The HTC One along with Sony Xperia Z, Samsung Galaxy S4 represents the high end devices that offer impressive performances and features. Today, we will teach you a manually method about how to install the latest stable CM 10.2 Android 4.3 platform on HTC One device.
The latest CM 10.2 custom ROM is now available for all the variant of HTC One devices, that thanks to the Cyanogenmod team.
This latest CM version offers stability, performances, bugs fixed in order to offer a highly Android experience for its users.
As you probably know that, the Cyanogenmod is a powerful and a great platform that brings important features, applications and performances that cannot be available on the default Android OS versions.
In the next sections, we will be checking on how manually install the CM 10.2 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean custom ROM firmware on HTC One device.
As already mentioned before, the CM 10.2 Custom ROM system is based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware and is it will offer you a custom version of Jelly Bean which will act and offer a different UI that the official Android 4.3 has. Moreover, the HTC One device where the new custom CM 10.2 ROM will be installed will be able to have a better battery life, enhanced speeds and better performances, as well.
The best is that, this guide will provide you the official release of CM 10.2 and not a custom one. So, this custom system is coming directly from the Cyanogenmod team especially designed and optimized for the HTC One device.
Before to learn how to install the CyanogenMod 10.2 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update on HTC One, you will first have to take care of the prerequisites that are required to be followed before to begin the installation process of the new system.
The HTC One device needs to be a rooted device. You need to root the device because a custom ROM firmware can be installed only if the system is unchained.
Important: when the root access is gained then the warranty of the HTC One device will be void.
So, knowing this, you need to be careful when performing the installation operation of the new CM 10.2 firmware to the HTC One device as you don’t want to damage your smartphone while the warranty is voided.
If you want to restore the warranty of the device, you’ll have to downgrade the device to stock Android Jelly Bean operating system or to update it with the latest Android 4.4 KitKat firmware.
Note: when the HTC One device is a rooted device you have manually install the official Android 4.4 KitKat on it.
After you gain the root access on the HTC One device, you have to flash a custom recovery image on it. As you probably know the HTC One device comes with a stock recovery image out of the box, but unfortunately this stock recovery cannot be used to install a custom ROM like CM 10.2 firmware.
So you have to flash the CWM recovery or any other custom recovery image in the device. We will use in this step by step instructional guide the CWM recovery. The CWM recovery image can also be obtained via Google Play and installed after the root access is gained.
Backup all your data stored into device’s internal memory, the installation of a custom ROM is a risky operation that’s why you have to be sure that your data are safe.
When the new CM 10.2 Android 4.3 firmware is installed a wipe operation is being required. So, your data, personal info, accounts, documents, images and everything else that is stored on the internal storage device’s memory will be corrupted or deleted.
So, knowing that our advice is that is very important to make a complete backup. For this, you can save the current ROM by creating a full NANDROID backup.
During the flashing process a computer will be required, the HTC One device and the device’s official USB cable.
Ensure that the security tools such as antivirus, firewall, antimalware, which are installed on the computer and the device should be disabled or uninstalled.
Enable the USB debugging option on the HTC One device by following the next path: “menu -> settings -> developer options”
Make sure that the device’s battery has enough power left, the charge level should more than 65 %, because the flashing procedure will take a few minutes and if there isn’t enough power the device can take a forced power off in the middle of the process and this action can brick it.
The present step by step guide is compatible with HTC One device only. Do not use the same for any other incorrect device you can damage the same.
All the instructions listed here and the files are provided only for educational and instructional purposing, so in case you want to use the same for your HTC One device, you are the only responsible for any data lost or damage during or after the installation process, we cannot be held liable or responsible for your actions and changes over your device.
How to Install the Official CM10.2 Android 4.3 Custom ROM Firmware on HTC One
- Download the CM 10.2 firmware file form here and save it in your PC.
- Download the Google Apps package from this page and save the same on your PC to the desktop folder.
- Now, unzip the downloaded files and move to the next steps.
- Connect the HTC One device to the PC using the USB cable.
- Transfer (Copy/Paste) the downloaded files (the unzipped files) from the folder when you extracted them before on your smartphone’s SD card.
- Disconnect the USB cable from the PC.
- Now, power off the device.
- Boot it into Recovery Mode.
- From the recovery mode select the “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”. These actions will wipe the system and clear the cache.
- Next, return the device to the main menu of Recovery Mode menu and select “advance” followed by “wipe dalvick cache” option.
- Now, go back to the main menu of the recovery mode and select the “install zip from SD card” and “choose zip from SD card”.
- Browse for the copied CM 10.2 update file and flash it on the HTC One smartphone.
- Similar, do the same thing for installing the Google Application pack.
- Now, just wait while the files are being flashed.
- When the flashing process is completed, go to the main menu and select “reboot system now”.
- If the device might experience a boot loop you have to :
- Enter into recovery mode.
- Select the “wipe data factory” and “wipe cache partition”
- Reboot the system and you are done.
- Note: the first boot can take a longer to complete than usual.
If you don’t like the new CM 10.2 Android 4.3 platform and you have made a Nandroid backup for your previously ROM then you’ll be able to restore the backup image from the custom recovery image menu by using the “ Backup/Restore” option for restoring the HTC One previously stock Android Operating System.
Congratulation, now you successfully learned how to update the HTC One device with CM 10.2 Android 4.3 custom ROM firmware.
Please don’t hesitate to use our comment section for sharing your experience with the new custom ROM or to require more help regarding with the present tutorial.