Wednesday, December 14, 2011


In honor of the SOS blog reaching 100,000 page views, I have decided to release the SOS App for public release.

DOWNLOAD (no password necessary)

Remember, this app is 100% stable, but it is not 100% complete.

The app currently has four tabs: News (which gets its content from this blog), Themes (which gets its content from the Themes page on this blog - which is out of date BTW), Q&A (which hasn't really been touched yet), and BETA Themes - No DLs yet (which is what the final Themes section will look like - and yes, there are no downloads... yet).

The point of this app is simple, I'm not Sprint, I can't send you a text if something is wrong with your phone. However, I have been running this blog to keep you all updated with the latest Swagged Out news. Originally, this app was simply going to be a way for you all to stay up to date without having to search the internet to find this page first.

But then, PFCLand (who is MIA at the moment) and I sat down and thought up a really cool idea to provide an app that would allow SOS users a place on their EVO where they could download all of the add-ons that Team Swag provides to their users.

For months, I have had these ideas up in my head. I really wanted to release this sooner and am still hesitant to release this now (since it is still a bit away from completion). But I feel you guys can appreciate the app for what it's worth and hopefully you can enjoy the app in it's incomplete form.

In the next few weeks, I hope to provide you all with another great release for the ROM. At the same time, I will be providing the app with incremental updates. The app does not need to be re-downloaded; you simply need to hit the refresh button (lower left) for the app to reset its content (and update itself).

Last but not least: The SOS App is coming to the Android Market soon! More details to come!

Swagged Out Review

Blogger, Evo User, has posted a video review of the latest version of Swagged Out Stock. If you have ever been hesitant about checking out the ROM and want to see all of the features in action - this is the perfect video for you. Another big surprise is coming soon to all of you SOS users out there. Prepare yourselves.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Battery Life Concerns

We all have had different experiences with our battery. This is what my EVO looked like today. As you can see, lots and lots of use. This is the stock battery, btw... I can squeeze a lot more out of my 3500mAh extended battery.

Here's my setup:

  • SOS v1.9.0.7 (Swag = ON)
  • Lithid's Freedom v0.9 Less
  • CPU: 768MHz/245MHz
  • Governor: InteractiveX
  • RAM Tweak: Juwe11's built-in
  • Task Killer: none
  • Clock speed app: No Frills CPU Control
  • Usage: Heavy (games, lots of Tapatalk, occasional Googling, etc.)

What's your battery life like? Post your setup and results in the comments below.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

v1.9.0.7 | SNAP BACK SWAG

New update rolling out now. Head over to the download page or grab it on ROM Manager. The changelog has been updated.

For those that don't know, my EVO 4G took a swim this past weekend. Help pay for my deductible and click on some ads. I don't like asking for donations, this allows you to get me some $$ without making my users having to spend any ;)

Keep Swaggin'!

Full Themes

Very soon, there will be a new Swagged Out blog dedicated to themes and themed elements. This will be utilized in the SOS App. Until then, be sure to check out the Swagification Post at XDA to stay up-to-date with themes and themed elements.

Several full themes have been uploaded with the following themed elements:

  • HTC Clock Widget
  • Dock
  • Lock Bar
  • Wallpaper

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The MetaMorph Theme: Explained

I love me some MetaMorph themes. Y'all know that by now. But why? Normally, devs give you an easy flashable .zip that includes a bunch of files that make your EVO really cool. But the thing that sucks about flashable .zips is that you can't pick and choose what pieces of themes you want to add.

You want: the stock battery without percentage, the stock lock bar, Comfortaa font, black/green dock, Messages right button, and the nostalgic Swagged status bar.
Normally, you would have to either learn how to edit the .apks yourself or bug me enough times until I actually make a flashable .zip for you ;)
Luckily, with MetaMorph themes, you can add exactly what you want to your Swagged Out EVO - because let's face it, we all want to customize our Swag :)

How to MetaMorph
So, I been getting a lot of questions about how these work. I made a YouTube tutorial awhile back and realized I never posted it for you guys to check out. Here it is below:
Remember, anytime you flash an update, your mods will be removed. But MetaMorphs are super easy to add, so it will only take you about five minutes to return to your customized Swag.

Hopefully this clears up any confusion. If any of you have questions, comment below!

- swagstr

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Essential Apps Pack - Explained

Check out this video if you have any questions regarding the need for these "EAPs."

Monday, October 31, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Just a teaser...

Trying to get some new screenshots of SOS up. Feedback please!

Monday, October 24, 2011

v1.9.0.5 RC2.2

Well, we've gone through a rocky road these last couple releases thanks to the instability of Superuser (an app all of us rooted users rely on). Luckily, the app has been stabilized. RC2.2 has updated both the app and the Superuser binary for the user. Also note, as an added bonus, Swag = ON users will notice a new bottom bar on the notification pulldown. We hope you like it, as you will see, this does make the ROM look much more professional.

Hang in there SOS users! Big updates are right around the corner (about 2-4 weeks). Until then, enjoy this mandatory update.

- swagstr

Friday, October 21, 2011


Not gonna lie, I haven't tested this ROM out. If it doesn't boot, re-flash RC2. Do let me know your results though.

ROM Manager and RC2.1

So I know a lot of you guys out there use ROM Manager to keep up to date with SOS. Unfortunately, their servers are having some issues working right now. Feel free to head over to the downloads section to manually download the latest update.

Also, SOS is receiving a very minor update that can be flash right over RC1 or RC2.1. All it does is very Superuser back to the really old version (that had ZERO problems). So yeah, I know that's an important app, so I figured I would fix it.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

What's up with Superuser!?

Dear SOS Users,

All right. This is definitely the biggest issue facing the SOS ROM right now... AND IT ISN'T EVEN ROM-RELATED. Boo! (That wasn't meant to scare you, I'm just pissed lol)

In RC2, I only included the latest release of Superuser (because I though it was "fixed"). Now, you can't use the uninstall update fix (since it is not "fixed"). So, I offer you all two choices to fix your Superuser woes:

  1. (You may want to clear data first) In Superuser: Preferences > Automatic Response > Allow > Done :) - or - 
  2. Permanent solution (kinda): Flash this and flash this at the same time. This will get you the classic Superuser (that doesn't suck). (First file is the Superuser app, the second is it's bin file)
Hope this helps guys!

And thanks for your continued support of Swagged Out Stock!

- Team Swag

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Wipe Required!? Why?

Here's the deal. My goal in SOS is simple: reduce wipes. I hate wiping... with a passion.

You gotta grab your stuff, back it up (hope it doesn't screw up), put it back on your EVO, hope it all still works.

Lame. I know.

The latest update v1.9.0.5 RC1 does require a wipe for only one reason (well two).
  • The MMS compression fix absolutely requires a fresh install. After you fresh install this version, this will not require another wipe (small price to pay IMO). 
  • I was sloppy in making RC1. When I make updates, I make sure I remove the files that may have been left behind from previous versions. Although I think I did cover my tracks like I normally do, it is possible I didn't. So, even if the MMS fix wasn't in this ROM. I would highly recommend a wipe anyway. 
There you have it. Why a wipe is required. If you don't like it, stick with what you got. But, trust me, it's worth it. Remember, with most ROMs, you have to wipe between every update. This is the first time I have required a wipe and it may just be the only time. Who knows?

Anyways... if you haven't downloaded RC1, grab it now from the downloads section.

Enjoy! :)

v1.9.0.5 RC1

New update coming out soon now!!! Go grab it from the Downloads section!!!

This is a solid update, feel safe to update if you are using

Enjoy :)

P.S.: On ROM Manager too.

Friday, October 7, 2011

10.7 Nightly

Head over to the Downloads page and grab the latest nightly!

Changelog has been updated.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Swagged Out Nightlies

Swagged Out Stock has entered a temporary nightly state. Today, 10.3, if the first release (located in downloads). When the ROM looks more complete, I will call it v1.9.0.5.

Please provide as much feedback as possible. Preferably at the XDA thread.


Changelog will be updated in the coming days.

Friday, September 30, 2011 Beta

Check out this beta: here.

It's a segway between the last version and New features are listed at the location.


Saturday, September 17, 2011


New update that brings some updated apps, removes a CIQ app, and also brings the return of a full Swag = OFF ROM.

Check it out in the Download section now!

Thursday, September 15, 2011


New update is uploading now. Includes latest Freedom kernel update (0.9) and removes SetCPU (I shouldn't have included that initially).

Check it out!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Special Instructions for Swag = OFF Users

Starting with versions of SOS, I have decided to stop making Swag = OFF as a separate full ROM. Don't worry! I am not discontinuing this flavor of the ROM, I just find it tedious to make an update to this flavor every new version. The files that make Swag = ON and Swag = OFF different (almost) never change. So, from now on, Swag = OFF users will have to use these directions to keep them up-to-date:
  1. Download the latest version of Swag = ON (you need this, because it is a full ROM, with all of the updates of the latest version)
  2. Then, download the Swag = OFF enabler, this will be updated as necessary (but not with every version). 
  3. Finally, download the Swag = OFF update file. This file is optional, however, without this file, if you go to Settings > About Phone > Software information, you will see the wrong version number. This will cause you to not receive OTA updates from ROM Manager. If this feature does not seem important to you, then you only need to complete the first two steps. 
All of these files will be located in the Downloads page and on ROM Manager. Yes, it's a tad inconvenient, but this will give you the latest version of SOS, with that stock look you love.

If you hate this method, feel free to head over to the forums or Twitter and let me know ;)

v1.9.0.0 and v0.9.9.8


Introducing a new version of SOS! This version is based off of the latest OTA update for the HTC EVO 4G, 4.53.651.1. This is the initial release, but this bad boy sports all of the same features as v0.9.9.8 of the older version of SOS.

Latest update to the classic version of SOS. As a reminder, this version is based off of the last OTA update (4.24.651.1) for the HTC EVO 4G.

Head over to the Downloads section soon to check them both out!

Be sure to explore the site, because many changes are happening. (Like the new theme section).


Updates will come to this post as they become available.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Update taking care of the Market bug.

Head over to the Downloads section soon now!


Also, be sure to follow the update instructions if you are coming from an earlier version of SOS. 

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Dreaded Market Bug

Just a heads up... The Market bug introduced in v0.9.9.6 has been fixed, head over to the forums to solve those force closes. Sorry again for the inconvenience.

[G&E Forum]

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Icon Removal Pack

I'm about to be flying through Hurricane Irene, figured I'd give y'all a present in case I die.

Icon Removal Pack
Multiupload (Mirror) | Mediafire (Mirror) - Swag = OFF 8.27
Multiupload (Mirror) | Mediafire (Mirror) - Swag = ON 8.27

Make sure you get the right file for the Swag you are running.

Friday, August 26, 2011

v0.9.9.6 [Updated]

Decent update is rolling out tomorrow now! No "update file" for this one, just download the ROM.

Head over to the Downloads section soon now!


Also, be sure to follow the update instructions if you are coming from an earlier version of SOS. 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Site is under development [UPDATED]

Starting with v0.9.9.6, this site will be the place to go for getting Swagged Out|Stock. Right now the site is still under development, but I hope you all get accustomed to it soon :)

Update: The site is ready to go for the latest update. A few files are still lagging behind, but we'll live!