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Update HTC One to Renovate Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Sense 5.0 Custom Firmware

Renovate custom ROM is available for a number of HTC devices i.e. HTC One and comes with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and HTC Sense 5.0. This ROM features tons of more features and optimizations like the advance power menu, enhanced multitasking etc. Apps will run more smoothly than the stock Android version on the HTC One. You can update One to Renovate Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean custom firmware using the tutorial below. This is not an official release by HTC, but just a custom ROM which would require a custom recovery like ClockworkMod (how to install) or TWRP (how to install) in order to flash the ROM zip file on your phone. Make sure your HTC One bootloader is unlocked or you won’t be able to install custom ROMs.

As you continue reading, we will tell you how to install Renovate Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean custom ROM on HTC One. All the step-by-step instructions are given below, and we have also given a few extra tips that you have to keep in mind before proceeding. Make sure you backup all your existing data in the phone before proceeding as this tutorial will wipe out all your internal storage data. The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s get to the tutorial now.


Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We ( 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 😉

Renovate Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean ROM Details:

This amazing Renovate custom ROM comes with tons of new features and is based on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. A quick list of the main features in Renovate is given below and we are sure you’d love to use this on your One:

  • Based on 1.28.401.7 release keys
  • Optimized and zipaligned all apks with SDK 21.1 rc3
  • Deimaged the entire system
  • Removed all bloat and logging throughout the system
  • Removed all debugging code from apks and jars
  • Added more languages to the system
  • Increased max mms size
  • Included sysro/sysrw binaries, system mounted rw on boot
  • Added init.d support
  • Cleaned and tweaked build.prop for better performance
  • Added back missing data/preload apps
  • Added back the option to set long press back button for menu
  • Fixed playstore not installing paid apps
  • Disabled scrolling cache
  • Disabled signature check
  • Removed tethering guard
  • Extended volume control
  • Cleaned the htc important processes list and added HTC Launcher (Prism) for increased performance
  • Advanced Power Menu (thanks Dunc001)
  • Added extra system animation values, found in developer options
  • Tweaked system wide animations
  • Unlocked all rotations (use phone upside down)
  • Removed the “select input method” notification
  • Removed data speed limiting code
  • Increased the max concurrent downloads from 5 to 15
  • Tweaked adj values for better performance
  • Increased the Play store speed using a DNS hack
  • Horizontal Extended Quick Settings
  • Vol keys wake up the phone
  • AOSP recent apps by default, increases multi tasking capabilities
  • Included battery % mod, (thanks he_stheone)
  • Tweaked Gtalk to allow copy and pasting of chat messages
  • SQLite tweaks
  • Partition mount tweaks
  • Kernels get flashed through recovery (thanks xHausx)
  • Transparent notification pull down menu
  • Tweaked stock auto-brightness values (thanks he_stheone)
  • Extended options in Message app
  • Set max preview lines in messages to 5
  • Hardware accelerated multiple HTC Apps
  • OpenVPN support
  • All apps up to date
  • Hosts file up to date
  • Option to remove apps during installation
  • Option to install additional mods during installation


There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Team Android for the HTC One, but we think you might be interested in the following posts:

Like this Renovate ROM based on the latest Android 4.1.2? We love it too and we know you are looking forward to install it on your phone now. Now please read below for important tips on how to make sure your installation goes smooth and you do not end up with any problems.

HTC One USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for HTC One properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download HTC One USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

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All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update One to Renovate Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean custom firmware.