April 8, 2012 By: Joseph Hindy
The AROMA Installer has become a little underground treasure here at XDA. For those who don’t know, the AROMA Installer has slowly been making it’s way around. The installer itself can be loosely compared to Windows Install Wizard, wherein it allows users to choose which apps, mods and tweaks are installed. While it is intended for ROM developers, if users know what they’re doing, they can use it as well.
XDA Senior Member leventccc has brought one of the first mod packs to the HTC One X, and among its features comes comes the AROMA Installer. The mod pack itself has a bunch of fun features all its own, including:
- Sony Bravia Engine
- Volume Wake Option (Enable and Disable)
- AROMA Installer (Touch Screen)
- Black HTC One Boot Animation
- Stock HTC One Boot Animation
- AOSP Android 4.0 Boot Animation Optimized for HTC One X (Very smooth)
- Recent Apps Button Mod to Use as Menu Button (Includes revert package)
- Compatible with Android Revolution HD and ROMeOSx
- More to come
Having a few boot animations is always nice, and the recent apps button and volume wake tweaks bring some functionality for users looking for more than the AROMA installer for their HTC One X.
For additional details, download links, change log and more, check out the original thread.
It’s hard to remember a time when there was such excitement over a new device as now with the newly launched HTC One X. The section is on fire, and many lucky members already have their devices in hand. Others, such as yours truly, are still waiting for the mailman to knock on our doors.
For those lucky enough to already have the device in hand, we now have root, recovery, and custom ROM. According to XDA Forum Member paulobrien, there is no official ClockworkMod recovery available, so in the meantime, he created an interim unofficial CWM Touch release that allows one to aquire permanent root. It is important to note that for this process, one must be unlocked via htcdev. Custom ROMs have also shown up, with XDA Forum Members mike1986., monx®, and Adjust bringing us the first tastes.
March 16, 2012 By: orb3000
In preparation for the launch of the HTC One X, XDA Recognized Developer mike1986. has released a purely stock ROM based on the previously leaked RUU. The release consists of simply extracting the system image and repacking it as a recovery flashable file, which may help those lucky enough to be rocking demo devices.
Since the ROM is purely stock, it is not rooted, but it comes with the possibility to root thanks to an optional secondary download, which adds superuser and busybox. The build information is as follows:
HTC update build 0.96.401.2
Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3
HTC Sense 4.0
Release status: userdebug
The developer mentions that this is userdebug version, so an odexed version is not available yet.
This is the latest *stock* Ice Cream Sandwich & HTC Sense 4.0 UI build 0.96.401.2 for HTC One X (codename: Endeavor)
Latest SuperUser with su binary
BusyBox with installation command
For both odexed and deodexed variants
For all ROMs posted in this thread
Continue on to the ROM thread for more details.
Just yesterday, we gave the HTC One X a home in our forums. While some of us are desperately waiting for the April 5th release date, we are glad to see that a Superboot root tool has been released by XDA Forum Member paulobrien.
Running the root tool is as simple as executing a batch file on Windows or a script on Linux and Mac. In the words of the developer:
Superboot is a boot.img that when booted, will root your device the first time you boot (installing su and the superuser APK). No need to flash any partitions, no need to mess around with ADB, no messing with the contents of your data partition, no overwriting the shipped ROM on your device, just boot the boot image using the instructions below and you’re done!
Superboot image is also ‘insecure’, allowing you to use ‘adb remount’ as well as having full ADB root access to your device until such time as you reboot after running this process (it’s a non permanent ADB root as it’s a ‘fastboot boot’ and not a ‘fastboot flash’).
Remember the HTC One product line that we examined during our time at MWC? Now as their launch dates creep ever closer, we are giving the product family a home on our forums. All three high-end devices are poised for flagship status, fusing premium internals and top-notch build quality.
The HTC One X features a 1.5 GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, a 4.7″ 720p Super LCD2 display, 32 gigs of storage, and a full gig of RAM. The HTC One XL offers similar specs and an almost identical design, but swaps out the Tegra 3 processor for an extremely speedy 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor and LTE connectivity. The HTC One S also looks appetizing, boasting the same 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor and 1 GB of RAM as its XL brother, but with a smaller 4.3″ qHD Super AMOLED display and 16 gigs of internal storage. And most importantly, the three will feature unlockable bootloaders, courtesy of HTCdev.
March 2, 2012 By: Will Verduzco
You may remember HTC’s Global Online Communications Manager Jeff Gordon from our XDA TV coverage of CES. Back then, Jeff mentioned HTC’s plans on narrowing down their product line to increase focus and deliver a truly flagship device.
Now with the HTC One X, HTC hopes to have achieved this. Sporting a 1.5 GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, a 4.7″ 720p Super LCD2 display, 32 gigs of storage, and a full gig of RAM, they are certainly trying. The exterior of the device exudes HTC’s typical attention to detail thanks to a new technique known as Micro-Arc Oxidation. While the HTC One S also looks nice, the One X is, as Jeff puts it, “what the guys at XDA are mostly going to want to get.”
And to answer the most important question: YES, the bootloaders will be unlockable!
This video, and the rest of our XDA TV coverage of Mobile World Congress 2012, can be found on our YouTube channel!