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HTC EVO 4G - Enable Wi-Fi N Support

Posted by techhackz-admin Sunday, June 27, 2010


image 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 @

For the easy way simply download a zip file ( @

For the hard way fire up an hexadecimal editor and follow the instructions ;)

  1. Get an Hex Editor (Google it)
  2. 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
  3. Open bcm4329.ko in your Hex Editor, in the file search for nmode and replace it -----
    Save the file
  4. 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
  5. 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.

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