HTC's überphone, the One X, will now be more awesome for it also has received an AOSP custom ROM. And, it's not just any ROM, it's a Jelly Bean-based AOSP ROM, which means faster and smoother performance. Having a quad-core processor, the HTC One X deserves an equally smooth and fast OS. To top it all, your One X will run on Jelly Bean, minus HTC Sense.
This ROM is still in its alpha stage so do expect some issues and fixes. Some of the things that don't work are the radio, sound, Google Now, and the camera. Hopefully, the developer will be able to provide updates that will fix the bugs, but in the meantime, try the ROM out and see how well Jelly Bean goes with your phone.
Just follow the requirements and instructions below to upgrade the HTC One X to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean.
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the HTC One X. 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.
- An HTC One X with unlocked bootloader and ClockworkMod Recovery installed. These guides may help you:
- Your phone's USB cable.
- A Windows PC
- 7-Zip, WinRAR, or any other program that can extract archive files.
- Install the necessary phone drivers before continuing with this guide. Download and install the HTC Sync software to your computer so you can install the needed drivers.
- Download the following files to your computer:
- See to it that 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 Jelly Bean 4.1.1 AOSP ROM package and the GApps (Google Apps) package to your phone's SD card.
- Extract the Flash_Boot.zipfile to a folder on the computer that you can access conveniently.
- Open the ROM's ZIP file. Locate the boot.img file inside and extract it to your computer.
- Copy the extracted boot.img file to the folder where you extracted the file in step 2. You'll then have 5 files in that folder.
- If your phone is still connected to the computer, disconnect it and then switch off your phone.
- Boot your phone into Bootloader Mode by pressing and holding the Power and Volume Down buttons.
- NOTE: Use the Volume keys to navigate and the Power button to select an item.
- From the bootloader menu, select Fastboot.
- Connect your phone to the computer via USB cable. The bootloader screen should say “FASTBOOT USB.”
- On your computer, go to the folder where the extracted files in step 2 and step 4 are located.
- Double-click on the flash-boot-windows.bat file to flash the required kernel to your phone. After flashing is done, an “OKAY” message will appear.
- On your phone, select Bootloaderto go back to the main bootloader menu.
- Select Recovery to reboot into ClockworkMod Recovery Mode.
- Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset and confirm the action on the next screen.
- Select Wipe Cache and confirm it on the next screen.
- Go back to the main menu and select Advanced.From there, select Wipe Dalvik Cache. Confirm the action to start wiping your phone's data. After performing a full wipe, go back to the main recovery menu.
- Select Install ZIP From SD Card the select Choose ZIP From SD Card. Navigate to tg_endeavoru-ota-27.zip and select it. This will start installing the ROM to your phone.
- After the installation completes, install the GApps package in the same manner as in step 16.
- Once installation is done, select Go Back and choose Reboot System Now. This will reboot your phone to the newly installed ROM.
Great job! Your HTC One X is now running on an unofficial alpha build of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, thanks to the efforts of XDA Developers member, tgascoigne. How do you like the custom ROM so far? We would love to hear your opinion.
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