Apr 14 AT 5:24 PM Nick Gray 10 Comments

HTC EVO 4G takes a bite out of Gingerbread; leaked Android 2.3.3 build hits the web

While some of you may still be debating HTC decision to not port HTC Sense 3.0 to their older phones, a leaked Android 2.3.3 test build for the HTC EVO 4G has surfaced on the web.   The leaked build initially showed up on 911sniper but has quickly gained a home on XDA-Developers.  Even though it’s only been a few hours since the leak was discovered, developers have already managed to work some magic and transform it into a bootable and fully functional ROM.

Though we’ve known since this morning that the EVO wouldn’t be getting any of the Sense 3.0 features, it’s certainly disappointing to see that the new Gingerbread build for the EVO doesn’t even feature some of the features found on the HTC Thunderbolt or the HTC Inspire 4G. As of now, the only new feature in HTC Sense that we’ve been able to spot in the Android 2.3.3 build is the Fast Boot hibernate feature which HTC introduced last fall with the Desire HD and Desire Z.

If you have a rooted HTC EVO 4G and want to get a taste of an official Gingerbread ROM for your handset, head on over to XDA-Developers and give it a try.  As always, be sure to let us know your thoughts on the new ROM.

Source: XDA-Developers

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • http://Website Batfan

    Hopefully the Droid 2 will be getting it’s build soon *fingers crossed*

  • http://www.Mustin.net Mr. M

    Grah, want so bad but don’t want to root phone! Disappointing that it’s missing some of the Thunderbolt stuff! Bought one for my Sweetie and she’s been loving it – I’ve been jealous. Still a couple of things EVO does better though!

  • http://Website Richard Yarrell

    Htc should’ve at least given the gingerbread build the sense ui that is used for the thunderbolt, inspire 4g, and mytouch 4g which is sense 2.0. It’s pretty surprising that they still left it on sense 1.0 and just added some silly quick boot feature scene late last year on the desire hd/z. It’s a cruel world if they can do this to the granddaddy of 4g then no other devices stands a chance to ever get 3.0 sense which means whatever version is on your device is what you will have unless you decide to root…

  • http://Website paul atreides

    This doesn’t have to be the final build…or is it :/

  • http://Website matt

    Didn’t I read somewhere that Eco 4g may not get new sense? Goodandevo maybe….hell don’t remember but somewhere.

  • mikevo

    I highly doubt it is. If you watch Android centrals review it looks very basic. No screen off animation or overscroll effects.
    This message sent from my Supersonic running Android 2.3.3. CM7

  • http://Website matt

    I’ll have traded the 4g for new 3d anyway by time we know answer lol

  • http://infozonex.blogspot.com/search/label/Android Android

    hmm now do we have to wait for more r this is it Android

  • http://Website ANDROID LOSERS DONT CRY

    FULL OF BUGS I BET ITS ALWAYS FULL OF CREEPY ANDROID BUGS DONT FORGET
    2.3
    2.3.1
    2.3.2
    2.3.3 SERIOUS BUGS

    FULL OF BUGS THIS SHID

  • vithya

    I ve got the brand new HTC eve 4g tablet, for getting more information check the following website http://www.latesttabletnews.com/2011/07/htc-evo-view-4g-tablet-reviews.html

  1. BatfanGuest 4 years ago

    Hopefully the Droid 2 will be getting it’s build soon *fingers crossed*

  2. Mr. MGuest 4 years ago

    Grah, want so bad but don’t want to root phone! Disappointing that it’s missing some of the Thunderbolt stuff! Bought one for my Sweetie and she’s been loving it – I’ve been jealous. Still a couple of things EVO does better though!

  3. Richard YarrellGuest 4 years ago

    Htc should’ve at least given the gingerbread build the sense ui that is used for the thunderbolt, inspire 4g, and mytouch 4g which is sense 2.0. It’s pretty surprising that they still left it on sense 1.0 and just added some silly quick boot feature scene late last year on the desire hd/z. It’s a cruel world if they can do this to the granddaddy of 4g then no other devices stands a chance to ever get 3.0 sense which means whatever version is on your device is what you will have unless you decide to root…

  4. paul atreidesGuest 4 years ago

    This doesn’t have to be the final build…or is it :/

  5. mattGuest 4 years ago

    Didn’t I read somewhere that Eco 4g may not get new sense? Goodandevo maybe….hell don’t remember but somewhere.

  6. I highly doubt it is. If you watch Android centrals review it looks very basic. No screen off animation or overscroll effects.
    This message sent from my Supersonic running Android 2.3.3. CM7

  7. mattGuest 4 years ago

    I’ll have traded the 4g for new 3d anyway by time we know answer lol

  8. AndroidGuest 4 years ago

    hmm now do we have to wait for more r this is it Android

  9. ANDROID LOSERS DONT CRYGuest 4 years ago

    FULL OF BUGS I BET ITS ALWAYS FULL OF CREEPY ANDROID BUGS DONT FORGET
    2.3
    2.3.1
    2.3.2
    2.3.3 SERIOUS BUGS

    FULL OF BUGS THIS SHID

  10. vithyaGuest 4 years ago

    I ve got the brand new HTC eve 4g tablet, for getting more information check the following website http://www.latesttabletnews.com/2011/07/htc-evo-view-4g-tablet-reviews.html