There are a number of ways to get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on your Android device, but one of the best ways is through custom ROMs. If you've been following the news about the latest Google software to hit the Android community, you'll know that everyone wants a taste of this sweet treat. HTC Sensation users can also see what all the buzz is about by flashing XDA Developers member bruce2728′s unofficial CyanogenMod 10.
Device features such as the Wi-Fi, camera, audio, calls and data, button lights, and vibration — just to name a few — are already working. Unfortunately, it seems that the front facing camera still needs working on. Rest assured that the developer will be working on fixing this bug and anything else that users encounter. If you can't wait for the front camera problem to be resolved and you want to try Jelly Bean on your HTC Sensation, keep reading for our easy-to-follow instructions on how you can enjoy the unofficial CyanogenMod 10.
In this guide, learn how to upgrade the Sensation to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean via CyanogenMod 10.
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the HTC Sensation. 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 Sensation with S-OFF, unlocked bootloader, and ClockworkMod Recovery installed
- Download the following files to your computer:
- CyanogenMod 10 ROM file (cm-10-20120821-build2-bruce2728-pyramid.zip, 140 MB).
- GApps (Google Apps) package (gapps-jb-20120726-signed.zip, md5sum: f62cfe4a827202899919fd932d5246d7).
- 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 CyanogenMod 10 ROM file and the Google Apps package to your HTC Sensation's SD card.
- Turn off your HTC Sensation.
- Boot into Recovery Mode by pressing and holding down the Volume Down and Power buttons. From the HBOOT menu that appears, press Volume Down to highlight the Recovery and use the Power button to select it.
- Make a NANDroid backup of your current ROM. Go to Backup and Restore and select Backup.
- Select Wipe data/factory reset. Confirm the action on the next screen.
- Select Install ZIP from SD card.
- Select Choose ZIP from SD card and select the CyanogenMod 10 ROM file.
- Once the CyanogenMod 10 ROM file has finished flashing, repeat step 6 and flash the GApps package.
- Select Go back.
- Select Reboot system now.
- Once the ROM boots, go to Settings > Performance > Processor and set the minimum CPU frequency to 384 MHz and select Set on Boot.
- On every boot after that, go to Settings > Developer Options and select Disable HW Overlays.
Your HTC Sensation is now running on CyanogenMod 10. Congratulations!