The Sprint HTC EVO 4G has yet to be officially released, but the device has already been rooted. The EVO 4G was cracked shortly following Google’s Oprah moment, when the search giant gave 5,000 of these devices out at their developers conference attendees. But, it doesn’t stop there. Now, we’re seeing that the EVO being stripped of its Sense-bearing skin, and has slipped into some new threads dripping in Android 2.2 OS “Froyo.”
Froyo would give EVO users some great advantages over the Sense UI with Android 2.1, but you would be sacrificing some sexiness. Hell, if you’ve owned a G1, we already know that you seek functionality over aesthetics, but stock Android has never looked better. With Android 2.2 ported to your rooted HTC EVO 4G, you won’t have to shell out an extra $30 a month to get tethering and hotspot features, as Froyo now supports these natively. Take that, Sprint.
There’s has been no public release of the EVO 4G rooting process, nor a release of the port itself, but from the video below, things look like they are developing swimmingly. You can see the EVO clearly getting down and dirty with the Android 2.2 OS. While it’s not a complete walk through, this is surely the real deal.
Some of you Sense lovers out there may want to wait for the official update that HTC will send out (eventually). But for those who don’t mind leaving Sense behind for the latest and greatest version of Android, definitely keep your eyes on this space for more information as this story unfolds. Things are certainly looking good for the EVO right now, as the device has been dropped into the hands of some of the greatest mobile developers out there, and they are looking to serve up some dessert to the world’s most highest spec’d device.
So what do you say, would you give up HTC’s Sense UI for some stock Android 2.2 lovin, or are you loyal to Sense? I know I can’t wait to get Flash 10.1 running on that gorgeous 4.3 inch screen.
Check out the video below to see Froyo running on the EVO!