HTC One X can be updated with the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system with custom build ROM by Resurrection Remix, who is well known for making the best custom firmwares. The custom ROM for HTC One X provides wonderful customization features and solid stability.
The HTC will not release an official Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware for HTC One X, but for those who are still using the device can install this firmware and enjoy the custom built Android 5.1.1 Lollipop ROM.
Interested users an go ahead and install the Resurrection Remix custom firmware on your HTC One X using this tutorial guide.
[Disclaimer: This procedure is highly technical. If the smartphone brick or damaged during the installation process, GizBot cannot be held responsible for any kind of damage for the smartphone. Hence, the user has to perform the installation on their own risk.]
Key Features of Resurrection Remix Android 5.1.1 Lollipop ROM
This Resurrection Remix custom ROM comes with tons of new features and is based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. A quick list of the main features in Resurrection Remix is given below and we are sure you'd love to use this on your One X.
Navigation Bar customization
App Circle Bar
Keyboard Cursor Control
Expanded Desktop Mode
All New CM Audio FX app
Heads Up customization
Optimization to improve battery
Overall smoothness improvements
All CM12 features
For those who have installed custom ROM on Android devices, then installing Resurrection Remix custom ROM will on HTC One X is no different. But for beginners, read all the points and installation steps carefully before updating the handset. Also note that, installing the custom ROM or custom recovery will void the warrant of the device and will not get any official updates including security update from OEM or Google.
Points To Remember
The smartphone should be rooted with the latest ClockworkMod (CWM) or TWRP recovery tool before installing the custom ROM and its bootloader is unlocked.
Backup all the important data, additional files, apps and settings. Installing custom ROM on the One X will wipe all the data.
Use CWM or TWRP recovery tool to create a complete image of the existing phone setup. To create backup in recovery tool, select Backup and Restore and tap Backup in custom recovery mode.
Ensure the smartphone have at-least 80 percent of battery charge to avoid power off during installation process.
Make sure USB drivers of HTC One X have been installed on the PC.
Before starting the installation process, download required files to your computer. Links provided below.
Resurrection Remix Android 5.1.1 Lollipop custom ROM
[Note: This tutorial is only to installing Resurrection Remix custom ROM for the HTC One X. Installing the custom ROM on other variants of One X or on any other devices could brick the device. Please verify the model number in the device Settings >> About Device.]
Complete Step-by-step Installation Guide
Step 1: Connect and mount the smartphone to the computer.
Step 2: Copy and past the Resurrection Remix Android 5.1.1 Lollipop custom ROM and Google Apps, which you have downloaded using the links provided above, to the SD card root. Do not copy the files to phone's internal memory or in any other folder, keep the files in the SD card root.
Step 3: Turn off the smartphone and disconnect from the PC.
Step 4: Now, boot the smartphone to Recovery Mode. To get into recovery mode, press and hold Volume UP + Home + Power keys together for few seconds.
Step 5: Perform full data wipe by selecting 'wipe data/factory reset' option in the recovery mode. Use Volume keys to navigate and Power button to select, while operating in the recovery mode.
Step 6: Clear cache memory of the One X by selecting 'wipe cache partition'
Step 7: Go back to main menu of recovery mode and select 'advance' and choose 'wipe dalvik cache' to perform complete wipe. This step optional but it is recommended to clear dalvik cache to avoid boot loops and other errors during installation.
Step 8: Again return to the main menu of the recovery mode and select 'install zip from SD card'. Navigate to the phone's SD card and select the custom ROM zip file, which you copied earlier to the root folder of phone's SD card.
Step 9: Repeat the step 8 to install Google Apps.
Step 10: Once the custom ROM and Google Apps installation completes, go back to main menu of recovery mode and reboot the device by selecting 'reboot system now'.
Now the smartphone will take about 5 minutes to boot for the first time with custom ROM installed.
Source: Team Android