Something that I love about the Android development community is that developers are always looking for the newest thing to beef up current devices. The case of HTC's Sense 3.5 is no different. The newest iteration of HTC's overlay was obtained from a dump belonging the HTC Bliss, a yet-to-be-released phone that will come with Sense 3.5 baked in. Ostensibly a split-second later, Senior XDA developer Evokings got 3.5-based ROM to the EVO 4G. The new version of Sense is already available on the Droid Incredible, the Incredible 2, and a few other HTC devices.

Improving on its predecessor, Sense 3.5 uses the ring-style lockscreen, allows for landscape viewing of homescreens and the app drawer, and new notification options allowing users to create resizable widgets to display various notifications right on the home screen.

It's important to note that the ROM is still at Beta V1, and problems/bugs are to be expected. The general response from early adopters is a good one, most commonly citing Wi-Fi, camera, occasional rotation issues, and SD mounting problems (for which there is a fix in the XDA thread). A full list of known issues, as well as more detailed ROM information should be available soon.

If you're a rooted EVO 4G user itching to try the latest version of Sense, head to the official thread over at XDA.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • kevin

    Wow that video sucked!!

  • http://infectedrom.com McLabia

    WRONG. This ROM is up and running due to Virus of Team Synergy. http://infectedROM.com Getcha facts straight bruhski.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Nocturnal, Bliss, evokings - take your pick, the post on xda was made with those affiliations. If at some point other teams had something to do with it, it's not obvious from it, and it is clear that it wasn't meant to be obvious.

      Liam did his due diligence, and "WRONG" and "getcha facts straight" are now nothing more than snobby and snide.

  • Jam

    "latest devices"

    Still waiting on a custom recovery for my Echo....

  • xr4ti

    wtf was he doing with his finger? Relax, let it boot.... Seriously wtf with the finger. Looks cool though, I will try it when its up and running.

  • King

    Lets see what Mr. kang does that people dont know!
    I ported the build to evo!
    I edit build prop!
    I set up rom format
    I clean out and Decompile framework and get rid of world languages!
    I decompile framework and edit xml to make the rom a bullet!
    I 0 compress all system files!
    I decompile ramdisk and add proper edits!
    Kang,Kang,Kang gimme a freakin break!

    Virus was asked by me to aid with the fixes!
    You need to get yur facts straight!

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Hey king, looks like you and I spotted the troll at the same time. Cheers.

  • Lejinad

    allows for landscape viewing of homescreens and the app drawer - i couldn't find an option to use this, only the dock mode which resembles the homescreen
    new notification options allowing users to create resizable widgets to display various notifications right on the home screen - new widget isnt resizeable but only has an drawer that comes out, so far only camera, music and messages benefit from those (stock apps of those).

  • TheEngineer

    Sense 3.5 is old news yo..

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Mkay... go troll somewhere else.

    • Drewskeetz

      really..what version you running?? nonsense 4.0?

  • EDD

    Weird comments today...!

    Anyway I tried this on my HD2 (is there anything this phone won't do?) and it's very good. As it was built for lower-spec devices it flies on anything.

    There's the usual caveats about early ROMs (no camera etcc), but this seemed a vast improvement over Sense 3, which didn't feel like much of a revolution.

  • http://gthing.net sam

    So what is the difference between Sense 3.0 like on the Evo 3D and Sense 3.5? Sense 3.0 has the features mentioned in the article.

  • SiliconAddict

    Meh. Unless they got rid of Sense's crappy dialer I couldn't care less about this. Stock Android dialer is the best, easiest dialer out there. 4 easy tabs at top make things clean and easy, the dialer and its buttons are large and settings are plentiful. HTC had to frak with something that was already pretty dang flawless to begin with. Which is why my EVO booted ONCE into the OEM flavor of Android for setup and then nuked with something else within a hour. HATE HATE HATE sense and their dialer.

  • Drewskeetz

    I have 3.5 loaded on my evo beta v1.1 and this really leaves dodoo stains on sense 3.0 and its only in beta! I encourage fellow users to give this a go and support the devs. Im impressed and with all the ruckus that was happening on the actual thread(thread is closed now by mod) im hoping it all gets resolved (if it hasnt already) and we the users all receive somthing this fantastic. It really is a huge leap for Sense so again, thank you guys for your awesome work. Hope to hear from King and the rest of the crew on new release *soon. Oh and im loving the daily usage on this even though no Wifi or USB2PC. its just that good =) CHOW!!

  • frankie24b

    where do I get the new SENSE 3.5????