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How To Install Android 4.1 Jelly Bean On HTC One X

The HTC One X gets Android 4.1 Jelly Bean! The Galaxy Nexus GSM (the tajku model) received an official OTA update, the HTC One X gets a ported ROM, and the Samsung Galaxy S3 soon followed with its own ported ROM. The top of the line Android devices seem to be going hard at this Jelly Bean craze and why not, this is what Android is all about! The ROM comes in from XDA-Developers forum member tgascoigne and it is important to note that this ROM like most early ports, is a work in progress, so yes it does contain missing features and you may encounter some issues. We’ll walk you through the installation, but first we take a look at what the ROM has to offer for now, after the break.


New to the whole Jelly Bean craze going around the internet? Here’s a quick review of all the new and improved features of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

As for the ROM, Wi-Fi, Audio, Camera are confirmed to be broken for now but there’s a possibility for more. Some Jelly Bean features may be missing but the developer is working hard at adding those in the future as soon as the bugs are sorted out. However, things will not be that smooth till the source is released.

If you’re up for taking your One X for an adventure, here’s how you can install Jelly Bean on your One X.

Disclaimer: Please attempt this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips won’t be responsible in case your device gets bricked or damaged in any other way due to this method.



  1. To begin, download the ROM from the link above and copy it to the link of your internal SD card.
  2. Extract the ROM now and copy the boot.img file to the fastboot folder in the Android SDK.
  3. Boot the device into recovery mode. Do so by pressing the Volume down key and the Power button as you enter bootloader mode. From here enter into recovery mode.
  4. Once in recovery mode, make a Nandroid backup from Backup & Restore.
  5. Proceed to wipe data/factory reset and then wipe cache and wipe dalvik cache.
  6. Naviaget to install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard and select the ROM copied to your device.
  7. Once the file is flashed, do not restart the device but power it off.
  8. You need to enter bootloader mode again and this time, select fastboot mode.
  9. Connect the device to the PC via USB and open command prompt or a terminal.
  10. Within command prompt or terminal, navigate to the location of the boot.img file you copied to the fastboot folder in the Android SDK.
  11. Enter the following command:
fastboot flash boot boot.img

Once the file is flashed just reboot your device and you’ll be good to go with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean! For updates and queries related to this ROM head over to the forum thread at XDA-Developers.

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