flipz, the chef behind Fresh ROM (one of the first and still best ROMs for HTC Hero and EVO 4G) has wasted no time picking apart and giving us pieces of the new over-the-air update for the EVO. In his latest blog post, flipz gives us the new PRI v1.77_003 and the new radio v2.

If you're not too keen on what a PRI or radio are exactly, don't be ashamed. Here are the basics:
  • PRI: Flipz himself said it best in this quote: “… a connection between your phone and the radio… responsible for carrying both voice and data.”  Essentially, updating your PRI increases the efficiency of how your handset and its radio unit talk to each other. This results in higher data speeds and over-all better performance.
  • Radio: The radio baseband handles how your phone communicates with the signal it is receiving. Updating the radio baseband can get you benefits, such as better battery life and improved signal strength.


You'll notice in the picture that it says "Tested and confirmed working on Fresh Evo 3.3." That's right - the new Fresh ROM with all the goodies and fixes from this update will be available today, if all goes as planned.


To check which version of the radio and PRI you're running, go to Settings > About > Software information.

Here is what you should see after the update:


If you're a donator, the latest and greatest is now sitting in your inbox. You should get on it. It's definitely running like butter on my EVO.

If you aren't a donator, you won't regret becoming one. Flipz is one hell of a developer and is always quick to give us updates as soon as possible. Donators typically get the updates first and get faster downloads.

If you are already running the latest OTA, the latest Fresh ROM, or just the latest radio and PRI, let us hear your experiences so far in the comments section.

Source: Geekfor.me

Brad Ganley
An Android power user, Brad consumes most of his free time with unhealthy amounts of cell phones and cell phone related things when he isn't playing with his son. Brad is also an avid movie-watcher and tea-drinker.
  • Will Nelson

    I'm Currently running Baked Snack 1.7 with Baked Kernal 3. Will this work with it?

    • Donato Orlando

      You most likely will want to wipe when switching roms. If you were on Fresh 3.2 you could go to 3.3 without a wipe.

  • chris ponciano

    Just got my email for Fresh 3.30! downloading in progress...

  • chris ponciano

    Just installed Fresh 3.30 and the new radio over my old 3.2, so far so good. that FPS unlock must have made a difference because all the animations and navigation are so much quicker now. network speeds are slightly peppier, i was getting about a ~ 0.2mbps in my office before, now im getting ~.5mpbs.

    Linpack running averaging MFLOPS in the 33.03-34.386 range

    Quadrant gave me a 1295 with FPS bursts up to high 40's range

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