There are possibly two types of people in this world: those who like their Android phone with all the often unnecessary bells and whistles on the software front, and those who like to keep it stock and neat. If you fall within the latter category, the TripNDroid Mobile engineering team has made your Sense-less HTC One X dream come true.
The team has released the CyanogenMod 9 ROM for the HTC One X, which means, you will get to enjoy a pure stock Android experience without a trace of HTC Sense, on top of that sleek unibody and 4.7-inch Super IPS LCD2 display. Although this isn’t an official CyanogenMod release, the ROM was developed using CyanogenMod 9 files.
As in any first build of a ROM of this nature, you can’t expect every little thing to work perfectly from the get go. According to the information listed on the developers’ website, you won’t be able to use the phone’s camera yet, which is a shame, since it’s one of the best features of the HTC One X. For the time being, WiFi hotspot is still not functional as well. Also, the ROM doesn’t include any Google apps.
The good news is everything else works like a charm, which includes the phone’s mobile network (for data, call, and SMS), GPS, Bluetooth, Bluetooth tethering, WiFi, hardware video decoder, hardware acceleration (2D and 3D), audio, and mic.
For now, the CyanogenMod 9 ROM only works for the international version of the HTC One X, or the one that is powered by Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor. So, those who own the HTC One X model that sports a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor will have to wait. If you have the skill and hardware — and know all the risks involved in flashing a ROM on your brand new toy – pay the website a visit for the complete installation instructions.