The CyanogenMod (CM) 10.1 RC2 custom ROM based on the new Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware update is now available for the HTC One X. Users of the particular handset can now update their device to the latest Android version by installing the custom firmware build.

Being an unofficial version, the CM10.1 RC2 requires a custom recovery like ClockWorkMod installed in the device in order to flash the ROM zip file. Users should also keep in mind that the bootloader of the HTC One X must be unlocked. For more information, click here.

Moreover, CM10.1 RC2 is a nightly build. Therefore, users may encounter FC errors, boot loops and other bugs. However, all these issues are expected to be resolved as development progresses. Reinstalling stock firmware and any other stable custom ROM can also help fix these issues, a Team Android report said.

Here’s a tutorial showing how to install CM10.1 RC2 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on the HTC One X. Take a look at certain important aspects before going ahead:

- Back up all your data in your phone properly

- The device must have at least 80 percent battery power

- The USB Driver must be installed for the HTC One X in your PC [Download]

- Enable USB Debugging via Setting > Developer options > USB Debugging

- Ensure your device is rooted and has ClockWorkMod Recovery installed

- If you get stuck on boot or experience boot loop, perform wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache a few more times before rebooting

Note: IBTimes cannot be held responsible if anything goes wrong. Users should proceed at their own risk.


Step 1: Download CM10.1 RC2 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean ROM.

Step 2: Download Google Apps.

Step 3: Connect the HTC One X to PC via USB.

Step 4: Copy all downloaded zip files to the SD card of your phone. But do not extract any files.

Step 5: Disconnect USB and turn off your phone.

Step 6: Get into the Bootloader/ Fastboot Mode. To do this, switch on the phone while pressing the Volume Down and Power buttons together.

Step 7: Now navigate to android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools directory on your PC and open Command Prompt.

Step 8: Type the following command and press Enter.

fastboot flash boot boot.img

Step 9: Type the following command again and press Enter.

fastboot reboot

Step 10: Now follow the navigation instructions on the screen. Select “BOOTLOADER” and then go to “RECOVERY.”

Step 11: Now perform the data wiping task. To do so, select “wipe data/ factory reset,” then select Yes on next screen to confirm your action. After that, perform a cache wipe by selecting “wipe cache partition.”

Step 12: Now wipe dalvik cache. From CWM recovery, go to “Advanced Menu” and then select “wipe dalvik cache.”

Step 13: Go back to the main recovery screen and select “install zip from sdcard,” then select “choose zip from sdcard.”

Step 14: After that, locate the CM 10.1 RC2 Android 4.2.2 zip file and select it by pressing the Power button. Confirm the installation by selecting Yes – Install on the next screen. The ROM installation will begin.

Step 15: After the installation process ends, repeat the same step but with Google Apps zip file to install the apps package.

Step 16: Once the installation process is completed, go back to the main recovery menu and select “reboot system now.”

The HTC One X will reboot now and boot up into the customized CM10.1 RC2 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean ROM. The first boot will take time.

[Source: Team Android]