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For those of you who want to install a custom ROM on your HTC One, here’s a brief tutorial guide.
Step 1. You will need to first download the custom ROM you want to install. These ROMs come in a “zip” file format (so DO NOT UNZIP them) and usually 1 large file around 200MB to 1GB. Some ROMs may require you to install multiple files.
You can download these zip files straight to your phone or use your computer to download (as downloading on your computer may be more stable/effective/faster) then copy over to your phone’s storage.
Step 1. Once ROM zip files are downloaded/copied to your phone, follow Steps 1 thru 3 here to get into TWRP recovery.
Before installing a ROM, you will want to do a “data wipe/factory reset” by hitting the “Wipe” button. This will erase all your settings, apps, and app data (but not personal photos/videos on your storage). I highly recommend using Titanium Backup app to backup your apps, SMS Backup & Restore app to backup your SMS text messages, and use an online service such as GMail or Facebook to backup your contacts. Most online service providers like GMail or Facebook offer built-in ability to auto backup/restore your contacts.
*Optional – You can try installing a custom ROM without wipe, but this is considered risky and dangerous as sometimes the ROM may not boot. You can make a backup ROM if you are going to try this route so you can restore easily. Also, this can keep your settings, apps, and app data without restoring them.
Step 2. Once wipe is done (or you have decided not to wipe but have backup ROM), simply use the “Install” option in main menu and find the ROM zip file you need to install. If there’s multiple files, simple install them one by one until you are done.
Step 3. Once done installing custom ROM, reboot and cross your fingers your phone will boot. If your phone boots within 5-10 minutes you should be good to go. If not, you can try re-installing ROM, especially if you did not wipe, try re-installing after wiping.Need Help? Follow/add me on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter!
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You will need a rooted HTC One to install all ROM/kernels.
NOTE: THE AUTHOR OF THIS SITE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOU MESS UP YOUR PHONE, PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS TWICE BEFORE TRYING IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME TO ROOTING AND CUSTOM ROMS!
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