Last Updated: July 22nd, 2010

[Update – 7/22 7:45 AM EST]: The unrevoked root method doesn’t work with CM6 – you must either use Toast’s method or SimpleRoot. Thanks for posting up your results guys, keep them coming!]

Cyanogen, the biggest name in Android ROMs, has released their first FroYo ROM for the HTC EVO. While still a “nightly” build, many users are reporting it is very stable. However, as with most FroYo ROMs to day, there are a number of things that don’t work just yet – although it is the only FroYo ROM with working cameras.

The more significant issues right now:

  • No sense – it’s AOSP (stock Android) with ADW Launcher running over top
  • No 4G
  • Google Apps must be reinstalled
  • No FM Radio


There are a ton of smaller issues as well. That said, many users are happy to have made the switch – the browser and the phone itself runs much faster on FroYo (and the CPU can be overclocked, to boot). Cyanogen has also incorporated much better Bluetooth support into their ROMs – now you can do things like use a BT keyboard with your phone.

Check out the two videos below for a demo of the build:

Installing the ROM requires the lasted Radio and WiMax images to be flashed first – but other than that, it’s pretty similar to every other ROM installation:

GAPPS(Google apps)
GOOGLE APPS is needed so you can have market and ect. This is a must
http://kanged.net/mirror/gapps/gapps...1-2-signed.zip (More mirrors below)

Starting from a rooted, NAND-unlocked phone with a custom recovery image
Wipe (Dalvik and Cache too)

Flash latest EVO Radio image - http://www.mediafire.com/?yn2tzizujwm
Flash latest EVO WiMAX image - http://www.mediafire.com/?dtjhln0ztyh
Flash CM6 nightly - http://buildbot.teamdouche.net/nightly/supersonic/
Flash GAPPS - http://www.mediafire.com/file/w8kw22...1-2-signed.zip http://kanged.net/mirror/gapps/gapps...1-3-signed.zip http://kanged.net/mirror/download.ph...F91-signed.zip

Originally Posted by mrmomoman View Post

1) Go into Recovery - RA or CW - it doesn't matter. Proven to work on both.
2) Wipe Data
3) Wipe Cache/Dalvik - iif you have that choice depending on Recovery
4) Install from zip on sdcard
5) Locate CM 6 - nightly build
6) Install the CM 6
7) Once that is completed - install the Radio. If you have already done this - please skip.
8) Skip the WiMax for you. It doesn't function at the moment anyways.
9) Install the gapps - with the "hdpi" not the "mdpi"(for smaller screens) make sure its the FRF91 signed apk. So a search for it. It's been posted and mirrors a million times already.
10) Once completed - select reboot and the swirling lines should go from multi-color to blue and then boot up. Give it a few mins. Everyone is different on the time length. It should not take over 5 mins.
Good luck.


As this is an experimental nightly build, expect updates to come out frequently (hence the name “nightly”). Personally, I’m going to wait just a little longer before I make the jump from Fresh 1.0.1 – maybe Artem will take the plunge (he’s running DC 3.2.3).

I’m genuinely curious to see how this is working out for people and what other little issues exist. If you take the plunge (download link is in the source), be sure to let us know how things go.

[Source: XDA-Devs, Cyanogen]

Aaron Gingrich
Aaron is a geek who has always had a passion for technology. When not working or writing, he can be found spending time with his family, playing a game, or watching a movie.

  • Brandon

    What a wonderful rom, it may not be perfect yet but it's what I've been looking for, I wish I had talent like this, I would love to get paid to build apps or software

    • Aaron Gingrich

      So you're running it?

      • Brandon

        Ive had it running for two days without many flaws at all

  • jsmarble

    I've been running it for 24 hours now and zero issues found. Very fast and runs great. FLAC support is nice. Bluetooth works with my Nissan Altima handsfree phone. I don't miss SenseUI personally.

  • http://www.mastermindesigns.com james

    Thanks I needed gapps install and found your blog via Google. The Tom runs pretty flawlessly. I was pretty sceptical but this Tom blew me away. Even now it is worth it to me to have this rom installed and compromise 4g and FM radio

    • Aaron Gingrich

      Glad we could help!

  • nowhere

    I've been running it since the first nightly was built. No major issues for me, and using it as my daily OS. MMS bug has just been fixed and is now functional. Looks like the bcm4329 driver is being updated for tonight's build along with some possible kernel changes. ;-)

    • Marcus

      did you do aything different to get the MMS working? what build did you flash? my Evo is MMS-less..

  • albert

    I tried to install it, but it keeps aborting it and ive clered everything.

    is there anything im doing wrong..

    • Marcus

      clockwork recovery is buggy like that sometimes. make sure to dump your cache.

    • Aaron Gingrich

      Also, you can't flash CM6 if you're rooted with unrevoked - you must have either manually used Toast's method or SimpleRoot. (As far as I know, SimpleRoot is toasts method, just automated).

      Like Marcus said, make sure you're wiping Cache first, too.

  • Brandon

    I'm having trouble downloading apps from blackdroid with the new July 22 update, not sure if its blackdroid or the phone, trying to go through apk

  • threetailfox

    So, I'm a noob, I rooted my EVO yesterday and flashed this Rom, but my question is, being a nightly, do I need to still wipe everything before I flash the new version?

    • Aaron Gingrich

      I've read that you don't need to but I can't speak from experience.

  • angrydroid

    U can now flash just about any rom now on unrEVOked3,& or 3.3 I'm running CM mod 6.1.2....Super easy ; )

  • Nicole

    This update is way awesome. Way to go.

  • Matt

    FYI. You can install Cyanogen using Unrevoked method. There are just a few extra steps involved: http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/index.php?title=HTC_Evo_4G:_Full_Update_Guide
    Go to this link and Enjoy!! Very easy.