Will Verduzco · Jan 12, 2012 at 09:04 am

De-Sensed Honeycomb for the HTC Flyer and EVO View 4G

When the HTC Flyer and EVO View 4G were announced at Mobile World Congress 2011, many were disappointed to discover that not only would the pair of devices feature single-core processors, but that they would also ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Despite these issues, the Flyer and EVO View 4G ultimately gained popularity due to their build quality, form factor, top notch aesthetics, and innovative HTC Scribe stylus.

Seven long months after launch, and more than a few months past schedule, HTC finally updated the pair of tablets to Android 3.2 Honeycomb in the beginning of last month. Unfortunately for those wishing for an unadulterated Honeycomb experience, the user experience was spattered with HTC SenseUI. Thankfully, we have developers at XDA who are up for just about any task—including cleaning up Sense bloat!

Working with the HTC Flyer variant, XDA forum member Westfire released an early and well-received Honeycomb ROM derived first from the leaked update and later from the official OTA. Westfire’s release eventually served as a base for forum member Gumby63‘s highly regarded DeSensified Honeycomb ROM. As its name implies, the DeSensified ROM removes much of HTC’s additions from the mix, giving users a nearly authentic Honeycomb experience. In order to not leave EVO View 4G owners in the cold, forum member graffixnyc then ported Gumby63’s DeSensified ROM as part of his DeSensed View ROM.

Looking to get some desensitized Honeycomb action on your devices? If so, continue on to the Flyer or EVO View 4G ROM threads. If you simply want to see what other ROMs are available for the devices, head over to the Flyer and EVO View 4G development forums.


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Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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