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HTC One X: How To Update To Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Using a Custom ROM

By Michael Nunez on September 30, 2012 6:34 PM EDT 0

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Here's how to upgrade your HTC One X to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean using a custom ROM. (Photo: flickr.com / John.Karakatsanis)

The HTC One X is considered to be one of the best Android smarpthones, but now that users must wait until October to receive an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, the phone is quickly losing its allure. Thanks to the strong community of Android developers, HTC One X owners no longer have to wait for the over-the-air updates for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

The HTC One X can be upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean by using an AOKP custom ROM released by TripNDroid Mobile Enginering. Through the custom ROM, the phone's speed can be dramatically increased, which wil re-assert the HTC One X as one of the best Android phones on the market. The custom ROM also offers up a completely stock Android experience, which cleans the operating system of any customer manufacturer user interfaces and other bloatware that typically slows down the operating system.

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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has several new features including an updated Notifications Center that allows users to preview emails, texts, calendar events and other pertininant information before launching an app, thus saving the user precious time. The operating system also includes the new Google Now, which aggregates some of the most commonly searched information including sports scores, traffic updates, weather and much more.

Please note: In order to upgrade the HTC One X to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean using this tutorial, you'll need to flash your device, which will void the warranty. We strongly recommend that you do thorough research before flashing your device. IDigitalTimes cannot be held responsible for anything that goes wrong during this process. Please proceed at your own risk.

In order to perform this upgrade, you'll need the following: your HTC One X, an unlocked bootloader, ClockworkMod Recovery installed, a Windows PC, USB drivers of the phone, disable anti-virus software on the device and key pieces of software. Here's the software you need: Google Apps, Fastboot.zip and AOKP ROM.

Step One: Copy the AOKP ROM to the HTC One X's internal SD card.

Step Two: Extract the boot.img file from the AOKP ROM.zip file to your computer.

Step Three: Extract the contents of Fastboot.zip to your computer.

Step Four: Copy the "boot.img" file into the Fastboot folder that has just been extracted to your computer. There should be five files in the folder.

Step Five: Turn off the HTC One X.

Step Six: Boot the HTC One X in Bootloader Mode. Do this by holding the Volume Down button and the Power button together. Once in Bootloader Moder, use the volume keys to navigate to "Fastboot Mode." Click the Power button to select "Fastboot Mode."

Step Seven: Connect the HTC One X to the computer through a microUSB-to-USB cable. The bootloader screen will say "FASTBOOT USB" to indicate that the phone is properly recognizing the computer.

Step Eight: Open command prompt and type in the location of where the Fastboot folder is located.

Step Nine: Type "fastboot device" and hit enter in Command Prompt. Your phone's serial number should appear. If it doesn't, make sure that you have installed all of the necessary drivers.

Step Ten: Flash your HTC One X device by typing the following command: "fastboot flash boot boot.img"

Step Eleven: One the kernel has been flashed, you'll see a confirmation "OKAY" message in the command prompt. Disconnect your phone from the computer.

Step Twelve: Select "HBOOT" on the HTC One X and go back to the bootloader main menu. Select "Recovery" to boot the phone in Recovery Mode. Select "Install ZIP From SD Card," then "Choose ZIP From SD Card" and select "aokp_endeavoru-ota-eng.noeri.zip." You will now begin flashing the ROM to the HTC One X.

Step Thirteen: After the installation is finished, flash "gapps-ics-20120429-signed.zip" to the phone using the same method described above. After that has been installed, go to the main menu of the Bootloader and select "Reboot System Now." Your phone will now have the AOKP ROM on the HTC One X.

Step Fourteen: Enjoy!

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