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How to Upate HTC One X with Android 4.2.2 CM10.1 Jelly Bean Custom Firmware

The HTC One X users can now enjoy all the additional features of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS as the handset can now be updated to the CyanogenMod 10.1 Custom ROM. The official Android 4.2.2 update has been made available from the AOSP but does not have the HTC Sense User Interface.  To have a recap of the device, HTC One X was launched with Android 4.0 ICS OS and features Quad Core 1.5 GHz processor along with ULP GE Force GPU and 1GB RAM. The 4.7 inches of Super IPS LCD2 capacitive touch screen display in the phone is made up of Corning Gorilla Glass and features HTC Sense UI. Additional specifications include 16/32GB internal memory, WiFi, GPRS, NFC, 8 MP rear camera, HD video recording, 1.3 MP front facing camera, FM Radio with RDS, 1800 mAh battery and others.

Disclaimer :-This tutorial is applicable only for the particular model mentioned in the title of this tutorial and not for any other Android device. So, don’t try this tutorial on any other devices. All the Official Firmwares, Custom ROMs, Tools, Mods, Apps and more such things acknowledged in this tutorial pertain to their particular owners or developers. Although, it is improbable that your Android device may get damaged or bricked if you follow the procedure mentioned in this tutorial. So, do it on your own risk. Also, ToDroid.com or the developers or the owners are not bound or liable to any harm caused while following the steps in this tutorial as we are not forcing you to try out this tutorial.

Firmware Details :-

CyanogenMod 10.1 is a nightly build custom ROM that provides Android Jelly Bean firmware update to the HTC One X users.   It is quite a possibility that the firmware update may cause various problems to your Android device like boot loops, improper working of apps, bugs, FC errors and phone not working. In such conditions you will have to do the re-installation of your stock firmware or can go for any other custom ROM that is stable.

HTC One X

Pre-requisites, Important Tips & Pre-cautions :-

  • Make sure that :
  1. You have installed all the latest and updated USB Drivers of your Android device on your PC or Laptop.
  2. The battery of your Android device is charged and should have at least 70% – 80% power.
  3. USB Debugging Mode is “Enabled” on your Android device. You can find this in “Settings”.
  4. Your Android Device is “Rooted” and “ClockworkMod Recovery” is installed on your Device.
  5. You have performed “Wipe Dalvik Cache”  and “Wipe Cache Partition”  before proceeding from the recovery mode.
  • Back Up :
  1. All your important data such as Call Log, Contacts, SMS Messages, Memos, Internet settings, WiFi settings, Android Apps and other data.
  2. All the Important files, Personal folders, Images , Songs, Videos, etc.
  • Confirm the model number or type of your Android device before executing this tutorial.
  • The ODIN Utility which is used in this installation procedure will only work in Windows OS. If you are using any other OS like Linux, Ubuntu or Mac OS on your PC then your will have to use HEIMDALL (Cross Platform Tool) to flash this firmware.
  • Note :- The Custom Firmware or Custom ROM which is included in this tutorial  might contain bugs and issues as it is still under development. All the bugs and  issues will be fixed or resolved as the development process progresses. After installing the Custom ROM, Samsung Kies will not detect your device because it’s an unofficial Firmware.

How to Install CM10.1 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Custom ROM on HTC One X

Step By Step Guide :-

Now we are bringing the step by guide so that you can successfully update your handset with the latest firmware.

1st Step: The very first step is to download the CarbonRom Android 4.2.2 ROM and  for the HTC One X on your PC and then separately extract the boot.img from the zip file. Google Apps also needs to be downloaded.

2nd Step:  The next step to be followed is to make use of the USB cable so as to connect as well as mount the USB mass memory of the handset to the computer.

3rd Step:  Then the zip files of Google Apps and Android Jelly Bean ROM is copied and pasted on the SD Card root.

4th Step:  Then the file of boot.img is copied and pasted to the android sdk windows platform tools directory.

5th Step: Then you will have to switch off your handset.

6th Step:  Then you will have to bring your phone in the fastboot or the bootloader mode for which you will have to switch ON your device by holding the Power and Volume Down keys.

7th Step:  After this when the handset comes in the mode of Fastboot you will have to open the Command Prompt by navigating to the android sdk windows platform tools directory which is there on your computer.

8th Step:  Then the user will have to follow the command: fastboot flashboot boot.img and press the button of enter.

9th Step: In the next step command of – fastboot reboot is pressed by the user and enter is pressed.

10th Step:  In this step, the user will have to follow the instructions of the navigation present on the screen and make the selection of BOOTLOADER and then move to the RECOVERY.

11th Step:  The data is first wiped in the ClockworkMod and then you will have to select the flash zip from the SD card by pressing the button of Power.

12th Step:  Then again the selection of “choose zip from sdcard” is made by pressing the Power Button.

13th Step:  Then you will have to navigate to the zip Android ROM file by using volume buttons and then select it by pressing the Power.  After this the procedure of installation will start.

14th Step:  Then finally after the completion of the installation process, you will have to reboot your handset by going to the recovery menu and selecting the option of “reboot system now”.  For the first time, the boot might take a time of around 5 minutes.

Conclusion:

Thus by following the above given step by step guide, you will be able to successfully update your handset with the latest firmware and you can also verify it by going to the Setting menu and then selecting the About Phone option.


Mike is a software engineer with a love for tinkering with smart phone devices. He spends a lot of time moving pictures to his SD card, because the Android keeps running out of memory. In his spare time, he travels to different parts of the world and takes one of his Android devices with him.

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