HTC has confirmed a future update to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) for the HTC One series of smartphones. The official release has been trumped by an unofficial firmware update released by members of the XDA developers' forum, who have fitted the AOKP ROM for the Jelly Bean software to the HTC One X.
The unofficial update includes features like the National Data Roaming option, the ring delay feature, flash toggle for the camera, audio control while on calls and a few others. Those for direct Wi-Fi, audio control while in speaker mode, the FM radio and USB storage copies have yet to be ironed out.
If you're looking to install Jelly Bean on your smartphone but don't want to wait for the official release, follow the instructions given below.
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Steps to Install Firmware:
- Unlock bootloader on the device and download ClockWorkMod (CWM) recovery
- Download HTC Sync to the computer
- Download AOKP ROM (IceColdJelly AOKP) and Google Apps package. Copy files to SDcard on device
- Download Flash_Boot.zip and extract contents to computer
- Open ROM and extract boot.img. Copy file to folder containing Flash_Boot.zip
- Switch device off and boot into bootloader mode. Then select FASTBOOT and connect phone to computer
- Navigate to Flash_Boot.zip and double click on flash-boot-windows.bat to flash kernel
- Upon completion of installation, press Power button on One X to select bootloader, enter Recovery and boot to CWM recovery
- Select Wipe Data > Factory Reset to confirm data wipe. Then select Wipe Cache and click Yes
- Navigate to SD card containing ROM and install firmware
- Upon installation, select gapps-jb-20120716.zip to install Google Apps package
- Select Reboot and boot up into AOKP ROM
Congratulations... the HTC One X is now running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).