Nitrous ROM for HTC Evo 4G!

For this week, check out Nitrous ROM for your HTC Evo 4G. This is a simple Gingerbread ROM that comes with subtle yet great speed improvements such as GPU UI rendering, decreased dialling delay, improved scrolling responsiveness, tweaked browser with 7 windows capability, dalvik-cache to SD, WiFi scan set to 150 secs to save battery, 3G/Wifi speed tweaks, and a whole lot more.

If you are looking for a good daily driver ROM, check this one out and let me know how it works for you!

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61 Responses to Nitrous ROM for HTC Evo 4G!

  1. David L says:

    I’ve been using this Rom for the past month. It is responsive, battery life is good. The only problem I’ve had, is that once in a blue moon, the keyboard acts a little weird. I like it because it has everything I like, and does what I want quickly.

  2. Jason says:

    Been on this ROM for a couple days. So far so good. Everything has been working well. Battery life has been solid, and operations smooth. This will be my daily for now.

  3. maxx says:

    What is the best kernel to use with this rom???

  4. Dkg354boy2 says:

    Does GPS work well on this ROM? I am switching from my load of Cyan because the GPS drops every couple of seconds and it is useless.

    • maxx says:

      its worked fine for me.. and ive had this rom for a few weeks now.

    • Ryan says:

      You’re likely having radio issues, they’re probably outdated. cm doesn’t come with the latest radios whenever you flash and you can’t auto update like with a sense ROM, you’d have to do it manually. Go update and you should be ok.

  5. mcluvin says:

    I’ve been on this ROM for a couple of weeks now. Everything works, GPS, wifi, apps2sd, good battery life, etc. The only issue I just discovered is that when you have 4g working and you switch on the wireless hotspot it switches from 4g to 3g and gives you a message saying that you are not subscribed to hotspot (but it still continues to work only in 3g). Great ROM though. I won’t be switching any time soon.

  6. Big B says:

    my goolge apps dont wrk or my fb app
    a few apps dont wrk right i thnk its the way i setup anybody else have a problem like this

  7. John says:

    This was the first ROM I installed after finally learning how to root my EVO 4G. I wasn’t all that impressed at first, but after taking a few days to install just about every ROM I could find, 🙂 this one is actually one of my favorites. Fast, sleek, everything seems to be working for me (so far).

  8. Jason says:

    Same Jason from above here. A couple recurring glitches I’ve had show up are the notification for a text in the drop down won’t clear sometimes after I read the text; I actually have to hit clear. And the weather animation will display when unlocking my device regardless of which page it’s on. Small, but somewhat annoying features. Anyone else having the same issues?

  9. Rick says:

    I’ve been running Nitrous Rom now for more than two months. Battery life is fantastic, errors are nonexistant and the rom runs relatively smooth and quickly, given the now dated single core cpu. Yes, I’ve been trying other ROMs during that time, including those based on Ice Cream Sandwich, but, without question, Nitrous is the most stable and reliable rom out there. After trying other roms and then reloading or restoring back to Nitrous it simply feels like putting on your most comfortable pair of shoes. I seriously doubt that another rom will cause me to ever abandon Nitrous UNTIL I finally upgrade to a newer phone.

    I have had great success with Lionfish less kernel as well as Rafael’s and Caines custom SBC kernel for Nitrous running at 1.15 continually.

    If you need a reliable error free rom then Nitrous is the way to go.

  10. David L. says:

    Okay, new favorite rom, even better than Nitrous. Swagged Out Stock S (Odex). Been running it a couple of days, it’s a little faster and allows me to run widgets that moved too slow under Nitrous. Awesome!

  11. Michelle says:

    using Nitrous.. having issues with low phone memory notifications.. there is less info on my evo then before any advice

  12. Mcluvin737 says:

    Michelle, did you partition your sd card with apps2sd? Once you do that, you’ll have virtually unlimited storage. It’s one of the best things I like do far about bring rooted. Luvin it.

  13. joe g says:

    my home button isnt working properly now that i’ve installed this rom. any ideas?

  14. Franco says:

    I have been running Nitrous on my wife’s evo and mine as well since it came out and no have experienced no troubles. One strange thing just started happening to both our phones. I am in Houston. TX. but our phones shows Cleveland, OH. or Sonoma, CA. I have to go into the settings for the weather and un-check and check again the “Update automatically” check box. After this it clears the problem, but keeps coming back after a day or two. Is there an update for this ROM that takes care of this? Another little problem is that if the phone is rebooted, all the contacts will be “gone”. So make sure you back-up all your contacts before rebooting your phone.

  15. matt says:

    I have been using this ROM for a little over a month now and I love it. Fast, responsive and everything works. I haven’t noticed any deficiencies so far, and the tweaks are awesome. I want an ICS ROM, but so far there isn’t a sable enough one out there yet.

  16. Ghost says:

    I’ve been using this ROM for a few weeks now and it’s by far my favorite. However, has the hotspot already been hacked? I’ve noticed that with the other roms in which i’ve used before will indicate that it’s been hacked. This one on the other hand really doesn’t indicate anything at all. Please help >.<

  17. christopher says:

    AWESOME!!! This Nitrous Rom is the ONLY ROM I found for my rooted EVO 4G which has ALSO been Flashed to Boost Mobile on which the WIFI-tethering actually works!!! I didn’t have to fiddle with anything!!! BTW I’m tethering it to a new Google Nexus Tablet (July 2012).

    And Love the quick settings menu that appear in the status bar. No more need for icons/switches on the screen!

  18. St@lK3r6140 says:

    I loved this rom from 1.31-1.5.3, when the new updates came out to 1.6.1 everything went wrong, no camera, 3g instead of 4g, bluetooth comes and goes, force restart and apps restarting, green light flashing on top right, very slow now. reflashed back, even complete wipe to SOS and Cy7 and back, same issue. Now looking for something that really works. Had Supersonic 06, TN_Shooter, The Express, jellyBean, Energy, I guess nothing is perfect but in the beginning this rom went 3 months working like a champ, then the updates messed everything up. Flashed Less Lionfish and other Kernels with no luck.
    Anybody else having problems with Nitrous 1.6.1?

    • Brandon says:

      I have an issue. My 4G works on and off, especially when I turn on the hotspot. The 4G can be working full strength but when I turn on the Hotspot, the 4G disconnects and wont reconnect until the Hotspot turns off. 3G speeds on a hotspot pretty much sucks!!!!

  19. Jean says:

    I have been using Nitrous from the start on my phone and my wife phone. It is fast, sleek, and all my apps work with no issues. As of lately there are a few glitches for example, the keyboard freezes and doesn’t allow me to answer calls because the screen stays locked. But, it has been better than anything else I have. Hoping for an update on the Best Rom for HTC EVO 4G.

  20. Luis says:

    Getting FC error when trying to add another bluetooth device. I’m running SBC kernel 0.4 on Nitrous 1.6.3 Any suggestions?

  21. Jessica says:

    Love this ROM! Best daily driver I’ve had!

  22. Max Nix says:

    Doesn’t seem to be any WiMax on this ROM!

  23. Max Nix says:

    Also, for me, the VM could not synchronize with the server.

    Went to Deck’s Reloaded. Pure Android. Very fast, stable and small. A different look than Sense, but I am starting to appreciate its many subtleties.

  24. Dave says:

    Does this ROM require a gapps installation? Can someone point me too a good zip if it does? I had installed another ROM, but it didn’t come with Google Play. None of the gapps zips that I found and tried would work for me. I kept getting a “Server Error Retry” message.

    Max, your site is the best. I am a newbie to rooting and roms and all of this, but your site has clear instructions and videos that made it all quite painless. THANKS!

  25. Hitchens says:

    Great ROM.. I wish I would have downloaded this back in May 2012. I have been using unrevoked ROM on Android Froyo for past 2 years and it was lagging my phone. But today I downloaded Nitrous Rom and woo hooo.. my phone is super fast, internet is blazing fast.. I can download apps at 4G speed. I downloaded Android Wifi Tether and I am getting 1.5 Kb upload/download speeds on my laptop. Overall Great ROM. Everything works for me.

  26. Hitchens says:

    Android Wifi Tether works for 4G.
    I have to use sprint hotspot for 3G.

    No big deal.. Still the best ROM so far for Evo 4G

  27. Luke says:

    does anyone know if this comes with nitrous kernel with the ROM? or do you have to flash it after you install the ROM?

  28. Scott says:

    Love this rom. the only thing id like to see is cpu tweaks like in many other roms. im also excited to see that i can use sprint hotspot without having to pay!

  29. wolf says:

    Don’t let me use the hot spot for WiFi, or thether app, I tryed every thing but no WiFi, runs nice everthing else. help I have EVO 4g

  30. Crispin says:

    This is the 2nd rom I’ve tried where the screen lock will not work, is there a workaround? First was digital karma, I may just go back to Alter rom.

    • David L says:

      I’ve never had a problem with the lock screen. You might download Nitrous ROM again and wipe your phone and reinstall it.

  31. Crispin says:

    Did that, still no lock screen. Back to alter rom

  32. Frank says:

    I’m currently running 2.3.5 and rooted with baseband v with kernel version htc-kernel@and18-2 #1 dated Mon Mar 12 19:29:30 CST 2012. Is there an update or can I get the latest ROM?

  33. D says:

    been using this rom for 5 days now and the only problem im having the wifi keeps reseting which is pissing me off cause i use it to tether through my pc for internet ..when it resets it turns my usb tethering setting off and sets it back to usb charging only ….whats going on here ? can i fix this ?

  34. Hitchens says:

    My internal storage keeps getting full with NITROS ROM, anyone else having same issue?

    I moved some apps to sdcard and in a week, my storage is full again. I have no idea what else to do?

  35. Hitchens says:

    OK so i erased all data on my phone and installed Nitrous ROM all over again.
    After powering up my phone I checked Internal Storage and its only 308 MB. This is after a fresh install of Nitrous ROM after wiping out all previous data.

    Does this sound right?? EVO 4G comes with 1 GB of internal storage and only 300MB is available after installed Nitrous ROM. I can move stuff to SD card, but I still think there is a glitch somewhere.


  36. Crispin says:

    The 1 gig is ROM which apparently is used for system software.

    • Hitchen says:

      OK that makes sense. I am thinking of buying HTC EVO LTE this way I dont’ have memory problems. I hear it has like 16GB of internal storage.

      • Crispin says:

        Unless I’m mistaken, the 16GB internal storage serves the same purpose as an external microsd card, the RAM on this phone though is 1GB, double of the EVO 4G.

  37. Hitch says:

    When using 4G Wifi tether APP, my EVO will sometimes REBOOT at random.
    Anyone else having this problem with Nitrous ROM???

  38. Chris says:

    Does anyone have a link to download the NITROUS ROM v1.6.3? The links are dead.


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