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HTC EVO 4G LTE clears custom hurdles and promptly gets rooted


The HTC EVO 4G LTE hits the market with rave reviews

The HTC EVO 4G LTE had quite a journey getting to the hands of 4G-crazed smartphone enthusiasts looking forward to DSL-level speeds on a wireless device. The unit’s launch was delayed twice due to US Customs interception based on Apple Computers’ complaint with the International Trade Commission that HTC infringed on some of its patents. Now that HTC has cleared that legal hurdle, consumers all over Sprint’s coverage area can order this unit. It has been earning rave reviews and has quite a form factor. It is one sweet-looking device. The final hurdle is that Sprint hasn’t activated its LTE network just yet. So users would have to wait a bit more before they can start using Skype on their mobiles and video chatting smoothly while making their way about town.

No sooner has this unit become available that hackers announced that they have rooted this unit. If you have rooted your phone before, you will know the benefits that come from doing so. Flexibility is the first benefit that come to mind How do you root the HTC EVO 4G LTE? You just need to download some drivers and install them on your handset. Afterward, you run a short script. Keep in mind that if you root your device, you will be voiding the handset’s warranty. Then again, those who have done Android phone rooting before already know this.

What makes this phone impressive?

The unit’s core is the QualComm MSM8960 Snapdragon chipset which provides the juice for the handset’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. The unit’s processing is handled quite well by the dual-core Krait processor that has a clocked speed of 1.5 Ghz. The unit has 1GB of RAM and a scalable storage maximum capacity of 32GB. The phone’s display is huge-4.7 inches of LCD2 type SuperIPS display. It sports two cameras-8 megapixel up front and a 1.3 megapixel shooter. Both cameras can do HD video recording.