Last Updated: August 7th, 2010

Damageless and TrevE have been hard at work for the past few weeks porting Froyo to the EVO. On July 24th, they released the first DC 3.5 (Froyo) beta. Today (in the wee hours of the morning) they released their final build - and users seem to be loving it. The guys have also set up a Google Code page for DC, which provides a wiki and bug database, in addition to the usual news/latest version page.


Full post:

DamageControl v3.5
Froyo with damaged goods

First of all, I would like to thank all of our testers that helped work on our port on the original DamageControl v3.5. Soon after we released our beta, the announcement of the OTA came and then we had to scurry to get everything ported over to the new Froyo build! Well, here we are with the latest DamageControl. We hope you all enjoy.

DamageControl is focused on speed, stability and usability. We enjoy feedback, and we are committed to providing our users with the best experience possible. We include special apps in our ROMs that we have built ourselves allowing you to tweak many low-level options, and let the user customize how their ROM should behave. We also include applications that help you log bugs and update, as well as customized scripts that make everything run smooth and fast.

We also have set up a Google Code wiki/bug tracker so that you can log bugs online. That is available at:


We look forward to feedback so that we can make our ROM, apps in our ROM, and the entire experience better.

We would also like to thank all the beta testers who helped make this ROM as stable and good as possible.

Look for updates on our website soon, as well as big application updates coming very soon.



DamageControl v3.5
-removed boot sound
-added dconfig/dcupdater/other damaged goods
-protection from future OTA without signing apks to testkeys
-added firstboot zipalign/uid fix
-new busybox with fixed networkig
-added htc kb (enable in settings -> keyboards)/chrome2phone/qikboot/spareparts
-wifitether 2.0.5 pre7
-adb enabled/modified kernel with dc performance tweaks
-added vanilla clock/gallery3d with multitouch everywhere
**JIT / WirelessN settings in dconfig do nothing. We have a new copy of dconfig just wasnt ready for this release

I know Artem has been waiting very impatiently for the ROM to come out. He’s a huge DC fan - despite my best efforts, he refused to give CM6 or Fresh ROMs a try, opting instead to stick with his Eclair DamageControl ROM.

As usual, awesome work guys. If you give this ROM a try and enjoy it, you should seriously consider throwing a few dollars their way - these guys spend a lot of their personal time coming up with and maintaining this stuff and expect little in return. If you do make the jump, be sure to let us know how things work out.

Update by Artem: I tried to upgrade DC 3.2.3 to 3.5 but had no success. Even after wiping cache, it was still borked (see the first few pages of the forum thread to see what happened).

After wiping data, however, the ROM booted without a hitch and is pretty sweet: root, DConfig, DCUpdater, Sense - they're all there.

[Source: XDA-Devs]

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.

  • http://www.anivision.org xcom923

    LOL I'm the same as artem I decided to stick with eclair until DamageControl came out with 3.5. I also did so for a couple more reasons. I was waiting for 4G to be enabled (I live in a 4G market) and I wanted a non-beta like ROM CM6 is still in RC and there are still other froyo ROMs that are still beta-like.

    When I get home I'll be sure to install this ^_^

    • Aaron Gingrich

      I ran Fresh 3.0 (and then 3.1) for a day - it's Froyo and still has 4G and all that - but there were some bugs, and I was used to CM6's ADW interface rather than Fresh's Sense.

  • so_studious

    The link is broken. Is anyone else getting this error?

    • Aaron Gingrich

      If you mean the download link - whoops! Fixed, sorry!

      The XDA-Devs link works for me

  • http://www.twitter.com/kjlintner kjlintner

    This is a totally embarrassing, n00b (do people still use that word) question, so please forgive me.

    Will rooting my phone & installing damage control allow my CDMA Evo to work on other networks?

    Thanks for your time.

    • Aaron Gingrich

      Unfortunately, no. I know a few years back Verizon announced they were opening up their network so customers could use non-Verizon CDMA devices. I'm not sure what the requirements were and what ever happened with that, though.

      If you meant on a GSM network, the answer is still no. The difference between GSM and CDMA is the chip in the phone, not just a software algorithm. Sorry!

  • Jeff

    Just downloaded DC 3.5 and looking for a good supporting kernel and link to some themes

  • Marvin

    Hey is there a newer version is DamageControl? if not, then the link for this one, 3.5 seems to be broken again...

  • krig

    I tried to go to the site to download DC but it keeps saying that site is down, is there a problem with it or am I doing something wrong. Want to try DC what can I do.