Compared to other devices you see and hear about these days, the HTC EVO 3D is a dinosaur, even if it’s only a few months old. But for what it’s worth, it’s still a very popular and relevant smartphone in some parts of the world, and some versions run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Unfortunately, there hasn’t been any official word regarding availability of an upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. If you want to get your EVO 3D up to date with the latest Android software, there is a way to do so. Actually, there are at least four ways.
The XDA Developers forums, famous for its rich selection of unofficial ports to certain versions of Android, was able to spot four ROMs based on Android’s newest sweet treat. That’s a lot of options if you’re planning to root your EVO 3D and get a taste of Jelly Bean, but there’s one caveat to all these options – none of them can be considered stable or bug-free.
That’s not really the kind of update you want if you’re looking for a trouble-free experience with your device.
Still, if these updates pique your interest, there’s no harm in trying them out, as long as you make sure to back up your data and understand the risks involved in rooting your handset. The updates available include one by XDA’s agrabren which is based on CyanogenMod 10, Team D.I.R.T.’s AOKP port, oginmnella’s own CM10-based ROM, and another one called the Jumping Jelly Beans ROM by dastin1015.
Personally, we suggest avoiding the latter – just as the name may suggest, this ROM is apparently jumping around from all the bugs reported.