HTC EVO 4G users who want to install CyanogenMod to their phone but need WiMax to be working can now rejoice as a CyanogenMod ROM with working WiMax is now available for them to install to their Android phone. Read on for more information, installation instructions and download link.
This ROM has been released by Team Win at XDA-Developers forums. It is an alpha release and offers all the features you expect from CyanogenMod while supporting WiMax for you to enjoy 4G speeds on your 4G phone. Despite being an alpha release, a lot of people have been testing it and have had no issues with using it on an everyday basis. Still, there are a few minor issues that are being worked upon.
Update: The latest update to Alpha 2 has fixed most of the issues found with the ROM when we featured it. At present, the only issue is no 4G icon though the 3G icon hides when on WiMax and that could be an indicator. Also, connecting to Wi-Fi and then WiMax or vice versa may result in strange behavior but it gets fixed by toggling Wi-Fi or WiMax on and off a few times. This is an annoyance that may bug some, but isn’t too big a hassle if you don’t switch too often, and will likely be fixed soon in an upcoming update.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
To install this ROM:
- Download it from the link given below and flash it to your phone from recovery. Make sure to take a backup first, and clear all data, cache and dalvik cache.
- Download the kernel from the link given below and flash it to your phone from recovery as well.
- Once the ROM has been installed, get WiMax working as follows:
- Launch ‘WimaxSettings’ app from the app drawer.
- Tap the ‘Enable WiMax’ checkbox to enable it.
- Wait patiently till you see “Scanning…” appear on the screen, and just as soon as you see it, switch your screen off and then back on, and unlock it. This will force the phone to connect to Wimax instantly. Getting fully connected can take up to a minute. From now onwards, your phone will connect to WiMax automatically.
In case of any issues, feature requests, bug reports or updates, head over to XDA-Developers at this forum thread and contact the developers.
Update: The ROM has been merged with official CyanogenMod 7 ROM. The links have been updated. You don’t need to separately download and install the kernel anymore; just install the ROM, followed by Google Apps (optional) and you’re good to go!