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Update HTC One X to Android 4.1.1 AOSP Jelly Bean Custom ROM

HTC One X

How to Install Android 4.1.1 AOSP Jelly Bean on HTC One X

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to install Android 4.1.1 AOSP Jelly Bean on HTC One X. Please read every line carefully below. We suggest, read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your phone.

To Remember:

  • This tutorial is only for HTC One X. Please don’t try this on any other variants of the phone.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.
  • This is not an official HTC software update. This is a custom third-party ROM.
  • Bootloader should be unlocked. How? –> How to Unlock Bootloader of HTC Phones.
  • Make sure ClockworkMod Recovery is installed on your phone.

If you have fulfilled all the requirements above, then proceed to the actual tutorial.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

NOTE: Make sure ADB and Fastboot is configured on your PC. How? See here: How to Set Up ADB and Fastboot with Android SDK.

Step 1 – Download Android 4.1.1 AOSP Jelly Bean ROM for HTC One X to your computer. Download Google Apps as well.

Step 2 – Connect and mount your HTC One X USB (mass) memory on your computer using the USB cable.

Step 3 – Now copy/paste the AOSP ROM zip and Google Apps zip files to your SD card. Make sure the files are in the SD card root.

Step 4 – Then turn OFF your phone.

Step 5 – Now to get in the bootloader/fastboot mode. Turn ON the phone while pressing and holding the Volume Down + Power buttons.

Step 6 – Follow the navigation instructions on the screen. Select BOOTLOADER and then go to RECOVERY.

Step 7 – In ClockworkMod recovery, wipe data first. Then scroll down to “flash zip from SD card” and press the power button to select it.

Step 8 – Press the Power button again and select “choose zip from sdcard”.

Step 9 –Now using your volume keys, navigate to AOSP ROM zip file and select it using the Power button. Confirm the installation on the next screen and the installation procedure should start now.

NOTE: Repeat this step for the Google Apps zip file as well.

Step 10 – After the installation completes, go to “+++++Go Back” and reboot the phone by selecting “reboot system now” from the recovery menu. The phone will boot now and it might take about 5 minutes to boot on your first time. So, please wait.

That’s it! Your HTC One X should now have Android 4.1.1 AOSP Jelly Bean custom ROM installed on your phone! Go to Settings >About phone to verify.

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Have fun playing with it! If you have any issues, please fire them up in the comments below!

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Haris Nadeem

He lives on everything Android; has countless devices, apps and games to play with everyday. Currently serving as the Chief Editor at Team Android.

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