception. Clean, and crisp.
Location: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=978049
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Other themes for sense:
There is literally hundreds of themes out there, found HERE. I'll be updating this part with some popular ones later, but for now...
 
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Compatibility: Sense roms with sense kernels, AOSP roms with AOSP kernels.
General Notes: Custom kernels allow you to overclock, under clock, undervolt, and update your phones linux kernel to newer versions.
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Kernel Name: Savaged-Zen
Developer: Bbedward, jsseildel1, luisrcastillo
Summary: a 2.6.37 AOSP kernel, with HAVS, SBC (optional), and WiMax support (if supported in AOSP rom). They still make froyo builds for you MiUi lovers out there too, along with 2.3 builds of course.
Pre-requisites: Must be on a true AOSP rom.
Location: Savaged-Zen - mirror - ssneziB iknum + Change log.
Flashing: Wipe cache/Dalvik cache and flash.
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Hello. Thanks for the recommendations! I'm running CM6 and trying to pick between Savaged-Zen kernals. I'm trying to achieve the best balance between speed and battery savings. Right now, I have SetCPU and overclocked with screen on and undervolted with the screen off. I understand that I won't need SetCPU if I flash the Savaged-Ven kernal. I've read extensively, but would still appreciate your recommendations. I do know that I don't want and SBC version though!
 

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Well, the reason that SetCPU is "not needed" is due to the savaged-zen governor thats based off of the smartass governor. It underclocks and stuff automatically, although ive still gotten better results by just using SetCPU and set the governor to savaged-zen, and a underclocking profile that uses powersave gov when the screen is off.

They stopped issuing non-SBC kernels off of their mirror, but they will soon be posting instructions on how to compile a non-SBC version for yourself. So i'll be compiling non-SBC versions once that happens, and posting them in the forum.

Oh and btw, i suggest upgrading to CM7.
 
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Well, the reason that SetCPU is "not needed" is due to the savaged-zen governor thats based off of the smartass governor. It underclocks and stuff automatically, although ive still gotten better results by just using SetCPU and set the governor to savaged-zen, and a underclocking profile that uses powersave gov when the screen is off.

They stopped issuing non-SBC kernels off of their mirror, but they will soon be posting instructions on how to compile a non-SBC version for yourself. So i'll be compiling non-SBC versions once that happens, and posting them in the forum.

Oh and btw, i suggest upgrading to CM7.

Thanks again for the help. I just rooted and flashed yesterday for the first time. Just flashed a kernal for the first time tonight (sound like Sprint with all the "firsts." LOL I would like to try CM7, but wanted to make sure everything was in order with the GPS before I flashed. I'm still new to the whole process and don't want to get in over my head.:)
 

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This thread is brilliant, thank you! I've learned a ton and it is bookmarked.

I flashed CM7 RC2, and i'm looking for the ideal kernal. Any favorites?
 
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This thread is brilliant thank you! I've learned a ton and it is bookmarked.

I flashed CM7 RC2, and i'm looking for the ideal kernal. Any favorites?

Welcome! Glad its helping :p

I personally like tiamat, but savaged-zen also runs really good (well the CFS version anyways).

Ill add more stuff to this guide when i get a chance, like my favorites and such.
 

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Rom Name:Warm Z TwoPointTwo
Developer: myn
Summary: Myn brings another great rom to the table with this Desire Z based, sense 2.0 running beast.
Add-on's Available: 4G and HDMI dont work outta the box. But FullHDMI or HDMwIn can be use to get full hdmi mirroring.
Location: [ROM] Warm Z TwoPointTwo - [RLS 1 - 02/23/2011] - Yabba Dabba Doo - xda-developers
Flashing: Nandroid, full wipe, and flash.
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HI I ROOTED MY EVO A COUPLE DAYS AGO AND HAVE BEEN STALKING FORUMS LIKE CRAZY TO GET COMFORTABLE WITH FLASHING AND I THOUGHT I WAS COMFORTABLE ENOUGH TO TRY AND GET THIS ROM BUT AFTER I TRY TO INSTALL IT AFTER UNZIPPING IT FROM THE SD CARD IT SHOWS A TRIANGLE WITH AN EXCLAMATION MARK AND SAYS ITS NOT UP TO DATE BUT I DO ALL THE STEPS REQUIRED: BACKUP-WIPE-AND ATTEMPT TO FLASH BUT APPARENTLY THERES SOMETHING I MISSED SOMETHING. IS THERE AN UPDATED LINK OR AM I A TOTAL SCREW UP PLEASE HELP :'( O AND ALSO DO I NEED TO FLASH A KERNAL FOR THIS AS WELL?