If you’re looking for a newer, better Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for your HTC Amaze 4G, then look no further. Another Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM has been released for the device in the form of CyanogenMod 9. You’ll be getting lots of customization options, as well as performance enhancements from this ROM. Read on to know how to install it on your device.
CyanogenMod ROMs are among users’ favorites when it comes to getting more customization options and performance enhancements in a ROM. In fact, it is precisely why a lot of people are digging for CyanogenMod stuff most of the time. Thanks to XDA developers forum member sportsstar89, HTC Amaze 4G users can now enjoy CM9.
The ROM is still a preview version, which means that it is not stable enough to use as a daily driver. There is still lots of work to be done to get it functioning perfectly and since it is an early build, expect some bugs and issues on this one. There are quite a few issues present just like in the GSM calls, Bluetooth, camera, and the Wi-Fi.
Let’s just hope that developer can roll out the fixes soon and all that HTC Amaze 4G users can do is give it a try. If you want to try this ROM, see the instructions below.
- A rooted HTC Amaze 4G with S-OFF and with ClockworkMod Recovery installed.
- Create a back up of all the important data (i.e. contacts, call logs, files and internet settings) because the installation will involve wiping the data off your phone.
- Make sure that your battery has sufficient power (at least 50%) to avoid interruption due to power loss.
- Build 1 of the unofficial CyanogenMod 9 ROM for the HTC Amaze 4G
- The corresponding boot.img for the ROM – Get it from here (boot.img, 3.7 MB)
- Download the latest Google Apps (GApps) package (gapps-ics-20120422-signed.zip, md5sum: 0b30df25505799b5e10c0b6409f73137)
- ADB and Fastboot package: adb-fastboot-linux.rar (6.4 MB) or adb-fastboot-win.rar (6.6 MB)
- WinRAR or a similar program capable of extracting RAR archives
- USB drivers of your phone properly installed on your PC (Windows only)
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the HTC Amaze 4G. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
- The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
- Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
- Copy the CyanogenMod 9 file to the root of your phone’s internal SD card.
- Extract the ADB and Fastboot package into a folder on your PC. Copy boot.img into the same folder.
- Connect your phone to your PC.
- Open a terminal or command prompt on your computer and change directory to the folder where fastboot and boot.img are. (If you’re on Windows, just double-click on commandprompt.bat inside the folder.)
- Reboot the phone into Bootloader Mode by entering the following command at the command prompt or terminal:
- You should see the HBOOT screen on your phone. “FASTBOOT USB” should also be displayed near the top.
- At the command prompt or terminal, enter the following commands:
fastboot flash boot boot.img
- Once flashing has succeeded, place your phone in Recovery Mode, as follows:
- From the FASTBOOT USB menu on your phone, select “BOOTLOADER.”
- Select “RECOVERY.”
- When you see the red warning triangle, press Volume Up and Power simultaneously to display the recovery menu.
- Create a Nandroid backup of your current ROM by selecting Back up and Restore > Backup.
- Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset > Yes.
- Select Wipe Cache > Yes.
- To flash the ROM, select Install ZIP from SD Card > Choose ZIP from SD Card and look for the CyanogenMod 9 file.
- Go back to the main recovery menu and repeat step 7, but this time choose the Google Apps package.
- Once the installation is done, select Go Back and reboot your phone by choosing Reboot System Now.
Great! You now have CyanogenMod 9 ICS-based ROM on your HTC Amaze 4G.