Some international variants of the HTC One X can now be updated to Jelly Bean via leaked ROM

by: AdrianOctober 8, 2012

It shouldn’t take long now for the official Android 4.1 update to hit the HTC One X, but if you feel like you simply can’t wait anymore there is one way to flash a rather stable unofficial Jelly Bean port on your phone.

Recognized XDA contributor Football has posted the custom ROM just hours ago, but it already looks like one of the safest ways of getting an early sneak peek at Jelly Bean. There is one simple explanation for the port’s stability, with Football claiming that this is actually a leaked software package based on the shipping software of the soon to be released One X+.

Unfortunately, the maXimus v4.1 ROM with Android 4.1.1 and HTC Sense 4+ can only be flashed on certain versions of the international model of the One X. More precisely, you shouldn’t be trying out the firmware if you don’t have a One X powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 quad-core processor and if your CID number is not one of the following:

  • cidnum: HTC__001
  • cidnum: HTC__E11
  • cidnum: HTC__203
  • cidnum: HTC__102
  • cidnum: HTC__405
  • cidnum: HTC__Y13
  • cidnum: HTC__A07
  • cidnum: HTC__304
  • cidnum: HTC__M27
  • cidnum: HTC__032
  • cidnum: HTC__016
  • cidnum: HTC__J15

Now if you are one of the lucky owners of a “select” One X that can safely run the Jelly Bean-based custom ROM, you should take a very close look at the installing instructions at this link (right beneath the download). The usual set of precautions applies too, so be sure to back up your data before flashing and don’t forget that you’re pretty much guaranteed to void your phone’s warranty if you flash a custom ROM.

You’re also in danger of not receiving official OTA (over-the-air) updates if you root your device, so there’s plenty to make you think twice before installing this leaked upgrade.

Then again, there is plenty to make you want it too, with most “testers” saying that the update feels just like an official one, making the phone “blazing fast” immediately upon installing. And if you prefer numbers over words, how about a 13,000 score in AnTuTu and a 7,000 in Quadrant for the One X with Jelly Bean?

All things considered, are you thinking of trying out the update or will you wait for the officially official one? How about the One X+, is anyone with an original One X considering upgrading?

  • MasterMuffin

    That must be an overclocked hox because hox can’t get 7000 in quadrant!

    • I am running CleanROM 5 from it overclocks the Snapdragon S4 to just shy of 2.0 and the performance is amazing and the battery life is 50% better than stock. Though that is for the AT&T version.

      • MasterMuffin

        And the stability?

        • And the stability. I have never seen a better JB build. The JB for s3 was a slight downgrade on a few benchmarks. But this rom gets the scores, wastes no battery and is a perfect daily driver. The best. Made me fall in love with the one x all over again.

          • MasterMuffin

            The best stability you have ever seen when clocked to 2.0 Ghz? YEA RIGHT…

          • And a clocking of 2GHz?? Are you insane. There is no custom kernel for one X that allows a clocking of 2. Dunno whats up ur a**

          • MasterMuffin

            If you learn to read,you can see that the guy that I originally was talking before you started fanboying said that he overclocks his HOX to shy 2.0Ghz so please try to answer something that isn’t completely retard because I like to talk with people about stuff if they don’t just answer with stupid sh*t everytime I say something…

          • We are talking 2 variants of One X here. Your first response is to the thread itself which talks abt JB for the international One X. So dont ask whether i read the thread. And the comment from @Brian refers to the AT&T version which is not the one am talking abt. All my comments are based on the actual thread, abt the International One X which is the same phone I tested the rom on. By the way, the rom I tried is the InsertCoin JB Build which pulls a solid score of 7000+, no overclocking, nothing. If you want to know where that rom is available, I can give you the link. But if you have dont have the One X, pls dont bother to try and argue. The thread is based on solid facts. Not made up. I dont know what phone u have, but I have a Note 2, an S3 and a One X. Tested everything with custom JB builds. One X on JB leads the pack.

          • MasterMuffin

            We were talking about the at&t version and you suddenly jump to the conversation and start talking about a different phone and rom? And they’re custom, so you the dudes that made those roms can failin something andthat can cause the difference,really,you must admit that the note2is morepowerful…

    • -Roland-

      Actually yes it can. I have stock HOX whit 4.04 Android and I scored 6200 at best, so whit JB I think 7000 NP. After all tegra one X is only 0.2 gh slower than One x+

      • MasterMuffin

        Yea right…

        • can u pls try this before critiquing? I tried this build on One X. No overclocking. Nothing. Just pure custom goodness. Floored a score of 7000+ on quadrant. Compared it side by side with a custom rom on my Note 2. I was shocked. It beat the Note 2( with custom JB) clean..

          • MasterMuffin

            You can’t compare if you have different custom roms and everybody knows note 2 has better performance than hox so YEA RIGHT..

          • What the hell is ur problem? Dude. If you are just here to troll, I have nothing to say or prove.

          • MasterMuffin

            A) I’m not a troll. Just because I speak facts and I don’t agree with you, you say that I’m troll (maybe because you feel unsecure?)
            B)It seems that I can’t have a normal conversation with you so please don’t answer to this, but if you still want to answer, please do a favor for me, you and the world by thinking three times before answering so there comes something else than just sh*t!

          • First off, the word is “insecure” not unsecure. And am not either of that. If you want to have a normal conversation, ask what I did to achieve the result and not responses like YEA RIGHT and ur critiques.

          • MasterMuffin

            Now you’re grammar nazi because you don’t have anything smart to say? Please,don’t answer to this, I’m tired of “arguing” with you, this isn’t going anywhere, I said that everybody knows that note 2 is fasterand you can’t compare different tphones if they have different roms. End of discussion, really, I wasn’teven talking to you and suddenly there comes this weird “attack” and your saying that what’s up my ass and what’s wrong with me -.- I’m not going to answer anymore,so if you don’twant to look like a complete retard,I suggestyou do the same and you don’tanswer…

          • You are right. No point buddy. You missed the point of the article. You are in a constant state of denial. And your ignorance and arrogance is astounding. Just cant figure out why. And am sick of typing replies twice. So here is the skinny. You talk as if I favor the One X. No. The Note 2 is my favorite phone. And yes, the One X Tegra 3 beat the Note 2 and S3. Hope this is clear. That is all what my point was. And your argument to this issue was Yea Right. I get the feeling that you tried to pick a phone and One X was one of ur options. But I guess you are in denial cuz u made the wrong choice?. Benchmarks are a rough estimation of what the device is capable of. So am not saying the One X is the best phone. Am just saying that the JB update did wonders for the phone. Hope you get this thru ur thick head. Oh and by the way, I was only talking abt quadrant scores. Antutu scores show a huge difference as well but here the Note 2’s ram makes a big difference and leads the pack.

  • matador_kuw

    samsung is for sure this year is beaten 2 many high end phones by many manufacturer beaten it high end devices only difference is that note2 is phablet and has a pen and software customized to be used with the pen …. but for sure not the must powerful mobile any more :)