need help to root and install custom ROM

Discussion in 'Tablets and Smart Phones' started by W@w@Y, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. W@w@Y

    W@w@Y Ancient Guru

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    Hi again

    So my HTC One x is alive...after that brush with bricking and, although Im happy Im able to use my phone again I really want to start from scratch and remove all traces of the old bloatware that came with my phone..and of course install a custom ROM without HTC sense

    can anyone point me to the right direction?

    Im using this guide

    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-unlock-root-install-a-custom-rom-on-your-htc-one-x/#comments

    But I intend to replace the CWM with the "recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.4.0-endeavoru" as I read the 5.8.4.0 allows for charging in recovery mode while the one in the guide (r1-modaco-recovery-clockwork-touch-endeavoru) does not.

    For the ROM, Im thinking of using this: aokp_ICJ421-V2.0 (unless there are better ones you guys can recommend that is stable, jellybean 4.2 and non sense =)

    thanks and looking forward to hearing your inputs
     
  2. d_mouse

    d_mouse Maha Guru

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  3. W@w@Y

    W@w@Y Ancient Guru

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    yeah that was scary, I already considered buying a new one lol

    thanks for the link. Can I wipe my entire phone then? I hate that the traces of the initial bloatware are still on my phone. Its no longer active but they are still in the storage =(
     
  4. d_mouse

    d_mouse Maha Guru

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    Yeah once you have the custom recovery (like last time) your good to wipe everything. Just make sure you have either the rom on the internal storage or have had a chance to figure out adb before you wipe it.
     

  5. W@w@Y

    W@w@Y Ancient Guru

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    yeah that was really stupid of me to forget to put the custom rom on. where on the sd card do I put it anyway?wouldnt it be wiped together with the other files?
     
  6. Speed Weed

    Speed Weed Maha Guru

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    Excellent news, waway625!
    Now you'll feel that it's safe for you to cough, sneeze or fart! :)
     
  7. d_mouse

    d_mouse Maha Guru

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    no, the /data part of the internal storage doesn't get wiped when you use wipe data / factory reset.

    Just put it anywhere you'll be able to find it. I have separate folders for roms, kernels, and gapps, but that's just how I like to do it.
     
  8. W@w@Y

    W@w@Y Ancient Guru

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    so I just copy and paste the .zip?
    here is how the directory looks like by the way (when I open it from PC)

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. N0sferatU

    N0sferatU Ancient Guru

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    I'm fairly certain that directory is the /data/ directory already. You cannot go up another directory in windows (and with a file explorer on android without root you can't go up any more than one level from that if I recall). Anywhere in there should be fine.

    Either way when I go to "factory reset/wipe data" and then wipe cache/dalvik whatever file directories were seen in windows before are still present across multiple flashes of multiple ROMs on my Nexus 7.

    The first flash IMO is always the worst for the end user. You can't flash via CWM/TWRP and it's with a device you're not familiar with. After that it's gravy because you're familiar with the device and you have CWM/TWRP at your disposal.
     
  10. W@w@Y

    W@w@Y Ancient Guru

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    root successful! I followed the link above (didnt use the all-in coz I found it complicated) but used the "recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.4.0-endeavoru" instead of "r1-modaco-recovery-clockwork-touch-endeavoru"

    after that I made a backup in nandroid and follwed the steps from the guide from the thread of the rom I wanted

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2052610

    turn OFF your phone
    BACKUP your data using recovery (and SD on first flash just in case)
    boot in bootloader
    select fastboot mod
    flash boot.img via fastboot that is located in the rom.zip: fastboot flash boot boot.img
    run this command now: fastboot erase cache
    go back to hboot screen
    select recovery
    full wipe is needed IF you aren't coming from other AOSP 4.2 rom
    flash the rom
    flash newest gapps (Google applications) from here -they NEED to be flashed after every ROM flash
    boot

    [​IMG]
     

  11. d_mouse

    d_mouse Maha Guru

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    great work, if you're wanting to try some roms with different feature sets I can recommend Paranoid Android & AOKP
     
  12. W@w@Y

    W@w@Y Ancient Guru

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    The one Im using now is AOKP. hmm that Paranoid Android looks interesting too.

    Actually Im looking for the one thats closest (if not exactly) stock Jellybean. I dont need much customization I just want simple and fast and (if possible) extends battery life. Any recommendations?
     
  13. d_mouse

    d_mouse Maha Guru

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    looks like there's not a lot of stock AOSP roms around for the One X. Only two 4.2.2 one I could find were Carbon Rom & Endeavoru. Not sure if they are any good but check out XDA & Rootz Wiki to see what's around.
    AOKP is great but is getting further away from stock with every release.
     
  14. W@w@Y

    W@w@Y Ancient Guru

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  15. d_mouse

    d_mouse Maha Guru

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    CWM is already there so no need to re-flash it unless there's an update.

    I'd just follow these instructions from the rom thread

     

  16. W@w@Y

    W@w@Y Ancient Guru

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    argh, I just checked. IM on hboot 1.36
     
  17. d_mouse

    d_mouse Maha Guru

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    ah, been ages since I had a HTC device, not sure if the Hboot update is still in the stock firmware updates?
     
  18. W@w@Y

    W@w@Y Ancient Guru

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    1.36 is ok. I just installed the AOSP ROM and I like it better than the AOKP
     
  19. d_mouse

    d_mouse Maha Guru

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    ah good, I wasn't sure if it would be worth the hassle of a stock update just to get the Hboot update with it.

    AOSP is nice, fast and stable, also it's great to use as a base to setup your phone how you like it (custom launchers, theme's, etc).
     
  20. W@w@Y

    W@w@Y Ancient Guru

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    You wouldnt believe what happened.LOLOL

    Thursday - bricked by failed rooting
    Friday - Fixed and installed AOKP
    Saturday - Played around, not so happy with AOKP..research on ROM to my liking
    Sunday - Finally settled on a ROM.. Happy




    Monday - THIS!

    [​IMG]

    It fell from my hand when the cord of the headphone tangled with my hand

    :wanker::wanker::wanker:
     

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