We all knew the Wi-Fi chip included in the Sprint HTC EVO 4G supported the latest Wireless N Wi-Fi specification but its support was disabled by default. Thanks to the XDA developers it is now possible to enable it! Follow the instructions to enjoy higher Wi-Fi throughput on your HTC EVO 4G.
You can get it the hard way or the easy way, which one will you pick?
Either way, you will need a rooted EVO 4G to enable Wi-Fi N on your device, follow the instructions on How To Root Your HTC EVO 4G @ https://techhackz.com/2010/06/how-to-root-your-htc-evo-4g.html.
For the easy way simply download a zip file (EVO_Enable_Wireless_N.zip) @ http://objectunoriented.com/android/?p=35.
For the hard way fire up an hexadecimal editor and follow the instructions ;)
- Get an Hex Editor (Google it)
- Open up a shell or command prompt on a computer where you installed the Android SDK and type:
adb pull /system/lib/modules/bcm4329.ko ./bcm4329.ko.old
adb pull /system/lib/modules/bcm4329.ko ./bcm4329.ko
- Open bcm4329.ko in your Hex Editor, in the file search for nmode and replace it -----
Save the file
- Back to your command prompt, type:
mount –o remount,rw –t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
adb push bcm4329.ko /system/lib/modules/bcm4329.ko
- Wireless N is now enabled on your Sprint HTC EVO 4G!
All the credits go to chuckhriczko for the hack and Calkulin for packaging it in a zip file! You can be sure some custom ROMs will have this hack cooked in in the near future.
You can follow the XDA thread @ http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=707218.
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