HTC One S should be glad as the developers community is actively developing nice custom ROMs for this phone and even has brought one of the first Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean custom firmware for this phone online. Now, we have the Axiom S custom ROm which brings stock Android experience with loads and loads of tweaks and mods built into it.
In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to install Axiom S custom firmware on HTC One X (T-Mobile, S4 processor) with complete steps and precautionary steps that you should take before flashing a new custom firmware on your Android phone. Let’s move on to the tutorial now.
Disclaimer: All the tools, mods or ROMs mentioned below belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉
Disclaimer 2: Axiom S is based on the T-Mobile US 1.84 OTA Update. That means it’s only compatible with devices that’s running the Snapdragon S4 processor, NOT the S3.
Axiom S Features:
- T-Mobile US OTA Base 1.84.531.2 710RD
- Fully Deodexed & Zipaligned
- Superuser and latest su binary
- Busybox and latest binary
- Advance Power Menu
- Extended Quick Settings
- Extended Quick Settings with Tabs (Sense 3.6)
- Menu Button Remapping
- Smooth Scrolling
- Removed 3-Dot Menu Bar
- Landscape Rosie
- 6×5 Rosie
- AOSP ICS Keyboard
- HTC Keyboard without arrows
- Secure Messaging Inbox
- Disabled Exchange Security
- Removed HTC LinkifyDispatcher
- Removed HTC’s SmartSync for Data and WiFi
- MiFile Explorer
- T-Mobile Tethering APN Modifications
- Sony Exclusive Package
- Build.prop Edits
- Init.d Scripts
- V6 Supercharger from Boot-Up
- Disabled HTC Sniffers
- Auto Brightness Patch
- MDJ’s Custom Overclocked/Undervolted Kernel
- ZeroCamera One S Camera
- Jelly Bean 4.1 Wallpapers
- Jelly Bean 4.1 Sounds
- Jelly Bean 4.1 Fonts
- Jelly Bean 4.1 Transition Animations
Make sure you have installed all your USB drivers for the HTC One S to connect it with the computer. Download HTC One S USB drivers! Apart from just the USB drivers, there are a few more things that you need to take care of.
1. You need to enable USB debugging mode. This helps to connect your Android phone with the PC. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging.
2. Your phone battery should be 80-85% charged. If your phone goes off suddenly because of battery, during flashing ROMs or installing mods and updates — your phone might go dead permanently. See here: How to Check Battery Percentage.
3. Backup all your important data that you might need as soon as your flash a new ROM, or make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below on how to backup data:
- Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
- Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
- Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
- Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
- Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings.
4. Your phone should be factory unlocked. Additional instructions for locked Android devices will be added in the tutorial for unlocking devices.
Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update your phone to the latest HTC One S custom firmware.