If you are looking for the fastest Gingerbread ROM on Android 2.3.5, not the best but fastest in terms of speed, you might want to give this combo a try, CyanogenMod 7 (Nightlies or Experimental) with Snap Turbo kernel.
Over the weekend, I’ve probably bricked my phone 10 times and tried about 10 different combinations of ROMs and kernels. It was indeed frustrating because my goal was to find the fastest Gingerbread ROM but couldn’t really find it.
In the end, I looked back at Froyo ROMs and found that Snap Turbo kernel had one of the fastest quadrant times. Well, after a bunch of more tries, I finally got a working CM7 + Snap Turbo kernel and the result is very fast with quadrant benchmark nearing 2600.
Of course, there are some downside to this combo, 4G, HDMI mirroring, and USB disk drive functionality doesn’t work.
This combination is for the brave souls out there who must have the fastest ROM on the bleeding edge and not for everyone, especially for those of you who still need 4G.
Other than that, I believe this is the fastest Gingerbread ROM you can run on your Evo 4G. At speeds near 2600 on quadrant, your Evo 4G is literally faster than a stock Evo 3D.
I also found that you need to install this ROM and kernel in a certain order otherwise you will end up in a boot loop, which I did about a thousand times so you don’t have to.
Second, install the CM7 ROM.
Download CM7 nightlies here:
Download CM7 nightly
Third, install the Google Apps.
Download GoogleApps here
Fourth, install Snap Turbo kernel.
Fifth, reboot your phone and sign in to Google GMail or Market. (If you don’t do this, you might not be able to get into GMail or Market later I found out.)
Sixth, run the Snap Turbo app and enable Turbo mode. This will take about 10 minutes and you will get a bunch of Force Closes, just close the FCs if they pop up.
Seventh, when your Snap Turbo finishes enabling Turbo mode, it will reboot your Evo 4G.
If at this point you get stuck on the logo splash (which happened to me while I was taping the video), go back into ClockworkMod Recovery and wipe Dalvik Cache and Cache partition and reboot.
When your phone finally reboots, go into CyanogenMod settings and set your CPU to 1.19Ghz.
If anyone has seen a better score on Quadrant for a Gingerbread ROM on the Evo 4G, don’t forget to leave in the comments box below.
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