The T-Mobile HTC myTouch 4G came to the market two years ago, armed with a 1 GHz Scorpion processor, a 3.8-inch display, and Android 2.2 Froyo. The device was upgradable to Gingerbread but who would've thought that the device could be upgraded to the fastest OS to date — Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean.
Jelly Bean custom ROMs are available for the HTC myTouch 4G and today, we will be showing you how to install yet another Jelly Bean-based custom ROM called Codename Android. Codename Android ROMs are based on pure stock Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, dedicated to making you feel like you are using a stock Android OS and not a custom ROM. A smooth as butter interface, Google Now, and advanced search functionality are some of the things you can expect to see when you install this ROM.
Codename Android also features extensive customization options that allow you to modify the interface. You can also customize the theme using the ROM's theme engine that also houses a number of different themes.
This guide shows you how to upgrade the myTouch 4G to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean via Codename Android custom ROM.
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the T-Mobile HTC myTouch 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.
- Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.
- T-Mobile myTouch 4G with ClockworkMod Recovery installed.
- Download the following:
- Make sure your phone's battery is charged up to 75% or more to avoid interruptions during the process.
- Backup all personal data on your phone to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.
- Copy the Codename Android Jelly Bean ROM package, the Fix for Camera and Backlights file, and the GApps package to your phone's internal SD card.
- Switch your phone off and boot into ClockworkMod Recovery. To do this, press and hold down the Volume Down and Power buttons together until the HBOOT menu appears. From there, highlight the Recovery option using the Volume keys and select the option through the Power button.
- Make a NANDroid backup of your current ROM. To create a backup, go to Backup and Restore and select Backup.
- Select Wipe data/factory reset and confirm the action on the next screen. Wait for the process to finish.
- Select Mounts and Storage and select Format /system. Confirm the action on the next screen.
- Select Install ZIP from SD card. Select Choose ZIP from SD card and scroll down to ROM package file the file. Select the file and confirm the action on the next screen to start installing the ROM on your phone.
- Install the Fix for Camera and Backlights and the GApps packages in the same manner as in step 6.
- Select Go back and choose Reboot system now. This will reboot your phone to the newly installed Codename Android ROM.First boot may take up to 5 minutes.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed the Codename Android Jelly Bean ROM on your T-Mobile myTouch 4G.
We're all multi-talented and multi-faceted here, but, perhaps, Carl is the most multi-faceted in the bunch. Among Carl's many interests, Android holds a special place. He's particularly fond of reviewing Android apps and writing step-by-step guides for fellow Android fans.