When it comes to Android devices, the number one issue with them is that the actual device manufacturer will often install their own skin, or design, on top of Android, which can then decrease performance, battery life, and the overall user experience. Even more, the carriers tend to have their own set of applications pre-installed. AT&T is very bad when it comes to this area, as just about every app that they pre-install won’t be used by the user. Sprint, hopefully, doesn’t have this issue. With their EVO 4G LTE smartphone by HTC, though, HTC loads their “Sense” user interface in with Android, which is extremely bloated and resource-heavy. Fortunately, one can easily install a custom pre-rooted ROM, such as CyanogenMod 10, a free custom ROM, to get the best experience possible: Stock Android.
In the video below, I give you a brief tour of what CyanogenMod 10, CM10 for short, is like when running on an HTC EVO 4G LTE. In a nutshell, it’s a much improved user experience in every regard. It’s faster, uses fewer resources, looks nicer (at least in my opinion), and it gives you better battery life. It’s a no-brainer as to why people should take the time to install it.
Speaking of the installation, I ran into a few problems that doesn’t happen to very many people. The overall process itself would’ve been a snap, however.