Perhaps one of the thinnest phones, the HTC One S has a gorgeous display that demands your attention. With how loaded with powerful specs smartphones are nowadays, it’s easy to get distracted by all the beauty on the device’s screen and to completely forget how the battery is slowly being sapped.
One custom ROM promises to improve this battery problem, as well as provide excellent performance. Developed by XDA Developers member Football, the One maximuS ROM for the HTC One S is based on the official RUU firmware version 1.78.401.2. The ROM also packs a few more tricks up its sleeve:
- Unsecured boot.img
- RAM optimizations
- Added BusyBox
- Tweaked for best performance
- Fast and smooth UI
- Working HTC Hub app
You won’t have to worry about bloatware with this ROM because the developer has already removed them. That means you can enjoy much faster performance from your phone without the hassle of extra weight and padding. If you’re excited to get this ROM on your device, keep reading for our installation guide.
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the HTC One S. 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.
- HTC One S with unlocked bootloader and with ClockworkMod Recovery installed.
- 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.
- 7-Zip, WinRAR, or other similar file extraction programs installed on your computer.
- Download and install the latest HTC Sync to install the latest drivers for your phone, but make sure HTC Sync is not running in the background while performing the steps in the instructions.
- Latest Android Fastboot Kit (6.22 MB).
- One maximuS ROM (HTC One maximuS V1.0.zip, md5Sum: fa053a13047274b895c496e3a80eee59).
- Download the One maximuS ROM to your computer.
- Copy the One maximuS ROM to the root of your phone’s SD card.
- Download the latest version of the Android Fastboot Kit to your computer.
- Extract the contents of the Android Fastboot Kit to get a folder named Android.
- Turn off your One S.
- Boot the phone into Bootloader Mode by pressing and holding down the Volume Down and Power keys.
- Select Fastboot from the bootloader menu.
- Connect your One S to your computer.
- On your computer, go to the Android folder and double-click the Install Boot.img.bat file. The script will install the new kernel required for the custom ROM to work.
- After the kernel is flashed, the command prompt window should automatically close.
- On your phone, highlight HBOOT and select it.
- Select Recovery on the bootloader menu to boot into Recovery Mode.
- In Recovery Mode, select Wipe Data/Factory Reset.
- Select Install ZIP from SD Card > Choose ZIP from SD Card.
- Scroll to the One maximuS ROM and select it. Installation of the custom ROM will begin. Wait for about 2 to 7 minutes.
- At completion of installation, select Go Back from the recovery menu.
- Select Reboot System Now.
Congratulations! Your HTC One S is now running on the One maximuS custom ROM. Enjoy its bloatware-free performance and battery power.
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.